Friday, October 19, 2012

50 Random Things

Hello friends! I have been neglecting my blog lately, and feel horrible about it. Life is getting in the way, but I need to make writing here a priority. It's an outlet for me, and I always feel better when I write frequently.

When I found out that my friend Carla over at All of Me Now was writing a "100 Things About Me" post and challenging our group of bloggers to do the same, I knew it was the kick in the pants I needed to get back in the swing of things.

I've decided to keep it to 50 things (I think you might all fall asleep if I try to do 100...I'm not that interesting!) You might already know some of these things, others might be new. But they are all random tidbits into my life. If you want to learn more about some of my local blog friends, hop on over to Carla's page and check out the links.

And now, without further ado,

50 Random Things About Me:

1. I have two sisters.
2. I met my husband when I was 17, started dating him at 18 and married him at 23.
3. I have lived in the same town my entire life, including college.
4. My family and I live on a college campus.
5. Not just on a college campus...our apartment is in one of the residence halls.
6. My parents have been together since high school, and their marriage has always been an inspiration for my own.
7. I have always known I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom.
8. I want to have two more children.
9. I actually want another baby right now.
10. There are so many reasons why number 9 isn't happening yet...we will wait 2 more years.
11. My best friend from High School is still my best friend today.
12. My other best friend is someone I met through work many years ago and she is literally my other half. We are so similar in our lives and beliefs that it sometimes surprises me, even though it shouldn't at this point.
13. I drink 4-5 cups of coffee every day.
14. If I could afford it, every one of those cups would come from Dunkin Donuts.
15. I have always said I hate Starbucks.
16. Yesterday I discovered that their Pumpkin Spice lattes are amazing. I'm taking back my hatred.
17. My favorite toys as a kid were barbies.
18. I also loved baby dolls and played "Mommy" constantly.
19. A perfect day for me would be spent reading books and drinking coffee.
20. I can't stand staying in my pajamas all day.
21. I never leave the house without makeup.
22. I think 80% of my shirts are cardigans.
23. I am obsessed with shopping at Gymboree for Stephanie.
24. I used to be a preschool teacher.
25. I love chicken fingers, donuts, french fries, pizza and macaroni and cheese.
26. I also love clementines, avocados, strawberries, sweet potatoes and whole-grain pasta.
27. I think balancing a love of junk food with a love of healthy food is important.
28. I love reading so much but never have enough time to get through all the books I would like to.
29. I've never enjoyed sewing and crafting the way my mom and sister do.
30. I've always thought I should enjoy sewing and crafting, but have recently accepted that it's ok that I don't.
31. I love the ocean but hate going to the beach. The sand, the prep, the cleanup...yuck.
32. The Christmas season is my favorite time of year.
33. Stephanie requests Christmas music in the car all year long, and I happily oblige.
34. I don't have any desire to have a pet.
35. My favorite color is pink.
36. Target is one of my favorite places to visit.
37. Walking is my preferred form of exercise.
38. I don't like soda.
39. I think it's ok for my kids to get breeds creativity.
40. I have an obsession with checking my email, Facebook & twitter accounts.
41. I detest leaving the house while there are dirty dishes in the sink.
42. I love sorting and organizing kids clothes.
43. Cleaning out my own closet doesn't hold the same appeal.
44. I take a little time for myself every day and don't feel guilty about it. I'm a better mom when I do.
45. My favorite way to unwind is with a glass of wine.
46. I can't stand watching medical and crime dramas.
47. I love sitcoms, both old and new.
48. I am too impatient to watch entire movies, which makes my poor movie-loving husband sad.
49. On our once or twice a year trips to the movie theater I always buy buttered popcorn.
50. I think children whining is the worst sound in the world!


  1. Most of the things on your list could apply to me too :)
    Here's my list (I did 100, but it took me several days!)

    1. Oooh, hopping over to read it now!! :)

    2. And I admire everyone who did 100! lol

  2. I know what you mean!!! I would much rather hear a cry than a whine!!! And I went through a Gymboree obsession too! Easy to do!

    1. Oh Kristin, it's bad! I love everything there. Not so much the boy stuff though, thank goodness...we'd go broke!

  3. I also don't like the beach!! I would love to live near the ocean, just to hear the sound of crashing waves. But going to the beach, sand, salt you said. YUCK! Not a fan. Love your list!

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Sand is so yuck. Lol

  4. I have the same story of my parents. They started dating at 16/17 and married at 19/20. They'll celebrte their 32nd anniversary in 2 weeks! And I met my husband when we were 6, started dating at 18, and married at 25 :)

    1. Aww, isn't it so sweet? Everyone always says young daters and marriages won't work out, but I know better!!

  5. the whole part about dunkin vs starbucks, you are my kind of girl ;) love your list!

  6. We have a lot in common! I hate movies too but my hubby goes almost every Tuesday! lol Now I feel bad formaking you craft! ;)

    1. Oh don't feel about it! Crafting with you girls was so much fun :)

  7. The whining KILLS ME. I so agree!! Target is also a favorite place for me. :) And I think it's so cool that you have two sisters. ARe you close? Love this list! YOu are such a sweet person, Megan. :)


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