35 Facts About The Blogger

Happy almost-Friday! Today’s blog post is a little bit different. Instead of doing an in-depth review or writing (stay tuned though!) I thought I would share 35 facts about me. I love connecting with my readers on here, social media, etc. but sometimes it can be hard to really get to know the person behind the screen. Therefore, I thought I’d share 35 (fun?) facts about myself in hopes you can get to know the blogger behind the screen. Some of these, you might be able to guess from my blog, perhaps others less so. I’m also linking this to my “about me” page for future reference, double-win. Anyway…let me know in the comments some things one might not know about you from your blog!

  1. Technically, I’m ambidextrous. Less than 1% of the world is so it’s a small claim to fame
  2. I’ve had soda maybe 2 or 3 times in my life. I don’t like it, or other carbonated beverages
  3. I am 5’8 or 174cm
  4. For my height, I have small feet. I’m only a size 6.5-7
  5. I have ridden the highest flying swing in the world in the world’s oldest amusement park
  6. I was born in China but I have lived pretty much my whole life in the US
  7. I am an ESTJ. Although, I don’t think this a fully accurate picture of my personality it’s definitely the closest of the 16 Myers Briggs
  8. I love British, Balkan, and Russian history
  9. During the summer of 2016 I lived in Vienna Austria
  10. I greatly prefer white wine over red
  11. Only once in a blue moon will you ever catch me without nail polish on
  12. I love to run! I did tennis and soccer growing up, but I really just prefer running
  13. I have 3 ear piercings or 6 total- a first hole, the second one, and my midway cartilage on each side
  14. Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve been to 70+ concerts and see over 100+ artists/bands live
  15. My favorite makeup items are blush and eye shadow
  16. My biggest celebrity crushes are Bradley Cooper, John O’Callaghan (The Maine), and Ryan Reynolds
  17. I can name over 75% of the world’s capitals from memory
  18. Quite possibly, I might be more of a cat person than a dog person
  19. I have a B.S. (that’s a Bachelor of Science..not the other acronym) in the world’s greatest field…economics!
  20. Currently I work in consulting
  21. My first (“official”) job was working in a movie theater
  22. It does not matter what time I wake up, I have to have typical breakfast food for my first meal of the day
  23. Both of my thumbs are double jointed
  24. My favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors are Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia, and Phish Food
  25. I have lived less than a mile from The White House 3 out of the past 4 years
  26. I still watch Gossip Girl on Netflix sometimes and I love it every time
  27. For over 4 years I had braces
  28. I am incredibly allergic to mosquitoes
  29. Everyday I drink at least 3 cups of green tea
  30. I love shopping at CVS
  31. Although I’m not a picky eater, I don’t like really salty foods (pickles, olives, etc.)
  32. Or foods with a whipped texture. Marshmallows and whip cream gross me out.
  33. I’m an only child
  34. Reading while in motion (car, train, etc) makes me so motion sick but I wish it didn’t
  35. I lived in Boston and my family are all New Englanders. Therefore I am a big Red Sox/Pats/Celtics fan

Happy early long weekend everyone!

Until next time,



(PS- PensivePalindrome is now on Pinterest!)


  1. I have to whole heartedly agree with #s 22, 26, 30, & 34 (I think I got those numbers right lol) I love breakfast food and 99% of the time it HAS to be my first meal, no matter what time I wake up (although often that is pretty early heehee) Gossip Girl is still one of my favorite shows and I’ve seen it many times. A CVS shopping spree is my dream. And I can’t read in cars or on trains because it makes me sick and nauseous 😰 I so wish I could read while traveling, though! It would really help pass the time! Anyways, so awesome learning all these fun facts, thanks for sharing 🙏🏼 x

    -Helene | https://angelspartaness.com/

    • pensivepalindrome

      Thanks so much for reading, sounds like we have a lot in common! It has to be breakfast food whether I’m up at 2pm or 7am haha. I know I really wish I could read while traveling too. I’m so jealous of the people that can!

  2. Ah we have so much common: I drink green tea everyday, same here with that nail polish statement, am also a Bachelor’s in Economics, I love Gossip Girl, etc haha! Really enjoyed getting to know more about you girl 🙂

    • pensivepalindrome

      Woah we do! Econ major life. I remember when we talked on Insta you’re from the DMV area. Did you go to school around here as well? 🙂 Maybe a blogger meetup in the future!

      • I was raised in DC for 20 years so all of schooling in DC and went to NJ for undergrad. Parents still live here but I’m doing grad school at BU. Yes that would be awesome 🙂

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