21 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

I’ve been looking around at a lot of other blogs lately.  I’ve noticed that many include a post about the blogger with a list of things that “you probably don’t know” about them.  So I decided to jump on the bandwagon.  Below is my list of things you probably don’t know about me, even if you know me.

  1. I cannot go to sleep in an unmade bed.  I have to make the bed first, then get in to sleep – and mess it up again.

    A perfectly Made Bed

  2. I have an incredible sweet tooth.  If there’s sugar in it, I’ll eat it.  Add chocolate and I’ll knock you over to get to it first.  I could probably live on cookies and cake alone.

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    Amazing dessert buffet

  3. My feet are almost always cold.  It could be 90 degrees out, my feet will still be cold.
  4. The day after our first date, I knew that Jon and I would get married.  I fell in love in one night.
  5. I am the worst gardener ever.  If there were such a thing as a “black thumb,” I would have it.  No matter how easy a plant is to care for, I will kill it in my efforts to keep it alive.

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    What most of my houseplants end up looking like

  6. I love to sing.  We bought a karaoke microphone for Lily as a Christmas gift but I use it A LOT when no one is home.   I have always dreamt of performing live for an audience.  It’s on my bucket list.

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    I used to use a hairbrush until I got an actual microphone

  7. Speaking of performing, I just love to dance! Get me on the dance floor and I won’t leave – especially if I’ve had a drink or two (ask Allie about my moves from Danny’s graduation party lol).  Always wished that I had pursued dance beyond ballet and tap classes when I was six years old.

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    My dancing school photo, circa 1977

  8. Most people think that pink is my favorite color.  And while I am very partial to pink, I truly adore the color green.
  9. I have the worst Sicilian temper you could possibly imagine.  Don’t believe me? Ask my kids about my “drilling eyes.”
  10. When I was 9 years old I wrote and illustrated my own book.  It was called “Fat Nat.” It’s about a fat kid that goes to camp and gets healthy.  My mother still has it.

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    I still revere the written word

  11. I have an awful potty mouth.  Most of the time I can control it – especially when I’m in mixed company.  But when I’m comfortable, the f-bombs will start flying.
  12. I can hold a grudge for a REALLY long time.  I’m so-so at forgiving.  Forgetting does not exist in my lexicon.
  13. When I was a kid, I would not eat broken cookies.  I only ate perfectly shaped cookies.  Now, of course, I inhale every last piece and crumb from the bottom of the package. LOL

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    If only this were true

  14. One of my favorite memories as a teenager is watching a “Godfather” movie marathon on A&E with my dad.  We did a lot of snacking and not much talking. It was great.  I’m pretty sure my dad won’t remember it.

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    One of the greatest movies of all times. A classic.

  15. I have never broken any bones in my body.  Only had to have stitches once – as an adult.
  16. I’m grateful that my parents let me live through my teenage years.  I was a handful and a half to say the least.  I took terrible risks.  I shudder when I think of it.
  17. I am hugely emotional.  I get attached to people and things very easily.  I cry both happy and sad tears a lot.  Often simultaneously.
  18. The “Star Wars” movies are probably my favorite movies of all times.  I can quote them all.  And as a kid, I desperately wanted to be Princess Leia.  Even wore my hair in those ridiculous side buns.

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    Princess Leia was my hero. Probably still is.

  19. If you call me your friend, I will always have your back.  And believe me, you want me in your corner.
  20. I’m kinda psychic.  And by “kinda” I mean that I am but I can’t control it.  I have visions and intuitions and when I have them they are ALWAYS accurate.  It’s a Mannino (my mother’s family) thing.
  21. Although I tend to come across as brave and courageous, I have many debilitating fears; most notably I’m terrified of vermin and insects.  And I only discovered as an adult that I am claustrophobic.