|I know the branches are still bare, but man it feels like Spring out there!|
Despite the many woes of working retail, I'm glad that for today and today only I have the morning off to sit in my apartment quietly and listen to the sounds of Spring and the traffic coursing through my open windows while I sit and sip my coffee before I go to work at the daunting hour of 2:30. It's a rare occasion that I'm happy to be home by myself, but today is definitely one of them. It's healthy to enjoy a little alone time every now and again. It's good for the soul.
Lairen tagged me in this post the other day and I will humor her by honoring her request of a response. It's just one of those fun little survey things that we all used to fill out when myspace was cool, but this one is better. Anyway--here goes!
1. Why did you start blogging?
I initially started this blog because I couldn't really think of a better way to get words out than by publishing them all over the internet. This was back in 2009. I abandoned the blog for sometime up until last summer when I found out that Lairen had a blog. This inspired me to brush the dust off of this thing and get started on it once again. Since July or August I have been blogging regularly and it provides a good outlet for me on just about anything. That's the great thing about blogging--you can write about ANYTHING!
2. What's your favorite thing about where you live?
I think my favorite thing about Portland is how difficult it is to decide where we want to go out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks. There are so many amazing places to choose from that any time we want to go out, it takes us nearly an hour or more just to narrow down the choices. Do we want to revisit an old haunt? Do we want to try something new? We went there for breakfast, but how is their dinner menu? -- These are all questions we end up pondering upon making the decision to go out. It never comes easy, but that's the great thing about Portland. You never run out of options and usually, trying something new means gaining a new favorite restaurant.
3. Where are you from originally and what do you love about "home"?
Fort Wayne, Indiana. Born and raised. And family. That is all. I have an amazing rag-tag group of family and friends there, and that's something that no matter where I move or end up, can never be replaced or replicated.
4. Who is your biggest inspiration?
John Lennon. The man's been dead over thirty years and we're still living by his wisdom. I could only dream to have that much impact on humanity.
5. What is your favorite meal? (feel free to share a recipe!)
Macaroni and Cheese. Period. Do anything you want to it. Add bacon. Add sausage. Add jalapenos. Add salt and pepper. Add hats. Don't care. I'll still love it.
6. What is the first song you remember knowing all the words to?
'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen. I remember dancing around on our coffee table growing up to this song. I remember when the heavy breakdown happens toward the end of the song, my parents always making sure I was ready for my headbanging performance. I remember those words leaking out of the speakers that I now have in my living room. I look at them now and smile. Man, I had a great childhood.
7. What is the #1 place on your list of places to go before you die?
The United Kingdom. Anywhere. I've never left the continent and it's far past due that I make the excursion across the pond.
8. What is your biggest vice?
Some would say smoking, I would say procrastinating. Or candy. Yeah, my sweet tooth is pretty much insatiable.
9. Do you prefer coffee or tea? How do you take it?
Coffee, strong and black.
10. What is your favorite part of your day?
Cuddling up with Dean on the futon, passing out while watching Netflix. It sounds silly, but that's the most comfortable and happy I am all day.
11. What character from either a book, movie or TV show is most like you?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Lester Burnham from American Beauty. At the beginning of the movie, he is a pushover nobody who lets life walk all over him, forgetting what it's like to be happy and content. Later on, he discovers what life is really all about. I used to be the beginning of the movie Lester until I stopped trying to make everyone else happy and started living for myself. Everyone should take notes from this character.
To continue this little survey here--I'll tag a few of you.