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I Mustache You Some Questions

I was tagged by Summer @ Blue Sky Bookshelf
Not sure who started the meme, but I just got tagged, and I'm answering in a timely fashion (for once). :)

Four names people call me other than my real name:
I don't think there's a lot you can do with Kelly...?

1. Kel - my blog and general internet name, and what my family winds up using half the time.

2. Future Dictator of the World - official title from my college writing club.

I can't think of anything else. :P

Four jobs I've had:
1. Babysitter - a.k.a. the drill sergeant. Gotta have a routine if you want everyone up, dressed, fed and on the bus in time.

2. Video Editor/DVD Maker - a.k.a. the compiler of pretty memories. On a deadline.

3. Program Assistant Intern - a.k.a. the office elf.

4. Legal Assistant - a.k.a. the Jack-of-all-trades to the extreme. You learn something new every day.

Four movies I would/have watched more than once:
1. Pride & Prejudice (BBC) - It's technically a mini-series, but I watched it so many times, I stopped halfway through the book because I kind of knew every line.

2. The Decoy Bride - It's horrendously silly, but I've watched it more times than I should admit to.

3. The Princess Bride - Inconceivable!

4. Various animated films, including but not limited to: The Rescuers, Treasure Planet, Mulan, Meet the Robinsons, How to Train Your Dragon, The Swan Princess, Castle in the Sky, The Emperor's New Groove, Beauty & the Beast, Kung Fu Panda, etc.

Four books I'd recommend:
1. Howl's Moving Castle - because Diana Wynne Jones wrote some awesome books, and this may be the best.

2. The Lunar Chronicles - because I seem to tell everyone to try this series and it's one of the most original fairy tale retellings I've come across.

3. The Others series - because I seem to tell everyone to try this series, too.

4. Bible - because it's one of the single biggest influences in my life.

Four places I have lived:
1. Pensacola, Florida - for about five years as a kid.

2. Henderson, Nevada - for about five years as a kid/preteen.

3. Seville, Spain - for about three and a half months in college.

4. South Jersey - for almost 11 years now, the longest I've lived anywhere. Wow.

Four places I have been:
1. Antigua, Guatemala - had a home-stay and went to Spanish school for three weeks the summer after high school.

2. Lisbon, Portugal - only spent a day and a half here during my semester in Spain, but it was beautiful.

3. Cordoba/Granada, Spain - again, only a day or two during my semester in Spain, but the Great Mosque-Cathedral and the Alhambra were amazing and I loved just walking the streets. (And the food.)

4. A handful of states (California, Arizona, Utah, Tennessee, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and probably a couple others I either drove through or stopped in)

Four places I'd rather be right now:
1. Eastern Asia - because I really want to visit Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam (and maybe a few other spots along the way).

2. Europe - because there are so many places I need to go back to see! Italy, Prague, Scotland, Ireland, Germany...the list goes on.

3. The Caribbean - because it's cold here.

4. My bed - because sleep.

Four things I don't eat:
This is a weird one because, while I'll technically eat just about anything, when given a choice, I'm super picky about how much of certain ingredients are used and which flavors I taste. Like, I tend to only like cheese and eggs in severe moderation and drowned in ketchup or hot sauce or some other condiment. Yep.

1. Olives
2. Beets
3. Licorice 
4. Coffee - I can do frappuccinos and mocha/caramel lattes, but I lost the taste for regular coffee. I used to drink it black.

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Sushi - Tuna is my favorite, but I've been known to devour salmon, smoked salmon, and all manner of rolls, too.

2. Pizza - Somehow, the cheese problem doesn't usually apply here (unless they pile on WAY too much). Or maybe I just use enough hot sauce to negate it.

3. Mountain Dew - Technically a beverage, but it's my preferred caffeine booster.

4. Pasta salad - Pasta and veggies. :)

Four TV shows that I watch:
I'm not following anything regularly right now, but...

1. Big Time Rush (reruns) - I can watch reruns from this show pretty much anytime.

2. Agent Carter - The first season was good. I'm looking forward to more.

3. The Mentalist (reruns) - I don't watch it every week, but I'll watch reruns when they're on.

4. Income Property - I can watch new episodes, reruns, whatever. They do some cool stuff, and I love the money-making potential ideas.

Four things I am looking forward to this year (2015):
1. Law school - I'm a little nervous, but I'm glad to be moving forward.

2. BEA - I can't wait to meet tons of bloggers and publishing peoples and learn stuff!

3. Going to the beach - once the weather warms up.

4. Reading lots of great books - I'm still looking for my first 4-star read of the year, but I know it's out there.

Four things I'm always saying:
1. No worries. - I probably say it way too often, but it's my reminder to me that, whatever it is, no worries. ;)

2. What's for dinner? - because I am a vulture who lives on other people's cooking and leftovers. :)

3. You idiot! - Cruella de Vil style when driving behind people going 15 mph with flashers on or, better yet, with no lights at all. During a snowstorm. .... Please, get off the road before you cause an accident.

4. Time for caffeine. - because it is. :)

Four people I tag:

Alyssa @ Eater of Books
Alyssa @ Sunrise Avenue
Samantha @ Fabulous Fabris


  1. Mountain Dew is my caffiene of choice as well.

    Any kind of olives? I do like my olives, green ones stuffed with blue cheese in a martini that is really just vodka is the best.

    1. I can suffer through some of the milder olives, but I don't like the flavor of any of them. :(

  2. Oh dear. I suppose I'd better get on this quick :) First, I love that you've travelled so much! Makes me a little jealous! Second, we NEED to find you a four star book and STAT!

    1. Haha, no rush! I love traveling, though it's been a while since most of this stuff. I need to see the world! After law school. ;) I'm hoping to find a WOW book soon, but I know I'm picky with my ratings.

  3. I forgive you for not liking olives because you love sushi. Oh dang now I'm craving salmon. I haven't had sushi this whole pregnancy I'm going insane!! Any day now, sigh

    1. You're almost there! And then the delicious salmon will be YOURS! It's just not the same cooked, is it? :(

  4. oh my gosh the decoy bride, loved that movie - so dorky but loved it. and the princess bride fo shiz. and p&p, duh. love it!

    1. David Tennant, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth--what's not to love? ;)