Cinco de Stephanie

Mish talked me into it.  Okay, maybe not exactly.  But, kinda.  I guess a few others are doing it, too, and I didn't want to miss out on the fun so, here we go . . .

I desperately wanted curly hair when I was a child.  My mostly-straight tresses were not doing it for me so I convinced my mom to let me get a perm in the 3rd grade.  But rather than do the right thing and take my underaged bootie to a salon, she let my aunt do it.  At home.  The results were just as awesome as you'd imagine - if I were a poodle/Dolly Parton hybrid creature.  So then, naturally, I convinced her to let me cut it all off.  The result was a cross between a 12-year old boy circa 1992, a 40 year old soccer mom, and a mushroom.  (Side note: Mom, why were you letting an 8-year old make these decisions???

I've only traveled to three countries outside of the US - Mexico, Italy, and Spain.  But we were only in Spain for 48 hours so that one just barely counts.

When I add any type of spreadable substance to a slice of bread, it has to reach from end to end.  No blank spots.  Doesn't matter what it is - peanut butter, jelly, Nutella, mayo, mustard - it has to be spread from end to end.  The Fancy Fiance always remembers that quirky little fact when he makes me toast or a sandwich.  I'm a lucky gal. :)

When I was in 5th grade, I got a 91 in my science class.  Getting a 91 in science in 5th grade would make most kids feel pretty stoked.  Not this nerd.  I demanded requested a parent-teacher conference and conveniently forgot to tell my mom.  Instead, I took the opportunity to explain to my teacher that a 91 was awfully close to an 89 which was a B  and a B was not acceptable so what can I do to earn some extra credit ahead of time to make sure I don't come that close to getting a B ever again???  Hermione Granger had nothing on me.

When I was in high school, I did commercials for our local WB network, along with some of my fellow theater nerds kids.  We had to be really excited about the new season of shows - Dawson's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicity, and some other stuff I can't remember.  (I know, I'm totally dating myself here . . .)  At the time, I never watched any of those shows and couldn't even tell you when they aired.  I was told to imagine I was watching a "really intense scene between Joey and Dawson" so they could film my reaction.  Considering that I knew nothing about this show - and had no clue that Joey was a girl - I'm pretty sure what I was picturing was not what they had in mind.

PS - We're going back to Texas next month for Fiesta.  It'll be my first time back as an over-21-year-old and The Fancy Fiance's first time ever.  I'm so super pumped and I have all things Tex-Mex on the brain these days, including Spanish and mustaches.




  1. I love learning things about bloggers! Awww about 91! I remember I got a 99 on a paper that I got like original articles from like the excavation of Troy and I got a 99...meanwhile a girl who did her paper the day before got a 100. I was so mad!!

    have fun in Texas!! =)

  2. So funny... I have ALWAYS wanted straight hair! But my mom always liked my curls and wouldn't let me do anything to it!

  3. oh my gosh i love your cuatro, you are too funny demanding a parent teacher conference and no parent, what did the teacher say when your mom didn't show up because she forgot to be told? and i am totally like that too with spreads, cover the entire slice of whatever is on the bread no skimping!

  4. ummm. you're hot. even with a mustache. the end:-) xoxo

  5. oh man, I would have had no problem getting excited for Dawson and Buffy :)

  6. That hair fiasco made me laugh!!

    Happy Monday!

    The Hartungs Blog

  7. Cuatro had me chuckling! As did the image of what a dude named Joey might be "intensely" doing with a guy named Dawson.

  8. oooh yay - a visit to Texas. Y'all have to go to the Guenther House in San Antonio for breakfast

  9. i always wanted straight hair! and let me just say, that the 90's were terrible for my curls. it took me such a long time to figure out what to do with my hair.

    texas! awesome. i'm planning a trip back home to texas for november (around thanksgiving). it's crazy early to start thinking about the holidays, but i always need to plan those kind of trips way in advanced. haha. :)


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