Five Things

I’m not usually one to over share on the blog (in real life, maybe). I try to keep my personal musings at a minimum but when Mary (one of my most favorite blogging friends who is equally charming in person as she is on her blog M.A.S. Fashion) tagged me in her five things post, I knew I had to give it a go.

It’s been hard to think of my five unexpected things to share mostly because it’s hard for me to think that there are people out there reading this that don’t know these weird fun facts already. I guess that’s the exciting/fun part and lord knows that I am thankful every day that you all stop by every once and a while to see what I’m up to. Here’s hoping this over share doesn’t hinder that.

One
I have a serious television addiction. No one that knows me outside of the blog will be surprised to hear this but other than my musings on PLL fashion, I try to steer clear of TV talk. In every other facet of my life, I am usually trying to steer the conversation TO TV talk. I know there are people out there who think TV is bad or that I need to get off my couch but to those people, I just say “See ya later, I have some shows I need to watch on my DVR.”

My television obsession is not limited to one genre, station or high-brow vs. low-brow. I love it all. I geek out over LOST and Game of Thrones. Have an unhealthy obsession with the happenings in Rosewood on Pretty Little Liars and spend countless hours watching the little gals get dolled up on Toddler & Tiaras. I live for making jokes during Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad and sing along during Glee. I pretty much will try and show once.

I’m going to cut this confession off before things get out of control but really I love it. Like SO MUCH.

Two
I have a tendency to stick my foot in my mouth on the regular. I chalk it up to still feeling awkward 90% of the time so inevitably I say the wrong thing.

It will come as no shock that this issue arises more often when drinking. I used to wake up on Saturday or Sunday mornings and get serious anxiety over what I said the night before. Now that my nights out are less frequent, I don’t wake up with the pang of anxiety as often but even when stone cold sober I’ve been know to spit out some doozies.

If you have been one of the people affected by my inability to hold a normal conversation, my sincerest apologies.

Three
Pinterest gives me anxiety. See I’m one of those people that just wants to do stuff. If I decide to do something – say make a recipe, or start a home project – I just want to start it, do it and get it over with. Planning, nah. That’s for the birds. If an idea strikes me, I just want to do it and cross it off the to-do list.

Here’s the thing, it used to be just magazines and pretty websites that would give me ideas I just NEEDED to conquer but now there’s pinterest. Just staring at you, full of amazing organizational recipes, deliciously decadent desserts to bake and bedrooms/kitchens/bathrooms that demand you upgrade your own. There’s just too much aspirational living all crammed in one spot. I love it but nothing makes me feel more inadequate than seeing the fabulous array of kids bedrooms/birthday parties/craft projects. Sorry Baby D, I just haven’t had time to bake up those themed cupcakes or reorganize your room to hipster chic.

Four
I hate sand. Don’t like the beach. Not a huge fan of salt water and don’t eat shellfish. This is especially horrifying for people when they learn that I grew up in Miami (Florida not Ohio).

I’d like to chalk this up to a horrible sand fight incident as a child but I don’t really think I liked sand/beach/fish before that either. I do love going out on the water in a boat or looking at it from a pool deck/window terrace/airplane. But yeah, no sand please.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become better at hiding my distaste for all things ocean but deep down, I’m still not a fan.

Five
I secretly (or not so secretly now) want to be a high school track coach. I clearly have zero time to dedicate to this right now but down the line, I’d love to volunteer at a local school and coach track & field. I absolutely was obsessed with running track in high school and miss it to this day. I do a pretty poor job of keeping in touch with my high school friends but of the handful or so that I still keep in contact with, two of them are my track buds (who also happen to be two of the blogs biggest supporters).

I wasn’t good enough to run at a big time program in college but would love to get back into the sport.

So there you go. Hopefully, you’ll keep coming back for more. And to keep the sharing going, I’m tagging five of my favorite blogging gals – Alex, Beth, Nikki, Kaitlin and Shelby … tag, you’re it!

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Mary

    March 20, 2013

    OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVED THESE!!! Okay, so after reading we may be twins! I am the same way about every.single.one.of.these! I was just telling my bestie last night that my obsession with Pretty Little Liars is unhealthy! As for putting my foot in my mouth, that was almost one of my numbers! And I am such a doer and Pinterest doesn’t help!!! And SAND…don’t even get me started!!!!
    My goodness if I didn’t love you before I certainly do now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for doing it!
    xx,
    Mary

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      Danielle

      March 20, 2013

      This comment made me so happy. Side note: We may need to start a gchat to discuss PLL. Things got CRAZY last night.
      Now I’ve just got to make the trek to Dallas to visit!

      thanks for including me on this.
      xo

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    Emily Lunstroth

    March 20, 2013

    Totally with you on the TV thing, my friends are always saying I watch too much and the weidest shows (my que goes from USA Suits to Homeland back to old GG episodes) but I do it over napping, so it works right?

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    carly fields

    March 26, 2013

    You know I dedicate my entire high jumping career to you, right? xo

    • Reply

      Danielle

      March 27, 2013

      and you know it made my entire track career worthwhile right? ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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