Ten facts about myself that no one asked for but are here for you to read.
1. I’m an only child.
I think this is always the first fun fact I come up with, but it’s something that will never change. I like being an only child, and really it’s all I’ve ever known. I know that people always think only children are spoiled, but it all depends on how the child is raised. Yeah my parents have bought me things and helped me out here and there, but I got a job at 16—one that I still have—and I pay for mostly everything for myself. If I had a choice, I think I would want an older sibling; I don’t know how I’d do with a younger one.
2. I can wiggle my ears.
I know I can’t really prove this to you via blog post, but trust me? It was something my grandfather could do, and I noticed after he passed away that I can do it, too.
3. I’ve never broken any bones.
The closest thing I guess I’ve done to breaking a bone is spraining my ankle during my senior year of college—walking down stairs while holding a box. My mom took me to the ER just to make sure I didn’t break it, and I was on crutches for three days before giving up. Sometimes the pain in my right ankle acts up if I run too much now.
4. I wear socks to bed.
Apparently this is considered a weird thing? Like I can’t sleep barefoot. I’ve always slept with socks on and always will.
5. My favorite color is any shade of blue.
My second favorite color is coral.
6. My comfort foods include anything with pasta and cheese.
Baked ziti and mac and cheese are my favorites.
7. I don’t like pie.
I have a texture issue with pie crust. So whenever my mom makes an apple pie, she makes me an apple crisp.
8. I’ve never been on a plane.
Follow up fun fact: I’ve never been out of the northeast. I don’t travel much, so obviously I’ve never flown. Planes also sort of freak me out? Like I know you’re safer in a plane than in a car, but the whole being off the ground thing freaks me out. A lot.
9. In my senior year yearbook, it says that I wanted to major in English in college and then work at ESPN.
Neither of those things happened. I did apply to college as an English major but switched once I found out the communication major exists. Back in 2012, I don’t even think I knew the social media part of my job would exist years later. Or that I’d be working at the university that I went to.
10. I think that mushrooms are absolutely disgusting and shouldn’t exist.