30 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me

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So, yesterday was my birthday. That makes me officially 30! Living in a new province and starting a new decade. Wowsers! I knew 2016 was going to be awesome but I didn’t know HOW awesome it was going to be!

If you’ve read my blog even a few times you probably know a few things about me. 1. The Mister and I have been together since high school. 2. I love the Toronto Blue Jays. 3. I love my family, especially my niece. After those 3 things, do you know anything else about me? Well if you don’t, this post is for you!

Some are facts about me, some are funny happenings as a child.

Here are 30 things you (probably) don’t know about me!

1. My all-time favourite show is The Nanny with Fran Drescher.
Say what you will about her voice, I barely notice it because I think she’s incredibly funny along with the entire cast!

2. I LOVE Amish mysteries.
In fact, anything related to the Amish, I love.

3. My favourite potato chips brand is Miss Vickie’s
There are TONS of local awesome brands of potato chips but nothing seems to beat Miss Vickies. Currently my favourite flavour is Lime & Black Pepper.

4. I will always pick a bag of chips over dessert.
I think you already knew that. I’m obsessed though and try not to keep them in the house because I eat them in one sitting no matter the size bag.

5. I’m an INFJ according to the Myers-Briggs Personality test.
According to the internet, INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types.

6. I can’t bend my left thumb.
In fact, my entire left hand is smaller than the right. My left thumb has no knuckle or muscle tone in the bottom. It’s weird…

7. I wrote fan fiction with my bestie when we were tweens.
This was the time of dial-up and when internet was SO spotty that we’d have to constantly save our story AND we started writing it out by hand so we’d never lose any of our thoughts.

8. Some of my favourite birthday memories are watching the Toronto Blue Jays play!
Since my birthday is in August, I had a TON of pool parties for my birthday but my parents were always SO awesome when it came to birthdays and they usually took me to see the Toronto Blue Jays play. I used to make signs to try and get on the sports channels too mentioning that it was my birthday, but as far as I know I never made it on tv.

9. Most of my childhood memories revolve around our backyard pool.
Not only did I have a ton of birthdays that involved my pool, but LOTS of time was spent in my pool! My bestie and I started our relationship I believe out of convenience and what the other person had that the other didn’t. She had air conditioning and pop, and I had the pool.

10. My favourite movie is Drop Dead Gorgeous.
This comedy from the late 90s has a great cast – Kristie Alley, Kirsten Dunst and Denise Richards, to name a few.

11. I hate mushrooms.
Raw, cooked, fried, doesn’t matter how they are, I won’t touch them. Bleck!

12. I’ve had 5 major surgeries.
I had my first brain surgery at 10 days old, followed by a heart surgery at 14 days old. After those initial surgeries, I had 3 more brain surgeries at 11, 16 and 27.

13. I worked as a wedding blogger for a year.
Yup – it’s true and I’m pretty sure it fueled my obsession with weddings and marriage. The website is now no longer being updated but it was a great year!

14. I haven’t read the entire Harry Potter series.
I’m a Harry Potter dropout. I absolutely hate looooonnnnngggg books, and they kept getting progressively longer and I wasn’t in LOVE like everyone else was so I stopped reading after the 4th book. I know, I know. I’m sure I’ll lose some readers with that confession.

15. When I was little I wanted to be a primatologist like Jane Goodall.
I was obsessed with chimpanzees and even more obsessed with Jane Goodall. She is a wonderful woman who has contributed SO much to the  conservation of Earth.

16. I’ve been skiing since I was 3.
Being the youngest in my family my mom was antsy to get out skiing with the family so naturally that meant they strapped some tiny skis and boots on me and taught me how to ski early.

17. My favourite Canadian author is Chevy Stevens.
She’s best known for her debut novel Still Missing and I’d say it’s still my favourite but she’s written a few books since such as Those Girls and Never Knowing.

18. I had a Cabbage Patch Doll as a child, the doll was a boy that I named Daniel, one day I left him out in the sun and he got these awful green spots on his bald head. 
After he got those green spots on him, I used to say he had chicken pox.

19. I had an imaginary friend named Bradley who used to always get stuck in the mud and he died when my dad accidentally ran him over with his car. 
I don’t remember much about my imaginary friend but according to my mom apparently any time it rained Bradley would get stuck in the mud.

20. My most hated chore is making the bed. 
When I worked as a housekeeper for a Comfort Inn in my town, I LOVED making beds, now I can’t stand to do it because I HATE when the sheets are tight against me.

21. My most favourite job ever was working in a bookstore. 
I’ve had quite a few jobs: dishwasher, assistant maintenance manager for a religious camp, housekeeper at Comfort Inn but my most favourite job was working in a bookstore! It was great getting to see all the new books coming out and being able to talk with other people who loved books just as much as me was a great experience. I still keep in touch with a few of my coworkers even.

22. If I could eat tacos everyday for every meal, I would. 
My most favourite food are tacos. Sure, burritos and nachos are good but I like the bite-size nature of tacos filled with good stuff. Doesn’t matter the filling as long as it isn’t  shellfish!

23. I don’t have many amazing travel aspirations, but for as long as I’ve been a child I’ve wanted to go to Costa Rica. 
My aunt and uncle took a trip to Costa Rica when I was about 5 or 6, and they brought me back so many presents, but the pictures and animal stories are what I remember. All the wildlife they saw and experienced was so amazing to my child brain that I’ve been obsessed with going there since.

24. Even though, I’m SO clumsy I’ve never broken any bones. 
I’m very clumsy but I’ve luckily never broken any bones. My siblings on the other hand have broke a ton of bones. We call it the ‘Bliss Curse’ because my brother has broken his leg in 2 places, his ankle, his nose and dislocated his shoulder and my sister has broken her tailbone twice, had a hairline fracture in her elbow and chipped her front teeth in a ‘V’ when she was little.

25. I can watch surgery shows just fine but I will gag and dry heave if I see someone vomit. 
Emetophobia is real, y’all. I gagged for like 15 minutes after watching the end of ‘Team America’. Ugh. Vomit is gross.

26. In high school, The Mister and I joined the Yearbook club together so that we could spend more time together.
Oh, young love. We would be awful to and tell teachers that we have a Yearbook assignment so we could leave class and just see each other.

27. As a child, I could fit a toilet paper roll up to my elbow.
I was a child of many talents, and one of my party tricks was to to put a toilet paper roll up my arm.

28. My teeth as a child were awful. I even had braces for 2.5 years. 
I had my first dental surgery at 2 because my teeth had to be capped, crowned and root canalled. After that my adult teeth came in all crooked. Most were sideways(literally) or pushing sideways. So in Grade 6 I got braces and they were removed a couple weeks before my Grade 8 graduation.

29. After I started school and I had to refer to people always as mister or missus I named all of my stuffed animals with that honorific. 
I had a blue and white teddy bear named Mr. Ted(short for teddy bear, duh!) and Mr. Scruffles(because he was a scruffy dog, duh!).

30. I wrote a speech in Grade 8 all about famous speeches. 
I thought I was pretty clever, my teacher thought it was a great speech too, except she thought it should have had more Canadian speeches because I quoted part of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony and a third person I’m drawing a blank as to who it was.

Phew! That was a lot about me.

So tell me, now that I’ve told you a little bit about me, tell me something about YOU! 


11 thoughts on “30 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Me

  1. I love this post! Happy Birthday to youuuu!!
    I’m a INFJ, too 🙂 And though you haven’t lost me as a reader due to your HP confession, you have inspired me to PUSH YOU into reading them. Hahaha. Seriously, though. They’re amazing. Maybe take a crack at the illustrated ones as they come out 😉 Lol!
    I wish I had a bookstore job!

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  2. ahhh love this post! i am super nosy and now you’ve helped quell some of that 🙂 and of course – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! also – i am ALL about chips too! we have only started buying them since i’ve been pregnant but usually i can’t keep them in the house because of NO self control.

    i am also going do my best not judge your lack of finishing the HP series…i will focus on your other qualities 😉 and i’ve never been skiing even though i was born and raised in colorado…and oof emetophobia is the worst and people think we are nuts.

    loved this post!

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    1. I can’t believe there are SO many INFJ’s but I definitely pinned you as an INFJ, Chelsea! I will try and finish the HP series, just for you – well maybe the illustrated version. You definitely need to start skiing(well ya know, when you’re not pregnant or dealing with a newborn…) maybe after Bavery is a few years old you can all learn!

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  3. I have to admit, I don’t think I knew any of these. 😦 I need to read your blog more. Honestly, I need to be better about reading blogs in general. Anyway, I hate mushrooms too. And I’m jealous of your job at the bookstore. And I can’t believe you’ve not read the entire HP series. And I think I could totally eat tacos every day too!

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    1. Tacos for life! I will try and finish the HP series with the illustrated versions – thanks to Audrey for telling me about them because I had NO idea they even existed.


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