It’s Day 29 of the Write 31 Days writing challenge. I was reading this blog tag “20 Things You Might Not Know About Me” at Growing Up Herbal and thought it might be fun to do a blog post answering these questions. So here goes:
Question 1: How tall are you?
5’1” without shoes and maybe 5’2” with shoes?
Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?
My hidden talent is being able to touch my upper lip to the bottom of my nose. Go ahead, try it. We already established my husband and my dad cannot do it, but my mom and brother can.
Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
I’m not sure I have one, but I would say I really like pretty blogs with pretty photographs.
Question 4: What’s your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?
Can’t think of one at the moment.
Question 5: What’s your favorite song?
So many to choose from. The one song I like to get up and dance to when no one is around–“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel.
Question 6: What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
I’ve shopped Etsy a few times, but I don’t have a favorite.
Question 7: What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Reading a book or writing.
Question 8: What’s your favorite junk food?
Can’t really have that anymore, but if I could eat anything I’d eat a big bowl of buttery popcorn with lots of salt.
Question 9: Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
No pets yet until we move out to the ranch. We plan to get a barn cat to keep the mice in check and a ranch dog. No names picked out yet.
Question 10: What are your number one favorite nonfiction and fiction books?
My all time favorite fiction books would have to be the Emily of New Moon series by L.M. Montgomery. I read them as a young teenager but I could read them now over and over again and still love them. My favorite nonfiction book that pops into my mind at the moment is Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life.
Question 11: What’s your favorite beauty product?
I love Ann Marie Gianni facial cleanser, facial oil, and honey coconut mask. Her products can be found here.
Question 12: When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
It was the night I had to do the Yale presentation at Ukiah High School. Turns out I represented the only private college there. The other schools were community colleges or in-state schools. The parents seemed to laugh when I informed them that the annual tuition rate is $63, 000.
Question 13: If you could only drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Herbal tea. Currently I am drinking a ton of rooibos tea because it’s been shown to reduce inflammation caused by colitis in animal studies.
Question 14: What’s your favorite movie?
Hard to choose just one, but I usually say A River Runs Through It.
Question 15: What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
I guess I was a nerd? I was in one of those magnet programs (PACE) at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. All those labels were kind of lost on me in high school.
Question 16: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
I’d like to go live in Capri. Stephen and I went there for a day with our REI hiking tour group.
Question 17: PC or Mac?
Macbook that is maybe 6 years old.
Question 18: Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?
The one I always love is the back rub. Especially now because my back really hurts. I think I pulled a muscle from carrying Zane around so much.
Question 19: Favorite celebrity?
Can’t really pick one. Nobody pops into my head at the moment.
Question 20: What blogger do you secretly want be best friends with?
It would have to be Ree Drummond–The Pioneer Woman. She was the first blog I started reading, and I’d love to pick her brain about what the initial years were like for her when she moved to her husband’s ranch.