Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day 1

Well good morning everyone! How was your weekend? I am so sad to see Sunday here hopefully it goes by nice and slow... right? ;)

Today is day 1 of the 30 day challenge I accepted! If you missed what I am talking about, you can check it out here!

So without further ado, shall I get going?

Day 1-Introduce, recent picture, 15 interesting facts

Recent picture:

Here is a picture of me (in the middle) with four of my closest friends. I think the five of us were together for a friends birthday. It only happens a few times a year when we're all together but when we do it's always a good time! :)


I am Amber a 28 year old girl (woman?) living in the Midwest and loving life! I work for a major US retailer and run one of the busiest stores in the company, it for sure keeps me busy! I am also working on my master's degree part-time at Drake University and I absolutely love it! I'm so glad to back in the classroom learning, I feel like I'm using my brain at work but I'm not really learning, ya know? I have a wonderful family that I am so grateful for! My parents live about 20 minutes away from me and I have recently rented a condo with my sister who is 4 years younger than me. We are having a great time living together, but I think the dogs are enjoying it more! I have a black puggle named Zeke and she has a black and white chihuahua named Chico and they adore each other. I'm so glad they have a buddy for those long days my sister and I work! I have a great group of friends that I am also extremely grateful for. We have been friends since the beginning of college and I love when we can all get together -- it doesn't happen too often, unfortunately! Then, last but certainly not least I have been dating an amazing guy for the past few months that has shown me what a real man is and is slowly but surely getting me to trust guys again -- I didn't think it would happen this fast after my last break up but... I guess I should expect the unexpected! :)

15 interesting facts:

1. I don't like watermelon (or any kind of melon for that matter)
2. I want to be a special ed or esl teacher when I am done with my masters
3. I have a cat named after a job I used to hold
4. Mouth noises gross me out, or the sounds of people/animals eating
5. I think Jimmy Fallon is so cute and I have a mini crush on him :)
6. I chopped my hair into a bob last summer and am still desperately trying to grow it out
7. Kraft spiral macaroni is the only mac and cheese from a box I will eat
8. I love healthy living and cooking blogs but I rarely work out and I hardly ever cook
9. House Hunters is one of my all time favorite shows, it gives me ideas!
10. My favorite wardrobe staples are the pieces I got for dirt cheap on the clearance racks
11. I wear a claddagh ring (Irish love ring) but I am not Irish
12. I am a 1/8th American Indian but you would never know it! My dad on the other hand is DARK!
13. I am trying to visit all 50 states and I am more than halfway there!
14. I have a thing about smells. My apartment has to smell good at all times!
15. I love the water and miss living by the ocean! The lakes of Iowa will have to do for now :)

So there you have it. A recent picture, an intro and 15 of my quirks! See ya'll tomorrow!


Sam said...

I hate all melon as well.. something about the texture and the watery flavor makes me cringe! Oh, and mouth noises gross me out too!

Jamie said...

Loved learning more about you :) I'm not a fan of watermelon either!

Shoshanah said...

I've seen this a bunch of places lately and I think it's a great idea to get out of a rut and share things that you might not have thought of. Like the fact you're part American Indian. I never would have been able to guess from your pictures.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

My favorite pieces of clothing are always ones that I got super cheap too!!