this is (almost) 30: thirty things you (probably) don’t know about me

Happy Monday, internet friends! How would you feel about a week-long blog-a-bration? Why you ask? Well, it’s birthday week! This coming Sunday marks my 30th birthday and we’re gonna count it down in style.

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No numbered lists, no things you must do before day 364 at 11:59pm in your 29th year. Just a little reminiscing, a couple of my favourite things I’ve learned along the way, and a guest post about the great things about being in your 30s.

I’ve shared more than 250 of my favourite things over the last almost 2 years. To start off birthday week, how about 30 things you may not know about me: (there is 30, but sister really doesn’t like numbered lists…so, 30 things, the unnumbered edition)

  • I will always gravitate towards polka dots. Always.
  • I make a lettuceless salad 99% of the time…and eat it with a spoon
  • I was the kid who chose salad over pizza; pizza still is not my favourite food
  • i was a legit ginger as a kid and I’ve been mourning that my hair got darker for the last 27 years
  • my toenails have had nail polish on them every day so far this year
  • other than New Kids on the Block, I didn’t know a current, top 40 song until I was in the fifth grade (oldies for life!)
  • I don’t like leftovers; as long as I make it fresh, I will eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for days on end
  • i have small hands
  • i love side swept bangs, but I am the laziest haircutter and they typically always grow out before I can maintain bangs
  • I really like math; I actually took University calculus as an elective
  • I wish I had a job that involved a lot of travel
  • airports and hotels are 2 of my favourite places; I imagine a glorious back story for myself
  • cats > dogs
  • I am almost always simultaneously shivering cold and sweating; I have terrible internal temperature control
  • I hate driving; I will do just about anything to not travel in rain or snow or after the sun has set
  • dating freaks me out
  • I have never seen a horror movie
  • I adore fall; for the most part I’ve stopped sweating just by stepping outside, leaves are turning, I can wear my favourite shoes, but I think gourds (squashes, pumpkins) are awful
  • I am incredibly money savvy; all those “tips” articles are useless because those things are instinctive to me (also, it’s frugal not cheap)
  • the smell of peanut butter makes me want to vomit
  • bears – panda, polar, brown, black – are my favourite animal
  • I make my Mom banana bread almost every time I see her; she loves it (obvs) but I don’t care for it
  • I have never purchased black pepper; I can’t stand it
  • I think it’s strange for people to choose to wear mismatched socks
  • “I’m just always late” and “I’m not good with names” are bullshit excuses; you’re choosing to disrespect people
  • people joke I’m a huge creepster, but I actually just have a good memory. If I read something about you/someone tells me something about you, I just remember it
  • I’m a dental nightmare – I’ve had my palate cracked and widened (super ouch) and braces; twice. Perk of being single? Don’t have to worry about grossing a man out with my retainer (i.am.so.cool)
  • I have naturally long lashes, but mascara is always still a must
  • yes to whisky, no to scotch, yes to bourbon (with salt)
  • I don’t like naps

So there you have it. Now, what’s something I don’t know about you? (sharing is caring)

Hope y’all will e-celebrate with me this week.

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One thought on “this is (almost) 30: thirty things you (probably) don’t know about me

  1. Pingback: Talking about thirty – the day to follow your heart

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