It's been a while since I've linked up with the Hodgepodge. Hop over here to share your answers too!
1. It's National Bike Week...do you own a bicycle? When did you last ride a bike?
I do not own a bike and I think the last time I rode one was before high school, so like 10 years ago. But I think I've blogged a couple times now about how much I want an adorable beach cruise. On my list of 101 things #24 is get a beach cruiser, bike to the metro. And this pretty little (very expensive) gem is pinned on my wish list.
2. What's something you learned in school that wasn't part of the curriculum?
I don't think this was anything new or groundbreaking, but I definitely learned the hard way that high school girls can be pretty darn mean while at the same time appearing sweet and innocent.
3. What's a food you've never tried, but would like to try? What's a food you've tried, and will never try again?
Weirdly I've actually never had crawfish. I'm not sure how, after 5 years in South Carolina, I never got to try those mudbugs but I love all shellfish and I think crawfish boils look so fun! As far as a food I'd be happy to never eat again, that would be foie gras. I posted here about how we had foie gras on the train to Paris one Thanksgiving and basically it ruined this "delicacy" for me.
4. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less? Why? Do you think that's a good trend?
Both. I am about to be 25, I've been out of college for 3 years. I've been living in D.C and in this job for 2 years. It's time to be a grown up but it's not time to be an old lady. I want to say yes to more opportunities, manage my money better, get my oil changed in my car without my mom having to remind me, take better care of my body. But at the same time I still give myself grace. It's ok that sometimes I'd rather watch re-runs of Friends for the millionth time in my sweats than go out on the town. And it's ok that I spent $300 on a flight for a second weekend away in one month. And it's ok that I ate popcorn and a Popsicle for dinner because I also did some yoga. It's all about the balance my friends.
5.Who is your favorite book, movie, or TV show villain?
Most recently it's been "The Governor" on the Walking Dead. He is so awful, I hate hate him. I'm sick of his shenanigans and I can't wait to see him get what he deserves. Also, from my favorite Disney movie, the Little Mermaid, we can't forget about Ursula. She is just the creepiest wickedest sea witch ever!
6. How concerned are you about identity theft?
I tear off my name and address from all the junk mail I toss in the trash just in case anyone decides to go through it and sign up for a credit card or whatever it is you do when you steal someone's identity. But I don't loose sleep over it.
7.Would you rather have an ordinary home in an extraordinary place or an extraordinary home in an ordinary place?
Location. Location. Location.
8. My roommate showed me this kinda cheesy but really powerful video the other day.
Definitely watch to the end, that's the best part.
"Find me here, and speak to me
I want to feel you, I need to hear you
You are the light that's leading me to the place
Where I find peace again
You are the strength that keeps me walking
You are the hope that keeps me trusting
You are the life to my soul
You are my purpose
How can I stand here with you and not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this?"