Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Getting to Know You ('Cuz I Spend a Lot of Time Talking About Myself)


Fact: I am really not that interesting.  However, I did visit the New England Pirate Museum in Salem.  I will even throw in a picture for your viewing pleasure (and if you read my blog, you know how rare that actually is).  Do you know what color a pirate's favorite pair of socks is?  ARRRRRRRRRgyle!  Feel free to share your pirate jokes with me.  I heart them:)





Updated Questions (updated 8/6/12):

1.  What's your name, your blog's name (if you have one), & what is your blog about?
2.  What is on your tv right now?
3.  What is the last book you read?  Do you recommend it?
4.  What is the last song that was stuck in your head?
5.  You are ashamed to admit that...?
6.  Tell me something awesome about your blog.


1.  What's your name, your blog's name (if you have one), & what is your blog about?  My name is Erin and I write Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies.  My blog is about nothing and everything really: dogs, books, fashion, food, gardening, and my life in the Bay Area.  

2.  What is on your tv right now?  13 Going On 30 is on in the background.  The Thriller scene is one of the best scenes in any movie ever.  

3.  What is the last book you read?  Do you recommend it?  Fifty Shades of Grey, and you can read all about my thoughts on it here.  

4.  What is the last song that was stuck in your head?  The California Academy of Sciences has a commercial for their new Earthquake exhibit that runs about 10 times an hour, and the song stays with me til the next morning.  You can hear it here.

5.  You are ashamed to admit that...?  I secretly wish fanny packs were cool.  Sometimes I don't want to carry a purse around with me and want a place to store things.  Hmmmm, I'm just spitballing here, but maybe some of your fashion bloggers can make this happen:)  

6.  Tell me something awesome about your blog.  Through my blog, I have met some incredible people, via social media and in person.  It is amazing how well you can connect with complete strangers from across the globe. 

Now it's your turn.  Go fish!

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Every once in a while, I stumble upon great ideas that other bloggers have and decide that I want to steal them for my own blog (while totally giving credit to the person I stole them from, promise).  This exact situation happened last week, when I stumbled upon the "I Want To Get To Know You" feature on the blog  Tongue Tied in Awe (great name).


Since I spend a lot of time babbling about my life, I now want to hear about yours.  Here are the questions. I'll even go first with my answers.  Then you comment with your answers.  I am excited about this idea, and I hope you'll play along.  


1. What's your name and blog if you have one?
2. How old are you?
3. Where do you live?
4.What is your guilty pleasure?
5. What is a weird fact about you?
6. Tell me something awesome about yourself!



1. What's your name & blog if you have one? Erin and I write Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies. You are there right now.  

2. How old are you? 35 and kinda proud:)  Mostly because I still get IDed for alcohol and lottery tickets.  Not claiming that I look 18 or 21.  Just that the people in my city have very poor eyesight.  

3. Where do you live?  The beautiful Bay Area.

4.What is your guilty pleasure? Let's just keep this between us, but I have been watching Big Brother this season. Oh, also, I have watched the movie (500) Day of Summer about 20 times this month. I even have a blog post coming up that is related.  Obsess much?  Yes I do!

5. What is a weird fact about you? Apparently, I lack the ability to write brief answers to questions. 

6. Tell me something awesome about yourself! I am a die hard Survivor fan, and I worked with someone who was on the show and got to bombard her with 10000 questions. It was 
awesome.  She probably ducks down dark hallways when she sees me now.  That is probably a good thing, because I have recently thought of more questions.  


Now it's your turn. I can't wait to hear what you have to say. If the response is good, I might try to do a post like this from time to time to get to know everyone a little bit better.  I am genuinely interested.  Really.  Ready...set...go!

33 comments:

Adele said...

1. adele from intotheblonde...
2. aged 39
3. live in England
4. hmm, guilty pleasure...Watching Vampire Diaries
5. weird fact...can't think of anything weird, sorry!
6. i speak fluent french & lived in France for a year

That's Ron said...

That's So Ron
27
From brisbane , Australia
Crackling Pork belly.
I love pork
I bake ;)

colleen said...

1. colleen from ordinary tales
2. 26
3. new york, new york. it's so nice we named it twice.
4. hot dogs
5. i don't like cheese
6. when i worked at american eagle in high school i was promoted to a "jeans expert". wouldn't worry about it.

Portuguese Prepster said...

so fun!
1. Catherine from the Portuguese Prepster.
2. 20
3. Right outside of DC (home), Charlottesville (school).
4. Reality TV-did a post on it today!
5. I memorized every breed of dog as a kid!
6. I can make some pretty yummy Portuguese food.

fashiongamble said...

just found you blog!!
love it!

Check out my new post!
Would love to have you as a follower

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

1. Elisa, I blog at Globetrotting in Heels
2. turning 35 next month!
3. I have bee living in Zurich for a couple of years - before that I was in the NYC suburbs. However I was born in Italy and I am there right now :-)
4. Starbucks, I love thee.
5. Hmmmm... I don't know, I don't think I am especially weird. But I guess maybe some people would think it weird that while we have a TV, we don't have TV connection - we only watch DVDs.
6. Hmmmm... I don't know if I'd call it awesome, but I like the fact that I have been living the expat life in a few different places (LA, NY, Copenhagen, Zurich) and traveled (though never as much as I'd like!) in the past 17 years.

justjess said...

1. Jessica and I blog at Jessica, why are you so bossy?
2. 30...but I think 30 is the new 20
3. Rochester, NY
4. Young adult book series...Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, Twilight, Hunger Games...read 'em all
5. I only have 26 teeth
6. I have a obscene amount of ramdom/useless knowledge that I love to bust out when appropriate


What's a pirate's favorite place to eat? ARRRRby's!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Hi! Just checking in. Nice idea.

Grace said...

1. Grace, my blog is Haute Couture.

2. 16 years old! Whoop whoop.

3. I live in Fayetteville, NC.

4. Ohhhh, guilty pleasure ;) GOSSIP GIRL! All the way. Every season and episode memorized. You can even quiz me, it's kind of creepy how correct I am!

5. When it is scorching hot outside, I cannot stand still. Nope. Negatory. I must be mobile to stay cool. Oh, the irony.

6. I am the most versatile person you will ever meet. (well, scratch that. But I'm pretty versatile!)

xo
http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

Lorena said...

That was fun !
I'm Lorena from My Everyday Wear, I'm 36 - i live in a city in Central America.
Guilty pleasure ? FOOD: JUnk food. Chocolate. Taco Bell.
Weird ? me ? no ?!

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

1. kristina staszak for beancakes
2. i'm 34 {probably one of the older bloggers out there, so erin, i'm glad that we're the same age!}
3. from the bay area originally ~ moving to portland, oregon as i type this!
4. reality t.v., celebrity mags, sweets
5. i like my pizza cut into squares
6. hmmm, i like to laugh?, i forgive real easily?
great idea for a post erin!!
xo ~ kristina

le sorelle said...

This is such a cute idea!

1. Jilly from sorelle in style
2. I'm 23! (I can't believe you're 35! You really do look so young! :) )
3. NY
4. Ice cream is my weakness.
5. If I hear a song, I can most likely tell you what movie it's been in! It's such a weird talent..
6. I'm actually in law school! (And I, too, love pirate jokes! ;) )

-j
sorelle in style

theinternetgarbage.com said...

Haha pirates! Freaking awesome and so random! Hopefully I will have time later to come back to your awesome blog and answer these questions! I love little surveys like this - that might answer #4 guilty pleasure!

The Internet Garbage

Cindy said...

This is a great post and I love the pirate picture! And you do look like your still in undergrad, Erin! :)


1. What's your name and blog if you have one?
The name's Cindy and my blog is Tea-House Moon! :)
2. How old are you?
twenty
3. Where do you live?
East Coast
4.What is your guilty pleasure?
Hmmmm...I'd have to say chocolate and watching the Sound of Music. :)
5. What is a weird fact about you?
I like the Sound of Music. LOL jk, um, I can put my feet behind my head.
6. Tell me something awesome about yourself!
I love biology. :)

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Yeah so Im totally stealing this any using it on my blog in the very near future....
1.) Katrice (High Heels & Good Meals)
2.) Just turned 30 baby!!! Loving it!
3.) Sunny Florida
4.) Food and Reality TV
5.) I hoard mail..hey those 20/20 episodes about people stealing your identity freaks me out.
6.) I love to SMILE, laugh and make other people laugh!!!

Elle Sees said...

1 Elle from Elle sees
2 34
3 ATL
4 reality tv
5 I can analyze anyone's handwriting and tell their personality
6 I have synesthesia!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

1. What's your name and blog if you have one?
Elisa, Globetrotting in Heels

2. How old are you? just turned 35 last month!

3. Where do you live?
Right now we live in Zurich, Switzerland. There is a chance that we might move to England or back to New York in 3-4 years.

4.What is your guilty pleasure?
hmmmm... most recently it was watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer :-) Otherwise? Chocolate.

5. What is a weird fact about you?
I am one of those rare people who seriously don't like beer. Yuck.

6. Tell me something awesome about yourself!
When I was 10 years old my dream was to move to LA and become a translator. When I was 18 I moved to LA, and one year later I became a translator. Determination or luck, I managed to make my dream come true before I turned 20 :-)

Kristina said...

LOVE THIS IDEA!!! So much fun. Plus I don't think your boring at all!!!

1. What's your name and blog if you have one? Pretty Rambles! I'd actually like to change it in the future to make it a little more personalized! I even have an idea too.

2. How old are you? 31, I like how I can say thirty something now. lol

3. Where do you live? I live in NJ. Grew up in NYC, moved to the burbs with the family. Met and fell in love with a Jersey boy! Bought a house in NJ :)

4.What is your guilty pleasure? NUTELLA!!!!

5. What is a weird fact about you? I have a very strange memory! I remember almost everything. Days, times, people, and clothing. Its weird but I love it.

6. Tell me something awesome about yourself! If I answered this question yesterday it would have been much different but today I ran across a highway to help a motorcyclist who had been hit by a car. It was INSANE! Adrenaline rush for sure. Thankfully he will be ok!

Vicki said...

New Follower! And I LOVE this idea!
1. Vicki (Blog: My Vickilicious Life)
2. How old are you? late twenties
3. Where do you live? NYC
4.What is your guilty pleasure? Hmm ... I have many LOL ...
5. What is a weird fact about you? I cannot whistle lol
6. Tell me something awesome about yourself! I'm hearing-impaired but you would never know it except for the occasional "What?" haha :)

Little Ms. Fun said...

1. I'm Little Ms. Fun (Jaclyn) from Raviolis & Waterworks
2. I'm 23 years old.
3. I live in NY.
4. I have soo many guilty pleasures. I don't know where to start! Spongebob marathons are always a highlight to my life. Anything red velvet makes my mouth water. I could go on and on...
5. A weird fact...I love reptiles! I've had snakes, an iguana, a gecko...
6. I love to write and make people laugh. Hopefully my blog does the job :)

amy b.s. said...

1. amy b.s. from tastes like red
2. 31
3. i live in montana where i only managed to stay away for 5 years when i went to college.
4. america's next top model. i know, it's sad, but i like to see the photos!
5. i love wrapping christmas gifts.
6. i am a men's college basketball nut. specifically gonzaga basketball. go zags!

Gretchen said...

1. My name is Gretchen and my blog is www.notenoughdevotion.blogspot.com
2. I'm 28.
3. Noblesville, Indiana (a northern suburb of Indianapolis)
4.Watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians (and all of the spinoff shows) and loving every second
5. I love watching The Today Show. It's my favorite thing to do on my days off.
6. I have a dog named Schmoo. He's a lab/beagle mix. My husband and I have several names for his breed including blegal and blabble.

Just Jinny said...

1. What's your name and blog if you have one? A Girl in the Real world @ realworldgirl.blogspot.com

2. How old are you? 31

3. Where do you live? West Texas..where there are no interstates

4.What is your guilty pleasure? Romance novels

5. What is a weird fact about you? I sing to my cat, Squeak, in the mornings. My husband thinks I'm crazy.

6. Tell me something awesome about yourself! I am part of one of the largest recorded families in Texas. I'm Texan first, American second, and German third.

Charis said...

1. Charis from http://www.charismagick.com
2. 34
3. Vampire TV (True Blood, Twilight, Vampire Diaries)
4. My tear ducts don't work properly so when I cry no tears come out!
5. I am a dinosaur geek (I think this is awesome, ha ha!)

June said...

1. June from I Want It All - http://junebiswas.blogspot.com
2. 23
3. Mumbai, India
4. Cupcakes
5. I am an insane videogame addict. I go home from work, get into un-chic clothes, wear my nerd glasses and play games for hours. Also, I love watching horror, splatter, psycho and disturbing films!! I'm verry weird
6. I can shop for 10 hours straight without resting. I have done it before :)

Love this post! Will be stealing it :)

B said...

this is to fun!

1. What's your name and blog if you have one?
BintheBay@blogspot.com
2. How old are you? 26
3. Where do you live? San Fran
4.What is your guilty pleasure? trashy TV and sweets
5. What is a weird fact about you? i can make a duck face that no one ive ever met can make
6. Tell me something awesome about yourself! i got nothin! haha i have two dogs...they are my babies :)

Annie said...

1. Hi I'm Annie and I write Navy Wife Diary
2. 30
3. Sunny San Diego, but I'm from the bay
4. Pinterest and all things Bachelor!
5. I have also been to the pirate museum ;)
6. I'm awesome... seriously though I got nothing so I'll just tell you about myself. I'm a lawyer, but I don't practice. I work for a military non-profits, but I don't get paid. I'm a Navy wife, but I don't like boats. I love my little malti-poo, but she doesn't like pugs!

I can't wait to read more of your blog, so far it makes me miss the bay!

Jenny said...

fun fun fun!!!

I got paired up with you for the spring blog swap on Katie's blog! So I had to come check out your blog!!! I will be emailing you shortly...

1. Jenny @ Strickly Stricklands http://strickly-stricklands.blogspot.com/
2. 27
3. Sweet Home Alabama
4.Oh man... Reality TV! I love The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Teen Mom, American Idol... All of it!
5. I don't like lotion on my hands! I use it on my legs and arms but CAN'T stand it on my hands! I have to wash them right after putting it on my legs!
6. Something awesome about myself... Lets see... I have been a Legal Assistant for almost 6 years! In June I will get 3 weeks vaca! Does that count?

Martie* said...

1. I´m Martie and my blog is called Spunkyrella* http://spunkyrella.blogspot.com

2. I am going to enter the big 3-0 by the end of May!

3. I live in Vienna, Austria.

4. Dark chocolate & reality tv :)

5. Toads and big frogs are creeping me out....

6. My full name MARTINA means the god-send warrior. Being little I never liked my name until I got to know its meaning :)

Steph said...

Updated questions!

1. Steph, from Stephanews. My blog is about my everyday adventures :) Which usually consist of crafting, cooking, beauty products, and style.

2. NCIS is on my tv right now.

3. I am currently reading The Kite Runner. I absolutely recommend it , though parts of it did not sit well with me.

4. A silly "Stand In Line" song we sang at school this morning :)

5. I love the boy band One Direction. :)

6. I love sharing ideas and experiences through blogging, and in turn getting new ideas and tips from others!

My-cliffnotes said...

1. What's your name, your blog's name (if you have one), & what is your blog about? My name is Tabitha, and my blog is My-Cliffnotes (my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com)

2. What is on your tv right now?
Pretty Little Liars, love that show.

3. What is the last book you read? Do you recommend it? I read all of the Immortal Instruments series, loved it, but we have to wait until 2014 for the last book! :(

4. What is the last song that was stuck in your head? Call Me Maybe, so catchy.

5. You are ashamed to admit that...? I suck at budgeting. I'm trying to prepare for M and I's retirement and its hard lol

6. Tell me something awesome about your blog. I've heard I'm pretty funny, so I think I do a good job at making readers/friends laugh.

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Updated Questions!
1. Jenny from Spry On The Wall and it's a style/fashion blog.

2. The Olympics but usually it's on Bravo for all the craptastic reality TV.

3. "Pretty In Plaid" by Jen Lancaster - it's a light, fun read. perfect for Summer.

4. "Call Me Maybe" like everyone else in the free world this summer. Sheesh

5. I'm lazy by nature. I hate to say that but it's so gosh darn true.

6. My blog helped me keep my sanity during the first couple of years of my daughter's life. I was a stay-at-home mom at the time and we had just moved and then my husband got transferred (again) and so I was basically on my own with her during the week for months. Just having that outlet helped so much, even if not many people read it!

Brandi said...

1. What's your name, your blog's name (if you have one), & what is your blog about? Raising Kid Clammy / blogging about anything.

2. What is on your tv right now? Nothing because I am working.

3. What is the last book you read? Do you recommend it? The second book in the Divergent Series - and Yes!

4. What is the last song that was stuck in your head? A bumble bee song my son was singing.

5. You are ashamed to admit that...? That I play Candy Crush

6. Tell me something awesome about your blog. That it is mine, I love it and my kids!

I'm Erin

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Hi, I'm Erin. I am living back on the east coast after 15 years out west. Currently readjusting to humidity and mosquitos. I love to take pictures and read fashion magazines.... and to talk about nothing in particular (ok, and my dogs).

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