I’ve been away for a while, huh? It has been one of — nah, probably the number one — busiest three weeks of my life and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
We hosted a sold-out film premiere for Conquering Kilimanjaro, a documentary that my company produced, and as one of the main event planners, it really was an all-hours production. It was beyond my wildest dreams and frankly, I’m still buzzing from the response.
I’ll have more in the next few weeks, but for now, I thought I’d have some fun with a survey that my pal Monica tagged me in. I’m not tagging anyone else in it but if you want to answer the same questions on your blog, I’d love to see the answers!
Four names that people call me (other than my real name)
Mommy. (Although my 2-year-old has also started calling me “Katy” if saying “Mommy” once doesn’t get my attention.)
Tater. Short for Tater Tot.
The VOR. Short for The Voice of Reason — my college roommates and besties gave me this nickname because no matter how crazy our shenanigans got, I always got us home safely, without any arrests and with only minor injuries. Example: “We wanted to climb on top of the Carrier Dome and see if the roof really was a bounce house but The VOR stopped us.”
Bug/BugChild. My mom’s nickname for me, and one that I now use for Audrey.
Four jobs I’ve had
Camp counselor/lifeguard/waterski instructor.
Grocery store cashier.
Four movies I’ve watched more than once
The Cutting Edge.
A Few Good Men.
Terms of Endearment.
Four books I’d recommend
Um, confession time. I read a LOT. But none of it is exactly big-brain stuff. I’ve always justified my love of Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, etc. as being my getaway from all of the thinking I have to do for the rest of the day.
But certainly, I love Hamlet, Gone Girl, To Kill a Mockingbird and BossyPants.
Four places I’ve lived
We moved about a half-dozen times between my birth and high school, but a few highlights are:
Four places I’ve visited
Four places I’d rather be right now
I’m pretty happy where I am! But to visit, let’s say:
My parents’ house.
Florence (for pizza).
In bed, snuggled up with a bad book and Gilmore Girls on repeat.
Four things I don’t eat
Meat (I’ve been vegetarian since 2010).
Frozen green beans (even after they’re cooked, they’re not my favorite).
Four of my favorite foods
Pizza. Any kind.
Veggie burgers with thousand island dressing.
Angel food cake with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Four TV shows I watch
I don’t have cable, so I watch a lot of things on demand:
Law & Order: SVU
The Mindy Project
Four things I’m looking forward to
this year in 2015
My 35th birthday!
Some big, secret work projects
Maybe a new car?
Four things I’m always saying
“One foot in front of the other”
“Honey, while you’re up, can you get me…”
“Why is it so hard for people to follow a style guide?”
“Owwww my muscles hurt so much but I can’t wait to work out again!”
I’m supposed to tag four people BUT I’d rather tag all of you…if it sounds like fun to answer these, post it on your blog and let me know you did!