Friday, January 30, 2009


1. What time did you get up this morning? 8:08
2. Diamonds or pearls? They are both pretty in their own way, but I am not really a jewelry girl.
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The Curioius Case of Benjamin Button
4. What is your favorite TV show? anything on Food Network
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? usually cereal or oatmeal, but i don't really like breakfast. i eat it because i know it's important
6. What is your middle name? Leigh
7. What food do you dislike? applesauce, unless my mom makes it with apples from my grandparent's grove
8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? umm, don't have one but I am LOVING the genius application on iTunes.
9. What kind of car do you drive? I got rid of my car. I have feet.
10. Favorite sandwich? any. I LOVE SANDWICHES.
11. What characteristic do you despise? two-faced
12. Favorite item of clothing? depends on my mood
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? anywhere with my family. we don't do family vacations any more. but when we are all together we have so much fun.
14. Are you an organized person? yes and no.
15. Where would you retire to? somewhere in the country with lots of land
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? last year was pretty great. I went to St. Louis for the Cubs/Cards game with my family then I flew to C-bus to hang out with Aaron
17. What are you going to do when you finish this? do some cooking and then paint my nails and possibly watch a moive
18. Furthest place you are sending this? Not sending. posting.
20. When is your birthday? May 4
21. Morning person or a night person? both
22. What is your shoe size? 11
23. Pets? none
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I am having a low key weekend and that is very exciting for me.
25. What did you want to be when you were little? I think a lawyer
26. How are you today? excited about all my free time this weekend
27. What is your favorite flower? wild
28. What are you listening to right now? law and order on tv
29 What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? everyday!
30. What was last thing you ate?? cereal for breakfast
31. Do you wish on stars? No but I love to look at them.
32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? silver
33. How is the weather right now? cold but sunny
34. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my brother, he called me on his way to court this morning
35. Favorite soft drink? diet coke. fountain style.
36. Favorite restaurant? subway.
37. Hair color? Brown
38. What was your favorite toy as a child? Alphie II
39. Summer or winter? both
41. Chocolate or Vanilla? vanilla
42. Coffee or tea? both
43. Do you want your friends to email you back? not e-mailing, but they could post it.
44. When was the last time you cried? my uncles funeral in Dec
45. What is under your bed? 2 bins of sweaters
46. What did you do last night? worked
47. What are you afraid of? failure and rejection
48. Salty or sweet? salty
49. How many keys on your key ring? 4
50. How many years at your current job? 4
51. Favorite day of the week? they are all the same to me
52. Do you make friends easily? Sometimes
53. How many people will you send this to?? 0
54. How many will respond? no one reads this...
55. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Of course.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

plus one = negative fun

I have been a bridesmaid enough times to have been consulted for the movie 27 Dresses and to now put stipulations on my agreeing to be a bridesmaid(just kidding). I did jokingly tell my most recently engaged friend that I would decide whether or not I would be her bridesmaid after she picked the dress I would be wearing. Perhaps even worse than a bad bridesmaid dress is a bad date to a wedding.

I have never understood the need for people(girls especially) to think it's necessary to take a +1 just because the invitation said (and guest). I refuse to take dates to weddings, unless they are good friends with multiple other people in attendance(in which case they probably got their own invite).....or....well...that's it. I think it's even more inconsiderate when a person takes a date to a wedding and they are in the wedding party. There are too many obligations to pay sufficient attention to the person you take as a date. They are abandoned during picture taking, the entire wedding, the time between the wedding and the reception and they are often stuck at a dinner table with random other people they don't know, making brutally boring small talk. All this, while you are having a good time with your close friends at the front table. Would you want to be that date? Not me.

The only time I have ever enjoyed being some one's date to a wedding was last May at Steve and Anna's wedding. Again, I knew a large amount of the people there and have known Aaron for forever and let's face it, Aaron is a load of fun. Best wedding date ever.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm sorry, were you talking to me? I can't hear anything over your mole.

I have an issue. It's with large facial moles. They really distract me. If you have one and you talk to me, I probably won't be able to concentrate on what you are saying because I think your mole is talking to me.

You might be laughing but it is a serious problem. Once I notice a big mole, I have the hardest time concentrating on what the person is actually saying, because the mole starts talking to me.

The door guy at one of my favorite bars is very nice but has a mole on his face. When we are there he will always come in and start talking to us and is just generally a very friendly person. Then there is me, constant saying "Huh?" and "What?" because that mole on his face comes to life. Hopefully, he thinks it is because the music is loud or I have a hearing impairment.

I feel bad about this, but have no idea how to fix it.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

16 thangz

The wonderful Lucas tagged me in some 16 things post, so I respond. 16 things about me... hmmm...

1. I have worn the same size of shoe since I was in 7th grade. The first pair of shoes I had in that size were a really sweet pair of Nike Air Huaraches.

2. I refused to let my mom brush my hair as a child so she kept it cut short and I was often mistaken for a boy.

3. I love sandwiches. There are so many possibilities.

4. Cilantro is probably my favorite herb.

5. I don't have any unattractive friends. I don't know how it works, but all my friends are above average in the attractive category.

6. I own a sewing machine and like to sew. I wish I had more time to sew and a big space to spread out projects so it would be easier to work on them. One day, I will.

7. I am a total binge reader and a fast reader. I will read a lot of books in a short amount of time then not read for a few months then binge again.

8. I wear black, A LOT, but not in an emo or goth way. It's easy and a classic look.

9. Fountain pop is like crack to me. Diet Coke fountain pop. Bring me on and be my best friend forever. (My roommate brought me one today. Love her.)

10. I could eat Subway everyday. Everyday. Please see #3.

11. I prefer to drink coffee(or hot tea) from a ceramic mug, the old school way. I love to wrap both of my hands around the mug and smell it just like in the commercials.

12. I think anyone can get through life knowing(and following) these things:
--Good grammar and good manners will get you a long way.
--Behaviors have consequences.
--You can never be over dressed, only under dressed.
--Don't be dumb.

13. I love to play board games(mostly Scrabble) and drink wine.

14. I think birthdays are great and don't understand people that don't like to celebrate them.

15. I, have, a, really, bad, habit, of, over-using, commas.

16. I like simple(as in style not -minded.)