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After reading this article and many others who have ventured out of the Facebook world to post their "25 Random Things about Me" posts in the blog world as well. It's the latest craze... and since I lack some "things" about me that aren't baby making related, I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

So, here goes:

25. My favorite color is RED. Just looking around my desk, I have: Red sunglasses, red cell phone, red letter opener, red planner, red purse, red camera bag, red pens, red cinnamon gum and red file folders. Luckily, today I don't have red underwear on, otherwise that might have been a little awkward.

24. I drive with my left knee a lot.

23. The only other ring that I wear aside from my engagement/wedding ring set, is a Lindy Star Sapphire ring that my mom gave me.

22. I was born and raised in the same house/city my entire youth and my parents still live there.

21. My parents are still together after 36 years.

20. I used to have my belly button pierced but it got infected, I was hiding it from my parents and I ended up taking it out 3 months after I spent $60+ dollars on it.

19. I've had 7 cars since the age of 16.

18. I got married {to my loving husband} when I was 21 years old.

17. My bedroom growing up had a pink wallpaper on it.

16. TMI: I prefer cotton thongs over granny panties or anything lace (yuck).

15. I have a mild case of OCD when it comes to this, this, some of this and that.

14. I've been mentally planning for what our potential nursery will look like for when we become pregnant. I guess this goes hand in hand with the OCD problem. {see #15, above}

13. I LOVE Chipotle.

12. I have 38 mile commute to work that usually allows for a drive time of 30 to 90minutes. I'm convinced that it's killing me slowly.

11. I long for the day when I can throw my hair into a pony tail again.

10. I wear more brown (shoes, tops, skirts, pants) in the winter and more black in the summer.

9. Although, we are comfortable in our current home, we've made it ours and I am learning to love the town; I often dream of something more along the lines of this.

8. I sucked my thumb until I was 13 and that included my first year with braces.

7. When I was in middle school and they had an information night for band, I went. I had my heart on playing the flute. Unfortunately, because of #8, I couldn't play the flute and they offered me the clarinet. At that point, I was no longer interested so I continued with piano lessons.

6. I love my animals, Toby (brittany spaniel) and William (our tuxedo kitty) like our children.

5. I'm very, VERY forgetful.

4. I love red lipstick.

3. I still find myself crying over the tragic death of my cat, Oscar.

2. I can eat a whole can of {cold} black olives in one sitting.

1. All of my immediate family's first names start with the "J" sound.

That was a little more trying that I thought it was going to be. I enjoyed thinking of random things that most people in the real world may not even know. I'm looking forward to the comments that might be generated from this list... ha!

Which brings me to this post. It's something that I've come to realize is more and more common in the blogging world. I started blogging because it just sounded like a fun thing to do. I was on a few message boards on thenest but after changing jobs and not having time, I spent more time on the local boards verses the "Your Home" board, the "TTC" board, the "TTTC" board, or the "Decorating & Renovating" board. Blogging was becoming more and more popular and more time was being spent on blogs verses the boards. I had collected in my email some links to blogs from the girls on thenest that I wasn't able to chat with any longer. I enjoyed reading theirs so much and thought it was a great way to still communicate and keep everyone up to date with them, that I jumped on the band wagon thinking that it would serve the same purpose for me!

I started blogging and doing it for my own benefit with the hopes that someday someone might read what I was writing. After all, it is an "online journal" and your thoughts might not be very entertaining for others to read, at times. However, as time went on, I became a loyal reader to a number of blogs. I started leaving comments and responding to posts that I could relate to. Low and behold, the same started happening to my blog. It was sort of like a chain reaction, although you aren't really sure what expect from your readers. Not that you were trying to market your blog, you just wanted a support system behind you. Something that would form on it's own or because they really like you! And honestly, at this point if you are still reading this post then considered yourself my FAVORITE reader! Oh and you call yourself that in the comment that you will probably leave... right? Please. Okay, you don't have to but you know that I like them just as much as you do. We're friends. That's what friends do! Dammit.


Most of these girls, like Steffany aka Sassytimes and many of the other blogs I follow, I only know them based on the name that they use on their blog. I'm familiar with the names they use when they leave a comment and I'm not particularly worried about what their real name is because at this point it's not really relevant. However, when I was awarding {a very small group} of friends this award, I realized I don't know their real names! I'm not even sure if the name they use on their blog is really their name or has anything to do with their real name! So, this got me thinking and then I realized, they probably don't know mine either.

My name, for my friends who I don't already know my name, my name is Jill. I'm not sure that by knowing my name that you'll look at me or treat me any differently, but I just wanted to share it with you in case you were curious. It's something that, through all of our rants, raves, ups and downs that we don't really draw attention to.

But there, I said it. You now know my name and you are more than welcome to call me by it when commenting or quoting my blog, if you'd like.

Now, as I try and close this book entry that I've now created, I'm going to leave you with my graces for today:

028 : 365 Days

1. Family time with my entire immediate family, including my brother.

2. Family time with my aunt Kim & her husband Rusty from GA.

3. Family time with my uncle Bruce, whom I have seen for 6 years, who is from VA.

4. Compliments on my outfit from more than 4 co-workers. It's a skinny day even though I have gas.

5. A quality lunch for only 6 points.

Thank you for reading and good night!


sassytimes said…
Nice to meet you, Jill. Glad I'm not the only one with an Etsy addiction. Sometimes I just browse for random things. I'm not crafty at all, so it amazes me the abilities of some people!
Sarah Dee said…
Hi Jill, My name is Sarah. It's nice to meet you. :)

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. It was very special to me. Especially coming from someone who is having TTTC. Good luck in your journey.
Lydia said…
I remember when you got #20!!! That's such a trip I haven't thought about that in forever! It was your spring break my Senior year of high school wasn't it?

Oh man the memories are coming back!
Allison said…
I MUST be your favorite reader, then--I read the whole darn thing! And I actually LOL at your Grace about having a skinny day even though you have gas. haha!

I loved your 25 things--it was awesome learning more things about you!!! It's neat knowing that you, too, have parents that have been together forever (mine will be married 30 years on the 20th!) and still visit them in the house you grew up in. I can't imagine it any other way! I also, for some reason, had no idea that you were married at 21! That's very cool.
Mrs. Dirnberger said…
JILL---so nice to know your name! This is Kara here, I love that we have a friendship in blog world!

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