30 Random FAQ

I thought it’d be fun to have a post just sharing a bunch of totally random facts about myself. I’ve been sitting on this idea for a while. Shocking? At this point that really shouldn’t be a surprise. I’m not sure why I waited so long to do this but now seems like the right time. So here we go… 30 completely random facts you may or may not know about me.

1. I hate tomatoes. Loathe them actually. I want nothing to do with them… unless it’s a touch of ketchup. That’s totally different. Don’t argue with me.

2. My first concert was No Doubt freshman year of high school.

3. I’ve been to one nfl game and froze my butt off. One of the worst experiences ever.

4. I use to ride a motorcycle. In fact, I still have an M class license and I’ll keep renewing that even if I don’t expect to ever ride again.

5. I hate carnations. I consider them cheap bouquet filler like babies breath. They annoy me.

6. I love corn. Corn on the cob or kernels or even popcorn because that’s totally corn, right? :) All of those drenched in butter. Heaven.

7. I have a hamster cemetery in my parents backyard.

8. I broke my wrist dancing in a store aisle when I was little. Oh and then I managed to somehow spill orange juice down my cast. Smart.

9. Not a fan of seafood. It’s a texture thing. But I’m still curious to try lobster or crab one of these days… drenched in butter of course. It’s the only way, right?


10. The one room in our house we didn’t want to paint after moving in we ended up having to paint because I managed to somehow get hair dye on the walls. Oy… The makeover turned out awesome though so it was a blessing in disguise.

11. I love strawberry charleston chews. But not frozen. I don’t understand the desire to eat frozen candy bars. Room temp. Not mushy.

12. I love New England but hate the winter… especially this past winter. Okay this spring hasn’t been much better but in a totally different way (up and down with the temps – ridiculous!)

13. I played field hockey for a year in high school. Loved it but found the team too cliquey and hated the coaches so I didn’t go back the next year.

14. My dream car is an Audi R8 *drool* Isn’t it purdy?

15. I was a majorette for most of elementary school (ie twirled baton) and still have them all in a case somewhere at my parents house.

16. I still haven’t had my wedding dress cleaned… nearly 7 years later. I should probably get on that huh?

17. I love volleyball but can’t serve overhand well.

18. I don’t tan well at all. Hubs makes fun of me for that. I can’t help it. I use to go tanning and it was awesome and relaxing but obviously bad for you and gets expensive so I don’t go anymore.

19. I want to move to Naples, FL. I’ve only been there once but it was gorgeous! That’s a boutique style shopping area on the water. Loved it.

20. I have an obsession with apple pie. It’s a serious problem. In fact… I made several apple pies before Thanksgiving last year. One of which I ate completely by myself.

21. I love jelly donuts but only from Dunkin Donuts. Other donuts don’t compare. Oh and don’t get me started on baked donuts… or doughnuts depending on who you talk to.

22. I hate cream cheese. I’ll use it in recipes for other people to enjoy but won’t ever eat it myself unless it’s to taste test the batter.

23. I had the absolute worst 6th grade picture. Bad hair and braces. No… I will not be sharing that picture.

24. I sometimes sleep with an eye mask. Okay correction… I sleep with an eye mask basically every morning now that it’s bright out. I like it pitch black to sleep – like hotel room pitch black. Ahhh so nice. I need black out drapes. I’m not kidding.

25. I met Tim McGraw. Nuff said.

26. I gave myself poison ivy when I was little. Yes – gave myself poison ivy! Grabbed a leaf and rubbed it all over my arms. It spread bad.

27. One day when I was little (earlier than school age) my mom was taking a nap and I decided it’d be a neat idea to cut my hair. Maybe my own experience is why I haven’t given our oldest kid scissors to use yet.

28. I love pizza but eat it without sauce. See fact #1. The only exception is when I make bbq chicken pizza because the sauce is bbq sauce and that’s totally acceptable.

29. Got to meet and shake hands with Obama at a pre-election rally in NH. He even tickled our oldest daughters belly (she was 15 months at the time).

30. I love bowling but can’t do the whole walk and bowl bit. I walk up to the line, stop and then roll the ball.

**What do you want to know about me… or my cooking, food preferences, etc? Feel free to share questions for me in the comments section or email them to me at rachel@bakedbyrachel.com I’ll be compiling a list to answer down the road.**

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24 Responses to “30 Random FAQ”

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 17, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Ha! I love it! I don’t know what to comment on first. The motorcycle?! That’s crazy-awesome! And how cool is it to say that the president tickled your baby? She will be using that is a random facts-about-me list someday. lol

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      Rachel — June 17, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Yeah not that she remembers it but it was neat and a really fun day. :)

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    Kate (Katefrom Scratch) — June 17, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I love this! So good to get to know you a little better. So many strong opinions! I like it! lol. I read your site all the time and I just love it. We have so much in common and I often commiserate and identify with your posts. I have two very small children at home (4 going on 5 and 15 months). Getting time and energy and scheduling to all align to get things done..totally relate with it.

    But seriously…not even tomato sauce?!?! lol. I guess you’re a white pizza kind of gal.

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      Rachel — June 17, 2011 at 10:11 am

      I’m a very opinionated person, but then again aren’t we all? Some of us are just more vocal about it. :) Glad to hear you’re another in the boat of juggling life, kids, blogging etc! And no… no tomato sauce. I use to just get pizza with light sauce but some places didn’t even know how to do that so I cut it out all together. Much tastier this way.

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    Kristina — June 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I love posts like this! so fun.

    I like carnations on their own… they smell nice… but in a mixed bouquet I feel the same way – filler! :) and I CANNOT STAND baby’s breath. ever. I told that to Jason once, not as a direction just as a fact… every time he sends me flowers he makes sure there are NO baby’s breath… :)

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      Rachel — June 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Too much greenery is the same deal but at least I don’t hate greenery as much as the other fillers! Still… more flowers, less filler :)

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    nicole — June 17, 2011 at 11:04 am

    ha! I love this list.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 17, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I kind of love this! Kind of like all your random opinion tweets in one place:-) Motorcycle was the most surprising piece!

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — June 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    What a fun list. I also sleep with an eye mask. I am a really sound sleeper, so I can sleep through any noise, but even the smallest amount of light ruins my sleep.

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — June 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Fun post! I haven’t had my wedding dress cleaned yet either. It has only been 3 years, but something tells me nothing will have changed in another four years…

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    Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini — June 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    So I know what to get you next year for your birthday, a case of tomatoes and a big bouquet of carnations! Just kidding ; )
    I cut my bangs off when I was in kindergarten myself. We’re not big on pizza sauce here, either. And the Tim McGraw thing? I hate you. Nuff said. :P

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 17, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Omg, the motorcycle picture killed me! I would’ve never guessed that about you!

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    Tiffany — June 17, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    What a fun post! (I love corn too! :D)

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — June 17, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    You are the coolest kid on the block! Tim McGraw and you ride a motorcycle! Love it.

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    Sandra — June 17, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Love this post and I’m super jealous of #29!

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    Kate@Diethood — June 17, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Oh I love this! Great great post! It’s nice to get to know the person behind the monitor. Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself!

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    Tina@flourtrader — June 18, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Interesting post-it now puts more personality with your face. Love the car and am wondering who you will rub shoulders with next!

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    Carolyn — June 18, 2011 at 8:18 am

    This is fun! Love finding out things, like the motorcycle. Wow!

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    Aggie — June 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, can’t believe Obama tickled your baby’s belly! She’ll be telling that story for years :)

    Love all these random facts…ya know, I haven’t cleaned my wedding dress either, going on 9 years.

    You should def move to Naples. I’ll come visit you :)

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    natalie (the sweets life) — June 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    this was fun to read–and hilarious that you gave yourself poison ivy!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — June 22, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I love reading random facts about other people. They’re random but it gives some good and interesting insight! Riding a motorcycle is pretty badass, nice job. And cool that you met Obama!

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    bakerbynature — June 22, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Swoon- Tim McGraw… seriously.

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    JulieD — June 24, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Wow, never knew you rode a motorcycle and that bathroom remodel looks awesome!

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    Julia — June 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    So funny, my wedding dress is hanging, in a trash bag, dirty, over 7 years later.

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