It's a slow news day around our house. So, instead of my amazing insights on life (or a Pinterest Fail Friday, which I just can't seem to get interested in today), you get 10 fun facts about your favorite blogger. (I know, I know--you've been waiting all week! Ha.)
- I've worn contacts since I was seven years old. My glasses were too heavy to play in (can you say "Four Eyes"?!?), so my dad helped me learn how to put in my contacts. Side fun fact: he doesn't wear contacts--never has--but he was my vision correction mentor, not my mom (who has worn contacts all her life). Go figure.
- I have exactly 1/6 of a law degree. Clearly, this portion of the degree is not sanctioned by the university I went to, as I decided that I hated law school and baled three weeks into the second semester. Best decision of my life.
- After I graduated from grad school, I applied to over 400 (yes, you read that right) jobs in Georgia, North Carolina, Florida and upstate South Carolina. Of those 400 jobs, I applied to 1 in Charleston because I really wanted to live somewhere else. I was invited for 1 interview. I was offered 1 job. It was the job in Charleston. It wasn't what I wanted at the time, but I'm very glad I moved back home.
- I'm a direct descendant of the original settlers in South Carolina, and (here's the real clincher) no one in that direct lineage--13 generations--has ever lived outside of the state. Take that, pseudo-Carolinians of "Southern Pride" (don't even get me started on that show).
- Diet Coke is to me what coffee is to other people. I drink it with my breakfast, and it is awesome.
- My worst habit ever: picking hangnails. I am particularly bad at this when I am stressed or nervous, so when I was in law and grad school, I constantly had to wear Band-aids to cover my thumbs or I'd pick at them until they bled.
- I could live on pasta, sushi, and Phish Food ice cream. And what a wonderful time I would have before I got horrible diabeetus (I'm looking at you, Wilfred Brimley).
- When I was in college, I came down with mono. (Thanks, Landon.) Words do not express the particular misery that was my mono experience. At one point, I told my mom "I think my fever's finally broken! I feel so cool!" It still had a 102.8 fever--but compared to the 104 I'd had for over two weeks, I guess 102 did feel cooler. I had to get special permission to miss class for half of the semester while I recuperated (i.e. slept and tried not to die from the aching). My dad would read out my assignments to me (he literally read entire novels to me), and I would dictate what I needed him to write down and then email to my teachers. Still made a 3.5 GPA that semester. I am nothing if not stubborn.
- For the longest time, I didn't want kids. It just wasn't something that interested me. Then, one day, I just woke up, and thought, "Hmm, I wonder what it would be like to have a kid." I still don't feel like I'm one of these people who is sooooo into children--I love my own, but I don't love everyone else's just because they are kids--and I'm definitely not a baby person. (There's a reason that I taught college, not kindergarten.) That being said, I'm having a great time with Britton right now, but I am so excited to interact with her more once she's older.
- I've got my scuba diving license. I love the ocean (barracudas, not so much). I wish I could go scuba diving every single day. However, it is not the cheapest sport, and I don't like diving in the silty water that Charleston has, so I have to save it for vacations.
I want to get to know you better! What's a fun fact about you?