April 1, 2015

Betcha Didn't Know

***Before we get to my post today I just want to put out into the universe I am so thankful those I care and love are safe and sound. If you're in the NOVA area you'll have heard about the crazy inmate that escaped from a local hospital and wrecked havoc yesterday. The hospital is about ten minutes from where my parents live and wouldn't you know the suspect fled to their community. The second car that was stolen was off their street and the suspect fled through the woods three houses down from where I grew up. Talk about scary! Esepcially knowing Mama B was home alone. Thankfully the suspect fled to DC and was apprehended in the afternoon, due to the diligence of the police and someone paying attention to social media. No one was injured and I'm so thankful. So.incredibly.THANKFUL***

Inspiration found *here*.

Betcha didn't know... that I did sideline reporting for a public access channel righto out of college. I wanted to go in to sports broadcasting but didn't have enough experience in college to land an internship. However, a work college did public access and I worked with him for a year until my job said it was a conflict of interest. So, I quit.

Betcha didn't know... that decision still haunts me. #didntgiveitmyall

Betcha didn't know... I can be incredibly shy when I first meet people. I used to be incredibly outgoing all the time, but since college I've become much more of a shy personality at first meet. It now takes me a bit of time to warm up in a big group, but once I'm comfortable I won't stop talking ;)!

Betcha didn't know... we're moving to Alaska. #bringonthemountains #andtheviews

Betcha didn't know... that my left hip is more flexible than my right hip. Don't know why that is, but my pigeon pose is quite different on each side of my body. I need to work double time to stretch that right hip out with more yoga.

Betcha didn't know... I can follow a recipe to a T, but can't boil rice on the stove. I burn it every.single.time. Or don't cook it enough. Le Husband is so thankful for the rice cooker we were gifted for a wedding present. #hecksoamI

Betcha didn't know... I was better at the power apparatus events [vault, floor] than beam and bars. Poise and flexibility are not my strong points so quick and powerful vaults or energetic floor routines were where I excelled.

Betcha didn't know... my dad had twitter before I did. #truestory

Betcha didn't know... I played the Stringed Bass from middle school through high school. Yes, that is the standup up instrument in orchestras and yes lil five foot nothing Pinky carted it around for seven years. I started playing violin in six grade but didn't like the competition to be in the first section so I changed clefs from trebal to bass. #theremayhavebeenacuteboyinvolved #theyneededanotherbassists #madesymphonicorchestramyfreshmanyear

Betcha didn't know... I'm allergic cats and a malaria prevention medication. Kitty cats make my eyes water like no other so I'm a dog person. I had a pretty serious reaction to malarone back in 2008, right before I traveled to Brazil for a mission trip. It had me leaving in the middle of soccer game and heading to the ER. Luckily Benadryl in the ER fixed the problem but I had less than 24 hours to get a new prescription. #stressed

Betcha didn't know... at work I have one of my computers set to left-hand mode even though I'm right handed. I have two separate computers on two different networks and my right hand used to get so tired, so I switched one to left handed. Now I'm as proficient on my left hand as I am on my right, woohoo. 

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BETCHA DIDN'T KNOW THAT FOURTH POINT WAS AN APRIL FOOLS!!!!!!!!!
GOTCHA, FRIENDS!  < 3

34 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

OMG girl! That inmate thing is SO scary! I am so happy your mom is ok and that they manged to get the guy. Wow. Thats pretty awesome your dad has a Twitter! And thats crazy your allergic to malaria medication! I would have no idea if I was haha!

Jess said...

Ha ha! You totally got me. I was really excited for you until I got to the bottom of your post. I know you love Alaska!

Elle Sees said...

i am not allergic to cats but i don't care for them. i wish i could use the allergies as an excuse!

Sydney @ Raising Southern Grace said...

Ok, I was totally going to comment on that way saying, OMG your so lucky!!!! My brother and sister in law lived there for about 2 years. It is so beautiful there. You really got me girl!

Kathy@RealTalk said...

i was like, WHAAAA??? ALASKA??? lol good one. happy april fools!

Myra said...

Holy moly on the inmate escape. I am so glad to hear your Momma is okay!

And you totally got me on the Alaska fool! I was all ready to go with my omg, what an adventure comment, haha!

Illegally Blonde said...

I love that I knew almost all of these, minus the bass part... but I can totally see you doing this.

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Haha as soon as I read that I scrolled to the bottom to see if it was April Fools!

Emelia at Dream Big & Buy the Shoes said...

Happy to hear your family is safe! When I read the fourth point it was stated so casually that it made me wonder ;) Love learning more about people!

Christina Sotherden said...

SO cool that you were a sideline reporter!! I am so shy when I meet new people, like hide behind my husband shy haha! HA, I read the fourth point and scrolled to the bottom to see if it was a joke, ESP sista! I don’t know how to boil rice either! My husband does it!

Carly Blogs Here said...

Oh my gosh, haha, I was so shocked you were moving to Alaska, which would be totally cool :) So glad your family was safe-- it's sooo scary when something like that literally happens right outside your own door!

Teh Megan said...

I played the euphonium in band and it was definitely bigger than me for a long time...

As a media major, thats awesome you got to be a reporter, even if it was for a short time! I kinda wanted to be one of the behind the scenes people because all that pressure is exhilarating to me, but it didn't pan out since I didn't have an internship since one of my profs wouldn't let me arrive to class late to take the intern class.

Courtney B said...

My eyes about bulged out of my head over your sly little announcement about moving to Alaska... until I remembered that it's April Fool's day, HA!

How terrifying about the escapee! I'm so glad your family wasn't affected by him- and that he was caught! YIKES!

Jen said...

I am horribly shy when I meet people! I wish I could get over that.

Leslie Lukens Martin said...

I totally fell for your April Fool's Prank and was planning out my comment all around it...until I read the last line of your post! Ha! Anyway...sooooooo glad your family is safe. That scary stuff hit WAYYYYYY too close to home (literally).

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

Well thank goodness!!!! I was about to start scrolling old posts to see if I really was in fact that much outta the damn loop! hahaha love you- SO glad everyone was safe with that lunatic- ugh that gives me chills!!

Katie Elizabeth said...

So glad your family is okay and safe!! Talk about scary! And I was wondering if I missed some sort of huge announcement about Alasaka ;) Happy April friend!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Gosh, all these April fools jokes are getting me haha! That is so scary what happened, sheesh!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Holy crap gurlie, I'm so glad your family is safe and no one was injured. How scary!

And Alaska?! That would be amazing, but I already know I would not be able to handle the insane winters. Yipes! Awesome April Fools joke :-D

Aspen Kelty Marie said...

What a fun post! I didn't know any of that!

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Rebecca Jo said...

Love you have a cool dad :)
I hate decisions that still haunt.. I have tons of them.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

So glad your family is okay!

Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie said...

aw man for a minute i was so jealous of you moving to Alaska! haha. So glad your family is ok!

Nadine Lynn said...

Oh man, that inmate thing is scary!!! And you are the 3rd or 4th blog I have hit with April fools stuff...I trust no one today! haha!

Erin LFF said...

I'm so glad your family and everyone is safe- how scary! I love that first photo of you, how cool that you did some sideline reporting!!! :)

Ashley said...

HAHAHA! You totally got me!! I was like Whhaaaa??? So glad everyone is safe and sound! How scary! I wish I was more flexible.. Its not even funny how tight my hamstrings are!

Blush and Barbells said...

Oh no! I was looking forward to a few rugged outdoorsy Alaskan wilderness posts!

Laura Darling said...

Haha oh my gosh you totally had me with that Alaska thing! I was thinking "WHAT DID I MISS!?" Lol! Glad your family is safe. Saw that story on the news last night, so scary.

Jessica said...

You got me too! For a second I was like, "MOVING TO ALASKA!" Lol! So glad your mama is ok - that must have been so scary!:) Loved learning a bit more about you today!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Sideline reporting; how cool is that?! And Alaska would have been awesome...I would stalked you for pictures forever & ever, ha!

The Rachael Way said...

I was like... OMG! Way to throw that Alaska thing out so casually! haha

J Trogstad said...

Haha! That's funny! I totally believed that you were moving to Alaska!

Kay R. said...

So cool that you were a reporter! And I can use both hands as well...

Almost a week later and April fools is still haunting me. haha good one!

Janna Renee said...

This almost got me, and then I realized you posted it on April 1st before I got to the bottom, lol. I was like 'Noooooo...now I'll never see you!' Haha, love you!