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Friday, June 19, 2015

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Me...

Okay, this picture may not be the best quality, but I have to say it is a pretty good one.

I wasn't planning on posting anything today, but after I saw this on Helene's blog, I thought I may as well join in and share with you guys 10 things you might not know about me...even though that's going to be difficult to try and find 10 things I haven't already shared.

1. I'm pretty much an open book. There are one or two things I keep secret or don't tell people super readily,  but for the most part, I'm pretty open about most things. I feel like being open helps you get through things and helps other people relate to you.

2. I love trashy television. Make fun of me if you will, but it is one of my favorite things.

3. My favorite kind of comedies are tongue-in-cheek kinds like Christopher Guest or Chris Lilley types. I love intelligent humor and am not really a huge fan of gross out humor or sex humor.

4. I am a history nut. Even though the era I study is WWII, I still like reading about or visiting anything old. Luke gets dragged to a lot of stately homes when we're out.

5. I have a major sweet tooth.

6. French food is my favorite type of food, closely followed by Italian and Mexican. The fact that there isn't real Mexican food here in the UK makes my heart hurt. I know people will tell me there is Mexican food here, which there is, but being from California I'm a snob about it. Even New York City doesn't have proper Mexican food!

7. I don't necessarily plan on moving back to the US, but if I ever did, I would probably go back to California. I took it for granted growing up there, but I guess you don't know what you've got til its gone.

8. I love going to the theatre, but I hate having bad seats. I don't see the point of seeing a show and sitting in the very last row when you can't even see the actor's faces. If it is a small theatre, that's not an issue, but with a big theatre, no way.

9. Dogs are my absolute favorite animal in the entire world. I have probably mentioned this before, but I will say it again. I don't see my life without a dog...ever. My favorite dogs are medium sized ones, about 18-25lbs. Still kind of small, but not too small!

10. Even though I study the Holocaust for my PhD, work with Holocaust survivors for my day job and as a volunteer and generally live and breathe that era, I have never actually been to Germany. It is on my list, but so far, none of my studies or archival trips have brought me there (it has mainly been a focus on France and Holland, with some side bits on Hungary and Poland).

My puppy, for reference. He needs a bit of a trim here!

If you want to join in, come join the link up party!


  1. Storybook ApothecaryJune 19, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    thanks for sharing all this! It's crazy you grew up in Cali, but now live in UK. Sounds amazing! What do you miss about California then? I'm a California girl too so that's why I ask :D

    stop by and chat if you like :) ♥

    1. Where do you live/did you live? I grew up in the Bay Area (San Jose area to be specific). I mainly miss the people, but also miss the weather, the beach and DISNEYLAND! And I miss the friendliness of the people. I still think Californians are the friendliest of people by far...though people here in the UK are pretty nice as well. xx

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