Day 1 – Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts

16 Oct

Introduction:  I’m Anna.  I’m 31 – almost 32.  I’ve been married for seven years and we have a cat and a beast of a puppy but no kids.  The no kids thing is kind of a sore spot since we’ve been trying for over 3 years now with no luck.  We started seeing a specialist a year and a half ago and while we are making baby steps like progress (at least we figured out what’s wrong!!), we don’t have a bambino to show for it yet.  We are doing IUI and are on try number 3 currently.  I try not to focus only on our infertility on here but sometimes it’s the only thing I can think about.  So it bleeds through on here.  I just got a new job and am terrified to start it.  I’m a total neurotic mess but somehow my friends and loved ones get past that and love me anyway.  I really wish I was neat and super organized but instead I am a huge slob who vows every single day to get it together.  And I think the rest you’ll be able to figure out from reading.

Recent picture:  No recent pic. I am trying to keep this somewhat private although anyone that reads this will know right off the bat that it’s me.  I don’t really want friends and family to come flocking here to learn about my life.  If they find it on their own, that’s fine.  It’s all stuff I’d tell them anyway.   So instead… picture someone short and totally adorable.  And she always dresses really cute.  And her hair and makeup is perfect. But not so perfect that you hate her for it.  And she’s always smiling and happy.  And you just totally want to be her friend.  Also, she is super skinny but not like she looks ill skinny. Just the perfect weight.  The only part that’s true is the short part.  But I’d prefer you imagine what I described above instead.

15 Interesting Facts:  I think interesting is debatable but here goes:

1- I have only been bowling once in my life and I was 30 when I went. I will probably never go again.  I suck. I bowled like a 30. 

2- I don’t know how to swim. I never learned even though I took lessons when I was little. Once that kickboard got taken away, I would panic.

3 – Fall is my favorite season. I love the leaves changing, the pumpkin flavors everywhere, the crisp cool air, the back to school stuff.  The only thing I dislike is the time change.  I get so bummed when it’s dark at like 5 pm!

4 – I am terrified of setting off the alarm at a store.  I don’t steal, but I cringe when walking through the detectors in case they go off.  They have gone off in the past and I turn 12 shades of red and start swearing that I didn’t steal anything. 

5 – I have a master’s degree.  From a pretty prestigious school.  I have no freaking idea how I did that.  I consider myself pretty intelligent but not Ivy League intelligent.  Some days I’m still baffled by the fact that I got in, passed all my classes and graduated.

6 – I love organizational supplies.  You set me loose in The Container Store and I can spend hundreds of dollars for doodads for my desk, closet, kitchen.  All with the goal of putting my life into neat little compartments.  Never works though.  I’m still a disorganized mess.  At home anyway.  At work, I’m a huge perfectionist.  I guess it’s because at work everyone sees what you do but at home, it’s just me and the hubs.  And he’s a slob too.

7 – I collect quotes.  I used to have notebooks just filled with passages from books that I loved.  I highlight things as I read.  It’s a lot less fun to highlight on the Kindle but I still do it from time to time.  Sometimes I’m just astounded by the way someone can put words together in a sentence and make something so perfectly said.  I wish I had that gift.

8 – While I wish I had the gift above, if I could have any one job in the world, I’d be a Broadway star with a rocking singing voice.  I’d get standing ovations every single night!

9 – I’m a really fast reader.  I read the entire Hunger Games Trilogy in 2.5 days. I was in the lowest reading group in first grade and my teacher (who was cruel) made me feel horrible about it.  I wish I could find her now and tell her to suck it.

10 – I have no idea how to properly blow dry my hair or put on my makeup. I only wear a bit of eye makeup – shadow and mascara. I have no idea what to do with eyeliner or blush or foundation.  And my hair is wavy and every time I blow dry it, it ends up having these weird curves in it – I can never get it stick straight, even with a flat iron.  My parents wouldn’t let me wear makeup til I was 16 and I guess after I was allowed to, I was so behind the learning curve that I never figured it out.

11 – I feel bad for inanimate objects.  If my husband puts a voice to it, I will feel sorry for it.  I started crying because he told me the turnpike was sad once.  Then he spoke as the turnpike telling me how sad he was.  Tears.  Yeah, that’s real normal.

12 – My husband and I can’t agree on baby names for anything.  He likes very plain old fashioned names.  I’m a bit more trendy. I suppose eventually we’ll have to meet in the middle.  Too bad we used up a name we did agree on with the dog.  But it was already his name when we got him so we didn’t want to change it.

13 – I love to go to the movie theater but for some reason we rarely go.  Which is probably good because I insist on popcorn with the fake buttery nonsense and I’d probably be even bigger now!

14 – I multitask constantly.  I can read a book while watching tv.  I’m online while I’m on the phone.  It’s actually really bad because I’m realizing lately that I can’t pay attention to everything like I used to! I used to do homework, watch tv AND talk on the phone all at once.

15 – I’ve never been so relieved for a list to be over.  I had such a hard time coming up with these!

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5 Responses to “Day 1 – Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts”

  1. Erin W October 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    We have so much in common! I also never learned how to swim (despite having a swimming pool in my backyard for my entire childhood), love fall flavors (pumpkin cookies!) and do not know how to properly blow-dry my hair. I always get bored and quit while it’s still damp.

    Good luck with the 30 days challenge.

  2. Holli Johnson October 16, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    #11 made me smile. I cried the other night because my husband pointed out that a bug had gotten stuck and died in our fake halloween cobwebs. It was really sad. I think if he made sad voices for inanimate objects and told me how sad they were, I’d totally cry too.

    And as for #12, what’s with guys liking plain, old fashioned names? Husband and I took forever naming our cat.. I have no idea how we will name future children. I’m still shocked he agreed to Miley for the cat.. I think he’d have preferred Jane or something.

  3. Stella M. October 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Very nice Day 1!
    Oh, eyeliner’s secrets… 🙂
    Shop detectors makes me nervous for no reason whatsoever. Same goes for the ones at the airport.
    Sorry about the mean teacher. If it’s of any consolation, I had the most horrible math teacher ever when I started school. Seriously, she was like the infamous principal in “Matilda”, haha. It has taken me ages to not dislike math anymore, actually.

  4. FCblacksheep October 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    Feel bad for the turnpike…hahahahahaha….I’m not as extreme but I totally get that one. I’m way too empathetic for my own good. One of the major reasons I can’t watch sports is because I feel bad for the other team. It makes me sad someone has to lose.

    Fun learning all this stuff.

  5. NGS October 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    I’m totally going to do this. Someday.

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