The always-hilarious Laura from Life with Lolo for some reason thought I was groovy enough to be nominated by her for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! I’m not gonna lie, I’ve gotten nods (thank you, thank you everyone) in the past for various awards and I usually don’t get to write the post in time because
I just forget other things come up.
As Laura says, “Lazy ass, party of one..”
But I felt in my soul like I needed to step it up and do this one. I have to say, some of these really made me ponder. I want to entertain and be deep at the same time. That’s quite the paradox.
Before I start, I’mma be serious for a moment. Thank you to everyone who reads my writing and takes the time to comment and share it. I love you guys. I wouldn’t do it if it weren’t for you. The connections I’m making with you, whom I would never have met if it weren’t for the internet, are so meaningful to me.
I feel like I’m meeting people who are my long lost sisters. You dig?
So, on to Laura’s questions!
What is the very first thing you do in the morning and the very last thing you do before going to sleep?
First thing in the morning is hit the snooze. Literally, hit it. I use Sleepcycle as my alarm in conjunction with my UP24 and to snooze, you shake/hit/otherwise bring harm upon your phone.
The last thing I do is either text Jonathan (cue the awwws here), read, or watch an episode of whatever I’m currently in the middle of on Netflix.
What are your favorite boy name & girl name for your future children (I know you have them) or just in general…?
I seriously don’t have a favorite name.
Where’s the farthest place you’ve ever driven to (or road tripped) why did you go and who were you with?
The farthest distance that I’ve driven is to Williamsburg, Virginia to visit my mom. I’ve done it alone, I’ve done it with Jonathan, and I’ve done it with my mom. It’s been since November and I think this is officially the longest we’ve gone without seeing each other.
This whole full-time job thing is getting in the way of random car trips.
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
If you could see one person or group in a dream concert (alive or dead) who would it be?
I’m so close to saying Anberlin. I saw their farewell tour on my birthday last year with Jonathan (another road trip!) and I’d love to bring them back.
What is one food that just grosses you out?
Honestly……I don’t think there is a food that grosses me out. I like just about everything. I haven’t tried snails, though, and I wouldn’t eat a puffin, but it isn’t because it grosses me out but because puffins are so cute.
Has someone close to you lost someone in their family? How did you handle it (this is happening right now to me, help!)
I think I’ve had more deaths in my family than my friends have had in theirs. The times that someone has had something happen, I just try to think about the person and how they handle situations.
If this person needs to come to you naturally, make sure they know that you’re always available. Badgering them to talk is not going to do anything. On the flip side, if they need to talk everything out, ask questions and listen more than you speak.
What is your favorite tweet or instagram you’ve ever shared? Show us the link!
So to find this picture I had to go back two and a half years in my Instagram feed and there were so many good pictures and memories that I wanted to share. Dogs, cute hair cuts, good nail polish days. Lots of food.
But these are my favorites. I was going to include only the Franktuary menu because that was the night I met Jonathan, but the duck is just too cute to pass up.
So much awesome in one picture. #quackpgh #tbt @thejonathang
A photo posted by Angelica Ross (@syntaxxerrorrr) on
What is the one purchase you’ve made on your own that you are most proud of?
There have been some expensive purchases that I’ve made in the past. My laptop, a nice camera, some of my college education, but I’m going with my car on this one. It’s been the most expensive and the biggest decision.
I negotiated myself (could use some work there), payed the initial costs myself, and am paying off the rest of the car myself. I also paid for insurance and this year’s AAA membership myself. Boom.
What is your job and where do you work (because I’m nosy like that).
I am a Marketing Consultant at a SaaS company in Pittsburgh. It’s more customer service than consulting, but that’s where this blog and my freelance social media contract work come in. It’s a lot of work and a lot of balls to keep in the air, but it’s a necessary evil. Sadly, this job doesn’t pay too much, so I do need to work on the side so I can squirrel away what I can.
That’s what I have to say about Laura’s questions. I am having serious anxiety with this nomination thing. Are you “too big for this?” Is this something you’d like do? Am I missing someone? Ugh! If you’re up for it, I’d love to nominate:
Jaelan at Making Mrs M
Katy at Wild and Wanderful
Meghan at Hayes Days
Julie at Artwork by JM
Beth at The Fashionable Eye
Michelle at Sole for the Soul
Kristin at My Life as a Teacup
Jess at In Pursuit of Simple
Nadia at The View Is Beautiful
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
What did you want to be when you were little?
Puppies or kittens?
If you could watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Where is your favorite place to find inspiration?
Have you ever made something from Pinterest that totally worked (or failed)? What happened?
What do you drink when you go out?
Heels or sneakers?
What’s your best-kept blogging secret?
What is one thing you haven’t told your readers? Spill the beans!