Full name: Rachel Irene Carpenter
Date of Birth: 25 October 1984
Birthplace: Davenport, IA
Current Location: Germany! No specifics though :)
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: naturally dirty blonde. However, I have been dying my hair red since I was 16 years old. Right now, it is a pretty vibrant and awesome shade of red
Heritage: Too many to pin them down! I am really an American, a great mixture of many things. I do know that there is a little of Irish, Welsh, gypsy, and American Indian in there.
Piercings: 4 in the ears, 1 in the nose. I had 2 in my belly button but after 3 kids, I quit putting them back in. I really want another piercing before I turn 30, but I remember the pain too vividly!
Band/Singer: ooh, too hard! If I’m being honest – All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and Paramore.
Song: Again, hard! “Black Balloon” by the Goo Goo Dolls, “Saturday” by Fall Out Boy, “Monument” by A Day to Remember, and “Helena” by My Chemical Romance
Movie: I LOVE movies! Inception, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and scary movies
Disney Movie: Sleeping Beauty
TV show: Varies constantly. Right now, it’s Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, The Vampire Diaries, and Law and Order: SVU
Food: Chocolate and pasta
Pizza topping: spinach and red peppers, or pineapple.
Ice-Cream Flavor: Mint
Drink (alcoholic): Chianti
Soda: I really do not drink a lot of soda, but Dr. Pepper is still a fave
Store: Currently the Depot store here in Germany and Zara
Clothing Brand: I am a die-hard Gap fan. I also really love Zara, H&M, and Forever 21
Holiday/Festival: I love holidays, so we do them all pretty well. I have to admit that Christmas is my favorite though
Flower: Stargazer lilies
Make-Up Item: Benetint stain and mascara
Board game: I’m pretty awesome at Scrabble
This or That:
Sunny or rainy: Sunny
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate.
Fruit or veggie: Veggies
Night or day: Both
Sour or sweet: Sweet
Love or money: Love, although I wouldn’t mind love AND money
Phone or in person: In person.
Looks or personality: Personality, because you have to actually like the person beyond their looks. Some of the most beautiful people have the worst personalities.
Coffee or tea: Coffee, then more coffee. I do like tea, too.
Hot or cold: Hot for beverages, cold for body temperature.
Goal for this year: I already revealed these in another post! I am really working on that reading goal though.
Most missed memory: Spending time with my Grandma. She was so awesome. I still miss her and think of her at random moments, like eating a cheese slice out of the fridge for a snack or watching Carey Grant.
Best physical feature: I really like my hair and try to take good care of it! I like my upper back too.
First thought waking up: Coffee! and I wish the dog would let herself outside…
Hypothetical personality disorder: BDD, or body dysmorphic disorder. I actually think I have a slight version of this already since no matter how hard I work or how I diet, I think my body and face are icky.
Preferred type of plastic surgery: Despite the answer above, I do not want plastic surgery. My husband loves me like this, stretch marks and all, so I am good!
Sesame street alter ego: Rosita. Look her up!
Fairytale alter ego: Hmmm….anything royal! My favorite Disney princess is Sleeping Beauty, so I guess I’ll go with that one.
Most stupid remark: I hate that I call people “Dude!” I really need to stop that!
Worst crime: I am a law-abiding citizen :) So I guess my worst crime is jaywalking?
Greatest ambition: To keep gaining more knowledge. Even after many degrees and so much time in school, I love learning. I also really want to learn how to play the guitar and to teach piano at some point to my girls.
Greatest fear: Death, in any form. I am terrified of dying.
Darkest secret: I’ve been arrested. I will not tell you what for, but it’s my most embarrassing secret.
Favorite subject: English! Anything with reading or writing.
Strangest received gift: A Billy Ray Cyrus cd from my cousin, many years ago. It was strange but awesome, because 1) we were really young, 2) I hate country music, and 3) he gave me his instead of buying his own. I loved it for that more than anything. Families can be amazing!
Worst habit: worrying about unnecessary and improbable things. Anxiety sucks.
Smoke: Not anymore! beyond two minor slips, I quit smoking in October 2008. yay!
Drink: Yes. Wine is fabulous.
Curse: Yes, but only when I am angry. That’s how Andy knows I am really mad.
Shower daily: yes, but I wash my hair only 1-2 times a week. It’s a lot of work!
Like thunderstorms: Love them!
Dance in the rain: Not in awhile
Sing: Always! Especially in the car.
Play an instrument: Piano. I played the saxophone for awhile in junior high, too.
Get along with your parents: My mom is one of my best friends! My dad is not in the picture at this point in my life.
Wish on stars: No
Believe in fate: I don’t think so.
Believe in love at first sight: I believe in strong feelings upon first sight. Love takes time and development.
Drive: Yes, and pretty well!
Cook: Exceptionally. It’s one of my favorite things.
Speak another language: English is my strong one, for obvious reasons. I remember and can speak Spanish much better than I give myself credit for. My Italian was conversationally decent, and I’m progressing in my German every day!
Sing: Not well enough to make a profession out of it, but I’m not tone deaf either.
Touch your nose with your tongue: Almost!
Curl your tongue: Yes
Have You Ever:
Eaten Sushi: Yes. For someone who is big on non-mushy food, I do like sushi. My favorite is tatamaki and eating edamame whole while waiting for my order.
Been in Love: I still am (mushy moment).
Skipped school: Only once, my senior year. I took my punishment of 5 detentions. Those were the only detentions I ever served!
Made prank calls: If you have not, you obviously never attended a slumber party. Do kids do prank calls now that everyone has caller ID?
Sent someone a love letter: I sent Andy so many letters when he was in basic training and tech school. We have all of them in a shoe box. If I read them now, I almost die of embarrassment at how immature and sappy I was.
Stolen something: Never from a store. I used to steal my sister’s clothes all the time though! To be fair, she took mine, too.
Cried yourself to sleep: Only a few times. My husband is in the military – enough said.
What annoys you most in a person?
Immaturity as an adult. If you are over the age of 25 – and that’s generous – you should be somewhat grown up.
Are you right or left handed?
What is your bedtime?
It varies. I have to wake up so early with the girls, so weekday bedtime is usually between 2200-2300.
Name three things you can’t live without:
Coffee, my phone, and a book.
What is the color of your room?
Ugh, it’s all white. I’m trying to decide if I should paint an accent wall. We will be here for awhile, but do I really want to repaint it before we leave?
Do you have any siblings?
2 sisters, then 2 brothers. And I love them all madly!
Do you have any pets?
We have one dog – Emma. She is a chocolate lab, and she is the best dog! Even on days when she digs all the garbage out or tries to jump in front of a car, I love her.
Would you kill someone you hate for a million dollars?
No. A million dollars won’t last forever, but that guilt will be with you always.
What is you middle name?
Irene. It’s my mom’s middle name and my great-grandma’s name.
What are you nicknames?
When I was little, I was nicknamed “The Queen” by my family – and I still love it! Girls can call me “Rach” but not boys. It’s for a weird reason, but it’s true.
Are you for or against gay marriage?
What are your thoughts on abortion?
I think that I do not have the right to tell someone how to live or what to do. However, I could not have one myself.
Do you have a crush on anyone?
Andy and I are allowed to have crushes on celebrities, and we tell each other about them. For example, he really crushes on Katy Perry (and who wouldn’t?). I won’t say mine, but who doesn’t love a bass player or the Hemsworth brothers?
Are you afraid of the dark?
Andy sleeps in pitch black darkness, so usually not. If I’ve watched a horror movie, I might be guilty of leaving a light on…
How do you want to die?
I really don’t ever want to die. I hope that when I finally am really old and ill, I will accept death. However, I am so afraid of death that I do not even picture it.
What is the largest amount of popsicles that you have eaten on one day?
Only two. I hate brain freeze.
Would you take a bullet for the one you love?
Maybe a flesh wound :) Of course I would!
What is the last law you’ve broken?
Speeding. I like to know how hefty a fine will be so I can know how much I can speed without breaking the bank.
In a Member of the Opposite Sex:
Hair color: Not picky!
Eye color: I really like Andy’s grey eyes. Different or striking colors are good.
Height: Taller than me.
Weight: Not a huge issue. Not fat, but doesn’t need to be a bodybuilder either.
Most important physical feature: Height and hair. Hair is important people, and so is what you do with what you have.
Biggest turn-off: Arrogance, above everything.
Did you all enjoy this? Find this entertaining? Would like your time/brain cells left? If anything, this probably made you feel a little nostalgic. Buenas noches mis amigos! I do use that Spanish from time to time. :)