Thursday, September 15, 2011

15 Day Challenge Link-Up: Day 2

15 Day Challenge!  Today's hot topic: Share 30 interesting facts about yourself.

OK, this was hard to do, but here goes:
  1. I love to travel.  So far, I've been to 11 countries and plan to keep going to more!
  2. I am obsessed, obsessed, with the 60's and 70's.  So much, in fact, that sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era.  My absolute favorite show is American Dreams, which was cancelled a million years for no good reason!  I found and bought bootleg copies of the entire series that wasn't sold in stores.
  3. I graduated from college when I was 19. 
  4. I watch so many TV shows religiously, but not many of them live.
  5. We don't have cable...and love not having it!
  6. I still carry around my baby blankie :) Dork alert!
  7. I have a ridiculously good memory.  Seriously, tell me some little fact in passing, and I remember it ten years later.
  8. I'm ridiculously loyal to my best friends but oh boy can I hold a grudge when you hurt me.
  9. I own every Hanson album.  Hanson also happened to be my very first concert. 
  10. I'm a ridiculously fast reader.  Harry Potter?  Read that, in a day!  (OK not really, but I am a fast reader!)
  11. I love ballet.  Love it, love it, love it!  Never saw a ballet movie I didn't love.  Tim and I go see a ballet about twice a year, and I still take ballet classes whenever I can.
  12. Speaking of dancing, I challenge you to play a good song and get me to not bust a move!
  13. I'm currently seriously considering going back to school, either to grad school or for a second bachelor's in a completely new feild.  I'm nervous!
  14. At my wedding, my dad and I did one of those start-dancing-normally-and-then-break-into-a-crazy-dance dances
  15. Up until last year, I had only 14 members in my entire family, including extended family.  Then some crazy life events happened and now I have a million family members!
  16. My brother taught me how to walk.  And then he taught me how to run by pushing me!
  17. I can go from zero to sobbing in three seconds flat.  Watch me!
  18. I'm deathly allergic to dogs...but love those cuties so much!
  19. I'm currently training for my first half marathon.  I've done a number of 5K's before, but never 13.1 miles!
  20. I thrive on making lists.  I have a zillion notebooks everwhere, and most of them are filled with lists. 
  21. I swam with dolphins in the ocean once in Hawaii, and it changed my life.  So did seeing The Cove, which I watched shortly before I got to swim with the dolphins.  They are amazing creatures.
  22. I have three tattoos and counting: a fluer di lis on my hip, "la vita e bella" on my foot, and two music notes on my shoulder.  The music notes are from Let it Be, my favorite song, and Music of the Night, my other favorite song, from the musical Phantom of the Opera
  23. Myrtle Beach, SC is my all time favorite beach in the world.  I've been to dozens of other beaches in the world, but nothing compares to Myrtle Beach.  Its where my family vacationed during my childhood, and it's home to me
  24. I was so shy as a child, I could barely utter a sentence to anyone.  Now I can't shut up!
  25. I love to research things so much that when I was in 3rd grade, I used to come home at night and research bunnies in my dad's encyclopedias.  When my brother had a research project about Egypt, I was so jealous that I did my own...I was soooo mad when we didn't learn about Egypt in 6th grade! 
  26. I grew up with no cousin- nada!  It was just me and my brother!  But my first cousin was born last December, so I'm no longer the baby!
  27. I get along with guys much more than girls...I'd say 80% of the people I surround myself with are male
  28. Little known fact- I was a history minor in college!
  29. Best piece of advice I've ever gotten: "Let people feel how they want to feel"  One of my best friend's mom told us that, and I love it!  It's so true. 
  30. I was at Stonehenge in England on the day of the terrorist attacks in London in 2005.  We went the whole day not knowing what happened, but seeing that all the trains to London had been canceled for the day
OK, there's my 30!  I feel like I said "I" waaaaaaaayyy too much in this post.  Who's next?


  1. Pretty interesting facts!
    I wish i could dance. I see people dance and invasion myself dancing but then i do it and its like ok stop! no Rhythm.
    Good luck with your half marathon!

    MMMBOP ! :)

  2. 31. You use the word "ridiculously" a ridiculous amount! :)

  3. "Ridiculous" is a glorious word to use. My most commonly used words include: love, ridiculous, glorious, amazing, awesome.

    If you ask me, that's pretty friggin' ... awesome.

    In other news: YAY for list-makers! And if you're not dancing all the time, you're not living (but that's just my opinion). ;)


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