Saturday, September 28, 2013

20in13: 20 Random Things About Me

This post is part of the 20in13 series. For more information or to participate, check out this post. 

20 Random Things About Me:
  1. If I'm in control of the remote, the volume can only be set in increments of five. So if it's a little too quiet, or a little too loud, tough cookies. The same goes for the temperature settings in my car.
  2. The first book I will read to all of my children is The Little Prince. It's one of my all time favorites. I originally read it in French, so having to decipher the translations is also part of what makes it so magical for me.
  3. I prefer iced coffee to hot coffee regardless of the temperature.
  4. I've recently started sleeping with my phone as far away from me in the bedroom as possible (versus on the nightstand) because I read a study where plants wouldn't grow near a cell phone-- and I figured that can't be good for my sleeping brain. But admittedly yes, the rest of the day it's within arm's reach.
  5. I finally learned to tell my right from my left by remembering which hand I put over my heart during the Pledge of Allegiance in third grade.
  6. In addition to everything pumpkin, my favorite fall food is Gala apples. And I'm loving the current crisp weather, especially since I seem to run about ten degrees hotter when I'm pregnant.
  7. We've lived in our new house for over a month, and I'm still staring at totes full of who knows what in my living room, which I refuse to put away until they are "organized."
  8.  My favorite numbers to bet when I play roulette are 13, 22 and 23.
  9. I still don't consider myself a "grown-up." Will I ever?
  10. I was born in 1986. If you say "10 years ago" I still think the 90's in my head.
  11. My husband's pet peeves for me: I like too many lights on, especially at night. And I crunch my food too loud (even though my mouth is closed.) But in my defense, is there a quiet way to eat a carrot?
  12. I remember the first time I cheated in school. I was in first grade and it was during a spelling test. The word was "of." I knew "ov" wasn't correct, but for the life of me couldn't remember the correct spelling. So I peeked over my neighbor's folder (remember propping those up?) Once I saw the correct spelling I was sort of like, "Oh, yeah." But I felt so guilty afterwards. I think that one small cheat led me to be a really good student in the future. But it's good to get that off my chest.
  13. I can't wait until my children are old enough for me to read the Harry Potter series to them. I also can't wait until our first Disneyworld trip.
  14. When I was younger I confused the words "deliberately" and "literally." I remember telling my fifth grade teacher once, "I deliberately ran into him." I meant literally. It sort of changes the meaning. (Shout out to Mr. Reeves, he was one of my all time favorite teachers!)
  15. I love, love, love laughing so hard it hurts. Or you pee a little.
  16. I believe that communication is the key to life. I didn't know I believed that until the Men's Purdue Swim Coach (Shout out to Dan Ross!) put it into words for me.
  17. I love sock monkeys. I hate sloths. I don't understand how so many people think they are cute. They move slow and they have creepy hands. Yuck, yuck sloths.
  18. I learned to sign the alphabet in first grade and never forgot. I learned to sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in Japanese in 8th grade and also never forgot.
  19. I don't have any tattoos, because I can't make that kind of commitment. If I could get one that I could change every year, I'd do it, but they are too long-term commitment for me. Plus even though I'm 27, my Dad would kill me!
  20. I think happiness is a choice.
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