1. Drew @ Catfish & Caviar

    I have to say your #3 is pretty hilarious! And I agree with your #4…that book is awesome and I don’t care for Oprah anyways. Maybe that would be on my list of 5 things…

  2. Nat

    Here are my 5 things:
    I LOVE donuts! I agree they are way better than cupcakes. If you ever come to Annapolis you need to go to Carlson’s Bakery- it’s this total dive donut shop that seriously has the BEST donuts ever. I swear you will not be disappointed. I just took my husband there for the first time and he said he’s never had a donut ever taste so good. Way better than krispy kreme.
    I wish I had studied abroad.
    I agree that Oprah totally over reacted- the book was still amazing either way and depicts what addiction can do to someone.
    I like to eat bananas alone but bananas mixed into anything completely grosses me out and I can’t even watch other people eating them. My dad used to put bananas on his cereal and I would have to get up and eat my breakfast at another table because I couldn’t watch. If my husband orders a banana dessert I have to look away or I don’t let him order it. I realize I am a freak.
    I have an unhealthy obsession with mexican food. I would eat tacos, nachos, quesadillas, or chips and salsa every single day for every meal if I could.

  3. Lauren

    Love your 5 things. I think we are going to do this on our blog on Monday! PS maybe I will meet you tonight at the gilt warehouse sale? I am friends with Erin Miller so coming to see her around 7pm!

  4. Kara

    haha love your #4 and now I’m craving donuts. THANKS.

    I should be working right now but this is way more fun to be posting…

    1. I have a cardboard cutout of myself. When I was a senior at Towson, I worked part-time at the campus library (I know, I’m such a nerd) and they used me as a spokesperson for this promotional thing they had going on so they made me a cardboard cutout (like, life-size) and put photos of me on water bottles and tri-fold pamphlets. Personally, I loved it but it definitely freaked out all the guys I ever dated at Towson.

    2. James Franco side-boobed me. When I was working for a magazine, I was covering an event in the area for this non-profit ticketed dinner and James Franco was the guest of honor. After interviewing him, I got my photo snapped with him and I kid you not, his hand was placed ever so subtly right under my boob. It’s on my Facebook! 🙂

    3. I’ve seen every episode of every season of Law & Order SVU. This was my big accomplishment when I was unemployed.

    4. I love noshing on oreo cookies and milk while reading fashion glossies. Typical? Maybe, but I still love it.

    5. I HATE onions. Like with a passion. And they don’t like me either. I always lie when I’m at restaurants and say I’m allergic because for some reason, people get really offended when I tell them I don’t like onions.

    Happy Friday!

  5. Gabrielle | Savvy Home

    No she didn’t! Your grandma. That’s priceless.

  6. Emily

    Loved reading this! So, my husband LOVES donuts, and we may or may not have driven 20 minutes to go to a Dunkin’ Donuts last weekend so we could get some. Seriously. We got married last June and instead of the midnight snack of fast food/tacos/whatever, we had fresh donuts delivered from a 24hour donut shop. It turned out to be the cutest thing ever- donuts and coffee.

    Also, I’m so glad I did the study abroad thing, but I only did it for 1 month prior to my senior year in college. I wish I had really committed to more, but I was so nervous! I definitely want to start traveling more as I haven’t been anywhere in ages other than SF for our honeymoon.

    Have a great weekend!!

  7. Katy

    1. Donuts, yes. Krispy Kreme is great, but the Starlite Donut Shop in my hometown was the best ever. My grandpa took me there all the time when I was little.
    2. Onions, olives, pork: disgust. Ditto for smushy cooked fruits.
    3. Wine: delish. Currently partial to Pinot noirs.
    4. Glossy fashion and shelter magazines: delightful! Recycled, low quality, thin pages, dull-finish and dull-color magazines on any topic: depressing and not a pleasure.
    5. Odd tv show addiction: How It’s Made. Especially when they make foods or fun stuff like crayons.

  8. Rachelle

    1- I’m the least picky eater you’ll ever meet. I eat everything

    2- the idea of getting married terrifies me, my friends have told me it’s because I have not met the right person. I hope they are

    3- I have a fascination with Big Bang Theory, I can watch this show over and over again.

    4- The best vacation of my life was somewhere with no electricity or running water. I was very skeptical at first, but it was amazing.

    5- I have no will power when it comes to sweet, I mean none whatsoever.


  9. Carlene: Healthfully Ever After

    DC has District Doughnuts which is good- it’s run buy two guys who are a total trip!

    1. Carlene: Healthfully Ever After

      And by ‘buy’…I mean ‘by’. Ugh.

  10. Katie Weber

    If you haven’t had Fractured Prune Donuts, I’m pretty sure they are the best thing ever. Ocean City, MD (and apparently other places now.) Look them up, it’s totally worth every. single. calorie.
    Happy Weekend!

  11. tobe | because it's awesome

    i hadn’t touched a donut (not to be confused with nuts, grandma) until a couple of years ago. saw them made when i worked at the grocery store in middle school and wanted nothing to do with them. but now that i’ve converted, cake are my fave. with sprinkles, obvi.

  12. Erica

    Ok, here goes:

    1) I love Krispy Kreme, but yes… It would take a dozen or more to do the job. I am a freak for donettes (the original white powdered sugar ones), to the point that my mother still puts them in my Christmas stocking every year.

    2) At a junior high sleepover (i’m a bit older than you), we rented the new to VCR tape “Sixteen Candles”. The mom in charge came in while we watched and (trying to be hip) said “look- there’s Long Duck Dick!” We’ve never let her live it down.

    3) I mastered the chignon on my giant barbie head (seen here: I then decided I’d try my hand at cutting and gave her a shorter do’, convinced it would grow back. It didn’t.

    4) I didn’t read it, so cannot voice my say-so. Also haven’t read and Twilight or Fifty Shades… oops

    5) I didn’t have the chance to study abroad, but I did go to school in Arkansas, so that should count for something. LOL. (It is another world)…

    Cheers to a happy weekend!

  13. Vanessa

    I don’t have 5 things…. but I do have ONE! That I discovered your blog just this week. (How is that possible?!) and have been obsessed with it ever since! In fact, shared your blog with my readers today!

  14. Bridget Forney

    Okay…five things. Here goes a little something.
    1. I’m wicked freakin’ talented at putting together furniture. Like, any kind of furniture that comes in a gazillion pieces. I put my son’s crib together on my own, eight months pregnant, in 20 minutes. It’s a curse and a blessing.

    2. I have a dachshund problem. Repinning dachshund pictures, tchotchkes, quotes and art is basically my job.

    3. I can knit. A scarf and a hat successfully, to date. But, it’s a lost art I’ve grown obsessed with. Also, it’s one of those great post-apocalyptic skills to have. Might come in handy some day should I need to barter for, say, a candle.

    4. I sometimes say the word “hashtag” and then what the hashtag would be in actual real-life conversations. Typically, people don’t get it. Where are all my Twitter followers when I need them, amiright?

    5. My kid was born on Halloween. I planned it all along.

  15. Decor Arts Now

    My five things:
    1. I must eat SOMETHING/ANYTHING sweet every day. I could never give it up.
    2. My Dad took just me (not my mom or 2 brothers) to NYC when I was 12. We went to 2 Broadway shows, road in a Hansom cab and he bought me a dress in Bergdorf’s (my only one so far). Somehow he just knew I would live here.
    3. The first thing I had professionally framed was a museum print of a Matisse cut out.
    4. I hated Montauk the first time we went there because we stayed in a dump. (Shh, don’t tell) Now I live there during the summer.
    5. I was terrified of my first child–had no clue what to do. Thank heavens he lived.

  16. Alyssa

    1. I’m allergic t0 avocados and it makes me so mad! All ever want is avocados!
    2. I’m pretty sure I read the Babysitters Club series in its entirely at least 3 times in elementary school.
    3. I have to get at least 8 hours of sleep everyday or else I get anxious and moody.
    4. I secretly like really old school rap.
    5. I could eat softshell tacos everyday. Everyday.

  17. Ashley

    Love learning about other bloggers. 🙂 My 5 facts are as follows:

    1. I’m terrified of the dark but can’t sleep if there’s any kind of light on. It’s a vicious cycle.

    2. Sometimes I get weird “pregnant cravings” for random fast food places. I can’t eat any of that stuff anymore though. So sometimes I’m craving things for days and days.

    3. I graduated from beauty school in 2010 and got my license that year, as well. Technically, I’m a licensed cosmetologist but I have no interest in doing hair or nails, ever again.

    4. I named my dog after the fox from the Disney movie, Fox and the Hound, because he looks exactly like him. His name is Todd 🙂

    5. When I was 18, I drove, alone, all the way to Dallas, TX from Southern Ohio and lived there for about 8 months. That was over 3 years ago.

  18. victoria | vmac+cheese

    I definitely never knew #5 about you! Hence, why this internet meme ended up being pretty okay. 🙂

  19. Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}

    Um, yes. Hell yes to donuts being amazingly delicious. We have a local donut shop here in Seattle, Top Pot, that is absolutely devine. You can go in and get a fresh, warm donut and a cup of Stumptown coffee. It’s a weekend must.

    And your Grandma sounds absolutely hilarious! Did her advice work?!

  20. Chiara

    1. I love olives. It’s an insane love. If I start eating them, husband has to take them away from me if he wants some, otherwise, I’ll finish them.
    2. I remember dates. Useless dates. Like – what day we changed lunch shift at work. It was 4 years ago. It was July, 28, 2009. And of course, birthdays too!
    3. I watched Flashdance probably 15 times.
    4. I am serious and efficient at work. Husband calls me Doctor S (my maiden name). Then when I get home I am a totally different person. I start dancing and jumping if I am happy. When we started dating, husband wandered how “we” could be the same person.
    5. I am not able to draw. I mean, a 3 years old kid is and artist compared to me. I can’t draw to save my life.

  21. Stacey @ Likes to Smile

    I could not agree more about One Million Pieces! It really was great. Did you read the follow-up, “My Friend Leonard”? I still think about it!

  22. Jess | the Jess Journals

    I just wrote out my five things for tomorrow’s blog post – it was hard for me to come up with decent ones! I have a fear of boring my readers to death. LOL Good thing it was only five and not 10!

    The funny thing about studying abroad – after one year at UMass I went to England to get my law degree and spent 3 years there, but I kind of wished I’d stayed local and went to college in California! (Where I’m originally from, and where I went to high school.) I think a semester, or even one year would have been enough in England. The upside is I did get to travel a lot when I was over there, and I made a point of traveling whenever I could!

  23. Margaret Swanton

    Love your incentive. To be honest, I laughed for 5 minutes when I read your #2… and I must admit I envy you for the braiding talent – I wish I had the imagination to practice on one of my dolls when I was little 🙂 On the note of 5 random things about me… I am inclined to share just one, but it is one of biggest guilty pleasures (one that my niece would tease me about every time we meet – she is 16 fyi). So, here we go – I am one of the biggest fans of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels. There is something about the writing style of L. K. Hamilton that just makes me wanna read more and more… plus a twisted sense of humor 🙂

    So, that’s me – Maggie the Vampire Hunter 😀
    You can learn more about me at Fantastic Cleaners Seaford


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