Thursday, January 6, 2011

Day 1: Introduce, Recent Picture, and 15 Interesting Facts

Recent Picture

How recent?? Like September-ish?? Sounds good!

This is me. This picture was taken over Labor Day weekend when JC and I went on a cruise to Bermuda. We were at dinner one night. The cruise was a much needed reprieve from IF land. And I love Bermuda. It's such a beautiful place.

15 Interesting Facts

Interesting?? ...well maybe not interesting, but here they are!

1. I was adopted. I have no idea how I found out that I was adopted- I've just always known. I really appreciate the fact that it has always been a very open topic in my house and I have never felt strange about it one bit.

2. Like my friend Lissasue, I had a *REALLY* good time in college. Maybe too good of a time? Sometimes I wonder how I survived it all.

3. I cry all the time. I'm just a cry-er. I cry when I'm stressed out, sad, angry, frustrated...a lot. My husband HATES this about me.

4. I might be the biggest worry wart on the planet. JC calls it "snowballing" I worry about one tiny thing and then next thing you know, I'm assuming the world will end and we'll all be dead. It's a gift, really.

5. I am very smart, yet lazy. When I was young, I qualified to go to a "special school" for smart kids, but cried when my parents tried to make me go. I should have done WAY better in high school and in college.

6. My father passed away in car accident when I was 16. I think now that I'm an adult, I miss him more than ever. It makes me sad that he'll never know my husband or our children.

7. If I could wear PJ's all day every day, I would. I have a true problem buying new pajamas and I'm trying to stop. Ok, not really trying- I got some new ones for Christmas!

8. I am fascinated by prison culture. If I didn't have to work for money- I would go do mental health work in a prison or a drug rehab center. I would really just be in it for the stories.

9. I have never, ever, ever been as sure about something as I am about the fact that I married the best possible person for me. I am so glad every day that I get to spend every day with him.

10. I play the lottery on the regular. Even the scratchers. Someone has to win, right?

11. I have an awesome magnet collection. Some of my favorites are from Guatnatmo Bay Cuba and Turkey. Are you going somewhere cool? Bring me a magnet!

12. I watch a lot of TV, but if I couldn't have TV anymore, I wouldn't care.

13. I HATE being in the car. Ironically- I spend almost 3 hours a day, 5 days a my car.

14. I hate writing with pencils. The feeling of pencil on paper creeps me out. HATE. IT.

15. I have the best mother anyone could ever ask for. She would lay down in traffic for me and I can't even imagine my life without her.


  1. I love that I already knew most of these things about you. Except that you are smart, I had no idea. ;-P

  2. Ok, no need for me to write one of my own...I'm with you on 90% of these! 2 (though my "so good I'm surprised I'm alive" times were really post college),3,4,5,13,14,15...Now I'm even more sad I can't come to the GTG!

  3. I love this post!
    The things we have in common #s 2,3,4,5,6 (colon cancer took my Dad when I was 13 and I miss him like crazy as an adult).
    #8 my mom is a therapist at a state prison (ok, that's not really something we have a common, lol) and #s 9 and 12!