{five things...about me}

So, I have a weekly series called Five Things and there is another series going around called Five Things, so I don't want to get them confused. I was tagged by Lexi in her Five Things post, where she shared five random things about herself, and so I want to share a few things that you may not know about me!

1 // I'm a trivia nerd. 

Robert and I are complete trivia nerds. We listen to the Good Job Brain podcast while on road trips together. We try to watch Jeopardy every night. We go to trivia nights at local bars. And the couple that Sporcles together stays together. I know all 197 countries in the world, and usually get all the questions right under the law, politics, or history categories in Jeopardy.
2 // I'm multi-ethnic.

Is that the PC way to say that? I don't even know.

I get asked a lot what ethnicity I am, and I never mind telling! My maiden name is Cortez, and I think people automatically assume that it's hispanic. My mother is actually 100% Scandinavian, and you would never know looking at the two of us together that we're related (think, blond hair, blue eyes). My grandfather on my father's side came from the Philippines (so I got my maiden name from him), and my grandmother is Puerto Rican and Cuban. Needless to say, we have good food on that side of the family. 
Not only that, but my (step)dad (above) is Japanese, which makes us an even more diverse family. And that is my Swedish mother. Not only that, but Robert is German, Native American, Mexican, and Danish. Our kids are going to be crazy cool.

3 // I'm afraid of everything.

It's really not something that I'm proud of, but I'm honestly afraid of a lot. Like, the dark. And the beach. And sleeping at home by myself. One thing I'm not actually afraid of, however, is spiders. I laughed when I saw this on Twitter yesterday because it's basically my life. 

4 // My mom married my teacher. 

He was my sixth grade teacher, and they started dating when I was in the fifth grade. I couldn't tell anybody they were seeing each other, and we would get dinner and go out on the weekends at least a half hour away from our house because he always sees someone he knows! He's kind of a local celebrity in my hometown. 
5 // I have a brother. 

I know that's not exactly news, but I don't talk much about him on my blog. He's only fourteen months younger than I am, and actually older than Robert (who is eighteen months younger than I am). We have always been very close, and he and Robert are best friends, which makes things easy when we go home to visit! He's also kind of crazy, but I love him so very much.
Okay, so I hope you guys learned at least one thing new about me. I don't lead a very interesting life, and I'm actually pretty open about things on my blog. Don't get me wrong, I definitely have private issues that I don't feel are appropriate to discuss here, but that doesn't mean I don't try to be as open as possible!

That being said, now it's time to tag a few more people! And I choose...Lauren, Lisa, Aubrey, Megan, and Emily!


Joelle Duff said...

What a fun diverse family! I feel cool telling people I am part Greek haha. Loved learning a bit more about you :)

Joelle Duff said...

Oooh! I really enjoyed reading this post :)

xx Olivia

Olivia's choice

Joelle Duff said...

I love this post! It was great learning more about you Joelle!

Joelle Duff said...

Thanks Sara! I think there are a lot of us out there ;)

Joelle Duff said...

Thanks Allyssa! xo

Joelle Duff said...

Thanks! xo

Joelle Duff said...

Thanks Brooklyn! And I think it's fun to tell people too, and bring them back for family holidays! We definitely have a loud and interesting family ;)

Joelle Duff said...

Aw you're so fun! I'm going to respond to this next week! Thanks for tagging me ):)

Joelle Duff said...

I used to know all the countries — I love geography. Now of course I have to go play Sporcle until I get them all. And I'm terrified of spiders, so together we're afraid of the world. I laughed at loud at that article when it mentioned tanning — that Final Destination scene still haunts me to this day (not that I had any desire to tan before, but now I really don't!). Thanks for tagging me!

Joelle Duff said...

I love reading these posts. Super impressive geography skills, I used to be really good at geography but now that I'm not in school that knowledge has definitely gone downhill. Yay sporkle!

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Joelle Duff said...

Loved this post! I thought I would probably already know most of the stuff on your list but I learned a bunch of new things! I didn't know Robert's background was so diverse! You guys really will have the coolest kids. I also had no idea you guys had to go out with Steve out of town! That is too funny. I do remember not being able to tell anyone that he and your mom were dating. Also, I love that you guys are so into trivia. Erik and I will have to try Sporcle. He loves to quiz me on really random facts all the time.

Joelle Duff said...

This was such a neat post! I definitely learned things about you. Nick and I are huge trivia nerds too. We definitely just took that quiz on Sporcle. We ran out of time! We got 125 out of 197 :)