Saturday, August 11, 2012

So tell me about yourself

A huge part of blogging for me has become the people I get to know and the friends I make online, especially you, my dear readers! And I want to get to know you even better. So I decided to try out an idea inspired by Mackenzie of Design Darling. I loved her concept for encouraging a discussion in the comments section and for all of us to get to know each other better. I’d love for you to be a part of it!

I’ll ask 5 questions, answer them myself, and then its your turn! And feel free to reply to other people’s responses too. Lets celebrate today by making some new friends.

Shaina1

  1. Your current location?
  2. What is your dream job?
  3. Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
  4. You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
  5. Something great about today…

So, here are my answers: 1. I am currently sitting in my office in our house in Ephrata, Washington. 2. My dream job would be taking pictures and being a freelance designer. 3. I really like my legs and my smile. 4. I can’t wait to wear scarfs again! There is no way I can stand them around my neck in this heat. 5. Finishing up a super fun blog design for a satisfied customer.

And now its your turn! Feel free to copy/paste the questions above into the comment form and fill out your answers. I can’t wait to get to read your answers, get to know you better and come visit your blogs too.

I hope you’ll join in and say hello. Have a great day everyone!

30 comments:

  1. Oh this is fun! I'll play :)

    Your current location?
    At my fiance's desk, in my parent's home (while we are saving up for our own! I recently gave this up to God to give to us when the time is right...I'm trying to work on my patience!) in Sydney, Australia!

    What is your dream job?
    This is a good one, since it is comPLETEly different to my current job. My dream job would be working in musical theatre. Every day of my life. *sigh*.

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    Hm...well as much as they can annoy me, I love my dimples...because they are something that not everyone is blessed with! I also like my eyes :)

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    Fall is long gone for me, we are coming into Spring so...this Spring I am most looking forward to my WEDDING! In <50 days! Also, the feeling of some sun on my bare legs in a fun dress or skirt :)

    Something great about today…
    Oooh lots of things! I got working on a number of blog posts I had been dying to write and hadn't had time to sit down and work on. I got to time to work on the design for our wedding programs, which I'm VERY excited about. And my cheeky nephew, who RARELY calls me by name (because he knows how badly I want him to - he definitely knows how to say it!) snuck a couple of "Danda"'s in today :)

    Great post idea Shaina!

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    1. Wow that was longer then I intended. Whoops. Hehe. Something to know about me - I talk a lot.

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    2. I love musical theater too!! My husband and I have had a lot of fun being part of our local community theater. Its like a whole other family. :) Thanks for commenting. It was great to get to know you better!

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  2. Woohoo, sounds like fun!

    Your current location?
    My sofa. Farnborough, Hampshire, England.

    What is your dream job?
    My dream job was always to be a primary school teacher and that's what I do. In another life, I'd maybe like to be in fashion journalism or marketing but it's not an unfulfilled dream that I'll always regret.

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    I like my eyes. They're insanely big. I like my eyebrows too although I hated them at school because I thought they were big. Now I realise they were just naturally well-shaped. Fun fact: I never pluck my eyebrows. I don't need to- I got lucky there!

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    Hmmm good question. I haven't really looked past summer at the moment so I'm not sure. I'm hoping to finally have a real Halloween party now that I have a) a job so I can afford it and b) a house to throw it in!

    Something great about today…
    Me and my best friend are going to the club we haunted as teens. I've only been about 5 times in the past 3 years (I used to go every week without fail) so it will be a fun, nostalgic time!

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    1. I am envious that you don't have to pluck your eyebrows. The only ones who aren't are the tweezers companies.

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    2. I love that you are doing your dream job! That makes me happy to hear. :) And I really love your eyes too. They're amazing.

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  3. Such a cute idea!

    Your current location?
    I am currently in my living room in Northern Illinois.

    What is your dream job?
    To be a photographer and to have steady work. Right now I'm a stay at home mom working towards that dream.

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    I like my eyes and my smile.

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    Everything! I love fall! This will be my daughters first Halloween so I'm really excited to get her all dressed up. We are also really big hunters, so I'm excited hunting season is almost here.

    Something great about today…
    My family is having their annual cookout. Great food and amazing people! Cant wait!

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    1. You go girl! You can make that dream a reality! :)
      And your cookout sounds awesome. Makes me want to have a big party.

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  4. Awesome idea. :) Love it! Here's mine:

    1) Your current location?
    Still at good ol' Ramstein AB, Germany! Kicking back in my little shoebox dorm.

    2) What is your dream job?
    If I could make a decent living off of painting and drawing, I would. For awhile, I wanted to be an art teacher or illustrator. Maybe after I finish up my time in the military, I'll go back to pursuing a creative career again~

    3) Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    I really like my legs and my eyes.

    4) You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    Going back to the states for awhile to see my family! I'll be on leave for a couple weeks to hang out with my parents, then my brother and sister in law, then I have a month long assignment in Florida before I move to Korea for a year. (:

    5) Something great about today…
    So much sleep! My favorite thing to do on the weekend is NOTHING! My weeks get so busy that I really enjoy just kicking back with my laptop and a glass of sweet tea.

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    1. April you should totally go back to pursuing a creative career once you're done in the military. You would be an awesome art teacher!! Great idea. :) And sleep is totally a favorite weekend activity of mine too. I'll be thinking of you when I nap this afternoon. lol.

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    2. I hear ya about doing nothing! Having a Saturday that allows me a nap is the greatest feeling - haha!

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  5. 1. Your current location?

    In front of my desktop PC, New Jersey

    What is your dream job?

    In a perfect world, if I was able-bodied to work, a PC tech.

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.

    Eyeballs

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall?

    Hot cocoa and cuddles, lots of cuddles.

    Something great about today…

    IT'S THE WEEKEND!

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    1. This week went by so fast I'm still in shock that its the weekend again already! :P And in my house we call cuddles: cudows. And we don't even have little kids to blame for these silly words we make up. Somehow they just get said and they stick. :)
      And how cool that we can connect like this from all over the country, continent and world?! I just love that part of blogging.

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  6. Your current location?
    My sofa in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    What is your dream job?
    Good question - but one that would allow me to work from home so I could raise my future children

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    My eyes and eyelashes. They usually just need a touch of mascara and they are good to go.

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    Cardigans, scarves, rosy cheeks, fall colours, tights, and boots.

    Something great about today…
    I slept in until noon. I have done that since I was 22.

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    1. I can't wait till fall!!! :) Your response to that question made me even more eager. And yay for sleeping till noon! I think sleep counts as a celebration for sure.

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    2. Ahhh...working from home - I like that idea too. I'm so jealous abut your 'touch of mascara' !!!!

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  7. Your current location? on my bed chillin lol
    What is your dream job? a mix of a jewelry designer and web/graphic designer ( but am part time) i want to go full blown full time
    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.my eyes ..
    You’re most looking forward to what this fall? scarfs and wearings jeans lol
    Something great about today…had pasta for b feast

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  8. Love this idea :)

    Your current location?
    I'm in my boyfriend's apartment (in Boston)

    What is your dream job?
    My dream is to be a full time Massage Therapist. I just graduated massage school and currently am working full time as an office manager and part time as a massage therapist, for financial reasons. Hoping to transition into MT full time in 2013 :)

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    I take a lot of pride in my hair.

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    Apple picking! Pumpkin painting! State fairs! Fall is my favorite!!

    Something great about today…
    I started it by reading in a bubble bath

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    1. A bubble bath sounds like an amazing way to start a day!! :) And I hope your dreams of being a full time MT in 2013 come true. I'll come to you for a massage next time we're in Boston. :)

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    2. Ohhh...reading in a bubble bath sounds amazing! Was it a good book?

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  9. You Probably know all these things already but here goes.
    Your current location? In my little fishin town of Deep Cove 10 mins from the heart of Vancouver Canada

    Dream Job? I love my job as a wedding photographer but I would also love to be an actress... or indianna jones.

    Physical Characteristic I like? I like my legs except that I have a bad scar on my knee.

    Looking forward to Fall: Shooting a wedding in London England and doing some backpacking with Kel

    Something Great about today: Kel bought me a new dress that makes me feel like a million bucks

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    1. Is the dress for the wedding? I'd love to see a picture. :) And girl, you're totally the female Indiana Jones! :D
      Thanks for joining in. Nice to see your answers too. I can't to see the pictures from your wedding in London. That trip is going to be awesome!!

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    2. Have an amazing time in England!

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  10. Hmmm...this is a cool idea.

    Current location: in my living room; Cinebar, WA

    Dream job: hmm...i love my job right now; (high school art teacher part time)but take my biographical comics to a new level...or write people's resume's for them!! SO fun

    Physical attribute of mine I like: I really like the color of my eyes...

    Looking forward to fall: scarves, boots, crisp apples, school starts again, and beautiful colors!

    Something great about today: i took my hubby on a surprise date today, it was so fun to see nw animals and take a tram ride

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  11. 1. Collapsed on the couch in my basement! (In central Missouri)
    2. I already have a pretty amazing job, but I would LOVE to be able to make a living from making things. Sewing, sculpting, drawing, just everything!
    3. I have always liked my legs. And sometimes I like my hair haha
    4. Cooler weather for sure. It has been over 100° here for months.... I also love scarfs!! And light jackets! As a child I never would have said this, but I sure do love autumn.
    5. We went geocaching today!! After a 2 hour trek through the woods with two tiny kids we are SO TIRED, but I scored some awesome stuff!

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  12. I'm in!

    1) Your current location?
    *In my "home office."
    2) What is your dream job?
    *Writing. I want to write. For a living. That would be exceptionally fantastic.
    3) Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    *I have wicked ink. More naturally? I totally dig the colour of my hair (auburn).
    4) You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    *Taking a trip to Edmonton to visit super awesome people!
    5) Something great about today…
    *I found out my favourite coffee date (who moved away - with my second favourite coffee date, his girlfriend - just over a month ago) is going to be here Sunday through to Tuesday. So I called DIBS! and we're having coffee on Monday!

    LOVE this Shaina - super fun, thank you. :)

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  13. Your current location? Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I think it is the greatest City - big and has everything you need but not too big.

    What is your dream job? Hmmm, that probably changes each day. I have always wanted to work at a magazine company, also love photography, and would love to have a clothing shop...no wait, I think my favorite would be to have my own bookstore / coffee shop, yup, I will go with that one!

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like. I really love my hair - it is natural red. Even though it is getting darker as I get older I'm still proud that it is natural and will stay that way (at least until I get grey, then the dye comes out!)

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall? I love Fall so much...I can't wait to start layering my clothes again. I'm a huge cardigan freak so I can't wait to pull them all out again.

    Something great about today… my nieces (14 and 10) are coming over to spend the day with us. We are suppose to have a congregation picnic but it looks like it is going to rain so that might be postponed (again). Regardless, we should have a good time with my nieces anyway:)

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  14. Your current location? The great state of VA:)


    What is your dream job? To perform in front of thousands of people while touring the world and helping young girls:)

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like.
    I am fascinated with my nose. And my collar bones. like that whole neck area...


    You’re most looking forward to what this fall?
    My first CD release:)


    Something great about today…
    I got to spend time with my uncle and my mom let me drive!

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  15. Ooh, fun! And look at all the comments so far! I'll have to go back and read them later, but here's my entry. :)

    Your current location? At my desk at work in northwest Alabama.

    What is your dream job? Does housewife count? I'm ready for a break from the working world! LOL

    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like. Hmm...I guess my hair. I don't always like the fact that it won't really do much, but I always get complimented on how healthy it is.

    You’re most looking forward to what this fall? What am I *not* looking forward to this fall? Camping, tailgating, football, sweatshirts, COOLER WEATHER!

    Something great about today… OK, it's Monday, and I have a dentist appointment this evening, so not much going for me today...I had a great day yesterday though! It's great to have such a huge "family" of friends!

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  16. I am late to the party but it looked so fun thought I would participate!
    Your current location? Home office, Suburbs of Minneapolis, MN
    What is your dream job? Still trying to figure that out, but would love to do portrait photography.
    Name a physical characteristic of yourself that you like. My eyes
    You’re most looking forward to what this fall? Jeans and sweatshirts, I love cold weather! Thank god, living in Minnesota.
    Something great about today… Today I got my first follower of my blog!

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