August 26, 2010

25 Things you don't know about me...

In honor of my 25th birthday (which is Friday!), I thought I would do something fun and different!

Us Weekly readers out there, you know that section where the famous person writes the column, 25 Things You Don't Know about Me? Well, I'm not famous, but I thought I would give it a shot! Let's see if I can even come up with 25 interesting things....
Who, moi?
1. I will watch (and usually love) almost any chick flick out there. No matter how cheesy or predictable they are, they always seem to entertain me. {i.e. 27 Dresses, Step Up, Two Weeks Notice etc...}

2. I blush really easily. For some reason, certain things make me turn red for no reason at all. Of course, people bring it to my attention, and the red face only gets worse...

3. I will eat just about anything, except mushrooms. Blech!

4. I have my Clemson acceptance letter framed at my parents' house. Getting that letter was one of the happiest days of my life, since it was my first choice!

5. I came up with the name Cooper for my parents' dog. I thought of it because he is white, and Anderson Cooper's hair is white...Random, I know.

You handsome little devil
6. The first cd I ever purchased was Alanis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill. I thought I was so cool because it was full of curse words.
7. I have a slight phobia of waterskiing, ever since I took a nasty spill in high school. I've gone a few times since then, but people have to basically force me.

8. One of my favorite things to do is sit at the bar of a restaurant with my bf, trying new beers (I think he's a beer connoisseur!) and chatting. Totally low key, totally perfect.

Bf and myself at a wedding
9. I am a homeowner all on my own! I bought a condo in August 2009, and it was the scariest and best decision I've ever made.

10. I absolutely love having an older brother. Although we fought when we were growing up (what siblings don't?), at least it was never about clothes or boys. We also happen to be great friends and have a lot of fun together.

Bro and sis at Kentucky Derby
11. I was a cheerleader for 6 years from 6th grade through end of high school. I did competitive cheerleading along with cheering the sidelines at football games. I was the flyer, the person thrown in the air, and I'm sure it gave my parents a small heart attack every time I went in the air.

12. My mom's side of the family (18 people total) is very close even though we are scattered along the east coast. We used to rent giant beach houses in Myrtle Beach growing up, where we would play practical jokes on the parents and launch water balloons at people from the rooftop. Those are some of my greatest memories.

13. I was a summer baby and therefore the oldest of all of my friends. This meant first to drive, first to vote, first to drink legally... it definitely had its advantages :)

14. I was obsessed with the Spice Girls growing up. My dad (what a saint!) took me and two girlfriends to their concert, and nicknamed himself "Old Spice"

Spice up your life!
15. The one thing I would change about Atlanta is that I wish I could walk to more places. Things are too spaced out!

16. My friends are VERY important to me. I hate the fact that many of them live in different states than me.

My Clemson besties in Charleston in 2009

17. My freshman year of college, my roommate and I would always drink vanilla vodka with vanilla coke before going out. To this day, I cannot drink vanilla coke.

18. I love shopping, however, I have never ever had credit card debt. It makes me mad to hear about people who are thousands of dollars in debt because of shopping.

19. I love Subway. I think I could eat it every day.

Jared ate subway everyday.. Can't I?
20. When I was younger I had gum surgery in which they used banana flavored novicane. Now, any time I eat banana flavored candy or popcicles, my gums tingle a little. No joke.

21. I secretly wish I could be a food taster for my job. It would be so fun to eat at all the restaurants in Atlanta and write about them. I just have a strong feeling I would become obese in about a month.

22. I took spanish classes since 2nd grade, and I minored in it at Clemson. I also studied abroad in Spain, where we were scolded if we spoke english in the classroom. Could I speak it as easily now? Probably not.

23. I have a total girl crush on Reese Witherspoon. I think her and I could be friends, and I think she's adorable!

My new bff

24. I love people watching. Two great places to do so are Lenox Mall and Piedmont Park. There's always some interesting characters roaming around both of these.

25. Holy crap.. 25 is a lot of things to list about yourself. Glad I'm done with that!

Tell me some things about yourselves! Or create a blog post like mine. I love reading things like this!


  1. NO mushrooms? You don't know what you're missing! haha

    Cooper is sooo cute!

    I am a chick flick JUNKIE! LOVE them!

    I too have a girl crush on Reese!! You can't not love her :)

    Love posts like these!!

  2. Totally agree with you on the mushrooms! And ew. Vanilla vodka, similar experience with that my freshman year!

  3. Love your 25 facts and happy early birthday! :)

    PS: I too could eat Subway every day! I seriously lived on it for lunch in Clem!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is my first time to your place and I'm in love!

    Great list - so neat reading all of that about you. I'm the same way about chick flicks. I can't drink anything grape flavored for the same reason - too much grape flavored vodka my freshman year. Congrats on being a homeowner. That's amazing all by yourself!

    I turned 25 in March. It's been a great year so far. Embrace it! :) Happy early bday!

  5. I totally just thought I was on my blog for a minute... love your list. :)

  6. I took Spanish from elementary school on as well and I still can't speak it very well at all! Languages are tough.

    And Two Weeks Notice is one of my favorites!

  7. I absolutely loved this post! It made me laugh at many points- especially the super random one about Subway. In fact, I did not know that about you, so I learned a lot. Glad you had a good birthday and glad I made an appearance in the blog! :)

  8. You are so cute! I totally thought we had TONS in common but you hate mushrooms. We will never be friends. LOL j/k I love people watching at Lenox too - pretty intense, and I too cannot pass up a chick flick, love shopping, hate that Atlanta isn't walker-friendly, am a homeowner and love musicians who cuss a lot. hehe To show my 3-year age over you - I loved Offspring's CD - TONS of cussing. hehe HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

  9. Thanks everyone for the comments! This was a really fun post to do, it took lots of thinking about myself, that's for sure.. It seems like I lost a lot of credibility by sharing my extreme hatred towards mushrooms! SORRY! I just CAN'T like them - I've tried! :)