Things You Might Not Know About Me
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Everything on the blog lately has been about the wedding or our first house purchase, so I thought I’d switch things up a bit, and tell you all a little about me. Especially since there are a few new faces around here. :)
FACT – MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY’S ARE WEIRD ONES
I’m not so much a fan of Christmas and major holidays like that. My favorite holidays are the Fourth of July and Saint Patrick’s Day.
FACT – I HAVE MY ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE
in computer science and programming, which I probably will never use and most people don’t even know I have. When you think about it thought, Travis and I are a pretty odd couple. Usually computer programmers and computer networkers have this unspoken war, at least that’s how it was in college, and I’m a programmer and Travis has a degree in networking. Computer geeks, we are.
FACT – I’M REALLY SHORT
Four foot nine to be exact. One more inch shorter and I’d be classified as a little person and have to sit in a car seat.
FACT – MY FAVORITE ANIMAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RACCOON
Why? Pocahontas is why. Once I saw that movie, I fell in love with Meeko. I even got his autograph in Disney World, and my Aunt bought me a Meeko stuffed animal at Dutch Wonder Land. So instead of having a teddy bear, I had a raccoon.
FACT – I HAVE AN OBSESSION WITH MOCCASINS
And I have more than what is just picture here. I think I secretly want to be native american or something, or I’m taking my love of Pocahontas & Meeko to an entire different level.
FACT – I HAVE A SIBLING THAT I DON’T TALK TO
Which would be my older sister. We haven’t hung out in over a year, and we barely speak and I refuse to give her the time of day until she decides to make things right with her life and the rest of the family.
FACT – I WIN POKER GAMES, A LOT
Which is weird because I still have no idea how to play. I just kind of grab cards and hold onto the end. I must have a good poker face or something.
FACT – I HAVEN’T TOUCHED MY NIKON IN FOREVER
I use to be really into photography. That’s why I bought my Nikon for myself, for my 21st birthday. I haven’t really used it for that purpose though in over a year. I don’t know why, Instagram maybe? I really want to get back into it though. I miss it.
FACT – I DRINK MY WINE WITH ICE
I really want to try freezing grapes though, and using those so it doesn’t water down my wine.
FACT – I HATE CROWDED PLACES
Or small spaces with a lot of people. It just makes me tense up and I get really uncomfortable and anxious. It’s just too much to deal with in such a tight space. I’m pretty sure I actually tense up too, where if my bones were not in my body, that I’d be able to tense up into a tiny little ball, and roll on outta there. Because of this we normally stay away from over-crowded bars, or try not to go to the grocery store on a weekend.
FACT – I’M ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS & I KIND OF LOVE PARTY PLANNING
If something is coming up, or I’m having a party (which is so rare, since we are renters) I love everything to have to do with the details – especially coordinated outfits. For my 21st birthday, I custom made a shirt & had my co-worker from Dairy Queen make me a cake that looked like a jagermeister bottle. I also love wedding planning, even though it’s chaotic. I’m so looking forward to themed dinner parties and bar parties at our house.
FACT – I LIKE EMBARRASSING MY MOM
One time we were vacationing in Myrtle Beach and my mom had a cart full of groceries for a week, and my cart was filled with booze (typical) and a loaf of bread. We were in the check-out line and this place was PACKED! My mom touched my bread for some reason (I guess she doesn’t think I pick bread out well or something) and I yelled really loud, LADY, DON’T TOUCH MY BREAD! and EVERYBODY in the store got quiet and looked at me, and I just laughed and my mom’s eyes got huge and her face got red. She laughed afterwards, don’t worry.
FACT – TRAVIS JOKINGLY PROPOSED TO ME ONE MONTH BEFORE OUR ACTUAL PROPOSAL
1 month and 6 days before, to be exact. With a paper ring, during one of our many drunken nights at my Aunt & Uncle’s house. And then the ring got soggy. Travis always says that he should of just kept making me paper rings, because it would have been way cheaper.
FACT – I GET A LOT OF EAR INFECTIONS
Especially when I was younger. My eardrum would pop all the time, and then I’d have to get tubes put in. I’ve had tubes put in so many times, that I can’t get them anymore or they’d leave a permanent hole in my eardrum. Medicine doesn’t help my ear infections either, so I just deal with them. Like today, I woke up with a throbbing ear, but it really doesn’t affect me anymore.
FACT – I LOVE RIVERS & LAKES WAY MORE THAN THE BEACH
I’m always telling Martina on Instagram how jealous I am of her lake vacations. You really can’t beat canoeing on a lake, or floating down a river with just your tube, good friends and booze. Every time I go in the ocean, I just about drown or lose a contact. I’ve even had dreams that our house magically has a lake in the backyard. I should probably save up for a vacation home on a lake or river, or even just get a permanent camping spot near one.
FACT – I’M NOT GREAT AT STORY-TELLING
Which is kind of crazy, because I’m a blogger and that’s what we do, but when I tell a story in person, I always stumble over myself, and when I’m done, I think to myself, wow, I said that story terribly.
FACT – I LOVE HIKING
and it’s something I haven’t done in such a long time. I use to do it a lot: with friends, cousins, my dad. I even got my car broke into once while I was off hiking in the woods, the bastards stole my first ever softball jersey and a hoodie I just bought. Wonder if they realized that they were x x x smalls. Seriously, how are you going to fit in that? If you ever see someone in a black shirt, with blue writing on it that says: Blue Mountain View Ravens, with a 5 on the back and “Hoffert”, steal that shit back and mail me it! I will owe you so much.
FACT – I HATE THE TASTE OF COFFEE
But I love the smell. I’ve tried to force myself to love coffee, and I just can’t. I hate the nutty taste. I’ve tried every type of coffee too – black, tons of milk, iced, cappuccino… etc. I can’t do it.
FACT – I LOVE ASTROLOGY
Horoscopes, natal charts, and all that weird astrology shit – I love it. & it’s usually spot on.
FACT – IT’S REALLY HARD FOR ME TO HAVE A BEST FRIEND
I just don’t trust people. It’s really hard for me to open up. I do call Ashley my best friend, but I have a fear that when we finally do meet, that I’m going to panic and drop off the face of the earth.
FACT – I HATE FACEBOOK
I really do. If I didn’t use it for the blog’s fanpage, I would have deleted mine a long time ago. It’s kind of funny though that I hate that social network, even though I blog my life for all to see. Blogging just seems different, ya know?