Monday, July 23, 2012

Oh, You Think You Know Me?

I can't believe that I've gained almost 50 new followers in the past week! Those of you who say "it's not about the followers" are a bunch of liars. Girlfrandddd, please! I know your heart skips a tiny beat when you see that you've gained a few more followers. We're human, we seek acceptance, and the more followers we have, the more we feel accepted. Don't deny it. The truth will set you free. Holla!

I digress. As I was saying, since I've been getting massive amounts of love through these new followers, I feel like it's time for a "If You Really Knew Me" post. But really, this is a "If You Were Inside of My Brain" post, because a lot of people really know me, but these facts are kinda weird and random. So let's get started....

-I can't take a good picture to save my life. My eyes are always closed or squinty. Or my five-head is gleaming for all of the world to see. Or I just look like a freak of nature. Here is some proof:


Okay, so maybe I don't really try that hard to look good in a picture in the first place, but let's all ask ourselves a question...What is my arm doing in that last picture? And nice dance move by Justin. This is why we're a great couple. We have dance moves for DAYS!

-I love food. Like, really love food. The main reason I work out is so I can eat whatever I want. On the inside, I am 900lbs. But endless thanks to my mother for her super metabolism! I've definitely been blessed in that department.

-I once testified in court for a Termination of Parental Rights hearing. Most. Terrifying. Thing. Ever. I interned at Child Protective Services my last semester of college and often observed supervised visits between children and their parents. I got subpoenaed by the mother's lawyer to testify (not sure why since I had nothing nice to say about her or the father) and I wanted to cry. There's nothing like five attorneys throwing ridiculously hard questions at you about someone's parenting (or lack thereof in this case.)

-At my preschool graduation, I announced to the entire auditorium filled with families that I aspired to be a Taco Bell worker when I grew up. Everyone else was saying they wanted to be a doctor or singer or police officer, and there's little Jenna saying she wants to work at Taco Bell. I had high expectations for myself. I'm sure it was a proud moment for my parents.

-I have a lot of pet peeves. I'm not sure why I'm annoyed so easily, but I am. Let's make a list within a list of my pet peeves:
1) When the fitted sheet on my bed comes undone.
2) Loud mouth noises. You're not a cow. Chew with your mouth closed
3) Slow/crazy drivers. I have a severe case of road rage.
4) When people don't clean up after themselves. I'm OCD about cleanliness. This is especially challenging at work. Toddler's don't know how to clean up after themselves. And they always make the biggest mess with paint. I just have to remind myself to breathe.
5) When people (JUSTIN) drop their Oreo's (or other cookies, I'm not discriminating) into the milk to get all soggy and nasty. AND THEN drink it. Barf.
...and moving on....

-My nails need to be painted at all times. Right now, they're bare and it's driving me crazy. I know I need to let them breathe, but this will probably only last for another day or two, if that.

-I'm addicted to scarves and boots. I need two closets. One for scarves and boots and another for everything else. Also, I have my eye on a pair of Tory Burch boots and it makes me cry like a baby on the inside that I will never be able to afford them. Unless I'm being financially irresponsible...


-I wish my life was a musical. Sometimes, I think of a song that would go perfectly with the scenario I'm in and then I'll proceed to sing it and make up choreography in my head. This is why I'm not afraid to admit I love the High School Musical movies. I wanted that to be my life.

So there you have it, a little look into the random facts of my life. What random facts about your life do your readers not know about you?

Hope your Monday is off to a great start! I keep on having to tell myself I only have two more weeks until vacation! It's the only thing getting me through.

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Alana Christine said...

Congrats on the new followers! I love getting to know other bloggers better! I have HORRIBLE road rage. haha

Rachel said...

I loved the High School Musical movies! I'm currently on a mission to make my husband watch them at some point, partially so that I can watch them again and partially so that he can understand part of the culture of my high school years! And testifying in court, especially for that kind of situation, sounds terrifying!

The Preppy Student said...

I loved this post! Congrats on 50 in one week thats fantastic! I love those tory burch boots too but not only can I not afford them I have big calves and dont think they will fit :(. Testifying in any court sounds scary and I love that when you were younger you wanted to be a taco bell worker! at least you can say that you are doing better than your wildest dreams :)

Blue Dog Belle said...

Congrats on all the new followers! 50 in a week? You must be doing something right girlfriend.

I have a giveaway going on right now, and I'd love you to stop by!

xoxo, Emily

Anni said...

Awesome post!!

"1) When the fitted sheet on my bed comes undone." -> High Five, sister! :oD Same here!
"2) Loud mouth noises. You're not a cow. Chew with your mouth closed" -> while I type this, my colleague "eats" pumpkin seeds. LOUD!!! AAAAAARRRRGH!!!

Congrats on the new followers! I LOVE new followers! Seriously, who doesn´t? Carazay!

Smooches from germany!

julia rose said...

I feel like we should be best friends. I hate loud mouth noises and "OMG clean up after yourself you dirty animal"- runs through my head all of the time. It's ridic. I also feel ya on the nail painting rule. However, I have this obsession with picking my polish off so I end up re-painting my nails almost daily. Hence why I have a hard time paying for expensive polish. And lastly- holy moly I would die if I had to testity in court on a CPS case!! Crazy thing is we are getting trained in August on CPS investigations so we can be back up as needed :( I'm terrified!!
Happy Monday, sweet girl!!

Meghan said...

I think we might be soul mates. I flipping love Taco Bell, and your story CRACKED me up. And when sheets become all undone, I go NUTS!

Tere Shake said...

oh i have the WORST road rage. most people dont even like to drive with me. its not a big deal, i have never been in an accident and i can get to where you want to go in .2 seconds. sounds like a great ride to me!

Chelsea said...

Wow, girl! Congrats on all of the new followers :-) I really enjoyed reading this post :)

Amber said...

Love this post! Congrats on all the new followers. :)

I'm hosting a giveaway now, I'd love for you to stop by and check it out.

emily said...

i love boots and scarves too! i just found your blog, i love it!
happy monday to you too! x

Rebekah Lewis said...

I'm a new follower - I found you over at Goings On in Texas. Your great beauty product recommendations are what got me hooked!

Don't feel too badly about your pet peeves... I'm embarrassed to admit that depending on how my day went, the fitted sheet coming off our bed or my husband scraping his teeth down his spoon are enough to set me off into an absolute temper tantrum!


CMae said...

I have road rage too. The fiance' fears for his life some days when he rides with me LOL That HAS to change someday if I ever become a parent. I blame it on growing up in Chicago, with crazy insane highway drivers. How bad was my road rage? Lets just say in my first car I blew out my horn. No joke! haha :)

I think the follower thing depends on who you are, i can honestly say I Never once tweeted or said to other oh my gosh I hit 1,000 followers or begged for more. It's not a collecting of "readers" game...I know I had 5 follower the first year I even blogged..then 3 yrs later it just grew on it's own.

And I'm right there with you about always having eyes closed in a picture! I am quite worried for my wedding in 10 days how the photographer will do taking my mugshot lol

Robin said...

I love this post! I actually laughed out loud about your Taco Bell dream!! Hahaha I can't imagine your parents faces! And I'm right there with you on the follower thing, I'd still blog if no one read but I get SO happy with every new follower!

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

Why do you always have the most amazing tan?! I love these pictures of you! They're just so fun!! Love the taco bell one....that's so funny & so cute!! Congrats on all the new followers!!! Xoxo Kelly

Sarah said...

I agree with the fitted sheet and painted fingernails!! Found you via Life of a Young Mom-- I'm a new follower :)

Jessie said...

I agree about the followers because I'm always do excited when I see I've gained a new follower!

Ameryn Marie said...

Just came across your blog today. You can count me as one more follower... and yes, it does matter. =)
-Ameryn Marie @

Kelsey said...

I totally agree with the fitted sheet and I love that first picture of you laughing I think it turned out cute when it wasn't meant to be!

sophistifunk said...

i love love love your blog! so glad to have found it :) and congrats on all of your new followers!

p.s. speaking of followers, i'm your newest one :)

xo brie

Tif said...

I SO TOTALLY KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN! I EEEEK every time I see a new follower! And I understand the two closet thing...But I think I need for shoes, one for purses and one for my clothes...oh wait...I need one for my jewelry...GEESH! My poor hubby! He won't even be able to say he lives here one day! HA!

Ramblings of a Southern Belle

Shelley said...

Based on this post, I think we would be BFF's in real life! :)