Open if you Dare! 25 Things About Me You Might Not Want to Know

Hold up, let me put my bottle of Veuve Clicquot aside.

There, all better. Happy New Year my dear readers! It’s been a roller coaster of a year hasn’t it? I, for one, am super uber ready to be starting a new year. A new year with great prospects on the horizons. With wonderful friends that keep me on my toes every day (Angel? Candy? Meredith? If you don’t know who these people are you need to follow them on Twitter because they will keep you on your toes and in stitches. You’re on your own for alcohol). And, of course, a new year with a newer drinking habit.

I jest. Except for the part about the drinking habit. Gimlet anyone?

Anyway, late last night in something I like to call “Twitter After Hours” because there are a handful of us insomniacs that end up Tweeting late into the night (and sometimes into the morning), a group of us decided that you needed to know more about us. Whether or not that is a good thing I’ll leave up to you. Of course you probably already know most of the easy stuff. Who is my father and what does he do (odd movie reference, please tell me you know it….). But there is a whole slew of craziness that you don’t know. Craziness? Who? Me?

So without further adieu…. 25 things you will now know about me (some of which you probably didn’t want to know).

1. If I were not an interior designer I’d love to drive cars in movies.  There is nothing that gets me going like a good car chase scene.

2. I modeled for a dance instruction brochure and a fitness website.  Yes kids, I was a model.  Once. Minus the cigarettes.

3. This one time…. at band camp…. Joking.  I’ve never been to band camp.

4. Although my first back injury was the result of it, I still like strapping my feet into a snowboard.  Yes, they stopped the lift for me the first time I climbed the mountain.

5. My claim to dating fame is that I once dated one of the actors from Knot’s Landing. I don’t kiss and tell so don’t ask.

6. I will not stand on any balcony that does not have at least two of it’s sides protected by the building.

7. I can make a perfect pie crust but always struggle with the filling.  That and I don’t trust my oven.

8. I am actually a native of Las Vegas (Henderson actually but they’re practically the same city).

9. I mumble in broken French.  It confuses people.  Or makes them think I’m crazy.  Their choice.

10. I do not eat most kinds of sweets.  Things like pies, donuts, scones, cake, and brownies are not in my diet because I simply do not like them.  Now you know why I’m a size 2.

11. I auditioned for Bravo’s Top Design. I then turned them down.

12. My first word was not “mama” or “dada” like most normal babies.  It was “shit”.  I kid you not, ask my mother.

13. I can trace part of my heritage back to royalty.  That’s right.  Bow down!

14. I am allergic to and can smell Star Gazer Lilies the moment I walk into a room.  The same goes for real milk in my Starbucks.

15. I do not know how to drive stick. To the detriment of every exotic car dealership out there.

16. My mother and I share the same initials. Yes, it was done on purpose.

17. Speaking of initials, I always use my middle initial because without it, I would simply be BS. No explanation necessary.

18. I have an aversion to using any kind of urinal.  Public or otherwise.

19. I encourage New York City taxi drivers to drive like the movies. I can’t help it.

20. My maternal grandfather is Freddie Krueger.  Well, Richard Frederick Krueger anyway.

21. I have a mild case of OCD.  By mild I mean that I don’t lock the door twelve times but I will rearrange store counters.

22. I can only hear out of one ear.  Though I do hear little sounds from my dead ear, if you notice me pointing an ear your way it’s probably because I’m ignoring you.

23. I wear a woman’s shoe size 13.  This has been tested.

24. The quickest way to get me to relax is to put me behind the wheel of my car. Sadly this is also the quickest way to get me annoyed too.

25. I do not camp.  Ever.

See now that wasn’t so bad was it? Happy New Year and we’ll see you in 2012!

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9 thoughts on “Open if you Dare! 25 Things About Me You Might Not Want to Know

  1. maddiesplace says:

    This was really fun to read. And you are dead right about Meredith. I thought of her when I wrote #9. I want to be just like her when I grow up.

  2. What a great list! So glad, Jennifer picked up my blog post somewhere in the twitter craze and decided to tweet it out -and actually started a new trend! So happy I have met you (and your awesome blog). So much fun to read, you have a great ability to speak to your readers!
    Wishing you a fabulous, creative and colorful 2012 and I see you around -Twitter or elsewhere in the www,

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress favorite is #12

    • dcoopsd says:

      I’m glad she did too because it was definitely a nice way to start off the new year! I think like any blogger you tend to err on the side of not telling as much about yourself but as my blog shows, I tend to cross over the line pretty much all the time.

      Anyway, thank you for posting the idea because I had fun with this one!

  3. Love this, B! Was I asleep when all this happened? Probably. (It is a fabulous idea, and I may join in on the fun.) Oh well, maybe your next big venture will come from our last Tweet Fest. I, for one, am keeping my fingers crossed. People make money off those #things!

    That Knots Landing thing is going to keep me up at night. Wondering. Processing and eliminating. I was a fan, and I often see Lisa Hartman Hyphen Black around town, and she wears a triple zero. She must not like sweets either.

    Just a thought: Learning to do #15 will make #1 much more gratifying. There’s nothing quite like the sound and the feel of shifting to a higher gear. The raw power of controlling a ferocious beast is absolutely intoxicating. I have no doubt you have someone who would be willing to teach you. A word of advice: You’ll need some driving shoes (Gucci and Tods make labeled lovelies), because the clutch will destroy those size 13’s!

    Au Revoir,

    • dcoopsd says:

      It’s quite possible since quite honestly I never sleep. HAHA! Kinda like a vampire – I only sleep during the day. Let’s see… Knot’s Landing… well we at least know it’s a boy and I don’t do daddies so he had to be young. ‘Nuff Sais.
      As for driving a stick… I just need someone to teach me. But then again, I’ve stalled my automatic before so I think people are afraid to teach me….
      Did someone say Gucci?

  4. Terri Davis says:

    Good to meet you! Great idea! Since I bumped into you recently in twitterville, wanted to take the time to discover who you are. Glad I did, love the style of your blog.
    Cheers to a great New Year!

  5. Only a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding style .

  6. CitricSugar says:

    Okay, just spent the last little while reading your blog and not that you need me to tell you but you are totally fun.

    Thanks for finding me so that I could find you. 🙂

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