20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

I saw this on Lola’s Reviews earlier this week and thought I’d do it too since Thursday is my status update day :) Here are 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me (Or you may know these things! Depends.)

1. How tall are you?
I’m 5’8″ and I’m often a lot taller because I like to wear clogs which give me an extra 1 or 2 inches.

2. Do you have a hidden talent? if so, what?
I feel like a lot of my talents are out in the open, Lol. I’m a really good baker when I decide to bake. I don’t often bake because then I would eat everything. I’m also really organized. Does that count?

3. What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
Bad designs. Especially those with dark backgrounds and light text. Especially those with busy background patterns that you can see under the text (unless they are REALLY light). Sites without share buttons. Sites without a good mobile platform (You’ve hit a sore spot with me because I used to be a web designer and coder.)

4. What is your biggest non-blog related pet-peeve?
People who drive like assholes or too slow. Really, there’s a good middle ground here. Learn to navigate it. People who text when they drive. I pass you and I see you looking at your phone. STOP THAT. You are driving too slow because you’re texting.

5. What’s your favorite song?
No One Will Ever Love You, The Magnetic Fields. And this is why I love romance mixed with real life.

6. What’s your favorite etsy shop?
I don’t have one. I only go to etsy when I really need something. This is how I save money :)

7. What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Watch my own TV on the couch. This is something I don’t get to do very often. I have two kids who want the TV and my husband has his own feelings about TV as well (he basically hates it) so when I’m alone I sink in and watch the things I want to watch. It’s nice but I don’t get alone time very often.

8. What’s your favorite junk food?
Ramen is my favorite junk food. Yum. But so much fat and salt. But YUM.

9. Do you have pets?
Nope. I’m allergic to cats :( and we want a dog someday but not until the kids are older.

10. What are your favorite fiction and non-fiction books?
For fiction, it’s Haruki Murakami’s THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE.
For non-fiction, Liza Dalby’s GEISHA.

11. What’s your favorite beauty product?
L’Oreal Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara. I struggled with mascara for a long time. All the waterproof ones still bled to my under-eye area and then stained the skin so I looked tired all the time. This never runs, never bleeds, never stains and comes off with water in little tubes. I love it.

12. When were you last embarrassed?
There was an incident at Panera about six months ago when I was REALLY embarrassed and mad at myself for jumping to conclusions. I won’t even go into it because it’s making me embarrassed to think about it! I’m often slightly embarrassed about giving out bad information but I always correct myself and apologize as soon as I realize my error.

13. If you could drink one beverage for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Gin and tonic. I would probably be drunk the rest of my life. Not a horrible thing ;)

14. What’s your favorite movie?
This is tough because I was a film major in college and I have A LOT of movies I love but none are my favorite. Here are my top 5 in no order: Oceans 11, Doctor Zhivago, Bourne Identity, Goldfinger, Orlando.

15. What were you in high school? prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, etc?
Band geek. Thankfully there were a lot of us.

16. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
Japan, Italy, or Thailand.

17. PC or Mac?
Mac. I’ve been on Macs since I was a kid. I went to college with my Apple Performa 450 and when it died someone tried to get me to use a PC for a year. I hated it. I bought the first iMac when it came out and never looked back.

18. Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boyfriend/girlfriend?
My husband’s not a hugely romantic fellow though we have our mushy periods and that’s fine with me. He bought me a lovely ring for our 10 year anniversary in September :) That was nice.

19. Favorite celeb?
Alan Rickman. Forever and always, amen.

20. Which blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
This is a tough one, but right now I’m going to say Gwen Hernandez because her Scrivener knowledge is so awesome. I want to know all she knows about Scrivener.

And that’s it!

If you want to play along, please do! Link up your posts in the comments.

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