50 Things About Me

50 Things You Should Know About Me:

1. I have irrational cravings for sour pickles and green mangoes with salt & vinegar.

2. I think wearing sweaters in 90 degree heat is not only appropriate, but stylish.

3. I love Indian food.

4. When people brush their teeth outside the bathroom it make me want to vomit.

5. Maybe I go to the movies twice a year. Maybe. Probably not though.

6. In addition to being a published online author, I am also a wicked bartender.

7. Cooking isn’t my strength. Neither is cleaning.

8. My husband is Matthew, but I prefer to call him either ‘Pud’, or ‘Pie’, or my favorite: Pud-Pie.

9. Interning at PAPER Magazine when I was twenty-two, made me suddenly appreciate the quirky world of underground journalism, fashion and celebrity gossip.

10. Cheese gives me migraines. I eat it anyway.

11. I graduated from the University of Richmond, in Richmond, VA.

12. I attended and graduated from two high schools. The first was Immaculate Conception in Kingston, Jamaica. The second was The Kent School in Kent, CT. I wish I could live these years again, they were so fun.

13. I’m the kind of animal lover who admirers from afar. (As is, as far away from my furniture as possible).

14. My idea of a perfect Friday night is watching documentaries on Apple TV and eating with my hands.

15. I’ve been known to be a tad moody on days ending with a Y.

16. People, on a whole, irritate me. I’m trying to remedy this by staying home more.

17. I may reference Lady L and Queen Josephine Himself in my blog. These are my two dearest friends from college. They are the funniest people I know.

18. I’m a big fan of musicals. But of course, I was a Theatre major, so no surprise.

19. I’m Greek, Lebanese and Mexican. I’m also 100% Jamaican and a 100% US Citizen. God Bless it!

20. Politically, I’m indifferent. I do not feel government has a place in the day to day lives of their people. They should simply butt out.

21. I’m learning to live on a limited water supply, though I hate it.

22. I like people who make me laugh.

23. I like my food, like I like my ladies: fast.

24. I don’t conform to the beauty standards dictated by society. Why would I? Society sucks.

25. I think blogs like this make people big-headed. Look at me, 25 things and I already feel like a duchess.

26. Running and swimming makes me happy. Not at first, but by the end.

27. I love Glee but never watch it.

28. I’m a walking contradiction. A white Jamaican, a woman who trivializes sex, a future stay-at-home-mom who doesn’t want kids and can’t cook or clean. Sheesh. It’s exhausting! (That’s probably why I sleep so much).

29. I used to sing and dance as a child. Turns out, I’m not as talented in that department as I thought.

30. I hated Mama Mia the musical, but loved the movie version. (Meryl Streep, ya’ll!)

31. When I lived in NY, my blog was top 3 in the ‘Romance & Relationships’ category for a year on myspace.com. Ironic, because my love-life sucked.

32. I am a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the Dramatic Honorary Fraternity. At least I was in college. Does anyone know how much longer I can say this considering I’ve never paid dues?

33. I am ticklish most places.

34. If you looked up ‘Amanda Hanna’ in the dictionary of life, it would say: Germaphobe.

35. Some people call me neurotic. Hmm.

36. My grandmother says I’m ‘very efficient’. It’s the greatest compliment anyone can pay me.

37. I look exactly like my mother. But our personalities are opposite. This weirds some people out. If you call me by her name, I will give you the stink eye.

38. When I was in college, I was in a band. For like, a day.

39. My favorite chip in the world has got to be Cool Ranch Dorritos.

40. My best assets are my toes. They are perfect! Ask any nail technician.

41. Sometimes I’m a vegetarian. Sometimes I eat steak. Sue me.

42. I consider ‘jeans’ dressing up.

43. Writing makes me happy. So does blogging. I try to write and blog every day of life.

44. Karaoke is my most favorite thing to do in the world.

45. My ultimate dream is to own my own home and decorate it the way God and HGTV intended. UPDATE: Done and Done. Now I am dreamless.

46. Since I was 17, I’ve wanted to be a novelist. I wrote my debut novel in twelve days and it’s been full speed ahead ever since!

47. I speak Spanish when I’m drunk on Tequila.

48. Love to travel, hate to fly.

49. As I age, I grow more and more amused with taking a poop. I don’t know. That might make me weird. Or old.

50. Eventually, I’d like my high school friends to leave their lives and jobs to come live next door to me and play house. Le sigh. If only!

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9 responses to this post.

  1. I tell people all the time that I love to travel and hate to fly and they think I’m weird. thanks for agreeing. I just heard about your books and will start reading tonight. Im an ichs grad as well. are you related to claudine hanna by any chance she used to work for my mom?


  2. Amanda, this never gets old. Had a nice chuckle at no. 13. Those memories are still fresh in my mind. Mazel Tov on accomplishing your dream. Seems like it’s the perfect time to get a new one 🙂 Love you lots. Keep being you, you’re wonderful.


  3. Posted by Kimberley Powell on August 30, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I LOVE your musings!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE you!!!!


  4. Posted by Gianna on September 2, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Karaoke happens to be my most favourite thing to do as well! We should make a date of it!


  5. Posted by Gianna on September 2, 2014 at 3:37 am

    I mean, if the duchess has time!!!


  6. Posted by Elizabeth on January 23, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Have you ever tried pickled green tomatoes? They are absolutely divine, just the right balance of salty and sour for any occasion. Especially perfect in a ham or turkey sandwich in place of or along with some crunchy kosher dill pickles.


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