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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

1. 13 Random Things about Me

I thought I would try a new series.  In the spirit of 2013, I thought I would write about Thirteen 13s.  Thirteen lists about 13 "things."

The first "13" is 13 random things about me.

1. I love the smell of Vick's Vapor Rub, Turtle Wax and Lowe's.

2. I don't like The Cat in the Hat. It annoys the heck out of me. It is almost a requirement for English teachers to like it, but I don't. Other Dr. Seuss books don't bother me, just this one.

3. I love toe socks. I think they are very comfortable. I bought and wore a new pair for the birth of each of my three children.

4. I grind my teeth and talk in my sleep I have since I was a child. I have also been known to cry and to spit (yes, spit) during slumber. Gross, right?

5. I had two favorite dolls growing up and they were my very favorite dolls in the whole wide world.  One was just a plain doll, Missy, and the other was my Cabbage Patch Doll, Eleanor Nan. They are still at my parents' house.

6. When I was younger, I used to fantasize that Luke Perry somehow got lost on my dirt road and had to stop at my house for directions. What can I say:  I loved 90210, and Luke Perry was so much cuter than Jason Priestley.

7. My favorite snack, to this day, is a whole dill pickle dipped in mayonnaise eaten with BBQ corn chips. It sounds disgusting, but I LOVE it. And, No, I am not preggo.

8. I had the lead in the school play my junior year of high school. It was a silly little musical based on a cartoon called LuAnn. Everyone said I was made for the part because my life somehow tragically resembled the cartoon-it was about a girl who longed for the attention of a boy who didn't know she existed. Yup. That sounded about right.

9. About 7 months after I turned 18, my friend, Maria, and I drove to Valdosta and we both got a tattoo. It is a blue rose on my abdomen, so no one ever sees it.  My mom just found out about it this past summer, and I think that in-laws still don't know. It is the most rebellious thing I have ever done.
10. One of my "bucket list" items is to sing the National Anthem for a crowd somewhere. The only problem is I have a fear of singing solo. I can talk and act the fool (drama all the way) but singing- gives me the butterflies. Something fierce. Despite the fact that my voice isn't perfect.

11. One of my goals is to write a novel someday. I have several outlines and have even wrote a little, but I can't seem to work through it. 

12. I can't stand Mariah Carey. I don't like her voice, the way she looks, her songs. I am sure she is a nice person. I just don't have anything for her. It is entirely superficial

13. I picked my college (Mercer) because I heard about it from the best friend of my cousin. I had never heard of it until then, but I knew about Macon because we drove through it on the way to see my Grandma who lived in Roswell. I didn't even apply anywhere else. 

Any random things you would like to share with me??


  1. Love this idea! Newest Follower from Winder, GA
    Smiles, Jen

  2. I love this idea as well! I will try to do a similar post and link up to yours! :)

    How often do you plan to do a "13"?


    1. I am not sure just yet, Kate. I thought about once every four weeks, but that is dragging it out a little long. Probably every 7-10 days.

  3. What other 13 things where u going to do? email me so we can link up and maybe we can get others to link up? I also slep talk since I was little. it bugged my mom becuase I talked in english in my sleep and she only knew spanish. Later after I took french people told me I talked french in my sleep. Isnt that weird?

    1. I still haven't decided all the topics yet, but a link up would be great. Let me know what you have in mind. caroltyner@yahoo.com

  4. Cool idea! Following from the blog hop... I grew up in Macon so I'm familiar with Mercer. I just started grinding my teeth a couple years ago - weird! I like the 13 list idea so a link-up would be nice. AND I'm loving your other blog about losing weight - I'm going to check out that book - chocolate has a hold on my right now!

    1. Yay! A fellow Maconite. Do you come to Macon often? I would love to link up when you want. Still new to everything so email me ideas. I hope you do check out the book. Every day it just makes more sense to me.


  5.  Hi, Great post.  I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you. 

  6. I finally did my 13 things post on my blog. I am all for doing some kind of linky.

    Here's the link to mine: