Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My Birthday | 28 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Today I'm celebrating turning another year older: 28! Since I'm 28 today, I thought I would share with y'all 28 things you might not know about me. 


{1} When I started college, I wanted to be a Fashion Merchandising major. (Ha!) That didn't turn out so well, so I switched to Nutrition. After I failed Chemistry 1301 - the first Chemistry class you take for that major - I knew that wasn't what I was supposed to do, so I hopped over to the Communications Building and never looked back! 

{2} I can sing every word to Vanilla Ice's "Ice, Ice, Baby." 

{3} I got my brand new 2003 Honda CR-V when I turned 16 and still drive it to this day. "Old Faithful" and I get along just fine. ;) 

{4} I played the piano for 10 years growing up (from 3rd grade-12th grade), but now I couldn't play a song on there if I tried. 

{5} If I were going to prison (a la "Orange is the New Black") and had to choose my "last supper," it would be: a filet mignon (medium), lobster tail, truffle macaroni and cheese, smashed potatoes and creme brûlée for dessert. 

{6} As in #5, I think of these crazy "what-if" situations all the time. Ha! 

{7} My drink of choice is a nice, ice cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc. (Kim Crawford, Nobilo, Lewis Wines or Oyster Bay, to be exact.)

{8} My now-aunt used to be my babysitter growing up. And I was super bad, y'all. Like, horrible. She came home from Baylor and brought me a sweatshirt and I looked at her and said, "I don't like it, and I'm not gonna wear it." Don't think my parents don't still quote that - all the time. (And yes, I got a spanking!) And yes, I'm paying for my behavior now with my child! 

{9} I have my concealed handgun license (CHL) and know how to use a gun. And I'm proud of that! 

{10} I would much rather go on a beach vacation than a skiing vacation. I'm a beach girl through and through, and totally wish we lived close to one. I don't do well in the cold.

{11} I have a horrible habit of popping my joints. I pop my knuckles, wrists, arms, neck, toes, ankles, knees and back. I'm going to have horrible arthritis when I'm older. 

{12} I love monograms. Brandon always jokes that I would monogram my underwear if I could. It's true! 

{13} I'm a major clean freak. If I'm stressed out or mad, the first thing I do is start cleaning. I always feel a ton better - even if I'm not stressed out or mad - when I have a clean house. I feel like I can breathe!

{14} I studied abroad in London in college, and that led me to become super obsessed with British History. I love anything and everything Great Britain-related, especially the history of the British Royal Family. I'm a history nerd and love to watch documentaries about them, past and present! 

{15} I get really weirded out when people wear open-toed shoes and don't have their toenails painted. 

{16} Also on things that weird me out? When I can hear people chewing. It makes me gag.

{17} I have this weird thing about drinking water in the mornings. I just...I can't. It tastes weird and different! I'm all about a big ol' cup of coffee. 

{18} I had braces for six years. SIX YEARS Y'ALL. I still have nightmares that I have them on. In addition to that lovely factoid, I also have a fake tooth - the one next to my front tooth. I have no idea the "dentist" name for it, but yeah...it's not real. My parents both don't have both of those teeth {and neither do their dads} - and I got one. Brandon and I joke that we're not saving for Walker's college...we're saving for his braces. 

{19} I was once making out with a guy in high school and my tooth fell out in his mouth. THAT'S THE MOST EMBARRASSING STORY EVER. 

{20} I've never met any A-list celebrities...just D-list ones: Ryan Cabrera and Chris Harrison at a Super Bowl party when it was in Dallas a few years ago. I'm really cool, y'all. 

{21} I have to pick up our living room every night before we go to bed: toys up, remote control in the charger, pillows on the couch, blankets folded, etc. It just doesn't feel right going to bed with all that still strewn about! 

{22} I hadn't tried a sweet potato until 2014 when I was making Walker's pureés. Now I'm obsessed. 

{23} I am terrified of snakes and lizards. Literally, my heart starts pounding out of my chest and I break out into a cold sweat when they get close to me. I wish I was joking.

{24} My favorite hymn is, "It Is Well." I absolutely love it and cry every time it is sung.

{25} I could read, "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" by Emily Giffin over and over and over. I absolutely love those books!

{26} If you were to look at my iTunes, you would be so confused; I have the most random taste in music. I have everything from Pat Green to T.I. to Matt Redman to Ella Fitzgerald on there. 

{27} I listen to the Sports Radio show "Muse in the News" on 96.7 FM every morning. I don't listen to that channel any other time during the day/week, but it's my favorite little 15 minutes in the morning. The guys are absolutely hilarious! 

{28} When I'm really tired, mad or...ahem...have been over served ;), my East Texas accent comes out. All the -ing's are dropped and the accent is out in full force. Brandon always knows when I'm on the phone with my family because it just comes out in 2.5 seconds. 

6 comments:

  1. My last supper would be identical to yours; like I wouldn’t change a thing! Also, I’ve been meaning to start Orange is the New Black but just need to find the time – hopefully this weekend, do you watch?! I always think what if! I love monograms; I’m always looking for the next addition to my collection! Super jealous of the Chris Harrison encounter!

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  2. Happy Birthday! I started out going for another major and ended up in the Communication College also! Hope you have an amazing day!

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  3. Happy Birthday! This list is great. I laughed so much about the tooth falling out. Too funny and embarrassing!

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  4. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day! Love this post and getting to know more about you. Your last supper sounds yummy! I had braces for 4 years and I thought that was bad! I want to hear this accent too. :)

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  5. A great list - happy birthday lovely lady x
    I had a good chuckle about the tooth :)

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