Thursday, September 23, 2010

fall questions

Katherine tagged me to do these Fall Questions, and since I don't have anything else to blog about, and certainly not any photos to post (grrrr...), I'm happy to oblige.

1. Do you like Starbucks? And are you a fan of their seasonal coffees?
I like Starbucks for hot chocolate and sweet treats (I've decided I'm going to say "sweet treat" now instead of "dessert." Somehow it lessens the guilt factor.) I would like to be a grown up and say that I enjoy a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine) now and again. But it would be a lie. I have the beverage maturity of a four year old.

2. How do you decorate and prepare for Fall?
I bought a fall type wreath last year and put out some pumpkins and mums. I also noticed that the produce market near my house has some kind of  large corn stalks/husk thingies, and I thought they looked pretty neat. Maybe they are for sale? Maybe I will buy them. I'm so excited about Fall and The Holidays, I may be out of control. I never got excited about the holiday season as an adult, but then Jonah was born, and everything changed. I just want to make it wonderful for him. Did I mention I'm excited?

3. Will you participate in your college's homecoming activities? 
No, but we really miss Greenville and East Carolina, and I've already thought how fun it would be to go to an ECU game. We do hope to make it to Greenville sometime soon, but no football or collegey activities for us. Maybe next year. 

4. What is your favorite Fall clothing item or accessory?
In my head, I'm definitely a fashion and accessories sort of person (all of a sudden), but in my reality, I hate everything in my closet. I have a dark green blouse/shirt I really like that I wear with a long necklace. I love how people layer shirts and dresses and coats and scarves with leggings and boots etc. I, unfortunately, have no vision, no style talent, and no money to shop. It's a great combination.

5. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
This is going to sound really lame, but I have a TERRIBLE memory. I don't remember 90% of my Halloween costumes. I think I was Rainbow Brite one year. And Little Red Riding Hood another year. Mostly I just remember that I usually had homemade costumes instead of store bought, and I'm so thankful for that. My mom did such a good job of coming up with great costumes. If Jonah has a costume at all, it will most likely be store bought. I'm a Halloween failure. 

6. Do you like Halloween/Horror movies? Do you have a favorite?
No way, man. I HATE feeling scared. I have had more than enough sadness and fear in my life to last a lifetime. I have no desire to feel terrified. I actually don't really get why people like that. 

7. What is your favorite Fall activity?
Probably just getting to (FINALLY) be outside. Last Fall, we went to the fair and to a pumpkin patch, and we had a great time. I hope to do those two again this year, and I also want to get to the zoo and/or a petting zoo. Jonah is getting into his animal sounds, and although he knows what they say, he has no idea what a cow, monkey, or duck actually is. 

8. What is your favorite Fall recipe?
Probably stuff that OTHER people make. I'm not so much of a baker, although I'd like to be. I like everything about eating and especially Thanksgiving eating, so it's all good to me. When it comes to food, I'm not hard to please. 

And then she added eight more quickie questions, and here they are:

1. What movie coming out soon are you looking forward to seeing? 

2. What will you miss most about Summer?
Nothing. It was miserable. I'm glad it's over.

3. When do you start your holiday shopping? 
Rarely ever before December 1st. I want to be one of those people who looks for good deals throughout the year and comes up with the perfect gift for everyone on my list, but that never happens. It always turns out okay though, so I don't stress about it too much.

4. Favorite exercise/activity?
Anything but the Elliptical. I hate the Elliptical. Evil Machine. Evil, evil machine.

5. Best book you've read lately?
I finished The Help and loved it. Right now I'm reading The Wednesday Sisters and I'm loving it too. 

6. Do you make your bed every day?
Yes. For now. After Gabe died, I couldn't leave the house, sometimes the bedroom, without making the bed. I had never been a regular bed maker before then. It was really strange.  Then, when Jonah was born, I rarely made the bed. I rarely put on real clothes before 4 pm. Now, I'm a little more stable and making the bed again. Who knows how long it will last? You didn't realize this was such a deep question, did you? 

7. If you could choose a personal chef or a personal shopper, which would you choose?
Personal chef. I want to do my shopping myself. Can I have a personal chef and a shopping fund? Yes, I choose that.

8. Which TV show are you most excited for this Fall?
I'm most excited about Glee, but we've started watching Modern Family and Parenthood this season, and I really like those too. 

Okay, that's it. Feel free to tag yo' self.


Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I always love your answers. Rainbow Brite FTW! Love you. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing at quite a bit of this...and especially the label you gave this post--so appropriate.

Hoping for some great fall weather asap for you to get out on a wagon ride, to the pumpkin patch, to an apple orchard, to feed the animals...whatever you want to do, I hope you get to do it soon!!

Wanda Wilkinson said...

I just knew you were going to say "chicken stew" was your favorite fall food. I am waiting for the cooler weather to make some.

I hope all of you have a great weekend.

Love to all of you

Deanna said...

"beverage maturity of a four year old"...I love it! Have you tried Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks? Less coffee, more chocolate and peppermint than a lot of their drinks. Perfect for Christmas!

Trace Car Driver said...

love it! i tagged myself, b/c i'm in a blogging slump of late too.

southern love and prayers from alabama!

Y Mama said...

Wish you would head to ECU for homecoming....I would help with Jonah!!! I wouldn't feel like such a stalker if I actually had met you! Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the clothing/accessories thing... I think the long shirt/short dress with leggings look is adorable, but it's hard to pull off without looking silly, at least for me. And ditto on the Peppermint Mocha suggestion; I definitely like coffee drinks that don't taste like coffee :)

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Toni :O) said...

Honestly, I just crack up and chuckle reading your makes my day cause I love your sense of humor. BTW, I absolutely love Modern Family (just started watching this season and it's very, very funny!) and Parenthood I immediately latched onto last season and I LOVE it SO much!!! Hip Hip Hooray for Starbies..mmm..peppermint Java Chip Frappachino is my favorite Fall/Winter treat...and for Fall. I hope you and sweet Jonut get to finally enjoy the cooler weather!

The Pelhams said...

I LOVE GLEE TOO!!!! So excited for tomorrow night!! I started watching it this summer and now I'm hooked!! If I miss an episode I watch it online to catch up!!!

thorney said...

I loved these questions.

I wish I lived closer to you, unfortunately I am about as far away as possible and still be in this country--Seattle, or I would take you shopping and style you. I love clothes and I come from a long line of fashionistas--all of whom are also French so we do the scarves all day every day and we do them right. One tip is to go online at Anthopologie and J.Crew and look at their put together outfits, make a few notes on what you really like, then head to Marshall's or TJMaxx, or Macy's on a one-day sale weekend and shop for what you saw online and liked. You could put together the entire outfit for under $50.

Reunions? I've never been to a high school, college or grad school reunion. We do try to make the WSU/Cal game when it is in WA, as I went to Cal and my youngest son went to WSU.