Friday Fun: 25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

by TaylorR

I’ve seen this list popping up on several of my fellow blogger’s sites and decided it would be a fun change up for a Friday post!

I know that it was an outlined post with specific ideas for each fact, but I’m breaking the rules and sharing a few things with you that I think are kind of interesting.

While you know most about my fitness life, journey, and thoughts… there is clearly more to me than just working out.

And when I asked you guys months ago what you wanted to see more of on the blog, many of you said you wanted to hear more about me and my family. So, for stuff and giggles, let’s do this.

25 Things You Probable Didn’t Know About Me

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  1. I am afraid of cats, I feel like they can see inside your soul. I love mine, but am standoffish with other’s.
  2. I met my husband through my ex-boyfriend, don’t worry we were already ex’s at the time.
  3. I took my MCATS 3 times before I realized med school just wasn’t in my cards. That test sucks.
  4. I can’t paint my nails without them chipping within 5 minutes. It’s just another sign I’m a terrible girl.
  5. I love peacocks so much, they were the theme for my wedding.
  6. I love bananas but hate banana flavored things. Gross.
  7. I was born and raised in Charleston, yet I’ve been told my accent doesn’t sound like it. Apparently I can sound a bit more “Southern” than my other local friends. Not sure if this is a compliment or not.
  8. My first car was a Jeep Renegade which I got for my 16th birthday. It was awesome, until someone broke into it and my parents sold it and I got a Chevy Cavalier.
  9. In high school, I took up spring board diving to stay active since tumbling on the ground hurt my back too much. I had a blast and loved it… until my coach was fired and there was no place to train.
  10. I used to be a match maker… I successfully hooked my by brother and his wife (Julie and I worked together) and my college roommate and her husband!
  11. I was secretary of my sorority, Chi Omega.

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  12. I’ve broken the following bones: several fingers, my nose 2x, wrist, and two stress fractures.
  13. Dan and I aren’t trying for kiddos, but we’ve been fighting over names for years. It’s a running joke in our house and among our friends.
  14. My first job was lifeguarding, I did it for 6 summers!
  15. I’ve always wanted to go to Spain.
  16. Speaking of Spain, I was 3 hours away from having a minor in both Spanish and Chemistry. I really didn’t want to take bio chem and after so many years of Spanish I was kind of over it at that point.
  17. Oh and no, I can’t speak Spanish… at all. 7 years of studying and I can say Me gusta la playa!
  18. When I was a kid, my mom would stop and get us a YooHoo on our way home from the beach (which was most weekends). Yoohoos were the best!
  19. I’ve never colored my hair.
  20. Dan and I are obsessed with the X-files on NetFlix. Our goal is to get through all 9 seasons by 2015… we started season 6 Wednesday!
  21. I’ll pretty much try anything when it comes to food… a century egg? Why not?

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  22. Once when my brother climbed out of his window onto the roof to get our cat (meanest cat ever), I closed it as soon as he put the cat inside and locked him out. He had to climb over the house and jump McGiver his way down… it was both the most hilarious prank and scariest (didn’t want to see him when he got back inside).
  23. On my wedding day, I may have had a few too many glasses of champagne and slipped down the stairs of our reception room while leaving. I blamed it on Dan, saying he stepped on my dress, which worked but totally wasn’t true.
  24. The toilet paper roll is my pet peeve, I hate the flap in the back. It bothers me more than it should.
  25. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. I graduated with Honors!
Your turn… share 3 things with me!

 

  • http://www.itzyskitchen.com Erica

    I love these kinds of posts. That med school test is ridiculous. Watching my BIL go through the whole experience has given me a lot more respect for Doctors. Isn’t it amazing how languages can just sort of slip totally out of your memory? I remember very little spanish too. Doh!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      I always thought I would marry a foreigner so that my kids could be bilingual! lol… I think Dan knows less Spanish than me ;)

  • http://abs-of-steel.com Abi@AbsofSteel

    I agree about the banana one, bananas are the best but whoever thought up the artificial banana flavor must have never tried one.

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      exactly! The same with grapes!

  • http://www.cottercrunch.com lindsay

    girl…. we are so alike. But i studied french

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      I wish I had studied French. I used to try and help my roommate study… it was hilarious as I tried to read her French dialogues.

  • Sarah Swanson

    Love this! :)

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      I <3 you!

  • Sarah Osterman

    The biggest secret about me is that I USED to be shy. I was never outgoing. Sarabeth used to call me stuck up but I just wasn’t comfortable talking to people. I am one who stands in the shadows and observes before I open up to people. But once I feel comfortable enough there is no shutting me up. Lol

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Haha, I never would have guessed! I am so proud of you knowing how open you are and blessed you feel comfortable enough to be so bold around us!

  • Cherie Wash

    This post is why your clients LOVE you, Kindal. You are amazing, but still real!
    I am afraid of mimes & clowns.
    I love to shoot a gun & bow and arrow at targets.
    As an old lady…I got 2 tattoos.

    Bonus- boot camp ROCKS!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      2 tattoos!? haha, that’s awesome!

  • Kalan

    Haha…is it terrible that I don’t like bananas…but love banana flavored things? Like…I LOVE banana flavored laffy taffy. So disgusting. Yet so good… I am that way with grape though. Love grapes (and wine!) but gag any time I eat something grape flavored.
    2 other things…
    -I passed the LSAT with the highest score in my prep-class..and then flunked out of my 1st semester of Law School. Those tests aren’t always a good measure! ;)
    -I wear my hair back 100% of the time at work and any time I’m doing any sort of public speaking. Why? Because I subconsciously chew on my hair when I get nervous.

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Hahaha, love these! It’s cool, i bite on my fingers so we’re even.

  • http://www.TheTinyTerror.com Amy Lauren

    I love these things, I always learn so much about people from them.

    I don’t think you have a deep Southern accent, but I also grew up in an area where people have very pronounced accents (including people who say things that I cannot understand over the phone).

    I didn’t want to bother with tests and stuff, so that’s why I didn’t go to grad school! I’m very glad I didn’t go because I can’t imagine a Master’s in Writing would get me much of anywhere except maybe teaching, which I don’t want to do. But it’s so awesome that you were the first in your family to go to college and you graduated with honors. It’s a testament to your hard work :).

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Haha, I am sure there are some southern accents where you’re from! Too funny!

  • Sheena

    These are awesome!! Thank you for your candor :) I am down with you on cats and nails and peacocks, I love peacocks, they’re so pretty!

    3 things about me:

    1-I speak French but when I meet someone new or haven’t spoken it in a while I need a few minutes of conversation to catch up so I basically just smile and nod and say “oui” and laugh a lot!

    2-I think I’m the first person in my generation of my family to earn a degree, first person since my grandfather for it to be in engineering, everyone else was psych or the classics

    3-I hate down shifting so when my boyfriend is not in the car I don’t, I pop it in neutral and brake :o I also just stomp on the clutch around corners and pick a gear at the end of the corner…

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      That’s awesome that you can speak French! When I helped my college roommate study for her French quizzes, i made the mistake of saying “oye oye” instead of wee-wee. Not my proudest moment!

  • Eveliz

    1. #6 – ME TOO! I hate it Banana flavored anything but enjoy Bananas. They’re one of my fav fruit (Watermelons are my next fav).
    2. I have no kids, but treat my two dogs like kids. Dogs are my fav pets.
    3. I hate spiders!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Watermelon is another good example! Fruit = good flavored crap = gross! :)

  • http://www.runliftrepeat.com Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat

    I was pre med in college totally changed after 2 years…I realized it just wasn’t the right track for me. BUT funny about you and spanish – I was 2 courses away from a minor in Italian and just couldn’t take it anymore and stopped! I can read/comprehend spanish & italian but don’t ask me to speak.

    And #23 totally made me LOL.

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Cheers to not going into medicine! haha. Italian is cool, we didn’t have that as an option

  • http://www.runtothefinish.com Amanda @runtothefinish

    so funny, i never really considered your accent southern…now Larissa that’s Southern! :)
    Hmm 3 things
    I need glasses, but actually hate being able to see everything
    I would love to be an ultra runner {damn florida weather}
    I wish cookies had no calories

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      You would be awesome at ultras! I just want to be able to run without feeling as if death is chasing me! ha.

      Right there with you about cookies, if I ever find a Genie, I am asking for cookies to never ever have a calorie again!

  • steph

    I’ve never seen ET, I learned how to develop film in high school and I’m great at darts

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      First, you have to watch ET at least 1x in your life! That’s awesome about film, I already wanted to know how to do it! And darts… totally jealous!

  • Mary

    Totally with you on the banana/fake banana–same with apples! I have broken my little toe, my little finger, and my tail bone –that one 2 times. Ice was involved with the first–fall and break. Killian’s Irish Red and a pogo stick the second time. LOL!! :) I took French and Spanish–don’t remember much of it but can order a cheese omlet without snails, if needed.

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      A cheese omelet without snails is very important! :)

  • http://www.sprint2thetable.com Laura @ Sprint 2 the Tables

    We are crazy-similar in a few ways! I don’t even know how people do the MCAT. I took the LSAT and the GMAT. The one I did better one was the program I was going to enter. MBA school it was!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      I did the same, I also took the GRE and work up to a doctorite… but then decided against neither! Ha.

  • shannon

    Loved this post. My sister had a peacock wedding theme too:-) And I’m with you on the toilet paper thing and banana flavors!!

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      That’s awesome! Peacocks are so pretty!

  • http://thedailyquipple.com Traci

    OMG! I am afraid of cats too. I always love reading random facts about people. My other two would be: I’ve never colored my hair either, and I hate coffee. I feel like all three of those are highly unusual.

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      I am drinking coffee right now! Couldn’t live without it!

  • http://day-with-kt.com Kim

    Fun to learn random facts about you!
    I took the MCAT but then decided not to go to Med school since Chris and I had just gotten married and I wanted to live with him:)

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      Oh wow! Cheers to no med school! haha

  • http://www.frenchinspirationblog.com Karen – Fit in France

    Great post ! Here goes three things …
    1. I grew up in a house but live in an apartment now. I feel very unsafe anytime I am in a house. Like someone could break in through any of the doors or windows. I will finish my days in an apartment.
    2. I spend a ton of money on high end skin car products. My grandmother, father and all his siblings are very wrinkly and I want to hold it off as long as possible. Vain, but true.
    3. I wear dresses whenever possible or low rise pants. I hate to have anything (tight) around my waist.

    Very random but its the first things that pop into my mind !

    • http://www.fitwomensweekly.com TaylorR

      those are great! I should spend more money on skin care products, after years in the sun I am scared!

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