Monday, October 26, 2009

A Litte Bit About Me

...As if you needed to know more!

I saw this little questionnaire on Heather's blog the other day and thought it would be fun to do. I'm sort of in a blogging rut anyway.

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while your blogging?
Right now I wish I had some sour cream and onion Pringles.

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?
My non-spiritual, unemotional answer is a razor.

3. Beach, Mountains, or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?
This is hard! All three would be fun. Lately I've been thinking about farm life.

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?
Mopping. Yuck!

5. Who do people say you remind them of?
My mom, probably because I'm such an eloquent speaker and powerful teacher. Yeah right! We're quite alike in the way we think and in what we're passionate about.

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying home with the fam?
I like to socialize but I hate being gone too many nights in one week. I guess I like whatever I'm lacking.

7. What's your all time favorite movie?
Steel Magnolias. All the women in my mom's family (Nanny, mom, my aunts, Melissa and I) used to watch this whenever we were together. That hasn't happened in a very long time, but the Moore girls still adore this movie and Annabeth and I watched it together in Wyoming. It was a full circle moment for me.

8. Do you sleep in your make-up or remove it like a good little girl every night?
Oh no, no, no. I would NEVER sleep in my makeup. I'd wake up with more acne than a teenager. That reminds me that I failed to mention the irony of having a serious acne breakout the week of my 30th birthday. I'm one of the lucky ones.

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?
I've always wanted to learn to ride English and jump fences.

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?
I'm pretty good at drawing horses. And making collages.

11. What first attracted you to your spouse?
He was funny and he reminded me of Val Kilmer.

12. What is something you love to smell?
Mrs. Meyers lavender countertop spray. That is the best stuff!

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
I can be really bad about calling or returning calls. The only time I like talking on the phone is when I'm in the car, but I try not to when I'm riding with my kids.

14. When you have extra money, what's the first thing you think to do with it?
Go shopping.

15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?
I used to be more of a silent laugher, but at some point I realized loud laughing is more fun. Curtis Jones's laughter makes me laugh the hardest, especially when he does the silent laugh/guffaw combo.

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?
I've always been very loyal to Banana Republic. Although I have to admit that I AM NOT AT ALL PLEASED with their decision to stop selling long pants in their stores. I will forgive them because of their merino wool sweaters, lycra undershirts, and LBD's. (Heather, I am very excited about my gift card!) I probably do most of my shopping there, at Forever 21, and at The Nord.

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?
I'd probably read more books. Of course I could do that if I would turn off my computer.

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?
I wouldn't say I'm a big spender but I struggle at bargain shopping.

19. Who is your favorite character of all time?
I love, love, love Ivy (the blind girl in love with Joaquin Phoenix) from The Village. If we had another daughter, I can't swear she wouldn't be named Ivy.

20. Would you want to be famous?
I think being truly famous would be much more of a burden than a blessing. But being a little famous would probably give you a lot of the perks without the pain of being a spectacle everywhere you go. I'd rather be a less popular actress who was well respected than a superstar who couldn't go anywhere without being mobbed. Mostly, I think there's no possible way famous people are as happy as normal people. If you had everything the world has to offer - fame, wealth, and power - and that still didn't fulfill you, wouldn't you be terribly depressed?

What are some or all of your answers?

48 comments:

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

When I was pregnant with Eva Rose, "Ivy Hope" was on our short list.

Kodi said...

I love your answers- Steel Magnolias always makes me think about my Grandma, razors are essential, and being normal totally outweighs fame. :)

Marla Taviano said...

Ooooooh! Love this! Totally stealing it for my blog!

I have never seen Steel Magnolias. All of a sudden I feel like I'm missing out on one of life's great joys.

I would love to tell you that your acne will disappear by the time you're 33, but it hasn't for me. Bah.

I don't like talking on the phone either.

And I would NOT want to be famous.

I love all of your answers! You rock!

Tara G. said...

Ooh- love those Pringles! When we were young (ok, so I admit I've shown my kids), we used to make two of them into a duck beak and stick our tongues through the middle. I know- classy.

I like Ever After. Can't say it's my favorite, but I love a good Cinderella story!

I have wanted to try being a Jazzercise instructor. But after trying out their Dancing Abs video and having my husband walk in on me, I am re-evaluating my goals and aspirations.

I love smelling fresh roses- not the florist's, but the home-grown yard ones. I used to be able to buy one for $1 on the street corner below our apartment in Kyiv and I always had one on our kitchen table.

Famous? I'm famous in my own house and can't even go to the bathroom alone, so I can summarily dismiss any desires for that to go public. Ugh.

Keri said...

Although I could look at sweet pictures of Annabeth all day (not in a weird stalker way....just because I have boys and she has to be the cutest thing EVER), this was a fun questionnaire.

I also could not live without my razor or tweezers, although if I had to pick one I guess I could use a razor in place of tweezers if I must!

LOVE Steel Magnolias....I am not a movie repeater. If I've seen it once, that's usually enough for me. But, there is just something about that movie that I love!!!!

Make-up comes off every single night no matter what. My husband is lucky if he even makes it home to see it before it is washed off!

I would not want to be famous. People thinking they know all about me when they don't , their expectations, no privacy.......no thank you! Now if a certain famous hand bag designer or two just HAD to have me show off their latest design, well then, maybe I'd reconsider!

Mommy Dot Com said...

Fav. snack... I don't have one but I love relaxing w/ a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Fav movie... Father of the Bride 2

Can't live w/out...nothing comes to mind.

Farm lately, too.

Don't like doing laundry but my daughters pretty much do it all - thanks to a Duggars TV episode.

People say I remind them of???

Love being at home but enjoy getting dressed up for parties.

So sleep in my make up and wake up with racoon eyes.

I don't have a fav place to shop. I have only been shopping for myself maybe ten times since I was 18 and I'm 34 now. Maybe more than that but it's close. Thank goodness people like to give me their old stuff!

I can irritate people...I don't know how exactly but it seems more and more people get irritated about something. I've learned compliments and irritations can both have a very short shelf life so I don't place too much weight in either.

This was fun. Hope you enjoy reading it!

Kara

Lindsee said...

Here are my replies...

2) Ha! I totally agree. Just ask Kimberly Mc., we've had some serious discussions about razors.

6) As much as I love to socialize, I too hate being gone too many nights in a row. I love me some good home time.

8) Thank you. Some people just do not understand! I've washed my face literally every night consistently (probably the only thing I do consistently) since 6th grade. No joke. And let's face it, I didn't take Accutane years ago to ruin my face again by not washing it every night. I'm anal like that.

13) Me too! Thankfully my friends are very forgiving. I'm just awful at returning phone calls. Maybe I just don't love the phone? I'd so much rather be face to face.

18) Next time you need a good bargain shopper, just let me know. That is one thing I'm great at!

This was fun! I've seen it around a lot lately and have thought about doing it. We shall see!

Lauren @ When Happiness Finds You said...

@Marla - RUN to the Targets and buy yourself a copy of Steel Magnolias!

And I stole this post too. :)

Lauren Kelly said...

I love this, it's a nice little break from having to think so hard :)

Deirdre said...

thank you for getting me out of my own blogging rut today. I'm copying this to my page right now!
Deirdre

Katie said...

With you on the razors, can't sleep with stubble on my legs. Our house is always stocked full of sour cream and onion pringles, I tried english and fence jumping but never got the horse over the fence (to nervous), my drawing horses look like dogs, my thirtieth birthday next month better not come with acne, my mom calls me Minnie Me and the gals in my family love to get together and watch What Not To Wear. That show is our class on how to dress. I just wish they weren't so snarky all the time, but ratings, gotta have the ratings. My eight month old daughter has taught me how to laugh out loud.

Alison said...

I think I'm somehow remembering that your "spiritual gift" in college was riverdancing.....you didn't mention that here...;)

Tambra said...

Just have to say - J.Crew stopped selling long pants in store also...it seems that most have. The point is to try them on - not order online. I am frustrated with the pant situation also.

ThirtysomethingMom said...

Just a few responses: Love cheez-its, Home Alone (the first one) because it makes me laugh hard! I am a loud laugher. Got to remove the make up...I too would have a break out. My annoying trait is I am a little dramatic about things. :) I don't want to be famous...I like privacy. I love what Tara G said about being famous. I agree!!!

Sister Lynn said...

I too LOVE Steel Magnolias!
My favorite blogging snack at the moment is Junior Mints.
I would LOVE to live on the beach.
I love Mrs Meyer's Lavender Laundry detergent.
One things i do that irritates people - I sing along with music in stores.(I don't sing on key but I love to sing)
I don't love shopping except for shoes and books!

This was fun!
THanks for sharing, Amanda!

AKat said...

Oh, I love Steel Magnolias. When I was planning my wedding, I knew my colors would be blush and bashful. (And they were!)

I wish I had gone to dermatology school.

(Marla, please watch Steel Magnolias!)

katiegfromtennessee said...

Greetings Little Momma:)

1. my morning protein to keep me from gettin more pregnancy sickness
2. my mascara
3. Hmm, hard, but beach where the water is clear:) Mtns are my second fav, but becoming my first, I like where I live:)
4. cleaning the toilet, sickness, boo.
5. my older sister the most
6. I like a healthy balance of both
7. The Princess Bride; a comedy, drama, action-adventure movie all in one
8. Only when I'm dog tired do I sleep with my makeup on nowadays
9. guitar playing, but I don't want the blisters:)
10. I can draw objects from life, but I can't seem to draw people very well, hands and faces are hard to draw.
11. His sense of humor
12. Bath and Body works amber hand soap
13. My man says I sometimes don't listen very well-I distract easily sometimes, poor guy:)
14. Shopping
15. both
16. no preference, wow, there's a lot of these!
17. visit family that lives away
18. Um, not sure, I think I tend to buy a bunch of cheaper stuff that accumulates instead of a few expensive things.
19. Ariel from The Little Mermaid
20. No, it's not what people think it is. I should make His Name famous instead, right?:)

katiegfromtennessee

Shelly said...

Annelle: "Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair."

ncgator said...

I am so with you on #8. I am very close to birthday #39, and am having an acne breakout at this very moment. My Mom and I refer to it as "our Irish heritage".

k and c's mom said...

I have friends who watch Steel Magnolias each time they are together (mom, two grown daughter and one daughter-in-law) and they make that armadillo cake (red velvet) to eat while they watch it! Think that would add something to your viewing next time.

Siesta OC said...

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while your blogging?
Mac n' Cheese

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?
I loved this and agree, a razor.

3. Beach, Mountains, or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?
Mountainsm probably - maybe farm if I had a family.

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?
Dishes

5. Who do people say you remind them of?
My mom.

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying home with the fam?
I prefer gatherings at my house.

7. What's your all time favorite movie?
Steel Magnolias. YES! White Christmas.

8. Do you sleep in your make-up or remove it like a good little girl every night?
I wash it off.

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?
I wish I knew how to belt out a song.

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?
I am a pretty good cook.
11. What first attracted you to your spouse?
I am not married yet, but I'd like to think humor would get me, that, and his kindness.

12. What is something you love to smell?
Thai Basil.

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
I always try to have an answer. If it dosen't annoy people, it annoys me.

14. When you have extra money, what's the first thing you think to do with it?
Buy music
15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?
Loud laugher, inteligent sarcasm/wit gets me going.

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?
I don't really buy clothes, I buy household stuff, music. But I like Sheplers. And Nords.

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?
Read, and travel.

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?
I can't be a huge spender, but money call slip through my fingers rather easy if I am not careful.

19. Who is your favorite character of all time?
Mary Poppins. She came, blessed and was of service and then knew when to go. A blessed gypsy.

20. Would you want to be famous?
I'd want to experience the art of acting. But no, I wouldn't want to be famouse. Just well-off enough to travel, own a home. And have enough fame to do some good.

Hope I didn't ramble, this was fun.

Siesta OC

Kiki said...

Thus the reason I never call you. Not because you don't return but because we share that distaste of talking on the phone.

I think I'll play along.

Eliseo said...

What is your favorite thing to snack on while your blogging?
Hmmm - I used to eat lunch while on the puter but now I don't and I don't snack too often. So I guess the most common thing to bring in while I'm typing would be a piece of dark chocolate or a cookie.

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?
Only one? My laptop!

3. Beach, Mountains, or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?
I love farmland. I love the look of acres of green grass, wheat, a few cows or horses and some rolling hills. Not sure I could handle the early morning working hours of a farm - but I sure do love the look and peacefulness of one!

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?
Cleaning bathrooms. I really procrastinate.

5. Who do people say you remind them of?
I don't know. When I was little - it was Carie on Little House on the Prairie. I can't think of someone I'm told I remind people of as an adult.

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying home with the fam?
I am about exactly like you, Amanda! Love to be around people and socialize but I have to have breaks, down time, and some "homebody" time in between it all or I get a little stressed out.

7. What's your all time favorite movie?
Again - I don't have just one! One Night With a King, Pride and Prejudice, the Rookie - those are some of my tops.

8. Do you sleep in your make-up or remove it like a good little girl every night?
I have to remove it - but I probably don't do it properly with the whole soap/cleanser regimen.

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?
I'd like to learn how to make beautiful blankets - either crochet or knitting. I've always yearned to have horses to ride.

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?
I've been told I'm really good at buying people gifts/presents.

11. What first attracted you to your spouse?
His humor and debonair composure.

12. What is something you love to smell?
My girls' hair after it's been washed. A baby right when it's a newborn - I love that "new baby" smell.

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
I'm not sure! No one "cops" to me about it.

14. When you have extra money, what's the first thing you think to do with it?
Save a little - spend the rest.

15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?
I'm usually a smiler unless something is really, really funny. Then I'll laugh out loud.

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?
I like Ross but it's "hit or miss." If it's a "hit" I get fantastic deals. I also love Kohl's and Target.

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?
I'd love to read more and maybe volunteer somewhere - like the hospital?

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?
I'm pretty frugal.

19. Who is your favorite character of all time?
I don't know.

20. Would you want to be famous?
I used to think so. Now I like my privacy too much. :) I think I'd love some benefits of knowing people who are famous (who wouldn't?) but I'd rather people not recognize me in public so that I could go about my business like normal. If my name was recognizable however and it got me some perks - that would be fun. So I guess I'd like a little of both worlds. I would never want to gain the whole world simply to lose my soul.

Patty said...

This was fun.

Okay, some of my answers:

1. I would say M&Ms but I do have a can of sour cream and onion Pringles. :)

2. My 60 inch television

3. Farm. I live near the Smoky Mtns. and it doesn't get much better than that but I would enjoy a farmhouse on a few acres so i could have a garden etc..

4. My least fav. hore..unloading the dishwasher

5. I can't tell you how many times people and even strangers tell me that I remind them of a friend or a family member..I must have one of those faces. lol

6. prefer being at home

7. This is hard, I like to many movies to pick a fav but I still like How to Lose a Guy in 10 days

8. I admit, I sleep in my make-up

9.No hidden talent but I would like to learn to play the piano

10. Decorating. This is a passion of mine and taking photographs

11. Skipping since I am divorced. ;)

12. I love to smell laundry drying or pumpkin scented candles or pumkin anything

13. My love for U.T. (University of Tennessee) football and their colors, orange and white

14. extra money...shopping

15. I laugh loud...my sons make me laugh all the time. Their laugh makes me laugh.

16. My fav place to shop..Target, Hounddogs(a local store that sells U.T. merchandise)

17. travel

18.love Snoopy..the dog cracks me up

20. No..I would not like to be famous. I don't like the attention. Seriously, I like my privacy. I couldn't handle it.

kittyhox said...

I would never, ever, ever want to be famous because people can be so mean spirited toward those in the public eye. I'm too thin skinned and I just hate mean-ness more than anything.

My blemishes finally cleared up (mostly) when I was expecting Elisabeth, our second child. Not sure why that pregnancy did the trick, but my skin is now a 6 or 7 on a scale of 1 to 10, rather than a 3 or 4. I'll take it! It's not like I'm famous and under public scrutiny or anything! See, another reason not to be famous.

Raising Seven Vegans said...

Just found your blog and I love it. I have seven kids and everything you say I can relate to!

Heather said...

I love this for three reasons: (1) I love reading these kinds of posts and learning more about people (2) Your answers and sweet and funny (3) You solved my "blogging rut dilemna" for today!
Thanks, Amanda! :)

Katy said...

Girlfriend, Get yourself an H20 Flo steam mop from amazon.com You will love to mop. Plus it only uses water, so it's good for babies that crawl on the floor!

Christine said...

Ditto ditto ditto a hundred times #12! My least favorite chore is the dishes and about the only thing that makes it a little bit bearable is the lavender dish soap and countertop spray!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Steel Magnolias is one of my favorite movies too!

Bobbie said...

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while your blogging?
Most things salty!

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without?
A good book.

3. Beach, Mountains, or Farm? Where would you live if you had a choice?
I love to visit the beach and the mountains, but I love the peace and quiet of a farm! Not a working farm, of course!

4. What's your least favorite chore/household duty?
Floors

5. Who do people say you remind them of?
My Mama

6. Prefer parties and socializing or staying home with the fam?
I love to be with people.

7. What's your all time favorite movie?
Pure Country

8. Do you sleep in your make-up or remove it like a good little girl every night?
I'm bad about this!

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?
Ride a horse

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at?
Talking to strangers


11. What first attracted you to your spouse?
His very kind heart and the fact we could talk about anything forever.

12. What is something you love to smell?
Gardenias

13. Tell something about you that you know irritates people.
Wanting to help with whatever they need.


14. When you have extra money, what's the first thing you think to do with it?
Go shopping.


15. Are you a silent laugher or a loud laugher? What makes you laugh the hardest?
I love hearing a toddler or young'un laugh from their belly!

16. Where is your favorite place to shop?
Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and Nordstroms

17. What's one thing you'd do more often if you had more time?
Travel.

18. Are you a big spender or frugal?
Big spender if its on someone else

20. Would you want to be famous?
Not really!

This was fun--love seeing everyone's answers!

Heather said...

I am so with you on #13, I am terrible about returning calls and really don't like talking on the phone unless I am in the car. Probably cause I am not having to watch the kids. Me and my mom love Steel Magnolias too, I cry everytime. Enjoy your gift card friend! Love your answers!

Toknowhim said...

That was fun... I had to deal with my skin acting crazy when I entered my 30's... It just isn't fair that you have to deal with acne when you get older :)

Darlene R. said...

OH! I do not like to mop! I really, really don't like it at all.

Thankfully, the Lord gave me a husband who doesn't mind it and is so sweet to do it most of the time. I do the rest of it though. :)

Laura said...

very interesting...thanks for sharing

Mariel said...

fun, fun...may have to try it on my blog...

sjm4him said...

Hi. Please pray for Stellan--worst he's ever been (and unfortunately, for this little guy, that's saying a lot!!!) http://www.mycharmingkids.net/

Thanks.

Allison Talamantez said...

thanks for sharing!

To The Least said...

Um. I beg to differ on the "strange thing you're good at" answer..... And my answer for you would be the ever famous, always popular GOAT BOY! It brings such joy to my heart!

"I thought I looooocked it!"

love you!

Rhonda said...

4. I hate to mop as well. Will take laundry any time.
7. The Man From Snowy River
8. Not a make-up wearer so not a problem.
11. I was not attracted to my spouse at first. He had a bad mullet (honest truth). Don't feel bad, he wasn't initially attracted to me either. 11 years later we have since changed our minds:)
12. Mexican Vanilla candles from Bjon's
20. Famous - not so much.

Jeff and Steph said...

Hi There. I haven't read your blog since your daughter was born and let me just say... she is stunning. My goodness, what a beautiful baby!!! Sooo cute!

JayCee said...

Love your answers!

Here are a few of mine:

1. What is your favorite thing to snack on while your blogging? Chocolate is ALWAYS my favorite thing to snack on whether I am blogging or not!

2. What is one thing you wouldn't want to live without? My unspiritual answer would be COFFEE! (Of course, these days I'm drinking de-caf, but still I love the taste of coffee!)

3. Beach, Mountains, or Farm? Definitely BEACH!

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? Ballroom Dancing or even Disco or Hip-Hop (growing up a good "Baptist" our motto was: "Don't drink, DANCE, smoke or chew, or go out with boys who do!" Then one day I realized there is nothing unspiritual about dancing...as a matter of fact there is a lot of dancing going on in the Bible...so now I've been set FREE TO DANCE! :)

10. What's one strange thing you're really good at? Playing the nose flute!

I'm sure you are sorry you asked. Be glad I spared you the other 15 answers.

I bet you are having a blast with your little sister - have a great rest of the week!

2 Sisters 2 Seasons said...

Famous? It's funny that this question was on the list.

I was just standing in line at the grocery store today and silenting thanking God that no one cared what I was wearing when I run to Randall's to pick up a few (completed unrelated) items! :D I mean, I would be mortified to see my photoshopped mug on the cover of National Inquirer or any other tabloid magazine!

Emmy said...

So fun! My husband's sister's name is Ivy! : )

JayCee said...

I just noticed your profile pic does not include Baby Girl - is it about time for a new family pic? :)

Janice said...

Steel Magnolias and laughing too loud is the best! Ouiser and Clairee make me laugh the loudest. :)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one who has been in a bloggy slump lately...can't seem to pull out more than 2 a week!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Definitely a loud laugher. Some people have the Ugly Cry - I have the Ugly Laugh. Not cute at all but it feels great~