1 // My engagement ring is at the jeweler (when I went in to buy my wedding band, I was informed it was a size too big. Who knew?) and I look down 300 times a day in a panic thinking it fell off. Cannot wait to get it back!
2 // My family ALL still calls me Mandy (along with a few of my dearest friends and C). It makes me feel melty and loved when this this nickname is used.
3 // I've watched You've Got Mail at least 30 times.
4 // C is the first (and last) lady I've ever dated.
5 // I cannot eat mashed potatoes without corn.
6 // I really love Ke$ha. She is my guilty pleasure in the car and I dance and sing along. No shame.
7 // I have had enough jobs to last me a lifetime (to name a few...florist, Italian restaurant as a server, IHOP (server), Max and Erma's (server), Elephant Bar (server), Easy Street Bar (server and bartender), two different pools (lifeguard), nanny, The Gap, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Bath and Body Works, NY&Co., newspaper, writing teacher, book publisher, swim lessons to toddlers, daycare (in the toddler room for two years), freelance editor...
8 // I never took swim lessons but have loved to swim since I was tiny. My parents said I was a fish and have always just loved being in the water. I would love to live near the ocean one day.
9 // My besty lives in Cali and I miss her every day (more than the one before).
10 // I moved to Minnesota knowing nothing - NOTHING - about that state except having a vague memory that Brenda and Brandon Walsh moved from here to the 90210 zip code.
11 // I've decided to take C's last name. Who knew I would be so traditional?
12 // My dream job: opening my own vintage store (you probably knew that).
13 // I now collect: fawn/deer figurines; vintage perfume bottles, anything owls, anything strawberries (mostly in the kitchen), vintage bathing suits, wooden jewelry, vintage embroideries and pillows...I am sure I am missing a few here.
14 // I was not comfortable wearing a two piece until this year.
15 // I am always correcting someone's grammar (even if it's a sign on the side of the road)!
17 // I always wanted to be a dolphin trainer when I grew up. My dream is still to swim with one.
18 // I hate the smell of cooking meat. If I was single, I don't think I'd eat meat.
19 // I'm an only child.
20 // I drink at least 3 cups of coffee a day (usually more).
21 // I have Hashimoto's disease and have to take thyroid meds every day.
22 // My dad is 6'2" and my Mom is 5'8" and I came in right in the middle at 5'11".
23 // Because of this I never wore heels and I still can't.
24 // I have recently become obsessed with the show Mike and Molly. (I don't know either.)
25 // I have half of my christmas shopping done.
26 // My stress relief is thrifting (see above).
27 // I have to lose an inch before the wedding if I want to zip my dress...and since my cardio is thrifting that means I have A LOT of thrifting to do.
28 // If I like an author, I read their entire canon. So far I've read every book (poem) by these authors: Emily Dickinson, Tom Robbins, Toni Morrison, Nick Hornby, Louise Erdrich, and David Sedaris. Who's your favorite?
29 // I get panicky in elevators.
30 // I like wearing bloomers under my dresses (especially when bikeriding).
31 // C and I regularly quote the show Friends and no one EVER knows what the hell we are talking about because we are super nerdy. ("Joey doesn't share food." "I could eat some chicken." "Meat? Goooood. Jam? Goooood." "You just don't know." "I KNOW!"
If you feel inspired, post a similar list on your blog! I would love to read it!