An Uncomplicated Life Blog: 20 Random, Quirky Things

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

20 Random, Quirky Things

I've seen this post or a variation of it running around the interwebs (yes Miranda Writes, I'm talking about you!), so I thought I'd get in on the action. I'll keep it short, since I know people going on and on about themselves is a bit much to take... Even if you DO like them.

Here goes!



20 Random Things About Me

1) I used to be fluent in French, and lived in Paris for a bit. That's when I learned I dislike Paris. Man, those people are a-holes.

2) I could eat tacos everyday. Every. Single. Day.

3) Doing laundry is the worst house task ever. Folding it is the devil! Why doesn't everyone put their clothes right side out before washing? I don't want that extra step when I'm already taking the time to fold. (Hint hint, husband.)

4) I've gotten my nails done every two-three weeks since 2009. Even when I was laid off, I budgeted for my nails!

5) I'm insanely frugal on somethings, and baller-status on others. I only buy clothes on sale and dollar-cost-average at the grocery store (yes I do that math in my head!), but have no problem dropping cash bills on designer handbags. Yeah, I don't get it either.

6) I think ice makes drinks taste funny.

7) I was engaged twice but only married once. #dodgedthatbullet

8) I work out five to six days a week regardless of what's going on in my life - having a baby, going on vacation, starting a new job, doesn't matter. I get my rump moving!

9) I really don't care for fruit. Actually, it's nasty. For example, when you peel an orange and it smells so good, then you take a bite and it tastes like garbage. Fruit is so deceiving like that!

10) I only drink coffee, beer/wine, milk (2%) and water. You couldn't pay me to drink soda, and I'd pay YOU to not drink diet coke. That stuff will give you cancer, and I'm over here on my high horse waiting for the FDA to ban it.

11) I'm the big baby of the family - the youngest of siblings and the youngest of about 15 cousins who are all around the same age. And yes, I want to get my way.

12) I love dogs. I hate cats. I despise birds.

13) I've had my son's name picked out since I was about 23. When we found out we were having a boy, I looked at my husband and said, "So, we're naming him Henry." To which he said, "Yup, I like it." #toldyouIdodgedthatbullet

14) I love hot weather. The hotter, the better.

15) Between 2008-2013, I moved seven times and nearly 5,000 miles.

16) I would never and have never date(d) a blond man. I don't find light hair attractive on guys. I'm sexist like that. #talldarkandhandsomeonly

17) I only wash my hair twice a week. Dry shampoo is my best friend.

18) I also had my dog's name picked out for three years before I got him. I even had the tags made, hanging around a stuffed Yorkie's neck. One day, I was looking through the classified ads in my local paper, saw Otis' face, jumped up and screamed, "THAT'S MY OTIS!" I got him the next day.

19) For the record, we also have our future child(rens) name(s) picked out.

20) The best moment of my life was when they pulled my son out of my belly and I immediately felt the weight of him off of me, and my back felt instantly better. Then he started to cry as he peed on everyone (seriously, it was a big pee, he nailed about five people). I listened to everyone laughing about it, and just soaked in the joy of NOT being pregnant anymore and my son's beautiful cries. It was wonderful.

27 comments:

  1. I had no idea you lived in Paris but couldn't agree more - some of those people are just plain rude!! I have a girl and boys name all picked out and ready to go LOL!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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    1. It didn't matter what language I spoke with them - I was obviously an American and they were totally rude. Yay for name picking! Glad we're both super-planners like that ;)

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  2. annnnnnd this is why I love you and I wish we lived closer so we could be BFF's.

    I hate fruit. I don't eat it at all....besides apples but that is pretty rare. People just cannot understand that concept. French people are aholes even when you try to talk to them in French they roll their eyes and even if they do speak english when you are trying to speak french they still won't talk to you in english. I HATE putting clothes away. I mean where do all the freaking hangers go?

    I have a boy and girl name picked out. I will be carrying around that small human so I get the right to name them whatever I want. Yup dry shampoo is my bestie. I only have "clean hair club" twice a week. I need to get better about always 5-6 times a week no matter what! I will be hitting you up for motivation! Loved getting to know you more! xoxoxo

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    1. I have one apple in my fridge. I might eat it before it goes bad.. Might. I bet $100 it molds first, though. Nasty apples.

      I read your blog for a while before I started commenting, and I always thought, "Seriously, this girl is my sister from another mister!"

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  3. I am so impressed you always work out 5-6 times a week. That is awesome and not an easy feat!

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    1. Thank you! I tend to go stir-crazy if I don't move around a lot, so that's a big motivator in getting my rump to the gym/yoga studio/barre class!

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  4. #12 I'm with you!! And I'm so impressed you work out so much because it's so easy to make excuses when life is busy. Good for you! And what a great birth story to tell Henry when he's older :)

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    1. Birds are the grossest things on the planet! All they do is poop on you, your car and then you breathe that in, and they smell. Ugh. So foul (pun intended). Meanwhile, dogs are just fluffy and adorable and want to hang out with you. And cats are needy jerks.

      ;)

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  5. I love hot weather! I'm right there with you on the hotter the better too. Although I do enjoy NC's mild season changes. And I agree, Ice does make things taste funny but I use it. Some people have tried convincing me that ice is dirty but I'm not sure I can believe that. I'm a sparkling water junkie and ice ruins sparkling water so I don't usually use it..unless I'm drinking milk. I hate milk so much but I can use it in my cereal (although I mostly just use almond for that) or when I'm eating cookies :) 2% milk and cookies? I can dig it. But usually only around Christmas time. Also- you are a weirdo for not loving fruit. There I said it. Fruit is life. And so are cats. Ha! Loved this post and getting to know you better! xx

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    1. Oh yeah, ice in sparkling water is a big no-no! Even when it is super hot ;)

      Girl, milk is all kinds of delicious and fruit is just so gross. You got those two confused, lol!

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  6. I love this! Thank you so much for sharing your random things!! Folding laundry is a joke and the devils handiwork. I loathe it so I'm glad I'm not alone :)

    Sarah ~ http://sarahsayhello.blogspot.com

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    1. Seriously, folding and putting away clothes is the worst! We should start some sort of club about it... Maybe a club that connects us with housekeepers who will do the task for us? I think I'm on to something here...

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  7. Haha! Thanks for the shout out! I'm jealous of your French skills. I tried to teach myself earlier this year. I forgot everything except 'Je suis Miranda' and 'Le repas est bon'. Laundry sucks but I think I hate dusting more. Probably because of my allergies. A friend of mine told me last week that she had never heard of dry shampoo. I stopped listening because I was having a stroke. We've since remedied the situation and she has a bottle.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA! I just can't imagine someone NOT knowing of dry shampoo either. Seriously, get with the awesome program, right?! That stuff is a lifesaver.

      Well, I *used* to have awesome French skills... I can read it fluently now, but my conversational skills are gone!

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  8. This was so fun to read! Love it! A friend of mine's sister is an attorney for Coca-Cola and no one on their team drinks Diet Coke, they said "if you knew what we know you wouldn't drink it either". And that was when I kicked my Diet Coke habit.

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    1. I could go on and on about the garbage that is diet coke (and diet/light/low carb yogurt, sugar-free candies, G2 gatorade, anything with a sugar substitute) and how they're making America fat and diseased. I drank it all the time as a teenager because I thought it would help keep me skinny. I had no energy, a greyish tone to my skin and was constantly getting sick. No friggin wonder! I cut that crap out before college and perked right up again. Not even surprised that those folks wont touch it.

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  9. Yes, yes, yes to coffee, wine and water. That is it for me (I'll throw in an occasional sip of beer, but it makes me feel bloated).
    My hubby speaks French, but has never been to France. I can imagine the stereotypes are true.
    And yes to working out! I never feel better than after a good sweat session!

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    1. Exactly, when I drink beer I can get about one in before I'm like, "well, looks like I swallowed a watermelon, time to switch to wine!" And I avoid all hard stuff. Doesn't taste good and gets me too drunk! Amen to working out! It's the best mental booster there is ;)

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  10. aw you hate cats? that makes me so sad. i get why people prefer dogs or even dislike cats or dislike their allergies but when people say they hate cats, it just breaks my heart. what did they ever do to you? :(
    i wish everyone would give up soda, i've given it up so many times and it would be so much easier if it just didn't exist!
    i have had my daughter and son's names picked out since i was like 12.. hint, my son is the same as yours. now hopefully i have a boy and a girl!

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    1. Funny you should ask what a cat has done to me... My sister's cat chewed the hell out of my leather furniture, completely destroying it. Then kitty pushed my dog aside and ate all his food at every meal. Otis lost so much weight, I thought he had a deadly disease! Then I saw kitty do it one day and was like, ahhhha! You're the problem, not my poor dog! That cat knew how to open cupboard doors and eat all our food (this cat had a food addiction, no lie!) They also paw around in their litter boxes and then jump on your counters... Gross. I know some people are cat people. And I don't judge ;) I even see some cats and think they're cute, so long as I don't have to live with it. To each her own!

      YAY FOR FUTURE HENRY'S! You have great taste. And it would be hysterical if your daughter's name was the same as mine, too...

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    2. hmmmm well I'll just say my daughters name is pretty English & Royal as well so maybe that gives you a hint lol.
      Yeah I guess all of those things are true - but dogs do things too! My MILs dog ruined her leather furniture - like literally tore the side of the couch off. He pees on everyone he meets. Eats other dogs poop and then tries to lick your face. Ew. Oh well, I can't help but love all animals!

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    3. My name is English/Irish too! But I don't think they're the same ;) Love love love good, old school, high quality and un-trendy names!

      Oh, dogs can be little stinkers too! And you're spot on, there really isn't anything worse than an untrained dog... My sister's cat was very much like an untrained dog! Kitty did to my furniture what your in law's dog did to the couch. Out of control. Tainted my views on cats!

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  11. Yes to tacos, bipolar spending habits, working out no matter what you got going on, and tall, dark, and handsome men (no blondes here either, thanks). I've always liked the name Henry - it's on my short list of names I may choose to give my kid who may or may not end up existing. I'm so glad you posted this, so fun to learn all of these awesome (and sometimes hilarious) things about you :)

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    1. Clearly, you have excellent taste, in all things! I mean, who likes a blonde dude? Nobody. Henry is such a classic, quality name - go for it if you ever go for babies! You wont regret it in 10-15 years, like all the Liam's, Aiden's and Harper's being named currently. (Not that those are bad names... They're just "trendy" and trends come and go)

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  12. You picked out a great name ;) We named our boy Henry too :) Also, laundry sucks. And folding is the worst. I just pile things.
    Julie @ velvet-rose.net
    Visiting from Sweet Tea Social

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  13. This was a fun read! My daughter is taking French so she can move to Paris after high school. She'll fit in there, though, because she's kind of an a-hole herself. Sounds mean, but it's the truth. I would be happy with tacos everyday, too!

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