10 things most people do not know…

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Ok. 10 things that “most people” do not know. Hmmmmm….

I think that defining “most people” is key here. Because a variety of people read this blog, I’m going to narrow this down by calling it “10 Things About Me yet to be shared on this blog.” Make sense?

1. I work at an elementary school but I never went to elementary school.

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I was home-schooled until the eighth grade. Trust me, you were basically a freak if you didn’t go to school in the 80s/90s. Especially if you were home-schooled for none religious reasons like we were. The hipster culture of “un-schooling” was slight at best, my parents were ahead of the game! It was the best thing ever. I know it might sound nuts since I now work at a public school, but I have no doubt that I’ll do the same with my kids one day (if we’re able to financially, logistically, yadda, yadda, yadda).

2. I played the piano for 12+ years

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No that’s not me….haha. This is a photo of my mom as a teenager. Mom has been teaching piano for 40+ years, so naturally we played our entire childhood. I’m pretty sure we learned to read music before books.

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3. I have never eaten a hamburger from a fast food restaurant or tried any illegal substance of any kind.

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They’re basically the same thing right?! Just kidding. Don’t get me wrong, I ate mountains of chicken nuggets and chicken sandwiches as a kid, I just never wanted the hamburger. Then as I got older, I just kept not ordering one because I had to keep it going and not break my streak. As for right now, I love a good burger, but still can’t order one from a fast food restaurant because of this.

On the other thing, I’m not sure how I got through four years of life in Asheville, North Carolina without smoking marijuana, but I did. I have no moral objection, it just never appealed to me as something fun and…..it is illegal. However, as it gets closer to legalization (which I’m all for btw), I have no desire to ever have this experience.

 4. My family dog was one of the oldest dogs in the world.

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Yeah that’s me in overalls. Whatever. More importantly is that we got our terrier mix, Hannah, when I was eight years old and my parents had to put her to sleep just two years ago. She wasn’t a puppy when we got her, the vet guessed she was about two years old. Sooooo that means the youngest she could have been was 22. 22 YEARS OLD! A dog?!? During the last few months of her life, we found a list of the oldest dogs in the world, ranging from 29 – 20 years. So there you have it.

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5. Andrew and I were high school sweethearts

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Awwwww. I just wish you could see my puka shell necklace and Hollister tee better. Andrew and I kind of hated each other for the first three years of high school, then started dating our senior year. This photo was taken as the final bell rang at 3:10pm on our last day of school.

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6. I’ve never seen an episode of Friends.

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7. I haven’t gone a day without coffee since high school

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Not sure what would happen if I stopped drinking it…

8. I’ve never been to California….or anywhere farther west than Kansas.

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Andrew and I hope to take a trip to San Francisco, drive down to LA through Big Sur maybe in the next year or so. We’ll see though. I know I’ll get there one day!

9. I’ve watched every season of Survivor. Am I proud? Kind of. Am I ashamed? Kind of.

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10. I can type over 85 words per minute. 

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And there you have it!

 

 

 

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