Random Questions Answered

It’s my 1 year blogiversary tomorrow!
On Friday I told you guys that you could ask me any questions you may have, blog or non-blog related, so today I’m answering them.
What’s your day job? 
I’m an infant and toddler (ages 0-3) developmental therapist and education specialist. I work with kiddos with a variety of developmental delays (cognitive, communication, and social) and their parents/family in their natural environment (home or daycare). To be more specific, I work on things like speech, imitation, turn-taking, sensory integration, attention to task, following directions, problem solving, play skills, and more! I also work with parents to develop behavior programs for their children with behavior issues or disorders.
All-time favorite recipe? 
Oh geez, I dunno… my mom’s peach cobbler recipe.
5 favorite books? 
I’m a horrible person, and I don’t read many books. I will tell you my favorite children’s picture books though! Piggy Pie!; Click Clack Moo; Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?; Your Favorite Seuss; Dog
5 favorite TV shows?
Justified, Southland, Ellen, Modern Family, The Real Housewives of Atlanta
#1 ultimate awkward/embarrassing moment of your life? 
I was 19, and I had to go to my dentist to get a cavity filled. I’m in the chair all gassed up (I was one of those weirdos that preferred gas and no shots), and he starts drilling. It was terribly painful, so I gave in and asked for a shot. He drilled for what seems like hours, and I started sweating. When he was done I realized that the fabric of my skirt and the plastic/vinyl of the chair weren’t the best match because I have a HUGE sweaty wet spot on the back of my skirt. So I had to walk out of my dentist’s office looking like I peed myself. Awesome. I was just happy I never had to go back there because this was to be my last visit since he was a pediatric dentist. WRONG. I got an inflamed nerve from all the drilling and had to go back… two more times.
5 best purchases/favorite items you own? 
 laptop, SUV (made the last payment on Friday, holla!), engagement/wedding ring, Jack (best $84 spent), our house
Best gift you’ve ever received? 
I’m gonna be a sap here and say my college education– a gift from my parents.
5 items on your wishlist right now? 
battery for my laptop, DSLR camera, camera bag, new couches for our living room, purse
Favorite guilty pleasures?
Real Housewives of Atlanta, cookie dough, Jersey Shore, Twilight Series books (not the movies– I’m not a Kristen Stewart fan)
Something you’ve always wished you were brave enough to try? 
Hmm, run a half marathon? Hah, notice that I wrote “half”.
Favorite vacation? 
This is hard to choose. I lived in Ireland for 10 weeks my senior year of college and traveled to Venice and Florence for 5 days. That was pretty amazing. The Alaskan cruise Brad and I went on with his extended family in 2006 is a tie with Italy. If you haven’t been to Alaska you. must. go.
Favorite photo? 
Oh dear. I’m a photo freak. I can’t choose just one.
Favorite photo of YOURSELF? 
Currently, the fave photo of myself is this one.
Top 5 tips for bloggers? 
be yourself, comment on others’ blogs, good photography is a plus, social media is your friend, good blog design is a plus
If you could have one do-over in your life, what would it be?
Hmm, I think I’d change my college major. I put a ton of pressure on myself to declare a major so I could stick to my “life plan” and graduate in 4 years.
Pet Peeves (blogging-related or not)
Well, I already voiced my top 3 blogging pet peeves. My other pet peeves are ridiculously slow drivers, bad drivers, smoking, obvious spelling/grammar mistakes, loud chewers, having my face touched, when clients call or text me at 1AM (or 6AM), enablers, people who put their shoes on furniture.
Do you want spawn some day? 
Yes. Some day.
Is Jack going to get a brother/sister? 
Of the human variety? Yes. Some day.
Don’t you hate when people ask baby questions?
Yes. Very much. So I try to make it awkward for the other person by saying words like “uterus” and “procreating”.
Any other questions?

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  1. I LOVE your responses to the baby stuff. I too struggle with this.Glad to find another closet Jersey Shore watcher! 🙂 I share all of your pet peeves and I have to tell you thank you for sharing your blog pet peeves. I am new-ish to the blog world and had no idea my settings were turned on for the auto word captcha, and my email setting was off! I fixed both 🙂 My life and everyone else’s is so much better for it!

  2. These were fun to read!! I think we’ll do something similar to this soon. Happy 1st Blogiversary!! Ours is March 28th. So crazy how time flies! 😉

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  3. Your day job sounds amazing. Hard work but SO rewarding!
    I’ve heard Alaska is WONDERFUL!
    And when people ask us when we’re having kids/or why we don’t have any yet…. My hubs tells them that we “try” everyday. Haha, their expressions are awesome to see!

  4. Happy 1 year! I get totally annoyed with the pregnancy questions as well… I mean if you are close to me and pose it in a non confrontational way, I am cool with that. But if I don’t know you that well and you write it on my facebook wall (yes, this happened) or ask in public I kind of want to punch you a little bit 😉 sorry for ranting in your comments lol

  5. We just signed a contract to build a new house, and when we started to tell Hubby’s family the news they all freaked out. Of course they all thought it was pregnancy news, which – no. Never. They should know this by now. So when we said we bought a new houses they were all shocked and disappointed. Apparently, once you’re married, unless you’re gestating, no announcement is ever worthwhile for anyone. Made us feel just AWESOME. (sarcasm font needed!)

  6. Yay! Great post! I love reading random tidbits like this. Except for one thing . . . your embarrassing story reminded me of one of my own I had totally forgotten about that’s kind of similar to yours . . . on the first day of a new semester in college, I overdressed for the season (it was a really warm day but I was wearing long pants and long sleeves) and showed up to my first class with the ENTIRE back of my shirt completely sweat-soaked from trudging uphill from my apartment to campus. I tried to pick a seat in the back corner so no one would be behind me, but it was really awkward to try and angle myself so no one would see that the back of my shirt was completely drenched, and then hanging around after class so I could be the last one to leave. I actually ended up dropping that class and switching to another one because I was so embarrassed. Looking back, it probably shouldn’t have been that big of a deal . . . but it was pretty mortifying at the time. I’m also super-jealous of your cool vacations–they must have been incredible!–and that photo of you is gorgeous. I’m also a bit jealous that you’re a runner . . . I’m trying to like running (I’ve always hated it), and am making slow, agonizing progress.

    1. At least it was your back and not your butt! I’m not kidding– this spot was the size of my entire bum.

      Oh, I’m no runner, so don’t be jealous. I’m walk-runner at best. Walk a little, run a little.

  7. Happy one year! I also cannot stand slow drivers… specially when they’re on the fast lane. Really people? haha

  8. I love this post. It’s fun to get to know someone a little better. I did wonder what you did for a living, and now I know! =)

  9. our two dogs are our best purchases. They have som ewebsites online that will help you train for 1/2 marathons. I have used them to get up to a 10 k 🙂

  10. Bwah ha. I like stirring people up with the baby question. Coitus is a fun word to use as well. 😛

    I didn’t know what your job was either. So full of knowledge now.

    Happy blogiversary!

  11. I love reading more about you! You are my new favorite blog to follow and I love knowing about a blogger as it makes me feel more personal with the blog 🙂 Will you be having any printables for St. Pat’s day!?

  12. I just found your blog and am really enjoying it. Thanks for the insight into your “other” life; it gave me a real feel for who you are!

    Tip to get you motivated to run – sign up for a marathon or 1/2 marathon with Team in Training. You train with them and raise money for cancer. It’s really inspirational and helps you keep going all 13.1 or 26.2 miles!

    Happy blogiversary!

  13. Other than your own, what are your favorite blogs that you follow?

  14. Hi, I found your blog through Maybe Matilda, and I love your style! I’m a new follower, and hope you can check out my blog too – http://www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com.

    I saw that you live in Indy – we have family there. We’ve only visited once, but I love it, especially the zoo! And the fact that it seems to be chain restaurant central, so I can have every type of food within arms reach 🙂

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