The ever-wise Kendra nominated me for this oh-so-flattering Leibster award. Part of me is like “whoa, Kendra has seen my little rarely posted on blog?!” and the other part of me is like “dang, I have to answer these questions now” and yet another part of me is thinking how lame these awards are. It’s not an award, just a chain letter as Kendra calls it. BUT I always loved chain letters so of course I’m going to participate and tag all my friends.
1. Where do you live? And why do you live there?
Good ole Pittsburgh, PA. I’ve written about my love for it here and here. I use to hate it here but really, it is an excellent city. We’re here because the husband is getting his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Which to me, is kind of a big deal, but I won’t go on bragging about his smartness again because that’s not the question.
2. What are you currently watching and/or reading?
Well, I was watching How I Met Your Mother and be prepared for a much delayed review of the series finale (and maybe the series as a whole) sometime. Real edifying stuff there (kidding). On my night stand, waiting to be picked up again, is Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Daring Greatly, Red Prophet and Allegiant. Tax season is the worst. (All affiliate links there!)
3. What kind of Catholic are you: cradle, or convert? (Or considering?)
4. Can you point to one moment or experience that made you a practicing Catholic? (Or want to be?)
It was sometime in my late high school years. In particular, the first Latin Mass I attended on Ash Wednesday. I was already practicing before that but some time around then really made me want to be so. (Though I was still unbelievably immature and continued to be so until. . . wait, I’m sure in 10 years I’ll look back and think I was immature now, so I’m not going to put an end date to that, let’s be real.)
5. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Maybe 15-20? I only wear some of them though. Right now I wear the same gray flats to work every day. I also often wear my Sperry Topsiders. Then, of course, the required rain boots, snow boots, running shoes, old worn out running shoes, various flip flops (though my favorite Havaianas busted last May on this trip), and various flats that I don’t really wear.
6. Are you a good dancer?
In a word, no.
But I do enjoy it.
7. Who usually drives, you or your husband?
The husband. I’ve come to hate driving most of the time and I think he’s come to hate when I’m driving so it works out.
8. What’s your favorite holiday and how do you celebrate it?
Hands down, Christmas. I know, it’s so cliche, but really with all the food and the twinkle lights and the presents (totally my love language), what’s not to love. Oh yeah, and Jesus too. Of course. We don’t celebrate it much differently than anyone else does. Nativity sets and Christmas music. Christmas trees and red ribbons. Cookies and cranberry sauce. The whole package.
9. Which is correct? Left or right?
Please. It’s left.
10. Do you have any scars?
About a million. My legs are covered in tomboy battle wounds. My knees have some scars from a minor surgery. My arm has a moving day battle wound. My collar bone has a kitten scratch. I’m sure there are infinitely more that I’m forgetting.
11. What’s the most famous thing you’ve ever done?
I was once in a commercial for a medical facility. I wasn’t an actress, just a normal patient on a day they were filming and I signed a waiver saying they could air the footage. (Well, my dad signed a waiver because I was like 15.) A ton of people at school said they saw it, but I never did. Another odd part of that story? It was 9/11. Crazy how we remember every tiny detail of that day, no?
Oh and I wrote this post for Haley over at Carrots once too. Not sure that made me famous but it was fun!
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Ok now that I’ve answered all those questions, I’m suppose to tag a few people and ask them questions of my own. These bloggers are ones that I stumbled upon in the past year or so and fast became favorites. I’d love to sit down and have coffee with each and every one of them.
Ellen of McSisters
Olivia of To the Heights
Martha of Romancing Reilly
Rosie of A Blog for my Mom
1. Where are you from, where did you go to college and where are you now?
2. What song has been getting stuck in your head lately or have you been listening to on repeat?
3. If you could live anywhere and do anything, what would it be?
4. What are you Easter plans?
I full expect all four of you to respond, FYI. (winky face!)