May 30, 2013

I'm Doing a Happy Dance

Nothing to write about today... I guess I'll skip it today.  Open Blogger to see if I have any drafts ready to post.

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!  10,000 hits!!!!

I know that may seem like nothing to some of you that managed to hit that in a matter of weeks, but for me - it was a huge deal.  I just write about my life and the things I do and see and feel.  My very first link up was in January.  I didn't really start sponsoring blogs until Erin and Venus made it so fun and I've never done any sort of giveaways.  I wanted to put myself out there and my goal was to get to 10,000 before I turned 30 (it's on the list).

So thank you thank you thank you for helping me get to that goal.

On to other exciting news, one of my other favorites, Tami, sent me an email bright and early this morning letting me know that she nominated me for one of these awards that I keep seeing float around town.  So, here's an overload of information about me.  You are welcome (but really, I'm sorry).

Here's how the Liebster Award works:Acknowledge the blog that nominated you
Tell 11 facts about yourself
Answer the 11 questions the nominating blogger created
List 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that deserve some recognition
Post 11 questions for them to answer
Notify them that they've been nominated
You can't nominate the blog that nominated you

11 facts about me:
  1. Green is my favorite color.  Every shade of it.
  2. I can get a sunburn in less than 5 minutes, so I'm a walking sunblock ad.
  3. Some girls like shoes, I love sunglasses.  All day and all night.  I'm quite positive I look better with them on - no matter what the occasion.
  4. Wilson Phillips was my first CD. Thank you Bridesmaids for introducing the rest of the world to the best girl group ever.
  5. I have a weird obsession with lists.
  6. My knees are double jointed.
  7. I have no tattoos or piercings.
  8. I love a cheesy musical.
  9. I've met Andy Cohen in real life, which is awesome because I think he's a genius.
  10. My brother is my complete opposite (except that we both have the same colors hair and we're loud.)
  11. I don't like the number 11.
11 Questions from Tami:

1.  If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?  I would probably cook more or actually exercise as much as I should.  Ha.  Truth bomb, I would sleep or call it an additional Happy Hour.

2.  If you could only eat one thing every day for the rest of your life what would it be?  My Grandma's fruit salad is one of my favorite things ever.  That or Cream Cheese Wontons.  So healthy.

3.  Do your best friends/significant other/parents have any weird nicknames for you?  In college, I acquired the nickname "Bruiser" and there are still a handful of people that call me that.  Other than that, I have nothing.

4.  Link to one of your favorite blog posts you've ever written.  I am still quite proud of this moment - When My Husband is Away... and this is the cutest thing in the world - Taylor Swift is her hero

5.  Which celebrity grinds your gears the most?  I have a strong distaste for Nicolas Cage.  His voice makes me shudder and cringe.  My friends think it's hysterical to talk about him and pretend they think he's sexy just to gross me out.  Also, Kim Kardashian makes me crazy.

6. What would I find in your purse at any given moment?  Chapstick, my iPhone, my planner, at least 2 pairs of sunglasses, sunscreen and trash - because I'm too lazy to clean it out.

7.  If you could have dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would you choose?  This question involves way too much thinking to pick just one, so you get the first person that jumped in my brain.  Tina Fey.

8.. What is your blogging pet peeve?  Too many reviews/guest posts/stuff that isn't really done for the person themselves.  I love a good guest post every once in a while because it helps me find other bloggers that I wouldn't have found on my own, but I have to stop reading blogs that have 3-4 posts a week that they get paid to do or that someone else wrote.  

9.  Tell us an embarrassing moment.  I went to high school with a distant relative whose last name is the same as mine and her first name is close and when we graduated, we were in the cathedral which is huge.  I thought I heard them call my name to get my diploma, but instead it was her name and I looked like the idiot trying to sneak back across the stage to wait my turn.  Plus, I blush instantly and it's impossible to hide.  

10.  What's your favorite book?  I love lots of books, but if I can only pick one, it's the Little Prince and it has been for a long long time.  I love that book so much I even read it in French.

11.  On a guy - boxers or briefs?  Like I care, just don't adjust your nuts in public all the time.

11 bloggers I nominate:

Kelsey at Witty Wanderlust
Cathryn at Nuef Vies
Val at Wine & Summer
Rachael at Lobster Lovefest
Christelle at Christelle's Crazy Tales

11 questions to answer:

1. What is your drink of choice?
2. What is your guilty pleasure?
3. What is your favorite time of day?
4. What blogger makes you laugh every single day?
5. We are at a karaoke bar and I'm forcing you to sing a song, what would it be?
6. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
7. Name your go-to comfort food (or other comfort item.)
8. You're stranded on Gilligan's Island, what 3 people would you want with you?
9.  Star Wars, Star Trek or Star Magazine?
10. What is your favorite thing about your hometown?
11. What is your favorite color?

Whew.  I'm exhausted.  Happy Thursday!


  1. Whooooop Whoooooop! Get it girl, get get get it girl!

    You were nominated for a little something else by me today too.....

  2. CONGRATS on 10,000 hits!!!! I remember a couple months ago when you taught me this whole "blogging" thing and you were at like 3,000, so WOW! :) Can we drink to celebrate this? I may or may not have a 24oz strawbarita in my fridge... ;)

    Also, for your about you... HILARIOUS! I would also say you hate Tom Cruise and Bruiser is a wonderful nickname, so is Gregermeen!

    AND I am 100% with you on the nuts adjusting. Eck.

    Love you too. That is all.

  3. Congrats on all of the hits and the Liebster award! :)

    The Grass Skirt

  4. Woohooo!! Every milestone in blogging is exciting to me, 10k hits is a big frickin' deal! :)

    The fact that Dwight helped you celebrate w/ a gif is just even better!! :)

    I wish I could love sunglasses, I get headaches approximately 3 minutes after wearing them, so I buy super cheapo kind-- like $1 store kind to help out haha!

  5. HECK YEAH on getting your blog goals! That's exciting! I love sunglasses too - but the cheap ones. And I wear them at night :) I'm cool like that!


    Green is my favorite color too!! Oh an I would effing die if i met Andy Cohen!

  7. Congrats girlie!


  8. I am cracking the hell up out loud over here over your answers, and that doesn't happen very often. Seriously the Nicolas Cage thing and the graduation ceremony-- Ahhh yer killin me! And CVONGRATS on 10,000!!!! :)

  9. 10,000 is awesome - congratulations!! your blog is blowing up!

    thank you so much for the award! it does look like a lot of work, but i like you, so i'll do it. :) haha jk - i really do appreciate it!

    also the nicolas cage thing is killing me… hilarious.

  10. Congratulations! I'm currently working toward 20,000. I remember it seemed like 10,000 took forEVER and then the hits just kept coming (so to speak).

  11. LOVE cheesy musicals. Any musical. And Nicholas Cage is gross, which is sad, because I love the National Treasure movies except that he's in them.


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