Old School Blogging: The Crazy Five Edition

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I love a good meme, so this month, I’m co-hosting Old School Blogging with Elaine of The Miss Elaine-ous Life

This month, we’re talking Five Things. 

Five Things I Have a Passion For

1. Writing.

2. Photography.

3. Baking.

4. The Internet.

5. Books.

Five Things I Would Like to do Before I Die

1. Watch my boys get married. I intend to live a long life.

2. Travel to Italy, France, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and Finland.

3. Attend a blogging conference in the US. BlogHer 2014?

4. Master making macarons.

5. Make a difference somehow, to someone, with my writing.

Five Things I Say A Lot

1. Hi.

2. What do you want for dinner?

3. Seriously?

4. Asshat.

5. Love you.

(No, don’t read the above in a sentence. Just don’t. Okay, go ahead, do it.)

Five Books And/ Or Magazines I Have Read Lately

5 books

Not a single work of fiction! It’s just where my heart lies right now.

 

 Five Favorite Movies (Maybe You’ve Seen Them Five Times?)

I haven’t watched a movie in a long time, so this will be a list of very old movies. (I drew a blank here for half a day. I wish I was kidding.)

1. Schindler’s List.

2. Trainspotting.

3. Four Weddings and a Funeral.

4. The Sound of Music

5. Lord of the Rings (technically, 3 movies, but I have actually watched all 3 back-to-back, so, one long-ass movie).

Five Places I Would Love To Travel To

I answered this above! But for the immediate future, here are 5 other places I’d love to visit, because some of my favorite bloggers live there, or sort of nearby.

1. Minnesota.

2. Kansas.

3. Texas.

4. Washington D.C.

5. Chicago

Five People I Invite to do this Meme

Some of you may know that I’m a SITS Girl through and through, so I’m tagging 5 ladies I met there.

1. Kimber and Ashley of The Pinning Mama

2. Kate of The Sticky Mom

3. Stevie of Joy In The Midst Of

4. Ashlee of Momchalant

5. Kristen of 31 Million Seconds

If you want to play along (and I really hope you do!), write a post of YOUR crazy five, grab a button, and link up with me or Elaine! Linky is open until July 25.

Alison
I am a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother to two boys, born December 2009 and May 2012. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world's biggest sports brands, I traded in launch parties, product launches, and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Aside from this blog, I am a contributing writer at Everyday Family. My writing has also been featured on Mamalode, Families In the Loop, andThe Huffington Post.
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  • July 11, 2013 Elaine A.

    Oh my gosh, the sentence, I LOVE it!!! ha ha ha!

    And you BETTER come to BlogHer 2014. I will meet you there!
    Thanks for hosting with me, my fabulous friend!! :D
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Thank you for having me!
      If it’s not BlogHer ’14, it’d be BlogHer ’15. I’ll make it some day, promise!

  • July 11, 2013 tracy

    Get you cute ass up to Minnesota – and you better be MY roomie at BlogHer 2014!
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Yes, and yes!

  • July 11, 2013 Stevie

    I love that the five places you would visit are the home cities of your blogger friends. Now that is the power of blogging and internet. Mmm, macarons. Please master that and share your recipe.
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Blogging has saved my life and sanity many times over. Truly.
      If I master macarons, I’ll leave a couple for you. ;)

  • July 11, 2013 Tamara

    Well we have three out of five passions in common! And I really want to attend a blogging conference. 2014 seems like my ticket. And macarons!!! And Four Weddings and a Funeral! I really want to play along. Tomorrow is my SITS Day (yay!) so I will devote the blog to that for tomorrow..maybe Saturday, though! I hope that’s not too late.
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    • July 11, 2013 Elaine A.

      Tamara, that’s definitely not too late, linky is open for a while! :)
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      I’m so glad you linked up, Tamara!
      And that we have so many passions in common.

  • July 11, 2013 Susi

    Love your lists. I’ve been reading a lot of memoirs as well lately – most of them by fellow bloggers and it’s like the story continues. I love that. :)
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      RIght? Yes, exactly like that.

  • July 11, 2013 Leah Davidson

    I think you can check off “making a difference to someone with your writing”. Your blog is amazing!!! I love reading it. You HAVE made a difference to me:))
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Wow Leah, thank you SO much for your kind words!

  • July 11, 2013 Kimber

    Master macaroons? Is this an on going thing or a pie in the sky one day I will try kinds thing?
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Macarons, the french dessert. It’s like a mini whoopie pie and it’s beautiful. It’s not a pie in the sky thing, I WILL make it happen! :)

      • July 17, 2013 Kimber

        You are right they are beautiful! I just didn’t know if it was something you had been working on for awhile or on the to do list! Based on the cake, I have no doubt you will make awesome macarons!
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  • July 11, 2013 Robbie

    Can’t wait to play this month. Asshat is one of my favorite words and I lived in Kansas for 7 years.
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Asshat is such an awesome word.

  • July 11, 2013 Kim

    Your 5 things you would like to do before you die are things I would like, too. Except I have ever attempted to make macarons. (Or even tasted one!) I think I would like to master a pie crust – mine are never flaky enough. :)
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Macarons are delicious, delicate and decadent. Mmmm…….

  • July 11, 2013 Jennifer

    Please, please, please, please, please come to Texas! And BlogHer.

    I have a hard time with movies too. I would rather read a book.
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Oh, I really want to go to Texas AND BlogHer! Wouldn’t it rock if it was in Texas next year?

  • July 11, 2013 Ilene

    LOL! I use asshat all the time! In front of the kids I try to say “butthat” which I probably should not use but it “just comes out” sometimes! I hope you get to a US blogging conference next year! How great would that be!
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Butthead, hah!
      I hope I make it to the US too!

  • July 11, 2013 Jin Ai

    I did read your 5 things you say, in a sentence. But you knew that!

    Right with you on the list of movies. I’d add my 6th, Pulp Fiction.
    Jin Ai recently wrote…11 things about my morning sicknessMy Profile

    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      I’ve watched Pulp Fiction maybe 30 times. It’s not on the list because it’s not a favorite. Not after the 10th time. I did a university paper on it for Film Theory. :)

  • July 11, 2013 Emmy

    Okay I totally went back and read it as a sentence, too funny!! Love love Chicago, I grew up there awesome city. I wish baking was more of a passion.. or maybe it is good for my midsection that it isn’t :) Thanks for hosting!
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Baking definitely doesn’t do the waistline any favors :)

  • July 11, 2013 thedoseofreality

    BWAH HA HA HA!! I totally read the 5 things you say as a sentence and then promptly laughed out loud! Fun meme! :)-Ashley
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Glad I made you laugh, Ashley! :)

  • July 11, 2013 Natalie

    Interesting selection of places to visit! Better bring some winter clothes to Minnesota if you come in the winter time! Wait a minute you probably don’t own any in your hot area! :) And I love love Chicago! Also you must see some newer movies ASAP.
    Natalie recently wrote…My Baby is not a Baby AnymoreMy Profile

    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      I actually have many winter coats! Thanks to my travel when I was working. :)

  • July 11, 2013 Emily-Marie

    I LOVE posts like these. You know, the ones where you find out a little more about the person behind the blog. They are always my favourite. :)

    It’s a pleasure ‘meeting’ you. I came by from SITS. I am new, but I love the atmosphere already.
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Thanks so much for coming by, Emily-Marie! Old school blogging really rocks. :)

  • July 11, 2013 Kristen

    My 9 year old, Bean, just started reading The Lord Of The Rings on Monday morning. We can’t get that girl’s nose out of a book. It makes my mind run with what she is going to be like as an adult. She’s a sponge and soaks up every type of literature. I love it!
    Kristen recently wrote…Old School Blogging – List of FivesMy Profile

    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      That is awesome! My dream child! :)

  • July 11, 2013 My Inner Chick

    I am totally doing this. HOW FUN!

    –you know I’m in Minnesota, too, dude!!

    How was the book– WILD?

    Love from Duluth. Xxxxx
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Oh I would absolutely come see you if (or when) I make it to Minnesota!

  • July 11, 2013 Nicole

    That sentence is AWESOME! Loved learning a little more about you and some of the things we have in common. I would love to meet you at a blogger conference some day or cross paths on our European travels!
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Wouldn’t that be awesome?

  • July 11, 2013 Tracie

    I love all of your five things. Especially the things you say when read as a sentence. hehe.

    My family loves to watch all three Lord of the Rings movies in one sitting – it makes for an awesome day.
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      I watched the 3 movies back-to-back at an outdoor cinema, on a picnic blanket, it was awesome!

  • July 11, 2013 Jackie

    Trainspotting is one of the movies that I haven’t seen yet and for no good reason! Mmmm… Macaroons. When you master them let me know… I love them!
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      It’s such a great movie, one of Ewan McGregor’s early ones!
      Macarons are yum. Much better than macaroons, which I have made before. :)

  • July 12, 2013 Christine

    I love your five words said together in a sentence. I can’t wait to play this month!
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Thank you Christine! And thanks for playing!

  • July 12, 2013 Martine

    Yay, fun!
    I’ll have time this weekend to do this. :)
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Can’t wait to read!

  • July 12, 2013 Lourie

    I am guilty of saying “Dumb-ASS at times, but mostly I say turd. Emmy invited me to play, and I did. :)

    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Hee! Turd is a funny word. :) Thanks for playing!

  • July 12, 2013 Kathy Radigan

    I love when you do the old school blogging!! I love all your movies, except I have never seen Trainspotting, will have to do someday. I hope to meet up with if and when you ever go to a blogging conference in the US, I will set my sites on 2014 too!
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      You must watch Trainspotting, it’s so good!
      I hope I make it to the US soon, and you’re on my to-meet (and hug) list!

  • July 12, 2013 Katie

    I believe you should add West Michigan to your list of travel destinations. We could road trip to Chicago together. :)
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    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Dude. It’s so on the list.

  • July 12, 2013 Leslie

    Definitely a fun meme. I’ll be joining in shortly!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Thanks for playing!

  • July 12, 2013 KalleyC

    I love the sentence! I think I’ve seen Lord of the Rings so many times I can start quoting the movie as I see it! I would love to go to a blogging conference, I keep telling myself next time, but we’ll see. I guess I’m not in a real rush!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Blogging conferences will be around for a while, so definitely no rush!

  • July 12, 2013 Blond Duck

    PLEASE come to Texas!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I really want to!

  • July 12, 2013 Barb

    Enjoyed reading your lists of 5! Such a fun way to get to know other bloggers. I have to say you have introduced me to ‘asshat!’ This is too funny, thinking I can work it into my own repertoire – once I figure out it’s meaning! :)
    Visiting from over at http://www.ritewhileucan.com where I am passionate about 1) letter writing 2) enjoying the blessing of each day ‘rite now’ 3) all things stationery 4) reading 5) eating
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Asshat = assh*le, just a ‘nicer’ way of saying it. :)
      Thanks for visiting, and for playing along with OSB!

  • July 12, 2013 Michelle

    I want to go to BlogHer14 too. I wanted to go this year, but it didn’t work out. :( I was lucky enough to go to Sweden when my daughter went to a soccer tournament there. What a wonderful place! The people were so nice! And we had the best tour guide!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Lucky you! And what a great place to play soccer, Europe is such a football (as they call it there) crazy place. BlogHer next year then?

  • July 12, 2013 Kerstin

    Yay for Old School Blogging!
    I was only going to work on the yeah write summer challenge on my blog this month, but I just can’t say no to Old School Blogging :)
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I’m glad you fit us in! :)

  • July 12, 2013 Jessica

    I have been reading a lot of books lately. How were the ones you finished? Recommend any of them?
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Yes, I loved all 5 books! I’m now reading like 6 other books simultaneously, crazy, right?

  • July 12, 2013 Maureen

    I love, love, love Amy Tan! Used to have lots of her books.
    Europe travel is also on my list ;) Fun, fun, fun!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I’ve read all of Amy Tan’s books too. She’s amazing.

  • July 12, 2013 Christine Organ

    How was the Amy Tan book? I absolutely love her. “The Hundred Secret Senses” changed my life!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I loved it! It’s a collection of essays, but is really a memoir of her life. Great read.

  • July 12, 2013 Julia

    Love this! I think this is my favorite Old School Blogging meme so far!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Thanks Julia, it is fun!

  • July 12, 2013 MomChalant

    Schindler’s List is soooo good!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      It most certainly is!

  • July 12, 2013 Tracie

    Thanks to you and Elaine for hosting the this one! So much fun! Loved your responses and I totally read your “five things I say a lot” backwards in a sentence! LOL! I seriously almost choked on my water! Love your blog and I follow you on Sverve, you have the most awesome tips! ;-)
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Thanks so much Tracie!

  • July 13, 2013 Mandi Noel

    I love your five words as a sentence. I feel like I relate to that! haha
    I really used to love these old blogging memes, so I had fun doing this one!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Isn’t it awesome, bringing these memes back? Love it!

  • July 13, 2013 Andrea

    Wheee! I love old school blogging! Getting to know my favorite bloggers better is one of my favorite things about blogging. I’m saving this one for a post in the near future.

    I love your travel wishes. Minnesota AND Switzerland?
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Not too far ahead in the future I hope, because I want your awesome self to link up by July 25!
      Yes, Minnesota AND Switzerland. I’m in Malaysia, so they are both VERY far. May as well just keep going. :)

  • July 13, 2013 Leighann

    I love four weddings and a funeral!! Great choices to visit, too!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Thanks Leighann! I should add, Canada is on my list too!

  • July 13, 2013 Kristen

    I can’t believe you watch all three Lord of Rings movies back to back. That must have taken all day! I remember I saw the last one in the theater, and at one point I thought the movie was over and wrapping up, but there was still an hour to go!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      It did take all day! It was at a special event – it was an outdoor cinema, and I watched the movies with a few friends, sitting on a picnic blanket. :)

  • July 13, 2013 alita

    I adore Amy Tan. Her writing is powerful. I concur with your Sound of Music selection, too. Great pick!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Her writing is most definitely amazing.

  • July 14, 2013 Robyn

    I love that the five things you say a lot, taken together, make for one side of a coherent conversation. With the pictures of the books underneath, it reminded me of the book spine poetry project: http://100scopenotes.com/2013/04/02/2013-book-spine-poem-gallery/

    I think you would be a natural!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Robyn, that is an awesome project! I’d love to try a few. Thanks for the heads up!

  • July 14, 2013 Julia

    I would love to do Blogher 2014, it’s a goal of mine too.
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      It’d be so fun to meet everyone finally!

  • July 14, 2013 Stasha

    You better stop by on your US tour. Just extend your plane ticket to Washington DC was to Washington State… I love the sentence. And I can totally hear you saying asshat.
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I would definitely make a stop your way, I want to meet you and all your boys!

  • July 15, 2013 Andrea

    I swore that I commented, and now I don’t see it! But I came by to read up on you and now I’m off to write my own post and link up. :) But those books! I read Wild and Let’s Pretend this Never Happened. Two great reads! The Bloggess’ book is my fave read of a longggg time!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Jenny is so awesome! Loved the book hard.

  • July 15, 2013 Barbara

    I had so much fun with this meme. This is my first time linking up, thanks to The Harried Mom. Seriously? Asshat. Too funny.

    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I love the word asshat. So awesome.

  • July 15, 2013 Laura

    You know – I think you’d really like Canada.
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I can’t believe I left Canada off my list! I totally want to visit.

  • July 15, 2013 Carolyn Y

    BlogHer 2014 – be there! :)
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I will definitely try and swing it!

  • July 16, 2013 just JENNIFER

    Italy is on my list, and Four Weddings and a Funeral is a great one!
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Love Four Weddings so much.

  • July 16, 2013 Lynda

    Alison, I am new to your site and am following, can’t wait to link up with My Five…but in the meantime I see you have a wish to master “macaroons”…I just happen to have a recipe I did a while back here on my site and am sharing http://fitnessmomwinecountry.com/?p=3130, maybe you might like it:)

    Looking forward to reading more from you

    • July 16, 2013 Alison

      Hi, thanks for coming by and for sharing your recipe!

      The macarons I speak of however, are not the same as macaroons. The former is a delectable, delicate dessert that looks like a tiny whoopie pie. It’s beautiful ganache sandwiched between two cookies. The cookie part is a tricky thing to make, hence it’s like a Masterchef dish, lol.

  • July 16, 2013 keely

    Yes! Come to Chicago! It’ll be awesomesauce. I promise to not be pregnant next year or the year after that or the year after that.
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    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      I am so holding you to your word.

  • July 17, 2013 Joi

    I’m playing along again because it was super fun last month. Thanks for the prompt and hosting.

    Your sentence tickled me :) I just spent the long weekend in DC for a convention and had a fabulous time. Blogher will be awesome.

    • July 17, 2013 Alison

      Glad to have you play along Joi! Enjoy BlogHer!

  • July 18, 2013 Kenya G. Johnson

    I’ve been on a nonfiction kick too. I going write those down. I read Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan a couple months ago. The movie Schindler’s List broke my heart. It was excellent and heartbreaking at the same time. I never saw it a second time. Have you ever seen Life if Beautiful? I looked at that one twice. I saw it the second time to sit with my mom. I was pregnant at the time and I literally sobbed at the end. I enjoyed the meme!
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    • July 18, 2013 Alison

      I would love to re-read Joy Luck Club, reading The Opposite of Fate brought back some good memories of the book and movie. I have watched Life Is Beautiful, it is excellent. Thanks for playing along!

  • July 18, 2013 Melissa Olivero

    Thank you again for creating this! I had a lot of fun writing the post. Jenny Lawson’s book is one of my all-time favorites. It’s nice *meeting* you. :)
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    • July 19, 2013 Alison

      Thanks for linking up, Melissa and nice to meet you too!
      (Elaine of Miss-Elaineous Life created this meme, I’m just co-hosting this month!)

  • July 19, 2013 Greta

    Oh, thank you for saying you want to come to my ‘hood! You are ALWAYS welcome here. Or, I’ll meet you somewhere, like wherever the conference is that you finally get to come to. :) I laughed out loud at your five things you say a lot. Or maybe snorted, because you know, I do that a lot. :D
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    • July 19, 2013 Alison

      We’ll meet, whenever and wherever it is, that’s a promise!!

  • July 19, 2013 Kimberly H. Smith

    So glad you are a doing a link up for this, Alison. Joi at Rx Fitness Lady tagged me and I had a great time listing my fives.
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    • July 19, 2013 Alison

      Thanks for playing, Kimberly!
      (and I’m just co-hosting, gotta thank Elaine for creating it and asking me to join her!)

  • July 19, 2013 Alison Hector

    Hi namesake! :-) Like you, I haven’t been reading much fiction. What’s up with that? I need to sink into a good novel while I’m on vacation next week. Any suggestions?

    And oh yes, you certainly ARE making a difference with your writing!
    Alison Hector recently wrote…Old School Blogging – Five Fabulous Fives!My Profile

    • July 19, 2013 Alison

      Thank you, Alison! (I love that yours has only one ‘L” like mine)
      I just looked through the books I read recently to give you a recommendation and realized that they are all non-fiction! However, if you haven’t read Gone Girl by Gilliam Flynn, do! Also, Room by Emma Donoghue.

  • July 19, 2013 adrienne

    I love your list! We have more than a few things in common, sister! ;)

    The Sound of Music will forever be on my favorite list. I loved that movie. When we were school all the kids in chorus would groan when we had to watch it. I looked forward to it. Captain Vantrap? Yes, please.
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    • July 20, 2013 Alison

      I know, right? YES PLEASE. :)

  • July 20, 2013 Nina

    OMG! Come to Minnesota!!!
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    • July 20, 2013 Alison

      I so want to! So many of my favorite people are there! (you, Tracy, Galit, Vikki to name a few)

  • July 20, 2013 Kelly

    The first 3 movies on your list are famous movies that I have not seen – and I know a good amount about movies! I am jealous of your book list, too. Your list of passions is definitely something I can relate to.
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    • July 20, 2013 Alison

      Oh, you should absolutely watch those 3, they’re amazing. So are the books. All so good. Promise.

  • July 22, 2013 Tonya

    Oooh, I like this one. I totally need to link up!

    I’d like to see Cali on your list of places to visit. Just saying. You and your family always have a place to stay. (:
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    • July 23, 2013 Alison

      I have family in Walnut Creek and my brother & sister-in-law (and Thanksgiving nephew to be born) are in Milibrae, so a visit to California is definitely in the cards sometime! And you’re top of my to-see list. xo

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