100 Things About Me

1. I’m 19 years old.

2. I was born in Orange County, California.

3. I have an older sister and a younger brother.

4. My parents have been together for 24 years.

5. I moved to Washington when I was 9 years old.

6. Mr. Ross was my fourth grade teacher.

7. Mr. “D” was my fifth grade teacher and my favorite teacher of all time.

8. Ms. Hatala was my sixth grade teacher– she changed her first name legally from “Phoebe” to “Louise” and I never understood why.

9. I’ve seen “Titanic” 35 times, four of those were in the movie theater.

10. I started playing the guitar when I was 15 years old.

11. I sang at a talent show in the second grade, solo, without music, and I placed.

12. Hershey’s Kisses are my all-time favorite candy.

13. Between the ages of 6 and 12, I ate a Top Ramen every single day for lunch or dinner.

14. I accepted Christ sometime between the ages of two and four years old.

15. I renewed my relationship with Christ when I was 15 years old, at Black Lake Bible Camp.

16. Last year, I swam with a dolphin named “Rosie” at Discovery Cove, in Florida.

17. My favorite article of clothing is pants. I own about 20 different pairs.

18. I graduated from Woodinville Senior High School on June 12, 2002.

19. My most favorite feature on a guy is his smile.

20. My second most favorite feature is his hair.

21. When I was 3 years old, I wanted to be a Disney cartoonist.

22. When I was 5 years old, I wanted to be a Muppeteer.

23. When I was 10 years old, I wanted to be a Disney cartoonist.

24. I got my driver’s license on Valentine’s Day of 2000.

25. I rode the Amtrak to California for 26 hours to meet someone from the Internet. Hi, Brian.

26. I’ve been parasailing and when I did, all I could do was talk to God.

27. Amos was my first horse, but he belongs to my dad now.

28. I took an Alaskan cruise with my uncle (who is an entertainer/comedian) when I was in the fifth grade.

29. When I was 12 years old, I started writing a story. It reached 80 or so pages and then I quit.

30. I played clarinet in my junior high band during my seventh grade year.

31. I cut my hair to 1.5 inches in length my freshman year of high school.

32. My eyes are the lightest blue eyes of my entire family.

33. I like playing my electric guitar more than my acoustic, but I’m far better at the acoustic than I am at my electric.

34. I love to paint with oil pastels or acrylics oils.

35. Charcoal drawings are challenging, but I like to sketch with them when I feel inspired.

36. I’m always confusing the voices of Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel and no one seems to understand why.

37. I can honestly say the “Dance of the Sugarplum Ferries” is one of my favorite orchestrated pieces, if not a favorite song altogether.

38. Between the ages of 9-12, I was the dork-type who wore sweatpants to school and my hair was never down.

39. Between the ages of 13-16, I was the wannabe-punk type who wore a studded belt, a wallet chain, and lots of greys and some blacks.

40. Between the ages of 17-present, I am the casual-type with an underlying tone of surfer. Puka-shell necklaces are neccessary and holes in my jeans are preferred.

41. When I wish I were somewhere else, I listen to IZ, a famous ukelele player from Hawaii.

42. I like getting this song stuck in my head, “Robin Hood and Little John walkin through the forrest, laughing back and forth at what the other’n has to say. Reminiscing, this and that, and having such a good time. Od-de-lally! Od-de-lally! Golly, what a day!”

43. When I was 7, I used to wish that the kids would break into song and dance (like a Broadway Musical) during the recess hour.

44. I have been to California, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Florida, and Hawaii for extended periods of time.

45. I rode an elephant once. It wasn’t all that great.

46. I hope to have pet penguins when I have a house and family of my own.

47. After I saw the movie “Hook,” I spent a lot of my time jumping from couches, counter tops, and other high places, desperately trying to learn what my Happy Thought was so I could fly.

48. Leah is my Happy Thought.

49. The freckles I have show up best during the summertime.

50. Switchfoot is my all-time favorite band.

51. I hate Root Beer with a passion.

52. I drink way too much Diet Coke.

53. I love movies.

54. Moulin Rouge might be my favorite movie, but I’ve loved Ewan McGregor since his bit-part on an ER episode.

55. If I could sing and play guitar for a living, I would.

56. I have three passions: 1)God. 2) Writing. 3) Singing/playing guitar.

57. Matthew Christopher Phillips was my “Admired From Afar But Never Attained Guy” between the ages of 11 and 18 years.

58. I had a “boyfriend” in the 9th grade, but we went out twice and at school, we didn’t really do anything but hold hands. We hardly even spoke.

59. I would travel all over the world if I had the money.

60. Steph and I were best friends between 5th and 6th grade.

61. Between 7th and 10th grade, Steph and I weren’t really friends.

62. 11th grade saw the start of our friendship again.

63. I can’t stand people who want to argue with me.

64. I can’t stand people who seek a pity party.

65. If I’m either of those types, I would like for someone to let me know.

66. When I was little, in the movie “Dumbo,” the dream sequence gave me nightmares.

67. I love writing screenplays and collaberating on story ideas.

68. I bought a video camera with the priority purpose of having something to show my children in the future.

69. The first guitar I bought was a Talkamine acoustic/electric and I never plan on selling it.

70. I’d like to start my own e-magazine for music-loving/creative youth.

71. Ella Enchanted is my all-time favorite book/story. It was written by Gail Carson Lavine.

72. My favorite Muppets are Gonzo, Animal, and Pepe the King Prawn.

73. “Life and love and why/Child, adult, then die/All of your hoping and all of your searching/For what?/Ask me for what am I/Living or what gives me strength/That I’m willing to die for…” is my favorite song lyric.

74. When I was really young, I always felt I would get married when I was 23 years old and I feel the same way today.

75. I’ve never smoked (cigarettes or pot), taken any other sort of illegal drugs, or had alcohol.

76. I have friends who smoke (cigarettes or pot), take drugs, drink alcohol, but they never hear me complain.

77. Flirting comes easy for me, but it’s a challenge when they don’t flirt back. And I don’t like playing hard-to-get.

78. Most people call me “Car” and when my family calls me “Carly” I feel kind of weird.

79. I love snow.

80. Up until I was 6, my mom would scare away “monsters” living in my bedroom with a bottle full of water, labeled “Monster Spray.” She didn’t tell me it was just water.

81. My younger brother is one of my best friends.

82. I like cutting up snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing magazines and collaging random things, like journal covers or nightstands.

83. I nearly drown in a hotel pool in California. I still remember being rescued by my dad.

84. I had to see a speech therapist growing up because I spoke my own personal language that no one understood but me.

85. When I was 5, I had to see a child psychologist, Dr. Katz, after our first dog “Hooch” died because I developed a strong fear of death.

86. My favorite books in the Bible are the ones written by the Apostle Paul.

87. My favorite Strong Bad Email is the “Japanimation” one.

88. If there was a movie based on my life, Ali Larter would star as me.

89. When I laugh, I tend to laugh harder than anyone else. I really like laughing so hard that I cry.

90. My favorite actor is Freddie Prinze Jr. because he’s eyes like I’ve never seen.

91. My favorite part of “American Idol” is the beginning with all the horrific auditions.

92. I trim my fingernails every single day.

93. I’ll take a bath over a shower any day.

94. If I stick to watching any sport on television, it will definitely be figure skating and nothing else.

95. I like the feeling I get after watching a romantic comedy, even if it’s mostly just lonely.

96. I honestly wish I could be the best female guitarist anyone ever met.

97. Poke my stomach and you will surely meet Death.

98. I love illustrating with Prismacolor pens. I wouldn’t mind illustrating children’s books as a side project.

99. When no one is home, I sing at the top of my lungs.

100. I want to publish this ridiculous blog someday.

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