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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Two of my blogging buddies are doing a "tag" thing. Since I am feeling too lazy to pull pics from my camera or the internet and catch up on the weekend, here's a little something for my loyal readers...

1. How do you eat your burger?
Medium rare...which is a great thing about NYC because North Carolina had some lame rule about hamburgers having to be cooked to death. Boo.

2. What's your favorite characteristic about yourself?
I think I can fit in just about anywhere. I also think I have a consistent ability to find the bright side of things.

3. What time period from the past would you like to live in?
Um...would definitely need to be post-invention of tampons. Excluding feminine hygiene considerations, maybe the early 1900s, given my current obsession with Downton Abbey.

4. What actress would be cast to play you?
Anne Hathaway, natch!

5. What was your first car?
A silver Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible. It was my dream car! I'm also very proud to say it was a stick shift. I really think there will be another one in my future because I loved it so much.

6. What's one product you hope is never discontinued?
Clinique pink chocolate matte lipstick.

7. What was high school like for you?
Exhausting. I worked my ass off to get into to Duke, trying to make perfect grades and do every extracurricular activity under the sun. It was also really hard socially at times because I had pretty nerdy, eclectic interests and never had a real boyfriend. I was also uncoordinated and horrible at team sports. I took extra math classes and volunteered to clean the coaches' office to get out of PE!

8. Do you believe in ghosts?

9. What would your dream house look like?
I would like to have several small homes in select locations around the world. If that is not possible, maybe a lowcountry-style home on the water?

10. When did you have your first beer? Did you have more than one?
I couldn't say, but I do remember the first time I got drunk, which was when I visited my cousin at Vanderbilt. I danced with a very cute frat boy named Oscar! I have a theory most girls don't like beer in high school/college because it's always served so warm. And beer out of cans is gross.

11. What is your least favorite word?
Two that come to mind from work: "leadership" when used as a synonym for "leaders," and "learnings" used as a synonym for "lessons." Blech.

On a side note, my favorite word in Spanish is aprovechar. It means "to seize, to take advantage of or to make the most of." It gets used a lot more than we use , e.g., "Let's take advantage of this sunny day and go to the beach."


MCW said...

So glad you did this!

I should have tagged you, sometimes don't know if people would like to play or not.

#3 just made me laugh out loud.

And my first few cars were crap, but the 1st car (and only car) I ever bought (and had for 1 year before I moved to NYC) was a Cabrio stick shift. I LOVED it. My guys friends called it the "bitch basket." Ha.

Mandy said...

Pink Chocolate is a classic for sure! :)

Dee Stephens said...

Your first car was the BOMB!!OMG! I bet you were 'cool' in high school just because of it!
Cracks me up about your PE story. I wasn't too good at team sports either.
Embarassing.. also, I hated taking showers in community showers. FREAKED ME OUT!
Thanks for playing too!