10 More Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

I had a lot of fun writing a previous post called “10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me”.  This prompted me to write 10 more things you probably don’t know about me. We all now how sequels go though, usually they are flops. I hope this isn’t true for this post! So, here’s the sequel to 10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me.

  1. My absolute biggest pet peeve is hearing chewing.  Mouth noises in general are awful, but chewing is worse than the sound of nails on a chalkboard to me.  I actually get an strong hatred/anger when I hear someone chewing loudly. It makes me want to physically hurt them. Sometimes I have to leave the room with some excuse while eating if it’s too quiet. At home, I almost always have the TV or music on while eating. If I didn’t, I’d probably murder K, who is a very loud chewer. I have read that this is what’s known as misophonia. This is the only thing that makes sense to me regarding this strong hatred of chewing. I also hate loud engines, particularly motorcycles and almost cry when I hear one, it annoys/hurts my ears that much.  All of my uncles on my dad’s side are pretty much like that and so is my dad, so I’m thinking this is probably misophonia.
  2. I used to show pigs at the 4-H fair. I did, this happened.  There are pictures somewhere of me doing it. I was always the kid who never interacted with my pigs until the day of the fair. While everyone else’s pigs were mildly mannered and walking steadily with kid and his/her cane, my pigs were running wildly around the arena. I would usually just walk slowly around the pin and make an annoyed face or rolling my eyes.
  3. I am a natural blonde. When I was a kid, my hair was golden blonde. It was so pretty. Now it’s like a dirty blonde naturally, but last year, I dyed it red on a whim. It was way too red, so I’m letting it wash out. It’s still kind of red, but my natural color is coming back thankfully. I hope I don’t ever get the urge to do that again.  You can see my hair color as a child in the featured picture of my sister and me.
  4. I can only speak English and pidgin German, which I took for 5 years (4 in high school, 1 in college).  I can read Korean and I can understand two Koreans talking to one another, but I can’t speak it. I took 1 year of Korean in college and was doing really well. I could speak to K in very basic Korean and I could form basic sentences, but I forgot everything. I still have my textbooks, so I guess I could get back to learning it. Just not very motivated to do so right now.
  5. I have made two quilts. My grandma helped me with them when I was in high school. I doubt I’ll ever make another one. I’m not sure how I had the patience to make even one, but two?! Wow, high school me was motivated for sure.
  6. I *knock on wood* have never gotten a speeding ticket or been in a wreck. Now watch, as I leave work today I’m probably going to get hit or hit someone.
  7. I am superstitious. I knock on wood, don’t step on cracks in the sidewalk (which has probably more to do with having OCD than I want to admit), I don’t open umbrellas inside, etc. I do not, however, believe that black cats are bad luck. That’s stupid. No cat is bad luck. Cats are lucky in most cultures!  I am weirded out by crows though….
  8. One of the only foods I cannot eat without gagging are sesame leaves.  They are used commonly in Asian cuisine. I want to like them, but I almost can’t get them down. I honestly can eat pretty much anything, but those are just the worst for me.  It’s psychological or something. They remind me of eating a tree leaf, like an oak or maple. I’m shivering now thinking of them.
  9. I have never played a sport. I played volleyball in elementary school, but that was a joke. My arms were and still are like two sticks pasted to the side of my body, so I was pretty much useless at that sport.  I played soccer in second grade up until the point when a ball hit me in the face and caused me to have a massive nosebleed. That’s the extent of my sports playing. I actually can’t even stand watching sports in real life or on TV. I find it incredibly boring.
  10. I had orthodontic work (e.g. braces, etc) for 4 years. My teeth were VERY crooked when I was younger. Thank you parents for giving me pretty, straight teeth, so I don’t have to be self conscious about my smile anymore.  That was 4 painful years for me though.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the sequel! I promise, I won’t make this a trilogy if you think that’s totally lame.

Feel free to share some things about you that I probably don’t know and to write your own similar post!  I’d love to read what you have to say 🙂

Best
Megan

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28 thoughts on “10 More Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

  1. I am SO with you on number 1! I wonder if I have misophonia too. There are a few sounds that cause this but chewing is the huge one for me. Or slurping. UGH!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Devin

  2. yay, i’m not the only one who hates hearing people chewing loudly! and there’s a name for it too. thank you megan, for letting me know i’m in another “club”! also, i love the picture of you and your sister. thanks for adding another 10!

  3. I can definitely relate to the chewing. My mom’s chewing drives me bonkers. Another mouth noise that completely and utterly grosses me out I can even hear it over the phone is tongue smacking with dentures. Like when someone takes their dentures out and is trying to get the glue out. I seriously gag. I used to work in customer service and I would have to mute my side of the phone because I would be severely grossed out. Probably good I got out of that line of work.

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever really heard anyone’s dentures before, but then again I don’t really work with around or with anyone who uses them. I don’t think so at least. I can imagine that it too would be among my annoying noises repertoire.

  4. I relate to your #1 pet peeve. I hate to hear slurping. It drives me CRAZY.

    The only food that’s ever made me gag is gupga which is a very fishy, shrimpy tasting leaf used in some Vietnamese cuisine.

  5. How was your day? (6) – I figured you’re still in one piece 🙂 you won’t get one unless you drive appropriately and stick by the road rules. Oooh, I’m Asian but we don’t eat sesame leaves. 🙂

    1. My day was ok 🙂 I luckily did not get in a car accident or pulled over! I warn you: sesame leaves are so wrong. They taste like something you aren’t supposed to eat 😦 I know they are big in Korean dishes and I’ve had them in Chinese dishes as well.

  6. Hi! I practically jump out of my skin when this huge gang of motorcyclists drive very fast and very loud by my home for a few minutes late every single night. I’m not big on loud sounds of any kind. My solution is to keep earplugs with me. So if the sound is ongoing and I’m feeling jumpy – such as in a movie theater watching a really-loud movie – I put them in and can handle the noise much better. Not fun! Hang in there!

    1. Oh, I hate that so much! I live further from the main roads now, so I don’t hear any car noises anymore, but I definitely know what you mean. I hate that sound so much.

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