50 Questions

This questionnaire thing has been going around (most recently seen over at Unabashedly Me and A Peek At Karen's World) and because I'm struggling with writing anything about myself these days, I thought I'd answer it too.

1. What are you wearing?
PJ pants and a tee. The usual.

2. Ever been in love?
Yes.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
Two pretty bad ones. The others weren't great, but not at all traumatic.

4. How tall are you?
Six feet!

5. How much do you weigh?
Too much. Way too much.

6. Any tattoos?
Nope. I really don't think I'll ever get one.

7. Any piercings?
Right now, just one hole in each ear. I previously had a second hole, my cartilage,
and my tongue pierced, but let them all close up when I was 23 or 24.

8. OTP (one true pair, favorite fictional couple)?
LoVe, aka Veronica and Logan from Veronica Mars.


9. Favorite shows?
Scandal, The Mindy Project, Veep, Mad Men.

10. Favorite bands?
No Doubt, Blink-182, The Beatles. My favorite solo artists are Britney Spears and Lily Allen.

11. Something you miss?
Sleeping in!!!

12. Favorite song?
I seriously don't even know where to begin with this question.
I currently have Lorde's Yellow Flicker Beat on repeat.



13. How old are you?
35

14. Zodiac sign?
Capricorn

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Fun-loving, but responsible and respectful.

16. Favorite Quote?


17. Favorite actor?
Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr, Sam Rockwell, Ryan Gosling.
But if we're going on looks, not talent (though he's not terrible), Zac Efron is my main man.


18. Favorite color?
I'm into dark teal right now. Or whatever you call this color:


19. Loud music or soft?
Both. It just depends on the situation and my mood.

20. Where do you go when you’re sad?
My bed.

21. How long does it take you to shower?
Six minutes.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Under thirty minutes, 45 if my hair is wet.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?
No way. I'm a wimp.

24. Turn on?
Humility.

25. Turn off?
Smoking! And intolerance.

26. The reason I started blogging?
I was a bored, pregnant, stay-at-home mom living in a new city.

27. Fears?
Having to pee on an elevator that gets stuck!
But seriously, something happening to my family.


28. Last thing that made you cry?
The season premiere of Parenthood. That show makes me cry every time!

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
This morning before Nolan got on the bus. I'm dreading the day he finds that embarrassing.

30. Meaning behind the name of your blog?
I like being entertained and talking about what entertains me.

31. Last book you read?
Dear Daughter. It wasn't great.


32. The book you’re currently reading?
I'll Give You The Sun. So far so good, but I'm only about thirty pages in.


33. Last show you watched?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Such a hilarious, underrated show.

34. Last person you talked to?
The receptionist at my orthopedist's office. I still need help with my foot

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
He's my brother.

36. Favorite food?
Cheese. Any kind, prepared any way.

37. Place you want to visit?
South Africa, Iceland, Maine.

38. Last place you visited?
Philadelphia


39. Do you have a crush?
Always. I'm happily married, but also a little boy crazy.

40. Last time you kissed someone?
Last night.

41. Last time you were insulted?
Daily. Kids are lovely that way.

42. Favorite flavor of sweet?
Any milk chocolate/caramel or milk chocolate/peanut butter combination.

43. What instruments do you play?
I played clarinet throughout school, but not since.

44. Favorite piece of jewelry?
I honestly don't have one. I'm just not into jewelry.
I suppose my wedding and engagement rings are my faves for what they represent.

45. Last sport you played?
Soccer in the backyard.

46. Last song you sang?
Honestly? Men In Black. And I have no idea why.
"Let me see ya just slide with me, just slide with me, just slide with me c'mon"



47. Favorite chat up line?
Like, a pick up line? I've been out of the game way too long.

48. Have you ever used it?
Apparently not.

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
Besides my live-in family? Carrie and I went to the Mariners game on Sunday.


50. Who should answer these questions next?
Anyone!

Latest NetGalley Reads

It's that time again: NetGalley reviews! If you aren't on it yet, just sign up for an account here, search through titles, request books to read on your favorite e-reader, submit feedback, and share your review on your blog. Simple! Here are the books I've read lately.

Dear Daughter: A Novel by Elizabeth Little This book has received rave reviews, but I really couldn't get into it. It's about celebutante Jane Jenkins, who is released from prison (on a technicality) ten years into her sentence for murdering her mother when she was just 16-years old. Because she's on the run from the media who still believes she did it, she cuts and dyes her hair and sets out to find the true story, as she has no recollection of the crime. This takes her to a small town in South Dakota where she uncovers family secrets. I didn't find any of the characters very likable, including the protagonist, and the pace was very slow. I had a hard time staying interested.



Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig Everyone knows Grace from her YouTube channel, right? Right. I love her. I used to watch her religiously, but then my kids took over my life. I still check in every once in a while and I still love what I see so I was excited to review her first book. It's all about being a grown up, which I already am, but I'm still learning! She has some adult survival tips that I absolutely identify with, like, "You can get it at Target." While a lot of the book is tongue-in-cheek and written exactly how she speaks, Grace covers real issues like interviewing for a job, surviving school and office life, managing anxiety, and making adult friends. She shares dating advice, home decor, party and travel tips, and even explains how to enjoy alone time. The book is filled with pictures of her adorable face, fun worksheets, and easy recipes. While it didn't really apply to me, I thought it was a cute book and would make a fun gift for a college student in your life.



Buzz Books 2014: Fall/Winter: Exclusive Excerpts From Over 30 Top New Titles This ebook is so much fun and FREE for everyone from any major bookseller! There are excerpts from over thirty highly-anticipated books coming out within the next six months. You'll find fiction and non-fiction titles from brand new and seasoned authors. I've added autobiographies by Alan Cumming, Billy Idol and Neil Patrick Harris, as well as A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron, and The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle to my must-read list! 



Buzz Books 2014: Young Adult: Exclusive Excerpts From Over 20 Top New Titles This ebook is so much fun and FREE for everyone from any major bookseller! There are excerpts from over thirty highly-anticipated young adult books coming out within the next six months. You'll find fiction and non-fiction titles from brand new and seasoned authors. I've added Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts, I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, and Falling into Place by Amy Zhang. 

I received these books from NetGalley for review purposes.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies

In 2007, on the 10th anniversary of the American Film Institute's 100 Years series, a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians edited the list of the 100 best American films in the past 100, well, 110 years. I wouldn't call myself a movie buff because I can only quote cinematic masterpieces like Bring It On and Empire Records, but I do like movies. A lot. So I was really surprised to find out (and now embarrassed to admit) that I've only seen 38 movies on the list. Say what?! It's time for me cut out the crappy TV and get to work, bitch!
1 CITIZEN KANE
2 THE GODFATHER
3 CASABLANCA
4 RAGING BULL
5 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
6 GONE WITH THE WIND
7 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
8 SCHINDLER'S LIST
9 VERTIGO
10 THE WIZARD OF OZ
11 CITY LIGHTS
12 THE SEARCHERS
13 STAR WARS
14 PSYCHO
15 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
16 SUNSET BLVD.
17 THE GRADUATE
18 THE GENERAL
19 ON THE WATERFRONT
20 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
21 CHINATOWN
22 SOME LIKE IT HOT
23 THE GRAPES OF WRATH
24 E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
25 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
26 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
27 HIGH NOON
28 ALL ABOUT EVE
29 DOUBLE INDEMNITY
30 APOCALYPSE NOW
31 THE MALTESE FALCON
32 THE GODFATHER PART II
33 ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
34 SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
35 ANNIE HALL
36 THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
37 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
38 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
39 DR. STRANGELOVE
40 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
41 KING KONG
42 BONNIE AND CLYDE
43 MIDNIGHT COWBOY
44 THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
45 SHANE
46 IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
47 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
48 REAR WINDOW
49 INTOLERANCE
50 THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
51 WEST SIDE STORY
52 TAXI DRIVER
53 THE DEER HUNTER
54 M*A*S*H
55 NORTH BY NORTHWEST
56 JAWS
57 ROCKY
58 THE GOLD RUSH
59 NASHVILLE
60 DUCK SOUP
61 SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
62 AMERICAN GRAFFITI
63 CABARET
64 NETWORK
65 THE AFRICAN QUEEN
66 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
67 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
68 UNFORGIVEN
69 TOOTSIE
70 A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
71 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
72 THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
73 BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
74 THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
75 IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
76 FORREST GUMP
77 ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
78 MODERN TIMES
79 THE WILD BUNCH
80 THE APARTMENT
81 SPARTACUS
82 SUNRISE
83 TITANIC
84 EASY RIDER
85 A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
86 PLATOON
87 12 ANGRY MEN
88 BRINGING UP BABY
89 THE SIXTH SENSE
90 SWING TIME
91 SOPHIE'S CHOICE
92 GOODFELLAS
93 THE FRENCH CONNECTION
94 PULP FICTION
95 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
96 DO THE RIGHT THING
97 BLADE RUNNER
98 YANKEE DOODLE DANDY
99 TOY STORY
100 BEN-HUR

How many have you seen?

And really, who am I kidding? Fall TV is back so I'll be insanely busy with that.
Shout out to Misty for this post idea!

The End Of Summer

Life has been busy! We're definitely still trying to find a routine now that the boys have been in school a few weeks. Nolan is having a blast, especially during PE, recess, and riding the bus. What a boy. On top of all-day Kindergarten, he has soccer practice twice a week and a game every Saturday. My little six year old is exhausted!


Milo likes school too, but only goes two and a half hours, three days a week, so he still gets to spend a lot of time with me. We've been running errands, going out to lunch, and doing projects around the house together.


As a family, we tried to soak up the last few weeks of summer at the lake, pool, and parks. I've also been squeezing in some adult fun! Last weekend, Jacob and I saw A Chorus Line at the 5th Avenue theater. I loved the movie as a kid and have been wanting to see the musical for years and years. It's very old school Broadway with classic songs and dance routines. The set is minimal so the talent can shine. I was completely engrossed from beginning to end and absolutely loved it. Based on the plot, Jacob was reluctant to see it, but took one for the team. He ended up really liking it too!


Yesterday, my sister and I went to the Seahawks vs. Denver game. When I got the tickets, I imagined bundling up for some cool fall football, but it was actually the hottest home game on record! Luckily our seats were in the shade the entire time. It was a stressful game, but the Seahawks pulled out a 26-20 win in OT. Since I just had trachea surgery and was starting to get a cold, it probably wasn't best to contribute to that 12th Man noise, but I did anyway and it was awesome. Go Hawks!


This summer has been a good one. Seattle broke a bunch of sunny day and heat records, which was nice, but I'm more than ready for some cool, rainy, fall days.

I'm linking up with Leeann and Kimberlee!

SOBO ULTRA HGF Youth Serum


BrandBacker and SOBO Skin Care treated me to a sample of SOBO's ULTRA HGF Youth Serum. This serum penetrates deep into skin to promote optimal cell regeneration and works to boost skin’s essential immune functions.


I've been using the Youth Serum for eight days now, putting it on before my usual SPF moisturizer in the morning. It's light and odorless (which is important to me!) and dries in seconds, leaving smooth skin. I don't think I've been using it long enough to notice any major differences, but the thought of this magical serum restoring my skin to it's former glory and preventing signs of aging has me wanting to keep using it. The pure seaweed extract moisturizes and protects skin while hyaluronic acid helps the skin's natural regenerative process.

What I like best about this new indie brand is that it's made with natural organic ingredients. There are zero parabens, sulfates, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan, dyes or artificial fragrances. Because I have such sensitive skin and try to be aware about what I put on it, it's definitely my kind of skin care line!


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