August 15, 2012

Let's talk about you

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Diana, the blogger behind Our City Lights and my kick-ass "boss" at Gadchick (and one of my Internet idols), posted this fun reader questionnaire on Monday and I drafted up my own post as soon as I had a spare moment. (I love the idea.)

The questions are below; the aim is to get to know you—my darling C&CC readers—a little bit better (natch). Please be as detailed as you like. I promise I will not tl;dr your answers.

1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

Copy and paste the questions into a comment and add your answers. I look forward to reading them!

15 comments:

  1. 1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want. The Midwest for now. I'd like to move west, east or south. I grew up in the military and have a wandering nature.
    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living? I currently work at a Danish based toy store to pay the bills. I feel most alive when I'm crafting and taking pictures. Running leaves me quite exhilarated too.
    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab? That's hard. Phone and external hard drive and a couple changes of clothes. This question makes me feel like I need to pack a just in case bag, so I can grab and go.
    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty? If we were looking into my closest, it'd have to be Nike/Converse. Otherwise I'm pretty easy going with food, clothes and electronics. I'd love to be an apple girl though. Just not in my budget at the moment and my Dell has been going strong for 9 years now.
    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc. http://www.about.me/chickenb00

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  2. 1. I live in West Jordan, UT! It's not that far from the city, however I'm more of a country girl!

    2. I actually don't work - I am applying for disability because of my depression and separation anxiety. I do, however, think of my blog as both a hobby and a job (even if I don't make any/a lot of money!)

    3. My box of special trinkets from Jen. I saved everything when we were dating and engaged long distance, such as cards, letters, little trinkets she sent me, etc! I'd also try and grab our Android, computers, wii and stuffed animals. Obviously, Jen and the pets come before all of those! I just listed material possessions. (And of course, my wedding ring, but its never off my finger!)

    4. Think Geek, for sure.

    5. http://www.lariatsandlavender.com - my blog, my home sweet home on the web!

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  3. 1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.

    Indianapolis, Indiana. A decent city. Not much to do here but the cost of living is low.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?

    Freelance web designer/developer, and luckily it doesn't really feel like work, and I can make my own schedule. Other times I'm hanging with my wife, playing music, blogging, and taking pictures of stuff.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?

    First, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blanket my late grandmother made for me when I was five, that is still my most-used blanket and the most comfortable thing ever. Second, probably my guitar. My computers all back up remotely so I wouldn't waste time grabbing those.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?

    Apple, I wasn't ever interested in computers until I started using Macs, and now I make my living with them and I could never use a PC again.

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

    Top Hat Sasquatch: http://tophatsasquatch.com/

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  4. 1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.

    Bel Air, Maryland. I've lived here since I was born. It's not the most exciting of places, but it's a beautiful town and it's conveniently located near a lot of cool places like Baltimore, Philly, Washington DC, Annapolis, Havre de Grace, and Ocean City. Maryland's nickname is "Mini America" because we've got beaches, mountains, major cities, dense forests, sprawling farmlands, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed; we've got a little bit of everything. I can drive for less than an hour in any direction and reach all of these places.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?

    I'm a marketer and graphic designer for a local digital marketing agency; we do SEO, PPC, banner ads; stuff like that. I have been there over five years and I love my job. I also do freelance web development and graphic design when I have the bandwidth. I feel like I'm "really" living whenever I'm doing anything creative, whether it's writing, designing, or brainstorming. I will also add gaming to this list. One of the major dreams on my bucket list is to design an adventure game, and I get a lot of good ideas while I'm playing them.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?

    My cat, Simon Belmont! And probably a few gadgets and harddrives. I do have a lot of collectible junk--a sizable retro console and video game collection, lots of comic books, and Ninja Turtle stuff--but I am not as attached to physical items as I used to be. I could let it all go if I had to. I believe that the more stuff you own, the more your stuff owns you, and I try not to let it tie me down too much.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?

    Spotify. I've been a loyal paying member since the service came to the United States. I don't know how I ever lived without it.

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

    My blog --> http://www.ShezCrafti.com

    This was fun; thanks Mandy! :)

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  5. I am going to participate in this Mandy despite you knowing most of the answers.

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    I live Austin. I don't like to add the Texas part because not too long ago I held Texas in the utmost distain (nearly as much as I do Canada). It was big, boring to drive through and I didn’t like how cocky it was. I managed to convince myself that Austin was this magical island within it so I could move out here (they’re my delusions and I’ll handle them as I see fit).

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    Right now I work in the financial aid office of a community college. It’s a position that provides quite a bit of down time interrupted mostly by face palm worthy interactions.
    I love the feeling of shutting off the world when I am playing hockey or the excitement of being at the airport. I also love the random shenanigans a group of friends can get into given some free time.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    Laptop, important documents folder, I’ve got a bunch of Mondo posters I’d hate to see go, but the big trouble in little china one would be first to save. Everything else is pretty much replaceable.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    Easiest question on here, Apple. Not one brand has ever gone so far to make sure I am a happy customer. I’ve never left an Apple store without feeling like they went above and beyond to fix a problem.

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.
    @shaungooey for my personal twitter account.
    @collegekidssaid if you want to read up on some of the note worthy students that come through my office.

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  6. 1. I live in Riverton, UT. A little too country for my taste, but close enough to Salt Lake City to be palatable.
    2. I am a stay-at-home mom; before that, I was on the editorial team for a very popular crafting magazine. When I feel like I'm really living, I'm probably singing on a stage, finishing writing a long article, or at a (tame) party full of friends.
    3. Kids and pets withstanding, I grab my computer/iPod, our important papers box, and...I guess that's it. I'm not sentimental in the slightest.
    4. Hershey's chocolate. :)
    5. https://twitter.com/flolly

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  7. 1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    Perth, Australia. We've been here four months now after coming from the UK, and are really starting to settle.
    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    I'm a PhD student working on climate & hydrology modelling. It sounds odd, but I think the days when things are progressing well and I feel like there's potential for me to really add something to science are the days I feel like I'm 'really living'.
    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    Led Zeppelin LP; Camera; Teapot; Julia Pott Art Print that I adore; and... er.. can I say my sofa?
    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    Probably twitter and instagram! Sad, huh!
    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.
    www.lifeinbrief.com and @fiona_microbe

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  8. A questionnaire! Fun!

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.

    I live in England, London, a cul-de-sac, a terraced 1930s house, and within that, mostly in my kitchen.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?

    I'm a Change Request Administrator for a software packaging team. I could start explaining what that entails exactly, but that'll probably just bore you and me. I feel really alive when I am surrounded by nature, specifically the ocean. (Not necessarily literally surrounded by the ocean, just looking at it is quite satisfying, too.)

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?

    My cats, my handbag, my laptop, the hard drive, the contents of the important document drawer and a snack.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?

    Heinz Ketchup

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.

    www.allthelivelongday.com

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  9. Oh I actually hadn't seen this on Diana's blog so I'll share it with you both :)

    . Where do you live?
    I live in Leeds England, though my heart is half here and half in Norfolk with my family.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    I work as a CAD Administrator for a contractor, I love the CAD parts and I’m about to train in 3D drawing which will be exciting, but the admin side sucks. I feel like I’m really living though whilst I’m travelling and taking photos, which my job funds :)

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    Oh wow, um, my phone, my purse, my stuffed dog toy, my external harddrive, my cameras and film stash (as many as I can fit a bag) and Thomas. (all of these are actually near my bed… just in case)

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    Hmmm. Seabrooks crisps? I do love them. and Pepsi. I’m not great with brands really…

    5. Share a link to your blog! http://fortheeasilydistracted.com

    Read more: http://www.ourcitylights.org/2012/08/lets-talk-about-you/#ixzz23iqxEalM

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  10. Thank you for all the awesome answers, guys! It's been great getting to know you better. <3

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  11. Fun! I might have to lovingly rip off this idea for my blog, since i've had writer's block for some time...it might be good to put the ball in my readers' courts and have them do the work ;)

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    Mississippi. Dislike it very much and hope to move back to the midwest ASAP.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    Full time dream chaser. Currently working as a research assistant and hoping to become a PhD student in the future.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    Doggies, iPhone/iPad/power supplies (i'll leave my 6 year old MacbookPro...need a new one!), toiletries bag, safe containing important documents.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    Apple. Fo sho.

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.
    www.marielmohns.com

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  12. 1. Where do you live? Washington, DC
    2a. What do you do for a living? Financial Database work
    2b. What are you doing when feel like you’re really living? Geek of the Tabletop RPG/Comicbook variety.
    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab? There's this corner where all my graphic novels, RPGS, and action figures sit. I grab that 5x5x8 space.
    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty? Let's go with Doctor Who. I've been watching since Tom Baker hit PBS.
    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc. http://thedadhatter.wordpress.com (its new)

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  13. Fun!!

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    ~Austin, TX. Which, to be perfectly honest, is the only city in Texas really worth living in.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    ~For bill paying I am currently employed at 5 different places, part-time. They all have to do with childcare/nannying. I'm not hard to please, I feel like life is at it's finest when surrounded by my family, my friends, conversation, laughter and, of course, some tasty snacks and beverages.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    ~My kids, my phone/purse, my box of important documents, my box of photos. Awhile ago we actually had to leave in a hurry because the fire alarm in our building was going off and honestly all I grabbed was my daughter and my phone (Lawson was still in utero).

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    ~Probably the Old Navy/Gap brand, since about 3/4 of my wardrobe is from one of those places. If we're talking stores, I would have to throw Target in there, as I'm there multiple times a week. :)

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.
    ~ http://jensadventuresinwonderland.blogspot.com/
    ~ https://twitter.com/jeninwonder

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  14. I'm late to the party, but I'll still play.

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    I live an hour outside of Philly. I like living here because it is not too far from Philly, NYC, or DC.

    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    I will begin my 23rd year of teaching next week. I teach gifted kids and love that part of my job. I mainly work with 2nd-6th graders though I do get to follow through with them through HS. I love helping gifted kids feel like they belong, that being smart is not a bad thing, and there is an awesome camaraderie between geeks of the world. I used to feel totally content with being a teacher, but now I need some time to do other things. I feel happiest when I am creating something.

    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    If my family and animals are safe, I'd grab a few family photos, watercolor portraits of my kids, and my computer.

    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty? Apple all the way.

    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.
    I don't blog anymore and I rarely tweet.

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  15. I have a similar post ready for tonight .. I hope to see your answers in the comments on mine Mandy :)

    1. Where do you live? Be as generic or specific as you want.
    In a "Treehouse" .. on the second floor amongst the trees on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand.
    2. What do you do for a living? What are you doing when feel like you’re really living?
    I'm a Telecommunications Infrastructure Designer full time and part time (when I'm really living), I'm a Scuba Diving Instructor and Amateur Photographer.
    3. You have to move out of your house in 5 minutes. What items do you grab?
    I have a "Got To Dash" bag packed (water, protein bars, sunglasses, bug spray .. shit like that). I'd grab my camera and my portable hard drive and make sure I was wearing good trainers.
    4. What’s one brand that has your loyalty?
    I really don't know. I choose Coke over Pepsi but I'm not loyal. I choose Apple over just about everything else but when the next big thing hits I may dump them all .... I'm the ultimate consumer!
    5. Share a link to your blog/social media profile/etc.
    My blog is over at http://tarasutherland.net and I'm always tweeting http://twitter.com/tarasutherland

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