6.) Growing up, I wanted to be a marine biologist.
I love the ocean. Coming from the East Coast – I spent many summer days at the beach. I always loved watching whales, and seeing the lobster traps that people collected. (Of course – I didn’t then realize that those were the animals we boiled alive and ate…..but more on that later).
But moving to a land locked state makes it a little hard (read: expensive out-of-state tuition) to pursue that education. Here in Michigan we have limnology – freshwater studies. Interesting? Yes. For me? No
ed. note: And another thing I love – this great site I found for bloggers called:The Secret Is In The Sauce.
the name alone is worth two thumbs up!
5. I am a popcorn addict.
I could eat a bag a day – and never get tired of it. I asked for a new popcorn popper for Christmas last year because I had just plain worn my old one out. My mom didn’t realize that they still made popcorn poppers – what with the invention of the microwave and all.
But I like to mix things up, and create my own recipes – which you can’t really do with the store-bought microwave bags. Sometimes it’s just salt and butter. Sometimes parmesan. How about creole seasoning? Chili & paprika? kettle corn? Yum. yum. yum. All of it – yum.
When I watch movies at a friends house, I’ll usually bring 1-2 bags of popcorn to make. Even if he/she already has some there. Because, I could eat a bag of it just myself. And I feel it would be rude of me to be a popcorn hog without contributing some way.
Also – just to be clear – I do love me some microwave corn too. Especially at work. Or when I just don’t have the energy to really clean up my popper. I probably should be afraid of the dreaded “Popcorn Lung”. But there are bigger things to worry about in life. Namely: Crouton Lung.
I saw this on another blog and thought it was an interesting way to work on personalizing this site a little more. She had a page where she was working on listing 100 little factoids about herself.
I’ll be creating a page to keep an archived list of these – but thought I’d throw a few out here as a post to get the ball rolling.
1.) I was born and part-raised in Avon, Massachusettes. We moved to MI when I was 9.
2.) I have one younger sister, and one niece. My parents are still happily married – so I count myself blessed to come from a great, stabile family.
3.) My parents both come from 7 child families – so I have a TON of aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd/3rd cousins, people who I grew up thinking were cousins – but really are just good friends of the family.
4.) I Love big families! I tend to subconciously be attracted to guys from big families. Most of my serious boyfriends have had 5-8 siblings. (and I usually date the youngest child….)
Okay – enough for now. Stay tuned for more.