Lola’s Ramblings: Ten things you might not know about me part 2

Posted March 19, 2015 by Lola in Lola's Ramblings / 22 Comments


Lola’s Rambings is a feature on Lola’s Review where I talk about me. Usually these posts are everything that doesn’t fall under any standard header, like blog tours, book blitzes, cover reveals or reviews. Lola’s Ramblings posts are are personal discussions of a certain topic. Sometimes about book related topics and sometimes about non-book related topics. This feature was previously known as About Me. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Design.

I got the idea for todays topic on the blog At Random. I am going to talk about ten things you probably don’t know about me. After the succes of the first Ten Things you might not know about me post I decided to do another post about it :). So I had the draft of this post in my wordpress dashboard for ages, until I finally decided to finish the list.

Ten things you might not know about me

  1. Right and Left isn’t intuitively for me. When I think about it I can easily determine which side is right and which side is left, but when I have to act really fast I just randomly choose a side. I have no idea why these concepts aren’t intuitive for me, it’s not like I don’t what left of right, but when I have to act fast it goed wrong.
  2. ChampignonsI love food, but I am a picky eater. I love eating and food, as you might have noticed by my Lola’s Kitchen posts and I often asks authors for tens list to list their ten favourite foods. I love eating as well, but I am a really picky eater. Let me list a few of the things I don’t like: champignons, olives, red beans, strong tastes (like old cheese for example). I also can’t stand too strong tastes or when there’s too much salt in my food and often my treshold for too much is lower then that of other people. I’ll do a tens list about foods I don’t like soon as part of my Lola’s Kitchen feature.
  3. I always eat the same breakfast. I have these long periods of time where I eat the same thing for breakfast. Nowadays it’s cocopops (chcolate flavoured breakfast cereal) and a cup of earl grey tea. Before this it was a cup of tea and two biscuits with chocolate sprinkles (this is quite normal to eat on your bread in the Netherlands, but as far as I know it’s less common in other countries). Before this I had a long time of eating cruesli. It can take years of eating the same thing for breakfast and then sometimes it changes, I still don’t know why. I like the routine of eating the same thing every morning and not having to think about what to eat. I love routine in my daily life and eatign the same thing every morning is part of that.
  4. I always sit at the same spot on the sofa. I don’t know why, this is just some sort of habbit. And I can’t stand it when I want to sit on the sofa and someone else is on my place. Now that I think of it I also always sit on the same spot on the dinner table. It feels really off to sit somewhere else, although sometimes it happens.
  5. I love puzzles. Everything from jigsaw puzzle to other puzzles. They might frustrate me sometimes, but I have so much fun figuring out the solution and when you solved it gives a sense of satisfaction. I also like puzzle games like tower defense or the Home Sheep Home sheep game. Or when I go grocery shopping I have this system to fit in as much groceries as possible in my cart without anything getting crushed. I love things like that. Or when I am going in vacation and I have one suitcase and have to fit a lot of clothes inside. I would do that stuf for fun if I could, so anyone need help getting their suitcase packed? Okay I know I am weird.
  6. I have a good sense of direction. I rarely get lost and find it easy to keep a sense for when I am. When I am in a new city I keep having a general feel or were I started and in approximately which direction I have to walk to get back there. I remember the one time I did get lost when I was on my way to a job interview and it’s the worst. Because I never get lost I can’t deal with it when I do get lost and I panic and stress and can’t figure out a solution.
  7. Sliced and Diced applesI don’t go outside often. I work from home and I rarely go outside and I don’t really miss it. I only go outside when grocery shopping or when visiting my mom or my boyfriend’s parents. So yeah I am the kind of person who sits holed up in her house the whole day and I don’t mind. If I want to go outside I’ll go sit on my balcony.
  8. I like fruit, but hate the peel. Apples are the only exception to this, I just hate eating fruit with the peel. Especially pears and peaches, I still don’t understand how people manage to eat those with the peel. The down side of this is that always when I want to eat fruit I have to peel them and it always takes so long.
  9. I hate feeling rushed. Really if there’s one thing I hate it’s feeling rushed, I can’t stand it and it makes me feel like just dropping whatever I am doing. I do everythign to avoid feeling rushed, like starting cooking at 5pm, so I know I can eat on 6pm.
  10. I fidget a lot. It seems I can’t stand it when my hands aren’t doing anything, so I fidget a lot or I keep touching my braid, almost constantly. It probably looks like I am stressed, but it actually destresses me, it sorta grounds me. Although my fidgeting get’s worse when I am nervous or stressed.

Tell me something about yourself that most people don’t know? Or let me know what you eat as breakfast and whether it’s the same each day or not?


22 responses to “Lola’s Ramblings: Ten things you might not know about me part 2

  1. You have a favorite place on the sofa and don’t want anybody else sitting there ? You’re… you’re… you’re Sheldon Cooper, lol ! As to the fidgeting, I have a special ring : a ring encased in another ring, I can make it twist and I do it a lot to relax. It works, but stresses other people 😉 I mostly eat the same thing for breakfast every morning (muesli with vanilla soy milk), I take it in my backpack with me since I’m not hungry enough when I leave home (6am).

    • Uhm who’s Sheldon Cooper? Never heard of him, but yeah I can’t stand it if anyone sits on my palce on the sofa, it’s mine! My fidgeting also stresses other people, lol, but it relaxes me. And I am happy to hear I am not the only one who eats the same breakfast every morning, I do like cruesli, but I don’t like soy milk. I can’t seem to get used to the taste of sy milk, so it’s normal milk for me.
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  2. I’m terrible with left and right. It’s not intuitive to me either. I’ve gotten better, so if I think about it I know which way is right or left. But, like you said, if I have to act quickly forget about it. And even when I take the time to think about it, I can mess it up.

    Also, I am also someone who loves to hole up in my house for days on end. It’s just so relaxing.
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    • Things like up and down are intuitive, but left and right just not for me. Like you when I think about it I easily can get it right, but when having to make a quick descision I just pick a random side, without any logic I just go. I like staying in my own house for days in a row, usually I only get out for grocery shopping.
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  3. I have a spot on the couch as well. I’ve been trying to change spots to evenly wear out the couch but they just don’t feel the same. LoL I wind up in my post before the day is over.
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  4. I’m always telling my kids to get out of my spot on the couch. Lol. “Mommy’s spot.” And I also have a good sense of direction! I can find my way around anywhere. I love being outside, though, especially in the summer. I love the sun and fresh air. I wish I could be outside more. Being indoors makes me stir-crazy and like my brain is going to die. I find I often peel fruits too! You’re not alone in that.
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    • How fun you also have your own spot on the couch, I am happy to know I am not the only one who does this! I love my good sense of direction, it’s especially handy when goign on vacation or beign in an unfamiliar place. I did once get’s lost as I looked up the address wrongly and the street was super long.

      I do like being outside, but I am more often indoors. In spring and summer I like going outside and take walks with my boyfriend, but there’s a limit on what’s to see here. I like being outside more when I can be surrounded by natrue and I am dreaming of living close to a forest once. Here I can only take walks and see different buildings or a small park. I am more of a nature person then a city person. We do have a nice view from our house as we’re close to a park.

      I hate eatign fruits with the peel, I need to remove the peel first before eating them.
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    • I am glad to hear you enjoyed this post. It can be hard to come up with thigns about myself to talk about as it all is normal for me. The left and right thing is so weird as I know what is left and right, but if someone says go left now, I just pick a random direction and go. 50% of the time that works out, other times not. I hate feeling rushed, it’s the worst. I also don’t deal well with deadlines and work better without one.

  5. I have trouble with left and right too, but like you I have a good sense of direction and don’t get lost. It would seem like those two don’t go together, wouldn’t it?

    I love being outside, especially in the spring and summer. I like to go out in my backyard and read. I even prefer exercising outside, even during winter. I’d rather run outside than inside on the treadmill. I do have one for bad weather though. There’s one guy I see running outside EVERY DAY even when it’s very, very cold or snowing. He’s crazy! He’s also crazy because he wears dark colors a lot and I see him when it’s still dark out. He’s hard to see until I’m close to him.
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    • Indeed it would be weird if you have a good sense of direction and get lost. I don’t get lost often, but when I do it’s so annoying.

      I used to run for a while and it’s more fun to run outside than inside. And in summer and spring I often take some walks, but in general I sit inside most of the day and don’t mind, although it isn’t like I hate being outside. I just prefer being outside in a nice palce with lots of trees.

  6. Lola, it is eerie because we have a LOT of the same weird random quirks! I am picky too, especially when it comes to onions, because onions are the devil’s work. Blech. I have eaten Maple & Brown Sugar oatmeal for breakfast every day for at least the last 4 years. (Before that, I ate Cocoa Puffs.) I always have a “spot” on the couch, I feel like Sheldon Cooper!

    I have sworn that I am somehow physically unable to get lost. I have tried. And I can’t do it. I always know how to get home! And I outright panic if I am being rushed. It is NOT okay with my brain! Oh, and outside is not fun. I mean, a few minutes, if I need to, otherwise… pass!

    This list was so fun, it is so nice getting to know the blogger! And as it turns out, we have a ton in common 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!
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    • How fun to learn we have a lot in common. I hate peeling onions, they always make me cry! I am so happy my boyfriend can slice and dice onion without crying.
      I think I now eat cocopops for a year or two? I have never tried to get lost, but when I am on vacation I always know how to get back to where we started or how to get somewhere. And feeling rushed is the worst, I work well when I have a deadline. I work better without one.

    • I love cocopos and they make for an easy breakfast as I only have to throw them into a bowl and add milk. Now I want a cinnamon and raison bagel, love those! But they are hard to find here. If I could buy those are our supermarket I sure would be tempted to eat them every day!
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