Getting to Know You

It's Sunday, so that means another "episode" of getting to know you with MannLand5! =)

Here are this week's questions:

1. What inspires you?
Hm. My hubby, books, God...

2. What was the last thing you bought yourself?
Well, I bought some fabric from Etsy last night so that I can make myself a makeup bag. I guess that counts. =)

3. Would you rather watch a movie in a theater or from the comfort of your own home?
I think it kind of depends. I really like being able to chill out in my own home and eat whatever I want (not to mention being able to pause!), but there's also something nice about going to the theater.

4. Household chore you don't mind doing?
Hum. At this point in deployment, I'm not sure there's one left! But, I guess vacuuming and dusting are the lesser of the many household chore evils. =)

5. Coffee or tea?
Well, I drink a lot of sweet tea, so I guess I have to say tea. I do like to drink coffee, but since I don't need it to wake up in the mornings I don't drink it that much anymore. I do go on the occasional Starbucks run though! 

6. What could you eat every day and not get sick of?
Gosh, I don't know. However, I have been eating Cinnamon Burst Cheerios every day for the past couple of weeks... So let's go with that. 

7. What's the last book you read?
Currently, I'm reading Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban. I finished The Chamber of Secrets along with Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deanne Gist last week while I was sick. I did a lot of reading last week because I didn't feel like doing much else. The last book (by Gist) is a historical fiction/romance novel. I've read three of her books (possibly four) so far. She really does her research about the city and people she writes about. As a historian and lover of romance novels, I think she does an excellent job! And, you really just can't go wrong with Harry Potter. =)

8. Do you think you "look" your age?
I'm gonna say no. I know that I have a baby face and most people think I'm barely even 20. I go back and forth between hating it and loving it. A couple months ago someone told me I looked like 22 or something. Close enough for me!! I know I will love having a baby face in about 15-20 years, but sometimes it's pretty frustrating. About 2 years ago, I went to WalMart in NC and bought some NyQuil. The lady at the checkout looked at me and said, "You're over 18, right?" I just thought, Um yeah, for about 5 years now, thanks. Le sigh.


Did you guys watch the Army Wives episode tonight?! Wow. I cried through the entire episode. I thought it wasn't going to be too bad, but...no. Of course, watching it with a deployed husband is probably a bit more difficult. Lucky for me, I finally got an email from Joe after it went off. That made me feel so much better. =)

In other news, I have a big surprise for you tomorrow!!! Be on the lookout for something awesome!! ;-)

Hope y'all had a great weekend!


  1. (im a new follower) I cried during Army Wives last night too! such a tear jerker!!!

  2. Than you for the comment! Isn't it amazing to think about how much our grandparents/great uncles sacrificed for us? Military life must be secretly programmed in our DNA.

    I couldn't imagine having a deployed hubby while watching that episode last night. You're a strong lady. My guy is just on detachment in another state and I was a blubbery mess.

    I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts and learning from you! <3

  3. I cried through the entire episode of Army Wives last night too! And I'm not one that's inclined to cry over a tv show or movie that I know is absolutely fiction. But like you said having you're spouse deployed doesn't exactly help (he just left a couple months ago).

    Also I love Nicholas Sparks and North Carolina. I actually grew up in North Carolina, so I often find myself missing it and have hopes that eventually we'll get stationed at Ft. Bragg. Have you read his most recent book, Safe Haven yet? Loved it!

  4. With the husband getting ready for another deployment I was bawling like a baby during the episode of Army Wives. My poor kids even teared up- it was hard to watch.