ICLW – Expose Yourself!


If you’re stopping by from ICLW, then welcome!  Check out my ICLW page for a little more background info, if you please.

If you don’t please, then by all means, let me tell you allllllllllll about myself in excruciating detail.


…Okay, kidding.

But just for fun, allow me to expose myself to you, the readers.  Here are ten random factoids about me:

  • In high school, I spent an entire weekend in the Detroit suburbs dressed as Marilyn Monroe as part of a student volunteer group event.  Yes–wig, heels, white dress, stuffed bra, and all.  I was also interviewed by the local news.  I am still praying that tapes of this disaster don’t surface one day…
  • I married “that guy” I made that “when we get to a certain age, we will just give up on dating and marry each other” pact with.  I’ve never regretted for a second being married to my best friend.
  • As a child, I wore giant, Coke-bottle eighties glasses.  I looked like Sophia from The Golden Girls from the time I was 18 months old until I turned fifteen.  To say that I survived an awkward stage would be an enormous understatement.
  • My first boyfriend was the pastor’s son.  What they say about pastor’s kids is totally true…
  • I have been in no less than four car accidents to the tune of the 90’s hit “One Headlight”, by the Wallflowers.  To this day, if I hear that song on the radio while driving, I pull the eff over.
  • I have a brother who’s two years younger than me.  And a sister who’s 17 years younger than me.  Not a half-sister, not a step-sister, but a sister-sister.  Oops, Mom and Dad.  You were almost home free, and now you’re sixty with a tween in the house.  Hah.
  • I am petrified of big bridges.  I have a recurring nightmare of driving off of one to my grisly demise.  *shudder*
  • I can turn anything into a sexual innuendo.  Even the word innuendo…
  • I play the Devil’s Advocate more than anyone I know.  I don’t even know I’m doing it!
  • Twins run in my family.  I married a guy who is a twin.  I hope this whole fertility medication thing doesn’t have Octo-mom-like results, because as much as I like kittens and puppies, I do not have the frame to support carrying and birthing a litter.

If you’re burned out while commenting from ICLW, then please, feel free to expose yourself too!  It will give you something interesting to share, me something enjoyable to read, and hopefully won’t leave you feeling like you’ve simply done your due diligence and moved on.

Plus, I like embarrassing stories.  They make me feel like my life is a little bit normal.  Kinda like watching the Maury Povich Show.

Happy ICLW!

7 comments on “ICLW – Expose Yourself!

  1. Lora
    July 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi from ICLW! I loved reading your random facts! It’s a fun way to learn random things about people!


  2. BreAnna
    July 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    I’m not new to these parts, but I’m happy to share factoids.
    -I was born in Turkey.
    -I once dated a guy named MacGyver. No joke.
    -I didn’t ride a bicycle from age 10 to age 22 after getting in an accident involving myself and a very large Greek woman. I learned a lot of new Greek swear words that day.
    -I was set up on a blind date with my husband and fell in love with him the first day we met.

    Happy ICLW!


  3. sueno
    July 22, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Happy ICLW…a wonderful, uplifting blog…thank you!
    ICLW #117


  4. AlexMMR
    July 23, 2011 at 12:53 am #

    I’ll share a few factoids!

    – my high school sweetheart was in a wheelchair. And yet still fully functional (see, I can innuendo too!)

    – I grew up constantly hearing “you look like that girl on Family Ties!” (Tina Yothers). I was mistaken for her when I went to LA when I was 12.

    – I thought it would be impossible to lighten my pale, pale gene pool. Then I met my husband. We’ll be investing in a lot of sunscreen once this infertility thing is over with.

    – I just saw a cougar on my deck 2 nights ago and it was the most surreal moment of my life.

    Good luck with Ollie!


  5. Tracy
    July 23, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Happy ICLW, and thanks for stopping by, ladies! And I LOVE the factoids!! 😀


  6. Bethlin
    July 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    Hi hello howareyou –

    I have a hard time coming up with random facts but I love to expose myself in public, so…

    – I dated a bunch of Brad’s in college. Every damn guy I got a crush on turned out to be a Brad. And every one of them was a disappointment. Lesson learned: Don’t name the baby Brad.

    – I love innuendo, so I am a rower. Those people can’t do anything without turning into something dirty – it’s a sport where someone is the stroke, someone else is the cox, we all wear spandex and people yell “Heads Up!” a lot. I used to row with a crew called Oarhouse, if that gives you an idea of what these people are like.

    – I am a terrible cook. I can follow a recipe, but not well and if you ask me to throw something together with what we’ve got on hand, it is likely that I will just grab something frozen solid and throw it at your head. But I love to read the food blogs.

    – I got to wear braces twice. After I got them off the first time, I quit wearing my retainer…and so I got to wear them again 3 years later. If my kid does this, I will use it as a learning opportunity. We will set up a spreadsheet and show them how much money they are costing me and exactly how long it is going to take them to pay me back. I am amazed that my dad didn’t do this to me.



    • Tracy
      July 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

      LOL, Bethlin, you are my new BFF. For reals. Thanks for stopping by, and for the public exposure, and for your love of TPB. Seriously. You’re the coolest. 🙂


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