I thought I would answer some questions so you can get to know me better, the real and raw ME. I’m learning to be open and transparent since I’m writing a book. This is great practice!
1. Were you named after anyone?
I don’t believe I was named after anyone specific. They thought I was going to be a boy, and I came out a girl. So, I have a feeling it was a last minute, “crap we need a name for this baby that’s not a boy.” I was supposed to be Tyler.
2. When was the last time you cried?
Yesterday. I cry a lot, but it’s mostly happy tears. I was listening to the song I’m going to walk down the isle to in October and it made me cry. I’m so excited!
3. Do you like your handwriting?
People say I have great handwriting. Truth is I can hardly ever read what I write down.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Bleh. Not a fan of lunch meat!
5. Do you have kids?
Ahahah. NO. But, I love all my friends’ children. They are a blessing in my life and I look up to their parents so much. I’ll have a couple of mini-me’s one day!
6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Ummm, maybe. I can be a little standoffish when you first meet me, so it would take a little warming up.
7. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
That’s funny. Probably self confidence. Guys swoon when they know you are confident in who you are, even if you are a total goofball… raises hand***
8. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yes. All natural BABY
9. Would you bungee jump?
Would you push me? Then yes. That’s what it would take.
10. What is your favorite cereal?
Honey nut cheerios is the best cereal in the whole world, and if you disagree then I don’t know how you can look at yourself in the mirror. OK, that’s dramatic. I wasn’t allowed to eat sugary/unhealthy cereal when growing up. For 6 months straight I ate honey nut cheerios for breakfast and dinner. When I got my cholesterol checked they said it was actually too low… and probably from all the honey nut cheerios.
11. What is your favorite holiday?
Christmas! I hate the gift part, but love the lights, cheer, extra 5 lbs I gain, and that Jesus is the focal point.
12. Do you think you are strong?
Physically… I used to be stronger. Emotionally strong?… when I’m not on my menstrual cycle. Wink wink.
13. What is your favorite ice cream?
Jimmy Fallon Ben & Jerrys. You’re welcome.
14. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Confidence. It’s so obvious when people are insecure and don’t have great self-esteem/confidence. You could be wearing the ugliest outfit in the room and have a chicken on your head, but if you walk with confidence- you steal the show.
15. Do you speak any other language?
French. I took 5 years in school.
16. What is the least favorite thing about yourself?
Self loathing is not my jam. I do wish I was a little more extroverted though!
17. Who do you miss the most?
My entire family. EEK! Love them to death, but none of them live near me. Sad face. I also miss Heath Ledger.
18. What food could you eat every day for the rest of your life?
GUACAMOLE. NOT EVEN A QUESTION!
19. What color shoes are you wearing?
I’m wearing BLACK ankle boots. I wear them at least twice a week.
20. What was the last thing you ate?
Freaking sushi and I don’t regret it!
21. What are you listening to right now?
Jon Bryant- “Evening Sun.” You might hate it and I might not like you for hating it. Go listen. It’s on my list of possible First Dance songs for my wedding.
22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
MERMAID BLUE and don’t forget it.
23. Favorite smells?
Coffee. I even have a coffee body scrub because I love to smell like it. Cookies always smell pretty darn good. Anything garlic. Marc Jacobs Daisy is my all time favorite perfume.
24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Does the Walgreens automated pharmacy pick-up recording count…? I hope not. I do phone interviews and intakes for people in need in our local community, so someone from that list is the last real person I talked to.
25. Mountain hideaway or beach house?
Beach house. I’m a mermaid and must be near my natural surroundings.
26. Favorite sports to watch?
I love watching soccer and football. Anything that’s not a contact sport is kind of boring to watch. No offense. GO CHARGERS!
27. Hair color?
28. Eye color?
Blue… sometimes green. I don’t know.
29. Do you wear contacts?
NO! It took me 25 years to feel comfortable just putting eye drops in my eyes. I’m not ready for that kind of trauma.
30. Favorite food?
Mexican food. Specifically, guacamole and fish tacos. I just want to take a bath in quesooooo.
31. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings. I watched a lot of scary movies at a very young age and it has scarred me for life. I’m so paranoid!
32. Last movie you watched?
Last movie was Mean Girls… I think it’s on TV legit every night. Last show: New Girl
33. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
BLACK. I think I have a problem.
34. Summer or winter?
Winter is a living hell. My California genes can’t handle it. Summer please!
35. Hugs or kisses?
Hugs from friends. Kisses from puppies!… and fiances! Wink wink.
36. Favorite dessert?
Cookies with milk or ice cream. I’m lactose intolerant but I’m serious about my desserts.
37. Strength training or cardio?
Both. Weights to be strong and toned, cardio to run from zombies.
38. Computer or television?
Computer, because it’s necessary for my job and writing my book. TV is a leisure activity that I don’t get around to a lot… unless it’s the Bachelor. Such a great Christian show.
39. What book are you reading right now?
I’m reading around 5 different books right now. Im reading Sex God with our senior high school girls. I’m also reading Savor as a devotional. I highly recommend it. I’m reading Granny’s Guide to Marriage leading up to my wedding because it has a lot of great scripture references related to marriage. It’s important and a huge focus for me. I’m reading Move On with my women’s small group. Lastly, I’m reading Scary Close and finding that it’s also preparing my heart for marriage. I highly recommend all of these books.
40. What is on your mouse pad?
I don’t have one, but wish I did. I’ll put one on my wedding registry.
41. Any tattoos?
I have a sleeve that has a mermaid, sunflowers and an anchor on it. I got that when I was 22 years old. I also have the word “DUDE” inside my lip. I got that when I was 17… and sober believe it or not.
42. Favorite sound?
The ocean… maybe. That’s cheesy. I like the sound of everyone singing Silent Night at church on Christmas eve. It gives me goosebumps.
43. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
44. What is the farthest you have been away from home?
Nicaragua. It feels like another planet.
45. Do you have a special talent?
I can run 400 meters around a track while hula hooping, and without it dropping once.
46. Where were you born?
Long Beach, California… along with Snoop Dog and other OGs.
47. Where do you want to live in the future?
I would love to move back to California at some point. There’s something about that place.
48. What color is your house?
My roommate’s home is white. My future husband’s home is white and brown.
49. What color is your car?
BLACK! Jk… it’s white.
50. Any pets?
My mom has 3 dogs, which I consider my dogs. My fiance has a deaf white boxer named Phoebe that he rescued. She’s so crazy but such a doll! I can’t wait to be a dog mom.
Comment if we have any of the same answers. Then, let’s go get coffee because I love having things in common with people!
Thanks for getting to know me better