Friday Five – February 28th – 5 Random Facts About Me

Happy last day of February!  Today marks my fourth week of participating in the DC Trifecta Bloggers’ Friday Five, as well as one full month of becoming a five day a week blogger.  Its been much easier than I thought it would be to blog consistently five days a week, and I plan to share next week some of the tools and tips I’ve been utilizing in order to aide in more consistent blogging and interacting more with other bloggers.


This week’s theme is “About Me.”  When I first learned about this week’s theme, the first thing that came to my mind was icebreakers, which is an activity I’m very accustomed with.  Between being a Resident Assistant in college and now being a teacher, I’ve participated in my fair share of icebreakers.  Frequently during ice breakers, you’re asked to come up with completely random facts about yourself.  Despite the number of times I’ve been asked to do this, it never gets any easier.

When I first found out about this week’s Friday Five theme my initial thought was, “What the heck am I going to write about?”  Its often difficult to come up with random facts that are not necessarily obvious, but are also interesting to the people you’re sharing them with.

Given that, I’ve tried my best to come up with interesting yet maybe unknown facts about myself for all you readers.

1.  I started dancing when I was four, hence the name of this blog.  🙂  (Okay, maybe this one is a bit more obvious, or already known to those who have visited my About Me page, but its a critical fact about me and my fitness journey.)

Wearing one of my many Nutcracker tutus

Wearing one of my many Nutcracker tutus

2.  My favorite color is blue.  Was that not obvious given the color scheme of this blog?

3.  I was born on Easter Sunday.  Since I was born my birthday has been on the same day as Easter only once, in 1997.  The next time that I’ll celebrate my birthday with the Easter bunny won’t be until 2059.

4.  My husband and I are an online dating success story.  We went on our first date 10 days after we were matched, and he proposed on our nine month anniversary.  We’ve now been married for 2.5 years.

Preston and I at the Lincoln Memorial on our first date on November 18, 2009

Preston and I at the Lincoln Memorial on our first date on November 18, 2009

5.  I have always been an avid photographer.  Throughout college and my early adult years (before the days of smartphones), I pretty much always had my camera in my purse.  My friends always counted on me being the one carrying a camera on them.  When Preston learned this on our first date, he tested me by asking if I had one with me.  When I pulled it out of my purse, we decided to have our picture taken.  Who knew when that picture was taken that I was on my first date with my now husband!

QOTD: What is your favorite random “about me” question?

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18 Responses to Friday Five – February 28th – 5 Random Facts About Me

  1. Ok so this is way better than my ideas! I love #4 since I’m trying the whole online dating thing. I’ve had some good dates and some that could turn into a book! 🙂
    I also danced from the time I was 3 until I was 13. I had to decide between dancing and swimming and chose swimming. I was in the Nutcracker 3 years and it is one of my favorite things about the Christmas season. And yes, I have a small collection of Nutcrackers.

  2. Aww, how cool that you have a picture from your very first date. That is SO special! I love getting to know new blogging friends. Since I was away for part of the week. I missed the theme, but I still linked up a friday 5!

  3. Amanda H says:

    Love your random facts. Definitely good ice breakers! One of my favorite ice breakers is “what’s in your purse?” (or pockets, bag, you get the idea). It’s so fun to see what people pull out!

  4. Denise says:

    So sweet that you have the pic to commemorate your first date together 🙂 I love that high quality cameras are built into our smart phones. I have a lot more pictures and video now than I ever did before.

  5. Jennifer says:

    How lovely that you have your first date picture!

  6. Chaitali says:

    That is such a cute story about you and Preston! Yay for online dating success stories 🙂

  7. I know so many folks who had success with online dating to marriage. Ok something random about me? Hmm, I played the clarinet as a kid in grade school. 🙂 Visiting from Five Friday Link Up.

  8. I love the five things and getting to know more about you – how cool that you have a pic of your first date! At my bridal shower, someone whipped out a pic of my husband at the party we met at! We aren’t in the pic together, but it was so fun to have a picture from the night I actually met him.

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