I had this plan that I was going to blog much more regularly. As with so many other things in my life, the unexpected came up and life got so busy and all of a sudden, too much time has passed for my liking. The biggest factor has been wedding fever; the disease has taken over the household and isn’t going anywhere. Don’t get me wrong: I’m loving it and enjoying all of the fine detail planning. My favorite part, though, has been the time spent with my little sister, whom I still cannot believe is getting married.
Anyway, it’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I thought I’d put myself out there and expose more facets of my personality to you all. Don’t judge too harshly. 🙂
I love cereal. All kinds of cereal. Not Raisin Bran, though; raisins and bran should never be in cereal. I could eat cereal all the time. And cake. Oh my word, cake……
You all need to read The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I wasn’t even that far into it before I decided it was one of my favorite books.
I think about my college roomie at least five times a day. She’s my bestie and I miss her all the time.
The cancellation of the whimsically delightful Pushing Daisies is still a sore spot with me, and I never tire of watching episodes on DVD.
Drivers who go flying around me only to turn in front of me drive me crazy. So do impatiently angry drivers. Are you in that big of a hurry? Leave your house sooner!!!
Currently dominating my iPod: The Civil Wars, Adele, the Angels & Demons soundtrack, The King’s Speech soundtrack, Sherlock Holmes soundtrack, Mumford & Sons, Ingrid Michaelson, and Coldplay (pretty much always on the dominant list).
I love going out and getting a cocktail. I’m consistently a martini or red wine girl, but I have no interest in getting trashed. I much prefer to nurse a drink over a great conversation with friends. If you’re looking for a hard partyer, I am not your lady.
Speaking of which, I don’t have expensive taste. I enjoy a great cup of coffee, a sunny day, running around in the rain, a good book, beautiful music, experiencing other cultures, art, films and history. I don’t need expensive jewelry, fellas: just give me some fresh flowers once in a while.
On that note: I really want to be in a great relationship, and with my sister’s impending wedding, the little wish is becoming a nagging itch. Although, if I had a choice, I think I might like to have a really small, simple wedding and a spectacular honeymoon.
I love local coffee houses and pubs/diners. My favorite coffeehouse, Firefly, is an eclectic place with fabulous coffee and yummy food. Local artists can sell their wares there, and you’ll find artists, theater folk, musicians, business people, and opinionated old men all relaxing for long periods of time. As far as restaurants go, I’d much rather check out a little hole-in-the-wall place with amazing food and a great atmosphere than go to a well-known chain.
My biggest indulgence is a spa pedicure every great once-in-a-while. My feet feel amazing afterward, and I love having painted toenails. I can’t paint my fingernails because I’m way to rough on my hands; a manicure is just a waste of time & money for me.
The Liberty Mutual commercials in which people pay it forward by doing little things for strangers get me every time.
I adore babies. I’m fascinated by their wonder at the world around them and they’re so cute and cuddly.
The Orthodox cross is tattooed on my right foot. It represents both faith and family.
I’m easily over-stimulated. I become anxious in big crowds or if I am in a place where I don’t have an easy exit. I don’t get along with heights at all, though I love flying. I’m very sensitive to textures as well, from food to clothing to wrinkles in my socks or bedding. I’m quirky. 🙂
I love the beach. Love it. And, after living in Italy for a while, I am extremely anxious to experience the rest of Europe.
I don’t care what anyone says, I love Disney World.
If I had a million dollars, I’d pay off my school loans, help my brother & sister with theirs, and travel a lot more.
Whew, I’m exhausted. That’s it for this post. Oh, yeah, I can also be really flighty, as I get bored and distracted somewhat easily.