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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Random stuff about me

I figured I would share some random stuff about me today. I was going to post for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, but just could not get motivated. Honestly, I'm not really a fan of stuffing/dressing .... and that was this month's theme. If you're interested in checking out some stuffing recipes, stop by Mom's Crazy Cooking and check them out. :)

I always find it fascinating to see the things that make people who they are. I like seeing if you are you like me .... are you weirder or more normal than me ... are you the life of the party or are you the wallflower?? Do you do the things I do? 

I am a people watcher, it's almost a hobby. I think you can learn a lot about a person just by observing .... and if you post something on your blog about you and your habits, you can almost bet, I will read it if it shows up in my Google Reader. Be forewarned ;) 

Me in my senior year of high school.
In no particular order, here we go .....
1. I like even numbers .... and for things to be equal and even - always. 
2. I hate laundry ..... With seven people in our household, there is no such thing as "being caught up". Ever. I swear, that stuff multiplies in the hampers or something ... 
3. I go through weird eating phases on occasion, where nothing tastes good to me and I can't decide what I want to eat. Other times, everything sounds good to me and I want to eat everything. Am I the only one who does this?
4. I love the smell of vanilla, Drakkar Noir cologne, coffee brewing, the air after it rains, grilling, freshly mowed grass .... and bacon while it's cooking. Not all at the same time, of course! ;)
5. My favorite toy growing up was an orange teddy bear ..... He was the homeliest thing, but I remember wanting him so bad ... and I got him. As a matter of fact, I still have him. He's thirty-something years old, er, I mean young!
6. I don't like extremely hot or cold weather .... 60's and 70's are perfect to me. I would love to live somewhere where it is like that year-round, all day, every day! One can dream, right?!
7. I have to sleep with my feet outside of the covers .... they're my "thermo-regulators". It keeps me from getting too hot. :)
8. I don't really like surprises .... I like to know what's going to happen in advance and to be well prepared for everything. I also have a hard time waiting to open presents .... I'm a shaker and a peeker if I get the chance! (I know it is so wrong, but I have always been this way!)
9. I swore I'd never buy a black car because they get too hot in the summer .... Can you guess what color of car I have?! Yep, black. I didn't like the other colors when we bought our van .... and in my husband's defense, he asked me a bazillion times if I was sure I wanted a black car. 
10. I love opening a new jar of peanut butter (JIF creamy preferably) and sticking a spoon in it! 
11. Speaking of peanut butter ... When I was younger, one of my favorite breakfasts on Sunday mornings was toasted chocolate pop-tarts smeared with peanut butter and green kool-aid to drink. Thinking back, I think this was a very weird combination. 
12. Music moves my soul. I could spend the rest of my life without television (we don't even have outside television .... yep, you read that right - we don't have any cable or any satellite), but I cannot fathom the idea of living without music. I listen to a wide variety of stuff ... depending on my mood!
13. I have awful nickname for my kids. For example, my three year old is aka as "freak-a-deek" .... the baby? I call her "Pee-Pants McGee" ...... I have no idea where this stuff comes from. 
14. I'm better at naming children (real names - not nicknames - see #13) than I am at naming pets. I once had a dog I called "Cricket" and a bird I called "heifer". Don't ask me to name animals, they will be species-confused. 
15. I always thought it would be cool to live to be 100. I'm not sure why .... or if that can be considered a goal?!
16. I get super jealous of people who are crafty - I wish I could make cool stuff but my brain and hands just don't work that way. (Oh, and lack of patience might play a small part in that). I would be the person with the crappy-looking "nailed it" picture that would get tons of pins on Pinterest - all of people laughing at me.
There you have it .... random things about me. If you're so inclined, feel free to leave a fun, random fact about yourself in the comments! 

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  1. fantastic post. I am a feet outside the covers person too! Have a great week!

  2. Interesting reading Jamie. This is the second time I've written this as my cursor jumped and I lost the first comment.
    I think we are opposites. After reading yours. Still they say opposites attract don't they :)

  3. Birds of the same feather .... blah, blah... Lol ! But the main thing that drives my family against the wall is when they change the sound on the TV - it also HAS to be on an equal number, or in 10's or in 5's, but if they set it on say 14, it's not right with me - it has to be 15. {and I wait until they put the remote back on the coffee table - then I tell them it must go one up or two down or whatever}

  4. We are quite a bit alike! Now I know why I like you so much haha :)

  5. I hate laundry and do not like to be surprised either! My random fact would be that I love to watch talent competitions on TV - American Idol, X Factor and Dancing with the Stars! Love your high school photo!

  6. This was lots of fun to read Jamie! I can definitely identify with many things you shared here...well, except for number 11. That was a strange breakfast combo!

  7. Good Post. Very cool.
    I Cr 13:8a, Love never fails !


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