Sunday, February 26, 2012


I've been tagged by Kara at Nest Candy for 11 Random Things!

I'm a playful type, and I don't mind the occasional tag, so here goes.

Here's how it works:

-Post these rules
-Post 11 random things about yourself
-Answer the questions set for you in their post.
-Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
-Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them.

My 11 Random Things:
1. I just updated my "Best of" page up above there. Go ahead. Check out some of the best of Pampers and Pinot!

2. I really like cheese.

3. I long for the ocean.

4. My least favorite time of day is 3-5 pm. Every day, I'd prefer to just skip it and get right to dinner.

5. I don't really have a sweet tooth. I did when I was pregnant.

6. I'm going to go to Target later to get some things and stuff.

7. I love listening to my music in the car really really loud. I have a problem with blowing out speakers. I'm totally that lady rolling up to the grocery store blasting my def tunes.

8. I have really vivid dreams every night. I have a few different homes around the world that I revisit in my dreams here and there. I try to play games with my dreams and think about what I want to dream about before I go to bed, and then I see if I dream about it. Most of the time I do. Sometimes I don't.

9. I'm afraid of the novel I'm writing. It's very ambitious. I don't know if I have it in me. But, I actually take that as a good sign that I'm on the right track.

10. My favorite game on my smart phone is Ant Smashers. I find it very satisfying.

11. I love to laugh, and I love trying to find the humor in almost everything.

My answers to Kara's questions:
1. If you could travel back in time, where would you go?

I cannot decide between two things.

I would want to go back to a day with my grandma when I was young. We had been at the beach all day. After getting clean in the shower and having that sun-kissed, tired feeling, I would enjoy the smell of her home and the fresh air outside. She had big bird cages, a tree swing, a pool, and strawberry plants. I would curl up with her and enjoy just being with her.

Another time would be a weekend I lived in Iowa on a not-too-hot summer evening. My husband and I lived in the country. We would have friends come over, have a bonfire, watch the lightning bugs (man, I miss lightning bugs), and then laze about together the rest of the weekend. I would take long walks by myself down to Wolf Creek on a gravel road.

How many books do you think you have read (just for fun)?

There is absolutely no way I could determine a guess - thousands upon thousands!!! I have always been a big reader from an early age and am NEVER not in the middle of a book.

Are you a Mac or PC person?

PC, but it is not something I am passionate about. I don't really care. Just give me something to use, and I'll freaking use it.

Have you ever ridden a train?


Dark or milk chocolate?

Milk, I guess. Not really a chocolate crazy person. I know, I know, I'm a freak.

Running - Love it? or Hate it?

I WISH I could. Honestly. I enjoy exercising and do so regularly, but whenever I try to run, I have horrible, splitting pain throughout my calves. The idea of it appeals to me, but I stick to walking, dancing, strength training and Jillian Michael's type stuff.

What three foods could you never give up?

Cheese, bread products, and wine. Absolutely, wine is a food group. In my world.

What's a food you've never tried but would like to?

I'm adventurous with food and can't likely think of anything that I haven't tried that I would want to try. I was most disappointed by oysters. Thought I would like that, but just remembering the experience makes me want to throw up.

What length of socks do you prefer?

Ankle socks for working out; otherwise, I like socks up to my knees. So comfortable. But, I would NEVER wear them like that with exposed legs. There's a trend I do not like.

What was your favorite class in Jr. High or High School?

Nerd alert! Honors English classes. Always my fave.

Do you know a foreign language?

Double nerd alert! I took Japanese in high school because I was always up for a challenge and really enjoyed it! Of course, I don't remember much of it now, only a little.

My questions for the next group:

What do you think is the funniest movie of all time?
What is your most frequent, daily worry?
Best travel destination?
Name one big adventure you would like to still accomplish.
What is your favorite weekend activity?
What could be a song on the soundtrack of your life?
When do you feel most energetic?
What book are you currently reading?
What would be your luxury item if you went on Survivor?
Biggest turn on in the opposite sex?
Biggest turn off in the opposite sex?

Tag, you're it!


Sandra said...

Ok, I think I may join up...not sure when I'll get to it, but I'll let you know when I do. Looks like fun! And you don't like chocolate?...pffft...I don't think we can be friends anymore...

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

I loved reading your answers! Thanks so much for playing along. I loved how vivid your time travel memories were. I felt like I was actually there.

Natalie said...

Thanks for tagging me! I love cheese and the ocean too :) You came up with some fun questions!

Glen said...

only Mac people get passionate about the difference because they constantly have to justify themeselves.

I shall have to put my thinking cap on i suppose :)

Jackie said...

I'm tagged!!

Uh oh... the pressure is on now... damn.

But I'm going to play along because it's fun!

Also... that 3- 5 time is nap time. Or at least it would be if I didn't work. Hiding under my desk isn't all that comfortable.

Susie said...

I really like cheese too! Good thing I live in Wisconsin or it could be a really expensive habit:-)

Bonnie said...

I used to love running -- until I got injured. That changes your mind pretty quickly.
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Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

hilarious! looking forward to the book! since you took Honors English - it has to rock! (No pressure) :)

Mama Hen said...

I love cheese! I also can't go without bread either. I love the ocean and find myself drwan to it every chance I get. Japanese is quite a language. I love a good challenge also. I hope you are doing well! Oh and i have to say that every time I visit, your header picture just cracks me up. You have such a greatv sense of humor. I think the world could use a lot more fun and silly in it! have a great day!

Mama Hen

Jessica said...

I love your humor and the fact that almost every time I come here I laugh.

Lady Mama said...

I'm totally going to try that thing where you try to control your dreams tonight! Magical unicorn kingdom here I come!

Missy | Literal Mom said...

Those pics are Hil-arious! LOVE the one about Clitoris the pokemon.

I'm answering my 11 questions tomorrow - I like this meme!

championm2000 said...

I love things and stuff from Target!

My Inner Chick said...

Fun getting to know more about you..
We agree on this: *Cheese, bread products, and wine. Absolutely, wine is a food group. In my world.**

Oh, yeah, baaaby. Xx

WhisperingWriter said...

Mmmm...I also love cheese.

Well, except for Bleu Cheese. I've never been able to get a taste for that.

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