February 18, 2009

These Are Little Known Facts

You know how in those dumb little "getting to know you" games (oh, how I loathe those), they always ask you to share some random fact about yourself?

I am lousy at thinking up those kinds of things. Ask me a question about Gilmore Girls or about the most recent book I've read or what I like to cook or where to eat in Austin, and I'll talk your ear right off. Ask me to share a random fact with you and prepare for a long and awkward silence.

Today, I decided on the one I'll use for the foreseeable future until I come up with something better:

When I write my name ("Janssen," for any of you who need catching up), I never ever ever put the top bar on the "J." It's always just the one single line. Whenever I see my name written with a J with a top bar, I do a little double-take; it almost doesn't look like my name.

What is your excellently random fact?

24 comments:

  1. Can't think of one single thing. The word to type in today is redbeado. Too funny.

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  2. I have a slew of these facts waiting in the wings because I was a freshman mentor in college for two years, and then I worked at a summer camp for two summers. That means A LOT of icebreaker games.

    The one I use most frequently is that I used to be a gymnast as a child, and I was training for the Sydney Olympics. It becomes more impressive as gymnastics gets harder and I get older.

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  3. Hmmmm...... toughie, I guess mine would be I chew gum when I'm anxious about something- if I feel stressed or eager about something I need to chew gum- it doesn't bode well for job interviews though...

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  4. Mine is always that I rode in a golf cart with President and Sister Monson. Of course, you can use this one too.

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  5. I never sign my name in capital letters....ever.

    xox

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  6. I have tons of random facts just waiting in the wings! Like this one:
    I genuinely don't know how old I am when I'm asked. I can give you an age range, but it takes me a while to remember the exact number of years.

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  7. Oh, dear. I have NO IDEA. Except this: my first name has 8 letters, my middle also has 8, and if I marry Bill ever, my last name will have 11. Holy Long Name, Batman!

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  8. Random: I always check the certificates in elevators if I take them.

    As far as names go, I always use all my initials in emails but never sign anything with my middle name, even though it's on all the official paper work. I don't like it. I can't wait to trade it.

    I rarely write Js with a top either. They look weird. It seems very formal.

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  9. I hate egss, unless they are baked into cakes and cookies of course.

    I was born with two teeth which I didn't lose until I was the very last child in the first grade to lose any teeth. My mom said it was funny to watch people try and guess my age when I was a baby--at two months I had a head full of hair and teeth.

    I bungee jumped head first off a 170 foot crane when I was a junior in high school. No mat.

    I guess I'm full of these--too many getting to know you games in college too.

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  10. I know how you feel! I always have the hardest time coming up with a random fact or any sort of special talent.. I do have a word though, for when you have to participate in the whole "say a word that starts with the letter of your first name" game... Loquacious Laura.. I've used that one a ton :)

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  11. Yet another reason why we are such dear friends.

    My last name never gets a top bar either. It might be that I just have horrible handwriting and a bar would only draw more attention to my sloppiness.

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  12. My last name gets no top bar, either. Also, admittedly, I spent months practicing how to write my last name because I'd never had to write capital "J"s on a regular basis before I got married.

    But my random fact is...

    I'm missing one of my front teeth. I have the top two front teeth, but the second of my bottom two front teeth never grew in. But thanks to the miseries of 6 years in orthodontist chairs, you can't even tell :)

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  13. I never cross my J's either! I did as a kid, but wonder what on earth I was thinking??! I looks so weird now!

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  14. I love that. It's perfect. I hate those getting to know you games too!! They're the worst!

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  15. I have all types of stored random facts. My friends and I just completed 25 random things on facebook. Coming up with 25 was difficult.

    One of mine is I have no children, but own two pets. One I adopted, the other adopted me.

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  16. Usually I don't like weird body tricks and trivia, but mine is too good not to share. I have a scar (about 2 inches long) on the back of my calf from when I got cut by a car exhaust pipe in 5th grade. Part of the scar is blue; I don't know why. I never look at it because it grosses me out.

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  17. Well, for Two Truths and Lie, I alwaysALWAYS go with:

    1. I have had the chicken pox four times.

    2. I was once in the hospital for nearly a month.

    3. I've had arthritis since I was 12.

    I like that they're all health-related. The first one is the lie, by the way. I've only had chicken pox three times.

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  18. my random fact is that our dream school isn't terribly dreamy... but it does come with in-state tuition, cheap housing and closer to my family. these things make it dreamy to us. any guesses?

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  19. I like to eat bananas and cheese - together. Don't knock it till you try it.

    I count - everything. My fingers are constantly strumming and I'm counting to "5" over and over in my head. Drives Bryan nuts. Talk about an OCD

    I love the smell of bleach.

    I hate to breath carbon dioxide. Bryan better breath away from me during make out sessions. :)

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  20. Butterflies taste with their feet.

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  21. That's so interesting! I just did the 25 interesting things about me meme and it was hard to come up with all of those random facts! Here's another: My favorite cheese is smoke gouda. YUM!

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  22. hahahahaha - come to think of it, whenever I write "Johnson" I do the same thing. Can I steal your random fact? :)

    Oh, and I never capitalize becca when I sign letters

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  23. I think of mayonnaise as "White Death" and I can't figure out why.

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  24. I've had the same keyring since I got my first car 16 years ago.

    My middle name is Star, no, really.

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