Monday, February 27, 2012

'bout time

A few weeks ago, Amanda J. tagged me in a little blog survey meme thing. I've been procrastinating filling it out and passing it on because it looked rather intimidating, and I'm a basically lazy person. However, since I have no other decent inspiration for things to write about at the moment, I figured I'd give it a go. There are a lot of rules for this one, and I'll try to follow them all.

Rules For Bloggers: (you must repost these)

1. Post these rules.

2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.

3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post.

4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

5. Go to their blog and tell them that you’ve tagged them.

6. No stuff in the tagging section about ‘you are tagged if you are reading this.’ blah blah blah, you legitimately have to tag 11 people! 
Section 1: 11 Random Things About Myself
PREFACE TO SECTION 1: It is so hard to think of 'random' things that you don't already know! Hello-- I've been blogging for like a billion years...if it's worth knowing, you probably already know. Ugh. Anyway. I'll try.

1. I wear a size 9.5 or 10 shoe. Narrow.
2. Even though at this point in my life there is a 0% chance of this ever happening, I still cling to a childhood dream of being a Broadway singer/dancer. And I occasionally practice singing and dancing at the same time, just to make sure I'm ready if I get the call. (From who? My agent? Who knows. I just wanna be ready.)
3.  I keep several cities on my 'favorites' on Athens, Ga (where I live); Burlington, VT (where my SIL and BIL live); West Palm Beach, FL (where Stine and James live); and Abu Dhabi, UAE (because I still slightly want to move to the Middle East). The result is that I almost always feel thankful for the weather where I am. Except for when I look at West Palm Beach.
4. I am giving up peanut butter for Lent. It's hard. I am also giving up infertility. Ha. We'll see how that works out.
5. I HATE and avoid at all costs sleeping in hotels.
6. I'm loving that in the past week or so, I am getting TONS of repins on Pinterest (from strangers) of things on my 'garden' board: this is all really old stuff I pinned last fall...which means people are thinking about spring and searching for flower tips! This makes me HAPPY!!!!
7. I am going to West Palm Beach in 13 days!!!!! WOOHOO!
8. I read Water for Elephants this weekend. Loved it.
9. I am super excited to bust out my spring/summer clothes because they look WAY BETTER this year. MyFitnessPal FTW! (How do I know that they look way better? Probably because I spent like 30 minutes Friday night having a fashion show for myself. True story.)
10. If I could only eat one 'genre' of food for the rest of my life, it would definitely be Mexican.
11. I would really like to be a mommy. Really. Seriously. Now.
Section 2: My Answers to Amanda's 11 Questions
1. If you had to have any one song play to announce your arrival whenever you walk into a room, which song would it be? 
How about the chorale section from 'Jupiter' (part of The Planets by Holst)'s what I walked down the aisle to and I think it's beautiful.

2. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? (Note: there is a correct answer to this question in my book, so answer carefully.)
Ummm...I guess I'll go with the chicken.

3. What one thing is guaranteed to make you cry?
Finding out someone is pregnant.

4. What do you do for a living? Did you grow up wanting to do this?
I teach (and tie a lot of shoes, get snot and other bodily fluids on myself, and love dirty germy kids more than I ever thought possible). some point I wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn't like a lifelong dream or anything.

5. If you had to name your next (or first) child after a pet you’ve had during your life, which name would you pick?
My three most recent pets all have excellent names: Lola, Aidan, and Nadia. I would probably not choose Aidan since it's so popular (and also since I still currently have Aidan the Cat) or Lola (since it would confuse Lola the Dog), but Nadia would be a good pick.

6. What’s your favorite sport to play? And to watch?
Play? Zumba. It's definitely a sport. Otherwise...ummm...maybe volleyball? Watch: college football.

7. What’s your pet peeve of the moment (because if you’re like me, they change from day to day)?
Being stuck in a group of people who only talk about pregnancy/kids.

8. If you had to eat one thing for breakfast every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
That's impossible. Breakfast is my favorite meal EVER, so I could never narrow this down. It would be a nice spread of bacon, pecan waffles, Edna Mae's Sour Cream Pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fried ham, grits, cheese toast, and fruit salad. And oatmeal. And English muffins with peanut butter. And breakfast tacos.

9. How many glasses of water do you drink, on average, per day? Are you proud of this number?
Drinking water is the biggest nutrition struggle I have. I try SO HARD to drink lots of water. It's usually 4-5 glasses. On the rare day I manage to drink 8 or more, I feel SO sick. I don't know what's wrong with me.

10.What was your favorite grade in school growing up and why?
All of them. I loved school. Except for 4th grade, when I had mean teachers.

11. How many pairs of shoes (estimate) do you own?
I suck at estimating, so I counted and I have 66 pairs. In my closet. It's entirely possible there are more hiding out in other rooms, but that would be a lot of work to go figure out.
 Part 3: My Questions for YOU
1. How many pairs of shoes do YOU own? (I need to know if I'm normal)
2. If you had to have one type of plastic surgery done (and it were free), what would you pick?
3. If you could have one exotic animal for a pet, what would you choose?
4. What was your (first, most memorable, lamest, you pick) AOL Instant Messenger screen name? When did you stop using AIM (or DID YOU)?
5. If you had to move to another country tomorrow, which country would it be?
6. If you had to enter the Witness Protection Program and get a new identity, what would you choose as your new name?
7. Do you believe aliens could (or do) exist?
8. What's your favorite book?
9. If you could be on a reality show, which one would you choose? (All are fair game: trashy ones (Temptation Island?? Haha), contest ones (Survivor, The Apprentice), as well as stuff like House Hunters)
10. If you had to live in another era, which one would you want to live in?
11. If you were going to invite me over for dinner, what would you serve?

Part 4: Bloggers I Tag for the Above Questions

Note: I'm trying not to tag people who I've already seen do this or get tagged...and I'm tagging more than 11 people because I know most of you WON'T do it!! (slackers....) (or you could try to prove me wrong...)

1. Kristina @ Altogether Beautiful
2. Catherine @ Life's A Beach
3. Mollyanne @ The Gurleys
4. Amanda @ I'm Trying
5. Jenny @ Big Jen the Punisher
6. Lisa @ Beginning the Journey
7. Brooke @ All Boxed Up
8. Colleen @ The Ranunculus Adventures
9. Hollie @ Blog-o-Holl*ic
10. Amy @ Let the Good Times Roll
11. Katy @ Life is Golden
12. Diana @ By the Well


  1. I read Water for Elephants this weekend, too! Ok more like this week. I am really bad at thinking up random stuff about myself but I'll still give it a whirl :)

  2. Yay thanks for participating! And I commend you for giving up peanut butter for Lent... it's possible that I would die if I did that.

  3. Interesting about the hotel thing... is it because of germs???

  4. So.. what route are you taking to WPB??

  5. You tagged me, and that made me so happy that I totally jumped to it and did it! Thank you so much! Plus, loved some of your answers and some of them made me cry. "When someone tells me they are pregnant." So have been there.

  6. ooh...I just read this...I'll do it! and I can't wait to see you! I am soooo excited! eee!!!

  7. Eeek! I still need to do this!

    1. Giving up peanut butter would be super hard!
    2. I have fashion shows for myself periodically (usually when I am sad and home alone!)
    3. I have been eating WAY more Mexican food and Amanda have influenced me!
    4. My husband played 'Jupiter' from The Planets in marching band in 9th grade! Such a good song!
    5. I feel sick if I drink 8 glasses of water in a day, too. Haven't they (not really sure who "they" are...the department of health, maybe??) changed the guidelines and now 8 glasses is the average needed for like moderatley active men or something?

  8. donesies! I didn't see this yesterday or I would have done it then!


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