Monday, September 30, 2013

5 NEW Facts

Happy Monday! Welcome to your fresh clean slate: you get to start the week new!  Think of it like New Years day instead of Monday.  So Happy New Year! ;-)

I think most people consider bloggers to be open books (or open blogs? however that works).  Well as with you, I’m sure there are plenty of things I don’t know about you.  So today I wanted to share five random facts with you about me. 
Are they stupid facts? Absolutely!
But that doesn’t make it any less fun, right? (crickets chirping?)
Five Facts
  1. Pet Peeves- I can’t stand mouth sounds.  This of course includes people chewing with their mouths open and clicking their teeth, etc.  But most importantly, what grinds my gears the most, is when I can hear someone chewing even when your mouth is closed (i.e. chewing carrots, crackers, or chips).  It drives me up the wall! I’m all about table manners! Also another pet peeve is being respectful.  I firmly believe that we can expressing differing opinions without being offensive.  We can respect those that are different from us & still be respectful; I feel like this is hard to find in our society lately.

  2. Phobias- Okay I know this is weird, I have been told this many times before, but it doesn’t change how I feel: I hate elbow pits.  You know, the inside space where you elbow bends? Yea, that makes my skin crawl.  I don’t like looking at the elbow pits of others, or talking about it (even writing about it right now is making me anxious).  You can imagine how horrible it is for me to get blood drawn or to donate blood.  I think this phobia stems from a traumatic car accident I was in right before I entered the second grade (yes this phobia has been with me for decades).  Oh and my other phobia is sharks.  Unless I can see the bottom of the ocean I am not going deeper than my knees.  So yea, I don’t frequent many Texas beaches!

  3. Allergies- I am allergic to some material in disposable diapers, I'm not sure what the material is exactly though.  As a child it irritated me and my mother switched to reusable diapers.  Even now disposable diapers make me break out.  Something else that irritates my skin to no end is glitter.  I love the look of glitter, but I can’t be around it or else I break out in itchy hives for days.  And lastly, I’m truly a girl who loves her jewels.  I can’t wear cheap jewelry.  The nickel that is often in cheap jewelry makes me break out in hives also. 

  4. Shower Schedule- (See I told you this was going to be a random list of facts lol)  I shower twice a day: as soon as I wake up and right before I go to bed.  Even though I shower 2x a day, I still, never fails, drop my soap in every. single. shower. 

  5. Middle Name- My born middle name was Frances.   It was my grandfather’s mother’s name.  While I appreciate the sentiment of the name, it just isn’t me.  Do I look like a Frances to you?  I don’t see it.  So when I got married I dropped my middle name.  My new middle name is my maiden name, which happens to also start with an F so all of my monogram is still the same, and we all know how much I love me some monogram :-)
So now you know a little bit more about me….random facts, but still all me lol
Tell me something new & random that I don’t know about you!
Happy “New Years”!!!
xoxo Darby


Suze said...

I think that's neat how you did your maiden name when you got married- good idea!

Anonymous said...

The mouth sounds annoy me, too! And I don't have the same elbow phobia but I understand it.

A pet peeve of mine is being told how young I look. I am 25 and people are constantly letting me know that I look 17, 18, or 19. No, I don't think it is a compliment. I'm sick of customers asking why I'm not in school on a weekday, if I have school tomorrow, what grade I'm in this year, etc. Or they raise their eyebrows when I mention my husband. I was trying to buy a case of beer one night recently, and the cashier thought my ID was fake.

I was raised that you never ask a woman her age, but I guess that is yet another courtesy which has died out these days.

Joy said...

Yep, we are SISTERS! Of course, you already knew that, but the showers, check. The noises, check. The phobias — well I'd have to add snakes and spiders and small spaces and heights.

And I dropped my middle name too. But, I didn't mind it so such. I'm still called Joy Leigh by most of my family members anyway. Ha!

Nini Kat said...

I was eating a banana when i read this. And I hate the banana sound when you're eating it. Cringe!!

Lauren said...

Wow, two showers? I like being clean but I find the act of showering mostly inconvenient and if they invented a pill I could take to just be clean all the time, I would love it!

Hmmm, random fact - I got out of the spelling bee in 2nd grade with the word temperature and I still have issues spelling it today.

Nadine said...

I am not a huge fan of most noises either. Especially rude table manners! I wont go very far in to the ocean either. Sharks, jelly thank you!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

My middle name is also my maiden name. I didn't dislike my original middle name, I just didn't want to lose my maiden name.

Elbow pits! You win for most unique fear. hahahah

Two showers - two hair washings too?

Rachelle @ Inner Loop Adventures said...

This post cracked me up. What an awesome assortment of facts! I hate mouth sounds, too. Totally drives me crazy! The elbow pit thing is just so funny.

Jessica K said...

Love the randomness.

The elbow pit is a new one to me - but to each their own.

I also hate the chewing counds with mouth closed, but I do understand there is no other way around it. It's when they move their jaws like cows...this is not a pasture!

Two showers. Wow. Please tell me you don't wash your hair twice!! That's a lot of drying time!!

Anonymous said...

I'm a two shower a day girl as well-- gotta be clean before getting under the sheets!

Anonymous said...

I'm a two shower a day girl as well-- gotta be clean before getting under the sheets!

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