Thursday, January 14, 2010

28 Things about ME

Since I am turning 28 today I thought I would post 28 completely random things about me. I got this idea from my friend Sonya, she did it on her birthday and I thought it was so cute! And, it's just fun reading random facts about people...or is that just me!? :) I know I have used some of these before, but it's hard thinking of 28 things about yourself! :) So here ya go, all about yours truly...

1. I almost didn't pass my drivers test...I think I was one point away from failing.

2. I can sit and eat an entire can of mushrooms, probably two cans.

3. I have lived in 6 different towns in 2 different states.

4. My dream job is to be a party planner.

5. I have to use fabric softener and dryer sheets, it's a must.

6. I used to bleach my hair. Really blond.

7. I love to cook but don't like to bake.

8. I have scoliosis. I even had to wear a brace back in the day. Horrible.

9. My favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. I know, I am so adventurous.

10. I am a certified scuba diver but haven't been diving in over 10 years.

11. I met my husband in the basement of his frat house.

12. My first car was a hot pink Escort. I loved it.

13. I love the smell of coffee but hate the taste. Don't drink it.

14. My first job was working at KFC. I loved it and had so much fun. Hated smelling like lard.

15. I love 80s music. Love.

16. Even though I don't need them I always wanted to get glasses. I think people look sophisticated in them.

17. I have 1 brother, 1 half sister, 3 step-sisters, and 5 step-brothers.

18. I hate feet. (But love shoes!) :)

19. I don't know how to play an instrument. I wish I could play the piano or guitar.

20. I always wanted to be a flight attendant until I had kids. Now I am afraid of flying.

21. Matt and I traveled Switzerland and Italy for 3 weeks one summer.

22. I have only had one broken bone my whole life. My arm.

23. I have had my gull bladder removed.

24. I love all colors except purple.

25. I want to go to Napa Valley and stomp on grapes and drink wine.

26. I played Volleyball in high school and loved it.

27. My favorite flower is the tulip.

28. I took bowling for a credit in college. It was great. :)


Heidi said...

Happy Happy Birthday Laura!!
Loved your random 28.. Hope you have a great day.
Wanted to let you know I appreciate your bloggy friendship.

MannMom3 said...

Happy Birthday Laura!!

Thanks for sharing your 28..

Have blessed day!

Cop Mama said...

Happy Birthday, Laura!!!

LOVE this post, how fun getting to know you better!

Let's see, I love party planning too. Basement of his frat house, now that is hilarious! I bet you tease him all the time about being a frat boy ;-)

80's tunes, I'm so there! And I have several step and half siblings too.

So what are you doing to celebrate???

Ode to Motherhood said...

Turning 28? Wish I was 28 again!


What a fun post! Happy Birthday! Enjoy your special day! :)

The Unkept Cook said...

Love this! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! AND we have a ton in common . . I'll post more later (off to work!)
You're awesome!

denise said...

how fun! happy birthday! i did something similar on facebook and it was fun to "tag" people and get their replies to me and their own things so here goes the 10 ways i can relate:
1) i will be THIRTY eight next we are almost exactly 10 years apart :( i'm getting so old
2)i lived in the napa valley 7 years and loved it...definitely visit and let me know when you go so i can give you rec's where to go
3) after living there i became a food snob and also love mushrooms but no cans for me...
4) i also love to cook and rarely bake
5) i love 80's music...i was in high school then
6) i always wanted to be a flight attendant
7)i also only broke my arm...doing the death drop off the monkey did you break yours?
8) i love the smell AND taste of coffee
9) i can play the piano but always wanted to play guitar
10) tulips are not my favorite flower but in my top...i had some in my wedding bouquet

thanks, this was fun! happiest of birthdays to you!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Laura!!!! Hope you have a great day!

sarah kay said...

Happy Birthday, Laura!!

Holy crap, are you my long lost twin?? I read this post to my husband and he started to think that I was the one who wrote it. haha.

Hope you have a great day. xoxo

Uncle Phill said...

Bowling and wine tasting for collage credit. Kick ass, Stout!

Brianne said...

Happy Birthday!! Great idea!

: (

My fav color!!

I sooo wanted glasses too!! I even pretended not to see good in school so I could go to the eye doctor! Couldn't fool him though! Oh well!! Ha!

Hope you have a great day!

Helga said...

Happy Birthday Laura!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and get all your hearts desires.

I love the idea of the random things about you. Can I steal that idea next week for my birthday? :o)

Jess :) said...

Happy Birthday, girlfriend!! What a FUN list of random facts...I LOVE each one. I'm actually shocked that your favorite ice cream flavor is vanilla. That made me chuckle a bit at my computer. I guess I just didn't picture you as a "vanilla girl." ;)

I hope you're having a MARVELOUSLY, wonderful day and are enjoying it to the fullest. May this coming year continue to be filled with many BLESSINGS!

Emma and Company said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday!! I loved learning more about you! I played volleyball in high school too and loved it! I do have to say YUCK at the muchrooms though.... :)

Katrina said...

I don't think I've ever heard anything cooler than bowling as a college course. Awesome.

Happy 28th. :)

3LittleMonkeys said...

Happy Birthday! Great post.

My first car was also and Escort...but it was black. One of my first jobs was Wendys...and yes, that stink stays on your clothes. I also wish I wore glasses, I think they look sophisticated!
Have a great day!

Kate said...

GASP!! You don't like purple? It's my favourite colour ever.

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! So glad we've met! Thanks for sharing your 28!

Kate said...

GASP!! You don't like purple? It's my favourite colour ever.

Happy Birthday, sweet girl! So glad we've met! Thanks for sharing your 28!

Pennie said...

This is going to be my next birthday post - can I think of 43 things about me???? lol You'll be SICK of facts about me by the end!!!

Well, if you're stamping on grapes, don't look down - you'll HATE the color! lol (See how I think? It's just worrisome, sometimes...)

Pennie said...

I'm SO RUDE! I meant to write HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you do something really special today! :) Have a great one!

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you're being treated to something special by the family today!

I hate to cook but like to bake! You met your husband in the basement of the frat house? That sounds like some tomfoolery might have been taking place, lol!

Jen said...

Hope you had a great day! We have many of the 28 in common, but #5 is near and dear to my heart...but my husband, not so much. One time he was at a grass fire (as a fireman) and when they had the fire out, had removed the fire gear, the other firemen started sniffing and sniffing. He was wondering what was going on, they said "Do you guys smell that, it smells like fabric softener out here. Oh, John it's you." So...he prefers one or the other, liquid or dryer sheets, not both on his fire department shirts!

Have a great birthday night, and yes, you are 10 years younger than me too.

Ann said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a great one! This is such a good idea. Loved reading your 28. I can't believe you use to bleach your's so pretty! =)

B-Dub said...

Happy Happy Birthday from the B-Dub crew!
We wish it was our Birthday so we could party too!

Great to know 28 more things about you!

Mike and Katie said...

That is really fun! Happy Birthday!

I'm the same way about flying, now.

I'm guessing you don't want to stomp and purple grapes though. Funny!

Kathryn said...

I actually thought you were older than me.. NOT that you look it AT ALL.. but in my mind i percieve every one to be older than me.. Its so weird? Im only a year older but still i hardly ever have friends who are younger.. I wish i was still 28.. next year its the big 30!!! Im scared! lol!! you beautuiful and your like definaltly Dont look your age! hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun read. Thanks for sharing.

Roz said...

Happy Birthday Laura!
Sam and I had fun reading this post - I read them aloud to him - and he laughed outloud. :)
Hope you have a great weekend

dan and rachel said...

wow, laura, this was great and i learned so much about you. your gallbladder removed, really?! you don't like purple? you used to scuba? all this, i did not know!

i hate feet, too. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy Birthday was so nice to get to know you better. you are so young. Hope your year is blessed. My dream job is a party planner too. How fun . I can also eat a can of mom is allergic, but I love them.

dan and rachel said...

i cannot believe i forgot to write HAPPY BIRTHDAY at the end of my last comment!!! Happy (belated) birthday. I hope it was as fabulous as you are!

Carrie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Laura! I am so jealous. Wish I was 28 again! That was super fun reading your 28 random things. I did a blog similar to this once but it was 25 things and didn't signify my 25th birthday.
Hope you had an awesome day!

Lindsay said...

Happy Birthday (a couple days late)! I love it when the blogs I follow do this because I feel like I know you just a little bit more.

And I know what you mean about the color purple. I don't mind purple but I HATE that cranberry color. Especially on cars! Ugliest. Color. Ever!

And I keep begging my hubby to paint my truck that Barbie pink. He gives me a firm no and tells me that we would never be able to sell it. I guess I agree. But I would NEVER sell it!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!!

mrs. b. said...

i LOVED this! and oh my goodness, you traveled Italy? i have never been more jealous in my life! you are so cool, mama! hope that you had a great birthday!