N I N E T E E N || Little-Known Facts

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We are on Day 19 of the #blogeverydayinFEB challenge! Nineteen, can you believe it?! I certainly can't. When planning this I didn't realize just how challenging it would be to update every day, but I've really enjoyed it so far! Today we are talking about little-known facts. Having a blog has been a great outlet over the years, and some of those little-known facts have been known to be revealed here before anywhere else. However, there are also many things that my blogging buddies might not know about me, so let's dive into those shall we?

You probably knew THIS, but I spent the last four days in San Diego with my family. We hit the hot spots: Legoland, Sea World, and Disneyland, and I got to spend plenty of quality time with this guy. What a treat! I'm on my way to Chicago today, interviewing for grad school tomorrow. Prayers are appreciated!

The Little-Known Facts

1. Ooh, la, la. Not sure I'd call this a fun fact since most people know this, but my last name is actually pronounced "ro-bear". It's French. I don't put an accent mark on it, and surprisingly when I make new friends they are more likely to find out my middle name is Jean than to learn how to say my last name. So... now you know :)

2. Just around the river-bend. I mentioned this in passing a few months ago, but fun fact #2 is that I am related to Pocahontas. My dad has done some digging into our family history and he was able to trace us all the way back to her. I know it's a rather embellished version of the truth, but I now have more reasons to love the Disney classic.

3. Never tickle a sleeping dragon. I can't believe I just typed those words... ;) I am a Harry Potter nerd, and I have been a proud one since first reading the books in the early 2000's. I went to midnight book releases, read and wrote fan fiction in middle school, and I've gone through the entire series multiple times over. Any time the movie marathon comes on ABC Family, I camp out on the couch and (if my schedule allowed) I would watch them all the way through. I know too many little details and random facts, but they just stick. And that odd phrase? Well, it doesn't hold much significance but it's one of those funny facts that has remained all these years later. Believe me, I could go on for days.  I should probably stop while I'm ahead.

4. V! V-I! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y. Surprise! I used to do competitive cheerleading. Sort of. Can you tell that I'm reaching for little-known facts? If I think of any more, I promise I'll pop them in to the next couple of posts. You probably have better ones that I do. I can't wait to learn something new about you ladies!

Happy Wednesday!
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10 comments:

  1. So cool your family history traces back to Pocahontas!

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    1. Haha, I was so excited when I found out!

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  2. These facts are so fun! Glad you're getting quality time with your fam :)

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  3. Yay for being Harry Potter nerds and ex-competitive cheerleaders- I never thought about what an unlikely pair those two traits are until now!

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    1. Haha, so true! But hey, it works right? ;) Glad I'm not the only one!

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    1. Thanks, girl! It is a fun party story for sure ;)

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  5. Related to Pocahontas?? Wow, that's quite an unusual little fun fact!

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    1. There are quite a few of us out there, but I was so delighted when I found out!

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