Monday, February 2, 2009

A New Car and 16 Things About Me

It's been a busy few days. My lease was up on my 2005 Honda CR-V and, although I loved that car, it was time to move on. After all, it was my second CR-V in seven years! I've wanted to upgrade to a Honda Pilot for a long time and the opportunity finally came. I just love the feeling of being high up off the ground. I now have a 2008 Honda Pilot SE similar to this one (mine is metallic grey, which is darker)...



I love it!!! And we got a great deal so that makes it even sweeter. I paid much less for this almost-new Pilot with just 1100 miles on it than I did for my new CR-V in 2005! :-)

OK, now on to 16 Things About Me, which I have seen posted around the blogging world lately.

1. I work in the custom publishing industry and I love the feeling of seeing our printed magazines and books. It's so rewarding to have a final product in your hands that you know took a LOT of work to put together.
2. I have been married to my honey for 4 years and 4 months. He's a Republican, I am a Democrat. He's an Aries, I am a Libra. It's funny because we're so different yet we have a lot in common in terms of family values and goals.
3. I graduated high school with honors and ranked in the top 10% of my class. I also graduated from the University of Miami with honors (Cum Laude).
4. I never liked math. To this day, I do not enjoy math or science at all. And I actually loved essay exams.
5. My favorite color is GREEN. I also love red and yellow. You could see all three colors on the walls throughout my home.


6. I learned to drive sitting on my grandfather's lap, and by the time I was able to reach the pedals he began letting me take over. He owned a white Ford pick-up truck that I remember fondly.
7. I was an only child. My parents separated before I was born so I was raised by my grandparents for almost all of my young life (I lived with my mom for 2-3 years while I was in elementary school).
8. I love vintage trinkets and antique objects. They make me happy.
9. Vanessa is a Greek name that means butterfly... And I LOVE butterflies!!!

10. I met my BFF when I was 17 years old. Our ex-husbands grew up together in New Jersey and they introduced us. Our marriages didn't last forever, but our friendship withstood the test of time, highs, lows and everything in between! I love her like my sister and I couldn't imagine life without her.
11. I have always wanted to have a baby girl...
12. I don't like pickles, liver, mustard (unless it's on a knish), oysters, or anchovies.
13. I'd rather eat a strawberry shortcake or pineapple upside down cake instead of a chocolate cake or any other chocolate dessert.


14. Vanessa is my middle name. My first name is Myriam (but c'mon, do I look like a Myriam? I think not!)
15. I have traveled more during the past seven years than ever before and I love to go to new places and discover new cultures. I have a goal of visiting one new place every year (at least!).


16. We just bought a new mattress. Boy does it feel good. In fact, I think I am going to go try it out... Good night!

Wanna join in the fun? Go ahead! Share 16 Things About You...

Peace and happy scrapping,
Vanessa

4 comments:

Maritza said...

Congratulations on your new car. I love it. God bless you as you drive. I will soon be shopping around myself. Once my son graduates, I will pass on my car to him. And no, you don't look like Myriam.

Damaris said...

I love getting to know those little tid bits about you...you are so special to me girlie...Love you lots!!!!
HUGS

Ady said...

I love the car... Road trip... I love these types of list. Makes for a great layout.

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

hello VAnessa, i discover your blog by Nancy's blog and I really love your layouts and photos
excuse my poor english
xoxo
Marinette