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Monday Quiz About Me

Acting Balanced

I’ve missed a few weeks…

1. July is National Ice Cream month… Are you celebrating?
You know, I really haven’t been eating enough ice cream this summer. That needs to change!

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I love froyo!

2. What is your favorite rainy day activity?
Going to the movies.

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gonna see this tomorrow…

3. What is the one book from high school that you remember reading most?
Lord of the Flies.

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4. Have you ever visited Charleston, SC?
Yes! I even lived there for a year.

Sullivan's Island in 2011 with my mom and brother

Sullivan’s Island in 2011 with my mom and brother

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1. Wednesday, July 24th is National Drive-Thru Day… Do you have any drive-thrus that you have a hard time passing?
I go to Wendy’s about once a week. Love me a chocolate Frosty.

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2. Other than signing your name, when was the last time you physically wrote something?
I write notes all the time.

3. What was the first movie you saw in a movie theater? The latest one?
The first one I remember was Snow White… Most recent was The Heat.

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4. Have you ever visited Disney?
Yes, when I was three and six.

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1. What is your favorite pair of shoes?
Old Navy flip flops.

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2. Do you get embarrassed easily?
I don’t think so…

3. What makes you cringe?
Nails on a chalkboard.

4. July 29th is National Lasagna day… Are you celebrating? What kind of lasagna do you prefer?
Nope… But I LOVE my mom’s lasagna!!

Bonus question for blog hoppers to answer:

5. How did you celebrate your last birthday?

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Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What’s something people might ask you for help with?
Travel planning or book recommendations.

2. What’s something you might ask someone else for help with?
French braiding my hair… LOL.

3. Did your family take summer vacations when you were a child? If so, where did you go? If you’re a parent, did/do you plan summer vacations with your own family? Did/do they resemble those you took as a child?
Yes, to Edisto Island in SC. I am not a parent but if I ever have kids they will definitely travel.

I'm pretty sure this was taken in Miami but... It's a picture of me on a beach as a kid! :)

I’m pretty sure this was taken in Miami but… It’s a picture of me on a beach as a kid! 🙂

4. Pool, lake, ocean… Which one is most appealing to you on a hot summer day?
Pool for sure. But I don’t mind swimming in lakes, oceans, rivers, whatever!

Swimming in a lake on July 4th!

Swimming in a lake on July 4th!

5. Have you ever justified using the expression, “you gotta be cruel to be kind”? Was it really necessary or were you rationalizing?
I haven’t used the expression but I can see when someone would… In a romantic situation.

6. The Journal of Psychology recently mentioned the results of a survey identifying the ten most hated foods as: liver, lima beans, mayonnaise, mushrooms, eggs, okra, beets, brussel sprouts, tuna, and gelatin. Of those foods, how many do you actually hate? Anything you’d add to the list?
The only one I really like on that list is okra. Fried okra is delicious!! I definitely do not like liver, mushrooms, eggs, beets, or tuna. The others are OK.

7. What’s your favorite book or movie set in a beach or lake town?
This is a hard one… Off the top of my head I would pick the movie The Beach! (And I’ve been to Ko Phi Phi, where it was filmed, which is totally crowded and trashy… Literally!)

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8. Insert your own random thought here.
Wish the rain would go away! See how flooded my normal swimming hole is…

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Happiness 365: Day 183

“Mother Nature is a serial killer. No one’s better.. more creative. Like all serial killers, she can’t help the urge to want to get caught. And what good are all those brilliant crimes, if no one takes the credit? So she leave crumbs. Now the hard part, why you spend a decade in school, is seeing the crumbs for the clues they are. Sometimes the things you thought were the most brutal aspect of the virus, turn out the be the chink in its armor, and she loves disguising her weaknesses as strengths.”

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Sunday Social

Sunday Social

1. What is your favorite movie of all time?
A tie between American Psycho and Requiem for a Dream.

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2. What is your favorite quote?
Most of my favorite quotes are from books, TV shows, or songs… But I like “Totes magotes” from I Love You, Man!

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3. What is the best movie to watch for girls night in?
Bridesmaids or Pitch Perfect.

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4. What is the best breakup movie?
Closer.

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5. Who would you want to play in a movie about your life?
Rebel Wilson.

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6. Which movie star’s closet would you want to raid?
Reese Witherspoon or Jennifer Aniston.

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Ten Things to Smile About / June’s Favorite Things

1. Swimming! At Pot Shoals and Crystal Springs.

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2. The Blue Ridge BBQ Festival.

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3. Khaled Hosseini’s book signing!

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4. My mom’s birthday… Dinner and Evita!

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5. Shooter Jennings at The Orange Peel.

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6. The Virginia Creeper Trail!

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7. A patriotic pedicure 🙂

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8. Mad Men, True Blood, and Game of Thrones… And the Dexter season premiere is tomorrow!

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9. Silver Linings Playbook… One of the best books I’ve read this year.

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10. Mud… One of the best movies of the year.

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