25 Things About Me

I’m back from another trip including planes, trains and automobiles.  And I’m too exhausted to walk to the kitchen(that’s right!  I can no longer roll out of the bed and be in the kitchen – gotta love having a ONE BEDROOM apartment – wahoo!!) to get my pictures so I can update the blog… so I’m stalling. 

I have been wanting to do this because several of my blogging friends have listed things about themselves, and I’ve enjoyed reading them/learning more about my friends.  So, here goes:

1.  I’m skipping church today.  Guess I just feel like I should come clean about that.  I did watch Thomas Road on TV – I still stop for anything “Liberty” or TRBC when I’m flipping channels.  I still kind of have a crush on Charles Billingsley, is that okay?
2.  I’m short and overweight.  I blame the second on the first.  However, I have mastered the art of looking fabulous in pictures.  I often think I look better in photographs than I do in person.
3.  I say “y’all” and “use to could.”  Don’t hate.  I realized when I lived in Pittsburgh that I am a little bit “southern.”  I realized when I went to college that “use to could” was not a phrase that everyone a) said or b) understood.
4.  I don’t like to be hot inside or cold outside.  I like summer, I don’t like winter.  I always use A/C but almost never use heat.  I drive with the air conditioning on and the sunroof open!
5.  No matter how poor I am at any given moment, there are two things I never buy on the cheap:  Toilet paper and Paper Towels… I have to have Cottonelle and Viva!
6.  The reason I have to have super soft paper towels is because I use them to blow my nose.  I inherited a nose that blows incredibly hard.  It sounds like a tuba and has force like a hurricane wind tunnel.  Tissues just don’t cut it.
7.  If I blow my nose in front of you, consider yourself among the elite circle of my friends (or family) … not everyone gets in that far! :)
8.  I almost never watch television.  I watch movies even less frequently.  This is mostly because if I sit anywhere watching one thing for more than 20 minutes, I’ll be asleep!
9.  I’m impossible to watch the news with.  I’m constantly commenting and critiquing and I think I know it all.  It’s annoying – I can even tell myself.
10.  I love to read and at any given time, I’m usually in the middle of three books…. usually a combination of something about God, something about News and something written by Nicholas Sparks.
11.  I could never live in a place where Target is more than 15 minutes away.
12.  I never get sick of Chick-Fil-A.  Ever.
13.  I’m addicted to Facebook.
14.  When I was a kid, I was a major liar.  Not to get myself out of trouble… like normal kids.  I would come up with elaborate fantasies and tell people they were true.  My brother did this, too. I have no idea why… but now it’s hilarious, looking back.
15.  I was head captain of the cheerleaders at Indian River High School in Chesapeake, VA.  This is one of those things that was a huge deal at the time, but it makes me laugh when I think back on it.  I took it so seriously!  Now, when I go to football games, I realize people are watching the FOOTBALL players, not the cheerleaders, hahahahaha!  
16.  In fairness, though, I can step back and see that I learned some major life lessons from my experience in cheerleading.  Seriously.  I’m not mocking here.  I learned a lot about motivating people, getting people to work as a team, executing a vision, how to lead, how to pick battles, and how to play the political games that we all do in life.
17.  I think I will always look up to my sister, Tracy.  In so many ways, I still hope I can be “as cool as she is.”  When I was little, and she was out with her friends, I used to go sit on her bed and look at the stuff in her room, thinking “when I’m a teenager, I’m going to have exactly all of this stuff.”
18.  I miss being involved in Youth Ministry.  I know I will be again one day, when my schedule changes and allows me to.  It’s close to my heart because I became a Christian when I was 16.  What a turning point in my life!  That was 12 years ago this summer – and I think about it every July 21st.
19.  The last thing I think of before I fall asleep is my boyfriend.  Usually it’s something about how I miss him, or dreaming of the next time I will see him.  But sometimes I get really sappy and thankful for how we came together.  I’m humbled and honored.
20.  The first thing I do when I get up is get the coffee maker going.  I usually drink about 3 cups of coffee. (which is really more like 5 cups, probably)
21.  I can’t work out without my ipod.  No exceptions.  
22.  I organize for fun.  Seriously.  I love it.  It’s a hobby.  My closet is color-coded and I hang pictures in closets.  
23.  The most I’ve ever paid to get into an event is $200.  It was a Virginia Tech football game, against Miami.  They lost and I froze.  I’d like to say I wouldn’t do it again, but I probably would.  I tend to get very caught up in the moment!
24.  My favorite color is currently Green.  But in the past, I have also loved Pink, Blue, Teal and Red.  This is always changing.
25.  So is my favorite food.  But I won’t ever turn down steak, blackened tuna, pot roast, or my Aunt Clara’s blueberry yum-yum.


  1. Susan DeShazo says:

    What a fun read!
    You were on the road a lot, weren’t you?
    Glad we got a chance to chat for a bit, even though I had to pause here and there.
    Miss you!

  2. Courtney Pickford says:

    Wow, what a fun read to catch up on! (I’ve missed your last few blogs – sorry!!) You made me laugh, smile and just enjoy you. :) Thanks for being an awesome lady. I’ll never forget how you made me feel welcomed and were a friend to me when we first met. You’ve got a quality and a heart that shine through in everything you do, girl!

  3. So cute, Brownie…. You are probably one of the most photogenic people I’ve known. All of your profile pics are great!… I’m glad you shared, and I’m glad I read this. :)

  4. Lord Child,
    I an exhausted just reading. Welcome back!!

  5. I enjoyed reading your description of the sound you make when blowing your nose..I think it’s right on the money! hahaha :)

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