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100 random facts about me:

  1. I love to read.
  2. I am a klutz and happen to be a little bit accident prone.
  3. I have been in at least 7 fender benders…5 were my fault. Oops.
  4. I am in my thirties. How did this happen?
  5. My favorite all time television show is Felicity. I honestly felt like that show spoke to me.
  6. My husband is 11 years older than me.
  7. I have known my husband for my entire life and he, by default, has known me since he was 11.
  8. I had a HUGE crush on the hubs when I was 15. He thought I was an annoying braced faced kid. I was.
  9. I married him 10 years later when I was 25.
  10. I have a younger brother.
  11. I qualified for the NYC Marathon in 2010.
  12. The only language I can understand is English but I can speak and read Hebrew.
  13. When I was 13, I had meningitis and encephalitis at. the. exact. same. time.
  14.  I overuse exclamation points!!!!
  15. I spend a lot of time worrying about my future.
  16.  have a Business degree from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!)  but went back to school to be an Elementary School Teacher. I now teach 2nd grade.
  17. I really like….like really like…coffee.
  18. I live in Austin, Texas.
  19. I am never moving unless I get a job offer in London. God Save The Queen.
  20. My parents got divorced when I was 21.
  21. I hate clutter.
  22. Clutter loves me.
  23. I love making lists. I will sometimes makes lists after I have done everything just to be able to cross things off.
  24. My worst quality is that I am selfish.
  25. I think a lot of healthy living bloggers have eating issues but hide behind their blogs. There I said it. Hate if you want.
  26. I have an insatiable crush on Peyton Manning. Insatiable.
  27. My favorite football team is now the Denver Broncos.
  28. Football reigns supreme in my house.
  29. The best present I ever received was a signed Peyton Manning jersey from my Dad.
  30. See # 26.
  31. I have really small feet for my height. I’m 5’6 and wear a size 5.5/6 shoe.
  32. I was in the musical, Anything Goes, in high school but I can’t sing. I danced.
  33. My favorite song of all time is She Will Be Loved by Maroon Five.
  34. I drink 3-4 Liters of water a day.
  35. I went to the AAU Junior Olympics in Track when I was 16.
  36. If I could re-do high school, I would. I loved it.
  37. I have learned to like skinny jeans. They finally won.
  38. The place I most want to travel to is Bali.
  39. I hate lima beans due to an overexposure to them as a child. Sorry Dad.
  40. I have never seen real snow.
  41. I can name all 50 states AND capitals.
  42. I can name all the countries and capitals in South America.
  43. I am a nerd.
  44. I am okay with it.
  45. I will not drive an American made car. Sorry but not really.
  46. I have a love/hate relationship with Rachael Ray
  47. My favorite movie is Titanic.
  48. My favorite flower is the carnation and my husband keeps a vase full of fresh ones for me on the kitchen table year round.
  49. I have had stitches 5 times that I can remember off-hand.
  50. Never paint a room red. Trust me.
  51. My best friend is my husband.
  52. We do a lot together.
  53. We think this is normal.
  54. When you get married, invest in a king-sized bed. We didn’t.
  55. We have a 80 pound dog (Bella) who thinks she is a lap dog.
  56. I think staying active is important even if that means just taking a walk with the dog after dinner.
  57. The Grand Canyon is a magical place. You should go.
  58. I think flip-flops are the best invention to date.
  59. My favorite book of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  60. I am not a cat person.
  61. I have had ringworm. It was disgusting.
  62. I hate to clean.
  63. I hate to bake.
  64. My husband cooks. Winning.
  65. I think eggs taste best when eaten over easy…heavy on the easy.
  66. I own one pair of designer jeans that I bought off eBay.
  67. My favorite clothing store is Old Navy.
  68. I give a lot of money to Natural Grocer.
  69. I hate baths. Something about soaking in your own dirty water makes me gag.
  70. I can take a shower, blow dry my hair, curl my hair, get dressed and be ready to go in 30 minutes flat.
  71. I am a book slut. I read at least 3 or 4 at a time.
  72. I had braces for 2 1/2 years.
  73. They were blue. Take a minute and imagine those school photos.
  74. I slept with a nightlight until 7th grade.
  75. I still sleep with a teddy bear (Mr. Bear) that I have had since 6th grade. The hubs is not amused.
  76. I am freakishly good at Tetris.
  77. I throw things.
  78. I have a temper.
  79. My favorite soft drink is Cherry Coke.
  80. I am liberal on social issues but conservative on fiscal issues.
  81. I like having my checkbook balanced to the penny.
  82. My first car was a 1997 Nissan Sentra. I still remember the license plate number.
  83. I have  little boy, Trey. You can read about my struggles here.
  84. I want to own a lake house one day.
  85. I had a really bad accident on a horse when I was 19 that involved a concussion and some new teeth.
  86. I backed through my garage door when I was 17. Not my finest moment.
  87. My husband calls me a CEO (Chief Exaggerating Officer). This is completely untrue.
  88. I want to live in the Pottery Barn catalog.
  89. When my husband and I bought our house the two things we did not want were a split car garage and a 2-story. We live in a 2 story split car garage home.
  90. I am not technologically savvy.
  91. I curse.
  92.  I dream big.
  93. I secretly wish I was a red head.
  94. My husband is the most tolerant person in the world.
  95. I have zero artistic abilities.
  96. I am kind of obsessed with the spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce from Whole Foods.
  97. I am afraid of wrinkles.
  98. I am opinionated but not close minded. I love hearing what other people think and am not afraid to admit when I am wrong.
  99. The hubs says I snore when I’m tired. I think he’s lying.
  100. I am a whole lot of FUN!
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65 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2011 1:45 am

    So hysterical! Giddy you are back!

  2. March 23, 2011 4:33 pm

    Love it!!

    So freaking glad you’re back. 🙂

  3. March 24, 2011 8:57 pm

    I love this list! We have about a gazillion things in common (see #87)! I’m jealous of your marriage but I think the reason I’m so so so single is because I expect an SO to be a best friend and just haven’t clicked with anyone that way yet.
    I eat at least 3 or 4 bowls of cereal a day, big bowls, that I refill numerous times first at breakfast and then afternoon snacking and then late night snacking :X
    I’m a professional worrier, and I do that list thing too!
    I think we could have really good conversations about politics and books, but unfortunately I could care less about football. I hope you still love me!

  4. March 25, 2011 7:12 pm

    I am SO happy you are back! I really have missed you!
    I LOVED this list. I am selfish too, and a brat…and I frequently get called both..especially by my mom! 🙂 Oh and I overuse exclamation points too!!

  5. March 26, 2011 5:05 pm

    I didn’t know you had a new blog…hooray! Double hooray for putting #25 out there. Agree 100%!

  6. Bobbie permalink
    March 27, 2011 1:16 pm

    Glad you’re back!

  7. March 30, 2011 1:45 pm

    I’m pretty sure that at least half of those apply to me!! Love it!!

  8. March 30, 2011 8:49 pm

    I used to read your other blog as a non-blogger!! So so glad to see that you are back! You are too funny! And I think we may have way too many things in common!
    Katie : )

    • March 31, 2011 8:46 am

      Thanks Katie! I am glad you started blogging! 🙂

  9. April 1, 2011 11:50 am

    This was so fun to read. #25…completely agree!

    You and your husband seem like soul mates. I know people don’t believe in that kind of stuff but to know each other your whole lives, be 11 years apart, and then get married? Crazy. Love it. I think my hubby is my soulmate too, but we didn’t meet til we were 21.

  10. April 1, 2011 6:41 pm

    I can’t believe you’ve known your husband your whole life – I love that. My husband and I met when we were 19, started dating at age 20 and got married at 22! I always enjoy hearing about other people’s stories.

    So glad you’re back – I remember when you stopped the other blog last summer. I had quit a blog at that same time also! Looks like we’re both back in action – and with different focuses!

  11. April 5, 2011 11:04 pm

    You’re back! Yah!!
    I have to confess to #23 and #95 – and can’t believe there is another blogger besides me with those qualities! Everyone blogging seems so darn creative and off the cuff!

  12. April 6, 2011 3:21 pm

    Haha this is awesome! (Oh, and totally agree with number 25!). I’m glad your back (not sure why I didn’t find you earlier, but hey, I’m here now!)

  13. April 7, 2011 12:43 pm

    Glad we were “introduced” through The Athlete’s Plate posting today! I love this listing of 100! Hope you checked out my blog and entered my giveaway, too! It ends today!

  14. April 7, 2011 2:31 pm

    After reading this I cannot believe HOW MUCH we have in common! So cool 🙂
    Like 9 hrs. of football on Sunday, love of cereal, best friends with the hubby (well, my almost hubby 🙂 ), overuse of exclamation points!, favorite store is Old Navy, your beliefs on baths- ew!, and many many more! Again, I’m SO glad you are back 😀

    • April 7, 2011 2:51 pm

      Thanks Holly!! I am excited to read all your wedding fun coming up! Woo hoo!

  15. April 13, 2011 1:51 pm

    Number 25 cracked me up and I agree with you! Actually a lot of them cracked me up!
    I also sleep with a stuffed animal called “Doggy.” We are awesomely creative with our naming skills.

    • April 13, 2011 5:18 pm

      Haha! Yeah….let’s just hope we do better if we have children!

  16. April 17, 2011 8:02 pm

    YAY KELLY! I’m glad you are back. I hope that your finger is feeling better (even though it “looks like ass”.)

    • April 19, 2011 4:46 pm

      Anne!!! I need to come see how the wedding planning is going…it is this month right??

  17. April 18, 2011 7:11 pm

    love love love this about me section! It was fun to read and made me want to read more. i just stumbled on your blog. Bookmarking it now 🙂 Looking forward to reading more!

  18. April 21, 2011 11:34 am

    I love everything about this list. Im so glad you are blogging again!

  19. April 28, 2011 10:18 am

    I’m glad you are blogging again Kelly!

    I too loved Felicity and felt like a part of me disappeared when they took it off the air. Yes, I realize I am dramatic!!

  20. May 7, 2011 6:12 pm

    Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog because I was able to find yours!
    I just read why you decided to stop blogging a bit ago and can completely understand becoming absorbed into the world and stop thinking about other, rather important parts of life.
    I am glad you are back though, and loved this list of “about me!” I hope your finger eventually looks less like ass, but if not, that’s totally fine too
    I completely agree with you on number 47, Titanic is fantastic and my other favorite is The Lion King
    #25 is something I agree with as well. It’s one of the reasons I started my own blog where I talk openly about my personal issues around food and exercise. Why should I be in denial about something that is such a huge, negative part of my life? I should not of course, and I am healing from this disastrous relationship with food
    I can’t wait to continuing to read your blog!

    • May 7, 2011 6:22 pm

      Wow Tessa! Thanks for actually going back and reading my old blog and learning more about why I quit writing that one. I appreciate that so much! I will definitely keep reading yours because I think you are a special lady with a lot of insight. 🙂

  21. May 10, 2011 11:51 am

    Kelly – I read through your list and so many of your points applied to me too! I loved loved loved (and still love) Felicity. I’m a total JJ Abram dork now too and will give almost anything he does a chance. I just turned 30 myself (well almost a year ago) and it’s not as bad as it sounds. I kinda like it cause now I feel more like an adult.

    We’re big Colts fan at my house too… don’t tell hubby but Peyton Manning is a total hottie… Can’t wait for football season!

  22. May 23, 2011 3:17 pm

    I love your list! We have a lot in common! The most important involving my excitement in having another die hard Indy/Peyton fan in the state!

    GO BLUE!

  23. June 10, 2011 3:15 pm

    You rock girl! We have a lot in common:) Except I unfortunately have seen A LOT of snow!

  24. June 10, 2011 5:48 pm

    Hi Kelly!!

    I follow you on twitter and wanted to stop by your blog!

    LOVE it!

    I am going to Maui for my honeymoon in only a little over a week, I see you love maui! Have u been?!!

    I love whole foods as well!

    U are so LUCKY u have never seen snow!! omg winter is horrible ! lol

    Love all the facts! You and your hubby make a great couple!!!

    • June 10, 2011 5:52 pm

      YAY! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, my husband and I went to Maui for our honeymoon. It was AMAZING! I hope you have a fabulous time! We stayed on Ka’anapali Beach and it was beautiful! Congratulations on the wedding!

  25. June 13, 2011 6:48 am

    hahaha what a great read! So glad I found your blog.

  26. July 7, 2011 5:05 pm

    You are HILARIOUS! SO many of these apply to me too 🙂 Don’t worry quirks are often the best parts! Except I love cats and love baths. The key is to shower, clean the tub, then bathe…I’m slightly OCD.

  27. July 19, 2011 8:57 pm

    WAIT, how did you know your husband your whole life?!?!?! We’re your parents friends?!?!

    • December 22, 2011 10:43 am

      Yup! Our parents were friends and therefore I have known Keith forever! Lucky me! 😉

  28. August 6, 2011 8:02 pm

    Okay, I just found your blog and am now convinced we could be BFF’s. Ha!! We have a lot of the same interests!! So looking forward to following your blog now. 🙂

  29. October 13, 2011 5:09 pm

    Also, can you PLEASE come here so I can show you snow?

  30. Chase permalink
    November 9, 2011 7:42 am

    This is too funny! I can totally relate to so many of these, especially #28.”I can (and do) spend 9 hours watching football on Sundays. Don’t ask me to do anything for you on a Sunday. I won’t.” 🙂

  31. November 9, 2011 9:03 am

    Um, how did I not know that Felicity is also your favorite show?! ❤

    • November 9, 2011 10:52 am

      Oh yes! I love Felicity. I have all the seasons on DVD and frequently (to my husband’s horror) have Felicity marathons on the weekends.

  32. November 9, 2011 3:59 pm

    I just found your blog and I love it. I relate to so much of this!
    My parents got divorced when I was in my 20s. I overuse exclamations! Clutter loves me too : ) Get ready quick, hate baking, love cooking, etc etc. Love this list. Adding you to my reader!

  33. indiraadams permalink
    January 19, 2012 8:34 am

    You do seem like a very FUN person. I loved the list!

    http://indiraadams.wordpress.com

  34. August 4, 2012 11:41 am

    Super awesome. I am OCD list obsessed – you get a gold star.

  35. August 20, 2012 7:23 am

    Hi Kelly! I found your blog through Instagram and love it already! Based on your list, we have a lot of things in common. I’ve caused quite a few fender benders as well – oops! And I make lists like my life depends on it. I look forward to following along. 🙂

  36. August 23, 2012 10:15 am

    LOooove this! i 100% agree with your #25 and #37 haha 🙂

  37. May 3, 2013 9:39 pm

    What an awesome way to do your ABOUT page!
    I overuse explanation points too!!!

  38. July 10, 2014 6:39 am

    I am really inspired together with your writing skills and also with the layout to your
    blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the excellent high quality
    writing, it is rare to look a great blog like this one
    today..

  39. July 24, 2014 5:06 am

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I
    found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year
    old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

  40. August 16, 2015 3:11 pm

    Hey! I absolutely love your blog and find it so helpful and insightful. I have created a blog of my own called pbandrae.com and was wondering if you could check it out and offer me any tips you may have to help me expand? Thank you!

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