Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Here is a recent picture of me and Joe, taken April 30th, 2011. We are wearing paper napkin hats that our cousin made us for a wedding (MJ & Jimin's).

Below is a listing of 15 interesting facts about me:
  1. I love Jesus!
  2. I was born in DeKalb, Illinois, however I 'grew up' in Lake Mary, Florida (Orlando area).
  3. I have lived in 6 states including: Illinois, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Virginia (D.C. area), and North Carolina.
  4. I am addicted to 2 things: Ice Cream and Shopping.
  5. I'd rather have a condo in the mountains than at the beach. I would find this statement pretty ironic depending on how well you know me. I grew up in Florida and I always called the beach 'the mother ship'. However, since moving up north I really enjoy hiking and skiing. Definitely a dream for Joe and I one day to have an escape.
  6. I have never seen the Sound of Music. Joe finds this quite shocking...
  7. I have broken my collarbone 3 times. The 1st time I was very young (probably 6) and fell off a bed. My parents to this day still don't believe me that I rolled off the bed to move over to make room for a friend. They still think I was jumping up and down on the bed. The 2nd time I was in 7th grade and broke it in gymnastics. The 3rd time I re-broke my collarbone while sleeping about 1 month after the 2nd break.
  8. My favorite TV show of all times is FRIENDS.
  9. I enjoy reading/researching/learning about my family heritage.
  10. I'm highly allergic to cats, but I am a huge lover of cats and we own 2! I've grown up with cats in the house since I was 4 years old. At this point I have built up a tolerance to the allergen.
  11. I don't really enjoy running, although I have run the Chicago Marathon (painfully). After 1 month of training I was sent to physical therapy for numbness/tingling of one leg and then went into both of my legs a few weeks later. I was in therapy for 2 months and was released 1 month prior to the race. The PT told me not to run anymore and do strength training, but of course I didn't listen. I ran it anyways in 20 degree / rainy / windy weather in Chicago. I think I'm still recovering and that was in 2006!
  12. I am a Germaphobe... Someone who is obsessed with cleanliness and avoiding unsanitary surfaces. Tends to engage in excessive hand washing and fears holding or touching objects handled by other people.
  13. I've had a total of 8 piercings: 6 earrings, belly button, and lip ring.
  14. I have generalized anxiety that is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things that is disproportionate to the actual source of worry. This is something I have dealt with my entire life and have it mostly under control.
  15. I wore shorts only 2 times in High School (HS). I was made fun of a lot for my rather slender body (legs) growing up. When I graduated HS I only weighed 88lbs. At the age of 28 I have finally started being more comfortable with wearing shorts and dresses/skirts. It's taken me a long time to get over it.


  1. You could always borrow my copy of the Sound of's a classic you have to see it :)

  2. Thanks for sharing A...


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