Thursday, February 9, 2012

More about me then you've ever wanted to know

I was tagged by several lovely bloggers awhile back for the "11 things" blog chain letter. Chain letters have always been a mystery to me where I've never quite understood the appeal. I'm always the one who kills the letter, and the "11 things" chain unfortunately will be no different. 

So thank you to:

I'm touched that you all wanted to know more about me, but I do still like to keep myself as somewhat of a mystery since this is the internet and who knows what kind of creepos are lurking around this neck of the woods. Because I'm not a fan of chain letters, of course I changed the rules and will instead just be feeding you random factoids about myself. So enjoy or not...

I'm one of those people takes their dental hygiene very seriously. I always carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with me wherever I go and I drink my coffee through a straw.

I have two dogs, Miles and Chase. They are brothers and have more personality then any dog I have ever met in my life. They are brothers and we think that they are a dachshund westie mix. My husband and I are super lame, Miles and Chase do have running themed names. Their favorite food is banana and their favorite pastime is snuggling under a snuggie.

Chase is in the foreground and Miles in the background
Miles and Chase celebrating their 4th birthday last February

I met my husband when we were in 7th grade. We started dating our freshman year in high school, were engaged when we were 21, married at 23, and now live happily ever after. Most days.

Our wedding in August 2007

Bustin a groove at a wedding

My favorite food is parmesan cheese. I know that sounds weird but I feel like you could put it on anything and it will taste divine. Coming in a close second would be white peaches and haribou watermelon gummi bears.

While I do have a blog where I talk about myself, I am extremely introverted. Outside of this blog I rarely divulge the gritty details about things going on in my life and don't openly spill the gritty details of my life. Believe it or not I don't really like to bring attention to myself and don't open up about the things going on in life unless asked. And truth be told, I do think that blogs are kind of silly.

I like to think that I'm funny, but I have an extremely odd sense of humor that others don't seem to follow at times. But as long as I amuse myself that's all that counts.

My humor is most popular with the kiddos

The most embarrassing moment of my life would probably be the day that I flipped over the handle bars of my bicycle on Michigan Avenue. I don't really know how it happened but the back wheel somehow flew through the air launching me into oncoming traffic where I ate major pavement. When I stood up there was gravel etched into the entire front half of my body and blood running down my legs. People were gathering to peel me off the street and traffic came to a stop, I was so embarrassed that I got on my bike as fast as I could and rode off with blood streaming down my legs. Must have been quite a site to see.

I am the shortest one in my family measuring in at 5'3, yet my feet are ginormous. They seem to float back between size 8.5 and 9. I am the 2nd of 5 children in my family where my sister is 10 years younger then me and about 5 inches taller, I look like a midget standing next to them and sometimes wonder if I was switched at birth.

This was almost 5 years ago when my sister was 13, even then she was slightly taller then me.
I was wearing 5 in heels this day.

Believe it or not, I have a tattoo. When I was 18 I drove to Indiana with some of my girlfriends to get a tat on my foot of a star. The purpose of the star is to be a reminder of one of my favorite bible verses:

"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like start in the universe as you hold out the word of life-in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing." 
2 Philippians 2:14-16

Tats on the foot hurt.

I've always lived in the Chicagoland area. I grew up in the western suburbs, went to college in Chicago, and now currently reside in the city. There was a period of time where I felt trapped here and wanted nothing more but to pack up my car and drive across the country to start a new life in a new city. Yet the past 2 years I've grown attached to my city and couldn't imagine myself setting up a life anywhere else. Chicago is a truly beautiful place that took me some time to fully appreciate and I'm glad that I am stationed here.

Clutter gives me anxiety so I don't hang on to too many tangible items. But I do have an apron collection that I will never part ways with.

This apron is just one of many

I didn't get my wisdom teeth pulled until I was 26. I had 4 impacted teeth and it was a terrible experience where the orthopedic surgeon gave me too much anesthesia that took 3 days to exit my body. I had an allergic reaction to the medicine they gave me which made me break out in a full body rash, I couldn't eat anything solid for almost 6 weeks, and the holes took forever to heal. For some crazy reason I thought having this surgery 8 weeks before a half marathon would be a good wasn't and I nearly died on that course.

I learned to walk by the time I was 6 months old. I've always been an eager learner.

Lastly, I'm a karaoke rockstar.

So there you have it folks, random facts that you never wanted to know about me.


  1. My brother got married in August 2007 in the south suburbs and it looks like they had the same weather you did. Did you get married August 4? Also I love your wedding dress and flowers! And you look gorgeous :)

    1. We didn't get married on the 4th, we wed on the 18th. It was the year that they cancelled the air and water show because it was rainy and 50 degrees in August, which was sad because we were supposed to have an outdoor reception on that roof top.

  2. YOU WERE WALKING at 6 months?! hahaha That's crazy. My husband was only a week old when he rolled over for the first time. They have it on video! :)

  3. I adore these posts - it's so nice to get a glimpse of the person behind the blogger/runner!

    I am also a karaoke rockstar!

  4. So fun! I would not have pictured you as an introvert (I am one myself). V cute pics and what a nice story you and hubs have

  5. Ahhhhhh you made a GORGEOUSSSSS bride!! ANd I LOVE your dress in that pic of y'all dancing at a wedding! :) You are adorable! (And no, I didn't do my own blog design...I just forked over for someone else to do it!)

  6. Fun stuff! thank you for induging me. : )
    Your dogs are adorable--we have Bichons who are brothers as well. I love that you gave yours running names! Ha!

  7. My husband and I met in 7th grade, started dating freshman year of high school and got married in 2007 when I was 23 too! Pretty creepy!

    Oh and in the picture of you with the apron - my mom has the same NOEL decoration in the background. :)

  8. that was pretty cool! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I like learning more about you! I toss out a lot of stuff too - I have to remember to hang on to the important things.

  10. wow...u met ur hubby in 7th grade!! that is just way too Notebook-eque to boot! i love it, u guys are adorable and it's nice to see stories like that about people who actually last after meeting so young. :)

    parmesan cheese, that's a new one, but hey i do love me my cheeses. :)

  11. So fun to know more about you. Do you tell your real life friends about your blog? And clutter....ahhh, my house...drives me NUTS! I throw things away constantly. 6 months and walking?! HOly MOLY! No wonder you are such a fast runner. xo

  12. Alright, loved hearing more about you. As usual.

    It's funny because not really many people in my real life know about my blog. Except for the few friends that I feature in it. But not my parents, highschool, college friends, or co-workers. That's prob because I really do keep to myself and not that I really share anything very private or deep on my blog, I like keeping those sorts of thoughts to myself and I'm afraid that everyone I know in real life would learn stuff that I don't share with them. But in reality, I prob wouldn't care if everyone knew about it, they'd probably actually enjoy it!

  13. I love your wedding pics! The background is so pretty :)

    Blogs are definitely silly - to think all of these random people would want to know about us? But... it is a good way to meet people (for me, anyway - that is how I found you!)

    Wow. Your wisdom teeth story is awful! And I thought I had it bad (I had 6 of them). And the bike thing too. :( I hope your luck is better in the future!

  14. I love your wedding pic: exuding beauty and happiness!

    I'm the same way with clutter! And my introverted-ness ;)

  15. I love your dogs names! When I got my Boston, I considered called him Pre (in the end, I decided on Rhubarb).

    Love the wedding pics, beautiful.

    I've never been to Chicago but definitely want to one day, when its a little warmer :)

  16. I love your apron Britt! I wear one too, black with green polka dots :) and a letter R on it. :)
    Loved reading more about you and seeing all the pics. Hard to imagine you are only 5'3"!