It used to surprise my friend that I was learning Japanese. They would all ask questions like, "Why? What good is it going to do you here in America? Wouldn't Spanish be easier?" But now pretty much all of them know the how and why. I've even gotten a few of my friends to start learning with me. ^^
Another thing that surprises new people I meet is my "artistic ability." I am quoting, okay... I don't actually think I am that great of an artist. I have had people like... almost beg to see my sketchbooks. It was a little scary, to be honest. I have some pretty crappy drawings in my sketchbooks, and I don't want anyone to see them. :C
The last thing probably would be the fact that I'm kind of a nerd... I love video games, I love anime, I love manga, I love nurd stuff... Gosh, sometimes I feel like such a huuuuge nerd. I am even planning on going to an anime convention... and I have a costume to wear, too. Most people don't believe me, though because I guess pretty girls can't be nerds? Meh... I might as well embrace it.