We're taking Liz's open invitation to share five random things you may not know about each of us.
1. I'm a perfectionist, to a fault. I'm working on letting go a little bit. It's kind of working.
2. Ian and I met in college the spring semester before I was set to study abroad, and we were going to be on separate coasts for the summer. He surprised me with a flight to visit him when we'd only been dating for a month, and the day I left for England he purchased a flight to come visit me at Oxford. We've been together ever since.
3. I have fraternal twin brothers. They're six years older than me. Steve lives in Dallas, where he owns his own furniture store, with his dog Cayden. Craig works in finance in LA with my sister-in-law Ryan and my niece Avery and nephew Chase.
4. Teen Mom on MTV is my guilty pleasure. I am blushing just typing this.5. I LOVE fashion magazines. I subscribe to all of the majors and still let out a little squeal when they arrive in the mail.
1. I have a tendency to worry. A lot. Like that pain in my chest…clearly a heart attack. Matt isn’t back from surfing? Obviously a Great White attack. My parents aren’t home when I call? Carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s kind of ridiculous. These worries aren’t all consuming and I know that they really are a product of a very active imagination. Sometimes I just have to remember to put them in check. Being cautious = okay. Totally paranoid = mental institution. It’s kind of cut and dry.
2. I dislike seaweed very much. I usually get soy paper on my sushi rolls.
3. I have a half sister who is 50 and a brother who is 42. In many ways I basically grew up as an only child, but I was lucky to have my first nephew born when I was 15. The best of both worlds!
4. I cry at the same SPCA commercial every single time. You know the one I’m talking about, with the Sarah McLachlan song. Usually I change the channel and bury my nose in Gorbie’s fur.
5. Like Liz I still have my childhood stuffed animal, a gift from my late Grandma. His name is O.B. (short for Obedience Bear). He’s been an ongoing source of comfort over the years and there’s still this tiny part of me that likes to believe he comes alive when I’m not around.