Before you judge me, know this:

I had this plan that I was going to blog much more regularly.  As with so many other things in my life, the unexpected came up and life got so busy and all of a sudden, too much time has passed for my liking.  The biggest factor has been wedding fever; the disease has taken over the household and isn’t going anywhere.  Don’t get me wrong:  I’m loving it and enjoying all of the fine detail planning.  My favorite part, though, has been the time spent with my little sister, whom I still cannot believe is getting married.

Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I thought I’d put myself out there and expose more facets of my personality to you all.  Don’t judge too harshly. 🙂

I love cereal.  All kinds of cereal.  Not Raisin Bran, though; raisins and bran should never be in cereal.  I could eat cereal all the time.  And cake.  Oh my word, cake……

You all need to read The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.  I wasn’t even that far into it before I decided it was one of my favorite books.

I think about my college roomie at least five times a day.  She’s my bestie and I miss her all the time.

The cancellation of the whimsically delightful Pushing Daisies is still a sore spot with me, and I never tire of watching episodes on DVD.

Drivers who go flying around me only to turn in front of me drive me crazy.  So do impatiently angry drivers.  Are you in that big of a hurry?  Leave your house sooner!!!

Currently dominating my iPod:  The Civil Wars, Adele, the Angels & Demons soundtrack, The King’s Speech soundtrack, Sherlock Holmes soundtrack, Mumford & Sons, Ingrid Michaelson, and Coldplay (pretty much always on the dominant list).

I love going out and getting a cocktail.  I’m consistently a martini or red wine girl, but I have no interest in getting trashed.  I much prefer to nurse a drink over a great conversation with friends.  If you’re looking for a hard partyer, I am not your lady.

Speaking of which, I don’t have expensive taste.  I enjoy a great cup of coffee, a sunny day, running around in the rain, a good book, beautiful music, experiencing other cultures, art, films and history.  I don’t need expensive jewelry, fellas:  just give me some fresh flowers once in a while.

On that note:  I really want to be in a great relationship, and with my sister’s impending wedding, the little wish is becoming a nagging itch.  Although, if I had a choice, I think I might like to have a really small, simple wedding and a spectacular honeymoon.

I love local coffee houses and pubs/diners.  My favorite coffeehouse, Firefly, is an eclectic place with fabulous coffee and yummy food.  Local artists can sell their wares there, and you’ll find artists, theater folk, musicians, business people, and opinionated old men all relaxing for long periods of time.  As far as restaurants go, I’d much rather check out a little hole-in-the-wall place with amazing food and a great atmosphere than go to a well-known chain.

My biggest indulgence is a spa pedicure every great once-in-a-while.  My feet feel amazing afterward, and I love having painted toenails.  I can’t paint my fingernails because I’m way to rough on my hands; a manicure is just a waste of time & money for me.

The Liberty Mutual commercials in which people pay it forward by doing little things for strangers get me every time.

I adore babies.  I’m fascinated by their wonder at the world around them and they’re so cute and cuddly.

The Orthodox cross is tattooed on my right foot.  It represents both faith and family.

I’m easily over-stimulated.  I become anxious in big crowds or if I am in a place where I don’t have an easy exit.  I don’t get along with heights at all, though I love flying.  I’m very sensitive to textures as well, from food to clothing to wrinkles in my socks or bedding.  I’m quirky. 🙂

I love the beach.  Love it.  And, after living in Italy for a while, I am extremely anxious to experience the rest of Europe.

I don’t care what anyone says, I love Disney World.

If I had a million dollars, I’d pay off my school loans, help my brother & sister with theirs, and travel a lot more.

Whew, I’m exhausted.  That’s it for this post.  Oh, yeah, I can also be really flighty, as I get bored and distracted somewhat easily.



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12 thoughts on “Before you judge me, know this:

  1. M says:

    Funny… I think I knew most of those things, and oddly, many of them are true for me too. Also, I think of you a lot too and miss you so much. -the college roomie

  2. Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog on wordpress, & I thought this post was really nice. Especially since it reminded me to go rent Pushing Daisies, already! 🙂 It was fun to read your “list” & see how many things I have in common with someone I don’t even know!

    Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  3. Amy S says:

    Bree, I LOVE each and every one of these things about you.

  4. Kristsen and Patrick says:

    This is so GREAT! Thank you for taking the time to put all this into words. What I love the most is that you seem to increasingly embrace all of these things about yourself–a move we all need in our lives. I suspect Jesus loves reading this post and has probably already read over it with misty eyes and a lump in his throat several times today.

  5. Allie Burbrink says:

    Dearest Bree,
    I love this list, and if we were same-sex-loving children of God, I would totally date you.
    Also, I subtly referenced you in a sentence I wrote for the students recently. It said something like, “The painting by Bree Thomas is hanging on the wall.”
    Finally, I think I had a dream about a week ago that you and Amy Schierloh and I all got together to hang out, and I wish that dream were real.

  6. breetsuts says:

    Friends old and new: thanks for taking the time to delve into my little world of crazy and leave such loving comments. I’m blessed to have you all in my life!

  7. Wow, what a catch (old mans word for relationship) for someone!
    So interesting, yet fun!
    My list for you:
    1. You think that you love Disney world now… wait till you take your little ones and see their eyes light up! Love that place, we’re going twice this year!
    2. Cute toes, and they belong in the sand along side of someone special!
    3. Nothing makes coffee taste better than the sunrise or sunset!
    4. If you get a million dollars… Call me, we’ll be best of buds! LOL
    Great post, and I love that we know ya better!

  8. lesliepaints says:

    Bree, Ahhh to be young again! Blog when you can and enjoy every minute of all else that makes you, you! All you have posted, here, has come throughin the flavor of your posts. Celebrate the moment!

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