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Get to Know The Wild Woman: 28 Facts About Me

On October 27, I turned 27. (Kind of cool, huh?) So, in honor of my 28th year of life and my 27th birthday, here are 28 fun (unusual) facts about me, The Wild Woman.

*If you want me to write any extended versions of these facts, please let me know in the comments and while you’re at it, share some fun facts about yourself!

  • I am deathly afraid of birds, but chickens the most. I have a recurring dream that there is a caged bird in my childhood bedroom. That didn’t actually happen, but there was one in my car.
  • Coincidentally, my all time favorite book is “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Probably should bring up these first two facts in therapy.
  • My favorite movie of all time is “The Breakfast Club.” I don’t have a favorite character per se, but I feel like I am most like Allison and I dressed as John Bender for Halloween in 2016 (pictured above). My favorite scenes include, Andy unpacking his lunch and the dance sequences.
  • I almost passed out when I got my first tattoo.
  • I don’t like raw tomatoes, but tend to be known in my family as a ketchup lover who even puts ketchup on steak. I know, blasphemy. But, seeing as I have been a vegetarian for awhile now, maybe I just never liked steak.
  • When I was little, I thought the birthmark on my right thigh was a stain because my bathtub had a stain on it that was the same color.
  • I played the trumpet from 5th to 7th grade. I also took drum lessons for a bit in middle school. My brother, Clint, turned out to be the musician.
  • I called my paternal grandfather “Opa,” which means grandfather in German.
  • I took German for two years in college and don’t speak any German.
  • My name means “little blonde girl” in Irish. I suppose the parents didn’t consider that when they named me. (Not blonde hair pictured below.)
  • If you would’ve asked me when I was little what I wanted to be when I grew up I would have said one of the following: a writer, a history professor or a fashion designer. Not too far off from reality, right?
  • One of my favorite birthday memories is going to Disney World with my family and staying at the Boardwalk Hotel. I remember being shook that a restaurant on the actual boardwalk had tv’s in each bathroom stall.
  • My Opa wanted me to be a tennis player because he was an Olympic gold medalist in tennis, so he got me a fancy coach and I trained with him a bit. But, news flash, I’m no good at tennis. (P.S. I love Venus & Serena.)
  • My summer camp experiences were odd. I went to a myriad of basketball and softball camps, but the misplaced highlight has to be my three straight summers of church camp.
  • Although church camp doesn’t create the *best* memories for me, Vacation Bible School does! I was/am a sucker for a themed snack and a new t-shirt.
  • One of my most traumatic memories is getting a GIANT splinter in my foot while I was at a pool in Bethany Beach, DE. I had to go to the ER to get it out.
  • Here’s a list of foods that made me throw up and I now refuse to eat for fear of a repeat sickness: sweet and sour chicken, corn dogs, carrots with queso dip (don’t ask).
  • I’ve done my fair share of singing in public, including many choirs, the 4th grade talent show and the 4H talent show.
  • I love classic rock, but strongly dislike Alice in Chains. (Sorry, Brendan.)
  • I don’t understand why people hate Nickelback. I genuinely enjoy their music.
  • I think honey bees are the absolute cutest and best creatures, but I think honey is disgusting. (Yeah, I know, Jayden. It’s weird and I need to step it up.)
  • My favorite politician is Tammy Duckworth (pictured below courtesy of Vogue Magazine). She is a senator in Illinois, a disabled veteran, a woman of color and a mom. What a badass.
  • I’m a Slytherin according to every online quiz except for Pottermore, who thinks I’m a Gryffindor. (Harry, is that you?)
  • Speaking of Harry Potter, I like Newt Scamander more than him. Sorry not sorry.
  • I’m pretty good at driving on the opposite side of the road. Just ask my husband.
  • I could actually not care less about the make and model of the car I drive. However, I would enjoy a Pink Ladies vintage Volkswagen Bug moment or a VW bus.
  • The only places I could live that we saw on our cross country road trip in 2016 were Colorado and Oklahoma (pictured below). So, I’m a Virginia girl at heart, but I have a great desire to live closer to my bestie, Brittany Frye.
  • When I was little, I was allergic to cats. I don’t know if I’m still allergic to cats now or just afraid that I am.


  1. Bonnie Lentile

    Loved your fun facts. You forgot that you were never afraid of worms and loved to gut pumpkins at Halloween. Love you.

    • Colleen Large

      This is true. Still not afraid! Love you too!

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