Young Broke and What...?

50 random facts about me

1) I have a bachelors degree in film and video.

2) I broke my arm when I was 4.

3) I was on the swim team in high school (for a little bit).

4) I'm a huge fan of The Sims and have been since I was 12.

5) In high school I won first place in an art competition where my photograph hung in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. for a year.

6) I took a special effects makeup class in college.

7) I am NOT a morning person. But that is slowly changing.

8) My grandpa invented the first radio-controlled helicopter. It’s in the Smithsonian!

9) I taught myself how to use my SLR camera when I was 13.

10) I’m a horribly light sleeper.

11) My favorite dog breed is German Sheppard.  We had two growing up.

12) Shoes bore me and I never wear high heels.

13) I used to go kickboxing 3 nights a week. There is nothing better than throwing a good punch ; )

14) I would much rather snuggle up at home on a Friday night than go out.

15) I have 20/20 vision. Probably not for much longer as everyone in my family wears glasses/contacts…

16) I lost both of my grandmothers to cancer before I was 10 years old.

17) My mom and her sister are 17 months apart in age. My only sister and I are 17 months apart. My oldest cousin and I are 17 months apart. That cousin and his younger sister are 17 months apart.

18) I learned how to cook by watching the food network (and my mother of course)

19) I’ve been crocheting for five years but I believe it's in my blood.

20) I took a couple ASL (American Sign Language) courses in college. 

21) My favorite apple is golden delicious.

22) My cousins and I have a whole collection of RIDICULOUS homemade movies (the kind with plots and costumes) from when we were younger... Which still crack us up. 

23) I have a driver’s license… but I don’t drive.

24) I adore goofy horror films with practical effects. Two of my favorites are Evil Dead 2 and Re-Animator.

25) My birthday is February 25

26) I love video games. (all Silent Hill, most GTA, Oblivion/Skyrim, most Halo, Dead Rising, Fable(s), Resident Evil(s) and the list goes on. such a nerd.) 

27) I'm obsessed with candles.

28) My favorite cookie is chocolate chip without the chocolate chips.

29) I love Pink Floyd. David Gilmour was my first concert.

30) I took tap dancing lessons for 8 years when I was little.

31) I can’t keep a houseplant alive to save my life.

32) Seeing people vomit gives me panic attacks. Its called emetophobia.

33) Religion has never been a part of my life.

34) I’m 5’7”

35) My parents both call me Man as a nickname for Amanda.

36) I’m a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. HUGE.

37) I've been to a cadaver lab. My biggest concern was that one of my fellow field-trippers would throw up (#32).

38) I’ll always prefer film over digital. I miss being in the dark room. But I still love my digital camera!

39) I love The Simpsons.

40) I used to sell my own handmade jewelry during recess in middle school.

41) I’ve always had an absurd amount of nail polish in my collection.

42) I love documentaries.

43) I'm a Pisces. 

44) I don’t believe in ghosts but I’d like to.

45) I’m a horrible speller.

46) I taught myself how to use Photoshop when I was 15.

47) I love making ice cream.

48) I would love to one day own a store of upcycled furniture and other d├ęcor. Fun!

49) I’m a pro at procrastination.

50) I hate popcorn!

One thing you should know about me is that I love photography. Every photo on my blog has been taken by me and if I didn't take it there will be a link to where I found it. I would appreciate the same courtesy if you would like to use my photos.