Wednesday, October 5, 2011

15 Facts Tag

Hey girls! I was recently tagged in that 15 random facts thing I'm sure you've seen around the blogs. I didn't do it then (I'm not sure why) but I'm doing it now to give you guys a glimpse into the world of moi. Also, I have no pink wednesday post so I felt guilty posting polish :/

1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?I don't think it's that weird, except that lots of boys have this nickname too, but my dad and sister call me Manny. I'm not a Mandy, no matter how much I tried.

2. What’s a weird habit of yours?
I can't eat in the dark, except at movie theaters but I think that's because I have no choice. I also can't lay on my pillows I sleep on to watch TV, I have to put another pillow over them so they don't get warm because I like my pillows cold.

3. Do you have any weird phobias?
Hahahahaha I have phobias of everything. My mother-in-law-to-be-someday calls me Wanda Worrier. But when I was little, I had the best weird fears. One was glass eyes.

4. What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
Really, anything with a vocal range that is out of my capability. Britney Spears, Rihanna, Katy Perry, etc. But right now, I'm really enjoying destroying the vocalizations of Adele, "Someone Like You".

5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
People who can't drive. Drive too slow, too fast, swerve all over, pass people for no reason, cut you off, switch lanes a lot, etc. Life is too short for me to worry about speeding to wherever I need to be, and generally I run into those people down the road anyway and they must feel stupid.

6. What’s one of your nervous habits?
I'm a reformed nail biter. I stopped biting, but I still sometimes put my teeth under my nail, sort of like you would do if you were cleaning under it? I'm sure it's to blame for my nails weakening/breaking so I'm trying to stop.

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
I have a twin bed, still. There are no sides. Generally, though, if my boyfriend and I share it (yes, this does occur, two grown people sleeping in a freakin' twin...) I sleep on the right side, if you are looking at it from the foot of the bed.

8. What was your first stuffed animal and its name?
I'm not really sure what my first stuffed animal was, I never had a blankie or a toy I was really attached to. Except maybe my Gloworm, which I liked a lot for a period of time and is the only thing that I'm really conjuring as I think about this question.

9. What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks?
I don't drink coffee, or soy, or latte, or whatever... I save myself a lot of money and I order nothing, or I order a baked good, but not really a drink.

10. What’s a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
I try not to preach anything I don't do myself, and if I mention it I admit I don't practice it. The aforementioned bad habit might be one of them. I also don't moisturize my cuticles as much as I should, but I'm working on that (just bought Hoofer's Choice and we'll see how that goes).

11. Which way do you face in the shower?
In general, back to the water. But my stuff is to the left of the shower head, so I do have to face the other direction to grab things or wash my face, rinse, etc.

12. Do you have any weird body skills?
Ummm, nope. I am not very flexible. My jaw used to dislocate and crack a lot because it was misaligned, but when I got Invisalign (hey, there's a weird fact about me! I had Invisalign!) it fixed it and I don't notice the cracking much anymore.

13. What’s your favorite comfort food that’s “bad”, but you love to eat it anyway?
Chocolate, oh my God, chocolate. I eat it basically daily even though I try not to.

14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
"Oh Lord", "Oh my God", you know, things that could probably be offensive but I stupidly say them anyway.

15. Time to sleep – what are you actually wearing?
Usually a big t-shirt or if it's not long enough, I wear shorts. I really like the feeling of sheets against my feet and legs, so wearing socks or pants to bed isn't my favorite even in winter (but it's a necessary evil sometimes).

Anyways, kudos to you guys if you actually read this! I'm throwing in a bonus kitty picture to make it worth your time :)

Here's Princess, she's a long-hair Russian blue. Her eyes look sort of cross-eyed in this picture but I assure you, they are not in real life. She's very very fluffy, I think I got her when I was about 13 from an animal shelter and that was what originally drew my attention to her. Then, I played with her and was like okay let's do this and my dad was like, "are you sure we shouldn't look at other cats first to be sure?" and I was like nope, her. She might remember this, because she's definitely my cat, she likes me best and since she's mostly petted by me, her fur is so soft from not being touched a lot... and I'm rambling some more. Yikes.



Kurisutiina said...

WOW, I thought I was the only weirdo who likes their pillows cold! I get so mad at my husband if he steals my pillow before I come to bed, because I hate when it's already warm when I lay down! haha. Once in middle school I wrote a poem about loving cold pillows, and my friends found it in my room. I told them I found it online and wrote it down because I thought it was so weird. Somehow I don't think they believed me that I found it online....haha, I know, I'm a freak! ^_~

serendipitously.create said...

Lol! It's fun to read about other people's quirks - it's nice to hear who's on the other side of the blogposts. My jaw cracks a lot too...

Nicole said...

OOOOOHHHH KITTY! *squishes kitty* I bet she'd let me squish her too, Russian Blues are notoriously tolerant of obnoxious behaviour haha. My family had one when we were growing up and my brother used to grab Max by the tail and lead him around like it was a leash. Max would just purr. (okay, tangent, oopsie!)
I'm bad about remembering to moisturize my cuticles. I am trying to build a routine up but it takes time!

Amanda said...

High five for cool pillows! Definitely the best way to sleep and you can blame me for the poem ;) I like knowing stuff about bloggers too- feel free to ask me anything!

Princess is SO patient, but so skittish!

colorfulbottle said...

As soon as I read you have kitties, I just had to come aroun to check your blog an see if there are some kitty pictures =)
This is a really pretty cat =). I love it

P.S. I also like to destroy adele's vocalization when I'm alone =)

Arlyn Parker said...

Your Russian Blue is BEAUTIFUL!!! She looks a lot like my kitteh!!!!