March 6, 2012

Eleven Things

I'm not huge on the survey taking thing, but since it seems like everyone and their mother is playing along with this I decided I would too! No mom, if everyone jumped off a bridge I wouldn't too! Thanks to Lacey and Danielle for tagging me! Here are the rules!

1. Post The Rules. ( The first rule of fight club is...)
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 Play Along and Answer Them
5. Go To Their Blog/Twitter and Tell Them You've Tagged Them

11 Random Things:

{Me from my bridal portait photo shoot. I was much skinnier than it looks in the picture; the angle is bad BUT I love this one since it shows off the train of my dress. I can't believe this was almost three years ago!}

{Courtesy of Bentley-Evans Photo}

1) I am only 4'11" tall. I wear a size five shoe. I'm a little person. No. Really. I am technically a little person.

2) I'm totally a momma and daddy's girl. I spent most of my Freshman year of college begging my mom to come bring me home for the weekend. Then they moved back to TN and I was 1,800 miles away. It was rough. I'll never move away from my parents (especially my mom) ever again. I mean I would if I had to for Chris' work, but I'd go kicking and screaming, fighting tooth and nail.

3) I have a degree in English Literature, with an emphasis in contemporary ethnic literature, but I am a total science geek. Except for Physics, which I don't think should be considered science. It's a lot of hoo ha ha,witch doctor math kinda crap. I hate math, in case you couldn't tell.

4) I have not a crafty bone in my body. My creative outlets (other than writing) are cooking and baking. If you give me yarn and glue I'll give you a big ball of yarn with glue on it. If you put me in a well stocked kitchen I'll give you a masterpiece. Seriously, I don't like to toot my own horn, but "toot toot" I am a whiz in the kitchen.

5) Sometimes when people post pictures of their "crafts" I want to be like, "Really? Did your kindergartner make that? It's awful." However, my momma taught me if I don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all. So I usually just keep it in my head, but now I guess my secret is out.

6) I read books over and over again, and I still can't put them down. I am in the sixth re-reading of the Hunger Games Triology right now. I once read a novel and its sequel over and over for about 18 months.

7) Sometimes I hate blogger language. Words like, "presh", "totes" and the like sometimes make me crazy. Oh and "bellay" Lord have mercy that drives me nuts.

8) When I was in college I was an ATA (assistant teaching assistant aka: lowest on the totem pole) for a class called Deviance in US Society. The other ATAs liked to tease me that I was so innocent there was no way I should be teaching about deviance. They once had to tell me what a roach clip is. PARENTS: note that I said TELL, not SHOW.

9) I once thought I was going to marry a boy. I was wrong. Then I met Chris. One day the other boy told me to let him know when I was married so he could put a check mark in the "taken" box next to my name (charming, right?). After our wedding and reception, still dressed in all of our wedding finery, Chris and I took a trolley about one block away from the hotel where we spent our wedding night. In that one fracking block we managed to bump into that said other boy (who I had managed to avoid for years). Check.

10) A lot of the time when my brother and I go out to eat together we order the exact same meal. If there are cheese enchiladas or eggs benedict on the menu you can bet that two plates will be coming to our table.

11) I have only recently started tolerating raw tomatoes. I still won't eat them on any kind of sandwich or on a lettuce salad, BUT I do like caprese salad and the ripley tomato salad from Folk's Folly.  Also, I will tear up some bruschetta. But growing up? I used to tell people I was allergic to keep those rotten tomatoes away from anything of mine.

Since I was tagged twice I am going to just pick my favorites from Lacey and Danielle. Is that cheating? I hope not!

1. What is your favorite food and drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)?
Favorite food would be Mexican. Authentic, tex mex whatever I can't get enough! I love me a good glass of water and my favorite alcoholic drink is either an extra dirty martini or a G&T with extra lime! I don't do fruity drinks, unless I am at the beach and then I might have a few!

2. Do you have any regrets?
I know it's cliche, but not really. I mean I am where I am, and it's pretty damn good. I do wish I had studied harder in Highschool and College. I coulda had that 4.0 with a little more work.

3. What is your favorite television show?
Whatevs, haters gonna hate, but GLEE!!!

4. How do you relax?
Hot bath, glass of wine, book.

5. What is your dream job?
I'd like to be a writing teacher. Sometimes my writing here does not reflect it, but I am actually a fairly decent writer with a good grasp of grammar rules. I love showing people how to organize a paper. I'm weird; I know.

6. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Neopolitan! Yummy!

7. Everyone has what's your biggest fear?
Frankly, having a second child and having PPD/A again. I'd take those 35 hours of unmedicated labor every week for the rest of my life. PPD is a special kind of hell, and I'd do anything to not go back to that place.

8. The one place you have always wanted to see or travel to?
Greece. I want to go so badly, and eat and eat and eat...
9. One thing you could change or improve about yourself?
I'd like to be way less uptight!

10. If you had $1,000 to blow on whatever you wanted and you had to spend it, how would you?
Most likely crap for the Bug and Hubby. I'm terrible about not batting an eye to spend $60 on an outfit Evie will only wear twice, but wouldn't dream of spending that much on a pair of pants for myself, even though I would wear them for years.

11). Morning drink of choice?
Coffee, coffee, coffee!

My 11 Questions:

1. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

2. Where is your favorite vacation spot?

3. What is your favorite quote?

4. What did you want to be when you were little?

5. What would you choose as your last meal?

6. Do you "save the last bite" (this means build the perfect bite with just the right flavors and set it aside as the last bite of your meal)?

7. What was your first car?

8. What is your favorite physical feature on yourself?

9. You have a whole day all to yourself and $10,000. You have to spend the money on you. At the end of 24 hours the money goes bye bye. What do you do?

10. What is your favorite color?

11. What is your biggest pet peeve?

I tag: Myndee, Katie, Candice and Erin!!!

Annnnnnd GO!