This past week flew on by, and even though I was technically off from Elite Daily, I was so incredibly productive. I dedicated a lot of time to my manuscript and to this blog, and I couldn't be happier with all the creative juices that have been flowing. That being said, I'm also thrilled to still have one day left of freedom because I'm kind of exhausted (in the best, most satisfying way possible).
What better way to end off an only semi-lazy weekend than with a cup of tea and a survey, right? Well, the only thing that really could have made this moment even sweeter was if the Saints had won earlier today. Damn Rams. Needless to say I'll be rooting for the Patriots come February 3. Partially because I like Tom Brady, but mostly because I'm salty the Rams beat my Cowboys last weekend. On to next season.
1. What is the closest red item to you?
A can of cherry Bubly sparkling water. It was the perfect beverage to sip with dinner — a hearty bowl of vegetarian chili.
2. What are you craving right now?
I've been craving pie for two weeks now. Apple, cherry, or chocolate will do.
3. What comes to mind when you hear the word cabbage?
Those creepy dolls.
4. Do you bite or lick ice cream?
A little bit of both, but it really depends on the consistency of the ice cream. If it's hard, then biting is acceptable I think. If it's soft serve and melting quickly, obviously licking would be my first line of defense to prevent mess, but sometimes you just want to take a huge bite off the top.
5. Have you ever met a celebrity?
I've met a surprising amount of celebrities. Definitely more than I ever would have imagined I would.
6. How many countries have you been to?
Four: Ireland, Sweden, Canada, and Costa Rica.
7. Are your parents strict?
My parents weren't strict, per se. That being said, they definitely didn't let me just up and do whatever I wanted. There were rules I had to follow, but I always thought they were fair.
8. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
I do! A "Sleeping With Sirens" t-shirt.
9. Are you sarcastic?
When I'm in a mood.
10. What is your favorite song at the moment?
Breathin' by Ariana Grande or Without Me by Halsey.
11. Have you ever been compared to a famous person?
Yes. A few people told me I looked like Demi Lovato in high school. These days I get compared to Emma Roberts a lot. I see it sometimes. Anyone else?
12. What's something you'd like to be for a day and why?
Carefree. I am always concerned about something, and I deal with a lot of anxiety. It would be nice to know what it feels like not to worry about anything for a day.
13. What is your favorite item of clothing?
My wedding dress. Never have I ever felt more beautiful than I did in that fairytale of a dress on April 7, 2017. If we're talking about everyday clothes, I really love my v-neck tank tops from Express, and there are a few sweaters I could live in, given the option.
14. How would you spend your ideal day?
Mark hit the nail on the head with this one on my 27th birthday. Bagels for breakfast, a Starbuck's coffee to sip on into the afternoon. Spending a few hours in Barnes and Noble, leisurely going through each bookshelf, a yummy dinner with wine, and something chocolate for dessert with a cup of tea all with my love by my side. I'd probably write, too. Have tea with my mom, visit with my sisters, talk to my dad about football.
15. Favorite part of your daily routine?
My favorite time of day is the morning, especially my morning routine on the weekends when I'll get out of bed, practice yoga, and crawl back into bed with Mark for a little while, watching the sun come through the blinds while he sleeps and I read. During the week, though, I really enjoy our night routine: I cook us dinner, and we watch TV together for an hour or so before just relaxing with a book.
16. What sounds help you sleep?
Cliche as it may be to say this, I love listening to rain pelting my window. I find it incredibly soothing. Sometimes if I'm feeling really restless, I'll actually listen to my wedding song, Circles by Jana Kramer, and that usually does the trick.
17. Do you want to be a parent someday?
Yes, I very much do.
18. Are you a good liar?
19. What has been your favorite place that you've traveled to?
I think my favorite country I've visited thus far has been Ireland, but my favorite place I've visited in the U.S. is either Washington D.C., Boston, or Vermont.
20. What's your favorite joke?
"Are you a Giant's fan?" "No, I'm an air conditioner."
Let that soak in for a sec. Hint: It's a football joke.