The Alvords tagged me. Sort of. But beyond that, I've had a few people ask why I haven't done one of these. So here you are.
Where were you born? Iowa
Middle name: Jean
How old will you be this year? 29
Nicknames: Josh used to call me “Maganda” (It means “beautiful” in Tagalog)
Are you taller than your mother or father? yes for mom, no for dad
Do you cry often during movies? No
What is your biggest pet peeve? Smart people acting stupid.
Favorite color: Dark green (almost black)
Favorite foods: Italian, dark chocolate
Favorite restaurants: Logan: Le Nonne, I.F.: The Cellar, Syracuse NY: The Clam Bar, I also enjoy the Rodizio Grill when I'm in the mood to make a complete pig of myself.
Favorite beverage: water, milk, hot chocolate
Favorite cold cereal: Raisin Nut Bran
Favorite smells: the desert after rain, french vanilla candles, lilacs
Favorite time of day: mid-morning
What brand of shampoo/conditioner do you use? Shikai
Favorite make-up products? Whatever's on sale…don't wear it much
How many pillows do you sleep with? one
Do you play an instrument? Piano, clarinet, saxophone
Have you ever been skinny dipping? no
Did you do any sports in High School? swimming, tennis
What was the last movie you saw in the theater? Bee Movie with Gavin
What is your favorite article of clothing? this beautiful scarf I bought as a splurge
What is your dream vacation? tour Europe and/or Australia
What was your first impression of your spouse? When he said he was from New York, I knew I would live there some day (and I did).
If you were an animal what would you be? a dragon
What is your favorite “me- time” activity? reading, taking a walk
Favorite TV shows: The Office, Futurama, Scrubs
What is your dream car? Don't really care. Cars aren't overly important to me. I'd like decent public transportation here, though…
What is one of your weaknesses? A too-practical view of people.
What do you fix for dinner when there's nothing to fix? I eat meat, cheese and bread. Or get one of the frozen meals that we keep on hand for just such occasions.
If you could live in a different decade/era which one would it be? Gah! This one's fine. If the Middle Ages were really as cool as they are represented in fiction, maybe. But I am aware that they were dirty and disgusting.
Do you consider yourself outgoing? Only with people I know.
What is something you are constantly working on? Increased patience
Any hidden talents? Not really. Unless the ability to blind others with the whiteness of my legs counts.
What is a word or phrase you overuse? “Too bad for you”
What was the hardest thing that happened to you this past year? Seeing how much I owe in taxes.
What is the best thing that happened to you this past year? Feeling like I'm “arriving” as a blogging professional.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish this year? Learn to play the guitar
The best piece of advice you learned this past year? Relax about what you, personally, can't affect.
People I am going to tag: anyone who wants to share more about themselves