March 29, 2014

T.M.I. Tag

1.  What are you wearing?
I am wearing a pink hoodie, matching fleece pants, one of my husband's old undershirts, and Betty Boop socks.  So fierce!

[Our Cat Who Sits Like a Person & My Socks]

2.  Ever been in love?
Abso-freaking-lutely.  I fell in love with my husband at the ripe ol' age of 17, and am still mad about him to this day!

3.  Ever had a terrible break-up?
I don't think any of the relationships I had ended on a sour note.  Even when I was cheated on, I was able to walk away from those relationships amicably.

4.  How tall are you?
My medical records say I am almost 5'1.  My license says I am 5'1.  I prefer the latter.

5.  How much do you weigh?
I fluctuate between 100 and 110 pounds.  However, my front butt always remains the same size.  >:(

6.  Any tattoos?
I have a red hibiscus flower tattooed behind my left ear.  (In Hawai'i, a flower worn behind your left ear signifies that you are no longer on the market.)

7.  Any piercings?
I have four piercings in each ear.  The cartilage of my left ear is also pierced.  (I only wear earrings in the first holes.)  My navel is pierced, but I am considering removing my hardware.  The aforementioned front butt has stretched the piercing out to abnormal sizes.  LOL!

8.  OTP?
What is OTP?  Outrageous toilet paper?  Somebody please fill me in!

9.  Favorite show?
Breaking Bad.  I loved how each episode started out with an inexplicable opening scene.

[Make Your Own Here]

10.  Favorite bands?
I have too many to name!  I literally listen to every genre of music.  I love it all!  The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, the Beatles, John Legend, and Carrie Underwood are getting a lot of airtime in our house these days!  (The Husband doesn't like country, but tolerates it for my sake.)

11.  Something you miss?
I miss my grandpa.  He was a huge part of my childhood!

I was recently diagnosed with gastroparesis, which is a gastrointestinal disease.  I definitely long for the days when I was able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want!

12.  Favorite song?
Again, I have too many to name!  "In My Life" by the Beatles and "All My Love" by John Legend are two current favorites.

13.  How old are you?
I turn 32 in May.  In the beauty blogging world, I am in my eighties.  (Has anyone else noticed that, similar to dogs and cats, we age very quickly in this community?  Ha!)

14.  Zodiac sign?
Taurus.  Boy, do I ever live up to the bull sign!  I am stubborn, a creature of comfort, and do not appreciate being rushed.  Although I enjoy the finer things in life, I am extremely frugal.

15.  Quality you look for in a partner?
Honesty, a sense of humor, and a kind demeanor.  Nice guys finish last in this girl's eyes!

16.  Favorite quote?
Oh, goodness...I am a quote-aholic.  Here is one of my favorites:

17.  Favorite actor?
"Favorite" questions are so difficult to answer!  I really enjoyed watching the Breaking Bad cast.  The actors did a great job of making their characters people I loathed, loved, or both.  I also love Steve Carrell.  He cracks me up!

18.  Favorite color?
It depends on what item this question applies to.  I love red, blue, green, purple, pink, cream, black, gold, and silver.

19.  Loud music or soft?
It depends on what I am doing.  When I bake, I like to have soft music playing in the background. When alone, I enjoy loud music in the car (but not so loud my eardrums feel as though they're about to combust).

[Vanilla Dot Cupcake]

[Pink Champagne Cupcakes]

[Peanut Butter Frosting & Dark Chocolate Cupcake]

20.  Where do you go when you're sad?
If I could, I'd run off to Hawai'i anytime I was sad.  Unfortunately, that's not an inexpensive way to cure emotional ailments!  I like going to the gym or running outside to blow off sadness or anger.

21.  How long does it take you to shower?
Twenty minutes.

22.  How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Counting the shower, it takes me an hour to an hour and a half to get ready for the day.  I recently ran out of contacts, so putting on make-up is a bit of a challenge.  It has definitely impacted my ability to paint my face in a timely - and purty - fashion!  Ha ha!

23.  Ever been in a physical fight?
Yes, which is embarrassing.  It was with one of my younger siblings, but still...I was old enough to know better.

In elementary school, I once intervened when a kid was about to punch my friend.  I caught his hand with mine like a ninja!  He was as surprised as I was by the block.  The good thing is, the interaction ended there.

[Me - Circa 1988]

24.  Turn on?
A sense of humor, confidence, honesty, a positive (but realistic) attitude, common sense, manners, and a great smile are all turn ons!  (I found all of those things with my hubby!)

25.  Turn off?
Arrogance, dishonesty, a bad attitude, and lack of manners are all major no-nos.

26.  The reason you joined YouTube?  The reason you started blogging?
I joined YouTube so I could subscribe to channels.

I added the second question for us blogging folks.  Following an automobile accident, whilst recovering, I found myself with a lot of free time on my hands.  (I am still on the mend, but getting better every day!)  I fell in love with the beauty community, and decided I wanted a piece of the action.  Thus, "Kate Gene's Blog" was created!

27.  Fears?
I am terrified of losing the ones I love.  I am also scared of serial killers and rapists, but who isn't?

28.  Last thing that made you cry?
My husband, but in a sappy, good way.

29.  Last time you said you loved someone?
This evening.

30.  Meaning behind your YouTube name?  Meaning behind your blog name?

Once again, I edited this to include us bloggers.  My YouTube and Blogger name is "kategene".  The funny thing is, prior to blogging, the only people who called me "Kate" were my husband and family.  (My full name is Katie.)  "Gene" is my middle name; it was my grandpa's first name.  I am proud to bear his name; he was a wonderful man!

31.  Last book you read?
Old Man and The Sea.  Surprisingly, it wasn't something I read while in junior high or high school!

32.  The book you're currently reading?
The Fountainhead.  I've been trying for finish it for years!

33.  Last show you watched?
Gilmore girls.  It's my guilty pleasure; I watch it five days a week!

34.  Last person you talked to?
Our fur kid.

35.  The relationship between you and the last person you texted?
My Main Squeeze!

36.  Favorite food?
My husband can cook with the best of them!  He makes incredible steak, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, stew, spaghetti, breakfast bake, etc.

37.  Place you want to visit?
Italy, Paris, Australia, Korea, Japan, Bora Bora, and Hawai'i, please!

38.  Last place you were?
Target.  I bruised the bones in my left foot, so I have to ride in one of those motorized carts that you typically see the elderly rolling around in.  I have no shame, though.  I embarrass my husband by cruising like I am in a low rider, driving backwards quickly (which triggers a loud beeping noise), and taking off at the speed of light.  Ha ha ha!

39.  Do you have a crush?
I hate to gush, but I can't help it.  I have a crush on my husband.  He's so thoughtful and supportive.  All the little things he does make me fall in love over and over again!

40.  Last time you kissed someone?
I kissed my husband before he left for CrossFit class!

41.  Last time you were insulted?
Yo' momma turned me down.  I sent her a letter, asking her to be my girlfriend.  She checked the "NO" box.  Question:  Who does she think she is?!  Hardy har har har!

42.  Favorite flavor of sweet?
Anything that is caramel flavored, please!

[Fran's Salted Caramel Chocolates = Crack]

43.  What instrument do you play?
Although I was adopted into a Caucasian family, I still lived up to the Asian stereotype by playing the violin for eight years.  ;)

44.  Favorite piece of jewelry?
My original wedding set and ten year wedding anniversary "upgraded" wedding set are my favorite pieces of jewelry.  I'm not a materialistic person, but I am very sentimental.  I'd be one sad broad if either sets were lost.

45.  Last sport you played?
Does fantasy football count?  (I took out my husband - and his manhood - out for the championship title in 2010.  Muwhahahaha!)

46.  Last song you sang?
I sang a song I made up on the spot.  LOL!

47.  Favorite chat up line?
"A/S/L?"  (My husband and I met on AOL Instant messenger in 1999.)

48.  Have you ever used it?
Why, yes.  After answering my husband's inquiry, I fired back with the same question.  What can I say?  I've got game.

49.  Last time you hung out with anyone?
We saw my grandma for her 92nd birthday a week ago.

50.  Who should answer these questions next?
I tag YOU!



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