Saturday, January 24, 2009

16 Things About Me

Well, I've been tagged by my darling friend Annette to list 16 things about me. Where to begin!? So, here it goes:

1. I'm getting married this July to my best friend. We've been together since January 25, 2002. That is the first day we kissed and it will be 7 years ago tomorrow. I like to refer to it as our "Kiss-A-Versary".

2. I love PIZZA! I could eat it every day! I dislike most other Italian foods. Don't like going to Italian restaurants ever. Unless they have pizza. LOL! I do enjoy Indian, Sushi, Thai and Mexican (homemade), though. And I love bread...bagels, pitas, soft pretzles - love my carbs and not afraid to admit it. (Ooh and I cannot kick the coca-cola habit)!!!

3. I'm not good at socializing. It's really hard for me to initiate conversation to this day. When I was in Kindergarten my teacher told my mom I was going to get left back if I didn't come out of my shell. EVEN though I did manage to be in honors classes my whole life! Take that Mrs. Stelhe - you could never say that this day and age! You cannot leave a child back simply because they're quiet!

4. I don't hold grudges, but I also don't like to forget things.

5. I have always always always been self conscious about my nose. I feel like there is this huge monster protruding from my face.

6. I love my Uggs boots because they keep my toes warm. I don't care how "Staten Island" they are.

7. I always thought my mom was crazy for collecting dolls. Somehow, I too, got sucked in! I love my dolls, and they make me so happy, but I am really embarrassed about what other people might think. (See 8)

8. I worry too much about what other people think of me. I get nervous a lot. BUT my blood pressure is 110/70!

9. I stare at the computer too much and it gives me crazy headaches sometimes.

10. I do not have a lot of friends, probably because of #3, but I adore and cherish and value the ones that I do have to no end.

11. I teach art and music in an elementary school. I really do have a good job and enjoy every aspect of it. I love those little boogers, even though one of them just gave me the worst illnesses I have ever had.

12. I can crochet anything. But haven't picked up hooks in months.

13. I don't like wearing last years clothes. It bothers me. Lint bothers me. I hate creasing my pants with the iron. I like clothes from the Gap and Forever 21. I never mix black with brown.

14. I've had many instances where I think of a person and wind up seeing them later in the day! Totally freaky - I think I will dedicate my next blog post to this.

15. I am not a BrideZilla. I am so excited about my Marriage - but the Wedding is only one day. It's not the be-all-end-all of my existance. I don't even like to think about "wedding planning"! There's so many cooler things I could be doing!

16. I am happy!

So, if you're reading this, anyone, consider yourself tagged!


J for Jendetta said...

I am completely with you on #8!! And you know, I have always thought you were so very pretty, and fashionable!! AND, randomly through the internet I learned you are talented and interesting as well! : )

Renee said...

Ahhh - thank you! You know the feeling is mutual! HUGS!

John and Amanda Thompson said...

I don't mix black and brown either...or black and navy blue :) And I love your save the date cards!

Renee said...

Thank you Amanda!

Annette said...

Renee! You are so cute! you're supposed to put a "prompt" in your Flickr for this so everyone knows about it silly girl!.... just kidding, really I'm just sad that I didn't see it till now. :o(
I'm so happy, I get to read it right now!!

Annette said...

Omg, your list made me feel emotionally every which way! It was so fun to read sweetie... but what in the heck is the nonsense about your nose? And no friends? What??? I've determined that those statements are completely inaccurate and must be deleted immediately, lol. JK, but I had to laugh that most of us are self-conscious about something, and it's always something that no one else notices! Funny enough that I even have proof of this- Your fiance is such a looker that I don't think he'd have asked you on that first date if you weren't as equally gorgeous. Well okay, maybe he would have because you're so darn cute, but you know what I mean~
I'm quite shy too, but very outgoing with my friends, makes no sense. I'd much rather have a few good friends too, than lots and lots of so-so ones.
Hilarious about Kiss-A-Versary (love that!), BrideZilla, Uggs, nervousness vs. excellent blood pressure and the dislike of Italian cuisine but you love carbs. I think I caught an oxymoron in that, because I go to Italian restaurants just for the excellent bread they always have! :o)
Of COURSE you sailed through with all your honors classes because not only are you adorable, loving and fun, but super smart as well! Anyway, I just loved your list, you'd be a great professional writer~ xoxo

Renee said...

OOH Annette - thank you so much for your kind words! I have sooo many thoughts and things and stuff going through my head!!

The thing about my nose started in the 4th or 5th grade. Ya know, the boys started teasing, and well, it just sorta stuck. I know I should get over it, but it's more like I've accepted it.

Thank you! Love that you read my blog! I have such a hard time keeping up!