Friday, October 1, 2010

Me. In a bullet point nutshell.

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This is the first of my "30 Days of Me" posts and I'm meant to share a recent picture of myself and 15 interesting facts about myself. The picture I can do easily. Here ya go:

That was taken recently at a place called Monkey Bay, which is about 20 minutes from my house. It was beautiful there!

Now, the 15 interesting facts were a little harder to come up with.

1. I was born in Bermuda. Pink sandy beaches, Portugese man o' war and gorgeous blue water. I got to go back and visit when I was 12 (I think) and it was awesome. Just a beautiful place. I hope one day to visit with the spawnlets.

2. There are 11 years between LilSis and me. For all intents and purposes we grew up as only children, which makes for an interesting dynamic now that we're both adults.

3. I am a huge movie buff. The Man will call me from work to ask me to settle an argument that he and the guys are having. "Honey, you know that movie with the guy who goes to that place where the girl is and they do this....what's it called?" 99% of the time I get it right. He's duly impressed.

4. I share a birthday with the awesome Stevie Nicks & Lenny Kravitz, the annoying Bobcat Goldthwaite (his voice makes me want to gouge my eyes out with a hot spoon) and the crude Matt Stone of South Park fame. I'm not impressed by any of this because I happen to think I'm more awesome than all of them combined, just not as rich.

5. When I get to know you, there's no shutting me up. Until then, I can come across as quite a snob because I can actually be quite shy. This won me the enviable title of "cold, snobby bitch" from The Man's family because very few of them actually took the time to get to know me. You know you want that title too. You can't have it. It's mine. All mine.

6. I hate shopping. Going to a mall and walking around for 2 hours just looking at things is absolute TORTURE to me. I am the kind of girl that goes in with a mission and emerges 20 minutes later with exactly what I was looking for. Window shopping is this girl's equivalent to water torture.

7. Much to my husband's dismay, I could quite happily go my entire life without ever having sex again. I won't...but I could. (You're welcome for this tidbit, oh visiting family members!)

8. I have lived in 7 different countries (Bermuda, Canada, England, Wales, Germany and NZ) and travelled in many more. During my most recent stint in Canada, I lived in 8 different houses in 8 years. It's the curse (or gift) of being a military brat, I have a need to move around.

9. I love, love, LOVE horror movies. However, I can only watch them with all the lights on, a blanket over me, a pillow on my lap and another pillow to put in front of my face to hide behind. Under no circumstances will you get me to watch a horror movie with the lights out. That would just be inviting the boogie man to get me.

10. I have never broken anything. Except dishes. As far as I know, all bones in my body are still in the most excellent condition that they always have been. Of course, now that I have said that, I will fall off a ladder or get beaten by an old woman with a stick and break my arm.

11. I never thought that I would work with old people. I worked in pet stores and had dreams of working with animals, I babysat and knew I would never work with children (shudder) and I went to school and trained as a Legal Secretary...but never did I think I would be happy working with old folks (and disabled people). Turns out, I love it. And I'm good at it!

12. I seem to be horribly addicted to chick lit, vampire novels (especially the ones that use their "big girl words", like J.R. Ward), and books about witches. I'm not sure what's going on. I've read War & Peace. Twice. And yet I find myself reading things like Twilight and getting excited about the sequels. *sigh*

13. I am a Christian but tend to keep that to myself because the vast majority of our friends are not. And neither is The Man. It's not that I'm embarrassed, it's just that I'm afraid of being ridiculed. Silly? Perhaps. Safe? Feels that way.

14. I hate socks. And shoes. I would happily go barefoot all year were it not for safety at work and the fear of losing my toes to frostbite in the winter. Given the choice, it would be me and 50 pairs of flip flops....all the time.

15. I don't like phones. I have a cellphone, but no home line. If you call me, I might answer but I'll try and keep the conversation as short as possible. If you text me or email me, you can bet your perky little ass that I'll be having a full on conversation with you. And no, I don't miss the expression that comes with an actual conversation.

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  1. I'm not a phone talker either! Text? YOU BET! Email? Hell yes! I ramble like none other! Leave me a voice message? Probably takes me two weeks to actually listen to it.

    I'm looking forward to the rest of your posts on you! Really like this format!

  2. i knew most of these things! Woot! <3

  3. I am so with you on #6. I loathe the mall and only go when I absolutely have no other choice. Now, if it's a bookstore, that's an entirely different matter. I could happily spend an entire day in there.

  4. Hooray, you started! And now I realise how much we do have in common :) Points 5,6,12, and 15 in particular. And 13 years between me and my youngest sister (but with other kids inbetween).

    Keep it up, I'm looking forward to another 29 days!

  5. Just discovered your blog via KMB and I really admire your honesty. I am with you on the phone thing and I have been too tired and disinterested in sex since the birth of daughter no. 3 in Feb. Thankfully hubbie is very understanding and doesn't have a problem with self love in the shower!!! I am with you on 10 and 13 and understand your reasoning for 13.

    Maybe I should be brave and 'come out' a bit more on my blog - hide behind the children too much ;)

    Good on you!

  6. You are gorgeous and your skin looks like crushed pearls. Your "things about me" are cool too! LOL!

  7. 3, 6, 7, 10, 14, and 15 could have been written by me. You and I are polar opposites on number 13. Oh, and I have broken my nose, twice, but since it's really cartilege and not bone, I didn't count it.

  8. This only makes me want to hang out with you even more, you know!


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