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 idea...it 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.