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1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?

yeah no.

2.When did your last hug take place?

at november project!

3.Are you a jealous person?

i wouldn’t say i’m jealous over material things…but i don’t like to share people i feel like i have a claim on. *cough* boys *cough*

4.Are you tired right now?

surprisingly no, for the first time in a while. my sleep has gotten back on track and i started the morning with yoga and two cups of coffee.

5.Do you chew on your straws?

no.

6.Have you ever been called a tease?

i think so. did it bother me? no.

7.Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?

hell no.

8.Do you cry easily?

definitely.

9.What should you be doing right now?

writing a fake neighborhood newsletter for a lesson plan.

10.Are you a heavy sleeper?

not even remotely.

11.Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?

i definitely can, it’s usually the other person who goes nutso.

12.Are you mad at someone right now?

mad  isn’t the right word…still deeply hurt and upset. i work hard not to hole on to anger.

13.Do you believe in love?

yes…sometimes more than others.

14.What makes you laugh no matter what?

sitcoms.

15.Who was the last person you talked to?

the guy who came to my job center. he was pretty legit and his name was bobby brown which amused me.

16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?

mhmmm

17.Will you get married?

hopefully.

18.When was the last time you smiled?

while i was reading over my lunch break.

19.Does anyone like you?

haha yes…maybe more than i like them.

20.Do you secretly like someone?

no…i think many guys in the periphery of my life are cute but i don’t like anyone per se.

21.Who was the first person you talked to today?

my yoga teacher…6 am baby!

22.Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?

my sister.

23.What are you NOT looking forward to?

ummmm winter?

24.What ARE you looking forward to?

the weekend.

25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?

yes.

26.Suppose you see your ex kissing another person what would you do?

well that pretty much already happened…the answer is get pissed, cry, complain to all my friends about it and move the fuck on.

27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?

nope, i just moved and will hopefully stay in my new place for 2 years.

28.Are you a forgiving person?

i forgive passively very often…like for myself, i let go of resentments and forgive the person for hurting me. i rarely let people bnack into my life i’ve they’ve hurt me deeply.

29.How many TRUE friends do you have?

somewhere between 5 and 10 i would say…if i’ve learned anything it’s that friendship turn on a dime when they’re tested, even the ones you thought were the most deep and true.

30.Do you fall for people easily?

oh yes.

31.Have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend?

nope. made out with him…yep…had feelings, no way.

32.What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?

my waterbottle.

33.Who was the last person you drove with?

my sister and brother-in-law in their ridiculous rental car.

34.How late did you stay up last night and why?

i think around midnight–i was unpacking and cleaning up, then read like a page before falling asleep.

35.If you could move somewhere else, would you?

maybe, if all the details were magically taken care of. i dream about DC…

36.Who was the last person you took a picture of?

myself if that counts…if not, my friend Hillary.

37.Can you live a day without TV?

i haven’t had a tv in months.

38.When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?

probably when i didn’t get a promotion i applied for…it worked out in the end though.

39.Three names you go by…

Alice. Shmal, Smelly (yes my friends call me Smelly…it’s short for Smelly Cat…i really have no idea why).

40.Are you currently in a relationship?

nope

41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?

something’s gotta give, it’s complicated, when harry met sally and under the tuscan sun.

42.Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?

i don’t believe in soul mates, i believe in finding a great person/partner with whom you are extraordinarily suited for an compatible with.

43.What’s your current problem?

not enough money.

44.Have you ever had your heart broken?

oh yes.

45.Your thoughts of long distance relationships?

challenging, but sometimes worth it. i’ve seen it work.

46.How many kids do you want to have?

at least one, then we’ll see.

47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?

in high school, yes.

 

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things I learned in this apartment.

On Friday I move out of the apartment I’ve shared with two of my best friends for two years. So much has happened to me in this place…I know I’m going to miss it when I’m gone, but right now I’m relieved to be moving forward and closing this chapter of my life. Here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned in Cambridge Manor.

if you need something in a relationship or life in general, or even just really want it, you have to ask for it.

people can really suck sometimes, but 99% of the time it’s not about you…it’s a manifestation of their issues.

I throw things when I get really really angry.

there’s a difference between being pissed at someone and not wanting to be friends with them anymore.

don’t trust a girl with no other female friends.

I still need my parents.

frozen pizza is the best study food.

everyone just wants a friend.

music really does sound better on vinyl.

people are selfish has sometimes have bad intentions.

cherish the people who are there for you when shit is rough.

yoga and meditation really do work–you can’t out party your problems.

love doesn’t come around very often.

my friends are awesome.

Cheers to the new adventure of trying to actually act like a grown up!

i woke up this morning to a text form my roommate saying she had been on facebook and an acquaintance of ours had posted an RIP message and when she dug deeper, the guy who had passed looked really familiar.

it turns out he was the guy we were talking to at our favorite bar last sunday evening, when we stopped in for a quick drink. i said something sassy to him about drinking on a sunday and he told us he was just grabbing a drink then heading to pick up his girl and her friend and go to summerfest. we chatted for a bit about normal twenty something bullshit then he headed out. i didn’t even know his name at the time, and now he’s dead.

i don’t even know how to describe feelings about that news. we had a random moment of interaction but he seemed like a nice dude. he worked at one of our other go to bars. he was friendly and nice to the bartender, introducing himself and saying he’d probably see her around. he knew the same people we know. he went where we go. he had a mom and a girlfriend and an entire life, complete with ups and downs and highs and lows, which was probably pretty similar to mine in many ways.

i have no idea what happened, and i probably never will, but that news hit me in a really deep way.

i’m lucky in that my grandmother is the only person i was truly close to who passed on…and she was well into her 80s and ill. although i think about her often, she got to live a full life.

i know it’s a cliche, and perhaps a selfish one at that, but the news of his death put the past week of my life in perspective. i can’t help but think, if that had been my last week on earth, what would i have done differently?

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so cheers to charlie…even though i didn’t know him, i’m sure i’ll think about him often.