Questions (and Answers) v.2

This post from a few weeks ago ended up becoming a favorite, so I've decided to turn it into a little series. Share your answers with us below, in the comments!

Are you a dog or a cat person?

I love all animals a whole lot, but I'm definitely a dog person.

Do you have a signature fragrance? What is it and what does it remind you of?

When I was in high school, my friend Elena gave me a bottle of Vera Wang Princess and it smells like really expensive cotton candy. I wore it through graduation and into college. I still have the empty bottle because it's beautiful and I can still smell it if I take the top off and put it really close to my nose and take a deep breath. It reminds me of my friends, and summers at home and all the Ralph Lauren polo shirts I used to wear.

I went to Europe the summer after tenth grade and bought two bottles of perfume in Paris one afternoon. They were expensive and I remember using all of my "France" money on them (we went to England and Italy as well and I had a small budget for each country), but I loved them so much that I decided to use them sparingly and still have almost a full bottle to this day. I've had it for so long that the fragrance doesn't even remind me of that trip so much anymore, it just makes me happy because that was such a happy time. The fifteen-year-old me says that when I finally use all of it, I will buy another bottle and abandon all other perfumes.

I wore Light Blue by Dolce & Gabanna on my wedding day, and I've been wearing that since. Rob used to wear a certain cologne when we first met and it reminds me so much of those days and falling in love with him and because of that, we decided to each wear something new with hopes that one day, many years from now, we might pick it up again and remember those days when we were first married. He chose Dolce & Gabanna's The One, which I find fitting, and I had a bottle of Light Blue that was mostly unused and worked perfectly as my "something blue."

What is your favorite book?

I have a few. I love A Sick Day for Amos McGeeWhere the Wild Things AreSophie's WorldAtonement, and all things David Sedaris. My most recent favorite is B.J. Novak's One More Thing.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

I would love to move back to Charlottesville, Virginia and stay there. I think I'd much rather settle down and travel for fun than move around so much. Charlotte is going to be a great step in the right direction, but if I could really have my way, I'd just move Minneapolis to Richmond, Virginia and call it a day.

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