Oh hello again, Birthday! You’re back again! I’m another year older and another year wiser! Hard to believe I got here 35 years ago at 12:56AM!
To start off I’d like to wish my celebrity birthday pals a Happy Birthday. I’m pretty sure they are celebrating mine too so its only fair to mention them.
Oprah, Tom Selleck, Heather Graham, Sara Gilbert &Thomas Paine.
I thought it might be fun to answer 35 questions about ME to share things you may or may not already know! I snagged most of these questions from Salty Mom Blog.
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
The way I remember the story was … I was actually suppose to be a boy and my name was set to be Brandon. SURPRISE! It’s a girl! I was born in January and my Dad said lets use Jan- from January and add –ette. Clever eh? I’ve never been a fan of my name. I am proud of my middle name though, its Braune (said like Braun, not BraunIE) which is my Grandmother’s Middle name. I never met her as she died before I was born.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I rented Hope Springs on Demand and I wouldn’t say I was boo-hoo’ing as much as I just had tears running down my face. Prior to that I think it was during a show of Nashville. Darn TV!
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I don’t hate it but some days I like it and other days I think its awful. I’d rather type.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Only if you are new here will this be new news. Yes! I have 3! Ryan, Reese & Rayne.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I would. Does anyone answer this with NO? yikes
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I know nothing else.. j/k. I have my moments.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I have a few—Raisin Bran, Special K with strawberries, Cookie Crisp & Honey Nut Cherrios.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Only my tennis-shoes. I’ve gotten pretty good at putting them back on while tied too.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I like to think so? So, yes… yes, I’m strong.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Double Dark Chocolate from Marble Slab with Reese’s Peanut butter cups mixed in.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their style/personality. I think that can be shown in how you carry yourself or just by facial expressions. I’m VERY observant.
15. RED OR PINK?
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I tend to over think things or over analyze situations—its something I’m working on…
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
18. WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST?
Bending at the knees. I’m constantly picking things up off the floor and turns out I don’t really bend my knees—I’m bound to have major back issues later.
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Black boots.. Sketchers.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
This may come as a surprise—MAC N’ CHEESE. Has anyone else seen this commercial? I’d have the same reaction!
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Sounds of Little Einsteins and tv in the background.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
fresh rubber.. .like brand new tires, tennis balls, puppy breath, Erik and my kiddos.. I also love fresh clothes out of the dryer and chocolate.
24. HOW IMPORTANT ARE YOUR POLITICAL VIEWS TO YOU?
I feel passionate about certain laws and standing behind leaders (GWB) that I believe in who share a common goal. 98% of my family are on the same page with me and we still love and accept the other 2%.
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
I’d love a beach house… peace, ahhh….
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I am not a sports person per say, but I can tolerate watching a few.. like NFL Football, NBA Basketball and on occasion maybe Hockey but I’d probably scroll right past them all to watch something else. This ‘meh’ feeling towards sports probably confuses a lot of people on why I would be such a Steeler Fan, but I think I was just born this way. hah.
27. HAIR COLOR?
True Blue.. I mean, blonde.
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
I used to but then I got Lasik!
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Mac N’ Cheese, Japanese Habatchi, Italian and CHOCOLATE.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
I am a scardie-cat. I’m all for happy endings!
32.. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Spring and Fall! I like the in-between seasons best. Bright colors and changing trees. Summer here is TOO hot… and winter here is hit or miss—sometimes we get snow, or ice or nothing at all.
33. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I am not a big reader…. never have been. I’m sure I’m missing out… but I did download “Safe Haven” on Erik’s Kindle to read—just because I know he won’t want to see it when it comes out and I love Nicholas Sparks. It might take me a year or two to read it- but it’s a start.
34. FAVORITE GENRE OF MUSIC?
80’s & 90’s are my favorite. I honestly feel like music today has gotten so easy and mindless. I miss the days of Journey’s songs and Monster Ballads…. driving down the street listening to songs with meaning. Songs these days are just repeating words over and over—drives me nuts.
35. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Italy & Turkey… not sure the miles but it was a 13 hour flight.
Fun eh? If you happen to answer questions like this about you, leave your link in the comments! I’d love to read about you!
Tomorrow, I’m sharing January’s Heartfelt Acts using my 35th birthday as part of the theme to giving! Can’t wait to see you then!