Thursday, April 3, 2014

26 Things About Me

This is where I share all my secrets

Or not. Rather, in honor of my 26th birthday coming right around the corner, I decided to share 26 things about me for my readers. It's always fun for me to learn more about the bloggers I follow and I love when they mix up the pretty pictures and beauty reviews with more candid conversations. Hopefully you can appreciate the same!

Here goes!

1. I approach thrift shopping/antiquing as an epic treasure hunt.
2. My favorite breakfast food is waffles with peanut butter and bacon on top with maple syrup. YUM.
3. Even though I retired my journalism career more than a year ago, I'm still a newshound at heart and can't help but do my own investigating when I get a hankering.
4. I'm a morning person and trying to get back to an early-morning schedule. Wish me luck.
5. My favorite TV shows right now are Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec and Portlandia.
6. I can't stop listening to Kate Nash.

7. My favorite candy bar is Butterfinger.
8. I am on my third career and think this might be "the one."
9. I don't have a high school diploma. *gasp*
10. When I was six years old I desperately wanted to be called Christina at Sunday School because there were so many Amandas. Today, I go by my last name at work cause there are so many Amandas.
11. Nothing makes me crazier than waiting on a man. You know, when you're sitting at home ready to go and they aren't showing up or answering your texts so you just have to WAIT? Gahhhhhhh. It's the worst, I tell you.
12. My goal for the month of April is to not buy any items beyond the basics.
13. I tend to go back and forth between over-sharing and not really saying anything at all.

Pause for a pretty picture.

OK back to business.

14. The first time I handled a motorcycle on my own I popped a wheelie then continued forward like a boss.
15. The Little Mermaid and Frozen are my two favorite Disney animated movies.
16. I still have my wedding dress and I don't know what to do with it.
17. If I had five million dollars, I would relocate my whole family to the Seattle area and pay for their education/continuing education. This is partially so I wouldn't have to keep going to my hometown to visit.
18. Speaking of my hometown, for a brief period of time I was one of those kids who hung out in the grocery store parking lot.
19. I have experienced pepper spray/tear gas twice and it's nasty stuff.
20. My purse always contains a pocket knife, hair ties, bobby pins and lipstick.
21. Someday I want to go on a river boat.
22. I love cheese.
23. I am lactose intolerant.
24. Springtime always makes me restless.
25. My favorite movie of all time is Gone with the Wind.
26. Being near the salt water is the most healing thing in the world to me.

Another pretty picture just outside of Portland, Oregon

Thanks for reading!


  1. Thanks for giving us the scoop on Winters.

  2. Love this :-) when IS your birthday, Amanda? I cant find it on Facebook...