Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Monday was my birthday.
So, in honor of my 33rd year, I thought I would share 33 musings about myself and life.

  1. I definitely feel much younger than "33".
  2. I love my new haircut! I can feel my hair move!
  3. I am glad that I didn't get married any younger than I was. For me, it gave me time to figure myself out, learn a little about life, and realize who I was looking for.
  4. I sometimes miss my younger single days.
  5. But most of the time I'm glad they're over.
  6. If I could, if I had the money, I would start up a non-profit animal shelter to save all the animals that people neglect, give up, or dump.
  7. Some of the places I would love to live in: New Orleans, Florida, Savannah, Charleston, Austin, Granbury...
  8. I've always ALWAYS wanted to live in an older historic home, preferably a 1920's bungalow. Those architectural details and a sense of history make my heart melt.
  9. If I had a ton of money, I don't think I'd buy an extravagant home, or car, but I would travel the world!
  10. I am thankful that my family is really close - I love my sisters, we are best friends.
  11. I wish my in-laws were more like my family.
  12. I am really loving the weather down here lately - upper 60's to 70's and sunny. Nice.
  13. This type of weather makes me want to sit out on a patio, eat some good chips and salsa, and drink margaritas!
  14. When I was younger, I was concerned with what other people thought of me, of how they saw me. Now that I'm older, I really don't care as much. I mean, I want people to like me and have a good opinion of me, but I could give a rats ass if I'm not the cutest girl in the room.
  15. I'm allergic to beer, haven't had one since I was about 21-22, and don't miss it.
  16. I do like wine, mixed drinks, and hard lemonades though.
  17. After my honeymoon, I thought "I worked out really hard this year and really watched what I ate. I'm going to enjoy myself over the holidays".
  18. Now, I'm wishing I hadn't enjoyed myself so much.
  19. I daydream about interior design stuff - color schemes, paint, accessories, furniture...
  20. I really like to garden as well, but I don't know that I'm as good at it. Plus, I don't like getting out in the midst of the summer heat. So, I'm a big spring and fall gardener.
  21. Even though I live in Texas, I don't enjoy being out in the hot hot heat. It'll zap you.
  22. My wedding day was one of the best times of my life. Not only did I marry Chris, but it was just a really really fun time! Probably the most fun "party" that I'd ever been to.
  23. I'm a TV junkie. It's bad, but we watch way too much TV. I'm trying to ween myself away.
  24. I voted for Barack, and Chris voted for McCain. Politics is always an interesting conversation in our house.
  25. I do think I'm actually and truly addicted to caffeine. Not from coffee, but Diet Coke. I really need to start weening myself away from it. Slowly, though, to avoid the headaches.
  26. Extreme Home Makeover always makes me a little teary-eyed.
  27. I love "LOST", and wish I was as kickass as Sayid. He appeals to my inner-action hero.
  28. Chris and I want to have at least 2 kids, but to tell you the truth, it is a little intimidating and scary to think about! I think the older you get, the more horror stories you hear.
  29. I really don't have the best memory or recall for little things, so I am always writing myself notes. I can remember big things, but if I need to remember something like "Bring FSA paperwork to work tomorrow", I need to write myself a note. Otherwise, I'll remember AFTER I get to work. Or the next day.
  30. I'm a big fan of country music. I do also like rock, blues, reggae, and pop. I got more into country, though, a couple years ago when I got really tired of listening to the same 5 songs on rotation, and thought they weren't that great anyways.
  31. I always thought that by 33, I would have been married for a while with a couple of kids.
  32. I am a huge bargain shopper. I love getting things on sale, or getting some sort of rebate or incentive. I price compare and do lots of research.
  33. Oh no, I just realized that next year I will be 34. Which means I'll be "mid-30's". *Groan* I guess 33 isn't looking so bad after all!


USCEmily said...

I hope you had a great birthday! Monday was my Dad's bday too!

Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you had a geat day.

Linda said...

I can't believe we're the same age. I would have said you were in your 20's from your pics!
Uh, when do we get pics of this fabulous new hair cut?
I love Lost too. I can't choose a favorite character though. It changes all the time.
Wow, we have a lot in common. Tai definitely votes Republican and I vote Democrat most of the time. Talking politics is very interesting in our house too.
Thanks for sharing all sorts of fun details about you!

London bride said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it was wonderful. And thanks for sharing your 33 details. x

Rachel said...

Linda wins the award for best comment for flattery!!!

Blablover5 said...

Happy Birthday, though I can't believe you're 33. I really thought you were another eaerly 20's bride too.

And as George Bernard Shaw said "We don't stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing."

Krista said...

Thanks for your kind comments - you're right - most people won't remember what the bms wear. It put it into perspective!

Hmm ... you turned 33? I'd guess 24 by your picture, but you clearly are more mature than 24. So 33 means you're in your 34th year. I think that's how it works: between when you're born and your first birthday, it's your "first year of life". Then, between when you turn 1 and when you turn 2, it's your second year of life. And so on.


(Plus, you could have told me you're turning 25 and I'd have believed you!)

ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

SO fun to read more about you. :) happy birthday!

Cyd said...

Happy Birthday!


rebekah at ead living said...

Pictures of the hair? Happy Birthday!

tracy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

I do the same thing with notes to remind me of things, or going to the store, if I don't have anything to write with, I'll say OK I need five things, the get in the store and only be able to remember four of them!

Jenny.Lee said...

I am so behind on the blogging world. Happy belated birthday!

Katherine said...

Happy belated birthday!

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