Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Tag Time

Hey all,

I actually got tagged twice for this (Jess from Me Unscripted and Christina from The Subfertile Frugalista, so the pressure's on! 

1. You must post these rules.
2. Each per­son must post 11 things about them­selves on their blog.
3. Answer the ques­tions the tag­ger set for you in their post, and cre­ate 11 new ques­tions for the peo­ple you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 11 peo­ple to tag and link them on the post.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have linked him or her.
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tag­ging sec­tion about ‘you are tagged if you are read­ing this.’ You legit­i­mately have to tag 11 people.

11 things about me:
1. I'm a Libra and it's very fitting because I'm always trying to find balance in my life.
2. As a teenager, my dad nicknamed me "topo" - Spanish for gopher because I only came out of my room to eat and go to the bathroom.
3. I've never liked too much drama, and as time goes by it gets worse.  It makes me really uncomfortable.  Exception:  see #4
4. I love reality tv, it's almost the only thing I watch.
5. I've never done any drugs.  The closest I've ever gotten was somehow I ended up in a room at a party that was dedicated to smoking weed.  If second-hand smoke counts, then maybe I have done drugs!
6. I've had a reverse weight problem all my life. Too skinny.
7. I love swimming, though I don't get to a pool much anymore.
8. As a child there were two things I prayed heavily for:  to meet my soul mate and to talk to animals like Dr. Doo Little.
9. Although I was raised catholic, I am no longer religious, but still spiritual.  It just never felt right, but I still identify as a catholic occasionally.
10.  I don't leave the house without makeup, and my husband can't understand it.
11. I've never really been to a spa, and I don't seek massages.  A scolding hot bathtub is all I need.  It's extremely therapeutic and a big stress release for me.

Jess' Questions for me
1. What would be on the menu if you had your favorite dinner?  Lomo Saltado (Peruvian plate: sirloin steak strips, onions, tomatoes, vinegar, rice and fries ), Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider, Cheesecake dessert.
2. What is something that is on your to-do list for 2012?  Pay off my credit debt and finish the house remodel.
3. Where is your favorite vacation spot?  Costa Rica (ecological & tropical all in one)
4. What was the last thing you ate?  A sugar-free toffee square.
5. What cliche(Nerd, Prep, Athlete, Goth, etc.) were you apart of in high school?  Nerd, but my next door neighbor and best friend was the popular, pretty girl.  It was harder for me to fit in because of that.
6. Do you collect anything? Nothing, I don't have the collector gene.
7. What are your favorite youtube channels? rMeghann, katersoneseven (she's got the whole vlogging thing down), losergoescrazy (artistic & inspiring videos), themomof6boys (incredibly funny AND 6 boys? Wow!)
8. Are you a morning person?  Yeah, right.  I don't think so.
9. Do you have New Year's Eve plans?  No, and I prefer it that way.
10. What is your favorite way to spend a summery day?  sun bathing, drinking an icy drink, and jumping into a pool, lake, beach (any body of water)
11. Can you play any instruments?  No. sad face.

Christina's Questions for me
1. What was your favorite moment from 2011?  The birth of my son, Mateo.
2. What was your favorite Christmas gift?  I got Emeril's crockpot
3. What's on your list to accomplish in 2012?  I'm paying off bills and finishing the house construction
4. In a pinch, what is your go-to meal to make? Rice, soy sauce, and a fried egg.  My mother HATES when I do this.  She thinks there's no nutritional value.  I think it's better than my vice: McDonald's Big Mac meal.
5. What is your guilty-pleasure show? Teen Mom or 16 & pregnant or Housewives of any County
6. How many children do you want?  2 - I'm pretty sure I'm done
7. Flats or heels? Flats 1) I'm already too tall at 5'8" and 2) My ankles start to hurt if I wear heels too long.
8. Favorite brand of mascara?  Covergirl
9. Your greatest accomplishment?  Other than my children, it's either my bachelor's degree or when I bought my house
10. Who inspires you most?  Will power - my husband, Just being sweet, good person - my mother, fashion - Nicole Ritchie, Unconditional love - my dog
11. Ever met a celebrity? Fiona Apple (one of my favorite artists) out on the street after her show.  We were trying to score a poster, and I scored an autographed ticket instead.     Drew Barrymore and Ron Schneider different occasions and ironically both in North Beach (San Francisco's Italian district) while on a romantic pasta dinner date with my husband.

My Questions to those I've tagged:

1.  If you won the lotto, what are the top three things you would use the money for?
2.  What was the best gift you gave this Christmas?
3.  What was the last thing that made you laugh hard?
4.  What is your favorite recipe or food?
5.  What do you do when you're stressed and need a moment?
6.  What are you working on for self-improvement in 2012?
7.  What happened in 2011 that you will definitely do again in 2012?
8.  What won't you do again in 2012?
9.  What is your favorite blog post of 2011 on your blog?
10.  What is your favorite blog post of 2011 on someone else's blog?
11.   Do you believe we'll still be here by the end of 2012?  Or are the Mayans right?

Who I am tagging  (Sorry guys!  I don't tag that often so I don't have 11 people, especially since I can't tag back!) :

Morgan from Modern Mommyhood
Sara from Sarbear's Journey
Penelope from Pintrest Made Me Do it
Becky from Imported Mama


Jessica Jollyjess said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Don't worry I struggled to come up with 11 people. btw I'm actually drinking martenelli's while reading this all in the spirit of NYE.

Cool celeb stories too. I haven't met any celebs in person :(

Sarbear said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

While I do not watch much television, I am a sucker for Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant. We do not have television, but I will often have the guilty pleasure of watching an episode online while taking a bath and a break. I don't think I'll have the chance to play, but thanks for thinking of me to tag. :)