Some Random Crap You Probably Didn’t Need To Know About Me

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I’ve noticed there are a few new faces around here these days (hi, new friends! welcome!), so I figured I’d tell you a little bit more about myself. You can hop over to my about me page for the basics, but I’m not totally in love with it, so here’s a list of random crap you probably don’t need to know about me. You’re welcome.

  • I hail from the ‘Burgh (that’s Pittsburgh, PA, for you non-Yinzers) which makes me a Steelers and Penguins fan. BurghI bleed black and gold. But…
  • I don’t really get into baseball. The Pirates have a been a losing team most of my life, which doesn’t exactly add excitement to a sport that already bores me.
  • Despite my allegiance to the Steel City, I went to college at West Virginia University, which makes me very much anti-Pitt. #sorrynotsorry. Go Mounties!!
  • At WVU, I was a sorority girl. And sometimes I will bust out a chant with absolutely no prompting. Delta Gamma, that’s what I am-ma!
  • My lone tattoo is a small anchor on the inside of my right foot. That’s right, I got a tattoo of my sorority’s symbol. And in the almost-ten years that I’ve been sporting this thing (holy crap, I’m old), I haven’t regretted it for a moment.
  • I love wine, but not the sweet stuff. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to let it go to waste or anything, but it’s not my favorite.
  • I used to be tongue tied. What’s that, you ask? Well, you know the little connector thingy (that’s the technical term, duh) that attaches your tongue to the bottom of your mouth? Mine extended all the way to the tip of my tongue. I could barely stick my tongue out, but I never had any issues. That is, until high school, when my honors biology teacher explained to me and the entire class that it was like that because I’m “missing the same protein as frogs”. (I was the only freshman in that sophomore class; I wanted to die.) I got it corrected shortly after that.
  • Then I ran out and got it pierced the moment I turned 18. (Sorry, Mom.)
  • I’m severely allergic to cats and some types of tree pollen. Like, I break out in hives and my whole face swells up. It’s lovely. I’ll be sure to get a picture for you kids next time it happens. It’s likely to be soon because it usually happens when the leaves fall. Yay autumn!
  • I can drive a stick shift. I actually prefer to drive a stick shift. But I also prefer a convertible and they don’t usually come with a manual transmission. This is one of the many reasons I find it upsetting that less than 15% of Americans know how to drive a stick.
  • Also, I like statistics and other random facts. I retain the most useless information and share it with people who really don’t give a shit. (Sorry, Babe.)
  • In 245 days I’m marrying the greatest guy ever. Right now, I think 245 is soooo far away, but I’m confident that soon enough I’ll be panicking over how close it is.
  • This song always puts me in a good mood, no matter what. I lurv it. #backthatazzup

 

  • I’m so jealous you still live in PA 🙁 I am originally from Erie and went to IUP and I miss it so much! Michigan is just not the same as PA!

    • As much as I complain about it, there really isn’t anything quite like PA. I’d love to leave, but I’d definitely miss it too.

  • i also prefer driving stick but not in traffic! that’s a pain the butt 🙁
    i’m also allergic to cats and how i found out? when i was a kid, i rubbed my face all over a cat’s back and bam! face swelled up and eyes swelled shut. my mom was not too pleased about that LOL

    • Haha whoops! But you definitely found out the easy way… I had a cat for 10 years before I started having an allergic reaction. It took forever to figure out what was causing it!

  • I went to a wedding in Pittsburgh last year and loved it! I learned to drive on a stick shift and miss having it. AND I made the “smart” decision to have a pierced tongue at one point too. Not my best decision.

    • It’s a beautiful city, isn’t it? Ha! We are both so “brilliant”! :/

  • I can’t really drive a stick. I know the theory and have done it in parking lots but never in the road. My husband’s car is a stick, and it’s small–he loves it because it saves gas!

    • They are great on gas! It’s a huge perk 🙂