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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Peace out 20s....

Today I am 30 years old...I am no longer in my 20s, nor my late 20s...I am 30. I'm not going to provide you with this in depth introspective post about what turning 30 means to me or anything but I will say this...I'm freaked out about it.

So in honor of this stupendous occasion I'm going to provide you with 30 random and perhaps totally insignificant facts about myself.

1. I won't drink 'white' milk.

2. I used to be really into NASCAR, but to my defense I worked for a company that sponsored one and I called on Home Improvement stores...hello I needed to know about NASCAR.

3. Milo was 'this close' to be named Bogart.

4. In high school, I was into punk rock and ska music....I may still have ALL that music.

5. I am a AGD.

6. I have a ridiculously small pinky toe, with an even smaller toe nail on it.

7. My childhood nickname is Pooh Bear.

8. I still haven't legally changed by name....yeah I'm really bad.

9. I was on the quiz bowl team in junior high and high school, and I freaking loved it. I also was captain for our sorority team in Greek Week.

10. I took tap, jazz, ballet, and toe shoe ballet. Obviously, being 5'2" a ballerina was not in my future.

11. My mother let me name my lil brother or at least she let me think I did....after my favorite television show in 1984 - Heart to Heart.

12. I have OCD when it comes to closing the garage. I will turn around and come home to make sure I closed it, I do it ALL the time.

13. I used to have a thick southern accent when I was 4-5yrs old. When my parents were still married we lived in Natchez and Baton Rouge for about a year or so.

14. In 1st grade I went to a speech therapist and she got rid of the accent.

15. My favorite book I think will always be Dante's Inferno. I read it for Honors English senior year. For our class gift to our teacher, we made a plaque for above his door that read, "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here"

16. I have a deep love for techno music....thanks to college.

17. Mr. Jetplane and I often call each other by our last names.

18. Freshman year of college, I dated 2 guys and they knew about each other - One at home and one at school.

19. My favorite color is any shade of blue.

20. I know almost every word to Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, and the Breakfast Club. John Hughes was God!!!

21. I also may have watched Howard the Duck every single weekend with my lil brother, on a VCR we rented with our videos.

22. My brother and I used to set up Double Dare challenges in our backyard.

23. I am messy. I hate to clean.

24. Dr. Pepper is my favorite soda.

25. Up until the 8th grade, my mother made me get perms. She used to give them to me in the kitchen sink...I used to say to her...give up I have straight hair.

26. I participated in beauty pageants, and I won some. My talent was tap.

27. I haven't spoken to my biological father since I was 20, and that was just by mistake when I answered the phone and he wanted to speak to my brother.

28. I curse alot.

29. I love Party Pizzas....like LOVE them.

30. My favorite smell in the world, honeysuckle.... It takes me right back to being a kid, playing with my cousins in my grandmother's backyard.

So there you go....30 totally random things about this 30 year old lady. Oh and one last thing...


PinkSass said...

Happy Birthday girl!

Ummm that video was amazing.

Mary Michal said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a FANTASTIC day!

Day Old News said...

Happy dirty thirty! Everytime that commercial comes on I just up and booty shake, I love it!

Everyday Adventures said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Samma said...

Happy birthday!!! Love the Double Dare thing- my brother and I used to train all the time in case we got to go on the show. It was all about the preparation!

Anonymous said...

Happy BD! I am lost...what is AGD?

Sweet Simplicity said...

Happy Birthday!!

Birdie said...

Happy Birthday! Mrs.Jetplane! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Muffy said...

Happy Birthday! I was a "rude girl" for a time in my youth. Still have all my ska/punk CDs! HAHA! Classic!!!

Minnesota Girl said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day! I'm turning 30 in two months!!

Unknown said...

That white milk comment made me laugh so hard. Happy Birthday lovey! I also am diggin your new blog design!

rebecca said...

Happy Birthday, lady! Woop! Blog looks great too, btw!

I'm enjoying my last few months before the big 30. I'll claim my 20's as long as possible!


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Happy Birthday!!!

caknitter said...

Happy 30th Birthday!
Enjoy your day doing something other than work.

Wila (aka Ali) said...

Happy Birthday! I get it...I turn 3-0 next Friday. Wow. Have a wonderful day! Cheers to a great year!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday!!

My 30's have been stellar thus far :)

And I was on quiz bowl too. Also I still call my hubby by his, err I mean OUR last name!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday! and glad to know I'm not the only foul-mouthed female around lol :)

Karren said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a fabulous day! :)

d.a.r. said...

Happy happy birthday!!!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Happy Birthday!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday!
The Big 3-0 was actually very liberating for me, hope the decade rocks for you.

Also, I love the new blog look.

Meg said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was wonderful!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Hope you had a great birthday! I loved your list. I agreed with many!

Moe said...

happy birthday!! sorry it's a little late. I loved your randoms.

I haven't spoken to my dad in about 12 years either. I was 13 the last time I did. Random sharing. :)

OoO and i'm glad they are giving you a new roof for the house. Yay.

Jes said...

Yay for # 4! I get so excited when one of my old punk/ska songs randomly comes on my ipod! One of my favorite moments from our wedding was when my husband surprised me with a Real Big Fish song and we had a little skank dance party with about the 6 people there that knew what was going on while everyone else stood around looking at us like we were crazed kids! GOOD TIMES! It's nice to know there are other reformed punk rockers out there!

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