In the midst of the blogging summer slump (more on that Thursday) I’m opting for a fun survey. Fluff content, sure, but no one can dispute that surveys are fun to read….and answer. I have some newer readers so I’d love to get to know everyone too. Chime in with a few responses in the comments.
Jen from Peanut Butter Runner posted this survey a few weeks ago…thanks, Jen! I changed a few of the questions.
16 Getting to Know Me Things
1. What brings you the greatest joy?
Spending time with my family and friends. Pretty cliché but it’s the absolute truth. Also…a good run, time in the sun, Eagles football (preferably a win) and a home cooked meal.
2. What are your vices?
Nut butter (I always “need” another jar), Lululemon and naps. I haven’t been so heavy with the napping lately, but give me a lazy afternoon and I’m golden.
3. What is on your nightstand?
I don’t have a nightstand because my desk is close enough to my bed that I just use a corner of it for “night-time” things. But I keep my charger, lavender pillow spray, a notepad and pen close by.
4. Do you have a secret talent?
I have bionic hearing…when I choose to listen.
5. What should everyone try at least once in their life?
Yoga! One day I’ll get my dad to a class.
6.What makes you laugh?
My dogs, my sister (not in a mean way, she’s actually funny), Jimmy Fallon/Kimmel. Lately it’s been more Kimmel.
7. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Two things: I’ve never been skiing (yet I lived in the Northeast for 10 years) and, I might have mentioned this, but I hate mushy food. Mashed potatoes are a no go…it’s a texture thing.
8. What is on your bucket list?
Traveling! Isn’t that on almost everyone’s? I definitely want to visit all 50 states for sure. It would be great to run a half marathon in all of them too. If we’re talking specifics…the Pacific Northwest is atop my list.
9. What is on your feet right now?
Surprisingly, MATCHING socks.
10. How did you make your first dollar?
Babysitting. I think I started at 11 or 12 years old watching some younger next-door neighbors. Aaaaand the babysitting/nannying has never stopped. But I love kids and think it’s an awesome way to make money.
11. What superstition do you believe in?
Penny heads up…PICK THAT DAMN THING UP! Actually, when I see a penny that’s tail’s-up, I deliberately stop to flip it so someone else gets the luck. That might defeat the purpose of it naturally landing on heads but it can be a pseudo-effect. That’s what superstition kind of is, right? But I also won’t walk under a ladder. Safety reasons ;)
12. What sports did you play in high school (if any)?
I ran cross-country until my senior year. Love-hate relationship ;)
13. What items in your closet do you wear the most?
Well, I don’t keep my workout/lounge clothes in my closet, but those get the most wear in general. In my actual closet I’d say my Tory Burch riding boots and Paige jeans.
14. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
The most memorable (and often the best) gifts have always been unexpected gestures: my grandparents coming to my graduation, everyone in my family going to OrangeTheory with me for my birthday one year, care packages filled with nut butter and congratulatory flowers from friends. (Flowers are an instant mood-booster for me).
15. What is on your kitchen counter?
A few appliances I don’t use, like the coffee pot and toaster (not GF), but we also have a KitchenAid mixer, knives, cutting boards, olive oils and a Blendtec. We really don’t have a lot of counter space but just cram things together.
16. What would you never leave home without?
I’d say my phone but I (somehow) forgot it all day Sunday and survived for 6 hours just fine. Still, 99% of the time I have that, my keys, a water, wallet and a sweater.