100 things about me :)

Hey, lovely followers, supporters and fellow racers! 🙂 This is my attempt at writing 100 things about me so you can get to know me a little better! This was a lot harder to do than I thought! Haha 🙂 I hope you laugh a little! Enjoy! 🙂

  1. I love coffee.
  2. I love chocolate.
  3. Coffee and chocolate together is awesome.
  4. I am scared of bees. I didn’t use to be so scared of them…they just freak me out for some weird reason.
  5. When I look at trees, I always see them praising God — their branches look like arms stretched out and raised toward heaven, and I love it!
  6. If given a choice between flip flops or tennis shoes, I will always choose flip flops (unless I’m hiking or playing a sport of some kind 🙂 ).
  7. One of my dreams is simply to be able to run forever in heaven, as fast as I want and as far as I want without getting tired! This is because running in real life isn’t very fun or easy for me, and I’ve always wanted to be able to run.
  8. I used to hate chili as a kid, but now it’s one of my favorite foods!
  9. I got sick off of meatloaf when I was a kid, so there’s a very high likelihood that I won’t eat it if it’s on my plate for dinner.
  10. For the longest time in college, my roommates never knew I had curly hair because I straightened it all the time — now, I almost never straighten it!
  11. I love to play softball and volleyball.
  12. I am extremely sarcastic.
  13. I used to take swing dancing lessons, and even learned some flips and jumps!
  14. I’ve had a lot of nicknames over the years: Lil Red, Jessmika, Jessie Mae, Jezz, Eisch, Eischens, Smiley…
  15. I am the only member of my family, besides my grandpa, to set foot in our “home” country of Luxembourg, where our Eischens’ name originated from — I literally hopped over the border for an hour, but it still counts!
  16. My family has never owned a dog, but we’ve had a rabbit, 5 hamsters, and 2 parakeets.
  17. I actually caught our rabbit — true story, ask me about it sometime.
  18. According to the Myer’s Briggs personality test, I’m an ISFX.
  19. I’m super competitive, but I try to downplay it.
  20. I used to want to be a biologist, until I learned how much math was involved — so I became a writer instead 😛
  21. I’m pretty clutzy, just hang around me long enough, you’ll see!
  22. I used to think I had nothing important to say, but I’m learning that I do have a voice and that people listen when I speak.
  23. I like hugs.
  24. I can’t think of anything else, but I really want to make it to 25!
  25. There — I made it! 🙂
  26. My favorite fruits are mangos and strawberries. I can’t wait to eat tons of mangos on the Race!
  27. I never had a surprise birthday party until my friends threw one for me last year…it was amazing!
  28. A good friend of my family ran for president of the United States this year — guess who!
  29. I love Thai food.
  30. I sweat/get hot very easily…hopefully a year of summer will break me of this to some extent 😛
  31. Even though I’m a redhead, I can tan a little bit because I have brown eyes. But I still burn fairly easily 🙂
  32. Anything having to do with camping is my favorite.
  33. I’m most comfortable in sweatpants and a sweatshirt.
  34. Minnesota Twins! ’nuff said.
  35. I played the flute for 7 years…I cried because it was so hard to learn, then got good enough to be third/fourth chair but didn’t try to move up to first chair because being the leader scared me.
  36. I rarely wear headbands because they don’t stay on my head…
  37. I have always loved horses and ever since I was little have dreamed of owning a ranch someday.
  38. I am allergic to cats and guinea pigs. This is extremely random, I know, but what can I do? 😛 It just is.
  39. I’ve never had a boyfriend. I used to think something was wrong with me, but now I know that through that, God has saved me from a lot of heartache, and I’m grateful.
  40. I laugh all the time at random things and just can’t help it!
  41. Did I mention I love coffee?
  42. I just absolutely adore sunrises and sunsets.
  43. My grandpa always asks me, “So when are you going to write the world’s next greatest novel?” And I always tell him “sometime.” Maybe after the World Race I will! (That’s just for you, Popz!)
  44. According to my dad and my brothers, I’m very easy to pick on. Don’t take that too seriously. I apparently just can “take it” well, whatever that means 😛
  45. For as long as I can remember, my favorite Bible verses have been Jeremiah 29:11-13.
  46. I can’t make myself burp, but when I do burp, as my dad says, “You burp like a sailor!” Loud & clear 😛
  47. I love working with the babies at church and seeing their little personalities already coming through — it’s fun to imagine who they’re going to grow up to be, and I love to pray blessings over them as I hold them and play with them!
  48. I love dipping my feet in the ocean and sinking my toes into the sand…
  49. The North Shore and Lake Superior in Minnesota is my happy place.
  50. If I write for long enough, it feels like I’ve run out of words to speak too, because I’ll just start mumbling. My friends and family can attest to this! 😛
  51. Vietnamese coffee. Mango shakes from Thailand. Yep, ’nuff said.
  52. I have never carved a pumpkin.
  53. One of my brothers is currently serving in the Air Force.
  54. My first car was a maroon ’97 Mercury Cougar. My good friend had a white one to match. We were awesome.
  55. I love “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien and “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis.
  56. I may have even made a spoof movie with friends about one of the above series, and recorded the other on tape with each of us speaking in different voices as the different characters. Nope, not telling 😉
  57. Yes, I read the Hunger Games. Yes, I liked it. Yes, I saw the movie. And no, I will never, ever read or watch Twilight or Harry Potter.
  58. I said this in my About Me section, but I’m really good at making puppy chow…
  59. A bowl of cereal + milk = fabulous!
  60. I really like cheese. Probably too much. I will miss it on the Race!
  61. I like smiley faces. I think they’re super fun. From jesseischens.theworldrace.orgFrom jesseischens.theworldrace.orgFrom jesseischens.theworldrace.org
  62. Change is something I welcome, yet I always have a really hard time with it. Once when I was a kid…I got really upset because we didn’t dye Easter eggs like we had all the previous years. Yep, that whole breaking tradition thing made me mad…haha…it’s funny, you can laugh! I’ve gotten better since then, although I may still have my moments 😉
  63. I rarely ever lay on my stomach because it almost always ends up giving me a headache and stomachache.
  64. I can drive a manual car and I love it.
  65. I took my driver’s test in a huge 7-passenger van and passed — yeah baby…!!!
  66. I’m a grammar/punctuation nerd.
  67. I don’t swallow pills well.
  68. I had an expander and braces…but before that, I had a huge problem with gagging because my tongue was too big for my mouth. True story! So now I have very good control over my gag reflex (most of the time).
  69. My mom and I have thought seriously about applying for The Amazing Race.
  70. Some days I dream about someday marrying a baseball player. 😛
  71. I’m a Mac person. I used to have a PC laptop, and I liked it, but after working for over 4 years on a Mac, I can’t go back. They’re just better.
  72. God has placed a burden on my heart for Burma and the Karen refugees. Please join me in praying boldly for the redemption of the country and its people.
  73. I hope to work in Thailand/Burma someday…although I fully realize that God could change that…and wherever He leads, I will follow!
  74. My biggest injury was a strained muscle in my heel during the years I played softball in high school. Yes, it’s legit! I have no idea how it happened, either.
  75. I like roses, orange ones especially.
  76. I’m not a girly girl: snakes and mice don’t scare me, I’m not a fan of pink, and I definitely don’t like bows.
  77. Being outside helps me feel closer to God.
  78. I’m not a morning person, even though I wish I was. I have to work very hard to be happy and pleasant in the mornings 🙂
  79. I’m extremely indecisive a lot of the time, especially when it comes to choosing a meal from a menu.
  80. Warm sunshine and a cool breeze is perfect, because then you get to enjoy the sun without being hot and sweaty.
  81. I went parasailing in Vietnam — absolutely STUNNING — but I first did a faceplant in the ocean. True story. Ask me about it sometime 😛
  82. After the WR, I will still need to visit South America and Australia so I can cross all of the continents (except Antarctica) off my list.
  83. I taught myself how to type, so I don’t type the way most people learned to do it, it’s all over the place, but it works for me!
  84. I love thunderstorms – a lot!
  85. I’ve always thought it would be fun to adopt, and I’ve always wanted a little Asian and a little African baby 🙂
  86. I can’t stand commercials — I’m like a guy with the TV remote, I will flip channels all the time!
  87. I have a heart shaped birthmark on my left arm.
  88. I never really had problems with acne until I was in college.
  89. I always wear a ponytail band around my wrist.
  90. I very much have an adventurous streak.
  91. Captain Crunch is my favorite cereal.
  92. Fall weather + a cute scarf + boots = fun 🙂
  93. I will always say yes to ice cream.
  94. The same goes for pepperoni pizza.
  95. I went mattress surfing once.
  96. I am absolutely a people person, but in order to recharge, I usually need some alone time.
  97. I want to learn how to play the piano and the guitar.
  98. I have 3 brothers, and as a result of growing up with them, literally nothing phases me anymore…I sometimes wonder what God is preparing me for! 😛
  99. It has taken me over a week to write this, and even still it doesn’t feel complete.
  100. I am a daughter of the King of the universe, His name is Jesus, I love Him and He loves me! 🙂

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