Happy Weekend all!!

So, the following survey has been making it’s way around the blogosphere lately. I was tagged by the beautiful Koryn earlier this week to fill it out, so I’m really psyched to do so. Here we go:

A. Attached or Single? Attached.


B. Best Friend? See above. Also the girl who took the above photo and also this girl too. And also my friend since high school, Elyse, who doesn’t have a link yet but needs one. And also my mom. And also a few from college but this list is getting too long.

C. Cake or pie? Cake.

D. Day of choice? Dorris Day.

E. Essential Item? iphone.

F. Favorite color? The color of money.

G. Gummy bears or worms? BOTH.

H. Home town? Boston.

I. Favorite Indulgence? Candy Crush.

J. January or July? January Jones. July who?

K. Kids? Currently only of the Sour Patch variety.

L. Life isn’t complete without? A good cover.

M. Marriage date? This survey is prejudiced against the unwed.

N. Number of brothers/sisters? Six: 2 real ones, 4 step. I’m the oldest, but if you wanted to arrange us in tiles like the Brady Brunch intro, I’d probably wind up being Alice.

O. Oranges or Apples? I can’t compare apples to oranges.

P. Phobias? Does a general tendency towards anxiety about everything count?

Q. Quotes? Sadly, nothing I’ve ever said has wound up in cursive writing with a sunset in the background.

R. Reasons to smile? Presents.

S. Season of choice? Cayenne pepper.

T. Tag 2 People. Just like in a 5th grade game of capture the flag where nobody really knows who’s on who’s team, I’m tagging everyone.

U. Unknown fact about me? I mean now that we’ve made it to “U”, if you’re still reading, I’m pretty sure you know everything about me.

V. Vegetable? Nope, I’m in a completely conscious state.

W. Worst habit? The ones the monks wear. I prefer the ones worn by the nuns.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Pardon?

Y. Your favorite food?  Pasta.

Z. Zodiac sign? GEMINI

Now pick a few questions and lets talk about you.

What’s an unknown fact about you? I love learning random facts about people.

Any big plans this weekend?

67 Thoughts on “The Survey of Life (Sung in the voice that sings “The Circle of Life” from the Lion King)

  1. 😆 Loved your answer to the vegetable question. I’m happy to hear that you’re quite conscious, because you’re rather wonderful in that state 😉 But I’m afraid that your answer for favorite color wouldn’t hold up here in Canada… All our bills are a different color, and not to be mean or anything, but your guys’ money down there is kind of ugly… 😉

    Happy Friday, love!
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  2. So many things I love in your answers! Adore Lucille Ball! Random fact: I played clarinet for one year in middle school. I sucked. There’s not a musical bone in my body. Besides I didn’t need the ‘band’ in front of ‘nerd.’ I was pretty darn good at gettin’ my nerd on without the help of musical instruments!
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  3. Love that your seasoning of choice is cayenne pepper! And no wonder you’re so good at poetry since you have so many siblings to write for!
    My kids- only one of the furbaby persuasion.
    And things that make me smile- a long weekend and hot, hot heat!
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    • Oh i love hot, hot heat too! We had a couple days of it in boston earlier this week but now its back down to the 60s (ish) i want the hot weather back!! have a great weekend!

  4. I LOVE your answers!!! hahaa. Phobia: SNAKES. I’m petrified to the CORE. Yes, even a tiny garden snake. Me no likey at all. I have a 13 year old tat of a small pink star on lower back. :) I just still can’t believe I got it 13 years ago.
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    • Oh i love learning about people’s tattoos! Yeah, my real phobia is rats. I will scream if one runs across my path. And since I live in the city, that happens from time to time.

  5. Does a general tendency towards anxiety about everything count?


    Reasons to smile? Presents.


    I normally skim surveys (shhh) but I love the (gentle) snark in this.

    Random fact: I totally believe in astrology. I never did before, but then I realized that all of my serious boyfriends happened to have birthdays within 5 days of each other (July 5-July 8) and WHOA is that kind of weird.
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  6. Once again, you managed to come up with the most hilarious answers. “I can’t compare apples to oranges”. Yup.
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  7. Yay…I love surveys! Love your answer to the vegetable question!! My favorite color is purple and I’m totally afraid of birds! My zodiac sign is Leo.
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted…Power Foods FridayMy Profile

  8. Your writing is so so so comedic I freaking love checking in with you!! Haha, I love the color of money FOR SURE that’s where it’s at. You and your man are absolutely adorable. I just learned what candy crush is yesterday and I must say, I’m worried about downloading it for fear of it becoming my guilty pleasure. :) My Zodiac sign is cancer! :) have a great weekend!
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  9. Ha! I can’t compare apples to oranges either; I don’t blame you. However, pie is where it’s at.

    Happy Friday!
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  10. Haha, “vegetable? nope I’m in a conscious state.” I lol’d. Great survey!
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  11. Got to do this survey some time next week!
    Haha, I like your U answer;) And I’m with you on the comparison of oranges and apples it just can’t be done.
    I feel like I really need to get in on this Candy Crush action. But, at the same time I don’t need another game addiction. Tough times 😉
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    • Lol, no save yourself the time, energy and money and don’t try candy crush! its so addicting. i’m trying to ween myself off currently. and yay i can’t wait to read your answers on this survey! have a great weekend!

  12. I love this posting! I am laughing so hard about “Day of Choice” and Vegetable! Thank you for the sweet, loving and honorable mention! I love you sooooooo much!
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  13. Ha, the survey IS prejudiced against the unwed. Uncool! :0 Nice to read more about your! And I agree, presents are a good reason to smile. And your answer to the letter U. :)
    Ari @ The Pace of it All recently posted…Five on Friday: t-shirts, summer school… and summer break!My Profile

  14. Ah, you are too sweet – thanks Charlotte & thanks for taking part in the ABC’s! :) Your answers are Hysterical! Season of choice, Vegetable & reason to smile… genius! Lol!!!! Great learning even more about you!
    Koryn @ High Heels & Healthy Alternatives recently posted…Finally Friday…My Profile

  15. Good choice in favorite food! God what I would give to have a cheese-loaded carb-fest right now. Somehow my oats are not making the cut this Friday morning. And I’m a Cancer :) And my favorite food would have to be Corned Beef Brisket or Seafood (especially blue crabs). I always love a good survey, I might have to steal this! 😉 Have a great weekend, Charlotte!
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    • Oh you must steal it!! I’m so psyched to read your answers!! and that means you have a bday coming up! and those are great favorite food choices! i completely forgot about shellfish but man do i love me some shellfish. have a great weekend my dear!

  16. Love it, especially the Lucy cover. Unknown fact about me: I Love Lucy…see what I did there? Have a good weekend!!!!
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    • Lol! I love lucy too (and that’s not the name to her sequel)

      (sorry bad follow-on joke, i would delete it, but its friday and i’m leaving it :) ) Have a great weekend!!

  17. Elyse on June 28, 2013 at 10:44 am said:

    I love you and I love my shout-out in today’s post !! Your blog is my favorite morning reading material, it starts my day off with a healthy dose of laughter and nostalgia – not to mention the great fitness & overall life advice.

    Love you since Latin Class,

  18. Haha I laughed out loud about the kids question.. sour patch is my only kid too. Great post, loved the humour.
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  19. I love sarcastic answers to questions. haha! It always makes me laugh. I don’t have any big plans this weekend at all except relaxing and hopefully laying outside a bit.

  20. How do you prefer January over July?! You’re a crazy woman. Although I guess July is pretty hot…loved all of your answers though! Random fact about me: uhhhh…crap I can’t think of anything that you haven’t read at one point or another……………………………………..nope still can’t think of any. So I’ll say this instead: the lady whom we just saw was INSANE. Like, she was convinced that she had strep even though the test was negative and she was on a huge list of like “natural” stuff (she was convinced that some weird tree root cured her thyroid problem and refused to believe that the blood pressure machine was correct) and I’m doing a really bad job of explaining this but she was crazy.
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    • LOL! that made me laugh, don’t worry your explaining skills are spot on. she sounds like a loon :) hope you’re having a great day shadowing!! have a great weekend!

  21. Such silly answers.. love it!
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  22. You are so funny! I love your favorite color and your answer to phobias. And I agree it is prejudice to the unwed! Have a good weekend! :)
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  23. I think in your next life you’re going to come back as a stand up comedian – for real! I am rolling around laughing over here.

    Here are my random facts: I have double jointed hips and I’m named after a cat. HAPPY FRIDAY!
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  24. bahhhh…aren’t you just quick on your toes today! Enjoyed reading all your answers
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  25. I’m directing the 2ns Annual Brandon Feyler Memorial 5k tomorrow :)

    I’m a fellow Gemini as you know. Favorite food = the yellow curry dish with chicken at our local thai restaurant – Roselyn. I would eat it every day if I could. July for me! Both my boys born in July = the 9th and 11th :)
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  26. July who?! Um.. July is the birthday month of a pretty awesome chick.. aka me :) lol
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  27. I love this survey…I’d say the colour of money for my favourite colour too, but I think with Canadian money I’d have to be more specific and say browny-beige (the $100 Canadian bills)
    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted…Five Things Friday 6/28/2013.My Profile

  28. I just finished this same survey for my blog, and I had no earthly idea what Xray or Ultrasound was asking! So glad someone is stumped like I am! I love these surveys going around! For some reason I got confused with Marriage Date. Go figure. Apparently I’m an idiot.

    On another note, you are hilarious! The thing about lining you up like the Brady Bunch had me cracking up!
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    • Oh I can’t wait to read yours! I’ll be heading over to your blog momentarily to read it! yeah i really didnt get xray vs ultrasound, luckily it seems like nobody else did either :)

  29. Omg, I seriously laughed my a$$ off reading this! I absolutely LOVE your dry sense of humor…you and I would get along quite nicely…quite nicely indeed! :) By the way, I just scooted over here from the ever lovely Amanda’s blog (love her to pieces so anyone who she admires is obviously worth the click!)

    Oh and ps, I just want you to know that I will now be annoying the hell out of myself for the rest of the day singing that damn Lion King song…thank you for that!
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    • Lol, thanks Heather! I’m so glad you found my blog! Amanda’s the best, isn’t she?? and LOL I’m laughing- that song was stuck in my head for about a day and a half, so i did not escape that reference unscathed either!

  30. Becky on July 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm said:

    Have been reading your blog for the last month or so. Love it! Perfect when I need a mental break at work :)

    Random fact about me would be I love cemeteries. Love ’em! I find them peaceful and full of history!

  31. Charlotte, you are absolutely an interesting person. I loved the way you answered. keep up the good work. :)

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