January 10, 2013

27 Things About Me

It's my birthday!

And I'm old!

So let's celebrate!

I mean, fate would have to really have it in for me to make my birthday unfun this year.  Scott missed birthday #24 (Afghanistan), #25 (Air Assault school in Georgia), and #26 (Afghanistan).

So, if you do the math, I've spent 3 birthdays by myself in Alaska.

I ordered myself a birthday present online (a purse, of course) and made Scott wrap it.  He got me something else too (that thing he bought back when he thought my birthday was January 5th), but I'll open that later.

I haven't decided what I want to eat for dinner yet.  Or, in my case, what Scott will eat for dinner.  I'll probably celebrate by eating ice cream and drinking tequila.

I decided I'd treat you to some facts about me.  For my 27th 23rd birthday and all.

1.  I am a lush for meltiness.  I would rather eat this than anything else in the entire world. (chocolate+peanut butter+marshmallow)

2.  I love toast.  I'm convinced I should be English so I can eat toast, jam, and tea everyday.

3.  I hate air travel.  Or bus travel.  Or train travel.  Road trips are my preferred method of transportation.

4.  I hate jeans.

5.  When I am sick, I do not like to be touched.  In fact, when I get a cold, you're better off just locking me in a room by myself for a few days.  With a cocktail of (legal) drugs.

6.  I have a 5-head.

7.  I am such an introvert.  I get moreso with age.

8. I don't like animal smells.  I grew up with no pets, so I automatically notice if there's a pet around (I know y'all love your pets. Maybe someday I'll be like you.)

9.  I don't like puns. When I see puns on Pinterest, I cringe.  How can anyone think a pun is funny?

10.  My favorite author is Laura Ingalls Wilder.

11.  I have legitimate issues when it comes to telling "left" from "right".  I'm not sure why this part of my brain doesn't work.  When I give directions as a passenger in a car, I just point and say, "That way".

12.  I love purses the way some girls love shoes. My D&B and Lucky Brand are my favorites.

13.  The only seafood I'll eat is: crab cakes, shrimp, and halibut (if it's prepared the right way).  Fried haddock is also okay.

14.  I've never smoked a cigarette.

15.  My back-up plan in life is to become a tour guide at the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum.

16.  Meatloaf is my least favorite food.  Tuna and salmon are close seconds.

17. Strawberry margaritas are my drink of choice, but I also love me some Yellowtail Moscato.

18.  It took me 3 tries to pass my drivers' test.

19.  I need 8-10 hours of sleep a night in order to be a happy camper.  If I go to bed later than 10:30 and know I have to get up early, I'll be very (very) cranky.

20.  I need to be early for the movies.  I can't ever be on time or, heaven forbid, late.  I must have optimal seating and I need to see ALL previews.

21.  Actually, I have issues with punctuality.  I'm the person who is always 28 minutes early.

22.  I often lose my car in parking lots.  I have to intentionally tell myself "Okay, you're in row 8, about 10 cars back" in order to be able to find the car when I come out of the store. For this reason, I often park in the same spots at places I frequent.

23.  After #11, #18, and #22, you might be questioning my intelligence.  I'd like to have an IQ test done.

24.  I'm really good at Jeopardy.  Scott and I used to watch it together, and I usually got about 75% of the questions right.  He looked at me once and said, "How are you only an elementary teacher?".  Then he realized I didn't know my left from my right.  That's why I'm an elementary teacher.

25.  If you read this blog at all, you know I'm addicted to t.v.:  Dexter, True Blood, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead.  
I am convinced I wouldn't have survived this last deployment without my favorite t.v. shows to keep me company and occupy my mind.

26.  I'm more of a t.v. person than a movie person, but my favorite movies are probably Inglorious Basterds and Taken.

27.  I can't stand clutter.  I put things away like it's my job.  For this reason, we lose a lot of stuff in this house.

And if you made it to the end of this post, you deserve a prize.  One lucky person will get themselves some Starbucks. Let's call it my random act of kindness for the week. My birthday = free coffee* for you.  Good luck!

*or tea..I don't judge

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  1. Happy birthday!!!!!

    Maybe you should actually try out for jeopardy? ;)

    Also, #21? That was totally, 100% me until I got married. Then I had to learn that "I AM ready to go," really meant "All I need to do is find my wallet, put on my shoes, and find my hat...oh and spray some cologne, and...have you seen the keys? And oh shoot, my cell phone is upstairs, hold on..."

  2. Happy Birthday Kristin!!

    You always make me laugh! I love this idea. My birthday is the 22nd and I'll also be 27 I may just have to borrow this idea!

    I hope you have a wonderful Birthday! Eating lots of ice cream and consuming some tequila sounds like a win!

  3. Happy birthday! I also took three tries to pass my driver's test. No shame. :p

  4. Happy Birthday!!!! Yay for having the husband home for your birthday! My last birthday was my first with my husband too! He's been away for all my other ones.

    My birthday is in August and, since it's been mine for, like..ever, I'm awfully fond of it ;)

    Yay for you for never smoking! I attempted to quit last June using Chantix, but ended up not being able to sleep so I had to stop that nonsense and quit cold turkey 3 months ago and am so glad to be done with that grossness.

    I also grew up with no pets. We have two cats and now I know why my parents didn't want any, 4 kids and pets is a lot of work! haha good thing my cats are such good kitties!

    Hope you enjoy your birthday ice cream dinner! Have a wonderful day!


  5. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have an excellent day :)

    Also, we are a lot alike. I made a list:
    1,2,6,11,14, first part of 16,19,20,21,22,24,25, and the Inglorious Basterds part of 26.

    We could totally be friends in real life. We'd sit around watching awesome T.V. because if we went out we'd lose a car.

  6. I'm with you on 2, 5, 20 and 27. My birthday always falls within a week of Thanksgiving so naturally, it's cold and everyone is off doing family things. This year it's actually *on* Thanksgiving. Not. Happy.

  7. Happy birthday, friend!!!! <3 <3 <3

  8. Happy Birthday! My birthday month is November, which I love because it's November 7. We always have off that Friday around my birthday from parent teacher conferences. My daughter also now shares my same birthday and will not have to go to school on the Friday around her birthday either. This excites me as an adult because I'm a substitute teacher :). I also love the walking dead and think you should start watching Parenthood which is my new favorite show!

  9. Happy Birthday! My birthday is in February, so not much warmer than yours!

  10. Woohoo Happy Birthdah lady! I am loving this post. I can relate to quite a few of them. The cigarette, zero clutter, lots of tv, and lots of sleep. But no toast and I love puppies!!!

    My bday is in July - exact opposite of yours.

  11. Happy Birthday dear friend! I am the same way when it comes to going to the movies. My husband will suggest leaving the house 30 minutes before it start, that gives me anxiety haha.

  12. Happy Birthday! I hate clutter and we lose lots of things in our house too. Dylan likes to see all of his stuff but I do not. So it's mostly his things that get lost... My birthday is in June and I love it!

  13. Happy birthday :). I am relieved that there is someone else who has trouble telling left from right. I do the point and say "thataway" too. Drives my SO insane...lol.

  14. Happy Birthday!!! I'm the same way with punctuality. We get to places like a half hour early and I make Mike drive around looking at the "scenery" so I don't feel awkward being the first person. I also have the same left/right problem. I have NO IDEA why I am so bad at telling them apart!

  15. Happy Birthday! We have a lot in common. Except the jeans thing ;)

  16. As you said, and know, my birthday is in the next worst month! February! On Valentine's Day!
    It's like The Birthday God hates me.

    24. I'm really good at Jeopardy. Scott and I used to watch it together, and I usually got about 75% of the questions right. He looked at me once and said, "How are you only an elementary teacher?". Then he realized I didn't know my left from my right. That's why I'm an elementary teacher.

    Hilarious. I also don't know my left from my right.

  17. Happy Birthday! Hope it is a wonderful day, enjoy that tequila!

  18. Happy Birthday! I don't function well on less than 8 hours of sleep either! I'm totally thrilled that Downton Abbey is back on, and I just have one more season of Mad Men to watch before the new season starts this spring! :)

  19. Happy Birthday!

    I'm not much for air travel either, I get all sick & pissed off. Not good for me or anyone around me haha.

    My bday's in Feb...rainy so I'm not a fan.

  20. Happy birthday!!! I totally have a 5-head too. I feel your pain. There are people who have 3-heads who I refuse to stand next to in pictures because I look like a balloon headed freak. And, they look like a pin head, but I'm totally more concerned with how I look. haha

  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't like animal smells either. To bad I have the smelliest nastiest dog everrrr.

    #15. Dream job!

  22. Happy happy birthday!!! You better post a pic of the longchamp, I wanna see it!

  23. Happy birthday! I'm the same way with right and left, you aren't alone! My birthday is in May, its the perfect time of year! I was one of the younger ones in school but I could always have an outdoor birthday party :)

  24. Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyy! Growing up {before global warming?} there would always be a huge snow storm in March, causing my birthday party to be postponed, so as a fellow winter birthday girl I can relate!

  25. Happy (belated now) birthday!

    When you said you're now 23 I laughed. My friends are all stuck at 23 forever. It's a good age.

    Being late to the movies, or even movies without previews, is always very stressful/disappointing for me. Thanks to the PVR I never get to see ads any more.

    And... I'm an August baby. The 21st to be exact. It was nice never being in school for it, but people were always away because it was the summer. Now it's nice because it's BBQ season.

  26. Hope your birthday was great! I also hate to miss the previews and I get annoyed when we are late to anything.

    I just had my birthday on Christmas. I'm over it.

  27. Happy Birthday!! My birthday is in April, it's a pretty good birthday. But birthdays past the age of 21 are so uneventful.

    It took me 2 tries to pass my driver's test so you aren't alone on that one!

  28. I am late but happy happy happy birthday friend! I'm glad Ive "met" you. Thank you for making me laugh. Love number 15.

  29. Happy birthday! The Jeopardy online test was earlier this week, did you take it?
    For the record, I don't love my pets. I don't believe in pets. And Laura Ingalls Wilder!! Have you been to De Smet, South Dakota?

  30. My birthday is today Jan 13, I don't care for it, its just another day to me

  31. Happy Birthday! Mine was the 8th! I love my Birthday, but I hate that it's 2 weeks after Christmas--everyone is so worn out by then.

  32. Crap, crap, CRAP! I read this on my phone in the morning and even emailed it to myself to remind me to comment when I got to my computer and I forgot! Happy belated birthday, friend! Hope it was fabulous!!!

  33. My birthday is in January as well!! AND I love it!! Something about the snowiest month in the year is awesome!! (I've also had 3 snow days on my birthday in Jr. High and high school!!

  34. Happy birthday my dear!

    My birthday legitimately IS January 5. Maybe your husband was buying me a present...? ;)

    I'm glad he was home this year! Is this the last Alaska birthday?

  35. Happy birthday!

    My birthday is August 30th, so normally just around the time school starts, so that's never been fun. Although, now that I'm a mom I'm sure that'll be like a present when my little one finally goes off to school so I can have a little more freedom. ;)

  36. Happy Birthday! Sorry I'm late, I've been sucking at my blog reading lately.

    My birthday is 5 days before Christmas. I used to hate it because none of my friends were ever around to come to my parties, and people gave me combined birthday/Christmas gifts. Now I like it, because I can ask for a combined BIGGER gift sometimes. Just don't wrap my birthday gift in Christmas paper.


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