Other than food, what's your favorite thing to spend money on?
I think the answer to this one is coffee, or at least it was before I started going to barre. I rarely shop for clothes and when I do, I usually only buy one or two things. Coffee is the one thing I just love going out for. My favorite place in Charlotte is called Not Just Coffee and since discovering their dog-friendly location in our neighborhood (the main one is a couple miles away in Uptown), I've been going at least once a week with Ender. Sometimes Rob and I get up early and the three of us go there together before work. Those are always my favorite days.
What's your go-to dinner at home right now?
Because it's been so nice out (and because I hate doing dishes), we've been grilling pretty regularly these days. Chicken, steaks, burgers, or fish are our standard choices of protein, and then I like to do a vegetable that holds up well on the grill, like zucchini or sweet potatoes. I just slice them up, coat them in olive oil, and put them on a grill sheet while the meat is cooking. Delicious and so easy!
What's your favorite thing about where you live?
This one is from a previous post when we still lived in Minneapolis, but I thought I'd include it again since I have a new answer now. My favorite thing about Charlotte is that it's a large city with a small-town feel. Also we live really close to everything so we can take the train or walk almost everywhere. I run into people I know all the time now, and there's a lot of really fun, creative stuff happening all over.
I used to not like Charlotte because it's really new and often times it feels as though it lacks personality, but now I like it because of that--I feel like I get to play a part in helping it become whatever it's going to be.
Who's your favorite character on Game of Thrones?
Tyrion Lannister. I mean, come on.
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