13 things you need to know

For my Blathering ladies....there are a few things you must know about me. Things that hopefully will make you still like me.

  1. First and foremost I am a vegan. I eat no animals or animal products (eggs, dairy, butter). I try to be highly respectful of other people's choices and I try to not be one of those vegans. Don't worry too much about what I'll eat, I manage pretty well.
  2. I can eat an entire bag of Oreo's in a sitting. (Accidentally vegan! SCORE.)
  3. I am a bit of a jewelry whore. I obsessively collect jewelry and admire other people's bling. The surest way to my heart is to wear shiny things! If I grab your hand or stare at your chest it probably means I'm just looking at your jewels. Do not karate chop me, please.
  4. I am people watcher by nature. If you catch me staring at you please consider it a compliment and if you feel so inclined, please stare back.
  5. I'm Italian and come from a VERY LOUD FAMILY. Therefore, you may need earplugs.
  6. I say 'douche bag' A LOT and well, it offends some. Please disregard my foul mouth and know I'm not calling you a douche bag.
  7. I keep saying I don't drink much, which is true. But this probably means I will drink excessively and be even more loud, if that's possible. Also, wine makes my face turn red.
  8. I will profess my love for my iPhone and my children with similar fervor but please note, I love my children more, I promise.
  9. If you leave a magazine around (especially a cooking magazine) I will likely pick it up and start reading it. (Elizabeth, you are warned. But I won't ask to borrow it because I probably wouldn't return it. Ha!)
  10. I don't talk religion or politics as a general rule. Not because I don't want to discuss or even debate, but because I feel that I'm not knowledgeable on either topic well enough to hold a conversation that sounds very intelligent. Even though we may think totally differently on the right to choose or who our president is, I know we can get along because there are so many other things to talk about. Such as reality TV!
  11. I don't do movie quotes. I have the memory of a small ant so they are basically lost on me. But I'll probably laugh anyways just so I don't feel left out.
  12. I'm traveling with my dear, lovely friend Jennie. Her husband is my ex-boyfriend and really it's old news by now. I totally claim her as my friend and love her dearly and we know our relationship was odd at first but I'd say we're over it. You'd have to be over the awkwardness of it all to sleep in the same bed on a road trip, right? You can read more about this here or here.
  13. Lastly, I've been a mother for nearly half my life. My oldest son is 14 and my youngest son is 2.5. I LOVE MY BOYS TO NO END. Please ask me about them, I will talk all night if you let me.

I can't wait to meet you ladies and get to talking about all sorts of things! Also, I'm super bummed some of you can't make it like Danielle and Raven. Can I bring you on a stick?!


Raven said...

I'm totally down for being there on a stick.

Mountain Momma said...

I'll fight you for any shiny thing we both see at the same time. I must warn you - I have some serious karate skills after watching Kung Fu Panda multiple times.

maggie said...

I am TOTALLY WITH YOU on #10. I love to READ about it but I HATE talking about it. Bring on the reality TV!

Jess said...

I think that the connection you and Jennie have is awesome. Seriously.

Lizzie said...

Wheeee! It's only a matter of days.... :D

Holly said...

This is gonna be so much fun! I'm so happy that LOUD people are coming. My entire family's motto for holidays is "If you don't leave with a headache, you didn't have a good time."

barbetti said...

I concur that the connection you and Jennie have is awesome, especially considering I would love to never hear or speak of my husband's ex again.

We have a saying in my house about shiny things because I am EASILY distracted by SHINY! OBJECTS! and I've been known to interrupt conversation to say "I love your [insert piece of jewelry here]!"

And I am ALL over the reality tv. My DVR is 90% reality shows.

Abbie said...

Those are 13 things I love about you! What a coincidence! ;)

jodifur said...

I constantly say if I had to choose between my husband and my iphone I'm not sure what would win. Truly.

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

Hiiii! So, I'm a late addition to the Blathering...just wanted to say hello! I want to hear more about your vegan-ness! Also, one of my close friends is my boyfriend's ex. It's weird, yes, but...

Can't wait to meet y'all tomorrow!