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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Get to Know the Blogger...

I'm a little annoyed because I just spent 45 minutes typing this post and the internet decided to malfunction and Blogger decided not to save. Technology, you kill me sometimes.

ANYWAY, I'm changing things up today and doing something a little different instead of posting a recipe. For those of you looking for yummy eats, come back tomorrow! But in case you've been wondering a little bit more about me, the girl behind the blog, today's your lucky day!

Kristen and Abby both tagged me in this "11 Facts" game. I'm supposed to answer their 11 questions and then post 11 random facts about myself. I figure you get random insights into my life all of the time from blog posts, so instead I'm combining their lists of questions and answering 11 of them below...

1.  What’s your best Halloween costume to date?
It's a tie between the Flower Garden (green sweatsuit, craft foam flowers glued all over, and a mask that put my face in the middle of the flower, with a watering can in hand) and the Birthday Present (wrapped box with head, arm, and leg holes, curly ribbons in hair). Yes, they were both as nerdy and adorable as they sound!

2.  If you had to choose one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

Driven. I have a lot on my plate, I always have. I don't envision that changing any time soon. Thankfully I've been blessed with the self-motivation needed to handle it all!

3.  What is your favorite class you’ve ever taken?

Development of the Book, Fall Semester, Junior year of college. It was about as boring and useless as they come, but it's where I met and fell in love with Ryan, so it'll always be my favorite! So many stories from that class to share sometime...

4. Who is your favorite literary character?

Francie Nolan, the main character in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. If you haven't read it, you should.

5.  Are you a napper or can you do without naps?
As much as I like the idea of naps in theory, I rarely take them. I don't let myself sit still and relax for long enough to actually sleep so they only happen about 2-3 times a year (not counting road trips, when I cannot ever stay awake!). Apparently I wasn't much of a napper as a baby either!

6.  Do you have any tattoos or random piercings?
The whole fear of needles thing makes tattoos a non-issue, although I doubt I'd ever get one anyway. I do have my cartilage in my ear pieced. At 17, I HAD to have it and my mom accompanied me to the mall to get it done. I still (not so) secretly love it. My younger sister is 17 and recently did the same so I guess it's an age thing I never grew out of :)

7.  How do you like to spend the weekend?

I'm more than satisfied if my weekend includes 8 hours of sleep (both nights!), a long run on Saturday morning (bonus points if it's with Ryan!), worship at Reliant on Sunday morning, and good food & friends sprinkled throughout!

8.  What’s your favorite dessert?

That's like asking a mother who her favorite child is! I'm an equal-opportunist when it comes to dessert (or I just have an all-inclusive sweet tooth!). Still, when it comes down to it, I'm an ice cream girl. I come from an ice cream family. It's not abnormal for us to spend a few meals on vacation skipping the meal and heading straight to the ice cream shop. I wouldn't have it any other way!

9.  If you could go to any sporting event in the world, what would it be?

There's so many I'd love to witness firsthand...the Superbowl, the NCAA Basketball Championship, Wimbledon. However, if I had to choose, I'd love to go to the Summer Olympics some time, particularly for gymnastics and track & field!

10.  What was your major when you first started college and did you graduate with that same major?

I'm a fairly decisive person, so I'm not surprised that I entered and exited college with the same major: Business Management. That being said, I didn't stick with it for the heck of it, it was definitely the right major for me!

11.  Beer or wine?
Although I was born in Milwaukee, home of Miller, and now live in St. Louis, land of Budweiser, I have zero interest in beer. I can't stand the smell or the taste, much to the dismay of Ryan who insists it can be acquired. No thanks, I'll stick to wine (and cocktails!) thank you!

So there you have it, 11 new things learned about me. Now it's your turn! Pick one of the questions from the list and answer it in the comments or on my Facebook page. I want to learn more about my readers!

One Year Ago: Sweet Potato Hash (one year later and this remains a household favorite! We eat this all.the.time!)