10 things about me!

Does anyone else remember the time before Facebook, back to MySpace or even AOL? If you haven't, I'm sorry that you'll never get to experience the joy of reading a bunch of random information about people via these little surveys that were all of the rage.

Sike. I'm actually doing one today, you're not missing diddly squat! Read on to learn a little more about me.

1. Are you named after anyone?

Nope! However, there was a song named Aubrey that inspired it, by a band called Bread, and most of you reading this will be too young to have any idea about that! The lyrics began,

And Aubrey was her name

A not so very ordinary girl or name.

I always thought that there something poetic and beautiful about being a not-so-ordinary girl with a not-so-ordinary name. (Fun fact! My FB page url is under http://facebook.com/aubreyismyname, and that's why) Today Aubrey isn't that unusual of a name, but I was probably in my 20s before I ever met another girl with the same name! And here's another fun fact, before that song came out Aubrey used to be a man's name, so that was always a fun ice-breaker. Eye-roll.


2. When was the last time you cried?

I don't think that anybody who knows me personally would consider me especially sentimental, but I cry at every wedding. And I cry when I'm editing footage from weddings. And then I cry when I watch my own freaking films when I'm done with them. So I definitely got a little teary-eyed this morning when I finished Melissa & Chris's video.  (6:10-6:20 when he pulls his sister onto the dance floor gets every time!!)

3. Do you have kids?

3 of them! At the time that I'm typing this I have one who just turned 16 (you'll meet her), one who is about to turn 8, and then a 4 year old boy.

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

Most days I can't even stand having to deal with my thoughts, so I doubt I'd ever choose to be around myself if I had a choice! Hah! But I'm loyal, I love to cook for other people, and I love to surprise people with gifts. Soooo let's say yes :)

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?

What do you think?

6. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

You know how when Jason Bourne enters a room he immediately scans it danger/escape routes/weapons/etc? My photographer brain is constantly scanning places for interesting faces to photograph. I'm a people watcher and fascinated by the way that people look, and always trying to find that one feature that they have that makes them beautiful.

7. What is your eye color?

Boring. Brown. Next.

8. Scary movie or happy endings?

Quirky indie comedies! 

9. Favorite smells?

If there's one thing that you must know about me, it's that I looooooove my garden! My favorite smells are fresh herbs --  savory plants like rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, dill, sage!  I love any form of mint, and my own garden at the moment has chocolate mint, spearmint, and sweet mint, orange mint and pineapple mint. (Fun fact: I don't like mint as a flavor, just as a smell)

10. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

Ummm.. I've really never traveled out of my home states! I lived in NJ when I was younger and then moved to VA, so other than those two states + the ones we had to travel through to get from one to another, it's been very rare that I've left! (Although at the moment I do have plans for several destination weddings, so this is going to be a reeaaalll adventure for me!!)