Five on Friday: Top 5 Scrubs Episodes

Happy Friday everyone! Since the holidays are coming up, I’m going to try to avoid stress by watching some episodes of my favorite shows. Today, I’ll write about some of my favorite episodes of one of the greatest shows of all time: Scrubs. Linking up with some great ladies for Five on Friday!

“My Half-Acre”

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This is by far my favorite episode. First of all, Turk, Ted, and the Janitor are in an “air band” together. Why on EARTH would four grown men form an air band? It doesn’t matter because it’s AMAZING. Also, this is the first of two episodes with Mandy Moore, and there’s just something so lovable about her. Oh, and you find out that JD has Les Mis trading cards.

My Best Friend’s Baby’s Baby

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I love this episode. Carla and Turk are having their baby, and JD and Kim are deciding what to do about her pregnancy, and Dr. Cox and Jordan’s son has no filter, which is phenomenal.

My Way Home

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The first time this episode aired, I missed it because I was on the phone. The next day, my friend yelled at me for missing it because he said it was one of the best episodes ever. He was right. It has the perfect mix of magic and heart…and a Wizard of Oz theme.

My Musical

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I was really skeptical of this episode at first, as I am when any mainstream television show decides to do a musical episode. But it was awesome. I still sing the “You’re Going to Be Okay” song in my head from time to time.

My Unicorn

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You know how my most favorite show of all time is Friends? Well when a guest star on Scrubs was Chandler’s from Friends, it made the episode SO much better!

Do you watch Scrubs? Do you have a favorite episode?

 

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A to Z of Movies

I’m clearly a fan of the A to Z format, since I’ve written posts regarding the A to Z of travel and of TV. Today, I’m tackling the A to Z of one of my other loves: movies. Even though I don’t go to the theater as much as I used to, I will still get sucked into movies and the world of movie actors. Here we go!

A is for Anne Hathaway

Started loving her in The Princess Diaries, and I continue to love her now. Seriously, how AMAZING was she in Les Miserables? That Oscar was well deserved.

Big is for Big Fish

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This may be one of the most magical movies of all time. That’s the very best word to describe this film: magical.

C is for Crash

I definitely thought that Brokeback Mountain would win the Oscar that year, but Crash gave me chills. Beautifully acted and what a powerful story.

D is for D2: The Mighty Ducks

Clearly the best of the Mighty Ducks trilogy.  Even as a kid, I knew I was going to love me some Pacey Witter.

E is for Emma Watson

Who else is chomping at the bit to see the new Beauty and the Beast? Oh yeah, and she was Hermione, too 😉

 

 

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F is for The Family Stone

A Christmas must-watch for sure. Craig T. Nelson was the ultimate dad here, even before Parenthood.

G is for Glory

One of the things that C and I have in common is that we both treasured the days when our high school teachers would turn on Glory. Denzel rules all, man.

H is for Hairspray

I loved the original as a kid and the musical as an adult! And did you watch Hairspray Live! last night???

I is for Idina Menzel

Elsa. Maureen. Come on, Idina is amazing.

J is for John Krasinski

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Come on, you know I had to include my man.

K is for The King and I

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I’m a sucker for a classic musical. The minute “Shall We Dance?” starts, my heart starts beating faster.

L is for Leonardo DiCaprio

He was the John Krasinski of my youth. When he talked Rose down off the balcony in Titanic, I was in love.

M is for Moulin Rouge

I’m sorry, Elton John, but Ewan McGregor’s version of “Your Song” is my new favorite. And “Come What May” is one of the most romantic songs in existence.

N is for New Year’s Eve

After Valentine’s Day, I was so excited to see that Garry Marshall was making another movie in the series. I think I loved New Year’s Eve even more, as the anticipation to midnight made me so excited to see what would happen to all of the characters!

O is for Orlando Bloom

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I think that we can all safely say that we envied Keira Knightly in Pirates of the Caribbean, right?

P is for Pirates of the Caribbean

I didn’t just love the Pirates franchise (minus the last movie) for Orlando Bloom. I have seen the first movie so many times that I’m sure I could quote most of it. It’s exciting, romantic and so funny. Oh yes, and Johnny Depp is amazing.

Q is for Quentin Tarantino

As a kid, I went to see Pulp Fiction, even though my mom told me not to, and she was right: I wasn’t ready for it. Once I was older, I definitely became more of a fan, and I especially enjoyed the first Kill Bill movie.

R is for Return of the Jedi

Why is this the best of the Star Wars movies? Easy–EWOKS!!!!!

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S is for Saving Mr. Banks

I just saw this movie last year, and it has become one of my favorites. Tom Hanks is an incredible Walt Disney, and I loved watching the magic of the making of a Disney movie along with Pamela Travers overcoming some of the struggles of her past.

T is for Titanic

Always in forever in my top ten favorite movies. Yes, it’s long, but I relish every second of it whenever I watch.

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U is for Up

As wonderful as this movie is, you must believe people when they tell you that you will cry non-stop for the first twenty minutes. This is COMPLETELY TRUE.

V is for Varsity Blues

Hey, don’t judge me. It’s not the most high-caliber film, but I still like it! And so does Michael Scott!

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W is for Waterworld

I used to really like this movie, but my friends made me watch is over and over and OVER one summer, so I’m pretty sure I can never watch it again. But if you haven’t seen it, give it a try (at least for the awesome boat).

X is for X-Men

I love the X-Men movies! They’re always exciting, and Patrick Stewart is the PERFECT Professor X (not just because he’s already bald).

Y is for You’ve Got Mail

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The best romantic comedy of all time. If you haven’t seen it yet, make it happen RIGHT NOW.

Z is for Zoolander 2

I’m not usually a huge fan of sequels (especially ones made YEARS after the original), but this one really held up. BTW, Kiefer Sutherland was probably my favorite part of the movie.

What would you put on your Movie A to Z?

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Wedding Wednesday: Hotel Bags

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Last week, I wrote about the bags of gifts for my bridesmaids. Today, I’ll let you know about the gift bag for our hotel guests!

We knew that we wanted our bags to represent Maryland, especially since many of our out-of-town guests were coming from Canada! Those of you from Baltimore should especially appreciate our hotel bag choices.

Crab Bag

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Several months ago, my mom found this pattern at a local quilting shop, Bear’s Paw Fabrics. Natives of Maryland know the importance of steamed crabs on a summer’s night, and we thought these bags would really represent Maryland life! The handles were supposed to be zippers, but we opted for rope instead, to make things a little more nautical.

Crab Mallets

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You can’t have crabs without mallets, right? My friend Ashley made these for us to represent Baltimore’s love of the Orioles and Natty B’oh.

Old Bay and Berger Cookies

Two more staples of Baltimore life. Crabs just don’t taste the same without Old Bay, and nothing beats a Berger Cookie (although I can seriously only eat just one since they’re so rich!)

Custom Water Bottle

Since I knew that everyone would dive into those Berger Cookies ASAP, they would need something to wash it down. So I ordered labels from LabelsRus and they were just perfect! We loved them so much that we ordered more for the wedding!

All of our hotel guests raved about their gift bags, and I can’t thank my mama enough for helping me to create them!

Linking up for Wedding Wednesday!

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Five on Friday: Five Things I Miss From the Old Days

Happy Friday! So today, I’m going to come across as pretty darn old. There are just some modern conveniences that don’t hold up to their outdated counterparts. Today I talk about five older items that I truly miss as I link up for Five on Friday!

1. Typewriters

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Yep, I used to use a typewriter. In fact, I typed up a scholarship essay on one in my senior year of high school. Sure, it’s MUCH easier to clean up mistakes on a computer, but there is nothing more satisfying that hearing the pounding of the keys when you’re typing away on a typewriter. And that ding at the end of each line? That’s when you really knew you were cookin’!

2. Phones with Cords

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Some people still have these, but it seems to be rarer and rarer. I remember for my tenth birthday, I got my own phone for my room. It was pink (OBVIOUSLY) and the keys lit up! As someone who paces when I’m on the phone, having a cell phone is clearly more conducive to my lifestyle, but pushing an “end” button to hang up on someone isn’t nearly as fulfilling as slamming down a receiver.

3. Cassette Tapes

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Again, some people still have these, but do you remember back in the day when you would wait FOREVER for your favorite song to come on the radio so that you could hit “record” for your Super Awesome Songs Mix? Just me? Cuz I’m the oldest person ever? Okay, fine.

4. Be Kind, Rewind

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VHS tapes were certainly a pain in their own right, but didn’t you always feel a little better about yourself when you would rewind the tape before bringing it back to the store?

5. Double Dare

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Okay, this isn’t a object, but it’s something from the old days that I TRULY miss. I really and truly think that if Double Dare were still on television that I would watch it everyday. Trivia plus the intensity of beating an obstacle course at the end of the show??? Sign me up! Side note: we got the Double Dare board game for Christmas one year…it didn’t hold a candle to the show.

What do you miss from the old days?

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Walking in a Winter Weddingland!

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Happy Thursday everyone! When C and I decided to get married, we were set on having the big day in the fall. We did have the perfect wedding day, and I’m so glad for our choice, but if I had been given a second choice for a wedding season, I would have gone with winter! There are so many great reasons to have a winter wedding:

Holiday Themes

I love love LOVE me some Christmas, and if I were to have had a winter wedding, I would have definitely incorporated some holiday elements. I would have given tiny wrapped gifts to each guest. Christmas lights would have been strung across the entire room, and there could beautiful pictures in front of a Christmas tree.

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Rich Colors

My bridesmaids looked gorgeous in burgundy, but a winter wedding calls for some vibrant reds! Or maybe even some icy blues, for more of an Elsa look! And bright red flowers would certainly pop against a bride’s crisp white gown.

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Dapper Gentlemen

There is nothing like a man in a tux, and winter weddings are the perfect time to wear them! I could certainly have pictured my husband in The Newman Tuxedo from The Black Tux, which offers so many options for tux and suit rentals here!

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Although The Byrne Outfit has a bit more of the holiday feel! (Seriously, this site has the best suits and tuxes!)

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Warm and Cozy Treats

If there was ever a time for a hot chocolate bar, a winter wedding is that time! Is there such a thing as heart-shaped marshmallows? Because I would totally include those, along with some candy canes for a bit of a minty taste!

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What do you think of winter weddings?

 

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My Favorite TV Shows of All Time

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It’s Tuesday everyone! And as I’m slightly obsessed with television, I thought today would be a good day to talk about my favorite TV shows! My tastes have changed throughout the years, but some things remain the same. I still love great characters, a compelling storyline, and I’m totally fine with sobbing in front of the screen every once in a while.

Saved By the Bell

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If you were growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s, you watched Saved by the Bell. I loved this show and imagined that high school would be just like Bayside High (I was wrong, but I was okay with it. Although some people dropped off after high school, I watched all of their college exploits and the episode where Zach and Kelly get married. Along with the rest of America, I rooted for Zach and Kelly, never understood Tori, and still do an impression of Jessie as she suffers from a caffeine pill addiction.

Favorite Episode: “Jessie’s Song” (the one with the pill addiction)

Friends

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The greatest television show of all time HANDS DOWN! I have seen every episode multiple times and love them as much every single time. I can find a Friends quote for almost any situation…just try me!

Favorite Episode: “The One with the Embryos” (the one where they play the game to see who knows each other the best)

Scrubs

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You’re about to notice that I’m a big fan of NBC comedies and for a good reason–they rock! There was no other show quite like Scrubs before it debuted, and I just adored every single character (yes, even The Todd). It still makes me laugh every time I watch, and I hope that my husband and I are as close as Turk and JD.

Favorite Episode: “My Half-Acre” (the air band episode)

Game of Thrones

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When I first watched this show, it was to get my friends off of my back. They were insisting that I would love it, so I said that I would give ONE EPISODE a chance. If you’ve seen the end of the first episode, you know why I kept watching and why I love it now. And oh Jon Snow…you are a beautiful man and bring me back every week.

Favorite Episode: You know, I don’t think I have a favorite episode. But obviously Jon Snow and the Khaleesi are my favorite characters.

Grey’s Anatomy

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My brother calls this the most wishy-washy show, but I totally disagree. True, some of the characters tend to make me angry at times, but I’ve stuck with them since the beginning, and I won’t give up on them now! Plus, I wish I could call Dr. Bailey on a daily basis for sage advice.

Favorite Episode: “What a Difference a Day Makes” (the episode where Izzie and Alex get married)

Parks and Recreation

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This is my newest favorite show. I don’t know why I waited so long to watch it because it’s amazing. Every character is wonderful, and I see a lot of myself in Leslie Knope (especially when she’s overly excited and clumsy). And seriously, is there anyone better than Ron Swanson?

Favorite Episode: “Pawnee Rangers” (the “Treat Yo Self” episode)

What are your favorite shows? Linking up for:

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Gilmore Top 4

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Happy Monday all! If you’re like me, you spent at least one day this weekend watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life! Despite the fact that the last four words still have me reeling, the revival is everything that I could have asked for and more! But that’s not what this post is about. Last week, Jimmy Fallon listed his top 4 GG characters (not counting Rory and Lorelai, obviously):

 

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And I knew that I had to join in! So without further ado, here are my four faves (NOTE: I chose these before I watched the new episodes, so be kind):

4. Richard Gilmore

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It breaks my heart into a million pieces that he isn’t in this revival, since he passed away recently. But on the original run of the show, Richard was the perfect mix of class and warmth. Yes, he cared about what others thought and wanted things done a proper way, but he would do anything for his girls. Oh, and my favorite was when he would get marveled by technology!

3. Logan Huntzberger

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I’m #TeamLogan all the way. Sure, he’s had everything in life handed to him on a silver platter, but his creativity and zest for life are invigorating. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes 😉

2. Michel Gerard

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Michel’s sarcastic comments are always top notch. Sure, he’s got a heart of gold buried beneath his 2% body fat, but I personally prefer cranky Michel. He just makes me day.

1. Paris Geller

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Jimmy Fallon and I agree on our #1 pick! Yes, if you’re a fan of the show, you hate Paris for part of the first season and a little of the second…and then she becomes freakin’ amazing! She’s a neurotic overachiever who, well, takes things too far sometimes. And that’s putting it mildly for someone who built a bunker at the Yale Daily News. But even though she’s crazy–I would be her BFF in a hot second!

Did you watch the revival? Who are your faves???

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What I’m Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

This is truly my favorite holiday of the year because I get to spend time with my family while eating delicious food. But more importantly, I think back of all of the things I have to be thankful for in my life.

My Husband


Y’all…I got MARRIED this year! I’ve waited my entire life to be a bride, and I’m lucky enough to be married to the man of my dreams. I’m especially thankful that C is such a loving husband whose kindness knows no bounds. He even brings me hot chocolate when I’m sick in bed.

My Mom


I’ve always been able to turn to my mom when I need her, and this year, she has been more needed than ever! She gave me the wedding of my dreams, perfect down to the last detail. And she’s been right by my side as I move into my new role as a wife, and hopefully soon, a mother. I could not possibly love her more, and I’m so thankful that she’s in my life.

My Family


When I was in my senior year of college, I could not fly home for Thanksgiving. 9/11 had just happened, and we were just too nervous about airports at the time. So I missed Thanksgiving with my family for a year and it was truly difficult. That’s why every year I sit around the table and look at the branches of my family tree, I’m so thankful for each and every one of them.

My Pups


I’m thankful for their devotion and their plain ole adorableness.

My Friends


I have the greatest friends in the world. I’m so lucky to know that I can count on them to listen to me gripe or cry, but also be at my side when it’s time to celebrate.

My Job

I love my new job. I finally feel as though I’ve found a place where I truly belong, and it helps that my coworkers are incredible, too!

What are you all thankful for this year?

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Wedding Wednesday: Gifts for My Girls!

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Not only is it the day before Thanksgiving (I can TASTE that turkey y’all), but it’s also Wedding Wednesday! Today, I’ll tell you about the goodies in my gals’ gift bags.

The Sparkle Belts

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Technically, these were given to the girls right after they tried on their dresses, but they were still a gift from me. I wanted them to have matching belts that they could use with other dresses later. And I like calling them the “sparkle belts” because it reminds me of the Sparkle Pager from Grey’s Anatomy.

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The Bracelets

In addition to having sparkly belts, I bought the girls sparkly bracelets to match!

The Hair Ties

When I was perusing Etsy one day (SUCH a dangerous move, btw), I came across these hair ties and just had to get them for the girls!

The Jackets

I knew that I needed something for the girls to wear while getting their hair done on the day of the wedding. I didn’t want to go with button-down shirts because it would potentially be too cold (it WAS October after all), and I didn’t think robes would be appropriate since we were going to a hair salon. So my mom embroidered burgundy hoodies with each girl’s name and a symbol that represents them in gold. For example, my friend Caitlin loves Game of Thrones, so we put a dragon on hers! The girls wore these for most of the day, even when ironing…

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Or toasting with champagne!

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What did you get for your bridal party?

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36 Odd Things About Me

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I had a whole other post planned for today, but every once in a while, Facebook will lead me to just the right subject! Want to know a little more about me? Here’s 36 odd things you might not have known!

Do You Like Blue Cheese Dressing?

Nope. Actually except for the RARE occasion when I’ll have some ranch, I typically don’t use dressing. It blows people’s minds.

Have You Ever Smoked Cigarettes?

Never! I’ve got clean and happy lungs!

Do You Own a Gun?

Nope. Frankly, they scare me, and I would be way too nervous holding one.

What Flavor of Kool-Aid is Your Favorite?

I’m a classic cherry gal.

Do You Get Nervous Before Doctor’s Appointments?

Oh heck yes. I’m scared of needles and blood, so if an appointment is going to deal with either of those things, then I’m just miserable.

What Do You Think of Hot Dogs?

They’re best when topped with chili!

Favorite Christmas Movie?

A Muppet Christmas Carol!!!! By FAR!!!

What Do You Prefer To Drink in the Morning?

I’ll let Lorelai Gilmore answer this one:

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Can You Do Push-Ups?

Sort of? Kind of? Okay, no.

What’s Your Favorite Piece of Jewelry?

My engagement and wedding rings <3

Favorite Hobby?

Going to the theatre or playing board games.

Do You Have A.D.D.?

No, I’m pretty focused 🙂

Do You Wear Glasses?

Sometimes, but I don’t really need them. I wish I needed them more though because I love them!

Who Was Your Childhood Idol?

Probably Paula Abdul lol. I mean, my mom is always my idol, but I think Paula was a close second 😉

Name Three Thoughts At This Moment

  1. Oh Kanye…what’s going on, man?
  2. I wonder if chocolate chip marshmallows are only a thing at Panera…
  3. Is it Christmas yet?

Name 2 Beverages You Regularly Drink

Coffee and Water

Current Worry?

That I won’t get my dress to the dry cleaners tomorrow in time, and then I’ll have to figure out something else to wear to this weekend’s wedding.

Current Hate Right Now

Closed-minded individuals.

Favorite Meal

Pizza pizza pizza!

How Did You Bring in the New Year?

With my now-husband’s family, playing board games and eating chips and guacamole!

Where Would You Like to Visit?

Italy for sure, and I’d also love to go back to Disney World!

Do You Own Slippers?

I own WAY too many pairs of slippers, including a pair of puppy ones that I bought in Asheville!

What Color Shirt Are Your Wearing?

Purple

Do You Like Sleeping on Satin Sheets?

I love the Egyptian Cotton ones we have now!

Can You Whistle?

Sometimes, but it ain’t pretty.

Where Are You Now?

In my fabulous bed!

Would You Be a Pirate?

I’d like to say yes, but that’s a LONG time at sea…

What Do You Sing in the Shower?

Usually Broadway tunes. Lately, it’s been a lot of Hamilton.

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Favorite Girl’s Name

Waverly

Favorite Boy’s Name

Oliver

What’s in Your Pocket Right Now?

Yoga pants don’t have pockets!

Last Thing That Made You Laugh?

Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock

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What Vehicle Do You Drive?

A Nissan Versa Note, named Lil Red!

Worst Injury You’ve Ever Had?

Bruising my tailbone on some ice.

How Many TVs Do You Have in Your House?

1 real television, and 2 computer monitors that are used as televisions.

Favorite Disney Movie?

Beauty and the Beast, no question.

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How would you answer these questions?

Linking up with Jordyn and Kristin for Tutu Tuesdays!

 

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