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31 July 2013

Blogoversary (Sorta)

Today is my blog's birthday!! 
I started this blog back in 2010, then ditched it after about 15 posts. I had backed myself into a corner of only blogging about sports, and it just wasn't fun. Plus my mom was the only person who knew this blog existed. My heart just wasn't it it. So technically, today is my blog birthday, although I really don't consider my one year blog birthday to be until this year's Superbowl. That will mark my one year and really be cause for celebration. 

Let's consider this my half blog birthday! In honor of my half blog birthday, I wanted to blatantly copy Erin's post from yesterday. It was just too good not to, plus, she said she tagged everyone, so I figure she won't mind terribly!

A. Attached or Single - Attached... to my dog. His name is General Neyland and he is very handsome. I'm a lucky girl.
B. Best Friend- Personally, I really hate the phrase best friend. There is no reason I can't have several great friends... but if I have to choose one, my college roommate Magen! She and I have been best buds since the day we met, perhaps even within seconds of meeting. 
 C. Cake or Pie- Cake... more specifically cupcake. Truthfully though, I'd rather have chips and salsa. 

D. Day of Choice- Is that a serious question? Saturday, duh! 

E. Essential Item- My laptop. If I ever lost all these files on here, whoa nelly. It would be like that scene from Sex and the City when Carrie's mac gets sad faced. Everyone just ruuuns around backing up all day long, but no one ever talks about it. 

F. Favorite Color- Gold. But I'm pretty sure even Helen Keller could have told you that.

G. Gummy Bears or Worms- Chips and Salsa.

H. Hometown? Midlothian, Virginia (right outside of Richmond.) Also known as the home of the garage, bed-sheet-backdrop, middle school basketball photo shoots.
I. Favorite Indulgence- Pizza, Chips and Salsa (did I mention that already?), anything and everything from the melting pot and/or tailgate dips. 

J. January or July - January. I actually don't care for the Summer. I like winter--- more specifically, winter clothing!


Actually, yes I have two. The young man mentioned in letter A as well as miss Venus, below.
L. Life isn't Complete Without- Loving family and kind friends

M. Marriage Date- That's a tough one, but I'd have to say April 25th because it's not too hot and not too cold. 

N. Number of Brothers and Sisters- Spoiled rotten only child in the hizzouuusee!

O. Oranges or Apples- Oranges. Go Vols. 

P. Phobias / Fears? Holes. This will require its own post to explain. But I will break out in hives. Terrible, terrible fear of holes.

Q. Quotes- Did we just become best friends? YUP! 

R. Reasons to Smile- University of Tennessee, Dallas Cowboys or Texas Rangers winning anything. Anything at all. 

S. Season of Choice- Fall. Leggings and boots please and thank you! Oh and of course FOOTBALL... and in honor of stealing Erin's post today.... How bout them Cowboys??!
T. Tag 5 People- Alexis from Real Housewives OC, Take Home Chef, Chipper Jones, Ken Jennings and Sam from Below Deck.

U. Unknown Fact About Me: I have had two lumps removed from my boobies. Once when I was 16 and again when I was 18. 

V. Vegetable- Cauliflower and dip! YUMMM. I could live off that.

W. Worst Habit- I bite my nails. I know, I know, I'm terrible! 

X. Xray or Ultrasound- Neither. That means something is either broken or I'm pregnant. Nooo thanks.

Y. Your Favorite Food- Haven't I been asked this before?

Z. Zodiac Sign- Sagittarius. And I am a true and tried Sag allllllllll the way. Fun loving, kind, positive attitude at all times, craves adventure, needs constant entertainment, life of the party! Yup. That would be me! 

Venus Trapped


  1. i love how you including a pic of your dog licking its junk and a reference to helen keller in the same post <3

  2. Totally agree with you on the chips and salsa!!! It really hasn't been a great weekend if I didn't get myself sick off of chips and salsa one night!

  3. Your from VA?? Me too! YAY for VA bloggers! I work at UVA...sorry had to get that out there. Got all excited about that.

  4. General is so classy!

  5. I have nail bites problem too , oh no! Totally loving the dogs .
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  6. Your photo choices always amuse me :)

  7. nothing bad me happier than that picture of general licking his balls.
    and for that - i thank you.

  8. I <3 me some good chips and salsa!

  9. We may have been separated at birth...same name, only child and I am from Richmond! Weeeird.

  10. I agree a person can't just have one best friend. It causes so much drama later on honestly! I do admire people who have one real best friend though. I just think it happens to some people but not to everybody. I have no single bestfriend but I have lots of close friends.

    btw, followed you via GFC and bloglovin.
    care to follow back?
    my blog | bloglovin

  11. I love your answers and Happy Bloggy Birthday!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  12. Only child over here too:) Lovin it.

  13. is that basketball photo for real? the lighting overshadows (get it?) the white sheet backdrop. and glad that you gave blogging another shot!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  14. 1) had chips and salsa and a pickle for dinner last night. with juanita's chips. she just does it right. 2) how awesome is ken jennings. his twitter game is on point.

  15. I adore that you put a picture of your dog licking himself...mainly because I was messing with my DSLR last night and trying to take pics of my dog and that's ALLLLL he would freaking do. Lick himself. SIGH.

  16. Happy blogday!

    Cauliflower is the unsung hero of the vegetable species.

  17. love the pics of your dog all up in his junk!

  18. Love all your fab answers-especially since you professed to the world we are besties!!! xoxo

  19. I love that quote from step brothers! Also, that basketball photo is priceless!

  20. I'm sitting here CRAVING chips and salsa. Thanks for the subliminal messages.

    Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the Miss Congeniality quote.

    I disagree with you on cauliflower though. No way, Jose. Gross.

  21. It's official. I'm adopting you. The "kids" can come too! Saggs for the win!

    1. Oh and happy sorta blogiversary!

  22. I'd really love this post if you hadn't mentioned the unmentionable 'C' word. Really I would have. But now I'm going to just say "Did we just become frenemies? Yup"

  23. Now I need chips and salsa. Damnit.

  24. Happy sorta blogaversary! I hope you eat lots of chips and salsa today :)

  25. Fall wins. Hands down. Football, leggings, boots, hoodies, pumpkin anything am everything. Happy 1/2 bloggaversary

  26. Too funny! I can not wait for football!!!! Love your blog and I love glitter. I need you to design a new one for me!!


    And GO NOLES!

  27. I need to know more about this hole phobia!

  28. Happy Half Blog Birthday! YOUR QUOTE IS PERFECTION. So much so I needed to capitalize that entire sentence to let you know how PERFECT it is.

  29. perfect wedding date. All you'll need over that dress is a light jacket

  30. Wedding date answer: love that movie. Also, I'm slightly disappointed that you are a Cowboys fan. One of (yes, I have more than one)my best friends, her fiancé is a Cowboys fan...I have learned to accept him even though it makes me sad. Oh and I love's my favorite season. As much as I don't love the -20 degree weather, I do love the clothes, the pretty fall colors & football. Have I mentioned how much I love football? Yes? So sorry, I can't help it.

  31. So I have this same "plagiarized" post planned for tomorrow, and I could not believe my eyes when I saw that you are from Midlothian! Small world. I went to Clover Hill. Looks like we were rivals...

  32. Look, if you're going to keep eating all the chips and salsa, you should probably share with me. Please.

  33. Is it weird that I want to answer these as Alexis - Jesus Jugs or Ken Jennings??

  34. Haha, you are too funny! Visting from Glam Hungry Mom! Thanks for doing the Sephora Giveaway and Happy Blogoversary!!!

  35. Love A-Z posts! And happy blogversary!!! I feel like a lot of people started a blog, ditched it and then made a new one! ::raises hand:: Time to party!

  36. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm is that a picture of your dog licking his balls? If so, I just fell in love with you lol

  37. Happy (sorta) Blogiversary! I love reading questionnaires about bloggers I follow, so fun to learn more about you!


  38. OMG! I am from Midlothian too!! I always get so excited when I find others from there! :D


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