A Wife Loved Like The Church

I’m Not Different, I’m Special

Posted on: February 7, 2012

Top Ten {Tuesday}Something I love about people is that everyone is unique. Even when we’re in that awkward middle school lemming phase of life, we still have an imprint all to ourselves. And those people who embrace their unique qualities are just beautiful. I wanted to share with you some uniqueness of my own.

1. I’m really obsessed with television and movies. We don’t have cable because I get a little too tv happy and never get actual work done with television as an option. Because of my obsession, I speak fluently in movie and television quotes. Daily, I quote some favorite movie and most situations I encounter remind me of a Seinfeld episode.

2. Growing up I split my time between my mom’s house and my dad’s house. They live about 3 hours apart and we would meet in the middle for a kid swap. The swap took place at Cookeville-Sparta Exit 287. I can’t even tell you my current exit number, but thanks to a song my dad and stepmom made up, I will forever remember Cookeville-Spark Exit 287 in Tennessee. {Even now the rhyme is in my head.}

3. I talk to myself. Often. And while I know that’s not at all weird, I talk to myself in different voices. Constantly. Which might be why I love Jess in New Girl so, so much.

4. Along with talking to myself, I sing to myself. Preferably opera style.ย And not typical, normal, everyone-knows-this-song songs. I make up my own songs. Like my grocery list. Yeah. I’m just that cool.

5. I get really obsessive compulsive about counting. Once I start counting, say, the number of cookies I baked, I have a really hard time stopping. I physically have to remove myself from the room in order to stop. It’s almost as if a switch has been turned on and I can’t help myself. It drives Jonathan a bit crazy.

6. I desperately want a half sleeve tattoo. Currently, saner minds are prevailing {i.e. Jonathan won’t agree} and I’m left with just researching tattoo ideas. But if given then chance, one day my left arm will be filled with color.

7. When I was a little girl, my grandfather planted a tree for me. It was a white dogwood. Since then, dogwood trees have always been my favorite trees. Perhaps a dogwood would make for a cool tattoo.

8. I find Weeping Willow trees to be wildly romantic. Despite the fact that I grew up calling weeping willows snot trees.

9. I love my wedding dress. It’s beautiful and exactly what I wanted. However, I really want to trash my wedding dress. It’s the concept of saying the dress will never been needed again, and is a super cool alternative to preserving it. I’d love to do a whole portrait session for our ten year anniversary.

10. I’m quick to judge products based on their commercials. I haven’t eaten at Quiznos in years because of their rodent commercials {I mean, really, rodents selling food, yuck}. Kia won my heart years ago with a funny commercial they had {and now I’m a proud Kia owner}. Mary at Giving Up on Perfect has her thoughts on Super Bowl commercials. And Kia just happens to make the list.

What are some of your quirks or what makes you unique?

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11 Responses to "I’m Not Different, I’m Special"

Tell David about the portraits. He has wanted to do a series on a woman wearing a wedding dress in the swamp. Sound unique enough? If not add the half sleeve. ๐Ÿ˜‰ P.S, I raised you that way so I could live vicariously through you.

Oh, a swamp shoot would be way cool. Just no gators. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This list makes me enjoy and appreciate you even more and that idea your mom shared is AWESOME! I love my wedding dress too but it will never fit me again and I’m okay with that.

Also half sleeve or calf cover plus dreads are on my list that Chris no nos and I respect that, but it doesn’t stop me from looking.

Awww, thanks Katie!

I do love the idea of a calf cover and dreads. I think I could convince Jonathan of the dreads, but I’m not sure how I would handle the commitment. HA! I’ll tattoo myself, but am worried about committing to dreads. HA!

Well tattoos are definitely a more permanent endeavor and that’s why although I love and am obsessed with them I don’t even have one.

Now I feel like I know you a little better :). Jess makes me laugh so much — love that show!! I also love my wedding dress. It’s simple and timeless and best of all, my mom made it and it cost $50!

This might be my favorite post of yours! haha I LOVED reading the random facts about you…and can SO relate to the talking to yourself in different voices. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love tattoos, but my husband is also the saner voice. boo. ๐Ÿ™‚

Okay, totally thought I was the only obsessive counter…I like odd numbers best and tend to count words or things on the road, trying to get to a satisfying number, such as 7. Crazy.

As for your dress, why not Free Cycle it? You could bless the {compression} socks off somebody.

Whoa! Did I know this about you growing up in East TN? I probably did and forgot along the way. Anyway, I spent the first ten years of my life living in Crossville, TN (not far from Cookeville!). Small world. ๐Ÿ™‚

My voices usually have a British accent or a southern accent. Also I secretly want a sleeve as well. Which totally is not like me. And I sold my wedding dress on ebay for half of what i bought it for ๐Ÿ™‚

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