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My dear friend Zoë, is absolutely adorable and tagged me as a nominee for a Versatile Blogger Award.

It’s funny, I really just made this blog for myself, so sometimes I forget that people read it at all. It’s always a surprise to me to find out someone actually likes it.

Anyways, I’ve never done one of these before, but responding via post really only seemed like the polite thing to do.

So here are 7 weird and random facts (that actually explain a lot) about me:

1. When I was little, I was really into rabbits. My sister had one for years (eons in rabbit time). His name was Black Eyes (Guess why?). During the course of Black Eyes’ life, I had three rabbits: Peter, Fuzzball, and Cinnamon Spice. Despite loving them unconditionally, brushing them constantly, walking them on leashes, and feeding them endless carrots, they all met their demise in slightly unfortunate ways.

2. I have a lot of favorite books that I think have helped shape who I am today, but one that has always been in my top 10 is Roxaboxen. I spent so many summer afternoons outdoors clambering around in the hot, dry grass outside my house, creating towns out of sticks and stones, pretending to make perfumes out of flower petals, and selling overripe oranges from the orange tree to my sister in exchange for pretty rocks — all of which were inspired by Roxaboxen. I still find something so refreshing about this book. The idea of making something so special out of nothing seems so satisfying.

3. I’m in the midst of a becoming a vegetarian. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while (and really tried to put into practice after reading this), and have slowly been easing myself into. I’ve had a tiny slip-up so far (a small bite of a pork sandwich), but other than that I’ve been okay. It’s not as hard as I thought it would be, and I think the fact that I didn’t go cold turkey (and was never really a meat eater to begin with) really helped.

4. I had a serious spy phase. I devoured Nancy Drew books like crazy for a good year, but my obsession really took off once the Harriet the Spy movie came out. I would go down into our yard, and climb this one pine tree as high as I could. I’d sit up there, covered in sap and pine needles, and write down observations of the old man who lived next door. Usually these innocent observations would elaborate into full-blown lies, but I was 10 and could afford to indulge my imagination anytime I wanted.

5. A lot of people are surprised to find out that I’m religious. It’s not something that I talk about very often, but it’s a really important part of my life. I guess I keep it relatively private because I understand that a lot of people find religion generally uncomfortable, and I understand that’s a huge turn off, which is the opposite of how I want people to feel. No one wants to be preached at, and I just feel like that’s not the best way to go about things. And to be quite honest, my views are kind of different from what most people would consider to be traditionally Christian, which can cause some conflict too. But I do consider myself a very spiritual person, and it’s something that will always be a part of my life.

6. I have a tiny hole in my heart. For real! I’ve had it since I was born. It’s called a VSD and I’ve never once had a problem with it, but I love seeing doctors’ faces the first time they listen to my heart. It has a kind of gross swooshing noise when my heart beats. Kelly can’t listen to it because he says he’ll throw up (such a romantic).

7. I hate cutting my hair. Hate it. It just seems like such a waste of money… if I could cut it myself I totally would. Instead, I wait as long as possible, until I just can’t stand it anymore, and then I make an appointment at the Aveda school and get it chopped off for $20. (I know, I’m embarrassingly cheap).

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3 comments
  1. India said:

    A hole in your heart! Like Brian from the Backstreet Boys? That’s the coolest. Also, I cut hair, and started cutting my own a few years ago, and it’s not that difficult IF it’s long enough to begin with.

    • brunnervanessa said:

      Haha yes! JUST like Brian. Although not as romantic.
      And do you really? I may need to get tips from you. Giving myself a mini trim sounds like the perfect way to avoid spending my money on my hair and spend it on more important things, like wine.

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