Monday, March 10, 2014

You Should Know...

In light of me attempting to immerse myself in all things small-town-GA, I've been thinking a lot about my likes, dislikes, where I'll fit in, and if anyone will even want me as a part of their day-to-day world.

It may be narcissistic of me to think anyone cares, but I decided to compose a list of all things ME.  So, here, my friends (new and old!), are some random tidbits you should know...

*I hate to cook, and am terrible in the kitchen (see last post, ha!).  However, I love to bake... mostly because I like to eat any sort of uncooked batter/dough (helloooo salmonella) and also because every step is an exact measurement, which works much better for my Type-A personality.

*So I guess that was two-in-one since I threw in the little Type-A personality sidebar.  But it's true, unfortunately.  I can be pretty Type-A, OCD... though I do think I'm much more spontaneous and fun-loving than anyone believes!

*I kind of enjoy cleaning...

*And I LOVE grocery shopping.  Unless I have my toddler in tow.

*And speaking of that toddler, I'm obsessed with her.  She's pretty awesome.  And because of the hard times T and I have faced during our losses and constant battle with secondary infertility over the past 15 months, I am even more wrapped up in my daughter.

*I like red wine, a lot.  And beer, any beer, really.  But not liquor.  Well, except for margaritas... I looooove margaritas...

*I hate my feet.

*I think spending time with family and friends is just about as good as it gets.

*I fall asleep on the couch, every night, before we go to bed.  It's almost like I HAVE to fall asleep on the couch before I'm ready to go to bed.  My mom and sisters do, too... so blame it on my genes.

*I like to run, a lot.  It's my mental stress-reliever.  And also?  I run because I like to eat, more than I like to run.  (I would never be able to diet.)

*I find an immense amount of joy in doing things for other people.  Any hour of any day.

*I love surprises!

*No matter how full I am, there is always room for dessert.

*I consider myself to be a new-ish Christian.  Not that I haven't been a Christian my whole life, but I really and truly haven't explored Christianity, the bible, or my relationship with God until about seven years ago.  I have a lot to learn and a loooong way to go.

*I leave lights on, accidentally, all the time, and it drives my husband crazy.

*I think baths are kinda gross.  Unless there are bubbles and wine involved.  Then I understand.

*I love to sing, but literally have one of the worst voices you have ever heard.

*Country music is my jam.

*I could waste an entire day and one of my husband's paychecks in Target.

*I enjoy long road trips, as long as I'm not driving.

*I love the earth, but I hate when public bathrooms have hand dryers instead of paper towels.  Ain't nobody got time for that.

*I am a morning person, but am pretty much narcoleptic at night.

*Any sort of chips and dip is my weakness.

*And reality tv.  I'm a sucker for some bad reality tv.

*I wish I were crafty, but I'd rather pay someone to DIY for me.

*I really, really, really like olives.

*I'm a worrier.  One of my least favorite traits about myself!

*My hair used to be bleach blonde.  Many moons and too many highlights ago.

*I think when I grow up I want to be a college professor.

*Flying in a plane scares me.

*No matter how tired I am, I can never take a nap because I can't turn my brain off!

*I love the beach!!

*If you haven't already figured it out, I'm a pretty open book, about anything and everything.

*And I love having this blog as a creative, selfish, therapeutic outlet.  I'm impressed if you made it this far down my list of personal randoms!

Have a great week!!


  1. Love this Jess! Okay, I love to cook but HATE the grocery store. Hate Target too. Hate all errands. J.D. usually does grocery shopping or any other errand for me. Hate cleaning and our house usually shows it. Love wine, beer and liquor :) Used to like to run, having trouble getting going again, I'm a morning person too and I funny enough I really don't worry much anymore now that Virginia is here. It's strange. I'm so much busier now but my mind is quieter. Miss you!
    Mary Keller

    1. MK! Your cooking blows my mind... I always read your blog and am envious of your kitchen abilities. Heeellllppp!!! And you hate Target?! I can't believe we've been friends for 15+ years and I didn't know that. I also have to say that my ability to take things as they come has gotten better since CK made her debut. Love you!