1.28.2015

10 Reasons I'm a Self-Proclaimed Tomboy

10 Reasons I'm a Self-Proclaimed Tomboy
I have a confession. I'm not a girly-girl. I don't like pink, I frown upon Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and I generally prefer jeans and a t-shirt to dresses. I grew up around boys which meant I played with dirt instead of Barbies and watched Power Rangers instead of My Little Pony. I tricked myself into thinking I was more girly in college because I started watching trashy reality TV and wearing dresses- but I think I'm still a tomboy at heart. Here's why:

1. I don't screech, squeal, or talk in a high pitched voice when I get excited. And I might actually roll my eyes at you if you do. Sorry, it's just a reflex.

2. I like whisk(e)y. Like actually like it. Most women think I'm weird, but the guys think it's cool. Because you know my main goal is to impress all the guys (jokes). I always liked it but I really started to love drinking it after living in Scotland a few months and drinking the best whiskey ever.

Maker's Mark Whisky

3. I frequently leave the house without makeup. I barely wear makeup to begin with, so it's not too shocking. However, I really just prefer the natural look, especially being a blonde. Some colors just overtake my face.

4. I rarely wear high heels. First of all, my husband and I are the same height so there are certain restrictions in place because of that. Second, I really think they just take too much effort.

5. I pretty much never paint my nails because I chip them within 24 hours without fail. Seriously, I'm just not delicate enough to make a manicure last, so I just don't paint my nails. HOWEVER-- recently, Loxa Beauty sent me some OPI Infinite Shine Gloss Top Coat to try and it has CHANGED MY TOMBOY LIFE. I might actually be a girl that paints her nails now because this top coat makes the color last FOR. EVER. No jokes. Mine lasted through five days of everyday life, swimming, weight lifting, and just being less than delicate generally. Check out my sidebar for a promo code from Loxa!

Loxa Beauty OPI Infinite Shine Top Coat

6. I prefer to be outside exploring to almost anything else. Seriously, even though I blog and that's girly in itself, you can typically find me outside on my bike, running, or adventuring.

7. I will pop a squat anywhere. Seriously, I'm pretty sure my husband hates this but A GIRL HAS GOT TO GO WHEN A GIRL HAS GOT TO GO. I've made him pull over on the side of the road countless times- oops. I also think I have a bladder the size of a pea but that's another story for another day.

8. When I was little, I busted both of my front teeth out. TWICE. I knocked out one while playing airplanes with my brothers and falling face-first into a coffee table and I can't even remember how I knocked the other one out, but it wasn't pretty either time. I was toothless for a while. Super cute. 

9. My filter doesn't always work. I tend to say what is on my mind and tend to be a little more confrontational than the average woman.

Costa Rica Rain Forest

10. My husband says... "You don't shower everyday." But this one might actually be more girly because WHO WANTS TO WASH THEIR HAIR EVERYDAY? Dry shampoo wins always. In reality though, I always shower on the days I workout so that's about 6 days out of the week. I promise I don't smell.

If you're interested in being a cool tomboy like me (I make myself laugh), you can check out this totally professional and super informative WikiHow post on how to be a tomboy yourself HERE.

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58 comments :

  1. You had me at me "I have a confession.", Cassie. Clever. Clever. Clever. Oh, and did I mention we're so much alike? I would have fist-bumped you in every reason you had here. I think we'd get along very well. Ha! ;)

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  2. I love this! I was the biggest tom boy growing up! Never had any dolls, wore pink etc! I totally agree with #3! I often go out in my workout clothes and no makeup - and by often, I mean all the time :) In South America, I can't tell you how many times I did #7! Everywhere!! haha, I left my mark ;)

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  3. I love this. I am so with you about the makeup and high heels... I can count on two hands the number of days I've worn makeup in the last year haha. PLUS my boss says we can wear jeans or whatever we want to work as long as we look presentable when we have to interact with other humans (other than coworkers) on days we have meetings and such... definitely chose the right job haha!

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  4. I can totally relate to this post! I recently visited my grandmother, and she confessed that she about swatted me when I was a child because she kept buying me dolls and I never played with them. I've definitely been a Tomboy most of my life! I also frequently leave the house without makeup on, and I think my husband wishes my filter worked a little more often :)

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  5. I loved this post!! I was never a girlie-girl either! I used to be completely tomboy growing up..I'm not completely that tomboy now but I still don't wear makeup, I do a French manicure every once in a great while but like you..its chipped within the first 15 minutes of having it. Ha! Dry shampoo has saved my life!!! Love it! :)

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  6. Hahaha I have no doubt we would get along well.

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  7. HAHAHA my husband is probably so embarrassed by #7. When we were moving across the country we drove separately and I would literally just pull over on the side of the road because God forbid I wait for a bathroom in the middle of nowhere hahaha

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  8. YES TO JEANS!!! That's awesome. Glad I'm not alone.

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  9. I mean, seriously. We-are-so-much-alike! There goes my OH MY GOD moment.

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  10. Like how do women make manicures last more than a day? Because it's a secret I have yet to find out. But that top coat seriously, 3 days was a MIRACLE.

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  11. Hahahaha... I can definitely relate to all of those experiences!

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  12. I am exactly the same as you on every single thing except for #8... No busted teeth for me lol! But honestly, I can clean up good but I love a good pair of jeans with a tshirt and void of any and all make-up/hair stuff. And my husband loves it!

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  13. I think my husband appreciates it most of the time too hahah

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  14. I definitely do half of these things. And okay, my voice is just kind of high pitched (not obscenely so) naturally. But I am ridiculous. I think I have proven that.

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  15. I've accepted you for who you are hahahah AND I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE HIGH PITCHED AND ALL

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  16. don't even be sarcastic with me now.

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  17. OH I CANNOT EVEN CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT

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  18. BABY, I WAS BORN THIS WAY. I will lower my voice when we speak in person for you, keep it deep and kind sexy, like al green

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  19. Guess what? I will gladly pop a squat with anyway. Public restrooms gross me out beyond compare. Like nastier than nasty. I grew up with brothers and my closest friends in high school were guys. I preferred it that way since there was no drama. Tomboys unite!

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  20. Fellow whiskey (or bourbon) lovers unite! My sorority sisters always thought I was crazy for drinking bourbon and smoking cigars- it's what I love! I love people who feel free to be themselves!

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  21. Me too! Who needs society to put rigid boundaries on us?!

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  22. haha the shower thing is totally me. My Fiance keeps saying it's gross, but I keep saying that dry shampoo was invented for a reason.

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  23. IT'S TRUE. I do at least body shower hahahaha

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  24. I'm a big whisk(e)y fan too. It can be an acquired taste but to each her own--and cheers!

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  25. That's it. Next time I'm in Chicago me + you = whiskey

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  26. Yes ma'am! Have you ever been to the Violet Hour in Wicker Park? If not, that's the swanky destination. The dive bar destination is Delilah's in Lincoln Park; they've got a huge variety!

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  27. Nope! I've only been to chicago once for like 24 hours!

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  28. I'm definitely not all of these but I have knocked out my teeth, will pop a squat any where, and I most definitely want to be outside all day everyday! <3 fun post cass!

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  29. NO WONDER WE ARE INTERNET TURNED REAL LIFE FRIENDS. Which reminds me, when can we be real life friends again? We need to do a google hangout or skype or something and chat blogging :) So excited for your blog's potential!!!!

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  30. It's also what makes you such a badass. (After reading this I thought to myself, "I hope she likes me when we meet in real life." hahaha. But seriously. Girly girl right here, although Christian just reminded me I have a pretty deep voice for a girl so...)

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  31. I am so with you on those. It was like reading something I could've written. I knew I liked you for a reason!

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  32. I was a tomboy growing up. Even though I was a figure skate and wore frilly dresses, whenever I took them off I rocked wind breakers like it was my job. I have to say now I am such a girly girl, but I still say no to pumpkin spice lattes and I love whisky!

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  33. Hahahaha of course I'll like you. I might just think you're slightly ridiculous sometimes ;);)

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  34. Hahahaha! Don't you love when that happens?

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  35. Haha! I can relate to a lot of these. I love whiskey, too! And beer... and tequila... :)

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  36. thanks cass! been blogging for a long time but it's time to do something more.

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  37. Haha! You're too funny! Man, I wish I liked whiskey. I've even tried to make myself like it. I'm a weenie. I'm totally with ya though on #3,4,5,6 and 10!!

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  38. Hahah it's definitely an acquired taste!

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  39. The pop a squat one made me laugh. That is totally me. I've even pop squats on the sidewalks of downtown Columbia. There may or may not have been alcohol involved in those. But I have had the car pulled over many times that I could pop a squat. And my husband nicknamed me Acorn bladder about six years ago LOL

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  40. Hahahaha. So glad I'm not alone. Unladylike ladies unite!

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  41. Haha this is an awesome post. I'm with you on the manicures, though. Mine last about 3 days.

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  42. Teach me your ways manicure master

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  43. I'm about 50/50 on your list. What does that make me?

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  44. The shower part I like. It's the drying my hair part that I dread so much. #DryShampooSavedMe

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  45. #1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10. Amen. Apparently we have more in common than I realized!

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  46. I've never done google hangout! Sounds fun!!!

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