1. What did you get for Christmas?
Well, I’ve already written about what Nick got me for Christmas, courtesy (HA!) of my Pinterest board, but a few other things I got and loved: a few awesome sweaters, a new pair of cords, a set of awesome pots and pans, a panini maker (WHICH I LOVE), and a toothbrush that has knocked both Nick and I’s socks off (but you’ll have to wait for this month’s Favorite Things to hear more about that ;) )
2. Have you taken down your Christmas decorations?
Well, I was in charge of the indoor decorations, which came down the day before New Year’s. I leave the outdoor lights up to my husband. Who…ahem…may be waiting for warmer weather to take the big ‘ol bulbs off our rhododendron bush (which means, yep, we’re one of those houses for the time being). Here’s hoping this answer changes by the weekend!
3. What did you do for New Years Eve?
We have such an awesome group of friends in Indy who first got together to ring in the new year last year. We all came back together again this year for the same sequin-filled bash and now, I couldn’t imagine ringing in a new year any other way. Feel blessed by all of their friendships!
4. Do you like accents?
Pffftttt…what kind of question is THAT? If I tell you I adore Colin Firth and Keith Urban, does that answer the question?
5. What kind of television do you have?
A Samsung flatscreen. Which was purchased at a Black Friday sale in November 2010 and sat in the box for over 6 months until we the right place to put it in our revamped living room. Purchasing that television taught me two things: 1) I’m not big on having the latest and greatest in at-home entertainment (now that we have a TV that’s more compact, I could happily stick with this flat-screen until I’m 65) and 2) I will never ever shop a Black Friday sale again. Ever.
6. Did you make any changes at the beginning of 2012?
I’m proud to say I’ve gotten back into the habit of going to the gym three times a week (hit it up in the morning before work, so by 5 o’clock, I can be all, “Oh, hey, I actually DID work out today” and come home guilt-free!) Hoping I can make that stick as long as possible.
7. What’s the last book you read and do you recommend it?
It was Diane Keaton’s new memoir and I just felt “Ehhhh” about it –you can read my GoodReads review on it here (which, don’t you hate when you feel like you’ve not clicked with a book?) On the other hand, at the beginning of the month, I tackled The Orphan Master’s Son and WHOA. Let’s just say you’ll be hearing a bit more about that one later this week too.
8. Do you stay current on celebrity gossip?
Ummm….yes. To an embarrassing degree. Sigh. I wish I could kick the habit. But I just can’t. So I’ve given up and now consider the fact I know more about Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds dating than TMZ to be my own personal version of junk food.
9. Do you know the words to Bohemian Rhapsody? Gangstas Paradise? Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?
All I’m gonna say to this is, “Innnn West Philadelphia, born and raised….” :)
10. What is your favorite educational television show?