Tuesday, November 29, 2011

30 things about moi

Considering how I'm an even 30 years old, I decided that I'd tell you 30 new things about me that you don't know already.

Sounds fun, right?

Yeeeah anyway... here goes:

1. I have no living grand parents. Neither does Bryan.

2. We moved to Charlotte because we wanted to, not because we had to or got transferred. We chose to leave Orange County on our own and picked Charlotte because we had been everywhere in our travels and believed it's the best place (outside of southern California) to live!

3. My mom gave my brother and I more kisses as a kid than you can imagine. She was always kissing our heads, ears, noses and lips. I never doubted - not even once - that I wasn't loved to pieces. I see myself doing it with Cali...

4. I'm left handed. I can do a lot with my right hand too though, and even some things come more natural to me with my right hand. But I'm a lefty. And being a lefty and wearing a wedding ring is not the easiest of lifelong tasks, trust this! Any lefty's feel me here???

5. I hold my pen and paper really weird when I write.

6. I love FOX News!

7. I'm a proud American, but I'm also proud of my heritage - Irish, Italian, Polish, German and Russian

8. Christmas Eve dinner is my favorite meal. If I were on death row, my last meal would be everything we eat on Christmas Eve. Years when I don't eat this meal, I will probably shed some tears...

9. Easter is my favorite holiday.

10. I'm 4 years younger than my only sibling, and although I pray we will be, we're not close at all.

11. My nails are fake... and have been since I was 16. That's 14 years of fake nails and money down the drain.

12. I have bad asthma and allergies and have my inhaler and allergy pills with me at all times. I have to have "feather free" hotel rooms nightly.

13. I can't fall asleep without white noise in the background and Burts Bee's on my lips.

14. I was hit by a car when I was little.

15. Tennis is my sport. I was on Varsity for 3 years in high school.

16. I love traditions. Not new, made up ones. But traditions that have been passed down in my family for generations. They are sacred to me.

17. I cry. A lot. Mostly over insignificant things. I don't consider it a fault.

18. I'm a proud Catholic. Both of my parents were born Catholic. Both sets of my grand parents were Catholic. Both sets of my great grand parents were Catholic. Everyone took their vows seriously and never got divorced. No divorce in my lineage! Bryan's parents are still married also. The statistics are definitely on our side!

19. I'm closer to 31 than to 30 and I'm okay with that... Actually, I'm really looking forward to what year 31 has in store for me!

20. I'm not much for complaining. I tend to see the positive in all things, and when I can't see the positive, I often don't voice those thoughts. This whole seeing the glass half full thing annoys others at times. But what annoys me is spending even 3 minutes in the same room with a complainer!

21. Bryan and I both came into our relationship with no debt (no student loans, no car payments, no credit card debt, no furniture debt). Outside of our mortgage, we still have no debt.

22. I've passed kidney stones... twice.

23. I look like both my mom and my dad.

24. I'm a closet homebody. Based on my job, you'd never know it. But I love being home the most and can seriously sit on the couch and do nothing all day and be quite content. Just ask Bryan! The problem is that I feel that life passes a homebody by, therefore I force myself to get out and live. I want to experience everything life has to offer, even though most of the time I'd rather be home.

25. I don't sweat the small stuff. Or the big stuff. I'm just not a worrier. But when I do worry, you know it's for good reason. Bryan worries enough for the both of us, so we're a good balance in that realm.

26. I need space. Alone time is important for my psyche.

27. I rarely ask people to pray for me. I will, but it has to be for a very worthy reason (not just because I have a job interview or stressful family situation, etc.)

28. I'm a deep thinker and take time to process my personal growth - I always want to be moving forward and bettering myself. People who think the way they are is "just how God intended" need to be a bit more introspective. I find that way of thinking to be a shallow. I believe that God intends us to be our best selves, of which none of us are.

29. I'm the least competitive person ever. I let people win. I give up and quit. I get through 9 holes of mini golf and call it a day, haha! Winning just isn't important to me. But sometimes I wish it were. Bryan is so competitive, and because of it, he never half asses anything. I find that admirable.

30. My name is Kaitlyn and most who are closest to me call me Kaitlyn. I can't even image what "Kate" would sound like coming out of Bryan's mouth... it's always Kaitlyn from him, my mom, my close friends. My dad calls me dollface!

And there I am, in a nutshell. (Help, I'm in a nutshell!)

The end.


  1. So much in commone...except for that Fox news things :)

    I need alone time too! I lived with my best friends who are twins and they ALWAYS had to be with someone. drove me nuts. I would have to hide to get away.

  2. So what's the story with getting hit by a car? Was it a stranger zooming through a neighborhood street? did your folks press charges? how badly injured were you? that's scary! Lefties rule!

  3. Loved learning more about you!
    Thats great that you wont worry much because I worry SOOO much .. wish I didnt :(

    I cant fall asleep without noist either ... I actually fall asleep to the tv every night!

  4. These were fun to read. I am such a homebody and I always prefer my couch and DVR to anything else. It's true though, I have to force myself to do things because let's face it, life is not lived on the couch.

    Kaitlyn! I love that name!! I'm going to start calling you by your full name just FYI.

  5. i'm with Lindsey...i'm going to start calling you Kaitlyn from now on. I mean...we're close enough right?

    i have to have some "white noise" in the background. since i'm too lazy to call the cable company to come hook up my cable in my bedroom i've been using a sleep sounds app on my phone every night. i fall asleep to the sound of "soft beach" or "summer rain."

    and i would much rather be home in my sweats watching tv on my couch than anywhere else.

  6. i would so much rather be home relaxing than anywhere else too!! but i'm with you, i force myself to get out and experience life! and i'm a crier and i agree that it's not a bad thing at all!

  7. I really enjoyed reading these because they were a good bit deeper than what these lists usually are. I feel like I actually got to know you much better.

    I was contemplating getting fake nails put back on today... now I'm even more confused lol

    No idea anyone called you Kaitlyn.

    I'm so far from competitive, Nick actually yelled "WHY DON'T YOU CARE?" at me once while I was losing at pool.

    No divorce?! that's amazing and fantastic.

    What does the Christmas eve meal consist of??


  8. Loved this! I might have to do something similar. Thanks for the inspiration. You seem like a wonderful person and one I'd probably befriend in real life. Hope you were able to enjoy Thanksgiving and didn't have to work!

  9. what a fun list my dear...i'm with you on the alone time thing--i have to have it! some of these things are CRAZY to hear...like the being hit by a car!! feel like i know you better already ;)

  10. What a fun idea! I completely hear ya on #18, 20, 26 and 27. I might use this idea for my own blog sometime :)

  11. I've been reading your blog for a while now, but my name is Katelyn too! Most of my family and friends call me Katelyn too, but everyone else just calls me Kate! So funny

  12. I loved learning more about you! I have no living grandparents either since my grandma passed away! I love Christmas eve meals and Easter too!

  13. were so alike ha :) i only have one grandparent left, and i love that all your friends call you katelyn (mine's spelled caitlin) but everyone calls me cait at times ha. xo

  14. I love your list! :) I'm so not competitive! I loved hearing all about you and your life!

  15. loved getting to know you a bit more. definitely nothing you have already shared on your blog, so this was neat :)
    like I have told you before, I love how positive and encouraging you are :)

  16. i loved reading this and getting to know you more! i love how positive you are. i am also a very "the glass is high full" type of person and being in a room with negative nancys gets me all out of whack.

  17. Love your list! Amazing! My Dad calls me dollface too.. odd! :)

  18. What a fun list! It's always nice to know a little bit more about the people behind the blogs. My best friend's name is Caitlyn and when I hear people call her Kate, it really throws me off :)

  19. Loved this. :) Thanks for sharing. We are alike in a lot of ways. :)I love that you you shower Cali with kisses liek your Mom did.

  20. i love FOX news too! yay!! also, i love that you mentioned why you moved to charlotte. i always consider leaving so cal but dont know where id go? ive been all over europe but not too many places in the US. maybe ill go check out charlotte! thanks for the info :)

  21. Love this! And I'm with you on the Fox News thing! :)

  22. I love this! Definitely learned a lot about you :)

    I have asthma and allergies pretty badly too. And I also can't fall asleep without burts bee's on my lips either!

  23. Very interesting!! I learned some new things about you. I also have a sibling issue as well...only because of his wife, but anyway haha! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  24. Katlyn?? Ok, I am totally calling you that from now on. I am least gonna pretend we are that close, even though in real life I know we would be awesome freakin friends!

    My favorite thing in this whole list is the part about the homebody statement. I am the same way. I could sit at home and nest all the time, but want to live life to the fullest. I think you have the perrrrfect outlook on it.

    I need to hear more about this hit by a car bizznass

    And I already thought you were pretty darn cool, but I am OBSESSED with you having fake nails. I feel so sassy when I got my nails on!. Unfortunately, my health care job requests me not to have them. #major suck! Please have a small moment for me the next time you get those bad boys filled in.

    And Christmas dinner is my favorite meal too :-). Mine is a good ole country cooked meal similar to thanksgiving. What’s on your menu?

  25. Fair & Balanced! That's how I like my news too!!

    Props to you for being debt free!! That is so so cool I've been working on a post about that!!

    I am really surprised to learn you are a homebody I wouldn't have guessed that!

  26. I can understand about your sibling...I am not close to one of mine, although I hope to be. I also LOVE old traditions too, and I'm not a happy person when these traditions are changed/broken. I think its VERY important to keep family traditions going.

  27. You're too funny... loved this post.

    I agree with the bettering yourself thing.. there's always room for improvement and being your best self! I found it neat your favorite holiday is Easter! People always look at me weird when I tell them Valentine's Day is my favorite.. oh well, to each their own! ha! Also, I'm not a lefty but I cut w/ scissors w/ my left hand! Weird! :)

  28. Fun post! Loved learning more about you :)

  29. Fake nails on tour? I'm impressed!

    I'm such a homebody too, but try to make sure I don't miss out on anything in travels


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