February 27, 2012

11 Things

Dani tagged me in her 11 Things post.. so here we go!

There are five rules:
1. Post these rules
2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things
3. Answer the questions set for you in the original post
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them that you've tagged them.

11 Random Things

1. I'm pretty obsessed with Kathie Lee and Hoda on the Today Show every weekday morning. I think they're hilarious and fun.

2. I chopped my hair off right before high school (a super short pixie cut) and it was the dumbest decision ever.. I was in the awkward "growing out your hair" stage all through high school and didn't know how to style it properly in the mean time. It was hideous. Seriously. 

3. I really hate it when there aren't sidewalks in residential areas! Especially because I don't like exercising with Rowan in the stroller on the road.

4. I live in Hawaii and yet we hardly ever go to the beach anymore. I guess I've just been taking Hawaii for granted after living here for 16 years. I've decided to change my ways, and will definitely be taking Rowan to the beach way more often from here on out.

5. I'm extremely aware of how lucky we have it with Rowan as first-time parents and that's part of why I'm scared to have another baby. Rowan has slept 10 hours a night every night since she was 2 months old, handles teething really well, is very sweet and friendly and smart, is extremely cuddly and yet not excessively needy by any means and only just two weeks ago started throwing mini tantrums(that still aren't that bad at all, mostly just a high pitched scream here and there) and is just the easiest kid ever. I feel like it's only natural that our next will be a complete hellion and push us to our limits and I'm just not ready for that. Though that's a risk we'll have to take someday.. 

6. Recording my album right now has been one the the most fun things about this year so far but to be honest it's also utterly terrifying. I'm so harsh on myself and worried that no one will even want to listen to it when I'm done that sometimes I doubt myself into wanting to just quit. But this is my one goal for the year and I've promised myself that no matter what, I will finish it, whether people like it or not.

7. I'm really into The Vampire Diaries on Netflix right now. I just started it this past weekend and it took a few episodes to get into it but now I'm addicted. No shame!

8. If Derek and I ever manage to get together an out of country trip, our first stop will hands down be London.

9. The thing I daydream about most lately is having a big back yard. We only have balconies and a little grass and I want Rowan to have a bit more to run around in.

10. I loooooooooooooove period shows/movies. I'm obsessed with the past and if I could have one super power it would be the ability to time travel to any place!

11. I think Skype is one of the greatest things ever invented! I've had the opportunity to "meet" and chat with all sorts of cool chicks that I've met through the internet and I think I'm kind of addicted now. There are so many more of you that I'd love to video chat with sometime!

Questions from Dani:
1.  If money, schooling or time was no obstacle, what career would you choose?
I'd be a musician of course! Preferably a paid one..

2. What's the one thing you look forward to every day?
My morning coffee with Rowan by my side.

3. What is your number one, all-time, favorite blog?
Currently it would have to be A Beautiful Mess because Elsie posts about EVERYTHING and she is so on top of things I honestly don't know how she does it all. I think she's super human.

4. Biggest online pet peeve?
Feeling like you got to the point with someone where you could call them a real friend and then they stop "talking" to you online. Guess I was wrong!

5. What is your all-time favorite book?
The Hunger Games. Seriously.

6. What would your "last meal" be?
Probably the carne asada taco plate at our favorite mexican place here. Or just a cheeseburger and fries with ranch dip.

7. Do you believe in love at first sight?

8. What would your ideal Sunday morning consist of?
Coffee, brunch and then doing something outdoors with Derek and Rowan.

9. Why do you blog?
It used to be to document my pregnancy, then after I had Rowan it became a place to document life in general. 
It still is, I'm just not as hard on myself about documenting every.single.day. Now I understand that this is my space (no matter how many readers there are) and I can do with it what (and when) I please. 

10. If you had to choose one color to wear forever, what would you pick?

11. What's your all time favorite band?
No Doubt. I'm still their number one groupie. Loyalty at it's finest.

Questions for the ladies I will be tagging: 
1. Who's your #1 celebrity crush?
2. What's your zodiac sign?
3. Do you feel your age?
4. If you already have a kid(s)- do you want more? If you don't- do you want to have kids?
5. Which movie character (not the star playing them!) do you think you're most like?
6. What's your favorite cocktail ever?
7. If you could trade places with any blogger for a week, who would it be?
8. Could you have ever been a contestant on Fear Factor?
9. Are you a morning or night person?
10. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
11. If you had to live in a reality tv show, which would it be?

And finally, I tag: Caitlin, Jess, Chels, Erin, Steph, Mandey, Ivelisse, Ali, Hannah, Maryam and Cora!


  1. Vampire diaries is my all time fave! So so good!

  2. ooh so fun! glad we're still friends! :)) I'll be posting my list for you soon. xoxox And I don't get a chance to see many period shows but I hear Downtown Abby on BBC is pretty great.

  3. I LOVED reading this. I learned some new things! :)

    Thanks for filling it out, I was so excited when you said you were going to!


  4. I didn't know you lived in Hawaii for 16 years! I live in the DC area (Northern VA) and we rarely go see the free museums in DC, but I want to change that this spring, take Judah on the metro and just ride on down.

    I love love period shows/movies. Like Downtown Abbey :-)

  5. I love the Hunger Games and am stoked about the moooooovie!!

  6. On your #5 worry, we went through the EXACT same thing. Our first daughter was an angel from the time she was born - slept great, ate great, had the best attitude. She never got into trouble, never was a rebel rouser! When we got pregnant with #2, we just knew we were in for it - but our second daughter has turned out to be just as sweet as her big sister! Maybe you and Derek will get just as lucky :)

  7. cute cute cute post!! love it

  8. this 11 things has been so fun to read! made my way over from Danielle's and wanted to say hello!

  9. i love this. great way to get to you people better ;)