1. My best friend who I met in 1st grade died at the age of 27. I still miss him everyday, but I think I understand why he left this world when he did.
2. I believe that dreaming is a gateway that allows us to communicate with people we can’t physically speak to at the time.
3. I can watch a rodeo and predict the scores of a saddle bronc ride within a couple of points.
4. I wish I could believe in God.
5. I do believe in the power of the moob.
6. I think my husband and I are perfect for one another because no one else would have either of us.
7. Mr. D is my best friend and the sexiest, funniest, awesomest guy I know.
8. I almost didn’t go out with him because he reminded me too much of my middle brother.
9. I think of my cousin as my sister because the older we get, the closer we are, and I don’t think “cousins” describes our bond.
10. I almost lost my youngest brother two years ago, and it was the most frightening experience of my life.
11. Speaking of the youngest, I can’t watch Larry the Cable Guy without thinking of him.
12. I’d be a great stand-up comedian if someone else would write my material.
13. I’ve never been afraid of speaking in public, even if there were 100,000 eyes on me. One-on-one conversations are much more stressful.
14. If I had one wish, I’d probably give it to someone who needed it more than I did.
15. I like NASCAR and #99 Carl Edwards.
16. I’ve never eaten fondue.
17. After giving birth, I had a whole new respect for nurses.
18. I predict I’ll die in bizarre circumstances.
19. My favorite color is blue, or purple, or blurple.
20. I hate wearing jewelry—especially big jewelry—and traded my engagement ring with a gazillion diamonds for a simple silver band.
21. 90% of my clothes are from Old Navy.
22. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be pizza.
23. Joaquin Phoenix is my sworn nemesis.
25. This list took me 2 days to compile, and I considered re-arranging it and editing it, but the newfound free spirit in me punched the grammar nerd in the throat, so I left it as is. (I’m a damn liar, because I did end up going back through and editing it after I wrote this.)