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25 facts about me

Here are 25 random facts about me, in no particular order:

 

1.I do not like chocolate – but I love ice cream to the point that I even eat it on freezing cold winter days. I especially like mint chocolate chip and cookie dough.

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2. I was pretty shy growing up and sometimes still are around people I meet the first time.

3. I met my husband when we both were 16. But lost sight of each other short after.
We met again in college and have been together ever since.

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4. Actually we got married in 2008 after “dating” since 1999. ;)

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5. I played the piano for 8 years. It was my wish when I was 10 so before getting me a piano my parents made my sign a “contract” with them, that I would not quit until I turned 18. The day I turned 18 I quit playing and have not really played ever since – because I am not musically talented at all. (Oh and don’t get me started on my ballet classes or the horse riding lessons…)

6. I was born in the former USSR. My mother is russian and my father is german. So we emigrated back to germany when I was three years old.

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I lived in the region near cologne ever since, although I love travelling.

7. We spend our Honeymoon in the USA. It was a wonderful 4-weeks road trip travelling California.

8. I speak russian fluently since it is my mother tongues. But growing up in germany my german is way better now. I learned english and french in school and some latin and italian in college.

9. My husband does the majority of the cooking, I do most of the baking.

10. I am star sign virgo and therefore tend to be a nagging perfectionist sometimes.

11. I studied art history, information- and education sciences in college
before I became a kindergarten teacher.

12. I am proud mother to the cutest boy. ;)

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13. I am farsighted and therefore had glasses since the age of three. Most of the times I am too vain, so I wear contacts or leave them off. Though since my first pregnancy my sight has gotten worse and I now have to wear glasses all the time – at least when working on dolls or knitting.

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14. I lovelovelove books and spend everyday reading. Actually I mostly tend to read several books simultaneously, depending on the mood I am in.
Having an e-book reader also reader allows me to read whenever I like not depending on the light (I love to read in bed before nighttime) and always having all the books I am currently reading with me (I love to read during waiting hours, at the doctors office).

15. I love pets. As a kid I had a guinea pig, aquarium fish and even two pet mice. Nowadays I live with three stubborn free spirited cats.

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16. I love giving gifts more than getting them.

17. I have been on the internet since 1999. First I had a little webpage with a webcam and then a journal blog. Also I used to have a side job programming html for different internet agencies to earn money during college.

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18. I love listening to audiobooks while working on a doll or crafts projects.

19. I guess, I am a nerd.

20. One of my side jobs during college was working as a soap girl at a local lush shop. I demonstrated how the bath bombs worked and sold the soaps to customers.
Every time after work I went home smelling like all kinds of flowers at once… I loved it!

21. I love spending my free time finding a creative outlet- making dolls, knitting, sewing, drawing.
But I also am a huge movies fan and can’t live without my netflix.

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22. I am a huge 80s fan, since it was the decade I grew up in. So I do love Jem, Alf, Rainbow Brite and all those colorful fun things now considered “retro”.

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Also I still remember cassette deck tapes, dial phones, floppy disks and spending hours trying to solve the rubik’s cube. Oh and *gasp* a world without smartphones and internet – Boy, now I feel old ;> …

23. I love drawing and when creativity strikes my first deed is to scribble a sketch of my idea down on a piece of paper.

24. I obviously love lists . Organisation is a passion and I always have my planner with me weherever I go.

25. At heart I still am a child.

There is no Way to Happiness,
Happiness is the Way!
– Buddha