8.19.2010

If You Really Knew Me


"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different."- Coco Chanel

Have any of y'all watched that show called If You Really Knew Me on MTV yet? Oh my gosh, total tearjerker! I was on the treadmill at the gym last night and it happened to be on the screen in front of me. Even the macho meathead guy on the tready next to me was like, "Man, that's some pretty heavy stuff!"

 I usually don't watch TV while I work out, (that just seems a little sacrilegious to me), but I had no headphones. Short story long, I blew out my iPod earbuds earlier in the day at work, I guess. I put them on last night, cranked up some Ke$ha to get my endorphins flowing and....silence. Earbuds out.

But yeah, back to the point of this post, If You Really Knew Me. The premise of the show is pretty unique; like a reality TV version of The Breakfast Club, each episode takes place at a different high school and chronicles five students from different "groups" (jocks, nerds, outcasts, etc.) as they go through a series of team-building exercises to learn more about each other and break down the barriers of the different cliques. It's definitely a unique concept for a show and I could totally see programs like this working in public schools to help thwart school bullying.

Anywho, watching this show gave me a really fun idea for a blog post, (well, in my opinion polishing silver is fun, so we'll see, I guess ; )

I thought we'd put our own little light-hearted spin on this concept and learn some fun facts about each other. Nothing too deep or life-changing, just some rando information that will help us "get to know" each other better.

Since I'm the host, I'll start things off.

If you really knew me, you'd know that...

-I'm surprisingly domesticated. I love cooking and baking and get the biggest high out of seasonal decorating. Especially Christmas decorating, don't even get me started, y'all. Additionally,  I can hem a pair of pants and I have been known to bust out my glue gun now and then. True story.

-I'm a clean freak. In fact, I'd say I teeter on the edge of the OCD cliff. I never let dishes pile up and rarely does a day go by that my bed goes unmade.

-...and speaking of cleanliness and organization...You know that show Hoarders? Oh my, I can't watch it. Gives me the willies to even think about being buried up to my elbows in old food/pizza boxes/newspapers from 1980/kitty litter, etc. I shudder to think...

-I'm a huge dork. I love Star Wars, own real Lisa Loeb-style nerd glasses and laugh hysterically at all my own jokes. I'm a very funny person, in my opinion.

-I'm terrified of clowns, needles and Chyna the wrestler.

-When I was little, I wanted a monkey for a pet. I wanted to dress him up in little monkey pants and make him wear little monkey shoes. I planned on carrying him around in a mini backpack or Baby Bjorn type thing and letting him ride around in my pink bicycle basket. I was crushed when mom and dad said, "No". To this day, everytime I look at a spider monkey, I'm taken back to that dark place in my childhood.

-Things I'm good at:
    Tap dancing, playing the piano, poofing hair, Jenga, Scrabble, Operation (the board game),
    making sweet tea, talking to old elderly people and quoting movies from the 1980s. All things
    that will surely serve me well in life.

-Things I can't do to save my life:
   Bowling, playing pool, algebra, Sudoku, open a bottle of wine without mutilating the cork, hacky sack 
   (yes, I have tried), parallel park.

-Although I loved the movie, I didn't shed a tear watching The Notebook, but I bawled like a baby after Marley and Me. I obviously have a soft spot for animals.

-I once volunteered to judge a chess tournament in middle school to get out of fifth period class. They gave me a pad of paper and pencil and put me in charge of the 2nd and 3rd grade games. I should have probably mentioned to the teachers and chess contestants that I did not, nor had I ever known how to play chess ; )

Ok, so if we really knew YOU, what are some things we would know?

*Please note, deeply personal and/or gross medical conditions, financial problems, religious issues and politics should probably be omitted here. Not that I'm not interested, but let's just keep this light and upbeat. This is a HAPPY blog, after all, haha : )

Be blessed, lovelies-

16 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this show but I'm going to have to look for it now!

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  2. I love 80s movies!! And you have to learn how to play Sudoku! It is both amazing and addictive!

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  3. What a great post! I loved learning all about you!! And that show sounds very good. I'll have to check it out. Combatting bullying is so important, and I'm glad MTV has taken on this role.

    As for little tid-bits about myself:

    1. I love candy. Lemonheads and Reeses to be most specific. Mmmm!

    2. I took ballet for 18 years, and I plan on starting classes again when we move home in five weeks. In order to get into a leotard, the items mentioned in number one must disappear from my diet.

    3. I love the New Orleans Saints and was able to be in the East Room last week when they the President. It was heavenly.

    4. I kind of hate the beach. Don't throw rocks, please. It's not that I don't think it's beautiful, but I hate the feel of sandy feet. Ideally, I'd lounge by an infinity pool overlooking the ocean so I could have all of the views but none of the sand.

    5. I think Coke Zero is the greatest invention (if that's what you'd call it). It really does taste just like the real thing!

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  4. I've seen that show and it sometimes brings tears to my eyes!

    Your last fact about yourself cracks me up!

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  5. Fun list! I am like you in many ways! I'm a sweet tea gal through and through and if I make it, it is SWEET! I also play the piano, but not as well as I would like. There is nothing like Christmas - I had two trees last year and am planning for at least three this year! Annnd Scrabble is one of my favorite games!

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  6. I LOVE this! I have the local ice cream man's song memorized down pat and I hum it to my husband to annoy him! Ha! It's the one when the music stops and then a voice yells...HELLO!

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  7. Love this and love getting to know you :)

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  8. Ha! I love 80's music! My husband even asked me the other night what was up with the Depeche Mode blaring from the stereo... I guess I've kept that secret to myself for some time! :)

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  9. wow I can't wait to see that show now! And I definitely need to learn some hair poofing tricks from you! haha.

    Okay... if you really knew me you would know that I'm really good at the "smokey eye" technique.. I can do it in like 2 minutes.... I love my dog probably more than most people... and I love to dance!

    I'll have to keep this going, what a great post!

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  10. Totally want to see this show! I need to look up when it comes on. Thankfully, MTV reruns everything so I'll get to DVR it!

    And what a fun post! I'm totally going to do it!

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  11. I really really like this post!! I think the whole concept of the TV show is great fro highschool kids!

    Love your blog!!

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  12. I was a vegetarian for 4 years and loved every minute of it! I would still venture to say that meat only touches my plate 1-2 meals per week!

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  13. I miss MTV!

    So, if you really knew me, you'd know that...

    * I cry at everything, from a vulnerable kid scoring a goal in sports (at school) to soaps- I am THE biggest cryer!

    * I shut off the world when I have a copy of 'OK' magazine and a Cadbury's Bubble in my hand.

    * I leave wet towels on the bed. All the time. And without realising it. It drives my boyf nuts!

    * I am hopeless at loading a dishwasher.

    I could go on! Hope this has enlightened you a little! x

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  14. I would have never pinned you as a tap dancer, hehe!!

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  15. Cute post Leslie! Ok I must admit, I have a secret {obsession with hoarders} I am a clean FREAK but my guilty pleasure is watching that show! I just can't believe there are people like that in the world. sad : (

    xoxo you are a doll

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