Tuesday, February 12, 2013

11 Questions

This morning, Chelsey over at The Paper Mama posted an 11 Questions meme challenge. I had flashbacks to the days of myspace (RIP) when we would all do those “quizzes” and post them. Confession: that was pretty much my favorite part of myspace.  So….challenge accepted. Here are the rules she posted:

1)      Post a photo of yourself
2)      Answer the questions set for you in the original post.
3)      Create 11 new questions and ask people to answer them.
Here goes!

My husband took this on my birthday the month we got engaged. :)
My answered questions:

1. If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to? Hmm. I have honestly never thought about this, but probably Ivy Elizabeth after my Grandma (Iva) and favorite historical figure (Elizabeth I). Or Kate. My mom almost named me Kate, and I always wondered what it would feel like to be a Kate.  I like my name, though. Even though it’s pretty common, Shakespeare invented it, so I think it’s pretty awesome.
2. Are you a collector of anything? Um, British history knowledge? Does that count? Haha. I do have a (very small, pathetic) collection of medieval British coins, and a lot of books. SO many books. But I think that’s less a collection than a hoarding situation.
3. What is your first thought when you wake up? Weekdays: “UGH!”  Weekends: “I MUST GO DO ALL THE THINGS!”
4. Do you prefer sweet or salty foods? Salty, definitely.  Usually if I crave sweet, I just want a tiny bit—like a Hershey’s kiss—but I can eat an entire bag of potato chips in one sitting if I don’t restrain myself. I love savory foods. Fat kid at heart, right here. 
5. Name one thing you miss about being a kid. One? Just one? The carefreeness. ( Is that a word? )I didn’t have a perfect childhood, but I didn’t worry about half the things I worry about now. I also grew up in the country, on lots of land, so I would just head out the back door, run through the field/woods for hours without a care in the world. 
6. Are you a morning person or a night person? I’m an afternoon person, really. If left to my own devices, I become a night owl pretty quickly, but my job keeps that in check. I really hate mornings, though. Sleep is one of my great loves.
7. List 5 items on your life’s to-do list. write a book, live in England, backpack Europe, raise good kids (eventually) and find what I was made to do.
8. Share one thing that people may not know about you. I almost dropped out of college and moved to Nashville—a few times.
9. What is your all-time favorite song, movie, and book? All-time favorite song is a toughie, but I decided recently that it’s “Holocene” by Bon Iver. There’s something about it that’s so moving—it actually makes me really emotional. Movie….I’m going to go with “Love, Actually” (which is hilarious, because I generally hate chick flicks, but it’s SO GOOD). Book is easy—East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
11. Do you have any hidden talents? I’m the world’s most awkward dancer. I also do a killer impression of Fran Drescher as The Nanny.
11. Are you a really clean or super messy person? I’m pretty middle of the road. I don’t like things to be dirty or messy—it stresses me out. I’m also an emotional cleaner. So I’d probably lean more toward clean, although you wouldn’t be able to tell it from the state of our apartment right now. I’ve been sick, so I’ve been more on the “super messy” end of the spectrum.

My questions for you to answer:
1.  If you could time travel to any period in history, when + where would you go?
2.  If you had to eat one food for dinner every night for the rest of your life, what would it be?
3. Who is your favorite Disney princess?
4. What’s the most important life lesson you’ve learned recently?
5. Where is your favorite place you have ever traveled?
6.  You have a whole day with no responsibilities or plans. What do you do?
7. Who is your favorite historical figure?
8.  If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose?
9.  What was your favorite childhood toy?
10.  What is your biggest annoyance?
11. What is the meaning of life?

If you take the challenge, be sure to leave me a comment with a link to your blog so I can read your answers! If you don’t have a blog, feel free to leave your answers in the comments.


  1. happy to know a little more about you..

  2. I'm right there with you on the salty foods.... I could pretty much just eat salt... by itself. ;)

  3. I'm playing along. See my list: http://speechnotrecognised.blogspot.com/2013/02/11-things-meme.html

    Here are my answers to your list:
    1. Not sure I'd want to leave this time. I'm pretty fond of the technology, oh and indoor plumbing.

    2. Oh dear, in the past pizza would have been my answer, but since I've been visiting family that is all they seem to want to feed me and I just couldn't handle another bite of pepperoni. I'll say lasagna.

    3. Sleeping Beauty

    4. Three year olds have the right outlook on life...my nephew taught me that...play, laugh at silly jokes, and play some more...basically, don't be so serious.

    5. Alpbach, Austria

    6. Sew

    7. Jesus

    8. a Koala

    9. I still have it - packed away, waiting for my little girl to play with - a doll I named Natalie.

    10. telemarketers

    11. Luke 10:27, "And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself."


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