November 5th, 2010

Questions from Katie

Katie from Ruffles & Truffles tagged me, like, a bazillion years ago, in a game of “blog tag!” I already filled out answers from a previous tagging, but LOVED her questions, so I decided to answer them. Eventually.

I have a lot on my unemployed plate, people.

Anyway before I start I thought I’d give a little history on my dear friend Katie. I met Katie in college at Elon University, probably freshman year. We rushed at the same time but joined different sororities. I “preffed” (preferenced) my sorority, Sigma Kappa, and hers, Alpha Omicron Pi. I think she preffed the same ones (correct me if I’m wrong, boo!) I struggle with this- I have ZERO idea how we met- I don’t think we ever had class together- but Elon was like a small country club and I pretty much knew everyone. Which was horrible when you were madly hungover and all you wanted were breadsticks from Octagon but you did NOT want to shower. Trust me… I know.

Needless to say this is the ONLY photo I have of us from college!

Sorry’s it’s so grainy, it was back before I had my super cool digital camera. The event was the Sigma Kappa “Kick in the Grass” Sig Ep afterparty. That’s me and my Sig Ep friend Nick, and Katie, furiously judging me for wearing a tank top in clearly frigid temps. I can’t help it that my crinkle green tank was so cute, Katie! Oh, and if you were judging my eyebrows for being so thin, I don’t blame you.

(I could also go on a rant about my years being Sig Ep’s KITG coach, and how I was ROBBED of being sweetheart senior year, and how the girl who was sweetheart SAID she didn’t want it in one of my classes, but that’s neither here nor there, and I am no longer bitter.)

(I should also mention that my husband is a Beta and I now consider myself a perma-Beta-sweetheart, SO THERE.)

(Although B’s chapter was closed before he was truly initiated, so maybe I am married to a technical GDI*. Wahhh. Let’s move on.)

Where was I? Oh yes, the tagged questions! Thanks so much for tagging me, Katie! I’m glad we met in college and became even better friends when we got engaged around the same time and bonded via gchat :)

1. If you could only wear one color for the next 10 years, what would it be and why?

This is far too difficult. Probably green. I feel boring in just one color, especially black. I wish I could commit to like, six simultaneous colors. But I have green glasses so for the sake of matching, I say, green.

2. If you had to replace the Internet with another activity for 10 days, what would it be and why?

That’s horrendous. WHY would I have to do that!? That is like something out of SAW 23 and I feel like at any time a small clown on a tricycle will come out and give me some key I have to swallow to save my life. Or something like that. I choose eating. Because I’d be THAT SAD.

3. What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?

Catch up on my reader! And if we’re talking like, real life activities, then baking/cooking. Nothing better than having a few hours to try a new recipe.

4. What is the strangest food or food combination that you love to eat?

Probably the Smartfood white cheddar popcorn and peanut butter that I often mention. I also love ketchup on eggs. And honey mustard on all my buffalo wings!!!! (I don’t like ranch or bleu cheese.)

5. Who would you want to play you if a movie was made about your life?

Joshua Jackson. SERIOUSLY. WE ARE DOPPELGANGER TWINS. This ruined middle school for me.

I’d be happy to do my Joshua Jackson face upon request.

6. Which TV show would you like to have a cameo in?

I used to want to be on The Real World. (Now I just blog! Same differece!) But right now, TOTALLY Boardwalk Empire. Which had the HBO highest premiere numbers since 2004’s Deadwood. And is a huge hit. And I have a slight 20’s/flapper obsession. Sign me up.

7. What is your absolute favorite dessert item…either homemade or at a restaurant?

This is almost a harder question than that internet BS. I love me some cake balls for homemade desserts (preferably if I don’t have to take the few hours to make them) but if I’m out, I really love some cheesecake. Preferably, a flavor like Snickers or Reese’s. I don’t like it plain, and don’t you dare put fruit on it and call it a fancy dessert. Not my style, yo.

8. Which accomplishment in your life are you most proud of and why?

I am proud of the way I’ve handled moving out to a random state, and losing two jobs, and not having to move back home or mess up my life or anything. I’ve made it through some tough times. Losing my dad was tough too. Still not sure how I made it through that time in my life. I think basically overcoming adversity with a not-too-horribly-ruined outlook is something I can forever be proud of.

So that’s it! Not tagging anyone back since I already have and I’m so late on this it’s embarrassing. Just thanks again to Katie for the amazing questions!!!!

*GDI = Gosh Darn Independent. Which at Elon was only like, 25% of the female students. We were super Greek. But in the real world a lot of people aren’t. Darn.

11 comments to Questions from Katie

  • I saw that pic on Twitter and thought it was hilarious, then and again this morning! PS: is that tank from Arden B?! If so, I had the exact same one, in green and in pink. Sigh, college party days!

    On a more serious note, you have so much to be proud of! You have handled your life situations with your head held high and full of dignity and grace! You’re fabulous :-D

    • kjpugs

      LOL no I neeeeverrr had name brand, it was from Ross, some imitation brand. Did you store yours crinkled up in a knot? Mine came with instructions for how to store it to keep it crinkly!

  • I seriously ADORE that picture with Katie in the background. Also, did you match your eyeshadow to your tank? Because I’m getting a slight green tint from your eyelids.

  • You and Josh Jackson do have the same nose… and lips… interesting.

    You’re way cuter though. ;)

  • i die at so much of this post — the picture with katie, the joshua jackson face.. sigh, i love you k$ :)

  • Dancy

    I didn’t know that about you & Katie. That’s cool. I think every single school on the planet has a SigEp. I lived in the KKG house, know all thes songs, rituals & can even recite the names of the founders of my school’s chapters – but I never even rushed. LOL

  • Hahaha, I love the Joshua Jackson face! But yes, he looks much better with your hair!

  • Oh…so very much to say here…

    1- that picture will always crack me up. I look so darn ornery. I’m pretty sure that I was Sober Sister that night or something…because I definitely wasn’t drinking, hence why I had a big heavy fleece on…

    2- we DID have class together! Junior year we took “Regrets only” with Dr. Fromson, remember that? :) You probably were constantly distracted by the sound of my stomach growling because the class was right at snack time for me. I’m sure you don’t remember this, but one day it was growling SO loud that I got up and walked out like I was going to the bathroom, but in reality I walked next door to McEwen and bought myself a package of crackers, which I then ate in the bathroom hurriedly. Oh, the shame.

    3- you aren’t weird…I love ketchup on my eggs too! That is pretty much the only way I like them…

    • kjpugs

      OMG WE DID HAVE CLASS TOGETHER. I went from loving to hating that class all due to that book Kite Runner. I couldn’t even finish it and straight up BS’d a paper on it. PAINFUL.

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