Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Questions and Answers, Part II

Continuing from yesterday's Question and Answer post...

MrsEyeCanSee from The Juice is Worth the Squeeze asked,
What's the one food you absolutely detest?
If you had to choose, would you rather be blind or deaf?

Okay so I pretty much made it obvious that I love food in yesterday's post, BUT there are some foods that I can't stand {very few, but some}. Let's see, I can't stand mayonnaise. Ick. I get nauseous just thinking about it. I also don't care for rice pudding, bananas, low-fat yogurt, or ketchup. If I had to choose between blindess and deafness, I think I would choose to be deaf. There is so much beauty in the world that can only be seen with your eyes {even though blind people experience other heightened and extraordinary senses} that I would hate to miss it. Perhaps I could read lips or use sign language to communicate if I were to be deaf.

Jules from Chic & Pink asked,
What is your biggest pet peeve?
What are 3 things you would bring to a deserted island besides people and pets?

I'll be honest, I have A LOT of pet peeves. I get irritated so easily because I have such little patience and tolerance. This is a negative aspect of my personality. One of my biggest pet peeves happens when I'm out at a restaurant with my mom. I hate when the server asks if we would like separate checks because we share no common resmemblance to each other. This hurts me more than it irritates me I suppose. Another pet peeve is when the bf rubs his feet on the carpet because "he likes the way it feels." Stop doing it because "I hate the way it sounds." If I were to be on a deserted island and I already had my favorite people and pets, I would bring a board game {probably Monopoly}, a fluffy pillow and an endless supply of toilet paper.

Queen Bee Swain asked,
What was the best birthday present that you ever received?

I think this would be my 21st birthday when my parents surprised me with my first trip to Las Vegas with my two best friends! It was funny because I had absolutely no idea that we were going to Vegas {I thought we were going to Biloxi, MS}, but when we were going through airport security the guard said to me, "Have fun in Vegas!" I was SHOCKED!

Dollface from Inner Workings of a real-life barbie doll asked,
What are the little things in life that make you happy?

I'm a generally happy and optimistic person. I get excited and happy over the littlest things like my pup greeting me at the door after a long day of work, an unexpected text message, a conversation with an old friend, no traffic on the way to work, an iced coffee before heading into the office, falling asleep with a favorite movie on, a clean apartment, freshly washed sheets, scoring a deal at the grocery store or the mall, a handwritten card in the mail, my favorite show on tv...

Katie from My first year as a Wallace asked,
What do you do for your job?
What do you hope to do when you finish school?

If you're familiar with CPA's or CFA's then you have probably heard of Bec*ker Profess*ional Edu*cation and Sta*lla {joint company}. I work as an editor and work mainly on producing and editing review materials for students that are preparing for the exam. I'm enjoying my job now because I've been given more responsibility in the managing area. At the same time it's one of those jobs that has a lot of down time, but when we're busy, there seems to be no end in sight. I don't really have any career goals for after I get my MBA, but I can only hope it involves some sort of project management position with a higher salary!

Summer from b is for brown asked,
Favorite ice cream flavor and topping?
Favorite color nail polish?
Favorite brunch meal?
Favorite cartoon?

I am a sucker for strawberry ice cream. I also love plain vanilla soft serve with strawberry sauce. My favorite nail polish right now is Essie's Mod Squad. It's a great summer color! As for brunch, I love french toast and ANY kind of potato! I said this before, but I am addicted to starch {potatoes being my favorite source of it}. And of course a glass of champagne is always a nice addition to brunch! Growing up, I loved Scooby Doo! I had Scooby Doo everything and this is embarrassing to admit, but my first car had Scooby Doo floor mats and a steering wheel cover...yes, I was, I didn't care! HA! Oh, and I even named my cat Velma!

Summer also asked,
What do you do when you are alone and your fave song comes on the radio?

I'm guilty of singing VERY loudly {and badly} in the car!

Jenny from Lucky in Love asked,
What do you like most about California?

This is a tough one. I have to be honest and say I loathe more than I like. HA! Just kidding! Please don't get mad at me if you are from California!! It's just very different than what I am used to.

I guess I like the weather. Except summer in the Valley is pretty dreadful. I like that I've had the opportunity to drive to Santa Barbara, San Diego, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas. I like looking at the ocean {but not swimming in it}. Oh, I love the 2 pools at my apartment complex. I also have met some great people!!

More answers tomorrow...this is exhausting :)


Blackeyed Susan said...

How funny, I'm wearing Essie's Mod Squad now! It is perfect for summer!

Miss Muddy Paws said...

I need to catch up on my blog reading - I'm very behind right now! I wanted to let you know that you won the PUPCAKE GIVEAWAY on my blog! Please stop by and comment on the color you would like! Because July is full of so many birthdays in my family there is a second giveaway that just started today, and you are more than welcome to enter again! Spread the word! CONGRATS!!! :)

Dollface said...

I cant wait till you get to mine! yay xxxoo

Muffy said...

Great answers!! I love learning more about you. I'm not offended you don't LOVE Cali, but I AM offended that waiters ask if you want to split the check! WHO assumes that sort of thing!??! Terrible. Just awful.

Keep the answers coming! This is fun!

Kathryn said...

You'll have to come visit Big Bear! Our high this summer so far has been 82 F & the lows at night are still in the 40s. Hard to believe we are so close to LA & OC.

I never thought i'd even want to visit CA, much less live here. At times i miss the greens & green hills of E KY & TN, but i do not miss the heat & humidity!


Mrs. Realife said...

I loved your answer about what makes you happy! I'm exactly the same way... it's the little things that get me excited -- I LOVE unexpected text messages!! LOL

Piper Jacquelyn said...

You did get a LOT of questions, huh?! It's fun to read the answers though. And a trip to Vegas is pretty much the ideal 21st birthday present, wow!

Loving Life said...

I also had a love for Scooby Doo! My first car also had the Scooby Doo floor mats!!!

~ Donna ~ said...

Great stuff, answering is exhausting esp when you are so popular!!! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

This is fun! I might have to steal it for my blog. And I totally agree that oceans are for looking at...not swimming in!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

These answers, and clever questions, have been so fun to read!

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RCaitlin said...

What a fun birthday present! My parents have never really gone all out like that :(. It's up to my BF this year and he better not disappoint haha jk.

Phoenix said...

Most people say it takes 5 years to get used to LA... and I understand the harshness of the city, the heat, the traffic, and the general occasional suckiness of people.

BUT --

There is also so much great stuff to do and see and so many cool people to meet. I'm in the valley as well and there are so many wonderful hidden shops and places to discover -- so please, ask away if you ever need anything and let LA grow on you!! :)

Jules said...

I love reading this Q&A! Thanks for answering my questions. I'm not really a fan of bananas either, but I like things flavored with banana...strange, huh? In terms of little things, my dogs greeting me when I get home is another one that makes my day.

A board game and tp are definite musts for a deserted island!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...slowly...catching up on my blog reading!

this is really a lot of fun-reading your answers to these questions...

thanks for sharing...