Finally! In an attempt to not bore you to tears, I've categorized the Q and A questions and will break them up over a few different posts. First up - more about me and Iggy:
What is your favorite color? I think I'm an equal opportunity lover of color, though red seems to make its way into my home, car, life more than any other. I just love a bold, look-at-me hue I guess.
Favorite food? Chocolate chip cookies. No doubt. I'm such a sweets freak!
What's your favorite outfit color combination? This changes every couple of weeks I think. I really like grey, white and yellow. And turquoise and coral. And olive green with anything. And ... well, you get the idea.
How big is your small town? I had to Wiki this. Apparently, there are roughly 70,000 people residing in the borough and surrounding areas. Now, I realize this is not a very tiny small town (I grew up in a town 1/4th this size, including surrounding areas). However, since it is a university town (roughly 45,000 undergrads), the population is very transient. But to give you a little perspective, we are home to one of the largest football stadiums in the country, seating 107,282 people. That would be everyone in town and then some!
As for the town's surroundings? Not so much. Once you drive out of town, it's all mountain, farm or Amish. We're smack dab in the middle of the state, approximately 3 hours from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Balitmore. Have you guessed where I live, yet?
How old are you? 29
Do you ever get mad? You look like you never get mad or even curse? This one made me laugh out loud! Oh course, I get mad. And believe me, I can curse. I guess I just prefer being happy. I definitely make it a priority to keep my blog a happy place. The point of it is to be an escape for me - a place to put all the stuff that I love about life. So, I won't let the crap in life damper that. And I feel way too guilty actually writing curse words, but yeah, I use them. Things that piss me off? Crappy cell phone etiquette (get off your damn phone at the checkout, people! also, I do not need to hear your entire conversation!), the supermarket in general, injustice and inequality of any kind, close-minded people and those who make fun of others. That's just a few.
Where did you go to college? What did you major in? Both John and I graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Film and Video. Um, yeah.
How tall are you? 5'3"
What kind of job do you have? Right now, I am a group leader for a weight loss company. Basically, I am given weekly topics and my job is to guide conversation among people who are trying to take on a healthier lifestyle. It's a pretty powerful thing actually. I also do a lot of freelance graphic design and have an etsy shop of handmade wedding invitations. I don't think I will ever have a job for more than a few years. I have too much fun finding new ways to employ myself. Even now, I have lots of ideas brewing. I come by it naturally, though, because my parents are very much the same way.
What kind of dog is Iggy? Shih Tzu
How old is Iggy? He will be 4 in August
How/When did you get Iggy? Is he a rescue? What made you pick him/his breed? John and I got Iggy when he was 8 weeks old and weighed only 2.3 pounds - and obviously much darker. Believe me when I say - he was cuuuuuute! When I was in high school, I met a couple of shih tzus and fell head over heels in love with the breed. They are the sweetest, kindest, people-loving companion dogs ever. They are not yippy or overly hyper, but they do have a stubborn streak. Though, even that's cute. When I was sixteen, I got my first shih tzu. We lost him a few years ago. A few months later, John and I bought our townhouse and one of our first purchases was Iggy. I found him through puppyfinder.com and drove about 3 hours to pick him up. He's not a rescue dog, but he is from an unexpected litter from someone who bred bulldogs. Weird, right? Anyway, he's the love of my life! It is said that shih tzus eyes are the windows to their souls. No truer words have ever been said.
Hope this gives you a little more insight to my little life. Did you learn something new? Part two will be more about how John and I met, so stay tuned!