I know that I have been absent….like A LOT….recently so I thought I’d come back with a post about me. Let y’all know a little more about me. I was tagged by Michelle @ Because Reading like over a month ago and my personal life has been a little busy and chaotic the past month so I’m just now getting around to answering these.
20 Things You May Not Know About Me
1. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
I like to say I’m 5’5″ but that’s pushing it….I’m really more like 5’3″ or 4″ 😉
2. DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT? IF SO, WHAT?
Yes, though I’m not sure how hidden it is. I can play the piano. I’ve been playing since I was 7 and love it! I’m not great though, so this only happens in nonpublic places!
3. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST BLOG-RELATED PET PEEVE?
I have two….the first CAPTCHA…I get that people want to prevent their site from being spammed, but when you are on a mobile device (which I am 99.9% of the time) I lose my comment after entering the CAPTCHA which means that I usually skip commenting on those sites. The second is pop-up adds….you know the kind that pop-up as you are trying to read a post and block the whole page, either they ask you to subscribe to the blog or sign-up for email. Again I understand why you might do this but really, why would I subscribe to you if I haven’t even finished reading your post yet?!
4. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST NON-BLOG RELATED PET-PEEVE?
PERSONAL SPACE!!!! I have my bubble, do not enter my bubble people. Especially if I don’t know you. I’m not stranger friendly 😉
5. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG?
Oh this is hard!!! I love music and listen to it constantly. I don’t even have a favorite genre. I listen to it all….well almost all….I’ve never cared for rap/RB. I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be the duet with Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat Lucky I just that song!
6. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ETSY SHOP?
I have a confession…I’ve never used ETSY. So I don’t have a favorite shop. Though I did find these really cute necklaces! They’re miniature bookshelves with a theme….there’s a Harry Potter, Dr. Who, and Pride & Prejudice among many others.
7. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND YOUR FREE TIME WHEN YOU’RE ALONE?
Besides reading 😉 I love to crochet! Right now I’m starting on a couple of baby blankets for my soon-to-come nephew and I’m also making a gender neutral for my other niece/nephew because my sis-in-law and bro-in-law wanted to be surprised 😀 I love making these! They are a great destressor.
8. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE JUNK FOOD?
Chocolate….no wait….popcorn & chocolate 😀
9. DO YOU HAVE PETS?
Nope 🙁 We live in an apartment complex. They do allow pets, but it’s a non-refundable deposit and an extra 200 on rent a month. I don’t feel it’s worth that much to have a pet. I mean we have to eat and all!
10. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FICTION AND NON-FICTION BOOKS?
😆 Am I only supposed to chose one of each?! Yeah that’s not happening 😉 Here’s my list of current faves (link to Goodreads):
- The Imdalind Series by Rebecca Ethington
- The HP Series by J.K. Rowling
- Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (no brainer)
- Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
- The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
Okay so these are just a few of my favorites because let’s face it…I could write an entire post of nothing but favorite books 😀
11. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCT?
I have an obsession with lip gloss and eye shadow. It’s kind of taken over my makeup 😳
12. WHEN WERE YOU LAST EMBARRASSED?
Honestly, yesterday! I went to the store to buy a few essentials and my son had a little money that his grandparents gave him and he was dying to spend it. So off to Walmart we went. I had less than $30 in my buggy and went through the express only to have my debit and credit card declined. Why they were declined is a mystery to me because I have money in the account and plenty of credit. I was SO embarrassed. Of course I don’t carry cash or checks so we had to leave everything there including the set of Legos my son picked out. Yes he had money but not enough to pay for the tax. (I live in TN, sale’s tax is almost 10%)
Now try explaining to a four year old why we have to leave the Legos he had his heart set on. Not only was I mortified that I couldn’t pay for what we were getting, I had a kicking and screaming child who thought he was in trouble. I really just wanted to find a hole and curl up in it! I felt like the world’s worst mother on top of not being able to pay! IT WAS AWFUL!!!!
13. IF YOU COULD DRINK ONE BEVERAGE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Diet Coke….I don’t care what the research says. I love a Diet Coke any time 😉
14. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
Again, only one?! I guess if I can only chose one, it would be Gone With the Wind. I love that movie!!!
15. WHAT WERE YOU IN HIGH SCHOOL? PROM QUEEN, NERD, CHEERLEADER, JOCK, VALEDICTORIAN, BAND GEEK, LONER, ARTIST, ETC?
I don’t think I was anything in high school 😉 Definitely a nerd though, still am!
16. IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU LIVE?
Honestly, I love East TN. I was born and raised here, so was my husband. I don’t want to leave 😉
17. PC OR MAC?
MAC!!!! I was raised on a PC, but we recently converted to a MAC and I’m in love! Seriously, once I learned how to use it, it is so much easier than a PC. It’s very user friendly 😀
18. LAST ROMANTIC GESTURE FROM A CRUSH, DATE, BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND?
Remember my embarrassingly awful day yesterday….well my sweet husband came home with dinner for me last night. It was out of the hospital’s cafeteria but it was still sweet and yes to this mama it was romantic 😀 Love that man!!!
19. FAVORITE CELEB?
I love Diane Keaton! She’s just classy and she is hilarious!
20. WHICH BLOGGER DO YOU SECRETLY WANT TO BE BEST FRIENDS WITH?
This is kinda stalkerish isn’t it?! But of course I had a blogger come to mind immediately! Cait @ Paper Fury, I love her blog! She’s snarky and reads a lot of the same things I do. I think we are secretly book soulmates 😉
Now it’s my turn to tag a few people 😀
- Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger
- Nyze @ EverythingNyze
- Hannah @ Broc’s Bookcase
- Kay @ It’s a Book Life
- Monique @ Charming Incantations
And any one that wants to participate! If you haven’t been personally tagged yet, consider yourself tagged!