Posted by on Mar 9, 2012 in blog survey, eleven things, random things about me, tagged in a blog survey, the mommy diaries | 0 comments

The adorable Kami over at The Mommy Diaries tagged me in that “Eleven Things” survey that is running rampant through the blog world. She must know I am a sucker for all things survey.

Eleven Random Things About Me
1. I wish my skin was naturally about three shades darker than it is. I am tired of tinted moisturizer and fear of direct sunlight.

2. I love dressing up. It makes me feel like a grown up.

3. Speaking of growing up, I am very close to turning 30, a fact that I am not sad or upset about. My 20s were good, but I fully expect my 30s to rock even more.

4. For years I wouldn’t eat pork cuz I liked pigs so much. But now… I think ham is too delicious to live without.

5. I love wedding showers and baby showers. Like, really love ’em. Celebrating the fact that someone I love is on the cusp of so much joy is really magical.

6. I’m a slow reader.

7. I have a hard time buying clothing, shoes or accessories for myself unless it’s on sale or I have a coupon. 

8. I’m scared of white pickup trucks. About 7 years ago, a white truck nearly ran me off the side of the freeway. For whatever reason, the driver didn’t see me and changed lanes right into my spot at 70 mph. I swerved off the road and came very close to losing control of the car. It’s one of the scariest things that has ever happened to me and now every time a white truck is in the lane next to me, I’m on edge.

9. I’m usually pretty solidly in the “buy the cheap/off-brand version” camp, but there are a few things that I feel  MUST be splurged on: skin products, good cheese, and high quality chocolate (particularly when you’re using the chocolate to make fudge). 

10. I am pretty sure my kid inherited my impatience, and part of me is glad that I will no longer be the only impatient person in my house.

11. I am extremely indecisive and have a knack for talking myself out of practically anything. 

Eleven Questions Answered
1.  Do you have a nickname?  If so, what is it? Most people keep it simple and call me “Meg.” My husband calls me “Chuckwagon.” So there’s that. 

2.  Name one thing on your bucket list. Drink a beer in a pub in Ireland. This is the one thing I HAVE to do while in Ireland. All other site-seeing/touristy stuff is optional.

3.  What’s your 10-year plan? I am trying very hard to not have a plan these days

4.  How many children do you want to have? At least 2, possibly 3. But probably 2. But who knows. 

5.  If you won a million dollars to donate to charity, which charity would you choose and why? Hmm. With a million dollars, I would probably start my own non-profit.

6.  What’s your guilty pleasure? The on-campus coffee shop where I work. I usually walk in with the intent to buy green tea and walk out with a hot chocolate. Whatevs, life is too short to not drink hot chocolate.

7.  Flowers or chocolates? My heart belongs to chocolate, but I like me some flowers, too.

8.  Who’s your celebrity crush? I recently saw the Ides of March. Ryan Gosling was not entirely awful-looking in it.

9.  If you could have any job in the world, regardless of pay and education, what would you do? Founder and executive director of a nonprofit. Or a book author. Or a parenting columnist. Oh, who knows.

10.  What movie could you watch over and over again? A Few Good Men. Random, but true. I freakin’ love that movie.

11.  What feature do you like most about yourself? My sarcasm, obviously.

Happy Friday!