Friday, October 17, 2014

20 Random Things

My  sweet, wonderful friend Casey Herringshaw tagged me in a 20 Random Questions post. So, here goes everyone!

How tall are you? 5’0 even. Yep. I’m a shrub. Deal with it. I have to.

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?
It’s hidden. I don’t know. I'm well versed in quick-wit and sarcasm. That's a talent, right?

3. What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve?
I’m probably supposed to have one, but I don’t. Oh wait, yes I do. It annoys me when I “friend” or “follow” someone and they immediately ask me to read their blog. I don’t care much for that.

4. What’s your biggest non blog-related pet peeve?
I don’t like to be interrupted. It’s true. When I’m in the middle of something and someone, anyone, starts talking to me I cringe. And if they’re asking something of me, you can bank I’ll either say no or I’ll make sure they know I’m not happy about it. I didn’t say it was right. Is there a support group for this?

5. What’s your favorite song?
I love music. So I can’t really pick a favorite song. But I’ve had David Archuleta’s “To Be With You” on repeat lately b/c it fits a story I’m plotting. 
6. What’s your favorite Etsy shop that isn’t yours?
What is Etsy?

7. What’s your favorite way to spend your free time when you’re alone?
Reading of course. Catching up on shows I’ve DVR’d. Writing.

8. What’s your favorite junk food?
There are other kinds of food? Huh. I’m a fan of French fries. I could eat them every day. Especially from Back Yard Burger. O. M.W.

9.  Do you have a pet or pets? If so, what kind and what are their names?
This is not my favorite subject. I so want to love animals but I can’t seem to make myself. But I do have a Snorkie (part schnauzer/Yorkshire terrier) and her name is Sarah. That’s all I’m saying about that. 

10.  What are your #1 favorite fiction and nonfiction books?
I’m not sure I can give you a #1 fave in fiction, I love too many. As far as non-fiction, it really depends on what I’m going through at the time and why I pick one up. Probably the Circle Maker by Mark Batterson has really stuck with me and Beyond the Soiled Curtain by David & Beth Grant. 

11.   What’s your favorite beauty product?
I don’t really use beauty products. My name is Jessica not Esther. But I like Vaseline’s Shea Butter lotion and oil. 

12.   When were you last embarrassed? What happened?
Honestly, I rarely get embarrassed. I probably should. Is there a support group for that too? But once I remember total embarrassment and that’s when I cheated on my husband in front of the entire church. You read that right. I blogged about it HERE.

13. If you could drink one beverage (besides water) for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I drink Perrier. It is water but it’s mineral water so it doesn’t count as water. Right? I do love a diet Dr. Pepper with a shot of cherry from Sonic. I also like their Ocean Water.

14.  What’s your favorite movie?
Ah! Toughie. The Princess Bride, Clue, Jaws, I love all the Harry Potter movies. An Affair to Remember, Philadelphia Story, It Happened One Night…I have way too many.

15.  What were you in high school: prom queen, nerd, cheerleader, jock, valedictorian, band geek, loner, artist, prep?
I didn’t fit into any of those categories. I was just me. Some people liked me. Some didn’t. I was in Journalism and really liked that, but it didn’t define me. Wow, that’s tough.

16.  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
 I’d like to live in Vermont in the fall. But not winter. I’d like to live on a yacht and go wherever whenever. Yeah. That’s what I’d like.  
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17.   PC or Mac?
PC because that’s what I have. I’m scared of the Mac!

18.  Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boy/girlfriend, spouse?
My husband surprised me with tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera for an early birthday present. It was quite the romantic evening!

19.  Favorite celebrity?
I don’t really have a favorite celebrity. But I think Matthew McConaughay is a wonderful actor and I’ve seen almost everything that he’s been in, minus Magic Mike and the True Detective show. 

20. What blogger do you secretly want to be best friends with?
Hmmm…I can’t think of one. Not one. Is that bad? Not that I don't want to be friends but I am friends with all the blog authors I read from!

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  1. Love these answers, Jessica! I think it's so romantic that your husband surprised you with Phantom of the Opera tickets! Love that! I like sparkling water too. In fact, I'm having one right now. :)

    1. It was a lot of fun! I'm about to have me a Perrier as soon as I finish responding!

  2. Hmm, what to share? I have a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor that few people get. I've actually offended quite a few people with my droll comments. I probably need to work on that.
    I find it weird your snorkie shares my name. Sorry, but it's true.
    The hidden talent question is weird - if it's hidden, why would you know/share about it?
    I need sleep, as evidenced by my random questions. Goodnight! I hope you have a lovely weekend!
    ~Sarah :)

    1. Hi Sarah! Ooooh I totally get the dry, sarcastic humor. We can be peas in a pod. ;) Although that doesn't sound fun. Being a pea. In a pod. My sister in law has the same name too. In the dog's defense, she had it before we met our human Sarah. My daughter was 2 when she named her and her little friend had just welcomed a baby sister into the world. Guess that baby's name. And there it is.

  3. Jessica!! I LOVE this! You have a great voice, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you better!!!!! And yes, I'm signing up now.... HUGS!!!!

    1. Thank, Amber!!! I just read yours and loved them, too! Thanks for signing up! Hugs back!


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