Random Facts You’ll Never Really Need to Know



I have several brilliant posts rolling through my head.  They are witty and thoughtful – or at least they could be.  You’ll never really know for sure because they are totally and completely stuck there, bouncing off the sides of my brain like pinballs.  Our house officially went on the market yesterday and keeping it in decent shape to show it is as close to a full time job as I’ve ever had.  Oh, and did I mention Lee is in New Jersey for two weeks?

Mama’s tired.

So today’s post is full of random facts you’ll never really need to know.  Facts about me.  Calm down, calm down…I know you’re excited.  Take a minute to catch your breath and maybe go grab a cup of coffee.  Ready?

– I have a secret crush on Hugh Grant.  I think he’s adorable and hilarious and no matter how silly the movie, if he’s in it, I’m almost certain to enjoy it.

– I have another secret crush on Will Ferrell who I am fairly certain might be the funniest person alive.

– Those are just my secret crushes, of course.  Not my out in the open celebrity crushes.

– I have always wanted to voice a cartoon character.  Back in the day when Disney movies were not soley voiced by already famous actors who bring their own star power to the movie, I was certain that my future would be as the voice of a Disney Princess.  *sigh*

– I hate running.

– I am training for a marathon relay that takes place this weekend.  I ran four miles last Saturday and in the process managed to destroy my left hamstring.  After running two miles this morning I can barely straighten out my leg.  I’m trying to decide if I’m truly a determined enough athlete to work through this pain and conquer the race.

– I haven’t showered in three days.  There hasn’t been time.  All you women who are single moms, my hat goes off to you.  You are heroes.  Now tell me, please, when do you manage to eat, sleep and shower?

– I get bored if life becomes too predictable.  I love a little excitement to keep things spicey.

– I have no idea what my natural hair color is.  I think the color likely falls somewhere in the palette of dishwater.

– I am definately more fun as a blonde than as a brunette.

– I feel like I stopped aging at 25 and can’t believe I’m creeping toward my mid-thirties.  Of course, my blown hamstring after one four mile run kind of gives away the fact that I’m no longer a spring chicken.

– Getting old kinda blows.

– I’m kind of a hot head.  Not real proud of that one.

– I really, truly, to the depth of my soul love being a mother.

– My favorite book growing up was Julie (Andrews) Edwards’ The Last of the Really Great Wangdoodles.  I’ve read it no less than 100 times.  It’s a great, great story.

– I looked out the window this morning and saw Landon riding his Hot Wheel on the front sidewalk.  He was so content and having so much fun, his mouth moving constantly as he chattered to himself and I felt deep gratefulness and happiness bubble up inside.  It is a mental snapshot and a feeling I’ve filed away for all time.

– I’m nervous about selling my house. 

– I long to travel the world and want to show my kids the world.  I’m not sure how much of the world we’ll be able to afford to show them, but I hope to instill in them an appreciation for other cultures and a love for adventure and travel so that someday they will want to see new parts of the world on their own.  I don’t want to just take them on lavish vacations, though.  I want to expose them to the world through missions.  I want them to see the need around them, in their own communities and abroad, and to be ready and willing to respond.

– I’m not sure our family is complete yet.  Someone still feels like they’re missing.  But who?  We are praying over that one.

– I really need a shower today.

– I have never broken a bone.  At least not technically.  I developed a stress fracture in my back when I was fourteen from gymnastics, but I’ve never worn a cast.  Knock on wood…

– Part of me wishes I had more energy and drive to expand myself as a business woman, but I have recognized my capabilities and know how much I am able to handle and still maintain my priority as mom without stress.  I have found a lovely balance and contentment in both business and work.

– I will never, ever, ever get over my fear of crickets.

I can think of no more random, boring facts about myself to share.  Now it’s your turn.  Tell me a few random facts about you!


  1. 1) I love to lurk on blogs of people I have Never met nor will probably ever meet and read about their cute towheaded children, but fear this makes me sound creepy and kinda scary, but in reality, it just makes ME feel better as a mom to know OTHERS experience the same kind of ins/ outs on a daily basis that I do with my own children

    2) I love my own chldren IMMENSELY but fear that I may secretly be more fond of one than the other, I LOVE them both, but one definately tugs the heartstrings a little more – of course he’s young a cute while the other is a Tween and surly

    3) I am kind and polite on the outside, but secretly have an inner dialogue CONSTANTLY with an entirely different SARCASTIC bent to it and struggle to not let it come out – especially with random strangers who don’t deserve my snarkiness

    4) However I am sometimes snarky OUT LOUD and ALWAYS feel terrible afterwards

    5) I love to VACATION / TRAVEL / Enjoy a liffestyle to which I’d LOVE to become accustomed to, but a) lack the funds and b) have a homebody for a hubby – but who I seem to be able to convince to take annual vacations anyway – granted Close to home, but vacations none the less 🙂

    6) I have random conversations with small insects/ spiders / bugs/crawly creepy things – informing them that if they stay OUTSIDE in THIER domain I will leave them unharmed, however if they cross into MY domain INSIDE, they will be squashed like the nuisance they are.

    7) I have a very WARPED /SARCASTIC /SILLY sense of humor and outlook on life and love when I find someone who shares that same trait

    8) I Love to people watch and imagine what their life story is – or sometimes make one up for them – I espoecially like to do this when I’m stuck in long lines or traffic to explain to myself why the people in front of me are so Pokey or why they felt they needed to cut me off

    9) I like to comment on the random blogs I read and then wonder if the writer of the blog, reads them and wonders WHO THE HECK IS SHE?

    I’m sure I have more but since you ARE wondering about #9, I’ll leave it at that 🙂

  2. Well, I have a secret celebrity crush on Hugh Grant AND Jude Law…both not exactly upstanding gents in the real world yet they completely adorable on-screen. What can I say? I’m a complete Anglophile. Love those British accents!

    My only other confession is that my brain feels like scrambled eggs today, so I can’t think of another coherent statement to make. 😉

  3. Ah yes, Jude Law. Love him. So adorable. And I am completely smitten by British accents.

    Jen, I loved every single one of your random facts. I do believe you and I are cut from the same mold…A little frightening. 🙂

  4. Bethany says

    1. I will be ordering the Wangdoodle book today, since I can’t help myself with some sort of book/amazon obsession.

    2. I officially cemented my “uncool” status in 5th grade by laughing hysterically during Quiet Reading Time at Roald Dahl’s “Matilda.” I repeated the hysterical laughter when I read his autobiography “Boy” and pretty much everything else he has written.

    3. Go to amazon. Purchase Roald Dahl. Over and out.

  5. I LOVED Roald Dahl as a kid too, but I don’t think I’ve ever read “Boy.” Consider it done. And if you want to borrow Wangdoodles, you can. I have a copy. 🙂