Random Facts About abnormal:

1. My favorite punctuation marks are the semicolon and the tilde.
2. Birds are my favorite animal.
3. It's a tie for my favorite video game series between The Legend of Zelda and Fable.
4. My favorite musical instrument is the bass clarinet.
5. As a kid I collected pencils.
6. Black is my favorite color.
7. I am a writer who has been published a few times. I have had fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published.
8. The most inspirational person in my life was my grandmother.
9. I sleep with an enormous stuffed dog named Cooper.
10. I grow my hair out and donate it to locks of love.
11. One of my favorite foods is lasagna.
12. Cheese is my favorite food group.
13. My favorite ice cream is strawberry cheesecake.
14. I've never had a birthday party thrown for me.
15. I've never had a surprise party thrown for me.
16. At the age of 25, I still have never tried alcohol, smoking, or illegal drugs.
17. I don't like chocolate.
18. I'm allergic to pickles.
19. My favorite books are the ones full of trivia.
20. As a kid I was called "Encyclopedia Brain" and "Dictionary Mouth".
21. Black roses are my favorite flower, though I've never seen any in real life.
22. I consider myself too nervous behind the wheel, therefore I don't drive.
23. I like reality cooking shows; they're my favorite.
24. I am an artist who has sold several pieces in various art shows.
25. Movies from Disney/Pixar compose the majority of my collection.
26. My favorite gaming console is my Xbox 360.
27. My favorite handheld gaming system is my 3DS.
28. My drink of choice is 2% milk.
29. My favorite pet (as a kid) was a 20-pound grey furball of a cat named "Fun" Joey.
30. When ordering pizza I get pineapple, ham, and extra cheese (sometimes minus the ham). I also like to spring for stuffed crust.
31. I have an incredible cheesecake cookie recipe that I use for potlucks and special occasions.
32. I want to visit Australia in my lifetime to see the birds.
33. Vanilla is my favorite scent.
34. My daddy's a trucker.
35. I went to high school with a UFC fighter.
36. The first video game I finished all the way through was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
37. My favorite number is 933.
38. My birthday is my favorite day of the year.
39. Sharp cheddar is my favorite cheese.
40. Wild Waves/Enchanted Village is my favorite Western Washington attraction.
41. My sister and I had a huge collection of Hot Wheels as kids -- each of which we gave its own individual name.
42. The first thing I learned to cook was scrambled eggs in the microwave.
43. The first thing I made on the stove was spaghetti.
44. The first car I drove was a robin-egg blue 1986 Ford Tempo.
45. My first crush was on a boy named Brian Beck. I met him in Mrs. Tobin's kindergarten class.
46. My favorite instrument to play is the bass clarinet.
47. I type between 50 and 60 gross words per minute.
48. When I was in high school I got the word "erection" on the school's website. I was in a web page design class and used it to describe the new auditorium being built. I wrote something to the effect of, "The erection currently sits at the rear of the campus." Upon reading this, the teacher said to me, "<abnormal>, you are a very good writer."
49. I'm a side-sleeper.
50. I have Interstitial Cystitis, but I won't let it ruin my life.

All of these things are who I am. IC is just one of them. September 2011 is National Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month (NICAM). We may be affected by our disease, but we are so much more than that. So take extra time this month to spread the word about the disease and at the same time, don't lose who you are.