10 things

a Briley Noel original outtake for your viewing pleasure

It has rained every time Briley and I have tried to take photos since Valentine's, which is why you haven't seen an outfit around here since then. My favorite bloggers Alissa and Fran both posted lists of 10 things their readers didn't know about them, so I thought that would be a fun alternative to an outfit post on a Wednesday.  Pretend this post is just as interesting as a new spring dress and a pair of booties, okay?

1. I had never tried a McDonald's burger until college. Now quarter-pounders-with-cheese are my guiltiest pleasure!

2. If we're at a restaurant, 9 times out of 10 I will order lemonade. I've never been a big soda drinker and the only soda I drink is Sprite when I'm feeling queasy.

3. I will almost always choose sour candy over chocolate. That is unless the chocolate is Reese's or filled with raspberry cream.

4. Just realized these have all been about food so far, so to change the subject, I took swimming lessons every summer as a kid until I was about 10. I stopped because I refused to learn to dive or even jump off the diving board.

5. That said, I'm afraid of deep water (more than 8 feet, and I'm really not even good with that), as well as fire, heights, and leeches.

6. I play fantasy soccer for both English Premier League and Major League Soccer. Considering both of my teams are built out of only the most attractive players in their leagues, I'm doing pretty well!

7. As much as I like to look at soccer players, I do actually follow Swansea FC, a Welsh team in the EPL. I even get updates to my phone when I can't watch the games!

8. I have been a nail-biter my entire life. As a very young kid, one of my parents told me that my nails would just stay in my stomach forever, and then I started believing that if I ever had children they would come out covered in nail bits. My parents deny this ever happening, and I still bite my nails today.

9. I have never seen more than an episode of Friends or Seinfeld, but I own every season of Sex and the City. I've watched the whole series twice and seen every episode close to four or five times on separate occasions.

10. I had a blog before Writes Like A Girl called From Kitten to Cat where I was going to chronicle my life as an almost-grad. I think I wrote three or four posts there before giving up.

So there you have it! If you're interested in learning more, here are some similar list posts from other slow content days! eleven, Proust Q&A, 'fess up 

What don't we know about you? I love learning random facts about people!


  1. I am doing another post on 10 things that people don't know...again because it was so much fun! I love that first confession. Or rather, proof you are a better person than I because I grew up having McDonalds.

  2. I am so glad more people are doing this, because I love learning little tidbits about all my blogging gals :) I'm with you on the SATC - I know every single episode almost by heart. UGH. I think my goal once boards are over is to watch everything from the beginning...agian ;)

  3. I love this!!! I loved getting to know you better! There's a Burger King near my apartment and their fries are my guilty pleasure. Yum lemonade! I also don't like deep water either. And I still bite my nails even though people always tell me not to. Oh well.

  4. I love it when bloggers do these. It can take a long time getting to know them from little bits and bobs through regular posts! I am a dreadful swimmer. I can basically only do the frog swim and I still like to hold my nose while I swim. Embarrassing! I even took lessons as a kid, they just did not take.

  5. You cutie! Love these kind of posts. I could do a list of 10 just about food, easily! McDonald's is such a guilty pleasure of mine too. I ate it on and off as a kid, didn't eat it at all for a while, and now I'm back to that every now and then, best thing ever, rotation.

    ♥ perfectly Priya


    As I was reading it, I was all like, "OMG WE ARE TWINS", and immediately reading the next point being like, "OK NOPE, WE ARE NOT TWINS BUT I AM STILL MAD CRUSHING ON NICOLE!"

    Let's go to all the restaurants and order lemonade together? I stopped drinking soda (or pop, as the east coast has taught me) when I was about 10 and never really got back into it as an adult.

  7. I just did this exact post today!

    The idea of kids covered in nails should have been enough to make you quit! Haha. ;-)


  8. I am such a sucker for posts like this - I loved hearing more about you! I've only seen about three episodes of Seinfeld as well, but I'm a complete SATC fanatic! I'm obsessed and watch the entire series about every other year :)

  9. I always think of random fun facts about myself at the randomest times and I can never come up with 10 at a time so I decided to start keeping a list. Currently there are 4 items on it, when I get to 10 I will write a post. Did you play soccer & that's why you're super into it, or did you just fall in love with it along the way? I played left defense for 9 years growing up. I've got a theory that all soccer players are good people on principle. Yes to the sour candy over chocolate thing. And I have also watched Sex and the City all the way through multiple times. There are a bunch of other shows I've done this with as well - Friends is one of them. And I didn't like Seinfeld until an ex- got me into it, turns out watching a show about nothing is easy on the brain, which is perfect some days. Yay, this was a fun post, thanks for sharing!


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