July 8, 2013

25 Things About Me

It seems I can only do blog entries when my family is sleeping so when my body decided to be in full alert mode at 4:45 this morning I thought that it would be a great time to work on my blog! Life is going 100 miles per minute so it's been over a week since my last post (or has it been 2 weeks??) and I promise I am trying to get back in the routine of this but it's proving to be difficult!

Today's entry is just a fun one that I have seen circulating so I figured why not join the band wagon and do it myself! You may or may not know these things about me but I will try to be extra creative with them since I am usually pretty open and honest on here.

1. I am DEATHLY afraid of heights! I can not stand being high up....be it an airplane, mountain, bridge, roller coaster, elevator, building, etc. I go into a full fledged panic attack when I am put into these situations. As you can imagine this proves to be very difficult when I am driving a car or using an airliner for transportation.

2. I am blind as a bat. Literally, I can not see a foot in front of me if I am not wearing my contacts or glasses. For those of you that wear corrective lenses, I am -8.75 in both eyes so that gives you some perspective on how bad my vision is. When I don't wear my glasses everything is fuzzy and blurry. I can't make out faces, words, numbers. If I didn't recognize your voice I would not know who was in a room with me. I have thought about Lasik but that is expensive and I am not sure how I feel about a laser going anywhere near my eyeball.

3. My first car was a 1977 Honda Accord and it was a stick shift with a choke. It's only luxury was air and a cassette player. I am not even sure if it had air now that I think about it. The car didn't last long because I totaled it 2 months after turning 16 when I slid out in front of Doug Walter's Mom on Burrage Road going to school while it was sleeting. The tiny car didn't have a chance against her Buick Roadmaster. My Dad was pissed.

4. My hair color has been almost every shade of the rainbow....well, not literally but it's been various shades of blonde, red and brown. While in high school I couldn't make up my mind so the obsession started in the 9th grade.

5. I have had 9 surgeries since turning 21! I have had the following: Wisdom Teeth, Tonsils, 2 Laparoscopies, 1 D&C, Gallbladder, C-Section, Tubal Ligation and a Hysterectomy.

6. I can not sweep or mop. I am not kidding. I do not know what it is but all I do is move dirt from one area to another or swish dirty water around on the floor. It's ridiculous and I am admitting that it's not normal. Thankfully, I have had a housekeeper or my husband takes care of the floors!

7. I weigh less than 100 pounds and I don't work out or diet. I am not sure what it is about my metabolism (it has been checked) but I don't seem to gain weight unless it's due to medications or pregnancy. I weighed 85 pounds when I graduated high school and stayed that weight until I became pregnant. After having Brody my weight has been around 85-95 pounds.

8. I didn't know I was pregnant until I entered my 2nd trimester!!! I AM NOT JOKING. In my 20's I was told I would have a very slim chance of getting pregnant due to scar tissue from several surgeries so pregnancy was off the radar to me. I never had a regular menstrual cycle so it wasn't shocking if I skipped months at a time. However, in January of 2008 I was feeling bloated and started eating breakfast all the time (which was not normal) and my appetite was becoming intense. I never put much thought into any of it until two people told me they thought I was pregnant. I laughed it all off and then my curiosity got the best of me and I went home on a lunch break and took a test, then another test and then another test....all 3 were positive!! I went to the Doctor and it was confirmed that I was indeed pregnant and had been since approximately October of 2007! Talk about a SHOCKER.

9. My dream car is a Corvette! I will have one before I die.

10. I can not stand Barry Manilow. I love most music but there is something about that man that I despise. I would rather listen to nails on a chalkboard than hear his music being played. I do not understand his hype at all.

11. I worked in NASCAR for 7 years. It was a lot of fun at the time but I can honestly say I am glad I am no longer part of that travelling circus! Without the job I would have never got to experience some really cool once in a lifetime events nor travelled as much as I have but it's a very toxic environment that ultimately can destroy you if you're not careful.

12. I have been to the following destinations: England, Ireland, Cancun, Punta Cana, Key West, Aruba x2, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos. I feel like I am missing one or two more but oh well. My favorite by far has to be Aruba -- so beautiful!

13. I hate romance novels. I can't get into them and the only one I did like was "The Notebook" (not sure if that is even considered a romance novel). I think they are cheesy.

14. I wish I could go back to high school and repeat my freshman and sophomore year. I completely screwed off those two years and didn't feel the need to study or take school seriously. I honestly enjoyed my schoolwork my Junior and Senior year and my grades proved it.

15. I took French for 2 years in school and can't remember a damn thing but the very basics. I tried taking Spanish in college and failed miserably. I prefer English.

16. I named my son Brody because I was hooked on "The Hills" when I became pregnant and I thought Brody Jenner had a cool name so therefor I used it.

17. I am scared of dying. I believe in heaven and that my soul goes to a wonderful place but the process of dying scares me. Like do you know you're dying? Does it hurt? Are you in pain? You catch my drift.

18. My favorite band hands down is Journey. LOVE THEM!

19. I can not sing. I have a horrible singing voice but I love to sing!

20. I believe in ghosts. I know some people are skeptical but once you grow up in Historic Homes that were over 100 years old you do believe some souls get trapped on this earth.

21. I wish I was a criminal investigator.

22. I have 3 tattoos but they are all covered. One on the back of my neck, a tramp stamp and one on my hip. They are addictive and I want more but they would have to be able to be hidden....I am weird like that.

23. I am terrified of Spiders, Snakes and Bugs. I mean, TERRIFIED!!!! I can't breath, I go into panic mode and literally lose my mind when I come in contact with one.

24. I am addicted to my iPhone. It's the best invention ever...or the worst, if you ask my husband :)

25. I have always came across as a hard-ass, bitch, tough little girl, etc....BUT that is all a front because I am actually a softy who can get her feelings hurt easily and cries during sad commercials and TV shows. I have always been small so I had to have a very tough exterior because I was picked on in school for being skinny, short, not pretty enough, etc. I was popular amongst my friends but classmates could be very mean so it hardened me and it's taken a decade to overcome all of that. I still struggle. It's a defense mechanism that comes into play so I don't get hurt.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you are back to blogging. I've nominated you for an award at my blog http://justbcauz.blogspot.com/2013/07/bright-and-shiny.html.