Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Five Things

The lovely Meghan tagged me to do a post sharing 5 things you may not know about me.  Normally, I like for PPF to remain fashion & beauty-focused and I try to keep my personal life out of the blog as much as possible.  But, I also want this to be a space where I can connect with readers, so on occasion I will take the opportunity to get a little deeper.  With that being said, here is my list of 5 random facts about me:

1) I have a photographic memory - this really came in handy when I needed to cram for a final in school or when I was memorizing lines for a play (although it really annoyed the other actors that I knew all their lines too and could remind them when they were wrong). I also have an uncanny ability to remember song lyrics, even if I've only heard them once or twice. 

2) My brother, sister & I formed a singing group called "BirthRight" when I was in my early twenties.  We performed at funerals, charity events, fundraisers, etc.  I still look back at this and laugh hysterically, though we did harmonize pretty well together.  But, seriously, what were we thinking?!

3) In 2009, I was diagnosed with Ménière's Disease, which is a hereditary inner ear disorder that affects balance & hearing (my mom also has it).  It basically means that I will have to get hearing aids one day, I can't ride on the carousel with my kids & my husband has to repeat himself several times before I actually get what he's saying...though I like to blame it on his mumbling.

4) I don't like ice cream...or any sort of frozen dairy treat, for that matter.  I also don't drink milk (even after a super-rich dessert).  I think it's due to the fact that I was lactose-intolerant for so many years growing up that my body somehow lost a taste for it.
5) As much as I am a girly girl & enjoy getting all dolled up, I absolutely love camping.  Sleeping in a tent, cooking over a little stove, snuggling up around a campfire, hiking through the woods (no makeup or electronics allowed!).  It's probably the thing I look forward to the most each summer because it's a chance to get away from our hectic everyday lives - and it can be just our family, playing games together & making memories.
So that's it for me - and now I'm tagging Alyson, Jenn, Caitlin, Lynette & Megan!



Kayla Gilbert said...

AW loved reading this about you Kim! Thanks for sharing! : )


Anna Jane said...

I also (think) I know ANY song after just hearing it once! Unfortunately, my photographic memory is seriously lacking :)


Amalia Athanaeleas said...

Love this, Kim! It's so fun to get to know more about you :) I too love camping, it's an amazing way to unwind and not worry about how you look.
Smart n Snazzy

Amalia Athanaeleas said...

Love this, Kim! It's so fun to get to know more about you :) I too love camping, it's an amazing way to unwind and not worry about how you look.
Smart n Snazzy

Styleclouds said...

I loved reading this!! Thank you for sharing these bits of yourself! xo, Christina


Meghan Donovan said...

yay! So loved reading more about you and totally jealous of your photographic memory. Thanks for participating :) xx

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

I love this, thanks for sharing!!

hes said...

It was nice to learn these things about you! I also don't drink milk...being Filipino, it's not really part of our cuisine, and I never developed a taste for it.

Ashleigh said...

I like knowing a little more about you! The singing group and camping thing was totally unexpected!

Trendy Mondays said...

How fun! Your singing group is sounds amazing!

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fleurani said...

Kim that was just so interesting to get to know you a lil better. I am sorry to hear of your ear problem but it's always important to make the best of a situation and you handle it perfeclty right? :-) I always have the benefit of a photgraphical memore, isnt it just great?

No ice cream? *touching your forehead* What's wrong with you Kim? :-) hahahaha. Voted on you for the Wallis :-)


Meagan May said...

Loved getting to know one of my fav bloggers better! I love when girly girls can rough it!

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Ginny Hurst said...

I absolutely love this! Thank you :).


Shannon Willardson said...

YUM! That ice cream looks delicious@


Lynette Marie said...

Ahhh I like seeing a little bit about the girl behind the blog! I can appreciate and respect wanting to keep as much of your personal life out of your blog (I would say that's a smart idea for sure!), but you definitely start feeling like you know someone when you've followed their blog for a while, and it's nice to see little details about your life! :)

Thanks for tagging me! I just did this post recently so I'm not sure I'll be able to come up with another five facts about me, ha! But thanks for thinking of me! :)

Chantelle said...

Wow we're learning about Meniere's in med school. Here's to hoping that medical technology continues at its fast pace, and solutions will become more and more abundant.

P.S. I want your photographic memory. I only have it in bits and pieces.

Professionally Petite said...

Wow the fact that you have a photographic memory is amazing!

Kate Pantier @ Project Hermosa said...

Such a cute post! Thanks for sharing it!

silvergirl said...

Thanks for sharing
I always enjoy getting to know bloggers a little better.
Did the camping thing when the sons were younger, my philosophy on that is that I did my time and I have moved on. LOL

Lorie said...

Wow Kim I have read your blog for some time, but rarely comment. I have meneres disease too. I have hearing aids now, and have had the disease for 7 years. It's tough. Sounds like you are doing well, and wish you the best. Ann

Lorie said...

Kim, I have read your blog for some time. I have meneres disease too. I was diagnosed at 40. I am 48 now. I do have hearing aids, and I hope you are doing well. I am fortunate that I do not have spinning and drop,attacks like a lot do. I just have the loss in both ears. It's tough, but I have an amazing husband and family that help me. Thanks for sharing. Ann

Ladies in Navy said...

i love your blog and love this post. :) thanks for sharing some personal details!
kw ladies in navy

Amanda Lenore Cheairs-Cabral said...

Wow, I always feel like I am the only one that loves camping in a tent these days. I love going with my sons. No distractions from tech, no make up! Just us! People always make fun of me because of it. Glad to know someone else out there loves it, too! I'm lucky because the weather here in Texas allows for us to go most of the year with great weather.

Oh and I too have a photographic memory. :)

Alyson said...

Love this and thanks for the tag! You know I've maybe gone camping once in college?! I can't even recal to be honest. I've done bonfires and little things but not really overnight though sounds fun!

Enjoy getting to know more about you all the time. :)

PS: Your monochome outfit is so good. I have that blouse too and can't wait to style it. Now need green pants!

Lauren Gordon-Thomson said...

Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself. It's always nice to know a little more about the people behind the looks that we love.

Lauren x
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LT said...

Aww, my mom had Meniere's disease. It took the doctors a long time to diagnose it, and it was very scary watching her suffer from these suddenly severe symptoms and not knowing why. Eventually she had to have surgery (the most extreme treatment), but now she is back to normal (aside from losing all of the hearing in one of her ears). I'm sorry you suffer from it as well and I hope your symptoms are mild!

A J said...

I like learning more about the bloggers that I follow, so thanks for sharing!! I cannot believe you don't like ice cream....its SO good!


The Budget Babe said...

I love camping too! So glad to discover these things :)

Tiffany M* said...

Love this! It's fun to get to know more of the personal side to you. Lets us all really know who you are. I completely either forgot or didn't know that your brother, sister and you were in a band. That's so funny and cool.I'm with you on the milk- I love cereal though so I try to do skim milk but it still grosses me out to drink it.