28 Things...

by Ally- Life as I know it, 7:00 AM

Today is my 28th birthday. It's still hard to believe I've been out of high school for 10 years. I love it when other bloggers do random facts about themselves on their birthdays so I decided to share a few things about myself. Brace yourselves, it's 28 things so feel free to quit reading at any time!

1. I'm left handed and do everything with my left hand. I forget my right hand is even there sometimes, not joking.

2. Scary movies are my favorite movies to watch but I always grew up being a scaredy cat and had to sleep with the lights on a lot of nights. I love the thrill of being on the edge of your seat and not knowing what's behind that door even if it does keep me up all night.

3. I'm no where near getting pregnant but when I am ready to have kids I've decided I want to have 3 little girls. For a couple of reasons, I love girls and all girly things, and also Theo doesn't want to have any girls, I mean what guy does?, so I think it's going to be karma and we're going to end up with all girls. Or it might all backfire and he gets his way and we end up with all boys!

4. I only drink water and can't stand sodas. If I'm exhausted at work I'll drink a small can of regular coke to wake me up but my drink of choice is always water or La Croix. 

5. I own only brown/light brown purses. I'm more a "brown girl" than a "black girl" and own very little black clothes or purses. I've always felt like brown is more versatile than black with my wardrobe. I'm thinking I need to venture out!

6. When I was in high school I made a list of the perfect guy. You know like what kind of car he drives, shoes he wears, personality etc. A few years after Theo and I started dating I pulled that list out and was pretty shocked with how much he fit the list. I always say Theo is everything I never knew I always wanted. Or I guess I did want just forgot!
A real man drinks mimosas

7. Since becoming a nurse I have developed anxiety and panic attacks about my body and dying. I'll check to make sure I have a pulse a few times during the day, so dumb I know, and start to concentrate on my breathing to make sure I haven't forgotten. 

8. I'm beyond obsessed with my dog Pixie and worry how she's going to handle not being the only baby when we ever have an actual baby. 

 My sweet girl holding my birthday card this morning.

 9. I consider myself an extrovert with introvert qualities. I tend to jump into new thoughts and ideas too quickly then regret it once I've started and I love being around people and socializing. But at the same time I love being alone at home watching TV or reading blogs. I also tend to be quiet in big groups and feel more comfortable in smaller groups.

10. My dream place to visit is NYC during Christmas time. Of course if someone said pick any place you want to go for free I'd choose Europe but NYC has always been my #1 place to visit. I blame Sex and the City for that! I'm sad I haven't gone yet.

11. I was born with a genetic Kidney Disease called Polycystic Kidney Disease. My mom has it too and so did my grandfather. I have cysts on my kidneys as well as my liver now too. Luckily I haven't had any major issues and my mom hasn't either but I do have high blood pressure and take medication daily for it. I'm really scared to get pregnant because I'm worried I'm going to have problems.

12. My dad had a daughter before he married my mom and I met her one time when I was in elementary school. My parents are now divorced and I have no contact with my dad but I think about that random sister often. I tried to find her on Facebook one time but without knowing her last name I couldn't get too far. I'd love to get in contact with her one day.

13. I'm a sweetaholic and have zero self control around cookies, cake, and cupcakes. I also love creamy dips. You know all the health foods. ;) We don't have a single sweet thing in our house for that reason. Plus Theo could careless about sweets so I would eat it all in one sitting. 

14. I play with my hair a lot, more out of a habit but also if I'm in deep thought. Theo always says "what are you thinking about?" if he catches me doing it. I've been doing it since high school so I probably need to work on quitting the habit before I lose all my hair.

15. My mom and I are pretty much twins and are even both left handed. The funny thing is we have very different personalities. She's more of the cheerleader type and I'm more serious. We bicker back and forth a lot but I love her so much and she's my best friend. 

16. I have a bad deviated septum and need to have surgery so I can breath better. I'm too scared to have surgery so I'll just continue to pop Zyrtec daily and use my nose drops. It's so crooked I can't use a Netipot. The water won't pour out of the other nostril. Sorry if that's TMI!

17. I'm probably one of the most unathletic people you'll ever meet. I've never played sports except when I was really little and I'm sure that was a disaster and I don't have the attention span or interest to watch sports. Hence why I want to have all daughters to be girly with. 

18. I'm a tidy person but not a clean person. My house, well at least the downstairs is usually always pretty neat. My bedroom and my closet are another story but I do always know where things are located. My nice blouses are always hanging in my closet neatly and wrinkle free but my plain t shirts I sleep in are a mess. I guess I have more respect for my expensive things than my cheap old shirts. 

19. I've always driven shotty cars. My first car was a 1996 Mazda 626 that belonged to more people than I can count. My second car was a Nissan Sentra that was always breaking down and my third and the car I drive now is a Kia Rio. Hated them all but my car now is my least favorite. It's not my car by choice either. My brother bought it and couldn't make the payments so my parents made me have it. It has manual locks and windows. It's so embarrassing to have to roll down the windows to talk to someone outside the car or have to remind people to lock the doors because they won't lock themselves. I already told Theo that my next car is going to be really nice to make up for my bad cars.
I'll take this one!

20. I'm extremely scared of roaches. Palmetto bugs, cockroaches, they're all the same to me. Eww just typing the word grosses me out. I blame my mom because I have no reason to be scared of them. She always screamed and made such a big deal about them so I do the same except much worse. I don't even like them if I find them dead. Thank God I live with a man who puts up with my fear, maybe not without saying a few words to me but he does kill them and get rid of them for me. 

21. I really want to be an online personal shopper. I can search for things really well and love browsing shopping sites. Even if I can't buy anything I love the thrill of finding something for someone and them buying it and bringing them happiness. If anyone has any idea how I can go about doing this job please let me know!

22. Theo and I grew up in the same neighborhood and he even used to play with my brother but we never met. I knew who he was just from going to the same elementary school and always had a small crush on him. It wasn't till he came into Outback Steakhouse where I was working in 2005 and I gave my number to his cousin who was working with me that night that we got together. It'll be 9 years in December that we've been together total. 
Back in the day when we were babies

23. I hate driving and would love to have a personal chauffeur to drive me around. I hate having to drive on long trips I get bored so easily.

24. I'm addicted to Chick Fil A and I could eat there for every meal every single day. I'm so happy Foodbabe has convinced them to start using only Antibiotic free and hormone free chicken in the next 5 years. 

25. I've really started to love hanging out with my parents and Theo's aunt and uncle over going out with friends. I don't have any desire to go out drinking anymore. I do love nice dinners at restaurants and having a drink or two at a bar afterwards but I'm usually exhausted pretty early.

26. Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite wine to drink. I have about 4 bottles in my fridge now. I can always find them on sale for $8.99 so I stock up.

27. I go back and forth about having a baby in a year or waiting a few years. I would love to travel more and work on my masters but I know once I have a baby it will never happen. My plan was to have a child by 30 but now I don't know. 

28. My favorite movies that I always click to when they're on TV are, Along Came Polly, Father of the Bride Part 1 & 2, My Best Friend's Wedding, and It's Complicated. 

There you have it, 28 random facts about me! Hope you weren't too bored. Now give it back to me and tell me something about yourself!

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  1. Happy Birthday! This was a fun post!!

  2. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaapppy Birthday! NYC at Christmas is magical, you have to get there.

    <3 me some Christian Chicken!!!!!

  3. Happy Birthday love!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Happiest of birthday's to you!!! Wish you all the best and loved getting to know a bit more about you!!

  5. Aw I love that old pic of you and Theo!! Love reading these too, I'm so glad someone else is with me on the sweets :) Happy Birthday friend! Looking forward to celebrating this wkd!

  6. Happy birthday love. Wishing you the best xoxo

  7. I love this list. Goodness you and your Mama are twins for real! Happy, Happy Birthday!

  8. Happy Birthday! I always love posts like this so I can learn more about my favorite bloggers! :)

  9. happy birthday!!! can't wait to hang out tonight :)
    and im with you... i have ZERO control when it comes to sweets. sounds like we need to check out a few charleston bakeries/sweet shops together.
    xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  10. Happy Birthday gal!!! I love the "random facts" posts and yours is no exception!!! it's always fun to learn more about bloggers! Hope you have a great day!

  11. Loved this!! I want 3 girls, too ha! Happy happy Birthday!!!

  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I feel ya on the water...no soda...and yay soda water! And food babe + Chickfila PERFECTION!! Happy, happy 28th to you, lovely! xx

  13. Happy Happy Birthday! I absolutely love love love this list. And you know what I had all these ideas in my head about the man I wanted and Scott is pretty much all of those things. Power of positive thinking right there. Your favorite movies are my favorite movies! Anything Meryl!

  14. Happy Birthday pretty lady!! Hope you have the best day! I’m a total sweet toothaholic too.... it’s a real addiction! You and your mom look identical!

  15. Happy birthday, pretty! I hear ya on the extrovert tendencies with introvert qualities and will never feel bad about killing a roach ha.

  16. My 28th birthday was yesterday! :) Happy Birthday!!!!

  17. Ahhhhhhhhhhh, this was awesome! There is too much to comment on or I get overwhelmed but my DYING question is how does the wine get its cupcake name? Does it have a sweet flavor? Totally confused.

  18. Happy Birthday darling! We need to talk about that pulse thing ;-) Hope you have a fabulous day being spoiled xoxoxo

  19. Happy Birthday!! It was great to learn some really interesting things about you.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  20. Awww... happy birthday!!! Love this round up of you!

  21. We love every single movie and so fun to read they facts about you. Happy Birthday!!

    xx 365hangers

  22. Happy Birthday, girl! Love your list! I totally agree with the extrovert with introvert tendencies. Hope you have had a fabulous day! xo

  23. Happy Birthday lady!! I'm so alike with you on so much of this. No sweets in our house either because I would eat it all and David would eat none!! Hope Theo and Pixie gave you an extra special birthday to remember!

  24. Happy Birthday! I turned 28 in May. It does seem weird to be out of highschool for 10 years already. I have zero athletic ability. I tried out for the field hockey team and by trying out I mean I showed up for 5 minutes and we had to run and I faked sick and went home. Don't think I spared my poor parents and didn't insist that they purchase all the equipment beforehand. Lol (My little sister did end up using it though) XO Have the best day!

  25. Happy belated Birthday! I had deviated septum surgery and it wasn't that bad at all! It was so worth it. I still have bad allergies but with zyrtec and the surgery I pretty much breathe easy now. I didn't have Miller until I was 31 and I'm so glad I waited that long, I had bad baby fever around 28 but I'm glad I waited to get some more fun things in before having kids because trust me my social life is a goner these days!! I don't even miss the crazy stuff, I miss stuff like getting drinks on the water on a hot summer saturday at 4pm just because we can or going to happy hour for a few hours on a Friday night and not having to stress about schedules and finding a babysitter.

  26. Glad you had a great birthday! Just wanted you to know I had sinus surgery and a deviated septum and the surgery really wasn't bad at all. I rarely have sinus infections anymore - so worth it! Also, if you think you want 3 kids, just remember it's not always as easy as wanting to get pregnant if you want to. My husband and I have been trying for a year and a half and we aren't pregnant. It just takes longer for some people, but we are confident it will happen when it's supposed to.

    Some things about me - I love my dog Murphy like he's my baby too. My house cleaning sounds just like yours - I'm neat but rarely deep clean. We have a cleaning lady that comes once a month and I try to keep up what she did. I have been to Europe twice and NYC a few times - you would love both. We have a beach trip coming up in August, cabin trips to North Georgia in October and November and then a trip to Harry Potter World in January. We love to travel!


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