Tuesday A-Z Survey

More busy summer days, although I can’t complain – I’m rarely bored. ūüôā

Care for another survey!? I hope so. Getting ahead on classwork because I have a wedding to go to this weekend in North Carolina! ‚̧ Enjoy!


 

A. Attached or Single? Attached and very married to my best friend!

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B. Best Friend? See above! But outside of Jeremy, I am blessed with many amazing friends, not just one.

C. Cake or pie?¬†meh… not a cake or pie person, usually.. But I have developed a love for some cake pops (they are slightly doughish in the middle & delicious)! I prefer brownies, choc. chip cookies, etc.

D. Day of choice?¬†mmm… Friday evenings because I usually have the weekend & fun plans to look forward to.

E. Essential Item?  I guess a sketch/notebook for my flurries of random ideas.

F. Favorite color?¬†Greens¬†and¬†Blues ‚̧

G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms! but just the sour kind!

H. Home town? Atlanta, GA. Well, grew up right outside of the city, but Atl is my home.

I. Favorite Indulgence?¬†I can’t really say that I deprive myself ever haha. never see a point in it, because then you end up wanting what you “can’t have”. But a good craft beer or two (Dogfish Head Indian Brown¬†is one of my usual go-to’s) with a homemade pizza, or (authentic Italian syle pizza!) are some of my favorite “indulgences”. &¬†White Chocolate Raspberry Quest Bars¬†(those do count!)

J. January or July?¬†July! I don’t love being stuck indoors and January has weather that’s too unpredictable here.
K. Kids? Not yet.

L. Life isn’t complete without? Love and compassion.

M. Marriage date? June 15th, 2013. Our  2 year anniversary is coming up next week!

N. Number of brothers/sisters? 2 brothers, one sister, all younger (2 years between my brothers and I, 12 years between my sister and I)

O. Oranges or Apples?¬†I love both!!! But maybe apples because they are less messy & people don’t look at me funny when I eat the rind.

P. Phobias?¬†Finding out I’m infertile, maybe? and¬†Roaches. I know it’s dumb.

Q. Quotes? ¬†“Let love be genuine” -Romans 12:9
‚ÄúTo the world you may be one person, but to one person you may mean the world.” – anonymous
“…things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together”

R. Reasons to smile?¬†I’m married to the love of my life, it’s summer, and I’m enjoying the less stressful summer semester (Biochemistry in the Fall :/ )

S. Season of choice?¬†Early Fall, late Spring. And the less humid days of summer ūüėČ (cheated, I know)

T. Tuna or Salmon? Both but probably wild, fresh salmon when in the Pacific Northwest. It’s incredible. Tuna if it’s Ahi style.

U.¬†Unknown fact about me?¬†I have a metal plate in my right hand (from shattering it during my undergraduate years). But it really only bothers me when I bench press over 100 lbs. I went through an entire semester at SCAD producing some neat left handed work, though. ūüôā

V. Vegetable?¬†Purple sweet potatoes! (They’re so pretty! I would say avocados if they weren’t a fruit). I love most of my veggies and greens, though – have never been picky with them.

W. Worst habit? Not being able to sit still and indulging in procrastination. These go together, I promise.

X. Xray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound. Safer!

Y. Your favorite food? smoked salmon. sashimi & sushi. good pizza. cheese dip. Quest bars.  (Not comprehensive haha. I love to eat.)
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Z. Zodiac Sign?¬†Scorpio ūüėČ

If you’re really bored, feel free to check out some of my recent “daily draws” on my portfolio website, Illustrate HD!

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Feel free to let me know if you do this survey, too! If you do, please post the link in the comments! Have a good night!!!!
-HD

Wednesday Quirks #2

crazydriversIt’s Wednesday and we are more than halfway done with the normal work¬†week! So I have my Wednesday workout and another weird list for you… Speaking of weird, we had a car go through the fence at our apartment complex today. I think there was a police chase involved, but I could be wrong. Regardless, the roads were wet and the fence and brick columns definitely stopped this guy… That’s car #2 in less that 12 months, in nearly the same spot (the last one was Thanksgiving morning really early, around 5 AM). It’s crazy how bad people can drive in this city,- the drivers are scary sometimes, even though I love Atlanta.. Anyways,¬†it’ll be a quick post tonight – workout first:

fsquatWednesday Workout – mostly lower body to build that booty for HUMP DAY!

  • 1 mile walk to the gym &¬†Kettlebell swing warm-up w/35 lb kettlebell
  • Barbell warm-up¬†followed by Front Squats – 95×10,105×8,115×8, 125×6, 135×5, 145×3, 145×3 then a quick every minute on the minute for 5 minutes with 135×3 followed by a cooldown with decreasing front squat weights.
  • Deadlift¬†135×6, 145×6, 145×5 (mostly to give the hamstrings some easy work)¬†followed by TRX single-leg lunges

My workout was followed by a steak burrito bowl from Moes (thanks to my husband) with all of the fixings, including guacamole ‚̧


 

So I figured I’d stick with my weird theme for Wednesday’s so far an give you another list of some of my weird tendencies/habits…errr… gifts. ūüôā

  • I talk to my plants, like when I water them… especially when I am home alone.
  • I’m blind in my right eye (my brain doesn’t like to use it) and constantly run into things on my right side.
  • Despite that, I am a¬†freakishly good shot with rubber bands.
  • The first time I saw the Count Censored video, I almost peed myself laughing. I have a terrible sense of humor. (warning: explicit language…)
  • Did I mention my obsession with dolphins before?phinsdraw

What “weirdnesses” do you have? (See, I made a new word!)

-HD

 

3 Day Weekend Plans, Atlanta Jazz Fest.

Good evening!

Memorial Day weekend has arrived! Jeremy and I are staying in town this weekend. Plus, he works a couple hours on Saturday and Sunday and the money isn’t worth giving up. But that’s perfectly fine because Atlanta has plenty going on, and all within walking distance.

Today was pretty laid back, so I won’t bore you with my work and excitement. My legs were so sore from my front squats on Wednesday that I could barely walk “normal” today (SECOND DAY SORENESS IS ALWAYS THE WORST FOR ME), so I started my day with a quick 20 minute workout on the spin bike with some additional upper body work (ring dips, pushups, pullups) when I picked Jeremy up after work. I did, however, upload some new artwork to my illustration portfolio that you can check out if you’d like to see some of the creative work I like to do!

Tonight we are planning on catching the second Hawks game with some friends, and this weekend is also the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park.

atljazzfest2010The funny thing is, I had just uploaded an old poster I had done as a mock-up for the jazz festival in 2010 onto my Illustration portfolio & completely forgot that this weekend is the 2015 Festival. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous so expect some photos from our walks to Piedmont Park for the music & maybe some pickup soccer as well, for sure!

Do you have any plans for Memorial Day weekend? Any basketball fans? I’ve never loved basketball but I am super excited for the Hawks – Atlanta needs a team to do as well as they have!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

-HD