Tag- I’m It!

8 10 2010

The ridiculously adorable and newly married Lindsey at The Amateur Wife tagged me! There’s been a blog “game” of sorts going around, where people get tagged and answer the questions given to them, then make up new questions and tag other bloggers to answer them.

Phew, I hope you followed that. I can’t explain things. My ADD just wants to move on to the questions.

Anyway if you want to read sweet fun awesome Lindsey’s “tag” answers, you can right here! Thanks for tagging me Linds (can I awkwardly nickname you? I sure hope so…) and here goes nothin’!

1. What is a gross food that you really like? (Like pigs feet, or pickled eggs, sardines, liver, etc.)

I’m actually on the other end of the spectrum, where I’m super picky and think simple things like mushrooms and cucumbers count as “gross.” B thinks it’s gross that I ketchup my eggs. My twinner thinks the fact that I love CHEESE is gross. (Note to Twinner- you’re WEIRD.) I guess my peanut butter and popcorn is “gross?”

2. If you didn’t have to worry about money, what would be your dream job?

Ideally, being a stay at home wife or mom would be um, THE BEST. But if I had to work, like, make-an-income work, it would probably be either a pug farm of sorts (aka doggy daycare) or a brewery. I’d love to have a brewing company with B and name our beers after the pugs’ nicknames, like Bigwit Brown Ale, Sir Harles Hefeweizen, or maybe Sophie-Sophie Stout. I mean come on, I love pugs and I LOVE beer.

3. What is the lamest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? Nurse A was a chick magnet last year, which teeters on the fine line between lame and extremely awesome.

I was a box of tissues once. I also made an appearance as a piece of cake. And a lobster. All of which I wish I had photos of. I’m sure my mom does somewhere, and I assure you, if she remembers to look and finds them, and then actually remembers to scan them and send them… I will POST THEM. Here are a variety of others to show you all:

High school’s fave: Jan Brady!

And a similar yet different take the next year in college… 80’s girl!

Then in college my junior year I was a Queen Bee. I turned a wand into a stinger and stung people with it. Blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol.

And B and I even were a “couples” costume once, sort of. I was a girl on the walk of shame and he was the guy that passed out at a party early.

So, there ya go.

4. Do you have any signed books? What are they, and what’s the story behind them? (If you have lots, just pick one of the most interesting. David Sedaris signed a book for me once and drew a pug in it.)

I have a few books from Bobbi Brown (the makeup artist) signed. We knew her and her family growing up- she wrote in one to “keep smiling!” My mom has them somewhere – they moved when I was in college to a smaller house so I have tons of stuff that’s “mine” that I don’t know where it is.

I also am OBSESSED with Jodi Picoult. And met her. And nearly had sixteen aneurysms.

5. What are three random things in your purse right now?

Tums Smoothies (yummy and necessary!), Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets (ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY!), and a mint tin full of coins (since I don’t have a real wallet, or money for the most part.)

6. What is one thing that never fails to make you feel better after a long or hard day?

PUGS! Pugs on my lap will always make my day better.

7. What is a weird subcategory on your Netflix movie suggestions? I’m talking about the weird movie categories they merge together like “Emotional Military Dramas” or “Quirky Television Dramas with a Strong Female Lead.”

I don’t handle our Netflix so I really have no idea what this even means? I think we’re cancelling it since we have HBO anyway. I like old corny movies like 3 Ninjas and Clue though.

8. And, because I’m the Amateur Wife, what is the one household chore that you either hate to do or are really bad at doing? Like I suck at ironing.

I hate having to vacuum but like how great it looks when it’s finally done. I also hate doing dishes but feel really satisfied when it’s done. I mostly despise LAUNDRY and making the bed though. I hate most housework!!!


Alrighty, since that’s done, time to tag eight of you guys and give you your questions!

And my questions for you girls:

  1. If you could pick any one animal to have as a pet, what would you choose?
  2. What is the weirdest injury you have ever sustained?
  3. What is the worst insult you’ve ever received?
  4. Which character from Friends was your favorite? And if you didn’t watch Friends… who the F are you?
  5. What is the best “go-to” recipe in your arsenal?
  6. If you could go back and change one detail of your life, what would you change and why?
  7. Which of the 50 United States would you least like to live in?
  8. What was your favorite class in high school or college?

I can’t wait to see all of your answers!



31 08 2010

What is substance anyway? I don’t know, but apparently, my blog? It has it.

At least if you ask Brandi, the Twenty-something Florida Wife!

I adore Brandi!!! She totally came out as a blog lurker of mine, and I am BEYOND glad she did. She had an out-of-this world wedding, and she and her hubby look so in love! I am really enjoying her recaps. I also love how involved she is with animal rescue and how much I learn about animals and all things Florida when I read her blog. Add her to your reader, STAT!

Thanks for listing me as one of your 10 when you got this award!

Now I’m supposed to sum up my blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience in 5 words…

  1. Sarcasm
  2. Judging
  3. Creepy/Creepiness
  4. Awkward/Awkwardness
  5. Random/Randomness.

Can you guess which ones represent which things?

And now I share my 10 favorite blogs with substance. In no particular order, here are some of my favorite blogging ladies:

  1. Jennell at OMG in Indy (she’s NEW, she’s in INDY!!!, and you’ll love her)
  2. Layla from Wish Fulfillment Everyday
  3. LauraLou from Lucky in Love
  4. Em from Burning River Bride and now A Leap Begins
  5. Jesstagirl (and her Officer)
  6. Bestie Laura at Happy Hour with a Housewife
  7. Smitty!!! from Just Another Smith
  8. Nikki at The Fashionable Wife
  9. Lindsey at The Amateur Wife
  10. Steph at Life of a Husband and Wife

You are all blogs that I get excited to see in my reader, whether I just started reading them or have been since you started!

Also… here’s a Bugg pic… you know… just cause!

Someone is so tired that the couch is eating her!

Can’t wait to see the blogs everyone I listed will select for their 10!


8 07 2010

I got an award! Squeeeee! It’s from Dancy at Beer Budget Bride’s Musings.

A few things I must do:

Thank the person who gave you the award.

Thanks Dancy! I am so honored that you listed me 🙂 And I cannnnnot wait to read about your wedding. Or crash it. Whatever… just saying.

Share seven things about you.

  1. I freak out at the sound of velcro. Yet it was apparently invented on my birthday. The sound makes my skin crawl.
  2. Christina Ricci was my childhood babysitter. I hated her.
  3. I only tried ground beef (in hamburger helper) for the first time this past month. In my LIFE.
  4. I had two dogs before my first pug… one was a Yorkie/Maltese named Emma (this was before they called them Morkies or whatever) and one was a Spitz aka American Eskimo named Snowball. My mom gave both of them away.
  5. I like to eat Smartfood white cheddar popcorn with peanut butter. It’s delicious.
  6. In college I said I was a liberal because my friends were, but when I decided to actually do research I realized that I personally had a much more conservative view (I’ll pause as you all un-follow me.) I’m proud to be a young conservative but accepting of others’ views, of course! (And encourage everyone to do research for themselves to see where they fall.)
  7. I found working in NYC to be one of the most overwhelming experiences in my life. Three months was enough. My first day I got a hug from a NYPD officer. He said “it looks like you need it.”

Nominate 15 newly discovered blogs.

  1. My sister Rosh! OBV! She just posted about our dog Oliver who once pooped a sock.
  2. Smitty aka Miss Puppy Love because I love her new “Just Another Smith” blog!
  3. Tara from Fabulous but Evil who I found off of 20SB. LOVE the snarkiness.
  4. Completely Random Sally who has a really inspiring blog.
  5. Everyday Life with Sara who HAS A PUG and just started her blog!
  6. Melissa from Newlywed in RI who is a knottie friend of mine!
  7. Amanda from Tales from the SalTals since she has so much exciting stuff going on right now!
  8. Tova because she’s HILARIOUS.
  9. Kelly aka Domesticated Jonesy aka Cato’s Mom since her house is GORG and I’m jealous.
  10. Three Pugs and a Baby… seriously how could I NOT be obsessed with that blog?
  11. Layla at Wish Fulfillment Every Day since we both like things like mini coopers.

    Wow this is a lot, you were right Dancy. Anyway the last four aren’t at ALL new to
    me but I LOVE them so I’m adding them too. So deal with it.

  12. Laura at Happy Hour with a Housewife. Since she’s my bestie.
  13. Stephanie at The Geese and Us since she’s hot and I might get to see her soon!
  14. Em from Burning River Bride since her new haircut is HAWTTTT!
  15. Lucky in Love Laura cause she always keeps me entertained with her tweets!

Let your nominees know about the award!

Um I think you all know? Or will find out when you visit my blog! If not… awkward for you! Thanks for the award Dancy!