7 Weird Things About Me

I can list off five pretty run-of-the-mill facts about me that almost everyone knows. I'm a Psychology student at UBCO. A daughter and only child. I enjoy a good workout. I'm also a research assistant. And I'm a dedicated dog mom to two fuzzy pekingese.

But there are a lot of things that you probably DON'T know about me, and I thought it would be fun to share! These are some seriously pretty weird things, like number 4... slightly embarrassed by that. However, you'll have to keep reading to find out!

7. My memory for commercials and jingles is outstanding

Ever since I was a little girl, I used to go around reciting commercials and jingles to my family and strangers. The oldest one I remember? The classic 'Canadian Blood Services' 1999 commercial, "Blood, it's in you to give." Also in my repertoire are the Sleep Country Canada and Kay Jewelers jingles.

6. I can curl my eyelashes without a mirror

Might not be the most exciting, but it FREAKS people out. My girlfriends always flip in class and cringe at the thought of me one day pulling them all out by mistake. Yes... I have also curled my lashes in class.

5. I love cats, but I'm crazy allergic

I can last an hour or so with a cat- but then after that my eyes are watering, my face is puffy, and I want to die. It sucks too because cats LOVE me. All my neighbourhood cats will follow me if I'm on a walk on the path and I'm like... why are you so cute, but so harmful to my nose.

4. I chew 16 pieces of gum a day

Yep. This is like a really unhealthy fact about me. And I'm like actually ashamed of how much gum I chew, because it's so bad. But I can't get enough! I go through 3 of those 'car packs' (you know the tubs of gum) in under 2 weeks. I need help.

3. Vegas is my most favourite place in the world

When I was 4 turning 5, my parents took my to Las Vegas, Nevada... and from that day forward I decided Vegas was going to be my favourite place in the world. Even put that in my kindergarten yearbook as my "favourite place to visit". 16 years later? It's still my happy place.

2. I really don't like black licorice

Something about it. Makes me want to puke. I've despised it since I was young. I remember grimacing at the thought, and gosh forbid I got a taste of it? Well... let's just say I am not a happy camper.

1. Teacup pigs make me want to cry

You know like Kristen Bell and her love for sloths? Yeah, tea cup piggies are my equivalent. They are so cute and make me happier than I ever could be when I see them. My dream is to swim with some in the Bahamas one day. I love them so much and they make me so emotional that's how cute they are.

And there you have it! Those are the 7 most crazy facts about myself that most people do not know! What are some silly and goofy things you do? Comment below and let me know! 

Remember, we're all unique in our own ways. Funny details about ourselves like this should be celebrated because they make you, YOU! So, keep being your fabulous self.

Sending love from Canada,

Shanelle Connell

Promotional Photography by Victoria Blaire