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[Slowly, but Surely] Answering the Call

Last week my beautiful friend Erin called some fellow bloggers to answer a few questions about “Who are you, really?” Though the “deadline” was supposedly Wednesday night {eek} I have been without internet in my new apartment and am just now getting around to it. However, it must have been fate because I didn’t know the answer to one of them until Thursday as I was unpacking. So here are my answers to Erin’s questions and a few added by my new wonderful neighbor Nicky as she blogged her answers.


1. What is your most dear object – the first thing you would grab to save in the instance of a fire?

This was the question I didn’t know the answer to until the other day. When I first read this my first instinct was my phone or computer, but then I thought, No I do not want to be that person, and what is really of importance on either of those things anyway? I’m assuming I would have time to grab four things: 1. Lambchops- this beloved stuffed animal that I still sleep with just gives me that feeling of home and belonging. I plan to keep her and give her to my first born. 2. A birthday book my mom gave me for my 21st birthday that she cut out pictures of me and her and pasted inside that makes me cry every time I read it. 3. Similar to that, a scrapbook I just found again from Pops (my grandpa) that he made and gave to me my for my 16th birthday. It holds pictures from when I was younger that are nowhere else to be found and memories of me and him. This also makes me cry every time I look at it. 4. Along the same line, a picture I had framed of me when I was about seven on Easter sitting between Pops and Marnan.

2. What is your favorite dessert?

I’m going to have to follow along the same lines as Nicky and Erin, because who can choose just one!? Short answer: anything chocolate. Long answer: ice cream, perfectly made brownies, tollhouse cookies, tiramisu, creme brulee, cupcakes from Sprinkles, german chocolate cake, red velvet cake, chocolate from Switzerland…. If you can’t tell, desserts in general are my favorite.

3. What do you do when you’ve had a really no-good, rotten, bad day?

I call my mom. I vent and cry and vent and cry. I call Kyle and ask him to come over with dessert in hand (typically ice cream). I crawl in bed and watch the O.C.

4. If you could be doing anything right now – time, money, or resources be damned – what would you do?

Nicky and Erin took this as a very serious question and their answers were beautiful, but mine isn’t quite the same. If I could be doing anything right this second it would be laying on a HOT HOT HOT private beach somewhere with beautiful, crystal blue waters with Kyle and drinking endless frozen drinks. (Thank you snowmaggedon for this vision)

5. What kind of person do you aspire to be?

I want to be selfless. I want to be full of compassion toward every person I come in contact with. I want to live my life with the greater purpose of following God than simply living for my own reasons. I want to be passionate about whatever I’m doing, even if it’s not exactly what I thought it would be at that moment. I want to be forgiving. I want to be a giver.

6. What is your most valued characteristic in humans?

Trustworthy. Compassionate. Humorous. Joyful. (to name a few, because boy that’s a difficult question)

7. What is your favorite place to be?

Anywhere with Kyle- the one person that can make me laugh no matter what the situation.

8. What would you prepare for your ideal meal? [any time of day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner]

This special chicken my mom makes, fresh delicious veggies, including asparagus, Sister Schubert rolls and a warm, gooey, chocolatey dessert.

9. What do you consider to be among your most important decisions ever made?

Asking for Kyle’s AIM chat name from a mutual friend after he and I met for the first time (centuries ago). Choosing the UA. Going to LA for the IT project.

10. What is your favorite/best/most liked time of the day? Of the week? – and why?

Every Sunday morning going to church with Kyle. It’s so rejuvenating for the rest of the week and getting to spend it and share about it with the one I love is simply perfect.

11. What things/people/situations make you feel joyful?

Seeing friends I haven’t seen in a long time. Doing things that make me feel like a child (i.e. going to the premiere of High School Musical) Doing something/going somewhere solely because it means so much to the other person. Coffee dates. Spending time with people that aren’t afraid to laugh and do it often. Lots of sunshine. The last night of a vacation (though no one wants to leave, its often the best night) Babies.


I would love to hear all of my reader’s answers, but I know that probably won’t happen. So please, please comment with your answer to at least one question.



2 responses

  1. Mom

    I loved your answers and loved I was in some of them! I’m working on mine….

    February 13, 2011 at 6:46 pm

  2. Erinrosalita

    Yay, thanks for answering! I love all of your answers 🙂

    February 26, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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