11, or 12 or maybe 13

This has taken me 11, no 12, maybe 13 days since Brandy first tagged me but hopefully she’ll forgive me! Brandy wanted to know 11 random things about me and had me answer 11 questions and I did just that. And then, I tagged some people I wanted to answer…just hope they do so I don’t look like a fool!

The Rules

  1. Post these rules
  2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
  3. Answer the questions set for you in the post you were tagged in
  4. Create 11 new questions for your tagees to answer
  5. Tag them on Twitter, Facebook or your blog

Random Thoughts About Me

  1. I hate socks. I will avoid wearing socks at any expense. I only wear them with my running shoes or riding boots. Any other time, I wear flats, Uggs, Hunter boots etc… I am sockless.
  2. I could eat eggs daily. If my husband gets take out or I am looking for something to eat, I usually make eggs. Scrambled, over easy or an egg sandwich with cheese- doesn’t matter as long as it is eggs.
  3. I am an organizational freak but a queen of clutter. Ponder that one.
  4. I have never seen Star Wars. I have no interest and my husband considers this un-American.
  5. I buy a 2 liter of raspberry ginger ale each week at the grocery store and there is never any left by Friday. This week it was gone by Tuesday.
  6. My husband and two of his good friends from the south suburbs of Chicago married girls from my hometown in Central Illinois. The other two guys married two best friends. Small world right?
  7. I am a buy and return shopper. I buy a lot of things, take them home, try them on again and then return the things I don’t want.
  8. I call my mama each morning on my way to work and on my way home.
  9. I have always wanted blue eyes and still sorta do.
  10. I will not buy generic food. I just can’t do it. I am a brand only girl.
  11. I love cinnamon gum/mints and I hate anything peppermint

Brandy’s Questions for Me

Where do you buy most of your clothes?

Most of my clothes come from JCrew, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Von Maur and Nordstorms. I have a few things from Target, Loft, and Gap but JCrew is my first choice

What is your favorite drink recipe?

Nothing because I am a beer girl all the way. Coors Light is my choice of beers but I am not picky as long as it is beer.

Describe your most memorable high school experience.

It has be when my mama handed me my high school diploma.

Is there a song that you always have to sing aloud every time?

To be honest there are two. I sing the Star Spangled Banner loudly every time I hear it on our country music station at noon each day. I also sing Livin on A Prayer with Bon Jovi as loud as I can each time it comes on…brings me back to the early days of dating my husband and going to weddings.

Do you prefer beach or mountains and why?

9 days out of 10 the beach. I love the warm sun and the sound of water as I relax. I dig the mountains and love to ski but my choice is always a beach because I live in the Windy City and let’s be honest, the weather is typically cold, rainy and windy so I crave the warm sunshine, sand and water.

Do you still hang out with any of your childhood friends?

Hmmm… on occasion. I am not in constant contact with them, but our parents are all still best friends so I know their doings and we do see each other once in a while when we are all home. My oldest friend that I still am in constant contact with is my friend, Watty. We met when we were 12 on a softball diamond and still hang out (drink together) twenty years later.

Coco Pebbles or Coco Krispies?

Neither because I don’t eat cereal. Yes, you read that right. I do not eat cereal ever. I just didn’t grow up eating it and have no interest in starting now.

If you could meet one blogger (besides me of course), who would it be?

Since, I have got to meet you over skype I guess I will go to my second choice which is Kelle Hampton from Enjoying the Small Things. Have you read her? Girlfriend has mad writing skills and her outlook on life is one that I am envious of and would love to gain some insight on. If I could meet a couple other it would be Jess from Straight Talk Jess and Krista from Not Mommy of the Year but I would insist it be over drinks!

If you were deserted on an island and could only have 3 beauty items, what would they be (not basic hygiene)?

Estee Lauder Toner Perfectly Clean Skin Toner, toenail polish (OPI Friar, Friar Pants on Fire), and Australian Gold’s After Sun Moisturizer.

What is your favorite fancy coffee choice?

I am a loyal, daily drinker of Starbucks. I don’t do coffee… but a venti chai is how I start my morning each and every day and if I don’t get one, things never seem to go well.

When did you get your first cell phone?

I got my first phone in August 2001 right before I entered the working world and graduated from college. God, I am old.

11 Questions for Other People

  1. Is it soda or pop? And what is your favorite?
  2. What is your go to outfit when you need one?
  3. Tell me what you are reading and why?
  4. Name a reality TV show you would like to go on?
  5. Tell me the best blog you read that you think I should start reading.
  6. If you had to move out of your current state where would you go?
  7. Tell me one rule you had growing up that you will never impose on your own kids.
  8. What is one thing you could not live without? (It can’t be a person)
  9. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
  10. What would your final meal consist of?
  11. If you had to pick a song as the “soundtrack of your life what would it be?”


Julie at Back To Basics Blog @basicallyjulie

Jess at Straight Talk Jess @jessesco

Krista at Not Mommy of the Year @notmommyofyear

Joanna at Growing Up in Oz @Raising Madison

Suzanne at Bebehblog @bebehblog

Katie at Sluiter Nation @ksluiter