25 Things About Me (Kristy)

I’m self-tagging from a post over at Fabulously Broke in the City!

“Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you and post it. At the end, choose 5 people to be tagged. If I tag you, it’s because I want to know more about you.”

Okay, let’s get started!

1. I’m afraid of bridges with water underneath them.

2. I failed art in the 3rd grade.

3. I want to be a criminal profiler with the FBI.

4. I hate taking baths…I prefer showers.

5. I am a Harry Potter nerd…even bought the book on how to play Quidditch!

6. Have no desire to go to Disney world (but will go to the Harry Potter theme park).

7. Would like to act, as well as write scripts.

8. I have a hard time saving money. My natural inclination is to spend it.

9. I’m claustrophobic.

10. I can’t stand lima beans. My mom tried to make me eat them once and wouldn’t let me leave the table until I did. I slept at the dinner table that night. She didn’t try to force me again.

11. I’m not close to my family. I was close to my grandmother, but when she died, everyone lied to me for a week. Still harbor a little resentment for that.

12. I don’t like stupid people. There are too many opportunities in this world to educate yourself. I just don’t think there’s any reason people shouldn’t take advantage of those opportunities.

13. I secretly love my credit cards. I know they’re bad and can get you in trouble. But, I like the little perks.

14. I hate cash! I won’t carry it if I can help it. Did you know they’ve run tests and there is actually fecal matter on most money. Food for thought!

15. I’d like to live in London.

16. I think my sister’s husband is an idiot, but I love my nephew to death!

17. I think I have OCD…it’s self-diagnosed, but I still think I have it.

18. I like to self-diagnose my problems.

19. I’m studying forensic psychology in school, work for a credit union and write for MYC, and I’m also a screenwriter/fiction novelist. How’s that for trichotomy?

20. Love to read.

21. Hate working out, but I’m entering a 5k race…yes, my life is full of opposites.

22. I like to be contrary.

23. I like to set goals, particularly about my money.

24. I want to put $5k in a travel account so I can just leave whenever I need a break from my life.

25. I’m 27 years old and never been in love.

Ok, so there’s 25 things you may or may not have known about me. Now, I tag Jonathan (you have to answer, inquiring minds want to know!), 444express , Almost Frugal, FruGal ,  and Budgets are $exy.

Feel free to self-tag if you want! The idea is to learn a little something about each other!

13 thoughts on “25 Things About Me (Kristy)”

  1. Oh wow – up until now I’ve avoided all these “tagging” things the same way I avoid those sales “parties.” I guess I have to post the 25 things on my blog, right?

    I love baths – not for getting clean, but getting warm. It’s cold in here and I treat the tub like my own personal hot tub and I read and eat in there.

  2. I love it when bloggers do these. It’s fun to get to know each other on a personal level!

    I totally get what you are saying about stupid people. I feel like you have to actively try to be stupid in this world of information!

  3. @ FB – Yeah, money is pretty gross! I handle it all day long and I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer around at all times. Glad to know I’m not the only one that hates baths!

    @ Jonathan – A nice hot stone massage is waaay better than a bath any day for stress.

    @ Kelly – I’ll be sure to check it out! Thanks for letting me know.

    @ 444 – You don’t HAVE to post the 25 things on your blog, it’s just as a “getting to know you” kind of deal. I’m not one for these tags either, but this particular one isn’t so bad. Feel free to follow FB’s lead and only do 10! ;)

    @ Nicole – Thank you! My coworkers say that I can be so mean sometimes, but seriously, there is no reason not to get an education. At the very least, go to the library and do some reading!

    Ok, J. Money, everyone I’ve tagged as checked in but you! Are you going to participate in our fun? Hmmm?? Hehehe.

    Jonathan, you’re going to post too, right?

  4. haha…okay, okay I’ll do it! but only because i like ya ;) it’s funny though, this “25 things” idea is really alllllll over the place now! a thousand of my friends did it on Facebook, then some on Myspace, and now in the PF world! …if only our blogs can get so viral, eh?

    keep your eyes out, i shall post sometime in the near future!

  5. “17. I think I have OCD…it’s self-diagnosed, but I still think I have it.”

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now (and while not all the advice applies to us Dutch people) it’s been very helpful.

    I’ve been diagnosed with OCD a few years ago and been on the road to recovery.
    I’m nearly there and in fact the strugle of OCD is very similar to fixing debt problems (it’s a long process with setbacks and all)
    Feel free to contact me if you need help, pointers or advice.



  6. @ Barry – Thank you for the offer! I’m no professional, so I may not even have it. My issue stems from handling large sums of cash all day and freaking out when things aren’t in order. My coworkers give me a hard time because sometimes it’s just the little things that bother me – like, if they don’t turn the keys the right way in the vault before closing it. That drives me nuts the next morning. Can’t help it, it just does. But, it’s obsessive. I follow behind them now to make sure, lol. At any rate, aside from a little coworker irritation, it’s not really affecting other areas of my life in a negative way. Personally, I think it keeps me good at work because handling cash is a big responsibility. I have my methods that work and it boils down to covering myself in the event something happened or came up missing.

    Thanks again for the offer!

  7. Kristy,

    Actually my OCD would stem from the fact that I’d be afraid to leave the house because I might forget something (IE the stove) and it would burn down.. etc..

    The solution is not to make up little rituals or “methods that work” as you’ll progressively start to lose faith in those eventually.
    You are right about not being sure.. there is a very fine line between being obsessive and pedantic and being afraid to leave the house (which is what made me seek help)

    The best advice is to do things properly, with minimal assurance that everything is alright and move on from there.
    You are not going to do anything wrong (or forget a stove) and even if you do… guess what? mistakes are human.
    The true test is.. can you go through a day without these little assurances and how do you feel afterwards?
    Most likely it will be hard at first (painful in my case actually) but eventually it will get easier and before you know it you will be fine.

    I’m not a professional either and OCD is a very hard to define thing and while it doesn’t bother you now (I grew into it over the years, never realizing that I was going downhill) it might in the future.

    Wow.. this is worthy of a blog post :)

    Good luck and there is nothing wrong with OCD or accepting a little help. If you were really worried you would have probably talked to a doctor already, right? ;)



  8. Oh man, yeah i def. have OCD to a degree too and can relate to all of that stuff! For me, I always have to “touch things” a certain amount of times until I can move on….very strange really. and when i do move on before that special # comes, it freaks me out. but life goes on :) guess it adds some quirkiness to me. DEF worth checking out if it prohibits anyone from doing something though :(

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