twenty five random things about me

For Kari and Jessi who tagged me and everyone else too (yes even you, random reader I don't know!)

I married my best friend's big brother (my high school sweetheart) when I was 20 and he was 22...

...In a courtroom on a Wednesday without my mom's permission.

I really like baby names and have some stunners tucked away in case I ever need them.

I am a big fan of taking the easy cheaters route when it comes to appearances. Benetint, Downy Wrinkle Releaser, Colorstay lipstick, and dry shampoo are all in my bag of tricks.

I curl my eyelashes every single day.

When I had an office job I would curl them while I was driving to work. (This thought is all kinds of scary to me now.)

My mom and I lived with my grandparents until I was eight. It was a very happy place to live.

I could play the piano by ear when I was four but I'm not very good now. (We should probably have a piano.)

I always keep my toenails painted. I admit it's been challenging for the last two years three weeks and one day.

I think about death a lot. Not in a morbid way. In a "How do I want to spend my limited time on Earth?" kind of way.

I am terrible at making decisions. And I'm fickle. I already don't love my new blog banner and I just made it last night.

I was not a very happy high school student.

I was always in trouble for forgetting things and arriving late.

I think I would still get in trouble for those things if someone was keeping track.

I secretly like McDonald's cheeseburgers. The pickles! The mustard! The itty bitty onions! The excessive use of salt! What's not to like?

I have never felt like I fit in in this time period. I kind of hate the aesthetics of today. I would have much preferred to exist before things got so technological and casual.

I love to be dressed up. I would wear a dress every single day if I had enough of them in my wardrobe. And if I didn't have such short legs and weirdly disproportionately fat calves.

I was very relieved to see that Alice got Luke's nice long thin legs. Clark got my weird legs, but he's a boy so he won't be traumatized by them.

My mom and I talk on the phone every single day. We come from a talkative family and boy can we ever talk talk talk.

I love to sing.

I couldn't win American Idol but I like to think I could make it to Hollywood Week.

I want Alice to learn to tap dance.

I want to learn to tap dance too.

Sometimes I fake tap dance in my living room.

I think I'm pretty good at it.

There they are. Twenty five random things about me. I think I'm supposed to ask other people to participate, but I don't want to be pushy. If you do make a random-things-about-you list please please please send me a link. I would love to read it!


  1. Your brother Ethan thinks you could win American Idol and in fact has shared his imaginary conversation with classmates after it happens. In true Ethan form he would say, "yeah that's my sister."

  2. I never leave the house without curling my eyelashes. I may have dirty pants on but I've taken the time to curl those lashes, it makes me feel pretty.

  3. I'm with you on the dresses thing. Sometimes, I ignore modern standards and wear dresses at totally inappropriate places like the grocery store, the park, play dates....And, your seriously making me want a lash curler.

  4. My mom and I talk on the phone everyday too, and we SEE EACH OTHER EVERY DAY. We are too close.

    Baby names! You should suggest some to me. I am ALL OUT.

    My word verification word: blecks.

  5. I love the not fitting in this time period. It makes you unique. I feel like I fit in too much and that is boring. I do have a desire to buy more dresses and wear lipstick now.

  6. I bet you are an amazing tap dancer.

  7. You are one of the cutest people I know. I remember one of the first times I hung out with you- we all met up at the Art Theater in Castleton to watch Napoleon Dynamite. You were wearing an adorable black dress that looked like it was straight from 1955. Do you remember that? :)

  8. You are a very specific person. You may be late sometimes and bad at making decisions but you have always been authentically and steadfastly yourself. Reading your list, I felt like I knew all of those things about you. I don't know if I really did know all of those things before but everything just fits like you could have made that list 10 years ago (except for the parts that include the then future) and it would have contained the same things.

  9. I loved this. Everything you said sounded lovely and poetic.

  10. If I weren't too old for American Idol I totally would try out. So you should, because you still have time!


  11. are you still late for things? oh, say it's so! i'm the worst with time, and i love kindred spirits...

  12. Hi I blog, but i did my 25things on Facebook where i got tagged. Yours are great. Thanks for sharing
    Stacy O

  13. WOW! 25 random things?!? I participated in this meme recently, but only had to come up with 10!


    I'm a recent convert to eyelash curling. I got the Shu Uemura curler for my birthday and can't believe the difference it makes!

    btw, I'm new to your blog (thanks to a tweet from @babysteph). I love it! I'm sure I'll be back!

  14. I LOVE this list. You are such an interesting person...and so beautiful too.

    I'm dying of curiosity about your baby name "stunners" since we're currently in the baby-name-selection process for baby #2. It's tough to come up with a name that is unique, but not TOO unique.

    Oh, and ColorStay lipstick is my *favorite.* I have five different colors on my bathroom counter right now.