25 things you (probably) didn’t know about me!

Hello again, friends!

This week was pretty special because my birthday was Monday, April 6! I thought in honor of turning 25, I would share a list of 25 fun facts about me! We’ve also had some new followers recently join the Fit by the Fork family, sooo what better timing to give you guys a glimpse at my life beyond the typical blog content?

1.   My zodiac sign is Aries.

2.   I live in NYC! More specifically, I live in a neighborhood of Queens called Forest Hills.

3.   My hometown is Westlake, Ohio, which is a suburb about 20 minutes from downtown Cleveland.

LeBron James mural
Paying tribute to the greatest mural ever.

4.   My nickname is E-Mac!

5.   One thing you won’t find on my plate: avocados! I don’t know if it’s the texture or taste or both, but I really don’t like them.

6.   In college at Ohio University, I worked part-time as a tutor for the football team.

Cleon at tutoring session
Cleon, a defensive lineman from American Samoa, was one of my favorite tutees! He used the same blue hair tie every single day lol

7.   One thing on my bucket list is to swim with dolphins.

8.   Default takeout order: General Tso’s chicken with steamed veggies and rice.

9.   I lived in Suite 2 of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority house as a junior.

10.   Valentine’s Day, Toy Story 2 and Pretty Woman are some of my favorite movies.

11.   My celebrity crush will always be Michael Bublé.

Michael Bublé at Madison Square Garden
I saw him in concert last year at Madison Square Garden, and it was truly a DREAM come true.

12.   I’m really bad at binge-watching shows, because I take forever to finish them. I’m doing better though! I just finished “Tiger King” and now I’m onto “All American.”

13.   Three apps I use the most: Spotify, Instagram and Citymapper.

14.   Oh and my Notes app… it’s littered with grocery lists, song lyrics, jokes, quotes, journal entries, and other random stuff.

15.   On a beer list, I definitely gravitate toward stouts and porters—especially if there are notes of coffee, cocoa and/or nuts.

Caramelicious Milk Stout
This was the most recent one I tried and it was fabulous.

16.   Of all the Food Network stars, I’d want to chow down with Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

17.   Something that always puts me in a better mood: an episode of The JTrain Podcast, U Up? podcast, or Freid by Noon podcast. It’s the best dose of comic relief and life advice!

18.   Best gag gift I ever received was two used Game Boy Color games, wrapped in Kleenex and stuffed in an empty Planter’s peanut can. We have it on home video!

19.   One product I swear by is Redken’s all soft conditioner. It’s pricy but worth every penny for my wavy, frizz-prone hair.

Redken all soft conditioner

20.   It’s been a while, but I can play “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” by Maroon 5 on piano by heart.

21.   My sisters Hannah, Hayley and I Irish danced when we were younger. Pittsburgh, Rochester, Detroit and Ontario were some of the cities we competed in.

22.   I did my cousin’s hair for prom and my friend’s mom’s hair for her wedding.

Mrs. Braun's wedding updo
Before the big day, we did a trial run to make sure we had a game plan for her updo.

23.   Some of my guilty pleasures are red wine, dark chocolate and scented candles.

24.   I played clarinet from the fifth grade until my senior year of high school; I was in jazz band, marching band and symphonic band.

Courtesy of Brian M. Lumley Photography
Gotta love cringe-y senior year pics!!!!

25. Lastly, I went to middle school, high school and college with former Vine star-turned-actor-turned-something Logan Paul. When I asked him to Westlake High School’s winter formal my freshman year (with a pack of sour Ice Breakers, because he would take mine from my backpack in Physical Science class), he turned me down.

Logan Paul and me
We had AP Lang together our senior year, just as he was on his way to (short-lived) Vine fame.

I think that’s when his downward spiral started… but that’s just me.

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed!

5 thoughts on “25 things you (probably) didn’t know about me!

  1. I enjoyed your article! Learned your fun-facts! I didn’t know you girls did Irish dance! (Dig your Nick-name too)!

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    1. Oops! It was me- Debby Fleming!

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  2. Love learning all these fun facts about you! We also have the same taste is beers!

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