Monday, March 26, 2012

Game of Tag

I was just tagged by Vee of Glamour Doll Eyes for a game of 'getting to know me.' I don't post too much personal stuff on my blog, so this will let you know a little more about me!

The Rules
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus eleven questions for the people you have tagged to answer.
3. Choose eleven people and link them in your tag.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. No tag backs.
6. You legitimately have to tag.

11 Things About Me
1. I am a very sensitive person. I always consider how my actions and words will affect someone else. I'm the type of person who will stop and help a stranger who fell down or if I see someone I sort of know eating alone I'll invite them to eat with me and my friends. It makes me very sad that most of the world is not as conscious.

2. I am the biggest procrastinator ever, ever!! I have no self control and will always wait until the last minute for school assignments. In undergrad most of my tests would be taken on little to no sleep. I know what real all-nighters are! I am currently procrastinating writing a paper that was due two days ago, heh ;)

3. I need more alone time than the average person. I take a long time to wind down and relax. If I had a really stressful, crazy week I generally don't make any plans other than relaxing by myself.

4. I love candy. I am the kid who would go on field trips and not buy a trinkets or tshirts but the overpriced bags of candy. My favorite candy is chewy fruity candies. It kind of sucks that most of them I cannot eat because of gelatin, but there are plenty I can eat. Sour Patch Kids, Twizzlers, Mike N Ikes, Mamba, Skittles (only recently got rid of gelatin, so watch the ingredients before you buy!), Swedish Fish, and the list goes on.

5. I remember very small details of life. I can remember back to when I was 3 and remember little moments and memories that most people have now have no recollection they even occurred. But, sometimes I can't even remember what I had for breakfast.

6. I spend more time watching TV, but I love movies more. I wouldn't mind watching 2-3 movies a day. The best movies are when you are completely numb with one emotion resonating after the film has ended. My favorites include: Amelie, The Professional, Romeo + Juliet, To Catch a Thief, City of God, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Namesake, and the list goes on.

7. I prefer the night. I find it tranquil when the moon is up and the sky is black. It may be because less people are around and I have more space to think. My second favorite time of day is early morning, I always feel productive if I'm up as the sun rises.

8. I do not like receiving casual hugs. If Im super excited to see someone of course I want a hug! But if I only sort of know you, please do not try to hug me. I will wave awkwardly in hopes that my wave will create a barrier between you and I.

9. I still sleep with stuffed animals. I really just use them as pillows. On my bed right now is an Eeyore pillow pet and a Squishable Lion.

10. In the past 6 months I have lost over 20lbs and gained a ton of muscle. All of my success is because of my personal trainer (and adding exercise back to my life)! He is the one that asked me why I wasn't running if it was my favorite way to exercise. It has been the best investment I've ever made! It is the first time in my life that I have lost weight without being on a diet or doing anything unhealthy. I just eat what my vegan heart desires and run 2-3x a week and train with my trainer once a week. None of it feels forced and I enjoy every minute of exercising.

11. I did a 25 questions survey on facebook back in 2009. One of my answers was: I have always had this fantasy of moving to Paris, France and living above a crowded cafe. I would spend my days drinking tea and reading while watching all the people around me. That dream has not died and I hope I can make it a reality.

My Answers to Vee's Questions
1. What's your favorite eye shadow?
Eyeshadow is my favorite makeup ever! Id say my favorite ever is The Body Shop Shimmer Cube in Warm (it looks like it is no longer online though). I've been wearing the colors for years and years. But now that I am playing more with eye color I think my favorite is the Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-on Shadow Pencil in Clash. I love using it as a liner! It makes my day feel so much more fun!

2. Do you have siblings? What are their names?
I have one older sister named Kirsten. She is graduating from graduate school this year (like me!) and is heading off to get her doctorate! 

3. What is your favorite song?
My favorite song ever is hard to choose. But I would go back and forth between Sia - Breathe Me or Damien Rice - Coconut Skins. But at this very second, my favorite song is Alex Clare - Too Close. If you read the blog regularly, you know I love music. Just tonight I added 100 new songs to my 10,000+ mp3 collection. 

4. What is your favorite animal?
My favorite animal is without a doubt dogs. Specifically boxers, bulldogs, and other short-haired, smooshed faced breeds. I have had 3 boxers and 1 english bulldog and they are the best ever! So affectionate, so loving, and loyal. They don't bark for no reason, they like to stay active, but love to cuddle up and be near you. I can easily say that one of my boxers was one of my best friends growing up. She truly brightened my days and I miss her every day.
Of wild animals, I love giraffes, chimps, and gorillas. 

5. What is one item you just can't get to work for you?
Makeup wise I cannot get eyeliner to look nice on my bottom lash line. I can't figure out how to do it properly. I have thick, longish lashes so it is extremely hard to apply it below my lash line. It ends up looking like a 5 year old applied it. 

6. What is one trend you just couldn't stand?
UGGS!!!! Those darn boots are hideous and disgusting. My dad worn them as indoor booties when I was growing up, I don't see how they are outdoor shoes! They are not flattering, look hideous on your feet, and most girls walk terribly while wearing them. Plus, most people barely realize that they are fur/leather. The sheep aren't just nicely patted on the back, it is their skin and wool. And if you buy off brand UGGs many retailers are in China where they use raccoon dogs. Many undercover operations have found that the raccoon dogs are skinned alive or beaten to death. Not a pretty trend.

7. What is your favorite TV show?
I love my TV. Love it. I currently have over 30hrs of TV to catch up on from the past few weeks. My favorite currently running TV show is for sure Desperate Housewives. I've watched every season and they always find ways to make me surprised. It's a guilty pleasure that makes me happy. I enjoy watching every minute. But probably my favorite TV show of all time is Monk. 

8. If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would it be?
There are currently three places in the world that I am dying to go to. Brazil, Denmark, and France. 
I studied abroad in high school in Brazil for an entire year and have not been able to go back since. I miss the lifestyle, my friends, my family, and the culture. I felt so at home in Brazil. I wouldn't mind moving back. And I am definitely planning on visiting in the next year or so for a few months. 
My mother is from Denmark. She immigrated to the United States after my parents met in Denmark; all of my mother's family is still in Denmark and Sweden. My family used to go every other year to Denmark, but once we got older that stopped. I haven't been since the 6th grade... Everyone else in my family has been back, but not me. I keep saying if I cannot find a 'big girl' job I will move to Denmark to work and live for a year.
And last, but definitely not least, France. I have been infatuated with everything from France since I was very little. I sort of feel like Paris is where I belong. I would love to feel like I had time to stroll around a market, sit down and read a book at a cafe without having to check the time, and just be enveloped my all of the historic and gorgeous buildings. I may live in a gorgeous city now, it is so fast paced. Everyone is stressed to get somewhere or get something done. Even tourists have massive long lists of things to see. I'd love to sit on the steps of The Lincoln Memorial but it seems like I never have time.

9. What is your favorite nail polish?
A Gap Gold nail polish from the 2011 summer collection. I don't know the name, the name tag fell off the bottle. But Chanel manufacturer's Gap's nail polishes and it is a perfect dupe of their own Gold Fiction. I wish I bought two bottles!

10. Have you ever been to a concert? What was your favorite?
I have been to maaaany concerts!! I think my favorite was City & Colour at the Lakeshore Theater in Chicago, IL on 1/22/09. I came down from Milwaukee, WI on a bus by myself to go to the concert. I rushed to the concert venue but ended up being at the back of a long line waiting to get in. Lucky for me, since I decided to go alone, there was 1 seat left in the front row. And to my surprise, although it was way off-center, Dallas Green set up his chair right in front of my seat!! It was one of the most powerful concert I've ever been to. Everything was just perfect. I could hardly hold back tears I was so excited and moved. And to make things better after the show I got to meet Dallas!!! He signed all of my CDs, took pictures with me, answered all my silly fan questions, and remembered seeing me during the show sniffling. I have a few full videos from the concert on my youtube page. Take a look.

11. What day is your birthday!?
7-11!!! Best birthday ever. I get free slurpies! And it makes it hard for people to forget my birthday. To make it even more awesome, I weighed 7lbs 11oz. 

I Tag:
Shannon of Gingery Snaps
Bronwen of Tested on Humans
Kelly of Vampy Varnish
Sarah and Liz of Two Chix Beauty Fix
Crystal of Valentine Kisses
Stephanie of Tuttivuoi
Alaina of The Birrds Nest

My Questions for my Tag-ees:
1. What is the one beauty item you could not live without?
2. What is your favorite book?
3. Do you have any hobbies?
4. How long does your daily beauty regime take?
5. What are your favorite online shops?
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
7. If you had to choose your last meal, what would it be?
8. What is your favorite candy?
9. What is your dream job?
10. What was the worst job you've had?
11. Do you have any words of wisdom that you live by?


  1. Oooh, this is fun! I'm going to do it after I finish up some last minute work--like you, I am also a procrastinator!

    Also, my name is Amy! And I've changed it so that it's on my blog, too. :)

    1. haha! The joys of procrastination.
      And nice to officially meet you now, lol.


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