January 13, 2011


Amy gave me two blog awards this week - because life *is* good right now. How sweet! Thanks, Amy!

I'd like to pass them on to Lesley, who has totally been kicking butt lately, and on all fronts of this battle - something to aspire to, for sure!

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren't anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?
It's anonymous, mostly. I don't use my last name or too many specifics, but I don't mind showing my face or telling people I'm in Chicago ... it's a big enough city. The things that I write about are so personal that I'm not sure I could maintain it being anonymous for too long.

2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I'm not sure I have an inner stubborn side. I'm pretty flexible and easy-going, to be honest.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
Some days I am more positive than others, and it's something I'm honestly trying to work on. The positive days outweigh the negative days more lately, which is a major victory compared to how I used to be. And even the negative days aren't terrible - it's not so much that I don't like what I see, but that I am just meeting this person and she's tough to get to know for some reason. So I guess I see a work in progress.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
An Arnold Palmer - about two-thirds unsweetened iced tea, one-third lemonade. Totally delicious and refreshing! Plus, I don't like drinks that are too sweet, so it's a nice balance.

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Take naps! I absolutely love napping - even just a power nap can do wonders for your attitude.

6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?
I want to find a permanent job in a city that I love. I want to ride a bike through the south of France. And I want a family of my own.

7. When you attended high school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
I was definitely an overachiever - though my Senior Superlative was "Class Individualist." Fancy way of saying quiet-kid-we-don't-really-understand.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?
In 2001 when my sisters and I got the phone call and found out that our brother had just been born. It was happy and sad, for a lot of different reasons. But definitely a day I remember every second of.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?
When I write about myself, I almost always relate it to other people and events. I'm comfortable with both, though, which is surprising. I'm entirely honest here, and in my "real" life, I am extremely secretive and afraid of letting my guard down.

10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
I love reading, and talking on the phone makes me anxious. Easy decision.


Amy said...

I've never tried an Arnold Palmer but it sounds delicioussss! I've tried Lemonade and (the Canadian version of) Iced Tea and that's super yummy too. I always miss Lemonade in the winter.

Anonymous said...

Arnold Palmer's are the best! here in the south, during the summer, the drink of choice is a mojito which is rum, sugar, sparkling water, lime, and fresh mint. It is sweet and refreshing. I like to make my own variation of it b/c I don't really drink except wine. I take soda water, ice, mint, and lemons and limes, and I add a touch of sweetner. So good. Crisp, refreshing, a touch of sweetness. So good.

Jessica said...

I had an Arnold Palmer for the first time during the holidays :) I enjoyed it :)

Life as a Caterpillar said...

Your brother is the same age as my daughter! :)

Thank you for the award- you are too sweet!

Do i have to answer these questions myself? Believe it or not i don't like talking about myself!!