1. I have a scar right between my eyes from when I was three and fell off the seat in a movie theater and had to get stitches. Wasn't a very smart kid.
2. I have a bad habit where I must get my Google Reader down to 0 unread posts before I go to bed. Sometimes, I have to force myself to leave my phone in the bathroom so I don't lay in bed reading blogs until 2am.
3. I'm tone-deaf and have no musical talents whatsoever. I took piano lessons for a big majority of my childhood and I've forgotten it all, I don't even remember how to read sheet music, and playing with more than one finger at a time? Forget about it. I can't sing either. Music just isn't in my genes.
4. I cry really easily in movies and TV shows. I always have to bring tissues to the movie theatres or else I'll be wiping my tears and snot with greasy popcorn napkins or my sleeves, which is not exactly cool.
5. According to social standards I probably have bad personal hygiene because I don't shower every day. I know, gross, right? But I don't sweat (even when working out, but I do shower after the gym), and I don't stink (I think?), and I don't think I get that dirty doing everyday stuff. I don't mind the act of showering, it's stepping out of the shower into a cold bathroom that I dislike, as well as having wet hair. I like to call it conserving water.
6. People littering or wasting resources really REALLY bugs me. I can't stand it when I see recyclables in the trash can, or when people keep the water running while they're brushing their teeth, or use excessive paper towels. Embarrassing fact: The paper towels I use to dry my hands at work? I take them home with me to wipe up spills on the floor (happens a lot when you have a toddler). Not the restroom paper towels though, those I use to open the door and then throw away. It's not gross when all that's on the paper towel is water.
7. I'm addicted to sugar. My meal is not complete until I have something sweet afterwards. I love candy too much, and don't even get me started about maple bars. YUM. I worked at a candy store for a few years in high school/college and it was the BEST JOB EVER, aka, I got a free pound of candy every week.
8. I'm not very funny. I'm actually pretty awkward in person. I always think of that witty comeback about 20 seconds too late, and then I just don't even bother. My brain works too slow to be funny.
9. I had a really low GPA in college because I took a bunch of hard classes that I hated and did horribly at (Physics? Chem? Math? UGH.) I didn't even bother trying to take any classes in stuff that interested me (graphic design) because I knew the program was competitive and I convinced myself I'd never get in. I graduated with an Econ major because it had the fewest requirements, no competition, and allowed me to graduate on time.
10. I trained to run a full marathon a few years ago, and injured my foot a week before the race. Since I did it with Team in Training and raised all this money, I couldn't NOT run it, so I ended up limping for the entire 26.2 miles, and I was probably 5th from last to finish, they had re-opened all the streets already and there was only a few people left at the finish line. It was probably one of the worst days of my life so far. All I wanted to do was quit, but I couldn't.
11. I'm super messy and unorganized. I have my own office, and the floor is always strewn with my coats, papers, purses, random craft things, shopping bags, and random junk. I can't remember the last time I could see the entire floor of my room. Husband, on the other hand, is a super neat-freak, so the rest of the house is clean and organized. My room makes him cringe.
12. People who use text-speak to write emails/facebook updates/twitter really annoy me. Ok, text messages too. I always spell out everything fully because it really doesn't take that much longer to add a "yo" in front of "u", or type "to" instead of "2". And "ur"?? Don't get me started on that. That's my most hated "word" ever (and it's not even a real word). When you're over, say, 25 years old, you should know better and use proper spelling and grammar, especially in emails... and ESPECIALLY in work-related emails. UGH. that bugs me.
13. I have no rythym. I wanted to try out for the high school drill team, but I couldn't even get the first 5 minutes of the easy routine in try-outs down. Work-out videos or classes where I have to follow dancey steps are embarrassing because I always get them wrong or I'm half a step behind. I was, however, in the after-school jump rope club in 3rd grade and we had to choreograph jump rope routines to Janet Jackson songs. Does that count?
14. I used to be obsessed with changing up my hair pretty frequently. In college, I had a phase where I chemically straightened my hair, then permed it, got highlights, and then chemically straightened it again, all within 10 months. I used to go back and forth between the Japanese thermal straightening and perming so often, but I'm glad to say I haven't chemically altered my hair in more than a year. :) The picture below is when my mom permed our bangs only when we were children. I have no idea why.
15. I'm a pretty boring person, so thinking of 15 things about me was really REALLY difficult. I'm bad at the "random facts" about myself thing because nothing exciting ever happens to me. I should have done "15 random things that bug me" instead. Now that's easy.
...and I tried. I brought my old camera to work today, but then realized that my newer faster memory card is not compatible with old-school models. So, yes, iphone picture again until I find my old memory card.
[tank: Banana Outlet, cardigan: F21, pants: F21, boots: Target]
I've been wanting combat boots forEVER, and was eyeing this pair from Target for awhile, but I saw them in person and the quality of the materials was really poor and they felt super cheap, so I didn't want to pay the full $30. I saw them last week on 50% off for $15, and two stores still had my size left, so I waited a little longer, and picked these babies up yesterday for $7.50. Still unsure of how to style them, but for $7.50, it's totally worth it.