Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I got Tagged!!!

For some reason blog hopping and tagging excites me. This one isn't too much different from the Seven things tag. In fact I think I'll be answering some of the same questions. I was tagged by Erica over at Mi Todo (read: my everything) (thanks for the tag!!) She's due with her first- a baby girl any day now. Her last bumpdate was at 39 weeks so I'm sure we'll get a "She's here!" post pretty soon.

And then I got tagged by Shannon over at Crazy Beautiful. So I decdied to update this post and add the pictures that I was suppose to add but forgot.

There are five rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things.
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you've tagged them.

At my friend's May 2010 wedding. i was the Matron of Honor. Matron sounds so old.

1. I moonlight as a model. Okay, no I don't but you couldn't tell my alter ego that.

On out first anniversary trip in 2009. I forced my husband to take this pic. My alter ego is out of control!

2. I haven't named my alter ego yet.

This is who I think I look like on the weekends. Beyonce "Upgrade you"

3. My favorite season is summer followed by winter. I also think Summer isn't summer unless there are 90 degrees days, swimming pools, and cookouts. Winter isn't winter if there is not at least one snow day.

I have no pictures of me in winter so a gratuitious picture of my little guy will have to do. This amazing bikini bod is on my honeymoon in 2008. I hope to get that body back one day. #prayforme

4. I heart Atlantic City. I have no idea why but I get all excited driving down the AC expressway and you start seeing the hotel casino billboards as you approach Atlantic Ave.

Confession #1: My husband thinks I'm a loser for liking AC so much. Confession #2 I'm pretty certain that's where my son was conceived =). Unrelated to conception- I have an Uncle who lives in AC and I adore going to see him. Mainly because he's 92 and still living ALONE. I hope I inherited THOSE genes.
5. I can't wait to take my child(ren) to Disney World.

***You will NOT believe what happened since I originally posted this. I normally don't like to spill the beans about trips before they happen but... we are going to Orlando next year!!! I wouldn't normally plan to take a year and a half year old to Disney but it's for my husbands job so to Disney we go (while he's in sessions)!****

6. This is hard

*** And finding pictures for every random thing is proving to be harder.***

7. I haven't made anymore progress with my degree since I last randomly told you about it.

8. I took 2 out of the 4 cake decorating courses that is offered by Wilton at the beginner level. I had planned to finish while on maternity leave. Now I'm planning to finish over the summer. Then I'll plan to finish before Christmas. After that I'll plan to finish over the next summer.
I don't think this is too bad. Balloons and a border are pretty standard cake decorations, right?!

9. I really never intended for people in my personal life to know that I blog (but I'm glad y'all are here!). But then people kept asking me how my pregnancy was going so I just shared it. It was never supposed to go past family, but now 2 people at my job know and I think I am going to get found out by others. I accidentally linked my pinterest profile to facebook. Then when I created my fb page my brother put it on blast. So then one day I had a bunch of new followers from circles that wasn't "supposed" to know. In hindsight it's not really THAT bad, but now I filter my blog like I filter my mouth- and THAT wasn't supposed to happen. I added to the problem by linking my blog in my email siggy so clearly I wasn't trying to keep it secret forever.

10. I want to attend a blog conference. I was surprised when I found out they exist but they look like so much fun! However, since blogging is not my livelihood I doubt this will happen in my lifetime.

11. I missed National Pancake Day two years in a row :(

And now for Erica's questions:
1. If you could only listen to 5 songs for the rest of your life, which songs would they be?

Long as I got King Jesus by Vickie Winans,
Just got paid by Johnny Kemp,
Now/At the party by Maxwell
Dance Tonight by Lucy Pearl
Slow Dance by John Legend
... I think

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I really could not pick just one place. Either Spain or Italy. Maybe London, maybe Tahiti. I really can't pick just one.

3. What is one of your favorite childhood memories?
When I was young I would "chastise" my dad for drinking and driving. No really. I learned in school that drinking and driving was not okay and to me that met your beverage from the fast food drive through we went though. No matter how many times he would tell me that they didn't mean soda- I insisted that he shouldn't be drinking and driving. What can I say- I cared about my dad's safety! This isn't one of my favorites but it did pop into my head this morning as I was drinking my hot cocoa on the way to work.

4. If you were to get a new/your first tattoo, what would it be of?
I'm not really into tattoos. I've rarely seen tattoos in which the ink still looks vibrant after it has healed. It's also way too permanent. I'd like the option to change my mind later. My husband nearly has a half sleeve on his arms but me- not so much. BUT, if someone were to put a gun to my head I would either get a rose on my foot (very Kimora Lee Simmons-ish) or something in a very very discreet location that can't be seen when wearing clothes.

5. Were you in any clubs in high school? Are you still interested in the same things?
I was a cheerleader. That pretty much sums it up. I went to a very small private school and we didn't have money to fund extra curricular activities. Outside of 'school' I was a dancer and a pianist.

6. What is your favorite smell?
This is a tie between my little guy and CK- Be. They don't even make that scent anymore.

7. Do you believe in ghosts? Why?
I'm not sure. Because I've never seen one. However, I'm not totally convinced they don't exist. I've heard believable stories from relatives so I wouldn't rule it out.

8. If you could change one thing about your body would you change anything? What would it be?
I'd like to loose some weight and be healthier overall. I gave up meat for lent (not that I think vegetarians are healthier than carnivores- because I don't) (I had intended to blog about my fast) so I think that it has forced me to look into healthier food choices overall. I don't think I will ever get the time to work out- It's just not foreseeable.

9. What fictional character (movie, t.v. show, or book) do you most relate to?
I don't have answer for this- or enough time to think about it.

10. If you could meet any famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
I think Kimora Lee Simmons would be my choice in this moment. Although she is very wealthy and has a squad of people helping her- I just don't know how she does it!

11. Why did you start blogging?
To document My Journey from Mrs. to Mom :) It is one of the most memorable times in my life and not only did I not want to forget it- I also learned that when people share their experiences with one another it is very helpful.

At this point I am supposed to create 11 new questions and then tag some people. But every blogger I know has already done this. So, if you're a blogger and haven't done this please do so and let me know- I love reading new blogs :)

Okay, and now for Shannon's questions:
1. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would you go?
Popular question, eh? So I'll just add Turks and Caicos, Hawaii and Alaska.

2.If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be?
I think it would be my maternal grandmother's biological mom. It fascinates me to konw where I came from. I'd also like to meet my maternal grandfather's mom. If I had had a baby girl I would have named the baby after her.

3. What do you think is your best trait?
I think I can talk people off a ledge. It all started when I was working at a hostess in a restaurant and all the wait staff used to come to the hostess boothe when it wasn't busy and spill their guts. One of my best friends comes from those 'on the couch' moments.

4. What is your biggest regret?
I'm not sure if I actually have regrets as they have all turned into learning experiences. As much as there are some things I wish I hadn't done- it's made me who I am so I accept it.

5.If you found out you only had 24 hours to live, how would you spend it?
I would probably host a dinner and have all of my loved one come over. I'm a big family gal. In the last 2 hours or so I would ask everyone to leave so it will just be me, hubby, and my baby. This makes me sad thinking that there will be a point when I'm no longer here and we are not together.

6. If you had to choose would you rather sky dive or bungee jump?
Nethier. They are both extremely scary and black people really shouldn't be hanging from anybody's cord. #jussayin'

7.What are your top 5 favorite movies?
I don't really like movies. But...
1. Cadiallac Records
2. Final Destination (the first one only)
3. Love and Basketball
4. still working on these last two...

8. Dogs or Cats?
I'm allregic to both. But I think cats are way more gentle than dogs.

9.Do you have any bizarre habits?
Yes, I'm pretty sure that I've told you that I have a bad habit of picking my nose mindlessly. I know it's pretty gross. Don't judge me.

10. If you had to switch careers what would you like to do?
Hard one. I tihnk I'm going to go with Event Planner/Wedding Coordinator. I recently started working with a wedding planner and it's hard work! I recently worked on this wedding and I'm dying to do more!

11. Do you have any fears?
Dying in a car accident. Being in the medical profession really screws you up. Glad I left that one!


  1. This was really interesting. I think I have some "annoynmous" real life followers because I know they have seen/been on my YT channel. I too filter. A lot. Hence the reason none of my school struggles will EVER make the face of my blog. Ever. And even still, sometimes I feel I overshare! lol.

    I loved reading this and I would say I'll do it...but I've been feeling overwhelmed with blog obligations lately. Which is absolutely absurd bc nobody cares but me. But then again, the person that is always the most critical is ourselves right?!

  2. What is this national pancake day, and why am I just now hearing about it. Any excuse for pancakes is a good one in my book.

    1. I can't believe you missed it! Actually yes I can because I missed it two years in a row :(

  3. I love your argument about drinking and driving! Too funny!

  4. I must have missed this with all the baby madness! Im obsessed with boardwalk empire and really want to go to AC someday too.


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