Sometimes I Over Share

Kristen tagged me in this post and the questions are fun and different, so I figure…why not have a little fun! Plus, my original plan for today was to share a 175 calorie bean soup recipe because I am trying to be healthy this week and undo the burgers and beer from the weekend…and who wants soup when it is 90 degrees with 34958% humidity other than me? Probably no one.

Also, if you don’t already know Kristen, then I am not quite sure what you are doing with your life…but go check her out now! I am pretty sure that if she lived closer, we would kick it on the regular. Girl cracks me up!

1. What is a nickname only your family calls you?

When I was younger, my Grandma Jerry used to call me Deenie. She is really the only person I would let call me anything other than Nadine. When I was a little older, sometimes my dad would call me Dino…like the dinosaur from the Flintstones. During “senior week” in high school, there is a night the parents come in and decorate the seniors lockers. My dad was a smart ass and drew Dino in a graduation gown and put a picture of my horrific car accident on my locker that I was still recovering from. Anyway to embarrass me.



2. What’s a weird habit of  yours?

Hmmm. Probably all of my habits? I am OCD so I have to check a million times a few times each to make sure that the doors are locked, the straightener is unplugged, the thermastat is set at what it needs to be, when I pull away I look back about 10 times to ensure the garage door is shut. I have turned around, even when running late, to make sure the straightener is unplugged because I remember walking in to check but I don’t remember seeing it unplugged. Ridiculous!

3. Do you have any weird phobias?

I am a scardy cat. I am afraid of bugs of any kind, heights, and bad weather. I am not one to ride roller coasters or be standing outside when there is a tornado warning thinking I was cool.

When I was younger, I had this horrible fear that something was going to happen to my family if I wasn’t there so I hated spending the night at other people’s houses and often times told my mom to say I wasn’t allowed so that my friends didn’t think I was weird.

4. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?

Just one? I hate bad manners. Chewing with your mouth open, smacking your food, talking on the phone when you are supposed to be checking out or talking to someone in person. People that drive slow in the fast lane.

5. What’s one of your nervous habits?

When I am nervous, I don’t know what to do with my hands or what to say sometimes. I will play with my hair, fidget, mess around on my phone, talk too much or too fast. It happens.

6. What side of the bed do you sleep on?

If you are standing at the foot of the bed and look at the bed, the right side. I used to sleep on the left, but that was Chris’s side too….so I compromised. Marriage. 😛

7. What was your first stuffed animal and what was it’s name?


My very first stuffed animal was a koala bear that my godmother brought to the hospital when I was born. I don’t think I had a name for it, but I still have it. I have also spoken about my love and connection to my Care Bear Love-a-Lot in the past.

8. What is the drink you always order at Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts?

My go to at Starbucks is an Iced Non-Fat Caramel Macchiatto and for DD it is an Iced Caramel Coffee with cream and sugar. I often stray at Starbucks, but at DD it is ALWAYS the same thing!

9. Which way do you face in the shower?

Most of my shower I am facing with my back to the water unless I am rinsing off or washing my face.

10. Do you have any weird body skills?

Not really a skill but when I get angry, nervous or sad…I start breaking out in hives. I get red splotchy spots that start on my chest and if I am really upset….my whole body gets red splotchy and hot. I hate it because if I am just a little bit upset and trying to hide it…EVERYONE knows it. Or if I am nervous about something like an interview or meeting someone…it shows on my chest so I try to remember to wear higher cut necks on those days!

11. What is your favorite comfort that is bad for you but you eat it anyways?

Everything that is bad is my favorite! I allow myself to splurge on the weekends, but try to eat as healthy and clean as I can during the week. Usually my go to bad food is a cheeseburger and fries. I can always eat a cheeseburger. Unfortunately.

12. What is a phrase or exclamation you always say?

I have lots of phrases I say often. I say “seriously” or “really” a lot. Also, I have been saying “like” since elementary school and apparently I will never grow out of it.

Meegan shared a link not too long ago about people who say “like.” I found it very interesting and it made me feel better!

13. What do you wear when you go to sleep?

Usually it is a tshirt and underwear. I HATE sleeping in bottoms. I can’t get comfortable if I have shorts or pants on. I like to be cold when I sleep, so you will never find me all bundled up unless the electric is out or something.

14. What did you use to wear that you thought was cool but now you realize it wasn’t?

Probably everything I wore in elementary and middle school LOL! Weren’t we all dated and awkward then? I don’t know though, I am pretty sure I rocked the 80’s.


Rocking the velour sweat suits.


And the “futuristic” sunglasses like a damn movie star.

It was very cool to have a perm and wear Disney apparel in 6th grade, apparently.

20140624-065732-25052926.jpgFeeling like a bad ass in my Nike jacket. If you didn’y wear Nike or Starter, then you were nobody!

See the Starter logo on the sleeve?

And let’s not forget the over tanning in college.

I am not going to tag anyone specific, I would love for any of you to answer these questions in your own post! Make sure you let me know you did it and I will check it out!

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  • Reply Brews and Tunes June 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I’m not real sure what to do with me hands..

  • Reply Brooks June 24, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    I love these answers! On a scale from 1-10 if I’m not between a 4 and 7, I’m probably crying. It’s ridiculous.

  • Reply Kelli June 24, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    These are great questions!! I hate sleeping with pants on too, I hate the feeling of the waste band.

  • Reply Kristen June 24, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    damn girl what an intro! i feel so loved! blushing!! you’re too sweet. hells yes we would kick it erryday.
    and i absolutely want a bean soup recipe please. yahum.
    omg that dino thing on your locker! priceless dad. haha!
    i had that same fear when i was a kid, super abandonment issues. i remember being like 13 and mum left early in the morning when she thought we were asleep to get milk or something and i chased her down the street in my pjs, not wanting to be away from her. i’m not weird at all.
    ahhh yes you said it better than me, i have no idea what to do with my hands so i just do too much haha.
    you had a koala?! thats like, fate that we were destined to blog meet one day. lol jk.
    yummm i could go a cheeseburger right now. gosh darn it.
    my friends and i once tried to go without saying like for 10 minutes, and we couldn’t. even when it’s not used in the ‘like, oh my god’ way, its a word everyone uses.
    loved all the throwback photos, i loved my nike stuff! lame haha.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal June 24, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Oooh, Maybe I’ll do this later on! These were fun!

    DINO! Oh man.. my dad… You’re going to love my nick names!

    Cheesburgers.. oh my god… Still want to eat all of the burgers from your previous post…
    WHY IS IT ONLY TUESDAY?!?!?! I want to eat a burger NOW!

  • Reply Helene June 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    haha! that’s so funny of your dad!! I say really and seriously TOO much too! It’s hard not to!

  • Reply brooke lyn June 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    i don’t know what to do with my hands. i quote that at least once a week

  • Reply Lindsay | Broke and Bougie June 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Wait are we the same person though? I was SO terrified of something happening to my family that I would scream and cry the whole bus ride to camp every summer and lay awake every night convinced something had happened to my parents. Everyone acts like I was soo psycho as a kid- I can’t believe someone else had that fear! Also I wish we never had to wear pants- I can’t sleep in them no matter whattt

  • Reply Kate June 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    These kind of posts always remind me of those old AOL email chains that everyone would answer- or MySpace surveys! I love them! I always triple check my straightener too although I have had a bad habit of forgetting to lock doors when I’m inside (luckily not when I’m leaving).

  • Reply jackie June 24, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    i’m afraid of pretty much everything too ha, especially worms randomly. i never used to ride roller coasters but now i will ride reallllly little ones ha.

  • Reply Jules June 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

    LOL I love this! You had THE cutest stuffed animal as a kid. Mine was a really scary elephant named Ellie.

  • Reply Amanda June 25, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Kristen is definitely one of my favorites! (So are YOU… you’re both in my favorites list, which I always read first and no matter what, haha!)
    I sleep on the right side, too… if we ever hook up we’ll either have to arm wrestle for the right side or just accept it as a “hit it and quit it” type situation where we don’t spend the night together. ;P

  • Reply Jessica Shannon June 25, 2014 at 12:36 am

    I always check the locks a thousand times too!! and hahaha your dad cracks me up!

  • Reply Laura June 25, 2014 at 1:44 am

    That locker decor is too awesome!! The things dads can get away with just because they’re our dads!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says June 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    I love that your dad did that. It’s probably something my dad would have done had my school allowed parents to do that sort of thing.

    Throwback pictures are awesome!

    Also, weirdly, it makes me happy when one of my favorites mentions another one of my favorites. It’s like some crazy circle of awesome.

    And I, too, want to do bad things with carbs.

  • Reply Kerry June 26, 2014 at 2:38 am

    You Dad has some talent! Oh the starter jackets! Shudder! I say like and seriously way to much!

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