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15 things you might not know about me

My friend Andrea asked me to write a list of 15 things you might not know about me that I’m not too scared to admit. Here they are…

  1. I eat Ghiradelli 60% cocoa chocolate chips nearly every day.
  2. My favorite food is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies made with Guittard chocolate chips. Guittard, please start selling your chocolate chips on the East Coast?
  3. I met my husband the first day of college freshman orientation. We were so obviously smitten with each other that my roommate asked me that night if I thought he was “the one”. I didn’t answer because I realized he just might be and that was a scary thought…
  4. I once took a job that required a 2-hour bus commute each direction from where we lived. I read a lot of books on those buses that year, but I don’t remember what any of them were about.
  5. I took a (different) bus to the hospital to have my daughter.
  6. I can type really fast – accuracy depends how tired I am and whether or not a child is sitting on my lap.
  7. I’m claustrophobic.
  8. I choke on water at least once a week.
  9. I once got a part in a theatrical production because I “looked androgynous” (to quote the director at our first full cast meeting).
  10. I have five sisters and four brothers. They are awesome.
  11. I don’t get bad morning sickness (so far at least!) but being pregnant gives me insomnia. For all nine months.
  12. I love to chew crushed ice even though it’s bad for my teeth and drives my husband crazy.
  13. My favorite colors as a little girl were purple and pink. I remember coloring entire pages pink and purple. No drawings, no details – just lots and lots of pink and lots and lots of purple.
  14. As a toddler I ate the felt tips off of most of my older siblings’ Crayola markers. I remember doing this. The markers did not taste good, but eating them was irresistable. That’s why Crayola products are non-toxic.
  15. I’ve been a cancer survivor for as long as I can remember (diagnosed at 22 months).

What are 15 things people don’t realize about you?

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

3 thoughts on “15 things you might not know about me”

  1. I’m a Guittard fan. Do you use the milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips? I had semi-sweet ones in my oatmeal this morning. OK, healthy breakfasts is not my strong point.

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