33 Things About Me On My 33rd Birthday!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Today is my birthday! And to celebrate, I thought I'd share 33 random things about me that you might not know. I've done this for the past couple years, so it makes it a little harder to come up with things that I haven't shared before, but just know that when I made this list, I didn't reference the other lists, so if anything overlaps, it's purely by coincidence and obviously very important. (Ha!)

1. I will only eat grapes, apples, pears, if they are HARD. I hate soft grapes and apples. I also hate soft bananas.

2. I have a fear of raw meat. I am obsessive about washing my hands if I've touched eggs. And I refuse to touch raw chicken or steak. I ask Seth 1,000 times if he cleaned his hands and cleaned the sink. And even then, I'm still worried about getting salmonella.

3. I prefer Dreyer's ice cream but if it's not on sale, Ralph's brand makes a pretty good alternative.

4. I HATE scary movies. And scary anything. I'd never go to a haunted house.

5. I love to have covers on me at all times. Even in the summer, I sleep with the covers on in bed and most often have a blanket on me while sitting on the couch.

6. I like Cheez-It's more than goldfish.

7. I HATE glasses on myself but think Mason's are the cutest things ever!

8. Autocorrect kills me. Sometimes it turns out funny, but 99% of the time, I want to throw my phone across the room. No I don't want to say FOOD, I want to say GOOD thank you very much.

9. I'm a flats and sandals kind of girl. Seth isn't overly tall so I never wear heels with him but I just find flats and sandals to be so much more comfortable anyway.

10. I love to get pedicures but rarely get manicures. My toe nails are always painted but my fingers nails rarely are.

11. I love my paper planner and paper to do list/what to buy at the grocery store list.

12. I love emojis and use them constantly while texting. My current favorites are πŸ˜‚πŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ’ΈπŸ˜³πŸ™ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ» (and a few more than didn't come through correctly when I tried to copy/paste).

13. I love Frosted Mini Wheats but ONLY the ones with lots of frosting. I'm sure that eliminates any sort of health factor that the cereal might have had. When I get to the bottom of the box, I search for the ones with frosting and save the unfrosted ones for Seth.

14. I'm a brand snob on some things and could care less on others. In fact I actually like the grocery store brand Honey Nut Cheerios and Frosted Mini Wheats better than the name brand.

In case you're curious... I always go name brand on shampoo/conditioner, condiments like ranch (Hidden Valley all the way!), BBQ sauce, and 1000 island, face wash, body wash, chocolate chips, orange juice...

And I don't mind going store brand on: other condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish), things like aluminum foil and plastic storage bags, kleenex, cereal, yogurt...

15. I appreciate when online places let you pay by PayPal. Because 9 times out of 10, I'm too lazy to get up and get my wallet. Sad but true.

16. I hate place like Forever 21, Nordstrom Rack, and TJMaxx. Not because I don't like to save money (because I'm all for saving money! The more money you save is the more money you can spend, right?), but because I cannot handle shopping by size and not by style. I HATE looking through all the mediums in the store, just to find that I love something in a large that I can't find in a medium. I'd rather have the whole rack of one thing and then search through for my size.

17. I almost always order the same meal at restaurants. I find one thing that I love and I never deviate. I'm sure they have TONS of great selections, but I want the same thing. Every time.

18. I follow TONS of food blogs on bloglovin. I save TONS of recipes and make... none of them. I really should, but I just forget that they're there and then we have the same boring things over and over every week.

19. I still print recipes that I find that I like. I know they are saved on Pinterest or whatever I found them, but I can almost never find what I'm looking for again. I'd much rather know I printed it and it's in my recipe book and easy to find.

20. I used to LOVE the orange Triamenic when I was little. Is that stuff even around? I think it was used to help when you had a cold, but I would literally beg for it. I LOVE the flavor!

21. If I am bring brave and killing a bug (and not calling for Seth to do it), I always reach for one of his shoes instead of one of mine. #sorrynotsorry

22. I much prefer to stay in (or go to someone's house) vs going out. I went to a bachelorette party not too long ago and I had NO clue what to wear. I was also tired at 10pm and wanted to go home lol.

23. I LOVE shopping online. I'm 99% sure my mailman and UPS man hate me (though they should  really love me, right? job security!), but I can't help it! The sales are SO much better online. I can see all the options. Most of the time I don't have to worry about my size not being at the store. No waiting in line to try things on or to check out.

24. I hate chain emails but I hate chain Facebook messages more.

25. Sometimes I purposely park further away from a store if I think it will be easier to get in and out of the spot. Or sometimes I park close to the cart return so I don't have to walk as far to put my cart back. Or sometimes I just park far away to park in the shade.

26. I don't think of myself as overly superstitious, but I don't overly like the number 13. And I also don't overly like Friday the 13th. When I was pregnant with Mason, I was due on July 23rd. I knew there was a possibility he might come early and I just crossed my fingers that he held off until after the 13th (it was Friday the 13th!) and then he could come any time after. Thankfully he held off until the 18th :)

27. This may come as a surprise, but I'm super embarrassed to take a picture of Mason at the post office if there are other people around. Thankfully we (used to) go mostly in the morning, before they opened, so almost nobody is ever around.

28. I love reading reviews on websites before I buy things, but never write them myself.

29. There are some things that I don't think twice about before buying them, and then other things that I ponder over for WEEKS without buying them. Like a Loopy phone case. I want one, but I just can't commit...

30. I am a stickler about using my turn signal. I seriously get SO annoyed when people don't tell me if they're changing lanes or turning or not. It bugs me so much.

31. On that note, I'm also a stickler about returning my cart to the cart return.

32. I don't hate doing laundry. I'm great at putting it in the washing machine and even pretty good about moving it to the dryer. But, if there's not another load waiting to move to the dryer, forget about unloading that. The act of unloading the dryer and putting away the clothes is THE worst. Same goes for the dishwasher. I don't mind loading it, but unloading it? Forget about it.

33.  I started this list MONTHS ago. I'm terrible at coming up with one fact on the spot let alone 33! Those ice breaker games that you have to share one interesting fact about yourself kill me. I HATE them.


Can you relate to any of my quirks?



  1. You are so cute! I definitely can relate to some of your quirks like 9, 11, 21 - lol!

  2. I think I can pretty much relate to all of these! Well at least 30 of them, haha. Yes to online shopping, yes to parking in the shade, to buying name brand things at the grocery store for certain things, hate TJ Max, forever 21 for the same reason...every once in a while I'll go in and walk right back out remembering why I don't like those places, haha. Happy birthday lady!

    1. OH and I use food gloves from costco to handle any and all meat and "yucky" things...Especially chicken and red meat. yuck!

  3. Happy Birthday! I can relate to so many. I don't like soft apples or grapes either. And online shopping, yep, I have a problem!

  4. Every time I return my grocery cart I think of you. Every. Single. Time!

  5. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great day! I loved learning more about you, and could relate to so many!

  6. 9 times out of 10 I save the recipes you saved on Bloglovin haha!! You have good taste, friend ;) Happy Birthday!!

  7. Happy belated birthday! You have the same birthday as my youngest! :)

    I love reading random things like this about people, they are so much fun.

  8. I hope you had the best birthday ever. #1 – YES! I am just like that with my fruits. #5 – yep to that one too. I am always cold…thanks thyroid. Okay, this is awful…but I loved the Triamenic as well. I would fake being sick just to get some. I also loved the baby aspirins. EEK! I loved reading this and learning more about you.

  9. I hope you had the best birthday!!
    I loved reading these on IG (sorry I'm so behind on blog reading).
    I'm with you 100% on the store brand of cheerios, but I refuse to buy anything other than Heinz ketchup!
    PayPal - yes. Please, for the love, can ALL online stores have that option. I HATE having to get up to get my wallet (#lazy).
    99.9% of the time I'll try to park closer to a cart return than the front door of a store. Because, I also HATE when people don't return their carts.

  10. Happy birthday! And I feel the same about PayPal and also stores like Nordstrom Rack, Forever21 etc. Ugh!

  11. This is way late, but I hope you had a great birthday! :) I loved reading these, and am the same way on a lot of them. The orange Triaminic!!! Yes! I loved that as a kid :D I too park farther away, and it annoys me SO much when people don't return carts, or decided to leave them on one of those median things. Grrr. I save recipes all the time too and have made exactly 0. :D

  12. On so many, if not most/all, I'm like 'YUP, YUP, YUP'!! Hahaha :)
    Always grab someone else's shoe, I don't want bug guts on MINE.
    Also, go for the Loopy case. I FINALLY did and I like it.
    Happy belated bday, friend!! :)

  13. Happy belated birthday! Like you, I prefer pedicures. I'll paint my own fingernails if I want them done. I looove scary movies and haunted houses. I love it when online stores offer PayPal too. So much easier.


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