Does This Make Me a Narcissist? (Blog Challenge Day 1)

Today is the first day of my 30 Day Blog Challenge. Does doing a blog challenge where I talk about myself for 30 days make me a narcissist?  Probably.  But really isn’t that what I’m doing on my blog anyway?  So why I hesitated to do this challenge, I’m not sure.

I got the idea from Claudia over at Lashes + Beard. Her posts during this challenge have been a lot of fun to read, so that made me want to do it.  I’d love to have you participate by commenting with your answers to the daily topic.  I’ll comment back. If you have a blog and want to do the challenge along with me, let me know and I’ll put your blog link in my sidebar. To see the entire list go to the tab at the top of my page marked “Blog Challenge Daily List.”

Oh, and I probably won’t be doing this daily. It will probably take me at least three months to complete this with other stuff thrown in between. I’m more of a two to three posts per week blogger.

Here we go…

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 1: List 10 random facts about yourself.
  1. I rocked the cover of a magazine.


    That’s me, age 5. Look at me work that camera. Raw emotion. And yes, I had had enough…enough of that woman taking my picture. I just wanted to eat pizza. My parent’s realtor offered to take photos of me because she was a photographer or something and then went and put my photo on the cover of her cult’s magazine. My parents freaked out and the magazine printed a retraction the following month. But the damage was done. No matter that the magazine had a circulation the same size as my blog – I was a star.

  2. I’ve never had a cavity…just four root canals. And the lack of cavities has absolutely nothing to do with how well I brushed as a child. I recall a few months or maybe a year going without brushing my teeth. I would go into the bathroom, run the water, and then swish with Scope. It was yummy and minty fresh!  Didn’t every kid do that?

  3. I’m a winner. You know how people say, “I never win anything, whine, whine, more whine”? Not me. I win things all the time.  Here’s a list of some things I’ve won:
    • Black cat cake in 2nd grade Halloween cake walk
    • Giant bag of peanuts (5th grade)
    • Tuxedo for my prom date – which turned out to be an awesome bribery tool to convince a guy to go with me.
    • ROTC coffee mug – everybody in ROTC was mad I won because I wasn’t even in ROTC
    • Ohio University pull-over jacket – okay, that one I cheated on, but I did eventually feel guilty enough to give it to my boyfriend to justify my stealing.
    • And it’s not just me. Winning runs in my family. My sister won the Baby Got Back video on VHS and a t-shirt because she knew Bill Cosby was color-blind. Sorry if you never win anything.  It’s fun.

  4. I can juggle. I learned how to juggle in my 10th grade English class. Our English teacher, Mr. Sarsfield, used to be a clown. So he taught us how to juggle. I couldn’t tell you a single thing about Greek mythology…or great literature, for that matter, but I can juggle. And which one impresses people more at a party…or anywhere? Juggling.

  5. I can blow bubbles off my tongue. It took me a while to master this skill, but with a little orange juice to get the saliva to just the right sticky consistency, I can add this talent to my bag of party tricks.

  6. Top it off with the fact that I can make my tongue into the shape of a three leaf clover, and Kate = Life of Party. My talents are endless.

    I got a cramp in my tongue when I posed for this.

  7. I became a Jesus follower through a book I found in a toy box as a teen. I was at a low point in a melodramatic, angsty, nobody loves me, everybody hates me, teen kind of way and I was cleaning out my sister’s toy box because we were preparing to sell our house. I found a book called Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately? I looked around the room, and thought, okay, who read my mind? Hello. Jesus did. The book was all about Jesus, and it changed my life.

  8. I met my husband at a job interview. I got the job…and my man.

  9. Until three years ago, I thought “Manwich” was “Mamwich”. You know, like your mammy made you a sandwich. I also thought that Chester drawers was a brand of dressers rather than a unit of measure. And I pronounced Econo Lodge as Ek-ah-no Lodge.

  10. I’m addicted to Chapstick. Okay, anyone who’s spent longer than 20 minutes in my presence knows this because that’s about how often I reapply. I started making my own because I began to think about how much Chapstick I was consuming and who knows what chemicals are in there. This video tutorial at taught me how to make all-natural lip balm that I actually like.

So that concludes Day 1 of the challenge. Leave a comment with some random facts about yourself.  And for those of you who know me personally, were there any you didn’t know about?  

Next challenge: Describe three legitimate fears you have and how they became fears.

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Does This Make Me a Narcissist? (Blog Challenge Day 1) — 17 Comments

  1. Ok, I’ll play, but after you get a few done :)

    I think it’s funny you met hubby at a job interview…you’d never guess mine was my personal trainer :) Came free when you signed up at the gym!

  2. I like to count out patterns and numbers on my fingers…it helps me relax and think. No clue how or why I started doing this! LOL

    And, I don’t know anyone who ISN’T a little narcissistic. :)

  3. Mindy, thank you for the reminder. I think it’s just part of who we are. Always looking out for #1. God’s our only hope.

  4. Love all of them, but 7 and 8 are my favorite! So cool how God lines up certain events in our lives to show us how much He loves us.

  5. I met my husband in 10th grade gym class because he wanted me to help him get a date with our friend Dana. HE HE
    I have to say how much I love to read your blog, I have missed it the last few weeks I have not had the time to read it.

  6. Thanks Dani! I was trying to figure out what year you guys started dating. I had no idea that it had anything to do with Dana. Funny.

  7. Well golly, I didn’t even know about Chester, PA. My mom’s from Southern WV and I got the term from her. So, I’m guessing she always thought it was chester rather than chest of. LOL!

  8. I’m compiling Blog Challenges to complete….there are so many! Beyond so many!! But I’m adding this to the list… May have a new challenge for each month in 2014 plus Nov and Dec of this year! Reading your writing is very entertaining, btw.

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