Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mendi's TAG! 11 Fun Facts plus a Q&A Sesh

Hey guys, it's just Mendi today.  Jayme & I have been tagged by the sweet Aimee at Chronicles of a Dime, who just so happens to be a fellow Richmond blogger, to do the 11 Fun Facts and Q&A Tag.  I'm gonna go first & then it'll be Jayme's turn later in the week!!  So here goes...

The rules:

1.  You must post the rules. (And link up to who tagged you.)
2.  Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3.  Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
4.  Tag eleven people and link them on your post.
5.  Let them know you've tagged them!

Eleven Fun Facts about Myself:

1.  I hate chewing gum. I think the whole idea of it is kinda disgusting. I know, I'm a weirdo. I have a constant supply of mints on me at all times though!

2.  I can only sleep with noise, as in like multiple fans that sound like jet engines, yet I wear earplugs at night. Ha! Kind of counter-productive, right?!? You'd think. But for the record, I can still hear my fans despite the earplugs, but when my early riser hubz is getting ready for work at 5am, I can't hear an ounce of him up & about.

3.  I have ZERO (nada) fear of heights. I've wanted to skydive my entire life. It's a bucket list item of mine for sure! My hubz says that I would jump out of the plane with a running start. He's right.

4.  This is sorta embarrassing, but I have a specific pillowcase that I must sleep with at night. The embarrassing part is that said pillowcase is atleast nine years old and it's seen better days. I would insert a picture here, but just imagine rips, holes & a torn off hem. It's SO soft though, you guys. I can't bring myself to part with it.

5.  I skipped my Junior year of high school, because I couldn't get the heck out of dodge fast enough. Obviously I had the grades to support doing so (just sayin'), but I did have to take English 11 in summer school so that I'd have all four years of English credits. It was SO worth it!!

6.  I can burp better than you can. Oh yes, I can!

7.  I know every. single. word to "Baby Got Back"'s pretty much my "signature song".

8.  I've broken two bones in my life (one from falling off my swing set when I was six years old and the other time while competing in gymnastics when I was fifteen). They were both in my left arm -- my wrist, then my elbow. Poor left arm. Good thing I'm right-handed.

9.  I have a MAJOR fear of being chased. I basically sucked my entire life at any type of game where I had to run back to "base" without getting tagged, because I'd freak out & curl into a ball. Screaming, heart palpitations, the whole nine yards. Oh, and chase scenes in movies where a girl is running through the woods trying to get away from an attacker?? Forget it. I'm hyperventilating.

10.  I have worn contacts since I was 11 years old. Literally, I'm blind as a bat without them, so I hardly ever take them out. Like, literally. Maybe once a month, if I'm good. I know my eyes are going to hate me one day for this. I have glasses. I just can't stand wearing them.

11.  I'm full on OCD to the max when it comes to details and routines. I think this is mostly a good thing. It works for me. Sorry if I drive anyone else crazy in the process. Just trying to keep myself sane over here.

My Answers to Aimee's Questions:

Q:  What is your holy grail beauty/makeup product (only one!!)?
A:  Chapstick. It's an illness.

Q:  Do you drink wine, and if so, what's your favorite wine?
A:  Here's the thing, I love wine (preferably a Pinot Grigio or a Riesling), but wine doesn't love me back. I think I must be allergic to the sulfites in the wine, because about an hour or two after drinking it, I'm totally congested and can't breathe worth a crap. So...I end up popping a couple Benadryl before enjoying a few glasses of wine, which equals me being a really good time. Haha!

Q:  What is your favorite place to buy clothes/shoes?
A:  Question? Am I on a budget?? If so, then I shop at Tar-jay. If not, then I shop at Nordstrom's.

Q:  If you won $1 million, how would you spend the money?
A:  I'd want to build my dream home, which by the way, is nothing like a McMansion or anything. One day my hubz & I want to build a Craftsman-style bungalow on atleast 10 acres of land (I'm not a fan of having neighbors) with a little pond for my hubz & my girls (two chocolate Labs) to enjoy. Inside, I'll decorate it in my favorite style: think French cottage / rustic beach cottage. And while I'm at this dream scenario, I'll also take a Range Rover parked in the garage for me and a mac daddy Suburban for the hubz.

Q:  What is your astrological sign, and do you believe you act in accordance with your sign's characteristics?
A:  I'm a Leo (bday is July 25th). Five words used to define a Leo:
Prideful. Check!
Loyal. Check!
Stubborn. Check check!
Independent. Check check check!
Forgiving. can't win em all.

Q:  Would you ever be a contestant on a dating reality show (such as The Bachelor)? Why or why not? 
A:  No, because I already found the best person in the world for me.

Q:  What's your drink of choice at Starbucks?
A:  I'm trying to cut back on the good ol 'Bucks, but I'd have to say a Non-fat White Mocha w/ whip.

Q:  If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do?
A:  I don't like this question. Next...

Q:  If I came to visit you in your current place of residence, where would you take me?
A:  Well, I wouldn't be a good representative of Her Late Night Cravings if I didn't take you shopping. So we'd head to Short Pump Mall and Stony Point Fashion Park. Other than that, I'd want to take you out for a nice meal...for that we'd go to my favorite restaurant, The Boathouse at Sunday Park, which sits on the body of water that my hubz & I got married on back in April of 2004.

Q:  What is your greatest strength?
A:  I'd have to go with loyalty. If we're friends, then you can count on me to always be there for you. And on the opposite end of the spectrum, if you do me wrong somehow, then you've betrayed my trust and I will write you off easily. I'm pretty much black and white when it comes to loyalty...there's no gray area.

Q:  If you could travel to any one destination in the world for two weeks (money is not an option), where would you go?
A:  Easy...I'd go to the South Pacific.  Fiji, Tahiti or Bora Bora will do just fine. Preferably in one of those overwater bungalows.

Peeps I'm Tagging:
Here's where we're going to break the rules a little. We want to tag anyone who feels like doing this on their blog! So jump right in, consider yourself tagged...

My Questions for YOU:
I'm going to ask six questions of you and when Jayme's turn rolls around, she'll ask five (that adds up to eleven...fair, right??).  Here goes...
1)  I told you what my dream home would look like.  What would yours look like?
2)  Admit either something embarrassing about yourself or a hidden talent.
3)  What's a major fear of yours?
4)  If I were to buy you a $500 gift card, where would you want it to be from?
5)  If you could wear only one color nail polish for the rest of your life, what would it be?
6)  Give me one book recommendation.

I can't wait to hear your responses!!  Be sure to stop back by when Jayme does her 11 Fun Facts and answers these Q&A's from her point of view!



  1. Great blog !! Would you like to follow each other :) ?

    xxx -S.

  2. "I can burp better than you can. Oh yes, I can!" Hahaha this sounds like my family! And I love White Mocha at Starbucks (when I get the chance to go)

  3. Can I just say that I would LOVE to see a vlog of you demonstrating your skills of singing all the words to Baby Got Back..haha I laughed so hard when I read that fun fact. :)

    Happy weekend, lady!

  4. I have fear of being chased too! I totally freak out, haha.

  5. ocd friend! high five right there

    i am the exact same way ..
    and i also been wearing contacts
    since i was 17 .. i am beyond
    blind lol

    Melina ♥

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  7. i want to go sky diving too! and you skipped junior year?! :O that's so cool. LOL. genius status.


  8. These Q&A posts are so fun. I love learning more about bloggers. Maybe I'll steal this one too! :)

  9. I love tags like this. Your answer to the wine question - I love wine but it doesn't love me back! I'd probably spend a million dollars in the same way. Can't wait to see Jayme's answers.

  10. I've always wanted to skydive too -- looks like so much fun!

  11. thank you for your lovely comment!

    I love your blog! I'm definitely following you now!

    hope you can do the same for me too!

  12. greatt blog
    also please check out my latest post thanks

  13. Hi Mendi,

    I loved learning more about you, we definitely have some things in common & some not!
    Love white noise to fall asleep, hate heights, can't burp, would love to see a pic of the pillowcase (so Un Mendi like :), I have that dream of being chased all the time & I can't run at all, I'm major OCD & proud of it, lip balm is my drug of choice, you need to switch to red wine, Craftsman style is my style completely as well as not living by any neighbours, and Bora Bora - girl after my own heart!

    Nice job girl :)

  14. I'm always super stoked to find a fellow gum hater! People think I'm nuts, but I hate it. It is just...gross. Plus, it gives me nightmares that it gets stuck in my teeth and I cannot get it out. Seriously, disgusting creation.

  15. Baby Got Back is seriously one of the best songs ever made! ;)

    So glad you found me through #FF, love your guys blog!!! So fun!

  16. Great facts and answers!! You crack me up! : ) Can't wait to see Jayme's!

  17. Oh and I'm a Leo too!! July 27th! ; )

  18. I never ever ever take my contacts out either. I actually just changed pairs because I was going to the eye doctor and didn't want him to get on to me! ha. And South Pacific, yes please!

  19. I looooove this post, so funny and real. So glad I found your blog :)

  20. Yaaaay, sooo fun!! :) Love ALL of your answers to my questions...except for the "I don't like this question", haha!

    Fun fact about me & Leo's...not even joking when I say half of my greatest friends are Leo's. Something about me & Leo's just click.

    And you sound like my boyfriend in the loyalty dept! He is quick to write people off when they do him wrong! But oh-so loyal if you're good to him! I'm def the more forgiving one in the relationship...

    I'm so happy you've found "The One" and proud that you've been married for 8 years!! Congrats!

    I was in a wedding at Sunday Park back in '09...GORGEOUS.

    And I'm totally dying to go to the South Pacific, too!! :)

  21. I lovee your bloggggggggg follow xoxox

  22. Since you didn't answer, I will. If I had 24 hours to live? I'd watch all of HLNC's videos and memorize all the products mentioned so that when I got to heaven I could be a beauty EXPERT. AND, if I had a few minutes remaining before the great white light, I'd do my best to track down whoever this "hubz" is. Yep. That's what I'd do.


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