Really, this should be titled “fifteen for thirty” but that wouldn’t be as fun.
Today’s my birthday. I’m thirty years old. And I don’t have any strong emotions about that either way. So there you go.
I was going to find some
embarrassing beautiful pictures from back in the day, but I’m being too lazy right now. So instead I’m going to share some completely random, useless Mary facts. Because it’s my birthday. And I’ll cry share if I want to.
-Most mornings I eat Raisin Bran for breakfast. One and a half bowls with skim milk. And it never gets old. I love Raisin Bran. (Wait, I just turned 30 and my first share is that I love something with “bran” in the title…gulp.)
-On the way to and from work every day, I listen to NPR without fail. But when school is not in, I don’t turn it on. I don’t know why.
-I love KISS. It’s the best concert I’ve ever been to. And I especially love Gene Simmons. The TV show I miss the most since we got rid of our cable is Gene Simmon’s Family Jewels.
-I am tongue-tied. Literally.
-My favorite novel, a cheesy chick lit book, is Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married by Marian Keyes. I have read it over ten times.
-I regret two of my tattoos.
-I had my belly button pierced in high school. Shameful.
-My first job was a waitress at Steak-n-Shake. I made more money than a 16 year old girl should be allowed to have.
-My parents paid for my college, but somehow I still managed to graduate from undergrad with $10,000 in student loans. stupid.stupid.stupid.
-I know you’re not supposed to hate people, but I hate the kid that (sometimes) lives across the street from me. Hate him.
-We have one credit card and Chris has it hidden so that I can’t, in a moment of weakness, go on an online shopping spree and spend large amounts of money (it has been known to happen…). But I know where the card is and he knows I know where the card is. And I just get it out when I need to buy something (reasonable) online and then I put it back. In his brown dress shoe, right foot. I don’t know why he doesn’t move it. Because right now, it’s become just the weird place we store the credit card as opposed to a hiding place.
-We had a cleaning lady for two years. It was amazing. But then we had a second baby and Chris stopped working and that luxury went byebye. I miss that cleaning lady soooooooo much.
-As a freshman in college, my major was journalism. Then some time in my sophomore year, I changed it to education. Occasionally, I still wonder what made me change my mind.
-I love being pregnant. So much so that I’ve volunteered to be a surrogate for a friend who has been trying for years and can’t conceive.
-I love crafts and DIY stuff, but lose interest pretty quickly. I’ve probably started or bought stuff to start 20 projects this year. And none of them have been completed. This is the one area in my life that I just don’t follow through on.