Fifty Things You Never Needed to Know

If you've been on Facebook lately, you've probably seen everybody doing the "Things About Me" posts. I honestly love seeing those things - I don't know if it's because I'm nosy or what, but I love finding out these random facts about people. It makes everyone seem so much more ... human. More accessible. More real. A while back I wrote a "100 Things About Me" post (which oddly enough is one of my most popular posts) and it was actually fun, so I thought I'd do another one. Except only fifty things this time, because, you know ... one hundred is a lot.

Since these are some of my favorite types of posts, I want to see yours - so I'm doing my first-ever linkup! Write a "Fifty Things" post (or however many "things" you wanna share) on your blog and put your link down at the bottom! Woohoooo!

1.) My first celebrity crushes were Ralph Macchio and Tom Brokaw. (Yes, the Karate Kid and the news anchor.)

2.) When I was like eleven or twelve I developed a huge crush on David Bowie's Goblin King character in Labyrinth because I could totally see his package through those skintight leggings.

3.) I have never been a smoker, but once every few years if I get reeeeeeeally drunk, I'll bum a cigarette from somebody. I don't know why because cigarettes seriously gross me out.

4.) I scored higher on my ACT test when I took it in 7th grade than I did when I took it again in high school. Oops.

5.) I prefer to shower in the morning because I absolutely can't stand sleeping on wet hair.

6.) My boobs are two different sizes. It's really hard to find bras that fit.

7.) My feet grew a whole size throughout my pregnancies, and stayed that way.

8.) I fantasize about meeting several of my favorite bloggers. I know we'd be instant BFFs. Or at least in my mind.

9.) I am really good at mimicking accents. Sometimes I'll just talk to my kids in a British accent or a Southern twang ... they're so used to it they don't even bat an eye.

10.) I feel like my musical taste is really boring. I love music, but my favorite are the standard "Top 40" type songs that you hear on the radio. Yawn.

11.) Sometimes I need to bake. No, I'm serious ... like, I need to do it. It's like an itch that I have to scratch.

12.) I believe strongly in equality for women, and often get frustrated with myself because I'm such a stereotypical "girly-girl" in so many ways.

13.) I would love to have another baby.

14.) If I had another baby, I'd pray it was a boy ... I have this huge fear that my sons would think we just kept trying until we got a girl, like they weren't adequate enough.

15.) I once spent like fourteen hours playing "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time."

16.) I don't reprimand my kids (at least not harshly) for slipping the occasional bad word into a sentence ... like the other day when Coby was frustrated because he couldn't open his "damn fruit snacks."

17.) At the time of this blog post, I've been with my husband for nearly sixteen years, since I was seventeen. We have both changed a lot over the years, matured and grown into different people than we once were, and I'm so grateful that we have weathered those changes and still actually like each other. That's not always easy to do.

18.) I desperately wanted a hamster as a kid, but never got one because my mom is afraid of them. Which is why my boys will never have one either ... my mom would never come over again!

19.) I designed my blog myself ... and have absolutely zero recollection of how. It's like I only retained the information long enough to get the job done, and then - poof.

20.) I once accidentally told a bartender in Germany that I was horny. I meant to say I was hot - as in sweaty - but got the words confused.

21.) I swallowed the first tooth I ever lost.

22.) I much prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate, and cannot stand white chocolate.

23.) I hate talking on the phone so much that I think it borders on a phobia. Text me, text me, text me, but you're gonna be hard-pressed to get a phone conversation.

24.) I inwardly cringe when someone uses the word "literally" in the wrong context. I've already taught my kids - even my four-year-old - how to use it properly.

25.) When I hear "Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star, I can't help but cry. Like, bawl ... for no particular reason. Every. Single. Time. 

26.) Every time I get a new vehicle, I can't help but wonder if I'm going to die in it. I'm petrified of being in a terrible car accident, whether I die or not.

27.) I can't stand to burn an "out-of-season" candle ... i.e., a pine-scented one in springtime. It bugs me.

28.) The one thing I find sexier than anything else, hands-down? Intelligence. Followed closely by a great sense of humor.

29.) I think of my future daughters-in-law often, and wonder what kind of little girls they are and what kind of women they're growing up to be. I hope they're happy and healthy.

30.) I'd love to wear perfume and have a "signature scent" but can't bear to spend the money on it because I feel like it's frivolous. It almost killed me to spend like twelve bucks on a bottle of scented lotion from Bath & Body Works.

31.) I know what it's like to be poor. At one time during my life I was living in an apartment that I was in the process of being evicted from because I couldn't pay my rent - with the utilities shut off, so no heat, water, or electricity. I literally could not afford toilet paper (plus, no water to flush) and had use a nearby gas station bathrooms, and at one point lived on only a box of Girl Scout cookies for almost a week. It's the closest I've ever been to homelessness. And it suuuuuuucked.

32.) Some of my favorite movies that I can watch over and over: Memoirs of a Geisha, Bad Santa, Napoleon Dynamite, The Proposal, and Sixteen Candles. These are just a few.

33.) When I discover something I love - like a new store or a great TV show - I secretly worry that it won't be successful and will close down/go off the air.

34.) There is very little I find more annoying than people who are ungrateful or constantly complaining about petty stuff. We so often don't realize how good we have it in comparison to a huge portion of the world.

35.) I love the feeling of getting home from somewhere and taking off my bra and putting on some stretchy pants. It's like, ahhhhhhh.

36.) I would love to be in a play but am paralyzed with fear at the thought of acting in front of people.

37.) I only remember like two telephone numbers. It would really suck if I ever lost my cell phone.

38.) My two front teeth are fake, and the backs of them are silver. I sometimes throw my head back to laugh or whatever and then feel really self-conscious, afraid that someone has seen.

39.) A big-time greeting card company once asked me to submit twenty humorous greeting card ideas ... and then they didn't use a single one of them. Talk about feeling deflated!

40.) I thought my first French kiss was soooo nasty that I actually barfed afterwards (not immediately, thank goodness).

41.) My first serious boyfriend was seven years older than me, a fact that I didn't dare reveal to my mother. I told her he was eighteen, which was bad enough; he was actually twenty-one.

42.) I love lemon desserts. Lemon bars, lemon cake, lemon cookies - if it's lemon, I will eat it.

43.) I'm super-close with my brother Steve. We text back and forth, almost all day, almost every day. Losing him is one of my biggest fears, ranking right up there with the loss of my husband or children.

44.) I often think in movie quotes. Like, if someone told me they were going on vacation, there would immediately be a Napoleon Dynamite voice in my head saying, "Lucky!" (I rarely say them out loud, though, because I've done that before and the person I'm talking to is like, "... Huh?")

45.) I could never, ever shoot an animal. But if someone broke into my house and threatened me or my family, I would have absolutely ZERO qualms about shooting them. In the face. Immediately. Without a second thought.

46.) I am the world's worst card-sender. Seriously. If I buy a birthday card for someone, it's rare that it actually gets to them. I never do Christmas cards. And I write thank-you notes for EVERY SINGLE EVENT - I even made Colin write them after his birthday party in June - and never get them sent. I literally have stacks of handwritten, addressed, unsent thank-you notes in my drawers. It's pathetic.

47.) If someone gave me $1000, I could happily spend it on gifts for other people. I absolutely love giving presents, I just never do it because of a lack of expendable income.

48.) My favorite actor is Tom Hanks. I adore him. If I ever met him I would be so starstruck that I'd probably just piss myself.

49.) I am totally and completely obsessed with "The Walking Dead." I have watched every episode since the very first one, multiple times ... and read every issue of the graphic novel ... and at least one of the companion books (The Rise of the Governor). Michael Rooker - the actor who played Merle - once tweeted me on Twitter and I was so freaking excited that I actually did a Tom Cruise couch jump.

50.) When I was younger I used to say that if I had a daughter, I was going to name her Calypso Dawn. Oh. Mah. Gah. Guess it's a good thing I had boys, eh?

Now it's YOUR turn!


  1. I'm with you on #44. When e-mailing someone, I will look up the clip I'm thinking of on youtube, and past it into the e-mail to make the point. But I'm constantly quoting movies in my head.

  2. Ah, where to start? I love your list!

    Our chocolate tastes are opposite.

    When I was pregnant with my third, the doctor thought it was twins. My biggest fear was that we would have boy girl twins and the boy would feel like he wasn't wanted, that we were just trying for a girl and got stuck with him, too. So, I prayed that we'd either have boy boy twins or girl girl. And then I prayed harder that it was just one baby (because my other two would only be 2 and 3 when the baby/ies were born). Turned out to be just one- another boy. And I couldn't have been happier.

  3. Hmmm. I like that you scored higher on your ACT in lower grades than in high school. Makes data people like myself go crazy ;)
    I hate when people are grouchy over simple things too. Lighten up!

  4. #8 - Is it me? Because that's how I think about you! LOL Okay, maybe too crazy stalker... but I do think so. :-D
    #13 Seriously!?!?! Isn't your grocery bill big enough?? HA!
    #24 AWESOME! (literally)
    #33 Agreed. *sniff* You will be missed Go On....
    #42 Me too!

    I'll link up with you ...eventually. I'm pretty terrible about things like this. If I don't do it like, now, it might not happen. Consider this #1 of my list. I have good intentions but lack the follow-through. :-)


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