Thursday, February 2, 2012

My 11 Randoms

Thank you Amber and Nicole for tagging me (oh and Brittney too!).  I think y’all know the rules of this meme by now.

It was fun to let my mind wander and see the nonsense that resulted J

1.) In middle school I wanted to get a second set of holes pierced in my ears. My mom said no, so I did it myself with a sterilized safety pin. They turned out fine, so she let me keep them. Years later she told me she was impressed with my tenacity.

2.) In high school I wanted my navel pierced. My mom said no. Nope, I wasn’t brave enough to do that myself, but any guesses about what I did my very first weekend in college?
3.) When people beep at me on the road I know it’s because I left something on the roof or trunk again. You’d think I would have learned my lesson, but I have driven off with coffee mugs, diaperbags, purses, shopping bags, etc. up there. At least it hasn’t been my kid.  

It’s pretty wild how it stays nestled in the roof rack like that.

4.) I never wanted a sister growing up (I have one younger brother). It would have meant I had to share more things. I think it would be fun to also have a sister now though.
My "Little" Bro

5.) I ended up giving birth via c-section. It wasn’t that bad. Stitches in the hooha sound even worse to me, and I get queasy thinking about it. The only thing that made me upset is that I had to endure 24 hours of labor before they let me have it.

41 weeks, 2 days pregnant. Get this baby outta me!

6.) I hated peanut butter and jelly with a passion until I was about 16. Then one day a friend offered me a piece of her sandwich at a track meet and I suddenly realized that, in fact, they’re amazing.

7.) Mr. Blondie and I sleep in a full size bed. The only time it was really uncomfortable was when I was 9 months pregnant (see above).

8.) I was once a contestant on a, episode of a dating show called “Change of Heart”. It was on the WB for 2 whole seasons. I’m sure you remember it.
9.) I once appeared on Good Morning America…wearing a wedding dress and diving into a 16ft tall cake in the middle of Time Square. It was a contest and  the woman who found the specially marked ring box inside the cake got $50,000 for their wedding. Yeah, I didn’t win the money. Luckily, I left with my hair and skin in tact, unlike some other participants. OMG, there were some ruthless bridezillas.

10.) I don’t like Star Wars, and I especially hate the Lord of the Rings movies. I’ve actually been tortured with seen every one of the movies, but could barely maintain my attention, so I can’t even recall the full storylines.

11.) In fact I don’t care for watching movies at all. I can’t remember the last time I was in a theater. At home, I need to be doing something else at the same time because I can’t sit still on the couch for that long.

Now the questions for me:
If you could have dinner with any one person (dead or alive), who would it be? My great-grandmom (grandfather’s mother). She passed away long before I was born, but I would like to know more about our family’s history. My grandfather doesn’t recall much from his early childhood. He was born somewhere in Eastern Europe, lived in Brazil until he was a teenager, and then his entire family moved to the US. I’d love to know what precipitate the moves. He also thinks he had two older siblings that passed away before he was born, but he’s not sure.

What/who is your favorite band/musician? Dave Matthew's Band. The Mr. and I have traveled to at least one concert a year since we started dating 8 years ago.

What is your favorite thing about being a "grown up?" Having the confidence to stand up for myself when I think something is wrong.

What is your least favorite thing about being a "grown up?" No longer feeling immortal. I’m concerned about cancer, disease, etc., and that it CAN happen to me.

Describe your best friend(s).

Mr. Blondie of course. We share the same values, but our personalities are completely different otherwise. Our relationship works so well because our traits complement each other instead of clash head- on.
Next would be my mother. I know she’s a reliable and honest source on everything from clothes shopping to child rearing advice. 

Early bird or night owl?

Definitely an early bird

Do you have a secret talent or just a talent that is unique?

No secret talent that comes to mind. I’d like to think I’m a jack of all trades…..yet I’m a master of none.

What is your favorite holiday?

Christmas. Even as an adult, I think it’s a magical time of year.

Have any tattoos?

No,  but I’d get the rings if I ever went to the Olympics, or the Ironman symbol if I ever did an Ironman. Safe to say I will never have a tattoo.

Why did you start blogging?

As a training log of sorts. And who doesn’t like to talk about thenself?

What is your favorite meal?
I could eat pizza 3 meals a day, everyday.
As far as restaurants go, one that stands out in my mind is Creolina’s in Ft. Lauderdale (recently renamed Bourbon on 2nd) I’ve never been to New Orleans so I can’t vouch for it’s true authenticity, but they have some awesome food.

Also, the Fountain Restaurant at the Four Season’s in Philly. My college boyfriend had a relative who was the manager there. Every now and then we’d get dressed up and stop by to “say hi”. Any food or drink we ordered would magically be comp’d to the price of a couple beers. Over the course of four years, I think I tried almost everything on their menu. Yeah, it was an awesome hook-up to say the least.

Yeah, I'm going to cop out......If you’re reading this and would like to join in this meme, then consider yourself tagged!

1&2) What did you want to be when you grew up, and are you that now?
3) What is your favorite month of the year?
4) What quote would you want people to remember you by?
5) Sweet or savory?
6) Do you like to celebrate your birthday or do you keep it quiet?
7) Where is one place you’d dying to visit?
8) Right or left side of the bed?
9) Dark, milk, or white chocolate?
10) Name one thing on your bucket list.


  1. I am shocked at #7. I don't know how you do it! I slept in a queen alone for many years before my pilot invaded my space. hehe And #9 cracks me up! Glad you made it out alive.

  2. You're an interesting lady! That wedding cake deal is absolutely nuts; sorry you didn't get the $50K. I think I only disagree w/ you on one thing here (I even hated PBJ until my mid-teens when I discovered it was great) I love Lord of the Rings. But, perhaps it's because I read all the books growing up - before I ever saw the movies. I'm with about being bored by Star Wars. ;)

  3. I remember that change of heart show!
    I'm right there with you on the pizza! The Dekalb farmer's market makes whole wheat pizza dough, it's really good and works for things other than pizza.

  4. I did the same thing with the ears! Except I didn't stop there... at one point I had 11 holes in my ears. And my navel. Very cool of your mom to be impressed with your tenacity... my mom just thought I'd lost my mind. LOL!

  5. I'm right there with you on not being a movie person. I think the last one I went to see was in LA back in 2007 b/c Chris needed a break from his family for a few hours while we were visiting for a week.

  6. ok, ok. I always wondered what kind of girl would do the wedding dress contest I know. hahahah. LOVE IT!

  7. I didn't know you were a big DMB fan. I think I've seen them in concert 25+ times!

  8. cool post!! OMG on the wedding dress one, ha! was it just one they give everyone or your real dress?! You look like a basketball preggers there :)