30 Fun Facts | - B Loved Boston

Boston

Boston
Around Boston

Q&A

Q&A
Frequently Asked Questions

Shop Favorites

Shop Favorites
Shop My Favorites

30 Fun Facts |

Before I get into today's post I want to say how amazing you all are - thank you so much for your kind words on my post Wednesday! Thank you, Thank you! So today is officially my 30th birthday! Did I wake up feeling any different today than I did yesterday - NOPE! However, there was a shift that happened this week, the dread turned to excitement and I'm ready for this next decade of my life! I feel like my 20's took forever (except these last few years, those seem to have really flown by) & I'm hoping that life in your 30's slows down a little bit. If it doesn't, which let's be real it more than likely wont, I hope that I learn to live in the moment a little bit better! 

I thought it would be fun to share 30 fun facts that you may not know about me!! For some of the folks that have been around these parts for a while, these might be repeats, but I tried to think of lots of fun ones!! I also wanted to share some of my favorite that give you a little glimpse into my silly personality! 




  1. When I was 12 I sang in a wedding band!! 
  2. I bit my nails up until I was 26 - but when I get anxious, nervous or scared I still have the urge to bite them! Which is why they must always be painted!
  3. I was All-Conference all four years of high school for tennis
  4. My favorite drink used to be a Bellini - now I always order Prosecco!  
  5. I'm a cold brew fanatic - vanilla sweet cream cold brew is my only order at Starbucks
  6. Gary makes fun of the way I sleep - all wrapped up like a burrito in our duvet. 
  7. My favorite punctuation mark is an exclamation point - see above for proof...I over use it and I know! <-- SEE
  8. Even though I speak Russian fluently, I get really nervous conversing with anyone that I'm not related to because I feel like I speak with an accent...which I know is true
  9. My absolute favorite food in the world is sushi - this isn't a surprise to anyone who knows me
  10. My second favorite food is anything with lobster - lobster mac and cheese, lobster dumplings, lobster rolls - lobster PERIOD! 
  11. I type incredibly fast - thanks in large part to g-chat & blogging! 
  12. I've had the nickname B-Love since junior year of college - hence B-Loved Boston, which has been my social media handle since 2008. 
  13. The voice I get when I see a baby is obnoxious - it's a mix between a baby voice & some sort of cutesy made up words that I have in my head
  14. I don't like getting pedicures because my feet are incredibly ticklish
  15. My nickname for anything that I find adorable or cute is "monkey"
  16. I can throw a football with quite the spiral 
  17. I didn't know how to cook until I was 23...one of the reasons I learned how to cook was so that I could cook for Gary!
  18. I've never seen the Wizard of Oz, Back to the Future, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and I'm sure loads of other movies that people grew up watching
  19. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving - not for the food, but because my parents always come to visit
  20. I have a weird need to buy pens - I have so many at work & at home I've actually had to make a conscious effort not to go down that aisle in a store --> the same can be said for notebooks
  21. Touching chicken weird's me out & when we make it at home Gary has to handle it - if he comes near me with his "chicken hand" I have a major freak out
  22. I have an irrational fear of bugs - specifically ones that can fly out of nowhere & centipedes 
  23. I can't remember the last time I bought an article of clothing full price - I'm a sales girl all the way! In fact - one of my favorite things is getting something that was stupidly overpriced for a steal. 
  24. However, when it comes to Louis Vuitton I'm willing to splurge! 
  25. My favorite candy in the whole world is Ferrero Rocher - everyone basically knows this & for the holidays, valentine's day & my birthday I get so much of it! #notcomplaining
  26. I haven't had a car in 8 years! Finding a place in the city that comes with a parking spot is like the holy grail and one that doesn't come cheaply! Gary sold his car about 5 years ago & whenever we need to head out of town we ZipCar!
  27. I lack serious coordination. I fall / trip on average about 3 times a week & that explains why I constantly have bruises. I also have this weird tendency to walk into walls. 
  28. I still don't know how to ride a bike...I was really hoping to knock that one off my 30 before 30 list...oh well! 
  29. For some reason my brain can remember lyrics to songs after only hearing it once - whether I turned the heat off I can't remember for the life of me! 
  30. I started writing a book! Gary actually helped me with the premise & I have 3 chapters written. Maybe in my 30's I'll finish it! 

Seriously - coming up with 30 fun facts is nearly impossible - I don't think I'm that interesting! Thank you all so much for all the birthday wishes all week long!! The friendships I've made in the blogging world are unlike any other!! I hope you'll follow along on Instagram (@blovedboston) for our California adventure!! I'll be back Monday with a NYC weekending recap!

65 comments

  1. I love this! I am the same with cold brew and I absolutely love lobster. And I am so obsessed with pens and school supplies. It is ridiculous how many I have lol I just love them :) Happy Friday girl!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Birthday Biana!! I hope you have an awesome time celebrating on your California trip! I love these birthday fact posts. I too have never seen the Wizard of Ox (too scary lol). You are going to rock 30!
    Xo
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

    ReplyDelete
  3. HAPPY 30th!!!!! So exciting!!! I love this list and learned so much about you! I sleep wrapped up too and I want to learn more about this book that you're writing!!! Sounds so interesting!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

    ReplyDelete
  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BABE!!!!! Your 30's are going to Rock!! I knew some of these and I was nodding my head to so many because we have such similar personalities so I'm just gonna adopt you now, lol. I too order Prosecco, SUSHI is my fav, I can throw a spiral football, do not like pedicures because of ticklish feet, and so on! You are so special and one of the first bloggers I followed! I'm going to toast to you today sweet angel, may your birthday be as beautiful as you are and have SO MUCH FUN!!! xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy, happy birthday!!!!!!!! So fun learning more about you - those were definitely some fun and unknown facts! Hope you have the best day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy Birthday Biana!!!!! I totally forgot about the bike thing! We should have worked with you more in Charleston. I hope you are spoiled accordingly and maybe that gorgeous Louis will mark a momentous time in your life!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Happy birthday, doll! You know the thirties are the new twenties, right?! I'm the same with a bike and we are food soul sisters.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Happy Birthday Biana!!! I had no idea you could speak Russian fluently! I loved reading all of these facts about you, and getting to know you better. I hope you have an amazing Birthday weekend!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    ReplyDelete
  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I love love love this post! I have never seen E.T. and up until last year I had never seen a Star Wars movie! I am addicted to office supplies, I cannot say no to pens, pencils, notebooks....and I am a stay at home mom LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy Birthday Biana!!! Hope you have a seriously wonderful 30th birthday and this was so fun to learn even more about you! You and me both with the pedicures--I HATE when people touch my feet and I also am office supply obsessed haha! Have a great b-day girly!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Best post!! Loved learning 30 things about you! I also overuse the exclamation point, can't you tell!?! I'm a sales girl all the way too but there are some things I will splurge on. Happy 30th Girl!! I hope you have the best day!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy happy birthday sweet friend!!! This was so much reading and learning about you... #10 & #11 we are the same!! My favorite movie is prob Wizard of Oz... Tnats crazy! Have a fabulous weekend!!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Birthday, Biana!! I loved reading more about you! I am the same way with chicken -- we either don't eat it or my husband handles it. It's just the texture that freaks me out!! Enjoy your trip, I can't wait to see pictures and follow along on Snapchat and IG!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

    ReplyDelete
  14. Happy, Happy 30th Birthday!!! Loved reading all these facts about you. (I also sleep like that and Brandon also makes so much fun.) Enjoy your trip!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Happy 30th Birthday!!! I absolutely loved this celebratory post! So fun to learn new things about blogging friends! Wishing you the BEST birthday, girl! xo - Brenda // ChattingOverChocolate.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. How awesome that you can speak fluent Russian! I always love these types of post!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Happy Birthday doll...Its a charming post...Kisses, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

    ReplyDelete
  18. Happy Birthday !!! Love the 30 Facts about you :) Thanks for sharing ! Enjoy this amazing day !

    ReplyDelete
  19. Biana, i really loved reading this post! I always love to know more about my blogging friends and you are so fang cute! Happiest of birthdays! XO - Kim

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy Birthday Biana, thanks for sharing your story, always love to get to know a person beyond the blog, have a terrific day! oh, and happy weekend!

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy, Happy Birthday sweet girl!! Have the best day ever! I feel like everyone hates writing these posts, but they are everyone's favorite to read about other people!! <--- exclamation point obsessed as well

    ReplyDelete
  22. Happy Birthday, gorgeous! I hope you have the BEST birthday weekend ever celebrating you! I hope this new decade and journey is pure bliss, filled with so much self-discovery, peace, love, great health, and much success! We have quite a lot in common, haha. I have an irrational fear of bugs, too, especially centipedes and spiders...like why do they need all those legs, seriously!? I'm also very clumsy, girl, so the two of us walking may be a hazard, haha. It's crazy because I grew up riding my bike everywhere and then I stopped as I got older and now I have no clue. When Eddie and I went to Cozumel, Mexico and did an excursion that required bike riding, I nearly knocked off a whole like of mirrors on parked cars and crashed into oncoming traffic, haha, #NEVERAGAIN!!! Again, this was such a great read and I hope you have the best time celebrating, gorgeous!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. happy happy birthday! hope you get all the sushi and lobster this weekend hehe. and pedicures - i always get nervous with them bc i've got such ticklish feet haha. and i'm so uncoordinated too it's comical. i run into walls and random stuff haha. anyway have a great birthday and weekend girly!!!

    xoxo cheshire kat

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a fun list of facts about an awesome chick! Your 30s are going to be fabulous--no doubt about it! Happiest of birthdays friend!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Awesome facts birthday girl! Your thirties will go even faster than your twenties, for sure. I can't stop laughing at chicken hands! Hope you have a great weekend celebrating!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I hate bugs (who actually likes them?), and I need a good pedi, but totally hold my breath so I don't laugh. I'm way too ticklish. Hope you're celebrating this weekend with yummy sushi, cold prosecco and ferrero rochers!

    ReplyDelete
  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYY! My cousin is turning 30 today too!! #14 and #21 made us instant bffs, haha. I'm the same way!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Happy Birthday girlie!! Hope you have a wonderful day. The 30 facts about you were fab. I too use to bite my nails all the time and sometimes still do. Hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating your Birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love this! So fun to get to know you a little better. I'm super ticklish too but love a good pedicure (oxy-moron) and I'm working on a book too! I hope you publish yours - I will be your first buyer for sure! Happy Birthday! Hope your weekend is just wonderful.

    Zelle
    Southern Style

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh this was FUN!!!! Happy Happy Birthday!!!!! You are beautiful inside AND out!!!!!!! I am sooo ticklish too and hate pedicures for the same reason. I go a few years not biting my nails, then I start again (now they are too short to even get tips!!), I was shocked to read you can't ride a bike! I am like you with songs...I know lyrics/titles of many, many genres right away! You remind me of my husband with your pen obsession, he is the same. And...the one that REALLY touched me was "monkey" When I was little that is what my Dad called me! "Monkey!!" Have a most beautiful day and birthday weekend!!!!! You sooooooooo deserve it! Love you! catchatwithcarenandcody

    ReplyDelete
  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet friend! Have an absolutely amazing trip! And YAY for all the cold brew, the best! <3
    Green Fashionista

    ReplyDelete
  32. OHHH - I want to read your book :)
    I think everyone's voices talking to babies are irritating ;)
    No Wizard of Oz??? I cant imagine - it was legit normal to have EVERTHING WOZ centered in our home. When it only came on TV once a year, it was an EVENT!!!! I think you need to have an EVENT WOZ viewing <3
    Hope you have a great birthday. & hope your 30's are the BEST YEARS AHEAD!!! I know I loved my 30's!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Happy, happy birthday, Biana! I hope you have the best birthday weekend!
    I loved reading this and getting to know you a bit more. We have a few similarities for sure. I fall/trip ALL the time, walls always get in my way, I hate touching meat period, Rocher is the bomb, and my baby voice is the most ridiculous thing ever!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    ReplyDelete
  34. This is so fun! Happy birthday! I'm the same way with my nails. If they aren't painted & I get nervous/bored...they're gone.

    ReplyDelete
  35. Fun post! I feel like I know you better. I had no idea you spoke Russian. I also love the exclamation point! ;) Happy birthday!!! I hope you have the best day.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    ReplyDelete
  36. Happy Birthday! Love knowing these fun facts! I love cold brew too and had one this morning in your honor! I also have to paint my nails to keep from biting. I can't wait to read your book and see you ride a bike! And clearly use more exclamation points, I apparently love them too!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Happy 30th girlfriend!!! Ok so I used to bite my nails too so that's why mine are also painted too. And I am the SAME way about chicken - o hate it and make Ryan do it whenever possible lol. And had no clue you were writing a book- that's pretty awesome! Hope your bday weekend is fabulous!!

    Xo, Kristina

    ReplyDelete
  38. HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU, B-LOVE! Haha. I hope you celebrate yoself aaaallll weekend!

    I absolutely loved this post... it might be one of my favorites of yours EVER! I loved learning about all of your cute little quirks and talents! A few things - I bit my nails until I was in my 20s too, and then somehow was finally just able to stop cold turkey. I do still mess with the skin around them, though, so I need to stop that now. Exclamation points - YES!!!! I use them too much, too! Notebooks... YESSSS! Anytime I see a cute one I HAVE to buy it. I have so many at home that I could probably go the rest of my life without having to buy another one. And finally - chicken - lawd have mercy it grosses me out, too, but B doesn't cook so I have no choice to handle it. Oh, and I didn't know how to cook until B and I started dating either. I learned so I could cook for him, too.

    Enjoy your birthday weekend, girl!!!! XO

    ReplyDelete
  39. Happy Birthday! The vanilla sweet cream cold brew from Starbucks is AMAZING. I don't think I'll ever get anything else there again...they better keep it around, ha ha. I also have issues with touching chicken! It doesn't happen often. Have wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Happy happy birthday! I hope you have the best day & a wonderful weekend & trip! I'm definitely with you on overusing exclamation points and sometimes go back and change them when I comment on blogs, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Congrats to starting your book - so exciting! I love that you've had the same nickname for almost a decade, too. Happy birthday!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

    ReplyDelete
  42. Definitely gonna need to see hear your baby voice, ha! Prosecco for us soon please!!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Happy birthday sweet friend! I think I knew a lot of this about you already but it was fun learning some new things especially #29! I'm the exact same way about song lyrics! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    ReplyDelete
  44. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have the best of 30th birthdays EVER!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Happy, Happy Birthday girl!! I hope you have the most amazing day :) And, welcome to the club! This is such a fun post. I am the complete opposite with song lyrics and always embarrass myself because I get them wrong. If you ever get a chance to see the Wizard of Oz, I would recommend it – it's my favorite. How amazing and fun that you are writing a book! Enjoy this season of your life, I'm sure you will be living it up! xo Beautifully Candid

    ReplyDelete
  46. Happy happy birthday, Biana! So cool you are writing a book. I feel the same way with pedicures, and I really love anything cold brew too!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Happiest of birthdays to you girl! Loved learning more about you and so excited what this next decade will bring. I'm here to tell you the 30s are the best :-)

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

    ReplyDelete
  48. Happy 30th!! No idea you could speak fluent Russian, that's so cool!! And I also overuse exclamation points if you couldn't already tell :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Ugh...chicken...I feel the same! I cannot believe you can't ride a bike yet!! I don't know why that one surprises me the most as much as you travel such fun places I could have pictured you biking all around every city and up the coast somewhere. :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. You've never seen The Wizard of OZ??? That is insanity!!! I didn't know your nickname is B-Love. I just your blog title had a B because of your first name or a shorthand for the word beloved. Haha. Never thought to ask. I make up a lot of things I dont know the real answers to. Fun fact. You have me craving some sushi now!! I rarely buy anything full price either, I love a bargain!! That is so awesome that you are writing a book! What genre is it in? Happy Birthday girl!! I hope you have an amazing weekend!! Welcome to the 30 and up club!

    ReplyDelete
  51. This was so fun girl! I love that we share a love for sushi and all things lobster. And tennis. And I hate handling chicken too. Just ew. Happy 30th my dear! You are going to love your 30s. SO far they have been way better than my 20s.

    ReplyDelete
  52. Happy Birthday, sweet friend! I loved learning more about you from this post! Love that you are working on a book! xx, I'm Fixin' To

    ReplyDelete
  53. Ahh didn't know about your nickname which now makes all the sense for your blog's name. Oh I feel ya with lack of coordination. I don't think I'm capable of walking in a straight line or balancing on anything. lol I hope you're having the best birthday getaway!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love this post!Happy Birthday:-)

    http://www.lostindaydreams.com/

    ReplyDelete
  55. Happy belated birthday!! I love the exclamation point, too. I often find myself having to tone it dow... but it's just too good! I don't blame you for not having a car in Boston. That makes more sense to me than having a car. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  56. Happy Happy Birthday - I hope it was great and it looks like it was!!

    ReplyDelete
  57. Happy belated birthday, sweet girl! Love all these fun photos and facts about you. You and Ryan would get along great with the lack of movies you've seen - I've slowly been making him watch those over the years!

    ReplyDelete
  58. This was so much fun to read!! We need you to learn how to ride a bike so I can take you to Block Island this summer!! Also, I ordered sushi immediately after I read your favorite food is sushi ( twins!)
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    ReplyDelete
  59. Even though I knew some of these things about you, it was such a blast getting to know you even more!! Yay for being in your 30's now, hopefully it's the best decade yet! My husband loves Ferrero Rocher so when it comes to holidays/birthdays/etc he always gets an influx of them!

    ReplyDelete
  60. I always love reading fun facts about other bloggers because I feel like it helps you to get to know them. I've been told that I type really fast as well, and while I don't think that it's abnormal I'm going to chalk it up to blogging and being on instant messenger when I was younger. I hope that you're having the best time in California!

    ReplyDelete
  61. It was great getting to know you a little more. The lobster bit was a little obvious. (; haha Don't blame you, it's delicious! I envy those who live in the city and dont "need" cars. I think it's so interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Happy Birthday Biana! I loved learning more about you! What is your book about that you are writing? I hope you had awesome trips to CA and NY!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I love this post!! (catching up late :D) Happy Birthday again!
    We have so much in common - the typing (my mom and husband just stare at me because they think I'm fake typing since it's so fast), the sushi, the proseco, Ferrero rocher! Don't even get me started on pens and notebooks :)
    I can't believe you don't know how to ride a bike - I feel like you aren't missing out on much, why start now? haha.
    xx, Taylor
    The Sarcastic Blonde

    ReplyDelete

I read and respond to each and every one of your comments via email! Thank you for taking the time to read!