Friday, May 25, 2007


So my friend Erika "tagged" me to share 8 unusual things about myself that you may not know. Wow...I've actually been thinking about doing this for a while, but it's been hard to think of things. My friend Andrea got me thinking about it when she wrote 100 unknown things about herself. So when Erika tagged me to share 8, I decided to go ahead with it. I mean, sharing 8 is a lot better than 100! So for what it's worth (and for all the 5 people who will read this), here you go....

1. I LOVE to pick things (and from reading some other people's lists, I guess I'm not the only one!)!!! Zits, splinters, skin, anything. My husband hates this crazy, disgusting fetish, but I've had it all my life. He said it's probably because women are picky and like to seek out imperfections. :) Ouch! I remember when I was little running around outside barefoot almost hoping to come back in with splinters that I could pick out. Oooo! I'm getting giddy just thinking about splinters!

2. I am a grammar fanatic! I have always had a thing for grammar. Over the years I've become a little more silent about this passion. I just think about correcting the poor grammar I hear at work and don't really vocalize said corrections. Although mispronounciation of words really kills me. My thought is that if you can't say "specific", use another word. "For example" could work nicely. I don't judge people about it; it's just more of a pet peave for me....nails on a chalkboard.

3. I have one leg that's longer than the other. When I was younger, my mom used to get upset when I'd be walking and suddenly run into her. She thought I was just a 'lazy walker'. If you listen carefully, you can even hear it in my footsteps.

4. When I was younger, I could get whatever I wanted if I just waited to ask my mom after a certain time at night. The magic time was generally between 8:30-9:00 when she'd just be tired and not really pay attention to what I was asking. I feel guilty for that one now.

5. It was always a secret dream of mine to be a Rockette when I grew up. You know the group. They're the awesome tap dancers who are always beautiful, tall, and thin. Yeah, not me. That's why it was a dream.

6. I wanted to be an actress. I was pretty good in high school, too. My best friend and I had a plan to move to California, become the next big stars in a movie together, and go on Letterman. Of course, I think we dreamed this up while watching movies and eating Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk one night. In retrospect, Ben & Jerry probably weren't helping us on our way to stardom.

7. Which brings me to my next one..... I LOVE ice cream! I could eat it as a meal. Anything chocolate would be my favorite; however, it can't have anything hard in. Big huge pieces of chocolate, like in the aforementioned New York Super Fudge Chunk, don't quite work for me. That's probably why my favorite would have to be "Half Baked" by B&J. YUM! In fact my first job was at an ice cream shop. Hey, they say to do what you like, right? I was definitely working in my field of interest!
8. Now this is one that not many of you will know. I'm becoming a Zumba instructor! I LOVE it! It's a funky, hip-hop, Latin, aerobic class, and it's awesome! I'll be certified in June, and I will be teaching soon after. I love it!

Now it's time to hear back from you. I don't think I can "tag" people back, but I would like to hear your 8 if anyone gets the chance. Some people I'd like to hear from?


Anyone else who would like to share!


The Horn Family said...

I keep trying to tell Matt that I'm not the only one that likes to pick things. He finds it disgusting and tries to stay away from me when he knows he has something to pick. I've noticed that when someone has skin that needs to be peeled, they aren't telling me that I'm disgusting or gross for doing it.

The Horn Family said...

We did a sealing session because I was afraid I'd pee my pants if we did an endowment. I told Matt later on that if I go to the temple again when i am pregnant then I will be going before my 6th month. It was totally uncomfortable the entire time. Ally was 9lbs 2oz and was 21 inches long. So I am thinking this is another big one. It's funny though because when I was pregnant with Ally and she'd push on my stomach, I'd push where she was pushing and she'd push back. This baby I try to do the same thing and she shy's away from it. If she thinks she can be shy, she's wrong, especially with having Ally as her big sister. Anways, this is really long. Sorry.

Mindy said...

Nicole!! I'm so glad you posted to my blog so I could find YOUR blog. Sounds like you are doing so well. I am so happy for you.

I am also a compulsive picker and a stickler for grammar (although I know I make mistakes sometimes). Your Zumba classes sound really fun!

Your daughter is absolutely stunning. Isn't it great to be a Mom? I love my job so much, even with its challenges.

Again, it was so great to hear from you. Let's keep in better touch!

The Horn Family said...

I am totally up for visitors. We are delivering at Clarian West. It is on 10th St. We are going to name her Cosette Rae. I am so excited and nervous at the same time. I guess that's normal though.

Laura said...

Ya you better update this. It is really old. I am waiting.