Yes, I have a travel blog and, yes, I'm a reporter. But there is a heck of a lot more to me - or to anyone else - than what's on the surface. So, I figured I would put together a Top 25 things that make me tick.
Also, who doesn't love a fun list?
#1 I grew up in Troy, NY and actually really enjoy the word Troylette (notice the feminine spelling)
#2 I may be a bit too overly obsessed with: my alma mater SLU (yes, that's a photo of a flag cape), Spider Man, and my hometown.
#3 I tend to drive fast and when I do strands of my hair twirl around and make my head look like a helicopter (ask my bf, it's kinda amusing especially with heavy music playing)
My car is a mess. Always has been. Always will be.
Because my car is a mess - I sometimes get to play "What's in Danielle's Car" on Facebook
which is actually a lot of fun.
#7 I lasted - somehow - until the spring of this year without a smart phone. I'd like to think I'm not addicted to it now, but I may be lying.
#8 I'm pretty much always late but I'm slowly getting better at that.
#9 I'm a cat person. I like dogs but....just not as much as cats.
#10 I love swimming...
#12 I enjoy charity fundraising and event organizing.
#13 I'm a huge daddy's girl, but my mom's pretty cool too. And the rest of my fam ain't bad either.
I may be starting to outgrow my adrenaline rush-seeking lifestyle. In lieu of skydiving, I'm thinking more along the lines of Zorbing
#15 That said, I still have a hard time saying no.
#16 I have been in a lot of weddings.
#17 A LOT
#18 I'm kinda nerdy.
#19 I have been jello wrestling. But I'm not posting a photo. :-P
#20 My hair sheds. A ton. But I somehow still have really thick hair.
#21 I enjoy random references (thus the headline)
#22 Bacon. I don't understand the obsession with bacon. I like it but not nearly on the same level as most of the population.
#23 Little known secret: despite joking about the contrary, I actually don't hate babies. Unless they're smelly. Or crying. Or at a midnight premiere of a movie while crying and smelly - but, in those cases, it's more that I hate the parents than the baby.
#24 Most obvious secret ever: I like writing. I like it a lot. I've been at The Record eight years this month, I've had a blog for over three years, and I'm now discovering the worlds of novels and screenplays. It's not easy - especially for a procrastinator like myself - but it's always worth it.
#25 I enjoy people. Not all of the time, but most of the time. This is probably the case for a lot of you, but I especially enjoy the little nuances and quirks of people. And now you know all - or at least most - of my quirks.