A FEW THINGS ABOUT ME


To my new readers, to the readers that have reconnected. As life changes, as we get older, so do we. Here are up-to-date little things about me for your Monday. As well as little things about myself that I can remember and look back at with fondness.

01. I go as long as I can without brushing my hair. A tradition that has lasted since the age of 4.
02. I have a teddy bear I have had since the day I was born that I can not sleep without. Her name is Pinky, and yes, she rattles.
03. My favorite place in the world is my grandparents house in Otis Orchards, Washington. So many memories. And the basement is full of every antique collectors dream!
04. I want to learn another language. I just don't know which one yet. Any suggestions?
05. I am extremely sentimental, and have a little problem getting rid of anything. Eric calls it hoarding.
06. I love watching cooking shows, but I hate to cook.
07. Early morning snuggles with Eric right after the alarm goes off is my favorite time of day.
08. I dream of living on Prince Edward Island.
09. My elbows are double jointed. You can imagine how much my dance teachers loved it... (insert sarcasm)
10. My first job was working at Ruby's Diner as a waitress. How much I loathed that outfit.
11. I dip my graham crackers in water.
12. Eric calls me "Butters". A nickname he gave me in high school.
13. I have a fear of librarians due to an episode from Are You Afraid of the Dark.
14. I pride myself of being my very own IMDB. I can tell you any movie or tv show an actor has been in.
15. Giraffes are my favorite animal.
16. I'm a huge believer in Karma.
17. When I grow up I want to be a photographer, world traveler, actress, philanthropist, business owner, and mother. Dream big.
18. I have a Tumblr named syvende, which means seventh in Norwegian. Named for being the seventh child in my family.
19. I have a problem letting people pay for me. Call it a pride thing.
20. George Costanza is my favorite Seinfeld character.

I would love to get to know all of you better too! What is a little fact about yourself? Leave your answers in the comment section below. Here's to us all becoming better friends!!

89 comments:

  1. I'm trying to learn French right now. If you decide you want to, I definitely recommend DuoLingo! It's free and easy and awesome :)

    Prince Edward Island would be a gorgeous place to live. And I also watch cooking shows but can't cook to save my life.

    #11: Hahaha, why?! ;)
    #17: You go girl.

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  2. loved reading this! its good to know more about you!
    ps darling photo. that braid is beautiful! xo

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  3. omg i do the same with my hair!, and i sleep with a teddy bear too :)
    loved to know more about you girl!

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  4. I've always wanted to go to Prince Edward Island myself...someday!

    ~ Bev
    http://bevedlybev.blogspot.com/

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  5. It is so nice to find out more about you :) #17 is awesome!!! Dream big :) I also want to be a photographer and mother more than anything!!!

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  6. Learn Norwegian or Swedish. I took Swedish in college and loved it and my best friend took Norwegian. They are really similar at points.

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  7. love this! my hubby and I are big fans of IMDB. One of "can't live without" apps on our phone! I love fun facts posts! <3
    Xo, Emma

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  8. hmm you should learn spanish, its probably the easiest.
    i learned some asl in college and loved it (its another language right)

    fact about me: i love animals, like more than people most the time. i am dying to get a cat but our apartment won't let us. this weekend we were walking through berkeley and there was an adoption thing going on, you better believe i went and pet every kitten here. so cute, i die.

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  9. Loved reading this post. #6 = me exactly, too! I think I may be addicted to the Food Network. And possibly food in general. I also have a teddy bear from my childhood that I still have with me at all times. I drug it all through college and the places I've lived after. He's a blue care bear and he currently lives in our guest room, but I still give him cuddles from time to time. :-)

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  10. I can definitely relate to number one... (;
    If you like to travel, I definitely recommend visiting Japan, I lived there for 6 years and loved it so much. :) And thank you for stopping by my blog, and for your sweet comment - I appreciate it! <3

    Emma
    www.the-yellowbird.com

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  11. OMG I used to dip my graham crackers and cream crackers in water, too!!! I thought I was the only one - my family thought I was weird. So funny! Loved learning these things about you, TJ!! xo

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  12. PE island always seemed like such a magical place. and after all it's where gilbert blythe lived right?
    p.s. i have the longest thumbs you've ever seen, i grew six inches when i was sixteen, i hate mayo and i love troop beverly hills.

    http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-best-kind-of-date-night.html

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    1. Aw, Troop Beverly Hills! Totally forgot about that movie! Love! xx

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  13. yah for double-jointedness ;) i loved this post and knowing more about you dear.
    -whit

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  14. Love your selfie, plus reading these fun facts about you!
    xx,
    The Marcy Stop

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  15. I always wondered what your tumblr name meant//where it came from! Fun facts about you :)

    I am the oldest of 8 children, RARELY brush my hair (usually my mom has to tell me to when I visit), love passionate people, and want to learn Italian or French - though I took one Finnish class in high school but never further learned it (I'm mostly Finnish:). xoxo

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  16. love that cameraaa!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  17. this is too funny and cool! I could never ever go one day without brushing my hair...it would be like a nest..or something like that haha

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  18. loved reading these little fun facts about you! and catching up on a few of your posts, too!

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  19. Your tumblr is one of my favorites! Love getting to know bloggers a little better!

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  20. I vote you learn French! There is something enchanting about French. My grandparents house is also my favorite place in the entire world!
    Loved this post! I'm all about random personal facts!
    I love pennies, and I could down milk like you couldn't believe!

    Writteninthemidst.blogspot.com

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  21. I love George, too. I know he's a horrible person, but I can't help but love him.

    Hiking is my favorite activity; I didn't get to do it at all this past summer, and that hurts my feelings.

    I adore reading. I fall asleep reading every single night.

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  22. i dip my graham crackers in frosting... yours is much healthier :)

    i have a scar on my chin from when i bit threw my lip when i was little. people tell me it's not noticable but i'm so self conscious about it.

    thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! new follower :) looking forward to getting to know you better. have a good day, tj!

    msemilybee.blogspot.com

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    1. haha I dip mine in milk and peanut butter, apparently graham crackers are good with a lot of things!

      http://haileycheyanne.blogspot.com/

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  23. I love getting to know about other bloggers. Thank you for this. :D

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  24. can't imagine dipping my graham crackers in water hehe... but yay! we both believe in karma! good! haha! love your blog already with this kind of post :DDD

    lavinajampit.blogspot.com

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  25. I love this - so fun getting to know you :) I would not have expected you to be the seventh child in your family!

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  26. I have always wanted to live in PEI toooooo. Seriously. Hopefully one day!

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  27. I have a fear of librarians due to an episode of Parks and Recreation
    haha!

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  28. I love this post! I still sleep with my teddy bear haha

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  29. Love your new profile picture at the side! And your hair braid is perfect. ;)

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  30. Loving #1,8, and 17. I am right there with you with those three!!

    Facts about me, I am going through a personal style transformation and trying to find what I am truly comfortable in, I hate school ( I don't like to admit it because I want to look smart) but I've been doing it so long that I hate it, and I am a forever cat person who all of a sudden desperately wants a dog.

    Nice to meet you, I am Kristin!

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  31. I'd love to learn a new language too! Maybe Swedish, but I'm afraid that's a bit too hard for me ;). Maybe Spanish, Italian? Meeeh, I don't know :D!
    Nice to "know" you a bit better :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  32. Adoro la treccia e il giallo. Kiss

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  33. I love these persoonal posts... and you are adorable...
    And I would recommend Italian language. Romantic, not too difficult (I mean grammar), and when you learn it, after a while you start changing your voice while talking on Italian... Really amazing... and ofcourse, you start waving your hands too... great thing about Italian!!!!
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2013/10/womans-hats.html

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  34. you are numberrrrrr sevennnnn???? how many of you in the family????? hahaha... LOL.
    Cute nickname! cause you melt easily???
    George is just hilarious (and short hand)! I love everyone from the show, they each has great character .... great to know facts about you....
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

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  35. So fun! I always love these kinds of "get-to-know-you" posts!

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  36. i have a #2 as well. my papa got me a steiff teddy bear when there was a west germany and i've had it ever since i can remember. i call him bennie. there is also a benna that joined later because i said bennie needed an older brother. i don't think i will ever be able to part with them. ever. and i totally have been telling my husband that i want to visit prince edward island. i mean anne of green gables and avonlea..! my husband doesn't get it. oh well. :)

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  37. I really love this kind of posts! It's nice to know more about bloggers!
    www.whatsashawears.com

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  38. love love love this post! so fun to read more about you!!!! have a fab day :)

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  39. I like when people are letting some one else to know more.
    1. I'm from Latvia.
    2. I dream big but do small.

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  40. What a cute and insightful "About Me."

    Dude, you are giving me a case of the throwbacks with the "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" reference! That show was my jam. :)

    Lovely blog; keep in touch!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  41. Thanks for the comment Tanya. Will you like to follow each other on GFC, FB and Twitter? Please let me know on my blog!!!Love
    New Post Fashion Talks

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  42. you should TOTALLY learn french or italian. most beautiful languages!
    and i SO want to live on prince edward island! it would be a dream yo.
    i am super sentimental too! i have the WORST time getting rid of anything. i got mad the other day when my sister was throwing out some plastic plates we have had a long time. don't even get me started on all my crap from my childhood. haha.
    so cute you sleep with your stuffed animal! i sleep with a flounder stuffed animal from little mermaid. i believe it's acceptable at 25 still haha.

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  43. Thank you for your comment on my blog!
    Haha number 6, that's me too!
    X

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  44. This is wonderful! I love learning fun facts about bloggers. :-)

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  45. nice to know you more! i'm a hoarder too. your new picture on the sidebar is stunning!

    The Young Bridget Jones

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  46. Love the little quirks in each of us, and you do a beautiful job bringing them to light. My fun fact: I wish I could go camping and hiking all the time... I'm just not sure how to make it happen!

    http://basadventure.blogspot.com/

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  47. Hello TJ, nice to meet you! Just foun your blog and already know a few things about you ;)
    Nice blog here, keep the great work!
    Visit my blog if you have time, I've just posted a new outfit and I'll be happy to read your opinion about it =)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  48. You should try speaking Spanish! I speak fluent Spanish and I am currently trying to learn French. I also am a big believer in Karma, and I wish I was great at photography. I would love travel the world and take incredible pictures.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  49. Great list, and a great way to get to know you better! I love #17- I'm a huge dreamer and I'll never stop dreaming. Ever. A little fact about me: I'm from Sri Lanka, which is a small island below India! Looking forward to reading more of your posts!! :)

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  50. Oh gosh don't get my started on my hair or more precisely stylists inability to cut decent bangs. But you have great hair!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  51. Nice facts about you. You are the seventh child in the family. Wow, must be a huge and amazing family you have :)

    www.bisousnatasha.com

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  52. i can relate to 5&6 hahaha! fun facts about you! thanks for sharing! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  53. George is my favorite character too. I have a teddy that I cannot sleep without too..his name is O.B. and I love your grown up ambitions. Nothing wrong with dreaming big!

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  54. cool facts! i have a friend who is like a walking IMDB too.

    ENTER TO WIN A SWEATER!!!

    delicatelyfierce.blogspot.com

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  55. I am really lovin' the photos, great post! :)

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  56. I love this post,so sweet and lovely for us readers to read and to get to know our fave bloggers a little better x
    no 7 is my favourite,if only we never had to get out of bed and could just appreciate and snuggle all day x Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog x

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  57. your future ambitions are beautiful, wishing you the best!

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  58. I love these! Especially #4 & #17!

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  59. a fact about me is that i'm a fellow seattleite and your newest reader/follower. obsessed with your blog you gorgeous girl!

    MI VIVERE .

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  60. Haha, I love this post.
    Fact about me: I've sat here for about 3 minutes trying to think of one. Wednesdays are a hard day for me. Nap much?

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  61. Butters is such a cute nick name. I also dream of living on Prince Edward Island! :)

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  62. Thank you for commenting on my post!
    I was reading your post and I realized that I immediately fall in love with your blog! You such a sweet person. And then I thought how I also want to learn another language - french, and my hubby calls me - Mako (it does not mean a thing :))

    http://stylesensemoments.blogspot.com/

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  63. I wait as long as I can to brush my hair too but its mainly because mine turns into troll hair when I brush it!
    I love these little facts about you, such a fun idea!
    xo
    http://sherbertandstilettos.blogspot.com

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  64. I just stumbled arose your blog- hello!
    Awesome post. I love reading interesting facts. :)

    www.seashellsandeggshells.blogspot.com

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  65. Graham crackers in water! I've never heard of such a thing ... though I do love to suck on them, which I suppose is sort of one in the same? Maybe I'm the weirdo, hehe!

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  66. I sleep with something too. I just wrote about it and now I see this. here's the link:

    jomischief-jammie

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  67. Cute post! Really love your blog and your look! I am your new follower! Please stop by my blog and maybe follow back? Thanks! :)

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  68. cute post

    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
    twitter & instagram : @fashionrlounge
    Fashion room lounge

    A chic kiss ;)

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  69. Love the name and significance of your tumblr.

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  70. Cool post - again! A little about me: I always read the last sentence in a book first! Crazy, I know :)
    x
    etiene-et-eugene.blogspot.com

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  71. I love this post! I have a bear that I've had since I was little and I slept with him for the longest time. Now I cuddle him as much as I can. #9 made me laugh because I can relate to all of it. I love when bloggers do these little random fact posts. It's fun!

    xo
    Rachel

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  72. Awh, I have a teddy bear that I've slept with since I was born too. Also pink, but a he instead of a she.

    Also, aren't dance teachers just so unfair? I had double jointed knees and they really did loooove that, since I guess hyperextension looks great on top of pointe shoes. But double jointed elbows are a no no? So fickle!

    Anyway, love this post, very cute and endearing :)

    The Penny Rose

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  73. i can't go a single day without brushing my hair, but since we're both tumblr junkies with a love for photographing, i have a feeling we might be friends in real life :)

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  74. Love this post bc it lets us get to know you a little better each time! I can't wait until you are a momma some day. That my friend, is the best job in the world (and sometime getting their is also the hardest job!). :)

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  75. I go forever without brushing my hair too. It's healthier for it...right?? :)

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  76. I have never dipped my graham crackers in water, but I would in milk. I always thought it was weird that I liked the soggy feel of them, because when you think about it, its pretty gross haha

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  77. I loved reading this, it was so personal and cool. I love the reason behind your tumblr name and am a big believer in karma too :)

    xo

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  78. I seriously loved reading this! I think it's so fun when bloggers give fun facts about themselves! I am right there with you on #5. I am the exact same way! I have a hard time parting with things. I won't use something, but the second it has to go I feel emotionally tied to it (this mostly happens with clothes haha)

    thelolajames.blogspot.com

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  79. cute how you say 'when i grow up'
    graham crackers in water?

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  80. Liked getting to know some new stuff about you!

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  81. oooh here's some stuff about me:
    1) I lived in Ireland until i was 14 but I'm embarrassed to admit I have the bare minimum grasp on the irish language, it's a goal to take a class and become fluent.
    2) I'm dying to paint my entryway a cool gray, and put my own photos all over the walls, but i'm too lazy to start.
    3) I'm so in love with where I live that it hurts. People laugh at me when i gush over NYC.

    And ps: i'd go for french

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  82. Learn Italian!!!! :)
    loved getting to know you!
    xx
    b

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