Monday, January 30, 2012

11 Facts About ME You Probably Didn't Know

Jessica wrote a post called "11 Facts About Me You Probably Didn't Know" which I liked, so I stole it! Actually, the point is to tag people and get them to do it, but she didn't tag anyone and I won't either. I don't know what the rules are, since she's a rebel :-) and didn't post them.

So. Here we go.

  1. I might write a lot about religion and faith, but I really don't consider myself a super holy person. Yeah, I go to church every week, I believe in God, I pray, etc, but in the presence of all these really great bloggers out there, I feel like I am a sinner or a joke. It's OK though, no one is perfect. All that is important is that my intentions are good and I'm open to learning more.
  2. Here's a good example: I've never said the rosary. Truth.
  3. My left thumb is shorter than my right, due to thumb sucking. I stunted my own growth. I also have two different sized feet, and it's obvious when they are right next to each other, with shoes off. I also have a wide width. Needless to say, I hate shoe shopping. 
  4. When I was a rising junior in college, I applied for a summer internship at a local newspaper, and didn't hear anything back. I got really pissed because of this, and to get their attention, I took the most recent edition of the paper, went through it with a red pen and copy-edited all of the errors. Then I wrote a scathing letter about how the paper needed me and priority-mailed it to the publisher. The next day, I got a phone call for an interview. If only I could be so fearless now!
  5. When I was little, I sucked my thumb (see #2). Once, after I pet a cat, my uncle joked with my 3 year old self that I would grow fur in my mouth from sucking said thumb. For the next few weeks, I was The Girl Who Couldn't Stop Washing Her Hands.
  6. I learned to read when I was 2. My parents thought I'd memorized my books, and when they gave me something I'd never seen before, they were SHOCKED. I was really ahead in school in my younger years, however, I was not a child prodigy. I leveled off around 5th grade. Sorry Mom & Dad ;-)
  7. I belong to a private message board that spun off from a public message board. I've known these people (mostly women) since 2002, yet I have only met a few. They probably know more about me than some of my friends.
  8. My real name is Jennifer, but you can call me Jen. C's name is Christopher, but he goes by Chris. And yes, we know they sort of rhyme. Most of the time, I call him Toph. Yeah, I just told you our names, I thought it was time, haha.
  9. My husband was my first boyfriend. I went out on dates with other guys, but it never developed into anything.
  10. I grew up always having dogs and now that we're in a place where we can actually have a dog, I don't think I want one anymore. Cats are so much easier!
  11. I never got a speeding ticket or cavity until I was in my 30s. Now I've had two of both.


  1. I almost took a red pen to our college newspaper before I worked there. Then when I joined the staff, our advisor was giving us a beginning-of-the-year speech and he was like, "You're going to have people who will circle every mistake in the paper and send it back to you..." and I was like, I'm glad I didn't do that...

    I am kind of jealous that you learned to read at age 2, haha.

    I totally guessed C's name :) (I knew yours.)

    1. Haha, I was so brave back then! Sometimes, being assertive like that can get you places, so I'd appreciate having just a teeny bit again. Adulthood and all of its responsibilities have put great fear into me. Which does have its place.

      As for reading at 2 years old, it didn't do me much good in the long run. And I will be blogging about my early schooling years soon.

      Hahaha, I'm not surprised you guessed. I mean, it's not the most uncommon of names for people around our ages, right? Before I met him, I figured I'd end up with a Mike or a Chris, given MY name and how many Jennifers there are out there. You actually know my entire name, thanks to my lack of caring about privacy when I emailed you that time! Eh, I trust you ;-)

  2. about #1- Wasn't our Gospel last Sunday the Pharisee and the Publican? ;) It is always better to be humble!

    and #9- yay for first boyfriends who became husbands! (me too)

    1. You're absolutely right; only sometimes I feel like I'm shooting my mouth off trying to sound smart. I have a lot to learn (about everything), which is why I'm so careful before sharing too much about things, especially when it comes to our rite since I'm still a newbie and wouldn't want to put any false information out there.

      When I was younger, I was so dumb--I thought I'd never meet anyone. I met Chris when I was almost 24, but back then, I felt like a big loser because I'd never had a guy stick around for more than 3 or 4 dates, and all of my friends were getting married. I worried too much!


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