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50 things you might not know about me.

1.  The drink I order most of the time at Starbucks is the Skinny Vanilla Latte.
2.  I am two years and four days older than my brother.  We often had joint birthday parties when we were little.
3.  I do not have a lot of upper body strength and am usually not that motivated to work on it.  After a term of weight training in high school I was able to do ONE pull-up.
4.  I own a Glock 27 with Tritium Night Sights.
5.  I am a good cook and baker.
6.  I usually wear pretty high heels to work because I’m too lazy to have my pants hemmed.
7.  I am a really slow drinker, and never drink enough water.  I can eat an entire meal without drinking a beverage and sometimes do.  I’m pretty sure I’m borderline dehydrated most of the time.
8.  Ann Taylor (including Loft), Banana Republic, and Old Navy are my favorite stores and where about 90% of my clothes come from.
9.  I have never had a cavity.
10.  I used to be painfully shy about talking to strangers as a kid.  For example, I didn’t even like calling to order pizza or asking someone to get something down off a shelf for me in a store if I couldn’t reach.
11.  I learned how to drive on a standard (stick-shift) because at the time the only two cars my parents had were both standards.
12.  I don’t really tan.  I once spent the whole summer in Hilton Head, and that was probably the tannest I’ve ever been, but it took a lot of effort.  I have done Mystic Tan and airbrush tans for weddings and like it.
13.  I have only taken one ride in an ambulance and it was about two weeks after I got my tonsils out, because I my throat wound opened up and I had blood gushing out that wouldn’t stop.
14.  I Facebook or Google stalk people sometimes, especially ex-boyfriends.
15.  I’m weirdly obsessed with the Aviation Industry and trying to understand it.  Thanks Greg!
16.  I love sailing.  When I was a kid my family had a small sail boat on a lake and I LOVED going out on it.
17.  Because I love sailing and it reminds me of my Dad, the song I danced with my Dad to at my wedding was “Sailing” by Christopher Cross.  It gives me butterflies thinking of it!
18.  The first shot I ever did was Southern Comfort at Williams College, in MA.
19.  I wrote in journals all through Jr. High, High School, and College and lot of my journals are in a box in parents’ attic.  God I hope they never read them!
20.  I didn’t start wearing any eye make-up on a regular basis til my mid to late 20’s.
21.  I love Coach purses.
22.  All of the flowers at my wedding were white calla lilies (center pieces, bouquets, boutonnieres), except my cake, which had green hydrangea on top.
23.  I love to pet the top of my husband’s head, he has really awesome thick dark hair.
24.  My closet is always a mess and often I can’t find the article of clothing I am looking for.
25.  I have been to an autopsy of a man that committed suicide.  It was one of the weirdest experiences of my life.
26.  I rarely paint my finger nails but almost always paint my toe nails (except in the middle of winter, I try to give them a break).
27.  I lose interest in being friends with people if I have to do all the work.  If I don’t feel like they are reciprocating, I cut my losses and move on.
28.  I read the last three Twilight books in less than a week.
29.  My eyes are green with blue around the outer edge and a yellow ring around the pupil.  Greg’s are very similar except his ring is darker yellow/light brown.  Kinda cool.
30.  I prefer not to use the same shampoo and conditioner every day.  I usually have at least three different kinds of each in my shower and mix it up.
31.  When I was little I wanted to be: an artist, an astronaut, and an author.  I really have no artistic talent at all, and don’t see astronaut happening, so I’m thinking author might be the only possibility left if I ever did one of them.
32.  I need it to be pitch black when I sleep so I usually sleep with an eye mask on.
33.  I am very klutzy and injure myself a lot (usually just in minor ways).  Right now I have two cuts on my hands, one from a can of soup and one from a cheese grater.  I also often run into coffee tables, open drawers, fall down stairs, you name it…
34.  I had bangs until my junior year of college and am not sure I will ever have them again now that I know the freedom of NOT having bangs.
35.  I usually go to bed with socks on and kick them off during the night.
36.  I love chicken flavored Ramen noodles and Kraft Mac and Cheese every once in a while .
37.  I love Brat Pack movies, especially The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles.  I can quote almost all of The Breakfast Club.
38.  I used to always build forts with my friends and play house in them.
39.  I went to private boarding (Prep) school for high school, but didn’t live there, I was a day student.
40.  I lived with three other boyfriends before my husband.
41.  My favorite flavor combined with chocolate is raspberry.  Orange and hazelnut are a close tie for second.
42.  My parents and brother are really into golf and are really good at it.  I’m the least capable, but do have clubs and have taken lessons.  I think I’d be a good golfer if I worked on it, but I don’t have the time or money right now.  I think eventually I will try and do it though.
43.  I want to take wine classes at some point.
44.  The three countries I most want to visit are Greece, Italy, and Ireland.  But, I’d pretty much travel anywhere if given the chance.
45.  I have no tattoos or piercings other than one hole in each ear, and plan to keep it that way.
46.  I love Calvin Klein sheets.
47.  I am a purist when it comes to a lot of kinds of food.  For example I like plain potato chips, tortilla chips, and popcorn.  I don’t like that flavored powder crap on them.  Not a big fan of Doritos because of this.
48.  I don’t like buying just one thing if I bother to go into a grocery store or pharmacy.  I’ll try to think of at least a couple other things I could use if I’m going in.
49.  The movie “Cast Away” makes me cry, and usually all I have to do is here the music from the movie and I get teary.
50.  I don’t know what my blood type is.

March 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

32 questions about me.

I thought I’d lighten the mood a little and do a questionnaire since my posts are usually full of whining and complaining! Sorry! I swear I used to be a happy positive person!

1) CURRENT LIVING ARRANGEMENT? Single-family house in the suburbs of Charlotte.

2). WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I just finished “Time of My Life” by Allison Winn Scotch. It’s basically chick-lit. It was ok. I started reading “Open Season” by Archer Mayor before that and will probably continue to read that now that I’m done with the other book. Archer Mayor is an author that writes murder mysteries set in Vermont, which is where I was born, so I like reading his books.

3). WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? It’s a Dell mousepad (not very exciting!)

4). FAVORITE BOARD GAME? – It’s not really a board game, but I’m addicted to Apples to Apples right now.

6). FAVORITE SMELLS? – lilac, vanilla, cookies/brownies baking. Also, on Greg I like Bvlgari black cologne. On myself I like Beyond Paradise or Banana Republic for Women.

7).LEAST FAVORITE SMELLS? skunk, garbage, dog breath

8). FAVORITE SOUND? good music, waves crashing at the beach.

9). WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? losing someone you love.

10). WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? Greg if he’s next to me, then I roll over and hug him. If not, getting ready for work!

11). FAVORITE COLOR? – blue and green

> 12). HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE? Usually about 2.

> 14). WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE? Being happy.

> 15). FAVORITE FOODS? Lobster, baked stuffed shrimp, Reeses pieces sundae, movie popcorn

16). CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? both

17). DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST? Yes I do. I’m kind of a speed demon.

18). DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? No, I sleep with Greg and I sleep on my side while holding a pillow.

19). STORMS – LIKE OR DON’T LIKE? I kind of like storms as long as they’re not too crazy.

20). WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? – 1986 Toyota Camry that I shared with my brother.

21). FAVORITE DRINK? Hmm, too many to name just one. I like Dr. Pepper, Hard Cider, good red wine, Pomegranate Martinis, hazelnut coffee, green tea.

22). WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN? – Taurus

23). DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI? if they are in soup or something, yes.

24). IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD IT BE? Hmm… maybe a foreign diplomat.

25). IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? I like my hair the color it is. I put highlights and low-lights in. Once I went red, it was fun, but I don’t think I’ll do it again anytime soon.

26). EVER BEEN IN LOVE? Yup.

27). IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? Honestly, I’m so beaten down by life right now, I’ll say it’s half empty, but I SWEAR I have almost always been a half full kind of girl!

28). FAVORITE MOVIES? So many! Singles, Big, The Notebook, Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite, Serendipity, The Breakfast Club, Elf.

29). DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS? Yes, thanks to Mrs. Hoyer’s 7th grade typing class. That ended up being very useful!!

30). WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED? I think some slippers.

31). WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER? 6

32). FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? I really don’t watch sports on TV much unless it’s the Olympics or a major game. I’d say I like watching baseball, basketball, or figure skating best.

December 30, 2009 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

50 Questions

50 Questions.

1. What color is your toothbrush?
White and pink, but I also have a white and green electric toothbrush. I alternate.

2. Name one person who made you smile today?
Chad (co-worker)

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Checking email, entering evidence, drinking coffee…

4. What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
pretty much the same stuff as at 8am.

5. What is your favorite candy bar?
I like Kit Kats, but don’t discriminate.

6. Have you ever been to a strip club?
Nope

7. What is the last thing you said aloud?
“Do you want to go to lunch?” to my friend Kerrie at work.

8. What is your favorite ice cream?
Again, I don’t discriminate, but I’m into this Harris Teeter Bear Claw ice cream right now. It’s dark chocolate- so good!

9. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Brownie flavored coffee.

10. Do you like your wallet?
Yes, it’s a Coach wallet my brother got me.

11. What was the last thing you ate?
an apple

12. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
no

13. The last sporting event you watched?
basketball

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
Butter

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message?
Sarah

16. Ever go camping?
Not the real kind of camping. I want to though!

17. Do you take vitamins daily?
I try to at least take a Women’s multi-vitamin every day. I also take Omega 3 sometimes.

18. Do you go to church every Sunday?
No

19. Do you have a tan?
No, I don’t really tan much with this skin! I just try to not be blinding white- that’s all I can really hope for.

20. Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
No, I like both.

21. Do you drink your soda with a straw?’
Fountain soda- yes. Can- no.

22. What did your last text message say?
It was about lunch tomorrow with Sarah (lunch plans are very important to me- in case you can’t tell).

23. What are you doing tomorrow?
working, lunch with Sarah at a Hibachi place, going home to clean and prep for Thanksgiving.

25. Look to your left, what do you see?
Police patches and pins on my bulletin board.

26. What color is your watch?
I have two, both are silver. One has a black face, the other is totally silver.

27. What do you think of when you hear Australia!
Kangaroo/koala

29. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
Drive thru, unless I have to pee.

30. What is your favorite number?
6

31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone
Kerrie

32. Any plans today?
Going grocery shopping with Greg for Thanksgiving stuff.

33. How many states have you lived in?
5

34. Biggest annoyance right now?
the airlines

35. Last song listened to?
“All I Need” Mat Kearney

36.Can you say the alphabet backwards?
Not without a lot of thought.

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, but I probably should.

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
black boots/shoes

39. Are you jealous of anyone?
People who have traveled a lot. Friends with kids. People in jobs I aspire to do.

40. Is anyone jealous of you?
I don’t know.

41, Do you love anyone?
Yes

42. Do any of your friends have children?
Yes, some do.

43. What do you usually do during the day?
Accept and process evidence.

44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
Hate is a strong word…

45. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?
That or some variation of it. I’m more of a “hi” or “hey” kind of person.

46. What color is your car?
charcoal gray (it’s so pretty 🙂

47. Do you like cats?
sure

48. Are you thinking about someone right now?
My family

49. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Yes, I’ve been to three of them.

50. How did you get your worst scar?
I have one buried in my eyebrow that I got when I was young riding my bike. I fell off and hit my head on wood in our wood pile. I got some stitches.

November 24, 2009 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment

Random thoughts…

-I love to smother Greg with kisses when he’s still in bed sleeping in the morning. I know I wake him up but I can’t help it. He’s all warm, squishy, and cuddly, and I just like doing it.
-I don’t understand what that thing our janitor is pushing around the carpet is. It seems like a combination of a vacuum and street sweeper. Weird.
-I need to buy a pot for my new plant sprouts that Gibson gave me today.
-I think I’m due for a haircut, but fear my work of growing out my hair will be “cut short”, pun intended.
-The forty VCRs stacked outside my office door need to find their way somewhere else soon.
-I want to clean out my closet when I am not home and think about it, but when I am home and think about it, I don’t want to.
-I’m debating about whether to ask for gift cards to Ann Taylor/Banana Republic for Christmas or an immersion blender. Leaning towards the gift cards. I can keep crushing potatoes in the soup with the spoon…
-I love the pajamas I got at Target yesterday. I think I’ll get some for my mom for Christmas.
-I want to paint my finger nails dark purple this week. Although- I did just see gray nail polish on Hilary Swank on Oprah and liked that too.
-I miss my brother today.
-My passenger side rear tire has a leak. And I need an oil change. Ugh.
-I’m listening to “To Live and Die in LA”- Tupac. Love me some Tupac. That’s right.

November 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

Fall Playlist

I saw this on someone else’s blog and thought I would do it too:

Dandelion- The Damnwells
Fearless- Colbie Caillat
Lifeline- Mat Kearney
I Never Told You- Colbie Caillat
Everything- The Damnwells
The Mess I Made- Parachute
Never Be Ready- Mat Kearney
Paradise Cove- Pete Yorn
Closer to Love- Mat Kearney
Long Time Nothing New- Pete Yorn
Droplets- Colbie Caillat
Red Light- David Nail
Closer Than We Are- The Damnwells
Broken- Lifehouse
She is Love- Parachute
Down With the Ship- The Damnwells

I sometimes get a bunch of new stuff that I just put on heavy rotation. That’s pretty much what this all is.

November 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm Leave a comment

44 Things about me

Taken from my friend’s Facebook notes…

1. Do you like blue cheese?
yes

2. Have you ever been out of the country?
yes, but sadly only to Jamaica, Mexico, and Canada. Still badly want to travel more of the world!!

3. Do you own a gun?
Yes, a Glock 27

4. What flavor of Kool Aid was your favorite?
I haven’t had Kook Aid in a loooooooooong time, but probably some red colored kind.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
yes

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I like em every once in a while. I like mine with spicy mustard and relish.

7. Favorite Christmas movie?
I have a bunch: Elf, Christmas Vacation, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon version).

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Green tea or coffee (preferably flavored coffee)

9. Can you do push ups?
eh, not that well…

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
My engagement ring. It’s platinum with a round cut diamond and two baguettes on the sides.

11. Favorite hobby?
reading or running with other people.

12. Do you have A.D.D.?
no

13. What’s your favorite shoe?
I got these cute peep-toe black snake-skin sling-back heels a couple months ago. I think they are very cute.

14. Middle name?
Lauren

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
1. I have to pee! 2. I wonder if my friend Kerrie is working today (I haven’t seen her in a while because she’s been out). 3. What do I want for lunch today…

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
coffee, Green Tea, water

17. Current worry/s?
Halloween. What are we doing? Staying home or going out? I need to either get mass amounts of candy to pass out if we stay home, or get a costume if we’re going out.

18. Current hate right now?
That Greg is furloughed.

19. What do you wish for in the coming year?
Greg to get called back. To get pregnant if that happens.

20. How did you bring in the New Year?
We went to a friend’s house and drank, ate, and played Nintendo Wii

21. Where would you like to go?
Europe

22. who are the people who will complete this?
?

23. Do you own slippers?
yes, my favorite are these navy blue fleece ones. So soft and cozy.

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
black cable knit sweater

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I’m not sure if I ever have…

26. Can you whistle?
yeah, but not that well.

27. Favorite color?
green or blue

28. Would you be a pirate?
um no

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
I have a shower radio, so sometimes I sing along with that.

30. Favorite girl’s Name?
Lauren, Megan, Emerson.

31. Your eyes?
Blue and green with a yellow ring around the pupil.

32. What’s in your pocket right now?
nothing

33. Last thing that made you laugh?
co-worker telling me about his experience at the Renaissance Fair this weekend.

34. Best bed sheets as a child?
I can’t remember too far back, but I know I had these Ralph Lauren blue pin striped ones I liked in high school.

35. Worst injury you’ve ever had as a child?
Stitches on my eye brow from falling off my bike when I hit a root in the yard

36. What are your plans for the future?
travel, have children, not sure what else I want to do with my career yet…

37.Do you walk around the house naked?
Well sometimes around my bedroom/bathroom, but not the rest of the house. We have a lot of large windows that aren’t covered. I’d be flashing the neighborhood.

38. Who is your loudest friend?
Jen probably

39. How many dogs do you have?
None, I just have three rabbits. Greg wants a dog, but I don’t really want one.

40. Does someone have a crush on you?
I don’t know.

41. What is your favorite book?
Probably The Time Traveler’s Wife.

42. What is your favorite candy?
I like Ghiradeli dark chocolate with rasberry. In general, I like most candy though. Kit Kats, Reeses Pieces/Peanut Butter cups are probably some of my favorites.

43. Favorite Sports Team?
Boston Red Sox. I’m not a good fan though, I usually don’t know what their record is or watch a lot of games.

44. What song do you want played at your funeral?
I have no idea.

October 26, 2009 at 12:37 pm Leave a comment

A few things that made me happy today


I love these spoof Motivational Posters…. SO DAMN FUNNY!
-Today is FRIDAY!
-The hazelnut coffee I had this morning.
-I like the blue top I have on.
-The Damnwells new album is down loadable free and I listened to it all day at work today.
-The Milano cookies I ate this afternoon.
-That I am going to DSW on my way home tonight (I have a pair of shoes I bought that I think are too big and will look for some thing else to exchange them for).
-I finished an annual report at work today that is a huge pain in the butt and won’t have to deal with it again til next year.
-My brother emailed me that he and his wife booked their tickets to come here for a weekend in December which will serve as my family’s holiday weekend this year- always a great time!

October 23, 2009 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment


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