You Probably Don't Know...

Monday, June 22, 2015

It's been a little rough around here, and I haven't been very inspired. I've been trying to figure out what I want to write about, what brings people here, and if those things are the same. What I do know is that I will never stop being weird, honest, quirky, me. So, here are some things you probably don't know about me...

- I've never done any drugs, unless you could alcohol. (And I've only been drunk a handful of times.) I am honestly afraid of what being high would be like, and I hate being out of control, so I won't do it.

- I always said that I would get a tattoo when I was accepted into medical school. I didn't do it in 2008, but I saw this the other day, and now I'm strongly considering it. But I'm mostly still afraid.

- I seriously dread the day that I lose my cat, Gershwin. I know that no one wants to think about their pet leaving them, but I don't know what I'm going to do when he eventually dies. He's 14, and I tell him every day that he's not allowed to leave me yet.

- I hate lakes. They're squishy and I don't like swimming in them. Also, brain-eating amoeba.

- I pop pimples. I know it's terrible, but I can't help myself. It's just so satisfying.

- I've only been to Disney World twice, once when I was 9 (with my dad), and once when I was 17 (with the high school marching band, #bandgeek). I have literally zero desire to return, but I'll probably take our kids someday.

- It makes me really, viscerally, angry when people misuse the word "literally". As in, I literally want to scream when it happens.

- I would love to learn how to hand-letter, but I have zero artistic talent.

- I feel like there isn't enough wall-space in our house to hang all of the things I want to hang.

- I hate the heat. And humidity. And also extreme cold. I don't know where that means I'm supposed to live.

- I never want to own a dog, but I love other people's dogs.

- I have to crack my hips before I fall asleep.

- I can't stand when people are bad spellers. It makes my skin crawl.

- If I had to cut gluten or dairy out of my diet, I would cry real tears. Carbs and cheese are my favorite.

- I didn't really drink coffee until I started working at CHOP, where I drank it every day. I don't make it at home unless people are over. I don't need it in the morning to wake up; I just like the ritual of it, I think.

- I can play 6 musical instruments (piano, viola, clarinet, French horn, mellophone, and harp), but I can't seem to handle the guitar at all.

- I thought I hated avocados until about 2 years ago, when I discovered the error of my ways and fell in love with them. Shortly after that, I found out (the hard way) that I am allergic to them.

- Horses scare me. They're too big.

- I wish life had more opportunities for people to get really dressed up.

- Rainy nights are my favorite nights.


So what about you? Do you share any of my weird quirks? Share yours in the comments, or head over to Helene's blog to link up your own!

Helene in Between


  1. Ok, responses:
    - I had a joint in Amsterdam where it was legal (because we know I fear getting in trouble pretty much more than anything), and I didn't see the appeal.
    - Tattoo - we should chat.
    - Disney - I will take your children. You can relax at the hotel and get a massage.
    - Pimples - ugh, I know.
    - Dress up - We should have been born socialites. Or been movie stars so we could go to movie premieres.
    - It's freaking hot here right now.

  2. Don't be scared of tattoos! Well... I mean maybe the permanent nature but that's not really scary. I look at them like a scrapbook on skin really. Also, you have 3 cats and I'm assuming you have been scratched by any one of them so you're pretty much set for the "pain" bit. The healing part feels a bit more like sun burn and as we're both on Team Pale I can assume you've felt that before too! :D All set! No Worries! :)

    Let me know if you have questions/need a recommendation on where to go. I've got peeps.

  3. Get the tattoo! You won't regret it! :)



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