Friday, November 30, 2012

Sunshine Blog Award

Thanks to my friend Kristy Shen over at Two Nerds. One Dream. Zero Results for tagging Thinking to Inking for the Sunshine Blog Award!  Kristy is a very talented writer (and her posts are hilarious.)  Hop over to her blog and say hello!

Sunshine blog award

As part of the award, I've been asked to answer a few questions.  So here goes...

1. What is your favorite Christmas/festive movie?

I am (and always will be) obsessed with The Nightmare Before Christmas.  It's one of those stories that makes me want to tell stories.  There was a time in my life when I watched the VHS (yes, VHS) so many times that the tape actually wore down.

Merry Christmas!
2. What is your favorite flower?

Flowers that grow in San Francisco

I love these yellow trumpet flowers.  They grow all over the place in San Francisco.  In fact, there is a tree of them growing next to my building.  I live on the second floor and my home office overlooks the tree - when the blinds are down and a hummingbird is feeding, they make this amazing, almost surreal, shadow.

3.  What is your favorite non-alcoholic beverage?

That's hilarious!

Oh, wait. You were serious.

Then I guess it would have to be Diet Coke. Delicious and caffeinated - two things that make me happy.

4.  What is your passion?

Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I don't think I could pursue this crazy publishing thing if it weren't something I was truly, deeply passionate about.

I'm also really passionate about getting a dog. Specifically, I want this one:

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I KNOW, right?  His or her name will be Monster or Muppet. The only thing holding me back is the pesky no-pet policy on my lease. Thank goodness for that negotiations class I took in business school (I hope...)

Stay tuned for updates on little Monster or Muppet!

5.  What is your favorite time of year?

Now that I live in SF, I'd have to go with Sept/Oct. The actual summer is really cold in San Francisco because the fog rolls in regularly (and by really cold I mean 50...I know, I know.  But it's cold to my thin skin!)  Our real summer starts in late summer/early fall, when we finally get sunny, happy 70 degree days.  Come visit!

6. What is your favorite time of day?

Nighttime.  Mornings remind me of alarm clocks, and alarm clocks make me sad.

7.  What is your favorite physical activity?

I go to a weekly Zumba class at my gym, and I luuuurv it.  It's like adult dance class.

crazy lady dancing in zumba class

That's not me, but that's probably what my face looks like during class.

8. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Oooh, this is a tough one because I love to travel.  This past May the hubby and I went to Barcelona to see a friend of ours and had an amazing time.  We're planning to go back this May, and may hit up Morocco or another country as well.

For our honeymoon we traveled around Japan and I fell in love with Kyoto.  We were married in the fall, so we were there when all the leaves were changing.  It was sooo beautiful.  

The Golden Temple in Kyoto

While I was in business school I had the opportunity to go to Columbia.  I never would have put Columbia on my list of top ten place to visit if I hadn't experienced it first hand.  Now I would recommend it to everyone, especially Cartagena.  So beautiful!!

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And at least once a year I make a trip back to Texas to see the family. That's kind of like it's own country, right?


That's all I got!  Thanks again to Kristy for the award!

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