This is my first-ever #AskAwayFriday and I was so excited to swap questions with Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings. What is #AskAwayFriday? It was created by Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County and Amber from Bold Fit Mom. Every Friday, two bloggers will swap 10 questions for a fun and unique way for bloggers to get to know each other and make new friends.
Once you’re done reading the questions Stacey sent to me, please check out her blog for the questions I sent to her.
1. What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself? Why?
Vacuuming! I can handle doing pretty much every other household chore but I absolutely hate to vacuum. I desperately want a Roomba. My mom has one, so I know you have to empty it pretty much every single day to keep it working properly, but I don’t care. I would rather have to do that than vacuum even once a week.
2. If you could go back in time and interview any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
OK, true confession time. This is actually the last question I worked on. I kept coming back to it, but I couldn’t come up with a good answer. And then it hit me: I’m much more interested in simply observing how daily life worked in the past than picking out one particular person to interview.
I think it would be fascinating to see how the ancient Greeks and Romans went about their daily lives. I’d love to watch the Egyptians build the pyramids. I think it would be awesome to be a fly on the wall in Victorian England and I would get some weird fascination with watching the Salem Witch Trials unfold. But in all those cases I would just like to hang out in the background and observe rather than participate. I guess that says more about me than anything else, doesn’t it?
3. If you were given 1 million dollars, what would you do with it?
I’m a saver, so my initial reaction would be to plop the whole thing in a savings account and never touch it. I guess I would use some of it to fix up the house a little, and pay off debt like the mortgage, but that’s it. I would feel so comfortable just living my regular life knowing that money was sitting there just in case we needed it.
4. What does your dream vacation look like? Where do you go?
I love to travel, so this is a really hard question for me. There are so many places around the world I dream about seeing. I think number one on my list is Ireland and England though. Might as well throw Scotland in there since I’d be so close.
I see these breathtaking pictures of the Irish countryside and I want to see it in person so bad. I’d also love to see London, and just soak up all the history in those amazing castles. Yeah, I’d definitely say this is the top of my travel bucket list.
5. I am a super music junkie…What type of music gets your groove going? What are the top 5 songs that are rockin out your playlist?
Music and I have this weird love/hate relationship going on right now. Basically, I love to complain about how much I hate the songs that are coming out today. However, there is one band who I have loved since the first time I heard them and I never seem to be disappointed with a song they release: OneRepublic. Therefore, here are my top 5 favorite OneRepublic songs:
- All the Right Moves
- Counting Stars
- Good Life
- Love Runs Out
6. Do you have a favorite book that you will read over and over? What is it?
I tend to not read the same book over and over because once I know how a book ends it doesn’t hold my interest anymore. The only book I can really think of that I’ve read more than once is French Silk by Sandra Brown. It’s a mystery/suspense/romance novel all wrapped in one and I really liked it because I thought I had the ending all figured out and then it completely threw me for loop.
7. What type of books are your favorite kind to read? What is your favorite book/author?
Well, as you can probably guess from the previous answer, I like romance novels but I like them even more if they have some mystery and suspense thrown in. Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts never seem to put out a bad book. I also really enjoyed the Suspicion series written by Barbara Parker. Unfortunately, she passed away so it will never get continued.
8. As spring is hopefully around the corner…what are you looking forward to as spring/summertime fun?
That’s the funny thing about living in Florida, the weather we’re having now is probably considered springtime weather (and possibly even summertime weather) in other parts of the country. I keep thinking how nice it will be to take walks outside once the baby is born, but then I remember that he’s not due until the end of June, which means by the time we’re actually ready for walks it will be July and insanely hot outside.
9. I am a lover of tattoos! Do you have any? Would you get one if not?
I don’t have any tattoos although I SERIOUSLY considered getting one when I was younger. I wanted to get my astrological symbol on my back. I had researched prices and designs and was this close to getting one, but pain and I don’t get along very well at all and I chickened out.
10. What dessert will you go for above any else?
It used to be coconut cream pie, but this little baby I’m carrying does NOT have a sweet tooth and he pretty much forces me away from desserts. Right now though, all fruits taste absolutely amazing, so I guess that’s my dessert for the time being!
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