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Monday, December 28, 2009

"And The Night Goes By So Very Slow"

Title: Glee(originally by Heart by I'm jamming to the Glee version)-Alone
Back before Christmas for my 100th post I had you lovelies ask me questions. I got so many awesome questions, I broke them into 2 post, SJ Style. 8) Here is part one and look forward to part 2! Enjoy!

Lauren asked...

What is your favorite place you have traveled to and why?

Oh traveling. It is a love of mine. Vito & I have agreed since we got together that we could travel at least one new place every year. This could be either near or far, just somewhere we've never been before. This has lead me to love 2 places that we have made major vacations to.

My favorite vaca took place this past May when Vito & I went cross-country and flew to LA and stayed for 10 days. After the first day lost to jet lag, when we got out and exploring the next day I. Feel. In. Love. LA was so different from the east coast. There was so much to see and do. My favorite part of the trip was going to Disney Land on my birthday. Hi, I was turning 22 and had never been to any Disney establishment. Vito, who has explored all of Disney World, went with me even though he wasn't looking forward to it, stood in line for 1 hour to meet Tinker Bell (my fav), went on all the stupid rides with me, and bought me all kinds of things for my birthday present. Best day of my life. I look forward to going back to Cali and seeing so much more one day especially LA. Maybe even moving there one day. 8)
Vito & I at the Griffith Observatory May 2009. I spy the Hollywood sign!

My second favorite vaca was to FL. We had both been there before but I wanted to see white sand, which lead us to the gulf side on FL. We had only been together for a little longer then a year at this point and decided to take a vacation by ourselves, driving 15 hours to FL. Never again will I drive that long fyi. This vacation, unlike Cali, was relaxed and laid back. We spent most of our time on the beach and enjoying each other, being away together for the first time. It was an adventure and the beaches were gorgeous. I'd go back in a heart beat.
Vito & I in Indian Shores, FL 2006

Brittany asked...

What's the story behind 'Caramel Covered Photographs'?

Well once upon a time there was a princess... no just kidding. A story? Oh Lord I guess I should have one so it would make sense. But I don't. Fail. While in Cali, I wrote a blog for everyone to follow us back home so they could see what we were up to and see the pics as we went. I loved it and wanted to make my own blog once I got back. I kept trying to come up with titles for a good blog. Something original. One night while tossing and turning in the middle of the night it came to me. Honestly it is just 2 favorite things smooshed together to make a title. Caramel is the center of my universe. I'd eat anything with caramel. & I love taking pictures. It isn't an exciting story, but it's the truth. 8)

Me circa 2006 riding the same carousel I rode after my prom (2005), in a white dress, side saddling it. Because all the cool kids ride a carousel after prom.

Meghan asked...

What is your major at school?

I'm a blasted Psychology major and I minor in Criminal Justice. No one ever warned me of how horrible being a psych major is. Thinking of becoming one? DON'T! Psychology steals your life. Take criminal justice. The classes are full of idiots. No lie.

How did you and Vito meet?

Would you believe me if I told you I met him while sleeping over with 10 other guys and I was the only girl? Well you should because that is the truth. Makes me sound like a winner doesn't it? Haha no here is the back story here.

Me, Vito, & Rob at my house before Vito & I started dating. Why yes my shirt says "I'm good in the sack" and yes he is in a sack race. Be jealous of its awesomeness.

I was home schooled until I hit 6th grade. Starting at 6th grade I attended a private school. While there I had made a few best friends. (one of which is still my bff today and I keep in contact with all the rest) One of these friends was Rob. Loved him to death. Once I finished 8th grade, starting with 9th grade I went to a public high school and Rob went to a different high school. Sad but we still kept in touch and he was still my best friend.

Rob is on the left followed by Vito, Me, and Ex circa 2008
So Rob would have a party at his house for his birthday in which everyone slept over. Since I was the best friend and his mom loved me, I was the only girl allowed to stay over too. Well during his party in 2004, I saw this guy walking around talking to different guys but we didn't cross paths but I knew I didn't know him. The party went on, shenanigans ensued, and by 4 in the morning I was laying on the floor beside Ex trying to get some sleep in the computer room. There were 2 guys, one of which was the kid I didn't know and the other was E, a friend I did know, in there promising to not let anyone mess with me while I slept. While tossing on the floor I heard unknown boy say "You know you shouldn't sleep with gum in your mouth, you will end up with it in your hair." All I could think was wtf? So I told unknown boy that I didn't want to get up so he gave me the cap to his soda bottle for me to spit out my gum in and he threw it away. I then asked him what his name was and he told me "Vito". In this group the guys often called each other by their last names so I asked him what his first name was. He repeated it and I was confused. Too little sleep does that to you. I finally understood and went back to sleep. Later after waking up I complained my back hurt from sleeping on the floor. He offered to give me a back rub, it was amazing because back rubs are a way to my heart plus he made Ex jealous. Perfect night. This is not the start of our relationship for we didn't see each other again for 4 months, but that is a story for another time. 8)

First pic taken together in 2004 at the meet up 4 months later. It would be another 4 months until we made it official. Please excuse our middle fingers and my hideous face. Thanks.

Mar asked...

What's your favorite song of all time?

Oh no. I can't answer this question. I don't have a favorite song of all time. My favorite songs change from week to week. Usually you can tell what my favorite things to listen to at the time by what are the songs at the top of my playlist on my ipod. I always like to listen to them first so they are always on top. At the top of my slow songs list, I have a few A Fine Frenzy songs, Ben Harper, Lifehouse, Trading Yesterday, Blue October, The Spill Canvas.. For my rockin' out list: Jimmy Eat World, Theory of a Dead Man, Skillet, RHCP... For my drive list: Elbow, Bethany Joy Lenz, Jet, Steve Miller Band...
So much music. Sorry I don't have a direct answer. 8(

Me at the aquarium in 2006 . Penguins are my fav.

What are you most proud of in your life so far?

I guess there are 2 things. First a not so serious one is that I am proud I sucked it up and got a tattoo. I've always wanted one. Like for years but my mom hates them so she refused. I had to wait and then I started dating Vito. He hates tattoos. He was being a jerk about it but it came down to my choice. It is my body as all. He accepted my decision and actually loves my tattoo. I am proud I went through with it being as how afraid I am of needles and still freak out when I need a shot. Not only did I do it, I didn't cry. It was a proud moment in my life.

My one and only at the moment. My sister paid for it as my 20th birthday present. Awesomest Sister ever.

For a more serious answer, graduating high school. It is something I thought I'd never make it through. I hated high school and all those people who said it would fly by so fast lied. High school took forever and the day I graduated was by far the best day at that school. Not because I didn't love the people there, but I just hated being there.
My Sister and I 2005.


Sarah asked...

If you were a popsicle, what flavor would you be?

I asked Vito this question because I wasn't sure how to answer. His reply. "Tomato, because every lick is good for you" He's a freak, no joke.

I'm thinking I'd be one of those multilayer-ed popsicles that change flavors throughout since I have many layers to me. It would definitely include strawberry and watermelon.
Me on my 20th birthday at the Inner Harbor. Why yes I can make a hamburger hat awesome.

Who would you consider your hero, and why?

I guess I have 2. First off is my sister. She is almost 10 years older then I am and not only is she my sister, but she is my best friend and like a mother. She's always taken care of me, she's taken me in when I needed her to. She never questions when I need help, she is always there. She's the strongest woman I know. She worked full time, had a baby at home, and was still working on getting a master degree and found time for everyone in her life including me. She is raising my niece to be the best. I hope to grow up like her one day. She inspires me on a daily basis.
My sister and I in NYC 2009.

My other hero is my grandfather. This man makes my life. He is quiet and never really talks about himself so I honestly do not know much about his past. He'd rather listen to what everyone else has to say. He is always good for a laugh, never fails to make you smile. After 76, he is still a young kid at heart and I admire that. He'll go out of his way to help anyone and I love him with all my heart.

Me, Pop-Pop, and Princess for Christmas 2009.
Alice asked...

If you could live anywhere in the world other than where you live now, where would you live?
Oh goodness, anywhere but here. I can't wait to get out of here. As far as places I have visited, I'd love to live in Cali. I need somewhere warm, doesn't get too cold, and no snow. I'd love to live outside of the US for a little while. England or Australia or somewhere cool like that. I'd love to live by the beach too. The beach owns my life. No lie. I look forward to moving someday and I can't wait to find out where it will be! 8)
Vito & I in the Inner Harbor 2007

These questions are fun and fabulous. I will have part 2 up soon hopefully! If you have any other questions, please let me know! I love answering these!


Lauren said...

I LOVE that song! I have been shouting 'How do I get you alone' all day :)

John and I also love traveling! I can't stand being in the car more than 8 hours... it means I have to stop and I just hate stopping while driving. Maybe it's because I'm getting old.

Love your post!

Amanda said...

Love getting a little insight into your life...I can't believe how alike you and I are:

--both adore Glee
--am going to FL in Feb.

I, too, am married to the beach.

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

Lauren: I've been singing it too! LOVE that part. In my head, I believe I sound just like them.

I'm the same way with traveling. I HATE stopping. I will go until we run out of gas because I just want to be there. Me & long distances have a love hate relationship.

Amanda: YAY for being like twins! Where are you going in FL? First time or returning?? I want to go! Mmm I could so go for a trip to the beach right now. This cold weather kills.

Brittany said...

Haha! Yay! As long as you don't put caramel on actual photos and eat them...you can keep the name! Lol

Sara-Jane Elizabeth said...

Yayayay! I can't wait for the second installment. These are just too much fun!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

nice ot learn more about you, ocngrats on teh 100th post!

MoreThanMyOwnLife said...

Brittany- Mmm caramel on photos. If I was starving, I can't make any promises.

Sara-Jane- They are wonderfully fun! 8)

Chelsea- Why thank you! And Thanks for stopping by!! 8)

Christina said...

You know, I live in California and I have never been to LA! Well I guess technically since I've been to Disneyland but we just stayed at/around Disneyland pretty much. I'd like to to go explore LA and Hollywood one day.

Thanks for the comment btw! Its all new still and I get super excited every time I get one!