25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Sure, I share waaaay too much personal information on this blog (my mental breakdowns! readers body shaming me! mommy problems! postpartum depression and more) but I thought it would be fun to compile “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” because I haven’t gotten “personal” with you all in a while and Lord knows I’ve changed a lot since this blog’s genesis in 2011. So here goes…

  1. I have this horrible/ratchet habit of eating my cuticles until they bleed (as memorialized in the photo above).
  2. I go to bed at 9:30 (much like a 70-year-old) and if I don’t sleep 9 hours every night, well, I’ll behave grumpier than Oscar the Grouch.
  3. Gluten is not my friend. I went gluten-free this past November and my belly has never felt better! #GlutenIsTheDevil
  4. I’m moody AF. I’M A PISCES, BRO. Let me live.
  5. My cheat meals will always be a toss-up between eating at Tropical Chinese (crispy duck, please!) or Houston’s (I literally guzzle the spinach and artichoke dip). In fact, I’ve tried to replicate their spinach dip at home but every attempt has been futile. Makoto is another favorite haunt and I could live off their crunchy rice tuna if my life depended on it. Bible!
  6. My all-time favorite movie is Stand by Me. In fact, River Phoenix was my tween obsession. I also can’t turn off Pretty In Pink, Better Off Dead, Dumb & Dumber or Goodfellas if I happen to stumble upon them on the TV. 
  7. The feelings I have for James Franco should be illegal. Same goes for his younger brother, Dave. #FrancoPhile
  8. I religiously watch bad reality TV shows. Real Housewives, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Intervention, Second Wives Club, Botched, Locked Up, Below Deck — you name it, I view it. The trashier, the better, in my humble opinion. My husband thinks they make be dumber but I learned how to efficiently de-clutter our laundry room thanks to Hoarders SO THERE.
  9. Speaking of my husband, Sebastian, I met him at his 2oth birthday party when were in college at the University of Florida. We broke up when we were 26 for six months BECAUSE HE DIDN’T PUT A RING ON IT. I won. Tee hee.
  10. Shameless plug: My parents own and operate the La Mer Beachfront Inn in Cape, May, New Jersey. It’s the U.S.’ oldest seashore resort! This explains why I spend loads of my summer time on the Jersey Shore. I grew up there, too.
  11. I have unhealthy obsession the texture of the skin on my face. This explains why I spend endless hours getting lasers, peels, facials and other shady shit. This being said, I cannot own one of those magnifying mirrors which are omnipresent in hotel rooms. They are the physical embodiment of evil. Fact.
  12. My closest friends probably think, “My God, why won’t she shut up?” ALL THE TIME. Oh, and if my friends ignore my texts/calls, I WILL STALK THEM DOWN like a stage 5 cling-on. My new obsession is tracking my pals on the Find Friends app, too. 
  13. People hate on Wal-Mart all day. But you know what? I love me some Wally World! You can get your nails done and score a Subway sandwich while you’re there. Genius.
  14. I was once at an intimate event with Beyoncé and she was extremely rude to me. This being said, I think she’s a mean girl and I never listen to her music. I think the “elevator incident” is indicative of the kind of person she is.
  15. I’m tri-lingual and speak English, Greek and Spanish. I’d love to learn Italian, too, as it’s my favorite language.
  16. One of my first jobs was reporting for Us Weekly. My first assignment was to interview Paula Abdul and I thought she was so bizarre because she referred to herself in the third person the entire conversation. Weird-o!
  17. My favorite place in the world are the Maldives. These atolls in the Indian Ocean are sadly sinking so GO NOW and thank me later.
  18. My hobbies include eating and complaining that I’m getting fat. 
  19. I am a “good witch” in the sense that I can read a person’s energy right away. Often times, I can tell if someone is going through good/bad moments just from being around them.
  20. I also have prophetic dreams about other people and will reach out and tell them if it’s good stuff. I don’t really like this “gift” so I don’t embrace it, per say.
  21. If I where on a stranded island, my one luxury item would be La Mer face cream. And Klonopin. Lots of Klonopin just to deal.
  22. My dad is my hero. He is also the smartest person I know and I truly look up to his grit and strong work ethic. He’s a man of few words, refuses to own an iPhone, and wears blue Crocs with socks. HOW ARE WE EVEN RELATED?
  23. I have 2 older sisters and 1 younger brother. We are all so very different, yet, we share this common love of obsessing over what we’re going to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner 24/7.
  24. I hate small talk. In fact, I’m really lousy at it. I’m card-carrying member of the Social Anxiety Club and refrain from attending events where I know I won’t have a close friend to “babysit” me.
  25. My 10-year-old daughter Ava and 7-year-old son Yiani are my greatest teachers. The good, the bad, the ugly — they school me every damn day. 


  1. Tanya
    June 9, 2017 / 7:58 am

    Dying to go to the Maldives

    • The Wordy Girl
      June 13, 2017 / 7:48 am

      Do it! Do it!

  2. Sebastian
    June 10, 2017 / 8:50 am


  3. June 12, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    Beyoncé. Ugh. So indicative. Or the fucking Beyoncé X virgin de Guadalupe show. I can’t. I love the wordy girl the good witch!

    • The Wordy Girl
      June 13, 2017 / 7:48 am

      She is really rude. Trust.

  4. Elizabeth Rodriguez
    June 13, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    I am “shooketh”. Wordy girl you are truly fabulous and more power to you! Screw then haters!

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