Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Two Blog Tags!

In the last week, I've been tagged in two "tell us about yourself" blog tags.  One was from my good friend Bailey...and the other is from Melissa, a super stylish lifestyle blogger I met at the photography class I took.

Since these two tags fell so closely together, I've decided to break the rules a little and mesh them into one. Bailey's called for 50 random facts about me, while Melissa's tag had a little more structure, asking 26 questions that go along with the alphabet. So...I'll do 50 facts, the first 26 by the alphabet and the last 24 just random facts!  Whoop!

A: Attached or Single - Married to the sweetest guy

B: Best friend - (besides Travis) my mamma, Ann, and college roomie Holly

C: Cake or pie - Cake...but really I prefer ice cream.  :)

D: Day of choice - Friday of course!

E: Essential item - does husband count?

F: Favorite color - blue

G: Gummy bears or worms - Frogs.  They were always our favorite treat when we went to Williamsburg growing up!

H: Hometown: Smithfield, NC.  The best place on earth.  :)

I: Favorite indulgence- Ice cream...hands down

J: January or July - If we still lived in NC, my answer would be January.  Up here in Boston it's way too cold and snowy though...so July!!

K: Kids - Just our fur-baby, Toby

L: Life isn't complete without... - friends and family

M: Marriage date - July 22, 2006

N: Number of handbags - Three

O: Oranges or apples - Apples...especially since we moved to New England and started going apple picking!

P: Phobias - Tornadoes.  Terrified of 'em.  I also hate flying, but do it anyway.  I'd rather drive anywhere.

Q: Quotes - One of my favorite quotes from a recent sermon at our church (Park Street) was "Christ died to take away our sins, but not to take away our minds."

R: Reason to smile - When Toby wags his tail, his entire back half moves at 180 degrees.  It's the most hilarious thing ever.

S: Season of choice - Fall.  It's my favorite here in New England.  The colors are beautiful!!

T: Tag 5 people - Courtney @ One Fine Wire, Lindsay @ Traces of Ayden, Ann @ Hard of Herring, Sara @ Forever & A Recipe , and Sara @ Gone Yonkers

U: Unknown fact about me - My brother and I played "Barbies meet the Ninja Turtles" a lot growing up.  Also, check out 24 more below! 

V: Vegetable - Broccoli.  I also love brussels sprouts...they're a new favorite.

W: Worst habit - I bite my fingernails.  It's terrible.

X: X-ray or ultrasound - Um...x-ray I guess?  

Y: Your favorite food - ice cream

Z: Zodiac sign - Gemini!

27 - My first job (besides babysitting) was at a snow cone hut in a Pizza Inn parking lot.  It was pretty much the most fantastic job ever.  My brother and I sat on a cooler and watched TV while sampling snow cone flavors.  We also made a snow cone every now and then.  :)

28 - In elementary school we had a Halloween poster contest.  I worked for a long time on mine and it was by far the best.  I didn't win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place though, because they thought my mom did it.  :(

29 - When I was in 6th grade, an 8th grader told me the best way to clean your flute was submerge it in the bath tub and let it soak for 3 hours.  Well...I did it.  This is exactly the OPPOSITE of what you should do...do NOT give your flute a bath!!

30 - I almost knocked over a drunk person by tapping her while stepping off the T on our first St Patrick's Day here in Boston.  She fell over a barrier in slow motion.  I ran away so we didn't get beat up.

31 - I love to 'binge watch' TV shows on DVD.  It's one of my favorite things to do.  The latest series we've watched that way was Homeland.

32 - I love buying bags and blankets, and will always find a reason to need another one.

33 - Every time I put my feet on our wood floor when it's cold here, I feel like I'm in Maryland at my grandma's house.  It was the coldest place I'd ever been growing up!

34 - I always get Twizzlers when we go to a movie...but that's the only time I eat them.

35 - When I was 2 or 3, I pulled the drawers out of my brother's dresser and climbed up them like a ladder. Of course it fell over, and I flew across the room.  My poor mom...I gave her a heart attack on several occasions.

36 - I don't have a thyroid.

37 - I love mushrooms and onions and would eat them every day if I could.

38 - I've been working on one particular craft project for more than 2 years now, and it's nowhere near completion.  Oops...

39 - I LOVE orchids.  If you bring me one, I'll be the happiest person ever.

40 - I hate dressing up in costumes.  Chances are, you won't catch me in one...and if you do, it's something I can slip over regular clothes (so I can take it off 10 minutes in).

41 - I'm watching Keeping up with the Kardashians right now.  I know...ugh.

42 - Travis and I met in our first class our freshman year at ECU.  We were friends for three years before we started dating!

43 - My mom 'picked him out' before she knew I liked him.  After a concert, he came up to say hello, so I introduced him to my parents.  After he left, mom said "Hmmm...that was a nice boy...I like him a lot..."

44 - I worked as a Youth Minister in the tiny town of Midland, NC for two summers, and they were some of the best times of my life.

45 - I don't like coffee, wine, or spicy foods.  I'm a super-wimp.  If there's too much pepper on something, my lips burn.  You won't be finding any spicy fare on Much Ado About Somethin.  :)

46 - Music is a big part of my life.  Growing up, I took years of piano lessons and played handbells at church.  I started playing flute in the 6th grade and also took up the sax a few years later because I wanted to be in jazz band.  In high school, I had shoulder surgery and couldn't hold my flute, so I learned to play timpani and was a percussionist for a semester.  Later I joined the "winter percussion ensemble" and played marimba (badly).  In college I majored in flute.

47 - I never drew on my walls when I was small, but I did when I was in the 10th grade.

48 - I usually wake up 15 minutes before I need to leave the house.  If you've never seen my hair down, that's why.

49 - I could play card games for 100 hours and not be tired of it.  My favorites are Canasta and Pinochle.  I was RAISED playing spades.

50 - In college I bought at least 6 "Code Red" Mountain Dews, but only drank about 3 sips from each.  What a waste of money.

Whew...that was a lot.

5 people just wasn't enough to tag - even if you weren't, I hope to see 50 things about YOU!

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  1. I'm still laughing about the flute bath! Great interviews :)

  2. Oh my word - I don't know if I can think of that many things!!

    PS - who won the grocery bag?

    1. It took me a while! I was talking to my mom and she had lots of other good ones. I told her next time I do one of these, I'll have HER make the list of 50 things for me. That would be quite entertaining, hunh? haha

    2. Oh - Sara from foreverandarecipe won the bag! http://muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com/2013/06/frozen-watermelon-lemonade.html

  3. Great tags! It was nice learning a bit more about you since I am a new follower :) Thanks for sharing