Saturday, March 08, 2008

50 Fun Facts About Alexis

Since I am hoping to have many people attend the "party" here I thought it would be fun to post some fun facts about your awesome host –– me!

So here we go. All about Alexis in 50 short blurbs...
  1. I am a Christian.
  2. I was born at 6:23 am on 6/23. (Funky huh?) I will be 33 years old this June.
  3. I grew up in the same house all my life in good 'ole Canal Fulton, Ohio, until I went to college. My parents still live there.
  4. I am a die-hard Ohio State Buckeye fan.
  5. I graduated from Ohio State with a degree in Agricultural communications and a minor in agricultural business. And no that does not mean I am the "cow whisperer".
  6. I have three amazing children here on earth –– Emily, 12, Christopher, 8, and Samantha, 4. I have one daughter, Allison, in heaven.
  7. I met my husband in English class my freshman year of college yet he grew up his whole life in the same house 12 miles from mine.
  8. I only can swim enough to save my life, and that is if there is a shore or edge nearby. Yet I love being in the water.
  9. I loathe snow and any type of cold weather.
  10. My favorite colors are blue, red and pink. I do not like orange or yellow.
  11. I have moved three times and lived in three different states in the past 10 years –– Ohio, Illinois and now North Carolina.
  12. My dream is to one day write a book.
  13. I ran on the track team in junior high and high school. In fact I was athlete of the week in our local paper my Senior year.
  14. I cannot drive a stick shift car even though we have owned one since October 2001.
  15. I rode on an airplane for the first time when I was 17. I went to visit my Aunt, Uncle and cousins who lived in Venezuela.
  16. My goal is to visit all 7 continents, except for Antarctica (that whole cold factor you know) before I die. So far I have been to North America, South America and Europe. I will visit Asia next month.
  17. I have been to 31 of the 50 states. I would also like to visit all 50 states before I die. On my list yet is: Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Utah, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, Mississippi, Conn., Rhode Island, Mass., Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.
  18. I am allergic to coconut.
  19. My favorite non-alcoholic beverages are sweet tea and diet Dr. Pepper. My favorite alcoholic beverage is a cosmo, with flavored margaritas a close second.
  20. I am a huge reader. My own personal library consists of over 800 fiction books alone.
  21. I "collect" magazines and catalogs.
  22. I like brussel sprouts.
  23. I am terrified of heights, yet I tried parasailing last October.
  24. I had a contraband hamster while living in the dorms in college named Mr. Boones.
  25. I got my belly button pierced on the way to a Clay Aiken concert.
  26. I love the beach. The feel of the sand between my toes. The smell of the salt in the air. The sound of the waves crashing into the shore. I could sit on the beach everyday and never get bored.
  27. I type with two fingers and surprisingly am a pretty fast typer.
  28. I do freelance writing and public relations consulting when I am not playing SAHM to my kids.
  29. I secretly love my minivan. And it isn't just because of all the cool stow-and-go for my shopping bags.
  30. I am a big red meat fan. And give it to me mooing please.
  31. I own over $1,500 in scrapbooking supplies and materials, yet only have ever completed 8 pages.
  32. I am a mac addict.
  33. I presently own over 50 pairs of shoes, yet you will almost always find me in a pair of flop flops.
  34. I am addicted to reality tv shows.
  35. I am a type A personality and a control freak. I like to plan, plan plan.
  36. I used to know every country in the world and its capital.
  37. I just bought my first SLR camera (Nikon 40x) and have become addicted to taking pictures.
  38. I prefer white chocolate over any other chocolate.
  39. I do not eat non-land bearing animals. And yes this includes shrimp, crab and any other creature that lives in the sea.
  40. I love burning candles. My current favorite is Yankee Candle's Vanilla Lime.
  41. I pass out with needles. Shots, giving blood, IVs. I hate hate hate needles.
  42. I loathe any type of reptile or rodent.
  43. We have a dog named Kylee that we got when I was pregnant with Emily. She will be 13 in July.
  44. I am big on textures and foods. There are so many foods I won't eat because of the way it feels in my mouth. Sadly my son inherited this trait.
  45. One day I will own a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes.
  46. I don't like milk. I do not drink it and I do not use it for cereal. I never have. Don't worry I eat lots of other dairy and take calcium vitamins.
  47. I love listening to music. Country, Christian, pop, rock... I think music can say so much if you just stop and listen to the words.
  48. For the first time in my life I have a hairstyle that I love.
  49. I got my tonsils out when I was 15. The hospital was so full they gave me a 16 year old male roommate. He was an even bigger baby than I was.
  50. I love blogs and have over 100 on my Google reader. I cannot wait to add more during this "party".


it's me, Val said...

Hi dearie. I haven't heard from you in a while. The following things I did not know about you among other comments . . :)

*your birth date time (very cool)
*you're a die hard OSU fan (really????) :-p
*the cow whisperer thing made me giggle because I could "hear" you saying that
*you left out WHOM you got your belly button pierced with (ah-hem!)
*I agree you are a good typer with 2 fingers and it cracks me up that you type like that
*yes, give her meat moo'ing
*you are a major control freak but I love you anyways ;)
*did you know the white chocolate really isn't chocolate?
*you would never be able to get a job as a taste-tester ;c)
*you actually know who Jimmy Choo is? (teehee) :c)

That was fun!! :)

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

I guess you made up for the fact that you never moved as a child....3 times in 10 years, that's a lot!!!

Just little ol'me said...

wow you've been a lot of places and done a lot of things, makes me want to do a list to, lol. thanks

Chel said...

Ok, how completely groovy! I love so many of the same things. :) No wonder I like you.

lil ole' me..... said...

The cow whisperer comment made me laugh too!

And, I so wish that I lived near you because I would love to browse your 800 book library!!! :)

elexisb said...

"I got my belly button pierced on the way to a Clay Aiken concert."

That is SOOO funny! And I don't think the two go together at all!

Terri said...

Canal Fulton eh? I've been there a few times for Alive Fest - ever been there? :o) Love it! 'cept the last two times we had really bad weather and hubs says he won't go again. :o(