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Thursday, July 5, 2012

25 Things About Nubia

DISCLAIMER:   This isn't my original post.  I accidentally deleted the first one.  I will do what I can to try to remember the whole thing, but sadly, I won't remember all of them.  So some may be new.  Going forward, I may type and save my posts in Word in case this happens again.  *sad panda*

I fellow blogger, Monick, posted a blog entitled 25 Things About Me.  Since I'm feeling particularly uninspired this morning and I love lists, I'm going to do the same in hopes that any new followers get a better understanding of the type of person that I am.  Plus, I love to talk about my self.  Ü  {I mean, who doesn't?!}

1. I am freakishly close to my mom.  I'm not even the middle child.  She's just awesome.  {I love you, mommy dearest!}

2. I hate planes.  They scare the crap out of me.  If I'm not asleep before we pull out of the gate, I'm a hysterical mess!!

3. I have 4 nephews and one niece.  Two nephews and my niece are Michael's family and one nephew is my step-brother's kid, so those are all by marriage.  It's still a really foreign concept I haven't grasped yet.

4. I look up to my little sister.  She is brave and courageous.  Even a little bit naive.  I think it's her naivete that I love the most.

5. I am in awe of my big brother.  He just finished his first year of law school and is interning in D.C.  He's strong and persistent.  I have so much to learn from my siblings.

6.  I have one older brother, one younger sister, one younger half-brother, and two older step-brothers.  I'm not very close to my half-brother or one of my step-brothers, but I will always have room for them in my life if they would like to be in it.

7. I think traveling by trains is amazing and fun.  I'm not too thrilled about being in small spaces, but I *loved* traveling Italy by train!!  It's so picturesque.

8. I think Disney movies are fantastic.  I love them in a "I want to be a princess" kind of way.  I love Disney World!!  It's such a *magical* place.

9. My first and middle names are from both of my grandmothers.  And I love it!  Growing up I hated my first name because you can rhyme lots of very interesting things with it.  Now, I realize that it's unique and beautiful.  I was very hesitant to change my last name to my married name.  It just flowed so well before!!

10. I met my husband at a church dance that I never intended on going to.  Funny how that happens!

11. I want to learn to speak Italian and Spanish, fluently.  I took Spanish in high school and don't remember much of it.  I learning enough Italian to get me by while in Italy.  I want to broaden my language horizons!

12. I love to write about anything that comes to mind.  Sometimes I feel that people don't care to read what I have to say.  I'm actually okay with that.

13. I have a hidden artistic talent.  Well, not so hidden since I found it as an Art student a few years ago.  Unfortunately it just became very stressful for me and I switched majors.

14. I grew up as an Army brat until  I was 11.  In that time I lived in Pennsylvania, Texas, Germany, and Kansas.  I wouldn't trade my childhood for anything.

15. I love hanging out with my family.  Not even trying to be sarcastic.  They're just fun and all around good company.  Even just sitting around watching TV we have a good time!

16. I tend to form very close bonds to people which makes it hard to let go of.  This can be a good thing, but it also sucks when you know you have to cut that connection.

17. I crack my knuckles.  Not even exaggerating...all. the. time.  I have probable cracked them three or four times since starting this.  I think it's a subconscious thing whenever I'm bored or when I'm trying to find inspiration.

18. I refuse to buy something that I know I can make.  Call me cheap if you will.  I call it frugal and crafty.

19. I love to start projects.  I just always have a problem with finishing them.

20. I love to read, but I don't get to do that much.  I have bought so many books that still sit on my shelf, unread.  I have started several and not finished.  Hopefully after I graduate I'll be able to hunker down and finish them up!

21. I was iPhone's biggest hater two years ago.  I found the idea of touching a screen and then putting it up to your face disgusting.  {I actually still think that!}  Last spring, I switched to the iPhone and I am probably their biggest fan.  It's so convenient!  I'm pretty sure I would die if I ever lost my phone.

22. I only have a very, very small handful of good friends.  I have a lot of acquaintances and people I'd hang out with, but there only a few people out there that really know me.

23. My family and I planned and executed a wedding in three months...on our own.  A lot of people said it couldn't be done.  They don't know my family.

24. I love to travel.  I love to just drive.  It's surreal and exciting.

25. Last year I paid of my car early and bought a house.  I'm pretty proud of that last part.  I'm only 26 {for one more day!}.
Pompeii, Italy. 4 July 2010.

9 comments:

  1. Trains and crafting are fun.

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  2. I can definitely relate to cracking my knuckles all. the. time, and have done it since I was a small child. In fact, I cracked my knuckles the entire time I read this post! I wouldn't lie. :)

    My granny always said that I was going to ruin my hands, and that my knuckles and fingers would be fat and unattractive when I got old. Well, more than 30 years on I have freakishly small hands; my ring size is barely 4 1/2.

    And I am known to write (and say) whatever is on my mind at any time. Sometimes this is a good thing, sometimes it's bad. But I cannot tolerate keeping anything bottled up once the thought crosses my mind.

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    1. I remember people telling me that all the time! My knuckles are fine. I just have naturally pudgy fingers. My mom reminds me all the time! Ü Thanks for reading!!

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  3. Love it. Congrats on the fiscal responsibility (paid off car & homeowner)! And happy almost birthday.

    I'm a big-knuckle cracker too and I'm so pleased I could have inspired this great post!

    http://monickhalm.com/life-alchemy-school-blog/

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    1. Thanks so much! And thanks for reading! Ü

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  4. Happy Birthday and thanks for a great post...although just a tip - You might want to watch the movie "Mommie Dearest" before you use that term for you mom whom you obviously love very much...LOL

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    1. Thanks for reading! Funny that you mention "Mommie Dearest." We have both seen it. It's kind of our thing. I say "I love you, mommy dearest" and she says in a shrill voice, "A wire clothes hanger?!" We're weird. Haha! I even have a recordable greeting card of my mom saying it. But just so you don't worry, she never beat me with a wire clothes hanger. Ü

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  5. Congrats on the new digs! I was very close to my mama as well. Still miss her.

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