Yesterday, Katie and I attempted to take outfit photos in some, um, particularly low temperatures. We stood out in the freezing cold without coats or gloves, had some memory card issues, and attempted to look cute for the camera. She succeeded, but me? Not so much. Let's put it this way; it wasn't one of my finest photo shoots. My skirt was sticking to me due to wind, and for most of the shots, one of the corners of this crochet crop top was folded up on accident. I still wanted to show it off though, so I decided to show you one (which I kind of like despite my hair flying everywhere and the top issue). I also figured this would be a good opportunity to share some more personal information about me. Some of you expressed interest in more personal posts from me, so let's get to know each other better, shall we? I did something similar to this a while back (I think for a Liebster award?), so a few of these might be repeats, but I figure that most of you never saw it since it was so long ago.
(Cropped top & cardigan: TJ Maxx // Necklace: Francesca's Collections // Skirt: Thrifted)
1. I figured out what I wanted to do when I was 14.
I'm one of those weird people who figured it out, and then never really questioned it. I decided that I wanted to go into fashion at an early age, and soon figured out that I wanted to go into magazines. I declared a journalism minor during my first semester of freshman year and have never looked back since.
2. I cuss a lot.
A lot. I strongly believe in keeping it clean on the Internet (though I may slip up from time to time), but I love curse words in the real world. It's bound to happen when you have a ton of guy friends and you've worked in a newsroom for the past three years. I also have a REALLY dark sense of humor.
3. AP Style is my shit (sorry).
If you've ever wondering why I write certain things certain ways, it's because I use AP Style for everything, which is the style that is used in journalism. I doubt it's that noticeable, but you might notice a few things such as how I put titles of things in quotation marks or how I write dates (Jan. 23).
4. I hate the ends of things.
I'm not a very emotional person, but nothing gets me like the ends of things. I've never been more emotional than the week I said goodbye to everyone before moving away for college, and I'm positive that the week of graduation in May will be even worse. I hate when TV shows (see below) or books end, and I'm even terrible at ending conversations.
5. I've never cried in a movie.
I know, it sounds crazy, but there really isn't a single movie I've cried during. That said, I've cried during multiple TV shows. They are: during the "Six Feet Under" series finale (which I cried harder during than anything else I've ever watched), "The West Wing" (when Leo died since John Spencer died in real life), "The Office" series finale, and "The Friday Night Lights" series finale. Like I said, I hate the ends of things. Strangely enough, I'm not a sports fan at all, but "FNL" has made me tear up more times than any other show. I might have also teared up during the "Smallest Park" episode of "Parks and Rec."
6. I'm a terribly messy eater.
I often get handed stacks of napkins when eating out, it's not uncommon for me to have to change in the middle of the day because I ruined what I was wearing, I have been on my hands and knees in a bar to pick up spilled popcorn, I just spilled an entire thing of grapes at work the other day, and "I'm really bad at eating" is a sentence I've said more than once. Also, let's just lump in "I'm really, really awkward" into this one.
7. I don't affiliate with any religion.
I've gotten some questions about this before on here because my last name is Katz. Yes, I am technically Jewish, but I've never practiced a religion in my life. My family used to celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah when I was little, but for most of my life, we've just celebrated Christmas. I completely respect religion for other people, and I'm not quite sure what I believe in (I pray to the god of coffee), but organized religion just isn't for me.
8. I love making lists.
My friends used to make fun of me a lot in high school because of the ridiculous amount of to-do lists I would make. I don't make nearly as many as I used to on a daily basis, but I still do it constantly. I also love writing list articles.
9. There are three albums that got me through high school and changed my life.
They are "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel, "Yankee Foxtrot Hotel" by Wilco, and "The Execution of All Things" by Rilo Kiley.
10. If I'm mean to you, that means we're good friends.
I'm a very sarcastic person, and pretty much all of my close friendships involve insulting each other all of the time. I can't think of very many friendships I have that aren't like this. They're all pretty screwed up relationships, but oh, well. I like it that way.
Well, enough about me. Tell me about yourselves, even if we already know each other. If you want to write a similar post, feel free to send me the link, and I'll be sure to check it out. Also, more personal posts or not? I know a few of you mentioned you'd like to see more this year, but what's the verdict?