Five

4/09/2013



We're taking Liz's open invitation to share five random things you may not know about each of us.

Kirby

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.

 Alexa

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.


16 comments:

Meg said...

I perpetually worry too Alexa! I hope my daughter inherits my active imagination, but hope she can keep hers in check better than her mama!! I enjoyed reading a little about you girls!
xx

Courtney Erin said...

I am also a horrible worrier who cries at that SPCA commercial and I'm always down for a Teen Mom marathon.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i CRY on that commercial too!!!!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Kirby, # 5 is so me. Alexa, # 4! I loved getting to know the both of you better! :)

Nat said...

I worry all the time too Alexa- just like that totally crazy worries! I go straight to the worst that that could possibly happen!

birdie to be said...

How fun! I love this and getting to know my favorite bloggers!

Ana Degenaar said...

This was so fun to read! Gorg photo, too!

christina said...

haha these were great! i too had a childhood stuffed animal ... i slept with it until i got married lol. now it lives in my closet and if my daughter can be extra extra extra careful with her she can hold her.lol.for a few minutes. :)

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

The ASPCA commercial gets me every. single. time. Breaks my heart!

always, koru kate

christin said...

I actually worry myself sick. Like I can worry so much, I get an illness. That isn't normal at all...I blame my mother for teaching me her worrying ways.

17 Perth said...

Loved this post! And I am with you on the worrying--love how you view it--haha. Completely agree! And I am with you on the ASPCA commercials. Tears, every single time.

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

Yay...I love these posts. Thanks for sharing. I am also a worrier who hates seaweed and LOVES the soy paper option (why don't more places have that??). And like both of you, I still have my childhood stuffed animal, Grumpy the Care Bear. :)

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh gosh those SPCA commercials get me every.single.time. i want to go and adopt and save all of those animals, ugh tears rolling down the face...

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Worriers and perfectionists? I've found my people!

Alex said...

I can't watch those SPCA commercials. They ruin me. I'm also obsessed with Teen Mom (currently watching an episode), and my first niece was born when I was 18. My sister is 10 years older than I am :)

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Alexa, I'm the same, my mind sometimes goes to very strange places in terms of imagination! Loved reading more about you two ;)