02 February 2012

things about me

I’m happy to start February with some fun little facts about me! First, I have to say though, I’m in the “good-bye job” final countdown and it feels good. There are moments that I will miss, like a co-worker blasting AC/DC so loud at 8:30am, you would’ve thought you were still out at an after-hours but then I remember that’s only the Graduation Goggles. Though a great way to start the morning. And second… thanks to Jin for tagging me and giving me a reason to share some fun little facts! I’m lazy right now and not going to tag anyone to answer next but if you read this and want to play along, then tag you’re it!

:: Here are the Rules ::

1. You must post the rules.
2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you. Then create 11 new questions to ask the people you tagged.
4. Tag 11 people and link them in your post.
5. Let them know you've tagged them.

:: 11 Fun Facts about Me ::

1- I didn’t think I would love living in NYC so much but five years later and it has become a part of my soul.
2- I prefer watching movies in the theater than at home…
3- But I will watch a favorite movie at home over and over and over until I can practically quote the whole thing.
4- One of my favorite things is to come up with new fun drinks – like Get Loose Juice and the Cali Kickback!
5- Really hot weather is my favorite – when people say it’s too hot, I never complain or wish for cooler weather.
6- I used to live in a one room screened in shack with my parents when I was seven on Water Island.
7- I also lived in a hotel when I was six, in St. Thomas and I walked a mile plus to school every day in the morning and I would take a boat home after school.
8- I believe in Glitter, it just makes me happy.
9- I still prefer film photography over digital but I am trying to love digital.
10- My favorite movie is Stealing Beauty because of the memory of seeing it when I was 16. The movie was the first one I saw solo, in Australia, in a theater with purple velvet draped walls and purple velvet seats.
11- If I could travel at least every month, I would... it’s my favorite!

:: 11 Questions Jin Tagged to Answer ::

What CD is currently in your CD Player?
I typically have my iPod on but I actually do still listen to CDs sometimes via my oldschool CD alarm clock and right now Eric Church, CHIEF is on repeat!

When was the last time you cried and why?
About four weeks ago because I was so stressed and fraught with the idea of leaving my current job, Should I? Should I not? I decided right now my daily life would benefit from “it’s time for me to move on.” So far, one of the best decisions I’ve made. Also funny thing is, I was crying over something else so dumb that wasn’t job related but I realized it was stemming from being so stressed at work. That’s when you know it’s time to move on.

What is your favorite book?
The Jolly Mon by Jimmy Buffett and Savannah Jane Buffett

Where is your favorite place to shop online?

What is your astrological sign?

What is your dream job?

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Definitely a dual-city relationship for me. NYC/MIA and I’d love to live according to my favorite seasons.

Name five of your favorite make up products (brand, color, etc).
Benefit Bronzer in Snow Bunny
MAC eye kohl in smolder
Mascara in blackest black and the brand varies every time
Urban Decay heavy metal eye liner glitter
Toki Doki Blush… but can’t remember the color right now, it’s really pink

What is your favorite running shoe?
Whatever is in my closet… I think it’s Adidas right now and maybe I've had them for 5+ years. I rarely work out and never go running, though I know I should start.

What is your current workout regimen?
Nothing… I kinda need one but in a perfect world – I’d wake up and do Zumba at least 3 times a week for 1.5 hours, then start my day. However, I do live in NYC so therefore I walk a few miles everyday (to and from work and everywhere in between) plus I live in a Fourth Floor walk-up meaning I do not have an elevator and the only way to get to my apartment is up and down, up and down. Everyday I wish to never forget something.

What is your favorite reality tv show?
"Americas Next Top Model" hands down! Love that show.

"Sometimes getting lost is the only way to be discovered."

{tyra banks}


Jin said...

yay, thanks for participating!!!! Man, I want to try the Cali Kickback..it sounds delicious. I would love to quit my job because I know its not working for me but i lack courage lol. Mac Smolder is my favorite eye-liner too!!! All of my friends have moved or are in the process of moving to NYC...maybe I'll move too one day :)

Monika said...

Thank you for your comment! I wish I was in NY :) I love to travel too...if I had unlimited funds I'd be going all over the world for sure!

Marian said...

Get Loose Juice...I think I'm gonna need the recipe for that one!

And I can't believe you didn't think you would love living in NYC. The two of you seem like a match made in heaven...a perfect fit!