Tagged: Eleven Questions

{a 39-week and 3-day baby bump, as seen from above; idea for this photo taken from The Rockstar Diaries}

My friend Carla recently tagged me, and since I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas for blog posts these days {"still no labor but trying to stay positive" gets old quickly, for you and for me}, I thought I'd play along.

1. Post these rules.
3. Answer the questions provided by the one who tagged you.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag.
5. Tag 11 people.

1. If you could go back to school and major in something different what would it be?
I picked my major in English because I knew I was a strong writer, I loved to read, and I felt like it made sense. {I was a huge Newspaper nerd in high school.} But if I were to go back to school, I think I would major in Graphic Design. It's something I'm really interested in learning more about, and something I feel like maybe I could be good at. I'd also rather read on my own time, without having to write any papers.

2. What is your go-to outfit when you want to look good, and you're in a hurry?
Right now that outfit consists of: maternity skinny jeans, black floral tunic {which actually isn't a maternity top, but it still fits me better than anything else right now}, gold dash necklace, and red Saltwaters. If I'm going out in the evening, or if I want to look extra fancy, I'll add a cardigan.

3. If you could only watch one TV show over and over, what show would you pick?
This is SUCH a tough question. The first three seasons of The Office are classic, I love Arrested Development and the first two seasons of 30 Rock because they're both so hilarious, and LOST is such a spectacular drama, but I think I might have to go with Seinfeld. It has nine seasons of great episodes, for one thing, and even though I've seen them all already, I don't see myself tiring of them anytime soon.

4. What's your favorite book, or the first that came to mind?
The Chosen. We were required to read it my sophomore year of high school, and I've loved it ever since.

5. If your life had a theme song what would it be?
The one that comes to mind {probably because I sing it to the babies daily} is I'd Like to Visit the Moon, a song that Ernie sings on Sesame Street. I'm the kind of person who always thinks she wants to be out adventuring, but loves to be home most of all.

6. Who is someone you miss having in your life (from moving away, passing away, just busy whatever)?
I miss all family when we don't get to spend time together. My brother and his family in Texas, and my grandparents, aunt and cousin in Utah in particular. I know I'll miss my brother-in-law over the summer and when he leaves on his mission this fall. I miss my mother often, even though she only lives 40 minutes away.

7. Would you rather be tired for the rest of your life or hungry?
I'd rather be hungry. Even though I've been functioning on a reduced sleep schedule for over a year {sleep training took effect only after my pregnancy exhaustion kicked in}, I still value sleep and being well rested more than a satisfied stomach.

8. Who is someone you admire and would like to emulate?
I find myself admiring the authors of the blogs that I read. Notably, I'm thinking of Natalie from Nat the Fat Rat, Naomi from The Rockstar Diaries, Elizabeth from E Tells Tales, and Madeline from Über Chic for Cheap. Even though they're not people I know very well at all {I haven't met most of them in real life}, to me they're women who exemplify positivity, hard work, creativity and beauty, which are all qualities I value and strive for in my own life.

9. What is your favorite game?
I love the card game Scum {I've also heard it called President}, because it's all about strategy instead of speed and it brings back happy memories from my first semester at college.

10. If you had to leave your home forever and could only take a few "valuables" what would you take?
Not counting people, right? My computer, because it has all my pictures on it; Christian's and my old journals, because they're irreplaceable; my camera; and right now, my wedding rings -- I'm not wearing them because my fingers are too swollen.

11. What grocery item do you regularly splurge on?
Um, none? Sometimes I'll spend more on a box of good cereal, a treat for myself because I deserve it for going grocery shopping {Naked juice, something sweet from the grocery store bakery}, or something easy for dinner, but never anything regular.

I'm not actually going to tag anyone, but feel free to answer the questions that Carla asked! If you like, answer one of these questions in the comments section... if you're like me, you started answering at least one of them in your head already. :)


  1. 3. Friends. Hands down. I still laugh out loud even though I've seen each episode at least ten times. Brenton makes fun of me for tearing up every time we watch the series finale. So, yeah, I think I could deal with watching this one over and over for the rest of time.

    11. If we buy juice, it has to be of the Simply variety. We are juice snobs, and nothing else compares.

  2. I'd go back for graphic design for the same reasons...just think of all the reading and NOT-paper-writing we could have squeezed in!

    {and thanks for #8, that means a lot}

    1. I blame papers for my college burn-out {and the reason I never got my degree}. I got so sick of them.

      And you're welcome; I meant it, really really.

  3. I think graphic design is on every bloggers "wish I would have" list!

    Where does your brother live in Texas?

    I just want you to know how much I admire you! I know you are the best mom to those twins and that newbaby is lucky to have you. Our friendship means a lot to me, even if we have only met once.

    1. My brother lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I agree with you about graphic design -- a talent and ability for it is SO useful for bloggers.

      And thank you so much; I'm glad we're friends, too. :)

  4. 30 rock and arrested development are great choices, I fully agree. I'd probably do the same and go with something that has more seasons also, like friends or something.

  5. oh i love the chosen! this year i've been on a potok streak...read 4 of his books and about to get my 5th from the library! ha!