Friday, February 6, 2009


If you don't have facebook / live under a bridge, you might have missed out on this whole "25 Things" craze. People have taken to posting lists of 25 random facts about themselves and then tag their friends to do the same. For a while, I thought it was just my peeps that were into this, but apparently everyone's into it now -- even the snark-nerds at Time magazine.

I've been avoiding the 25 Things. I'm not even sure I can come up with 25 Things to say about myself (although the examples from that Time magazine article give me hope). But since I'm only going to be 25 for a few more hours, I figured I'd cave to peer pressure and give it a try.

Some of these things may be lies.

Here we go.

Tea's 25 Things (At 25 Years of Age)

1. Hi, I'm Tea, and I'm a coffee addict. Irony!
2. When I was a kid, I used to tell people I wanted to be a waitress when I grew up. Many years and a college diploma later . . . and I still kinda wanna quit my job and become a waitress.
3. I love drag queens. In a previous life, I might have been a drag queen.
4. I'm afraid of being pushed in front of an oncoming subway train.
5. I've hugged Tori Amos.
6. I want to learn to surf. Or snowboard.
7. My life goals have changed very little since I was 13. This either shows great dedication to my dreams, or extreme immaturity.
8. I was 23 years old before I realized that the scarecrow, tinman and lion in The Wizard of Oz are the 3 farm hands from the beginning of the movie.
9. I have a really, really hard time remembering people's names. I think this is because no one ever gets my name right, so I tend to just answer to anything and assume everyone else will do likewise.
10. I was once escorted off the premises of my job (not my current job) in a police car.
11. I would like to be a burlesque dancer.
12. I actually really like old people. Way more than I like babies.
13. I once sprained my foot getting out of bed.
14. I don't have a brain tumor.
15. I get really angry when I make popcorn in the office kitchen and other people come in and say, "Oooo . . . someone made popcorn!"
16. I live in the same building that my grandmother was born in.
17. I would like to go to India someday.
18. I don't like following recipes or playing games with complicated rules.
19. I still count on my fingers to do basic addition and subtraction.
20. I will do *anything* to avoid taking left turns while driving. Consequently . . . I rarely drive.
21. I would like to own a boat someday. I will name it the "Extemporanea".
22. When I die, I want to come back as a ghost and scare the shit out of people.
23. I played the viola for 8 years. I pretended to play the piano for 3 years. Now I want to play the drums.
24. My favorite muppet is Rizzo the rat . . . or maybe Gonzo . . . or those two old guys who sit in the corner and heckle . . . oh, who can only pick *one* favorite muppet?!
25. I used to be afraid of Amish people. And the State of Maine. Now I am only afraid of being pushed in front of an oncoming subway train. And left turns. I think that must mean I'm becoming an adult.

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