Whilst Sunday Social is on hiatus, I was invited to join the Sunday Stealing link-up! This week's theme is loosely centred around travel, so let's get to it!
Ok let’s talk travel, do you like to travel? Actually, I kind of don't. It's such a hassle trying to get around, and I hate working around bus schedules, airport security, and oh yeah I'm not the biggest fan of flying, either! I like being there, I just don't really particularly enjoy getting there. Also, I get carsick really easily.
Where have you been? I've only been to the West Coast once - to the San Francisco area, when I was sixteen. In 2010 I went to London twice(ish) and from there to Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and Venice.
Next place you want to go? I would love to go back to Amsterdam in the warmer months, or to trip across America and see the Grand Canyon and Great Salt Lake. But lately I've been kind of homesick for upstate New York, where I grew up. I bet the foliage is doooope up there right now.
What is something you MUST take with you when you travel? I don't like to admit this, but I'm pretty high-maintenance. I have a million little bottles of face wash, tea tree oil, sunscreen, coconut butter, shampoo, conditioner, eye makeup remover...I think I'd enjoy travel more if I didn't have to worry about my entourage of bottles!
How do you like to travel? (mode of transportation) I enjoy Greyhound buses. I don't know why they get such a bad rep! If only I could read on the bus, that would be the best!
I look miserable in this photo from a bus trip last year, but trust me, I really do love the bus.
With someone, or alone? It's been forever since I've travelled with a companion (cough cough Doctor Who reference) and I understand why the Doctor does - it's more fun to share experiences with someone!
Do you dance in your car when there are other people with you? YES. Moving on.
If you're quiet what does it mean? I'm sick, tired, or hungry. Dire circumstances, basically.
Favorite scent? Nutz 4 Nuts carts here in the city! Warm, sweet nuts. Mmm.
Favorite store? Trader Joe's, obviously. Or any craft store!
Say you wanted coffee.. what kind is your favorite? Snickerdoodle coffee from Tom's back in Binghamton, New York...almost worth travelling for!
Favorite kind of pizza? gluten-free pizza is so hard to do well...but I have rosy memories of Nirchi's pizza back in Vestal, New York I TOLD YOU I WAS HOMESICK! Best pizza, hands down, is at John's of Bleecker Street. Wood fire. Say no more.
Do you get embarrassed easily? I wouldn't say that, but when I do, I blush easily. I don't mind making a fool of myself, but when someone flatters me (or I get caught flirting) I turn so red it's almost aubergine.
Do you mind people asking you personal questions? I'm pretty much an open book, so no, I'm more flattered that someone is taking an interest.
You have a tank of gas, $50, and the day off… what do you do? Take a long walk down to Chelsea Market, hit up the Artists and Fleas, splurge on something shiny for my phalanges, hit up Sockerbits and waste the rest of the money on salty licorice. Then use the tank of gas to burn this mutha down.
Favorite tv show? Of all time? Probably Battlestar Galactica. Talking (or even just thinking about it) makes me REALLY EXCITED.
Song you turn the volume up all the way to listen to? Preeeeeetty much anything. I like to be surprised, which is why I'm such a fan of Pandora radio.
Something you keep in your car? I'm a New Yorker, I don't have a car. Moving on.
Highlight of your day? That first sip of morning coffee is pretty great, as is that warm mug of tea I usually steep at the end of the night. Warm beverages are the bee's pajamaz.
Something you do everyday that you wish you didn’t have to do? Okay, I'll just say it: I'm terrible at shaving my legs. It always ends in blood. It takes forever and I hate having to do it.
Do you mind if people just show up at your house unannounced? I'm never home, so this is usually not an issue, but in general, that's not something I want to encourage.
What do you do when you disagree with someone? Assume that they're an idiot? No, I like to poke holes in their argument. Debate, Devil's Advocate, and appealing to their common sense. If it's about religion, and I feel like I won't get anywhere with logic, I just shut my trap. I'll drop into the conversation that I'm an atheist, and let them prove their character my what they do next.
Do you enjoy rain? Not when I'm working (outside)!!! But I love rainy days when I don't have anything to do. Maybe in a couple of months.