Friday, April 3, 2015

It's My Birthday! 50 Random Questions!

I'm feelin' 22! I don't care for the song, but I'm 22 today! WOOOO! I'm not quite old enough to no longer care about birthdays, so I wanted to do something special for this one. Since I haven't really been in a melty mood lately, I'm going to bombard you with 50 random questions!

1. Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?
I hate this question, because these things aren't mutually exclusive. If I had to pick, though, I would pick twice as happy. Brains don't mean anything if you aren't happy.

2. What's your worst habit?
Commitment. I have such difficulties committing to things. Instead of changing my ways I've just made sure never to put things in stone. I give myself way too much wiggle room.

3. Are you dating?
Yes, in fact, I am. M and I believe that marriage isn't the end to a relationship. It doesn't mean the relationship has reached its pinnacle, nor should it reach that point so early. Love is something you have to work on constantly, and if you stop 'dating' your significant other you're going to lose sight of those things you fell in love with.

4. Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?

Only if it's really nice and I like how it performed in my hair.

5. What is the one thing you'll never do again?
It's hard to say there's anything I by choice will never do again, because people change and I change and something I say I'll never do now may not apply to older me. So I'll take this as something that I literally cannot do again, due to age or change of times. I'll never be under 5' tall again! Wow, that was hard to think up an answer to.

6. Do you collect anything?
AHAHAHAH! Um, YES. Mostly sticker and video games (I'm a completionist. Gimme all the Sims memorabilia!) but I also collect nail polish. I use the nail polish and nail art supplies, but I still collect them.

7. Worst injury you ever had?
I had a spider bite in 2nd grade that I itched until it was a 6"x6" raised rash on my side. I went to the ER and they prescribed me anti-itchy meds. Sorry, I was in all sorts of sports and had a very active lifestyle but I've never gotten seriously hurt. Not even a sprained ankle.

8. What is your favourite pet/ animal?
I love dogs. I always will. I'm not opposed to cats, though.

9. What's your dream vacation?
Hmm... I don't particularly care where I go, so long as I'm with family. That's what makes it a dream vacation. Over Christmas when we'd visited my family I remember telling M that I love this, and we didn't need to go to any exotic places for me to be happy with a vacation.

10. Honestly, are things going the way you planned?
They are nowhere near what I had planned, but I'm happy with the outcome. Those plans were made by a naive teenager, anyway, and whose plans actually follow their teenage dreams?

11. Do you have any tattoos?
Nope. I've wanted and contemplated getting one for a while, but I have to find something meaningful that I wouldn't mind being on my body for the rest of my life. So far, nothing has come to mind, so I remain tattooless.

12. What's your secret to lure in the opposite sex?
Act innocent and never let them know how I feel, then slowly come to terms with the fact that another human being finds me attractive. LOL
M's my one and only in everything in terms of dating, okay? I'm surprised he ever got the guts to ask me out initially. I bottled up everything inside out of fear of being rejected.

13. Any phobias?
I don't fear anything to a point where it would be considered a phobia, so I'm going to go with no here.

14.  Do you bite your nails?
Nope. Never have, hopefully never will.

15. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? 
Sometimes. I know I do when I run, as it helps me pace my breathing. Besides that I catch myself counting steps to the car, mailbox, kitchen... really, anywhere. At this point it's something I don't consciously pay attention to any more.

16. Heels or flats?
Flats, because M is 1/2" shorter than me and it gets awkward holding hands when I'm wearing heels.

17. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

18. Do you always smile for pictures?
Of course not. That's a ridiculous expectation. Sometimes I catch the photographer trying to catch a picture (MOM!!) and I put on a silly face to ruin the picture. Or I'm just not in the mood so I not only frown, I cover my whole face! I'm camera shy.

19. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
Does it count if there's always music playing in my head? :P To answer the question, yes.

20.  Do you miss anyone right now?
My family back in San Antonio, but I've missed them for almost 4 years at this point.

21. What's your favorite color?


22. Do you want kids?
Right now I have absolutely no desire for kids. It's not a 'I want them but not right now' kind of thing, it's a 'I have absolutely no desire to have kids of my own.' I keep telling M I hope for his sake my point of view changes, because I know he wants kids eventually. I know my wants will change eventually, but right now I can't even see it in my future. I'm too young to think about that!

23. Are you patient?
I'd like to think I am, and I'm notorious for denying myself things for inordinate amounts of time, but I think when it comes to everyday things I'm more on the impatient side.

24. Can you swim?
YES! I love it, too!

25. Tea or coffee?
Porque no los dos? I'd originally put in a video from YouTube here from that Taco Bell commercial, but it poofed so I'm not bothering with it again.

26. What do you wear to bed?

Undies and sometimes a T-Shirt. I don't really do pajamas. Maybe that's because I grew up in Texas where it's hot all the time and pajamas were just impractical.

27. Ever used a gun? 
Once a year and a half ago. Dad took M and I to a shooting range and I got to shoot a few guns.

28. Do you sing in the shower?
Nope. I didn't realize that was a thing until recently.

29. Are you stubborn?
YUP. Very.

30. Are you lazy?
Of course. It depends on the day.

31. Can you change the oil in a car?

32. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? 

Last May, while M was at basic.

33. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
No. I'm barely confident enough to look at myself naked in the mirror or let M see me naked.

34. What is your favorite food? Single dish? Chicken alfredo! Food type? Probably Filipino. Pancete and Adobo, baby!

35. Do you still watch cartoons?
*slowly deletes all computer history of her Avatar: The Last Airbender marathon from last week*

36. What movie(s) can you watch over and over again and not get bored?Jurassic Park and any of the original Lord of the Rings, Extended version.

37. What superpower would you have for one day?
Probably flight, just so I could know what it was like.

38. What has been your favorite age so far?
Hm.. even though this past year was hard on me, 21 helped me get through a lot of personal growth.

39. How old are you?
Uh... 22. I said this already, jeez! Why isn't this questionnaire cognizant? 

40. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?

Stop caring so much about what others think. Trust me, they care about x or y about as much as you would if it were someone else.

41. If you knew you would die in one week, what would you do?
Jeez... um... probably spend a lot of time crying. Then I'd most likely gather all my friends and family together and spend time with them. The first half of the week at least. The last few days of my life I would want to spend only with my closest family members and friends. Too many people would just stress me out.

42. What celebrity would you trade lives with?
Do YouTube celebrities count? Jenna Marbles. She's done so much with her life and created her own success.
But I would lose a lot of my own life in doing so and I don't want that. Just give me her success and I'll use it to kick start whatever the hell plans I've convinced myself are too extravagant/stupid to follow.

42. Do people ever take you seriously?
Yup. I didn't get promoted to management at my previous job for nothing.

44. What happened the last time you cried?
I watched Katy Perry's Roar music video.
It was a weird week for me.
No, I'm not pregnant.

45. Who knows you best?
M. It's kind of hard not to when we grew up both as best friends and S.Os to eachother.

46.  Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Open lately, but I prefer them closed.

47. What is your song of the week?

Um... Shoot. I dunno. Let's go with any music from Avatar: The Last Airbender, as I haven't really been listening to much music lately.

48. Last person you kissed?
Myself. Just kidding. M, of course.

49. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
I love me some eggs and sausages. Yummy. Now I'm hungry.

50. Does anyone know the password to your email?
M. I think. I know I've given it to him so he can check stuff for me, but he may have forgotten it.

AAAAnd that was a lot of questions. Holy cow! So there you have it. For my birthday I present all of you lovely people another insight into my life!


  1. Happy Birthday!
    You skipped #25, dear.

    #9 - I agree, doesn't have to be someplace far or fabulous. Just needs to be someplace comforting and relaxing.

    #10 - What did your crazy teenage plans have you doing?


    1. OOPS! I thought I'd put in that Taco Bell commercial (Porque no los dos?) YouTube video but it poofed! So I modified the post to add some text to it.

      For a good chunk of my life I really wanted to join the Army and go to West Point for college and make the military my career. Over time I realized it wasn't for me. It's funny that Michael decided to do the Army route, though.

  2. Happy Birthday Liz!!!!!

    I loved reading this post. You are witty with a great head on your shoulders. I admire that. <3

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed reading this. I was initially worried that this was going to be a silly post and contemplated not posting anything.

  3. Happy birthday!!! Hope it was a good, fun one!

    Love eggs and sausage for breakfast! I am stubborn too. No singing in the shower?! What! Purple lovers unite! Your answer for "10. Honestly, are things going the way you planned?" is perfect!!!

    I love this quiz/survey, would you mind if I do it on my blog maybe? :)

    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes! It was great except for a surprise drive to Atlanta to pick up one of Michael's friends who ended up stranded. Gotta love the Army.
      The shower was always my quiet place to contemplate life. I never sang. I'm weird, I know.

      DO IT!! I didn't tag anyone because I was worried it would be too long for others to want to try it, but I would love to read your answers to these questions!