Blogger 411

"So, you guys, what is the 411? What has everybody been up to? What is the hot gossip? Tell me everything! What are you guys listening to? What's the cool jams?"

Name that movie!

Anyways, adorable Becky at From Mrs. to Mama is hosting a linkup to help bloggers get to know each other better and I thought I'd join in the fun :)

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?

I've been blogging for a few years now on and off. I first started my blog when I studied abroad in London the summer after my junior year to keep everyone updated and to keep a journal for myself. It has definitely changed from a travel documentation into a more daily life thing. I love having it just to see what I've done and where I've been :).

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?

Yes! And only the best university ever, Virginia Tech! But seriously - no where else compares. I have a B.A. in English with a focus in Professional Writing and a B.S. in Human Development. I wasn't ready to leave after just one degree. I'm still not sure I was ready to leave, haha!

My college bffs and I before a football game. My roommate Nicole and sorority sister Heidi.
 3. Where have you traveled?
I've been to Scotland, London, the Bahamas and Canada, as well as several places in the United States.

On a cannon at Edinburgh Castle!

 Caitlin and I in front of the Parent Trap house!!

In London for the Queen's birthday. This is how close we were!

 Visiting Oxford for the day, where they filmed Harry Potter. It was so cold, we all bought sweatshirts!
 Atlantis, in the Bahamas last summer.

Visiting Labatt's brewery in London, Ontario with Heather last summer!4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
I'd probably go on a shopping spree and buy all the stuff I have saved in shopping bags on websites ;)

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
  • Poor grammar when it comes to stupid stuff, like the difference between lose and loose or their, there, and they're.
  • Bad drivers, to include slow, dangerous and in my way drivers haha.
  • Smoking. I hate being around smoke, and I really hate when people smoke around children.
6. What is your favorite movie?
When Harry Met Sally. My all time fav. I could watch it over and over again. Or Father of the Bride. Love me some romcoms, for sure.

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
Beer, more specifically, Michelob Ultra. And out of the next three, water, for sure.

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
I love to curl up with a good book on the beach. I love the combination of listening to the waves, with the sun beating down and getting lost in a book. Ahhhh.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
I have two answers - sorry Becky! For every day life stuff, Target - hands down. But for clothing, J.Crew. They have such classic stuff and make it a little bit trendy. Which is way my style.

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
Weeellll, I cannot believe I am sharing this. But Stuart's graduation weekend I accidentally "poofed" in front of his dad. I cried I was so embarassed. And I rarely get embarassed about anything. But oh my goodness, my cheeks are red just thinking about it now.

11. What day would you love to relive again?
Since I'm not married or engaged and I don't have kids - this is a little bit of a hard one for me. I'd love to go back and relive the day that Stuart and I had our first kiss though. We spent the day driving around Colonial Parkway and ended up at the beach to kiss in the rain. I'd love to go back and remember some of the details though.

12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
People have told me I look like two actors - Laura Prepon from That 70's Show, and Alyson Hannigan from the American Pie movies and my fav, How I Met Your Mother.
Out of those two, Alyson Hannigan, hands down. I love love love her as Lily on HIMYM and I think she is just hilarious.

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
I spent my high school "career" selling hot dogs at the beach. I got to wear shorts and my bathing suit, I was paid in cash and I got a tan. Perfect job!

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
Since y'all see pictures from college all the time, here is a picture from my high school prom. I was either yelling or sneezing. Either way, I look reaaaallll good. Side note: the girl on the end in the light blue dress is getting married this weekend and I am going. Crazy!!

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
I would go back to Europe, for sure. I'd love to go back to Scotland, visit Ireland and France as well. Ahhhh.

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.
This is the most current picture of my fam jam at a Hokie football game last fall. I love these people! I just wish Stuart was in the picture :). This is one of my most favorite pictures ever. And no, my sister and I don't look alike at all, haha.

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
I see myself happy. Hopefully married and working as an academic advisor for a university. Visiting my family often and maybeee with a baby on the way. But mostly, I just see myself as happy and healthy, God willing.

Happy Tuesday!!

both via google images


Bethany Scruggs said...

awh I lovedddd this!! you are sooo sweet! "poofed" LOLLL. :)

Cori H. said...

Awww I loved this post and all the pictures!

Charlotte said...

Totally stealing this friend!

Casey said...

Smoking is one of my pet peeves too. I really don't understand how people still start smoking now a days anyway. And Target was totally my answer for the shopping spree as well.

Sarah said...

I love this!! I am definitely doing it. I can't believe you saw the Parent Trap house!!! Also, the "poofed" part killllled me haha you are too funny! But yay, yay, yay HOKIES!

Ashley said...

I came across your blog while randomly looking at posts from Becky's link up - love that you quoted Mean Girls!

Ashley said...

AH! Father of the Bride is definitely my all time favorite movie. Franc is my fave. I want to be his BFF.