Sep 23, 2010

It's officially Fall and someone asked me eight questions

Tamar SB at Random-osity was kind enough to tag me in a meme about Fall, and since I'm all about Fall -- and can't WAIT for Fall temps to arrive -- I wanted to answer her questions today.

1. Do you like Starbucks? And are you a fan of their seasonal coffees?

I am a TOTAL coffee snob. I only drink gas station cappuccino. QT (QuickTrip) in Georgia is the absolute best, but I'll settle for Exxon if I have to. I've never had anything I liked very much at Starbucks.

2. How do you decorate and prepare for Fall?
I put a Fall wreath on my front door and have some orange-peel potpourri that goes in the hurricane globes on my mantel. Other than that, there's nothing special. But I read something that was laugh-out-loud funny about Fall decorating the other day. I've been debating for the last five minutes whether or not to link to it for you, and I'm gonna bite the bullet and do it. But it comes with a language warning. The faint of heart (when it comes to bad language) shouldn't click it. But OHMYWORD I laughed and laughed over it. Think before you click. Here it is.

3. Will you participate in your college's homecoming activities?
We'd never been back until last year, when my department had a reunion and BBQ on game day. We took the boys and they had the BEST time! They loved running around the quad and rolling down the hills. My department is having another BBQ this year, and I have it on our calendar as a tentative Yes. Since our college is all of eight miles from our house, it's really ridiculous that we don't take the boys over there whenever we feel like it. As a matter of fact, it's directly across the street from the bike trail mentioned in this post.

4. What is your favorite Fall clothing item or accessory?
I love this new sweater I just bought at Chico's. Love the color, love the fit. I haven't worn it yet, but I can't wait. I don't think I'd wear this shirt under it, but I've got other shirts.

I actually went IN to Chico's to buy this sweater, but it didn't look good on me when I tried it on. Funny how that happens.

5. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
I'm pretty sure it was in 8th grade when I dressed up with my friend Missy as a punk rocker. It was right around the time Madonna hit it big with Like a Virgin, and I wore a burgundy corduroy miniskirt, a black/multi-colored sweater with poofy sleeves, black tights, hot pink legwarmers, my hair teased to here and back, and glitter hairspray to cap it all off. I was off the hook. Nothing says "punk rock" like burgundy corduroy.
6. Do you like Halloween/Horror movies? Do you have a favorite?

No, and I don't think I've ever seen an entire one of either genre all the way through. Honestly.

7. What is your favorite Fall activity?
I love, love, LOVE playing outside with the kids in the crisp weather. I also love going to the pumpkin patch with them, and most years we've been to our church's hoedown on a local farm, complete with bonfire and hobo stew. Fall is my favorite season, mainly because it's such a beautiful time of year to be outdoors as a family.

8. What is your favorite Fall recipe?
Are there seasonal recipes other than Egg Nog? This is news to me.

And then she added eight more quickie questions, and here they are:

1. What movie coming out soon are you looking forward to seeing? 
The Town  

2. What will you miss most about Summer?
This is a trick question. Nothing?

3. When do you start your holiday shopping?
I don't have a set day to start, but I always try to be finished by Thanksgiving.

4. Favorite exercise/activity?
Another trick question.

5. Best book you've read lately?
61 Hours by Lee Child

6. Do you make your bed every day?
Yes. I don't always put the pillow shams back on the bed, though.

7. If you could choose a personal chef or a personal shopper, which would you choose?
Personal chef.

8. Which TV show are you most excited for this Fall?
I'm thrilled Glee is back on already, and I'm really excited about The Good Wife and Top Chef: All-Stars.

If they are so inclined, I hereby tag:

- Paige
- Patrice
- Leigh
- Rachel
- Ryan Leigh
- Beckie

Some of them I know in real life; others are simply regular commenters I'd like to get to know. And whether I tagged you or not, let me know if you decide to participate!


Rachel said...

I've been tagged? Oh! Oh! My! This is such a shock! Umm...I'd like the thank the academy and my family, without whom I would never try to escape and leave comments on my favorite daily read. And, I'd like to thank Katherine because she always reads my comments...and... :D
I'll post it later today and come leave a link in the comments.

Tamar SB said...

These are great! I love Glee too, i think the season is off to a great start! And I agree with your last tweet - Top Chef All Stars will be awesome!

Thanks for playing!

Lisa said...

I tried on that orange sweater yesterday and hated it. So cute but not made fot tall people. It cut me in half

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paige said...

You KNOW I love answering questions. I will be doing this. Oh, yes I will. :)

You're answers - perfect.

Rachel said...

Sewconsult said...

I feel honored, but will have to do it next week. I am going daily to my mom's house to get it ready for selling. Big sale this weekend. I am putting 130 miles on my van every day this week. I'm out the door in 5 minutes.... have a great day. Enjoyed.

brightleigh said...

I am inclined....I will try and work on this tonight. Fun stuff!

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