Unasked Questions

Sometimes, it’s good to just take a risk and put it out there. Also, these are just some fun questions to answer. So here’s a little insight into my life. Enjoy ūüôā
42 Questions You’ve Probably Never Been Asked:

1. First thing you wash in the shower? My hair

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?¬†It’s a turquoise under armor hoodie

3. Do you plan outfits?¬†If there’s a special occasion or it’s going to save me time

4. How are you feeling right now? Beyond tired

5. What’s the closest thing to you that is red?¬†A Reese’s heart wrapper (true love)

6. Tell me about the last dream you remember having? I dreamed I got paid early and more than normal. Happy thoughts.

7. Did you meet anybody new today? I met some new parents of my late stay kids

8. What are you craving right now?¬†Absolutely nothing. There’s sickness going around the area.

9. What comes to mind when you think of eating cabbage? Ew.

10. Have you ever counted to 1,000?¬†Yes, today in class. By 100’s

11. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?¬†It’s foolish to bite into your ice cream. Enjoy it with a spoon or lick it slowly.

12. Do you like your hair? I learned to like it. I embrace the craziness.

13. Do you like yourself? I think I have a fun personality

14. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush? Absolutely

15. What are you listening to right now? TV commercials

16. Are your parents strict?¬†They’ve loosened up over the years

17. Would you go sky diving? Maybe, just for the experience.

18. Do you like cottage cheese? No

19. Have you ever met a celebrity? Not that I know of

20. Do you rent movies often? Occasionally from RedBox

21. Is there anything sparkly in the room you’re in?¬†My jewelry

22. Have you made a prank phone call? Yes from a phone book in junior high

23. Ever been on a train? Yes

24. Brown or white eggs?¬†I usually buy white, but they’re both good

25. Do you use chap stick? Like a security blanket

26. Can you use chop sticks? Yes. Well? No.

27. Are you too forgiving? Yes

28. Ever been in love? Yes

29. Last time you cried? Last week

30. What was the last question you were asked?¬†Before these, “How was your evening?”

31. Favorite time of the year? I can’t choose. I love them all

32. Do you have any tattoos? Nope

33. Are you sarcastic?¬†Yes, especially when I’m really tired.

34. Ever walked into a wall? Yes

35. Favorite color? Light blue/mint green/turquoise

36. Have you ever slapped anyone? Yes

37. Is your hair curly? Uncontrollably curly

38. Do looks matter? Yes

39. Do you like your life right now? In some ways, yes. In some ways, no.

40. Do you sleep with the TV on? Nope

41. Can you handle the truth? Yes

42. Do you have good vision? Not without my contacts

World’s Best Cup of Hot Chocolate

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So it’s not the world’s best cup of coffee. I’m convinced I haven’t discovered that yet, but I will claim to have to discovered the world’s best cup of hot chocolate. All thanks go to my mom and her best friend for the perfect creation.
And here’s how to create it.

What You’ll Need

Whole Milk
Nestle Hot Chocolate Packet with Mini Marshmallows
Mini Marshmallows
Ground Cinnamon
Canned Whipped Cream

What To Do

Find your favorite mug (or create one! more to come on this topic another day). 
Fill it 3/4 of the way full with whole milk.
Heat mug in microwave for 2-3 minutes or until desired temperature. 
Stir in hot chocolate packet.
Top with cinnamon.
Add mini marshmallows.
Top with whipped cream (be careful not to go too fast; you’ll spill milk everywhere).
Top again with cinnamon.
Enjoy the world’s best cup of hot chocolate.

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How Not to Get Lost Hiking

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Last week, I posted a humorous take on some real situations in my life. Yes, they were 100% true. You can check it out here.

Last week, I also had the opportunity to correct one of those bad decisions by taking a second trip hiking and it went much better than the first one. See the above link for the story of the first hiking trip.

So here are a few tips to help you not get lost on your next hiking experience:

  1. Look at the website ahead of time. Check for all relevant information such as trail closings, weather, difficulty, etc. And also get directions to the trail head.
  2. Pack snacks, water, and a full change clothing. You may want to throw a pocket knife in there, a small first aid kit, and a towel for swimming.
  3. Wear comfortable, durable shoes. Whether it’s your favorite sneakers, hiking boots, or sandals, this probably isn’t the time to break in a new pair of shoes. Wear something you know you can rely on.
  4. Take a map or at least a picture of the trail map. And add the emergency phone number in there just in case. You never know what kind of….adventures…you may have.
  5. Don’t leave the trail. This is a good time to add the not-so-cliche information that you’ve been told about your whole life. I seriously suggest that you adhere to this one.
  6. Pay attention to the trail markers and landmarks. Don’t follow connectors because you will never get back to your starting point on time if that’s all you do.
  7. Keep track of time. Make sure you’re not staying out too late. Leave yourself time to get back to the car.

Well, there you have it. These are obviously part of my novice hiker’s guide to trails, but I hope you can learn from some of my mistakes.¬†Now go plan and enjoy your next hiking trip!

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A Christmas Souvenir