Wednesday, October 16, 2013

So you wanna know more about me?

I pride myself on being pretty transparent on my blog. I try to be straightforward and upfront about who I am, and I think that if you read here regularly, you have a pretty good understanding of who I am and what I'm about. You know that I love coffee, fingernail polish, and technicolor anything. You know what my apartment looks like. You know who my friends are and what I do on the weekends.

But there are things that you can't pick up from a blog, no matter how "yourself" you are. There are always little things about people, the quirky parts of their personality, that you don't get through a computer screen. And it's a shame, because the quirks are what make you relatable and real and adorable and amazing.
(the fact that I'm riding a rhinoceros in this picture is mostly irrelevant. Just go with it.)

1) I tend to speak in hyperbole. Example: "I bought sugar-free pumpkin spice creamer instead of regular. This is a nightmare." (That really happened, by the way. It was awful. Sugar free anything is the devil's handiwork and anyone who tells you different is a liar.)

2) I talk with my hands. Always. I wave them around and carry on and generally make a scene. I've broken things (by accident, of course) because of it.

3) My facial expressions are out of control. I don't have to tell you what I'm thinking because you can always read it on my face. Sometimes, Garrett has to remind me that, um, I don't have my sunglasses on and people can see that I'm giving them the stinkface. (Exhibits A-G)

4) I tap on the bridge of my nose with my pointer and middle fingers when I'm thinking about something. I didn't realize I did it until Garrett and I started dating and he pointed it out.

5) I don't like to have the volume on my TV or my radio on a prime number. Not an odd number, just a prime number. I know. I know.

6) I hate washing dishes. I hate hate HATE it. Because of this, I am a PRO at stuffing as many things as possible into the dishwasher. It is nothing short of a talent and I'm darn proud of it.

7) I say dude a lot. Like... a lot. More than any adult woman should.

8) I hate the words "gal" and "beaut." There's no reasoning here, but if you ever say "She's such a great gal" or "that painting is a beaut!" or "that gal is such a beaut!" I promise I'll be cursing you in my head. Sorry.

9) Germs don't freak me out... at all. If I drop a Dorito on the floor, I will pick it up and eat it 100% of the time. I usually don't use toilet covers or squat... I put my bare booty right on the toilet seat. (Sorry, Mom.) I'll drink after pretty much anyone. (It's worth noting that I almost never get sick. #knockonwood)

10) I drive a 2004 Honda Accord. Her name is Holly the Honda, but I don't call her by her name that often. Really, only when something bad happens. Like 2011, when I got rear-ended by an off-duty police officer. Holly the Honda sustained $1800 in damage. Oh man, what a story.

So what do you think? Are you judging me now? Are you questioning why we're blogfriends? Are you nodding along, saying "omg, me too!" Hopefully it's the latter.

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♥Renee @ •Getting Fit Fab• said...

OMG, I always talk with my hands! The faster I talk the faster my hands move. And oh man my facial expressions, they can be horrible sometimes, I always have sunglasses on when being outside, I even have them on inside sometimes. I usually forget that people can read my mood by just my face or how I react.

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

alyssa! #9!! say it ain't so!!! but hey, it's not like germs can crawl through skin or up your butthole right? and if you're comfy with it, then riding bareback it is! :D

and i'm with you on #2 and 3. 99% of the time, i don't say a word and people can tell what i'm thinking just by looking at me.

Vodka and Soda

Duh! Danae said...

I've noticed I say dude a lot too. People probably think I'm a cali stoner or some stupid shizz like that.

Alex[andra] said...

This is such a great idea for a post! I'm jealous that you have a dishwasher. I hate washing dishes too. Hate it. But, I have no choice.

I totally talk with my hands and have weird facial expressions too!

Lauren said...

I'm so with you on #4. I can't lie about things that I have a real opinion on because my face gives me away.

brooke lyn said...

but no really, the people that freak out over germs are the ones that always get sick because they have zero tolerance thanks to too much lysol.

Meg said...

I'm Italian, I definitely know what it's like to talk with your hands haha! When I'm talking too much, my dad says that the only way to shut me up is to tie my hands behind my back. I like your fearlessness with germs. I do that with food on the floor or unclean counters, but that's my limit haha!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

This makes me like you more. I have absolutely no poker face either. You can tell what I'm thinking 9 times out of 10. And the tenth time is because I am looking down.

Renee said...

This post worked...know you better already! :)

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Oh I am so with you on the talking with my hands and being too expressive with my face. I am totally not a germaphobe either. You need germs to fight of diseases people!! I knew you were cool! :)

Rachel said...

haha #2 and 3 are me, too! I have to tone it down sometimes!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I also am not bothered with germs and have often eaten things I have dropped on the floor, I have never used something to cover a toilet seat either except my bum...........

Adriana @ Dog Hair Is An Accessory said...

I believe that's a dinosaur.. not a rhino.

ALSO I really love the post about your faces and I'm glad I got to be reminded of them

Sandy Ramsey said...

I am definitely not judging but I am laughing! You have such a great personality, I'm sure of it! I say 'dude' a lot too....and I'm 45. I hate to be the one to tell you that it may not get better!

Kay said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog (after lots of other blog stalking) because I loved this list! I'm also not a germ freak and I'm almost never truly sick. Can't tell you the last time I had the flu and I've never had a flu shot. Probably luck. Also, I've busted someone's lip talking with my hands before, so yea.. I totally understand you!


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