Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving…

In honor of just turning 30 earlier this month, here are 30 fun facts about me:

  1. I have lived in 4 states: New York, Florida, Texas, and now, Georgia!
  2. All-time favorite book (if I could only pick one): Persuasion by Jane Austen
  3. In 2010, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a dual degree in English Literature and History from Florida State University. Go Seminoles!

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    Buttercup and Rosie making themselves at home.

  4. The Office is my all-time favorite TV show. “That’s what she said.” My favorites that are currently on TV: This Is Us and Superstore.
  5. My husband, JJ, and I got married December 23, 2012. Only 2 days before Christmas! This year will be our 5th anniversary.
  6. I’m a proud doggie mama to 2 of the cutest Puggles in existence: Buttercup and Rosie.
  7. I’ve worn glasses almost my entire life. I started wearing them when I was 3 years old.
  8. Ever since I studied abroad in London, I’ve had a major case of the travel bug. I hope to never be cured!
  9. Autumn is my favorite season. I love the cool weather and the vibrant colors of the changing leaves.


    JJ took this photo with his drone last November in Waynesville, North Carolina. Gorgeous!

  10. Christmas and my birthday are tied for being my favorite holiday.
  11. I collect typewriters.  I bought my 1960’s Smith-Corona electric typewriter (photo of it on my “Contact” page) for $10 at a thrift store! It’s my favorite one.
  12. Guilty Pleasure (I don’t actually feel guilty for loving this): Hallmark movies! Love every single one of them, especially the Christmas ones. The cheesier the better!
  13. My love languages are Words of Affirmation and Quality Time.
  14. I was born on Pentecost Sunday, and since then my birthday has never fallen on it again.
  15. Tea is way better than coffee in my humble opinion.
  16. Favorite Movies (in no particular order): Anne of Green Gables series, The Mirror Has Two Faces, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music, The Goonies, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Titanic, What About Bob, and so many more!
  17. I have 22 first cousins.
  18. Favorite Harry Potter Quote: “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” – Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
  19. Biggest Pet Peeves: Two-Faced People and the noise people make when they flick their fingernails and toenails.
  20. When I was 12, my friend’s little sister accidentally squirted super glue on my eye, and it was glued shut for 5 days. To get my eye open, my dad had to cut off my eyelashes. It’s all good now because, fortunately, eyelashes grow longer.
  21. Since I was a little kid, I have hated mayonnaise. I used to refuse to eat food that even touched it.
  22. My favorite place as a child was The Catskills. One of my secret (not so secret now) ambitions is to someday buy the place we used to stay in, The Weldon House.


    My Mom and me in The Catskills. Yes, I’m still that white/pink.

  23. My favorite Broadway play of all time (and this is really hard!) will always be Les Misérables. It was the first one I ever saw and completely enchanted me.
  24. If I could live in any fictional place, it would be the magical combination of living in charming Stars Hollow and eating at Luke’s Diner everyday with Lorelai and Rory, going to school at Hogwarts with Harry and Hermione, and having spontaneous adventures in Narnia with the Pevensie siblings. Also, in case any of that got too “boring,” I could hop on a plane and visit my bestie Princess Mia in Genovia.
  25. JJ and I share the same eyeglass prescription.
  26. In 7th grade I wrote a letter to the New York Public Library campaigning to save our local branch from being shut down for a year while it was being renovated. I was the only one to get a response from them (Yes, I’m special), and they promised that they would open a temporary space while the library was under construction. Major nerd points!

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    You’re welcome New York! I basically saved civilization as we know it…

  27. New York pizza is the best pizza on this planet! No, Michael Scott, Sbarro’s doesn’t count as New York pizza. Chicago Pizza is good, but New York wins by a landslide.
  28. I have been to 7 countries: England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Spain, Canada (Niagara Falls), and Chile.
  29. My maternal grandmother was born and raised in Ireland. As a result, I’m ghost white and can do an incredible Irish accent.
  30. I love sending letters to family and friends. I think letter writing is sadly a lost art form.
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    I sent almost 100 handwritten cards last Christmas,



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