March 30, 2011

About Me

-I hate condensation
-I'm terrified of flying (thank goodness our flights this trip were short!)
-I can purr like a cat.. I mean really.. I sound like a real cat
-My middle name is Danielle and my mom sometimes calls me Dani
-I bit my fingernails my whole life until I got pregnant and haven't since
-I drive a black 2009 Scion XB and named him Darth Vader 
-I love potato chips. Especially salt & vinegar and flaming hot cheetos
-I used to work at Starbucks (and I really miss the free coffee)
-I love trashy reality tv
-I'm scared of the number 9
-D coincidentally proposed to me on Gwen Stefani's birthday and I'm pretty much her biggest fan of all time so that was awesome
-I love romantic comedies
-When I daydream about winning big with the lotto, the first thing I'd love to buy would be an awesome house for my parents anywhere they want
-I've wanted to be a famous musician since I was in 7th grade.. but now I'm not so sure that I'd like the famous part
-I love to shop and buy things and make my surroundings pretty, but if it all came down to me, D and Ro and the clothes on our backs, I know I'd be just as happy... and that's the way to live life
-I still don't have my wedding band. We bought the one I have now because it was on sale and we didn't have enough time to have the planned one made. I think D will give it to me for an anniversary someday. 
-I remember the very first time and place that I laid eyes on D (but didn't meet him until a couple weeks later) and it was right across the street from where I eventually bought my wedding dress. Fate. 
-I was painfully shy when I was a kid.. which a lot of people that know me now find very surprising
-I finally sorted through/packed away all of Rowan's baby clothes that she can't fit into anymore and cried the entire time.
-I've been told I look like Liv Tyler, Lindsay Lohan, Avril Lavigne, post-op Ashlee Simpson, Amy Adams, Britney Spears (I'm serious), Julianne Moore, Zooey Deschanel, Katy Perry, and a young Joan Jet. Obviously not all at the same time... but over the years and through different phases. I actually was once, true story, chased down Waikiki strip by Japanese tourists yelling "BRITNEY SPEARS!" My friend Erica was with me, so I have a witness!
-Since we're on the celeb lookalike talk: people have mistaken D and I for celebrities multiple times (including just on this last family trip!) and have over eagerly/nervously approached us for photos. We still don't know who they thought we were but we played along. Once, two little girls had their mom get their camera and took photos of us sitting by our hotel pool from a distance while everyone else around the pool took notice and started staring at us trying to figure out who we were. D also was asked if he was famous by a nurse when I was in labor with Rowan.
-I'm kind of a pool shark
-I swear like a sailor
-I was a dork in high school (and proud of it!)
-I once had a dream about an ex boyfriend cheating on me. A few weeks later he did cheat on me, and with a girl that looked almost exactly like the girl in my dream. I'm totally psychic.
-The one store I wish we had in Hawaii the most is Ikea
-I'm stubborn
-I love playing video games, especially anything Mario Bros.
-I want to do so much and constantly feel rushed to do it all, like I'm running out of time
-D's going to teach me how to play the drums
-I try to write songs every day but am having a hard time right now. It's not something you can force so all I can do is wait out this rut.
-Seriously the best decision I ever made was to become a mama.. and I don't even care how cheesy that sounds


  1. I love about me sections. :)

  2. Ikea is awesome! I wish we had one closer to us too! How neato that you have been mistaken for celebrities! FUn;0.

  3. i always thought your husband looked kinda like Josh homme from queens of the stoneage so maybe that makes you broady dalle, dark haired and beautiful like you!

    Regardless i would take people mistaking me as a celeb anyday how fun!

  4. I was also painfully shy & super duper awkward. I'm sure people thought there was something wrong with me. haha

    The celebrity thing is hilarious.

  5. this is the best 'about me' i've ever read. seriously. xoxo

  6. Nice. I'm going to have to do one of these soon...i've been in a blogging rut lately and haven't had a lot of motivation/material lately. maybe it's because i'm so busy with porter these days...

    ps. my fav chips are totally salt and vinegar...and puffy hot cheetos. shoot yeah. thanks a lot, now i'm craving both! haha

  7. I love this!!
    I HATE flying too...i've only done it once, that's how afraid I am!! :/ Oh & I looove Ikea!
    You are too cute xo

  8. I knew you were actually Britney! Kidding...

    I too had the psychic ex boy cheating on me dream... he admitted a week later... it was the girl I dreamt about. Good thing too... Or, I don't think I would have gone to the Dave concert where I met Mike... and would later have my baby girl with. :)

  9. Why are you scared of the number 9? It's one of the most powerful numbers besides 3.

  10. You are so cool! I work at a coffee bean, and I know when I leave I'll miss the free coffee! Trashy reality tv is the best. Bad girls club, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Teen Mom...anything of the sort! If it's bad it's good. Haha!

  11. I love this! Way to rock the about me page. I'm glad to hear that you had a good vacation, your pics were beautiful.

  12. So nice to know more about you! New reader here and I appreciate how your blog is so genuine. You have seriously the prettiest baby girl too! It's really crazy how from reading your list, we have a lot in common! Like the dreaming of cheaters, hot cheetos/salt vinegar chips, dork in's awesome! Anyway, so nice to "meet" you Jess! :)

  13. I ♥ me some trashy reality TV as well.

    And that is awesome about being mistaken as celebrities. =D

  14. I seriously hate condensation too, haha :)

  15. 1- I am also a GIANT Gwen fan. Getting proposed to on her birthday? so sweet!

    2- I NEED to know which celebs these people think you are! Next time ask them! :)

  16. What's up with the number 9?

  17. I used to work at Starbucks too, What I miss most about that place is the free drinks and the free lb of coffee a week! Loved your about me! So fun and so unique to you as a person. I did a short one the other day, but I am new to the blogging world and could have put so much more, oh well next time:).

  18. Great post. I like reading about all your interesting facts that make you, well you!

  19. thanks girls! glad you liked it.. i'll do another one eventually ;o)

    Dana: it's kinda too long of a story haha

  20. Gorgeous photo of you, thanks for sharing!

  21. ooh I loved reading this- you are adorable and I related to a lot of these.

  22. This was fun to read! I just love you! I think I may need to do one of these too :). <3

  23. I can purr like a cat too! {Which is ironic since I'm super allergic.} I've never known anyone else who could! Sometimes I'll do it for my husband, since he's always had them as pets and now we can't. =/

    I agree that this was fun to read! =]

  24. After I read your `about me` page I felt like trashing mine , yours very personal and thats it ... it took 2 days of work to do mine and thats stopping me form scarifying .. tell me what you think