20 facts

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I’ve been tagged on Instagram by Samantha of Playdates and Pearls to share 20 facts about myself and I thought, “hey, might as well share it here as well”!

1//  I run on Dunkin Donuts coffee.
2//  My husband and I met in the dressing room at the Gap.
3//  Those old school plastic light up Christmas decorations (the ones that look like Santa, reindeer, etc.) are one of my biggest pet peeves.
4//  I entered college as a performing arts major playing the flute.
5//  I used to eat chocolate in front of Izzy when she was younger and tell her it was my medicine.
6//  I have a degree in Finance.
7//  Nothing grosses me out more than loose hair sticking to wet hands or feet.  Ughhhhh…. I could barely even type that without shuddering!!!
8//  I’ve never been able to wait for paint to dry before hanging things back up on the walls.  Pictures, curtains, switch plates, you name it!
9//  I am deathly afraid of tornadoes to the point that I have reoccurring nightmares about them.
10//  My husband and I got married after knowing each other 8 months (4-5 of those months he was deployed or in training).
11//  I hate to cook and almost every single day forget to sit meat out to thaw.
12//  I think I’m WAY funnier than I am.
13//  I could eat Mexican food every. single. day.
14//  Even though my house is neutral I wear a lot of color in the summer.
15//  I never thought I’d want a boob job, but after having kids I say bring it on.
16//  I also used to say I’d never be caught dead wearing flats, but after having kids it’s all I wear.
17//  My parents thought I was going to be a boy and planned on naming me Michael and later went with Michelle (Shelley for short).  My husband’s parents thought he was going to be a girl and planned on naming him Michelle, later going with Michael.
18//  After all these years I can still so the splits.
19//  One of my biggest regrets was not sticking with ballet when I was young.
and your reward for making it to the end???
20//  I once told a cop I had diarrhea in order to get out of a speeding ticket.  He bought it.


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    you are hysterical- i loved reading this! and we have a lot in common and i think i am funnier than i am- my husband says that i AM lesley knope. and i totally think he's right.
    and i need to hear the fitting room meeting story!

  2. Andrea Avatar

    I knew there were so many reasons I like you! This just confirmed it. I think 15 of those, I could have written myself. Love getting to know you better. Do this again!

  3. Samantha Hawes Avatar

    You shut your face on #20!! That seriously made me LOL. And I'm totally with you on #15…maybe we can get a BOGO deal? I wish I would have thought of #5 myself, because that's golden. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!! (and if it's worth anything, I think you're pretty damn funny too!) XO

  4. pam {simple details} Avatar

    You are so darn cute and tell your husband your blogging buddies think you're hilarious!! We have so much in common, I just tried to do the splits, you win – but I'm close, and can still cartwheel and round off! One of my pet peeves are those blow up decorations that end up in a lovely heap on the lawn (hope you don't have one, or a collection of them). πŸ™‚

  5. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    Meeting in a dressing room – there is a good story there. And no matter what the hubs says, I'm here to tell you you are funny. πŸ™‚ xo

  6. Leslie Avatar

    That's exactly the excuse I always plan on using if I ever get pulled over!! Love these, Shelley!

  7. Ashley Mayes Avatar

    Hilarious! Love this post!

  8. Mindy Avatar

    Hands down, my favorite kind of post.
    I was just talking the other day about how much I HATE Dunkin' Donuts coffee. LOL
    The Gap? Wow, that's a good one. Did he help you, just cinch it? ;o)
    I don't have a degree, but I was working for Financial Advisors when I became a full time SAHM.
    Random wet hairs are DISGUSTING. It's one of the reasons I very rarely take baths.
    I will never understand the hating to cook. I get anxiety over having too many things I want to make and not enough time.
    8 months, eh? That's pretty good. I think The Dad was pretty much living here after our second date. πŸ™‚
    If it didn't involve the actually surgery part, I'd totally give my boobs a pick me up. πŸ™‚
    The name thing is CRAZY!
    I've never been able to do the splits.
    Bwuahahahahahaha – I got a speeding ticket coming home from work, knocked up, on my birthday. Asshole. Who does that?!
    Fantastic post.

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