Thursday, January 19, 2012

11 Fun Facts About Me

Tag, I’m it! Special thanks to Dana at Sweeping Through Life for tagging me in the latest round of getting-to-know-you blog questionnaires. Take a quick glimpse at the rules, and then check out my answers below.


1. You must post these rules.
2. Each person must post 11 things about herself on her blog.
3. Answer the questions the "tagger" listed for you in her post, and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You must choose 11 people to tag and link to them in the post.
5. Go to each blogger’s page and mention that you have tagged her.

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1. What is your favorite song?

Imagine by John Lennon

2. How do you like to spend an evening with the hubby?

At least once a week, we like to eat out at a new or favorite restaurant, and otherwise enjoy relaxing at home with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

3. What is your favorite color?

Grape and plum shades of purple, though I also currently love turquoise and blush.

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4. What is your favorite ice cream?

Mint chocolate chip!

5. What do you do for a living?

From 2006-10, I was a congressional aide on Capitol Hill, where I worked in public relations and committee administration. Currently, I’m working toward completing my master’s degree in publishing and have also been active in coordinating weddings, editing a professional wedding blog and engaging in various types of writing throughout the past year.

6. What day of the week do you like the most?

Saturday, especially when I’ve gotten enough classwork and errands done during the week that I can actually take the day off to relax or head out for some fun!

7. Do you have a favorite TV show?

My all-time favorite is Gilmore Girls, which I still DVR in reruns on ABC Family to watch each evening while I unwind from my day. I especially love the show’s well-written dialogue, which is helping influence my own voice as an aspiring fiction writer.  

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8. Why do you blog?

For a creative release, to relieve stress, to connect with a likeminded community of friends, and most importantly, to have fun!

9. What is your favorite quote?

Be the change you want to see in the world. 
– Gandhi

10. Do you have a favorite food?

I like my food spicy and full of flavor, and though it’s hard to pinpoint just one specific item, I’ll never turn down the chance to nosh on Mexican, Indian or Thai dishes.

11. What beauty product can you not live without?

Blistex Raspberry Lemonade Blast Lip Protectant in SPF 15 to help keep the cold sores at bay, especially during the windy winter months.  

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And now, my own set of questions, which I'm opening up to all of my fabulous readers. In keeping with the above-noted rules, I’ve also gone ahead and specifically tagged 11 of my most active High Heels & Flip-Flops commenters, though this is not at all an exhaustive list. (If you each don’t have the chance to answer, no worries at all, since I know that while they’re fun, it can be hard to find the time to complete these types of Q&A posts. No pressure whatsoever!)

1) Who inspires you, whether historically, in your day-to-day life, or both?
2) Do you have a favorite season?
3) What’s your top goal to accomplish within the next five years?
4) What was the first job you ever had?
5) What’s your all-time favorite book?
6) What’s the most unique place you’ve traveled to so far in your lifetime?
7) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
8) Which qualities do you love most about yourself?
9) If you could describe yourself in just one word, what would it be?
10) What’s your favorite type of workout routine?
11) What’s your favorite guilty pleasure meal or snack?  

Elle @ Elle Sees
Laura @ Saying I Do 


  1. Thanks for tagging me! I'll definitely try to participate :) I love Gilmore Girls and was thinking of adding the entire series to my Netflix queue since I missed most of them the first time around.

  2. Thank you for tagging me! I had no idea you once worked in the political world, that sounds awesome yet somewhat intimidating! Shockingly, I've never seen an episode of the gilmore girls in its entirety! Not sure why! And I know the feeling about pictures, colours and make-up. Heather, it's taken me a long time to figure this all out so keep experimenting and always remember, what you see in person is not always the same in front of the lens.

  3. LOL Thanks for the tag!
    Wow we are really similar: John Lennon-loving, Ghandi-quoting, Mexican food-eating, chapstick wearing bloggettes!
    Can't wait to post my answers!

  4. i remember how much i loved Gilmore Girls ... it was such a great show!

    and Saturday is my favorite day of the week too, hehe :)

  5. p.s. i absolutely love that your cat's name is Twix!

  6. Gilmore Girls is so classic! I also love the Gandhi quote and am trying to make the changes in my life now!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  7. This was fun to read! Thanks for tagging me. :) We have favorite colors in common. I love purple but also really like turquoise.

  8. Great answers and it's awesome to get to know more about you! Love your switch from politics to weddings...I need a fun switch like that!! Thanks for tagging me:-)

  9. Love your answers, Gilmore Girls is such a great show, I used to watch it when it first came on and stopped watching for some reason a little bit after she went to college...I think I was busy in college myself! Id have to say Dawson's Creek is that show for me! Great favorite song too!!

    I didnt know your Masters was for exciting.

    My husband loves, loves spicy food too!

    PS thanks for being an awesome friend and for tagging me! xoxo

  10. imagine is a beautiful song! and i can't decide what my favorite food is either! mexican, thai, japanese, all soo good!

  11. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream too. Thanks for playing along.

  12. Just found your blog! we are opposites: I am a DC girl living in Cali. Love your header in OT, it is one of my favorite places ever!

  13. thanks for the tag. we have the same fave color (this automatically makes us besties in my mind).
    1) great-granny
    2) autumn
    3) no idea
    4) shampoo girl in my grandmother's salon. i made it 1 day.
    5)i don't have one! and i have a couple of english degrees. i can't decide.
    6) costa rica is not a usual place
    7) london, sydney, new orleans
    8) i'm caring and a great listener
    10) i need to start one
    11) coconut cake

  14. I love that you and your husband spent one night out every week. Mr. A and I have our date nights every Saturday. It is nice having that to look forward to.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  15. Oh, yes! Imagine is one of my favorite songs too!

  16. Yay! thanks for the tag, I'll try and do this next week :) Saturday is my favorite day of the week too...a very close second to Fridays...I'm always in such a good mood on Fridays.

  17. Your job on Capitol Hill sounds interesting. I have never watched the Gilmore Girls, but I feel like I missed out. Loved learning more about you.


  18. What a great idea. I just tweeted that Ghandi quote. Love it.

  19. love gilmore girls too! wsa never a big show in the UK-was shown on saturday mornings at like 10am i think-so never watched a lot of them-but thought it was brill.


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