The Secret Blogger Club August Edition: Bragging Rights


Wow, I kind of fell of the Secret Blogger Club bandwagon there for a while.  Whoops!  But now I’m back, and I’m ready to join my friends Kels and Suzan and new co-host Kendall this month, as we link up to talk about things we’re awesome at.  Since I’m not that creative, I’m totally stealing Kels’s “I don’t mean to brag, but…” format.

I don’t mean to brag, but…  babies love me.  Yeah, I know that’s a weird thing to lead with, but it’s on my mind because my friend Aimee just had a baby on Monday.  I can’t wait to meet him!  On a related note…

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I don’t mean to brag, but…  I have a REALLY high success rate at guessing the sex of unborn babies.  The last 3 or 4 friends I’ve had who were pregnant, I have correctly guessed the sex of the baby before an ultrasound or birth.  I should probably bet in more baby pools to make some money off this talent…

I don’t mean to brag, but…  I have cute feet.  Or at least, I used to until I started running.  Now, they’ve got a lot more blisters and calluses.  Although they’re still pretty nice as far as a runner’s feet go.  They’re nicely shaped, I don’t have an awkwardly long second toe, and I have a cute tattoo.  Also, I’ve never lost a toenail.

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I don’t mean to brag, but…  I’m a very fast reader.  I can finish a Harry Potter sized novel in less than a day if I really want to.  And I have.  I once read the first three Harry Potter books in less than 48 hours.

I don’t mean to brag, but…  I’m really good at unpicking knots.  Random, I know.  But I’ve been into jewelry since I was little, and little kids’ necklaces get really, really tangled.  I got really good at fixing my own necklaces, and it’s developed into sort of a talent over the years.  I’ve seriously never met a knot I couldn’t untangle, whether it’s in a necklace, rope, or Christmas lights.

And I think that’s where I’ll stop.  One can only handle so many random Rae-factoids in a day.

What do you have to brag about today?

14 thoughts on “The Secret Blogger Club August Edition: Bragging Rights

  1. dgobs says:

    That’s a good list. I’m pretty much the opposite of you for all of these! Babies are either indifferent about me or cry once I hold them, I couldn’t guess the sex of an unborn baby to save my life, I have really weird feet and have lost more toenails than anyone should (even before I started running!), I’m terrible at unpicking knots, and… well… I’m not a slow reader but I like to take my time. That is an adorably baby-holding picture! 🙂

  2. kebe51 says:

    lol I love this! Everyone should have a brag day! Oh, and I’m totally good with the babies too. My sister-in-law refers to me as the baby whisperer.

  3. kelsnsher says:

    Hahah love your brags! I need you in my life for the knots one because I seem to be the biggest wimp when it comes to untying knots….they just hate me lol. Also toddlers love me but babies seem to be able to smell fear, all I get is a really serious stare, never a smile….sigh…Thanks for linkin up!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Thanks for hosting!

      Also, the baby stare is HILARIOUS! My man gets it a lot cause he’s got a big beard, and babies and small children just don’t know what to do with it.

    • DarlinRae says:

      It stinks sometimes, though, because I feel like I sometimes miss things. I love to re-read my favorites at a slower pace later, and I’m always noticing new things. I guess it keeps things fresh?

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