Thank you for the tag, Discerning Couch Potato! I love tags, keep them coming!
1 What’s your name?
Katie, short for Katherine which I NEVER go by
2 Any nicknames or aliases?
My siblings and in-laws all call me Kate. I answer to it all the time but never think to say that’s my name
3 Your gender?
4 Your star sign?
5 How old are you?
6 Your relationship status?
Married 8 years!
7 Any children?
Of the fur and nephew variety
8 Any pets?
3 pugs! Mack, Cubert, and Eska
9 Any tattoos or piercings?
2 piercings in each ear that I never put earrings in, 1 cartilage piercing that always has a small stud in it, and 5 tattoos, itching for another!
10 What do you like about yourself?
I’m a great Googler!
11 What do you dislike about yourself?
My various maladies–fibromyalgia, chronic headaches, migraines, shin splits, plantar fascitis, blah blah blah
12 Righty or lefty?
13 The last thing you drank:
14 The last thing you ate:
A handful of tortilla chips from the kitchen at work
15 Your last phone call:
To the vet, making an appointment for Eska
16 Your last text message:
To my husband, telling him what time Eska’s appointment is lol
17 Your last email:
I haven’t sent an email all day, but I’m certain it will be something boring at work
18 The last song you listened to:
I’ve been listening to Charlie Puth’s new album on repeat so one of those
19 The last book you read:
20 The last time you cried:
I actually have no idea?
21 The last blog you read:
22 The last person you spoke to:
23 The last place you visited:
My BFF’s apartment (Hi, Laura!)
24 Your last holiday abroad:
Seriously so long ago…I think the summer after I graduated college and took a cruise with a friend (Hi, Michele!)
25-48 apparently disappeared…they have disappeared on every version of this tag I’ve ever seen.
49 Do you believe in aliens?
Of course. You can’t tell me that *we* are the smartest thing the universe has to offer
50 Do you believe in miracles?
Of course. Some things just happen with no explanation.
51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?
52 Do you believe in love at first sight?
Love? No. Attraction, lust, longing, hope? Yes.
53 Can money make you happy?
Of course it can. It can’t give you love or health or self-acceptance, but it can give you financial peace of mind, and that goes a long way.
54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?
YES SMASH THAT PATRIARCHY!
55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?
Your body, your choice. If men were the ones to carry the babies, this would never even be a question.
56 Do you have strong political beliefs?
I am super liberal, and if you’re not, you might not like my social media or my blog. But I do believe in the power of having conversations with someone who thinks opposite of you.
57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?
I have strong anti-organized religion beliefs. That being said, I also believe live and let live, and if religion works for you, that’s cool. But don’t try to convert other people. We’re all on our own journey.
58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?
As many have said before me, BOOKS! They can take you a million places.
59 Are you eating anything right now?
Another handful of tortilla chips from the kitchen at work, lol.
60 Are you drinking anything right now?
Water, as always. Sometimes I mix it up with sparkling water.
61 What are you listening to right now?
A Crime Junkie podcast. I really enjoy true crime and there are a ton of podcasts surrounding it.
62 What are you thinking about right now?
Now I’m thinking about how many true crime podcasts I follow.
63 What are you waiting for right now?
Lunch break so a friend and I can hit the gym.
64 What are you most excited about right now?
My facial next Saturday…I get the best naps when I’m there.
65 What’s your pet peeve right now?
People who are mean.
66 What’s your favorite thing right now?
The new The Staircase episodes on Netflix. I don’t think he did it, and you can’t convince me otherwise.
67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?
Well technically I’m at work, so…
68 Your first best friend:
Brian Carberry, who lived down the street.
69 – 73 More mystery questions. I wonder how many truths this *actually* is in the end?
74 Your first job:
A waitress at a retirement home dining hall. Awful.
75: Your first childhood memory:
I have vivid memories of standing on a low bridge in Hawaii and being splashed soaking wet by a shark. According to my mother, it was a large fish that barely got my toes wet.
Which Would You Choose?
76 Love or money?
I guess love, but honestly money would solve a lot of things.
77 Twitter or Facebook?
78 Hook up or relationship?
79 Dogs or cats?
Dogs for sure
80 Coffee or tea?
81 Beer or wine?
Neither, I’m not a big drinker
82 Sweet or savory?
83 Introvert or extrovert?
High level introvert. I need A LOT of quiet alone time to recharge, even after only an hour of interacting with people.
84 Vampires or werewolves?
Vampires (but not sparkly ones)(I’m leaving this answer because, accurate)
85 Seaside or countryside?
Seaside. I LOVE the water
86 Summer or winter?
Winter. I live in CA and miss having seasons.
87 Books or movies?
88 Horror or comedy
89 Do you wish you could change your past?
Sometimes Laura and I play this game where we discuss ONE decision that ONE of us could have made differently, and EVERYTHING that would have never happened as a result. I would for sure do some things differently, especially knowing what I know now.
90 What’s your dream job?
Reading books to recommend which would be good movies. Is this a real job? I heard it once in a Judy Blume book as a kid and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do ever since.
91 What’s your guilty pleasure?
92 What are you afraid of?
Irrationally, irrevocably, can’t-even-look-at-them-on-tv TERRIFIED
93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
See number 90. Legit always my dream job.
94 If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Poofing! You know, like when you can magically *POOF* from one place to another. Is there a technical term for this? Probably.
95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
A better paying, more engaging job. (Leaving this answer too. Again, accurate)
96 Would you want immortality?
Of course. I’m never going to read all the books on my TBR without it.
97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?
98 Would you say you are happy?
Not always, but often.
99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?
The guy isn’t worth it.
100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
A house with a yard, a job I care about, and more squish-face dogs.