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12.11.2014

10 Best // Random Facts About Me

i give up on the capital letters again.  i tried, it's not for me.  it feels like work, and i do enough of that already.  anyway, there's some new readers around here.  i say that based on new commenters and new followers on bloglovin.  so, welcome!  glad you're here and thank you.  for new and old readers alike, i thought i'd offer you some fun random facts about me today.  ones that (i don't think...) have been mentioned before.


1. was your first word indicative of your personality?  because mine was - my very first word was 'mine'.  followed by no.  there was a lot of 'no, mine' in those days.  very only child of me.  i'm still not entirely sure i need any other words in my daily conversations, as those two seem to cover it.

2. i'm strangely super adept at handling winter.  i'm not lying when i say i love winter and hate summer.  i like the things i can do in summer, but i just can't stand being hot.  but i don't just like winter - it doesn't even affect me the way it bothers most people.  i'm not running around in a tank top or anything but most chicagoans start shivering and whining at 20 something degrees.  my shiver doesn't set in until about 8 degrees.

3. i am, by nature, extremely confrontational.  studies have shown that most people are anti-confrontation.  clearly, i am not most people.  i love confrontation.  i meet any problem head on.  sometimes i argue the other side just for fun, even if i don't believe it, because it makes people crazy mad, and i find entertainment in that.  i picked a good career path.

4. sitting across from the police station on a college campus on halloween is one of my single most favorite activities of all time.  everyone drunk getting arrested in their costumes is the most hilarious thing you can watch.  bonus points if you make it a 'which costume is coming in next' drinking game.

5. according to my web browser, my 6 most visited sites are gmail, swagbucks, pinterest, bloglovin, gomi, and espn.  that seems fairly accurate.

6. one time, me and 3 guys got picked to sit in the viewing room at an espnzone and watch sports.  you could only get out of your seats to stretch for 5 minutes at the end of each hour and only go to the bathroom every 8.  no sleeping allowed.  you got all the free food and drinks you wanted though.  lots of prizes to be won if you were the last one awake.  i made it about 24 hours (the place is very cool and creepy when closed!) but then they put on black and white baseball and i was out like a light.  baseball bores me when it's live at wrigley field, no way i can handle black and white.

7. when it comes to the details, i'm a pretty bad blogger.  like, what even is google+?  rhetorical question, because i don't care the answer.  and i'm certainly not styling any photo shoots.  i work in an office 9+ hours a day.  add on commuting time, john time, hawkeye time, family/friend time, house cleaning and organizing time, cooking and eating time, etc etc, very little time is left for blogging.  i'm not about to give up sleep time to prop up some holiday colored hershey kisses in a bowl and edit the hell out of it with a camera app on my phone.  bowl of nonsense.  i'd rather write (type) anyway.

8. i like hufflepuff because of the iowa colors, but personality-wise, i'm a slytherin.  i told melissa this yesterday after discussing her gryffindor colored tree decor, because that's a legit conversation to have.  important info.  she's a ravenclaw.  what are you?

9. the most used apps on my phone are ynab, evernote, walk for a dog, sports center, and all the swagbucks video apps.  i use all of those more than even texting.  i also only have 40 contacts in my phone (total, even the dog groomer and my landlord) because people - meh.

10. i have 6 secret boards on pinterest.  one is related to my best friend's future bachelorette party (when her boyfriend finally gives her the ring he's had for like a year.)  guess what the other 5 are?  well i'm not just going to give it away, but if you're right, i'll tell you!

which of these did you know?  which surprise you?  and now it's your turn - tell me something totally random about you.

41 comments:

  1. #4 - Amazing. I can only imagine. I never went out on Halloween, but we would drive around and laugh at all the drunkies in their embarrassingly awesome costumes. I heart IC!

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  2. Haha I love everything about this! My favorite part though is the intro where you give up capitals. #6 sounds awesome!

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  3. I think in your future house you're going to have a pinterest-perfect baby nursery, but it will just be for Hawkeye. That's totally the secret board :)

    The colors of the school I work at are crimson and gold, aka very Gryffindor-y. I tried to explain this to my dean the other day and he looked at me like I started speaking in a foreign language. I like the internet, where Harry Potter references can be made with no additional explanation.

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  4. I am the exact opposite of confrontational. Unless you talk about my mamma. ahahaha

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  5. Yes. Another sign were meant to be friends :) see all of the above!

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  6. Numbers 2 & 3 are me to a T! Who wants sweltering summer when you can have a cozy, winter wonderland? I mean really? Also, I'm beginning to think confrontation is a lawyer's best friend, seriously. My lawyer friends and I can have hour-long argument/discussions about shit we don't even care about just because :\

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  7. Sitting across for the police station on Halloween sounds like the best time ever! As well as the morning after on college campus, you can't hide the walk of shame in your Halloween costume!

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  8. Totally with you on the summer thing, which is why I choose to be hibernating right now....I HATE being hot way more than i hate being cold, it doesn't hurt that I love wearing boots and scarves as well!

    I love that you have 6 secret pinterest boards...I have 7 lol

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  9. Number 3, me too. I was the kid in school that bullied the bullies when they started picking on people. This behavior has carried over into adult life (which can make for interesting situations).

    LOVE the cold (name one girl that enjoys sweating outside of a workout or time in a sauna) however, being in Florida I'm lucky if temps make it into the 30's. Not sure how I would handle 8 degrees lol.

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  10. Random fact about me: I didn't know there was such an app called walk a dog and I haven't even Googled/downloaded it yet but it's already my favorite app in the world!

    When I'm asked to name random things, I find it so hard so kudos on the seriously random-looking (or is it sounding?!) list. I'll have to try this some time.

    Great list, Stephanie. Very funny intro, btw! =)

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  11. haha i never shy away from confrontation. if there's a problem, let's deal with it. i guess that's why at work, they dont like me because i say the shit that needs to be said so if someone has fucked up, i say it (in an office-PC kinda way) and then right that shit.

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  12. You had me at "I'd rather write." Pictures are pretty, and I do like how my posts look when I actually set them up, but most of the time it's not worth the effort to me. And so every time I find another blogger who doesn't care about pictures it's like, "YES! Totally validated."

    Harry Potter! I always just assumed everyone would want to be a Gryffindor, so it's good to see the other houses getting some love.

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  13. #4 genius and hilarious!! These are great! I have a million secret boards mostly about blogging. I'm the complete opposite as you on #2, it's 59 here today and I'm freezing :) I always say I love Chicago but could never live there b/c of the weather.

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  14. hmmmm i don't know about your secret boards. i have secret baby boards (yes plural cause i'm organised like that) and mainly things i don't want to spam people with, like working on a capsule wardrobe. so kinda boring.
    i don't know what house i'd be.. probably slytherin because i'm not the nicest person lol. i'm not good with confrontation in my personal life, but at work i'm all about it, because i'm normally right.
    i always wondered about the capital letters lol.

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  15. i have some secret boards too. can't help it. i'm guessing blogging ideas? just because I have one. and that would be a HILARIOUS halloween drinking game.

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  16. I'm not adept at all at handling winter. Cold weather? Bleh.

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  17. believe me, G+ has been like a mystery to me so far. It just doesn't explain itself.

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  18. I love winter as well... sweating in the summer is just so gross, and it's so humid here that I just want to hibernate.
    I'm a Hufflepuff, and also enjoy confrontation... very un-libra of me, but you've gotta deal with a problem head on, none of the dancing around the issues. :)

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  19. I think I'm a Gryffindor, and so did Buzzfeed, but I may have to reassess. I actually just read and watched the series for the first time ever in my life this fall. and I'm going to guess that one of the secret boards is gift-related.

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  20. I just recently found Walk for a Dog such a great idea and so easy to do.

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  21. I love being an only!! I think you just have a special relationship w/ your parents. I think pple with siblings are closer with their siblings than their parents. Not that that's bad at all, I'm sure it's great, but I just like being an only. I have a guess about what one of your secret boards is and I bet I'm right!!!

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  22. I love lists like this, just finding out random things that one wouldn't necessarily make an entire post out of.

    My guesses for your boards are future wedding, gifts for people who might follow you on Pinterest (that's what one of mine is), and maybe ~naughty~ things, haha!

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  23. I'm a new reader who randomly stumbled across your blog, but I have to say that as a lifelong Chicagoan, I also truly LOVE winter! People always say I'm crazy, but it's just so peaceful to me. Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks this way after reading this post and some of the comments!

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  24. capital letters are overrated. I would have no clue what your secret boards are. One of mine is wedding stuff. Which I really doubt I'll ever use myself. I guess I could always be a super controlling mom of the bridezilla.

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  25. I'm working on learning more about google+ but I like twitter and it's annoying trying to manage more social media profiles :P I don't remember what house I'm in, but I think it's Hufflepuff :P

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  26. I am not confrontational at all iu t makes me uncomfortable. At work though I am very confident and willing to stand but I don't

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  27. My first word was apparently "chocolate" and yes, it DOES fit my personality.

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  28. #3 is so me. I think maybe its a lawyer thing. I dunno but it is what it is.

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  29. My best guess for the secret pinterest boards would be something related to babies or pregnancy. And I agree, blogging is more fun without the fancy picture part of things!

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    1. Haha nope, I actually can't stand babies or children, so none of that in my future!
      I like seeing other people's fancy photos, but I don't think every post needs one. Especially mine ;)

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  30. I love posts like this! My first words were pretty similar. The first one was "NO!" and the second was "By Myself!" (more of a statement really!). I did a Harry Potter quiz recently and the sorting hat put me in Gryffindor, but I don't remember whether I was answering the questions honestly or not haha

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  31. I never mind confrontation.

    No, mine! Seems fitting for me. LOL

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  32. I much prefer winter over summer. While most people are depressed in the winter, I'm all happy happy joy joy.

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  33. Agreed on the limited time front - I'm tired and work 8 hours plus mom duties; I want to sleep by 7 and can't until 10 so there you have it. Was out cold with a flu last week and thank goodness for work from home days because I SLEPT! :) 24 hours of sports? You're a trooper - Haha. From the way you finished that statement, I assumed you didn't win. :P I'm confrontational when I know who I'm battling but half the time I know most people are a waste of energy so I'm not going to bother. Unless I just want to mess with you, in which case - on guard! :P Have a great one Stephanie!! Take Care -Iva

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  34. Love this! Alot of people hate confrontation, I don't mind it..but don't love it either. I had secret boards before I was engaged, and now secret boards for the wedding..I like surprises so I don't want friends to see my ideas that may come out. Haha!

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  35. #4 is hilarious! Why have I never thought of that?! And I'm a Ravenclaw. :)

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    1. I could see that! Yeah #4 is the best, it never gets old.

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