Friday, April 11, 2008

Getting to Know You Survey

Here is a little get-to-know-(random facts about)-you quiz that my friend Trayce sent to me by e-mail. I figured that if I was going to fill it out, I might as well post it on my blog. Enjoy

1. What is your occupation? Wife and mother (I have a Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential for the state of CA and taught 4th grade until October 5th, 2007. :)

2. What color are your socks right now? White

3. What are you listening to right now? Flint on the phone (My computer is in the "home office" so I have to be quiet while he is working.)

4. What was the last thing that you ate? A homemade chocolate chip cookie (you caught me)

5. Can you drive a stick shift? I've learned several times, but I have never had one to drive regularly enough to gain real confidence.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? aquamarine

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My sister

8. How old are you today? A lady never tells, or at least never publishes on-line.

9. Favorite drink? Jamba Juice (Caribbean Passion, or other tropical flavors)

10. What is your favorite sport to watch? Water Polo if my brother Stu or Evan is, or Football if my brother Tyler is playing.

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes, I like to highlight my hair, but it is currently it is my (cheaper and lower maintenance) natural color.

12. Pets? no (We like to say that it was in the "pre-nup")

13. Favorite food? I love food! I can't pick a favorite, that's my problem. (not fast food)

14. Last movie you watched? Oh Brother Where Art Thou

15. Favorite day? Day of Week, Friday (Flint usually takes the afternoon and evening off.)

16. What do you do to vent anger? Call my sister or mom

17. What was your favorite toy as a child? ? I had a preemie baby doll wrapped in a blanket that was a puppet so I could make it move around like a real baby. (Does anyone remember what those were called?)

18. What is your favorite season? Summer - I love all of the swimming and water sports that we can do in the summer, and I look forward to family vacations, family reunions...

19. Hugs or kisses? hugs

20. Cherry or Blueberry? fresh cherry (not processed cherry or cherry flavored things)

21. When was the last time you cried? When I read my brothers' comments to my sisters blog post about my dad.

22. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes and my swim bag

23. Favorite smells? Homemade bread, Chocolate chip cookies, pine forests, rain on hot pavement, my baby after his bath...

24. Who inspires you? My mother (of course), I have been reading President Hinckley's biography and his life is also very inspirational.

25. What are you afraid of? conflict

26. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? I love Red Robin's Gourmet burgers (Like the Blue Ribbon Burger: A juicy burger basted with a tangy steak sauce and topped with crumbled Blue cheese. Served with onion straws,lettuce,tomatoes and zesty Chipotle mayo on an onion bun.) Please refer to #13

27. Favorite car? I don't have a favorite car type. I will always love my little Honda Civic, since it was the first (and only so far) car that I bought brand new.

28. Favorite cat breed? I always wanted a Persian (long hair cat) when I was young. They looked so pretty and soft to me.

29. Number of keys on your key ring? 7

30. How many years at your current job? Isaac's Mom

31. What's been your favorite job? This one! (Salary job? Teaching)

32. How many states have you lived in? 3 - Idaho: birth to 18 months, Southern California until college, Utah for college and my first job, back to Southern California to teach, meet Flint, and get married, now Northern California to be a mom. (I know that it is the same state, but Southern and Northern California are so different it seems like I need to specify.)


Michal said...

the brothers' comments got me to. even when i re-read them later.

and you are definitely aquamarine. gorgeous.

we have the same prenup. unless we live on multiple acres, there will be no pets.

love the survey. and i miss you. we have both been too busy this week if we've talked so rarely. call me when flint's parents are gone and life is back to normal.

King Klan said...

i would have to agree there is a huge differance between so cal and nor cal when im there people ask were are you from and i say ca then i have to think and say so cal

stephanie said...

hey allison! it was fun reading about you & getting to know you a little better. you are an inspiring little lady!

i read your sisters post about your dad. what a touching tribute. you have such a great family! i'm sorry to hear about your dad - i can't imagine how hard that must have been & still is. isn't it great to have siblings to lean on?

it's kinda crazy what a small world this is, cause looking through your blog, i realize that i know some of your peeps! mahina was in the same singles ward with me for a little while down here. she probably won't remember me, but i remember her because she was this "beautiful hawaiin girl"!! i thought that was so funny when i saw her on here. also - i'm wondering if you made some friends your freshman year of college...did you go to byu & know some guys name chris & george?? i grew up with them & remember they had some friends named allison & michal from byu. michal is an unusual name for a girl, so it kinda stood out to me. anyway, that would be pretty funny. actually, aaron hoke grew up with those guys too. let me know if you knew them! have a great day.

Allison said...


Yes, we love Chris and George! We had some crazy fun with them durung our freshman year at BYU (silly costumes, practical jokes, late night Denny's runs, road trips...). George's dad was actually friends with my dad in high school too. What a small world. I haven't heard form either of them in years.

I should look at your link list and see if we have any ofter common friends.

Jessica said...

Thanks for doing this, Allison. I enjoyed reading it and I am glad to know you have a blog. I'll have to add it to my regular blog reading.