Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Three cheers for a productive, if not entirely exhausting, Monday yesterday! (I literally worked all day until about 10 p.m. when I finally said, "I give up." Ha! City Council meetings will do that to a girl) I was keeping my fingers crossed for a similarly productive Tuesday and so far, I have been pretty productive even though I am no where close to be done. Ah, I love my job. (Can you hear the sarcasm?)

Anyhoo, I wanted to post despite my hectic, frantic schedule. Especially because this is my 100th post! Three cheers again! I wasn't sure I was going to make it. I had seen on my blogger dashboard for two weeks now that I was getting close to my 100th post but I have been so damn busy and consequently erratic with my posting so it took forever to get here. I know some people post 100 times in 3 months but you know me, even though I have noble intentions of posting every day, it just doesn't always happen. But still, I made it and I'm here. So yay!

balloons for me, seen on Cup of Jo, via this wedding

Now on with it. In honor of my hundredth posting, I am making this post "all about me." A get-to-know-your-blogger-better kind of post. I was tagged a while back by the lovely Trishiekoh at Under Lock and Key to do this and I figure there's no time like the present.

The rules state that you are supposed to replace one question you dislike and add a question of your own invention, but since I didn't dislike any of them, I just added the last one. Ok, here we go!

What is your current obsession? Etsy, for sure. Ever since my last purchase I just want to buy more! So bad.

What is your weirdest obsession? Hmm. Does Nutella count as weird? No. I guess I would have to say grammar. Checking and double checking my spelling, even on things that don't really matter, like blog comments. And editing a post after I publish it because I notice an unnecessary comma. Things like that.

Starbucks or Peet’s? Starbucks for sure! My mom is manager of one after all. Gotta stay loyal. Though, to be honest, I have never had Peet's.

What’s for dinner? Not sure. I hardly ever know, we don't really plan very well when it comes to meal time. I think that irritates the boy a bit because he would love it if I had dinner ready when he got home. I'm not a very good "house wife." ha!

What would you eat for your last meal? Definitely filet mignon and lobster. With a baked potato. And an artichoke. Ooh, and pesto pasta with sun-dried tomatoes. Hey, it's my last meal, I can pig out if I want to!

What was the last thing you bought? Technically, an iced coffee and a croissant at Starbucks. But before that, my last major purchase included necklaces and a terrarium (bought on Etsy, of course).

still so cute. from Blithe Gardens.

What are you listening to right now? Just the air conditioner. But when I am listening to music, my go-to artists of late have been Carrie Underwood, Natasha Bedingfield and Sara Bareilles.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Banana! soo good. If you haven't had it, you MUST try it!

What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you? A sweet gal with a lovely blog.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? I would go to New York because I have never been and I get filled with envy whenever I hear/read about someone going. The only thing is, you need more than an hour to experience that city. But I'd take whatever I could get!

image found here.

Which language do you want to learn? If we are being practical, Spanish. I do live in California after all. But if we are being romantic, Italian.

What is your favorite quote (for now)? I found this gem by Ben Franklin the other day on i can read and it is just perfect.

What is your favorite color? Yellow and cerulean.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? My Anthropologie dresses. I would wear them every day if I could. I love the ease of throwing on a cute dress and a sweater and looking pulled together without much effort.

What is your dream job? To be a features editor for Glamour magazine.

What is your worst habit? Biting my nails. I am doing it right now, as a matter of fact! Darn it.

If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? A new pair of jeans or two. I still haven't found a replacement pair for the jeans that got a hole in the crotch.

Do you admire any one’s style? Just off the top of my head? Reese Witherspoon. Sarah Jessica Parker. Kate Winslet. I'm sure there's more, but these three always manage to look classy and sexy without trying too hard. And I admire these ladies for more than their clothes, too.

p.s. I have this shirt, by SPJ's line Bitten. photo found here.

Describe your personal style. I used to be able to sum up my style with a brand name: American Eagle. That is still partly true, but the best description is casual but girly.

What are you going to do after this? Getting back to work!

What are your favorite movies? Don't laugh but, The Little Mermaid. Love it! Also, Sex and the City: The Movie, Rent, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Walk the Line, Pretty Woman, Save the Last Dance... you get the picture. Chick flicks.

What is your favorite fruit? I think it's a toss up between raspberries, pineapple and bananas.

What inspires you? Hearing stories of people who overcome extreme obstacles to achieve great things. People who don't let their circumstances get them down but instead rise above it all. I also find photography to be very inspiring and wish I could take photos half as well as some other people can.

flower shop print via you are my fave via abby try again

What is your favorite book? Tuesdays with Morrie. Also: Lovely Bones, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and all Nicholas Sparks.

Do you collect something? I am a total pack rat but other than that I try to save fortune cookie fortunes (the good ones, anyway.) I used to collect rocks and shells as a child and I think my collection is still at my parents' house.

What is your favorite smell? Marc Jacobs Daisy. And my mom's kitchen on holidays.

What are you most proud of? Graduating from college and making a life for myself. I may live in an apartment, make a measly amount of money and complain about my job sometimes, but it is my life and I am living on my own terms. I think that is something to be proud of.

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up? Oh, way too many times! At least 5 or 6. It is really getting bad. I need to invest in a real alarm clock because my cell phone isn't cutting it!

Cats or dogs? Both. I used to just be a cat person and I loved my Hotrod so. But then I got Hazel last year and now I am both. Puppy or kitty, I melt!



Complete the following: Love is… unconditional. Love is taking a chance. Love is knowing you are good enough. Love is having to say your sorry. Love is joy, the kind of happiness that isn't fleeting. Love is not always easy, but it's worth it.

quote via i can read

What do you like best about yourself (can be a physical characteristic and/or a personality trait)? I love the color of my eyes, which change from blue to green depending on ... my mood? The weather? What I'm wearing? Who knows, but I like them. And I love that I am a good person and friend. I like to think I have a kind heart and I am always willing to listen when someone needs an ear or even just a shoulder to cry on.

Alright, your turn! I am tagging whoever else feels like sharing a little bit about themselves. Thanks for reading!


Shoshanah said...

I love reading things like this! And I'm not laughing, because The Little Mermaid is one of my all time favorite movies too

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

LOVED this post!!! So fun getting to know more about you and congrats on your 100th blog post! I totally missed mine on my old blog but I will have to watch for it now that I'm at my new blog!

I wish I was as obsessive as you about editing my blogs, I think I get so burnt out from reading and re-reading reports, stories, proposals etc. at work that when I go to write my blog I just don't FEEL like editing it! Then I go back a few hours later and notice so many stupid mistakes that I just HAVE to go in and fix them cause they bug me so much!!

That quote is GREAT, as a fellow writer I really like it and I'm going to post it on my bulletin board!!

Don't burn yourself out too much with work :-) XO

Andhari said...

I really love your blog since we love a lot of the same things. Gotta love dresses, satc, starbucks and pesto pasta.:)

Congrats on the 100th post!

bianca said...

Congrats on your 100th post!!! There are so many things I loved about this. The dresses are adorable and your last meal sounds absolutely delicious. And cerulean - what a great color!!!

trishiekoh said...

Hey there, so glad you did this tag. You know what? We have quite a few things in common. I like all your fav books, I love Disney's classics, I just finished the bottle of Daisy that Stu bought me, and I'm making a terrarium just like the one you bought!! How freaky (but in a good way)!
Oh, and congrats on your 100th post..YAY!