Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10 Things You Don't Know About Me!


By the midway point of the week, my brain is drained. I am totally frazzled. I can't think about much except the weekend. So I thought I'd share "10 Things You Probably Don't Know About Me". Prepare to be amazed, disgusted, astounded, and shocked (maybe all at the same time, but hopefully not).

1. I can burp on demand. I don't know why I learned to do this, but at some point in my elementary years my step-sister taught me how. It amazes my high school students and amuses my son. It's a win-win.

2. I love horror movies, but I hate haunted houses. I had a terrible experience in one as a YOUNG child (like 2 or 3 years old) and I have been too scared to try again. Don't ask me why my father thought it was a good idea- clearly it wasn't.

3. I hate showering. I know that's disgusting. Let me clarify. I hate showering but I still do it regularly. It is the BIGGEST waste of time, and once I get out, I am exhausted and I don't want to do anything except go to sleep. That's bad in the mornings.

4. I would take a nap every single day if I could. Most days I do. Seven years ago I was "diagnosed" with idiopathic hypersomnia (not nearly as awesome as it sounds). A sleep study showed that for no known medical reason I wake up dozens of times through the night. These min-awakenings do a number to my restful sleep patterns, so I am ALWAYS tired. Every day around 3:00 PM I feel as if I have hit a wall. It sucks.

5. I've always wanted to write a book. I mean since like the first grade. That's all I've ever wanted to do. I don't know if I will ever actually write a book and that bums me out a lot. I think I could write a book. It's publishing the book that stresses me out because that's a really tough, competitive market.



6. I am a total perfectionist, and the worst kind. If I can't do something well, I just won't do it. It's a terrible attitude to have and something that has plagued me for years. This is why I won't start writing a book. This is why I hate Zumba. And Running. And math. Should I continue? Fear of not being perfect, or being laughed at for not doing things right is the main reason I don't do many things. Sob.

7. I have five tattoos. Curtis HATES tattoos, but I love them. It's a tough compromise. I sometimes wish I could have the type of life where it would be totally acceptable to be covered in tattoos. I also wish they could create ink that would fade over time, so I could replace old tattoos with new tattoos. That would be awesome.

8. I have had my ears pierced no less than five times over the years. As a child they would get terribly infected, so I would lets the holes grow up. When I was twenty-one I decided to get them pierced again for the first time in over 10 years. Curtis went with me to the Claire's at the local mall. I got my ears pierced, hopped off the stool, walked over to the register, and promptly announced that I was going to throw up. And I did. The girl working the register had just enough time to hand me a shopping bag to puke in. A Claire's shopping bag, a.k.a the tiniest accessory bag ever. Not my proudest moment.

9. My clock in my classroom is five minutes slow. My clock in my car is five minutes fast. My watch is set on actual time. There's a method to my madness, but it doesn't really matter.

10. These boots don't belong to me. They are my best friend's, and they are more expensive than all my boots combined. She left them at my house. I'm trying to see how long it takes her to realize I've got them ;)


33 comments:

Annie said...

So fun to get to know more about you Katie :) I think you could totally write a book...who cares if you ever publish it (I mean, that would be nice)...I think you should do it anyway! This is such a cute fall look...hopefully you can hang onto those boots a little longer!


Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Weesha said...

hehe, sorry but the Claire's story made me laugh! And I hope she lets you keep the boots, they're so fab!

morgan {at} QTB said...

lovely getting to know you more!
i am actually with you on the showering thing. especially in the winter, i don't look forward to being cold and wet when i get out! no fun!
i also would love to be published someday too! i've written a novel with Nanowrimo which is NAtional NOvel WRiting MOnth, which takes place every November. you should do it! it's an exciting way to at least get it done. also, i'm no expert on being publish but there a lot of authors out there who started out as bloggers. and since you've already got a great thing going here, i think you're off to a start! :)

Feathers & Freckles said...

Pshhhh old news, I already know ALL of this about you ;) Except number 10, and I agree with Annie, hopefully you can hang onto them longer because they are gorgeous!

Laurel Walker said...

I love posts like this that are personal... :) It helps us connect in the blogosphere since we're so far out. I don't do things that I'm not good at either... I don't like to struggle with things, which is a terrible quality sometimes and I have to force myself to go through with things sometimes or I'd just quit or give up.


Your time madness... I totally get it. Five minutes slow so your students don't pack up, five minutes fast so you'll be on time, and watch on the correct time so that you at least know what the real time is!


I've wanted to write, as well, even had several thousand word false starts in more than one genre. Maybe someday, you know?


XO, Laurel
www.theopinionatedgirl.com

Leighleigh Uzumaki said...

LOL about your bff's boots. What brand are they? I have SEVEN tattoos myself and my husband hates them. He only has two. I got them at a time when I didn't like what I looked like, so I covered it up with beautiful drawings.

Sharon S said...

Haha I think you should try to keep the boots for as long as possible :) You should totally write a book if it's always been your dream! My hubby and I are the opposite of you guys...he has tons of tattoos and I don't have any. Thanks for sharing a little more about yourself!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Colleen P. said...

Write the book! Just write it! The goal is to write the book, not necessarily get it published. If you write it and you then still feel that you want it published, then pursue that as and when you can.
I hate showering as well, I have to have two cups of coffee and usually breakfast first before I can contemplate it. I will suggest showering/bathing at night before bed; for some reason this works better for those of us that hate showering in the morning, and if you're exhausted after showering anyway, then you can just toddle right off to bed, which is totally win/win!
pffft-don't even get me starting on clocks! LOL-my truck still has British time on it from when we lived in the UK 5 years ago, only 15 minutes fast because I hit the wrong button trying to fix the time one day and never have figured out how to fix it.

Sarah Suiter said...

Have you tried taking a B complex vitamin for the late day tiredness? I have given up caffeine and taking a B complex has helped. Also, cutting caffeine has helped me to sleep so much sounder. I used to wake up all the time and have really vivid dreams. Since giving it up, those things have gone away. Here is a story that I heard this morning talking about the importance of good sleep: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/10/17/163018568/poor-sleep-may-lead-to-too-much-stored-fat-and-disease

Tara_St said...

Those boots are pretty sweet. I actually love to shower. It wakes me up in the morning and puts me to sleep at night. If I've had a bad day, I take a hot shower. I would live like Kramer in that episode of Seinfeld where he put in a garbage disposal in the shower and tried to live in there for a few days.
Tara


Penniless Socialite

Always Maylee said...

Oh, I love this post! I actually love showering... I find it to be the most relaxing part of my day, where I can be just calm and left to my thoughts. Maybe you should try showering at night instead of mornings and just go to bed right after? And if you ever wrote a book, I'd totally buy it! :)


xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Tashia @HipsandHangers said...

You should totally write a book, Katie! With online publishing, I think it's a more realistic dream than you might think. Look into it! Love this comfy casual outfit. I think your friend is going to have a really hard time getting those boots back:)

Marissa said...

FIVE tattoos?!?! I had no idea!

Catie said...

Love this post Katie! It's always fun to learn little tidbits about your favorite bloggers. =) I feel the same way about washing my hair. It's naturally curly, but I straighten it, so I try to wash it only twice a week. I almost dread those days. I have one tattoo and would like to get my daughter's name and maybe birth date added to it someday. I too love horror movies. Although I've never been through a haunted house. I'm not scared, I've just never had the opportunity. Hmm, what else. I've had my ears pierced lots of time too! I have two holes on each ear, but whenever I try to pierce above that it never heals right and I end up taking them out. I'm had my cartilage pierced three different times and my third holes pierced twice. No dice every time! I'd like to get my nose pierced with a teeny tiny stud, but I'm always worried it'll get infected. Burping like a trucker is a specialty of mine. lol It took my hubby years to get used to it. It grosses him out. haha

~ Catie

Laura said...

I hear you on number 6. I feel defeated before I even start. I am paralyzed by my perfectionism. What a curse. Right?

As for number 4, have you ever looked into checking your adrenals (doing a saliva cortisol test -done at 4 different times of day) to see if that is the cause? Feel free to ignore me on this. :)

Hannah said...

The more I get to know you, the more I love you and become convinced we'd be great friends! Haha. Love this post, and your outfit is adorbs.

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

With so many of these, I was like, "Am I reading about myself?!" The boots look fab! Don't let your friend know where she's left them.

brynnash said...

Oh my gosh, I literally was about to write essentially the same comment. Katie, you are so cute - I love your outfit, and I love that you are so candid and REAL! We'd be super friends, I am sure, if we were friends.

Lakeesha Ramey said...

I would totally wear those boots until the bf realized she left them lol. I love that you shared so much about yourself :) You look super cute!

jodie.moss said...

LOL I love the earpiercing incident, I have ad to get mine redone a few times and know the feeling well! When I was little they only did them one at a time, after the first ear I refused to let them do the second! Went back the next day

Crystal said...

Um, could you look any prettier in that sweater and boots!! Fabulous! And I also have clocks going every which way. It makes sense man. Don't mess with the system!
Crystal
www.talesfromthefatside.org

grownandcurvywoman said...

I like this post because you are sharing yourself with us. I think its really funny about the boots but Im sure after this post she'll will be over right away to get her boots! :)

still being [Molly] said...

love this post, katie! and i love your honesty :) i have always wanted to figure out how to burp on demand LOL! :)

Tori said...

I love this post! It makes me want to write my own version :) I too love naps, but I don't think there's a medical explanation, except I'm lazy :D I think writing a book would be fun too, It's on my to-do list as well. If you ever do write a book, I know a publisher.. just saying. You have to write it first though ;) I am absolutely shocked that you have 5 tattoos! Please share them (if you can), and the claire's bag comment make me crack up just now :D Such a cute post! Love it Katie!!

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Heather said...

Baha - tell you friend I love those boots :) And I can totally burp on demand too... if we lived closer I'm require a contest :)

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Hanneke Wateren said...

Hi Katie, I love your blog! I recently discovered it and have been reading your past posts for the past week. I love your sense of style and your use of color, and how you exude confidence. And I can burp on command too, lol :p. Maybe you could write a book based on your blog? You could give tips and tricks on styling and use a lot of things you posted on your blog.

Hugs, Hanneke (from The Netherlands)

Kristi said...

Wow! We share a lot! (#1, 3, 4, 6) Fun to post to read, and #10 cracks me up. :)

Jessica said...

I loved reading this! I HATE scary movies, but am always sleepy and a complete perfectionist too! Oh, and I have heard that they do make tattoos with a special ink that fades when zapped with a special wavelength of light that isn't harmful to your skin, but breaks down the ink... just saying :)
xx


Here&Now

Carrie said...

Katie - I would have to say #4 and #9 apply to my life as well! As for #6 ... I've gotten better about doing things that I'm not good at, but it's a toughie.
Very fun post - I enjoyed learning new things about you! :)

Jenny Lauren said...

Ha ha ha, such a great post, and so wonderful to learn more about you Katie! I'm totally with you on showering except I LOVE to shower, but I hate drying and straightening my hair!! I'm so relaxed in the shower, but it's the 20 minute process afterwards that feels like such a waste of time! :)


xo Jennywww.crazystylelove.com

Elena said...

Awesome post Katie! So great to get to know more about you! I think you could write an amazing book, I would definitely draw illustrations to it!:)
Kisses
Elena
http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

javacia of writeousbabe.com said...

This is such a fun post! You will write a book and you should definitely not give up on Zumba or running.

Katie Frost said...

Where did your friend get those boots?

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