29 Random Facts About Me

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Because I can’t think of 1 more to make it an even 30!


I have a natural immunity to mosquitos – they never bite me.

One of my pet peeves is when you’re assembling furniture and the Allen keys are too wide to turn an entire rotation without running into the side of the furniture.  Know what I mean? It’s the worst.

My other pet peeve is when people wipe their mouths after brushing their teeth and get toothpaste on the towel.

My middle name is Joy.

I am the kind of person who truly enjoys the games at baby showers. 

I didn’t own a pair of closed toe shoes when I went to college (from Florida to Pennsylvania).

I had never changed a baby’s diaper until I had my son.

I have written three books and another 40 pages of a fourth, but it’s been languishing on my desktop for about two years. 

Nothing makes me happier than the first signs of spring.

My friends and I exchange about 4,000 texts a month (!). 

I have 2 tattoos, and neither are visible unless I’m naked.

I’m not a judgmental person, but I do judge people by their bumper stickers.

I’ve had the same cell phone number for over 13 years.

I was yearbook editor in middle school.

I had light blonde hair until I went through puberty.

I am really cranky when I wake up.  I need 30 minutes or so before I’m human.

In real life, I have a pretty dirty sense of humor, but it rarely finds its way onto the blog.

If Spinach and Artichoke Dip is on the menu, I’m probably going to order it.

I almost bungee jumped once, but I backed out at the top of the platform and made them take me back down to the ground.  I was terrified!

I can pop my shoulders out of joint and put both legs behind my head.

I went to a horseback riding camp when I was a kid.

When I can’t fall asleep, I fantasize what it would be like to win the lottery.

I’m not afraid to get dirty or sweaty, but I find the idea of camping to be horrifying.

I used to be obsessed with The X-Files and even attended a convention.  Nerd alert.

I kiss the airplane before I board for good luck.  If I forget, I get really, really nervous (but no crashes yet, so…).

My favorite drinks are sangria (<—my recipe!), white wine spritzers, and gin and tonic with lots of lime.

I am a terrible driver (but I try hard not to be).

I would rather re-make the entire pot of coffee than drink a single cup of poorly brewed coffee.  Life is too short to drink bad coffee.

Once, Ricky Martin kissed me on the cheek.


Share a random fun fact about you!



  • Sarah F June 4, 2015, 6:24 am

    haha These are fantastic facts. I misread the cell one and thought it said you had the same cell phone for 13 years- and I was quite impressed until I re-read it.

    Random fact about myself: I once had a bee fly up my nose. My sister went to hit my nose, but the bee flew out beforehand and she ended up giving me a nosebleed. Surprisingly, the bee did not sting me.

  • Brynn June 4, 2015, 7:01 am

    i also have a dirty sense of humor and am incredibly sarcastic, but I keep it off my blog for the most part.

  • Melissa June 4, 2015, 7:16 am

    My random fun fact about me is that for some reason, whenever I am expecting a phone call, I will often have my phone right by me literally ALL day and night and the one second, and I mean, second, I abandon my phone for a brief minute, the phone will ring and I will end up missing the call! So frustrating how things happen like that.

  • bets June 4, 2015, 7:17 am

    posts like these are so fun to read, thanks for sharing! I’ve heard about wine spritzers a lot lately, that may be the first drink I have after my daughter is born.

  • Caitlin P June 4, 2015, 7:48 am

    I love when bloggers do these random facts – it’s a fun way to get to know you more. I am SO SO SO jealous that mosquitoes don’t go for you – I am the exact opposite and it’s awful!

  • Kim L. June 4, 2015, 8:10 am

    I loved reading your 29 facts! I am having trouble coming up with even one random, fun fact… Not sure if this is fun, but it’s random. For my son’s high school graduation party last year I made 600 cake balls. It took me a long time to want to make cake balls again after that!

  • Abby June 4, 2015, 8:26 am

    I worked at a local convenience store when I was in high school for only 4 hours! I hated getting cigerattes for customers and couldn’t find the brands they wanted quickly enough. And I had to flush the leftover tadpoles (fishing bait) down the toilet after the shift was done. Sticking to working with children works out better for me 🙂

  • Kate June 4, 2015, 8:28 am

    I am also immune to mosquitoes! My husband hates me for that- haha! Random fact about me: I also get songs I don’t know the words too stuck in my head.

  • Aerevyn June 4, 2015, 8:35 am

    I’m so freaked out by a certain animal, that I have to spell it out instead of say it: R-A-T-S.

  • TJ June 4, 2015, 8:48 am

    #30 you are allergic to avocado (that makes me so sad!)

  • Joy June 4, 2015, 8:53 am

    I love these! Great post.

    Random fact: I met my husband in college and the first time we really talked was the day he told me about his girlfriend breaking up with him. Her loss was my gain! 🙂

  • Ash Diamond June 4, 2015, 8:54 am

    I love this! I think I may have to do a random facts or survey for today’s post!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed June 4, 2015, 8:58 am

    The fact that you hadn’t changed a diaper until Henry makes me a feel a little better about my complete lack of baby experience haha. Thanks!

    I tried to go sky diving 3 separate times. We waited hours… the one time we watched a group jump, then the next group got taken up in the plane and then brought back down since the weather changed that quickly. We were supposed to be next. All 3 times the weather just wasn’t right. I took it as a sign from God 🙂

  • Erin June 4, 2015, 8:59 am

    This was fascinating, thanks for sharing!
    Also, if you put a bumper sticker on your car, I kind of feel like you are asking for judgement 😉

  • Dottie (@crazyfitmommy) June 4, 2015, 9:35 am

    Random fact about me — I despise cleaning, but having my house be anything but immaculate gives me serious anxiety. There are days when my kids’ playroom is just too much for me to handle! 😛

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul June 4, 2015, 10:12 am

    We have the same drink tastes! I’m so jealous mosquitoes don’t bite you!

  • Andrea B. June 4, 2015, 10:16 am

    I get the heebies when my kids show me their loose teeth, I can’t touch them!

  • Samantha B June 4, 2015, 10:36 am

    Love these! I love baby shower games too- which is your favorite?

    • Caitlin June 4, 2015, 12:20 pm

      The one where they put melted candy bars into diapers LOL

  • Jennifer June 4, 2015, 11:11 am

    The allen wrench thing used to bug the crap out of me, too, until I realized that you simply use the other end of the wrench and it won’t happen (as in there is a short end and a long end, for this very reason). I hope that helps alleviate the problem for you 🙂

    • Caitlin June 4, 2015, 12:20 pm

      Nope, it happens even with the short end A LOT!!! Fries me to death. Hah.

  • Breanne June 4, 2015, 11:20 am

    I love this post! It’s always fun to learn random facts.

    Random fact about me: I will gag/puke immediately if there are raw onions in something or were picked off something (and I never see them). Often it’s the same if they’re cooked.

  • Monica June 4, 2015, 11:58 am

    “Life is too short to drink bad coffee.”


    Thank you for providing me with my new life philosophy. 🙂

    My random fact: I was once fired from a cafe in college after the owner found out I was NOT a lesbian. (I didn’t even notice, but apparently I was the only straight person working there… one of the workers clued me in after I expressed my confusion. Totally not legal, but what did I know back then?)

  • Becky June 4, 2015, 12:08 pm

    Love this!

    Whenever I make eye contact with (or touch!) a celebrity I immediately play 3 degrees of separation to Michael Jackson. I also tell people about it so they think I’m nuts. My top encounters? 1) Celine Dion once touched my hand….3 days after she had been on the Oprah Show…..and well Oprah, you know, she has touched everyone! 2) Front row centre at a Janet Jackson concert. We locked eyes. I swear. Can’t get much closer to Michael then that! lol

  • Jen June 4, 2015, 12:11 pm

    I went to Horseback riding camp when I was a kid too.

    Question: Do you buy lottery tickets? Because I fantasize about winning the lottery but never buy tickets.

    • Caitlin June 4, 2015, 12:19 pm

      Yes, we buy them regularly. Can’t win if you don’t play!

  • Alex @ True Femme June 4, 2015, 2:30 pm

    One time I went zip lining in Hawaii and tried to show off for one of the cute zip guides. I ended up tumbling down a plank, scraped up my knee and had red dirt and some blood all over my shins. He still asked me out.

  • april June 4, 2015, 2:33 pm

    I love baby shower games, too. I love all the corny games at those types of events!

    My random fact is that I always counteract the emotions around me. If people are freakin’ out, I tend to be completely calm; if people are calm about a frustration situation, I will probably be stressed out completely.

  • Amanda June 4, 2015, 2:46 pm

    My husband and I just bungee jumped for the first time over Memorial Day weekend, it was wild!

  • Kelly June 4, 2015, 4:10 pm

    I also have an immunity to mosquitos!

    Also, neither my husband or I had changed a diaper before we had our daughter either.

  • Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me June 4, 2015, 5:09 pm

    I LOVE the games at baby shower. I probably get way too in it.

  • Tanya June 4, 2015, 6:46 pm

    Totally did the coffee thing this morning. Some how the first batch was more like coffee-flavored water. No dice. Poured it out and made a new pot.

  • Katie @ Operation Happier June 4, 2015, 6:52 pm

    I saw Billy Bob Thornton in an Austin hotel. He was wearing a shirt that said “Titties and Beer”! Talk about just going for it.

    Fun idea! Hope your week is going better than it started out.

  • Lissy June 4, 2015, 7:08 pm

    I want to believe. I was way into the X-Files too. I’m currently re watching on Netflix.
    Random fact.. Hmm, well, I’ll be 30 in a few hours. Omgi can’t believe I’ll be 30 X(

  • colleen June 4, 2015, 7:51 pm

    I also have a very dirty mind – probably why I get along with guys better than females. I had naturally wavy-curly hair that went into hiding during puberty but came back all curly (think curly curly) after having three kids. I am a natural red head but that too has become darker over the years – unless I spend a large amount of time outside. I have very few close female friends, but am very close and protective of the ones I have. I lean towards to the arts to relax – drawing, painting, crocheting, photography – skills I inherited from my grandmothers. I am the only one in my very large family who has mastered making my grandmother’s homemade cinnamon rolls. I love walkable communities, but love relaxing outside and listening to nature. I love reading romance novels – a guilty pleasure. I have sky-dived when my oldest was only 6 months old and would do it again in a heart beat. I have no fear of wondering around large cities by myself. I seldom need a map or gps once I look at it once for a trip – I can just visualize the route I need to take and get there with no assistance. I named my oldest son (middle name – Bailey) after Bailey’s Irish Cream. I have no clue what I want to be when I grow up.

  • Bobbie June 4, 2015, 9:02 pm

    Interesting but random fact: My husband and I attended the same university (Rutgers) and walked in the same graduation, yet never met each other until our first job out of college..at an agency an hour away from the university.
    I always get the biggest kick out of this! We walked around the same campus for years, in and out of the same buildings etc… and never met and then met at our 1st job within a year of graduating! His name is on my program! lol

  • Amanda K. June 4, 2015, 9:24 pm

    i’ve had the same cell number for 10 years (as long as i’ve had a cell phone) and i’ve always had the same voice mail message. i only say my first name in the message, so i didn’t have to change it when i got married.

  • Lucia June 5, 2015, 9:00 am

    Hi Caitlin!

    Unrelated – but, how do you feel and what do you think about the articles published yesterday about eating placenta not really benefiting your health?

  • Jessi June 5, 2015, 11:31 am

    Wait. Just wait. An X-Files fan!?!? YEAH! Did you read about the new mini series they’re going to do???

    I graduated high school as the series ended. I always thought that was great timing (to then get obsessed with Harry Potter in college, of course).

  • Laura June 5, 2015, 2:24 pm

    I’m also immune to mosquitoes and I’m from the south…people hate me for it. I get maybe one mosquito bite every couple of years. So weird.

  • Susan June 5, 2015, 8:46 pm

    I miss my mommy.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) June 10, 2015, 8:02 pm

    I once went for pizza with the wrestler Brett-the-Hitman-Hart, and I slow danced with him … on two separate occasions, years apart.

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