11 Things + 11 More Things

Not too long ago (okay, a crazy long time ago), Heather tagged me in her Liebster love post.  It was shortly after the Blog Everyday in May challenge and I didn't quite have the brain energy for much besides photo posts at the time.  Now, I'm ready for it!  And I thought it'd be a nice opportunity for us to get to know each other better so, here it is - 11 facts about me and answers to Heather's 11 questions.  I hope you'll share a little about you, too, in the comments below.  Think of it as an early Christmas present . . . or a late 4th of July present.  (PS - Why don't we get presents on the 4th of July?  Uncle Sam should totes give us something . . .)

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11 Facts About Moi

1. It feels a bit egotistical to even write that subject heading.

2. My porn star name would be Lucky Monterrey.  (Name of 1st pet + name of street you grew up on)

3. I have a scar on my forehead to this day because, when I was little, I tipped over in my walker and cracked my head on the sidewalk.

4. Once, I threatened to run away to New York City.  My mom packed my suitcase for me, made me a pb & j sandwich, and shut the front door, leaving me alone on the porch.  So I did what any 6-year old would do - I sat down and ate my sandwich.

5. I still have my pink and white baby blanket my aunt made for me when my mom was pregnant.  Maybe I'll pass it on to my daughter.  If she's lucky.

6. When I was in college, one of my many jobs was a brief stint dressing up as a giant crawdad on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  I wore the whole get-up, claws and all, and handed out coupons to the cajun restaurant where I worked as a hostess when I wasn't a crustacean.  I guarantee someone has a picture of this and hopefully I will never see it.

7. I also had a cat named George in college.  Technically, he was my roommate's cat but I'm convinced we had a special connection.

8. I go through crazy food phases where I'll crave something and want to eat it 24/7 and then all of a sudden just the very thought of it makes me nauseous and I want nothing to do with it.  Then, after a few weeks or months, I want to eat it nonstop again.  Most common foods this happens with: Flaming Hot Cheetos, cheese puffs from Trader Joe's, pomegranates, pickles, and peanuts/peanut butter.

9. I hate flan.

10. I still have lead in my wrist from being stabbed with a pencil in 4th grade, but it wasn't because of bullying or some mean kids.  I accidentally stabbed myself.

11. I wear sunblock everyday, even when I have no intention of going outdoors.  Old habits die hard, I guess.

Me, with my old friend sunblock, at a year old


11 More Random Things (Heather's Q's)

1. If you were a wine, which would you be?
I know nothing about wine but malbec was the first thing that came to mind.  I really like that wine.  In fact, I like it so much I'm pushing for Argentina as our honeymoon destination. 

2. Which social media site are you most addicted to?
Instagram.  I'm a visual gal so I love scrolling through all the pretty photos.  (That sounds creepier than I intended.) 

3. If you could change one thing about blogging, what would it be?
The guilt.  Sometimes I just don't have anything interesting to say so then I don't post, but when I don't post I feel guilty and blame myself for being a bad blogger.  So then I just come up with any ol' thing because I gotta get something up on the interwebs and then I feel guilty for just phoning it in.  (I realize this guilt thing is entirely self-imposed so technically I could change it but it's easy to forget that in the moment.)

4. What's your idea of a perfect Friday night?
On the couch with the Fancy Fiance, eating Amici's pizza and a watching the latest Netflix dvd (currently, it's Newsroom).  It'd be even more perfect if that pizza's calories mysteriously disappeared. 

5. I have a private jet and you can use it to go anywhere you want, where are you going?
Paris! Tahiti! India! Argentina! Tanzania! Can I just borrow it for a quick around-the-world tour? 

6. Who do you have a girl crush on (celebrity, character, blogger, you name it!)?
Geez, who do I not have a girl crush on?  Many of you already know of my love for Zooey Deschanel and Kate Middleton.  There's also Mindy Kaling, Daenerys Targaryan (aka Khaleesi, aka the Mother of Dragons, aka my dream self), Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lawrence (despite the bandwagon-ness of that choice) and many more.  My girl crushes are basically just women I admire for one reason or another. 

7. If I tell you a poop story, are you a. cracking up, b. disinterested but humoring me, or c. grossed out?
A and C - grossed out but still cracking up. 

8. We have a dinner date next week - are you cooking or taking me out?  What's on the menu?
Sure, I'll cook.  Why not?  Except we'll have to eat on the couch because our kitchen table is currently serving desk duty.  How about some mushroom risotto and a yummy salad?  And chocolate, obvi.

9. Name a celebrity that drives you completely insane.
Tom Cruise.  That little man drives me nuts.  He used to be fine until that crazy couch-jumping business.  Now I refuse to watch a movie if that kooky creepster is in it, that's how much he annoys me. 

10. Are you a night or morning person?
Definitely a night person.  Mornings are not pretty around here. 

11. If you couldn't live where you live today, what city would you move to instead?
New York City, baby!

 Now I want to hear from you!  Tell me some random fact about yourself in the comments, or answer one of the questions above so we can all get to know each other a little better. :)





  1. This was fun! Loved reading these random facts about you. We have a lot in common! I still have my baby blanket in my hope chest, I have led stuck in my finger from stabbing myself (on accident) in art class,I go through food phases too, the bf makes fun of me, flan is so gross I can't handle it!

  2. I share a lot of the same girl crushes :) I don't care if Jennifer Lawrence is bandwagon-y, that girl is awesome! I love how goofy and down-to-earth she seems.

  3. I definitely have a girl crush on Kate Middleton -- especially after girlfriend came out looking flawless one day after giving birth! I mean, really.

    I'm likewise addicted to Instagram. I was all about Twitter -- words! -- until all the lovely photos started pouring in, and now I scroll my feed endlessly whenever I have .97 seconds to myself.

    Also, I'm hopelessly addicted to my iPhone. It can get embarrassing.

  4. I have girl crushes on all of your crushes, too. And on you.

  5. Hahaha, I was LOL-ing like a freak when I was reading your answers. I really heart your one-year old sunblock picture too

  6. This is hilarious. You in a giant crawdad suit. Amazing.

  7. that picture of you with the sunblock = priceless! ;)

    p.s. i love the duchess of cambridge! :D

    <3, Mimi

  8. I loved reading this blog. I would change the EXACT same thing about blogging! I am finishing up my Bachelor's right now, so my brain is slightly fried, which doesn't make for good writing.

    I used to have my baby blanket. I was staying with my uncle (last resort) and we were moving from California to Oklahoma. I flew out, and he was going to drive our stuff. Ya. He got thrown in jail for trying to cash a bad check, and everything in the car got stolen. I have nothing from my childhood now. I am trying to find some of the things I used to have just so I can replace some of what I've lost. Ridiculous, stupid man.

    Now that this has turned into a novel, I will let you go!



  9. love this - thank you for doing it (I know it's a huge undertaking)! it was fun to get to know you better. I hate tom, too - I've never looked at him the same way after the couch incident. oh and khaleesi is totally my dream self. swoon.

  10. omg, the story about you running away is hilarious!

  11. 3. i ALSO have a tiny scar because my pop pop didn't catch me on the way down a slide when i was little.

    5. very, very sweet.

    6. very, very funny.

    7. we had a roommate whose cat was named george too! he was such a wierdo...he loved water and whenever you turned on the kitchen sink he would run over, hop and stick his head under the faucet, lol. so bizarre. he played with out cat at night, of course, and at 2 AM you would think a herd of horses was thundering through the halls and not two cats.

    8. i am ALWAYS craving peanut butter.

    4. we have the same exact friday nights.

    ps - i hope you get to go to argentina! that was one of our options before we settled on thailand. it took a lot of convincing, so i'm rooting for you :)


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