Thursday, April 26, 2007

Friday Feast #141

How fast can you type? I don't know in WPM, but it's pretty fast, as long as no one is watching!

What is your favorite online game? I used to play Family Feud all the time

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), how intelligent do you think you are? Hmm..maybe 7/8- I usually score pretty high on IQ tests... I'm a dork. :)

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Name three of your best teachers from your school years. My 1st/3rd grade teacher, was is a descendant of the creator of Monopoly, my 5th grade teacher, who took me to Gettysburg, PA, and my mom ;)

What are your plans for this upcoming weekend? Tomorrow I have to run to town to pay a deposit for my electric, Saturday & Sunday I'll be on a road trip!!

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The last few days have been busy around here. On Tuesday, I drove to my soon-to-be new home to sign apartment and job papers. The weather was beautiful- on the way back to my parents house, I had the windows down and the music just blasting. Gotta love it!

On Wednesday (yesterday), my mom left to pick my 21 y/o sister Shae from college- her semester is already over! Lily (12) and Rach (almost 7) had their friend Annie over for a few hours in the afternoon, and then we headed to town. We took my 19 y/o sis Amata and her friend Georgia out to Pizza Hut for Amatas birthday- Georgia is coming with us on our roadtrip this weekend, so it was nice to hang out with her a bit more. After we dropped the college gals back off at campus, the youngers and I went shopping at Wally World. I went in for wrapping paper (to wrap Landon's baby gifts), paint samples (so I can figure out what colors I want to paint the apartment) and french bread (for garlic bread). I left the stinkin' store with all of that, in addition to about 4 kinds of drinks and 10 varieties of snacks for the trip...and two camis (one in light blue, the other is a striped blue/green pattern). I also picked up a pair of capris and some shorts...very comfy!

This morning I dragged Lil & Rach out of bed and took them to the dentist. Lucky them- they just had to sit in the waiting room and wait for me- it ended up being a bust. I have what I thought was a filling that came out, but the dentist basically said (long story short) it needs either a root canal or removal. Either option is fine with him- he said neither is a "bad" decision. So, now I have to figure that out-- fun, fun! We stopped by Kroger because I needed to pay the deposit on electricity for my apt, but I forgot the acct. # so that didn't work out too well either. I had such a successful morning! ;) By the time our 2 worthless errands were complete, it was noon and I was hungry, so we picked up some pizza and headed to campus. Can I just say how much I LOVE my Amata's friends? She has about a million (literally!) because she's a social butterfly, but I've met most of them, and they just crack me up. We hung out with my sister's boyfriend Jolly as well as a few of the friends this afternoon, and it was wonderful. The girls were thrilled because campus was hosting its "Spring Fling" and today there happened to be free cotton candy. Add that to the sweet tea (holy crap, oh soooo sweet!) from McD's and they were running on sugar the rest of the afternoon. We cooked up a bunch of spaghetti & garlic bread for dinner (the whole fam + 3 of Amata's friends were here) before I ran Lily to her play practice. I just finished watching "The Office" and will probably end the day by reading my new Grey's Anatomy book that arrived from Paperbackswap the other day- I adore that site!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Sounds about right...

You Are In a Fantastic Mood

You're confident, focused, and on top of your game.

People are attracted to your energy right now.

This is the time to go for it - you're likely to get what you want!

I'm always told I look young...

You Probably Look Younger Than Your Age

You live a healthy lifestyle and know how to take care of yourself.
You'll probably have a youthful glow for many years.


You Are a Hot Fudge Sundae

Classic, simple, and divine.
Why mess with perfection?

Thursday Thirteen- 4/25/07

13 Random Musings
1. I am moving on Tuesday-- and haven't even touched the boxes yet

2. I have a dentist appointment @ 10 tomorrow morning that I'm not looking forward to. I need to get a cavity re-filled because the filling came out...about 6 months ago

3. I am taking 4 girls (ages 19, 19, 12, and almost 7) on a 6 hr (one way) road trip this weekend...and I can't wait! We're going to have a blast! Three of the gals are my sisters, and the other one is my sister's college friend, who is a blast to hang out with. We're leaving early Saturday morning and will be back sometime late Sunday afternoon

4. While we're gone, we get to meet our newest cousin, Landon, who was born April 14th

5. In some ways, I cannot wait to move- I think I'll really enjoy the area I'm moving to

6. On the other hand, I'm super-scared to begin another new job, in a new city, where I know almost no one

7. I just finished watching the movie "Duets"- what a waste of time!

8. I am addicted to Facebook (ok, not addicted, but I really find it useful and fun), but hate MySpace

9. I love YouTube- LOVE it

10. I am finding it impossible to read all the blogs I enjoy lately- and I'm not currently working! Yikes...

11. I've still been pretty busy though- seems like I've been running to PA or heading West every day!

12. I co-hosted a bridal shower on Saturday, and it was a blast. I could not have asked for it to go any more smoothly

13. Today is my sister Amy's 19th Birthday- 2 of my other sisters and I took her out to Pizza Hut to celebrate- I know, so elegant, but she had night class and was on a tight schedule! We had fun anyway...

I love "The Office"!!

Which Office character are you?
created with

QOTD 4-25-07: Remotes

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are flat? Do you use a remote control or do you get up and go to the TV like in the “olden days?”

I usually use the remote, if I can find it. If not, I'll replace the batteries or just get up and push the buttons on the TV. :)


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

QOTD 4-24-07: Neurosis

Pick your neurosis: Would you rather have to crow like a rooster using a megaphone on your front lawn as the sun was rising every day, or anonymously ring the doorbells of all your neighbors every night?

Doorbells here, I’m a complete night person!


Tuesday Twosome

  1. Mail-in rebates: A pain to deal with or worth the wait to get money back? I say worth the wait- I just got $20 back on my cell phone!
  2. Warranties: Take a chance without them or a must have when buying high-priced items? The only thing I have a warranty with is my computer- completely worth it to me.
  3. Product knowledge: Research before you buy or rely on salesperson? I always do my own research online, but if I'm trying to decide between a few options, I'll listen to their opinion.
  4. Word of mouth: Base purchases on what your friends say or disregard because you know what you are doing? Depends on what it is for me-- when it comes to technology, I'm a bit ahead of most of my friends, but if it's clothes, they're way ahead of me! ;)
  5. New Versions: Must buy the latest version right away or wait for a while? Wait a while- let the price come down and get most of the kinks worked out-- then I'll buy :)
Tuesday Twosome

Friday, April 20, 2007

Friday Feast #140

What is your favorite kind of bread? Italian, or maybe garlic. Do bagels count? Ohh gosh...bread related products are something I eat a ton of ;)

When was the last time you bought a new pillow? Hmm...maybe about 6 months ago...

Approximately how many hours per week do you spend surfing the ‘net? WAY too many, but I love it!

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What’s the highest you remember your temperature being? It was 103 something last time I was sick. It sucked.

Fill in the blanks: When I ____________, I _____________. When I apartment shop, I have fun but then come home EXHAUSTED!! (yes, right now qualifies) It was still a blast though!

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

BTW Sunday

~Your Favorites~

By the Way...
1. April, May, or June? May...the weather is finally warming up!

2. birthday, Christmas, other? Christmas- my family is usually all together, and that's the only time of the year this happens. This Christmas, my sister will be arriving back from Europe just a week before Christmas, and she'll have so many tales of her backpacking adventures! It'll be great!

3. breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Dinner- it's almost always spent with family and/or friends

4. car, truck/SUV, or van? Van- I drove a Honda Odyssey at my last job and enjoyed it so much!

5. lounging, shopping, or sightseeing? Sightseeing! I'm a traveler on the go :)

6. blonde, brunette, or redhead? I've always wanted to be a redhead...

7. mystery, romance, or history? I enjoy mysterious romances ;)

8. slow, medium, or fast? Depends on what we're talking about...

9. apples, bananas, or oranges? Apples w/ cheese rock!

10. Friday, Saturday, or Sunday? Umm...Saturday I guess, I don't like Sunday's at all but Friday's are usually fun.

BTW Sunday

Friday, April 13, 2007

Random 5 Meme

5 Foods You Enjoy:
1. Pizza
2. Cheese
3. Tacos
4. Chicken
5. Strawberries

5 Artists With The Most Songs In Your Music Collection:
1. The Nields (42 songs)
2. Nickel Creek (29 songs)
3. Michael W. Smith (24 songs)
4. Dar Williams (23 songs)
5. Caedmon's Call (18 songs)

5 Things That Scare You: (I don't have that many!)
1. Appendicitis (no idea why, always has!)
2. Driving in Snow
3. Driving in Ice
4. Driving in Snow & Ice (although I did a dang good job of it last week!)
5. Being alone forever

5 Most Played Songs In Your Music Collection:
1. This Happens Again and Again- Nields
2. Keep Your Mind Wide Open- AnnaSophia Robb
3. Hey There Delilah- Plain White T's
4. The Guide- Borne
5. Glow in the Dark Plastic Angel- Nields

5 Random Facts About You:
1. When I was 12, I broke my arm. I was at a VBS, it was early in the morning, and I was wearing flip flops. The ground was wet, I fell, and two other girls fell on top of me. My dad used peas or corn as ice to keep the swelling down, which the doctors all thought was funny.

2. When I was in Kindergarten, I had your run of the mill school photos taken. My parents ordered a set and sent them to family up East. Over 10 years later, one of my photos, wallet-sized, was found in the house of a man that had just died. It was found in a different state than where the picture was taken and we did not know the guy who had possession of it. It still creeps me out to think of it.

3. I was homeschooled from 6th-12 grade. Yes, I was socialized. Yes, I went to college (early). Yes, I'm normal. Most of the time, anyway ;)

4. I lived in Europe for 4 months when I was 19 and loved it. I want to go back, every day!

5. I love Paperbackswap! I really enjoy reading, but when I lived in MA, the library system sucked, and I was drawn to PBS. LOVE IT!

Friday Feast #139

When you were a child, which crayon color was your favorite? Cerulean blue!

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest), how likely would you be to change jobs if it required you to move? Well, I would say 10, especially since I just (as in earlier this week) accepted a job requiring me to move! LOL!

Take all the numbers in your birthday and your phone number and add them up, one by one. What’s the total? 62

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Have you ever “re-gifted” anything? If so, what was it and who did you pass it on to? Nope!

Name something you need from the store. Ok, well I don't actually NEED these- but I want them, and if I had a job I'd buy 'em- Capri's and this pretty bag from Old Navy. ;)

Friday Feast # 139

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Travel Personality

Your Travel Personality Is: Easygoing

When you travel, you're looking for a lot of downtime. Vacations are your chance to recoup.
All you need is a scenic spot and plenty of time on your hands. You'll figure out the rest.
You're not one to make lots of plans when you travel. You just follow whatever path seems right.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

I do love London...

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Old BTWs

~Spring Break~

By the way...
Do you have any fond memories of spring breaks gone by?
The first one that comes to mind is Spring '05- my friend Danielle and I flew to Orlando, FL for the week. In '04 I went on a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, which was also amazing, just in a different way.



By the way...
What is your birthstone? Amethyst
Do you like the color, does your birthstone mean anything to you? I don't really care for purple-- so no, but I don't hate it either
Do you have any jewelry or special items that contain your birthstone? Yes, I have earrings that were given to me by a wonderful friend a few years back. I wear them constantly!
If you know anything else about your birthstone's physical attributes or where its found, fill us in. Nada


~It's Almost Thanksgiving~

By the way...

Are you a traditionalist with the turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings? Yes- haha even though Thanksgiving was 5 months ago...
What is your favorite kind of pie? Apple
Will there be a green bean casserole on your table? Yep, and I usually make it
Share a little bit about your family Thanksgiving celebrations. We usually have a big family dinner. In the morning we watch the parade, and after the dinner everyone just sits around talking and laughing


~Left, Right~

By the way...
From where you are now sitting,
if you turn your head to the LEFT, what do you see? books, movies, paper, a heater, laundry, water, drinks...basically all my crap
What would you like to see? a clean floor

From where you are now sitting,
if you turn your head to the RIGHT, what do you see? the wall
What would you like to see? eh, the wall is fine


~Cell Phone Mania~

By the way.....
Are you an avid user/constant talker or never-turn-it-on/emergencies-only user? It's on, but doesn't work out here in the country anyway. I definitely don't talk constantly on it!
When did you buy your very first cell phone and why did you buy it? August '05 was the first one I actually bought, because I was traveling a lot and needed it for interviews. I had two before that though- one in Austria (Fall '04) and for my first nanny job (summer '05)
Describe your ringtone. Depends who's calling. I have 3: "Friends" by MWS for most of my friends, "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter for my friend Mon, and "The Office" theme song for everyone else
Do you consider your cell phone a necessity? Hmm...I would have a hard time getting rid of it now...


~Recreation This-n-That~

With the last official weekend of summer in full swing, everyone is enjoying their favorite activities.
By the way, what's your choice...

White Water Rafting or a Hot Air Balloon? I've always wanted to go white water rafting

Monopoly or Poker? Monopoly

Home Cookout or Favorite Restaurant? Cookout

Badminton or Volleyball? Volleyball

Billiards or Ping Pong? Ping-pong

Miniature Golf or Laser Tag? I haven't done laser tag in years- that would be fun

Pool or Lake? Hmm that's a hard one for me. I love both-- but I guess pool

Shopping or a Movie? Movie, I don't really like shopping.

Camp Site or Hotel? Haha, hotel

Mountain Biking or Horseback Riding? Biking!

Reading a Book or Playing Video Games? Book, hands down

Bird Watching or Cave Exploring? cave exploring- I used to go exploring in my G-pa's cave in NJ- what a blast!

Sailing or Jet Skis? Jet Skis

Flea Market or Football Game? Flea market

Fishing or Swimming? Swimming


~Tastes of Summer~

By the Way...
Which do you prefer?
watermelon, canteloupe, or peaches? canteloupe, I don't really like watermelon...or peaches
snowcones, popsicles, or an ice cream cone? good old ice cream cone
ice tea, lemonade, or a soda? iced tea
grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, or chicken? hmm...chicken I guess, especially if it's from Butcher Boy


~Live Events~

By the way...
Would you rather attend...
a rock concert or a bluegrass festival? yi- rock I guess, unless Nickel Creek is Bluegrass?
a car show or a craft show? crafts, I'm not into cars ;)
the ballet or a Broadway show? Broadway I guess...I'd be bored at either though
a Garth Brook’s concert or a Celine Dion concert? Celine Dion, can I bring my friend Colleen?? She looooves Celine!
Stars on Ice or a hockey game? Stars on Ice
the Grammies or the Oscars? Oscars


~Candy Dreams~

By the way...
Which do you prefer?

Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Milk
Hard candies or chewy candies? Both
Tootsie Pops or Blow Pops? Tootsie
Plain M&Ms or Peanut M&Ms? Plain
Are you tempted by the candy display at the grocery store check-out? Not usually
What is your absolute favorite candy? I don't know...I like Milkfuls but I also really miss my Austrian Milka and KinderEggs!


Cityscapes- By the Way

Very cool site I came across- By the Way


By the way...
Miami or Honolulu? Honolulu...I've always wanted to visit Hawaii.

Nashville or Dallas? Nashville- I have a friend who lives there, plus I've already been to Dallas.

Chicago or Denver? Hmm...Denver, just because

New York City or Los Angeles? I loved both-- but going with LA since it's warmer at the moment!

Washington D.C. or Boston? I love Boston :)

Last but not least....Paris or London? Both were wonderful, but Paris is calling my name.

Friday Feast #138

When you travel, which mode of transportation do you prefer? I love to drive, as long as I have music, but I also enjoy flying.

Have you ever met a blogging friend in person? No blogging friends, but a few internet friends.

When was the last time you were really, really tired? Last Sunday. My sister and her college friends kept me up way too late and I had to get up early. I was a mess.

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If you could have dinner with any one fictional character from a book or movie, who would it be? Katy Hart from the Karen Kingsbury books

Fill in the blank: One day, I hope to see _______________. One day I hope to see Australia!

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