a little Q&A time.


my old roommate from south carolina, ann has asked me to fill out a little survey. her answers were inspiring and v honest (much like her blog). soooo here we go! 

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
summertime when the weather is fine... served with a scoop of lemon italian ice and swinging in the park w/ h. 

What is your greatest fear?
not being able to have children in the future. 

Which figures do you most identify with?
confident women who are not afraid to speak up. 
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
i tend to be a neat freak...this has its ups and downs. 

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
dishonesty, slow walkers on busy sidewalks, loud cell-phone talkers on public transit.

What do you most value in your friends?
a sense of humor and optimism. 

What words or phrases do you most overuse?
check it. 

What is your favorite journey?
my month-long study abroad in paris where i met one of my closest friends and fell in love with a beautiful city. also my move to charleston after college then back to chicago...i really believe everything happen for a reason. 

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
absolute honesty isn't always the best when peoples feelings are involved. i don't advocate outright lying but somethings are better left unsaid. 

What is your favorite occupation?
i really admire teachers.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?
my nose. meh. 

What is your greatest regret?
there are things i wish i could change, but nothing life altering. i am at peace with all of my decisions and i hope i can always say that. 
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
h bomb! is da bomb. and i've had a pretty good run with pumpkin pie. 

Where and when were you happiest?

right now... 2011 has been pretty good to be so far. 

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
i am awful at spelling... so i should brush up on those skills. i would also love to learn french again. and italian. and spanish.. you get the idea. 

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

moving to charleston, sc on my own, without knowing anyone in the city. i learned a lot about myself and even though i didn't stay too long (6 months) it really helped me with my priorities and figure out what really makes me happy. 

What is your most treasured possession?

my blankie. yep, it lives in my dresser and it is the only thing i would grab (aside from h) if the apt was on fire. annnnd the claddagh ring i received from my mom on my 21st birthday. 
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
when you lose someone you love, ive been v lucky not to experience this and i am dreading it. 

Where would you like to live?

somewhere warm, walkable, and affordable. any ideas?! 

What is your most marked characteristic?

i try to be optimistic and i like to smile. a lot. 

What is your greatest extravagance?
weekly dinners with h's family. we pick a new restaurant every sunday,  it's wonderful to get together to chat and try new food. 

What are the qualities you most like in a man?
a sense of humor, killer smile, quirkiness, a sense of adventure, a desire to travel and learn, fantastic taste in music, and spontaneous dance moves. 

Who are your favorite writers?

jhumpa lahiri and sloane crosley. 

How would you like to die?

peacefully, in my sleep (in a huge comfy, soft bed) next to my adoring husband. 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?

jem of jem and the holograms. the ultimate rockstar. 

Who are your heroes in real life?
my grandmother, she's not afraid to tell you like it is and to make herself happy. 

What is your motto?

{i've got dreams babe.} 
because i do and i can't wait to see how it all plays out. 

i am suppose to pass this along:: so ladies if you would like to participate i would love to hear your answers!
trisha from my pretty pink pearl, holls from little miss holls , joelle from love is home, electroglam from oui je t'aime aussi, krista from alla fiorentina, and meagan from mo, pie please


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  1. These summer images look so heavenly... I can't wait!

  2. Thanks so much for the tag.

    We have so much in common, it's kind of funny. Like how my favorite journey in life was my month-long study abroad trip to Paris summer after my sophomore year. And I'm pretty damn happy right now in 2011 too...

    I'll be posting my answers later. Thanks again :)


  3. I loved reading through your answers. Now I can say that I know you a little bit more! I think that I could identify with almost half of all your answers. I'm all about humor, optimism and confident women! Also, about smiling, dying in my sleep (hopefully!) and I'm into making my dreams a reality! :)

    About where to live that's affordable, warm and walkable? You could always try Malaysia - where I'm at! Well it does get rather hot on most days, but well it's hot and humid all year round! Sad part, there's no snow. :\


  4. Love all the answers. I like how simple questions can invoke us to really think about things.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  5. hi there,

    i just stumbled upon your blog ~ and i love it :) so i am definitely a new follower!

    p.s. i still have my blankie too. it's always in a place i can grab it if there is a fire. it goes w/me on ALL overnight trips bc i just can't trust it will be safe and sound when i get home! :)

    hope you have a great weekend!

    p.p.s. i know i just started following, BUT i am giving away a jen ramos (madebygirl) print this week in case you're interested! hope you can check it out

  6. Great survey - we agree on a lot of those answers :)

    You should consider Austin,TX if you really want to live somewhere warm. (As a Texan, warm means 85) You still need a car, but not to the degree that other Southern cities require.

    Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

  7. Wow these are such great questions, and I loved everyone of your answers. They seemed so thoughtful and heartfelt. :o)
    Hope your weekend is wonderful :o)

  8. what a great survey...loved reading your answers. very honest and genuine and endearing!


  9. I love this post so much! We have so much in common! How wonderful and refreshing! Thanks for sharing! xo Samantha

  10. This is sweet! I'm going to have to copy you and do this myself!

    Also, I do have to admit that I have been that slow walker on the busy sidewalk. But in my defense it is only because I have been taking everything in this week :)

    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!!!!


  11. Fun post! I love getting to know little life facts:-) I can definitely relate with the blankie love. (my blankie AND a stuffed rabbit are so priceless to me). xoxo

  12. my greatest fear is not being able to have children too..and everytime I meet I guy I tell him I love to travel & I always hope he feels the same way. I would love to live in Puerto Rico

  13. i love learning more about bloggers! this is a great little tidbit, I still have my blanket too [bun bun]!

  14. this is too cute! i love it :)


  15. This is awesome! I am going to do it tonight,thanks for posting this :)

  16. when i read about the lemon ice my mouth actually started watering. i love that stuff total. awesome q & a's post, plus wonderful photo accompaniments too.

    how ace is your answer to the fictional hero question?! so good. you need to do that one next halloween lades. ♥

    pea ess: major thanks for your comment about my "ish". every encouragement has been mind blowing and humbling to me. much appreciation. xox

  17. Loves it! Maybe you, me, Jay and H should vacay to Chaztown sometime together? That'd be fun, RIGHT?? :) LOL.

  18. I wish you knew just how alike we are-reading your answers, I felt like I was reading my own! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    xo, Lena

  19. Thanks for the tag Jillian! I'd love to fill this out... although, I feel like a lot of my answers were your answers hehe ^_^

    I'll think about them for a little bit first, make sure I'm as 'me' as possible.

    I love love love how adventurous you are! And that photo of the baby reading a book so super cute (:


  20. How lovely that you have weekly family dinners. Those must be so fun:) Loved reading those anwsers, sweetie
    Happy Monday

  21. I want to be her friend!! That Jem answer made me smile. a lot.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  22. I SO can't wait until summer!

    I am blog hopping today and I am happy I found your blog.

    Please head on over and visit my blogs as well and become a follower if you aren't already:

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    Have a blessed day!! :0)

  23. I loved your answers! one of my greatest fears is also not being able to have children!



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