The Secret Life of Bees: Lemur Edition

As a break on a Monday, let’s talk about something non wedding related. (Sometimes you just get burnt out on wedding stuff, you know?) I love these Secret Life of Bees posts, so I thought I would contribute—even though I have a very boring life, so how about we just make this a “Things You Don’t Know About Me” post? Maybe I’ll have to post about Mr. Lemur later.

1. I am a huge Packers fan.


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I grew up less than 30 minutes from Lambeau Field as an ardent Packers fan. (Umm, that’s pretty much a requirement if you live in Wisconsin.) I am now moving less than 30 minutes from Ford Field—that’s where the Detroit Lions play, for those of you who aren’t as interested in football—and marrying a Lions fan. Trust me, this rivalry only works because the Packers keep winning. If the Lions were ever better than the Packers (not going to happen), we might have severe marital problems.

Bonus secret life: I had bangs and cut my hair short my freshman year of college. This is several months grown out. Looking back, I’m not sure if I miss it or not.

2. I’m a nerd.


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As a math undergrad, I think it’s pretty much a requirement to carve your pumpkin with a pi symbol. Wait, it’s not? Anyone? And yes, my best friend Melissa is a huge Phillies fan. How did you guess?

3. I ran a triathlon and my race number was 666.



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My two sisters conned me into running a sprint triathlon with them. It was short—just a quarter mile swim, 27-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run. It was a competition, and I still take pride in the fact that I finished more than 15 minutes before either of them. By the way, it was a cold, cold morning. I still remember how cold that water was. It was a great experience and I’d love to do another triathlon. It takes a lot of time to train, though!

When I finished and walked up to the station to hand off my timing chip (the yellow boxes my sisters and I are wearing around our ankles), the timer crossed himself and asked if this was a sign. No, but somehow out of all 1,000-plus people running, I ended up with the mark of the beast!

Well, that’s all I have. Tell me something random about yourself! Or, share your team affiliations! Anyone else compete in a triathlon?


Mrs. Lemur

Greenville, South Carolina
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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    Mrs. Lemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 11:55 am

    @Blonde17Jess: I love it too! Sometimes it’s really nice not to have my life be all about wedding stuff ;)

    @smrlovingrl: We try to do this too! Except I’m not very good at it… I promise, this year I’m going to cheer for the Lions, except when they’re playing the Packers :)

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    Mrs. Palm Tree 1080 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:17 pm

    I love the Secret Life posts! :) Also – I shuddered reading this. Still hurting from the Packers v. Steelers Superbowl. ;)

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    cookie, Guest @ 6:10 am

    I’m a Lions fan married to a Packers fan who converted because Aaron Rodgers is HOT!

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    Mrs. Lemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 8:02 am

    @Miss Palm Tree: My best guy friend is a die-hard Steelers fan! We have quite the rivalry, but can I just say I thoroughly enjoyed that Super Bowl ;)

    @cookie: Ahh I AGREE! Not only that, he’s a freaking awesome quarterback ;)

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    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 7:18 pm

    OMG Mr. M is a DIE-HARD Packer fan as well (he’s originally from Wisconsin and most of his family still lives there). Since I have no team affiliation one way or another (although I guess I SHOULD be an Giants or Jets fan considering I am a New Yorker) I’ve been told in no uncertain terms that this upcoming marriage comes with a transition to Packer fandom LOL.

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