Tuesday, January 10, 2017

10 Random Facts About Myself

Today I'm linking up with Erin and sharing 10 random facts about myself.  I decided to spice it up a bit and share a couple of my crazy facts and not just all of the basic ones.  So if you've been wanting me to fly my "freak flag", today is the day.  ;)

1.  I love to read... but I'm not much of a fan of modern day books.  I love books set back in time, especially in the late 1800's out on a homestead, or over in a palace somewhere.  I like reading about something different than what we might expect or see today.

2.  I could probably qualify for hearing aids, and my eye sight is horrible.  Pretty much, I'm a hot mess.  Up until 10 years ago, I would call a laptop, a labtop.  One day, someone mentioned that I was mispronouncing the word and I was telling my Dad that I had went all these years calling it a labtop, and he said, "I know, I just thought it was cute!"  It still makes me laugh, because yes I think my kids mispronouncing something is cute, but do you really think it's cute when they are grown and married.  ;)

3.  I'm obsessed with ice.  I know it's not good for my teeth, and I'm trying to stop, but I love chewing on ice.  I will drink my water as fast as I can just to get to the ice.  And I've been known on airplanes to just order a cup of ice from the stewardess.

4.  I have such a hard time getting out of bed in the morning, but once I do, I love it!  I love being one of the first ones up in the morning, and enjoying the quietness of it all.  It's my favorite time of the day.  I just wish it was easier go get out of bed.

5.  I can't stand anything that is sticky.  It's all I can do to allow a jar of honey to be in my house. Walking across the kitchen floor to step in something that the kids spilled and didn't clean up... I hate it!  Touching something sticky that was left by someone else is probably my biggest pet peeve.

6.  I am so ticklish, that I can tickle my own feet.  Getting a pedicure is complete torture, but I make myself get one every now and then.  The sweet people have to pretty much tackle my legs in order to keep me still.

7.  I can eat just about anything except for mushrooms.  That doesn't mean I like everything, but I can usually down it.  Heck, I've eaten reindeer, alligator... but a mushroom is a big no!  I want to like them, but then again, does anyone really need to learn to like fungus?  I think not.  ;)

8.  I'm kind of an old soul.  I would rather play cards, read a book or work on a puzzle than go out and have a big exciting evening on the town.

9.  I love to cook, but I'm not a fan of baking.  I'm not sure why... maybe it has something to do with the fact that I would choose salty over something sweet most of the time?!

10.  I have lived in the same small town my whole life.  Last I heard the population was down to 1500 people.  I've dreamed of living other places, but at the end of the day, I can't imagine living anywhere else.  It's just home. 

Okay, your turn.  Tell me something about you.  If it's a bit crazy, that's okay... we'll just fly our "freak flags" together.  ;)

Have a great day!



  1. I love this list and I can relate to so so many of them. I am an old soul too and I have gotten such great book recommendations from you since we like the same stuff :). Give me England and olden day any day of the week! Ok so I hate ice though...if I have ice in a drink I must have a straw otherwise I prefer to drink without ice. I love these because I get to know you all better. THANKS SO MUCH FOR LINKING up...you hope and pray someone might join the party, so glad you did. :) :) :) xoxo ERIN

  2. 1. I'd rather do a puzzle than go out!
    2. I like to cook but not bake. Mainly because you have to be precise and follow a recipe when baking and I prefer to play "chopped" while cooking!

    my freak flag- I don't know my left hand from my right hand... If in a hurry and you tell me to turn right I will automatically turn left instead... if I have time to think about it I can get the right direction!

    1. Yes, another reason I enjoy cooking as well. I can wing it a lot easier. And that's funny about getting your directions mixed up. Thanks for raising your freak flag with me. ;)

  3. This was so interesting and it's always fun to learn more about each other. I may have to do something like this sometime. Happy week!

  4. How fun! I'm going to link up next month!

  5. Loved this Jenny! You'd hate our house bc A loves honey. She has pb and honey sandwiches and roll ups all the time, haha! And I love that you like books set in the past. I haven't read one in years but you've recommended some good ones.

  6. Hahaha I am just picturing you tickling your own feet! :-p Too funny that your dad still thought it was cute that you were pronouncing laptop incorrectly. I should join this linkup!