Hot Potato!

The lovely Megan of The Fashionable Bureaucrat (who happens to have the most amazing collection of shoes EVER) nominated me for a Liebster Award a couple of weeks ago. And now I’m finally getting around to fulfilling my duties, which are:

  1. Liebster AwardPost 11 facts about myself.
  2. Answer the previous 11 questions.
  3. Choose 11 nominees (no tag back) and link them.
  4. Create 11 new questions for the nominees.
  5. Go and tell them they’ve been nominated.

*takes a deep breath* So! Here I go!

Post 11 Facts

  1. Can't Hardly Kate DressI just celebrated 3 years at ModCloth, and in celebration of my 3-year “Modiversary”, the “Can’t Hardly Kate Dress” (made by one of my fave retro designers, Trashy Diva) was named after me!
  2. Yellow just might be my favorite color.
  3. I minored in Fine Arts. Going for the minor helped me justify (to myself) taking the fine arts classes that I loved.
  4. My great granny lived to 102. Every so often, I use that fact to remind myself that I’m really, really young.
  5. I find it difficult to be outgoing & am naturally more reserved and shy. But I love being part of communities & work hard to overcome my shyness.
  6. Rocky and Jasper, sleeping. They're not usually this calm.I’ve got 2 crazy, cuddly, lovable dogs.
  7. I’m pretty sure I’m solar powered.
  8. I’ve been to 6 continents, assuming that you count North and South America, and Europe and Asia, as separate continents.
  9. I have a thing for multiples of 3.
  10. I love playing games, particularly of the strategic (e.g. Settlers of Catan), palabric (e.g. Scrabble), or numeric (e.g. sudoku) variety.
  11. I’m left-handed.

Answer 11 Questions

  1. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had it?
    Under a tiled floor in the bathroom. I heard that robbers never really check the bathroom.
  2. Do you currently have all your organs?
    Yes! Is that unusual?
  3. For a pet, would you rather have a crow, a fringed lizard, or a taxidermized wolf?
    Definitely the lizard. Crows are crazy loud, and it’d be hard to give it a good living environment indoors. I’m not a fan of taxidermy and only want live pets, so that leaves the lizard.
  4. Slips – yes or no?
    Only when necessary.
  5. If you could hire one of the following for one year which would you hire: House cleaner, personal chef, or massage therapist?
    House cleaner. My husband is an awesome cook (I’m not bad either, when I get around to it), and as much as I’d enjoy a personal massage therapist, I’d LOVE to not have to clean.
  6. Fruit pie, cream pie or cheesecake?
    Mmm, all sound tasty! Cheesecake, as long as it’s true NY style. Unless the fruit pie is strawberry rhubarb pie, heated, with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream on top.
  7. If you were on Jeopardy and got the Daily Double, would make it a true daily double?
    Depends on my score relative to the other players. Almost certainly in the first round.
  8. Did you ever wear braces? (If yes, are your teeth still straight?)
  9. Favourite decade – 1970s, 1980s, or 2000s?
    Fashion-wise, the 1980s (some trends from the 1950s – like the full skirt – were incorporated. And I love me some 1950s fashion!). And music-wise too. Guess I’ll just go with the 1980s!
  10. Do you prefer routine or variety?
    I like some variety in my routine.
  11. Do you sleep with your bedroom door open or closed?
    These days, open. But I used to only sleep with it closed.

Choose 11 Nominees

  1. Manners and Moxie
  2. What the Haute
  3. Off Kelly’s Hanger
  4. Ryzenberg On
  5. The Curvy Blogger
  6. Of Corgis & Cocktails
  7. Sarah’s Ambitions
  8. Coca and Vera
  9. The Dapper Bun
  10. Sartorial Sidelines
  11. The Shades of Monet Chronicles

Ask 11 New Questions

  1. Name a movie you loved as a kid.
  2. Do you prefer salty or sweet snacks?
  3. Favorite season?
  4. What’s one of your guilty pleasures?
  5. Preferred silhouette: sheath or fit-and-flare?
  6. Which 1980s cartoon heroine would you be: Strawberry Shortcake, She-Ra, Jem, or Rainbow Brite?
  7. What’s the last game you played?
  8. What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  9. Do you prefer fragrances that are floral, fruity, woody, spicy, or citrusy?
  10. Would you rather live under the sea or in space (assuming both are viable options)?
  11. What was your first blog post about (for your current blog)?

Strawberry ShortcakeShe-RaJemRainbow Brite

Psst! If you want to play along but don’t want to do the whole shebang, I’d love to hear your answers to these questions, or some random fun facts about yourself. :)

7 thoughts on “Hot Potato!

  1. if this is a duplicate – ignore me! i have been having issues with wordpress lately saying my comments didn’t go through and it never going through!

    it’s REALLY awesome that that dress is named after you! i saw it on there and loved and wondered who this kate was! have you heard the ben folds song kate? because if i went by kate i’d just play that all the time. it would (actually it has been!) my phone ring. & your two pups are ADORABLE. i like fruit pies myself & i never wore bracelets either!

    i’m honored you picked me – but honestly have no time anymore! i actually filled one of these out awhile ago and am not sure if im supposed to take it more than once anyway :D but i enjoyed reading about you – i love these posts because i get to know people a little better


    • Hi Katherine! For some reason your first comment was captured for review, but this one went through. Looks like the main difference is that your other one had two links? Anyway, I approved the other one and then just deleted it – hopefully approving it’ll help Akismet recognize you as legit in the future!

      I love the dress! Someone else at ModCloth saying her favorite job anniversary perk ever was having a product named after her! I know I’ve heard the Ben Folds song but it’s been ages, so I guess I’ll have to listen to it again!

      Definitely want to see your answers, so I’ll have a little look through your archives. :)


  2. Thanks so much for tagging me! I always love reading through these and getting know the blogger better. I’m going to try and get mine done next week:) Your little pups are just the cutest and 6 continents?! I hope to get to that point some day, but I’m honestly the biggest chicken when it comes to flying!


  3. Thanks for tagging me!! What a fun idea. I’ll respond here, because my #getitgirl schedule is pretty packed ;) 1) Fave movie: The Princess Bride, hands down. 2) Salty or sweet: sweet treats are about 50% of my diet. 3) Season: Summer (SF and I don’t agree). 4) Guilty pleasure: Shellac manicures. 5) Fit: Fit-and-flare (I don’t like feeling exposed in a form-fitting sheath). 6) Cartoon heroine: I wasn’t allowed to watch TV! So I choose Princess Buttercup (our dad let us sneak movies). 7) Game: Save the world of marketing (I never play games anymore, sad!) 8) Eaten: I’m pretty tame, so I tried oyster once. 9) Fragrance: floral! 10) Live: Under the sea! I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a kid. 11) First post: An outfit :) This was too fun! Now time to play save the world of marketing ;)


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