Friday, January 20, 2012

Tag, I'm It: Random facts about me

There has been a tag game floating around in blog-land. Courtney from She's Always Loved Larking was kind enough to tag me (thanks Courtney!), and I decided to play along. I don't normally do these sorta things, but this one seemed sort of fun, and I thought it would be a good way for you guys to find out some random stuff about me. Enjoy! 

1. What's your favorite zoo animal? The apes are my favourite. Especially the gorillas. I love watching them! So amazing and so human-like. 

One of Hubby's photos from the Orangutan rehabilitation centre we visited in Indonesia. They're so beautiful! 

2. Baby Sitter's Club or Sweet Valley Twins? I used to read both (well, Sweet Valley High...not sure about the twins thing...). If I was pressed to say which I liked better I suppose I would choose BabySitter's Club, simply because I think I read them longer. 

3. What's the worst gift you've ever been given? be honest I don't really know. I guess it would probably be one of the ones I have gotten from those work Christmas exchanges. For some reason I always seem to get some sort of holiday candy dish.

4. Floral or polka dots? Polka dots, hands down. I wish I could pull off either of these without feeling like a little girl though. But I love the retro polka dot look. 

I wore polka dots once...but it was for Hallowe'en. 

5. What's your No. 1 guilty pleasure song? Oh man, questions like this reveal my lameness. I don't really listen to new pop music all that often. And any guilty pleasure song would need to be pop-y. Any suggestions?

6. Can you cook? I think so...I love to cook, and my husband is always very impressed. I don't know if I would win any awards, but I am pretty sure my cooking is at least tasty...

7. Have you ever done karaoke? Yes. And it's never good. 

8. What's one country you would like to visit? Just one?!? Yikes. I've always wanted to go to India. But there are like 25 countries on the list of "places I would like to travel next". 

9. Heels or flats? I love the look of heels, but I almost always choose flats. Sometimes I feel like I walk funny in heels, and it bugs me.

10. Do you have Bieber Fever? Nope. Not at all. I think I am a wee bit too old. But I am happy for his success, and definitely don't hate him. I suppose I am "Bieber Indifferent". 

11. Coke or Pepsi? Oh man, this is a loaded question. Growing up, my dad has worked for both companies for rather long periods of time, so the choice is always a political one. Haha. For the last few years, our choice is Pepsi. However, in Thailand, I would often dream about getting to the 7-11 to grab an ice-cold bottle of Coke. Really, they both have their places. But I must officially say that Pepsi, is by far, hands down, the most superior cola (for now)!  ;)

We were in the Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) airport in Vietnam and we paid $9 whole American dollars for these 3 cans of pop. But man did they taste goooooood...

The second part of the challenge is to name 11 random things about myself. So here ya go:

1. I can play the piano, and have since I was a little girl. I also used to play the clarinet in highschool. 

Hubby's photo, my hands :)

2. I like even numbers (and multiples of 5). So if we have event tickets, I always take the even numbered seat. 
3.  I have the very strange ability to remember song lyrics to almost every song I hear. Sometimes I wish I could clear some of them out to make room for more important stuff. 
4. I must have something sweet after eating lunch and dinner. A cookie, a piece of chocolate, anything that will leave a sweet taste in my mouth. 
5. My first job was in a movie theatre. After that, I worked at Blockbuster Video. So I have seen a lot of movies. 
6. I had an article published in a Thailand tourism magazine. 
7. I have bungee jumped. I will never do it again. Ever. 
8. I have been scuba diving with leopard sharks (not people-eating ones). I would do that again in a heartbeat.
9. I am a big fan of Marilyn Monroe, and have a bit of a collection of books and photos of her.

10. I love crossword puzzles. 
11. I had never seen the movie "Back to the Future until 2 weeks ago. Hubby forced me to watch it.

So, as with most of these things, I am supposed to come up with my own questions, and then tag 11 other people. However, I never pass on chain letters/emails/Facebook statuses. Sorry! I suck, I know. I take all the fun out of everything. Boo! Hiss! Feel free to tag yourself though, and get it rolling again! 



  1. I love that i'm a new reader and now know much more about you. I love polka dots too! COKE!

  2. Is #6 available online? Totally want to read it! :)

  3. I am the exact same with needing something sweet after every meal! I'm sure this trend will catch up with me one day :) And I can never in my life imagine bungee jumping or swimming with shraks so props to you! Came across your blog from Sunny With a Chance... Love it :) Happy Saturday!

    xo Shane

  4. Hi Amy! Stopping by from Chelsea's blog. I agree with almost everything except Pepsi- I've always been a Coke girl. I'm feeling a strong need to be o' cola after Coke but I'll resist and just leave

  5. i am the exact opposite...I love odd numbers and hate evens...and prefer things in 3's :) i also do not have Bieber Fever...I personally can't stand him. I haven never seen Back to the Future...or Jurassic Park (i only mention that because my husband can not believe it) :) new (mom) follower

  6. Im a new fan from Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles! Your blog is super cute! I loved reading your "what I would Tell the Pregnant me" I remember all of those feelings, so well!!


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