10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

posted by Andrea | 04/30/2012

I thought it would be fun to share a post with a few things you might not know about me… so unless you’re a member of my family or a very close friend, this is probably all new information for you!

1. I have a scar on my forehead from falling off my grandma’s toilet when I was only about 3 years old. She had a really “tall” toilet because my Grandpa had Polio — so I had to jump up to get on. Apparently I was really stubborn when I was 3 (big shocker), so I wouldn’t let her help me…. but I didn’t jump high enough. Instead of landing ON the toilet seat, I hit the FRONT of the seat and fell forward, knocking my forehead agains a drawer knob. Also, I wouldn’t let the doctors give me stitches… hence the scar!

2. My Favorite movie/musical is The Sound of Music: I own the CD, VHS, DVD, and the special edition DVD Collector’s Set (thanks Dave!). I was also Louisa in the musical my junior year of high school.

(I’m Louisa — in between the two boys)

3. I almost never listen to music in the car – I just sit in complete silence.  Yes, this drives Dave crazy.

4. I hate to travel… anywhere. I get really bad motion sickness so I dread any type of road trip. And to be perfectly honest, I don’t even love going on vacation that much — the planning, packing, and other preparations drive me nuts. Our Spring Break Staycation was my perfect idea of “time off”.

5. I have a birthmark on my left big toe and my dad thought it was dirt for the first 20 years of my life!

6. I got my first (and only) root canal in 7th grade. I was sliding into 2nd base… and yes, I was safe!

7. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people chew and/or swallow loudly… and I’m not just talking about chewing with your mouth open, I’m talking about almost ANY noise made while eating. It all drives me insane.

8. I was voted “most musical” of my senior class (French horn, piano, and honor’s choir)

(marching in the Christmas parade — I know you’re jealous of my hat!)

9. I’m extremely claustrophobic and will almost never take an elevator if I don’t have to — which presents a problem now that I have a stroller to push around with me!

10. I absolutely LOVE apples and applesauce. In high school, I ate at least 2 apples every day in my lunch — sometimes 3. Growing up (and still to this day) I eat my homemade applesauce with almost every meal — even Mexican food! Sometimes I let Nora suck on an apple when I’m eating it, we’ll she if she loves them like I do!

There you have it — 10 somewhat random facts that I’m guessing most of you did not know about me!

And seriously, doesn’t my baby picture just look SO much like Nora!? 

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26 comments

  1. Cindy

    04/30/2012

    Oh my word, audible mastication is my number one “pet peeve”. I can’t stand it. I have to chew louder than anyone else or I have to eat alone. I thought I was the only one, besides my mom, that this bothered.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    Jen Reply:

    That’s the name of my new band: Audible Mastication

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    Jenni / Life from the Roof Reply:

    This is my biggest pet peeve too! My husband thought I was weird for visibly getting upset when he would sit next to me and start eating a bowl of Cheerios.

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    jennifer Reply:

    Oh my goodness!!!!! That is SO me! And my husband has got to be the worst. You would think after18 years of marriage I would get used to it….NOPE!!!

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  2. Leah H

    04/30/2012

    Nora does look just like you! I had to giggle at the first pic. Love the bangs :)

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  3. JD

    04/30/2012

    Lol…We both share the motion sickness. I get so deathly ill it is impossible to travel. When we moved 1,500 miles last year it involved three trips, one down to buy a home, back to our old home and then our final move. It took me two months to recover from the ordeal! My husband said never again!!!

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  4. Kris

    04/30/2012

    I totally get the travel thing. It’s so much work for me to get ready for us to go away. And we don’t live near any family so we HAVE to travel to see them. Also, my oldest gets motion sick and my husband does to so he always has to be the driver.

    The elevator issues must be fun when you have the stroller. Is it better if it’s just you (and Nora) on the elevator?

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  5. Leanne

    04/30/2012

    #7— is a HUGE one of mine!!!!!! I used to move away from people who would drink and eat during lectures because its SO ANNOYING to me!! and, of course, I married a SLURPER…so, that helps me grow!

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  6. Colletta

    04/30/2012

    This was a really fun post. I enjoyed learning these 10 little known facts :)

    Colletta

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  7. Miranda @ A ThankFULL Heart

    04/30/2012

    You and Nora look almost *identical* as babies! Adorable :). We are sooooo different: i don’t really like apples {except Pink Lady-yum!} or applesauce, I can’t stand a quiet car ride, I love elevators, i’m not musical AT ALL & I love vacations although traveling there is the worst part. Fun list to read!

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  8. Alana @ Domestic Bliss Diaries

    04/30/2012

    I thought that last pic WAS Nora!! Crazy how kiddos can look JUST like their parents!

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  9. Patty@homemakersdaily.com

    04/30/2012

    Motion sickness – not good! My husband and daughter both suffer from that. We have a really awesome amusement park where I live but we can’t go because all of the rides make them sick! We went once and were there about an hour and had to go home. The two of them rode something that rocked back and forth and when they got off, they truly looked green!!! So you have my sympathies on that one!

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  10. Trish

    04/30/2012

    You inspired me to send an email to my family -titled: 10 things you do not know about Trish … Great idea – thank you for sharing.

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  11. Kirsten

    04/30/2012

    So with you on the chewing thing. Ahhh, I can hear it now, it’s worse than nails on a chalkboard. I drive my three boys crazy, I have one that eats like a starved dog, one that eats super slow chews 5000 times before swallowing and SLURPS, chews with mouth wide open. Oy, i’m growing too.

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  12. Karrie

    04/30/2012

    Oh any mouth noises drive me nuts. I even can’t eat macaroni sald because of the noise it makes when I try to scoop it out onto my plate, its to simular to. And of course my dog like to randomly smack his lips whie we sit on the couch. DRIVES ME CRAZY!

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  13. Abra

    04/30/2012

    I enjoyed learning these things about you! Thanks for being open & sharing. I also thought that pic was Nora! :)

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  14. JenF

    04/30/2012

    I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to not only read #7 but to read the similar comments too. My husband gets so annoyed with me for being annoyed with how he eats. So I am not alone!

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  15. Suzanne

    05/01/2012

    I’m curious, with all of your musical ability, if you still keep any of it up? When I grew up I played clarinet, bassoon, and was captain of the flag line in marching band. Senior graduation, I put that bassoon down after playing, never to go back. I’m sure I’m not the only one? Not out of lack of interest, but lack of opportunities to play anymore. I kind of regret it now.

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    Andrea Reply:

    I don’t play the French Horn anymore (although I think I could pick it back up fairly quickly). I used to play the piano more, but we sold our piano when we moved. I’m hoping to buy another one once our kitchen renovation is over!

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  16. Amber W

    05/01/2012

    I too hate when people chew too loudly, or make any noises while eating. Even myself. I was so grossed out when I first got my hearing aids because I could suddenly hear myself eat. Luckily I have learned to tune it out, but certain foods still bother me. If I am home, I take my hearing aids out.

    I am claustrophobic when it comes to elevators and public bathrooms, I always have to go in the handicapped stall so there is room around me cause being closed.

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  17. Elisabeth

    06/29/2012

    I happened to stumble on your blog this morning, thanks to A Farmgirl’s Dabbles. I think you might be the girl I aspire to (my life isn’t nearly as organized as I’d like it!). And I don’t play piano, but I play French horn (well, not so much now that I have a family) and have a music education degree (which means I can theoretically play any wind or percussion instrument) and am a senior recital short of a horn performance degree (long story).

    God’s blessings on your “work”, and thanks for sharing!

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  18. Lorrie

    02/21/2013

    This was interesting! I just found your blog a couple of days ago and am enjoying it. Question about your applesauce eating: do you make your own, or get store-bought (and if you buy it, what kind do you like — regular, unsweetened, or cinnamon). Just curious!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Lorrie, I make all my own applesauce — I actually just went back to the post and linked to my recipe. Here it is!

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  19. Lorrie

    02/21/2013

    Great – I’ll go take a look. Thanks!

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  20. Lorrie

    04/12/2014

    Haha – I had lost the name to your blog after posting the above question over a year ago and was HOPING to run up on it again some day! Just tonight I got an email notifying me of a new comment and I am SO thrilled to find it again, and have access to your applesauce recipe!! You really have a great blog!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Lorrie — hope you love the applesauce :)

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