Wednesday, September 15, 2010

a wee bit of me

It seems as if just when I was getting excited about being back on top of my writing game, writer's block decided to come back and hang out with me for a while.

It's not a severe case (I hope), because I still have ideas floating around in my head...the execution of those thoughts is proving to be a bit troublesome though.

To remedy this, I realize that the cutesy little "take me back to the days of myspace bulletins" (does anyone else remember those?!) survey things could be of assistance. They provide me with a more structured way of getting my thoughts out, and while it may be less "real" than my usual writing, I can't complain about the fact that when I do the surveys, I'm writing again.

So here is one from a blog I've recently discovered, my leigh ashley. Her blog is adorable, and inspires me to make and find and do all sorts of pretty things. Until then, here is "a wee bit of me" (make sure to link yours to her blog if you participate!):




{one} have you ever won a trophy? if yes, for what?
The only trophy I've legitimately won was in seventh grade when my team won our school's 30th annual basketball tournament. I'm not sure that counts as a legitimate win though, because I definitely sucked at basketball and probably played for about a minute total. My friend gave me a huge trophy with my name on it for my 16th birthday, but I don't really think that counts. Most of the awards I've received during school were for academics. Go figure!

{two} what was your favorite subject in school?
In high school, I loved my creative writing class and newspaper. I was Editor-In-Chief, and I was very happy to be in control. In college, my favorite class is spanish. I am absolutely in love with the language, and I have a great professor. He's the kind of teacher who really wants you to learn what he's teaching, so rather than going exactly by the lesson plan, he makes sure we fully understand what we're talking about. Plus, I'm not gonna lie to you - he's easy on the eyes. But please notice I said that last...I have my priorities straight here!

{three} what time do you get up in the morning?
Lately I've been tossing and turning for hours before I can fall asleep, which leaves me drifting off around 3:00 or 4:00 and waking up around 10:00 or 10:30. It makes me feel incredibly lazy, but since the kids I nanny are back in school and since I'm stuck at home without a car all day, I suppose it doesn't really matter when I get up. Normally I like to be up and at 'em by 9:00. Once school rolls around hopefully I'll be back on schedule!

{four} if you could open your own business, what would it be?
Something to do with books and writing. Or baking. Every time I try out a new recipe my brother informs me that this recipe will do really well at "our" bakery. He decided that he (at 15, mind you) will be the manager, I will do the baking, my younger sister will work at the counter, and my older sister will clean the shop. Apparently this will be the new family business?

{five} if you could spend the evening with one rock star/band, who would it be?
Well, you know how much I love Tyler Hilton. So that would be nice.

{six} what sitcom character reminds you of you?
Monica from friends, hands down. I am Monica. Every time my family watches the show together and Monica has one of her Monica moments, my family looks at me and says, "Abbie..." Every. Single. Time. It's the anal-retentiveness, mixed with the control-freakness, added with the love of all things clean...I can't help it. I'm such a Monica.

{seven} what are the 3 most important things to you?
Family is definitely the most important thing. I love my extended family just as much as my immediate family. We're a very tight-knit group. When I was in Portland last weekend and my cousin dropped everything to come pick us up and make us dinner, he told us that his girlfriend wasn't exactly thrilled that there was going to be unexpected company that evening. He also told us that he told her, "Sorry, but there are 144 people in my family, and they're all more important to me than you." Now, he may not have actually said this, and I sure hope it came across as sounding nicer if he did actually say it, but I loved it all the same. Because that is how important family is.

Also important to me are being a good person. And living a good life. Not a good life in the sense that I want to live "the" good life...just a life where I do good. No, I didn't mean do well. I want to do good.

{eight} chips or popcorn?
Depends on the moment, but usually chips. Pop chips are currently my favorite.

{nine} have you ever ordered anything from an infomercial?
No, but I'm often tempted! I always love to check out the "As Seen On TV" walls in stores, but I'm still too chicken to buy anything from it.

{ten} what is one thing that you are grateful for today?
Is it cheesy to say my life? Because every day I wake up knowing that I have a life to live, and that even though I may not have it all figured out, it's mine and it's beautiful.

♥ abigail

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