Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Five Things About Me



It's time for another five random things about me (see the last post here). Please share some random things about yourselves, in the comments! I would love to know more about you all.

1) There is no food I hate more than water chestnuts. I've always disliked them, but I have a really bad memory related to them that makes them even worse.

2) When I was little, I had three names picked out for any future horses I would get: Aurora, Maleficent, and Merrylegs. Aurora and Maleficent would have preferably been Arabian mares, Saddlebreds, or National Show Horses (a mix of the two) - light and dark, respectively. Merrylegs would have been a Shetland pony, because they're adorable. Clearly I wasn't too creative, because those names come from Sleeping Beauty and Black Beauty. It didn't matter, because all of our horses already had names when we got them. And they were none of the breeds I mentioned (though Spanky was Anglo-Arab), but I couldn't possibly have loved any other horses quite as much as I loved them.

3) Much to my mom's chagrin, I used to refuse to get pedicures. The idea of anyone touching my feet kind of freaked me out; it wasn't because of being ticklish (I'm not ticklish, at all) but because I'm prone to ingrown toenails and also because I just have weird anxiety issues about new, unknown territory. I was forced to get one because of a shoot (about four years ago), and realized that they're the best thing in the world. What was I thinking?

4) I used to ride my purple Huffy bike around my block and play "Maneater" by Hall and Oates on my walkman, over and over. Keep in mind that this was a tape, so it required me to stop and rewind it whenever the song ended. I thought I was so cool...and I totally was. I wasn't allowed to go past my block, so I basically lived my life in a small, continuous loop.

5) One of my cats, Kitty Boos, sleeps on my shoulder with his face resting on mine. He wakes me up by purring very loudly, burying his head under my neck, and licking my face. It's really cute, and also really difficult to breathe, sometimes. Thanks for the smothering love, Boobear!

39 comments:

  1. awww love the kitty sleeping on your shoulder-so cute. I just did some random facts on my instagram and one of them was that I had braces twice. My first orthodontist was not very good/retiring...I'm glad because my second orthodontist was amazing.

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  2. ahh i'm so jealous that you have horses, i'd looooove one! :)

    becky,

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  3. You had a walkman! Wow I would have never guessed that :)

    xx Mira

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  4. i like your pic but eye make is not very good.
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  5. love this!

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  6. haha Interesting! Love your makeup look here:)

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  7. Nice post :) And make-up ! ❤


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  8. I love these sort of posts...it's so much fun to learn strange little facts about my favorite bloggers. I know a lot of women who are scared of pedicures, then have one, and realize what a wonderous glory a pedicure is! xx

    The What's In Between

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  9. I wish I had a horse! Then again I live in a flat! Lol, I do love cats, my mums one does exactly the same thing!
    What a fun post, thanks for sharing :)

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  10. I actually have a friend who used to have a pony named Merrylegs. So cute!
    I had a National Show Horse named Fame... he was amazing, absolutely the love of my life.
    Also, I had never had a pedicure until a few years ago, and I kicked the lady in the face the first time because I was so ticklish!

    <3 dani
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  11. Great post :-)
    I've never had a pedicure either, and up until a month ago I'd never had a manicure! It was so lovely to feel pampered when I did finally get one though! :-P

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  12. Um, you clearly WERE cool as shit...Maneater is the jam. Cue Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride, every time. Also, CASSETTE TAPES. Hilarious.

    xo, grace (patternedposies.blogspot.com)

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  13. Cute:)
    I loved reading these.
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  14. Loved the "Maneater" fact. I found one of my mom's Def Leppard cassettes when I was younger and used to listen to it on the bus, back and forth to school. Now every time I see a bus, "Hysteria" bounces into my mind.

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  15. Oh how I hate water chestnuts! But I would have loved to live my childhood in a continuous loop around my block listening to cassettes. That sounds like you had The Life.

    Munachi
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  16. I like your pic! Especially your eye shadow! cool!

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  17. Lovely picture!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  18. You always look beautiful but this photo is especially stunning! x

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  19. I haven't thought about rewinding cassette tapes (or my first pink and blue Huffy bike) in years! Loving the mental image of a kid Keiko riding around the block to Hall and Oates. Keep these kinds of posts coming--clearly I'm not the only reader who enjoys them!!

    xo,
    Lauren

    P.S. What eyeshadows did you use here? The whole look reminds me of a sunset. Gorgeous! :)

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    1. Hey Lauren! I can't remember if it was all from a Sugarpill palette (they're the best) or if it was Make Up For Ever, because I have these colors in both. Both are amazing. Then I used gold pigment over the yellow, which is definitely by Sugarpill.

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  20. My best friend growing up had 8 horses and one of them was named Merrylegs. I didn't know it was such a common horse name!

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    1. It's one of the horses in the book "Black Beauty"!

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  21. I've been following you since the good ol' days of livejournal but I still never tire of posts like this!

    Bisous!

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  22. I used to ride horses too, but I never got to own or name my own. I always dreamed about it though :).

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  23. I've only had one pedicure in my life. I also have anxiety about, well, everything. I was forced to get one when I was part of a bridal party. I paid $50 for this pedicure, and I left with bruises up and down my legs, and each of my toes bleeding. I was so, so traumatized. I will likely never have another pedi.

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    1. That sounds awful! First of all, I pay $26 for a manicure and pedicure combo, and that's one of the more expensive places in my neighborhood! haha. Luckily, I haven't had any bad experiences there - but I did have one at a more expensive place (go figure). The lady cut me twice, and I was bleeding quite a bit. She didn't even say anything, just poured alcohol on it and kept going. Needless to say, I never went back!

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  24. I own a DaySpa and I hardly EVER have time for myself to get a pedicure! I'm always so ashamed of my feet I have to hide them in flats!!

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  25. Oh I love water chestnuts lol! In Chinese food, or wrapped in bacon yum yum! I also LOVE pedicures. They were life savers when I was pregnant both times. :)

    I adore horses but never got to own one. We had pigs and chickens and my mom told me we'd have a cow before a horse. For food and such.

    I was a little young but listened on a loop to Tiffani's "I Think We're Alone Now" with my best friend and her older sister lol!

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  26. Since you mentioned watermelon in your last post...one thing about me is...I hate watermelon. I know, crazy right. Everyone loves watermelon. Well, except me.

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    1. I hated watermelon, when I was a kid. Now, I like it - but I still don't *love* it. I just like the look of it, I guess;)

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  27. Lol, aw the days of the walkman. For me it was the Fujees 'Killing me Softly.' It was on repeat for weeks on end!
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  28. Ingrown toenails are the wooorst, I feel your pain :-(

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  29. these about me's were so fun to read! loved the one about the horses and ponies:)
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  30. #4 - OMG ME TOO. Well, I didn't play Maneater on a loop. I just rode in one.

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