38 Random Things About Me

After all of the talk in my previous post about how much I want to write the first thing that I post (a month later) is actually a video. Yep. No writing. (Well, some. Okay, I lied. It’s a lot. But still.)


Mama Kat had a “32 Random Questions” vlog prompt this week, so I thought I’d share it here. I have a difficult time being brief. I actually recorded the video twice because the first one was 30 minutes long…and then I still hacked the second one to death. After all of the editing…still nearly 14 minutes of nothingness. Truly exciting stuff. I spent days editing the video, so please watch it (and try to stay awake) so that all of that hard work wasn’t in vain.

Coincidentally Mama Kat also has a “list 6 random facts about yourself” writing prompt for her Writer’s Workshop this week, so it made sense to combine the two.

6 Random Things About Me

1. I’m a certified bra fitter
From 1998 to 2003 I worked in (and eventually managed) the lingerie department of a local department store. I had to go through “fit training” with a representative from Playtex. Even though I was technically “certified” Playtex never sent me my certificate (I was supposed to receive one to hang in the fitting room), so I have nothing to prove it except for my mad bra-fitting skills (kinda hard to prove on the internet).
I don’t have any photos of me working as a Fit Consultant so here are some of me holding up random lingerie 😉
I actually became the most popular bra-fitter (called a “Fit Consultant”) in our mall. Sometimes I would spend hours with a customer. I’ve seen many, many things that I can never unsee. I’ve seen the future and it ain’t pretty, ladies.

2. I once auditioned for Deal or No Deal
Yep. In 2008 Deal or No Deal casting came to the Mall at Robinson in the greater Pittsburgh area. I decided that standing in line for 9.5 hours for a small chance of maybe being on the show and maybe winning some money sounded like a great idea. Obviously this was before I had children.
Here’s what the line outside looked like when I arrived at 10 am.
(If you want to truly appreciate the magnitude of the crowd click the picture and then click it again to enlarge.)
I stood in that line, people. For 9.5 hours.
Honestly, I remember very little about the experience now.
I must’ve done an okay job during my 30 second (?) audition because I made it to the second round! Apparently there was a third round I never made it to. I could be wrong but I think I heard that only 3 people made it to the third round and out of them only one was chosen. They didn’t give those details going into it or I wouldn’t have wasted my time.
Here’s what the same parking lot looked like when I left at 7:30 pm.
And here is me losing my mind.

3. I was on a Christian sitcom called Pastor Greg
In 2007 I saw an audition posted on Craigslist for the Christian sitcom “Pastor Greg”. Pastor Greg aired on a handful of Christian television networks and I had seen a few episodes on our local station, Cornerstone. I hadn’t done any acting in awhile and thought, “what the heck!” and decided to audition. I found out later that they already had someone in mind for the part they had me audition with, but loved how I read it and decided to give it to me.
I played “dog lady” in Season 3, Episode 2 “Agape” which aired 02/08/2008 (according to imdb). In this episode “John (Jim Young) takes his dog to Camp Bow-Wow, Lon raps to a troubled teen and Greg and Missy have their baby.”
I was a crazy dog lady at a doggy daycare. Thankfully I don’t have a clip of it. I managed to catch it on tv once and I’m actually pretty embarrassed. They wanted me to play the part really campy with lots of over-acting, which I didn’t care for. I felt like I was on an SNL sketch except that it wasn’t funny. Oh, well.
Here I am waiting to be filmed.

4. I’ve only had my hair colored once in my life.
The summer after I graduated high school I allowed my sister to cut my hair crazy short and then color it. I’ve actually always liked my strawberry-blonde hair color so I actually picked out the same exact hair color to dye my hair with. Instead of drastically changing the color it just enhanced my natural color.
The colors look very different in the photo above but the dye was so close to my natural color that I never bothered to color it again and when it grew out you couldn’t tell the difference.
Here’s my hair a few months after the cut/color and then a year after. No roots, no difference.
I decided the short hair wasn’t for me. My hair grows crazy fast and I literally needed it cut every week. I also hated styling it and found it to be really hot during the summer since I couldn’t pull it back off of my face. As for the color I decided to keep it natural since my original hair color is pretty enough 🙂

5. I have creepy monkey feet.
I have creepy monkey-like toes that I can literally ball into a toe-fist. Don’t be jealous.

6. I take pictures of my creepy monkey feet for no reason.
The last random fact about me is that I didn’t take those photos above specifically for the blog. I took those photos in 2006 for absolutely no reason at all. I have no idea why I took them, but I did. They came in handy since I didn’t have to take any new photos for this post.

32 Random Things About Me
Just in case you haven’t wasted enough of your life reading this post you can waste another 14 minutes listening to me answer a bunch of random questions. Pretend that you like it.

(Email and feed readers click to watch the video: 32 Random Questions)

(You can read the post about my fear of heights that I mentioned in the video here.)

In the video I mention that I couldn’t remember which one of these was the last concert that I went to. I found the ticket stubs and it looks like Lynyrd Skynyrd wins by a month!

Watch my vlog to find out the answers to the following burning questions!
A list of 32 questions to answer in your next vlog!
1.) Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
2.) Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?
3.) Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
4.) Have you ever stolen a street sign?
5.) Do you cut out coupons and then never use them?
6.) Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?
7.)Do you always smile for pictures?
8.) Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
9.) Have you ever peed in the woods?
10.) Do you still watch cartoons?
11.) Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
12.) What do you drink with dinner?
13.) What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
14.) What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
15.) Were you ever a girl scout?
16.) Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
17.) Can you change the oil on your car?
18.) Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket?
19.) Afraid of heights?
20.) Do you sing in the car?
21.) Is Christmas stressful?
22.) Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid.
23.) Do you believe in ghosts?
24.) The first concert you ever went to.
25.) Walmart, Target, or Kmart?
26.) Nike or Adidas?
27.) Can you curl your tongue?
28.) Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
29.) The last concert you saw?
30.) Can you swim well?
31.) Can you knit or crochet?
32.) Are you a dog person or a cat person?

This post is linked to Mama Kat’s Losin’ It!
2.) List six random facts about yourself.

If you’re visiting from Mama Kat’s vlogging workshop I also have a video tutorial for the prompt this week. I didn’t make it for the workshop, but it fits, so here it is if you’re interested:
Ribbon Topiary Tutorial

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Posted on May 25, 2013, in About Me, Undergutchies, Vlog, Vlog Workshop, Writer's Workshop. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I watched! And laughed. 🙂

    I once attended an audition for Wheel of Fortune. I was about 6 months pregnant with my daughter. I did not stand in line for 9 hours, actually it was probably only a couple hours of standing. They were pretty organized about it, for which I’m thankful. And no, I haven’t gotten to be on the show yet…but someday!


    • Yay, I’m so glad you laughed! That makes me feel better 😉

      That’s so cool! I definitely would not have waited in line while I was pregnant. I didn’t get to pee for the 9.5 hours that I was there!

      My husband would love to be on The Price is Right, although we live in PA, so I don’t think it’s going to happen! But if we ever go to CA we’ll have to at least go to the show or he’d be heartbroken!


  2. Whoo-hoo! A brand new blog! I subscribed to be one of your peasants. 😉


  3. Yep, your monkey toes are pretty weird. 😉 And I agree, I don’t quite understand sleeping with your closet doors open. The closet door has a reason, to hide all the junk in there, so close it already! I did use 14 minutes of my life to watch your video–it was pretty good!


    • Hooray for weird monkey toes!
      I can’t stand when people leave drawers ajar and cabinets open, I close things when I’m done using them…duh!
      You are a very special person to have watched it and maybe even like it a little bit. I think that’s awesome, but I’m a little worried about you 😉
      Thanks for stopping by!


  4. Hi, trying to comment on your 6 random facts, but didn’t see a comment link, so I’ll comment at the bottom of your vlog post. 🙂 Sorry you had to wait in line for 9.5 hours. Who were they looking for? Albert Einstein? You commented on my 6 random facts post that you are the only person who knows the Odd Couple theme. Oh so sorry, you are not. In fact, my brother and I used to “sing” the theme together. Since there are really no words, we would sing it with “doots and doos and das.” So there are at least 3 people who know it!

    Also my daughter, Spygirl, has the same green penguin shirt as your daughter wore on her half birthday. For this and other reasons I second the “twinsies” declaration.

    Oh, and I think you look adorable with the short hair.


    • Suz, it’s all one big long post, so you’re all good 😉

      I guess they only planned on picking one person to begin with, which is ridiculous. I think I’m pretty awesome, but I wouldn’t have waited that long if I had that information beforehand. Then again, I didn’t have kids yet and I didn’t work, so standing in a line for 9.5 hours was basically the same as every other day for me except standing up without the internet 😉

      I am so glad to have found someone else who knows the Odd Couple theme! It stumps my husband every time. I do so love a good sitcom theme song 🙂

      I think that shirt is so cute, although winter is over now and it’s packed away.
      Yay, twinsies it is! 🙂

      Thank you. I really liked how it looked but couldn’t stand the feel of it and the upkeep. Years later I got an even shorter Peter Pan hair cut and my husband HATED it!


  5. I’m very impressed with your monkey feet. Mine don’t really do anything special and I can barely wiggle my toes. Can you pick things up with them as well? Kudos for tackling the 32 things about you. It was too long and I am too impatient to do it myself. Great post. M


    • Indeed I can pick things up with my feet! In fact after my c-section I couldn’t bend over because it hurt, so I often picked things up with my feet…it helped a lot 😉

      Gosh, I don’t think I did a very good job on the 32 things. It was soooo long it took me, like, 3 days to edit it all. I didn’t want to just say “yes, no” ’cause I thought it would be too boring. But 14 minutes of randomness is also boring, so there you go 😉


  6. I haven’t watched the vlog yet, but I had to jump on here and say I HAVE THE SAME MONKEY FEET! I used to walk around the house with my toes curled completely under, and while I can’t do that anymore (well, I can, but it hurts), I sit on the toilet every morning with my toes curled under. And I pick things up with toes and open drawers and cabinets with them (I mostly limit this to the bathroom, which is where I’m barefoot the most often).

    I do NOT take pictures of mine, however, because they are big and manly. No one wants to see that.


    • Yay, Dyanne! Monkey feet unite! 😉
      I do the same thing, I keep my toes curled under any time I’m sitting with my feet on the floor…including the toilet. It creeps people out when they see me do it for the first time! And I also pick things up with them and open things with them!
      I have no idea why I took pictures of my feet. I am odd to say the least!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  7. 9.5 hours in line! My hat is off to you. I’m too impatient to wait that long!

    I do like to wiggle my toes a lot, but I think your monkey feet have mine beat.


    • Why thank you! It did me little good, though. But it was a nice feeling to know that I was interesting enough to make it to the 2nd round at least 🙂

      My monkey feet are pretty cool. Or creepy, depending on who you are. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!


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