10 Fun and Random Facts about Me

I’ve shared all the ins and outs of myself before, so today I thought it would be fun to share a variety of things about me that are a little more fun than the typical fare.

10 Totally Random Things About Angie

1. I have almost maxed out the space on my iPhone because I have too much music on it.  This does not stop me from adding more music to it anyway.

2. In the last couple of years, I have developed an affinity for shoes.  My current favorite shoes are from Finn Comfort.  (I also really love my black Chuck Taylor All Star shoes with pink laces.)

I would never have been able to spend that much on shoes, but I got them from dear, sweet family member (okay, it was my Mom) who couldn’t wear them anymore and wanted to do something nice for me for helping her with a variety of things.  (She got them because of foot problems.)

3. Did I mention that I have a soft spot for my Mom?  And, not like that soft spot that I had in my head after she had me.  More like a soft spot in my heart, of course.

4. I love wandering through stores that sell office supplies, craft supplies, books, and organizing stuff.  I also always want to spend money at those places.

5. I love cupcakes.  If I was getting married again (to Eric, of course), I would want cupcakes instead of a cake.  But, you know what?  I don’t really need to get married again (even if it was to Eric), I would be happy just to have cupcakes for no reason at all.

When we were on a trip a few weeks ago, I got to go to try out The Flying Cupcake in Indianapolis.  Oh. my. goodness.  Amazing!  It’s probably a good thing that I’m not local to it or else I would probably weigh about 1000 pounds by next week.

6. I have never, ever been a morning person.  It is not a funny exaggeration when I say that every year on Christmas morning, I had to be woken up by someone.  And, maybe, just maybe, my Mom used our Beta Max VCR to tape the Bozo Show for me because it was on too early in the morning for me.

7. I find it shocking to tell you that Bozo Show item.  Mostly, though, it’s because clowns really freak me out.  I think it stems back to some sad clown art work that my Grandma had.  Why did I want to watch a TV show with clowns on it?  (Maybe it was because I was sure I would rock the Grand Prize Game if I ever got on there.)

8. I have been trying to drink more water, but I really love Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper.  Based on something that one of the kids once said, we sometimes jokingly call it Diet Dr. Cherry.

9. I’ve been pretty vocal about my love of Disney.  Not only did we take the kids for their first trip last year, but we’re planning another trip already.  (Last year was our first trip since 1998.)  But, here’s a little Disney factoid about me: I used to be a Disney Store cast member in the late 1990’s.

10. I have recently stopped eating beef and pork.  Oh, well, except for bacon.  There’s just something about a BLT sandwich from time to time that is hard to say no to.

We’ll see how long this lasts, and maybe I’ll be done with it by the time that this is published (since I’m writing this in very early July).  Other than a handful of times that I mostly wasn’t thrilled about afterward (well, except the ribs we grilled out – those were amazing), I’ve already been doing it for probably about four weeks now.

Does this mean that I think I’ll never eat a cheeseburger or ribs again?  I have to be honest and say I’d be shocked if I didn’t.  But, it just means that it’s my intention to skip out on beef and pork, with maybe the occasional eating of it every few months.

Now, what about you guys?  Share a couple of random things about yourself in the comments.  I’d love to read some fun facts!

This post is not only today’s link up for Top Ten Tuesday, but it’s also part of iHomeschool Network’s 10 week series “10 in 10.”


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Angie Kauffman
Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home.  Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBookspodcastsloves Pinterestdocuments the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.


  1. says

    Funny about your love for shoes. I hate shoes! They never fit right. I think I have some very unusually shaped feet, lol. In fact, just this weekend, I bought some new higher quality flip flops….and I finally decided on some men’s. My dh and I joked that I have man feet. I told him I’d at least have to paint those toe nails. 😉

    • says

      Now, I do have to say that flip flops are one of those shoes that I cannot wear. That thing between the toes would be enough to make me crazy.

      I had to laugh about the man feet. LOL 😉

  2. says

    We have a lot in common- like #2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9- except I’ve never been a Disney cast member. I just love Disney.

    When I was in high school, I spent so much money on shoes that my dad thought I had a drug problem. :( Mom told him to look in the bottom of my closet and he’d see where I spent my money.

    I can’t even go into office supply stores anymore. Really. It’s just too hard to resist those new notebooks, calendars and pens!

    As to drinking more water, I started drinking more after I had my gall bladder removed. I’m a Mt. Dew kind of gal so it hurt to give up that caffeine, but the scales thank me. That’s enough motivation to keep it up. :)

  3. says

    I love cupcakes too! I don’t know what it is–but lately when I think dessert, I think cupcakes! We are planning a trip and one of the things I want to see if I can find are cupcake shops!

    I also love craft, book and office supply stores — I like them better than clothes or shoe stores. I also love HomeGoods!

  4. says

    That is so cool that you were a Disney Store cast member. Who did you play? You and I are almost opposites when it comes to shoes, being a morning person, and loving soda, but I am with you about having a ‘soft spot’ for my mom, loving office supply stores, and cupcakes. When we put our son’s wedding on for him and his wife, we served cupcakes. It was so much easier than slicing up a giant cake.
    Thank you so much for hosting the 10 in 10 series. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and getting to know so many other homeschooling families. (It also was a great motivation to make time to blog). You have been a true blessing and I will continue to follow your adventures. :)

    • says

      Cast member is just Disney’s word for employee. I wasn’t a character (and if people are, they’re not allowed to tell), I just worked at a Disney Store.

  5. says

    hmmm, it is hard to think of something random about myself – your are so good and truly random :) I think I will go with:
    1) I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 21 years old.
    2) I have never had a cavity.
    3) I have never broken a bone.
    OH and 4) I LOVE making lists :) Happy Tuesday!

  6. Patty Rose says

    I have an odd love for office supplies and organizing as well! Remind me to never go shopping with you or the budget could get ugly!

  7. Rebekah Amaral says

    I’m with ya on #4! And soo glad to hear that someone else does that as well! I thought I was the only one, lol.

  8. says

    Cupcakes! I think wedding cupcakes are a great idea. I think mabye every Friday should be cupcake day. There are so many cupcake places popping up! You’re definitely NOT alone here.

    • says

      I have watched Cupcake Wars from time to time. It always leaves me wanting cupcakes though. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!