Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10 Things You May Not Know About Me

I haven't done one of these posts in a long time, so I thought I'd share a few facts about myself that you guys may or may not know.

1. I didn't date in high school. Like, at all. In fact, I only had a date to one dance and both of my proms I went with friends. At the time it really got me down and almost made me feel like something was wrong with me, but looking back on it, it doesn't bother me. I'm sure there were guys that did like me, but just didn't tell me for whatever reason.

2. I graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2006. To say I'm excited about this football season is an understatement. I'm pulling for us to finally win a national championship and to put the other university in our state to shame.


3. I used to be really shy. Sometimes I still am. Depending on the person I'm around it can take me months to warm up to them. Sometimes it only takes a few hours, but once I know you and am comfortable around you, I'm can be a complete ham.

4. My two all-time favorite books are Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. I've read Summer Sisters almost every summer since I turned 16 and I've read Joy Luck Club numerous times. If I read a book more than once, it's a testament to how much I like the writing.

5. I don't like the dumb blonde stereotype, but sometimes I can be really blonde. For example, the other day I was singing my new favorite song, "Cheers, Drink to That" by Rihanna, and I was wondering about one line where it sounds like she says, "Don't let the bar studs get you down..." So I was thinking, "What in the heck is a bar stud?" Then I realized she was NOT saying bar stud, but bastard. Yeah.....

6. I'm one of those girls who tries to be confident, but most of the time I second guess myself. Especially when it comes to clothing. Ever know girls who always look put-together even when they are wearing a t-shirt and jeans? I'm not that girl. Hence, why I love Pinterest and Polyvore, because they give me outfit combos plus accessories that I'd probably never think of myself.

7. Sometimes I wish I could be a travel agent, but I'm not sure in the age of internet that there is so much of a demand for travel agents.

8. I tried a couple of dance classes a few weeks ago because it was a task on my 30 Before 30 List. I had visions of me wowing the teacher with my natural talent that I hoped I might have. Turns out, I'm pretty uncoordinated and it takes me forever to get a routine down.

9. I'm not a fan of thrill rides and the only place I will ride thrill rides like rollercoasters and rides that drop you 13 stories, is at the Disney Parks. No idea why I feel like I can do it there and nowhere else.

10. My biggest pet peeve with my husband is that he hates having his picture taken. I'm so jealous of all these other couples that oodles of pictures together, because I'm lucky if Sean will take one picture with me a year. In all honesty, it makes me more sad than mad.


13 comments:

Jessica Lynn said...

I could've written one and ten myself. This was fun to read! (and speaking of ten - i need to email you back!)

Tori said...

My work actually has a travel department where all they do is arrange travel.

And Summer Sisters is the shiznit.

The Kellys said...

There were very few date-able guys in our high school so I know it had absolutely nothing to do with you. (Which I think you know.) :)

My husband is fine with being in pictures, he just always forgets to take pictures, which means I'm never in them unless I lean over and hold the camera out myself.

GO POKES!

tootie said...

I can relate to so many of these.
Especially #4 (love the Joy Luck Club) and #7.

Sarah said...

The dumb blonde part made me laugh, partly because I too am a blonde but also because I do that with songs ALL the time. I never know what the lyrics are saying until I'm singing what I THINK it's says and someone corrects me. Opps...
This summer I went on my first upside down roller coaster for the very first time(at the ripe old age of 22) and before that I really only ride coasters at Disney too, though none of the big scary ones. Just the small ones in Disneyland and the Tower of Terror in California Adventure. I'm such a wuss. ;)
And lastly, my husband is the same way, which I used to hate (and still do sometimes) but I've found that if I can get him in a crowd of people (esp. in front of my parents) he's more likely to behave himself and just suck it up and take the picture. Maybe that's something you could try???
Loved this btw. :)

Samantha said...

I loved this post! Just FYI you and I sound like we were on the same page in HS... like same page:same book and everything. Look at us now! :)

Angela Noelle said...

I would also love to be a travel agent, but have serious doubts about the practical application of that in the real world. I don't think I know anyone who doesn't just plan their own vacation! It is a dream job though :)

JG said...

I don't do "thrill rides" either, even at Disney. :) I don't like free-falling (major, major phobia) and I have horrible motion sickness. I *do* have an agreement to ride the teacups with SoldierMan once every trip, so I can get our traditional motion-blur pictures. But other than that, Test Track is as intense as I like to go. :) See, this is why we need kids, so he has someone to do Tower of Terror with.

We were actually talking the other night that, if the stars aligned, this could actually be OSU's year to finally get to the Championship. Which, I guess if we can't go, they might as well. ;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

When I was younger, I totally wanted to be a travel agent! I always thought it would be so much fun!

Shoshanah said...

I'm with you on number 10. My fiance pretty much refuses to take photos with me or at all. He's agreed to take photos at the wedding, but engagement photos are officially out which makes me a little sad.

Rebecca said...

I didn't date in high school either. I had one date to a dance and that was it. My date was in college with Shawn, and now we're engaged :)

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

OK...seriously we must have been separated at birth!!! 3,4, 5, 6, & 8...SPOT ON!! When I was a teen I would read the Joy Luck Club over and over again, and Summer Sisters is my favorite book EVER!! As for the dancing...it takes me twice as long to learn routines as other people, so I feel your pain. Sometimes I feel like I have to left feet...it's a good thing I have time to practice Zumba routines at home first :) I loved this post! :)

Barbara said...

I LOVE Summer Sisters and am so shy half the time and so outgoing the other half! This was a great read! Thanks for sharing!