Thursday, January 20, 2011

Getting to Know You 2011

I received this list of questions in an email a couple of years ago.  The other day I was organizing my digital clutter (one of my New Year's resolutions), and I found it saved in an email folder.   I copied and pasted the email for this blog post with just a few minor changes.  I love to make list,and I actually like Q&A things like this.  I never mind answering the questions even if they are silly and random.  I think I'll start doing this every year because it's fun to compare my answers now and the answers I gave back in 2008. Some things have changed so much in just three years, and some things haven't changed at all.

Getting to Know You 2011

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6:20 A.M.

2. Pearls or diamonds?
Diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Gosh, let me think.  We used to go to the movies every weekend, but since we've had kids we very rarely make it to the actual movie theater.  The last time we went to the movies was this summer and we saw Inception.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Grey's Anatomy

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
cereal and juice

6. What is your middle name?
Elaine

7. What food do you like the least?
olives

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment?
The Avett Brothers (all of their albums are awesome)
Taylor Swift Speak Now
Steve Martin The Crow
Sara Bareilles Kaleidoscope Heart
Patty Griffin Children Running Through
Vampire Weekend Contra

9. What kind of car do you drive?
VW Passat and Toyota Highlander

10. Favorite Sandwich?
chicken salad

11. What characteristic do you despise?
People who are dishonest and manipulative

12. Favorite item(s) of clothing?
Since it's winter I'm loving my black boots because they are warm.  And, you just can't beat a good pair of jeans.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world for vacation, where would you go?
This is hard for me because I LOVE to travel. 
Tahiti, Italy, Brazil, Tanzania or Australia

14. What color is your bathroom?
Silver Sage (Restoration Hardware)

15. What is your favorite brand of clothing?
anything from Anthropologie, Banana Republic or J Crew

16. Where would you retire?
At the Land
It's where we own our land and plan to build or forever home.

17. What was your most recent memorable birthday!
Turning 33 was pretty low-key. I think turning 21 was the last big thing.

18. Favorite sport to watch?
men's college basketball
It's almost time for March Madness.  Bring it on!

19. Favorite saying?
Good grief!

20. When is your birthday?
September 16th

21. Are you a morning person or night person?
Morning

22. Are you part of the problem or the solution?
It all depends on the situation.  I'd like to think I'm a problem solver.

23. Do you have any pets?
Does a Beta fish in my classroom count?

24. Any new and exciting news you would like to share with us?
 I am currently getting things ready for a blog makeover.  I've very excited about that.

25. What did you want to be when you were little?
A teacher.  I loved playing school.

26. How are you today?
I'm pretty good.  I'm a little cranky because my wisdom teeth are coming in and that's uncomfortable, but other than that it's been a pretty good day.

27. What is your favorite candy?
Hot Tamales or Sour Patch Kids.  I also have a weakness for Ghirardelli dark chocolate and Twix.

28. What is your favorite flower?
Bird of Paradise

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
Spring Break it's March 14-18.  I'm a teacher, what can I say?

30. What are you listening to right now?
The boys are playing.

31. Do you wish on stars?
Yes

32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Magenta

33. How is the weather right now?
Cold! It's 32 degrees which is COLD for north Texas.

34. What is your favorite soft drink?
Cherry Limeade from Sonic

35. What is your favorite restaurant?
Pei Wei, Chick-fil-A, Panera Bread and TaMolly's a local Tex-Mex chain

36. Natural hair color?
Dark brown

37. Siblings?
Brian, Chris, Kirsten and 3 sister-in-laws--Andrea, Brandee and Laura

38. Favorite day of the year?
Christmas

39. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Barbie dolls and baby dolls
My grandma made matching outfits for my Cabbage Patch doll and me.
The matching outfits are enough to make you die laughing or me die of embarrassment.  Did you notice the bangs and the purple finger nail polish!?!  Goodness gracious!

40. Summer or Winter?
Summer--no school!

41. Hugs or Kisses?
Both

42. Coffee or tea?
Tea

43. Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla (I'm thinking ice cream)

44. Favorite season?
Fall

45. Last time you cried?
We recently had a young man die in our community.  He was on his way back to college and he was tragically killed in a car accident.  His best friend came to see me at school after the accident and when she walked into my classroom, I couldn't help but cry.  The entire situation was overwhelmingly sad.

46. What is under your bed?
Storage boxes

47. What is your favorite smell?
McIntosh, Harvest or Pumpkin Pie (Yankee candle)

48. What are you afraid of losing?
My car keys

49. Salty or sweet?
Salty

50. How many keys are on your key ring?
2, the Passat and house (the Toyota doesn't have a key)

51. How many years at your current job?
10

52. Favorite day of the week?
Sunday

53.  What was the last thing you had to drink?
Chai Tea Latte (made from Oregon Chai mix)

54.  Ever go to camp?
Yes, I loved camp as a kid and being a camp counselor as an adult.

55. Favorite book?
To Kill A Mockingbird

Thanks for taking the time to get to know a little bit more about me!

6 comments:

  1. LOVED this post - I may do these questions on my blog! Your picture with your precious matching outfits is AWESOME!

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  2. Such a cool post! I love hearing all random facts about people... tells so much...
    however, I don't think we can be friends anymore because you DON'T like olives (how is this possible!?) and you DO like Taylor Swift. :)

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  3. Hi Michele! I loved reading a little more about you. If I wasn't so plugged up and tired I would link up and do this with you right now.

    I'm sorry to hear about the young man that died in your community. That is always such a sad loss when someone is very young.

    Also thanks for your nice comment on my wiww post. You are just so sweet. You made my day.

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  4. I loved this and will definately link up tomorrow!

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  5. Love your Cabbage Patch picture! I had my daughter's birthday party at Babyland General today. It was wonderful! Enjoyed reading your blog tonight.

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  6. What a great post! Always fun to reflect and reminisce. Planning to link up tomorrow.

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