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!