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Random Friday Facts

1. I hate talking on the phone. A lot. It’s why I’m bad about keeping up with friends I don’t see on a regular basis. The fact that I have to spend a lot of time on the phone for my job is unfortunate. Any other form of communication is fine — but something about the phone makes me really really awkward.

2. Life goal: learn to surf.

3. I’m a baking snob. I refuse to do anything out of a box or bag and always will go out of my way to make things from scratch. It doesn’t mean that slice-and-bake cookies or funfetti cupcakes aren’t super duper awesome though, and let’s face it, I just love sugar. On a similar note, my specialty is the very involved but extraordinarily delicious Sour Cream Pound Cake. It’s a secret family recipe that I’ll never share.

4. I’m a Southern belle who doesn’t like sweet tea. I KNOW. There’s something wrong with me.

5. On the other hand, Southern comfort food — and great seafood, including massive piles of peel-and-eat shrimp — makes me the happiest person on earth.

6. My favorite smell EVER is Coppertone sunscreen.

7. I get irrationally annoyed when people don’t respond to texts or emails in a timely manner. I know you have your phone on you, and more than likely it’s an iPhone/Droid/Blackberry, so GET ON IT. [Sidenote — yes, it’s irrational because I’m guilty of this on rare occasions.]

8. I love to travel but hate the flight/car/bus trip home. And having to unpack.

9. I am a carbon copy of my mother. There are pictures of us from our childhoods in which you can’t tell who is who. And people who have known her since forever — and likewise, have known me my entire life — still call me Jenny.

10. I have danced on a bar. I have nearly fallen off of a bar while dancing. There was a cage above said bar. I am a very awkward dancer. Take that as you will. Get to know me really well — or buy me a few drinks — and maybe I’ll share the story with you.

11. I’m incredibly independent. In some ways this makes me selfish. But at 24, who else do I have to worry about? That’s right. No one. So don’t try to box me in or hold me back or otherwise place unnecessary demands/restrictions on my life.

Your turn! Or you can tell me what you have planned for the weekend. Or what you think of my blog makeover. I love comments, so bring ’em on.

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Discussion

7 thoughts on “Random Friday Facts

  1. Does someone have the bar dance on video?

    I hate the phone too and screen all of my calls. I also don’t listen to voicemail very regularly, and will text or e-mail any response when I do.

    Posted by amy | May 6, 2011, 8:40 AM
  2. i also hate talking on the phone. and if you leave me a voicemail message I will not listen to it.

    please make me sour cream pound cake. pleaaaaase.

    Posted by Lauren | May 6, 2011, 8:56 AM
  3. I hate the phone too. I go to absurd lengths to avoid it. But I don’t have a smartphone, and I don’t always carry my phone, so chill out if I don’t get back right away 😉 Also my plan for my 30th birthday is to go to surf camp in Costa Rica. Plus I found out that they have the same camp in Wilmington, NC, so I’ll be able to do follow-up lessons.

    Posted by lizard151 | May 6, 2011, 9:11 AM
  4. Makeover looks good! Good for you for enjoying your independent years of your twenties, because who knows how long they will last. It may be the only time you can be selfish (although I don’t know that I consider it selfish to do what you want to do).
    I am terrible at calling friends too. I just try to visit people because it is the only way I would keep in touch.
    This weekend I will be biking, running and cooking. Such an exciting life I lead…

    Posted by Liz | May 6, 2011, 9:40 AM
  5. Shoooootaaaaahhs!

    Posted by Rachel | May 6, 2011, 9:42 AM
  6. HOORAY for random friday facts. i also hate the phone. but i love sweet tea.

    Posted by katie | May 6, 2011, 7:01 PM

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