Things You May Not Know About Me

I don’t know about you, but I’m a list maker. A lot of days I miss actually putting pen to paper and writing out a list, but with technology these days, that just isn’t necessary. With that said, it will come as no shock to you that the “Notes” app on my iPhone might be my favorite app ever. The lists are endless. And they’re not going anywhere.

Sometimes when I’m at a loss for what to write, a list helps me organize my thoughts, so today I’m bringing you a list. Because yes, today I’m at a loss for what to write.

A list of what, you might be wondering? A list of things you may not know about me. If I knew how long the list was going to be, I’d tell you, but alas, this is all off the top of my head, so by the end of this post, we’ll both know how long the list is. I don’t know whether to apologize or say you’re welcome, but humor me today, will you? I’m laughing. I really do love y’all so much.

1. I have not gone to bed once without washing my face since about the 6th grade. Should I also mention that my morning routine is the exact same every morning? This may or may not label me OCD. And I admit, I have a few OCD tendencies. But don’t we all?

2. I am an inappropriate laugher. It’s very unfortunate. For instance, a couple years ago at our Christmas Eve service, my pastor had us place all of our lit candles into a sandbox. You know where this is going, the sandbox caught fire. I could hardly pull myself together. And there are plenty more where that came from!

3. Contrary to popular belief because of my tall stature, I didn’t play one sport growing up. However, I was asked by both the basketball coach and volleyball coach every year in high school to join the team. I graciously declined. I had more fear of the ball than I cared to admit. Also, I’m just physically challenged.

4. You know how folks like to say they’re having a good hair day vs. a bad hair day? Well, I like to say I’m having a good eyelash day vs. a bad eyelash day. Because of my naturally long eyelashes (I’m not complaining), they have a mind of their own. Some days they are one with the mascara, other days we battle clumpiness.

5. My hair is naturally wavy/curly.

6. I have a 36 inch inseam for my pants. Yes, I am all legs.

7. I was the first of my family born in Texas to a California dad, and a Colorado mom. 
I am so proud. Yes, you could say I love Texas.

8. My claim to fame was singing at the Super Bowl with Josh Groban along with some other alumni from Houston Children’s Chorus when it was in Houston, back in 2004. We sang the ever so popular, “You Raise Me Up.” One of my very favorite memories by far. And indeed, a huge privilege.

9. Although I don’t travel near enough, I do love to travel. Italy is one of my favorite places I’ve visited. I’d love to go back! I think Florence was my favorite.

10. To put myself to sleep, or when I am really tired, I rub my feet together unintentionally. 
I remind myself of a cricket.

11. Colorado is one of my favorite places to be. (Because of the people and the gorgeous scenery!)

12. I majored in Early Childhood Education when I was in college and graduated a certified teacher in the state of Texas. However, I haven’t taught school a day in my life, unless you label student teaching as such.

13. I was the kid that grew up in church, but didn’t make my faith my own until my Senior year of high school. Praise God for His faithfulness and graciousness towards us.

14. I’m not a collector of many items, but I’ve collected and own a ridiculous amount of scarves. I’m not sure if I should be proud or embarrassed since I live in one of the hottest cities in America.

15. My favorite food? Well, it’s a toss up between Mexican and Chinese. Leaning more towards the Mexican. I’m very hungry right now.

16. This is a new fact, but to help me memorize my scriptures, I’ve been putting my scripture as my wallpaper on my phone home screen. Just an idea for any of you visual learners as well! (See visual below. Grin.)

Your turn! What’s one thing we may not know about you? See, these things are fun. Everyday we get to learn more and more about each other. I love it.

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  1. 151
    Elaine says:

    Love your post Lindsee. I am also very orderly. I call it a rut on some things. if I am at home I eat the same thing for breakfast since I was a child. I lived on Miracle Whip sandwiches when I was young. Now when I am sick or don’t feel well that is what i want.

  2. 152
    Julie Elrod says:

    I have a love affair w/my Keurig!

  3. 153
    Debbie Jackson says:

    Cancer diagnosis verse, January 2010

    “Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us–to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.Amen” Ephesians 3:20-20 HCSB

    2013–Cancer free–glory to God forever and ever!

  4. 154
    Amanda C says:

    This was a fun post to read. To know there are good Christian women in this world who have quirks like I do I don’t feel so weird. My entire life since I can remember my Daddy nicknamed me Bird. He said it was because I ate like one. I can promise you that is not the case today and although I use to hate the name I embrace it now but it is special to him. Since I have daughters of my own now who have several nicknames a piece. SO maybe I should just sign my post Bird from now on. :)

  5. 155
    Roslyn in Fredericksburg, TX says:

    And beyond all these things put on love,which is the perfect bond of unity. Collossians 3:14 NAS

  6. 156
    Katie Allen says:

    Thank you for sharing your tip for memorizing scripture! I decided to give that a try and it helped so much this week. I’ll be doing that for the upcoming verses.

  7. 157
    Lois says:

    My phone is full of list….I even re-write my list – it’s sad I know but it’s who I am! :)

  8. 158
    Jennifer says:

    #16 is brilliant!! A big thank you for another visual learner!

  9. 159

    What a fun post, so glad to hear about some of your God given quirkiness! We all have them and I love the idea of SSMT wallpaper. Something about me?…

    I instinctively pray for road kill when I see them, “may God rest your soul little critter… I hope you didn’t suffer” I say in my heart as I feel bad for these animals on the road (wild animals or family pets), some not even recognizable.

  10. 160
    Joretta says:

    I loved your post, Lindsee!

    I’ve enjoyed many a good chuckle as I read the replies, too!

    Something not commonly known about me?
    1. I grind my teeth in my sleep, which has led to 3 broken teeth, root canals and crowns. Ugh!!
    2. I am a compulsive organizer, though I am most comfortable knowing which “pile” I left something in.
    3. I wanted to be a professional dancer as a little girl.
    4. I accepted Christ on 9/28/68 and my life has never been the same!
    5. I am learning Latin and loving it!
    6. My life hasn’t been easy, but God has always kept his hand on me. I’m eternally grateful for His love and faithfulness!
    7. I love to design and build homes for resale.
    8. I love hummingbirds.
    9. Through Facebook hundreds of old friends from my childhood church reconnected, resulting in “youth group” reunions of about 100 people each of the past 2 years.
    10. I believe God is calling his people to a new level of holiness, preparing us for tough years ahead, and that He has promised to do His work through us!

  11. 161
    Kelly Collins says:

    Oh my word, the inappropriate laughter!!! On more than one occasion, I have had to fake a coughing attack and leave the choir loft during church (which, of course, faces the congregation), because I am in uncontrollable hysterics. It is truly an illness. I am also very sad to say that I laugh when people fall down, run into things, etc…..I mean laugh, HARD! I do run to their side to make sure they’re ok…all while laughing. They are usually not too happy to receive help from me, understandably so. Lord, help.

    And I can sing a high E flat, but only when facing away from the piano. If I actually look at the note I am singing, my vocal chords go into a panic and shut down completely! :)

    • 161.1
      Emma says:

      Oh my goodness! I can totally relate… though I’ve never been able to sing a high E flat… (maybe a high A or a high B on an exceptionally good day but my voice is so out of shape now that I can’t even imagine attempting that!)

      My senior year of high school, one of my solos for a competition had minor 7th at the end and I could NOT for the life of me sing it while I looked at the music or at the piano. My vocal teacher would play it on the piano for me and then make me sing it over and over again a capella until it finally stuck. Oh how I miss those days of choir, voice lessons, and singing on the worship team at church! Maybe someday I’ll get to sing on a worship team again… I miss it so…

  12. 162
    Jennifer says:

    I have to examine weird excretions. I know it’s disgusting but I just have to know…whether it’s my kids’ or mine.

  13. 163
    Kristy Roberts says:

    Kristy, Newkirk, Oklahoma
    You, O Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
    Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
    Psalm 40:11 NASB

  14. 164
    Penny says:

    I do the same thing on my iPod with putting the scripture that I am memorizing as my lock screen. How cool is that.

  15. 165
    Kim Safina says:

    Loved the answers!!
    :)

    Share your master’s joy!
    Matthew 25:21

    I come from a family background of Academy Award winners as well as Star Trek. writers/directors/producers/art design.

    • 165.1
      Linda - LPM says:

      Kim,
      My son would love to meet some of your relatives! Star Trek!!! That is a fun thing to have in your history.

  16. 166
    Sue says:

    Loved this blog! Made me smile nice and broad and encouraged me that being me, and being different from the norm, is not only okay but encouraged.
    Something most people don’t know about me:
    I learned how to play the accordian at a very young age and actually met Myron Floren (accorianist/band leader on the Lawrence Welk Show many moons ago!)
    Thanks for sharing the joy of the Lord and of life.

  17. 167
    Diana A. says:

    OOOOOOOHHHHH I Missed the Fun :(

    OK Well incase anyone is reading…

    I have a secret love affair with inside homes…I Love looking at a house on the street, and then think up a senario of what is happing inside…the Best thing is when folks have their drapes open, and I can see their decor…Love looking at how folks decorate… not to compare on any level, just cuirous what they call “home”.

    Advid watcher of HGTV just to see what people are doing, good or bad… and watching folks buy houses, and I too get to see what they are looking at…Love it!!!

    Hopefully not too creepy! ;)

    OOOOHHHH I also love looking a people’s photo albums too!
    Too curious ??? Snoopy??? Oh Well that is how I roll!

  18. 168
    Gwyn Tidwell says:

    Gwyn Tidwell of Haslet Tx
    Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2(NIV 84)

  19. 169
    Gwyn Tidwell says:

    Oops – wrong blog post! So Sorry!

  20. 170
    Susan Smith says:

    Susan, Tallahassee.
    “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, who he has not seen.” 1John 4:19-20 NIV

  21. 171
    Ganise says:

    Missed the fun too. :-( But anyways!

    1. I don’t watch TV

    2. I don’t watch alot of movies. Even though, lately I’ve been thinking about sitting down to watch a good one.

    3. Hurray for list makers! I am one too.

    4. When I care, I care hard.

    5. *Sheepish smile for this one* I actually followed some people whom I don’t know personnally- including Melissa Fitzpatrick,Beth Moore and Amanda Jones – for quite a while on Twitter before deciding to get an account 6 months later. (Or was it a year??)

    6. I love kids!!!

    7. I am a hopeless romantic.

    8. My eyes are deep brown/ a bit orange. (Even a bit hazel too.).
    9. I like fashion, even though I know people whom the term ‘fashionista’ fits more than me.

    10. I have a burning desire for evangelism. Been thinking that God might use this in a BIG way later on in my life.

    11. I really like encouraging people as well as meeting new ones.

    12. It is INSANE how much I like to read.

    Annnnd. That’s it I think. I am so eager to read your responses. Whoo-hoo, Lindsee, what a fun, fun post!! :-)

  22. 172
    Megan says:

    Lindsee — I feel like we would be great friends! I found myself nodding and saying OH MY WORD SHE IS JUST LIKE ME!

  23. 173
    Ganise says:

    5. Correction- make that I checked their Twitter pages quite often.

    4. Hmm, something to replace with the term ‘hard’… sincerely? Passionately?

    And I have long lashes too, Lindsee. So I can relate with your ‘bad eyelashes days’

    JUST finished going through a good number of comments here. Daughters of God, all of you are precious and unique. What a good place to be. For fun, a touch of healing,comfort and relaxation.

    Thank you LPM!

    XOXO

  24. 174
    valerie says:

    Can someone please tell me how to make my memory work my wallpaper on my iPhone?

  25. 175
    Carolyn says:

    What fun! Love the wallpaper idea!
    A few additions from me:
    *My mother was one of 8 girls in her family–no boys until the 1st grandchild.
    *I soloed after a few flying lessons, but I had to take half a tranquilizer to get thru them.
    *I can raise each eyebrow independently.
    *Although right handed, I can brush my teeth only with my left –same with dealing cards.
    I think I’ll introduce this idea to my Bible study sisters. The blog, not brushing teeth left handed…. :)

  26. 176
    Deena says:

    Deena, Corona,CA
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—-think about such things. Philippines 4:8 NIV

  27. 177
    Anita Livingston says:

    Anita Livingston, Odem, Texas

    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and every one that loves is born of God and knows God. He that does not love does not know God, for God is love.

    I John 4:7,8 TEV

  28. 178
    Destee says:

    I sleep in a blanket cocoon! I can not share my blanket! it must be wrapped around me like a burrito. Hence, Dh and I each have our own blankets lol.

  29. 179
    Elaine Van Dellen says:

    Elaine, Littleton, CO
    “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord. O Lord, listen to my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.” Psalm 130:1-6 (NIV)

  30. 180
    Leslie Breighner; Littlestown, PA says:

    I can, or used to be able to, ride a unicycle. My parents still have it, and I’m determined to ride it again–we’ll see how that goes :-)

  31. 181
    kathy lovell says:

    I can relate to the inseam comment. I am 6 foot tall size 11 shoes!! Finding clothes is an issue, finding cute clothes feels almost impossible. But I love wearing high heels!! Talk about amazon woman! I tower over the whole crowd.

  32. 182
    Karen says:

    Redfield, AR
    [4] Who redeems your life from destruction,
    Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
    Psalms 103:4 (NKJV)

    • 182.1
      Karen says:

      Usually I read Beth’s post before leaving my memory verse, but I’m in a hurry and can’t this morning, plan to read it later. I saw the small print about memory verse above the title and didn’t look further. Sorry. I’ve re-posted it under the memory verse thread. God Bless!

  33. 183
    Laura says:

    Lindsee! Question for ya – how do you get the pink highlighting on your Scripture on your phone?

    I use the YouVersion app, is that what you use?

    I take screenshots of stuff all the time and save it in a “Scripture” album but I would love to add some color to them with highlighting!

  34. 184
    Sasha says:

    Office Max, I geek out in Office Max. Seriously, my soul gets squishy and bubbly and happy as I oooooh and awwww over all the tiny organizational options from sticky notes to pens WITH sticky notes; from delicious binders to streamlined page protectors. Ooooh Office Max!

  35. 185
    Renee' says:

    (1) I wear the same size in men’s shoes as I do in women’s shoes. (?!! I know, weird, right?!!)
    (2) I am a die-hard Star Trek fan. I will watch anything every time even though I’ve seen it 50+ times!
    (3) I can read upside-down almost as well as I can the regular way. (backwards too, to a lesser extent)
    (4) I can write backwards, and when I was a kid, wrote whole letters to friends that way. (you know, snail-mail!)

  36. 186
    Jen says:

    Something you may not know about me…
    I can recite every line in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I’ve watched it more than any other movie. I might even be watching it right now…

  37. 187
    candifer says:

    oh gosh lindsee, posts like this are always fun!

    i never once played a sport/on a sports team. i was super klutzy (who am i kidding?! i STILL AM!!!). to the point of turning corners too sharply and running into walls at school. haha! at least i’ve learned to laugh at myself in the process (:

  38. 188
    LisaT says:

    One thing about me – I find memorizing scripture pretty hard at times. I found a phone app (available for Android, not sure what else) and thought I’d share. It is called Remember Me and the icon is a pink heart. It has a couple of ways to help you remember – a few word fill in puzzles and such. It has really helped me. PS. YouVersion is an awesome app too but I dont use it for memorization but I have several daily devotionals going on the site.

  39. 189
    Michele kappas says:

    Michele from west palm beach-
    sorry its a little late!!!
    The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord ‘s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, (Isaiah 61:1, 2 NIV84)

  40. 190
    Susan says:

    It has been fun to read so many things about people! I love people, don’t understand those who don’t want to get along with others or just smile , even if their day has not been the greatest!
    When I am your friend, I am completely devoted! I don’t like cold weather, but like to sleep in a room that is very cold. Don’t enjoy getting up in the morning! Could sleep till 9 or 10 every morning.
    Not talented enough to read upside down, but love a good historical .
    Have traveled to Europe 2 times, loved The small villages in Italy!
    One passion I have is travel! Where, when, and who is going! SANGUINE!

  41. 191
    Beverly says:

    Your #10 is ME!!!!! I have always thought i was the only one!!!

  42. 192
    Kim Beechem says:

    I’m trying to enter the LPL Giveaway but can’t find a way to comment on there…it said that the giveaway would go through Wed morning but it’s not working. I’d love to win one for Bossier City, LA. Can you help me? Thanks!

  43. 193
    Pam Sparks says:

    Please tell me how to put Scripture memory work as my wallpaper on my iPhone! Thanks!

  44. 194
    Jan Todd says:

    Lindsee, felt so encouraged and thankful for your post. Thank you, too for the great tip about memorizing scripture.

  45. 195
    Melissa says:

    Lindsee,
    I made my verse my wallpaper,too, after reading this tip. Thanks for sharing the silly and sacred here. You are loved right back. :)

  46. 196
    Kathryn Hudson says:

    I also have good and bad eyelash days! Mine are 3/4 inch, how long are yours?(Yes, I measured them, I don’t know why, I just did) If you can’t tell, my eye lashes are also very important to me. =)

  47. 197
    Myra H says:

    Myra H, St.Louis. “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

  48. 198
    Lindsay says:

    I have a 36″ inseam as well! And I am tall and uncoordinated! And my name is Lindsay. Let’s be friends. :)

  49. 199
    Wendy says:

    Thanks for a good giggle.. yes, i read right down to the bottom.. of the “The (Closet” 5+ year club”.. couldn’t contain myself on reading about the reaction of the young barista at Starbucks when you wanted to give her your BEST WESTERN coat yet… how funny… and your final selection on what NOT to by when you are hormonal.
    Thanks for a light-hearted read.
    regards
    Wendy

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