Monday, February 16, 2009

The Obligatory 25

I have not had time to make a real post in several days, so maybe this will tide you over until the weekend.

1. I grew up in Bombay (Mumbai), India and spoke 2 languages other than English - Hindi and
Gujarati. Now I don't even speak English all that well.

2. My greatest ambition in life is to be a mom.

3. I LOVE big dogs. Michael and I have a 7 month old harlequin great dane named Annie. One
day soon, she will be taller than me and weigh more than me. She is on track to get up to 130
lbs - small for her breed.

4. I am on a mission team with Michael and two other couples. The 5 of them are some of the
funniest, most genuine, most wonderful people that I know and are quickly becoming my

5. I am a daddy's girl, but my mom is my hero and my best friend.

6. I'm a hopeless romantic. I believed in fairy tales until I got my heart broken in college.
When Michael and I started dating, I became a believer again.

7. I love to read - almost to a fault. It is my escape (and evidently I like to escape a lot). Jane
Austen is my favorite (see #6)

8. Going along w/ #7, I have always dreamed of having my own "library" - think the beast's
library in Beauty and the Beast.

9. If I'm in the U.S. too long, I start going stir-crazy. I prefer to leave the States at least once
a year. Someday, I hope to leave indefinitely

10. I was abducted once during my junior year of college. I was hog-tied with zip cords, had my
face smeared with toothpaste, was forced to eat honey buns, pooted on, smacked in the butt
(not gonna mention names!!), hosed down, thrown in the back of a truck, and left for dead
behind a huge air-conditioning unit. I think all this was filmed, but I've never seen it... I miss
those guys!

11. One of my life's goals is to see the 7 wonders of the medieval world and the 7 new wonders.
I have already been to 2 (the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum), but only count the Taj because
I was too young to remember the Colosseum.

12. I am bi-cultural - I identify with two cultures.

13. Mother Teresa is my hero (along w/ my mom)

14. I love Texas Longhorns football! It used to be an obsession (I knew the depth chart thru the
3rd and 4th string) but now I have it under control... sort of.

15. I harmonize with the radio. And I used to stand on top of my dresser and sing Celine Dion in
front of the mirror (I would also take breaks to say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Makin
Music Showband!")

16. I was born in the middle of a "blizzard." Probably the only one Lubbock, TX has ever had.

17. My first passport (I think I've had 4) picture was taken when I was 1 day old

18. I grew up in a city of 16 million people. It was loud 24 hours a day. Now I can't sleep if it's
too quiet. I owe Ashley HUGE for the fan she got me as a wedding present that I fall asleep
to every night.

19. My first life's goal (that I made when I was like 5) was accomplished a few years ago when I
met Ozzie Smith and got an autographed baseball.

20. I'm an introvert. That's why I only answer my phone if it's my mom, dad or Michael.

21. I was once sued for $50,000. Luckily (some sarcasm intended), it settled for $15,000.

22. I am an amazing driver. (Although, Jill can attest to the fact that this has not ALWAYS been
the case!) I have never gotten a ticket. I've only been pulled over once, and didn't get a
ticket because, when the officer asked for my registration, I asked him what it looked like.

23. I once worked at a library. I was a librarian's assistant. Everyone thought I was a nerd, but
it continues to be the greatest job I've ever had.

24. I love my brother, but I always wanted a sister. Now I have 2! One is the best sister-in-law
(to-be) ever! The other is my cousin who now lives with my parents whom I consider to
be my sister.

25. The Lord is my light and my salvation... The Lord is the stronghold of my life. (Psalm 27:1)
The Lord my God is in my midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over me with
gladness, he will quiet me by his love; he will exult over me with loud singing (Zeph. 3:17)


  1. Well, Kris, you're just a regular blogger now. Look at you. I'm proud to say that I knew all of these 25 things already. We are like an old married couple.

  2. So you're one of those "25 things about me" people.

    Boom, toasted!

    btw, what does "boom toasted" mean/refer to? Im guessing it is from some tv show.

  3. Haha...I have no doubt that you are a spectacular driver now! :) Although I do enjoy telling the story of my best friend "rear-ending" me in high school. (You remain nameless in the story.)