Thursday, September 22, 2016

10 Things About Me

1. I consistently don't read as many books as I'd like. I know that the exact reason is because in lieu of spending my quiet nights with my nose in a fable, I'm always up blogging or editing my photos. However, I do love to read when I make the time to do it and my library card down here has helped me to put a few more notches on my literary belt.

2. I have to really stop myself from eating entire jars of peperoncini. I love them so much. So very, very much and could consume 2-3 jars at a sitting easily, which would be sheer havoc on my body.

3) I have had future children's names picked out for over 10 years now. Only my sister and husband know what they are and I am always quite fearful someone close to me will snatch them or one up. What could you do? But I would privately (and to myself!) be very bummed out.

4) The ongoing process of laundry is pretty frustrating to me, especially since I have to lug it up outdoor stairs and we hang dry mostly everything and don't have a laundry room. So it dangles all over our house for a day after coming out of the washer and is a solid eye sore. But I don't mind folding it while watching a show. I hate scrubbing the bathtub with a passion. I don't mind washing dishes or Windexing anything and everything (*Cue the "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" quote).

5) I watch things I love so many times that I have a pretty impressive (if I do say so myself) verbatim recall of movie/tv show quotes. And I can pretty much tell you exactly what Louis CK said in any of his bits. Exactly. Which makes me super annoying when people try to casually say his jokes and I have to stop myself from correcting them.

6) There's few things I hate more than when motorcyclists rev their engines loudly. 

7) I do my best work when I'm listening to something. Most of the time, you will find me at my desk at the office listening to a documentary on YouTube while my fingers dance across the keyboard and my to-do list whittles down.

8) I wish I could fall asleep quickly at night and wake up very early. I am the opposite and it's exhausting (especially since I have no choice but to get up early for work anyway).

9) I don't like to cuddle while I sleep. Cuddling is the best but when it's time to buckle into dream land, it's time to get some distance.

10) Our last home in Portland is shown in the picture for this post, taken on the day we got the keys to it. It has given me a forever fondness for lipless sinks, grey floors and pale sea foam backsplashes that I hope to emulate some day.

Wish me luck on a crazy, busy day today!
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SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

MFD is insane over revving noises.

I am also not a cuddler and would rather do almost anything than clean a shower.

Samantha said...

Oh yeah I hate mornings! Also, it's only cool to rev your motorcycle engine if your Beatrix Kiddo hunting Sophie Fatale. Otherwise, put a lid on it Sons of Annoyarchy....

Pat Hatt said...

Ugg to cleaning the stupid tub, hate that too. And dumb motorcycles or cars sitting out there revving their engine can go away.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

My ears bleed when motorcyclists rev their engines loud! I'm not a cuddly sleeper either like Chandler and Ross I need my space when it's time to spread out and go to sleep!
Green Fashionista

Nadine said...

I hate revved engines of any kind. It is so annoying.I have a neighbor that thinks he is soooo cool and revs his all times of the day. Secretly I want to just go slash his tires lol. And Chris and I are not sleep cuddlers either. We have a queen bed and are desperately wanting to upgrade to a king to get even more space haha.

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Loved reading this! I'm also not a sleep cuddler. I'm more of a do not touch me AT ALL while I'm sleeping person. I hate the motorcycle engine revving too. Ear-splitting. AND I worry about the baby name thing too! Michael and I have had some baby names set for only a few years (so, not 10) and we've only told our moms. The only person we know enough to not name our kids the same thing as theirs who has been having kids had a girl and thankfully didn't take one of our names, but she's pregnant again with a boy and we're super nervous. It's hard to decide whether to tell people the names just to make sure they don't take them, or wonder that if you tell them they'll steal it, even if they totally forget it was the name you wanted and just subconsciously started liking the name at that point.

julie @ said...

Argh, I am not a morning person at all. I definitely wish I could be one of those people who jump out of bed all happy but I struggle, struggle hard to get out of bed each morning!! Cuddles are good and then yep, gimme some space!!

Robin said...

I also dislike the revving of engines, whether it's a motorcycle or car. Oh wow, you have a motorcycle. Oh wow, you plan to speed across the intersection of McDonald's and WalMart. I am jealous of my husband because he can close his eyes and be asleep within two minutes. Every time.

Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder said...

Oh my goodness I am so also a person who watches something I love ridiculous amounts. I always quote those things and find myself when people don't appreciate it as much as I do.

Steph G said...

I think it's impressive that you've stuck with the same names for future children. They must be good :) Also, I'm with you on the listening while i work. It has to be something that I can give little attention to, but I like noise going on while I'm working.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i hate cuddles, especially in bed. not a fan lol.
i love #5. i am the opposite. i can't quote anything, or remember anything, no matter how many times i've seen it. i can barely remember some of the lines in the 2005 version of P&P and i seriously think i have seen that almost a thousand times.
i have my kids names picked out too, and have done for about the same amount of time. luckily KC likes them. my cousin stole my girl's name, but he lives in england and i've met him twice and the likelihood of our kids ever meeting is super slim, so i think i'm good. i'm actually more worried about kate middleton stealing them, because then the rest of the world will copy and that will annoy the buggery out of me. i only have a few friends, 2 have kids already and aren't having more, and the other doesn't want them, so i am pretty sure i am safe.
i can't fall asleep quickly either. high five! just kidding, it sucks balls. i can wake up early though.