Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I love odd numbers. Love, love, love them. To me, they're balanced and the most beautiful of numbers. You can't divide them equally, but you can have a beginning, middle and an end. Like the word numBers. There's 3 letters in the beginning, 1 in the middle, 3 letters at the end. Kind of a stupid way of explaining it, oh well. I'll just say that odd numbers make me happy and leave it at that.

I say this because today is my birthday (shamelessly drawing attention to myself) and I'm so very happy to be an odd number age again. I am now going to attempt to come up with 35 useless trivia facts about myself.

  1. I love taking very hot baths and love to soak in a tub.
  2. On the reverse side of number 1, I don't like terribly hot showers and don't take very long ones. I find them irritating and annoying. Weird and I don't know why it is.
  3. When I go through the drive-up of my bank, I feel compelled each and every time to push the "call" button after I've sent the tube. I want, need, HAVE to press it. I almost never have an actual reason to push it. Sometimes I can resist, but most often can't. I push it and then the teller asks me if I need help and I have to say, "no. I didn't really mean to push the button."
  4. We've lived in our house for 5 years.
  5. We've lived in our house for 5 years and I still turn my key the wrong way in the doorknob each.and.every.time.I.unlock.the.door. I turn it to the right even though I know it has to go left to unlock it.
  6. I have 4 children and the fact that I have an even number does kind of agitate me. I'm not willing, however, to have another in order to soothe my agitation. My uterus is retired.
  7. My husband and I have been married for 12 years, 2 months, 2 weeks and 5 days.
  8. I really dislike the word treasure.
  9. I also really dislike the word...oh, I don't know if I should say it....okay, I will: hubby. There. I said it. I don't know what it is about it, but I die a little inside when I hear/read it. I've never referred to Ryan using that word and the day I do is the day he can start calling me "wifey", or something like that. Please don't hate me for this.
  10. I'm the oldest of 3 children.
  11. I'm the only girl.
  12. My parents have been married for almost 35 years and 11 months.
  13. I love having my nails done and have been wearing acrylic nails on and off since I was 15.
  14. I listen to classical music when I need to calm down.
  15. I took piano lessons for 11 years and can't read music.
  16. I probably have over 100 Santa figures, but only put out about 10 this year.
  17. Large crowds freak me out.
  18. I still have my favorite blanket that I've had for about 25 years. I keep it in a closet because Ryan hates it. He likes to tease me and say he's thrown it out. I like to irritate him by taking it out of the closet and spreading it out on our bed.
  19. I like to do word searches. Very elementary school of me.
  20. I was called to serve as the 1st counselor in the Young Women Presidency in our ward back in September. Ironic, considering I don't like teenagers. (Hi, any teenagers in the ward who may be reading this!) It's been a great and humbling learning experience. I'm actually learning to be less of a brat and to like teenagers more.
  21. I'm currently obsessed with hot cocoa. I've never been a major, major fan of it. I've always thought it was good, but could really just take it or leave it. Most often, I've left it. On average, I've had about 3 glasses of it throughout a year. Since this last Friday, I've had 2 a day.
  22. I like to paint with watercolors.
  23. I haven't painted anything for 11 years. I constantly resolve to pull out my stuff and get back to it. I never do.
  24. I don't like the sound of a ringing phone. It's too harsh.
  25. My feet were a size 7 1/2 from the time I was about 13 and up until I was around 30. They're now a size 8. Apparently, pregnancy can make your feet grow.
  26. It took until I was in my 30's for me to learn to like Cream of Wheat.
  27. I read the book Charlotte's Web about 50 times when I was in the second grade. I loved it. In fact, it's where my daughter's name came from. Avery is the name of Fern's brother.
  28. I've never had a cavity in my permanent teeth.
  29. When I get a bad, bad headache, I take 2 Excedrin, 2 Tylenol and 4 Ibuprofen all at the same time. That drug cocktail will sometimes, sort of take the edge off the headache. Most often, I end up taking something else later. Usually 2 more Tylenol and 4 more Ibuprofen. I'm sure I'm destroying the lining of my stomach.
  30. I love to iron. It's my quiet, relaxing time.
  31. When I was in the 6th grade, my friend & I wrote fake notes from our parents saying that we had doctor appointments. We then walked from our school (the old Granger Elementary) to Valley Fair Mall behind the school and saw the movie Dirty Dancing.
  32. I love wearing slippers, but hate when they're no longer as squishy as they were when brand new.
  33. I go to my laundry room when I want to get away from things for a few minutes. I find it to be very relaxing and calming in there, for some reason.
  34. I've had a wart on my right ring finger for about 5 years. I've had it burned off by a doctor a couple of times and done it myself more then a few times. It just keeps coming back. Thankfully, it's not that big and isn't horribly noticeable. At least, that's what I tell myself.
  35. When I feel overly anxious and need to be comforted, I wear one of Ryan's shirts. It feels like a hug from him.

There you have it. Thirty five useless trivia facts about me you never wanted to know.


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Kristina P. said...

I hope you have a great birthday! I will be 33 in May. I am fine with being 32. :)

Kristen said...

I loved reading all of your random facts. Some of them were suprising to me... I laughed at a couple of them (I had fun picturing you spreading out a childhood blanket on your bed). Happy Birthday!!

Erin said...

My uterus is tired too :)

Sorry I'm over a week late in wishing you a happy birthday. I loved getting to know you a bit better with this list!