Friday, February 8, 2013

25 random things about me

do you remember this craze on facebook? i sure do, but what i can't believe is that it was four years ago already. how is that possible? four years ago, i had been married 1.5 years, had been living in our house for a little over a year and it was just the two of us. my friend diana had the brilliant idea to do a blog post revisiting her 25 random things from 2009. i thought it would be fun to do the same. so, here it is! copied and pasted it right from facebook, and added some comments and pictures from that year :)

25 Random things about me... 
 
1. I am left handed and so are roughly half the people I work with. i think this is still true (obviously i'm still left handed). we've had people come and go, but there's still a big percentage of the company that are lefties...

 
2. I have been to 34 states and 4 countries (England, Italy, Mexico, and Canada). I'd love to visit more! the country part has not changed...and i don't think the state part has either, sadly. hmmm. i did go to vancouver though, which was a new providence in canada for me!

3. I lived with my roomate Heidi for all 4 years of college. sure did! and my other roomies i lived with for 3 years. still keep in touch with them all. so glad they are in my life!
 
4. I drink, but I've never taken a shot before. this still holds true! i would be shocked if it ever changes at this point. haha
 
5. I biked 40 miles in Florida this week. i know we will do some biking when we are in florida, but i'm not sure if it will be that much. way to go, old melissa!

6. I am in bed by 10 most nights (even weekends). this is even more true now that i'm a mom. my head can't hit the pillow soon enough! 
 
7. I've seen every episode of Full House (and have most of them memorized). haha, i love that i included this. i haven't watched this show in sooooo many years. i may need to change that. 
 
 
8. I played volleyball for 7 years, danced for 5, and did karate for 4 growing up. yep! i liked some of those more than others ;) 
 
9. My dad's whole family lives in New Jersey. they still do. we visited them last may. i wish we could see them more often!
 
10. My husband is the only guy I ever dated. i used to be embarrassed by this, but i think it's kind of sweet now. 

11. I think I work for one of the coolest companies in the world. absolutely still true. this june i'll have been with my company for 7 years. wow! 
 
12. I sometimes regret that I stopped learning Spanish after my freshmen year of college. i guess this still rings true. i can't say that i need it in my every day life, but it would be nice to know. 
 
13. Thatcher and I both have grandpas with the same names (Norman and George). yep! love this tidbit of info. sadly only 1 of the 4 grandpas is still alive. 
 
15. My dad retired last summer at 53 and I would love to do the same at that age (yeah right!). my dad was so lucky to retire so young. i especially think this now, considering his health. 
 
16. I played with Barbies and dolls until an embarrassingly old age. oh yes, i did. no shame. i will be a sad mama if azalea doesn't like dolls. 


17. I love holding sleeping babies (or any baby that isn't screaming). funny to think this was written before i was a mom. i do still love holding babies, especially my big baby ;) 

18. I've developed more fears than ever in the last few years (flying, alligators, etc) :) it's true...i'm a huge worrier. i try hard not to let it get the best of me, but i still struggle. 
 
19. I've known my best friend since we were babies. so thankful she's been in my life for so many years! 
 
20. I love celebrity gossip (Perez Hilton, especially). i still keep up some with celebrity gossip, but not as much as i used to. 
 
21. I've always wished I had curly hair. still true. although now i have azalea's beautiful curls to get my fix. 
 
22. I have so many dreams for our house, but worry we'll never have the money to do them. oh man, this hasn't changed a bit. i still feel like we don't have the money to do any large projects that we've dreamed of for years. oh well, we travel a fair amount, so i shouldn't feel too sorry for myself.


23. My wedding dress only cost $210 and I'm damn proud of that :) still proud! it was also the first dress i tried on and it fit perfectly and didn't need any alterations. 


24. The first concert I ever went to was Christina Aguilera at the State Fair. good times! that's the only time i ever saw her in concert, but i remember it was a big deal. it was in high school. 
 

25. I HATE running. true story! i don't run unless i'm being chased :) 

9 comments:

Bridget said...

My fav...#16! I to played with Barbies until an embarrassingly old age...I look forward to having a daughter and playing barbies with her :)

Carolyn said...

I love this idea! I totally played with barbies for a LONG time! I like to blame it on my little sister. :) And you've NEVER had a shot??? OMG. You obviously haven't hung out with me enough. I am infamous for buying shots. Woof! HAHA

Sarah said...

Looks like I am the 3rd person to admit they played with barbies way too long! I do have a sister who is 9 years younger than me, so I blame it on her :)

What a fun post!

~Dawn~ said...

haha...I, TOO, played with barbies and dolls until an embarrassingly old age. In fact I'm still playing with them now with my girls...haha

I also think it's super special/sweet that Thatcher was your first and only boyfriend. :) It was meant to be.

ajs {of MN} said...

i love that thatcher was your first and only BF and THEN... then... your wedding dress was the first one that you tried on and it was perfect!

loved this post! :)

Lisa said...

I played Barbies until an embarrassingly old age, as well. I am SO glad I am not the only one! Haha!! And I also spent about 300 on my wedding gown! What a small world- I feel like nobody does that! All of my friends spent 800 to thousands. It was the very first one I tried on, as well. Love that! Such a fun read!!

Britni said...

Love this idea!! Now I want to look at my list.

I think it's so sweet that you only dated your husband. :)

I'm with you on the running, wish I liked to run.

Becca at One Girl said...

I think it's so sweet that Thatcher was the only boy you dated, that is so sweet! I too played with babies till an embarrassing age! Love these 25 random things!

Becky said...

Okay...so I think in regards to #4, you should have a shot at some point. They are fun! Granted, it's been years since I've had one, but still...
Also, #7!! Have we made this connection?! Full House was my FAVORITE show!! I have an embarassingly long list of fan memorabilia that I owned...
I think #13 is really cool!
Woot!

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