Monday, July 25, 2011

Meet Me Monday #3

Changing it up just a bit this week...

[name] Holly
[nickname] HollyMolly, Strawberry Shortcake
[current location] my sofa
[profession] Girl Scouts
[first love] glitter

[current crush] my boo
[perfect companion] sophie (and matt.)
[latest discovery] how truly small this world is.
[vices] anything salty
[insecurities] my laugh
[dirty little secret] secret love for air supply
[pet peeve] people eating loudly
[meaning of life] enjoy the journey. no one truly knows what comes at the end.
[proudest moment] this week, getting sophie to sit without a treat in my hand.
[best piece of advice you ever got]
if something can be changed and you don't like it, make the change.
[you'd recommend] being a little kinder to everyone around you. people do notice.
[in five years....] I will be turning 30. Wow. Shit just got real.

5 Random Facts About You:

[1] I graduated college 2 months after I turned 21, and I transferred schools.
[2] I LOVE art nouveau.
[3] I love to hear stories from my grandparents about life when they were my age. it was a world away from what i know.
[4] I am a voracious reader and am always looking for new books.
[5] I try to find a positive in every situation, even if there seemingly is none.

Fill in the blanks:

[I love] sparkles and Matt.
[I feel] happy with my life.
[I hate] things that get too complicated. i like to keep things as simple as possible.
[I hide] the fact that i have insecurities.
[I miss]
my grandpa.
[I want] to make myself proud.
[I need] to feel like i am contributing to whatever i am doing
[I'd rather] be doing nothing than something i hate.

Via the Proust Questionnaire:

[your favorite virtue] i'm not catholic, but i think kindness.
[your main fault] i have difficulty accepting shortcomings in myself and others
[your idea of happiness] dying and having accomplished everything i wanted to in my life
[your idea of misery] not changing one person's life before i die
[natural talent you'd like to be gifted with] adele's voice
[your present state of mind] content
[fault you have most toleration for] naivety
[trait you deplore in others] selfishness
[what is your greatest extravagance] makeup
[most treasured possession] the pin that my grandpa gave my grandma. it was the first piece of jewelry he gave her.
[your favorite motto] "i don't believe in setbacks. they are blessings in disguise. i always keep moving forward." Josh Kerr

Via James Lipton:

[what is your favorite word] exquisite
[what is your least favorite word] moist
[what turns you on] honesty and compassion
[what turns you off] deceit. and halitosis.
[what sound do you love] rain and the ocean. so, water i guess?
[what sound do you hate] noisy eaters.
[what is your favorite curse word] balls.
[what profession other than yours would you like to attempt] teacher.
[what profession would you not like to do]
anything involving bugs. specifically spiders.
[if heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?] You lived a good life and did for others, so now you get to spend the rest of eternity with the ones you love.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meet Me Monday #2

1. If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Not sure I can pick just one, but it would be between Burrito Express carne asada tacos, a gyro, or Spaghetti with Scallops from Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay.

2. Do you write your blog posts in advance or the day you post them?
Most of the time it's the day I post them, unless I am going to be out of town or something like that.

3. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
I have not, and I hope to never have to.

4. What is your favorite candle scent?
Anything fall scented or citrus.

5. Coffee or tea?
Tea. Love the smell of coffee but not a big fan of the taste. I also like coffee flavored items, just not coffee itself. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Meet Me Monday (on Tuesday) #1

I stole this from my dear friend's blog over at Let's Talk About Me. I think this is a great idea so I too will be doing Meet Me Monday (this week I am starting on Tuesday though)

Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you  questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we  can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

Todays 5 questions are
1.  Crunchy or soft tacos? 
Soft. Always.

2.  Do you scrapbook?
I do! My mom and I put together one with wedding photos (it came out beautifully). I also just completed one for a coworker who is retiring as a surprise gift.

3.  Do you take any daily medications?
I take iron and calcium every day.

4.  What is your favorite sound?
My mother's voice and the rain.

5.  Where were you born?
John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek.

Day 29: A picture of something that can always make you smile.

Sophie the gremlin.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you.

This is my great great great grandfather, Charles Erskine Scott Wood. You should google him.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 10: A picture of something that truly represents you.

This is a photo of the crest of my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. This organization and everything it stands for is a true representation of who I am and who I want to strive to be. I have made some of my best friends through Zeta and am still an active alumna.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DAY 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts.

1. I found my love very early in life and am so grateful to get to spend so much time with him.
2. I love large, circular flowers- peonies, spider mums, dahlias; big, garden-y flowers are the best.
3. I know the difference between i.e. and e.g.
4. I use at least 5 wipes on my shopping cart before I touch anything or put any items in my cart.
5. I love frogs and have started collecting them over the last 2 years. 
6. Having my gallbladder removed was one of the best decisions I've ever made. 
7. Half Moon Bay is one of my favorite places on the planet.
8. I always have red nail polish on either my toenails or fingernails, and have since I was about 16.
9. Having no siblings has allowed for my mom and I to have a really important and close relationship that I am so grateful for.
10. Coloring in coloring books really calms me down if I have a lot on my mind or am nervous about something.

Monday, February 28, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge

Apparently I am only good at blogging when I have topics to blog about.

This time, I am doing a 30 day photo montage based on the below list of topics. Feel free to steal and make it your own- I'd love to see what you are thinking!

Day 1: A picture of yourself with 10 facts.
Day 2: A picture of you and the person you have been closest with longest.
Day 3: A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 4: A picture of your favorite night.
Day 5: A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 6: A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day.
Day 7: A picture of your most treasured item.
Day 8: A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 9: A picture of the person that has gotten you through the most.
Day 10: A picture of something that truly represents you.
Day 11: A picture of something you hate.
Day 12: A picture of something you love.
Day 13: A picture of your favorite band or musician.
Day 14: A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 15: A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16: A picture of someone who inspires you.
Day 17: A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18: A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 19: A picture and a letter.
Day 20: A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21: A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22: A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23: A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24: A picture of something you wish you could change.
Day 25: A picture of your favorite day.
Day 26: A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27: A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28: A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29: A picture of something that can always make you smile.
Day 30: A picture of someone you miss.