Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I think it's nice to somewhat personalize your blog, and after reading Nory's latest post on Fierce Makeup and Nails, I thought I'd have a go at the A-Z questionnaire that some bloggers have taken to.  So without further ado:

25 - getting older never bothered me, but when I no longer was allowed to check the 18-24 age bracket on forms, I kinda felt a little bummed.  Oh well.

Bed Size
Full - were there really no better things to ask besides bed for "b?"

Chore You Hate
I hate cleaning kitchens.  For some reason food gunk disgusts me much more than bleaching a tub or toilet bowl.

Dog's Name
My bichon frise that I got on my seventh birthday and who unfortunately was put down on her 12 1/2 birthday's name was Cotton.  She wasn't super friendly but she was a really beautiful dog.

Essential Start of the Day Item
Besides coffee, checking my email from my phone, and a shower, I like to watch The Daily Show as I eat breakfast.

Favorite Color
Purple - it's actually the color of my room.

Gold or Silver
I don't have much of a choice here since I'm severely allergic to gold.  So silver (and platinum!) it is!

5"3 - same as Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Simpson, and Kim Kardashian. Although when I tell people, I only use Reese Witherspoon; I'm not the biggest fan of the other three.

Instruments You Play
While I took guitar lessons, I can only play the chorus to "Heart and Soul" and the first few notes of "Fur Elise" on the piano.  Go figure.

Job Title
International Policy Masters student.  We'll see where that leads me.

None, although I consider myself stepmother to my boyfriend's pugle.

Living Arrangements
Thankfully, in a home and not in a box as anticipated when I majored in History in college.

Mom's Name

I don't let anyone but my friend Carrie call me Mandy since I think it sounds like a stripper's name (sorry to all those who aren't strippers and go by Mandy).  My family yells "Man!" when they need me, but I'm sure that sounds kinda stoner.  My aunt calls me Brooklyn and my grandmother calls me Susan (don't ask), but other than that I mostly go by Amanda.

Overnight Stay at a Hospital
Knock wood, only when I was born.

Pet Peeve
Oh boy, there are a lot of them.  Bad grammar, poor spelling and punctuation, pleated pants on guys, people who interrupt, people who take games too seriously, people who don't like dogs (how??).... I'm gonna stop now before I seem certifiable.

Quote from a Movie
In honor of my grandfather and the inimitable Mel Brooks: "It's good to be the king." 
 -- History of the World, Part 1

Righty or Lefty

Only child.

Time You Wake Up
I'm a morning person, so typically early.  No specific time lately since I'm a student.

Yeah, this question is weird.  Underwear...I wear them, I don't think I need to say anymore.

Vegetable You Dislike
I love veggies more than fruit, but I can't stand peppers (green, red, whatever).  If they're cooked with anything, I can't stomach it.

Ways/Reasons You Run Late
While I pride myself on being early, if I'm late it's either a function of traffic (thank you, NYC public transportation system) or my 13 different wardrobe changes I go through before I leave the house.

X-rays You've Had
A ridiculous amount.  I've fallen down a flight of stairs, so there was that one on my ankle.  I had my wisdom teeth removed, so a bunch of my mouth.  I'm sure there are more, but I imagine my klutziness is not that interesting if not seen in person.

Yummy Food You Can Cook
I hate to cook and avoid doing so.  But I make a mean iced or regular coffee.  Ask anyone.

Zoo Favorite
I love animals and really love zoos, but I get really excited at the petting area.  And I like anything with four legs, so basically the horses, lions etc. but not really excited by birds or reptiles.

So that's me in an odd collection of answers.  If another type of quiz comes along that's slightly more amusing, I'll let you guys know.  In the meantime, I'd love it if you guys could post your own answers or link your answers if you've posted them on your blog.  If you have no interest in answering, any other random questions or quizzes you recommend me posting?


  1. Hahahaha! I laughed so hard with the nickname one! (almost chocked on my coffee!) hahaha! Thanks for sharing! It was fun getting to know you!!

  2. I'm glad you liked it! I enjoyed reading yours as well :) Thanks for the inspiration to start this.

  3. Anytime I find one I'll pass it on for sure! :)