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2.17.2015

FIVE THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME | VOL. 4



1 | People say awkward things to me at weddings.
Since I'm going to be in a wedding this weekend, memories of past weddings have been flooding in, and that includes all of the awkward things people have said to me at those events. One of my favorites was from a wedding a couple of years ago. Someone forced me out onto the dance floor, bailed on me and left me with a guy I'd never met. Said fellow proceeds to make small talk by revealing he had Googled me and that he likes kids. Now, I can't control my facial expressions, so I'm sure that one was a real gem. I was saved soon after that moment as everyone circled up for a dance off, and I quietly slipped away. Thank goodness for dance offs, amiright?

2 | There once was a Marco Polo accident.
I was at a friend's 8th birthday (pool party style), and what else do you play at a pool party than Marco Polo (or Sharks and Minnows...anyone else play that?) Well, there we were having a wonderful time playing Marco Polo when my friend's older brother charges straight at me in the pool doing butterfly with his eyes closed and rams straight into my face. I was fine aside from having a few teeth chipped and few others knocked loose. ;)

3 | I've had the same hairdresser for twelve years.
While I was growing up, my mom would cut mine and my brother's hair all the time. Occasionally my grandmother would take me to her hairdresser as a fun treat, but other than that it was up to my mom to cut my hair. That is...until that fateful day at 14 years of age when my mom had a few "oops" moments cutting my hair. It kept getting shorter and shorter and shorter as she tried to "fix" the problem. I can't even tell you how much I cried over that hair cut. It ended up being about chin length. My mom felt so bad she took me to my current hairdresser so she could resolve the monstrosity that was my hair. Eleven years later and my hairdresser still brings up that story and dies laughing over it every time I see her for a hair cut.

4 | My thumbs aren't like yours.
I don't remember the exact day I realized my thumbs were different from the rest of my family's...or the world's for that matter. They were short and stubby and looked like they belonged on a gecko. In case you were wondering, they never grew out of that look. Sigh.

5 | I love nicknames.
Megs is one of my favorite nicknames that people have used for me over the years, but it's become the go-to since I graduated from college. My coworkers, my family, and my friends call me that and I love it! Also, if you know me, you know that I will always find a fun nickname for you or will simply use a shortened version of your name all the time. I'm sorry if you don't like it...it's meant to be endearing. ;)

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29 comments:

meg - me with the three said...

Thumbs!!! And oh my gosh.. that wedding dance floor story is awful... although I can just picture it and can't really contain my laughter. Sorry. Ha!

Jenna Griffin said...

Ahhhh, that marco polo accident sounds horrible! Ugh, I can't even imagine!
I love learning more about you, Megs! :)

Laura Jean said...

Oh my word, these are hilarious incidences hahaha! You had me cracking up. I am sorry that most of them were at your expense (wedding, haircut, marco polo)... yikes. Hopefully David and Meredith's wedding is a winner for you!

Megan Sybrant said...

Lol that haircut story! My mom was always terrified of my hair (it's very curly) but I once had a terrible haircut that I SOBBED over.

Stacia said...

My pinkies are abnormally short and stubby. haha. My husband laughed at me so hard when we came to the realization regarding how short they are. :)

Cassie Lee said...

I love these posts when you do them! I also had a "too short" haircut around that age that made me lose it.

Kiki said...

These are always some of my favorite posts of yours! You have such a talent at coming up with so many fun facts, too. Every time I sit down to write these (which is oddly quite often, haha), I come up with zilch. Apparently I have a terrible memory--and I guess that counts as one! :)


Have fun at the upcoming wedding you're going to! Hopefully no more awkward moments are in your future. :)

rachel alise said...

Oh childhood pool parties. ;)
And that wedding story! He googled you?! Haha that is hilarious!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

I love your thumbs

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Meg! I want to turn your life in a romantic comedy! Because it would be magical!

Amy said...

#2
i really shouldn't have laughed at that - because wow, painful.
but i did laugh, i just felt like i should confess that :)

Elizabeth Than said...

I think I'll react awkwardly if someone tells me he Googled me when we're at the dance floor.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha!! Please let me know if that ever happens. ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Hahahah. Don't worry, I laugh about it now too.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Hahahahahaha. And Emma Watson would play me in the movie of my life. ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

:)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha right?? What do you say to that? ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Aw thanks, Kiki! :) Ask your friends to help you think of random facts about you. Sometimes our friends know us better than we do! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Ha! Man, bad haircuts are the worst!!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Awww! Your pinkies and my thumbs can be friends. They should start a support group ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha! Yes!

Meg McIlvaine said...

SO SAD. Seriously, bad haircuts are the worst.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha!! It's just the story of my life. :)


We talked about you, Laura! David was like "uh it's crazy you know a girl I went to school with!" Ha! :) The wedding was so beautiful and so fun!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha it was pretty awful at the time. Now I think it's pretty hilarious!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Hahahaha. You know I can't control my face. Just imagine my reaction!! ;)

natalie wright said...

haha. i love your thumbs too :)

Mariah Rickard said...

These are awesome! The wedding story made me laugh!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I know you do ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha! Oh me too. AFTER it happened of course :)