July 6, 2006

13 Random Facts About Me

Since I'm new to the blogging world, thought I'd give you all 13 random facts about me. So here goes, whether you're interested or not...

1. I've lived in the same town since I was 6. In high school, I planned to move to Boston and grace my parents with my presence at Christmas every year. They're 10 minutes down the road from me. I came home after college, met R. & never left. I can still remember how it felt to eat all those words!

2. I love to read. Really. REALLY. REEE-LY. In fact, once I start a book, I can hardly put it down. Dee Henderson's O'Malley series had me up til 3:00 a.m. on more than one occasion. My favorite book ever is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I've read it probably 10 times.

3. I'm collecting "Frasier", "M*A*S*H" and "The West Wing" on DVD. Favorite line from M*A*S*H:

Col. Flagg: Hey, up close, you're a guy.
Klinger: Far away, too.

Gets me every time!

4. In addition to my full-time job as a paralegal, I'm a consultant for Southern Living at Home.

5. I was an outspoken agnostic/athiest until I was 25. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 28, while reading the story of David and Jonathan (1 Sam. 18:1-4). I was struck by Jonathan, the prince, giving David his beautiful robe and taking David's dirty one. I finally saw that Christ did the same for me.

6. I'd rather go to the mountains than the beach. If you saw my fair skin, you'd understand why.

7. I have a thing for roller coasters. Seriously. Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens is my all-time favorite.

8. My favorite Old Testament book is Jeremiah. Favorite Gospel is Luke. Favorite Bible story is the woman at the well (John 4).

9. If I could go back in time and meet one person (other than Jesus, who I'm going to meet one day anyway!), it would be Thomas Jefferson.

10. I love football and basketball. Not to play...just to watch (although R did recently teach me how to throw football in a less "girly" fashion).

11. An entry in my high school journal states that I want to marry a man with dark brown hair and green eyes. Whadda' you know...I did :-)

12. I'm horrible at geography. There's a scene in Sleepless in Seattle that sums it up:

Sam - Oklahoma. Do you know where Oklahoma is?
Jonah - Somewhere in the middle?

That, my friends, would be me!

13. The person I most want to meet in Heaven (again, other than Jesus) is Peter. I can relate to that man. Oh, and Martha ~ how could she be too busy to sit at Jesus' feet?! Oops...I do the same thing, so maybe I shouldn't ask her that...


Addie said...

Great list Melissa! Welcome to the blog world! Number 5 is just flat out beautiful!!!

Before we got rid of cable, I was addicted to Food Network and I'm still addicted to Starbucks, so we are definitely kindred spirits! :-)

Melissa said...


Looking at your profile, we ARE kindred spirits! But, what the heck is Soduko?

Beck said...

Hey, I'm also 1,2, 5 and 12! Great list.

Addie said...

It's just a game. Not some new form of martial arts or anything. ;-) You can try it out here you'll either love it or hate it.

Tell me what you think.

Melissa said...

Oh, Addie..that's just cruel! I haven't even had my coffee today! I think I'll stick with crosswords!

Oh, I've brought this up to my "Captivating" group, but you're also a good one to get this going. "Fantabulous Friday". A time to give praise for one fantabulous person/place or thing that impacted your life during the past week.

What do you think?

Aunt Murry said...

Peter is my favorite too and the one spirital person I wish to meet (other than jesus of course). He was so human.