11 Things You Probably Never Wanted to Know About Me

Remember in high school (before facebook and myspace) when friends would email surveys around? Time to relive the glory days!
 
The funny folks at Eye Laugh graciously nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award last month, and I never gotten around to passing on the favor.  But I was honored nonetheless.
 
So, yesterday when the lovely Kristen tagged me in her “11 Random Things” I figured I better participate this time around.
 
Here is how it works:
 
1. Post these rules. 
2.  Post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.
 
11 Random Things About Me:

1. Peter Jennings was my first ever crush. My 3 year old self was really drawn to his news delivery.

2. My husband and I got engaged after dating for 6 months.  When you know, you know.

3. I was in Show Choir from 7th grade until I a senior in high school.  I know my show tunes.  And I can throw a mean jazz hand.

4. I graduated with a degree in Communication and a minor in History.  I wanted to be a journalist. Then I decided in my last semester that I wanted to be a museum curator.  I am currently neither of those things.

5. I’m beyond uber nerd.  I was on the state championship Future Problem Solvers team in high school and we went to the national competition in Georgia.  I was on the 2nd place team in the state for an event in Science Olympiad.  I’ve also competed in Odyssey of the Mind and Space Design. 

6. I once read all of the Harry Potter books over a 5 day period and got so immersed I started referring to people as muggles (not on purpose). See item #5.

7. I pretty much refuse to eat clams, oysters, or any other slimy ocean creature. 

8. I didn’t start running until April of last year.  Now running is all I think and talk about. 

9. The only sport I kind of follow is college basketball because my college usually has a pretty bomb diggity team (currently ranked #13 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll!).  Considering Saint Mary’s has less than 3,000 undergrad students, I think that’s pretty awesome!

10. Princess Jasmine is the celebrity that most people tell me I look like (even though she is in fact a cartoon).

11. My dream jobs include bestselling author, Social Secretary to the President, and Executive Producer for the Oscars.

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Kristen’s Questions:

1. Do you prefer to listen to music, or no music, while running or working out?

During races or on the treadmill, I listen to music.  When I’m running outside, I don’t.

2. Where do you find the most support in your life?

Definitely from my husband and my parents.

3. Would you rather read the book, or watch the movie?

The book is almost always better.

4. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be and what would you be doing?

On a warm beach drinking fruity drinks and being warm. 

5. What is your favorite meal to prepare?

Aaron is the cook in our house.  

 6. How many states and/or countries have you visited in your lifetime?

4 Countries,  22 states (17 of those I’ve actually spent the night in…the other 5 were layovers or drive throughs)

7. Ever travel a great distance for a race?

San Francisco is the farthest I’ve traveled for a race.

8. Favorite flavor of ice cream?

Vanilla.  It goes with everything.

9. If your life was a title of a song, what would it be called?

Amy is a Punk Rocker (bet the Ramones never thought of that one!).

10. What is your greatest temptation (food or otherwise) that might cause you to be less healthy?

Cookies.  I can eat hordes of them at a time.  And Doritos.  I can never have them in the house.

11. What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you

Getting hit by a car causing hallucinations and temporary memory loss

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My questions for people:

1. If you could be any candy bar, what would you be and why?

2. What is your favorite word?

3. What is the one country that you haven’t been to that you will disappointed if you never get to see?

4. What is your craziest vacation mishap?

5. What is the one thing you would grab if your house was on fire?

6. If you could be famous for any reason, why would you want to be famous?

7. For you runners, what is the one race you most want to do?

8. What decade do you wish you could have experienced?

9. Which is scarier…getting your life adjusted by the Adjustment Bureau or having the Inception people control your dreams?

10.  Where is the best place you’ve ever seen a sunset?

11. What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery jackpot?

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For the last part, you’re supposed to tag other people.  Here is where I break the rules.  Most of the people I would have tagged already did this.

So I’m inviting you (yes you, even  my facebook peeps or people who randomly stumbled upon my blog today) to participate. The rules clearly say I’m not supposed to do this. 

So, if you feel so inclined, please answer any or all of the questions. And if you don’t, it’ll be the most awkward silence of my life. 

And, even though I’m not “tagging” people, I know part of this is to bring attention to other blogger friends.  I don’t usually follow or even comment on a blog until I’m fairly certain that I’ll actually read it, but the following bloggers have been encouraging and inspiring to me personally. From Kristen (linked above) and Jon who are working toward a first half marathon, Running in Mommyland who is about to run her first marathon,  Julie and Jenina who are training for Boston, and BearRunner who is jumping into an Ironman Triathlon, to Dave who has run races in 11 different countries (I just started following him, but I can tell I’m going to gain lots of knowledge). THANK YOU for being awesome!

Now, please answer some questions.  Because nobody likes awkward silences.

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8 thoughts on “11 Things You Probably Never Wanted to Know About Me

  1. I enjoyed reading these, so I thought I would try to answer your questions, its only fair!

    1. If you could be any candy bar, what would you be and why?

    I am a sucker for Butterfinger: Smooth on the outside, delicious on the inside!

    2. What is your favorite word?

    Redonkulous : It can be used in so many situations!

    3. What is the one country that you haven’t been to that you will disappointed if you never get to see?

    I would really like to get to see Australia!

    4. What is your craziest vacation mishap?

    When I was little I got lost on the beach at the Ocean, I tried to keep up with my older brothers and got separated from them and my parents… scary!

    5. What is the one thing you would grab if your house was on fire?

    My puppy!

    6. If you could be famous for any reason, why would you want to be famous?

    Contributing to something that matters, like medical research that makes a real and permanent difference.

    7. For you runners, what is the one race you most want to do?

    I really would like to do the Boston Marathon, that is my long term goal right now.

    8. What decade do you wish you could have experienced?

    Tough question, because there are pluses and minuses to a lot of decades, but I think it would have been cool to see the 20s. I think it woulda been a roaring good time.

    9. Which is scarier…getting your life adjusted by the Adjustment Bureau or having the Inception people control your dreams?

    I have a confession, I haven’t seen either of these two movies!

    10. Where is the best place you’ve ever seen a sunset?

    Oia, Santorini, Greece. My wife and I went before we were married, was a great pre-honeymoon!

    11. What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery jackpot?

    I would probably splurge on a piano first, and then whatever my wife wants!

    • Adjustment Bureau was a disappointment, but I would recommend watching Inception. I think the 20’s would be my choice too. I love Boardwalk Empire! Boston is also at the top of my list, but I may have to wait 20 years before I can meet the qualifying times! This is one circumstance where I’m glad females get off easier.

  2. 1. Smarties… I would become smarter

    2. EH

    3. Australia

    4.
    Broke my leg skiing in Vermont first time ever skiing… A week spent in baby sitting

    5. My laptop

    6. For my athletic ability

    7. Hawaii Ironman

    8.
    Our current decade

    9. ??

    10. Cuba

    11. Sports Car

  3. That is super impressive that you read all the Harry Potter books that quickly! I think anyone who spent that much time in the wizard world would easily find themselves using the “Potter” terminology! Haha! And I love that your first crush was Peter Jennings. That is awesome! I loved reading all your answers, and thanks for playing along! 🙂

    • Thanks for tagging! Reading for 5 days and 5 nights straight is something that I couldn’t do anymore. Back then, I was used to not sleeping, so it was easier (and the first 6 books were review so I was probably able to skim). It really did mess with my head. And my mom says that I would get mad at my parents for talking during World News Tonight because I had to hear every thing he said. How weird is that?

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