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10 Things You Wouldn’t Think To Ask Me: Round 2

November 20, 2013

Hey y’all! (You should read this in a Paula Dean voice…)

One of my most-read posts of all time on this blog is 10 Things You Wouldn’t Think To Ask Me. It’s fun to use the words “most read post,” by the way! I can’t believe I’m only a little shy of writing this blog for a year!  Kinda crazy!

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to do another one on these things…so here goes!

What are 2 of the best things you’ve ever spent money on?

The first one would probably be all of my lululemon gear. I wear the heck out of it and love it all!

The second would probably be our heavy-duty, awesome vacuum. Expensive but so worth it!

wouldn't think to ask me: heavy duty vacuum

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

Honestly, I’m usually making a mental to-do list. Lately, I’ve made a few mental Christmas lists! (Not a sexy answer, but it’s true!)

What do you take the most for granted?

A lot of things!! Probably, most of all, my good health. I don’t have to work super hard to be healthy, and I know I’m really fortunate for this. (I work out, eat healthy 90% of the time, and don’t worry about taking medicine or getting blood tests or anything like that.) A close second, though, would have to be the fact that I have a really solid family. My parents are still married, my siblings are all smart, successful people…not that we don’t have “stuff” from time to time, but they’re pretty dang even-keeled.

Throwin' it waaaaay back with this picture!

Throwin’ it waaaaay back with this picture! I love it though!

What did you think that you were going to be when you grew up?

I went through a phase when I wanted to be a model, that was then dissolved when I was convinced that I should be a lawyer. Then, in college, I knew I wanted to own, run, and write for my own magazine….

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Oh gosh, this is awkward…. I’m not afraid to eat food off the floor. LET ME CLARIFY, though, I would not eat anything off the floor of anywhere else except my house. I incessantly clean my floors, so my floors are probably cleaner than my kitchen counters. It’s also not like I eat meals off the floor…it’s like if I accidentally drop a chocolate chip or something like that (because we all know that you can’t waste a good chocolate chip!)! It’s also not a daily thing…it only happens if the need arises…I hate feeling like I have to explain myself, but there you go. Surprised?

What’s your current guilty pleasure?

Drinking egg nog. It’s full of sugar, fake junk, milk and all of the other things that I never eat or drink. It’s so good and I enjoy every gulp.

(Between the milk and the sugar, I will probably start breaking out soon and it will be less pleasurable…but until then…bottoms up!)

If you could go back in time and give your 16 year-old self some advice, what would it be?

I would simply tell myself a couple things:

-Even though you hate being the only one at school driving a station wagon, be grateful you have a car and no car payment.

-Don’t worry so much about the future. Work hard and good things will come along!

-No guy is worth making bad decisions over.

-Never be ashamed of yourself. Be proud of yourself: mess-ups, flaws, imperfections, awkwardness and all.

10 things you wouldn't think to ask me: 16 year old me

I actually think I’m more like 17 in this picture…

Where’s one place you wish you never had to go to again?

Our local Comcast cable office. It’s probably the worst place on the planet. Sorry to anyone who works there–I’m not sure how you’re not depressed every day of your life.

Where were you and what were you doing on September 11th, 2001?

I was in Ms. Conaway’s 9th grade history class. She used to be in the military and as soon as we got word of what was happening, she turned on the tv and started calling many of her  friends and family members on her cell phone. She also kept crying and telling us that we were living in a big part of history. Then, the headmaster gathered the entire school in the gym and assured us that we were completely safe. As he said this, a bunch of planes flew over the gym and everyone flipped out. I just remember feeling sort of numb. Like I don’t think I completely knew what was going on nor the magnitude of what planes crashing into the World Trade Center meant.

What’s the weirdest thing that you’ve done within the last week?

I truthfully do a lot of weird things, but the weirdest probably has to be the new voice that I talk to Otis with. I use this high-pitched voice and say things like “you’re my winnie guinea…” (I guess I like saying that because it rhymes…clearly not because it makes any sense!) It’s weird, but I own it. I love my guinea pig, dang it!

just because

There you have it, folks! In summary: I’m a high-pitched, egg nog guzzling, vacuuming fiend who eats food off of her floor and makes to-do lists in the car while rocking some lululemon.

Have a freakin’ amazing Wednesday!!




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