1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while you're blogging?
--Well, I guess that would be yogurt, considering that I do a lot of blogging in the morning at the office.
2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?
--As far as material things go, that would be my iPhone! As sad as it is, I really feel lost without it!
3. Beach, Mountains or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?
--Right now, I live by the beach, and its been nice. But in the first year of living here, I realized just how much I miss the hills and mountains. So I suppose my perfect place to live would be a house in the foothills of the mountains, within driving distance to the beach! :)
4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?
--L.A.U.N.D.R.Y!!! I think laundry is just so awful!! And its not so much the "doing the laundry" part... It's the folding and putting away of the clothes that just drives me nuts!
5. Who do people say you remind them of?
--OK, this is probably going to make me sound like an old maid, but I get called "mom" quite often. I'm going with the reasoning that I tend to take care of others and lead the pack, rather than looking like a mom!
6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying at home with the family?
--Here's another combination. I think my perfect scenario would be having a party and socializing at home. My Derby Party for example was fabulous!!
7. What's your all time favorite movie?
--Now that's a hard one, because I love so many movies for many different reasons. But I'd say that one of the best movies I've seen in recent history is "Up!". If you haven't seen this movie or simply aren't interested because it's a cartoon, give it a chance! The storyline is beautiful, and the first 15 minutes of the movie will make you fall in love with the whole film.
8. Do you sleep in your make up or remove it like a good girl every night?
--OK, OK... I'll admit it... I'm a bad girl. I sleep in my make up more ofter than not. Don't judge me.
9. Do you have a hidden talent or a deep desire to learn something that you've never had a chance to learn? What is it?
--Hidden talent... Well, I can play the piano (I took lessons for 5 years), the clarinet, and I can play 3 chords on the guitar, so you would think that I am musical. But I never took voice lessons, and I would love to be able to sing!
10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?
--Remembering strange things that you would never need to remember (Hence, why AB's first-date offer of going to play trivia was a perfect suggestion). I have a "sponge brain." For some reason, if I hear something on TV, or see an ad for something, or read a story, it's sucked up into my brain for a good, long while.
11. What first attracted you to your spouse?
--Well, considering I don't have a spouse, I'll just go with my significant other. AB and I met through a mutual friend, and the very first night we crossed paths, we talked about everything under the sun. He could go toe-to-toe with me in music trivia, and being a self-proclaimed nerd, I had never met a sexier man! lol. With that said, I guess it was his brain that I was first attracted to. You can read our story here.
12. What is something you love to smell?
--Fresh sheets and/or a freshly cleaned house. I'm not too big on floral-y smells or air fresheners, so just that fresh, clean, aroma that comes naturally is the best to me!
13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
--This is going to sound super weird, but my right eyeball can squeak if I press on the tear-duct. My left eye doesn't do anything cool, it's my right one only. Being a fan of stupid-human tricks, I think this is awesome and make the squeak often. Others do not seem to appreciate this talent of mine.
14. When you have extra money (HA! What's that like?) what's the first thing you think to do with it?
--Go on a shopping spree!! Of course this isn't the most practical thing, but between Lilly Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines, J. Crew, Vera Bradley, Spartina, and various home goods and stationary/office supplies, that extra money doesn't stand a chance!
15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?
--I am absolutely an out-loud laugher. And I would say that either my Bestie JB or AB make me laugh the most.
16. Where is your favorite place to shop?
--ONLINE, no doubt about it! ALL of my favorite stores are just a click away! (See #14)
17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?
--Hmm, there are so many things... But to pick one, I would say organize more of my stuff. That way, I would have to spend less time searching for things, and I would have more time overall!! Clever, huh? It's a win-win!
18. Are you a big spender or frugal?
--For my day-to-day purchases, I'm frugal. I'm all about the store-brands or a good sale! I'll even usually have email coupons in my purse, just in case. I only spend big for rare, important occasions.
19. Who is your favorite character of all time (from a movie or book)? (Can't be real)
--Oh wow!! Now this one will make you think.... Hmm, favorite of all time!? Well, how about 2 of my my favs? These are oldies, but goodies. From the moment that I watched both of these films, I was just drawn to the characters of Louis from "Interview with a Vampire" and Susannah from "Legends of the Fall." These two characters live such lives of tortured opulence, in that they have access to so many things with their wealth and prestige, but they can never have what they truly desire. I think that's the main reason I like them so. They are not you're typical "hero" or "heroine," and their stories do not end happily ever after -- they struggle, they yearn, and they show us the more realistic side of desire (aside from being a vampire, of course!).
20. Would you want to be famous?
--Quick answer--YES! Who wouldn't want the fame and prestige!! More thought-out answer--NO. Think about everything that celebrities have to give up because they are famous. Yes, of course, they are well-compensated and can afford many other luxuries. But they could never just go shopping with their girlfriends, or have a picnic with their boyfriend. And Biggie said it best, "Mo' money, mo' problems." Hahaha. (I promise you, this is about the extent of my rap knowledge!)
Until next time,