50 Random Facts About Me

If you didn’t already know, I committed to writing a post every day in the month of January.  It’s really hard to come up with content for 31 days  but, it’s pretty easy to write 50 random facts about myself.  Since it’s already a lengthy post, I’ll spare you a long intro and fingers crossed you keep reading.

  1. I grew up in Massachusetts and currently live in Boston.
  2. I have a dog named Charlotte.
  3. I started out as a journalism major in college and switched to electronic media my sophomore year.
  4. I went to the University of Dayton in Ohio. The reason I chose it was because it was free to apply and the farthest school I applied to.  I didn’t visit until I had already confirmed my acceptance.
  5. I’ve been to Disney roughly 15+ times in my life but it doesn’t get old for me.
  6. I’ve run in two Disney races.
  7. Even though I love Disney, I’m very afraid of the characters.  This fear goes way back to an incident at Chuck E. Cheese, but that’s a story for another day.
  8. I’m a big fan of French onion soup in the winter.
  9. IPA’s are my drink of choice followed by Malbec.
  10. I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland in college and am really hoping to go back in the near future.
  11. One of my life goals is to road trip around the U.S.
  12. Other travel goals are Alaska, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, and Fiji.
  13. I’ve watched both Game of Thrones  and Sons of Anarchy twice from start to finish.
  14. I’ve hiked Mt. Washington.
  15. One of my all time favorite movies is One Fine Day.
  16. I love horror films and investigative documentaries.
  17. I’m a New England sports fan and always will be.
  18. I love the beach any time of year, even in the dead of winter.
  19. One of my goals for 2018 is to start boxing.
  20. I really want  plan to get a male dog and name him Opie.
  21. I was diagnosed with an eye disease called Uveitis when I was in 5th grade and it’s been a chronic nuisance for me ever since.
  22. I currently live in Boston and even though I love living in the city, I’m definitely more of a suburb girl.
  23. I have a tattoo on the back of my neck that I got when I was 19 and don’t regret it — yet.
  24. My first job was working in a coffee shop.
  25. I don’t like talking about my feelings, ever.
  26. One of my favorite things is breakfast for dinner.
  27. I’m trying to live a more minimalist lifestyle but my online shopping addiction is really getting in the way of that.
  28. I love driving around, getting lost in neighborhoods, and looking at houses.
  29. My favorite food is a tie between Thanksgiving stuffing and thin crust Hawaiian pizza,
  30. Another goal I have for 2018 is to learn how to bake or at least how to frost the perfect cupcake.
  31. I worked on the TV production team in college and used to be a camera person for the men’s basketball games in the rafters.  We had to climb a ladder from one hanging platform to another and I think I may have actually peed my pants doing it at least once.
  32. Family is very important to me.
  33. My middle name is Catherine.
  34. I love going to brunch and my go-to is Eggs Benedict with a loaded Bloody Mary.
  35. My top three favorite holidays are Thanksgiving, Halloween (for the movies), and 4th of July.
  36. I absolutely HATE going out for New Year’s Eve.  I think it’s an incredibly overrated night.
  37. My dog sleeps with me but I’m currently trying to break her of that habit. It’s really hard because she is so stinkin’ cute.  If you have a dog and you’ve done this, let me know how.
  38. I’m really impressed if any of you got this far and are still reading.
  39. I like playing board games but I’m not a huge fan of cards.
  40. I wish I had the financial and work flexibility to travel more.
  41. I really want to take a solo vacation somewhere I’ve never been in the U.S.
  42. I’ve been to 31 states.
  43. I was runner up in the 5th grade spelling bee and was eliminated on the word “scholar”.
  44. I was called to the Principal’s office one time in 3rd grade and it was to teach her what she missed in our violin lesson that week because she was in our class, too.
  45. I used to skip my first three classes senior year of high school fairly often to go visit my boyfriend who was in college 30 minutes away.  #someregrets
  46. I don’t really like chocolate or sweets but I’ll take salty snacks any time of day.
  47. I quit a lot of things in my life that in retrospect I wish I hadn’t.
  48. I think I’m really funny even if no one else does.
  49. I wore glasses from kindergarten until 6th grade because I had a lazy eye but now I have 20/15 vision. I also have a significant number of embarrassing photos from those days. Like this one:
  50. I’m incredibly sassy but I’m working on it.
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  2. Ben F
    January 3, 2018 / 1:14 am

    #14 👍🗻

    • Jen
      January 3, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      LOL – never again though, once was enough for me!

  3. Trish
    January 4, 2018 / 12:41 am

    Cutest pictures….. 🙂