Friday, February 24, 2012

Blog Hijack

Hiya sweet friends of Kate's!

Names Stephanie. Put 'er there.
(Can you ladies name the movie?)
I'm visiting from Living with Intention

Just like Kate, I hail from Orlando, FL. I've lived here my entire life - minus a quick 6 month stint in Cape Cod & 3-years in Tallahassee. But, Orlando has always been my safe place. If I have it my way, I'll live here for the rest of my life. In my eyes, this city is just that amazing.

I'm a graduate from The University of Central Florida where I studied Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice. 

Kate & I met when we were both working at a restaurant back in our college days. We both had the same majors and hit it off pretty quick. That was 3-years ago and now we're gearing up for her big day where I'll be standing up on the alter with her. That sounded weird, I'll be a bridesmaid - not the groom ;)

Here are some snapshots from a few of the fun times we've had together
While putting this together, I realized that Kate and I don't take many pictures of just the two of us. There is always at least one other person involved.

Note to self: In the future, kick those people out ;)

While Kate is at the Oscar's chattin' up celebs & making us all jealous, we thought it would be fun to takeover each other's blogs and play 10 facts!

So, here it goes...

1.) I'm the pickiest eater that I know, aside from my 3-year old cousin, and trust that it bothers me more than others. I would absolutely love to go to a restaurant and not special order, or practically create, my meal every time. It's annoying to the server and, quite frankly, it leaves my food rather plain.

I don't eat cheese, the smell of seafood makes me want to gag (minus shrimp, love my shrimp, as long as it's cooked,) there are very few veggies that I'll eat, and I'm not a fan of condiments. However, when I do like something, this sista doesn't leave anything left to be desired. I can eat more than most guys, which is both embarrassing and an accomplishment.

2.) My nephew is hands down, without a doubt in my mind, the most important person in my life. He just turned 2 back in January and he is the cutest thing since the invention of the teddy bear.

Am I right, or am I right?

Ah, love that kid more than words. He has brought more joy to my life than anything else for as long as I can remember. He is the only person who can make me forget about all my troubles. Maybe it's seeing life through a child's untainted eyes, but something about his presence is so soothing to me. One thing is for sure, I'm not taking a second of the time I have with him for granted. I'm cherishing every last moment of his innocence.

3.) I self diagnosed myself, although I'm sure anyone who knows me would agree, with a severe case of road rage. I absolutely, positively cannot stand people that can't drive. Well, not their morals and things or that nature, just can't stand when they are driving in front of me. I believe terrible drivers should have their own designated lane. That way they can only annoy other terrible drivers, and I can get to where I'm going without interruption. I know this sounds like 'woah is me' but seriously, sometimes I just don't get how certain people were ever issued a license.

This is not to be confused with Kate's bad driving. For the record through, she is a terrible driver. However, she doesn't slow up traffic. She is more of a self-inflicting reckless driver. She hits cones, garages, or things that just 'suddenly jump' in the way of her car. As long as you aren't bothering me, I have no bone to pick with you ;)

4.) I have an unhealthy obsession with celebrity gossip. I pride myself on knowing everything about every celebrity at any given time. I check TMZ, E news & Perez like it's my job. If only I could make a career out of it! My favorite actor, for obvious reasons, is Channing Tatum. I'm not saying he is the best actor, just the best looking ;)
Point proven.

5.) My camera is like a vital organ to me. Wherever I go, she follows. (Yes, my female is a lady, as is my car.) You never know when you're going to need more than words to capture a moment. My obsession started about 7-8 years ago. Only I wish it started much sooner, because I don't have as many photos as I'd like during my high school days, although I do have plenty. 

I don't own an iPhone, but I do own an iPad. If you can't tell, I've recently been introduced to Instagram and Diptic and I'm like a little kid in a candy store. I want to put all my photos in it and create some kind of masterpiece, even though they all look the same :)

6.) I We work for the most amazing company, aside from Google, ever! Where else do you get mimosas for breakfast on a regular basis, have beer on Fridays, random champagne celebrations, have people riding around the office on scooters, office corn hole, quarterly company parties and spirit week? That is just to name of a few of the perks for working for IZEA.

Our company specializes in connecting Advertisers with Publishers so they can monetize their social media presence.  Any bloggers that are interested can check us out at SocialSpark and all you Twitter fans can visit Sponsored Tweets to get started. That is somewhat of a lame plug, but I wouldn't make it up. It's a great opportunity to make a little extra cash on the side, and who can say they don't need extra cash? Definitely not I. 

7.) Unfortunately, I cannot get enough of crime shows. Snapped, Disappeared, ID investigate, Dateline, 20/20, E investigates, Nancy Grace, basically anything where I can learn every case of missing people or any type of court case. I watch these shows religious, which probably is one of the main reasons I'm so paranoid that I will one day be the victim. It's really a horrible thing to watch and trust me when I say that it kills me, especially when there are children involved, but I truly feel that the more I know, the more I can help. Whenever someone goes missing, I feel like I'm going to be the one to find them.

Realistically, that could have been the case with Caylee Anthony, but the day I was going to search, we were called off because of the rain. If we went to search that day, her body might not have been underwater for all that time and the cause of death would probably have been able to be determined. Something I always replay in my head.

I would love nothing more than to be an investigator for missing persons crimes, but I honestly don't think I could walk away from a case without it being solved, or let a suspect go free all because of not having more than circumstantial evidence. Basically, I don't think I would abide by the laws and would probably get fired on my first case.

8.) One of my dreams is to win the lotto. Shocker. Not only for myself, but I would have the opportunity to donate millions to St. Jude, Shriners and Arnold Palmer. These hospitals create miracles for children that are suffering and I wish I could give more than my measly $15 a month. One day, I hope I can give a lot more.

9.) Like any girl, I love to shop. My dream closet looks somewhat similar to this.
Keyword: dream

10.) I'm loving coral and teal tones for spring. What are some of your spring closet must haves come springtime?

Thanks for having me y'all!
(That was my lame attempt to sound like Kate)
I'm a relatively new blogger and I'm loving all the people I have met in this short period of time. I would love for you to be one of them, so please come check me out over at Living with Intention!

Now that I talked your ear off (it just doesn't have the same ring when I change to read your eyes off,) I'm going to leave you be!

Thanks again :)

xxo - Steph

1 comment:

  1. Love that you swapped blogs today.
    I am loving coral and teal now too! Ready for April!!!
    Also could drool over Channing Tatum anyday.
    Fun post. I like random facts.