Steal My Sunshine

sidetrack - i decided to set up a diet bet to begin this sunday, september 1.  nothing like paying your own money in to keep yourself motivated.  would you like to join me?  i'll provide the link!  what bet amount would you be comfortable with? $10? $20?

back to the scheduled programming - when michelle did this sunshine award post, she used a song as her blog post title.  which of course i needed to copy, and then i realized just how many songs use the word sunshine.  think about it.  it's overwhelming.  i was about to go with 'pocketful of sunshine' because i watched easy a over the weekend for the 73rd time.  but at the last minute, the 90s child in me screamed out for some len, so obviously i had to do it.  anyway, the sunshine award.  maybe this is a nod to my sparkling, sunshine-y personality.  yes, i'm going with that.  thank you michelle, for the wonderful nomination - here's what she wanted to know about me:

1. what's your favorite place in the world?  lexington, kentucky.

2. if you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?  alaskan cruise.  i can't exactly explain why, just something about it looks fun.  even though all my boat fears stem from watching titanic too many times, somehow an alaskan cruise is still really high on my list.

3. if money were out of the equation, what would you do? i would run a dog retirement community.  i want to live in a giant farm where old dogs that get brought to shelters and don't get adopted can come live out their days, in a happy home where someone loves them.  but i'd want to hire other people to do all those silly things like 'grooming' and 'picking up poop.'  i just want to love them.

4. what do you like most about yourself?  i happen to love all of the so-called negative traits associated with being a scorpio.  i love that i'm stubborn, secretive, fiercely loyal but the worst enemy of all time if you betray me, fearless, controlling.  i see things in black and white and i'm strong, so don't mess.  i don't see these traits as negative at all.  i know what i want and i am who i am.  that doesn't change.

5. what are some of your favorite books?  sigh.  i know, i need to read more.  um, harry potter and the hunger games were probably the last things i read that weren't e-books.  i read the happiness project and happier at home as e-books, i did love those.  usually i just get e-books from amazon, on organization and minimalist living, that's what i like to read about!

6. if you could give advice to your 20-year-old self, what would it be?  jameson is not your friend, stephanie.  don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  and shortly after you turn 21, you're going to come upon an opportunity to drink 2 bottles of andre by yourself as a 'pre-game.'  this is a poor decision, don't do it.

7. what are the scariest things on your bucket list?  for me, any of the travel ones because they all involve getting on a plane.  which to me, is the scariest thing.  i hate flying.  it'd be even scarier if i had anything involving visiting another country, since long flights are the worst.  but i don't, because i don't have the travel bug and i actually had a meltdown to convince my parents not to send me on the senior latin class trip to italy.  i like staying home, thank you very much.


(i've also never been to springfield, il, or washington d.c. because of similarly staged meltdowns in which i insisted on never leaving home for a school field trip without my mommy.)

8. describe a perfect saturday.  if i could ever sleep in, that would be perfect.  my body is just geared to wake up, as hard as i try to ignore it.  which makes me have to nap in the afternoon.  or else i have some sort of plans, usually with my mom because no one else gets up early on saturdays.  i just want to sleep!  other than that, a day full of nothing would be ideal.  no cleaning, no errands, no doctor's appointments.  just television and the couch.  a bar at night to play some drinking games if i so choose, but not because i have to.

9. what are your fitness goals for the year, if any? i'm not sure about my goals just yet.  working out more in general, i suppose.  but i did already come up with my list of rewards for when i meet these goals!  and since i'm going to start the diet bet, losing 4% (i think it's 6 or 7 lbs, i guess i should do the math) by the end of september of course!

10. cats or dogs?  dogs.  although i love both.  any animals, really, i prefer animals over humans.  but dogs edge out cats because they're so loving and comforting.  (although tara's cat thecat is the biggest cuddler ever.)




so, this 10 things idea -- answer 10 questions then i'm supposed to nominate 10 people to answer my 10 questions.  but... i hate following rules.  so i nominate anyone who wants to answer these questions!  you know, in case you need some blog post inspiration this week.  or even answer them in the comments.  ready?  go.

1. what's your favorite tv show currently on netflix? (uh, yeah, i need new suggestions, i admit it.)
2. what color do you look the best in?
3. which disney princess (the animated kind, not the miley cyrus kind) are you most like?
4. favorite cartoon to watch growing up?
5. go to drink at a coffee shop?
6. favorite blog(s) you've found recently that you want to share?
7. first store you look at when you have money to spend?
8. what's your instagram account? so i can follow you of course.
9. thing about fall you're most looking forward to?
10. what's your favorite thing to win in blog giveaways? (gearing up for the return of my sponsor giveaways come november)

26 comments

  1. Dog retirement community. Yes. I'll be your business partner on this.

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  2. awwww the dog community sounds amazing. I will work for you, and we will drink jameson.

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  3. Love that song, it's just so happy! My blog reader is wacked out again. Ugh!

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  4. I need to visit Lexington as much as I love the Cats!

    I would love to live on a farm with one billion cats and dogs. I'm with you though. I don't want to pick up all the poop.

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  5. Thanks for nominating me ;) That dog community sounds so sweet minus the clean up. My husband is a scorpio so I can relate with the man version of all of that. And, I want to so badly to say yes to your diet bet! losing money could be motivating or the complete opposite. more info please!

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    1. Excellent!! I'm definitely going to start one up for Sept. 1, it sounds like people are interested. I'll post more details and e-mail you to join!

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  6. my body cannot physically sleep in; regardless of what time i go to bed i will always wake up between 430-5am EVERY DAMN DAY. sucks!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  7. My sister and I keep saying we are going to open a home for wayward Shih Tzu's. Any homeless or unwanted shih tzu can come. We want to call it Princess Buttercups.

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  8. Dog retirement community!! Amazing!!!

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  9. I will work on your dog retirement community farm.

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  10. My husband and I really want to visit Lexington, KY some time! Love this list and totally stealing it for a post :) Thanks!

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  11. Haha I do wish my body would take the hint that I would like to sleep in on the weekend as well. Getting up at 6 on Saturdays in not fun!

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  12. Aw I love that dog retirement community idea!! Supposedly our first family dog went to a place like that when we moved to a place that didn't allow dogs but...I'm not sure if my parents were telling the truth =/

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  13. Ah I love this! Have never been on a cruise but that's definitely next on the list :) A dog retirement community is so perfect an answer... and something I never really thought about!

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

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    1. Well thanks for the nomination!! I would love to start a dog retirement community. It'd be so happy :)

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  14. First I am sooooo over your blog no showing in my feeds it really pisses me off!!!

    Can I work on your dog farm??? Thanks!

    Flying is amazing get over it!! :)

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  15. love Diet bet! Totally joining ;) Dog retirement community so cute! I swear The Boy would actually have us do the same thing, he would have all kinds of animals though haha

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  16. 1. what's your favorite tv show currently on netflix? (uh, yeah, i need new suggestions, i admit it.)SCANDAL
    2. what color do you look the best in? BLACK
    3. which disney princess (the animated kind, not the miley cyrus kind) are you most like? CINDERELLA
    4. favorite cartoon to watch growing up? GUMMY BEARS
    5. go to drink at a coffee shop? ICED CARMEL LATTE
    6. favorite blog(s) you've found recently that you want to share? NEWSFROMLAFUZE
    7. first store you look at when you have money to spend? TARGET
    8. what's your instagram account? so i can follow you of course.KCALOIARO
    9. thing about fall you're most looking forward to? THE SMELLS
    10. what's your favorite thing to win in blog giveaways? (gearing up for the return of my sponsor giveaways come november)JEWELRY

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  17. totally bummed this for my post today because I am very much out of things to post this week!

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  18. #2 - I totally want to go on an Alaskan cruise also!
    #3 - This has been a dream of mine too...run a dog shelter, but have someone else do the dirty work ;-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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  19. would it be inappropriate to suggest that we go on an alaskan cruise together?

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