Sunday, February 24

100 things about me. Part 2

So I can't think of anything more interesting to write about, so I will continue talking about myself. I'm interesting. Actually, writing about me is rather educational for me. I'm learning lots about myself.
21) one of my favourite books is As the Crow Flies by Jeffrey Archer. I think I've read it at least 10 times. Everytime I read it I notice something new. I never get tired of reading it and althought I know how it ends I still can't put it down when I get close to the end because I have to keep reading to fnd out what happens next. It's a really good book. If you haven't read it you really should.
22) My favourite book of all times is The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. I think I like it so much because I identify with Valancy. I see a lot of myself in her character. Everytime I read it I think that I should start saying exactly what I think and do whatever I want. You may not believe this, but I don't actually say everything I think. Really.
23) I read the Amityville Horror about 15 years ago and it still scares me. I think statues of lions are really creepy because of this book.
24) I like books. I know, shocking. I have a lot of them. I keep buying them even though I know I can't take them all home with me. I'm not sure how I will be able to part with my books here. It will be hard. I'll stop talking about books now.
25) It really bothers me when people point out to me that I got a sunburn. Do you think I didn't notice? Trust me, I know. You don't have to tell me. If I go outside I will get a sunburn, even with sunscreen. Side effect of being a pale red-head.
26) I am really disappointed that Skittles changed the green from lime to green apple. How does green apple go with orange and lemon? Why would I want green apple when I could have lime? I just don't understand.
27) When I was in elementary school I wanted to be an author. I still think I should write a book. I have ideas and one of these days I may get around to writing those ideas down. My life's ambition no longer is to be an author, but I think it would still be fun.
28) I don't like cashews. I think I must be the only person in the world who doesn't like them. I know, it's weird, but I think they kind of taste rotten.
29) One of my biggest fears is looking stupid. I think that's what holds me back a lot. I don't want to do things because I think I won't be good at it and I'll look dumb for trying so it's better to not try. I am getting over this a little, but I worry about it a lot.
30) I love to cook but I don't usually bother to cook for myself. I don't really see the point when I am the only one eating it so I usually end up eating salad or sandwiches. I like to cook when other people are going to eat it. I can't resist showing off.
31) I wish that I hadn't been so shy when I was in high school. I think I would have had way more fun. As it is, I don't have many good memories from school because I was too shy and quiet to actually do anything.
32) I'm really scared of ticks. I still remember the first time I saw one. I don't know how old I was, but I know I was young because I was sleeping in a crib at Grandma Taylor's house in the girls' room. A tick crawled across my pillow and freaked me out. I have been scared of them ever since.
33) I really need to dust. I can see a layer of dust on my bookshelves, but I probably won't get around to dusting for a very long time. Dusting goes with washing dishes as something I really don't like to do.
34) I hate the sound of swallowing. You know when you take a drink and swallow loudly? That sound. I can't even make that sound. I know Joyce can, and Xavier is really good at it. There was a commercial on TV here that had the sound. I drove me creazy.
35) Computers are a mystery to me. I don't know anything about them. When people start in with the computer talk I hear "blah blah blah". I don't understand anything they say. Sometimes it bothers me that I have absolutely no clue about computers, but mostly I just don't care.
36) When I was on vacation I went two whole days without wearing makeup. It was hard, but I managed. I have worn makeup everyday since.
37) I'm finding this very difficult today. I keep thinking of something I could say and then think that no one would care about that. The self-depricating attitude is not very helpful.
38) I love to look at the stars. I like to just sit outside and look. It's very relaxing.
39) I joined taekwondo last summer because Leah nagged me. I'm glad she did because I really like it. I have never been a sporty person, but I think I could be with the right kind of sports. Not basketball.
40) Sometimes I like to take a nap right before bedtime. I like to fall asleep on the couch and then get up and go to bed. I am so my father.

Sunday, February 17

Okay, you can stop wondering. I'll talk.

I know that many of you are curious about my boyfriend, so I thought I would try to satisfy that curiousity. This is my boyfriend. His name is Samuel. I first met him about a year ago when I went to church in Daejeon. We would talk whenever I went to church. I thought he was hot and that he was one of the nicest guys I had ever met. In September he called me and asked me out, but unfortunately someone had to get married so I couldn't go out with him then. After I got back from the wedding we talked more and then he came to visit for my birthday. I went to visit him two weeks later and that was when we officially started dating. Coincidentally, the next day the Riders won the Grey Cup, so it was a good week all around.
Now that you know how it happened, I'll give you some information about him. He is from Tanzania. He is studying social welfare and missions theology at a university in a city near Seoul. Right after we started dating was finals so I didn't see him for three weeks because he is very commited to his studies. Those three weeks sucked, but now that finals are over I get to see him more often. He's 34. Before he came to Korea he was a journalist in Tanzania. he decided that he wanted to help people and thought that social work and missions was a good way to do that, so that is why he is studying now. He has two sisters and three brothers. His older brother and sister are twins. He really likes hip-hop. Now, I am the whitest person I know, and hip-hop and I are rather ill-suited for each other, but I am trying, and it is growing on me. I actually like some of it now. He likes to exercise and read and watch the news. He also likes to go hunting. He shot a lion once. Isn't that cool? He told me on our first date that he loved me. It scared me at the time, but now it isn't scary. I like it. When I asked him if there was anything he wanted me to tell you on this blog, the only thing he said was to make sure I told you that he loves me. So I'm telling you. He loves me. I love you too Sam.
Now I'll tell you what I like about him. I like that he tells me I'm beautiful. When he says it I actually believe it. He makes me feel beautiful. I like how he gets shoes. The first time he came to visit me he saw my shoes and said, "wow Robin, you have a lot of shoes. It's so you can have a different pair for each outfit right?" Most people say something along the lines of "holy crap! You have a lot of shoes!" When I went to visit him we were walking around downtown and everytime we walk by a shoe store he would slow down so I could look at the shoes. I like that he listens when I talk and seems to be interested in what I say. I like that he wants to make the world a better place. I like that he seems to have infinite patience and that he is kind. I like the way he says my name. It sounds really nice with his accent. Not that he uses my name all that much because he calls me Honey, but I like that too.
And I said I was bad at girl talk. I hope this has helped to satisfy some of your curiousity.

Tuesday, February 12

Be very, very jealous

Okay, you should be able to get to the web album. Click on the picture. Or where the picture should be. There are comments in the album.

Monday, February 11

I am trying to update my blog with amazing vacation pictures so you can all be extremely envious of my vacation in paradise, but the internet is not cooperating with me right now. I will try again soon, but until then you can see some pictures on Facebook. Roy, you need to tell me how to link Picasa to my blog so you can see all of the pictures.