Things You Never Knew You Never Knew

Sorry I've been missing the last few days Blogstalkers. I've been a very busy girl.

Thank you for all of the Birthday tweets and/or Facebook messages and such.  You all seriously made my day on Monday.  Even Ryan had to concede that for the first time in our lives I am more popular than him.

I promise this is the very last time I'll mention my birthday on this blog, but in honor of me now being 29, I thought I'd use today to tell you 29 things about me. (I'm actually going to do half today and half on Friday when I announce the giveaway winner.  Tomorrow I've got something else planned.)

1. When I am home alone I only eat foods that it would be impossible to choke on.  Things like soup and cottage cheese and large bowls of whipped cream.

2. There is a homeless man that hangs out on a corner that I often walk past.  Sometimes when he sees me walking up he sings "Here She Comes Miss America" and then I give him a dollar if I have one.  He told me once that his name is Michael Tito Jackson.

3. On Friday night just before dinner I went to pick up my glass at the same time that I sneezed and also tried to cover my mouth and nose.  Resulting in smashing the glass into my face and knocking out my two front teeth.  And then I was all "Ahhhh my gin and tonic just punched me in the mouth and not like with a explosion of limey flavor!"  And so I had to go to the dentist the next morning where I endured two root canals.  It wasn't too bad since the dentist totally gassed me up.  When I came out of it the hygienist told me that I asked the Dr. to first file what was left of my teeth into tiny fangs and take a picture and also said something that she couldn't quite decipher about Goonies and Chunk and Off-Broadway musicals.

4. Speaking of musicals, when I was younger I did a lot of community theater shows.  I was the Mayor of the Munchkin City in The Wizard of Oz, Piglet in Winnie The Pooh and finally Annie in Annie.  Yes I sang a lot.  Maybe not well, but enthusiastically.  I also totally dyed my hair bright red.  I was 15. This is why Ryan was always more popular than I was until recently.

5. I saw the movie The Notebook for the first time this year and I didn't cry.  This was very surprising to me as the following movies have all made me cry in the last year: Beauty and the Beast, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Babe, Liar Liar.

6. I just realized that I have terrible taste in movies.

7. Sometimes when I'm feeling yucky about myself I tell Ryan to "Say something nice," and he always says "You're pretty."  This year on my birthday he sent me flowers and the only thing the card said was "You're pretty."

8. I have verbal fights with my sister Jordan's boyfriend Jake about which one of us is the "Third Musketeer." I totally win that fight.  I would never win a physical fight with Jake since he is a MMA fighter.  Sometimes OJ and Jake have verbal fights about who, between the two of them would win in a physical fight since OJ has a black belt.

Two of the three musketeers and Jake.
 9. I have a ridiculous sense of smell.  Once in college I complained to my roommates that something in our apartment seriously smelled for like two weeks.  They couldn't smell anything.  Finally I put my nose to work and sniffed everywhere until I found one potato rotting in the back of the cabinet above the fridge.

10. I almost never ever drink wine because I'm really sensitive to it and even if I only have half a glass I wake up the next morning with an awful headache.  Going back to my last fact though, I can actually smell other peoples' glasses of wine and say things like "hints of lilac" and "vaguely reminiscent of sweaty saddle."

11.  This is me in 50 years. (Thanks Elisa!)


12. Speaking of ummm...delicates...I recently went to Nordstrom and had my bra size measured for the first time in like five years.  I walked in wearing a 34B (which I knew was too small) and walked out with a bag full of 34DDDs.  I'm both astounded and horrified.  In good news my sister Nicky tells me that having this large of a chest means I can name my boobs.  I'm thinking maybe Betty Boob and Veronica.  This is not a final decision.

13. I got my tonsils out when I was 22 after I got strep throat for the thousandth time.  The doctor that did it was like...gorgeous...  After the surgery the nurses were having a tough time getting me to come out of the anesthesia so they called the doctor in.  It seems I smiled and then reached up and touched his face.  I was so embarrassed when I woke up fully.  I'm still embarrassed about this.

14. I'm really bad at taking the tags off of things.  I don't do it on purpose but Ryan is constantly pointing out things in our house that I've left the price tag on.  From where I am sitting right now I can see a lamp and a small dinosaur figurine that are both still sporting some form of a tag.

15. Two of my sisters and my brother and I all have brown hair and brown eyes.  Both of my parents have brown hair and brown eyes.  My sister Jordan has blonde hair and blue eyes.  My dad used to tell her this was because one day he was mowing the lawn and saw something falling from the sky and caught it and it was her.  She had fallen out of an airplane.
Nicky and Jordan
Clarke (and her boyfriend Mike) 
Davis
So that's all for today Blogstalkers!  Tell me something I don't know about you?

90 comments:

  1. I am terrified of grasshoppers....Once I had one stuck in my pants. Don't try this at home

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  2. I have an irrational fear of people dying while on a Skype call with me. I also keep at least one form of ID on me so people can identify my body if I die while I'm out.

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  3. You are pretty :)

    When I'm pouty I'll tell my husband to tell me something good... He tells me that he loves me and then I have a song stuck in my head all day long.

    I also tell him to tell me a story, he never will, he claims he "doesn't know what I want" I want a story! This is why I read your blog I have a feeling if I asked you to tell me a story I would not reget it

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    1. I harass my husband to "tell me a story" all the time! His answer is "I have no stories." Liar!

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    2. Oh my gosh lol I always tell my boyfriend the same thing...


      And he always says "I don't know any stories..."

      dang! Men!

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    3. absolutahnie1/10/2013

      haha!unfortuntely for me I'M the storyteller in my relationship! luckily he loves my stories, which are always funny and completely fantastical. now even his family loves them!

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  4. "On Friday night just before dinner I went to pick up my glass at the same time that I sneezed and also tried to cover my mouth and nose. Resulting in smashing the glass into my face and knocking out my two front teeth."

    I don't even know how to respond to this except to be horrified for you.

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  5. Oh, something you don't know. I'm the one who sent you the pretty Kecky print! I'm glad you liked it! I had another one in mind but it disappeared from the store by the time I got around to getting it.

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  6. I am extremely protective of my glasses because if civilization breaks down I will no longer have access to contacts and will need them to be a useful member of any post-apocalyptic society.

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    1. Anonymous1/09/2013

      This is the same reason I won't get veneers. What if the world ends and there aren't any dentists? Then one falls off and I have nothing but weak nubbin teeth??

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    2. I think I just peed a little..weak nubbin teeth! I am never getting veneers.

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    3. I have definitely had the same thought about contacts and the end of civilization. I'm blind as a bat... it would be like that Twilight Zone episode where the guy is the last man on the planet and finally has time to read and then steps on his glasses.

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    4. Anonymous1/11/2013

      THAT is one of my MOST memorable ones. The other 2 are the one that they tried to distroy/killthe tall doll (saw her head) and couldn't) It WASN'T an American Girl one) and thr worst one I remember is the bet the 'gentlemen's club men made about NOT talking for a time for a million $....anyway the winner guy won because he had had his vocal cords surgically cut....but there was NO million. AHHHHH!

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    5. Marilyn1/11/2013

      I made above comment but what's a URL?

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  7. I did a lot of musical theater when I was younger. My first role was Molly in the play 'Annie' when I was 7.

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  8. When it rains I want to lick the sidewalk, also I still can't chew gum without swallowing it (I will be 34 at the end of this month).

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  9. I'll join you in the large chest group (32DDD). It always surprises me because I don't think I'm THAT built. I did see a mannequin wearing a bikini last summer that I thought was giant chested; I then saw that it was wearing my exact bra size.

    Hmm, other thing about me. I captured a lizard one day when I was living in Florida. I had it in my hands to take it outside and somehow it got out. Couldn't find it so I sat back down to watch TV. I then felt something on my neck/in my hair, reached back and found a lizard tail - sticking out the top of my pony tail.

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    1. I'm the same way! I'm a 32DDD also, and I KNOW I don't look that big. I've decided mine are more "round" but don't stick out as far.

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  10. Megan M.1/09/2013

    I'm shocked that The Notebook didn't make you cry! I'm a total crier, I cry at all of the movies you listed PLUS The Notebook, except I'm also self-conscious about how much I cry so sometimes when something happens that I think my husband might EXPECT me to cry about, I get all weirdly defiant and remain dry-eyed just so he can't point and laugh. Which he never does, but I just have this fear that one day he's going to have had it up to "here" with the crying and ridicule me. I don't know.

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  11. I'll be 41 in June and have to take gummy vitamins because regular ones make me sick to my stomach. I take gummy calcium just because I like it. I also knit and crochet so when you have a baby I'll make you a blanket. And I got my Merry Everything card today. Thank you!!!!!!

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    1. Julie...I too will be 41 in June. I, however, would have worded it as: I turned 40 last June. I also eat the gummy vitamins, but it is because I hate swallowing pills.

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    2. Gummy vitamins are awesome. I wish all medications gave me a gummy option.

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  12. In the past month, I have hit my head on a car door, a stair railing, and a doorknob.

    And, I am another in the large chested group. Though, I have not named my boobs. Yet.

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  13. I hate letting my husband use my reading glasses because his head is, like, twice the size of mine (full of brains, I'm sure!) and I don't want him to stretch them out.

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  14. I've punched myself in the face before. Luckily never hard enough to break teeth...but I feel for you

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  15. Mary E.1/09/2013

    I refuse to eat any dish that contains mixed meats. No chicken cordon bleu, no bacon wrapped burgers, etc. There's something wrong with eating two different animals simultaneously. My coworkers swear I have weird food rules and must be observing some weird kosher rules from another life. I say it just makes sense.

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  16. Sometimes when I'm home alone washing dishes I'll be listening to something like Ke$ha or Lady Gaga and I'll just stop washing dishes and dance around, like I'm in my own personal music video of *feeling.* I also sing. Loudly. Sometimes I wonder what my neighbors think of me...

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  17. There are so many reasons I read your blog, but most of them relate to giggling inappropriately at my desk. Good thing I have an office now.

    Anyway - you simply MUST listen to this song about Boston's Tito Jackson: Vote for Tito Jackson (if you need some satisfaction) He ran SUCCESSFULLY for Boston City Council, I think due in large part to the creative song someone wrote and recorded for him. Perhaps your homeless friend is related to him. Randomly as my husband and I drive through Boston, one of us will bust out with the song because it's just that catchy.

    I suppose that will be my one thing about myself that you don't know (besides everything else) - that I secretly love Tito Jackson's song - even though it's horrible.

    PS. Very sad to hear about your teeth, but at least it was in the name of something holy (ie alcohol).

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  18. Once, when I was singing with a band (okay, more like got drunk and forced my way in front of the band and grabbed the microphone from the singer) I tripped over some cords and fell into the drumset. I popped right up and started singing again, like nothing ever happened. My friends, however, immediately escorted me out of the bar. I'd like to think they were jealous of my amazing singing skills and couldn't handle the melodious tone of my voice. But it was probably more that they dragged me away so I wouldn't get sued by the band for a broken drumset. :)

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  19. If I ever walked into a lingerie department for an official bra measurement, I'm certain that they would revoke my 36A and point me in the direction of the training bras for pre-pubescent girls. I have my children and 4.2 cumulative years (between 1998 and 2010) of breastfeeding the three of them to thank for that.

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  20. I am terrified of ladybugs.
    And butterflies. And heights.

    And, my only talent that I'm aware of is being able to read a huge book in 3.5 hours, if that and correcting everyone's spelling. This is of no use to me for a career. It's pathetic.

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  21. i am terrified of puppets, but we used to live in a town with a puppet exhibit in the art museum. (they were the puppets from the Sound of Music http://www.macniderart.org/baird.html ) and my husband was convinced that if i just sat in that room often enough, for long enough, that i would get over my fear of puppets. so he would make me (not like he tied me down, but he talked me into the idea) sit in that room until i absolutely couldn't stand it and then for 5 more minutes.

    i still hate puppets, but now i only freak out on the inside.

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  22. I have to sort my M&Ms into colours and eat the biggest pile first, through to the smallest pile. When two piles have the same number, I start with the one whose colour I like more. Same thing with pretzel snacks, except sorted into shapes.

    In Australia, we don't have a DDD. It stops at DD and then goes to E. I'm currently wearing a 12E sports bra. Which is maybe a 34? I'm not good with the translation...

    There's nothing worse than going UP a cup size while losing weight - yes, the band decreased...but WHY did the bosoms themselves have to increase??!

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    1. i totally do the same thing with my M&Ms!

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    2. I sort my M&M's by color too, but I eat them so that I always have the same amount of each color!! and I line them up too!

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    3. Sorting=cool, but smallest to largest number.

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  23. I love to read your blog...you never fail to keep me entertained. I hope your feeling better after your ordeal on Friday :)
    I have actually not told anyone about this but I want to write a blog. I am terrified that no one would read it, I would not be interesting enough...blah blah blah...hence the lack of my blog :(

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    1. Start one! I just started one a couple of weeks ago. No one has commented on it, but I know people have read it (or at least seen it) because Blogger tracks pageviews and things. It's fun. You should go for it.

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  24. I refuse to eat anything that looks like what it was before it died...seafood generally falls into this category if it still has body parts. I can't look into the lifeless eyes and feel good about myself. I also don't want to have to remove legs, eyes, shell of said animal before I eat it!! I want my meat on a styrofoam plate wrapped in plastic.

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    1. This! I can't eat shrimp that isn't fried. It only took me like 20+ years to even be able to eat friend shrimp. But I can't eat lobster or crab or oysters. I also don't eat beef but that's just because I don't like the taste.

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    2. I am so grossed out by full fish on a plate. YUCK!!

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  25. I am neurotic Lauren. Totally neurotic. I worry about things that are so far in my future that I have no business worrying about them and then I start to "what if" myself. Plus, I am kinda hyper, OCD to the point that it drives my husband crazy, and horribly organized. So yeah, definitely neurotic....

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  26. I recently went into Victoria's Secret, and got measured for a bra for the first time in, like, five years. I walked in sporting a 36B, which I had told my husband was likely too large, and walked out with a bag full of 36As. I'm both astounded and horrified. Especially considering that (1) I had used to be a 36B, back in the good ol'high school days (2) when my milk came in after my second child I was sportingn36Ds (or maybe DDs) and (3) post-breastfeeding-two-kids my "A" is not "cute, perky, everyone loves 'em as can look sexy but not slutty in halter tops" A, but rather "wow, with no bra I look exactly like tennis ball in a tube sock, hey why is my nipple now closer to my belly button than my heart? A.

    Fortunately VS makes bras that make my boobs look like perky, pretty 36C's. I shall never take it off and from now on just in case I ever unexpectedly need CPR one day, shall be sporting a sign attached to my bra saying "I know you are trying to save my life, but if this means you must remove my bra - just let me go to the light."

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    1. "I know you are trying to save my life, but if this means you must remove my bra - just let me go to the light."

      I literally just laughed out loud, all alone in my office...I am sure people heard me.

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  27. I have terrible luck, but am good luck for other people! It's crazy! I've never won anything in my life! When my friends and I go to the casino I always end up loosing all my money and my friends always hit! Or the meet really great guys when they are with me, whilst I'm still single. Also, my last FOUR ex boyfriends all married the girls they dated right AFTER me. I'm like the female version of Good Luck Chuck!

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  28. You made my day using the underwear pic in your blog. I saw it and instantly thought of you!
    I am also very clumsy and always have bruises that, when asked, I cannot figure where they came from.

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  29. 1. I have a very sensitive sense of smell, too, and am extremely bothered by perfume/cologne. For reasons that I cannot understand, a lot of people who handle money seem to wear extra-smelly hand lotion or perfume or something, and that transfers to the bills they handle. So, it's not uncommon for me to get change (most commonly at a drive-thru...maybe because that's one of the few places I pay with cash?) and have to put the bills essentially in "isolation" because they smell of perfume/cologne/whatever and I don't want them in my wallet contaminating the other money. So, I'll put them in my trunk, lay them on top of my washing machine, whatever...anywhere that they can air out and won't transfer their fragrance to anything else in my wallet. People seem to find that strange, but I think it's because they have sub-optimally developed senses of smell!

    2. I'm a doctor, and often when I go out to the waiting room to call a patient back to my exam room, I will have a song with their name in it running through my head. The other day I had a patient named Kelly, and I had the Kelly song from "Cheers" ("Kelly Kelly Kelly Kelly" that Woody would sing to his girlfriend)running through my head. Bad example...it's usually a more well-known song, but you get the idea. Sometimes if the person's name doesn't have an obvious song using that name, I'll hear a song with a name that's close, like for example if it was you I might hear "Tell Laura I Love Her."

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  30. I cried when I saw Beauty and the Beast in theaters. My pinky nails grow freakishly long and I often worry someone will think that I do coke and that that's why my pinky nails are long. My other nails all will break way before they do. My leather watch band is falling apart and instead of going and buying a new band, I'm using packing tape to keep it together until I go to the store for a different reason. It looks totally tacky but it's keeping my watch on my wrist and that's better than it not being on my wrist.

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  31. That tag thing actually doesn't sound like a bad idea. What if it was faulty? Or you changed your mind? Then you don't have to go searching for the tag you cut off. I'm going to stop taking off tags, too.

    I can quote verbatim most episodes of Friends.

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  32. Shannon S1/09/2013

    A. I am so, so sorry to hear about your dental emergency. Oh my god.
    B. Are OJ and Ryan holding hands in that photo???

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    1. Seriously OJ and Ryan look WAAAAAAY to comfortable together in the pic!

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  33. On the teeth thing...OUCH! So sorry that happened! :(

    I also have an amazing sense of smell. With both of my pregnancies, my amazing sense of smell became practically a superpower. But it went back to plain old amazing once the babies were born.

    Also, whenever we leave for a long trip, I always know that I've forgotten something, except I don't know yet what it is (or I would, you know, get it), and I imagine that as we're driving away from the house, getting further and further away...there's this video camera in my mind that slowly zooms in on the forgotten item, in a foreshadowy way. I told my husband this recently, and he didn't even try not to laugh at me.

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  34. I love the list and can't wait for the rest of it.

    You probably didn't know this about me: I once got myself locked IN my car. (yes, it is possible)

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  35. I've been bitch-slapped by many an inanimate object, but never a G&T! That's one-up over me.

    I once got the members of my favorite band to sign my boobs. Then I called my Mom to tell her about it. As I was on the phone, the lead singer of the band happened to walk by and my Mom told me to put him on the phone. I ambushed him and handed him the phone with an incredulous, "Uh, my Mom wants to talk to you?" He (freaking-super-nicely) took the phone and I could hear my Mom speaking very sternly to him. We're from Hawaii, so I heard my Mom say, "Ah, you no shame, you?" His response? "Yes, it was a shameful, shameful thing to do. But I did it, and I'm looking right at it!" I think my Mom was too surprised to do more than laugh. Anyway, after that, she totally thought the guy was cute. Which was disturbing to me, as he was my fave too.

    P.S. I was in my mid-30s when this happened. See? The 30s rock. :D

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  36. Bowls of whipped cream are amazing, although sometimes I find squirting the can directly into my mouth saves time. Also try it frozen! The bowl full not the can. Have you tried tannin free and sulfite free wines? I hate to think of someone missing out.

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  37. EmilyM1/09/2013

    I walked into a door this morning. Leaving the staff room, my hand missed the handle and wham! Luckily no students were around to witness this. Or any other teachers...

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  38. I was in a bathroom stall last week and bent over to pull up my socks. When I stood up, I cracked my head on the hook on the back of the door so hard that I had a dent. And I cried. And I was mortified because someone I know casually was also in the bathroom and I had to explain my stupidity.

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  39. I once described a wine scent as "elephant dung". I didn't like the wine.

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    1. My husband once said a pumpkin beer tasted like "pumpkin butt". He didn't like the beer. But I'm not sure what a pumpkin's butt tastes like.

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  40. 1. I have a crazy fear of falling forward and bashing my teeth into my nose. When I was little I both fell forward on my Donald Duck Hippity Hop, resulting in a bashed nose and used the rocking chair as a launch board (similar to a diving board, but without water and in the living room) and hit the tv, resulting in one front baby tooth turning blue and having to be removed.
    2. I have NO sense of smell. I can't smell the fake smell in natural gas, for example. I do, however, smell random and completely wrong things, so my husband says my nose is schizophrenic.
    3. I gain approx. 8 lbs on traditional birth control pills. Each time I've gone off of them, I lose about 8 lbs within a week- and it all seems to come from my boobs. Now I call them my sad boobies.
    4. Fake humans (like in museums and displays, not as much monotone mannequins) freak me out beyond reason. We were in a museum in Glasgow and there weren't any... until suddenly I came around a corner facing one. I may or may not have screamed. Loudly.

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    1. Haha, no, I was prepared for them there- I liked the People's Palace! It was a tiny house next to the Cathedral: Provand's Lordship. It was all set up with furniture and fake food, then BOOM. There's a fake monk writing at a desk, RIGHT in the door of a small room that my eyes went to immediately upon turning the corner.
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  41. Evyl Fashionista1/09/2013

    I gave myself a hernia from coughing, pinched a nerve in my neck brushing my hair and broke my tooth eating a cheese danish. Luckily for me, I did not do all these things to myself at the same time. :-)

    I cry every time I watch "Big Fish".

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  42. I am ridiculously clumsy and injure myself more than I should and I periodically act like a 7 year old boy and have to remove every scab I see.

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  43. Anonymous1/09/2013

    I'm a 6'2 redheaded female with large breasts, 12DD Australian, who also happens to be totally uncoordinated. Try hiding in a crowd when you stand out like a sore thumb.

    Also, your brother is very hot. (I'm in a relationship and have 3 kids and am 33 and live in Australia. I'm not going to stalk him)

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  44. I am the only child, the 3rd child and the youngest (4th child) all at the same time. The answers: adopted as the only, I have 2 older brothers and 1 youngest sister through my birth mother, and 2 older brothers and 1 older sister through my birth father.

    I am also a klutz. I can trip over nothing - god forbid the kids leave something on the floor. I got hung up in my own laptop power cord last night when I tried to go into the kitchen and did quite a graceful (NOT!) dance around the living room trying not the wipe out in front of all of my kids and my husband. And if I have to cut something with a kitchen knife the first aid kit had better be close by. Some days I'm amazed I still have fingers left.

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  45. I love this post...random facts are fun!

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  46. My husband calls me Minnie Pearl because I leave the tags on so many things. Especially household items...I look at it as a test run. Then if I don't like them, they can still go back. I see two items in my office right now with tags on them. OOPS!

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  47. Anonymous1/10/2013

    I am so terrified of snakes that if I happen to open a newspaper or a book and there is a picture of a snake, I can look at it but I cannot touch it. You don't want to know what happens if I happen across a live one...

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    1. Katy in Tx1/10/2013

      Oh my god! I'm exactly the same way, except I can't even look at it.

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  48. absolutahnie1/10/2013

    i always read the sunday comics back to front (Meaning the last page to the front page.) this comes from when i was little and my favorite comic (dondi) was on the back page of the sunday new york daily news!

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  49. I am unnicknameable. I've had people actively try to give me a nickname and fail. When I was taking swimming lessons around 7 years old, the instructor gave everyone nicknames. When he got to me, he was stumped. So he asked me if I had internet because "all Indian people have internet" and having internet at the time meant AOL. He decided to call me AOL, All of Love...yeah, so basically I got called Sonal for the rest of class. I ended up seeing him like a decade later at his Indian friends' house. True story.

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  50. That picture of Jake, OJ and Ryan is awesome. It reminds me of Joey and Ross napping on 'Friends'.

    I have super weird superstitions. If I think something scary, or imagine something bad happening to someone I love, I have to knock twice on wood and then make the sign of the cross. Seriously. I know. Weird.

    When picking up large takeout orders for my husband, I pretend to be on the phone with him, discussing the order, so people don't think all that food is for me. I also refuse to acknowledge that I probably won't marry Ryan Gosling someday.

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  51. My daughter is auditioning for "Annie" for her school all this week. She was originally going for Grace, but I think is leaning more towards Miss Hannigan now. We'll see...I love her dearly and wish I had singing genes to pass along to her but alas I can't carry a tune in a bucket. Which is a cruel twist of fate because I love musicals and singing and songs and music. Luckily my kids don't mind my awful voice and sing right along with me. Speaking of which... have you heard of the Video Star app for iPhone??? Greates app ever, you can make your own music video! My family made a video to a Journey song and it's pretty awesome. My little one and I also did a video to "It's a Hard Knock Life". FUN!!!

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  52. Herekittykitty1/10/2013

    I laughed when I read the tag thing. I also never take the tags off things. My ex boyfriend used to start taking tags off items, I would then get mad and force him to stop. The reason? I might want to return it. He'd point out that the item was in fact 3 years old and impossible to return. I still wouldn't let him remove the tags.
    When I pump gas, the total cost must end on the quarter. I get twitchy if it doesn't. Full Service stations are avoided at all costs.

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  53. I come from a family of scientists and when I'm home we inevitably end up attempting stupid experiments after a few margaritas. My sister and I have thoroughly tested the theory that some M&M colors taste better than others (we both prefer green) and have a running list of which fruits float. The best part of that experiment was that my dad assured my sister that mangoes definitely did, so she threw one in the pool. It didn't. It was December.

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  54. Anonymous1/10/2013

    I'm constantly tripping over my own two feet, it doesnt matter if i have on heels or flats, or sneakers. At least once a day i walk into my coffee table, which has been in the same exact spot for almost 10 years....

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  55. One time, when I was really little, I jumped on my baby brother's head. Likely it was because I was jealous and angry that my parents decided to have another kid when I was still a baby. (He is 10 months and 2 days younger than me. Yeah. Do the math. I was not even a month old when Mom got knocked up again.) After we grew up, I decided my little brother wasn't so bad (especially after I gave him brain damage that made me forever smarter than him), and we got matching tattoos or the Irish Claddagh because we are Irish twins.

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    1. Marilyn1/11/2013

      When my 6 Y/O Julie came on a Fla road trip, for my Mom to meet her new seven month old granddaughters, she was told to please watch the 2 babies.Her sister and MY sister's baby(her cousin)were laying on the hotel bed, while we went to get the suitcases.When we came back into the room, still in the same spot, MY baby was crying hard. Why? Julie said"I don't know". Days later Julie's sister,under MY watch, fell off a bed onto concrete floor. She got a mini candy- bar-sized bump on the back of her head, the little throw rug hadn't helped. As I was driving us to the hospital,I was asked "where" and"why" were we going. Then in a soft voice Julie said "MoM?, rememeber when we were at the hotel and the baby was crying? She fell off the bed there too". I nearly went off the road! Yet being a nurse, I stayed calm...and sped up. Ha No concussion, all's well still. sometimes we bring up she was dropped on her head twiceas a baby. :)

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    2. Oh man. my brother also fell on his head when he was a baby... He fell off a bar stool(My parents owned a bar...they weren't like alcoholics or anything. It was just the family business.) I'm going to stop talking now. (Side note: my brother is actually a very smart guy, so I don't think there really was any brain damage...)

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  56. Also, I love the Pocahontas reference. I've been singing that song in my head for 4 days.

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  57. I also have a crazy sense of smell which drives my husband crazy. He can have 1 vodka drink and 5 hours later I come home and smell it instantly. Also I have a small dog and as far as I can tell she permanently smells like a 200lb wet dog. Yet nobody else can smell the wet dog smell?
    Fun fact about me:
    EVERY time I wash my hands it makes me have to pee unless I just did. I dont know if its the warm water or the sound? But it never fails. This sucks for me because I am a medical assistant and I wash my hands all day long!

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  58. Regarding #13... I TOTALLY have weird reactions to anesthesia... I had a gastrointestinal procedure a few years ago where they had to put me out.. I was told that I woke up crying and made the nurse attending me give me a hug! Same thing with the dentist.. I had my wisdom teeth out years ago and the dentist said that I talked in my sleep the whole time, and that I woke up crying!

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  59. Holy ballocks, woman! How on earth did you manage to squeeze your DDD girls in to a B-cup without them revolting and staging a horrible, embarrassing revolution? My DDs are hurting just thinking about it...

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  60. I also tell my husband to say something nice when i'm having a bad day- but he always says he can't say anything since I asked for it, or something bizare like that. i think i'm going to copy paste #7 and email it to him.
    Also, I recently had the same thing happen with my boobs, and yeah, they have names. Ummm I think I'll email that story to you though.

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  61. For the first three years of our marriage I tried to forbid my husband from eating popcorn when I wasn't home because of the choking..I don't know why my brain thinks popcorn chokes people, but it does. Catching on to my choking fear, he once pretended to choke on a vitamin. I was so scared I smacked him in the face and then punched him in the spleen. If he had really been choking this probably would not have helped.

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  62. I have never had the chicken pox. I am 13 years older than my only brother. I cannot stand bright, shiny, yellow 80's gold... anything. I eat sunflower seeds all year long and hardly ever put my laundry away. Right no it's in my living room taking over the couch and coffee table. Been there since Monday.

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  63. Hey, I went into Nordstrom a couple years ago wearing a 36C and came out also having been told I was a 34DDD. I've since revised my bra size to 34DD because it seems more reasonable and is slightly easier to find bras for. I figure I'm closer than I was before to wearing the right size, LOL.

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  64. Dont feel bad about numer 13. I work with surgeons day in and day out, nurses live for that stuff. It brings the doctors ego down a tad and gives us something to razz them about.

    Lori

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  65. Jennifer T.1/14/2013

    Lauren, I have never seen The Notebook. I tell everyone that it's because I'm sure I will cry, and I hate to get all sappy over a movie, but honestly - - what worries me more is what if I don't cry? Will people think I'm heartless?! Just not a risk I'm willing to take.

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