My friend Christine from Simply Stine shared a get to know me 25 questions post today and I felt inspired to do the same. I can’t remember the last time I sat down and simply did an introduction to the new readers around here so let’s do it and have a little bit of fun (and of course, go check out Stine’s answers).
Get To Know Me: 25 Questions
Ready? Here we go!
1. What is your middle name?
Gail. Ok, but here’s a fun fact about my first name. I was actually named after Ashley Wilkes from Gone with the Wind! How funny that I would grow up to live in Atlanta, Georgia. 🙂
2. What was your favorite subject at school?
Oh gosh, I don’t know how to answer this. I loved English and Literature but I also loved World History, American History, Geometry & Trigonometry, and Psychology. The only classes I hated were the sciences. I couldn’t stand science classes.
3. What is your favorite drink?
I can’t get enough sweet tea with a lot of ice and no lemon. I have to curb it though because #sugar.
Coffee: Toffee Nut White Mocha Latte from Starbucks
Alcohol: Four Roses Bourbon
4. What is your favorite song at the moment?
Ok, so I hate any questions have to do with music because I hate playing favorites with music genres, artists, and songs. There is a reason that my Pandora has stations built around Guns N’ Roses, Garth Brooks, The Weeknd, Eminem, Blink-182, Stephen Lynch, and Rihanna. I mean, every day is different and each day has its own soundtrack. Some days are a Guns N’ Roses day. Some days are a Rihanna day. You just never know so I’m always prepared.
That said, right now I find myself playing “I’m Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks and Little Tiny Mustache by Stephen Lynch. If you don’t know Little Tiny Mustache, here’s the video…
5. What is your favorite food?
Chips and queso, no doubt. It’s absolutely my food indulgence. I cook a lot of Mexican food because it is the perfect excuse to buy it and eat it. 😉 I also love scrambled eggs with green peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese
6. What is the last thing you bought?
Chips and queso. LOL. I made veggie tacos tonight for dinner because I was craving queso.
7. Favorite book of all time?
The Officer’s Code by Lyn Alexander. It’s a WWI fiction that starts off a 4-book series but dang it, it’s amazing and I believe I’ve only mentioned this about a million times but most recently here and here.
8. Favorite Color?
Navy blue. I also love yellow and emerald green but navy blue for sure.
9. Do you have any pets?
Two dogs – Tebow the chihuahua and Wilkins the chiweenie. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll probably see a lot more of them than you want but you’ll love it because they are adorable.
10. Favorite Perfume?
Chance by Chanel! It’s been years since I’ve found a great perfume that I’ve really loved but this one hooked me immediately and I feel like it’s definitely worth the investment.
11. Favorite Holiday?
New Years Day because I’m a sucker for new beginnings.
12. Are you married?
Yes, since 2011.
13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?
Yes, three times.
14. Do you speak any other language?
I used to speak semi-fluent Spanish but it’s been so many years since I’ve used it that I am not sure if I could speak it right now if I needed to beyond basic pleasantries and common conversation.
15. How many siblings do you have?
16. What is your favorite shop?
Kate Spade! I don’t indulge in her items as much as I’d like but I basically have her entire inventory in a wish list. For home items it’s definitely One Kings Lane. I stalk them like crazy for their flash sales then spend! spend! spend!
(Obviously I’m assuming that Target is a given because if we didn’t just assume the answer was Target every woman I know would name them and move on to question 17.)
17. Favorite restaurant?
We love Cafe Sunflower because they have this really chill ambiance and an incredible all-vegetarian menu. Otherwise, I love Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (because, queso) and they have incredible margaritas.
18. When was the last time you cried?
This past Sunday.
19. Favorite Blog?
Mine! 😉 No, seriously, ummm, I don’t know that I can answer this because I have a lot of blogger friends and it’d be hurtful to rank them. #sorrynotsorry but just follow my Facebook or Twitter because I’ll share my fave content when I find it.
20. Favorite Movie?
Return of the Living Dead. It’s a fabulously quotable zombie movie and I have seen it a billion times. I can’t resist it and I quote it constantly. “But Burt! What the hell are you gonna tell ’em? Can you trust that bastard?!”
Otherwise, we have mad love for horror movies and I’m especially partial to the Halloween franchise. I’ll watch them any time of year and love them all the same.
21. Favorite TV shows?
Hmmm…IDK because right now there is just a lot of crappy stuff on TV but I have loved Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Almost Human, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, and Dexter. Obviously, some of those are no longer on.
22. PC or Mac?
Both, for different things.
23. What phone do you have?:
iPhone 6 Plus and I should have bought one with more storage. Apps, photos, and music add up fast!
24. How tall are you?
25. Can you cook?
Yes!!! Although I admit that I don’t do it nearly as often as I should.
Answer one of the questions I answered above in the comments below! I want to learn more about you! If you want to do this post yourself, make sure you tag me so I can see your comments!