Given that this is a new blog and a fresh start, I realize that you likely have no idea who the heck I am or anything about me. I will eventually distill all of this into an about page, but I thought I’d start with 90 questions and answers that will help you get to know me better. Some of them are serious, some of them are super random, and all of them were chosen from a massive list of 300+ questions that seemed to be a bit of overkill. Bonus: Copy these questions and post them with your answers and tag me! I’d love to read them.

  1. What is your name? Dana Renee
  2. Are you named after anyone? Dana Carvey
  3. Where are you from? Cleveland, but now living near Baltimore
  4. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender? Denver Ray
  5. Are you married? Yes, since 2010
  6. What is your biggest accomplishment? Finishing law school despite having a brain malformation and needing neurosurgery
  7. What is your biggest fear? Snakes
  8. What is your eye color? Green
  9. What inspires you? Building a better future
  10. What is the most important thing in your life? My family
  11. What has required the most courage of you in your life so far? All of my surgeries
  12. Who is your favorite musician? So hard to pick one. I am a fan of Welshley Arms, Imagine Dragons, Guns n Roses, Peter Cincotti
  13. Who’s your favorite person in the world? My husband (whose name also happens to be Dana)
  14. What is your favorite color? Blue
  15. What is your favorite drink? Diet Pepsi
  16. What is your favorite food? Thai Drunken Noodle
  17. What is your favorite holiday destination? London
  18. What is your favorite ice-cream flavor? Butter Pecan
  19. What is your favorite music genre? Indie Rock
  20. What is your favorite song? Currently Legendary by Welshley Arms
  21. What is your favorite sport? To play, soccer or volleyball; to watch, basketball
  22. What is your favorite time of the day? Evening
  23. What is your favorite type of clothing? Dresses
  24. What is your favorite way to pass time? Learning something new
  25. What is the name of your favorite restaurant? Stang of Siam
  26. What is your favorite candle scent? Voluspa French Cade and Lavendar
  27. What is your favorite social media channel? Instagram
  28. What was your favorite TV show? Mad Men
  29. Are you scared of heights? No
  30. Are you high maintenance? Depends on who you ask
  31. Are you more inclined to “build your own empire” or unleash the potential of others? Build my own empire
  32. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on? Engage it head on
  33. Are you a dog person or cat person? Both, we have two cats and a dog
  34. Are you a good cook? Yes, I worked for an Italian catering company in college
  35. If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be? My chronic illnesses
  36. Who has left the most impact on your life? My husband
  37. Who is the first person you call when something exciting happens? My husband or my mom
  38. Can you dance? Yes, I’ve done all kinds of dance from ballet to hip hop to ballroom
  39. Do you remember your dreams? Yes, and they are usually very vivid
  40. Do you save old greeting cards and letters? Throw them away? I save the extra special ones
  41. Do you sleep with the lights on or off? Off, but we recently put some electric candles in a lantern that hangs over our headboard that come on during the night
  42. Do you have a catchphrase? Really? Really?
  43. Do you have a garden? Not this year, but most years yes
  44. Do you have a tattoo? Nope.
  45. Do you have any allergies? Mushrooms and seafood (I really live in the wrong part of the country for the latter)
  46. What is your most used swear word? Shit
  47. What is your star sign? Aquarius
  48. What is something that amazes you? The kindness of others
  49. What is at the top of your bucket list? To see all seven wonders of the world
  50. How many countries have you been to? 7, soon to be 8
  51. How many oceans have you swum in? 2
  52. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own? Over 150
  53. What is one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself? Organize my closet, it’s gotten out of control
  54. What is the first amusement park you’ve been to? Geauga Lake (not there any more)
  55. What is the last compliment you got? That my shoes were pretty
  56. What is the worst grade you got on a test? B
  57. What is the farthest-away place you’ve been? Paris
  58. What is under your bed? Nothing
  59. What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up? French Fries, but I can’t have them on keto so I have sort of given them up
  60. Where do you buy your jeans? Old Navy
  61. What do you like about your home? That it’s cozy and feels like home
  62. What do you love about living in your neighborhood? It’s quiet and safe
  63. If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do? Put a hot tub in the backyard
  64. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl
  65. What kind of books do you like to read? Non-fiction
  66. What is the last book you read? White Hot Truth by Danielle LaPorte
  67. What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema? Ocean’s 8
  68. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Focus (I hate it so much, I can’t wait for a new car)
  69. What language, besides your native language, would you like to be fluent in? French
  70. What was the first concert you ever attended? Nsync
  71. What was the last thing you bought? Magazines
  72. What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life? Clown, Library Aide, Catering Waitress, Short Order Cook, Editor
  73. What do you do for a living? Lawyer
  74. Do you love your job? Yes
  75. What is the hardest part of your job? Dealing with difficult clients
  76. What takes the biggest chunk of your paycheck? Taxes
  77. What is something you’ve never done that you’d like to try? Riding in a hot air balloon
  78. How often do you skip breakfast? Most days
  79. What did you do for your last birthday? Went to Las Vegas with friends and family
  80. What do you call carbonated drink called? Pop
  81. Is there any item you collect? Crystals
  82. What is the longest period you’ve spent in a hospital? 6 days
  83. If you inherited $100,000 right now, how would you spend it? Pay off student loans
  84. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? A new house
  85. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Egypt
  86. Would you rather always be overdressed or always be underdressed? Overdressed
  87. Would you rather be able to play 10 different instruments beautifully or speak 10 different languages fluently? Languages
  88. Would you rather live in a rural area or the suburbs? Suburbs
  89. Would you rather live in an apartment or house? House
  90. Would you rather live in ancient Greece or ancient Rome? Greece

Whew! Well that’s probably more than you ever wanted to know about me, but if you have a question that wasn’t answered here, ask away! I’m an open book. If you do this quiz, please drop me a link to your post in the comments so that I can check it out!