Nothing like a bit of honesty from someecards this Super Bowl Sunday…
Happy New Year! Okay, okay I know I’m a taaaad bit late, but…it’s still January, so I’m not that late, right?!?!?
In an effort to not scream down the house or throw things at the television during today’s Cowboy game, I thought during halftime I might share one of those “getting to know you” quizzes circulating around the inter webs.
And because I know that 98.76% of the population hates filling these out, I won’t tag anyone…but I love reading your answers, so if you’re in 1.24% who also loves them, feel free to share 🙂
The original quiz is 100 Getting To Know You Questions (but I thought I’d spare you all 100 questions! okay, okay, I just got tired of answering all of them…halftime is only so long, after all)
60 Questions About Me:
- If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Italy or Hawaii or a beach somewhere (not that they’re mutually exclusive, so perhaps a beach in Italy or Hawaii!)
- What is your biggest fear? Disappointing those I love
- What is your favorite family vacation? Going to visit Family & Friends and Going Somewhere I’ve Never Been
- What would you change about yourself if you could? I would ban the nagging, negative voice in my head
- What really makes you angry? ignorance, injustice, and hypocrisy
- What is your favorite book to read? I don’t think I could even narrow it down to 10, but here are a few The Jungle Books, Children of Men, I Know This Much is True, Harry Potter (all of them, of course), To Kill A Mockingbird, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Parasol Protectorate Series., The Spellman Files Series..
- What makes you laugh the most? My friends
- What did you want to be when you were small? Pediatric Surgeon (yes, I was that specific).
- If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Road Trip!
- What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? Football, of the American variety.
- Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? It depends how far I’m going, as I enjoy all three of those modes of transportation
- What would you sing at Karaoke night? Nobody wants to hear that…and I’d like to issue a blanket apology for all those who have
- Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house? It’s a draw between wash the dishes and mow the lawn.
- If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work? Cleaning and de-Addy-hairing my life (if you have a labrador, you understand)
- If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? TACOS!
- Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? A nickname? Try many nicknames: Shez, Shezza, Fezza, Sheshie, Sherbear, Sherrybelle, Sher, Hey you
- Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not? I do because I think it takes a lot of work to pull off a surprise and I’m always appreciative of that
- Would you rather vacation in Hawaii or Alaska, and why? Hawaii. No diss on Alaska, it’s beautiful and I enjoyed visiting, but I looooooooooove Hawaii!
- If money was no object, what would you do all day? Travel the world, eat, write, and pet my dog.
- If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? I don’t know about a specific year, but I think the 1920s would be fun
- How would your friends describe you? You’ll have to ask them, perhaps crazy (in a good way), adventurous, loyal, and secretive
- What are your hobbies? Traveling, reading, scrapbooking, not killing people
- Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? As long as coffee is considered a necessity, I’m good
- List two pet peeves. People who don’t pick up their dog’s poop and people who hold the train doors open
- How many pairs of shoes do you own? about 20 pairs of shoes and perhaps 30 pairs of flip flops. That might be a slight exaggeration….on the shoes.
- What would you do if you won the lottery? Pay off my bills, buy a house, make large donations to charity, travel the world, have an awesomely stocked wine cellar/beer cooler/pantry, and help family & friends
- What form of public transportation do you prefer? (air, boat, train, bus, car, etc.) call me crazy, but I love taking the ferry (and seeing the Statue of Liberty twice a day is an added bonus!)
- What’s your favorite zoo animal? tigers, elephants, and giraffes (oh c’mon, surely you didn’t expect just ONE answer??)
- If you could go back in time to change one thing, what would it be? Not to sound hokey, but I don’t think I’d go back and change anything. I’d be too scared that if I did, I might miss out on meeting some of the most amazing people ever.
- How many pillows do you sleep with? 3…although in total fairness, the cat usually sleeps on one.
- What’s the tallest building you’ve been to the top in? uhhhh….I think the Empire State Building
- What’s your favorite holiday? It used to be Halloween, however, now it’s Thanksgiving
- What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? Packed up everything and moved to another country….twice. Oh and I have walked over hot coals.
- What was the last book you read? Her Final Breath by Robert Dugoni
- What’s your favorite type of foreign food? Sushi
- Are you a clean or messy person? I’m a clean, but clutter person…aka I like things to be clean and look orderly, but don’t open the closet or you risk dying under a deluge of random objects I didn’t feel like organizing
- How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Actual getting ready time, about 20-30 minutes, but I need a good hour to sit on the couch and drink coffee before that process can begin or it gets ugly…very ugly.
- What kitchen appliance do you use every day? Coffee maker. duh.
- What’s your favorite fast food chain? Sonic, Whataburger, and Taco Villa
- What’s your favorite family recipe? Ome’s Peach Cobbler
- Do you love or hate rollercoasters? I’m terrified, but I ride them (and usually enjoy it)
- What’s your favorite family tradition? Driving around on Christmas Eve, looking at Christmas Lights…of course, this has morphed into going to see the Tree at Rockefeller Center
- What’s your favorite movie? The Sound of Music, Steele Magnolias, Miracle on 34th Street (original) and of course, there’s always Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter (and no, you don’t need to comment the last three are series)
- How old were you when you learned Santa wasn’t real? How did you find out? Wait, what?!?! Santa’s not real?!?!?!?
- Is your glass half full or half empty? If this is an analogy for life, half full. If it’s an actual glass of wine or beer (or mug of coffee), then half empty
- What was your favorite subject in school? Biology
- What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten? Chocolate covered worms (and no, I don’t mean gummy worms!)
- Do you collect anything? Hilarious travel stories
- Is there anything you wished would come back into fashion? Jeans that aren’t skinny
- Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Extrovert, who likes a lot of alone time
- Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest? Taste
- Have you ever had a surprise party? (that was an actual surprise) Yes…I was very discombobulated for the first few minutes
- What do you do to keep fit? hahahahahahahahaha….ahem. what was the question? oh yeah, uh…..well, I live in NYC and do a lot of walking, especially up and down subway stairs as well as yoga about twice a year
- Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken? The Supreme Commander is always right. You’re welcome, Auntie K! 😉
- If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Do Not Approach Without Coffee…or Wine…or Beer…or Tacos
- What song would you say best sums you up? I’ve Always Been Crazy, Waylon Jennings
- On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? 9.125
- What was your first job? A frozen yogurt & sandwich shop….long before FOYO was cool.
- How many languages do you speak? Fluently? One but I dabble in about 4 more…
- What is one thing you will never do again? Due to the gag order, I cannot legally answer this question.
If you’re still reading, you rock!! Now, back to yelling at the game…
Happy New Year–here’s to a great 2017!
Alright, the guac is prepared and the beer is cold….now all that is left is–The Commercials! Oh yeah and of course, the game too (I mean, you do have to regular allotments of time to refill the snacks!).
To help get you prep and get you in the spirit, I’ve found a collection of some of the best Super Bowl commercials over the years…enjoy!
oh, and…a puppy.
For those of you out there who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope that you had a wonderful day filled with great food, family and/or friends, football, parades or however you like to celebrate. I spent the day rotating between cooking and loafing and eating an extraordinary amount of cheese–it was a great way to spend a day!
Aside from the getting together with loved ones and cheese (and of course, wine–but isn’t that a given??), my favorite part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Everything that is delicious seems to have even more flavor after sitting in the fridge (although I would say that is true of most things). Thus when you bring them out again for a midnight snack, breakfast, or whenever strikes your fancy, the results are magical.
In that spirit, I present to you my Thanksgiving Bowl:
I know, I know there are some of you reading this now who are disappointed it has nothing to do with football, well…yesterday was a huge disappointment on the football field–so I’d rather just forget those games, thankyouverymuch!
But there isn’t anything disappointing about this bowl! It has everything delicious about Thanksgiving. For me, that would be mashed potatoes, turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce–well almost everything delicious except the pie. I would recommend saving that for dessert…or even better: an appetizer! 😉
So tell me, what’s in your Thanksgiving Bowl?
Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving day filled with lots of turkey, wine, pie, mashed potatoes, wine, pie, and FOOTBALL (you know, all the important things in life!).
Happy New Year!
I hope your holidays have been wonderful and bright and all that jazz.
I recently have been playing host to 4 friends from very different parts of the globe. Now that they have all gone, stillness has quietly crept back into my house (aside from the yelling at the &%*I$(#^&^%$^ football game), which has allowed for some inner reflection of the craziness that was 2014. I had some pretty spectacular moments; unfortunately they were not all happy spectacular moments, but a few gut-wrenching ones as well.
Don’t worry this isn’t going to be a sappy-Shez-has-had-too-much-champers-and-going-to-make-everyone-cry post. First of all, I don’t do sappy very well and secondly, I need to get a move on because it’s halftime and I definitely don’t want to be writing/editing when the game comes on again, lest my laptop be accidentally thrown in a fit of screaming “my granny could run faster than that!”
Where was I? Oh yes: I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers who support me and challenge me and make me laugh. And an even bigger THANK YOU to my amazing family and friends for, well, everything.
I’ve had some very surreal moments this year. Snorkeling with jelly fish, for example, or watching the Times Square ball drop and being covered in confetti or sitting on a deck in Minnesota, staring at a beautiful sunset looking out over Canada or standing next to my cousin while she solidified her life with a really great guy (although NO ONE tell him that because we’ll never hear the end of it!).
Not too long ago, I was having coffee with my friend Des, who remarked that her favorite thing about me was that it didn’t matter what crazy place she wanted to go or what crazy thing she wanted to do, I had a story about why it would be a great idea.
I realized at that very moment that I had been blessed with a very unique outlook on life that made it unpredictable, but oh-so-beautiful. It was nothing like I ever imagined it would be when I was growing up smack dab in the middle of Texas and it certainly isn’t perfect, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I think–no, I know–that I have spent a lot of time in the past few years obsessing about the negatives and everything that has gone wrong, and so my goal for this year is to focus more on the positives and figure out a way to create even more beauty in my life….starting with reminding the Cowboys they are actually playing today and figuring out how to get them show up and win (what? surely you didn’t expect me to end on a sappy note?!?!).
Best wishes for a happy, prosperous, and beautiful 2015!
Shez and the darling princess pupcicle