May 8, 2014

10 things

I realized the other day that those of you who read this blog (the few that do thank you) probably don't know that much about me.
Hey there, this is me!
I mean you hear about what I'm doing with my life, but not things that are just about who I am (I will have an about me page soon though!)

So today I thought I'd share 10 random things just about me:
  1. I like chocolate (peanut m&ms please) but not chocolate flavored things. I won't turn down a brownie or chocolate ice cream but they aren't my fav.
  2. My guilty pleasure show is Say Yes to the Dress. Give it to me all day long - reruns, Big Bliss, Atlanta, Bridesmaids - whichever the version I don't care.
  3. I'm crazy competitive. Growing up some of my friends wouldn't play certain card games with me (like the ones that involved slapping) because I was too intense and somewhat violent. Sorry, I like to win people.
  4. I played volleyball and softball growing up. I went to the Junior Olympics for volleyball and my team won Nationals in softball when I was 16. I still play both as much as I can - mostly volleyball.
  5. I've read all of the Harry Potter and Twilight books two or more times. I also love the other "fad" series like Hunger Games and Divergent. If you have similar suggestions, please comment and let me know!
  6. I was a sorority girl. It was the best college experience I could have ever asked for and I wouldn't change it for anything. Yes I lived with 71 other girls in one house, lived and loved every second of it.
  7. I have the wedding "itch." Not because I'm in any hurry to get married, but because EVERYONE and their sister around me seems to be getting engaged and popping out babies. It rubs off on ya and I hate being behind in the game (see note 3).
  8. I never considered myself a dog person until I got Gunner. Growing up we had dogs - but they were always hunting dogs, not pets. I was never really close with them, nor did I have the desire to be. Having a puppy and being responsible for it turned me 180. I am now an obsessive dog-mom, and really have puppy fever all over again to get another one...
  9. I have a lot of shoes. "A lot" probably isn't a good way of describing it - I have TONS of shoes. My mom once told me that a shoe store is to me, as a bar is to an alcoholic. That probably puts it into better perspective. I plan to count the pairs sometime - maybe even do a whole post on it. We shall see.
  10. I met my boyfriend of 3+ years online. I did the whole online dating thing, and I was successful. I am not a shy, boring, or hideous person - I just needed a new way of meeting people other than the bar scene, and it worked for me. So many people shy away from doing it, thinking it is for "losers" or "socially incompetent" people. It's not - it is tool to help you find the right person. Nowadays they have Tinder. Seriously people? But hey - I actually have a friend who met his new gf on Tinder, so I guess I can't rule it out. What I'm trying to say is if you're curious - just try it already!
So there's a little snap shot of who I am and where I am in my life. If there's anything I've learned from blogging, it's that meeting and learning about other bloggers is the best part! I'd love to hear from you and learn all about you! I'm also open to answering questions if any came up while you were going through my oh-so-random list.

PS - I thought I'd share what my usual sign off means
TTFN stands for - "ta ta for now" it's one of Tigger's regular sayings on Winnie the Pooh. Tigger has always been my fav!)

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