Wednesday, February 15, 2017

33 Things

Today I turn 33 and thought it would be fun to share 33 things you might not know about me :)








1 - I refused to even try avocados until about 3 years ago.  I tried guacamole one day and the rest is history.  #alltheguac

2 - You couldn't pay me to watch a scary movie.

3 - I have to be under the covers at all times otherwise I feel totally insecure.

4 - I have to have one leg out of the covers at all times.

5 - I get REALLY high fevers.

6 - I performed a lobotomy on my frog in high school biology and my teacher kept that brain in a jar on his desk for the rest of my high school career.  #goals

7 - I HATE it when people rest their head on my shoulder.

8 - If I could eat everything on a sectioned plate I would.

9 - I hate volleyball.  Hate it.

10 - If it was socially acceptable to go to work without makeup I totally would.

11 - In 4th grade we had to choreograph a dance in our PE class.  Ours was to "I Saw The Sign" and I was relegated to the back since I couldn't do a split.  #tragic

12 - I can hold my breath a really long time.  Like... the length of our pool, back and then back again. 

13 - I got my ears pierced when I was a flower girl for a wedding (I think I was around 5) and then they grew over.  I had them "re-pierced" with a safety pin in the bathroom of a middle school dance.

14 - I'm not a Beyonce fan.  At all.

15 - I used to buy ad space and design billboards.

16 - My car is either ridiculously messy or insanely clean.  There is no middle ground.

17 - I feel awful for people when they have a cough.  But I'm not sure that a more annoying sound exists :)

18 - RV vacations are some of my fondest and most fun childhood memories.

19 - I love a good Sunday afternoon nap.

20 - I had my appendix removed in the 5th grade

21 - That's the only time I've ever been hospitalized other than to have my babies

22 - All three of my babies came on their own before their due date

23 - When I was little I always wanted to break a bone and "get" to wear a cast - so much so that my brother and I would jump off our playset in hopes of fracturing something. :)

24 - I was never the girl with posters from "teen beat" up on my walls... but I vividly remember my cousin having a crumpled up picture of one of the members of New Kids on the Block under her pillow :)

25 - I hate using matches.  I'm always afraid of burning myself and will use one of those big long fireplace lighters for everything.

26 - Blue is my least favorite color.  I wish that I loved blue because I think it's so pretty in other people's homes.  But I just can't get behind it myself.

27 - Cheez-Its, Goldfish Crackers and those orange square crackers with peanut butter in the middle are awful.

28 - I can't believe I'm even admitting this - because as an adult I understand how vulgar the song is - but I used to JAM out to Ignition by R.Kelly.

29 - I took Latin for 3 years of High School and I'm not sure it helped me at all on my SAT.

30 - I take the crusts off my sandwiches

31 - If I have a giant to-do-list I either ROCK it out or totally shut down and do absolutely nothing.

32 - I hate having my kids zip up my zippers on hoodies or jackets.  I think I have PTSD from having teachers zip my snow suit up really fast and catch my skin when I lived in Canada.

33 - I once applied for and got a job at a new local seafood restaurant.  This would have worked out perfectly except I can't stand the taste, sight or smell of seafood.  I quit the first day of training.


Happy Wednesday, Friends!!!

68 comments :

  1. I know I've been wishing you Happy Birthday for like the last four days. LOL! :) Happy Happy Birthday, Friend!! There are so many things to discuss...I bet your "I Saw the Sign" dance was awesome, aren't you so thankful you finally tried an avocado, and I LOL'd when you said you hate volleyball. XO

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  2. I used to feel the same way about cheez-its until I tried the extra toasty version. 100% better. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday filled with love and blessings!

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  3. Why did they tell us Latin would help us?!?! I don't think the 3 years helped one bit!

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  4. Ahhhhhhh the cough thing! I had an old co-woker in the cube next to me who suffered from severe allergies. She SNIFFLED all day, every day! The WORST!

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  5. Our first 3 are exactly the same! I definitely judged avocados and refused to try them until a few years ago--best decision ever! And I don't even watch the trailers of scary movies when they come on tv. I either have to turn it or mute it and not look at it. And I use a blanket for everything! Happy Birthday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. Happy happy happy happy birthday sweet friend! I love all 33 things about you (except...how do you not like goldfish?!?!) and more! I hope you have the BEST day!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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  7. Happy Birthday. Hope your day is great!!

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  8. Happy Birthday! As a volleyball coach, #9 is tragic 😬😂but other than that, this list is great! Hope your day is magical & fun!

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  9. Happy Happy Birthday!!! I hope you get to enjoy your day a little bit :) This was a fun blog post to read. I always love learning things about the "people behind the blog." Have a fabulous day!!!!!!

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  10. Happiest of birthdays to you! I hope you are celebrated well today :)

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  11. I LOLed hard at 32! I know all too well what you mean. My kids are the same. We just got dumped on with 50cm of snow and another 35cm coming this eve. #canadianliving

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  12. Wait for it: Happy birthday, friend!!!! Hope you have the best day TODAY!! Love you!! Xoxo 😍😍

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  13. Happy Birthday! This was fun to read. And Beyoncé is the worst :/

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    1. Yes...when will everyone realize she is a talented dancer (single ladies was cute for minute), but she's too old to dress like that 😳

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  14. Happy Birthday Andrea!! I'm also turning 33 this year :) I totally hear ya on the coughing, my son is just getting over a nasty cough and while I've felt awful for him, I always couldn't stand to listen to it for one more night.

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  15. Happy Birthday!!
    Hope your day is as great as you are! <3
    Loved all 33 things about you!! :)

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  16. Love this list! I am the exact same way about seafood. Blech! Happy birthday!

    http://www.lettinginthelightblog.com

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  17. Happy Birthday! I love all 33 of these!

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  18. Happy Birthday. My MIL totally bought me a divided plate as a joke. I loved it and would use every day if possible.
    Yes on holding my breath under water too!!

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  19. Glad I'm not the only 33 year old still taking the crust off sandwiches! yuck
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  20. 1. I can't believe you're only 33! 2. These are hilarious. And 3. I agree, coughing is the most annoying sound ever, which is unfortunate because my 6 year old pretty much coughs from Thanksgiving until Easter.

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  21. Try dipping cheese itz in Guacamole... it's the best!

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  22. I love reading posts like these. The most annoying sound to me is when people are breathing extremely loud out of their mouths or that nose "whistle" because their nose is plugged. Happy Birthday!

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  23. Hope you have a wonderful Happy Birthday!

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  24. Happy birthday! Have a wonderful, fun-filled day. This post was seriously the best! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Happy Birthday!! I laughed at your comment about not liking Beyonce - I couldn't agree more!! I feel like I can't tell people that!! This is a really funny SNL skit if you haven't seen about not liking Bey ... have a great day! http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/the-beygency/2778993?snl=1

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  26. Great post! I hope you have a fun birthday! 🎂

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  27. Happy Birthday! Hope your day is spectacular!

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  28. Happy happy Birthday girl! Hope your day is wonderful! Loved learning some random facts about you! =)

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  29. Happy Birthday! When i went to comment, there were 33 comments! How fitting! Hope you have a great day!

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  30. ...sippin' on coke and rum...

    Stuck in my head😊

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  31. It's totally acceptable to go makeup free! You'll love it! Hbd!

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  32. There were so many of these that I was nodding along with. I still cant help but jam when Ignition comes on. And I go make-up free 90% of the time. It's totally fine. I also dont like Beyonce. And coughing... drives me BANANAS. Like, if you're coughing in my presence I cant really be nice to you. Stop coughing. Just stop. Go in another room... or another house... come back when you've finished coughing. (Terrible, I know.)

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  33. Holding your breath that long, thats amazing! My husband and daughter are both Pisces :) Have a wonderful birthday!

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  34. Happy happy birthday, Andrea!

    I've got a few thoughts....buckle up...

    1. I can't stand Beyonce either. I don't understand the obsession. Talented? Yes. Overrated? Yes.
    2. I'm obsessed with Sunday afternoon naps. However, I feel like it wastes an entire day (because my naps are at least 2 hours long), AND they completely mess up my sleep at night.
    3. I had a cast the summer before 3rd grade. I couldn't swim or do anything fun that whole summer. It was the pits.
    4. I'm obsessed with matches. I love the smell. I love the spark when you light them. One day I was playing with matches (yep...), and I set my front flower bed shrub on fire because I dropped a match into some leaves. Scary!
    5. This is the remix to ignition....

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  35. #14, #17, and #27. Yes, yes, and yes. Have a wonderful birthday!

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  36. Happy Birthday! Hope you have the very best day!!

    Side note: ... I still JAM to ignition haha

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  37. Happy birthday. Thank you for sharing and inspiring with your life. I do enjoy your social media sweet mamma. Have a great day.

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  38. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have an amazing day! Also, it is totally acceptable to not wear makeup, go for it! You'd be setting an example to your teenage girls that you don't have to wear makeup unless you want to. :)

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    1. ^yes! You're beautiful. Be the best example for them

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  39. hApPy BiRtHdAy!!!!!!! I love your 33 list! I was exactly the same on the whole avocado thing until about 10 years ago which brings me to the color blue. I felt the same about that too until the last couple of years, so don't lose hope...you may come around yet. ;) I'm with you on the whole Beyonce thing and I'm going to let the goldfish/cheese-it comment slide because we all have our little quirks...but seriously? How can you not like a cheddar flavored anything??? :) Hope your day is over the top AWESOME!!!

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  40. Happy Birthday!! AND STOP IT RIGHT NOW! I totally did a dance routine to The Sign when I was in the talent show in sixth grade. Lol. Too bad we don't live closer so we could share our dances with each other... I still remember ours! Hahahaha. And also, Beyonce? Right there with ya, girl! No thank you.

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  41. Happy Birthday. I laughed out loud on #28. BTW- I'm not a Beyonce fan either!

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  42. 1. Happy Birthday!
    2. I totally read your vacation fact as vaccines and was wondering how the heck that was a fond memory.
    3. I still jam out to Ignition sans kiddo, obviously.

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  43. Happy Birthday! Gosh your list had me cracking up! About the only things we agree on are: covers and one leg out, yes and yes. Beyonce and leaning on my shoulder, ugh, no thank you!

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  44. Happy Birthday! I've been following your blog now for about 4 or 5 months (discovered you on Shay's Mix and Match Moma blog). You sound like the sweetest person with the sweetest family! I LOVE your blog...you are so real on it, and I love how you love your kiddos!

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  45. Happy Birthday! But wait, it isn't acceptable to not wear makeup?!?!!! Oh well, I never have been one that followed all the rules! 😉

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  46. Aww it's my husbands birthday too. Happy Birhday!!!!

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  47. Remix to Ignition was my JAM in high school! I never really listened to the words until like college and realized how dirty the song actually was!! I still enjoy a good jam session with it though!

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  48. We share a birthday, Andrea! Happy birthday! :)

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  49. I loved this! #23. YES. I had a friend in elementary school who broke her ankle and got to hobble around on crutches for several weeks. I was INSANELY JEALOUS!! She got to leave class a couple of minutes early so she could avoid the crowds when we changed classes. (Seriously? I mean, we changed classes in a straight line and we literally walked to class next door. Not sure that was necessary.) And she got to pick a special friend to carry her books/backpack. So I spent a lot of time jumping off of things too trying to break a leg. And then the next year I broke a TOE and had to be on crutches and LOVED IT!!!! hahahaha. Believe hard enough and your dreams will come true... ;)

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  50. Long live all the long fireplace lighters, Amen:)) I run hot/cold on Beyonce myself....I can get behind a confessional record but its hard when its on the pop stage and your kid is watching. Something about authenticity, I guess. Now, Sturgill Simpson's new record is confessional, for his kid mostly and lovely. If you haven't heard it check it out-the lyrics are so good, and you'll need tissues for the first song, it's a story to his baby boy and sooo good. I love some good R&B-and I do like that song Lady Gaga did with R. Kelly, not safe for the kids but its catchy:))) Happy Birthday Andrea!!!! The thirties for me so far have been a revelation, and each year has been better than the last. I wish the same for you:))

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  51. YOU DON'T LIKE CHEEZ ITS? WHAT????? It's like I don't even know why you are.

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  52. You are hilarious...#23!! Hope you had a super day!

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  53. Happy belated Birthday!!!!
    Love, love, love this list! Sectioned plates are my best friend! I can't stand for my food to touch! And I would totally go to work every day with my hair pulled up and no make up if able :) I am not a fan of Beyonce either! I just don't get all the hype. And lastly, while I never tried to end up with a cast...I did used to bend paperclips and pretend I had braces/retainers because I was so jealous of all of my friends who had them! lol! I did eventually get them when I was in high school...and I kind of liked them! lol!

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  54. 1) Happy belated birthday!
    2) What's wrong with volleyball?
    3) I'm with you on the matches!

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