- The death or grave illness of a loved one.
- Natural disasters.
- Sarah Palin as [Vice] President.
- The passage of Prop 8.
- The Internet.
- Paul Frank.
- I don't like mushrooms.
- I am simultaneously very organized and very messy.
- I weigh more than my mother, father, and brother.
- I am a three-time winner of the Southern California Junior Bach Festival.
- Despite my chubbiness and age, I can do the splits.