16 Random Facts
My lovely blogger (and real life) friend Sarah requested that I divulge some of my weird secrets/habits with this survey and who was I to say no? So here goes, try not to judge me too harshly…
1.) What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
My mother has been calling me Michelley for years and my father likes to call me Daughter Dearest. I went by Shelly for the first 18 years of my life so most of my family and their friends haven’t quite adjusted to calling me Michelle.
2.) What’s a weird habit of yours?
Let’s add this to the list of things I should not admit, but I have a serious tendency to check, wipe, and
pick clean my nose.
3.) Do you have any weird phobias?
I have a fear of being engulfed in flames, but I’m pretty sure most people feel the same way. And when I’m snorkeling I’m afraid of fish touching me (they are ferocious!).
4) What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
I sing Take Me Or Leave Me all the time (in the shower and in the car). In fact, I recently sang it in a store in NYC and embarrassed Laura and Sarah quite a bit.
5.) What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
Poor driving skills and syntax error. I have awful road rage. My parents are New Yorkers and I inherited their nasty driving habits. But more importantly, I will not date a person that uses “txt speak.” Maybe I’m a snob but I’m looking for a person that will type out the word “you.”
6.) What’s one of your nervous habits?
I’m a leg shaker. When I get anxious both of my legs start going crazy.
7.) What side of the bed do you sleep on?
When I’m sleeping alone I typically sleep on the right side of the bed. Although in my last two relationships I was somehow forced onto the left side, don’t know how that happened…
8.) What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?
My brother and I were very original when naming our stuffed animals, we definitely had a Mousey and Lamby (I still own both).
9.) What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks?
I don’t go to Starbucks frequently, but I love their peppermint mocha.
10.) What’s a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
I’m far too lazy and low maintenance to preach any beauty rule. Or follow any for that matter.
11.) Which way do you face in the shower?
I face the water. That is unless I’m dancing, in which case I turn around a lot.
12.) Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?
None that I know of.
13.) What’s your favorite comfort food that’s ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?
Homemade chicken pot pie. My ex used to make it for me whenever I was in town. Greatest meal ever.
14.) What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
I always ask people, “Can I tell you a secret?”
15.) Time to sleep, what are you actually wearing?
Underoos. Unfortunately that will have to change soon as I’ll have a roommate at school.
16.) What did you used to wear that you thought was cool but now you realize it wasn’t that hot?
Not only did I wear baggy t-shirts but I thought it was cool to tuck the front of them in. True story.
And no survey would be complete without
forcing asking others to share their own secrets:
Now it is your turn, tell me a weird habit about yourself. Don’t be afraid, I won’t laugh at you (too loudly).