Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Random facts

So the ever inspiring and totally funny Candra from Camo and Lipstick charged me with answering some fun facts about myself.  Let's face it . . . this is a blog about moi so duh, let's talk some more about me!

But first, can I tell you that Candra just finished her first half marathon.  How awesome is that?  And she's currently training and raising money for Children's Hospital at Dartmouth where her son spent some time when he was born.  Running and raising money for children = amazing!
A half marathon is on my bucket list, but I'm scared.  Could someone just please sign me up for one and give me the date to be ready?  I need to grow some lady balls and just go for it.  Anyone in Atlanta want to do it with me? 

Ok . . . more about me!  Here are the questions . . .

1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?  Uh, not sure I really have one.  Is that weird?  My brother sometimes calls me sis-a-rooni.  I guess Amy is short and easy enough. 

2. What's a weird habit of yours?  I absolutely have to flip my pillow "to the cold" side, or just the other side, when I'm ready to go to sleep.  I wash my hands every time I walk into my house from being out somewhere . . . including your house. 
3. Do you have any weird phobias?  Snakes are my all time greatest phobia, but I don't think that's weird at all.  I don't trust railings so I won't lean on them (unless they are like concrete) . . . I don't have a fear of heights, just falling, so railings are a deal breaker.  I really don't like being in the ocean because things could touch my legs . . . dangerous things like seaweed. 

4. What's a song you secretly love to blast and jam out to when you are alone?  That's easy . . . Missy Elliot's "Get Ur Freak On!"  Here you go . . . play it.  I dare you.  Aaannddd this is NOT the clean version so be mindful of bosses and children . . . I always buy the clean versions.  And when I hear it, I do, in fact, get my freak on!  Word.   
5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?  I recently listed a few . . . please check them out HERE.  I had to stop myself at ten.   So to name a few more . . . people who look at the tissue after they blow their nose.  OMG, why?  I want to throw up in my mouth.   Vague posters on social media.  Seriously, spit it out or work it out yourself.  Don't dangle a nugget of information without giving the full monty story.  And don't be passive aggressive . . . say what you mean and mean what you say.  And I will gladly pray for you . . . but I'm gonna need some details.  Please and thank you.
6. What's one of your nervous habits?  I used to twirl my hair but I don't much do that anymore.  Honestly, here goes TMI, I get an upset stomach when I'm really nervous and like to know where the bathroom is, if you know what I mean.  It should be noted here that I think nail biting could be one of the grossest nervous habits.  Fingers in your mouth.  Ewww.  Biting on your actual nail?  I die of the thought of that feeling between my teeth.  Gag.
7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?  If you are looking from the foot of the bed, then it's on the right . . . next to the door.  Obviously if there is a burglar, Getzy wants them to get me first.  Actually, I used to sleep on the other side, but after we had kids, I wanted to be able to get to the babies faster . . . clearly I'm the more dedicated parent.

8. What was your first stuffed animal and what was it's name?  It wasn't an animal . . . it was a yellow, silky on both sides, blanket . . . named "Silky" because clearly I was a creative child.

9. What's the drink you always order at Starbucks or Dunkin's?  Tall Starbuck's White Chocolate Mocha . . . I think Dunkin' Donut's coffee tastes burnt (don't hate me Candra and all northerners), but I think Starbucks is a rip off so I tend to make my coffee at home.  That and I think the cup size names at Starbucks are stupid . . . because I'm clearly unsophisticated and un-Italian.
10. Which way do you face in the shower?  Forward unless I'm trying to get the soap out of my hair, then backwards directly under the spray.

11. Do you have any weird body skills?  Do you mean something other than being able to achieve a sunburn while in the shade wearing 1,000+ SPF?  Well, I can wave with my second toe (and not longer than the big toe because that is clearly a physical defect, hello Getzy) while not moving the other ones.  Jealous?  Oh, and I'm the lame cougar who can still tie a cherry stem in a knot with her tongue.  Mad skillz I tell you.
12. What is your favorite comfort food that you know is bad for you but you eat it anyway?  I feel shame in admitting it's biscuits in gravy.  Or cheddar grits.  Or homemade mac and cheese.  Or . . . or . . . or . . . I could go on, but I'll stop.

13. What is a phrase or exclamation you always say?  Geez, I have about a million . . . Shut Up (not mean, but in an exclamation sort of way)!  True Story!  I will cut you!  Bam!  Boom!  Rock star!  You're a professional.  Word. 
14. What do you wear when you go to sleep?  In summer I wear running shorts and a tank top because I'm a hot sleeper.  In the winter, I usually wear matching pants and long sleeve PJ sets.  Never, ever do I wear a nightgown. 

15. What did you use to wear that you thought was cool and now you realize it wasn't?  Don't make me mention the orange crocs again.  How about mock turtlenecks?  Those were ridiculous, but I loved them . . . I think I had a one with tiny snowmen on it. 
And because this is the gift that keeps on giving, I'm gonna tag some blogger friends who love to overshare like me!
Kristen from See You in A Porridge . . . she's an Aussie living in Kentucky and gorgeous!!
Tia from Hands On, Pants Off . . . freaking hysterical and does fabulous blog designs. 
Amy from The Diary of a Fat Mommy . . . love her long time.
Amy from Crazy Wise Woman . . . the name says it all, and she always makes me laugh.
Christina from Sold Out Arenas . . . I love her random thoughts on life!  
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  1. It is odd and eerie how many similarities we have... like all your favorite fat foods are mine too, just add grilled cheese. I think Starbucks is stupid too and I get the dreaded nervous stomach. I own stock in Immodium:) Thanks for the shout out lady!

  2. OMG i do the pillow thing too.
    and hey, thats my name! thanks for the shout out lady! i feel so special :-)

  3. and please dont judge me.. i look at the tissue after i blow my nose :( only because my nose bleeds A LOT and i have to check if there is any blood :(

  4. I am totally with you with the vaguebookers. My personal opinion of someone goes down every time she vaguebooks (face it, guys don't do this). However, I have to fess up, I am a tissue looker. There's a good and gross reason for it, though. I get nasal polyps from time to time and I like to see if I blew one out. I know! So gross!

  5. Nice!! I totally already did this because I didn't know if anyone was actually going to tag me! Ha!