Saturday, May 12, 2007

25 things about me

My friend Wayne Smallman from Blah Blah Technology recently did an article on 25 things about himself and I thought I’d follow his lead and roll with it…

So for once you get to know a little bit about me. Here goes:

1. My full name is María Carolina Ayerbe Castro, however nobody calls me all that. There are many shorts for my name, like Caro, Carito, Caroline, Carol, Carriolo…

2. There are two things I don’t like to talk about: Politics and religion.

3. My friends talk about the “relativeness of Carolina”. For example, I’ll say “I don’t like to dance, unless I have to”.

4. I don’t like to exercise (unless I have to, lol) in general. However I used to play tennis and started jogging about two years ago. I jog one day and work out the next.

5. I taught myself english when I was about 12 by means of closed captioning in TV shows.

6. My eyes tend to water whenever I’m talking about something serious.

7. I’d worn glasses since I was 9 until I was 26, when I had lasik surgery.

8. I have poor short term memory, which is really the reason why I create so many systems and databases to control everything and why I became so organized.

9. According to what I’ve researched, I was one year old when my first memory was created. It’s of my Mom taking me to the doctor.

10. I’ve always loved books. Books with lots of pictures, like design, architecture, science or art books.

11. I’m known for being honest and direct which, granted, has brought me trouble sometimes.

12. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan, I lost count of how many times I’ve read the books and heard the audiobooks and I never miss an episode of Mugglecast.

13. Although I’m a latina girl, I enjoy rock and pop… though no mixes for me, I like the originals, thanks. Latin music is not for my iPod, it’s for dancing!

14. I love to travel. I’ve made it a goal to travel at least once a year.

15. I am fascinated by ancient cultures, especially Egypt.

16. I didn’t use to be a disciplined person, but in the last few years I’ve discovered true freedom in discipline.

17. My favourite color is red and I have to restrain myself from buying everything red.

18. I love to sing. I don’t have a good voice, but I’ll even sing to the commercials on TV.

19. I have no vices, except an addiction to chapstick and biting my fingernails.

20. I’m usually either too cold or too hot, but almost never quite confortable. Living in Bogotá (Colombia), most of the time, I’m too cold.

21. I love sci-fi, movies and novels and for a girl, I am quite interested in technology. I love gadgets and I will read their manuals thoroughly.

22. I never learned to skate and I wish I had. It looks like so much fun!

23. I love speed with safety, like rollercoasters… or just speeding up in the car (not that that’s safe at all).

24. When I smile, I get a dimple on my right cheek, but not on the left.

25. I love people who are passionate about what they do.

Phew! That was hard…

All the best!


Kmilo said...

La gente que se apasiona por lo que hace es genial y generalmente lo hacen muy bien.

Wayne Smallman said...

"10. I’ve always loved books. Books with lots of pictures, like design, architecture, science or art books."

You might like this website...

Wayne Smallman said...

"I get a dimple on my right cheek, but not on the left."

Incidentally, just which cheeks are we talking about, here?

Hasta luego...

Carolina Ayerbe said...

Thanks for the comments, guys! ;-)

Kmilo, keep dropping by, I'd love to hear what you think...

Wayne, you tease...

Carolina Ayerbe said...

Wayne, thanks for the link to that architecture page, it's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Love the honesty. I did a similar thing on my profile for Zaadz. By the way, I found you on twitter.

Carolina Ayerbe said...

Thanks, Frank! I hope you check out the rest of my blog! Cheers!