Tuesday, March 1, 2011

random things about me


I'm participating in Lynette's blog party. : )

How would people describe your personality? (If they could only use ONE word.) Are they right? I asked my sisters and one of them said "opinionated" and then "rolicking" and the other said "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious". I think most of my friends would say something like extreme, loud, intense, excitable... and they would be right. I think I'm a little too schizophrenic to have only one word describe my personality...

What celebrity/celebrities would create a “Star-Struck” feeling if you saw them in real life?
Any of my favorites. My "pretty-much-never-happening" bucket list includes hugging Chi McBride and at least standing next to Dwight Howard and Tim Tebow. 

What is your comfort food/drink? My current go-to item for when I'm alone and vaguely depressed is Greek yogurt mixed with honey and strawberry jam. And chocolate-iced cream-filled donuts from Krispy Kreme have been making me very happy for the last 24 hours.

Be brave – tell us something very random and weird about yourself. I am a sniffer. My olfactories are hyper-active and love smelling things.

Do you have a strong desire to do something you’ve never done? What is it? Oh, my, yes. There are a million-and-one things that I want to do. Right now, I mostly want to ride a hot air balloon and ride an elephant.

If you inherited a million dollars, what is the first thing you would do with your money? Dash to the mall and then buy a plane ticket for a mission trip to Africa.

Name one weakness of yours (confession is good for the soul). Food. And beautiful people.

taken on the Mexico cruise
{entering it in Carlotta's self-portrait challenge}

If you could live anywhere at all (and take all your loved ones with you), where would you go? Mexico, hands down. Just not in the scary drug-violence parts...

What’s something you consider yourself to be good at? (Don’t worry, it’s not bragging, it’s acknowledging a God given gift). Um. I can copy most handwriting.. but that isn't a very helpful skill unless you're forging peoples' signatures because you're a bad guy.

What is one of your favorite things to catch a whiff of? A faint, good, manly cologne. Ooh yes.

When you leave a social gathering, do you wish: You would have talked more or You would have talked less? It depends on what kind of social gathering it was, but I regularly look back and think "wow... I really should have just shut up."

If money wasn’t a factor, what stores would you shop in? Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Brighton, J. Crew

What is your greatest fear or strange phobia? Any of my favorite people dying tragically, and me not being there to die with them.

What is your greatest accomplishment? Getting to the top of Mt. St. Helens, despite lots of snow, crazy, crazy wind, and ice pellets that drove sideways into our skin and left bloody scratches. Thankfully, my big brother was there to hold onto me so I didn't blow off the mountain, and we made it. It was one of the best feelings ever.

What are your favorite animals? Tigers, elephants, and house cats. Except for ones named LaBoeuf who creep around on the table and eat purple tulips. Sheesh. But he also snuggles in my lap while I'm at my computer, so I forgive him regularly.

Are you a hopeless romantic? I actually am not quite sure. I definitely used to be.

What movie or book character can you most relate to? Some days it's Marianne Dashwood. Some days it's Rosalind from As You Like It. Some days it's the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland. Most days it's Penny from Hairspray. Every day it's Emma Woodhouse, especially from the 2009 version (played by Romola Garai). She's more like me than anybody, ever.

Be sure and check out Lynette's blog. The blog party includes some seriously awesome prizes.  If you do any of the questions on your blog, comment and tell me so I can check them out. : )


  1. Love your party post!! So fun. And wow... your cat is TOO adorable! : )


  2. This was a great idea for a post!


    That is the sound that just resounded through the entire house as I read this.

    I agree with you on so many points, I think I lost track and it would take up too much space to mention them all, so let me just say that I always WISH I was like Rosalind- my favorite heroine in the entire world- but I think I come across as more of a Miss Bate's meets Marianne Dashwood, if not because I'm "The Thing That Doesn't Shut Up and Stop Singing and Quoting Poetry". *person speaking usually facepalms here*.

    I'm adopting this project and using it on my blog as well!!

  4. What a lovely blog you have here. And I concur wholeheartedly about greek yogurt. My go to yogurt feast: Caramel greek yogurt with crumbled granola and fresh ripe strawberries. It is the breakfast of champions, I swear.

    Look forward to coming back and seeing what else you have up your sleeve.


  5. I'd love to climb a mountain! Kudos to you! Nice to *meet* you!

  6. I'm participating in this blog party too!

    Haha! You reminded me to put Tim Tebow on my list of people I would starstuck to meet too ;) lol.
    My dad (who sells tools to mechanics) goes to a shop were Dwight Howard takes his car. He told me he's seen him a couple of times along with Shaq. Ya. I like how he told me this after he's been going to this shop for like 2 years now..lol

    I love you anwser to the last questions.. I can be a red queen sometimes too.. actuality i was one the other day ;)

  7. I used to think I was sensible, now I *know* I'm a hopeless romantic. :-)

  8. This is pretty much amazing!! I love the picture of the gorgeous kitty. I'm going to plug in to this party later today; it's just so irresistible!


  9. I'm not sure what happened, but for some reason it said I wasn't following you! That's kinda weird, since I was still getting your posts on my dashboard! Lol, anyway, just thought I'd let you know that I'm following you again and I'm not sure what I did to make me not be following you anymore. :)

  10. What a very cute blog....I love your header picture. It makes want to go out and buy little red shoes!

  11. Nice to "meet" you! Swinging by from Lynnette's as well. I love Krispy Kremes buuuuuut they don't have them in Minnesota anymore. Sigh. I'll take Coldstone then. ;)

    Have a lovely day!

  12. Great post! I love your answers,so comical yet authentic :D

    blessings and thanks for doing this cause now I wanna!

  13. Do you *ahem* maybe want to lend me one of those doughnuts? ;D Krispy Kreme Doughnuts kind of makes my heart melt. Or as Rebecca Bloomwood would say, "Like warm butter sliding off of hot toast."

    Love your answers! :)

  14. Yeah, I'm not sure forging people's signatures would be a God-given talent... :)
    Loved your answers!

  15. im a sniffer too!!! i have allergies throughout the year. ick. :(

    btw cuuuute blog name! you're so right about red. love it!

  16. Hi there,

    Came over from the party, and I love your blog! So fun. I poked around a bit and I just watched leap year last night (I know I'm a bit late), but the review was fun! :) I love the picture of your kitty! so cute. Glad to meet you!

  17. We just started eating Greek yogurt and I love it.

  18. Fun and fascinating post! We have the same weakness. Oh, and I must tell you that I just bought a pair of RED flats at a thrift store for 4 dollars! They are simply too cute! (Cheers for my first red shoes!!)

  19. Great and oh, so cute, blog.

    Like many others, you've inspired me to find and buy some RED shoes. :)

  20. Ooh, I joined the blog party too! http://myunoriginaloriginality.blogspot.com/ :) :)
    I totally agree...I can definitely relate to Emma. Austen said about her character Emma that she was "a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like." But I love her, even when she drives other people crazy. hehe!
    Also, I have to say this...because, I just do. Your blog is the cutest, most awesomest (yup, that's a word) thing evah. =] I love looking through your sidebar because of all the awesome quotes and pictures...and they all happen to be from people/movies I adore. <3

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  22. What a fun post! You did a good job.

  23. You forgot to mention that when you bought that plane ticket for a missions trip to Africa that you were going to buy a few extras for your friends :-)...so far I think me, Mike, MJ, and Anna Tooze would be the only extras you'd have to share your wealth with.

  24. Okay, so I love smelling things, too! One day I was smelling something (don't ask me what...I don't remember) and Mom totally flipped out that I was smelling it:) There are just so many good smelling things in life.

  25. I am not a big doughnut person, but that picture of the 1/2 of a cream filled Krispy Kreme made me surprisingly hungry for one!
    Congrats on making it to the top of Mt. St. Helens!

  26. Love red shoes...and love your blog title/header. Food is one of my weaknesses as well. Love it, too much!

  27. Love red shoes...and love your blog title/header. Food is one of my weaknesses as well. Love it, too much!

  28. Red shoes are amazing! :) Caught my eye and I was compelled to come meet you! Anyone who loves red shoes, a manly cologne, and enjoys photography is worth meeting!

  29. Hi, I'm visitng from the blog party!

    Red shoes? Yes. One of my favorite pairs of shoes were red - and I need another pair! I keep my eye out, but it has to be just the right pair, for just the right price. :)

    That picture of the donut, oh how delicious!

  30. I totally love your blog!! You're hysterical and I can relate quite well with most all of your party answers. :D

    That photo of the donut is making me drool a little bit.

    And yes, man's cologne...*sigh*

    I'm totally following your blog!




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