Always, Katie: 4 Facts Survey


Thursday, February 11, 2016

4 Facts Survey

My new friend Jackie, of My (Sort of) Adult Life, nominated me to answer a few "getting to know you" type questions in the Four Facts survey :-)  Reminds me of the old MySpace surveys (remember?), so yay for a throwback!

Four names people call me other than my real name: 
  • Kat - sometimes my sister, mostly me when I'm scolding myself.  As in, "Get it together, Kat."  No clue why I don't just call myself Katie!
  • Momma Bear -  Ethan and I have taken to calling each other Momma Bear and Papa Bear lately :-)
  • Sweetie - (also: honey, sometimes baby) 
  • Aunt Katie - literally the only other thing I can think of that people call me.  I've never really had nicknames!!  Anyone want to give me one? ;-)

Four jobs I've had:
  • Substitute teacher - from 6th grade through high school, for several districts.  Loved it!
  • Jewelry instructor - at a national craft store chain... loved teaching, was not a fan of the whole corporate thing... 
  • Security officer - at an all-but-dead mall in my hometown.  I usually worked the Saturday night-into-Sunday morning midnight shift.  Most people looked at 5'3" me in my uniform and tall trooper hat and laughed.  
  • Candy Striper - yeah, this was volunteer, but it was hands down the best "job" ever!  I did it for five years, and made sooo many great friends and a ton of great memories. 

Four movies I've watched more than once (I tend to rewatch a LOT of movies, so these are some of my most-watched):
  • Star Wars.  (The six oldest ones, anyway).  My dad got me hooked when I was little, and I watched the old trilogy enough to memorize them... then the prequels came out... memorized those, too.  Then I met Ethan, and finished a quote he started over a meal he'd made me... made him fall in love with me right then and there ;-)  Star Wars has been good to me ;-)
  • Legally Blonde - whoever said orange is the new pink, was SERIOUSLY disturbed.
  • Miss Congeniality - S.I.N.G!
  • Mamma Mia - This movie is seriously my insta-happy!  Like Wellbutrin in video form ;-) And Meryl Streep is the bomb! 

Four books (or authors) I'd recommend:
  • The Princess by Lori Wick - Just a sweet, feel-good Christian romance novel... not even super-unique, but it's one of my favorites :-) 
  • Just about anything by Philippa Gregory - I love historical fiction from the Tudor period :-)
  • The Witness Wore Red - Women who find the strength to escape toxic or dangerous situations are awesome.
  • Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland - ditto above ;-)

Four places I've lived: 
  • Middletown, OH - hometown.
  • Oxford, OH - college town (Love and Honor!)
  • Carlisle, OH - newlywed town
  • Anderson, SC - brief (1.5 year) adventure for Ethan's job before coming home!

Four places I've visited:
  • Gatlinburg/Sevierville/Pigeon Forge, TN - Ethan's side's favorite vacation spot
  • Mediterranean - Nice, Cannes, Rome, Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, Sorrento, Amalfi, Naples... on our honeymoon.
  • Paris, France - 3 day "layover" on our way home from our honeymoon.  (Included a day trip to Normandy and the D-Day beaches!)

Four things I'd rather be doing right now: (Honestly... nothing... I'm playing around online, blogging, watching a movie, hanging out with my wonderful husband, and eating.  I'm fairly content at the moment! So... four of my other favorite things to do...)
  • Driving back roads with the windows down and Reba or Garth turned up!
  • Baking
  • Getting a massage
  • Sleeping

Four things I prefer not to eat:
  • Pickles - I may be the only mother in the world who made through an entire pregnancy without eating or wanting a single pickle. 
  • Mustard
  • Onions
  • Peppers

Four of my FAVORITE foods: 
  • Bacon cheeseburger 
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Sour/fruity candy

Four TV shows I watch:
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Brooklyn-99
  • You, Me, and the Apocalypse
  • Jane the Virgin 

Four things I'm looking forward to this year:
  • Abbie's and Sam's first birthday!  And all the exciting planning that goes along with it!
  • My first 29th birthday ;-)   
  • Hopefully meeting my bloggy bestie in person and getting a biggggg hug!
  • My other bestie hopefully visiting this summer?

Four things I'm always saying:
  • "People are crazy."  - Am I right?
  • "Ow." - I'm a hopeless klutz ;-)
  • "Dude." - Because sometimes, that's all you CAN say.
  • "They're so YUMMY!" - My kids are delicious. 
Four bloggers I tag to do this:
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  1. Haha you're Legally Blonde quote made me laugh out loud! Love that movie. So great to get to know more about you :)

    1. Thanks for the tag and for dropping by, Jackie! This was fun and I'm glad I got to read yours and learn a little about you, too :-)


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