OreoSelfPortrait.jpg
Note: now I can never play "2 truths and a lie" ever again.  Boo.

1. The neighbor's horse bit off part of my left pointer finger when I was tiny while I was trying to feed it some weeds. 
2.
I very much dislike the '80's clothes that are (unfortunately) making a comeback.
3. I studied photography in college but switched my major to Spanish half way through.
4. I don't mind snakes or spiders, but grasshoppers and cockroaches make me want to curl up and die.
5. I lived and studied for 5 months in Jerusalem.
6. I'm not a very organized person, but I long to be, and sometimes pretend that I am.  Pretending to be organized doesn't help much.
7. I drove a '74 VW bug in high school.
8. JT and I backpacked Europe in '02 with for 8 1/2 weeks on a shoestring, experiencing our first tornado.  In Berlin.  One month before we moved to Kansas.
9.  I'm the oldest (and shortest) of 4 children.
10. I've never seen Star Wars (any of them).
11. I played rugby for a year in college.
12. I worked on a bird/monkey refuge in Costa Rica- lived in a shack on the beach with no lock on  the door, no screens on the windows, no electricity.
13. I detest change.
14. I also detest heat.  (Oh wait... everyone already knows that about me.)
15. I once had a blue-tick bloodhound puppy named Copper.  I loved her.  She didn't love me.  And our neighbors hated her.  And finally we decided we should let her be her true to her hound-dog self and sold her to a hunter.  And it tore me apart.  And now I can never again watch The Fox and The Hound.
16. I eat green chile on everything from hamburgers to scrambled eggs.
17. I love wearing linen.
18. I have a not-so-secret crush on Tom Brokaw.
19. I used to be a fairly legit granola hippie who never wore anything but Birkenstocks.
20.
I'm a very nostalgic person.
21. I wanted to be a harpist for years, and I finally got a harp, and finally found a teacher, and then I moved.  And now I need to find a teacher.  And the time to take lessons and practice again.
22.
I've played the violin since I was 3 (started a few months before the horse bit off the afore mentioned finger).
23. 
I'm a self-professed hotel snob.
24. I love historical fiction.
25. I used to be fairly obsessed with Elvis.  Then I visited Graceland, and the obsession died.
26. I sometimes often lose sleep at night because I've got songs playing in my head (wickedly torturous).
27. I love pumpkin pie, sans crust, with real whipped cream.
28. I dream of living in a farmhouse in the country, complete with acreage, a huge garden, dogs, chickens, a claw-foot tub, old quilts, and one of those antique telephones that's attached to the wall.
29.
I'm a wedding photographer who has almost no photographic coverage from my own wedding (a huge regret).  A whole rant about that coming soon...
30.
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong decade.
 


OreoSelfPortrait.jpg
Note: now I can never play "2 truths and a lie" ever again.  Boo.

1. The neighbor's horse bit off part of my left pointer finger when I was tiny while I was trying to feed it some weeds. 
2.
I very much dislike the '80's clothes that are (unfortunately) making a comeback.
3. I studied photography in college but switched my major to Spanish half way through.
4. I don't mind snakes or spiders, but grasshoppers and cockroaches make me want to curl up and die.
5. I lived and studied for 5 months in Jerusalem.
6. I'm not a very organized person, but I long to be, and sometimes pretend that I am.  Pretending to be organized doesn't help much.
7. I drove a '74 VW bug in high school.
8. JT and I backpacked Europe in '02 with for 8 1/2 weeks on a shoestring, experiencing our first tornado.  In Berlin.  One month before we moved to Kansas.
9.  I'm the oldest (and shortest) of 4 children.
10. I've never seen Star Wars (any of them).
11. I played rugby for a year in college.
12. I worked on a bird/monkey refuge in Costa Rica- lived in a shack on the beach with no lock on  the door, no screens on the windows, no electricity.
13. I detest change.
14. I also detest heat.  (Oh wait... everyone already knows that about me.)
15. I once had a blue-tick bloodhound puppy named Copper.  I loved her.  She didn't love me.  And our neighbors hated her.  And finally we decided we should let her be her true to her hound-dog self and sold her to a hunter.  And it tore me apart.  And now I can never again watch The Fox and The Hound.
16. I eat green chile on everything from hamburgers to scrambled eggs.
17. I love wearing linen.
18. I have a not-so-secret crush on Tom Brokaw.
19. I used to be a fairly legit granola hippie who never wore anything but Birkenstocks.
20.
I'm a very nostalgic person.
21. I wanted to be a harpist for years, and I finally got a harp, and finally found a teacher, and then I moved.  And now I need to find a teacher.  And the time to take lessons and practice again.
22.
I've played the violin since I was 3 (started a few months before the horse bit off the afore mentioned finger).
23. 
I'm a self-professed hotel snob.
24. I love historical fiction.
25. I used to be fairly obsessed with Elvis.  Then I visited Graceland, and the obsession died.
26. I sometimes often lose sleep at night because I've got songs playing in my head (wickedly torturous).
27. I love pumpkin pie, sans crust, with real whipped cream.
28. I dream of living in a farmhouse in the country, complete with acreage, a huge garden, dogs, chickens, a claw-foot tub, old quilts, and one of those antique telephones that's attached to the wall.
29.
I'm a wedding photographer who has almost no photographic coverage from my own wedding (a huge regret).  A whole rant about that coming soon...
30.
Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong decade.
 




Comments
Rachel Olsen says:

I knew there was a reason I liked you immediately!!!!
Fabulous list. I can agree on so many of them!
Wish you were closer- we could have tons of fun!!
Best, Rachel

(03.21.10 @ 11:37 PM)
Rachel Olsen says:

I knew there was a reason I liked you immediately!!!!
Fabulous list. I can agree on so many of them!
Wish you were closer- we could have tons of fun!!
Best, Rachel

(03.21.10 @ 11:38 PM)
Lindsey says:

I'm proud to say that I knew EVERYTHING on there except you being the shortest of your siblings (not that I'm surprised!), and the crazy shack you lived in--yikes! This list makes me miss you.

(03.22.10 @ 12:37 AM)
Kristen says:

ohh cooper... and OHHH wackadoo neighbor lady. the best part was when she got a dog!

(03.22.10 @ 08:42 AM)
Shuva Rahim says:

Rachel, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!!! I may have to steal this at some point! Great post!!!

(03.22.10 @ 08:55 AM)
Michelle O says:

I drove a '72 Superbeetle when I was in High School!! :) I wish I never sold it :(

(03.22.10 @ 09:13 AM)
rachel clare says:

Rachel, I knew I liked you the first time we met too! Trying to figure how we can get ourselves to the Denver area.... :)
Linds, I'm not surprised you knew all of that about me. And, I miss you too. What's up later this week? xo.
Kris- I totally forgot that Toni bought a dog later on!! So weird. So funny.
Shuva- steal away!
Michelle- up until a couple of months ago, my Dad was still driving the bug! I don't think they'll ever sell it. As well they shouldn't! :)

(03.22.10 @ 09:47 AM)
Jen says:

Love this. Love you. Come visit. :)

(03.22.10 @ 09:52 AM)
Lindsay Silsby says:

I love this whole list! You are just so much fun and great! Can't wait to see you! xo

(03.22.10 @ 10:44 AM)
Stace says:

I want #28 to come true so badly! Can we be neighbors?

(03.22.10 @ 11:43 AM)
tara k says:

you are just the coolest girl around. and i adore your lists, sweets. :)

(03.22.10 @ 03:50 PM)
aris Wells says:

and your are THE BEST, my girl, the very best....
xoxoxo

aris

(03.22.10 @ 05:25 PM)
Lizzie says:

I knew them all of course- I would have been really really disappointed if one surprised me! And ya know what? I want chickens too! I've been thinking about that lately! I want to see you. (NOW). We gotta make this work. Love you.

(03.23.10 @ 05:33 AM)
rachel clare says:

Elizabeth, your comment made me cry. I'm looking at tickets (once again). I miss you.

(03.23.10 @ 08:07 AM)
kathi Cook says:

This is great, I love it! I also love historical fiction, good stuff. It's so fun following these details of who Rachel is and all the fun facets of your life that you're sharing. Keep it coming!

(03.24.10 @ 09:54 AM)