True story: I love questionnaires. I love filling out forms. It's strange-- I know this, but I'm never upset at the doctor's office when I have to fill out my medical history. It's fun for me!
I found these questions on the Healthy Tipping Point blog.
What do you have next to your bedside table?
My cell phone (which doubles as my alarm clock), the most recent book I'm reading and a fresh glass of water. Water that's been sitting out tastes funny to me.
Do you have a tattoo?
Yes. On my left wrist I have a tattoo in white ink that says "TRUST GOD." I got it in college when I was going through one of the hardest times in my life and needed a little reminder.
Do you believe in abstinence prior to marriage?
With the experiences I've had I wish now that I had saved myself for marriage, but life happens! I don't look down on anyone who has sex prior to marriage at all and I don't think it's something that can be judged. Everyone is in charge of their own bodies and their decisions are theirs to make.
What is your worst habit?
My worst habit is not focusing on the moment. I'm always thinking about the future and I need to relish the "now" more often.
How do you handle finances in your relationship? Or, how would you like to handle money in your future relationship?
My relationship is me, myself and I (and Cooper) and we'd like to save more but usually spend spend spend and have a ton of fun doing it! I do plan to start saving for my retirement in 2012 (5 short months away!) but other than that as long as my checking account isn't over-drafted I'm a happy camper.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I like my name a lot, but I love exotic names. Mostly supermodels have these like Gisele and Alessandra and Naomi. I also like classic names like Catherine and Elizabeth.
Where do you want to go on your next vacation?
Iceland. Ever since I saw this picture I've wanted to go and recently Melissa of May December posted about her trip so now I want to go even more badly!
What is one political cause you feel strongly about?
Foster children-- the ones still in the system and the ones aging out. So many children are not well cared for and don't have the necessary support that children with families (even broken ones) have. My heart breaks for these children and I would love to be a foster mom one day, and I actually would love to adopt as well. If you'd like to help my uncle's non-profit that benefits children aging out of the system, there's more information here.
Have you ever stolen anything?
I had this stage in sixth grade where my friends and I would go to the mall and steal from lots of stores. I took some perfume and bracelets and then felt really guilty and gave them to other friends because I didn't want to be caught with them by my parents.
Tell us something embarrassing about yourself.
This is kind of gross but it makes me laugh. (WARNING: If you don't like fart jokes, stop reading now.) I was sleeping in the same bed as my then-boyfriend one night and I guess whatever I had eaten for dinner didn't agree with me. I was abruptly awoken twice in the night by a really loud fart...from me. I was mortified!! But looking back it's absolutely hilarious. Thank goodness he never said anything. Hopefully he just slept through it!