I just finished not one, not two, but THREE philosophy papers, and before delving into hours of studying, I want to indulge in this little personal ditty 😀

100 Things You Might Not Know About Me…

  1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
    My most interesting scars are from big surgeries. If you see the location, you’ll know the surgery… hard to get around that.

  2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
    Blown up pictures of friends, a la e-print and an app from Jayzoo

  3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
    Oh man, I talk sometimes, and I kick, and I twitch

  4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
    Alternative

  5. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME YOU WERE BORN?
    Nope

  6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
    To get my exam tomorrow night over with, and be done with college

  7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
    Affection

  8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
    I am pretty territorial about my obama top, but in terms of prized possession, probably my sneakers.

  9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
    5’7′, probably a little taller with shoes

  10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
    Not really

  11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
    I prefer falling asleep in complete darkness. I used to be afraid of a toe biting monster when I was a kid, but the solution to that fear isn’t light… rather a securely tucked blanket.

  12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
    Well, my friend made me cry, because I was laughing so hard!

  13. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
    Drowning under ice in a lake… shudder

  14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Oh that’s so easy. Dark dark dark dark. Not even dark brown, closer to black, or so dark brown it looks black.

    Update from 2023: I’ve since been attracted to the gamut of hair and eye colors. The person I’ve secretly fallen for has blue eyes, and if I ever met him I would melt into a little puddle. I probably never will, I’m pathetic.

  15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
    Hopefully I won’t have to figure this out 😛

    Update from 2023: I’m in my mid 30s and am still different and weird and I don’t see this ever happening for me.

  16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
    Coffee of course!

  17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
    Caramelized onions

  18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    Edamame!

  19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
    Red

  20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
    Are you kidding? That’s gross!

  21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
    Ohhh, dear… a meaningful gift? Probably a bracelet from my aunt at my high school graduation that said something to the effect of “Life isn’t a destination, it’s a journey.”

  22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
    Always.

  23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
    No, and indifferent to not being so.

  24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
    Clothing brand? Hmm, I do have a nice collection of Nike things from over the years, so Nike.

  25. WHO IS YOUR FAV MALE CELEBRITY?
    Haha, Chef Gordon Ramsey, how he elicits fear in his contestants hearts, but means well

  26. DO YOU HAVE A PET RIGHT NOW?
    No, not at school.

  27. WHAT KIND IS IT?
    N/A

  28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING
    I was under the impression that falling in love isn’t under your control?

  29. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED:
    Thirteen

  30. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
    Neither, black hair please.

update from 2023: This also largely doesnt matter.

  1. FAVORITE QUOTE?
    Something I posted recently… You are either good, trying to get good, or you’ve given up. I guess it’s not really a quote, more an idea.

  2. FAVORITE PLACE?
    The forest

  3. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE USA?
    Yes, once.

  4. YOUR WEAKNESSES?
    I set expectations that can be both too high for my own good, and for others as well. My perfectionism and sense of time urgency is probably sometimes a strength, and sometimes a pretty bad quality to have.

  5. MET ANYONE FAMOUS?
    I saw Q from Star Trek in a book store when I was in high school. He looked really old.

  6. FIRST JOB?
    Food service, front and back of thr house for different venues.

  7. EVER DONE A PRANK CALL?
    Actually, I have… in the 3rd grade my friend and I called a completely random number, said something silly, and hung up.

  8. DO YOU THINK EVERYONE OUT THERE HAS A SOULMATE?
    I’m not sure, and I don’t have any base for evaluating that claim

  9. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED THIS OUT?
    Finishing up philosophy essays about Dennett’s “Where Am I” (personal identity), Jackson’s “knowledge argument,” for qualia, and how the physicalist explains (or can’t explain) how the brain has original intentionality.

  10. HAVE YOU EVER HAD SURGERY?
    Oh hell yes, I’m a pro.

  11. WHAT DO YOU GET COMPLIMENTED ABOUT MOST?
    Probably the isha necklace that I always wear

  12. HAVE YOU EVER HAD BRACES?
    Never

  13. WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY?
    Hmm, a good dinner and dessert with friends / family

  14. HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU WANT AND THEIR NAMES?
    I don’t think I want any kids, they seem pretty annoying

  15. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
    Yes, and I think I’ve answered this before… a baby my parents were going to adopt before me, her name was Vanessa

  16. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TURN OFF OF THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    whatever qualities define a jocky “i’m so cool” guy – your stereotypical frat boy or lacrosse player.

  17. WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LIKE(D) ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL?
    Cross country co-ed team!

  18. WHAT KIND OF SHAMPOO DO YOU USE?
    Pantene Pro-V works best, but I usually use whatever I run into first at the store that has a cool bottle.

  19. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
    It’s alright, I don’t write very much anymore… mostly type

  20. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
    Probably turkey… although I’m generally not an avid consumer of lunch meat. It’s slimy.

  21. ANY BAD HABITS?
    Yeah, I always give myself hang nails. And it seems to be in an effort to get rid of them. Silly girl.

  22. ARE YOU A JEALOUS PERSON?
    Not particularly. If I want to be better or different I work towards that. If someone that loved me before loves someone else instead, that’s outside of my control. :/

  23. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
    No, probably not. I’ve answered this question as well… I’m way too introverted.

  24. DO YOU AGREE WITH FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS?
    Just thinking about being physical with someone in absence of any emotional connection makes me sick to my stomach. Not only do I disagree, I am repulsed by the idea.

  25. DO LOOKS MATTER?
    They always do.

  26. HOW DO YOU RELEASE ANGER?
    I feel anxiety mostly as my negative emotion, and I deal with that by running. I wish I could sleep it off, but it tends to make me sleep less.

  27. WOULD YOU RATHER GAIN 58 POUNDS OR LOSE 58 POUNDS.
    Oh god, I don’t think I’d be alive if I lost 58 pounds, but I don’t want to gain that much either, that wouldn’t be healthy.

  28. WHAT’S YOUR MAIN GOAL IN LIFE?
    To get through it in a way that feels good?

  29. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A CHILD?
    First brio and lego, then Sega Genesis with my brother

  30. HOW MANY NUMBERS ARE IN YOUR CELL PHONE?
    Maybe…. 50?

  31. WERE YOU A FAN OF BARNEY AS A LITTLE KID?
    No, wrong generation.

  32. Do you use sarcasm?
    Yes… sometimes I go over the line too

  33. MASHED POTATOES OR MACARONI AND CHEESE?
    Mashed potatoes, but made by my mom… the real thing with the yummy skins and what not.

  34. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A GUY/GIRL?
    humility, a sense of humor, quiet intellect, a little spurt of passion pertaining to something, dark features

    Update from 2023: this is largely still true, but dark features not needed.

  35. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
    V, Nessa

  36. FAVORITE SUPER POWER?
    Flying

  37. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOWS?
    Ooooh my goodness, here goes… House, Scrubs, LOST, 30 Rock, The Office, Hell’s Kitchen, Bleach, Ace of Cakes, Kitchen Nightmares, Dollhouse, Castle, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Weeds, The Chopping Block, Chuck, Cupid, I DID watch the Bachelor (hehe), Daily Show, and Colbert Report

  38. WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES?
    Just minimize time you are around them, I think. There’s no way I want to be friends with someone I don’t like.

  39. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
    Anything from Bruster’s

  40. DO YOU HAVE ALL YOUR FINGERS AND TOES?
    Yes

  41. DO YOU HAVE A COMPUTER IN YOUR ROOM?
    Sometimes

  42. PLANS FOR TONIGHT?
    Watching academic earth on my laptop while I eat dinner… BOOYAH!

  43. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE WHEN YOU ARE OLDER?
    A town like Amherst MA that is warm year round with good running trails

  44. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
    I don’t care

  45. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
    Someone running on a treadmill

  46. LAST THING YOU DRANK?
    Water with flavor added

  47. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
    My mom, briefly

  48. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IN THE OPPOSITE SEX?
    Face, demeanor, then hair, then clothing style

Update from 2023: their voice is always first.

  1. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
    Exercise and watch TV

  2. FAVORITE THING TO HATE?
    Hmm… Duke girls that actually match the stereotype

  3. FAVORITE SEASON OF THE YEAR?
    North Carolina “Winters”

  4. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CANDY?
    Chocolate covered nuts, yogurt covered… anything… Chocolate malt balls…

  5. HAVE YOU EVER REALLY AND TRULY HAD A BEST FRIEND?
    Yes :)

  6. WHAT IS YOUR HAIR COLOR?
    👩🏻‍🦱

  7. EYE COLOR?
    👀

  8. SHOE SIZE?
    My feet are thin and long.

  9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
    Hmm… Panera… technically it’s pretty fast

  10. FAVORITE RESTAURANT?
    Panera!!

  11. DO YOU LIKE SUSHI?
    Noooooo

  12. WATCH TV TODAY?
    Yes, I watched a piece of a movie called “The Long Run,” a little “Lost” and finished with a show called “Private Practice” that was just… alright.

  13. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
    Last day of exams

  14. PLAY ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS?
    Used to play violin, clarinet, piano

  15. REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT?
    Hmm independent I guess

  16. KISSES OR HUGS?
    Hugs

  17. RELATIONSHIPS OR ONE NIGHT STANDS?
    One night stand? Are you kidding? Uhhll!! that idea is gross.

  18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU BOUGHT?
    Edamame!!

  19. WOULD YOU EVER BE A HOUSEWIFE?
    Heck no

  20. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
    None at the moment

  21. DESCRIBE YOUR LOVE LIFE:
    Love life?

Ok, that was potentially a waste of time. Time to study!




Suggested Citation:
Sochat, Vanessa. "100 Things, some which you might know about me :)." @vsoch (blog), 26 Apr 2009, https://vsoch.github.io/2009/100-things-some-which-you-might-know-about-me/ (accessed 04 Sep 23).