10 Things you didn’t know about me …or maybe you did

1. I’m a perfectionist but I’m also really impatient. These two characteristics fight with each other on a pretty consistent basis.

2. I LOVE to dance and sing. And, I’m pretty good, if I do say so myself 😉

3. I was in a national Burger King commercial when I was 17, it was 1994

{see below & scroll to 2:42}


This is just part of the original commercial I did. I can’t find full-length version … I’m the one who says “Welcome to Burger King”

{I was also in a Secret deodorant commercial, a voice-over for a different Secret commercial, a Key Bank commercial with Anthony Edwards …and I think there was one more …but I can’t remember. Either way, I can’t find any of these digitally online. I have original copies on old VHS tapes only}

4. When I was a kid my mom used to take me to a park that I only know as “The Duck Pond”. We would bring a loaf of bread and feed the ducks. The memory feels like a movie now because I was so young.

5. I used to have really great handwriting …not that I’m bragging. I just used to really care about it …and now? I just want it out of my head and onto paper as quickly as possible before I forget it.

6. I have a LOT of energy. Like omg.

7. I got caught stealing underwear at the mall with a friend when I was 16. I learned about department store security. I also learned that behind every mirror in every dressing room is a camera. A camera watching you get undressed.

8. I crack my knuckles. I crack anything that will crack actually.

9. I’ve sung on stage with Britney Spears. Yes, it was only Karaoke. But there was a stage. lol. I worked as the Karaoke host at Dimples in Burbank Friday and/or Saturday nights where I drank far too much and made a complete ass out of myself. It was fun.


Left: Britney in black wig, Her friend?, Me.
All = drunk. drunk. DRUNK.

This is one of the MOST unflattering photos of me. I remember leaving the house that night unhappy with my outfit. I’m pretty sure I had my period too. Note the gold lamé tiger shirt. Yes, I still have it. I was trying to get my dyed red hair back to blonde. Also note. Britney is TINY! I am 5’7″ and an entire size bigger than she is {she’s at least 4″ shorter -but we were both in heels}. Like she could fit inside me. No matter how big she looks in photos or magazines …know that she is BITE SIZE! {this was 2001} …Olivia Newton John was there with her daughter that night as well. I almost forgot. I’m pretty sure we were singing a song from Grease here.

10. I am still most creative at night. If I could stay up all night and sleep all day {on the beach in the sun preferably without worrying about skin cancer} I would. FU society! 😉

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

68 Comments

  • Trina

    August 12, 2009 |

    Wow, that wig on Britney is totally hilarious. She is tiny. But you are not big at all. I love your size.

  • Trina

    August 12, 2009 |

    Oh and #1 is totally me as well. Not a good combo.

  • royalBee

    August 12, 2009 |

    now i dont like you anymore. i love you!

  • TeeTee

    August 12, 2009 |

    I loved this post… especially number 6!

  • FJ

    August 12, 2009 |

    Lol. The commercial was so fast I didn’t even see you. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

  • bananas.

    August 12, 2009 |

    #1 and #5…um yea me too! i was just thinking #5 the other day! that karaoke picture of you with britney is hilarious! you’re so into the song.

  • Brown Girl

    August 12, 2009 |

    Ha ha, that’s great. Loved learning more about you. I crack everything too!

  • K.Line

    August 12, 2009 |

    You have had about 80 brushes with fame! Next we’ll hear that you had a sitcom pilot that wasn’t picked up. 🙂

  • Ashley Pizarro

    August 12, 2009 |

    Wow!!! Craziness! on stage with britney?! Now thats your claim to fame! Get it girl! 🙂

  • Sher

    August 12, 2009 |

    Wow! You’ve already checked off so much that could have been on your bucket list!

  • Miss Anne

    August 12, 2009 |

    omg u are so famous/hot.

    please send me an autograph.

    pronto.

    xo 🙂

  • Annie

    August 12, 2009 |

    jeez, i didn’t know you were famous either 😉
    totally jealous that you got to sing with britney! i heart her!

  • Lauren From Texas

    August 12, 2009 |

    This is probably the most amazing thing I have ever read. Britney? Burger King? LOL. You are too awesome.

  • Maki

    August 12, 2009 |

    Your Hotness; The BEST post ever!! (although I knew many things you mentioned here already..)

    xoxo

  • Feelmore

    August 12, 2009 |

    KNUCKLE CRACKING! yes. and it WON’T give you arthritis, no matter what they say…

  • Chessa!

    August 12, 2009 |

    this is by far one of the most random and funniest of the ten random things. love it!

  • Clare

    August 12, 2009 |

    I hope that you were joking about the camera behind the mirror. If not, ALL department stores have this? I kinda freaked out

  • Brooke

    August 12, 2009 |

    Such a fun, random list! I was once in a commercial for a local pizza restaurant in Des Moines, Iowa. Somehow, I don’t think I’m on the same level as you 😉 haha

  • The Rest is Still Unwritten

    August 12, 2009 |

    YOu should have been the girl in the red hat! haha! That’s cool you sang with Britney. I’m still a fan…I don’t even care!

  • OHN

    August 12, 2009 |

    Wow…I bet you get free whoppers for life 🙂

    Ewww about the cameras. Have you ever gotten a look at some of the losers they have working security…and they are watching…ewwwww.

  • ...love Maegan

    August 12, 2009 |

    not joking about the cameras. …I should just do a full post on the experience. it was ca-razy.

  • ♥Aubrey

    August 12, 2009 |

    I think the best part out of ALL of this is that…Britney’s friend has her pants unbuttoned ;)-
    Great list girly. You always surprise us with something new!

  • captivate me.

    August 12, 2009 |

    so interesting–love these kinds of posts!! Burger King rocks 🙂

  • Leigh

    August 12, 2009 |

    Great post!! I can totally relate to #1,5 and 6 OMG totally.

    Great to see more about you Maegan xo

  • Elizabeth Marie

    August 12, 2009 |

    Feeding the ducks?! ahaha did we all do that?

    Such a cute post…love getting to know you more!

  • Jill

    August 12, 2009 |

    The cameras behind the dressing room mirrors is creepy! I had no idea!!

  • Hanako66

    August 12, 2009 |

    I am TOTALLY like you with being awake/creative at night…I have to force myself (cough…wine) to sleep at night so that I am not a zombie all day!

    I’m always bouncing off the walls too.

    I write like a 12 year old boy.

  • Jayci

    August 12, 2009 |

    To a little small town Utah girl, you’ve lived an exciting life! Love the commercial. Love that you sang with Brittney and had a job where you could get drunk.

    I can relate to #2 – except the pretty good part. I just love to dance like a dork 🙂

  • Meghan

    August 12, 2009 |

    Best list ever!!! You have had so many interesting experiences and I LOVE hearing about them. The Britney pic is classic!

  • Victoria

    August 12, 2009 |

    you are awesome!! i was so impressed with the britney and burger king thing! lol. xxx

  • Lindsey Conrad - Nabors

    August 12, 2009 |

    I am SUCH a night person too! I love doing projects and stuff late at night when the hubby has gone to bed! I just like it becuz it’s my time and quiet! I find it peaceful kind of. Family and friends are always griping at me for staying up so late. I even do it when I have to get up and go to work. But if I didn’t have to get up, I would sleep all day! I am just like you, love to stay up late, and love to sleep all day. But the sleeping all day doesn’t happen too often – but I love it when it does! I know people say you waste the day when you do that, but I don’t care. I loved bed!

  • anhesty

    August 12, 2009 |

    u rock!

  • Yaya

    August 12, 2009 |

    You’re so cute in that commercial!

  • FrancoB.

    August 12, 2009 |

    i knew all that.
    but britney spears? wow, didn’t know that one!
    ….creative at night? lol

  • josephine

    August 12, 2009 |

    I SO agree with number 10.

    That’s hilarious that you used to work at Dimples. I actually live in the Toluca Lake/Burbank area. so funny

  • Berry

    August 12, 2009 |

    Haha! That picture with Britney is hilarious! =P

    You’ve had quite the adventures!

    I used to go to a park where I would feed ducks too! I was probably 2 and I can still picture it perfectly! It was always so fun!

  • Gabbi

    August 12, 2009 |

    What a great list! I loved your BK commerical… too cute 🙂 Also loved the Britney and you Karaoke photo.

  • Ben

    August 13, 2009 |

    1) I love when you come out with things like “I’ve been in a pop group!” or “I’ve been in a Burger King ad”.

    2) I need to know. What did you sing with Britney?

  • Mrs. D

    August 13, 2009 |

    Very cool.

  • Darrah

    August 13, 2009 |

    Wow, those are definitely things I never knew about you! Haha! I can’t believe you were in that Burger King commercial! Hilarious. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I linked you on my blog. I’m trying to get my favorite fashion bloggers to write about their thoughts on the future of fashion journalism. I’m giving out “Fashion for Thought” awards to the bloggers that follow through. Thanks!!

  • ~Mrs. Guru~

    August 13, 2009 |

    That is so cool that you sang with Brit! Sounds like you have had a great past!

  • Megan

    August 13, 2009 |

    Hah! I love how you just randomly throw these big things out there – such as you were a tv commercial star!! OR not only have you met Britney but you have sang with her??! LOL! Girl you are a woman of many layers! I always love reading what you have to say!

  • OceanDreams

    August 13, 2009 |

    Oh my gosh can’t believe you drunk sang with Britney, very hilarious! I am mostly creative at night as well, isn’t that the best time to create!

  • Iva

    August 13, 2009 |

    ohhh #1 is great! and I love being a huge dork myself as well! 🙂 YAY!

    now THAT is the best BK commercial if I have ever seen one 😉

    ohhhh yes you seem to have tons of energy in a GREAT way though…otherwise we would be missing out on some seriously awesome DIYs, and hair tutorials, and outfit posts, and beSmartbeGreen bags…and …and…and… 🙂

    #7: that is just horrid about the cameras.

    #8…same here…and it makes people cringe…..why people why? It feels good…for me my fav, is cracking my neck and back 🙂

    ohhh society and its ‘rules’!
    gaahhh

    ohhh this was so much fun learning this stuff about you!

    Hope you had a great day!

  • monkey toes

    August 13, 2009 |

    hahahah hilarious… u are so full of fun 😀 now i love me some burger king 😛

  • brooke

    August 13, 2009 |

    so i love this list…and i would SO dance the night away with you…basically i am often the first one out there and the sadly the last…hahaha…

  • Jess

    August 13, 2009 |

    cameras behind the mirror???

    First, hasn’t ANYONE complained yet?

    2nd, won’t all pervert just go interview for the security job now?

    I mean the clothes are all tagged with those magnetic thing..

    eww, I hope there’s no such thing as camera behind mirror

  • Fashion&Such

    August 13, 2009 |

    Actually love this photo of you guys!!!
    & you don’t look THAT bad, i mean we all have our days…

  • Fashion&Such

    August 13, 2009 |

    Actually love this photo of you guys!!!
    & you don’t look THAT bad, i mean we all have our days…

  • Amber

    August 13, 2009 |

    Um, are there really cameras behind all the mirrors?? Because if so, I’m scarred for life! I may never be able to try anything on again! Oh dear. Love your list, though!

  • Amanda Nicole

    August 13, 2009 |

    Hi-larious! When I first saw the commercial clip I thought, Oh my god, you met Dylan McKAy?!

  • Jill Pilgrim

    August 13, 2009 |

    Dude, you are totally famous! My moment of fame? I won a math contest my senior year in high school. It was in the Boston Globe. I am a very important person.

  • PoshBride

    August 13, 2009 |

    Maegan, was this park in the valley? Like on Reseda and something? There’s a park around there somewhere that my dad would always take me to and till now I refer to it as the “duck park”

  • The Alleged Ringleader

    August 13, 2009 |

    OK I love these little fun facts! I too went to a place called the Duck Pond in the valley and my parents used to bring bread to feed them! I think I’m going to have to call them to find out where that was!
    BTW seriously about the camera behind the mirrors in dressing rooms? I’m cringing and shuddering just thinking about all the naked unflattering dancing I have done in dressing rooms.
    Eeeeek!

  • Kelly

    August 13, 2009 |

    Love all these little facts, but I am dying to know. Can Brit actually sing? Really, cameras behind mirrrors? Oh shit.

  • Marcia

    August 13, 2009 |

    Nice post! Thank you for sharing.

  • Amy

    August 13, 2009 |

    Great post – made me laugh. OMG – cameras behind mirrors – SHIT!

  • The_Katura

    August 13, 2009 |

    omg. I loved your post but now I’m FREAKING OUT about the camera/mirror thing…

    I’m never shopping again…at least until next week when I forget about it. HAHAHA

  • Fegalves

    August 13, 2009 |

    uhauauhuah

    OMG, it’s actually Britney, biiiitch!

    Loved to know more about ya.

    cya

  • Tiffany

    August 14, 2009 |

    love the burger king commercial! you have some fun facts.

  • ~ Kelly Ann ♥

    August 14, 2009 |

    That’s sooo cool- you were in a commercial-You looked so cute- Great facts- they made me laugh – OMG – cameras behind mirrors- That freaks me out-Have a wonderful night!

    Kelly

  • Heidi Renée

    August 14, 2009 |

    I still have my crappy little TV from my college dorm room because it has a built in VCR!

  • Style Porn

    August 14, 2009 |

    OMG, you went through an underwear-stealing phase too? God I remember just walking into the lingerie section of Nordstroms and just leaving wearing like 8 pairs of underwear. I can’t believe I never got caught.

  • Lola

    August 14, 2009 |

    Great list! I am freaking about the cameras as well!!!

    Britney does look small, but she also looks much shorter than you???

  • sFunn.com

    September 16, 2009 |

    wow.

    seems like some
    famous ppl here.
    kool.

    P.S:
    sFunn.com

  • TK Kerouac

    July 14, 2010 |

    your reflections post is very honest and insightful about your place as a woman.

  • Natalie Hua

    March 27, 2011 |

    I can totally relate to #1 and #8! 🙂 love your Burger King commercial!

  • CessOviedo

    March 27, 2011 |

    Omg! All these are so much fun , your photo with Britney is priceless! Not your best one, neither was hers either, Bk girl so cute!

    <3 Cess O.
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