Get to Know Me
I don’t normally do these kinds of posts, but I thought this would be a fun one to take part in…especially because of my upcoming blog anniversary! It’s always great to reflect at this time of the year. The lovely Lee of “Lee Thrifts” tagged me in the “Get to know me – 4 things” tag. (Thank you, Lee!) And I loved reading through her answers! (Click here to see Lee’s answers.)
So, here are my answers! Enjoy!
Four Places I’ve Lived:
1.) I grew up in Wisconsin and have lived in a few different cities there. And I really do love the Packers and cheese! Haha.
2.) When my husband and I first started our nomadic journey (click here if you are new to my blog and don’t know what I’m talking about), we landed in Foster City, California…which is close to San Francisco. It was a beautiful area!
3.) I also lived in Oklahoma City for a bit…it was really hot…but there was a lot of wonderful restaurants!
4.) We also lived in Princeton, New Jersey. I loved how close Princeton was to so many amazing things. But my goodness, I do not miss driving in New Jersey! 😉
*Updated in 2020 – we have also lived in Moscow, Russia, Rosario, Argentina, Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan!
Four Places I’ve Visited:
1.) The first country I ever visited was St. Lucia for a Sandals vacation with my (now) husband.
2.) I also spent some time traveling throughout India a few years ago. It was incredible!
3.) Rome, Italy is one of my favorite cities I have visited. There is so much history everywhere you turn!
4.) My most recent vacation was a weekend trip over to Kyoto, Japan. It was absolutely magical. (I was able to hang out with a real Geisha!!)
Four TV Shows I Watch:
I watch entirely too much TV, so I’ll narrow this down to my top 4 favorite TV shows, haha.
1.) “Game of Thrones.” Best. Show. Ever.
2.) “Arrow.” I only recently started watching this, even though it’s been out for awhile. But I am absolutely obsessed, and I even dressed up as The Green Arrow for Halloween last year. Haha. (Click here for a blog post on it.)
3.) “Daredevil.” I really like superhero shows…especially of the Marvel variety.
4.) “Jessica Jones.” Also a Marvel superhero show…Jessica Jones is so badass. 😉 (I even visited Luke Cage’s bar in the East Village!)
Four of my Favorite Foods:
1.) Pizza. I know, I know, not original…but I seriously could eat it every day.
2.) Anything that has balsamic vinegar in the recipe. (I really like making this here Braised Balsamic Chicken recipe. It’s so easy and good!)
3.) Tamagoyaki. I’m currently eating this on a daily basis. It’s Japanese rolled omelette, and it is so yummy.
Four Things I Like to Drink:
1.) Coffee. I can easily drink an entire pot of black coffee…and not because I’m that sleep-deprived, I just really like coffee! (Except Starbucks, gosh, regular Starbucks coffee is icky.)
2.) Water. Lots of water…to balance out the coffee addiction. Haha.
3.) Green Tea. I’ll drink this closer to bedtime instead of coffee…so, I can actually sleep.
4.) The hoppiest of hoppy IPAs. Which I haven’t had in a long time…because craft beer is super duper expensive in Tokyo!
Four Pet Peeves:
1.) Not fact-checking and spreading false information on the Internet. I literally start twitching when I see someone who shares an article or meme on Facebook that is clearly fishy…and they have done zero research on the subject before sharing it. Do a little digging before spreading stuff on social media.
2.) Intolerance of other’s views. Again, with the age of the Internet, it’s very easy to be a bully behind a screen. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions… let’s live and let live. Have productive debates over your differences in opinions, but the fear-mongering and bashing of other’s views really makes me sick to my stomach.
3.) People who pass me while I’m driving to go 3 miles an hour faster than me.
4.) Getting told I need to have children. (Sorry, that’s not in the cards with all the traveling we do.)
Four Wacky or Odd Things About Me:
1.) My summer job in college was working at the local landfill. So, I know a lot about trash, trash collection and recycling!
2.) My hometown has just 913 people living in it.
3.) I am terrified of E.T. especially when he turns white.
4.) I’ve never broken a bone in my body. The worst injury I think I had was falling off my pony, Dusty, and spraining my wrist when I was little.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little more about me! And don’t forget to enter my blog anniversary giveaway with Makemechic by clicking here!
Laurie of “Happy as a Lark”
Richa of “Fanciers World”
Denise of “Denise’s Planet“
This was so so neat! I’m also a huge fan of Jessica Jones. That show is amazing. I’m right there with you on the coffee love. This post was such a fun read.
Yay for another Jessica Jones fan!! 🙂 That show is awesome! And oh my gosh, I can’t survive without coffee, haha. Glad you enjoyed this post, Joanna! 🙂
Oh wow! I did not realize that I was tagged for the contest till I reached to the end.
Thank you so much for the nomination Lindsey. I will try do some justice to it, but hard to beat your sense of humor.
I actually like Arrow too and it is really a great idea for Halloween costume. I have just read the first and second book of Game of Thrones, but never really got the chance to watch it. But I am sure I will love it, as I am a superhero fan and magical kingdom fan too 😀
That last picture of you is adorable! Was so good to know more about you!
Richa | Fancier’s World
I can’t wait to read your answers, Richa! 🙂 And thank you so much! Yay for a fellow Arrow and Game of Thrones fan – if you like the books, you’ll love the show. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed this post!
That was so nice to get to know you a bit more, Lindsey, and I am so honored that you nominated me! I will definitely take part and we have some things in common 🙂 My favorite drink is water and I am also tired of people telling me I have to have children. But if I had, like some friends, I wouldn’t have a way to travel. I am not saying that some friends lead a sad life, no way, but they constantly tell me “if I didn’t have them… I would do like you”. I find it so bad to expose their children this way – I always answer that it’s a matter of choice and we all make our choices. And for every choice, we leave something behind. I am so glad that you shared that, I felt more “normal” 🙂 Really many thanks!
I’m so glad you enjoyed the post, Denise! I can’t wait to read your answers. And oh no, I’m not saying having kids is bad by any means…it’s just not the right choice for me either. 🙂 I love that my friends and family are having children…I can live vicariously through them, then. 🙂
Oh, thanks for the tag, I now have my post for Tuesday! I totally agree about the fact checking thing by the way! I’m a very skeptical person. 🙂
Yay! I can’t wait to see your answers! Thank you for reading mine too! 🙂 Haha…isn’t that the most irritating thing in the world?! 😉
Ohhh I love getting to know more about you. Pizza is awesome! And your pet peeves are so good. I agree with the all!
Hope you have a great day!
Thank you, Mona! And pizza is the best! I just had it last night for dinner again! haha. Thank you so much for reading! 🙂
Aw, this was great to find out some interesting facts about you! This reminds me or the surveys we used to take on MySpace and post them. I actually love reading them since it lets you get to know the person better. That photo of you and your pony is soooo cute! Go Packers too! My brother is a huge fan =)
Aw, thank you, Amanda! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Haha yay for fellow Packers fans!! 🙂
Great answers! Totally with you on the fact-checking, and the Pokemon Go bashing. I’ve also never broken a bone in my body before. 🙂
Thank you, Terry! I’m so glad you enjoyed this! Can’t we all just love Pokemon Go? Haha. 😉
Cool post! I enjoy reading your answers which are interesting in unexpected ways.
For example, my first job as a lawyer was in the environmental field where I learned more than I thought possible about waste-disposal. Your college summer-job resonates with me over that. And don’t get me started on being told to have children!
Oh gosh, thank you! I’m so happy you found it interesting! And I can’t imagine all that you’ve learned about waste-disposal when you were in the environmental field…and most people just think of their household trash when they think of waste disposal….but oh my, it goes wayyyy beyond that. But you are already well aware of that! 🙂