Lucky Number 11 Survey

This survey has been all over the blog world, and I’m finally posting it here since Heather from Running with Sass tagged me.

Here’s the rules:

#1 You must post these rules.
#2 Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
#3 Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer in your blog :).

My 11 Things:

1.) Growing up, I never played an organized sport. The only “team” I’ve ever been a part of was my company’s softball team, and I only did that one season- I was 23. I hated softball, but I started doing 5Ks that Fall and figured out running was for me (I was running before, just a few miles maybe 3-4 times a week, but never raced or seriously trained). I think it’s funny because some of my friends think of me as a jock :).

2.) I get crazy anxious when my fruit bowl is empty, and I always have apples around. I eat one every day, sometimes more than one a day, and I think the saying is true because I haven’t been seriously sick in quite some time.

3.) I don’t actually remember the last time I ate fast food, but I went in a McDonalds last September and got a McCafe coffee :). I mostly eat at local restaurants, with the exception of Subway and Firehouse Subs, which I don’t really consider fast food.

4.) I’m an only child and had lots of imaginary friends growing up. I don’t think kids have imaginary friends anymore. Somehow I think with society becoming so technology based, a lot of the art of creativity that we really need is lost.

5.) I became a vegetarian in late 2005, but I eat meat occasionally just to see if I want to remain a vegetarian or go over to the dark side. I also eat seafood sometimes, but I didn’t start eating seafood until 2010 when I was diagnosed with anemia and read somewhere that iron from seafood was more easily absorbed.

6.) I went to school with a boy named Adam from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I changed schools in 4th grade and so did he. Well, he went off to college in Newberry and transferred to my college that next semester, so aside from that one semester, we went to school together our whole lives. He ended up marrying my neighbor.

7.) I didn’t do the whole sorority thing in college. I met tons of friends my first two weeks of school at FMU. I don’t have anything against sororities or fraternities and had some friends who were in them, but I already had a good group of friends and didn’t want to possibly sacrifice those friendships to join a sorority.

8.) Aside from majoring in Professional Writing, the best decision I made in college was writing for the student newspaper. I wasn’t really shy in college, but writing for the paper really brought out my extroverted side. I also met tons of people who I never would have met otherwise, got lots of writing samples, and made tons of networking contacts.

9.) I watch tons of medical shows (both fictional shows and documentaries). I find them and most all medical things pretty fascinating and used to read nonfiction books like that growing up.

10.) If something ever happened with my career in technical writing, I’d change fields completely and go into finance, accounting, investments, etc. I like numbers and financial things.

11.) Every day I wake up and I can’t believe I’m 26. I feel (and even look) like I should be in college. The other day I realized that I’ve been working for 10 years- since I was 16, and I can’t believe I’ve been working almost half my life already.

Heather’s Questions

1.) How long should you be engaged before you get married? That’s up to the person, but Clay and I were engaged for about a year. Of course, we were together for like five years before he popped the question, too. I think it matters more how long you’ve known the person rather than how long you’ve had the engagement ring, really.

2.) Must read book? One of my favorites was Catcher in the Rye. I also liked To Kill a Mockingbird.

3.) Biggest pet peeve? Not a fan of when people aren’t committed to something or do things “half-asterisk” (as one of my former coworkers said), then leave the mess for someone else to clean up (can you tell what kind of week it’s been for me?).

4.) What is your dream job? Senior Technical Writer at ACS Technologies.

5.) crushed ice or cubed? Cubed.

6.) Have you ever met anyone famous? A few politicians, and that’s it. I covered McCain and Obama visits back in 2007 when they visited my university on the campaign trail. I worked in the public relations office and thought it was neat that I got to cover both of them because it was sort of a guarantee I would see the man who would become president :).

7.) Favorite summer Olympic sport to watch? I really liked watching gymnastics back in 2008… I can’t believe it’s already 2012 which is leap year/election year/Summer Olympic year!

8.) Salty or sweet? Definitely sweet- I have a major sweet tooth.

9.) Would you rather have an encounter with a bear or a mountain lion? Why? Probably a bear, because from what I’ve read they are slower and cannot climb up a tree… purely strategic here, lol.

10.) What was your favorite birthday party as a child? My favorite birthday was when I turned 24 because Clay and I were on our first cruise on the Carnival Destiny. Not much beats celebrating your birthday on a cruise ship.

11.) What size bed do you sleep in? Full.

My Questions:

1.) What’s your favorite pizza topping?
2.) How old were you when you moved out of your parents’ house (if you’ve moved out)?
3.) Are you watching the Super Bowl?
4.) If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you take it?
5.) How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
6.) What’s the goofiest museum/theme park/roadside attraction you’ve ever visited?
7.) What’s your favorite ice cream topping?
8.) Which color M&M tastes the best?
9.) Do you get a tax refund or do you have to pay?
10.) If you had a $10,000 gift card, how and where would you spend it?
11.) If you could re-live one day of your life, which day would it be?


Cori, Becca, EricaAllie, Laura, Melissa S., HollieBella Michelle, Melissa A., Krystie, Patty.

Enjoy girls! And let me know if you repost :).

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16 Responses to Lucky Number 11 Survey

  1. Cori says:

    Thanks for the tag! Since I’ve done this post already, I figured I’d just answer the questions here!

    1.) What’s your favorite pizza topping? Pineapple. I love it!

    2.) How old were you when you moved out of your parents’ house (if you’ve moved out)? 18. My Mom ended up moving into my apartment when I was 23. She couldn’t stay away from me for too long! haha!

    3.) Are you watching the Super Bowl? Yes! Go Patriots!

    4.) If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you take it? Fiji. I’ve always wanted to go there.

    5.) How old were you when you got your first cell phone? 13. My Mom bought one for me because I played a lot of sports, and I would always need to call home for a ride after a game or something.

    6.) What’s the goofiest museum/theme park/roadside attraction you’ve ever visited? I’m not sure. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to anything goofy like that. If I have, it must not have been very good since I don’t remember it.

    7.) What’s your favorite ice cream topping? Sprinkles. I’m obsessed.

    8.) Which color M&M tastes the best? Yellow

    9.) Do you get a tax refund or do you have to pay? I usually get a refund since I’m a student. If I wasn’t a student, I’d probably break even. I think I got a $4 refund one time.

    10.) If you had a $10,000 gift card, how and where would you spend it? I could find a TON of stuff to buy there! 🙂

    11.) If you could re-live one day of your life, which day would it be? November 24, 2007

    • Amy Lauren says:

      I think it’s so fun how your mom ended up moving in with you. That’s definitely a different story for someone our age, but I guess it works out :).

      I’ve never had pineapple on pizza so I’m going to try it sometime soon!

  2. Ha-thanks for the tag! That is too funny about going to school with the same kid forever. How cool! I’m seriously like so amazed. I loved reading your results Amy, it’s great to hear from other bloggers! 🙂

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Well, I’m from a small town so a lot of people did go to school with a class forever, but I always thought it was funny. We also ended up working together for awhile when we were in college.

  3. I am glad you did this Amy, it’s great to learn more about you! I like to watch gymnastics too… that and diving are my favorite. It is just so unbelievable to me!

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Diving and swimming are pretty cool to watch in the olympics too… really I just like watching anything olympics, it always reminds me of my grandma. We watched the entire 2000 olympics together when I was in high school! Every single night!

  4. Lindsay says:

    I love these and never get tired of them! I’ve already done this on my blog but I’ll answer your questions here for fun (/a long comment) 🙂

    1. Broccoli. I like pizza with feta cheese and broccoli and some other random, abnormal pizza toppings.
    2. Well technically I left when I was 17 for college but I don’t count that as my “move out”. I moved back home for a couple months after college when I started my real world job, moved out into my own house when I was 21.
    3. Yes, but I will probably only half pay attention. And eat a lot of chips.
    4. Everywhere! I want to see everywhere–Europe, Asia, Canada, south America, parts of the US I haven’t been to yet…
    5. Hmm 10th grade. So 14-15. Which was a HUGE deal back then haha. Now 3 year olds have iPhones. Ridiculous.
    6. I don’t know. On the way down to Edisto theres a mattress hanging from a tree. Not an official landmark.
    7. Brown!
    8. Refunds so far… In 2011 we adjusted our tax number and we should break even on this years return with a small return. I know they say that’s what you want to happen but man it was always nice to get that 3k back!
    9. I would probably blow it on goodies for the home at World Market, Pier 1, Crate and Barrel… Obsessed lately, but don’t want to pay those prices.
    10. Man you came up with good questions! This is a tough one. I’d probably want to relive a day from childhood when I was carefree.

    • Amy Lauren says:

      Wow you got a phone early… I didn’t get mine until college, I was 18. That’s when everyone seemed to get them, my freshman year.

      I’ve not seen that mattress on the tree because I haven’t been near the coast in ages, but I’m pretty close to the giant sombrero in Dillon. You should come visit it, lol.

  5. I totally thought you’d been doing sports for awhile because you’re such a good runner! I’ve never been big into organized sports either, I like more individual types like tennis and biking because I feel more accomplishment with those.

    I’m really excited for the summer Olympics this year too because they start on my birthday and I always love watching them. One of my goals is to actually go to one someday, preferably the summer Olympics because they’re warmer!

    • Amy Lauren says:

      I like working out with others, and I admire the camaraderie teams have (even as an adult, I have friends who do team obstacle races). Deep down I think I have some trust issues that make it where even though I’m extroverted, I prefer to work (or race) alone. I guess it’s because I know whatever happens, I can only blame or praise myself.

      I definitely like summer Olympics better! Gotta love warm weather. The 96 Olympics were in Atlanta, one state away from me, and I’m old enough to remember them being there, but obviously was too young to go or anything like that!

  6. Krystie says:

    Thanks for the tag Amy I will post this tomorrow for sure!! 🙂

  7. I reposted, but did not tagged.

    • Amy Lauren says:

      I don’t think I’ve actually gotten around to telling everyone I tagged (slack blogger that I am). You should answer though, you can always edit your entry to include the questions from everyone who tags you :).

  8. allieksmith says:

    It was really cool to learn about Adam and how you went to school together your whole lives! That is CRAZY!

    Thanks for the tag! I gotta get on this!

  9. I did the survey! Thanks for tagging me!!!

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