Thursday, March 1, 2012

You're gonna learn a lot, kid

This fairly cool person tagged me and I must fulfill my duties by responding to that tag.  Es muy importante!  If that sentence is correct on all fronts, I am well pleased.  Don't you dare stop reading.  This is my moment to shine.

  1. Post these rules.
  2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
  3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
  4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
  5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you've tagged them

2008, date with Caleb (it's important to be subdued and feminine when on a date, right?).

Eleven random thiiiiings:

1.  A cheeseburger without cheese is worthless.  Wouldn't even touch it.
2.  I love to feel like I'm getting ahead in life ("Oo, I'll clean out this cabinet, and someday when we move, I won't have to worry about this cabinet full of junk!" ...)
3.  My ultimate, craziest, wildest dream growing up was to get married, have a baby (or many babies), and be a housewife/mom forever after.  Everyday, I cannot believe that dream has been fulfilled.  It truly amazes me.
4.  I miss acting very much.  I reassure myself that I'll get to act in the afterlife.
5.  Wet things are gross -- the wet shampoo bottle in the shower, the random wet spot on the floor (what could it BE?), and worst of all... something wet absorbing into your socked foot.  EW.
6. Animals with people names are my favorite (Chad, Laura, David, Mary, Kristen, Justin... I could go on)
7.  When hearing someone tell a story, it is often difficult for me to pay attention to the many details because I'm so eager to hear the bottom line.  Tell me what the point of the story is, and I can listen much better to how all events led up to that moment.
8.  I guess this is ironic, given the statement above, but I HATE knowing anything about a movie before I go into it.  If the trailer intrigues me, that's all I want to know!  I don't even like reading the back of DVDs.
9.  The only reason I ever do anything weird is to watch people's reactions.  Childish?  Yes.  But fulfilling?  Most definitely.
10.  I never had a crush on anyone.  Until I met my husband. 
11.  Sometimes listening to music while I work is counter-productive because I just end up stopping what I'm doing to perform the song.

All right, Jensquare, let's answer these here questions.

1. If nutrition had nothing to do with it, what ONE FOOD would you chose to live on for the rest of your life?
This is so hard... either key lime pie, french fries, or chocolate pot de creme.  I can't decide, okay?  Probably french fries.

2. If you wrote your autobiography, what would you call it?
Ooo.  "Stupid Title, Incredible Story"

3. What movie or book character do you relate to the most?
I've always felt like I had a connection with Elizabeth Bennet.  Sometimes I think I can relate to Jo March's latter half of life.  But if we're going to be realistic here: Mary Poppins.

4. If you could take one singer out of the music industry (this person would find another profession), who would it be?
For some reason, I don't really care.  But let's just say Ke$ha (does she count as a music artist?)

5. You can invite three tv characters over for dinner (not the actors who portray them). Who do you invite?
April Ludgate.  Michael Scott.  Elmo.  We'd make such great conversation!!

6. If you had to pack your bags today and move somewhere for a year, where would it be?
Charleston, South Carolina.  Duh and duh.  Okay, or maybe London.  I change my mind!  London.

7. If you could be an expert at anything, with no training, what would it be?
Can you be a Broadway singing expert?  Probably not.  How aboooout... graphic design.  Then my world could look extra lovely.  Or carpentry. haaaaaaaaa

8. What do you wish you were brave enough to do?
Cliff jumping... when you wear those crazy jumpsuits and literally FLY.  Oh my word.  

9. If you had to build your home out of your own two hands, with no help from anyone, what would it look like and how modern would it be?
It would look TERRIBLE.  But if I were capable of building my own home, it would be very square.  White.  Wooden, with maybe some red bricks bordering the bottom.  Two stories.  Lots of windows.  It wouldn't be very modern, but it would be sleek and clean.  Lots of white... white is beautiful.  Wooden floors, big, beautiful rugs.  Well, it would be pretty great.

10. Who is one person in history you have a lot of respect for?
Jenny!  I'm going to look so stupid answering this question.  I don't know enough history to truly explore my options.  I'll say Queen Elizabeth.  She wasn't their ideal pick, but she didn't care... she just went out there and led excellently. She was intelligent, a devout Christian, AND she was brave enough to do it all without being married (I mean, seriously).

11. What character quality stands out to you as being very admirable, and why?
If being assertive is a character quality, then definitely that.  People who speak up and do it well... it amazes me.  It was the first quality I noticed in Caleb.  People who know how to measure their words... to say just what they need to say, and know when to stop.  Would that be prudence?  My official answer:  Prudently exercised assertion.

All right, now I'm tagging Jennifer (I'm pretty sure you haven't done this).  My questions to you:

1.  If you had to stare at one thing and one thing alone for an entire week, what would it be?
2.  You are stranded in the scariest city in Europe for five days(I'm sure you've visited said city).  You have only 3 things in your purse.  What MUST these three things be?
3.  You get married and give birth to twins!  A boy and a girl -- what are their names?
4.  Oh, no.  Your mom's cooking skills have suddenly been limited to making/baking ONE thing.  The good thing is, it's your favorite... so what is it?
5.  If you could choose any character quality to be your strongest, what would that quality be?
6.  Someone walks up to you with one billion dollars and says you have one day to spend this on whatever you want -- after 24 hours, you don't have access to it any more.  What do you do for the day?
7.  What is one thing you wish you could do or be that you are quite sure will never happen?
8.  You get to be a celebrity for a day!  Who would you be?
9.  What food do you truly despise?
10.  What song do you sing and/or play the most?
11.  You can go back in childhood to one day.  Which day do you choose?


  1. I love that picture of you and the ice cream. I cannot imagine you making that face in 2012 for some reason. Unless you were looking at Alice? Does this mean I view you as a matronly matron? I'm not sure.

    I laughed out loud so many times while reading this. And I'm so honored I'm your chosen tagged one! MUAH, LYLAS

  2. i loved this! the three tv characters you chose are amazing. it would be the best dinner party haha x

  3. Totally agree with you on the cheeseburgers. And the cliff jumping. That would be an amazing experience.

    Cute blog!

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (a new blog about food, style & travel)