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25 Years + 25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today is my 25th birthday, so I thought I’d share 25 things you didn’t know about me!

1. I have a huge fear of needles. I once had a nurse tell me I wasn’t going to win an Academy Award for the show I was putting on while having blood drawn.

2. Mr. R and I only dated for 4 months before getting engaged.

3. My first flight ever was at age 13 to Boston, when my dad ran the Boston Marathon.

4. I’ve had two VW Bugs- one red, and one light blue convertible.

5. I’m really bad at math. And science, which is funny, because my mom’s a science teacher.

6. I studied abroad in college (in Spain) for 6 months.

7. We took our honeymoon on the same Carnival Cruise ship (Triumph) that was stranded at sea for a week.

8. I love Big Bang Theory, even though I hate math and science (see 5).

 9. My first crush and supposed future husband was Billy Ray Cyrus. Don’t ask. I guess I was into the “Business in the front, party in the back” look.

10. We’d love to have (up to) 4 kids. In fact, we’ve had 4 names picked out since before we were married.

11. I would REALLY love to have twins.

12. Even if I don’t have twins, I am definitely going to try and dress all of my kids in coordinating outfits because… well, it’s adorable.

13. My first job out of college was miserable. But, that’s where I met my future hubs, so it was worth it.

14. I was a bartender in college, but also worked at a coffee shop.

15. I really wish I were turning 27 or so, so people would stop telling me how young I look/am, and so I could not always be “the young one”.

16. Before I got my two sweet kitties, I was so not a cat person. I really thought I’d have a million dogs.

17. I started this blog one night out of boredom because Mr. R had fallen asleep on the couch, and I was so not tired. Now look at what it’s become!

18. My newest love is yoga. I’ve only been practicing for a few months, but it makes me feel amazing!

19. I’m already on my third job in three years since I graduated college (by choice, thank you very much!)

20. I love to-do lists. Something about crossing off things as I go… so much so, that sometimes I even add things I’ve already done or am doing just so that my list can look more crossed-off!!

21. Every morning when I get into work, I open 4 things: Work email, Facebook, Gmail and #obsessed

22. I can’t/don’t/won’t drink beer. I don’t like it, and it makes me too full. In fact, I’ve never had a full beer.

23. 23 is my favorite number, because it’s my birth date, which I’ve heard is a lame reason. #Haters

24. My maiden name was Aviles, so it’s still very weird to now be at the back of every line or one of the last ones called!

25. I spend way too much time reading other people’s blogs for inspiration, and for a peek into others’ lives!


There you have it- 25 new facts about me! Hope you feel like you know me a little better now 🙂 Hope everyone has a wonderful day!




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  • Reply
    Vanessa Aguirre
    May 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have an awesome day 🙂

  • Reply
    Anne Aviles
    May 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    21.5. She loves lists so much, she used to make a wardrobe list in junior high, just to make sure her outfits were planned (and non-repetitive) for the next month.

    26. She got her type-A personality from an unknown donor. (I, her mother, am quite the opposite of organized and meticulous.)


    • Reply
      May 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      HAHAHAHAHH! This is awesome! Don’t forget the organizational chart of my nail polishes. 😛

      Love you so much- and this day should really be celebrating you and all of your hard work!!

  • Reply
    Motherhood on the Rocks
    May 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    We have a lot in common! I love how you say you started your blog because your hubby fell asleep and you weren’t tired. lol

  • Reply
    Rolando Rodriguez
    May 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Loved it! Seriously, fun post and I LOVE LISTS!!!! I also create a hierarchy of “checking off” list items (started, almost done, done) but I have never seen a list maker like my friend Will…his list are pretty impressive and his “check off’ system is scarily good and detailed.

  • Reply
    May 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Happy Birthday! It was fun learning more about you. I think that’s the best reason ever for starting a blog.

  • Reply
    bonnie holt
    May 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    hank you for sharing a part of you so we can all get to know you better

  • Reply
    Monica Platz
    May 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I would love to go to Spain! Was it amazing being a student there?

    • Reply
      May 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Spain was amazing- seriously, one of the best times in my life. I could speak Spanish pretty fluently by the time I left, and all of the adventures, experiences and days there were amazing!

  • Reply
    Steph @ Filipino Beef Recipes
    May 24, 2013 at 2:11 am

    Happy Birthday!.. 🙂 can relate to the #21’st list.. Thanks for sharing..

  • Reply
    Nicole @ One Punky Mama
    May 24, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Aww! What a great list. I wasn’t a huge cat person either, and always thought I’d have a dog. Now I have 4 kitties AND a dog and love them all to death. 🙂

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