Before I start on my next series of posts, I wanted to share some juicy tidbits about myself. I know you are all dying to know all of the skeletons in my closet. Because you all have been so supportive of my failings as a blogger and a bride, I felt that you all deserve to know some little-known things about myself. Who knows? Maybe you will share some of my secrets and it will allow you to be brave enough to let it all air out!
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
#1: Life is a musical.
I treat life like it’s a musical. I sing, dance, boogie, and belt it out on a regular basis. I sing to my cats, I sing in the shower, I sing to my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I make up ridiculous songs and dance to them as I let them out to be heard by my loving fans (AKA, Mr. D and my cats who both immediately find other rooms to be in).
#2: A chewing conundrum
I chew with my mouth open. I don’t mean to; honestly, I don’t. My grandmother would kill me if she knew how often I chewed with my mouth open. I often do it without realizing it. Mr. D likes to remind me constantly as it’s his biggest pet peeve (poor dude). I am well versed in proper table manners—somehow I can use my napkin properly and subconsciously eat without my elbows on the table, but for the life of me I cannot chew with my mouth closed.
#3: The dirtiest word in the dictionary
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There is a word that is so vulgar, so disgusting that just hearing it makes me shudder and gag. It’s not even a cuss word, though in my house it’s treated like one. I’ll give you a hint: it’s similar to damp, succulent, juicy. It starts with an “m.” Can you guess what it is? Well, if you do, it’s that word. A word so gross I cannot even bring myself to type it.
#4 The nail freak
I am very, very, very obsessive about my hands. I can’t stand stuff on them or under my nails. I probably wash my hands about 20 times a day, maybe even more when I’m working since I work with lower-functioning autistic students who don’t always know how to properly wash their own hands and like to use different sensory things such as Play-Doh and clay, which then get on my hands and under my nails (times 100,000,000 gross!). I have to use lightweight lotion on my hands because anything too heavy makes me think that my hands are dirty. I also have to keep my nails short for this very reason.
#5 My star connection
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My Pop-Pop passed away when I was five years old from lung cancer. He was a big man with a booming voice. He was well loved by his family, and he was one of my favorite people in the entire world. My grandfather was also an actor. He made appearances in 1970s TV shows such as Fantasy Island, Quincy M.E., Emergency!, and BJ and the Bear. His claim to fame, though, was his leading role in Wes Craven’s 1977 hit, The Hills Have Eyes. I do have to admit, though, I have never seen that particular move of my grandfather’s, mostly because I hate horror movies. He lives on in my heart and on the big screen, though, and he is my little connection to Hollywood.
So that’s my little-known facts. What about you? Were any the same?