Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tell me more, tell me more!!! {A Linky Party}

I've been blogging for a little over a year now, so I feel pretty comfortable with y'all ;).  I thought it was about time for me to share with you some of my quirks and the things that make me... ME!  Please DON'T judge me and please DO link up and tell us a little more about you!  I want to know all of your silly quirks and the things that make you tick :)


1.  I thoroughly HATED having red hair as a teenager.  I actually bleached it blonde for several years.  When I was in 5th grade I read that red-heads should not wear red, pink, or orange.  That magazine article has SCARRED me for life :(  to this day I do not wear those colors!

2.  I got married to the Mr. when I was 19 years old.  Is it sad that he had to be my "legal guardian" for our honeymoon cruise because I wasn't 21?!  hehe
3.  I can't sleep in regular t-shirts because I feel claustrophobic.  I prefer v-necks or something that doesn't "hug" my neck!

4.  On that same thought, I LOVE the new bracelet trends that are floating around Pinterest, BUT I can hardly keep a bracelet on for an hour!  I don't like things hugging my wrists either :)
5.  Seafood absolutely disgusts me

6.  I am a "Real Housewives" junkie, but my favorite are the ladies from Beverly Hills.  Every time they start to argue I say to my husband, "I just can't stand it when all my friends are fighting!"
7.  I was a cheerleader for 6 years, and to this day have dreams about cheering in high school!
8.  When I was 16, I single-handedly took out a wall at my parent's house.  Parking is definitely not my forte, and I drove into the wall while trying to pull in.  Needless to say, the wall had to be completely re-bricked!
(Please ignore how I actually look in this picture... just notice the wall in the background!)
9.  Now that I'm the big 2-7, I'm trying.so.hard to not bite my nails, but it's almost impossible for me to refrain unless they are painted.  So, that has turned into getting a manicure every 2 weeks :)

10.  I secretly (and now publicly) want to be Katniss from the Hunger Games.  I read all 3 books during our vacation to Hawaii.  Now I've got my BFF hooked, so my life is complete!  If you haven't read them, you need to get off the blogs now and go purchase them!
My new favorite sentence is, "May the odds be EVER in your favor"
Unfortunately, when I try to climb in trees this is what happens...
11.  In order to fall asleep each night, I have to do 2 things:  1.  I have to pray 2.  I have to sing a worship song in my head.  In particular I have to sing, "Lord prepare me to be a sanctuary..." it's a worship song from when I was a teenager.  Literally, I have to sing it in my head e-v-e-r-y night!

12.  Speaking of singing, I am an AWFUL singer.  I don't do a lot of singing in class because it's just that bad.  BUT, I'm pretty much an all-star when I'm the lead singer on Rock Band ;)

13.  By marriage, I am a full-out Texas Longhorn fan.  I don't even try to object because Jared will buy me any UT shirt that I want, so I'm all for it!  And, I will make an exception to wear a little burnt orange :)
Do you think I'm weird, ha?!  Now, it's your turn... tell me all about you :)}

61 comments:

Lisa R. said...

I love this! Biting my nails is a bad nervous habit for me. I will be linking up later!! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Miss Nelson said...

This is such a fun linky party.

✣ Miss Nelson✣
Miss Nelson’s Blog

Mrs. Castro said...

I'm going to have to think of some interesting things to share...I agree bracelets don't stay on my wrist, climbing trees and parking are hard things to master!
Laura

Mrs. Castro's Class

Nicole said...

Love this linky!! P.s. Are ya'll in Austin?! I'm in Lubbock - Red Raider alumni! :)
Nicole
Rowdy in Room 300

Amber Leigh said...

I do love this linky, great idea! And the Hunger Games are definitely one of my favorite series too.. how did you like the movie? I didn't like it all!

Miss Nelson said...

Just linked up! BTW- I HATE seafood too!

✣ Miss Nelson✣
Miss Nelson’s Blog

Katherine said...

What an awesome linky! I will definitely be linking up soon....!
:)
Blessings of Teaching

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April Walker said...

I hate seafood, and I also got married at 19.
~April
The Idea Backpack
ideabackpack@gmail.com

Carly Wizeman said...

LOVE your purple chevron background! Love the linky party and I'll definitely be linking up! I'm one of your newest followers! I'm from Houston! :) Come check out my blog! First Grade Fabulosity

Laura said...

You are precious and look great in orange! I am a redhead, too, and wear all those colors! Wear what you want! You and your husband are too cute!

Laura
Peace, Love, and First Grade

Dana said...

I am a teacher from WA state and I don't have a blog. I think about it everyday but being a middle child makes me want to do everything over the top so I just idle for fear of making a mistake. I am 51 yrs. old and have only taught four years. Went back to school in my 40's while working as an instructional asst. Love my job probably too much. I run, cycle,crossfit and think about my lessons and school compulsively. Love, love, love your blog.

LYNDSEY said...

Oh my word, Amy....that wall!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

Too funny, girlfriend! :)


Lyndsey

A Year of Many Firsts

Amanda said...

Being a fellow red head I have to tell you it's the best color to have!!!! :) I looooove red hair. I wear red all the time. It's my favorite color. And although I definitely stay away from yellow, I have found a love for burnt orange/rust colors. Great link up! :)

Amanda
Reaching for the TOP!

Jean Robinson said...

Amy, I will tell you the same thing about your gorgeous red hair that I tell my husband when he complains about his curly hair. God gave you a beautiful gift, so stop complaing about it. :) Hee-hee. I spend alot of money to get my hair to be even close to your red! I love your blog. I've been following it and your TPT store since I "discovered" Pinterest back in January. In fact ALOT of the fun things I do in my classroom are really your ideas! I've posted some of the things we have done on my blog. You should come check it out sometime!
Jean Robinson
Diving Into 2nd Grade

KRISTA said...

I Loved reading your post. Thanks for sharing! I didn't take out a wall when I was 16, but took out a tree that was by our driveway. I was in such a hurry to meet up with my friends that I backed right into this tree and somehow uprooted it. I just had to link up. Enjoy your week!

Krista
stellar-students

Miss Kindergarten said...

I love this party Amy!! So fun! And OMG, #3!!! I CAN NOT sleep with a collar either!!!!

Mrs. Cupcake said...

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are my fave, too!! Great linky!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

KS said...

I'm a redhead, and I don't wear those colors either! My traumatic incident came from a girl in my class making mean comments about my pink shirt not matching my hair. I'm slowly trying to get over it though! :)

Loved the blog post...hoping to link up soon!

firstgradekate@gmail.com

Rachel Lamb said...

I am so with oyu on the bracelet thing! In fact I take off my wedding bands as soon as I get home. I tell Mr. Lamb that I do still love him though! I love seeing other's quirky sides
Rachel

The Science Penguin said...

A UT girl! I love it--I'm a super fan alum! :)

The Science Penguin

Elisabeth said...

You are just too cute girlie!!! I also love the Beverly Hills Housewives! What a fun linky!!

Elisabeth
www.missdelk.blogspot.com

Ginger Snaps said...

Go VOLS!!! =)

Ginger Snaps

Mrs. P said...

I love, love, love that you did this post! I love learning about other people.. I'm just a little bit nosey! I have been reading your blog for over a year now and love learning more about some of my favorite bloggers! It's good to know that we're all a little weird!! I'm going to write my post now!

Ashley
That's So Second Grade

Free Teacher Resources by Clever Classroom said...

Amy, I love this idea. I too was a bit nervous, as we have such a personal story to tell. I just had to share one of the most important events in our lives. The day that my husband died and came back. I also added some other fun stuff about me too.

I had no idea that you are/were a red head! Great Linky Amy.

Emma from All free Teacher Resources and Clever Classroom. :)

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

LOL! I love that you ran into your house with a CAR! You are AWESOME!

Ashley Hughes said...

You are too funny. My husband took out his garage door when he was in HS... backing out. I'm also 27 and just recently stopped biting my nails! What's the deal? Why is it s hard to stop? I've tried for such a long time and somehow just gave it up recently. I still pick and get the urge sometimes though. It was fun learning a little more about you! I'll be linking up soon!

Ashley

The School Supply Addict

Callen Rhoads said...

Amy, I too have a problem with biting my nails! I was getting a manicure every 2 weeks as well, but then I got tired of going. ha ha. Now, my nails are back to being colorless and short. :(

I absolutely LOVE all of your ideas and the fact that you teach 2nd as well! You are an inspiration to me!

EmBellish said...

Love this linky party. Thanks for hosting. It was so fun to read about the things that make you you. I've said it before, but your blog is one of my favorites. :)

Emily

Tangled with Teaching

Mrs. McHaffie said...

This is so fun! And OMG we are WAY too much alike!!! :)

Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal

Erica Bohrer said...

Love this! I too am drove my car into my parents' house. I will link up when I get back from vacation!!!

Tales of a First Grade Teacher said...

I'm your newest follower. I love your blog design. It's great!
I might be getting you mixed up with someone else, but do you know Dawn Miller? she and I teach together and she was both my son and daughters' kindergarten teacher. If not, sorry for the mix up.
Would love for you to stop by my blog and read my tell me more (when I finish it)
Jessica

Erica said...

We must have read the exact same magazine article, because I'm a redhead and I don't wear red, orange, or pink at all! I am all about some greens and blues though! Must be why those are my favorite colors!

And the Hunger Games rocks, but I wouldn't want to be Katniss!

Sara Soucy said...

Ugh I hate seafood too! Unfortunately, my husband loves it! This is a great linky!

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade

Emily said...

I am a fellow redhead! I never read that artcile on the colors but I refuse to wear red or orange. I don't know what it is about those colors but I have never liked them. I think it comes from being a redhead.

swimminginsecond said...

I was barely 20 when I got married. I felt like a minor too. On our honeymoon, my husband really wanted to go see this band that was performing at a bar. But we couldn't because I wasn't 21.

twilliams said...

Thanks for starting this linky!! I am enjoying reading about all the different bloggers and getting to know them a little bit better. Wow! What an awesome group of teachers!! Thanks Amy!

Teresa

2nd Grade Pig Pen

Kristin Young said...

I love bracelets but also can not wear them as they drive me CRAZY!!! They have to be super tight & not move at all. Also, thanks for the old school camp song...which has been stuck in my head all day...harmonies and all. ;)

Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

Kelli said...

Your blog is so cute!! I really like your Back-to-School Literacy Centers : )

Would love if you would stop by my blog-I have a FREEBIE for second grade math journals!

Kelli
Tales From a Traveling Teacher

Kate said...
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Kate said...

I devoured The Hunger Games - I bought the last one on Amazon and two minutes later bought it for my Kindle. I couldn't wait for it to come. I read it in 6 hours. Obsessed.

Fun linky!!

Kate
Second Grade Sparkle

Courtney Long said...

Love this linky!!!

Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway.
-Courtney
2ndgradesnapshots.blogspot.com

Hbrown said...

I couldn't help myself from snickering at your first thing about being a redhead, that literally could have come straight from my mouth. I hated being a redhead when I was a kid. I didn't start really appreciating it until the middle of college. Now I love it! It makes me unique not weird :)

I also avoid all shades of red, pink, and orange :)

Heather
A New Teacher's Journey

Carla said...

What a great link party - can't wait to post it 34! When I was learning to drive, I was pulling my dad's car into the garage (he was upstairs) and I have never been very good with space relations - and, well I took out the hub cap. I'll never forget my father's face when I showed him. He was actually very nice about it though! Thanks for sharing your picture!
Carla
Playful Learning Brooklyn

Andi said...

*My husband got me hooked on the Hunger Games last summer. They are so good. *If I drove the car into my parent's house, they'd NEVER let me forget. *You look so happy on your wedding day. *Hook 'em horns! My best friend got her Masters at UT and we LOVED visiting her any chance we could get.
Great Linky!
~Andi

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

Thanks for hosting this linky party. It is so much fun.

April
WolfeliciousTell

Liz Wright said...

I sing Sanctuary in my head to put me to sleep too!!! Not every night but it is hands own one of my all time favorite worship songs from youth group as well!!! Love it!!!

Layla Wiedrick Henry said...

I'm a redhead too! Thanks for hosting this linky!

Layla
Fancy Free in Fourth

Layla Wiedrick Henry said...

I'm a redhead too! Thanks for hosting this linky!

Layla
Fancy Free in Fourth

Lauren said...

The bracelet thing drives me insane too! It took me forever to get used to wearing a watch. This linky is adorable. I found out about your blog through the TPT weekly e-mail. Congratulations on your success. I am sure there is much more to come!!

Lauren C

www.kinder-friends.blogspot.com

Kate said...

I finally had a chance to link up!! Thank you so much for hosting this linky party... I have loved getting a behind-the-scenes look at so many bloggers! I am 26 and am an obsessive nail biter, as well! I love your technique for falling asleep at night :) Do you know the song Set a Fire by Will Reagan & the United Pursuit? It's fantastic and is my current fall asleep song!

Mrs. Dwyer said...

This, by far, has been one of the best linky parties! I don't know that I'm going to make it out of my pjs today for blog hoppin' and reading them all! LOL!!! Thanks!

~Tanya
Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

Mrs. McKown said...

Great post and great linky party!!
I have a four year old daughter who is a redhead. The red hair came from her daddy. Someone once told me, "You can't dress her in green b/c then she'll look like a Christmas tree!" Ewww...I don't agree. I hate comments like that. I'm sure you look fabulous in whatever color you choose to wear!

❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Traci said...

I hate things on my neck and seafood too!
Fabulous linky party - can't wait to join up.
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Rita Ellis said...

Dear Amy

I have looked over your blog and found it to be lovely :) So I am awarding you with the Lovely Blog Award.

Should you choose to accept this award you will need to...

1. Follow the person who gave you the award...

2. Link back to the person that gave you the award...

3. Pass to 15 new bloggers and then let them know they have received the award...

Now, who will you choose to bestow this Lovely award? Make a list and check it twice ;)
Rita
and remember 'Stay Wild About School!'

2busybrunettes.com said...

I love your bedtime routine and I think you look great in burnt orange!

-Julia
2 busy brunettes

2busybrunettes.com said...

I love your bedtime routine and I think you look great in burnt orange!

-Julia
2 busy brunettes

Mrs. Castro said...

Finally linked up! This was a fun one! Thanks!
Laura
Mrs. Castro's Class

Alison said...

I found you through the linky! I did mine in my blog, Kitchin's Kinder

I just started teacher blogging in April, and I am a bit addicted. I am SO happy to find so many Christian teachers!! I know the praise song you sing at night, it reminds me of vespers at camp around the fire :)

Alison :)

Miss Cosby said...

I just finished the 3rd book of The Hunger Games two days ago. Each day
my friend was asking "Done yet?" "Huh, huh?" It was good...but they actors in
the movie are not what I pictured in my head. Thanks for doing this linky. It's
great to see another side to all the great bloggers. :)
Brenda
You Might Be a First Grader...

hssupersenior said...

I'm tardy for the party, but I love THG too!!! I saw it 3 times within the first 2 days it came out, and it just came out to the local $2 theatre, and have been going every night since!

Amanda
www.hssupersenior.wordpress.com