Joy! Diva of the week!!!

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Joy! Diva of the week!!!
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Sun, 05-29-2005 - 9:28pm

Ladies, Joy (joy_in_sac) is this week's Diva, when she has responded to the below questions, please post yours for her!!! Thanks!


WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT LIVING ARRANGEMENT?


WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU LIVE?


WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?


WTT MONTH & REASON:


MARRIED?

 

           
Jlynn, Momma to Asher and Ada

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Mon, 05-30-2005 - 2:11pm

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT LIVING ARRANGEMENT?
I live in a retro 1950’s style home with my husband and our dog Brody.

WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU LIVE?
Sacramento, California

WHERE IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT?
London, Paris, Italy…..

WTT MONTH & REASON:
August 2005, we would like our baby to be born towards the end of the school year, DH works with college students, that way he can spend more time with the little one.

MARRIED? KIDS? FURBABIES?
I have been married for 4 years, no kids yet, one 18 month old puppy, Brody

IF MARRIED, WHERE WERE YOU AND DH MARRIED? IF NOT, WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MARRIED?
DH and I were married in front of 250 of our closest family and friends in Sacramento, California in a small church and we had our reception at a lovely park.

IF MARRIED, WHERE WAS YOUR HONEYMOON? IF NOT, WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO ON YOUR HONEYMOON?
We went to Mendocino, California. Mendocino is a small coastal town with lots of art, fun shops and wineries. We spent seven days there and then three days in San Francisco.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE QUALITIES IN A FRIEND?
Sense of humor, laid back, trustworthy, able to pick up the phone after not talking for a while and start chatting as if we never stopped.

WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN?
We want two for sure, but I think once we have one, we won’t want to stop!!

BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
How my feet feel after a pedicure.

WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
Hurting someone I love.

BEST SOUND IN THE WORLD?
My DH singing and playing guitar to me.

WORST SOUND IN THE WORLD?
Teeth grinding

FAVORITE TYPE OF FOOD:
Italian

FAVORITE RESTAURANT:
Macroni Grill, Jack’s Urban Eats

HOBBIES:
Reading, Stamping, Home Repair, Dogs

JOB:
Health Educator

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANT (REGARDLESS OF PAY), WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Author: I would love to write books that inspire women to be the best they can be.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU SPLURGE ON FOR YOURSELF?
Pedicures and going to a really nice salon to get my hair done

FAVORITE TV SHOWS:
Law and Order, House, Desperate Housewives,

FAVORITE MOVIES:
Shakespeare in Love, Moulin Rouge, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

FAVORITE BOOKS:
The Bible, The Tipping Point, Harry Potter Series, Chronicles of Narnia,

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH:
Basketball

FAVORITE SPORT TO PARTICIPATE IN:
Volleyball

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Lakers

FAVORITE MAGAZINES:
Real Simple, O – Oprah’s magazine, Metropolitan Home

FAVORITE BOARD GAMES:
Clue, Cranium, Catch Phrase, Sequence

BEST TIME OF THE DAY (MORNING, NOON, OR EVENING):
Evening and NIGHT!!

FAVORITE SMELLS:
Flowers, cinnamon, freshly cut grass, clean laundry

FAVORITE TYPE OF MUSIC:
Alternative with a Jazzy edge (Dave Matthews Band, Norah Jones)

ARE YOU A LEFT, RIGHTY OR AMBIDEXTROUS?
LEFTY

WHERE ARE YOU IN THE FAMILY ORDER?
Middle Child

WHO IS YOUR HERO?
I am still searching for one.

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OF HALF FULL?
Half full

WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
An ergonomic wrist rest.

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
strawberry

STORMS - COOL OR SCARY?
cool

FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK:
Midori Sour on the rocks

DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?
yes

That was fun!! Anymore questions!

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Mon, 05-30-2005 - 8:18pm

Hi Joy!

What's the best thing about living in California? The worst?

Do you already have any names picked out for your future baby?

If you could go back in time and live in any era/time period, which would it be?

Michelle

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 10:34am

Hi Joy!

Where is your favorite place to shop for you? DH? home?

Is your "real life" similar to your plan as you were growing up? If not, how is it different?

What is your dream job?

~Karla~

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 10:54am

Hey Joy!

 

           
Jlynn, Momma to Asher and Ada

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 11:26am

What's the best thing about living in California? The worst?
BEST: Living close to San Francisco and Lake Tahoe.....
Worst: Traffic and housing costs

Do you already have any names picked out for your future baby?

We have been discussing names for a while....I think when we get preggers we will spend most of the time figuring names out!
Boy names: Andrew, Phillip, Carter
Girl Names: Anna, Ella, Taylor

If you could go back in time and live in any era/time period, which would it be?
interesting question, I often think that I would have loved to been by my grandmother's side as she built bombs for WWII. She was a real "Rosie the Riveter!"

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 11:32am

Where is your favorite place to shop for you? DH? home?

ME: I love Ross, Marshalls, Norstrom RACK....but I go on tuesdays, that is when they get thier new deliveries and I can find the best brands at REALLY CHEAP PRICES!

DH: Old navy (he works with college students so he has to look hip)
Home: IKEA, you can't be the prices and everything you need is under one roof

Is your "real life" similar to your plan as you were growing up? If not, how is it different?

My career is a little different, I thought I would be a nurse or a physical therapist, but I ended up being a Health Educator. During college I had a short internship at a hospital, once I learned I couldn't stand being around sick people all day, I decided to change my major. No I help prevent people from getting sick!!

What is your dream job?

I would love to be a WAHM, writing books, colums, articles that empower women.

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 11:40am

Do you travel to wineries often?

My uncle manages Joseph Phelps Vineyards in Napa, so I guess you can say it runs in my viens. I like wine tasting because it is relaxing and you always learn something new!

What is your favorite wine?

Pinot

Please describe your wedding dress.

I wore an A-line dress, white satin with a 4 inch border of beading at the bottom, the empire waist and the straps had the same matching beading. The front was a simple scoop neck with 1-inch beaded straps and the back was low cut with the beaded straps breaking into four dramatic straps that criss-crossed my back. The train was about 4 feet long. I felt like a princess!

What is your favorite memory of your wedding day?

My father is a preacher, so he officiated the wedding, so that was super special.
I think my favorite memory was reciting our vows to each other, we wrote our own vows and had practiced saying them before the wedding, but that moment and my DH's pure emotions will forever be in my memory.

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 11:57am

your wedding dress sounds absolutely beautiful!!!!

 

           
Jlynn, Momma to Asher and Ada

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 12:28pm

your wedding dress sounds absolutely beautiful!!!! And how wonderful for you to be married by your father! that had to be very touching. Did he walk you down the aisle as well?

Yes, I was adamant that he walk me down the aisle, so we had a good friend who is a minister stand with DH at the altar and do the opening prayer and "who gives this bride" part.

Pinot....heehee.e Have you seen Sideways? Pinot is Miles' favorite wine, and I loved his description of why it was his favorite :D (we love wine too) :D

I have seen Sideways, and I totally know people just like Miles!!! You should come to my family's holiday celebrations, my cousins wrap wine bottles in cloth napkins and have the whole family taste them and guess what is what....at the end of the night we unviel the wines and see who got the most right.....

How did DH propose to you?

I called my DH on a random Tuesday in April 2000. I wanted to go to my favorite resturant (at the time) Paesano's, a little italian resturant in downtown Sacramento. (Kyle was planning on proposing on Friday and then taking me to Paesano's but since I suggested the resturant on tuesday he sped up his plans.) He agree to go and asked if I would pick him up (he claimed his car was low on gas). So I got dressed and drove to his place.

When I opened the door, our song "Crush" by the Dave Matthews Band, was playing and there was a path for me to follow. The path was made of a wide variety of momentos from our dating relationship, ticket stubs, pictures, books, movies, love notes, all kinds of things that he had kept since our first date. I followed the path, trying not to cry, and at end of the path in the very back of his house I found Kyle, on bended knee, holding an engagement ring. He asked me to marry him and for the first time in our relationship I was speechless, so I just nodded and cried.

That night we celebrated at Paesano's and then called all of our family and friends. It was a very memorable evening.

It was such a great proposal, his best friend did the same thing when he proposed to his now wife!!

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Tue, 05-31-2005 - 5:35pm

Joy,

Your engagement sounds sooooo romantic! My bro's name is Kyle. :-)

Who is your favorite musician/group/band?

What is your favorite fad from your "younger" years?

Do you have a favorite piece of clothing?

What's your scent?

What's your favorite color?

I know I'm basic, but curious none-the-less?

~Karla~

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