Getting to know me: 27 fun facts

 Happy birthday to me! 

In honor of my 27th birthday, here are 27 fun facts about me.

 

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1. I am addicted to sugar cubes.
any type of regular, white sugar but the cubes are fun to eat.

2. I’m a serial pen thief.
I won’t ever steal anything else, ever. But if I find a black ink (work regulations) pen & I like the way it writes I can guarantee you I’ll keep it. And I don’t like people using my pens.

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3. I am obsessed with Ancient Egypt.  
I love it so much that I named my oldest son Ramses, my little pharaoh.

4. I lost a child.
April 18, 2008 I had a miscarriage.

5. I convinced my youngest brother that he was adopted.
It lasted a good year and the entire family was in on it.

6. I hit my sister with my car 2x.
First time was an accident, second time I was mad at her.

7. I hate the color purple.
Hate. Loathe. Abhor. Whatever you want to call it, I think it’s the ugliest color.

8. I can’t swim
I can swim from point A to point B A 1/2. If you were to throw me into the deep end of a pool, I’ll drown. It’s embarrassing, and how the heck am I ever going to learn to surf?!.

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9. Coffee puts me to sleep
Since I was in Kindergarten, I didn’t have cereal for breakfast, nope. I would sit with my grandparents at the table and have my cafe y pan dulce. Coffee to me is what wine is to many other ladies at the end of a long day. And I like my coffee regular; plain with just a spoonful of white sugar and some raw honey. None of that froofy latte, mocha, ccino stuff.

10. My first concert was The Goo Goo Dolls. 
My aunt took me and my cousin for my birthday when I was 12. It was an awesome night up until some jerk elbowed me in the stomach. But it was fun, anyways.

11. I’m afraid of Ferris Wheels. 
I can handle roller coasters but why on earth would they place you that high up with no seat belts? And they rock back and forth, no way.

12. I can’t sleep if the closet door is open
It’s creepy, you never know what might be watching you.

13. I almost didn’t graduate from high school
I simply didn’t care for high school so I never showed up. One of my classes was an ROP class so we’d receive credits for hours worked. Filled those up in a month!

14. Tuesday is my lucky day
I was born on a Tuesday, married on a Tuesday, and both my boys were born on Tuesdays. No, none of that was planned.

15. I have tattoos. 
Most people already know that, but I have 12. And more to come.

16. And piercings. 
Tongue, bellybutton, and a monroe. I had my nose pierced 3x but removed it when I got the monroe. I also had 3 dermals on my left wrist.

17. Kitkats are my favorite chocolates.
Give me one and you’ll be my best friend.

18. I know how to milk a goat.
I even taught Alex how to do it.

19. I’ve never been inside of a nightclub.
And I never will. You can find me at the opera instead or the ballet.

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20. I’m afraid of butterflies.
They’re gross and creepy.

21. I hate tres leches cake.
Someone once [jokingly] told me when I was little that it was made with milk from anteayer, ayer, y hoy (the day before yesterday, yesterday, and today) and I never again wanted it.

22. I have a major fear of public speaking.
I can’t do it, won’t do it. I instantly panic, my heart starts pounding, sweaty, red, I mumble, and all around freak out. I absolutely hate having attention placed towards me and being put on the spot. Noooooo.

23. I only eat Fuji apples.
No other apple is as good and juicy. They are just amazing.

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24. My Golden family is astrogically compatible.
Ramses and I are scorpio, Romeo and Alex are Cancer.

25. I have a dent in my skull.
When I was around 8, I fell off of my aunt’s bed and landed on my head against an edge of a wall. I hit so hard it actually left a dent. I remember getting dizzy, the room spinning, my eye sight coming and going. I never told anyone because if I’d told my mom I was jumping on the bed I’d have gotten hit with a belt haha.

26. I skipped Kindergarten.
I already knew how to read and write and do math. I always finished my work early and when they started giving me 1st grade work packets, I was finishing both before the other kindergarteners would finish their own. So after a few months they moved me up to the first grade.

27. I’m somewhat of a recovering Catholic.
I found my church home with First Congregational Church (of Ramona) in October 2013 and it was the best thing to ever happen to me. I’ll always keep certain Catholic traditions as that’s how I was raised and out of respect for my family but I have changed the way I pray & worship and the way I pray & worship has changed me.

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The Color Run San Diego recap.

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A couple of weeks ago Alex and I ran our first color run.

The color run is only a 5k and it’s not a timed race so it’s a lot less intimidating than a marathon (or a half marathon). There were even lots of kids running and having a blast. We arrived pretty early so we were able to check in, look around, and take pictures without large crowds everywhere. By the time the majority of the other runners arrived, we were already at the starting line. The race began at 8am and even though we didn’t run the entire 3 miles we finished in under 45 minutes. We kept stopping to take pictures and we wanted to enjoy the race, we weren’t “in it to win it”.

There were 4 stations of color throughout the race; blue, yellow, pink, and purple. It’s pretty simple, when you run through the stations you are drenched in color as there are about 12 people at each station throwing the color at you as run by. It’s awesome when the color is thrown at you because there is much powder that you are completely engulfed in a cloud of color. Some of the color throwers have bottles to be able to get the powder directly on you in certain spots while others are throwing it with their hands all around. Of course, I couldn’t wait to run through the pink station and I’m guessing they sensed it because they threw so much powder and right at my face. I had to stop right after to try and breathe and to spit out all that got in my mouth.

Once we crossed the finish line, we were handed a bag of color powder so that we could throw it around down at the stage area. We headed off to take our after photos and walked around checking out all of the vendors. Kind Snacks was handing every runner one of their coconut almond bars and they were so damn good, but then again I’m obsessed with all Kind bars so my opinion my be a bit bias hehe. Speck was also there with free phone cases that we runners were able to color on with paint. They didn’t have a case for my phone but since Alex still had an iPhone 5 at the time, he was able to get a case. He grabbed some paint brushes and threw color at it. It ended up looking like the Runicorn threw up on it but it was fun to make lol.

It was such a fun day and there was a lot of excitement. We’ll definitely be doing this race again next year and we’ll have The Golden Boys with us, I know they will absolutely love it!

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4am wakeup call. Military life made that easy for Alex, mom life for me ;)

 

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The runicorn! They DO exist! 

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Inside the kaleidoscope

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Purple station

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Pretty in pink. Notice it all over the right side of my face!

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BEFORE

 

 

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AFTER

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