Friday, August 9, 2013

A little about me

Today's outfit was going to be another Pinterest-inspired look, but it didn't quite work out the way I wanted, so I won't share the pin that inspired this.  That is OK, it's Friday!  We made it!  And I thought today I'd take a cue from Erin and Amanda and do kind of a "stuff about me post."  It's been awhile, so what better day than a Friday to share some fun facts about me that maybe you didn't know?

1. My car does not have a working clock in it.  I'm constantly checking my watch or my cell phone as I drive to make sure I don't end up late to work!  Mr. Monkey has promised me his old car stereo at some point here and I am most excited about that fact that it has a clock!

2. The only places out of the country I've traveled to are Canada and the Bahamas.  I'd really like to change that eventually!

3. I have only really learned to like vegetables in the last several years.  Five years ago there is no way I would have been willing to sign up for a CSA (community supported agriculture) share.  Now I can't wait until our new box of goodies shows up each week.

4. I'm crazy addicted to ice water.  I freeze water bottles the night before I go to work so I can have frozen water during my work day.  I have heard if you're addicted to ice it means your low in something, it might be iron.  I wouldn't be surprised if that was my problem.

5. The State Fair is coming up soon here in Minnesota and next to Christmas and my birthday it is my most favorite time of the year.  The Pants Monkey and I always take a day off from work for it and we go and pig out and people watch and we have a blast.  I cannot wait.

T-shirt - thrifted
Jeans - Liz Lange, from friend
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Sandals - Merona, Target 

6. I participated in drama in high school and I miss acting sometimes.  I keep saying someday I'll get involved in community theatre, but I just never do.  My dream roles have always been Maureen from Rent, Fantine from Les Miserables or Mary Magdalene from Jesus Christ Superstar.  Eclectic mix, no?

7. In spite of the fact that I'm pretty friendly and outgoing, put my entire life out on a blog like this and enjoy spending time with friends and family - I am an introvert.  Shocker.  I think it's because I am an only child - therefore, I just crave that time for myself to regroup and re-energize.  I can always tell when I've been too busy and stretching myself too thin with going out and doing things with others - I start craving my couch time with just Mr. Monkey.  I try to make sure we have at least one or two nights like that each week and it helps a lot.

8. Fall is my favorite season.  Nothing makes me happier than cool weather, a bonfire, a cozy hoodie, S'mores in one hand and glass of scotch or dark beer in the other (when not pregnant obviously.  This year I'll have to settle for hot apple cider or hot chocolate instead!)

9. Our pregnancy was not 100% planned.  But this baby is 100% loved and wanted.  I can't wait to cuddle him.

10. I have only recently gotten into the craze that is Candy Crush.  But I am in total control of my addiction and I can stop playing anytime I want....I think.

Uffda, that's all I can come up with today.  Erin did 16, Amanda did 31.  I was going to do 22 in honor of being 22 weeks pregnant, but my brain is just not there today.  Hopefully you did still learn something new about me!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


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  2. Cute outfit! I knew everything on your list (except your dream roles)! Can't wait for our brunch date tomorrow!

  3. I love these posts! I am with you on loving fall and all things listed in #8. So much fun to learn more about you :) Love this outfit too. The color of your top is great.

  4. I am also excited for the state fair! And interesting, I didn't know that about people addicted to ice!

  5. Love this, Beth! :) Happy Friday to you, my dear! Big hugs and kisses!

  6. How cool - loved learning some new things about you (and I am so with you on #7). That orange-red is amazing on you!

  7. This was such a fun post! I freeze bottles of water too before I go to the beach so that it stays cold all day in the heat. :) I'm an introvert too...I'm very shy around people I don't know well. Happy Friday!

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  8. Great outfit today. It makes me think of fall!
    I also craved ice when pregnant. I actually chewed ice cubes through both of my pregnancies! Both kids came out totally healthy, so it was just fine.

  9. I can totally relate to #1- my old car wouldn't tell me the time either and I always want to know what time it is! I always have my watch on!

  10. The tango Maureen!! :-D Cute outfit today dear :-)

  11. I love this outfit, you look so cute! This was a fun post! My favorite season is fall too, and I am also an introvert! I would also like to visit other countries as well.

  12. I love veggies, but am very particular about them. Take for example my stir fry today. Scott put frozen veggies in it last night when he cooked it. I picked out all the cooked veggies and stirred in more frozen veggies because the thought of twice cooked veggies (even though carrots and peas can survive a lot!) makes me ill. It's strange how bodies like different things!

  13. It's always fun to learn more about the blogger... I love fall too Beth! Those are great jeans and love the red top. Have a good weekend:)

  14. That is fun to read and learn more about what make Bethie the Boo! LOL

    I'm lovin' this top on you. Great color! yes, it is Friday. See you on Monday or on IG in the meantime.

  15. It was super fun to read about you! I think a lot of bloggers tend to be introverts. At least, that's what I've found. And I'm jealous- I'd love to go to a fair. You are looking super cute!

  16. i need to know more about this ice water thing... i always have to have ice in my water throughout the day, but luke-cold (haha, what's the opposite of lukewarm - room temperature?) water just isn't very refreshing!

    hope you're having a lovely weekend!

  17. I LURVE Ice water!!! I guzzle water when it's super cold and barely touch it when it's tepid haha. Also, how do you not look pregnant in these pictures??! Love that color on you!

  18. good ol' pregnancy brain!!! i hate ice water. in fact, i don't like any of my drinks (aside from beer and milk) to be cold at all. i like room temp...very odd, i suppose!

  19. I loved all your facts, especially #6 haha

    I miss you friend.


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