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“Survey Says…….”

Posted on 06-07-2012 by Nancy

I have been on a recent kick of saying "YES" to life, and all the many opportunities it presents.  so when this random survey appeared in my in-box from someone i hardly even remember meeting... instead of immediately deleting, and marking as spam... i decided to fill it out, and post it as a Blog.   who knows.... maybe i learned a little something about myself  🙂

1. What time did you get up this morning?

6:45am. to run the beach and the Santa Monica stairs before teaching yoga.

2. Diamonds or pearls?

yes please.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

Some movie with Chris Hemsworth and some other people... i think it was called "Snow White and Chris Hemsworth"......

4. What is your favorite TV show?



5. What do you usually have for breakfast?


WEEKENDS: AXE 12 grain pancakes. with bacon & syrup.  life is about balance.

6. What is your middle name?


7. What food do you dislike?

none. ok.... overcooked steak...because it is a waste.  and eggplant.

8. What is your favorite CD?

do people still have CDs? my all-time favorite album might have to be 'Off the Wall'.  Currently, i'm listening to a lot of soulful women... Etta James, Adele, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse... love them all.  I also listen to a lot of jazz and hip-hop.... and i may be the only woman alive who thinks John Mayer is an over-rated waste of time.

9. Favorite Movies

The Shawshank Redemption, Fight Club, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Godfather parts I and II, Rear Window, The Empire Strikes back...... anything with Chris Hemsworth.

10.. Favorite sandwich?

Honestly? Ice cream.

if we're talking lunch: turkey, cheddar, dijon, lettuce, tomato, sundried tomato, pickles, banana peppers and avocado. with salt & vinegar chips... IN the sandwich (not on the side). you can imagine... they pretty much hate me when i order at Subway.

11.. What characteristic do you despise?

Self Importance

12.. Favorite item of clothing?

my nude jimmy choos. a splurge item.

13.. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?

Barcelona.  planning a trip in the fall

14.. Favorite brand of clothing?


15.. Where would you retire?

Costa Rica. i'd spend my retirement surfing and eating ceviche.

16.. What was your most memorable birthday?

Twenty one. it's possible i'm still recovering.....

17.Favorite sport to watch?

LIVE: Yankee Baseball with my Brother and Dad

TELEVISED: NFL and college football

18. Favorite Restaurant?

Celeste in NYC.  Tasting Kitchen in Venice.

19.. Favorite Book?


20..When is your birthday?

November 2nd. i'm a pretty textbook Scorpio

21.. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Do i HAVE to grow up? if so.... a journalist.  or a princess.

22.. How are you today?

Joyful.  Hopeful. Thankful.

23.. What is your favorite candy?

Chris Hemsworth. 🙂 seriously though, Lindt Chocolate Easter bunnies.  chocolate just tastes better when it's shaped like rabbits.

24.. What is your favorite flower?

Lilacs.  Calla Lillies.

25.. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?

June 10th.  when i start trapeze class, and finally learn to FLY!

26. What is your full name?


27.. What are you listening to right now?


28.. What was the last thing you ate?

frozen greek yogurt with organic strawberries from the Santa Monica farmers market.

29..Do you wish on stars?


3o.. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Cerulean.  The color of the deep sea. and high fashion in the 80's.

31.How is the weather right now?

cool & refreshing, with a breeze off the ocean

32.. The first person you spoke to on the phone today

i don't speak on the phone. i text.  if you have ever spoken with me on the phone, it means you are truly special.... or persistent.  or the guy from Apple support.  the first person i texted was my friend mariel.  to make plans for yoga and dancing.

33.. Favorite soft drink?

i tried to cut way back on these, but i will still indulge in Diet Dr. Pepper

34.. Real hair color?

slightly less blonde than i am now.  or maybe.... a lot less blonde.  i can't honestly remember.

35.. What was your favorite toy as a child?

My sister's barbies.  and my neighbor Chris' light saber.  i like other peoples' stuff.

36.. Summer or winter?


37.. Hugs or kisses


38.. Chocolate or Vanilla?

Triple chocolate peanut butter with rainbow sprinkles.  vanilla is for the weak.

39.. Coffee or tea?

i prefer "and" to "or"

40.. When was the last time you cried?

yesterday.  when i watched a pet rescue commercial.  i blame the full moon, and Venus in retrograde.

41..What is under your bed?

i plead the 5th

42.. What did you do last night?

Happy Hour and coconut cake at Shutters on the beach.. listening to the ocean, talking with friends.  then out to a party at a dive bar on Pico, before finishing the night eating 2 slices of what tasted like the the world's most amazing sundried tomato & artichoke pizza.

43..What are you afraid of ?


44.. Salty or Sweet?

Both together.... salted caramel.  peanut butter cups.  chocolate pretzels...

45.. How many keys on your key ring?

Not a clue.  10 or 15?.... i think only 3 of them actually open anything... and i usually end up losing those 3.  i've had to climb into my living room window more than a few times.

46.. Favorite day of the week?

Sunday Funday

47.. How many towns have you lived in?

i don't know if i've lived in any 'towns', but i've lived in too many cities to count.

48. Do you make friends easily?

I hope so.  i'm very thankful for all the ones i have.

49. Favorite smells?

rosemary. coffee in the morning. old books. the sea during a summer sunset. gingerbread. fresh peonies from the farmers' market. jo malone 'lime, basil, mandarin' perfume.

50. What inspires you?

sincerity. selflessness. compassion. fearlessness. hope. artistic brilliance. authentic Joy.

51. Biggest Pet Peeves?

mediocrity. bitterness. cowardice.  selfishness.

52. First thing you notice about people you are attracted to?

talent. sincerity. humor.

53. Eye color?

depends on the light, my mood, and what i'm wearing. sometimes green. sometimes hazel. sometimes grey.

54. What book are you reading?

A Clash of Kings

55. What did you watch last night on TV?

nothing.  i had quality time with real people instead.

56. First thing you notice about the opposite sex?

eyes.  and then, maybe shoulders.  then how closely they resemble Chris Hemsworth.

57.. Favorite quote?

"Do, or do not.  there is no try." ~ Master Yoda

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