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!


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.)
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!!!!

20 Questions Tuesday

060215sunsetGood evening!

Can we take a moment to admire the gorgeousness of the sunset in Midtown Atlanta, tonight? Alright, done? Good! So I found a fun 20 Questions survey that I thought would be fun to share. Hope you enjoy!

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

  • playing soccer games!
  • working out with Jeremy (love our buddy workouts)
  • reading by the pool in the summer

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

    • The Vikings (History Channel)
    • Archer
    • Family Guy

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

Take them, but it’s fun when someone else has the camera every once in a while. I always forget to get photos of Jeremy & I when we are out.

4) Why do you blog?

It gives me a place to put some of my creative energy to use, and I can both keep track of & share the things I try with people who may be interested!

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

  • Suppversity
  • WordPress hah
  • Weather¬†channel¬†(does the¬†phone app count?)
  • Pulse reader
  • Facebook

6) If you could have lunch with one¬†two persons from your Twitter list who would it be? ūüėČ

@ProfDrAndro – Adel Moussa of Suppversity. A genius regarding things fitness & nutrition.

also … Ingrid Visser (@orcaingrid) – she researches & swims with the killer whales in New Zealand

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

  • organic cream top yogurts, especially from Kalona
  • candied ginger
  • beef jerky
  • Quest bars

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?My brother's German Shepherd

My husband counts, I swear! We don’t, but one day when we have the space and a yard, I’d love¬†a German Shepherd like my brother’s.

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

Cintiq tablet, my Canon Digital Rebel, and mascara.

10) What’s your favorite drink?

Alcoholic? Beer Рgood craft beers like Dogfish Head Indian Brown. Oh, not alcoholic? Water and Hot teas of all sorts.

dinner_05021511) Do you enjoy cooking?

Yes, but my cooking tends to be random and experimental! (for example, my dinner of taco seasoned ground lamb, red lentil/rice/quinoa mash, guac, plantain chips, and stir fried okra. haha. (Pictured Left)

12) Do you have children?

None, but plan to in the future.

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

Soccer, lifting, drawing stuff, reading random nerdy research, playing guitar and piano.

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

More shy/introverted than outgoing but I thrive getting in my time out with people, too, even if it’s just at the gym. Large crowds make me nervous, though… (cough Dekalb Farmers Market, especially on the weekend, makes me feel like I am about to have a panic attack).

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

Since I refuse the surgery, a larger chest won’t count haha. But seriously, I can get¬†waaaaay too distracted & don’t sit still very well!

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

Maybe Robert Downey Jr?

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival counts, right? It was in the last 7 days.

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

Very near my immediate family right now (less than a mile away!)

19) List three of your talents

Sketching/drawing, lifting heavy for my height/weight, playing guitar and piano by ear.

20) What is your greatest attribute?

Perseverance & willingness to take a chance on the unknown.

That’s all for now!

I have some more protein bar reviews coming up in the next week (B-Up bar, Krush bars) so keep tuned!