August 29, 2011

What a Weirdo

I haven't been TAGGED to do something bloggy in a long time, so thanks to the beautiful and funny Stephanie over at Lunges and Lunch for giving me a fun survey to do!  Take a few minutes and check out Stephanie's blog...she's Canadian (which you know I personally think is awesome), she tells funny stories about fireman showing up unexpectedly (okay maybe just that one time) and she's really inspirational when it comes to fitness and healthy living. 

Now, on to the fun questions!

1.) What's a nickname only your family calls you?
This is SO very random, but my mom and dad have always called me "Sally," and they still do to this day.  I have no idea why...I think my mom said at one point that it's because when I was a little girl I was very prissy and girly like Sally Brown from the Peanuts comic strip.  Interesting for many reasons, since I'm really more of  a very unladylike Peppermint Patty or bitchy/snarky Lucy most of the time.

2.) What's a weird habit of yours?
A weird habit?  Hmmm.  Well, I probably have a few that others could tell you right off the top of their heads, but do we really know our own weird habits? 

I suppose it may be considered strange that I LOATHE condensation from beverages.  I'm always the one wiping it up off the table or off my glass constantly.  I always use up the napkins I get in a drive-thru because I need to wrap them around my drink so I can hold it without having wet hands.  YUCK.  I HATE IT. 

3.) Do you have any weird phobias?
BIRDS.  I really really do not like birds.  I think they're dirty and their little feet are creepy, and I'm constantly afraid that they're going to dive-bomb me.  I was walking into the University union one day from a class, and a pigeon came out from under the awning area by the doors and I nearly flipped my shit because I was certain it was coming after me.  I do. not. like. birds.


4.) What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
Oh, don't know me at all, do you?  You assume that I must be alone to belt out songs?  That I may be embarrassed if someone saw/heard/walked in on me singing, ever?  I mean I suppose that's how most normal people feel about belting out some jams, but...anyway, one of my favorites would definitely be "Every Time We Touch" by Cascada.  It's hard for me not to sing along with it when it comes on around on shuffle while I'm on a treadmill, but I fear that the other gym-goers may not appreciate my skillz. 

Oh and I may or may not totally act out my own personal music video to Adele's "Someone Like You."

5.) What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
Hmmm...another one that's difficult because I sometimes feel like I'm SO very easily annoyed. But overall, I think I'd say that any driving on this university campus can make my eye twitch faster than just about anything else. Slow drivers (slower than the 20mph speed limit!!), suddenly slamming on brakes because they think they've spotted an available parking space (not likely!), students darting out from nowhere on foot or on bicycle...just to name a few things that make my blood pressure spike.

6.) What’s one of your nervous habits?
I'm incredibly fidgety. I have a hard time sitting still.  But since I usually have to, I think I channel all my nervous energy into the one nervous habit that I've never been able to shake and probably never will: I'm a nailbiter. Always have been. I don't even realize I'm doing it half the time. I've tried on NUMEROUS occasions to break the habit, and I'll do really well for a few weeks...and then I gnaw them all off while in traffic (see #5 above) or something.

7.) What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The right side. MY SIDE.

8.) What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?
I don't remember it's name...but I know I was VERY little, and it was a pink stuffed bear. The box it came in was its "chair" and I would sit in my own little chair next to it and we would watch t.v. I'm sure we were very cute.

9.) What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks?
How much money do I have? Usually it's just a Pike Place roast if I've only got a few bucks. But if I'm feeling treat-y or I have a gift card it's a soy, sugar-free hazelnut latte (in the colder months) or an iced coffee (in the summertime).

10.) What’s a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
Well I wouldn't say never...but I definitely think it's incredibly important to wash your face every night..or at least take off your eye makeup. I am pretty good about doing this, especially in the summer when my face feels nasty after sweating all day or running, but I admit to being super lazy about this at times. Even my husband chastises me about it.

11.) Which way do you face in the shower?
I stand with my back to the water unless I'm washing/rinsing my face. I never understood why people in the movies faced the shower....most of your hair is on the BACK of your head, isn't it? I don't get it.

12.) Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?
I'm enjoying that both "weird" and "skills" are in quotation marks. It amuses me. I mean...I don't know? I can pick up things with my toes like a monkey. Is that a "weird" "skill?"

13.) What’s your favorite comfort food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?
Again with the quotes! "Bad?" As in it's been naughty? Or that it's generally frowned upon as an unhealthy food choice? The answer is pizza. I could eat pizza 5 nights a week and, as long as it wasn't the same kind from the same place each night, never ever get tired of it. I LOVE PIZZA.

14.) What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
"Dude." I use it a LOT.

15.) Time to sleep, what are you actually wearing?
Wouldn't you like to know?? Seriously, I usually wear a t-shirt or tank top with panties. I get SUPER hot, even in the winter, and I can't stand having PJ pants all tangled up around my legs. Since I was a child I've been known to wake up with my nightgown/shirt/pants tossed across the room in my sleep. Lately I've been wearing prettier nightgowns to bed, but even those get all tangled up around me and I hate it.

16.) What did you used to wear that you thought was cool but now you realize it wasn’t that hot?
Oh lord, probably LOTS of things, but the first one that came to mind was the super sexy (NOT) black eyeliner/white eyeliner combination back in the 90s. Ugh. Thank GOD that trend went way out of style and never looked back.


Well that was fun! And now I'm thinking maybe I kind of am a weirdo, with some of these answers...

So, whom shall I tag? How about these four awesome people:

1. Rachel at We Are the Naslunds
2. Lindsay at Coffee. Camera. Kombucha. Keyboard.
3. Laura Leigh at .....
4. Sarah at Sarah Snacks

Have fun!


  1. OMG birds scare the ever loving daylights out of me! The beady little eyes and the beaks- aaahhhhh!!!

    I love being tagged for survey-type stuff! And I was looking for something for Thursday's post, so this is perfect!!

  2. My friend also has a crazy bird fear. She freaked out when I told her my dad got pecked in the head by a defensive bird outside his house.

    I LOVE working out to Cascada and you and your teddy sound adorable.

    I am a fanatic about washing my face at the end of the day. I don't go to bed without doing it. If I fall asleep by accident, I'll still wash it. Teeth are another

    Thanks so much for the lovely words!!! :D :D xo