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Wednesday, December 10


My lovely friend Jessie of The Lucky Stone, tagged me with an about you the other day. Let me just say that although we have never met in "real" life, I am absolutely certain that if we lived in the same city, Jessie and I would be great friends. Perhaps some day! Check out her blog and The Lucky Stone Vintage Etsy site for some really great things!

Now, onto the business of the tag...

10 years ago... I had recently turned 16 and was a sophomore in high school. I thought I was really something special because I could drive to school while most other sophomores were still 15. I worked at a local restaurant as a hostess, and my sister worked there as well as a waitress, so work was always a lot of fun. My brother got married a month after I turned sixteen, and I remember feeling so important to be sitting next to him at the rehearsal dinner.

8 years ago... I was a senior in high school and had already decided upon Agnes Scott College for the next year. I applied early decision because I knew that ASC would be a great place for me to continue my education. My aunt went there for her undergrad, and it made my mom really happy for me to follow in those shoes. I also found and lost my first real love during my eighteenth year, and he is still a good friend of mine today. When I left  for college in the fall, I met my very best friend and college roommate, Erin.

BFF Erin and I in our old apartment

6 years ago... My sophomore year in college, I was living with Erin in an apartment in Atlanta. I worked at Anthropologie and spent my days studying and discovering new music. It was during the years in our apartment that I really developed my love of music of all types. I also became involved with the  dance program at Agnes Scott during this year, and the women that I met there will have a place in my heart forever. Times spent in the studio and onstage were some of my greatest college memories.

The 2005-2006 Studio Dance Theatre Company

2 years ago... I was 24 and working full-time at CVS in Atlanta while I applied to pharmacy school. I wanted desperately to get into UGA and had only applied there, so it took me twice to get in. Still, everything happens for a reason because during those two years, my relationship with K developed into the love that we have now. We'd been dating only a few months then, but part of me already knew that he was the one for me. He worked overnight and every other weekend, and I worked 8-4 with weekends off, so I would get up super early on Saturdays and make him breakfast. He would come over right after work around 6:30 am to pancakes with blueberry syrup, bacon, eggs, and decaf coffee. I'm still certain to this day that my culinary capabilities had something to do with him falling in love with me. :)

K and I on our first trip together skiing in NC February 2007

5 yummy things:
My mom's homemade sourdough bread
Fresh, homemade salsa
Pizza with artichokes, spinach, and black olives
Fruit tart with whip cream
Cheese, especially brie, gorgonzola, feta, and sharp cheddar (I had to agree on this one Jessie!)

5 places I would like to escape to:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Tuscany, Italy
Anywhere in Greece
Squaw Valley, California
Nice, France

5 things I would never wear:
Platform sneakers
Pajamas in public (especially house shoes!)
A purse with a picture of my cat on it
Jeans with extensive holes under the back pockets
Holiday socks

5 favorite tv shows:
Gossip Girl
The Office
What Not to Wear
Project Runway

5 things I enjoy doing:
Just about anything outside: running, camping, hiking, biking
Read (Mostly fiction. I get so bogged down by everything medicine-related that I love to escape into a good book.)
Decorate and redesign rooms
Cook and bake

5 favorite toys:
My kitten Cooper
iBook (and hopefully iPhone soon too!!)
Nintendo DS that I got for free! (Read about it here.)
My little Mini Cooper
My closet. I love to spend some down time putting outfits together!

5 people that I am tagging!

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Anonymous said...

...if i ever catch you wearing platform sneakers, we will have issues. i would have to rank such an abominaton along side carrying alcoholic beverages with your cleavage

Jessie said...

You are SUCH A DEAR!!!!

We would totally be great friends if we lived in the same city... that's obvious.

I loved reading all these details about you - your pizza choice?!? My favorite too!!! Sounds like our first hang out sesh will involve a nice fresh pizza pie and some delicious wine!

(Good call on the skiing and the platform sneakers, too!)

ALSO? Still REALLLLY jealous that you have a mini cooper. I have been trying to convince G to get me one for MONTHS!

Ashley said...

Suzi, I laughed out loud at your comment! Come to think of it, I think that the cleavage carrying beverage girl had on platform sneakers...

Jessie, I loved reading about your life too!! We may have to set up a pizza date night for real. How fun!! Also, you should keep working on G about the Mini Cooper! I absolutely adore mine, and it really is quite practical for a small car. The inside is much larger than it appears!! Xoxo!

Unknown said...

woooo hooooo!!! Something to write about today! My brain is blank.

Angela said...

i am with you on the platform sneaker.

June Shin said...

Thanks for tagging me! I just updated my blog. I wish I had a mini, then it would by on my toys list too. :)

AsianCajuns said...

It's so fun to learn about your pre-Agnes days!
ps- can I just say I LOOOOVE your christmas decorations. I think they beat out Martha and Anthro combined ;)