Gift Exchange Registry Questions
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Gift Exchange Registry Questions
What is your favorite color?
Crimson Red, Purple and all things Houndstooth (I know...it's a pattern not a color.)
What is your favorite season?
What is your favorite treat?
Chocolate covered pretzels or anything that includes chocolate and nuts
What is your favorite scent?
What is your favorite ice cream coping mechanism?
Any ice cream with pecans and chocolate or rainbow sherbet
What do you like to do in your free time moments?
Read, Take a long bath, Just sit still
What do you not enjoy doing, and why, but have to do anyway?
Anything laundry related and cleaning such as dusting, sweeping (we have a dog) and dishes
If someone gave you money with the instruction that you had to spend it on something frivolous for yourself, what would you buy?
Probably makeup or a new purse
Do you have any decorating themes in your home/office?
Infant chic? No, really most of my stuff is traditional and functional.
Is there something that you REALLY, REALLY like?
Dr Pepper, Broadway, and Alabama Crimson Tide Football
What is the VERY! BEST! present you have ever received and why was it the best?
I would have to go with the necklace I was given with Jackson's name and birthstone right after he was born. I love it because it was the first thing given to me that represents him.
Get to Know Me Questions
Why were you given your name?
I was named after my grandmother and my aunt. My grandfather, whom I never met, called my grandmother, Julia, “Julie” so that is where my mom got my name. My middle name is from my mom’s only sister. If Jackson had been a girl, his middle name would have been Carol.
What cause are you willing to fight for?
I am pretty passionate about breast cancer awareness. I watched a close friend battle and beat breast cancer a few years ago and also lost a college classmate to the disease at the age of 28. I have also been the team captain for my company’s team for the Austin Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
What was the first thing you learned to cook?
Scrambled eggs. I don’t remember why, how, or when but that is the first thing I remember cooking myself. The ironic things is that I can’t boil an egg to save my life. Chris has to do it because I get them wrong every time.
What was the first concert you went to see?
The Monkees when I was in 4th grade. They were doing their 20th anniversary tour and the show was on Nickelodeon. My whole family went. I remember being frustrated because everyone was standing on their chairs and I couldn’t see anything.
What do you know how to say in a foreign language?
I know quite a few German cuss words thanks to the Swiss exchange student that lived with us when I was in 8th grade. I also know how to ask for the bathroom and for chicken and French fries in German.
When was the first time you saw the ocean?
Before my ex deployed the first time, he was sent to Ft. Stewart for a month and a half. I flew out to visit him before they left the country and we drove down to Tybee Island while we were in Savannah. That was the first time I truly saw the ocean. I grew up living on the Gulf of Mexico and, say what you must, but they really are two different things.
What type of pets do you have?
I have one fat, loving, adorable, rambuncious, sweet, crazy beagle who was my child before I had a child. His name is Maverick.
What is your greatest accomplishment?
Completing my MBA with a 4.0. I worked my tail off in grad school and impressed myself not only by completing my degree but doing so well. I squeaked by though because I got a 90 in my capstone course.
Where do you like to vacation?
I have been to Disney World 8 times and New York City 5 times so I would have to say those are two of my favorite places to visit.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
I saw this quote painted on the wall at my hairdresser’s salon right after I moved to Austin: “Always act as if you are wearing an invisible crown.” I love it because it reminds me to hold my head high no matter what the circumstances and that was exactly what I needed to hear at the time.
What sound do you love?
Most definitely the sound of my baby’s laughter. Jackson is such a happy baby. I just wish I could bottle it up and keep it with me all day. Then I would never be sad.
If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint?
The Smokey Mountains where Chris and I got married. That area was absolutely beautiful. I can still see the scenery along the drive from Sevierville to Gatlinburg in my mind.
If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
The Titantic. I have always had a fascination with the ship. I think I would have loved to get to see it in person but I don’t know that I would have wanted to be on it’s maiden voyage. That didn’t end well for most of the passengers.
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I always wanted to learn how to play the piano. I taught myself a little using my brother’s lesson books but never had time for lessons myself because I was always in dance class.
If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
My grandfathers. They both passed away while my parents were young and before they were married so I never got to meet either one of them.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Pay off my debt, get a bigger house, and quit my job. At that point, I think we would be able to afford for Chris to support the family.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
If I figure that out, I will let you know. I am still trying to figure that one out. I am not completely happy with the path I have been on for a while and would like to change it but I am not exactly sure how.
What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry or tear up?
This wasn’t necessarily the last one but the most memorable. Marley and Me. Loved the book. Loved the movie. Marley reminds me so much of Maverick. When I read the book, I remember going from laughing to crying in a matter of minutes. The movie was the same only with me snuggling Mav who was just confused at my behavior.
What do you miss most about being a kid?
Summer vacation and Christmas break. I miss getting time off without having to take vacation time. I also miss not having the stress of bills and reality to deal with.
At what age did you become an adult?
Definitely 30. That was the age I was when I got divorced, moved to a new city alone, and purchased my own home without someone else’s advice or opinion. It was a big year for me.