The Rantings of a Tortured Mind

Valerie Rayne Rants

101 Things About Me

  1. I live in Red Deer, Alberta.
  2. I am a young mom of four.
  3. I have an older sister and a younger brother.
  4. My parents divorced in 1995.
  5. I’ve lived in many parts of BC and 3 different cities in Alberta.
  6. I’ve been musical since I could talk.
  7. I’ve been arrested once.
  8. I’ve been institutionalized twice.
  9. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 14.
  10. I used to be a major Pepsi drinker (6 years) and now I am a Sprite drinker.
  11. My favorite meal is a rare roast beef with mashed potatoes, yorkshire puddings and lots of gravy!
  12. I don’t drink alcohol…
  13. I have a moderate-to-severe heart murmur.
  14. I have been diagnosed with clinical depression, borderline personality disorder and bi-polar disorder.
  15. I am happy to say that I have not suffered from any symptoms from the diagnoses in over 2 years.
  16. I began blogging as a way to talk about my depression.
  17. At one time, I had 12 different blogs/websites. Now narrowed down to 4… It’s a bit of an addiction!
  18. I listen to literally every type of music and I tend to like it all.
  19. I’m incredibly good at remembering lyrics and strings of numbers.
  20. I suck at math! I still use my fingers to add, even small numbers and I can fill an entire page trying to figure out one thing.
  21. I am highly critical of myself, constantly expecting more.
  22. I like playing videogames, my favorite console being the PS3.
  23. I am not a competitive person and I will avoid it like the plague.
  24. I am a disorganized and lazy housekeeper. Though I’m organized in every other aspect of my life.
  25. I like to read in the bathtub and almost nowhere else.
  26. My favorite types of movies are ones that will make me cry.
  27. Especially if they are based on true stories.
  28. I had my first real cigarette when I was 11. Been smoking everyday since 2003.
  29. My absolute favorite TV show of all time is Gilmore Girls, followed only by ER – both shows are no longer on TV sadly…
  30. I am a dog person, and a dog person only. I have a strong dislike of cats.
  31. I am deathly afraid of birds, spiders and natural disasters.
  32. I have had sex with 5 men, 3 of which were long-term relationships (2 or more years).
  33. My longest relationship has been 6 years, my shortest 2 years.
  34. My favorite color is red, my favorite shade is black and always has been.
  35. I’ve never broken a bone in my body!
  36. I’ve only dyed my hair twice, both times with temporary dye, and both times before I had surpassed puberty. Now, I refuse to dye my hair.
  37. I got my ears pierced when I was 6. I haven’t worn earrings since I was 16, though can still put earrings in.
  38. The furthest I’ve ever traveled was Quyon, Quebec in Grade 7 with the Tim Horton’s Children Foundation.
  39. I know how to knit. I’ve been knitting for many years, though still can’t do more than a simple knit stitch and I’ve never made anything outside of a couple scarves and a headband…
  40. I taught myself HTML and am currently attempting to teach myself CSS.
  41. My favorite video game ever is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  42. I was a soprano singer in every choir of every highschool I went to.
  43. I despise singing in front of people thanks to my very first talent show in Grade 2.
  44. The only vegetable I eat on a regular basis is corn.
  45. I love going to concerts and I love being as close to the speakers as physically possible.
  46. I have very vivid dreams.
  47. I’m 5’7″, which doesn’t sound very tall, but somehow I tower over every girl I know…
  48. Though I don’t really know many girls, as I have a very hard time making and keeping friends.
  49. I have a strong interest in learning everything I can about sex, and spend much of my time doing so.
  50. I have been knowingly interested in BDSM and fetishes since I was 14
  51. I’ve had migraines since I was 2 weeks old, which literally made me go crazy as a kid.
  52. I had an emergency c-section with Kaeidyn, my first kid.
  53. I gave birth to Carter, my last kid, standing in the hospital bathroom.
  54. I’ve had a boyfriend cheat on me with another man.
  55. I have never worn perfume and most days I don’t wear deodorant.
  56. I enjoy collecting dead rose petals.
  57. I have wanted to be a pornstar since the first time I watched porn in my very early teens.
  58. The only holiday I really celebrate is Thanksgiving. And only because of Turkey…
  59. I’ve only ever gotten my learner’s license.
  60. My eye color changes depending on my mood. Between green, grey and blue.
  61. I’ve always hated my nose.
  62. I can remember the day I stopped believing in God.
  63. I seriously enjoy cooking and baking, but hardly ever do it.
  64. I love everything about winter except for the cold.
  65. I absolutely love to dance. If the music is on, I’m most likely dancing or thinking about dancing.
  66. I prefer to wash my dishes by hand.
  67. In highschool band I played the Baritone Euphonum (bass clef), the Tuba, the Classical Drums and the Bassoon.
  68. I have a very hard time completing personal goals and an even harder time getting motivated.
  69. I spend more than 8 hours a day in front of my computer on an average day.
  70. Without knowing how to play them, I successfully taught classmates to play the trumpet, clarinet and alto saxophone.
  71. I volunteered as a candystriper in my youth.
  72. I have a large amount of debt.
  73. I do not like sports. I don’t like playing them, I don’t like watching them, I just don’t like them.
  74. I played on a Basketball team in Grade 6. Started my own cheerleading squad in Grade 7. Failed Gym in Grade 8.
  75. I never graduated highschool.
  76. I am Metis. My great-great-great-great-great grandfather opened up trading passages for the Hudson Bay Company and my great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother was an Indian Princess.
  77. I used to diagnose all my dolls with medial diseases. Even made up ones! And then I would try to cure them.
  78. I once dreamed of having 26 kids, reduced to 13 and now reduced to 5.
  79. I hardly ever wear make-up. And I’ve never plucked my eyebrows.
  80. I used to have a mohawk and have shaved my head bald twice.
  81. I have a “try everything thrice” rule, where I won’t rule anything out until I’ve tried it at least 3 times. Emily Gilmore describe it best: “One is for foundation. Two is to acclimate and three is to make your decision.” (Not an exact quote…)
  82. Most of the movies I’ve seen, I’ve seen over and over and over again.
  83. I don’t like going to the movie theater.
  84. I like to be in control in most cases. I like to control the remote, I like to control the temperature, I like to control the music or the movie or the tv show… You get the picture.
  85. I think to have great sex, you have to be very aware of your own sexuality.
  86. I avoid the stationery section of most stores, because I have an obsession with collecting paper, journals, pens and day planners…
  87. I began drinking coffee three years ago. I take a 4 cream 5 sugars please!
  88. The longest I’ve ever lived in one house, one place, has been the current place I live in.
  89. I feel awkward most of the time.
  90. My favorite book is Sadopaeidia by Anonymous.
  91. I enjoy reading self-help books.
  92. I’m extremely happy this list is almost done, because I’ve found it really hard to create it…

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