Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Blogger 411

I always love seeing other bloggers do a little recap of themselves so I figured I'd contribute a little.  Always fun to get to know people a little better, right?

I'm linking up with Becky for this.  Y'all know the drill!!

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
I've been blogging off and on for about 3 years.  Originally this blog started as a pity party for a woman who was miserable in her life and completely alone.  Oh this blog has changed 100%.  I'm glad I have a few of those old posts to look back on and see how far I've come.

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
I did!  I went to the University of South Carolina (GO GAMECOCKS!!!) and got a BA in English and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science.

3. Where have you traveled?
I have traveled up and down the East Coast, as well as California, Arizona and Nevada.  I've always been to New Orleans.  Outside of the U.S., I have been on two cruises, one to the Cayman Islands and one to the Bahamas.  

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
I'd pay off all my debts first and foremost.  Seriously, I have $100,000 in student loans.  Insanity.  
5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves? 
1.  People who do not speak proper English.  I can't stand hearing "I seen" something or something is "broke."  Ahhhhhhhh
2.  Rudeness.  I'm talking about the blatant, unsolicited kind.  Now, if you cross me and act like a jerk, I'll return the favor in a heartbeat.  
3.  Lying.  That's the fastest way to get me to hate you.

6. What is your favorite movie?
Chicago.  I LOVE musicals.

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
Diet Coke.  Most definitely.
8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
Getting a pedicure.
9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Oh this is a really tough one!  Let's see, probably Belk.  I know that sounds lame but I could buy everyone something there, not just myself.  I'd say something like Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom but let's be real here people, who much could you really buy with $10,000.00 at one of those stores??  I'm too frugal.  Sure I'd love a $1,000 pair of Loubs but is that realistic?  NO!!!
10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
 I'd say that was a few years ago.  Josh and I were buying a truck to pull the camper we just purchased.  Julia and I were in the office filling out paperwork with the finance guy (who I know through a friend).  She and I have a really bad habit of talking about people and being judgy.  Well, we couldn't do it to the guy's face so we were texting back and forth, talking about what a tool he was, how he wasn't wearing a wedding ring and that he must be cheating on his wife.  He was SHAMELESSLY flirting with Julia the entire time so of course she and I had to discuss.  I'm guessing he caught on to our texting and grabbed my phone and read the whole thing.  I had to complete the paperwork facing the wall because I was so embarrassed.  I still laugh and blush when I think about that day.

11. What day would you love to relive again?
The day Josh and I met.  I feel like it passed by in a blur and I've taken that day for granted.
12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
Brooke Elliott from Drop Dead Diva.  She's just beautiful.  And has an amazing voice.
13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
I wasn't allowed to work during the school year so I babysat.  A lot.  I worked for a local minor league baseball team during the summer as well.  I've been at a law firm since I was 21.
14. Show us a picture from high school or college.

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Australia.  Most definitely.  There are sharks there!!!

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you. 

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
 Hopefully we will be moved somewhere new, Dos will be here and I'll be doing something I love. 


  1. Yay for Brooke Elliot! I haven't seen a Belk in forever! They use to be everywhere around here but I hardly ever see them now.

  2. Love it. Well, most of it. I could do without the whole Gamecocks thing considering I'm a Tiger fan!!! LOL

    BTW - Oliver is just too stinkin' cute!!! I love all his baby rolls!

  3. Awww, I love all this getting to know you stuff. That picture of you and Josh and Oliver is the best. Why isn't it on the side of your blog or in the header (well, I like the header picture so you don't need to change that)? I feel you on the student loan debt, and mine will be almost double that when all is said and done. Yikes! We'll get that dream job one of these days girl! I also have been with a law firm since I was 21...what a coincidence. It is like once you get in you can't get out! Haha!

  4. I loved this. I really feel like I know you better.

    If you want to feel better about your student loans listen to this: my brother is in law school. He graduates next year. His wife is a doctor. Combined they will owe $400,000. Yikes.

    I also wasn't allowed to work in high school, so I baby-sat. A lot. One of the families I worked for just sent Elliott a present. Their son, who was 4 when I started, just applied to be a police officer. I am OLD!