Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Things you probably didn't care to know

Oh hi, how ya derrin? Yes, it's really me, back from an impromptu four day (blogging) weekend. Although I wish it could have been a real four day weekend. I actually wish all weekends were four days. That would make for a much more enjoyable work week. I really don't even know why I'm talking about a "work week" and "weekend." I'm a nurse and those don't exist anymore.

Since it's been quite some time since I've written a good ole "random shit you probably don't need to know but I'm going to tell you anyway" type of post, I figured I'd grace your minds with some facts. About myself.

Obligatory random picture that has nothing to do with anything. But you can read about Honduras here and here.
Fact number one.
I hate socks. I hate wearing them, I hate folding them, I hate it when I lose one and then one is missing a mate. I especially hate it when other people are wearing socks and they put their feet anywhere near me. Ugh it gives me heebie jeebies.

Fact number two.
I don't like the color pink. Yes, I'm a girl with all her working parts. Except the part that likes pink things. And chocolate, I don't like that either.

Fact number three.
I carry a gun. I'm sure you may think I'm a walking, talking cliche because I do live in Alabama and all of that, but you'd be surprised at how many people are surprised that I'm packing. No, I don't carry it at all times. Yes, I have a permit. No, I've never shot a human. Yes, I will protect you when the inevitable "zombie apocalypse" happens.

Fact number four.
The best piece of advice I've gotten (and probably will ever get) is "suck it up." Plain and simple. I try to live by it most days and remember that things aren't always going to go my way and there really isn't a point to sit and pout about it. 

Fact number five
I like to get banana peppers on my subway sandwich (or any sandwich) but I always end up picking them off because I like the flavor but not the texture on my sandwich.

Fact number six.
I signed up this weekend for another triathlon (you may remember that I was supposed to participate in one last year, until I broke my arm). This really isn't a "fact about me" but I'm using it as an excuse because I just wanted to talk about how PUMPED I am to be training again. Today was my first unofficial training day, but I plan on starting for real next week, I'm making a schedule and everything. And I will be blogging about it. I'm expecting you to hold me accountable.

So what have you learned about me? I'm a gun-totin' redneck that doesn't like pink and is crazy enough to try and compete in a triathlon. I hope you'll stick around.


Hallie Oceanside said...

ugh, I hate socks too!

I've been wanting to get my conceal and carry permit forever, I definitely need to get more comfortable with my gun before that happens.

Anonymous said...

The fact that you carry a gun makes me fear to you a little but love you a little more.

Lora Ashley said...

Ewww I hate socks too. They are disgusting to me. I don't want anyone's dirty socks touching me. Lol

Sarah said...

Totally random but just wanted to say that I love your blog. Also, can't wait to see your tri training schedule. I love running (especially longer distances) but haven't quite gotten into swimming/biking yet. Doing a tri is definitely on my bucket list.

Jessa @ Life of A Sports Wife said...

I hate socks too. I don't like chocolate either. Everyone always asks if I'm a girl. like all girls have to like chocolate.

Jen @ That's What She Read said...

i hate socks too! but the hating chocolate part may be a deal breaker.. ha jist kidding!! fun post!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Socks are THE worst!! I also do the same thing with pickles but only on a CFA sandwich and good for you for being a responsible gun owner! I also carry because let's be honest, Atlanta can get scary sometimes.

Jay T said...

I hate it when people who AREN'T wearing socks put their feet near me and I'm almost always wearing socks so when we hang out we're going to have some issues to work out. And from this post I learned that you're basically a badass.

Erin LFF said...

I think it's awesome you have a gun! You go girl!!! Congrats on signing up for another triathlon!! I'm excited to hear all about your training and your results! When is it??

Ashley said...

i hate socks too. I literally can't keep up with the freakin' things. My husband swears I have a one time use policy around here b/c of the amount of times a week I complain I need new socks.

Jordon said...

I am totally anti-socks. My husband thinks I am crazy, I cringe at the thought of them!

Kaysie said...

Jealous of your athleticism and ambition. I will be one of those people in the "Not everyone peeks in their 20s" commercials, because it's going to take me a lifetime to build the stamina to run or participate in a marathon or race or dominate the world with my legs type of thing. I also hate pink, and carry mace? If I had a gun, I would be the person scared it would go off by itself. Even if my phone is turned off, I'm like "BUT WHAT IF IT RINGS IN CHURCH AND EVERYONE SHUNS ME?!"

The Rachael Way said...

You go girl!!

Rambling Hermit said...

I love to buy socks and look at them in my drawer but I don't really like to wear them.

The Handey Way said...

I can't stand walking barefoot in the house. (Am I really southern?) but can't stand to sleep in them.

I think it's always good to pack, you never know when you'll need it.

brooke lyn said...

yay for another tri!!!! good luck training for it.

Jamie Vespa said...

Socks are basically my worst enemy. We don't get along well. And as for your banana pepper thing.. I do the same thing with pepperoni on pizza. I like how they flavor the pizza, but I only actually like to eat them if they're crunchy, so most of the time it gets taken off. My fiance thinks I'm insane. Which I probably am, but whatever ;)

Jamie @
The Growing Up Diaries

Meghan said...

I really want to get my conceal and carry license too.

Allie @ Tales of a TwentySomething said...

replace number 5 with pickles on my Chick Fila Sandwich and we can be TWINS

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I want my CCW sooooo bad!!!!!!!! You's a bad ass!

Corie said...

I'm the complete opposite- I HATE bare feet! Haha

Kallie @ But First, Coffee said...

I feel like I like you even more after reading this...I flipping hate socks, they are the worst things ever and even though my dr constantly tells me to wear them because I have poor circulation, I won't. Also, I wish I was B.A enogh to carry around a gun...if I come to Alabama will you please teach me to shoot? I've always wanted to learn!

Elizabeth at Southern Finesse said...

I just about the opposite on all of these. haha Although I do like the advice to "suck it up" and I've been meaning to sign up for my first triathlon with my mom. Always interesting to see other's perspectives. :)

Brittany said...

Woo hoo for the triathlon!!!

Monica @ The Empty Teacups said...

Socks are basically straight jackets for your feet. I hate them.

Kayla MKOY said...

Go you!!! I wish I knew how to properly hold a gun/shoot one/etc...teach me your ways ;)

A TRIATHLON!?!??! WOW!!! Get it!

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

I'm totally not brave enough to try a triathlon... you go girl!

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon said...

This is too much!!! hahaha Thanks for your honesty. Good luck with the triathlon and the zombie apocalypse.

Sarah :: Your Plucky Picaroon

Rachel said...

So funny about #1, I am the exact opposite - when people put their bare feet near me, or on my skin I cannot handle it! And buying new socks is one of my top 10 favorite things ever!!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I love new socks more than stinky feet. Haha! If I could wear new socks everyday I would. You can totally do a triathlon!! Crossing the finish line is the best feeling in the world!

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