Friday, April 12, 2013

Playing along with Handbags & Handguns

I thought I'd play along today with Misty over at Handbags & Handguns. I am an open book, fo' sho', so let's see if I can pop out 5 things you don't already know about yours truly ...
* My two biggest fears in life are snakes and tsunamis.
Creatures that can get around without legs or arms freak me out to no end. We are talking full on panic attacks when I see one ... tears, shortness of breath, paralyzing terror. It is no joke. I used to like them ... we had a class pet snake in the 5th grade, and I would hold it all the time. My family moved in the 7th grade outside of the main city, where it's not country, but there is more open land, meaning snakes roam free. I accidently stepped on a gardener snake in my front yard one summer day and it wrapped itself around my foot (I was wearing sandals). Since then, my fear has grown to where I can't watch videos or look at pictures without my heart racing. And pet stores? I can not walk anywhere near the cages, and make my trips short if the store has them on site. What if one got out of it's cage and is roaming free?
And Tsunamis?
The ocean is a bad ass ... the fact that it can wipe out miles of anything in it's path is serious business. I have mad respect for the depths, the amazing life that it homes for fish and mammals, and it's overall power and beauty. Needless to say, whenever we stay on the coast, I try to make sure we are not housed near the sand, and I map out the closest escape route.
* The girls are saline filled.
After having my 2 kiddos, my bubbies went from being full F cups (at the height of my milk coming in), to shriveling down to skin when I lost all the baby weight. {Yes, they got that big, and no, I did not breastfeed.} I was not into rockin' granny boobs for the remainder of my life, so I had them filled.

* I am a baby whisperer.
Hand me any baby, and I can put them to sleep in minutes. I absolutely adore babies ... I would have more if they stayed itty bitty, but they have to grow I guess. I haven't met a baby yet that my sleepy charm doesn't work on.

* I dream of living in the sunshine.
One day I hope to move to a sunny state. Most of our family lives here in Oregon, and as beautiful and safe this place is to call home, I am happiest in the sun! We just don't get enough warmth around here, and it truly is depressing at times.

* I have sensitive feet.
Despite my love of pedicures, my feet are actually very sensitive! I pretty much only get the massage and nail color at my salon trips, because my feet are very ticklish. I also have to wear slippers around the house for extra padding, and I can not walk outdoors barefoot. I will even wear sandals on the beach! Almost all of my shoes have extra inserts to add cushion, and my feet actually hurt when they are cold.

There ya have it ... did you know any of these little tidbits about me?
You should play along, too! Let me know if you do this on your blog ... I would love to come learn more about you!

Happy Friday!!


Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Thanks for playing! :)

I have an ex who was deathly afraid of snakes. He would get creeped out if I talked about them. It was hilarious.

Shelley said...

It would have been nice to have your baby skills around when Emily refused to sleep as a baby! :)

C said...

Fun facts! I never thought about tsunamis until the one in Japan hit and realized that we really could get one too. Then I get truly freaked out when I'm at the ocean and see the signs everywhere for the evacuation route! Haha. At least you get a little bit of notice to get out.

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