5 Things You May Not Know About Me + A Giveaway!

As you may remember, I traveled this weekend to Dallas, and I’m still pretty tired. Blame the time difference, or maybe I’m just getting old… but when I get tired, my brain gets tired. Which means its really hard to get the blog juices flowing. So here I am just staring at this blank post, when I figured I could do something that I’m fairly good at. Talking about myself.

I thought I’d share 5 things that you may not already know about me. Or maybe you do know these things already, in which case you must be a stalker. Or you just pay attention. Either way, here we go:

1. I’m terribly afraid of spiders. They freak me out so much. I think the scariest/grossest occurrence was when I was in my bathroom at my parent’s house, minding my own business when it fell from the ceiling onto my arm. I about died of a heart attack, and then started freaking out and tears were flowing. Yes, spiders make me cry, and there have been multiple instances of this. I’d like to think I’m a little less scared of them now, but I also haven’t had one crawling on me so…

2. My first car was a 2006 Ford Mustang. I saved up starting at age 5 for it (I was 17 when I bought it). I so loved that thing, but Club Mustang met its demise when I wasrear ended while waiting to make a turn. It was very sad. I now drive a Volvo C30, which I love (maybe) even more. ;)

3. I’ve broken three bones in my lifetime. My right arm twice, and my middle finger once. There’s a story for each one, but I think I’ll save those for another time. Though you have heard the story behind the first broken bone in my 10 truths and a lie post.

4.  I’ve had a lot of odd jobs throughout my teens and into early adulthood, but the oddest/worst was probably my work as a telefundraiser for my alma mater. While I learned a lot, it is probably the most difficult and the least rewarding.

5. I’m totally an introvert. I realize this more and more when I attend social events. I mean, I don’t think I’m that awkward, but I’m not the type to just be all up in your business and find out everything about you either.

Now that you’ve put up with me blabbing about myself, I’ll give you a little reward. How about $20 to Starbucks? Have a fancy pants drink from the ‘Bux on me and my bloggy friends Kate, Ash, and Sierra, or save and get a ton of iced coffees. Your choice:

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? I’d love to hear them in the comments!


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77 thoughts on “5 Things You May Not Know About Me + A Giveaway!

  1. Meagan

    #1… YES. I once left a job because I saw one too many of them, the fear once took over my life! I feel like I’m a bit better now… but will still cry and shake uncontrollably when I see one. Ugh!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      oh that sounds awful! when i was a student the call center I worked at was infested with Brown Recluse spiders, and one of my co-workers got bit on her butt. Yuck!

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Haha, funny, mine is the opposite. He rescues them with his hands and puts them outside! That’s pretty much my MO too in social situations, if possible :)

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  2. Joelle

    I am most definitely an introvert too – I completely get you on that part! And what’s funny is…the one thing I’m not afraid of? Spiders. The dark and the ocean, yes, but I am usually the one killing the spiders in the end :)
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh wow! Lots of broken bones, though toes are fairly easy to break I suppose. I know I’ve jammed my little toe enough times that its crooked. :(

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  3. Mica

    Hope you get to relax after your busy weekend! :)

    It’s funny, I’m the same with spiders. I start to hyperventilate and cry. A tiny one landed on my arm at work once and I was having trouble breathing, it was so tiny it took my colleagues a while to find out what was bothering me and flick it off. I was so embarrassed, but I was too frozen to move and too scared to speak so they just saw the shaking and the tears! I don’t sit so close to office plants now ;)
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh my gosh that sounds awful! Thanks Mica, haven’t had much time to relax (last weekend was busy too, sigh!) but looking forward to having no plans this coming weekend! :)

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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh yes, great skills, terrible, terrible job! I don’t regret it, but man some people are mean! I’m sure you have some stories too!

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  4. Katie Matthews

    I hate spiders with a passion. I once thought I had washed one down the plug hole. Only to get in the shower a few hours later and it climbed back out while I was in the bath! So scary and I ran naked out of the room…

    Very jealous that your first car was a Mustang – saving since you were five is impressive – that’s a girl that knows what she wants!

    Katie <3
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh my gosh how awful! That spider was determined!

      Haha yeah, I can thank my parents for instilling a serious savings plan in me!

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  5. Macy

    I am with you on #1! Once there was a GIANT spider in the office while I was working and I instantly had a panic attack and started hyperventilating while crying. Oh, I also climbed onto my desk…there were about 15 people around me.

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  6. Alyssa

    I just think bugs in general are absolutely disgusting! That’s awesome that you saved up for your own car! And I’m an introvert too, I’m usually the one that just sits there and listens to everyone else talk.
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  7. Rochelle

    Isn’t it funny that so many of us are so terrified of little things much smaller than us? I totally get it, I’m not terrified of all spiders, just the poisonous ones, but I don’t want them hanging around me. I do have an irrational hatred/fear of earwigs. I will throw away anything an earwig touched. Bleh. I am totally an introvert too. I could hole up in a house all by myself and be fine. I am petrified to meet people. I get so nervous if I see someone at a store that I know. I’ll avoid them or pretend I never saw them. I would love to hear how your broke your middle finger!! I would’ve had fun with that!! Well, not the breaking of, but the cast part. ;)
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    1. Jenn Post author

      Oh it is so ironic! We very rarely have any of the poisonous ones near us, but we did have a black widow in our house a couple of months ago that really freaked me out and made me want to burn the house down, basically. Yuck!

      I’ll have to share the broken finger story here sometime soon :)

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  8. Lauren

    Spiders make me cry too! I hate when I am just minding my own business and all of a sudden a huge spider is there to scare the poop out of me. Gah, I wish they would just go away!!

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  9. estherjulee

    i am just as deathly afraid of spiders. i can’t remember the last time a spider touched me but i seriously freeze and cry too.. especially if i feel stuck in a situation.. like in a room with a spider and i can’t get out bc the spider is at the door.. i think i’m an introvert too.. i can’t tell. or maybe i’m just shy. i don’t mind being around people as long as i don’t have to talk to them haha what is that?
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    1. Jenn Post author

      I find myself being introverted and extroverted, depending on my mood I guess. Introverts tend to prefer time by themselves, or in smaller groups. And like you, I can be shy, but do enjoy groups sometimes too.

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