Thursday, October 30, 2014

BLOGTOBER | 30 Facts About Me

Well, today is my first day being 30!  I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.  I'm not as upset as I thought I would be.  I've done a lot of pretty cool things in 30 years!  I can't wait to see what I do for the next 30+ years. lol!  So, to celebrate my 30 years I thought I would share 30 facts about me...
  1. I've known my husband since I was 13 years old
  2. I've lived in 5 different states.  Pennsylvania is the one that has felt the most like home to me.
  3. I LOVE owls and penguins.  I'm a little obsessed and I think it wore off on my daughter, because now she loves owls too. lol
  4. I can quote every single line from Robin Hood:Men In Tights. haha!  Not sure if I should be proud of that one or not...
  5. I am super OCD about applying my strawberry chapstick
  6. I am a super big sissy about cold weather.  I'm a summer kind of gal....but my favorite holiday is Christmas.  I don't make any sense
  7. My first celebrity crush ever (when I was a preteen) was Indiana Jones. haha!
  8. I didn't wear any makeup until I was around 18 or 19 years old.  I've been more of a tomboy my whole life.
  9. I have a bit of a shopping addiction problem...I kind of want everything.
  10. I hate talking on the phone with people.  I'm more of a texter.  If I have a story I need to tell them I just call but if it's just the usual "hey, how ya doin" then it's a text.
  11. I thought I would always want to live near Pittsburgh but now as I'm getting a little older and have been here for so many years, I would LOVE to try another state.
  12. I've been dying my hair since I was 15 years old.  I've had black, dark brown, reddish brown, fire engine red, and natural looking red.  No blonde
  13. I have 7 siblings. 1 brother, 3 half-sisters, 1 step-sister, and 2 step-brothers.
  14. When I was in 3rd grade I carried my Roger Rabbit doll with me everywhere, until my teacher told me I wasn't allowed to bring it to school anymore
  15. The sun makes me instantly happier and I tend to feel "down" on cold, rainy days
  16. I've suffered from depression on and off since I was 16 years old.  I was also an insomniac from 15- 24 years old.
  17. I've always had more guy friends than girl friends.  I'm not really sure why.
  18. I can't remember the last time I was's been YEARS!  I rarely touch alcohol now.
  19. I used to be a dancer: ballet, tap, hip hop, etc.  I miss it a lot
  20. Even the sight of mayonnaise makes me gag.  Can't do it!
  21. I sing all the time when I'm alone or in front of my husband/daughter but I won't in front of anyone else.  Even though my husband says I have a great voice. lol
  22. When I was younger I never ever cried, but now I swear I cry about the dumbest things!  Disney movies even make me tear up.  What happened?!
  23. I can't handle the little wooden stick they give you with those ice cream cups or in popsicles ... they make me gag.  I don't know what it is about it.
  24. I gave up all coffee and soda a few years ago.  Now I really only drink tea and water.
  25. I hold on conversation while I am asleep.  My husband and friends tell me all of these stories. haha!  It's pretty embarrassing
  26. I love musical theater!  I've been in the theater since I was 13 and I love it.  I've even painted sets for larger scale productions in Pittsburgh
  27. My hands and feet are always cold unless I'm sick
  28. I have a HUGE public speaking phobia. I was the matron of honor at my best friend's wedding and had to give the speech.  It was horrible.  I thought I was going to pass out!
  29. I don't like ranch dressing.  I know, I'm the weirdest person alive
  30. I am fiercely loyal to the ones I love.  I will do anything I can for people.  I have a really hard time saying no.

Helene in Between


  1. Julie Tucker-WolekOctober 30, 2014 at 5:12 AM

    Yep .. I am convinced .. .it's a Julie thing .... 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27 and 30 are me ... fact ;)

  2. hahaha!! Are you sure we're not related?!?! lol!

  3. I HATE the wooden stick in ice cream and popsicles, too! It's so nasty! I also hate cardboard straws (which in and of themselves, don't really make sense). The idea of wrapping my lips around something made of paper product grosses me out

  4. I'm 100% like you, a huge fan of Christmas but I hate the cold. Brrrrr!

    I tear up at Disney movies all the time, you aren't that weird.

  5. I love penguins, too! I would totally have one (a warm water penguin, like gray spotted ones from Brazil), but they don't have a sphincter. So that would get prettyyyyy messy. Ha. :)


  6. I'm totally with you about being a sissy when it comes to cold weather, but I love Christmas, too! And my birthday is in winter. I just need to move to California or something where it's still pretty warm even during Christmas and winter. :)

  7. ewwww I actually gagged a little when you mentioned the cardboard straws. Sooo gross! I can't do it either!

  8. Good. I never used to cry at anything. Now I tear up all the time! I blame my daughter for turning me into a softy. haha

  9. Whoa, I didn't know that! Yeah, that would get messy really quick! lol

  10. I think that's what I need to do too! My daughter doesn't handle the heat very well tho

  11. I love Indiana Jones!! I still have a crush on him!! I am so glad I found your blog through blogtober!

  12. Great facts! It's amazing that you pretty much grew up with your husband.I can totally relate to numbers 9 and 10. I really need a support group for the shopping!

  13. Interesting facts! :) I don't think I can come up with 30 of them. Lol! I'm much more boring.

  14. Julie Tucker-WolekOctober 31, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    I am starting to wonder!! LOL!! I am from NY you know ... so I have that back East close enough for family thing going for me!! LOL!! :)

  15. these posts are such fun. and happy belated birthday! welcome to the 30's! it's the new 20's. i cannot believe you don't like ranch. i hate mayo, but ranch? i would pretty much dip anything and everything into it. i'm in awe you gave up on soda and coffee and booze. i don't know how you do it. ;)

  16. Yeah, I would much rather text and figure out what I need to know. Talking on the phone is annoying. LOL

  17. YES!!! So glad I'm not the only one!! lol

  18. I think is super awesome that my hubby and I have known each other so long. He was my best guy friend growing up and I always had a crush on him but I didn't think he felt the same way. haha

  19. Thank you so much!! And I know! I'm a complete weirdo for not liking ranch, EVERYONE loves ranch. hahaha Maybe I'm an alien. lol I get my caffeine from tea now. lol! It doesn't make me as jittery as coffee does and the syrup in the soda started giving me horrible stomach problems. Tea seems to calm me

  20. It took me a LONG time to think up these ones!

  21. These are so interesting! What's your natural hair color? We are in the same in a lot of ways: we're wusses in the cold, prefer texting to phone calls, deathly afraid of speeches, don't sing in front of anyone, and no makeup until I was 17 (but not by choice, I wasn't allowed). I loved reading these facts about you!

    I'm catching up on all your posts from the month!

  22. haha yessss!! Maybe we are sisters separated at birth! haha! My natural hair color is a light brown actually. lol! Just a teeny bit darker than yours, i think. I've always liked mine reddish or a darker brown tho.

  23. I hate talking on the phone too! I always text people because I hate talking on the phone s much! I'm glad I'm not the only one though! :)