03 April 2011

getting to know me

Yes, I realize that I don't do a lot of "who I am, what I'm about" posts. For the most part, you've had to read between the lines to figure me out.

But today, I'm gonna be a nice girl and throw you a bone.  I'm linking up with MannLand5's bloghop.  I'm also gonna do 25 facts about me, inspired by the #100factsaboutme twitter tag.  Maybe I'll come back at another time and do the other 75, but right now I can only think of 25.

1. do you weigh yourself?
I weighed myself constantly when I was pregnant, and I didn't gain any weight the whole time since I miscarried.  Since then, the only time I think to weigh myself is when I'm watching "The Biggest Loser"
2. what's the nastiest thing you've ever eaten?
I'm kind of a picky eater, so I'm sure there have been many. Raw oysters when we didn't know what we were doing was awful (it was like swallowing a mouthful of seawater). Years later, someone else taught us how to do it properly, so now I don't flinch when I hear that other people like raw oysters.
3. snail mail or email?
I sign up for a lot of free samples, and I can only get snacks in snail mail!
4. do you have any irrational fears...what are they?
Spiders and bugs, but only in the house. If they're outside, I don't care. I also don't really like toads, especially when they're ON my front door (yes, ON).
5. do you play an instrument?
Voice: the only instrument made by God (my choir director has a t-shirt with those words, and I love it!)
6. would you rather be bitten by a snake or attacked by a bear?
Ugh, terrible question. I guess snake bite and pray.
7. do you ever go braless in public?
Nope. I do wear those shelf-bra tank tops, but I don't think that counts as braless.
8. today i am thankful for........................?
God, the season of Lent, the beautiful weather we get in north Florida, that I'm only a 10-minute drive from the Gulf, that my husband is here next to me and we're both healthy, that we have enough money for food on the table and a nice place to live and that we can do that without me working.

25 Facts About Me
1. I've lived in 5 different places, but all of them have been east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
2. I hate cream cheese, and I definitely hate cheesecake.
3. In college, I had a job that consisted of reading text books onto cassette tape.
4. I was a member of my high school's Quiz Bowl team, and we came in 2nd in the state tourney my senior year.  We also won the "sportsmanship award."
5. I'm Catholic, and I can count on one hand the number of times I've missed Sunday mass in my entire life.
6. My sister is adopted.  I'm not.
7. I haven't had any living grandparents since I was 13.
8. I really love cats and cannot get one because my husband is allergic.  I have no interest in dogs.
9. I "own" a cat named Frisky that I got from the pound when I was in 4th grade.  He still lives with my parents, and he now only has 3 legs (and he's 17), but he's a fighter.
10. I am a huge Kelly Clarkson fan.
11. Things I've volunteered with on a regular basis in the past few years: therapeutic horse-back riding, botanical gardens, and currently Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
12. B and I forgot to kiss at the end of our wedding mass.  I didn't even realize it until someone said something afterward.
13. Neither of my parents are from Georgia.
14. I was in Girl Scouts from 1st through 12th grade, and I earned my Gold Award.
15. I graduated 4th in my high school class of 300.
16. I've never dyed my hair and don't plan on it.
17. I did gymnastics from when I was 4 until 5th grade.  I still can't do a back walkover and wish I would've stayed with it a bit longer.
18. My birthday is June 1.
19. I've never weighed more than 116 pounds.
20. I have two bachelor's degrees (not a double major, but two actual degrees).  One is a BS in Child & Family Development; the other is a BA in Advertising.
21. My college tuition was $0 because of the HOPE Scholarship.
22. My first job was as a waitress at a sit-down Chick-Fil-A (Dwarf House).
23. I can't stand medical dramas or cop dramas.
24. I love college football but don't really care much about pro football.
25. We went to Mexico on our honeymoon because the swine flu outbreak made the plane tickets cheaper.


  1. It's neat to get to know you a bit more! I'm adopted actually, so it's interesting to hear that your sister was. I am also a cat person, but my fiance doesn't like cats, so we're petless for the time being.

    All the best!!

  2. I was a girl scout too for that long! I started working on my gold award and they were in the middle of changing the requirement and it was frustrating so I gave up. I now wish I hadn't! I do have my silver award though:)

  3. so cute. im going to link up to this too!

  4. #5 on your 25 facts is IMPRESSiVE!! you sure are dedicated!!!

  5. AWESOME facts! I was going to do th 100 facts, but I can't think of that may things! It can be really hard, but yours are great!

  6. I hate cream cheese and cheesecake too. Everyone in my family thinks I'm crazy, but I am so grossed out by them both.