8 Things Tag

I promise I’m still alive and still a blogger. I talked to my friend Lindsay tonight and she told me her husband John came home from work and said, “I guess Jill is not blogging anymore.” John, thank you for being the only guy that reads my blog. I’ll be back. I’m planning to post about everything that has been going on (maybe not this week) but soon.

My friend Jules at Chic and Pink tagged me in the ‘8 Things’ Post. I must admit, it took me about 2 weeks to complete this. Ugh!

8 TV Shows I Like To Watch:
1. Desperate Housewives
2. The Celebrity Apprentice
3. Gossip Girl
4. Tori and Dean~ Home Sweet Hollywood
5. The Hills
6. 90210
7. Keeping up with the Kardashians
8. The Real Housewives of Everywhere (well, except ATL... I could never get into that one)

LOVE Tori's Headboard

8 Favorite Places to Eat & Drink:
1. Niko Niko's- Houston
2. Avec- Chicago
3. Angus Barn- Durham, NC
4. Chuy's- An Austin, TX Institution
5. Fig and Olive- NYC
6. Joe's Stone Crab- Miami
7. Tiny Boxwoods- Houston
8. Max's Wine Dive- Houston

Houston Restaurants are so underrated.

8 Things I Look Forward To:
1. Vacation
2. Re-doing my Chairs
3. Being an Aunt
4. Buying a new Sofa
5. Getting a Massage~ my shoulder is killing me from pulling around my 50 lb. suitcase. A girl has gotta have her stuff.
6. Fall~ I could skip the Texas Summer
7. Sex And The City Movie
8. Vacation~ Did I mention that already?

I'm thinking about getting a sofa similar to this one

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:
1. Worked
2. Flew on a tiny plane in bad weather~ when you realize you're not going to die, it's kinda fun
3. Neighbor called me to tell me I had a dead cat in my garden. Oh great & gross.! I really don't have time for this crap.
4. Got home and didn't find a dead cat. Not surprised! Some people really... oh never mind.
5. Painted my nails
6. Arrived home and had dinner, which consisted of food in my purse from the Continental President's Club. You'd think I could do better than that at home. Oh well...
7. Watched Tori and Dean~ Home Sweet Hollywood on my DVR
8. Talked on the phone

8 Things I Like About Winter (Just 8???):
1. Winter Clothes, Layering, & Scarves
2. Christmas
3. NYC
4. It's not hot! Well for the most part it's not hot, I do live in Texas.
5. Heating blanket
6. No sweating
7. Cheap electric bills
8. Gumbo

8 Things On My Wish List:
1. An extra day every weekend
2. New Comforter
3. Dresses~ on my wish list everyday
4. Chanel Purse~ probably not happening anytime soon, too crazy expensive
5. Sofa
6. Tickets to Lady GaGa
7. New Camera~ probably not happening anytime soon. I don't like spending $$$ on electronics.
8. Dining Room Chairs

I really LOVE this comforter

8 Things I’m Passionate About:
1. God
2. Family
3. Friends
4. Orphan Outreach, especially in China
5. Traveling
6. Trying New Things
7. Design
8. Picking my Hair

8 Words or Phrase I Use Often:
1. “Like” My boss recently observed one of my training seminars. He said I did a great job at not using 'filler words.' I was so proud.
2. “Whatever”
3. “I don't have time for that”
4. “Oh my gosh”
5. "Are you joking"
6. “I'm tired"
7. ??
8. ??

8 Things I Learned From The Past:
1. What you don't know can hurt you.
2. Don’t let yourself be a doormat or let people mistake your kindness as a weakness
3. Be careful what you say you'll never do
4. Be very careful about giving advice to girlfriends about guys, even when they beg for it and they say it's really over this time.
5. It's always better to do the right thing, even though you may not want to.
6. Once you say something you can't take it back, be careful.
7. Forgiving and forgetting is so much easier... release yourself and move on.
8. The grass is always greener on the other side.

8 Places I Would Love To Go Visit/See:
1. China~ Always want to go back
2. Vietnam
3. Cambodia
4. Taiwan
5. Greece
6. Dubai
7. NYC~ Always want to go back
8. Napa & Sonoma Valley

8 Things I Currently Want/Need:
1. Some free time
2. Time to work out~ I'm in a wedding this fall, gotta get in shape
3. Vacation~ Have I mentioned that one yet?
4. Sleep

(I don't really need anything else right now, I guess that's good)


Football & Fried Rice said...

Oh, I love your 8 things lists! It was fun to read more about you..

I don't think you realize the "phrases" you say until someone else starts saying them or pointing it out when you say them...

My son told me the other day, "I only have TWO hands"...

Guess I DO say that one a lot.

Hope you get your vacation soon!!

& if you are looking for a quick & effective workout - JIllians' The 30 Day Shred is only 20 minute a day & busts your butt!

Abbi said...

what a fun post! i enjoyed reading! we have a lot of tv shows in common!
i have missed you! look forward to getting back in the routine! missed ya!!

Jill said...

I've missed you!

Heather said...

That was fun to read!

AndreaLeigh said...

Miss you Jill!

***Positively Preppy in Pink*** said...

This was fun to read! I can't wait to see more posts from you! :)

Sara said...

Love this post! Love all the places you want to visit and all the stuff on your wish list. And I could use a vaction too!!

Melissa said...

So fun! I always love reading your blog. You are so much fun and have the best taste in fashion and bedding. BTW - LOVE THE BEDDING!!

Jules said...

I cannot wait to hear about all of the exciting things that you’ve been up to and I hope that all is well. That is so fun that you did this tag!

We watch just about all of the same shows. It doesn’t surprise me at all! Tori’s headboard in that photo is beautiful. I don’t watch her show, but I might have to checkout an episode very soon.

I love that you have favorite restaurants all over the country. Max’s Wine Dive is just a fun name for a restaurant.

I hope that your vacation is to someplace fun! I also really like the sofa you posted. When you get one, you’ll have to take pics.

Little planes freak me out, especially in bad weather. I’m sure you’re used to that by now. I’m glad you did not have a dead cat in your garden. Gross.

Scarves and layering are some of my favorite winter things too and I loved your wish list! That comforter with the ruffles really is beautiful. You have excellent taste!

I’m so bad with the word “Like”.

Love #3 on your list of things learned from the past. So true.

P.S. I left you an award just because I heart you. I know you’re probably crazy busy. Just wanted to let you know ;) I hope you’re having a nice weekend!

Tiffanie said...

Try not to fall over with jealousy, but I had Niko Niko's yesterday and Tiny Boxwoods today for brunch. Great minds think alike.

P.S. Love your cute little blog.

Amy said...

Glad that you're still alive (I need to get back to blogging too). I loved to see that you are still passionate about picking your hair - you're so funny. I can still picture you in college sitting there picking or putting your hair in your mouth.

Global Girl said...

So your little Sadie (now Camille) is soooo beautiful! She is such a sweetheart!

Kristin said...

That sofa is just gorgeous! And the food is one of the things I really miss about living in Houston!

midnight macaroons said...

Where are you? We miss you.


Tiffany said...

I love this! And I am totally with you on the TV shows!! I love all of the Real Housewives except for ATL too! And Celebrity apprentice....i have never gotten into that. I do watch the biggest loser though....i love it! ha!

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