My Favorite Things

Since it's my birthday week, I decided this post is going to be all about me. Yep. You heard it right. ME, baby. In other words, this is about to be one long-ass post.

You guys may know all about my design loves, but do you know what else really makes me tick? Well, you're about to find out 25 strange and random things about me. (this is partly coming my my 20 year old self... with some modern day edits. ;))

1. I once got a fish-hook stuck in my second toe on my left foot. My mom had to cut it out with a razor from a shaver. 
2. I am a baking fanatic. If I bake a loaf of bread and it doesn't turn out just perfect I will make that same recipe until it turns out perfectly. Then I don't want to eat it. I will eat all of my bad loaves before I ruin my masterpiece. Same with chocolates...

3. I love gross health foods. Even the nasty nasty ones. Ok, maybe not as much as I would like to convince myself, but I do have pretty sensitive taste buds and prefer natural ingredient based foods. How about that?? 
4. Music is a major part of my life. My mom used to come to my elementary classes with her guitar and we'd have sing-a-long time. I learned to sing from her.
5. I want to learn to be self-sustainable. So, making my own food, soap, clothes, etc.
6. I am a shopaholic. I love looking for cute clothes at secondhand stores. MAJOR THRIFTER HERE!
7. My favorite food is a toss up. Between everything. 

You can just call me Mikey.

8. I used to pretend that I was an actress with a really awesome role, and I would talk to myself. My mom used to catch me doing it all the time.
9. I am a closet addict to Japanese graphic novels. Especially the cute comedy romance ones. I blame it on my sister. She started it all.
10. I am addicted to Crossfit. 

I go to Lane 5 Crossfit in Eugene, and I have to tell you... It's the best thing I've ever done. 
Also, when Ryan says so... I know it must be true.

Plus, I feel like a total badass when I lift free-weights. Since August, I've lost over 15 lbs, a total of 15 (give or take, just did my measurements yestday) inches from all over my body, and decreased my body fat by... well, a LOT. I've not bulked up... I've leaned out, and I love it.
11. I love breakfast. Especially if I go out with a group of girls to breakfast. There's just something about breakfast with the girls that appeals to me.
12. I have professionally recorded some songs that I have written and others that I just love to sing.
13. I tend to think like a boy. Drama really pisses me off.
14. I'm suppose to be finishing a project for school right now about Frugal Gardening. Procrastination is my middle name. 
15. I make my own sushi. However, it mainly consists of cucumber, carrot, cooked shrimp, avocado, and cream cheese, as there is nowhere to get good sushi grade fish in Logan. Sushi grade anything really.

via pinterest
16. I love to color. Sometimes I'll draw up a landscape plan just to color it. If I could get paid to color all day, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Hell, I'd do it in a milisecond.
17. When I was little my mom used to take my older sisters skinny dipping in the little creek near our home. My dad caught us one day and we all got in big trouble.
18. I love to swim. I am a water baby, so when I have a really bad day, I can just go do laps in a pool and I am rejuvenated.
19. I love heights, but I have horrible vertigo and depth perception, so I stay away from them.
20. I am a plant nerd. Indoor, outdoor, you name it and I probably know what it is, how to propagate it, and what it needs to survive. My favorite plant is a Lavandula x angustifolia.

21. I have a horrible habit of doing my laundry, but not ever folding it. I have a huge pile of clean laundry sitting on the chair next to my bed, waiting just for that.
22. I have a hard time telling people about myself, because I feel like I'm bragging... which I don't really like to do.
23. There are so many places that I want to go. If I had the money, I would go on an adventure every summer. I especially want to go back to Europe/the Mediterranean . It was SO MUCH FUN.

24. I have long hair because I'm too lazy to do anything else with it.
25. I really love photography. I actually have a photography business/blog in which I would often take pictures of friends/family/anyone willing to stand still for five seconds for me. You can find it here. Here's some of my favorite photos that I've taken:

*Disclaimer: I own these photos, please do not use unless you are giving me full credit. Thanks!*

So, hopefully, you learned something new about me. Or enjoyed the photographs. I hope a little of both. 
Happy Birthday week, y'all!!! 


Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

I love this post so much. It is so random and I think everyone should blog more like this! Happy birthday week.

Jane Droll said...

it is nice to learn more about YOU! and i hope you are having an awesome birthday week!

now i need to google crossfit. i have started up on doing weights again, and it makes me feel SO STRONG. gotta work on these arms and legs (and everything else), and i love feeling stronger. it would be nice to lose some flab and some inches, too!