March 13, 2012

Now I Know My ABC's, Next Time Won't You Sing With Me?

Yours truly, at the ripe age of 4, in my dad's hometown of Baku, Azerbaijan.
Age: 25

Bed size: King.
We're pretty obsessed with our bed,
which we recently acquired from an estate sale.
It's very Victorian looking,
and the mattress is the most comfortable thing I've ever laid my head on.

Chores that you hate: washing dishes.
It ruins my manicure, and makes my skin icky dry.
I cook, he cleans.
Cliche, but it works!

Dogs: Dolly and Roofus.
Dolly is a 15 year-old Chihuahua -
she's pretty OG, if you ask me.
And Roofus is my love -
the most spoiled Yorkie you'll ever have the pleasure of meeting.
Attitude is his middle name.

Essential start to your day: The Today Show.
Ooooh my gah,
I have a VERY inappropriate crush on Matt Lauer.
And I miss Meredith.
Is anyone else addicted to NBC from 7-8:30?

Favorite color: green.
Can't say I look to shabby when I wear it..
and it's overall a very pretty color, no?

Gold or silver: I'm gonna go with gold.
But I don't discriminate.
Silver was SO in a few years ago,
and I'm sure it will make a comeback soon enough.

Height: 5'5"

Instruments you play: ummm...
Music was never a strength of mine...
ask anyone who's heard me sing before.
I wish I could play the piano though -
if only my bestie would teach me! Hmpf.

Job title: Business Analyst II.
Whenever anyone asks me what I do for a living,
I always have to go into this drawn out explanation,
and sooner than later,
I always catch myself sounding like Chandler.

Kids: ahh... this seems to be the question of the hour.
No, I don't have any... yet.
Sometime soon I'm sure,
but my ovaries are getting intimidated from all this pressure people!

Live: San Diego, California
And I'm in love,
haven't you heard?

Mother's name: Yana Tariverdieva
Oh yeah.. try pronouncing that sucker.
For 24 years I had to deal with the puzzled faces and confused looks during introductions time!

Nicknames: Oh um.
There aren't that many actually -
Tash, Nats.. babe.. haha.
Oh, and there was the famous "Russia" phase during high school.

Overnight hospital stays: knocking on wood as we speak,
because there haven't been any. Yet.

Pet peeves: so many!
People who chew with their mouths open,
smack their gum,
drive too slow,

Quote: Just one?
Fine... if I had to choose...
"you can never be overdressed or overeducated" - Oscar Wilde

Righty or Lefty: that's right.

Siblings: one younger brother,
who doesn't look or act anything like me.
Oh, and nine very lovely siblings in-law -
four brothers and five sisters to be exact.

Time you wake up: it depends.
I can never really sleep past 7 a.m.,
and during the week I'm usually up by 6.
I don't like this about me -
I WISH that I could lock myself in a dark room and sleep for hours,
but it's just not in my nature.

Underwear: I think I'm officially turning into an old lady.
Comfort is everything,
so when I look back at the teeny-tiny strings I used to wear in high school,
I cringe every time.

Vegetable you hate: I pretty much love them all.
The only thing I'm not a giant fan of is cooked carrots.
I'll eat them all day long, as long as they're FRESH.
Otherwise they taste soapy to me.. you dig?

What makes you run late: never having anything to wear!
My closet may be jam-packed,
but picking out an outfit is always the hardest part of my day!

X-Rays you've had: I'm surprised I've only ever had one,
because I am THE clumsiest person I know.
I took a plunge while trying to reach a shoe box at the very top of my closet once,
and landed on my foot all funky.
Had to trot around on crutches for two dang weeks -
hated those things!

Yummy food you make: well I love to cook,
and judging my husband's clean plate every night,
I'm gonna go ahead and say I'm not too bad at it.
Favorite things to date, include Coq Au vin, Boeuf Bourguignon and Macadamia Encrusted Halibut.

Zoo animal: elephants.
Especially the babies.
Too cute!

Now it's your turn!!
Looking forward to learning a bit about you.
Don't forget to link back!



Melissa Mae Medina said...

Ahhh carrots.. and crutches! I remember that day =/

Teach me your Boeuf Bourguignon recipe! I have this sauce I brought back from France but I don't know what to do with it haha.

Britt said...

What a fun post! I get the kids question all the time too. I tell people 10 years that way if it happens sooner it will be a surprise.

Marie Martell said...

Great post, so fun! Thanks for sharing.

In Love With Chicago said...

Guilt trip much? You know I would teach you if we lived in the same city again :)

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Katherine Krieg said...

super cute post! love learning more about. excited to follow your adventures!