So, this week is going to be survey week! (Actually today and yesterday are survey posts, I’m not sure about the next couple days yet… So, let me rephrase…) Today and yesterday are survey days!

Arman @ The Big Man’s World recently tagged me to do the following Top 5 survey that’s been floating around the HLB universe (blogoverse?). And this made me extremely happy because it’s no secret I love doing surveys 😀

So, lets get on with it, shall we?

Last 5 People I Talked To On The Phone:

Well, I’m not a big “phone person”, but here’s my list:

phone list 1

1-3. So, I talk to my mom a lot.

4. That 617 number is the number Eric and I had to call when we got stuck in a garage, and had to request that they kindly let us out.

5. Pinsuda is my best friend from college.

Last 5 Meals I Ate:

1. Breakfast

2. Dinner

3. Lunch

4. Breakfast

5. Dinner

Last 5 Places I’ve Traveled:

1. Cambridge, MA, last weekend

2. In various social circles, always.

3. To my wits end, often.

3. An ego trip (although I don’t recommend going unless you have a stomach for humble pie), mid-aughts

4. On the basketball court, resulted in a penalty, 8th grade, 1996

Next 5 places I Will Go:

Well, according to a very wise Dr…

oh the places you'll go cover

1. “You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

2. “Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. ”


oh the places you'll go quote 1


oh the places you'll go quote 2

5. “So…
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”

Last 5 Workouts:

1. Bar Method

2. 3-mile hike/ run…

saturday hike

3 – 5. More Bar Methods

5 Things Making Me Happy Right Now:

1. Awesome people in my real life

2. Awesome people in my blog life

3. Froyo

4. This gala apple I’m eating. It’s the perfect ratio of tart crispness to sweetness.

5. The caesar dressing I spilled on my white pants at lunch isn’t thaaaat noticable #classygirlproblems


Now, I’m supposed to tag 5 more people but, you guys, I CAN’T CHOOSE. If you’d like to do it, please do! It’s really fun. I highly suggest it. For now though, pick a category and tell me your top 5 in the comments!

Also, any tips for getting caesar dressing out of fabric?

Also also, are you a phone person? (I’m more of a text/ gchat/ email person)



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  1. #1 thing making me happy right now: leaving for Maine tomorrow! A week+ of NO work. Yippeeeeee! Plus, Bean as a flower girl, hiking in Acadia & lobster! Triple Yippeeeee!
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  2. Lets just say thank God I’m not in a lecture theatre right now or else I’d be kicked out for wetting myself laughing. You have an incredible talent, seriously. I often take ego trips too…but more so eating that stupid humble pie.

    ps I wish I had a friend named Pinsuda
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  3. What I want to know is how dinner comes between breakfast and lunch 😉

    I’m definitely not a phone person. I fact, there are times where I’ll straight up ignore a phone call and text the person right after to see what they wanted. It actually kind of boggles my mind to think back to my younger years when I could talk to my best friend on the phone for like 2 or 3 hours. Do people still actually do that??
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  4. Ego-trip caused me to laugh and snort mid-laugh.
    I have no shame admitting to this.

    Excellent survey answers Charlotte! Always funny and thoughtful :)
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  5. Yup…surveys are definitely fun! So, I’m not a phone person. I really prefer texting!

    Oh, I hate when I spill stuff of myself. I use spray n’ wash. It works pretty good to get the stains out.
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  6. Oh my! My face hurts from laughing so hard! You are too funny – Arman is right, you indeed have a talent!
    Have to echo Amanda – how does dinner come between breakfast and linch?
    I love Dr. Seuss, gala apples, fro yo and texting!
    I don’t know exactly how to get ceasar dressing out – I have heard people mention using baking soda…?
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  7. I spill on myself daily! It’s better if you get a rep for being “that” person that way no one comments and I can continue to be as big a slob as I please!
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  8. I talk to my mom all the time too! She’s the only person I can talk on the phone with for over 10 minutes.
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    • yep same! aside from some college friends and long distance friends/family who i catch up with every now and then, my mom is pretty much the only person i talk to more than text.

  9. I’m definitely not a phone person. I would much rather just send a text. haha :-)
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  10. Haha travelling on the basketball court? For shame!!
    I am not much of a phone person either, I’d rather not even use it to communicate at all – instead use it merely for email and camera use. It’s annoying to have to use my phone to actually talk to someone. :)
    Sorry about the dressing! I have zero advice because I do not dress classy and therefore do not care when things spill on my grungy work clothes. :)
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    • Lol, thanks for assuming my white pants are nice- what i didnt specify is that they are actually white jeans. im fancy like that. i know, i dont usually like when people call me, what could they possibly have to say that requires so many words it cant fit into a text or two?

  11. The only time I like to talk on the phone anymore is when I’m driving (hands-free) otherwise I try to limit it!!!
    Love all the Dr. Seuss quotes, pictures!!!
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    • ah, i dont have a car since i live in the middle of a city, so i dont even need it for that. i do talk to my mom mostly on my “commute” though aka when i’m walking the mile to and from my office.

  12. You crack me up SO much. My phone history looks very similar to yours–the only people I really ever call are my mom and my dad. When I’m away at school, I’ll occasionally call a few select bffs from home, but otherwise, I’m a text or email or fb message or basically anything else but calling kinda gal. Calling can just get so awkward depending on who’s on the other line…
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    • omg I KNOW. there could be entire reality show dedicated to “awkward phone conversations”. actually, is there? i feel like mtv or E or bravo would have been all over that by now

  13. I’m pretty sure that most of the phone calls in my history are to my mom. Maybe a couple to the boyfriend if I wanted to tell him something quickly without typing it out, and same with the best friend. I am not a phone conversationalist! Currently making me happy is that Atti was eating this morning, which is definitely a good sign and hopefully means that he’s on the mend!
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  14. 5 places I will go? 1. To the break room behind me to get a diet coke 2. To the bathroom because I drank said diet coke too fast 3. Back to the break room to get a cup of coffee 4. Back to the bathroom 5. Home..productive day at work!
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  15. So funny! You crack me up. Loved all the places you’ve been and the edit “sour to” in dr Seuss! I hope the bar method you are referring to involved drinks, it’s the only method I follow.
    White pants? I say Labor Day is near, summer stuff is on sale. Just go buy a new one! Stain removed.
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  16. Wow, your last 5 meals sound delicious! 😉
    I used to play basketball in middle school too! We could have been teammates….awwee.

    Thanks for the morning giggles dear!
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  17. Last 5 workouts
    1. Morning push-ups 25 straight out of bed this morning
    2. 12 ounce curls after hockey game
    3. Adult rec hockey league game last night
    4. Running – my mouth at above stated hockey game – to the other team
    5. 1 mile run (7:25) and plank (3:00)
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  18. I love all of your answers. Sarcasm makes the world go round! Weee! 😀

    And I hate when I spill relatively white colored things on any part of my pants. It’s never a good color to get anywhere in the vicinity of your crotch. #girlproblems

    And I never, ever call people. I used to spend HOURS talking on the phone when I was younger and now I can’t even stand to listen to my voicemails.

  19. I won’t plug up your comment section with my answers but this was fun to ponder. Man I need to get in some harder workouts :)
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  20. Love surveys. For some reason they are just way too much fun to not do.
    I also love your answers because you always make me laugh.
    I’m not a huge phone person either, it sometimes even bugs me when someone calls me. Like how lame am I to say that?
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  21. I am laughing so hard, my boys are kinda getting worried:)…
    Do you skip meals or just messing with out heads??
    Oh, girlll i’m just super guilty now, have to start working out more and often if I can put down the phone that is…
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    • hahaha yeah i knew something looked wrong with that meal line up!! i took about a week long break somewhere in the middle of those workouts, soo yeah, dont feel too guilty :)

  22. Your appreciation for Dr. Seuss makes me all sorts of happy :)

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  23. Ha, totally feel you on the Cesar dressing part! Wearing white pants, only a slight tint of a stain? Success! I seriously have a Tide stick in my car for these types of problems (which happens often). You’d think I have a hole in my mouth or something!

    Thanks for making my hump day better! xx
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    • i really need to keep tide sticks on hand. i used to! i had one in my purse, one in my desk, one at home, those things are little miracle workers! alright i need to run to cvs :)

  24. 5 things making me happy right now:

    1. You and your bliggity blog
    2. Your funny answers to this survey
    4. The decision I made 5 seconds ago to skip the gym after work
    5. The decision I made 4 seconds ago to go shopping after work

    Happy Wednesday, girl!

  25. HAHAHAHA the fifth (fourth?) place you “traveled” is the best answer in this entire survey, to me.

    I keep a Tide to Go pen in my desk, but to be honest, my days frequently involve locking myself in the bathroom at work, taking off a piece of clothing, and proceeding to wash it in the sink so it doesn’t get stained. Then I try to hide the giant water spot until I am safely back to my desk.
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  26. I loved the “ego trip” travel! bwahahahahaha

    I’ll do my top 5 calls because my phone is right here….
    Robert-cell (my husband)
    Bobby-cell (my son)

    So, yeah. I call Ashley a lot. (I’m just lucky all 5 weren’t Ashley or I would be embarrassed!) –Lisa

    • hahhaha well, between you, me and the rest of the internet, the top 4 calls were actually all my mother, but i deleted 1 so it looked like my phone conversations were more diverse :)

  27. Giiiiirl you need to buy the Tide to Go pen STAT and then make sure it’s always in your handbag! It’s amazing on getting stains out, including white clothes! I was wearing a baby pink dress and to my horror, I classily spilled balsamic vinegar…fortunately a few dabs of the pen and I was good to go! Hate to admit it but smartphones have made me more of a message/ichat/whatsapp/email person over phone call- it’s just so much more efficient!
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    • i DO need to put a tide to go stick in my purse. i need to go to cvs today anyways, im going to pick up a few. and yes phone calls are SO much more efficient, but im still all about reading my messages rather than hearing them :)

  28. You always make me laugh!! You are seriously the funniest blogger I know! I’m with you re: the phone thing. I don’t like chatting on the phone except with my mom or husband!
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  29. I am so not a phone talker. I really kind of despise it. In fact, the last five calls on my phone are all to my husband…and all about 5 seconds long (“I’m ready to go home.” “Okay, be there in a second.” We work at the same school and have this conversation between 4 and 5:00 every day.) No tips for the dressing; good luck there!
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