Thursday, September 13, 2012

To Know Me is to Love Me

With all the "If you really knew me" posts going around, I thought I would do a little twist on it. Since all three of you that actually read my blog are new friends, you don't really know me at all! Sing with me now, "Getting to know you, getting to know all about you..." Color me impressed if you can name that movie.

  • Girls rule the roost in my family. My dad and stepmom have six daughters between them and eight granddaughters. My poor brother was the lone male until my sister had the first grandson this past March.
  • I have a quirky sense of humor and love to be sarcastic. I also am way too judgemental of other people. Judgy Judgerson, party of one, right here.
  • I love musicals of all types. My mom introduced me to Rodgers and Hammerstein at a young age and I thank her for it. Even now, it is hard for me to watch those old movies without singing along.
  • Music is actually a really big thing for me (cause no one else likes music, right?). The right songs can pump me up, or move me to tears. The wrong songs or songs I don't like can put me in a really bad mood as Jason knows only too well. Our taste in music is rather divergent.
  • I cry very easily at movies, or movie trailers, or commercials... you get the picture. Animated Disney movies are the worst and will make me cry every time. Also, I am generally moved to tears during a really good vocal performance or moving song. Anyone else tear up watching Glee? No? Just me, then.
  • I have always been really interested in Astrology. For some reason, it has fascinated me to no end. I don't believe in it religiously as there are so many other factors that can go into warping molding a child's personality, but I can't shrug it off either.
  • I rarely ever have my nails painted. I'm too lazy. I only had my first pedicure two months ago as a birthday present from my sister. She was rather appalled when she heard I had never had one.
  • I was married for nearly 14 years before divorcing in 2009. Our final court date was on our youngest daughter's 7th birthday.
  • The majority of my work experience has been in customer service/call centers. No wonder I hate talking on the phone.
  • My favorite color is orange. Has been for years. Must be because I'm a ginger.
  • My boyfriend is 11 years younger than me. My oldest daughter is 11 years younger than him and his mom is 11 years older than me. Weird stuff.
  • I am great at making friends, but horrible at maintaining friendships. Out of sight, out of mind. I know, I'm a terrible person.
  • I haven't really told any of my friends or family about this blog yet. I guess the need to be adored by strangers is just too great. I use the term 'adored' very loosely here.
  • I am a grammar nazi and cringe whenever someone misspells a word or uses the wrong version. there-they're-their, your-you're, lose-loose... I could go on for days, but I'll spare you.
  • I lost my mother to breast cancer four years ago and now I am petrified that I am going to get it. I know I need to schedule a mammogram, but haven't done it yet.
  • I have major guilt that I don't see/talk to four of my daughters every day.
  • I cuss way, way too much. I really need to curb that now that Miss Em is talking a lot more. She's starting to repeat things she shouldn't. Bad mommy.
  • I am not a dog person. They are too needy and loud, and I cannot stand the barking. However, I do find the teeny toy breeds and puppies adorable. I'm not a monster, people.
  • I have lost 14 pounds since the end of June and am on my way to becoming an actual runner (gasp!). Now if I could just get a working treadmill...
That's about it for now. Admit it, I have completely captivated you. Okay, not really. If you'd like to know more about me, or stalk me or whatever, I am on Instagram @zanda674 or Twitter or Pinterest. You should totally follow me on Pinterest. I have excellent taste and pin cool shit. I need to start posting about things that I've actually tried. Or, you can always check this website out. Pintester - funny stuff.

Feel free to ask any questions about things I covered or didn't. I do not get offended easily. Lucky me.