seven things about me and a song for sunday

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Chelsea Elizabeth, of Organized Mess, posted a blog recently in which she awarded "7 Style Awards" to 7 of her favorite bloggers. Being one of the 'recipients' (thanks Chelsea!), I was instructed to post 7 facts about myself, link her blog and then pass the award on to 7 of my favorite blogs. With that said....


1. I think putting a fitted sheet onto a bed is one of the hardest things a person can do. I would rather pay someone to do it for me than attempt it myself. That 4th corner is just...impossible.
2. I get much too excited about things which are, in the grand scheme of things, not that important. Example: Last week, I bought a bag of 12 oranges on sale for 1 euro. And it was kind of the highlight of my week. I also get way too excited about Skype/video chatting and taking screen shots of the process (see above photo).
3. I think that crazy ex-girlfriends make normal, current girlfriends seem so much more perfect. (Did I say that? Whoops.)
4. In my humble opinion, there is no better gift than an iTunes gift card.
5. When I was a senior in high school, my best friend Maddie and I took a "zero hour course" (a course that meets an hour before the school day begins) just so we could have a class together. No, we didn't need the course and we actually hated it. But the 50 minutes spent every morning together (and often riding to school together) were so worth it. Plus, if you took a zero hour course, you got out of school an hour early!
6. I have many, many pet peeves (possibly more than the average human should). One of my biggest? Putting on lip gloss and then having the wind blow your hair across your lips. Grossest. Feeling. Ever.
7. I associate songs with very specific locations, specific memories, the very emotion-I-was-feeling-the-first-time-I-heard-it, etc. When I first moved to Vienna for my internship, I listened to this song (below) every morning on my way to work. Hearing it now brings me back to May 2010 in a heartbeat.


And now....7 blogs I love:
Wanderlust - she's either posting awesome photos of exotic places she's explored or listing amazing recipes (like this - are you kidding me?). She also featured me on this sweet little post back in October.
Kayla in Bavaria - yes, I talk to her every day & technically don't need to receive updates via blogspot, but who cares? I always get excited when I see that she's updated.
If you don't mind - this blog belongs to my friend Sarah, who witnessed a little girl in a store say to her mother, "I'm going to skip now, if you don't mind". What better reason to follow her blog than the mere fact that its name was birthed from such a funny story?
JC on DC - One of my best friends from college, Jenny, moved to D.C. after graduation and blogs about her life there. I love reading her comparisons between her current life on the Hill and her former life in Oklahoma.
Julie writes words - Jenny's sister, another dear friend from college (and my former roommate!) writes words (as you can see from the title of her blog) and let me tell you, these words are funny. This is not a personal blog, but rather an outlet for Julie's creativity (her short stories are hilarious). My personal favorites of her posts can be found here and here.
Lauren Lyles - she's cute, funny and dresses well. What more do you need to know?
Das blog - My Fulbright friend Emily posts lesson plan ideas which are super helpful to anyone who teaches a foreign language. One thing I highly recommend (linked on her blog) is this video, in which she is filmed jumping out of a car trunk, surprising her parents on Christmas day this past December (they didn't know she had flown home from Germany). It gives me chills and makes me want to cry. The saddest/sweetest part is that, if you listen closely, you can here Emily's mom say, "I kept wondering why you weren't online" because she had wanted to Skype with her on Christmas morning. It's something my mom would say!

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And speaking of fun blogs, click here to read what Wendy from Edinburgh, Scotland posted about me on her blog, Red Boots. I've never been to Scotland but since reading her blog, it's definitely on my "to-see" list. Thanks, Wendy! You're so sweet.

20 comments:

Marian said...

Gosh, I totally feel you on the lip gloss situation. Absolutely hate when that happens

Red Boots said...

Thanks Jenni, what a really nice thing to say! x

Katelyn said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who despises putting a fitted sheet on the bed. Growing up my mother just never did understand haha!

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Your welcome, you deserve it!
Haha, I think I agree with all of these things. Sometimes I make my boyfriend put the fittedt sheet on my bed or my mom. Haha, I odnt know what I'm going to do when I move away!
Im also a very excitable person. Sometimes when Im with people I get told to calm down a lot. Haha.
I am the same exact way with music. For a lot of songs I listen to it brings me back to one specific moment or person.

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Megan said...

i would agree with all of your 7 facts..because they are all true for me as well. hair in my lip gloss gives me rage, and I also have the same reaction to putting fitted bed sheets on a bed.

Jan said...

I loved the 7 things about you. I still have trouble putting the fitted sheet on a bed. I also loved looking at the 7 blogs you highlighted. Beautiful pictures and I loved Jenny & Julie & Kayla's.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

knew you would, mom. you love those girls :)

Barbara said...

what are you visiting in spain? are you coming to madrid? drop me an email maybe i can help you with nice things to do around :)

Renee B. said...

Thanks for sharing your seven things AND seven awesome new blogs to read! You rock!

Brooke said...

HAHAHA I totally agree with the fitted sheets!

Lynn said...

i love these kinds of getting to know you better posts. i think we would get along just fine in person...i too am an overexcitment kinda girl. often being told i use exclamation points at the end of every sentence. but poo-poo on the peeps that don't get off on lifes little goodies. why the heck not be joyous, i love you're with me on the happy boat.

uggg, lipglossed hair, hate that too. thanks for sharing and posting your fave girl bloggers. ♥

Bri said...

i found myself nodding along as i read through you're 7 facts. they are so true but sooo funny :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I can so relate about the pet peeves. Lipgloss + windy+hair= yuck!

sarah said...

Do you remember being at The Third Place that night when we realized that we both compartmentalize music like that? And, thinking back, I am pretty sure that conversation happened like EXACTLY 4 years ago.

"OMG FLAMING LIPS IS SOOO SUMMER I AGREE"

Chelsea said...

Love that song.

you make me want to live in europe!

Celeste said...

Girl, I'm with you on 2, 6 & 7! Thank you so much for the shout out! I'm so sorry I haven't been up to date with blog things but I love how much you've been writing and the fujis of you and Piotr are adorable. And I hope you refer to your new pajamas as your P.J. pj's :) <3!

lady lyles said...

well i'llllll be. i've been out of town for a few days, so i just saw this post. i am flattered and blushing and my head is exploding a little bit! seriously though, i'm so excited that you like my little blog.

And here's a fact about me... I made a frittata for lunch in a 12 inch skillet and... I ate the whole thing. Oops. I need a roommate.

thomessa said...

I love that song by Yeasayer! :)

Mighty Burns said...

Bahhaha yes so true! I have yet to get an itunes gc.. but i think its a good idea! My cat and I sorta love the top sheet or "chefs hat sheet" as I like to call it.

Alex said...

3. True story. God bless 'em!
6. You're right, GROSSEST FEELING EVER.
7. I do the same thing. I'm also that way with smells. Certain ones take me back to specific memories/times/places.