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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

29 Things You Didn't Know That You Wanted to Know About Me


 A while back my friend Alia Joy wrote a post of 29 random things about herself.  In honor of the anniversary of my 29th birthday I give you my offering.  The only order here is the one in which they popped into my little scattered brain.  Enjoy!
1.    I am an unconfirmed supertaster and don’t like can’t stand certain foods – water chestnuts, cilantro, Thai, almond extract, caraway seeds, alcohol. Gorgonzola… just to name a few.
2.    I love certain foods, but am very picky about them (see #1) – chocolate and coffee for example.
3.    I love fiber!!! We’re not talking whole grains here.  Cottons, wools, burlap, alpaca.. anything that gets turned into yarn, felt or fabric.
4.    I’m a big planner, but not a big finisher.  One glance at my craft stash and drafts folder will attest to this.  Can I get a witness?
5.    I dabble – lots – nearly professional you might say. I’ve welded, soldered, ground metal, rubber-stamped, embossed, tatted, quilted, fussy-cut, shadow-boxed, sketched, sewn, crocheted & knitted.
6.    I enjoy painting – not so much on canvas, but on walls! (This gal is not afraid of color)
7.    When necessary, I am the primary lawn mower in the household.  I don’t do weedeaters, though.
Different Mustang, but are you getting the idea?
8.    I sliced into the web of my left thumb with a Swiss army knife once.  I was cutting a seat bolt hole in carpeting for the hubby’s ‘65 Mustang he was restoring.
9.    I didn’t live with my husband full-time for the first 2 ½ years of marriage.
10. For 21 years I lived within 100 yards of RT 11 in VA in 3 different locations – including college over 200 miles north!  GO DUKES!!
11. I’ve called 13 different places home – a lot for not being a military family.
12. I love techno-pop music.

13. We have a small farm in the mountains that we hope to eventually call home.
14. I really do enjoy working out at the gym, playing tennis, or riding my bike.
I once broke my left hand skiing – on the bunny slope – on the first run of the day. 
15. I would rather do 30 loads of laundry than 1 load of dishes.
16. My next personal goal is to learn to drive a tractor. (See #13)
17. I bought my last pair of boots at a Tractor Supply!
18. Hello.  My name is Amy, and I am a paper-aholic!
19. I have a superpower. I can nearly perfectly match colors from memory.  My sister has this same superpower.  Comes in handy when you need to buy thread or a new throw pillow.
20. I adore and often share obscure bits of trivia.
21. I have dreamed in Spanish and sign language and do dream in color!
22. I am simply mad about small independent hardware stores!  You never know what you will find.
23. Interesting grocery stores fascinate me.  Bridge Market in Manhattan, Zytinia in Wilton, CT, Treasure Island and Fox &Obel in Chicago are some of my favorites.
24. I may be the only southerner who has NEVER:  read To Kill a Mockingbird, nor watched Gone with the Wind.  Don’t tell.  They may revoke my citizenship.
25. Sephora is my happy place.
26. I love shoes, but HATE shoe shopping.  Size 9 1/2N, especially narrow at the back of my ankles, makes it less than fun.
27. I used a chainsaw for the first time around Thanksgiving – it was underwhelming.
Killer chocolate, coffee and desserts at Juliette et Chocolat in Montreal.
28. I’ve only been out of the country once – to Quebec, and we drove!

29.Through all my moves and adventures online, my greatest treasures I’ve collected have been friends like YOU! (In my onsetting senility this got deleted.  Duh!)

So there’s my list.  I know you are fascinated and wish I had gone on and on and on….

Now, I want you to tell me one random thing about you in the comments. What do we have in common here?  Go!


27 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Amy! Hope it is a great day and love the list! This "city" girl would love to own a farm one day;) And I love interesting grocery stores!!

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    1. You are most certainly welcome to come visit anytime. Right now all we grow are weeds. You need to go to Fox & Obel if you haven't been. Their angel food muffins are my favorite!

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  2. I quilt. I line dance (don't remind my Jersey roots of this. They won't let me come home). I hate shoe shopping too. Call my friend Kimberly in Dallas. She'll save your feet like she did mine. I'll chore share with you... I'll do dishes, you do laundry? Maybe if not we can hold each other accountable. Happy birthday friend!

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    1. Thank you! I'm gonna need to know more about your friend's shoe secrets!

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  3. Too fun! I want make a list for my b-day--you gals inspire me!

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    1. Do it! I think you learn so much more about a person from little things like this than your general everyday stuff.

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  4. Happy birthday, Amy! This was a great list. One random things about me? I've always wanted to hyphenate my name when I got married (if the name was decent). Most girls dream of a dress, a groom, the fairy tale moment...none of those for me; just a hyphen. Which I did get ;)

    In common, we have narrow feet. I'm a size 10AAAA; add a fifth 'A' for the heel. I, too, love interesting grocery stores and obscure bits of trivia.

    Enjoy the day!

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    1. Thank you! You MUST share your shoe resources! We could have fun hanging out & chatting over coffee. I can only imagine the rabbit holes we would chase!

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  5. This was beautiful, Amy! Happy {29}th birthday friend!!! Miss you!

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    1. Thanks sweetie! Miss you too! I believe you forgot to give me a random fact. I didn't list that I'm part stalker. I will get it from you. :)

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    2. lol....random fact.....I wear size 11 shoes....very hard to find. Love Nine West. They always carry my size and up to size 12!

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  6. My random thing is that I have a tendency to proofread everything I come across... newsletters, church bulletins, advertisements, brochures ... and my friend's blogposts.... :)

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    1. Yikes! I find typos and I have to immediately have to go into edit. I apologize profusely for my excessive and largely inaccurate use of commas. :)

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  7. Yay! You did it! And Happy 29th birthday. You are aging beautifully, or is that the help of Sephora, which I LURRRVE! I relate to so many of yours as well and love that I feel like I know you a little bit more. One more random fact that didn't make my list was that I LOVE To Kill a Mockingbird! One of my all time favorite books. ;)

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    1. Thank you, my muse! Can you believe I've never read it? I think that will be a personal goal this year. I want to go to a fabric store with you and just pet them all! Then, we'll hit up Sephora for makeovers. Sound good?

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  8. Happy BIrthday Amy! List complete! What a great accomplishment. Love the list - the little things are often more interesting to me than the big ones... I love shoes, too (especially boots) but prefer online shopping (not easy with shoes). So, now I actually have to follow through and complete my list... (that whole planner vs. finisher thing). You did it! You finished! :)

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to read your list. I know it will be wonderful. You've already got two here. :)

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  9. Happy birthday AGAIN!! So fun visiting you in so many places and I loved your random list. I am struggling with the fact that you don't like cilantro- our current favorite food is cilantro lime rice (thanks to Rachelle!).
    I'm not really sure I have a random thing that you don't already know. Hmmm... well going with the makeup thing- the first time I ever wore makeup was on my wedding day! I still don't wear it every day, I have never stepped foot in a Sephora and I have never worn mascara!!! Make up discussions make me sweat. :)

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    1. I shivered a little at the thought of the rice. Thanks for the warning if we go over there for dinner. :) I'm not a mascara gal myself, but I do love me some Urban Decay eyeliner. You should do a list. It would be fascinating.

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  10. Loved this. I couldn't live without Cilantro! Random thing about me? I've never tried Sushi! I can't even think about it, makes my stomach churn.

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    1. Sushi... tried it once. Couldn't do the raw fish so I did the one with cucumber, mint & crab - See #1. Ick. Too much stuff in my mouth.

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  11. I'm right there with you on 4 and 5. 21 is fascinating! And 22 makes me want to set a date with you to find Howard's hardware shop (Happy Days). Sounds like a blast!

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    1. Sounds fun! I bet there are some good ones in your neck of the woods, too.

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  12. Fiber love, oh how sweet. :D Happy (belated) birthday my dear friend!!

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    1. It's a beautiful, comforting addiction isn't it? Thank you for the wishes!

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  13. I really relate with you to #3, #15 and #21! Happy Birthday! It's great to get to know you and brainstorm together as (in)couragers.

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    1. oh yeah! Random fact about me...
      I love cars going fast. (and going fast in cars) :)
      I also love fiber and would rather do loads and loads of laundry and hate doing dishes!

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