1. When did you start blogging?
I started my first blog in 2002. I don't remember why, but it was probably because some friend of mine had one and therefore I had to have one too. I mainly wrote about my day-to-day life. I imagine it was really boring to read. Since then I've changed topics and blogs a handful of times, since I get bored easily. I got serious about posting regularly after blogging for Weddingbee.
2. If you won the lottery, what would be one big splurge that you would make?
I would be the most boring person ever to win the lottery, I'm sure. I'd want to save it all so I could afford to retire, travel, do fun things and never have to worry about the monehz. But ... I would want to buy a few pairs of designer shoes. Just because. Maybe some Jimmys or Manolos or Loubs. Or the entire Zappos warehouse. You know, by accident.
I should not have Googled Jimmy Choo. Now I need to find $595 so I can own these.
3. What is your favorite meal to cook?
Corn chowder. Not because it's particularly fun to make, but because it makes Matt really happy. And it's freaking delicious.
4. What was one of your most memorable dates?
Obviously when we first got together, we had a lot of high school events to go to, like prom and band banquets and graduations. But some of my favorite pre-college dates were when we would drive down to the lake and have picnics and wade around in the water until it got dark, then we'd sit in the back of Matt's truck and watch the stars and eat gummi bears, because those were Matt's favorite. It's not that it's a particularly memorable moment, but I like it since it's right at the beginning. :)
5. Do you have a pet? If so, how did you come about naming her?
My kitty-boo, Elliott, is a girl. She got her name because I used to watch Scrubs all the time, and I really liked the name Elliott for a girl. Also, I knew Matt would never let me name any future girl children that, and I couldn't let the name go to waste.
6. What was your favorite board game to play as a child?
My family used to play the board game Trouble, where the dice is in a little "poppable" bubble in the center of the board. My dad would always say he wasn't going to play unless he got to be green.
7. If you could live in any chapter of U.S. history, which would you pick and why?
The only history class I ever really liked was Tudor England, when we studied King Henry VIII and his wives and all the drama that went on there. I think I would enjoy that time period, so long as I wasn't one of the wives. It would have made for a lot of good town gossip, and that would have been fun.
8. What is your biggest pet peeve?
I really hate the phrase "pet peeve."
9. What is a popular travel destination you honestly have no interest in visiting?
I know a lot of people that have always loved the idea of going to Africa and going on a safari, but I have never had any desire to go to Africa. In fact, I've had a lot of desire to NOT go to Africa, for a totally ridiculous reason. I'm a major hypochondriac, and in the seventh grade, we learned about the Ebola virus. I'm pretty sure that day scarred me for life, because I spent the next four years convinced I was going to somehow contract it, even though it had only ever been found in one part of Africa. So the irrational part of my brain is convinced that I will pick up some fatal disease if I go.
Not even if I could see all the cute kitties this close.
10. If you could meet three celebrities (real or dead), who would you choose?
It's almost too hard to pick just three! So I'm going to say Tina Fey, Kristen Bell and Kristin Chenoweth. When I grow up, I want to be all three of them, plus with Kate Middleton's hair. They're all just such brilliant, funny ladies.
11. What has been your life's proudest moment?
I think I have several profound, proud moments, but my most recent one has been starting my own business and growing it, and hearing my husband say he's proud of me for doing so.
I'm not going to tag anyone, but my question for you is: What one thing makes you happier than anything else in the world?