Hi! Literally, no one asked for this, but I decided to do it anyway. Here is a compilation of random About Me Q & A’s with some photos and memes for an added touch. I actually took a lot of time doing this and to be honest, it was pretty fun. So I hope you enjoy getting to know me and have a laugh or two at my expense!
Are you named after anyone?
No, however, my mom does maintain that the name “Amanda” was not popular in 1988, yet I went to school with about 20 other girls named “Amanda.” I just did a quick Google search, and the name “Amanda” is the third most popular baby girl name in 1988. Slick, Ma.
When was the last time you cried?
I haven’t actually cried in a while, surprisingly. I can be an emotional train wreck sometimes, so I am actually shocked that I don’t actually recall the last time I cried.
Do you have kids?
No, and we don’t plan to at this point. My husband and I both agree that we are more than happy with the way our lives are and decided we would rather be selfish, stay child free, and just spoil our niece rotten for the rest of our lives.
If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?
I would say so. I feel like I have a good listening ear and I give pretty good advice, plus I am pretty fun to be around.
Do you use sarcasm a lot?
I sure do, it gets me into trouble sometimes, to be honest.
What’s the first thing you notice about people?
Hair, complexion, and teeth.
What is your eye color?
A blueish green.
Scary movie or happy endings?
Fruity, food, and masculine scents.
What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?
San Francisco, CA
Do you have any special talents?
I am very creative when I choose to be and or want to be.
What’s your zodiac sign? Do you believe in it?
Sagittarius and yes I 100% believe in it.
What are your hobbies?
Blogging, DIY projects, crafting, and thrifting.
Do you have any pets?
Two, rescued tortoiseshell cats, named Lola and Lucy.
Who was your first best friend?
Mrs. Chelsea Parsons.
How tall are you?
What is the least favorite thing about yourself?
The barriers my mental illness has given me, such as self-confidence issues, anxiety, depression, and manic episodes.
How many countries have you visited?
Sadly, only Canada.
What was your favorite/worst subject in high school?
Don’t ask, I hated high school. I was so bad at math and science, I ended up in horticulture like Napoleon Dynamite in the Future Farmers of America program.
What is your favorite perfume?
Marc Jacobs “Perfect” I actually wore it on my wedding day.
What would you (or have you) name your children?
Zachary Jacob David / Emily Anne Marie
How would you describe your fashion sense?
Anything that I, personally, think is cute, IDGAF what is trendy, if I like something I like it, bottom line.
What phone do you have?
iPhone 12 Pro in gold.
Tell us one of your bad habits!
Diet Coke addict / Chronic Skin Picker (dermatillomania).
What’s your favorite quote?
“Sometimes the little times you don’t think are anything while they’re happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your whole life.” -Andy Warhol
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Are you left or right-handed?
Where do you want to travel but have never ever been?
What has been your biggest challenge?
Nearly anything and everything I attempt to do.
What does your perfect day look like?
A large, sugar-free, french vanilla, iced coffee from McDonald’s, after I’ve slept in until noon, and shopping.
What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?
What does your life say about you?
“At least she tried.”
How would your friends describe you?
Loyal, funny, strong, generous.
Are you a morning or a night person?
I come alive in the nighttime, I hate the morning, please don’t talk to me before 9 am.
Are you afraid of the dark?
I love the dark, I always have.
Are you on time or always late?
Always (fashionably) late.
Coffee or tea?
Did you ever participate in a talent show?
Absolutely not, I will spare myself the embarrassment.
Do you believe in ghosts?
Do you forgive easily?
WAY too easily.
Do you enjoy dancing?
I love dancing.
Do you have any phobias?
Trypophobia (fear when you see patterns with lots of holes), Arachnophobia (an intense fear of spiders), Apiphobia (fear of bees), Galeophobia (abnormally large and persistent fear of sharks).
Do you have any piercings or tattoos?
Pierced ears, once had my bellybutton pierced, and I have microbladed eyebrows.
Have you ever been camping?
I grew up camping with my family!
Have you ever skipped class?
Have you had braces?
YES! As an adult at 25 years old, so embarrassing yet so worth it.
What is one food you refuse to eat?
Italian sausage, I would cry literal tears when my Mom would cook it for dinner.
What is your shoe size?
What movie have you watched repeatedly?
I went through a phase where I would watch the movie IT every night, I know, I’m weird.
What should you be doing right now?
Exactly what I am doing right now! Creating more blog content!
What is one goal you would like to accomplish this year?
Get my blog off the ground and start being able to monetize, build my brand, and get involved in some community outreach programs.
What is the last song you listed to?
Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed (of course).
What is your favorite color?
Mostly purple, but I also love pink and teal a lot.
What is your favorite season?
Spring going into summer.
What’s your full name?
Currently, it is Amanda Marie Hudok-Crosslin (I haven’t legally changed my last name to my married name yet).
When is your birthday?
December 14, 1988.
Who do you miss right now?
My brother, Jake. Every day of my life.
Who’s your favorite fictional character?
Theodora Crain from The Haunting Of Hill House.
What was your favorite quarantine activity?
Cleaning and decluttering, it was honestly the only thing in Michigan I could do, we were on straight-up lockdown. I also spent a lot of time with my at the time, boyfriend, Sean, and we got engaged during the pandemic, we actually went to another state and bought my engagement ring.
What is your greatest achievement in high school?
I was once in a photography showcase at a local credit union for art class, and that was a pretty cool achievement for me.
Do you want to have a business?
I actually have had a business since 2017- Ella Eris Beauty, which I stopped working on in 2019, and picked back up at the end of 2021.
Do you love music? What is your favorite genre?
I love all genres of music, except country.
Old school rap or new age rap?
Old school 100%.
What is your favorite number and why?
My favorite number is 8, which I decided was going to be my favorite number when I was 8 years old.
Have you ever been on any bridge? Do you like bridges?
I don’t necessarily like bridges, but yes, I have been on a bridge, many times. My favorite bridge I’ve been across is the Golden Gate Bridge.
Where are you working right now?
I work for a Durable Medical Equipment Company, and I am a Medical Biller.
Which actor do you like better, Al Pacino or Robert De Niro?
Al Pacino! Come on, Michael Corleone? Tony Montana? How could you not…?
Have you ever voted in a US election?
Yes I have!
Who do you admire most, mother or father?
I admire both my mother and my father for different reasons.
Who are your favorite male and female YouTubers?
Can you remember the last time you laughed?
I think I laugh every single day of my life at one thing or another.
What would you do if a million dollars was given to you with no strings attached?
If I had a million dollars, no strings attached, I would pay off all my bills, invest in my business, buy my dream house, go on a shopping spree, and help out my family with anything they may want or need.
If you could only remember one lesson to take into your next life, what would it be?
DO NOT WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME ON THIS EARTH ON THINGS THAT AREN’T WORTH IT.
What would you want to be written on your own tombstone?
“BIIIIE! THANK YEW.” No, please don’t, write that on my tombstone, I will leave that burden on whoever has to bury me.
If you could be any animal for a day, what would you be?
Definitely a cat, I would sleep and lounge all day long.
What do you think other people love about you?
My humor and wittiness.
Do you like reality TV shows? Which is your favorite?
I love garbage, trashy, reality TV. What show do you think is my favorite? I’m kind of embarrassed to say…
What is the funniest thing you’ve ever seen?
Okay, so, in San Francisco my best friend and I were in Chinatown and there were these little yellow go cart kind of cars you could rent, and some girl was driving the “banana car” as we called it, and she was trying to drive down the street and a van was trying to parallel park and bumped her, not hard at all, but she was honking the horn and so angry we about died laughing. No one was hurt whatsoever, we were just in the right place at the right time to see it.
What is your snack?
Ritz Four Cheese & Herb Cheese Crispers, Reese’s Big Cups, Wonderful Sea Salt and Vinegar Pistachios, and Sour Punch Strawberry Straws.
What were you like in high school?
Quiet, kind of a loner, not popular.
What’s your favorite cheesy love song?
Well, that concludes, my Q&A’s! I hope you all enjoyed it and had fun learning a little more about me!
Do you have any nicknames?
Mandy, Manz, Sis, Sissy, mama, babe
Do you have any siblings?
I have one biological sibling, my brother, Jacob. He was born with a congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and passed away at the age of 18, I miss him every day! I also have one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law.
Where did you grow up?
To quote Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’- “Born and raised in southhhhh Detroooooit…”- Actually, I was born and raised in Wyandotte, Michigan, a suburb south of Detroit.
FUN FACT – despite what anyone from the “Downriver” Michigan area would like to believe, Journey’s frontman admitted that he “totally made up the geographical locale of “South Detroit.” and it DOES NOT pertain to any specific area, fact check me, I dare you.
BONUS FUN FACT– Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey is the official class song of the class of 2007 at Roosevelt High School, in, of course, Wyandotte, MI.
BONUS BONUS FUN FACT– Lucille Ball actually lived in my hometown (only for a few brief years as a young child) around 1915. Not much is known about how long the Ball family lived in Wyandotte, and the house was demolished in 1963. You can read about it here.
Where did you go to college?
Baker College of Allen Park in Allen Park, MI
What did you study in college?
I obtained my Associate of Applied Science in 2011, with a concentration in Health Information Technology (medical billing and coding, EMR, EHR)
What kind of music do you like?
I am completely obsessed with Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground right now, this has been going on for a while now, and I think my undying love for Coney Island Baby will probably never fade away. You can check out The Velvet Underground as well as Lou Reed in my Spotify playlist below.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I would love to live in Chicago! My uncles live there, and I have been going there since I was a child and have always been in love with it. Chicago is such an amazing city-big but not New York big, and very livable as well as accessible. I’m a Midwestern girl, what can I say?
What makes you laugh the most?
I love any kind of dark and satirical humor, things that aren’t blatantly in your face funny.
Who is your favorite author?
It’s hard to say because my book of choice will always be an autobiography over anything else. Fictionally speaking, my favorite author would have to be Stephen King. My mom introduced me to his books during my late childhood, as she was a big fan of his writing. I believe my first Stephen King book was Night Shift that we picked up from a used bookstore on vacation. Also, coincidentally, when I was in my mother’s womb she read Pet Sematary, and it is one of my favorite books of all time! Go figure!
Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
I absolutely HATE surprises! It gives me total anxiety when I have zero knowledge or control of a situation.
What are your hobbies?
Currently, I am really into ancestry research- I also just purchased an ancestry.com DNA kit and can’t wait to get my results! I am also getting back into blogging which I stopped in 2018, and I am re-inventing my brand Ella Eris Beauty.
What was the last book you read?
Hit So Hard: A Memoir by Patty Schemel. I actually listened to it on Audible, and it is incredible! A little backstory on Patty-she is the drummer of the band Hole, fronted by Courtney Love, the widow of Kurt Cobain. The book is an amazing depiction of the late 80s early 90s Grunge scene, giving so much insight to what was going on in the Seattle music scene and Patty’s overwhelming strength through overcoming addiction, trauma, touring the world, and finding out who she is. I 100% recommend this book to anyone into Grunge and or a tale of a badass woman making a name for herself in rock and roll and overcoming so much adversity.
Are you a clean or messy person?
A combination of both. I can be either really messy OR very organized, it depends on how I feel and or what state my mental health is in at the time.
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Apparently, I have been told I am an extremely aggressive person, so I would have to say my warning label would say:
What was your first job?
My first job was at Kmart in the shoe department for a subsidiary company called Meldisco that rented space in Kmart store’s shoe departments, which, unfortunately, is now out of business.
I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little better, and I hope we become fast friends! Feel free to leave some fun facts about yourself in the comments as well!