Because I apparently don’t want any of you to like me anymore, I’m participating in The Facts of Me Link-Up and sharing the following with you:
I have an irrational fear of jam and jelly. I’ve never eaten them. I never will. Last year, I had to help my host mom make her homemade jam. It was a gag worthy experience. Other big (and more normal) fears: heights (although, not flying), being held underwater, FOMO.
Salsa is my favorite food. For me, the best (both red and green) come from Guadalajara Hacienda in Houston. I buy it by the quart and will eat it out of the container with only a spoon. But really, I will eat any salsa (except for the poor excuses for salsa in Germany).
I don’t like watching movies. This may be why I’ve never seen every movie that everyone says I should have seen, i.e. The Sound of Music, The Godfather, and Pulp Fiction. I blame it on my self-diagnosed, adult-onset ADD.
Instead, I am obsessed with television series. I cannot watch without watching from start to finish. I must know everything about every character and fully understand their motives. I have an app on my phone to keep up with them all. Series I’ve seen every episode of: “Arrested Development”, “Breaking Bad”, “Downton Abbey”, “Episodes”, “Friends”, “Girls”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Homeland”, “How I Met Your Mother”, “Lost”, “Mad Men”, “Modern Family”, “Nashville”, “Once Upon a Time”, “Revenge”, “Scandal”, “Sex and the City”, “Shark Tank”, “Suits”, “Switched at Birth”, “The Big C”, “The New Normal”, “The O.C.”, and “Weeds”. “Dexter”, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, and “The New Girl” are currently in progress. Oh, and I always watch “The Bachelor(ette) (Pad)”. Please, no one calculate how many days of my life this adds up to.
Helene from Helene in Between and I think we’re meant to be best friends. We’ve never met. Or spoken in real. Oh, and we only found each other’s blogs a month or two ago. But I tell you, this best friendship is real!
I can’t swallow pills. Yes, this is embarrassing to tell y’all. It’s also embarrassing to tell every doctor and human being who has to prescribe or buy me meds. I think it’s a complex I developed after barely choking on a Starburst in preschool. Don’t try and teach me to swallow pills. I’ve heard every trick. I don’t want to try.
I love to gamble, particular playing craps. It is a good thing craps is an American thing and all the casinos in Europe don’t have it. I highly recommend craps to every Vegas/New Orleans first timer. Why? It’s a group game with lots of energy and cheering, everyone-one-against the house mentality, your money can sit on the table awhile (unlike blackjack or roulette), and it offers the lowest house advantage in casinos (black jack is second).
I get stressed when people ask me my hobbies or what I do in my free time. This is mainly because they are things some might not consider hobbies like talking and drinking with friends, blogging, and watching TV series from start to finish. Of course, when the sun is shining, these activities can be done outdoors. Obviously, travel is on the list, too.
Food – what can I say but I love it? Top 5 favorite cuisines: 1) Tex-Mex 2) Thai 3) Turkish 4) Steak & BBQ 5) Seafood.
I don’t like the beach. I mean, they’re beautiful and all, but saltwater, sand, and I don’t get along. I prefer a beautiful, freshwater lake any day.
My ultimate pet peeve is when you unsubscribe from emails and then receive an email saying you are unsubscribed. The whole point of unsubscribing was that I never had to receive another email, and there you go and do it again. It’s all kinds of twisted.
I’m currently working to launch my own small business, but that’s all I can say about that right now. You guys will hear more soon!
Linked up with the witty cool (sounds like really cool right?) Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants!