Three Things You Never Knew You Didn’t Need To Know About Me

November 3, 2010


I have this thing with symmetry. It’s kind of like an OCD tendency. It expresses itself in many different ways, like if I’m walking and my right foot scuffs the ground I don’t feel right until my left foot scuffs the ground too. I have these urges all the time, but for the most part I can resist them. The one area I never resist, though, is with eating. I must have the same amount of food, texture, and taste on both sides of my mouth. I’m very adept at it by now, so that it is almost an unconscious act.


I was in a play in college. It was called The Dining Room and it was a portrait of WASPs. There were essentially many different scenes in it, without recurring characters, but every one was centered around a dining room table. I played a flirty middle-aged woman, a high schooler skipping school to drink with her friend, and a maid. I wanted to keep acting and try out for the musical, but playing soccer prevented me. I’m in love with theatre and now live vicariously through my brother, who works in the industry.


If you were to ask me what my favorite physical feature on myself is, I’d probably say my eyebrows. My mom told me a long time ago that I have nice eyebrows, and I’ve been proud of them ever since. I’ve never once gotten them waxed, but I pluck them diligently – almost every day. Recently, however, my tweezers broke and I decided to ask for new ones for Christmas instead of buying them myself because I am cheap. In the meantime, I’m using some extra forceps from work. They are huge and awkward and don’t grab very well. But they’ll hold me over.

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Comments on Three Things You Never Knew You Didn’t Need To Know About Me

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    From Tabaitha:

    You do have nice eyebrows!

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    From Cait:

    Your eyebrows really are pretty! Mine are a pain and it’s one of the only things I truly dislike about my looks.

    I have similarly *unique* eating habits – a good example is when I’m eating Skittles, I have to eat two of the same flavor either simultaneously or one after the other, and chew on different sides of my mouth. And you’re right, it’s pretty much second nature at this point.

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    From Christine:

    You’re not the only one! I’m also really spastic about symmetry in the arrangement of things – especially food. For example, when I arrange cupcakes on a plate, they all have to be arranged as close to a perfect circle as possible and if there are too few to make the next circle, I dislike adding them into the arrangement. I also really dislike it when colours aren’t arranged according to the rainbow. :P

  4. 4

    From Kyle:

    Nice camera.

  5. 5

    From Kyla Roma:

    Ha! I love the eyebrow photo, they’re lovely! :)

  6. 6

    From Mom:

    You have beautiful eyes, too!

  7. 7

    From Nora:

    You do have lovely eyebrows. I think that the forceps/eye brow tweezing situation would make a fabulous post :)

    I was in a play once too. I wasn’t such a great actress however. So then I went behind the scenes and did the soundbooth/lights. A lot of fun still!

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    From steph anne:

    I’m jealous that you’ve never had your eyebrows waxed! I have mine waxed once a month because I cannot stand plucking them almost every day. Drives me insane!

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    From Leslie:

    you do have nice eyebrows! lol

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    From Allison Blass:

    I don’t have that eating quirk *exactly* but I have noticed that I always eat two kernals of popcorn at a time, one on both sides of my mouth. I just noticed it a few weeks ago, but honestly, eating popcorn with only one kernal or more than two, or having them on one side of my mouth, just feels weird. Hmm. Haha.

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