Monday, 28 January 2013

50 Things About Me!

I would really love you to watch the video, I've kept it as short as possible - all the facts are under 5 minutes! But I've also written them below just in case video's aren't your thing!




1. My name is Jennie May.
2. When I grow up I would like to take photographs for a living.
3. I need glasses to see with.
4. The city of Edinburgh will always have a very special place in my heart.
5. I first met my boyfriend through Flickr & we were in a long distance relationship for 3 years.
6. This year we will celebrate our 5 year anniversary.

7. This is my favourite number.
8. I only ever really enjoy a film if I've seen it before.
9. In the words of Bridget Jones, I will probably always be just a little bit fat.
10. I have a house rabbit, his name is Ralphie & this is what he looks like.

11. Pretty much the only songs I ever listen to are by Sia or Zero 7 & I still can't listen to Breathe Me without crying.
12. I used to live by the seaside but now I live in the middle of the countryside.
13. I'm extremely shy and introverted.
14. I prefer cosy nights in to wild nights out.
15. I am 5'9 and a half!
16. I like to pretend I'm really tidy & organised but really I'm one of the messiest people you will ever know!
17. I really wish that I could draw.
18. I dropped out of University. Twice. But I don't regret it at all.

19. One of my favourite quotes is 'If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough.'
20. I have the worst memory ever.
21. I'm a vegetarian & I have been since I was born.
22. I never finished reading the Harry Potter books but if I'm ever lucky enough to have a child, I've figured we can finish them together.
23. This is how old I am.
24. I have grown up surrounded by animals. My family has had everything from chickens & budgies to chinchillas & guinea pigs.
25. I'm total night owl. I'm always at my most productive between the hours of midnight & 3am but I try not to stay up that late most of the time.
26. My boyfriend is half Filipino.
27. The thought of getting on an aeroplane terrifies me.
28. My mama's dog is called Mister Bailey. He is the most human like dog I have ever met & for that reason I'm convinced he did something very naughty in his previous human life and is now being forced to live as a dog to prove that he can be a good boy. Well, maybe not. But he definitely has the most expressive eyebrows of any dog. Ever.

29. No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July is one of my favourite books.
30. I cry at absolutely everything.
31. I cut my own hair. Which is why it doesn't look very good!
32. I am an only child.
33. I'm the absolute worst at replying to my emails!
34. Most days I wear zero make up.
35. I'm very protective over my things & I like to refer to that as only child syndrome.
36. I don't know how to drive & I've never taken a single lesson.
37. I've never broken a bone before but I have split my chin open whilst falling over the handle bars of a tricycle when I was very little & trying to go down a step. To this day I still remember the slow motion feeling of falling.
38. I kind of feel like a bit of a girl fail because I don't want a big white wedding. But I would love to get married.

39. I absolutely hate being the centre of attention.
40. I'm the worlds best procrastinator. If there's something I'm supposed to be doing you can pretty much guarantee that I'll just be doing something else instead.
41. I am a very good sleeper. I can sleep anywhere, any time, even if I'm not really that tired.
42. In Primary School I had a 'friend' who would say mean things to me all the time for years until one day, I don't know what happened, I just snapped and I slapped her around the face. To this day I still feel guilty about it!
43. One of my favourite words is enigmatic and I try to slip it into as many everyday conversations as I can without sounding like a pretentious fool!

44. I always fall over in public places!
45. I really like to cook but I hate washing up. It's one of my least favourite things.
46. I used to be overly concerned about what people thought of me, especially on the Internet. But now I don't really care that much.
47. Even though I struggle with this sometimes, I really try to see the positives in absolutely everything.
48. I love anything glittery.
49. I have my grandmothers engagement ring & I wear it almost every single day.
50. I still have my favourite childhood toys. This is Reginald Bear and he is as old as I am.
He does have a head - promise!
Have you done a post or video like this? If so leave a link in the comments below!  
xoxo

114 comments:

  1. I can empathise with so many of these - hating being centre of attention, not wanting a big, white wedding, crying at weird things, fear of airplanes, falling over in public . . . At some point in 2013 you and I should really get together for tea and cake! Though two shy people together could be interesting . . . Lol!

    Jem xXx

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  2. That primary school thing was great! You've dropped out of uni twice? I'm halfway there and reckon if I applied again I would drop out again! x

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    1. I did - took me a while to decide it wasn't for me but I got there in the end hehe xo

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  3. I also did this tag a couple of weeks ago here: http://drummingheartbeat.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/treat-me-like-stolen-glance.html

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    1. Yay, I'm looking forward to reading! <3

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  4. Aww this was lovely :)Mister Bailey is so cute! I love Sia too, her songs are so good x

    http://rosee-petals.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Aaw you're so adorable! Gosh, I'm scared of planes too, but I'm also scared of airports - what's that about! xxx

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    1. Haha at least with airports there's duty free ;) xo

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  6. This is such a lovely post! Really well complimented by the pictures and such interesting facts! Your rabbit is so cute <3 x

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  7. I totally love this!!! So glad you slapped that mean friend - and don't you dare feel bad about it. She obviously deserved it and no-one deserves to be spoken to like that!!
    I have one of my Oma's rings now that she is no longer here and I am so so attached to it..I have to wear it every day.
    p.s I cry at pretty much everything too! And I think that dishwashers are like THE best thing ever invented!!!!

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    1. Haha I can't help but feel guilty - eek! xo

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  8. Really loved this post. It was really interesting xx

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  9. wow, most of those facts are similar to mine - I love Edinburgh too!!! :-)

    xo

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  10. this was such an interesting post! i want to do one but dont think i could think of 50 facts that are interesting enough, haha! btw, you have lovely hair, its doesnt look bad, like you said, at all! i wish i could cut my hair like that!! x

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    1. Aww thank you, you totally can, it's super easy! <3

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  11. Love this! I can empathise with a lot of these. I cry at everything too. Don't feel guilty about hitting your 'friend' who bullied you! I wish I had the guts to do that to the boy who bullied me at school.
    My boyfriend and I will celebrate our 5 year anniversary this year too :) xx

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  12. Aw you're so cute! I've never had a driving lesson either! <3

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    1. Yay! I was beginning to think I was the only one who couldn't drive! xo

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  13. p.s Ralphie is just THE CUTEST!!!!

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  14. Lovely post hun! I'm a born life long veggie too, which I've found out is pretty rare! x

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  15. Love the 'if dreams dont scare you, they're not big enough' quote. would add to that though 'dont let fear lead your life' haha ;)

    great post hun, never thought you're so tall!!

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  16. Ahh number 22 is adorable! I always fall over in public places too (faceplanted on Oxford Street twice last week!) but hardly ever when I'm just at home. So interesting to read your 50 Things tag, you're such a lovely person Jennie! xx

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    1. Oh no, I've done that many times! xo

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  17. This made me smile a lot, I always think of that Bridget Jones quote 'I will always be just a little bit fat' applying to me too! Mister Bailey is gorgeous (and Ralphie too of course!) xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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  18. Sia Breathe Me is one of my favourite songs. Nice to learn more about you x

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  19. I enjoyed your video :) I don't know what it is but I love reading these "facts about me" sort of posts. I'm a total night owl too and could sleep at any given moment! Sleeping is easily one of my favourite activities, haha.

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  20. i really enjoyed this post, so glad i linked to your blog from sofia's favorite because i love it here! i'm now your newest follower and can't wait to read up on all your old posts :)

    rachel x

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  21. The girl in 42 sounds like she deserved it haha. I'm also an only child and I know what you mean about not wanting a big white wedding!

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  22. Loved this Jennie. I never realised you were 5'9" and a half! I'm a titchy little 5'3"! I love posts like this :) x

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    1. Aww thank you! I am indeed, everyone seems to assume I'll be shorter than I am! xo

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  23. Great post. I'm not sure I can come up with 50 facts but I think I want to do this post. Will have to start thinking. I too am a veggie since birth though :-) x

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  24. hi :D I found your blog via Cherry Gumdrops and now I'm following you :D
    You're such a cutie and your 50 facts were really cool!

    xx Jenni

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  25. Aw this is such a cute post Jennie! I def learned some things about you! Xx

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  26. Great videoo!! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. I love this post! It's so nice to learn a little bit more about you! :)
    I didn't realise how tall you are, in my head you're tiny haha (in a good way!!). And that's a lovely photo of you and your boyfriend :D

    Jesss xo

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    1. Haha everyone seems to think that! Aww thank you! xo

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  28. Oh god reading this made me want to hang out! You're such a sweetie and your bunny is the cutest guy going. x

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  29. You are such interesting person <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  30. I am loving reading these posts :) xx

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  31. i didn't do this, but you sure made me do it!! :d and even if it's kind of hard to believe, we are much alike. i'll start making my list and when it's done i'll make a post. :d they look fun to make and nice to read.

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  32. This is a lovely post Jennie and i really liked your video! You speak so nicely! xx

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  33. I love this post! I totally understand no. 8 - new films stress me out, I don't like surprises! x

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  34. This is brilliant especially the primary school thing, it's my 5 year anniversary with my boyfriend this year too : ]
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  35. Ah, one of my best friends has a home pet bunny as well and he looks JUST like yours!! So cute :)

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  36. Aha, another fellow easy sleeper, I am dreadful for dropping off on a whim! I hate being the centre of attention too and would prefer to just be in the background. Great post x

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  37. I wouldn't have thought you were so tall, you look small and cute! I know what you mean about the wedding thing - like the idea of marriage, but have never, ever dreamed about a big white wedding! x
    that-bird.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Love these posts you find out so much :)

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. lovely post!! totally relate with you to loving cooking but hating washing up, uch haha xx

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    1. That part is just no fun hehe xo

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  40. You are BEAUTIFUL!!

    xoxo
    www.alyciamealy.blogspot.com

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  41. Lovely getting to know you better Jennie!
    I have broken a couple bones, specifically my shoulder and elbow... I went through a skateboarding phase... Yeah, I don't get it either hahahaha
    I am pretty tall as well! I am 5'8!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  42. I enjoyed reading this so, so much!

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  43. I loved reading this post and getting to know you better... I'd be happy to read 50 more random facts from you! I'm sure there are fun stories behind so many of them too! Sia's "Breathe Me" is such a beautiful song. And I would never have guessed you were 5'9 and a half!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  44. Aww I love these posts it really helps you find out more about the blogger! People think I am weird when I say I couldn't think of anything worst than being famous but it is one of those centre of attention thingys! x

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  45. I love that you have your grandmother's engagement ring, there's one in my family that is meant for me one day too! And your house rabbit is so cute :) thanks for sharing! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. I enjoyed reading this so much :) I feel like I'm a great sleeper too, lol x

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  47. I loved this video so much (: One of the loveliest I've seen and nearly all of those 50 things apply to me which I found really weird when watching haha (: xx

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  48. Awww! This is my favourite 50 things video so far! You're so adorable, you look much younger than 23.

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  49. lovely facts and such beautiful photos, your blog never fails to make me smile :)

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  50. I did this on my blog too :)

    www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Yay, I'll go and have a read <3

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  51. I'm a pretty messy person as well, but I always feel the need to clean up when I take photos, haha! I'm trying to be more organized though, it's sort of working :P You're very tall, too!

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  52. I wear my grandmas engagement ring every day. I haven't taken it off in years. It's a part of me now <3

    I loved reading this hun <3

    Lea x

    It's Such A Wonderful Life -
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    1. That's so lovely, something really special <3

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  53. I didn't know you were a veggie! I'd love to see post about what you eat. I've been veggie for about 5 months & I'm always interested to see what other veggies eat! X

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    1. I'll definitely try and get some up! xo

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  54. After reading this some of these things I can relate too! Especially the Bridget jones quote, always loved that film, it's so me,

    1stepclosereveryday.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Love this post! So many things I can relate to. I love Edinburgh too- feel so blessed to live here (not to rub it in... ;-) hehe) and I'm ridiculously messy too! I like to tell myself messy means creative, though. So we're just very creative people, right?!xx

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  56. I love this post, especially as I'm from Edinburgh :). Actually, I just love your whole blog, it's perfect xx

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