Ten things you'll hate to know about me.

If you haven't heard the news on the block recently, my darling sister (of "Straight Shooting with My Sister" fame) has finally started her own blog. And because bossing me around in person wasn't enough, she has extended her bossy reach into the blogosphere by demanding I share ten things with all of you that you may not know about me. And since not having a backbone has always been my forte, here I am caving in.

Without further ado, ten things you may or may not have known about me:

1) I am super unathletic and I hate sweating. Hence why I used to (and from time to time still do) swim. I loved being on the swim team. My mum says I had good technique but I was painfully slow. Which brings me to number 2.

2) I do everything slowly. Everything. This annoys the bejeeeeezus out of my husband who prefers working efficiently. When I was little, my babysitter used to call me Poky Little Puppy. As in The Poky Little Puppy, a classic book and totally worth the $8.99 Amazon practically gives it away for.

3) I speak Spanish pretty much fluently. I miss words every now and then, but mostly I speak Spanish. Don't be misled by my strikingly pale skin and saucy blue eyes. I use Spanish daily for work and for mocking the husband. My use of colloquial Mexican phrases has been known to both astonish and amuse the masses. Assuming the masses are Mexican and speak Spanish. Which around these parts they are and do.

4) While my wardrobe consists primarily of polos, button-downs and pearls, I think a little tiny hipster resides in me and occasionally screams to be let out. All my favorite places in the city are quirky, eclectic and have the official Yelp "hipster" rating. I honestly don't know where it comes from.

5) I hate camping. My sister did an excellent job explaining why so I'll leave it at that.

6) My sister and I are much more alike than I care to admit. For years, I always thought we were complete opposites. But when Adrian met Erin for the first time, he said it was like listening to two of me. We have a lot of the same mannerisms and expressions. Except she's republican and I'm democrat. But we won't get into that.

7) I am much more eloquent on paper (or in this case, on screen?) than in person. My dad says I use way too many likes and Adrian says he doesn't know which thing I want him to put on the other thing. He says further, more precise words are needed.

8) On the other hand, I think I'm much funnier in person. Perhaps I'm just one of those self-laughers though. I'll have to pay attention next time and see if anyone else is laughing at my jokes.

9) I'm quite booksmart but I lack any and all common sense. Adrian is very common sensical so this also makes him crazy. Luckily, he's here to solve all my common sense dilemmas. (Bt dub, are you getting the sense that I am awfully lucky my husband puts up with me? Yes, yes. I am, too...)

And finally for the last and quite possibly most controversial:
10) I am not an animal person. <<Collective blogosphere gasp>> I know, I know. I'll probably never see you around this here blog again but I just am not into animals. Sure your puppy is cute across the computer screen, but as soon as he jumps up and licks me, I am less than impressed. I don't like sudden movements and I don't like germs. And I will literally cry if there is a mouse/hamster/gerbil/chinchilla near me. Literally cry. As in tears streaming down my face. And you will feel bad. (Excepts to the no animals rule can be found here.)

Come back again, anyways?

I knew this was a bad idea. Curse my sister and her bossy ways.

Oh and I'm not in to telling you all what to do. But if you do decide to share your deepest, darkest secrets, please be a doll and let me know? I like a good secret as much as the next gossip.

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  1. Several things: 1.) I had not come out politically to the blog world so thanks for doing that. Always trying to steal my thunder. I knew Paul and Lyd should have stopped after me. 2.) Since Paul and Lyd did not stop after me, it is an unwritten rule that I should boss you around. 3.) Stop changing your blog all around! hahaha

  2. I'll still be coming back :)

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. ahhaha. ok, so I thought your post was funny enough ... now reading through erin's comment above ... dying. so glad you "brought her out politically". you two sisters ... two crazies in a pod. I like it.

  4. I think you're awesome even if you're not an animal person. :) haha!

    1. Well thank you! We can't all be animal people, though I always feel like people think I'm the worst person in the world for not being an animal person.

  5. *Quiet voice*
    I'm not keen on animals either. Only in picture format will I go "awww."

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yay! Another non-animal person! We have to stick together. What is it that turns you off to them? The smell? The germs? The quick movements? The licking? Or something else entirely?

  6. I have something worse... I'm not really a kid person. I don't mind kids, and I find them very cute and cuddly, but if theres more than two or three around I tend to get overwhelmed. Maybe that's the extreme introvert in me.
    So, I didn't hate you after I read your post. Just wanted you to know.

    1. I was tempted to ask you what turns you off to children and quickly realized I would be running through the same list of questions that I just asked Lost Star, the previous commenter.

      So tell me. What turns you off about children? The smell? The germs? The quick movements? The licking? Or something else entirely?

      Hah. Are you laughing? Or should we all refer back to number 8 on the list?

      Ok in all seriousness, I could definitely see where that would make you feel bad.I feel like everyone assumes that as a woman you must love kids. I quite like them, but since I work with them I also can certainly see where they become overwhelming.

    2. First of all, I have the same #8 problem, so trust me when I say, I laughed. I guess it takes one to know one, right?
      As to kids, it's the running, and the jumping, and the questions-whose-answers-seem-simple-to-me-but-don't-seem-to-make-sense-to-kids- ("So, how did your brother get sick?" "... He got sun burnt. He really isn't feeling well." " Does his stomach hurt? Is he throwing up?!" '.... help.')
      Yeah, that's usually how it goes for me. I don't know, it's like theres some disconnect. My sister works with young children as well, and I jokingly call her a 'baby wrangler.'

    3. Hahaha. Yes, a high tolerance for ridiculous questions is definitely a necessity when spending time with children. Sometimes I feel like a complete crazy as I'm trying again and again to explain something and we're just going around in circles. Eventually I just give up and say something like "Yes. That's right." Which may or may not be right. Eh, they'll never know. :)

  7. I love Erin,and so was happy to link over and find you - your writing is a delight! I write from a much more jaded perspective, though I try at times to mix it up. I don't have gossip - but I do have an unhealthy addiction (and by addiction I mean clinically diagnosed-one step away from institutionalized - type of addiction) to avocados. Just ask Erin.

    Will be stopping by more frequently from now on - and PS, don't mind my obsession with my canines. I hope you visit anyway. :)

  8. Hi Emily, visiting from Erin's blog. I had to know what you "outed" her on! I'm pleasantly surprised that your blog is both beautiful & well-written. I guess I should have expected it after reading Erin's. Y'all must have the writing gene in your family. So nice to meet you!

    p.s. After I tried posting this, I hit "edit" just to say, Get Rid of the Word Verification!!! pretty please?! You won't get spam comments on blogger. Serious. Ok. Peace Out.


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