I am so excited for today. We are all sharing little tidbits on our blogs today that tells everyone what makes us us!
-I HAVE AN EXTREME OBSESSION WITH NYC-
Ever since I was little I have loved NYC. Movies made it seem like this magical place. I think tall buildings bunched together is beautiful. Any time I am in a big city I love going downtown and seeing the hustle and bustle and I used to pretend it was NYC. One of my best friends from high school would go to downtown El Paso with me to humor this obsession. We would get coffee and walk around and pretend we were big city folk. In high school I did intense research on moving to NYC. I begged my BFF in high school to move out there with me. I am not kidding, we were pretty serious about going. Obviously the plans never worked out and if they had, lack of money would have had us back in about a month. It was fun to dream though! Before I got pregnant, my dreams came true when I finally got to go to NYC with my hubby.
|View from our room – Central Park!|
|Friends building <3|
|The Today Show|
|Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment <3|
It was amazing and I can’t wait to go back. I really wish I had a chance to live there just for a few months. I am totally a small town girl. There is no way I could spend my whole life in a place like NYC, but I do wish I had the opportunity to experience it. To make up for it, our master bedroom is decked out in NYC decor.
-MY NICKNAME IS NUGZ-
You will rarely hear my parents actually call me Ashley. It actually sounds weird when they do. My grandpa worked for Snuggles (the fabric softener) and I had a bunch of onesies that had “Snuggles” printed across the chest. My dad started calling me Snuggles, then he used to say it with a weird accent and it sounded like “Nuggles” and eventually it turned into Nugz. My husband even calls me Nugz and Shibbynugz (that one is a whole different story). My in-laws will even sometimes call me Nugz. I love it.
-I LOVE DISNEY AND HARRY POTTER-
Well that isn’t anything new.
-I LOVE THAT MY BFF IS AS CRAZY AS I AM-
-TEACHING TURNED ME INTO A TYPE-A PERSON-
I knew teaching changed me into a very anal, need-to-be-organized person. I didn’t realize how bad I was until I had a kid. I have to talk myself out of the fact that everything has to be in it’s own place and structure is out the window. I find myself getting irritated about things that aren’t structured and have to mentally tell myself “Who cares?!” “Why does it matter?!”
-I LOVE A GOOD BURGER, SALTY FRIES, AND CHOCOLATE MILKSHAKE COMBO-
Mmmmmmmmmm. Sonic might be calling my name at lunch time.
|We ate at Shake Shack in NYC and it is by far my all time favorite. I even made everyone eat there twice when we were in Vegas|
-PREGNANCY MADE MY FALL ALLERGIES ATROCIOUS-
And they never quite went away.
– I LOVE COLD WEATHER BUT HATE BEING COLD-
-I STUTTER WHEN I AM NERVOUS-
-MICHAEL BUBLE WILL ALWAYS BE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE-
I can’t wait to see him in concert again and I am currently counting down the hours to his album release this Friday.
-I AM THE LEAST ATHLETIC PERSON YOU’LL EVER MEET-
-I HAVE TRYPOPHOBIA-
I didn’t know there was a name for this and I learned that it’s a true and common phobia by watching the Today show. It is the fear of the holes in lotus flowers (or other clusters of holes). You might be laughing at this and that is fine… it is pretty ridiculous. Seriously though, it’s true! If I see a lotus I have to hide my gagging. The holes and seeds literally make me start gagging. Ew, just thinking about them now gives me an anxious feeling. It was a “thing” a few years ago that people would photoshop these holes on body parts to make it look like a disease. It literally gave me nightmares. If you’re curious, google it. It’s foul.
-I LOVE THE ORGAN MOUNTAINS-
We have gorgeous mountains here in good ol’ Las Cruces, NM. Looking at them actually makes me happy. They are absolutely beautiful and I love that we have a great view of them from our backyard.
That’s all I’ve got for now. It is hard coming up with these things on the spot! I am enjoying reading everyone else’s quirks! Some are so funny!!!
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