Friday, May 2, 2014

Liebster Schmiebster

OK, I'll do it, but I'm not following the rules (my husband would roll his eyes)!

Thanks to Ni Na for the nomination!  Here are her questions:

1.  What's your favorite sleeping position?  
      ALL OVER, and my husband can attest to this.

2.  Have you got a favorite mug, cup, or piece of china?  
     Not really, but the one I've had the longest is a mug that says I <3 Interlochen

3.  If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?  
     I would have zero health problems!

4.  What is the most important thing you have learned from your relationships?
      Honesty and transparent communication at all times

5.  What do you find most attractive in your partner?  
      His selflessness and his ability to listen.

6.  What are the three favorite things you can't live without?  
     Singing, sleeping, and spanking (of course!)

7.  What's the first thing you notice when you look at someone?  
      Her outfit (I'm a bit of a fashion enthusiast).

8.  What's your favorite book genre?  
      I love good books, no matter what genre; also the news.

9.  Is there a favorite song of yours?  All-time or currently?  
     It's a whole work, but I'm really into Rutter's Requiem right now.

10.  What's the favorite treat that you give yourself once in a while?  
       Local creamery ice cream.

11.  What's the best gift you have ever received?  
        My digital piano.

Thanks also to Delfonte for the nomination!  Here are her questions:

1.  Do you like roller coaster rides?  

2.  If you could speak any language in the world which would it be?  
     French--it's difficult for me, and I wish I could upload it into my brain.

3.  What do you like to do on a rainy day?  
      Be lazy--lay around, watch TV, read.

4.  Red or white wine?  

5.  What is your favorite (or least favorite) kink/spanking implement?  
     A small wooden paddle that's already chipped from being used on my bottom.

6.  If you could have sex anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?  
     A private beach on some tropical island paradise.

7.  Your favorite sweet/candy?  
      Ice cream

8.  Can you ski?  
     I can, and my favorite type of skiing is water-skiing.

9.  Hot air balloon ride or sailing yacht?
     I get seasick, so definitely hot air balloon.

10. If you have to go to a fancy dress party--what do you go as?  
      Like a costume party?  I really want to go as Khaleesi from Game of Thrones this year.

11. If you were a teacher, what would you like to teach?  

11 Random Facts About Moi:

1.  I wear holiday socks year round, in addition to regular ones.
2.  I turn oft-uttered phrases into songs, a popular one being "It's bedtime for Autumn" every night.
3.  I'm a trained classical singer, and I sing professionally.
4.  I have a hypoallergenic cat, and, contrary to popular belief, she is extremely furry.
5.  My husband and I crack ourselves up by "translating" our cat's meows into phrases.
6.  I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail (2100 miles!)
7.  I worked on a farm throughout college, and I'm working at a farm stand this summer.
8.  Spring is my least favorite season...guess which one is my favorite!
9.  I'm obsessed with the show Dance Moms (go Chloe!).
10. I ran my first marathon last October, one day before my 26th birthday (26 miles for 26 years!).
11. My favorite place on Earth is Lake Michigan.


  1. Is Fall your favorite season?!?

    Loved your answers, I'm impressed you hiked the entire Appalachian trial, my husband wants me to do that with him. That's quite the commitment lol

    1. Fall is my favorite season! And, let me tell you, that you have to be a little insane to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. There are some very boring, very un-fun parts of the trail that, in my opinion, should be skipped if you're not trying to prove a point. I don't think anyone in their right mind hikes for that long, haha. That being said, I would TOTALLY recommend it!

  2. I loved your answers. I fully understand that you’d go for no health problems, of course and can only agree with you on the importance honesty and communication are. I like that you called it transparent communication. Hmmm your favourite season is rather difficult to find out. Summer? :))



    1. At first, I thought I wouldn't want to change anything about my life. Then I thought, "Gosh, it would be so nice if I didn't have anxiety and allergies!"

      And another funny thing about my name/favorite season--when I was an exchange student in Germany, they called me "Herbst."

    2. Oh dear, did they call you Herbst because they wanted to tease you? Or did they mean it? Face palm time, I'd say.

  3. Congrats on your 26 miles for 26 years!

    1. Thanks! It was pretty exhausting, but I trained really well for it, so I made it through!

  4. Great answers. I'm all for not following the rules. ;) And holiday socks are adorable!

    1. I agree. I really don't see the point of switching out socks with the seasons. I mean, the only time I wear socks is with closed-toed shoes or boots anyway, so what does matter if there are snowmen on them in the summer??

  5. I'm so impressed! The Applachian trail, a marathon and a professional singer. You learn fun stuff about people this way.

    1. Thanks! I guess they do seem pretty ambitious, but I get ambitious about really crazy things. I'm an all or nothing kind of person, which isn't always a strong suit!

  6. Hi Autumn,
    I love that you guys translate your cat's meows into phrases. We do that too! And I can totally relate to turning things you say a lot into song. When my kids were little I turned instructions and directives into songs all day to make it seem fun, and the habit stuck. Only now I just sing all kinds of random things! Thanks for letting us all getto know you better :-)

    1. I totally got my husband to start singing stuff too, so when we're feeling particularly weird, we sill sing all kinds of random things. If someone were a fly on the wall, they would probably think we were both insane, hahaha!

  7. Thanks for sharing, even if you didn't follow the rules in their entirety. Always enjoy learning more about the bloggers I follow.

    Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail that is impressive as is completing a marathon! (Also perhaps because I have similar interests.)

    And dressed up as Khaleesi - hot!

    1. Yeah, hopefully I will actually get a chance to go to a costume party this year. I usually have practice/rehearsal/work on Halloween night, so I miss out on all the fun.

      I also really hope to hike the Appalachian Trail again...this time all the way through without stopping (it took me two years to complete it the first time--not all at once, of course). It takes about six months total.