Friday, February 24, 2012

A Reintroduction To Cheeky Cheeky


This is one of my favorite photos ever. Me & my Daddy in Texas. Pure happiness. This Friday, I wanted to do something a little different for Cheeky Cheeky. Not to toot my own horn, but over the past couple months, Cheeky Cheeky has gotten quite a few new readers- more readers than I thought I would ever have. (I'm just a Mexican from Ohio- really, guys.) I'm so happy to have you all reading the stupid shit I say, I can't even tell you what it means to me. Remember when Julia Roberts won the Oscar & how cute her reaction was? Imagine me doing that at all times. Pretty dead on. I wanted to reward all of you kind blog-reading people by making you read boring facts about me! Just kidding!! I mean... I'm kidding in that hopefully these facts aren't boring. But I am making you read them! So there!


Cheeky Cheeky//The Run Down

--23 & I live with my parents. Take that, adulthood!
--Moved back home after living in New York City for over 5 years
--Went to NYU & then worked for a major record label for 2 1/2 years
--Mexican (HOLLA!)
--Two older brothers who probably have more to do with who I am as a person than I care to admit
--Completely obsessed with Diet Coke & all things kitschy
--I launched Cheeky Cheeky in July of 2011 when I decided to move back home
--I launched Shop Cheeky Cheeky {a little vintage Etsy shop} with my friend Megan in December of 2011
--I'm now going to school full time & working part time, trying to figure out my next move {and I have to figure it out by May, when the semester ends. Eeeeek!}
--My middle name is Mariah & no it's not because of Mariah Carey. (I think I would be way more fabulous as a person if it was though.)
--Cynical people bum me out & make me want to punch things. Put a smile on your face and stop being such a douche.
--The only thing that bums me out more than cynical people are people who don't like me.
--The only thing that bums me out more than people who don't like me are cynical people who don't like me. Like... that just makes me want to cry
--But really, I love most people. {Especially my family.}
--Even though I love glitter & My Little Pony, I have a lot of dude-like tendencies. I drink beer, swear like a sailor, watch lots of football & listen to metal music.
--I sleep in a bra because I have a huge fear of being 80 with my boobs hanging down to my knees. It's preventative. (I don't actually think it helps, medically speaking.)

Okay, now that we have some necessary (and unnecessary) facts out of the way- lets get to more fun stuff! My favorite way to get to know new people is through a series of random & annoying questions. I figured there might be a few of you out there who are as crazy and weird as me, so I'd inflict the pain of answering these horrible questions upon myself for your amusement. Also, I'm a huge list-maker, so shit like this is just fun for me.

Questionable Questions//Things You Never Wanted To Know

1. Favorite Disney Princess- This question keeps me up at night. I'm not even remotely kidding. When I was little, it was Ariel. Then when I got a little older, it was Belle. Now I can't choose! I love Belle because she looks the most like me. (Brown hair- that's my qualifier.) And I like Ariel because she's a mermaid. A MERMAID! That's such a trump card. Whatever. I choose both. Can I be a mermaid with brown hair? (This question also illustrates how totally incapable of choosing anything I am. It's annoying, right!?)

2. Sex & The City Character I Most Identify With- I know we're supposed to say Charlotte, Miranda or (if you're lucky), Samantha. But I'm a Carrie girl through and through. Or, probably more accurately, I want to be a Carrie girl. I wish I had the balls (and the waist) to wear half the shit she pulls off. Plus, she gets to sleep with Aiden.

3. Favorite Band- Nirvana. 2nd place is a four way tie between Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Circa Survive & Against Me!

4. Biggest Fear- (Other than that I'm going to be an epic failure at life and end up living under a bridge with my dog for the rest of my life....) Car accidents.

5. Worst Reoccurring Nightmare- I have this horrible dream that my teeth are falling out and no one else can see except for me. I run around holding all my teeth in my hands screaming at people to "LOOK AT MY MOUTH!" But they think I look normal! I googled it and this is a sign of a loss of control or something stupid. Whatever.

6. Favorite Place In The World- Coney Island. Hands down- it's my happy place. I would spend all day everyday there if I could. Roller coasters, gross bars and fried food. YEP.

7. Favorite Holiday- UM- MY BIRTHDAY! Just kidding. Cinco de Mayo.

8. Favorite Cupcake Flavor- Really, another one that keeps me up at night. Definitely have to go with red velvet with cream cheese frosting. My brother just served these at his wedding. So perfect.

9. Favorite Molly Ringwald Movie- The vastly underrated For Keeps! If you haven't seen it, you must watch it on Netflix. Spoiler alert: she gets knocked up.

10. Describe Yourself In 3 Words- Ride or die.................... bitch.

The end! Now you know everything about me!! ErrrrBFFs. If you're a new reader, I would love love love it if you introduced yourself in the comments! You can answer my annoying questions, give me quick hitting facts, or both! Let's be friends. Srsly.

42 comments:

  1. I'm suppose to be getting ready to go to a wedding right now, but I couldn't not read this! You are hands down one of my favourite bloggers. Ride or die!

    Lauren
    http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my gosh, you are so sweet! Plus, you know I love the fact that I might have had a part in making you late for a wedding hahaha :)

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  2. I am a new reader, just recently subscribed to your blog and love it. I am Katie and I am in the UK. My blog is is www.mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk I am obsessed with diet coke too. x

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    1. Aww thank you, lady! Your daughter is beautiful!! & any girl that loves Diet Coke is a friend of mine :)

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  3. I'm a fairly new reader and I identify with a LOT of these things, such as living with my parents after graduating from college, being scared of car accidents, and being OBSESSED with Nirvana & Brand New (and pretty much all the music you post on your blog, please keep doing that. I discovered The Menzingers because of you and just finished listening to the whole album. loooove.) Oh, and I'm totally a Carrie too. ;)

    I blog here -->http://mackensieg.blogspot.com/

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    1. OMG I'm so happy to have introduced you to The Menzingers! They're awesome, right?!?! Sounds like we're basically twinsies! Love it!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing! I have been lurking for a month, and I think you're just hilarious! You perfectly described my anguish over Belle vs. Ariel. Bummer Ariel was a red head. :)

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  5. You are awesome! Love this, need to do one! I think i will do the 10 you did!

    Fav Princess-[hands down] Snow White!! Mayby because we both have black hair lol! Nah I just love her, and since i don't tan I really look like Snow White :0)

    Sex and the city character- probably Carrie

    Fav Band- The cure, Depeche Mode, Matchbox Twenty oh & can't forget Nkotb! Lol
    Biggest fear- probably the same as what you said. & my dreams not coming true. I'm to much of a happy person to think of fear. So next question lol

    Nightmare- can't think of any right now lol

    Fav place-DL [Disneyland] hey I'm Snow White! :0)
    Fav Holiday- Christmas, Thanksgiving
    Fav cupcake flavor- hmm red velvet not that much a cupcake person once in awhile
    Fav MR movie- all of them, brings back memories
    Describe in three words-Love/peace&happiness these words that pretty much describes me the best

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    1. OMG I'm so happy you answered my 10!! Love all your answers! Snow White is a new answer- I've legit never had someone answer that before! Very interesting!! I do love me some Snow White... and the seven dwarfs! haha Oh, and The Cure- OBSESSED!!

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  6. Cute picture of you & your dad! Xo

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  7. I think I'm relatively new... but I love how you can get your humour across in your posts :) You obv deserve all your followers.

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  8. You have the most perfect music taste. Ever. I saw Brand New last week, I blogged about it- it was bloody perfect!

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    1. SO JEALOUS!!! I haven't seen them in a few years. I think I might be seeing them in May though- CAN'T WAIT!

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  9. love that picture of you and your dad!

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  10. I love you immensely. That is all. :D

    PS--I, too, love Diet Coke and fear car accidents more than anything else. Soul sistuhs.

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    1. UM- I love YOU immensely!!! Clearly we're meant to be BFFs.

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  11. That picture is AWESOME. I love family photos.

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  12. i totally love your blog its so funny. i'm totally a carrie guy too.
    please check out my blog, ok its not a blog, its my facebook profile.

    you can check it 'cause we're already friends. in fact, i'm your brother.

    sq

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  13. You still make that face. Often.

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  14. I'm a new reader and I am a Belle. Fact. She's a no shit taking brunette who still sees the good in people.
    (I also may be getting him indoors to grow his hair so it looks like Prince Adam's once he is de-beastified) OBSESSED

    www.shinypigeon.wordpess.com

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    1. Awww I love fellow Belle's. Any girl who can turn around a moody/beastly dude is my kind of girl :)

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  15. I'm a relatively new reader. I think I've commented a couple times before, but just wanted to say that I'm really digging your blog. I feel like your personality really comes through a lot and that we have stuff in common. I'm definitely a Belle kind of a girl as well, and I love The Menzingers. (Two random but relevant things we have in common, by no means an exhaustive list.)

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    1. Awww thank you Courtney!! LOVE that you love The Menzingers. Any friend of theirs is a friend of mine for sure!

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  16. Thanks for putting a smile on my face! I love the word douche and don't use it enough - so thanks for dropping it in your posts from time to time as a reminder for me to incorporate it into my daily vocab!
    Have a killer weekend, girlfriend!

    http://problem-freephilosophy.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hahaha I'm srsly so stoked to know that I reminded you of the word douche. That just made my morning :)

      xoxo

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  17. ariel vs. belle is a huge.

    i have to go with ariel because i have red hair but belle i feel like is a better role model because she turns down the greasy guy, reads books abd gets with a beast.

    but ariel-- a mermaid-- you can't argue with that.

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    1. haha glad you see things the same crazy way i do!! it's such a tough call! if only we could make belle a mermaid and set all of beauty & the best under the sea. then it would be perfect!!

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  18. You actually have no idea how insanely happy I am that your favourite band is Nirvana. It is brilliance. And I want to cry knowing that I will never get to see them perform live.

    And red velvet cupcakes are amazing. My sister served them at her wedding!!!!!

    And that is a pretty funny reoccurring dream. I have a reoccurring dream that my family is trying to kill me. That or a dog is trying to kill me and my family sits around having tea. That's probably a bit of a odd one...

    And For Keeps is possibly the only Molly Ringwald movie I am yet to see, so thank you for the recommendation and I will have to watch it asap.

    And I love your list and all the random facts about you!!!!
    XO Samantha

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    1. Oh my god- a reoccurring dream that your family is trying to kill you... That's HILARIOUS! I mean- terrifying. But hilarious!

      Let me know if you like For Keeps! It's a bit odd, but that's why I love it!

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  19. I'm a new reader! I love seeing your blog pop up in the reader because I know it's going to make me smile. I'm an Upstate New York transplant to North Carolina whose fledgling art blog has recently transformed into an everything else blog. I have a big stompy rescue dog and a love of ice cream.

    Princess-wise, in my total dorkiness, I have to choose Mulan because the girl has a sword!

    http://cottoncandyvespers.blogspot.com/

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    1. I've NEVER met a Mulan girl before!! Very interesting choice. Now I sort of feel like I never gave her a fighting chance. I mean, the whole sword thing is pretty cool. Hmmm...

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  20. Hey there! I’m a new reader from London and I love your blog! I love your sense of humour and your quirky personality! It definitely comes through and makes a great read!
    So loving the list and random facts! In response to a few of your questions…I am totally an Ariel… natural red head and all that jazz, but I do have an unreasonable fear of the ocean so actually I’d make a really lame mermaid! Ha I might need to think that one through! I have no idea what SATC character I am as I want to say Carrie but it’s probably a mash up of all four… and hell yes to Nirvana. Still get emotional watching old videos of Kurt Cobain. So sad.
    Might have to do one of these over on my blog! You know, I’ll just steal the idea if that’s ok!! :)
    Beki
    x
    www.beingbeki.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much girl!!!

      I'm SO jealous of your natural red hair. I always wanted something more interesting than brown. Lucky lady!!

      OMG- one of my favorite things to do when I'm sad is watch videos of Nirvana. I know that's weird. But it's oddly soothing!!

      xoxo

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  21. This post is SO cute!!

    My biggest fear is a car crash too.. I actually stopped driving in 2005 after I kept having recurring dreams that I got in a crash, and I haven't driven since :p It's stupid, but the dreams were really scary!

    Also I do the same thing bra-wise. Hey, it must be doing something gravity-wise, right? (I hope?)

    And Belle & Ariel are my favorite princesses too! Ariel was my first favorite, just because the movie came first, then it's been Belle ever since (except for right after I watch The Little Mermaid, then it's always Ariel)

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    1. Thank you so much, girl!!
      OMG- I totally get the car crash thing. It's TERRIFYING!! Like, you know what YOU are going to do when driving, but you don't know what everyone ELSE is going to do! Scary stuff.

      Also, happy to know I'm not the only bra-sleeper. I guess we'll find out if it works in a few decades hahah

      xoxo

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  22. I'm new here and I love your blog!
    I also sleep in a bra, car accidents terrify me (like sometimes we'll be driving and I close my eyes and can just picture it happening), and I love Ariel and Belle.

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  23. Some dude — whom I distinctly remember as being "weird" coming from me, that's a stretch — said that dreams about your teeth coming out is a signal of "growth. GASP! Or maybe I was just sitting with or thinking about a weird dude when I googled that... Hmmm. Have I mentioned that you're beginning to be my Lena Dunham?

    Love from Jo'burg

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  24. Some dude — whom I distinctly remember as being "weird" coming from me, that's a stretch — said that dreams about your teeth coming out is a signal of "growth. GASP! Or maybe I was just sitting with or thinking about a weird dude when I googled that... Hmmm. Have I mentioned that you're beginning to be my Lena Dunham?

    Love from Jo'burg

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