Tuesday, August 23, 2016

40 Things You Might Not Know About Me

It's been a while since I've done a survey so when I saw this one on Heather's blog I thought I'd give it a try!

1. Do you like blue cheese? Yes! I'd always choose blue cheese over ranch dressing and I also eat actual blue cheese.

2. Favorite color? Pink.

3. Do you get nervous before a doctor's appointment? Not really. I do get nervous before dentist appointments though.

4. What do you think of hot dogs? Yum.

5. Favorite Movie? It Happened One Night - 1934 Best Picture starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

6. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? A vanilla latte... Every day.

7. Do you do push-ups? No, The only thing I hate more than push-ups is burpees.

8. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring, but I also love the new "mommy bracelet" I got for my birthday.

9. Favorite hobby? It's a tie between reading and running.

10. Do you have ADD? No.

11. What's the one thing you dislike about yourself? I seriously think my nose is getting bigger as I get older.

12. What's your middle name? Elizabeth.

13. Name three thoughts at this moment: 1) Wow, I'm only on question #13! 2) What should I eat for lunch? 3) Oh, I can't forget to look into the pumpkin patch train for October.

14. Name three drinks you regularly drink: The aforementioned vanilla latte, water, and cucumber soda... I know that sounds strange but it's so refreshing!

15. Current worry? All things related to I-think-we're-buying-a-new-house!

16. Current annoyance? My neighbor has a construction project that has forced me to keep my windows closed most of the summer due to noise and dust.

17. Favorite place to be? Home Sweet Home!

18. How do you ring in the New Year? We started a new tradition last year of appetizers and board games. And I'm always in bed well before midnight.

19. Where would you like to go? See HERE and HERE for a list of my dream vacations!

20. Do you own slippers? Obviously. I like to be cozy.

21. What color shirt are you wearing right now? I'm wearing my green Kennebec Mountain Run shirt.

22. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, I prefer flannel sheets year round. [See above re: slippers and being cozy.]

23. Can you whistle? Sadly... No.

24. Would you be a pirate? In theory... Yeah! In reality... No way!

25. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower.

26. Favorite girl's name? I love the name Ingrid because that's Swede's real name, but it was Jonathan's pick and a hard sell at first. My first choice was Annabel, which actually sounds a lot like... See next question.

27. Favorite boy's name? Abel

28. What's in your pocket right now? Nada.

29. Last thing that made you laugh? The kids being silly and cute.

30. Best toy as a child? I had one of those rocking horses on springs that I loved. [Do they even sell those anymore? It seems like the springs would be considered a hazard nowadays.] I wanted to be a Pony Express rider for a while there. His name was Gallant.

31. Worst injury you've ever had? I broke my arm just before kindergarten.

32. Where would you love to live? Within walking distance to all my best friends. Or at least in the same town. I am within walking distance to my parents which is really great.

33. How many TVs do you have? One.

34. Who is your loudest friend? Hmm... We are a pretty quiet bunch. Does Swede count? She hasn't learned "inside voice" yet.

35. How many dogs do you have? The one and only Gumball! By the way, Gumball's birthday is on Friday! She'll be five, which, if you go by the x7 rule, means we both turned 35 this month.

36. What book are you reading at the moment? The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. [It's not actually about goats or sheep.]

37. Favorite candy? I have a weakness for jelly beans.

38. Favorite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate Fudge Brownie or Vanilla Caramel Fudge.

39. Favorite sports team? Either the Colorado Avalanche or the San Diego Padres.

40. Favorite month? I've always liked August, because summer and my birthday and often a family trip to the beach, but I also like October as the quintessence of autumn.

That's all! Did you learn anything new about me?


  1. I love these kinds of posts! Always fun to learn more about someone :) Exciting news on a possible new house?!! I feel like I've read somewhere that our noses and our ears never stop growing?? Probably not true, but it's always stuck with me lol. I had one of those rocking horses too! When I was 3, I fell off of it and bashed the back of my head on our brick fireplace (hearth?) and had to get stitches. I actually quite strongly remember this!

    1. I have read that too about ears and noses, and old men always have such huge ears, Haha. So I'm right about my nose, I swear it was perfectly proportional to my face when I was like 25 and nowadays whenever I see a photo of myself I'm like, "Gah! Too much nose!"
      I think the house is a go! Very exciting but still early days.

  2. Gumball is a cutie!
    Your favorite movie helps me! I'm participating in a "fall film challenge" that begins in September (ask me about it, if you're interested.) One of the categories is pick a film from the 1930's. I'm not much of a classics watcher, so I had no idea. I checked my library (free movies!) and they have It Happened One Night. Yay!

    1. I hope you like It Happened One Night! Also I mentioned on your blog but my other favorite classic is The Philadelphia Story. Or there's always Casablanca - My daughter is named after Ingrid Bergman! Oh but I think that's from the 1940s.

  3. I love these surveys! It is always so much fun to learn more about my fellow blogger friends! Very interesting that you live within walking distance of your parents. It reminds me a bit of Everyone Loves Raymond. I've never heard of cucumber soda until now and would love to try it!

    1. My mom watches the kids 3x/week while I work so it's really great and convenient to live so close to them. We are in the early phase of buying a new house though that is a 10 min walk vs 5 min walk and that's definitely on the "con" list for me. ;-)
      I love random soda flavors - Cucumber and grapefruit are my favorite.


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