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10 Random Facts About ME | 10 on the 10th |

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
It's time for our 2nd year of 10 on the 10th monthly link-up.  Thank you for all weighing in on the topics, you had great ideas and this should be a fun year linking up together!  Today's topic is all about US and the random facts that make each one of us special and unique!  I love learning about other people so I cannot wait to read all your posts!



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10 more random facts about me here




So here we go, 10 random facts about me...






1.  I learned how to ski in gym class.

We lived in Switzerland when I was in elementary school and on Friday's we would go skiing in the Swiss alps for gym class.  They gave us lessons and everything.  I am so thankful for that opportunity that I totally took for granted as a kid.  We have taken our kids a couple of times but the one downside to living in Iowa is it is SUPER flat so we have to go on vacation to ski!  


2.  I fan girl about random things.

So I am not into Hollywood and movie stars (see random fact #3).   I was probably the only one that didn't watch the Golden Globes the other night.  I mean if I met a star it would be cool but I wouldn't go crazy.  Now, if I met one of my favorite bloggers or a member of the British Royal Family I would totally fan girl.  I love the British Royal Family!  


3.  I am not a movie person.

I have never been a big movie buff.  I watch them for family movie nights with the kids but the only time of year I ever willingly choose to watch a movie by myself is at Christmas.  There are not too many movies I have to see at the movie theater or rent at home.




4.  I love to travel with my family.

If you have followed along here for any length of time you know we love to travel.  Growing up all over the place instilled in me a sense of curiosity and adventure.  Our kids have totally caught the travel bug too and they are always asking where we are going next.  We have family all over the USA so thankfully we like to travel.


5.  I love Mexican food (Margaritas included).

If there was one food genre I would have to eat the rest of my life,  Mexican food would be it.  It would be followed closely by fountain soda and Mc Donald's french fries (no imitations will do).  I love margaritas on the rocks with salt, chips, guac and salsa, chimichangas, fajitas, and the list could go on and on.  Our kids love Mexican food too!  White queso is a family favorite!


6.  I am a rule follower.

Rule breakers, therefore, stress me out.  I like to follow the rules and avoid trouble at all cost.  I also don't like confrontation so generally following the rules helps with that.  Therefore, when I see a cop my heart skips a beat because I don't want to get in trouble even if I am sitting at a stop light.  


7.  I wanted to change my name to Kerin as a kid.

This makes me laugh but I hated my name could be either a boy name or a girl name as a kid.  So, I got the idea I could change my name to Kerin simply by adding a K.  When my mom told me how much work would go into legally changing my name (yes I was serious), I decided Erin would do!


8. I got a perm in college.

It might be THE WORST decision of my life and I have made lots of mistakes.  I was dating my husband at the time and how he survived that era is beyond me.  My family affectionately called it my "poodle" look.  Those pictures still haunt me.  I will spare you the picture evidence although my family would be happy to indulge you!




9. I love to drink hot water.

This recently came up on Insta-Stories!  I took a poll to see if drinking hot water made me an old lady and 51% of you said yes! It warms me up and is a great way for me to get more water into my diet so I will own my old lady status.  A friend sent me this article about the benefits of drinking hot water.  It's going to be a trend soon and then you can call me a trendsetter ;).


10. My favorite number is 4.

I like the symmetry and fairness of 4.  This year I will have 4 children hopefully and that just makes my heart so happy.  4 is a very good number, indeed.  Read more about our adoption announcement here.



So, please tell me I am not the only one who made a perm mistake.  What's your favorite number?  Do you love the royal family?  What do we have in common?  Share a few facts about yourself in the comments if you didn't link-up, I would love to get to know you better!  If you did blog, grab the graphic below, link up and then comment on some other blogger's posts.





Until next time, keep on keeping on with an intentional, joyful, faith-filled life.  #tribekoko

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35 comments on "10 Random Facts About ME | 10 on the 10th |"
  1. I could eat Mexican food for the rest of my life too!
    What fun facts!

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  2. loved learning a few more things about you! I am dying at you wanting to change your name to Kerin..so funny!! I am a rule follower too...always have been, always will be.

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  3. Mexican food is my love language! Give me all the queso! I love this link up, and I’m so glad it’s back for year 2! :)

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  4. I love Mexican food too, could eat it every day! I laughed about the name change because when I was about 7, I BEGGED my mom to take me to the courthouse to change my name to Ariel hahahaha

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  5. So so fun! I think we need to get some Mexican because I love it too! So fun that you got to learn to ski as a kid. I know but haven't been in years thanks to youth group ski trips!

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  6. I’ve never, ever been a “go to the movie theater to see a movie” type person! My kiddos love it though so I take one for the team if there’s a movie they want to see. πŸ˜‰ And I too had a perm once .... WHY!?!?! HAHA!!

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  7. Mexican food it is! I would be oh so fat and happy if every day was Taco Tuesday. Loved getting to know you more through this post Erin. I had my last perm when I was around 19 or 20 myself, baha ha! Thankfully mine turned out really loose though.

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  8. Loved your list! I learned to ski in Switzerland as well - we were living in Belgium and it was a school ski trip. Long to go back there. I love the British Royal Family, Christmas movies, Mexican food, and the number 4. Rule breakers stress me out too!

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  9. That is so cool about learning to ski! I love Mexican food too.

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  10. I didn’t know you lived in Switzerland! How cool. And so awesome that you got to learn to ski for PE! Traveling has my heart! There is so much see and do and I love it so. The more I read this the more I see we have in common! I’m a rule follower 100% and avoid confrontation for sure. Mexican food is my favorite (margaritas included). I think the blog world needs to see a picture of that perm! I remember getting one in elementary school and being afraid to lay down that night. I thought laying on my hair would take the perm away! Haha. Four is a great number! I can’t wait to follow along with your adoption journey!

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  11. I don't read many blogs anymore, but yours is one I still read. You are just darling!

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  12. I can relate so much to number 2 and 3 so much! I love this list and learning more about you! I also love that you were able to ski in the Swiss Alps for school. How amazing is that?!?! I love this link-up and I love you! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  13. give me all the Mexican food!! I love this post, it fun to get to know other bloggers like this!

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  14. #4 and 5 we are soul sisters. My heart skips a beat every time I see a policeman, thinking he's going to pull me over for just looking in his direction. And yes to Mexican food, so good, I could eat it for every meal...So cool you learned how to ski in school, we need that here!

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  15. I had a perm in elementary school 😬 worst decision ever since it fried my hair and I hated combing it πŸ˜‚. Love love Mexican food too! How did I not know you wanted to change your name?! Love learning new things about you!

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  16. I just found your blog and this fun monthly link up, I'll have to join in for the next one! I LOVE Mexican food as well, if I could pick one genre to eat, that would be it for me too!
    Beth
    Coffee Until Cocktails

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  17. I love these. I haven't had a perm since I was in elementary school. I would love to see that photo. I love how you got ski lessons for free during gym class. What an awesome perk!

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  18. My favorite numbers are 33 and 7.

    I have always loved the royal family and been absolutely fascinated by their history.

    I got a perm sophomore year of high school. Only one side of my hair took.to it the first time, so they had to re do it later that week. Most pictures from that year my hair just looks crunchy. 😳

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  19. Totally had the perm. My hair was one large curly mop in the shape of a triangle. Oh and my mom did my perm treatment. Have mercy. Mexican food and margaritas are a must for a happy life. As far as movies, I can't remember any quotes except from Gone With the Wind. "Name that movie" questions stress me out and give me anxiety. I don't obsess over Hollywood either. If it doesn't directly affect my life, I don't have much brain space to waste on it (hence why I don't remember movie quotes, etc). I am a total rule follower!!!! Later in my life I have learned to live in this beautiful gray space, but I like the comfort of knowing that 1+1=2, always. And one of my favorite things is my electric kettle! I don't drink hot water, but do love to make coffee with a french press and have hot tea so the kettle is a must have!

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  20. Why oh why have I never thought to drink hot water? Or even hot water with lemon? That is such a great way to stay warm and not take in all the calories from fancy coffees with creamer! Also, my favorite number is 24 and I also love 4 as well, so we have that in common. ;o)

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  21. I got a perm my senior year of high school. This is especially funny since I have naturally wavy hair. But do you remember the popular spiral perm look? Ugh! I also have a big love for the royal family. I squeezed in lots of royal watching during our 3 years in England. The public there has more of a respect for the royals and they aren't seen as much as celebrities as they are here. They actually go out in public aside from the official duties. It's pretty cool. We once saw Prince Philip driving a land rover through Windsor park.

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  22. Love your facts! Since you traveled a lot, were you a military family? I bet Switzerland was beautiful!

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  23. I drink hot water, too! 1-2 cups a day usually. It helps clean my palette. Which sounds weird saying out loud on your blog.

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  24. How fun you learned to ski in gym class. I went bowling for gym in high school for a couple weeks and that was fun. I'll take bowling over some of the other things we had to do. lol

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  25. I loved learning more about you, and that first picture of you totally made me laugh out loud! I love it!

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  26. Oh, my goodness, this was so much fun and so neat to learn so much about blogging buddies. I'm with you on Mexican food, love it. And, perms, well, I've certainly had my fair share before I knew better. A great link up today, thanks for hosting us!

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  27. What a fun list! We have a lot in common. I'm a rule follower and mexican food lover, too. I'll have to give your hot water a try. I might have to add in some lemon though :) Skiing in gym class... That's so cool! My students in Utah would go to ski school on Fridays during the winter since every Friday was a half day. It was so cute and I'm sure they'll always love to ski since they started young. Where do you vacation to ski?? Kevin would love for our whole family to learn to ski someday. Looking forward to your 10 on the 10th link ups this year.

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  28. So glad to see this first post of 10 on the 10th for the new year.

    I wanted to change my name, too, for the same reason! Ha! Leslie can be a boy's name or girl's name and I hated that. Plus in the 1960s it wasn't a very popular name for anyone. I wanted to be LAURA.

    Great favorite number because it is right next to the best number in the world-3!!! Happy new year.

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  29. Essentially we're the same person just living in different states. Except for the hot water...friend, I can't get behind that one. Ha. I mean if I mistakenly turn on the hot water side of the faucet when I'm brushing my teeth I gag. I'm with you, I would totally FAN GIRL FOR WEEKS if I met a favorite blogger OR a royal!!

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  30. One of my aunts always drinks hot water. I love hot water with lemon whenever I am sick. Thanks for creating the link-up! Jess at Just Jess

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  31. Such a fun link up!! I too love mexican food and the Royals!! Can't wait for the wedding! We're having a viewing party!! :)

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  32. That's so cool that you lived in Switzerland and learned to ski on the Swiss Alps! I never got a perm but I did dye my entire head a deep red/burgundy/eggplant-y color in high school! And funny enough, I tried to change my name as a kid too! Loved learning more about you and the others participating!

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  33. We are so alike. Haha! Definitely a rule follower, at this stage in life anyway. ;) I love Mexican food and a good margarita. I'm not a big movie fan either and I love keeping up with the Royal family. :) I love that you lived in Switzerland for a while. How fun!

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  34. I'm not a huge movie watcher either! One of our local movie theaters just added recliners, and that helps, but I still get a little stir-crazy when I watch them.

    I've had several perms in my life, and the only one I regret was when I cut my hair super short. I looked like a clown!

    This is such a fun linkup. I'm glad I found it! Thanks for putting it together!

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  35. Definitely not the only one who made the gross misjudgement called a perm!! Not even sure how I survived. It was truly that. bad. Ugh.

    And I am 100 percent, solid and don't even question them...a rule follower. It can be a good point - but it does have its negative side.

    Really enjoyed these fun, random facts!!

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