Hey Brides! Minted Giveaway // Get to Know Andi Pandi

Happy Friday you little scallywags.

I have great news for you bridies out there. I know finding an amazing photographer is your first and foremost concern in life (riiiiight?) but coming a close second is getting your hands on some luscious paper and invitations for your guests to receive and oooh and aww and immediately place on the fridge in delight.  

well if you are still in need of Save the Dates and Wedding Invitations….please feel free to ENTER THE MINTED GIVEAWAY BELOW and cross your little fingers in hopes of winning. Minted has some seriously gorgeous paper products!

Here’s how you apply. 

Since I know we all have a favorite past time of answering quizzes in magazines that tell so much about our character and personalities. I’ve filled out a few so you can get to know the lady (me) behind the camera. If you’d like to be in the running: Pick your favorite 3 Questions and answer them in the comment box. Then over the weekend, I’ll be completely biased and pick my favorite answers…..and viola! that person will win $100 off Minted Save The Dates or Wedding Invitations.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? yes, aside from awesomely being left handed….my hand-writing is one of my best qualities.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? spicy chicken breasts.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? yes, but honestly what are these even for?

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?  hell yes, but I’d rather sky dive first. i need to do that in 2012.

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? if it’s a requirement…otherwise no.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? mumford & sons.

IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? teal. obviously.

FAVORITE SMELLS? a man. particularly one that smells like a perfect amount of cologne. (not axe….no one wears that over the age of 13.)

MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE? hmmm beach if I have to choose. hawaii?

WORST THING YOU EVER SAW? besides fanny packs on dads? a head on semi-to-small-car collision. 2/3 young girls died. (that was a buzz kill question geeez)

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? the kind that doesn’t happen on a TV. only live sports should exist.

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? yes, Im almost blind.

FAVORITE FOOD? mashed potatoes and ice cream. not together.

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? scarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry all the way. if i watch one, i end up jumping a good 3 ft off my seat and screaming like a little pansy. i love it.

FAVORITE SOUND? who has favorite sounds?  babies crying on planes, definitely.

WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO BE TIED TO FOR 24 HOURS? tonhya. (lets be honest….RYAN GOSLING)

HAVE YOU EVER FAKED SICK? no but my great aunt died in junior high, i didnt really know her, i also didnt study well for the test the next day so i told my teacher i was too emotionally unstable to take the test because of her death. i’m pretty sure that’s against the moral code.

WHAT’S YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? what day is it?

HAVE YOU EVER BITTEN ANYONE? yes. i had a biting stint in high school. bit people all the time.

ANY PHOBIAS? I’m always terrified that there will be an old man standing in the little bathroom i have upstairs outside my room. is that a phobia?

WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY? people being late to scheduled things.

DO YOU PREFER BRITISH OR AMERICAN SPELLING OF WORDS? british, because seeing it usually means i’m not in america

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK? orange juice / beer / pellegrino lemonades. individually.

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? not my generation. how about Queen.

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Australia?

IF YOU COULD BUILD A HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? Seattle. maybe Capitol Hill./ or Stockholm….because then I’d have a reason to always go there.

YOUR FAVORITE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING? dresses. so carefree i love not wearing pants.

WHERE’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE PLACE TO BE? the dentist getting a root canal. unfortunately I’ve been there many a time.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE? who am i, your mom? the microwave.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? my voice. i wish i could sing. then piano, then guitar.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DAY? monday. the whole week is ahead.

WHAT’S IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR? only God knows. but probably something rotten.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SUSHI OR HAMBURGER? I’m hoping for sushi tonight.

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Oh I hope you’re delighted to know those lovely random morsels about yours truly and remember to PICK YOUR FAVORITE 3 AND ANSWER THEM INTO THE COMMENT BOX FOR THE MINTED GIVEAWAY. you still can even if you dont want to be in the giveaway. lets face it, its friday and i’d love to be entertained with some random readings.  just leave a little * next to your answers in the box so I know. now go, enjoy your friday!

by Andria

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Kaity Would you Bungee jump?
I have (over the Nile River no less) and I’d do it again!

Have you ever bitten anyone?
I’m constantly biting my hubby-to-be. Not in a weird, S&M kind of way. But he always looks so delicious, I can’t help but nibble!

Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours?
This is such a boring, cliche answer but…my fiance. We’re never at a loss for fun when we’re together, plus he’d be patient with me when I got cranky after the first hour of being tied up!

Rachael I wanna play!!

WHAT’S IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR? Seven oversized “Talking Rain” umbrellas…long story!

WHAT’S YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? What the…it’s already 5am? But I just went to sleep! Guess I’ll be taking the late bus today.

FAVORITE SMELLS? Oriental lilies, and Love Spell from Victoria’s Secret. It’s the only scent I can actually recognize on a stranger. Love it!

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Motopony. (And no I’m not just saying that for brownie points! I actually have a Motopony station on my Pandora.)

And P.S. your phobia of an old man outside the bathroom made me laugh. :)

Jade WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Gotye, it’s great and makes me wanna daaaaaaaance. Oh, and that annoying bluejay outside. Let’s just turn the music up… there we go :)

WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SUSHI OR HAMBURGER?
Sushi! I could blame it on being 1/4 Japanese, but really I’ll blame it on the fact that our local sushi bar has fried bananas with homemade coconut ice cream for dessert. YUM! Fat kid for life.

IF YOU COULD BUILD A HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?
A house big enough to span from Seattle, WA to British Columbia, Canada. Or split it in two and have a secret underground tunnel going from one half to the next so that way I don’t have to carry around a passport in my own house to get from one side to the next…

Kirsten C IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Piano for sure, which is why I’m hoping to “serenade” him with a song during our ceremony. eek. We’ll talk about this later. :0)
WHAT’S IN THE TRUNK OF YOUR CAR? Rain boots that I wore to Magnuson’s Dog Park water area the other day only to discover that they’re not waterproof anymore. *droopy lip*
ANY PHOBIAS? No phobias but when I was a kid and had to pee in the middle of the night, I thought a crocodile would snap at my feet if I got too close to the open space underneath of the bed. So I would jump a few feet out and then leap into bed so he couldn’t bite me. …. odd? Is it weird our bed now is on the floor with no underneath space? uhhhh :)

Jenny This is perfect for the afternoon of work I’m NOT doing on this Friday!
I agree with many of your answers…for sure the bungee jumping one.
FAVORITE SOUND? Waves crashing on the beach
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DRINK? Mexican iceberg: beer w/ a blended margarita on top and of course a lime added
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Is bacon a lunch meat?

amy This is a genius way to get people to play. :) Love.

WHAT’S YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? Let’s do this baby! Also, coffee.

ANY PHOBIAS? TERRIFIED of chickens. I once visited a village in Thailand and the chickens roamed free. I was breathing into a paper bag for most of the day. Also clowns. and river moss.

HAVE YOU EVER BITTEN ANYONE? Most likely. Although I was totally on a kissing stint as a five year old. Every person and thing (inluding kittens and cars) was given a smooch.

Jenna WHICH DO YOU PREFER, SUSHI OR HAMBURGER? um, both. yum. favorites.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, and I wish I was left handed!!
YOUR FAVORITE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING? circle scarves and yoga pants. comfort all the wayyyyy.

Mandy WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCE? I <3 my kitchenaid mixer! I've been wanting one forever, and my fiancé and I decided to splurge for our wedding! Any other mixer is just plain boring.

HAVE YOU EVER BITTEN ANYONE? No, but I have been bitten a number of times. The little girl I babysit loves to bite me even though I tell her I don't taste good!

IF YOU COULD BUILD A HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? I saw this really awesome house that was built into the land and was very green. It looked like a fairy house. Sooo cute! If I could build a house, I'd want a fairy house like that. Anywhere.

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Erica G DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?* No it’s awful! If you saw my writing without knowing me you would think I was either a boy or a doctor. haha

MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?* Beach house all the way, mountain hideaway is like a scary movie waiting to happen!

IF YOU COULD BUILD A HOUSE ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?* I would love to have a house in Italy, i’ve never been but I know I would love it. But I might equip the house with the balloons from “UP” so I could travel the world with JD :)

kandice tolman favorite%20food%3F%20MASHED%20POTATOES!%20ha%20so%20stoked%20when%20i%20saw%20that%20they’re%20yours%20too.%20we%20know%20our%20stuff.

would%20i%20ever%20bunjee%20jump%3F%20honestly%2C%20yes.%20but%20even%20more%20honestly%2C%20i’d%20rather%20sky%20dive%20than%20bungee%20jump.%20who%20know’s%20why%20but%20the%20thought%20of%20jumping%20off%20something%20close%20to%20the%20ground%20freaks%20me%20out%20much%20more%20than%20jumping%20out%20of%20something%20farther%20away%20from%20the%20ground.%20oh%2C%20man..%20just%20thinking%20about%20it…

and%20as%20hard%20as%20it%20would%20be%20for%20me%20to%20decide%20between%20sushi%20and%20a%20hamburger…%20(they’re%20both%20so%2C%20so%20good%20and%20always%20on%20my%20crave%20list)%20i’d%20have%20to%20go%20with%20sushi.%20las%20vegas%2C%20playboy%2C%20unagi!

kandice tolman favorite food? MASHED POTATOES! haha i was so stoked when i saw that they’re one of yours too. we know our stuff.

would i ever bunjee jump? honestly, yes. but even more honestly? i’d rather sky dive than bunjee jump. who knows why but the thought of jumping off something close to the ground freaks me out much more than jumping out of something farther away from the ground. oh, man.. just thinking about it…

and as hard as it would be for me to decide between sushi and a hamburger (cheeseburger, actually) – they’re both so, so good for my soul and always on my crave list – i’d have to go with sushi and it would win every time. las vegas, play boy, unagi!

Brynn WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO BE TIED TO FOR 24 HOURS? seriously…Simon. the dog. he is so cute and cuddly and smells so good and I can’t stop kissing him or playing with him!
ANY PHOBIAS? feet. other peoples feet that is. mainly the thought of them touching me.
HAVE YOU EVER BITTEN ANYONE? no. but one time my friend bit me when I was trying to save her from the streets of downtown Vancouver. Andi, you know the story.

Kelsey Kern FAVORITE SOUND? Andi’s impression of the dying duck.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? HELL NO! That’s why I’m filling out this contest entry form, because I don’t want to hire a damn calligrapher!

WHAT’S YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? “My beloved bed, ’tis the hour of our parting. Do not mourn the morning, my love. I shall return at some ungodly when I return home from God knows where.” No, just kidding. My brain doesn’t work when I first wake up, so I’m not thinking. Poem thoughts come later in the day.

P.S. I was also there for the incident mentioned in Brynn’s last answer. Yikes…

Alessandra DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Ha! No. I grew up in the velcro craze. Remember LA Gears? They lit up! I also had a mullet but that’s a whole other topic.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? the temper trap.

FAVORITE SMELLS? Home. You don’t know what it smells like until you’ve been away.

Heather DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? I sure do, and Miss Andria, tonsils are part of your lymphatic system that help fight off infections! :)

ANY PHOBIAS? Fungi… I absolutely hate fungi. Speaking of, why did the cool kids invite the mushroom to the party? cause he was a fungi… ha! ha! get it?!……. fun guy… haha! okay, NOT funny.

WHERE’S YOUR LEAST FAVORITE PLACE TO BE? being THE dentist giving you a root canal!

kara not competing, but too fun not to join in!!

(1)IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? – Green

(2)WHAT’S YOUR FIRST THOUGHT WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? – Monday thru Friday “WHY is it 5:30 already?” Saturday & Sunday “YES! snuggle time!”

(3)IF YOU COULD PLAY ANY INSTRUMENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE? – Piano. my parents have my my great-great grandmother’s stand-up baby grand at their house, my mom can play, and she taught me a few things but I wish I REALLY knew how to play.

sizzle Favorite smells: cinnamon, the ocean, fresh cut grass, honeysuckle…

Have you ever bitten anyone?: Yes, when I was about 5, I bit my best friend and he cried to his mom who told my mom then my mom bit me back! Needless to say, I never bit anyone again.

What is your favorite day?: Thursday- because I’ve almost survived the work week and the weekend is ahead (I like that anticipatory in between time).