An amazing photographer, and “friend” (although we have never met in person) Brandy Anderson, who lives in Calgary, Canada, blogged about 25 things that we don’t know about her. It was so much fun to read about her funny little quirks… So, here is a list about me- you may or may not know about them … Most likely, not so much. Of course, I am feeling nice and vulnerable now…Please leave me a comment below, and let me know some of yours!
#1) My husband and I knew each other growing up, from at least third grade on… and I never in a MILLION years thought we would be where we are today… married 11 years next month!
#2) I don’t really like walking around barefoot… maybe it was always out of fear of hurting the bottoms of my feet back while I was dancing. When I have stuff to do at home, I always wear my tennis shoes ’cause it makes me feel like I have the ability to run around and get my work done. Flip-flops means a lazy day.
#3) I absolutely love buying office supplies. Everything fresh and new… new pencils/pens, paper… the store itself is intoxicating and somehow therapeutic to me.
#4) I don’t like most music concerts… they are too loud for me.
#5) I taught Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, Pilates one time in her private hotel suite, while she was here in Norfolk, VA. When her assistant called my Pilates studio (my business pre-photography), I wasn’t 100% sure who the Duchess of York was.
#6) I am a birdwatcher… I love them and can usually tell you what kind of bird it is. If I can’t, I actually take the time to look it up and learn about it.
#7) I have a need to have unusual things around me. If someone is trying to sell me something and they use the sentence, “These are our most popular such-n-such’s”, they have unknowingly turned me immediately off, and I will never look twice at the item again.
#8) I have found that when shopping, I am drawn to certain colors on certain days. For example, I will walk into say TJMAXX, and notice a sunflower yellow purse that I like. The next thing I know I am drawn to a yellowish sweater… then it would be yellowish mugs… etc. But the next time I am out looking, it will be a totally different color… I have yet to figure out this phenomenon.
#9) I think that peanut butter would probably taste good on just about anything.
#10) I often pass up interesting items because I think to myself, “I could make that myself”… and of course, I never do.
#11) I seriously choke up and even sometimes cry a little when reading children’s stories to my kids… they always have such great messages!
#12) I have always liked the smell of mushrooms, but never been able to eat them… until recently. I think my taste-buds might be changing. This is absolutely shocking to my husband, who thought we would share our passionate dislike together forever.
#13) I wash my hands every single time I enter my house… and I secretly sort of wish everyone else did that too.
#14) I am a morning person. The best time of day (which I rarely get out of my house to see) is just before dawn- it’s magical.
#15) I have yet to make any proper baby books, scrapbooks or photo albums, which I feel is a huge failure that I hope to correct very soon… seriously pathetic! Oh and yes, I actually purchased each album and tons of scrap-booking supplies to do it and yet, here they sit. Ironically, another amazing photographer friend, Kelly Willette, just blogged about this very topic today- check it out!
#16) There were a couple of years, when we first had kids, that our beloved dog, Sofi, was literally the very last thing on the list… The dog, (what had been our first baby), became “the _____ dog”…and she knew it.
#17) I love getting mail. Snail mail, email… any mail. On the days that there is very little, like the weekends… I feel a little empty.
#18) I love polishing sterling silver… I know it is crazy, but I do.
#19) I truly felt a personal loss with the death of Jacques Cousteau.
#20) I am a serious back-seat-driver. If you don’t put your turn signal on AND turn your head to check your blind spot… Well, let’s just say, I will do it for you.
#21) When I meet someone who is in their early 20’s, I always think in the back of my head, “Cool, we are almost the same age…”
#22) I used to be a professional ballet dancer, but my children barely know that about me.
#23) I have given my husband a “push present” for every birth of our three children, even though he has never even come close to doing any “pushing”, and as it has turned out, neither have I.
#24) I don’t really think blondes have more fun. But sometimes I wish I had me some shiny blonde locks… just for fun.
#25) I find it is rather rewarding to be the grown-up and use the phrase, “Because I said so, that is why.”