25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

by Yvonne Chase on February 18, 2019

Today is a holiday so I decided to take a holiday from serious posts and do a fun post that gives you an opportunity to learn about me. My ultimate hope is to learn something about you.

1. I once tried Tim Ferris’ Comfort Zone Challenge on a second date. I convinced my date to lay down on the floor of the restaurant on our backs by our table for 20 seconds. He thought I was insane, but he did it anyway and we laughed and talked about it the entire night. It was a good time. The look on the face of our server was priceless. At the end of the date, he said it was the best date he ever had that he would never forget. Would you try it?


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2.  I love wrapping gifts. I’m very meticulous about how I fold the edges, lay the ribbon and even how I cut the tape and the kind of tape I use. P.S. the gift wrap paper must be high quality. 

3. A slice of lime, not lemon is my deodorant of choice. Works like a charm plus it’s all natural and cheap. If you want to try it, just slice a lime, rub your armpits and you’re good to go.

4. I love walking over the Brooklyn Bridge and do it often when the weather is nice.

5. My blood pressure has been 110/70 forever. Do you know your blood pressure?

6. Deeply connecting with people including strangers through honest conversation makes my day.

7. My phone is always on vibrate and DND (Do Not Disturb) goes on nightly at 10 pm.

8. Facebook is SO annoying. I deactivated my account.

9. Twitter is my favorite social media platform. I have the best conversations with interesting people. What’s your favorite social media platform?

10. I haven’t worn shoes in over a year. Sneakers are my footwear of choice.

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11. After listening to a Joyce Meyer teaching, I now return all magazines and books to their rightful place when I visit the bookstore.

12. Chickpeas, avocados, spelt flour, walnuts, quinoa, and Medjool dates are staples in my kitchen.

13. If I’m not wearing it, using it or I don’t need it, I give it away or throw it away. Clutter is not my friend. Is clutter your friend?

14. Ferrero Rocher is my favorite chocolate. Do you have a favorite chocolate?

15. My voice gives me away every single time. I can’t disguise it.

16. I dry skin brush daily before showering.

17. There is no TV in my bedroom nor will there ever be. Is there a TV in your bedroom?

18. Cushions are a must on my couch. The more the better. I feel the same about pillows on my bed. The more the better.

19. When my first car broke down and left me on the side of the road, I removed the license plates and all identifying tags and took the bus. My father thought I was nuts!

20. Music is a huge part of my life. Can’t live without it.

21. My first job was working as a library aide. What was your first job?

22. Non-fiction, a good memoir or autobiography are my favorite genre of books.

23. Sky diving is on my list of things to do this year. Tried indoor sky diving last year and it was so corny.

24. My sense of direction needs direction. It’s so off! I hate it when people say meet me on the southwest corner of such and such or drive two blocks East then turn South and drive West etc. English, please!!!

25. Lilies are my favorite flower. Do you have a favorite flower?

Something to think about...

What say you? Tell me something I don’t know about you. Let’s take the edge off and have some fun getting to know each other. 

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Mother of 3 February 18, 2019

I love lilies too.

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Yvonne Chase February 19, 2019

@Mother of 3,

Lilies are so beautiful and they last a long time. Love them.
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Gayl February 18, 2019

I have actually given some thought to deleting my Facebook account. It’s just that I’m in a few groups that are very meaningful. But I can keep in touch with people via messenger, so I’ll keep thinking.

I could never sky dive, I don’t like heights. πŸ™‚ Clutter is not my friend, either, but I’m having trouble getting rid of all of it. Maybe it’s because I’m not the only one living here. LOL

Enjoyed learning things about you, Yvonne! I’m your neighbor at #InspireMeMonday. I also followed you on Twitter. πŸ™‚ Blessings to you!
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Yvonne Chase February 19, 2019

@Gayl,

I was in a few Facebook groups too, however, I didn’t know any of the people personally so it was easy to walk away.

If clutter annoyed your soul the way it does mine, you just might have an easier time letting go of it all. And yes, living with others can make it difficult to toss stuff.

We are now following each other on Twitter.
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MAndy Farmer February 18, 2019

I love the star gazer lilies.
I might try the lime for deodorant.

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Yvonne Chase February 19, 2019

@Mandy,

I know it sounds weird but when I learned about lime as a deodorant, I tried it and it works. Plus I am moving away from products with chemicals and walking on the all natural side of the street as much as possible. Let me know how it goes for you.
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Laurie February 18, 2019

So glad to get to know you better, Yvonne! I can’t imagine lying down in a restaurant. Kind of yucky! But how brave! πŸ™‚
Twitter is my favorite social media platform too. So fast and fun. Most of the people I follow on Twitter are runners and they are such a positive group! I always have a great time on Twitter!
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Yvonne Chase February 19, 2019

@Laurie,

You are so right about the yuckiness of laying on a restaurant floor however, I didn’t even think about it back then because I was so into the challenge and the meaning behind it. It was a good time back then when I did it and my date was completely mesmerized by it all afterward. Don’t know if the germaphobe in me would try it again today.

I agree with you 100% about Twitter. It’s always a good time for me too.
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Cheryl Gerou February 19, 2019

Great list! Thanks for sharing! I did not know about limes or lemons as deoderant. My favorite flowers are Poppies! Your neighbor at Gracefull Tuesday.

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Yvonne Chase February 24, 2019

@Cheryl,

Lemons don’t work; only limes. I tried lemons and they didn’t work.
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Carol February 19, 2019

I like the staples in your kitchen. I like spelt flour as I am allergic to wheat. (I know spelt is an ancestor of wheat but it doesn’t bother me.) Oatmeal is another favorite of mine. Dry brushing is so healthy! As for sense of direction, I accepted years ago that I have to have great written directions to get somewhere new and must leave early enough to have time for a mistake somewhere. #keepingitreal
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Yvonne Chase February 19, 2019

@Carol,

Thank God for GPS otherwise, I’d be stuck like Chuck trying to decipher the way some people give directions.
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Michele Morin February 19, 2019

What a fun read!
And I would never have guessed that we have so many things in common!
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Tiffiney February 19, 2019

Yvonne, this was so interesting. I’ve got to try this on my blog. You walk across the Brooklyn Bridge periodically? Maybe I’ll meet you there one day? I’m a Brooklynite!

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Yvonne Chase February 19, 2019

@Tiffiney,

I’m always done to meet fellow bloggers in person. And yes, I walk across the Brooklyn Bridge as much as three times a week and usually always on the weekends when the weather is nice. Sometimes I walk over after church into the city and other times I take a stroll over on Saturday into the city.
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sue February 20, 2019

I love instagram and See’s Candy (the latter even more than the first)
I have too much clutter and friends that will help me purge ( I will put it on the calendar)
I love tulips and hydrangeas
I love detective fiction!
And my fav: talking with strangers in a meaningful way!
great read, Yvonne – and no, I won’t lie down in a restaurant. I may not be able to get back up!
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Anita Ojeda February 20, 2019

I’ve never heard of dry brushing one’s skin–I pretty much shed all winter long ;). No TV in our bedroom–never have, never will. If my blood pressure reaches 110/70, I know I’m sick. It’s usually 95/55–my husband claims I’m half dead most of the time ;).
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Marva | SunSparkleShine February 21, 2019

Oh, Yvonne, I enjoyed reading this post and all the conversation it sparked. How fun! I generally prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate but Ferrero Rocher is a big hit with me! And as for the Brooklyn bridge, it’s still on my dream list. πŸ™‚
Hugs, from me and the sisters at Caribbean Women of Faith (formerly the Journey).
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Yvonne Chase February 22, 2019

@Marva,

When I did eat chocolate, a tub of dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s was my go to. Haven’t bought the tub or eaten them in over two years. Every once in a while I want chocolate and that is when I enjoy a Ferrero Rocher.

If you ever make it to NYC, let me know and we will stroll the bridge together. It clears my head and somehow I always get creative ideas.
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Donna Reidland February 21, 2019

We probably shouldn’t ever travel together. We’d both be lost! LOL
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Jennifer Smith February 21, 2019

Clutter is definitely not my friend! I’ve never even had a Facebook account – and I still think its annoying! I stopped wearing heels – having quite gotten to sneakers all the time but these old feet do best in flats:) (There are a lot of cute flats, though!) And a good (great) sense of direction is about the only real talent I claim!! πŸ™‚

Fun post – glad to get to know you!

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Yvonne Chase February 22, 2019

@Jennifer,

Is it weird I don’t like flats? I’ve seen some nice ones, however, they don’t look good on my feet. Maybe because I wear a size 10.
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Rebecca Hastings February 21, 2019

Fun list! I enjoyed them.

As for me, well, almost any chocolate is my friend (except that waxy Easter/Christmas chocolate!) And, while I haven’t given up facebook, I’ve cut way back and engage only with people I know and trust in that space. It’s helped a lot!
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chickenruby February 21, 2019

I hate wrapping gifts, would rather drop in a gift bags, which is ok for adults but not as much fun for kids. My blood pressure is around the same as yours also and rarely moves. No TV in our room either for the past 9 years, i sleep so much better. #keepingitreal

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Yvonne Chase February 22, 2019

@chickenruby,

Gift bags are great for certain types of gifts, like a bottle of wine, however, I simply love the entire process of gift wrapping. Different strokes for different folks and that’s what makes the world go round. I love it!
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Karen Friday February 22, 2019

Yvonne,

I love it when I’m your link-up neighbor, today that’s #FaithonFire.

This post was so fun and interesting to read about you. And “Ha ha,” number 1 made me laugh about the comfort zone challenge on your date. We are very similar. I like what you stock your pantry with. And I’m so directionally challenged my mother-in-law says, “Karen couldn’t find her way out of a wet paper bag.” πŸ™‚ So, if I’m driving somewhere or parked my car in a particular spot or even visiting a new place where I’m walking on streets or in a large building, I must be intentional. I try to note how I got from point A to B so I can make my way back.

Now, I’m really super convinced that when the Lord created you, He said, “Ta-da!” πŸ™‚

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Yvonne Chase February 22, 2019

@Karen,

I always love your energy in this space. We have a lot in common. No wonder we “get” each other.

It was many years ago when I did that Comfort Zone Challenge. Now I feel inspired to do it again. I’ll see if I can find a date to do it with me.
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Debbie February 22, 2019

Hi Yvonne, I love wrapping presents too and always add a touch of glitter (which people tend to hate). You’ve just reminded me that I’ve not taken my blood pressure in a while, but all my life it’s swayed to being on the low side… You are the only other person I have heard of that activates DND on their phone. Mine is off from 8pm until 8am in which time only immediate family can call in case of an emergency (which, fingers crossed has never happened… I also hate FB, but keep the account as I use it for work and a hiking group we are part of… Clutter seems to be part of the family and Cadbury Dairy Milk is my favourite chocolate… I dry brush daily to (unless the air temp is freezing)… And the bedroom is not a place I want a television either… First job was waitressing… And you wouldn’t get me jumping from a plane for love nor money… I hold my hands up to having no sense of direction. It’s beyond a joke, but I think I’m getting better as I no longer get lost whilst walking the dogs in the hills… My favourite flower has to be the sunflower, they are such happy flowers…

It’s nice to ‘meet’ you Yvonne and thank you for sharing with #keepingitreal.

xx
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Yvonne Chase February 24, 2019

@Debbie,

Very nice meeting you as well. Thanks for stopping by and adding to the conversation.

I’m relentless with DND. I need at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep. Now I have to check and see if it has a feature that allows important calls to come through. If there’s an emergency or God forbid someone dies, I have no way of knowing until it goes off at 6 am.

When I tell people I dry skin brush, they go huh? Glad I’m not the only one who knows the benefits of it and does it regularly. It’s a staple in my self-care routine.

Glitter and gift wrapping sound like a good idea yet I can see why people hate it. It’s hard to remove once it gets all over everything.
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Kristin Hill Taylor February 22, 2019

What a fun list! Clutter is certainly not my friend, gerbera daisies are my favorite flowers, and I really love list posts. πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up at #PorchStories.

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Deb Wolf February 22, 2019

No TV in the bedroom and I hate clutter too! It was so much fun reading these things about you! Blessings!
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Heather Keet February 23, 2019

I love tulips! They are so gorgeous and we grow them in my state so there’s a huge yearly festival. #DreamTeam

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Roseann Hampton February 23, 2019

Definitely with you on the no tv in the bedroom – I don’t watch much tv period! Thanks for sharing with us at the Blogger’s Pit Stop!
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Yvonne Chase February 24, 2019

@Roseann,

A TV in the bedroom seems to be the thing for so many people. I’ve never liked the idea. I watch a considerable amount of TV because it’s a big part of my professional life, however, when I want to watch something at night, I do so then go to bed.
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Mackenzie Glanville February 24, 2019

we have the same fav chocolate, 19 made me giggle, my favourite flower are fresh garden roses simply for the smell, I never knew fruit could be used as deodorant that is awesome! My fav social media is Instagram because I love photos and pretty pics. I also dislike Facebook, I didn’t join until very late, but remain on there because it connects me with what is happening at my children’s school. It was great reading this post, really enjoyed it! So happy you linked up #ABloggingGoodTime

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Yvonne Chase February 24, 2019

@Mackenzie,

I love your name and now I know what to get you for Christmas if we ever meet; a box of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates.
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Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle February 26, 2019

Yvonne, I admire your testimony and the things that you stand strongly for. It was fun to get to know more about you πŸ™‚ I love the lime deodorant, I will have to try that. I am hopeless at directions, always find it hard to find my way out of public restrooms. Yet when I went to the other side of the country, way West I had no problem with direction. When I came home I was lost again. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
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