Questions #3, 4, 5, and 6 Answered!!
Okay, this worked out PERFECTLY for my Random Tuesday post this morning since I had no clue what I was going to post about today. Usually, I come with something cute and quirky and creative for my Tuesday “random share time” but today? Nada, zilcho, coming up empty.
So, I took four of the questions you all gave me for the Q & A with Cheryl and I’ve made them into my Random Tuesday post today. As is the plan for all of my Tuesday posts, remember to share back with me! Answer the questions yourself and post them in my comments section, or post them on your own blog and let us know where they are!!!
Q: What is your dream vacation?
A: Traveling is one of my VERY favorite activities! In fact, I am literally bursting at the seams with excitement anytime I get to ride in an airplane, stay in a hotel, or get in the car for a long, open road trip. I love to go places I’ve never been before (exploration is the adventure!) and I also love to visit those comfortable places where I’ve been many times before.
So, that being said, this is a very HARD question for me. There are so many places I’d love to visit—in fact, I will be happy anywhere you ship me off to. But I’m going to say that I would love to visit Italy—both to stay somewhere in the gorgeous countryside and to also explore the art everywhere in that country (I absolutely adore art museums and I can only imagine how great it would be to visit all of them in Italy!).
Q: What is your favorite place to eat?
A: Food is HUGE for me (but I guess you all know that, since I talk about it a lot! LOL), so I’m going to break this question down a little bit and say that my favorite Fast Food restaurants are Taco Casa (local fast food; love it!) and Zoe’s (outrageously good Greek food!), my favorite Chain Sit-Down Restaurant is Olive Garden, and my favorite Local or Unique Restaurants are Cypress Inn (wonderful restaurant by the river) and Habaneros (just an average Mexican restaurant, but it’s getting my vote because of the good times we spend there with friends!). There are SO many great restaurants out there and right up there with traveling is my love for discovering new restaurants!
Q: What was your first job ever?
A: I had to actually really think back about this one! Aside from babysitting (which I did all through high school), my first job outside the house was at TCBY Yogurt the summer after my senior year of high school. (Gosh, I had forgotten about that until now! Lol) Then, my first “real” job out of college using my journalism degree was as a Copy Editor at a book publishing company in Birmingham (this job is also connected in a very round-about way to my meeting and falling in love with Gary—which was another question totally to itself, but that I will get to for all of you in a later post this week! Lol)
Q: Are your children named for anything or anyone?
A: I love this question, because I have always been obsessed with names and even though I never really imagined myself as a mother (it’s weird, because as a little girl I never really fantasized about being a mom) I DID come up with endless lists of names for my future children (I guess I didn’t really want to be a mom, I just wanted to name kids). Now, of course, I LOVE being a Mom AND I’m excited because I got to name my children as well.
Quick story about each of the girls’ names: McKenna’s Dad and I wanted a beautiful, unique name for our daughter and I found “McKenna” in a baby name book listed as a boys name that was originally a last name (it is a Scottish clan name). I thought it would make a gorgeous girls name, and it didn’t hurt that it was in one of my very favorite movies of all time (in “Somewhere in Time,” the main character’s name is Elise McKenna). McKenna quickly became our name of choice, but it took much longer for the middle name. (We eventually settled on Cathrynn.) When we named her, there were NO McKennas anywhere around and we would always have to repeat the name several times to people because it was so unique. Now? It’s made it’s way to like #75 on the latest Popular Baby Name list and we keep hearing little babies being named it. Stop naming your child this, even though we know it’s a gorgeous name! I love it being unique! Lol
When Gary and I discovered we were pregnant,
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There you go . . . sorry the name question went especially long. But you asked. … Ha!!!
Now, share with the rest of us:
Your Dream Vacation
Your First Job Ever
Your Stories about your Child’s Name
I LOVE reading your answers so I can't wait to hear back from a lot of you!!!!(Okay, totally of the subject for a moment, but OMG--did any of you see Heroes last night? It was SO good!!!!! And it won't be back until April 23!!!)