Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Random Things About Me

Today is my birthday! I'm going to have lunch with my parents and then dinner at one of my favorite restaurants here in Pittsburgh! I thought I would share some random facts about myself- for many of you who have been following me for years (thank you) these may not be too surprising, but for those of you that are new here, these might help you to get to know me better! 

- Dream dinner party guests: Elizabeth Montgomery, Jackie O, Harry Styles, Frank Sinatra

- I eat basically everything except goat cheese. I have a weird aversion to it. A few other things I am not fond/try to avoid, but will still eat if necessary: mushrooms, milk, or peanut butter/nut butter. 

- I've never had a cavity or broken a bone (knock on wood). In that same vein, I have all 4 of my wisdom teeth. 

- I am afraid of ET. When I was little, I couldn't even bear to watch it. I used to always be afraid ET was under my bed as a child. When I was in high school, my sister won this gigantic ET stuffed animal at Kennywood and would hide it in my closet to scare me. To this day I haven't seen ET since the first time I saw it. 

- I'd rather be a passenger than the driver. 

- Hanson was my boy band of choice growing up. I was in love with Zack. 

- All of my uncles are named Mark. When I was a child this was really hard to keep track of, so one of my uncle Mark's is called Uncle Fitz (after his last name). 

- I was a lifeguard as my job growing up in high school and college. I loved it. 

- I still have my blanket from when I was a baby. 

- Many people call me Syd and I don't prefer one over the other. 

- If given the choice between a mountain house or a beach house, I'd choose the mountains. 

- My #1 favorite meal in life is Little Tokyo sushi.

- Seven Bridges Road by the Eagles is my favorite song of all time. It gives me chills. Every. Single. Time. The louder it is played, the better. 

- If I am drinking an alcoholic beverage it would likely be one of these few things: a Hendricks gin martini, champagne, or Casamigos with sparkling water and a splash of grapefruit, or a good cabernet. 

- I like my steak rare. 

- My least favorite months are March and August. 

- I was the historian on my sorority's executive board. I was a ZTA. 

- I have always been good at spelling and won spelling bees when I was a child, however, the word 'occasion' is a word I can NEVER get right. 

- I spoke at a Chemist's conference in Virginia and at the end of the year, I received the 'speaker of the year' award from their group!

- I always make my bed. 

- I think the best pizza in Pittsburgh is Mineo's and the best cake is Giant Eagle. 

- I think something that people don't see with my personality through my website and social media channels is that I'm pretty weird/goofy. 

- If I can avoid wearing socks and/or a belt, I will. 

- I have second holes in my ears but never wear earrings in them. 

- I talk to my parents daily.  

- My love language is Acts of Service. 

- Working out is the best thing I have ever done for my mental health. 

- I sob during the dog scene from I Am Legend every single time. It's so awful! 

- One thing I still cry laughing about to this day is an episode at the lake last year. In the middle of the night, I got up to go to the bathroom. I saw a 'GIANT snake'... I was so startled, I fell backward (the lights were off) and my fiancĂ© woke up. He started dying laughing and says 'did you just think you saw a snake' and I said 'yes omg how did you know' and he said he had gotten up earlier to go to the bathroom and did the same thing. It turns out it was just a weird shadow/reflection situation but oh my gosh it truly looked like a 4-foot snake. It was like 3am and we were crying laughing. We still randomly bring it up to this day and still cry from laughing so hard about it. You had to be there... 


Patricia Taylor said...

Cute post Sydney, I have followed you for years and some were new to me. Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a great day

Kelly C said...

These are so fun! And I agree with Patricia, even though I've followed since 2009, these were still new to me. Happy birthday! Hope your day is filled with all the little luxuries!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Sydney! Even as a longtime reader (since around the time you started your blog), I learned a few new things about you. Have a marvellous time celebrating your birthday with your family!

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday Sydney! You are my favorite blogger to follow and the most real! I enjoyed reading these random facts about you, so thank you for sharing! Hope you have the best year!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Love reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Listening to Seven Bridges right now on noise cancelling headphones and wow! Thanks for sharing!


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