Tuesday, October 25, 2016

40 Questions 2016

A week or two ago, a fellow blogging friend of mine named Emmers posted in reference to the below 40 questions list.  I figured it's been awhile since I've done one of these, so why not go all in and do the full list?

Here goes nothing!


1. Do you like blue cheese?
Um, if you put the word cheese on anything, I'm pretty much guaranteed to eat it.  I don't care if it starts with "blue", "stinky", or even "string".  If cheese is included, I'll probably eat it.  Maybe even if you write the word cheese on a piece of paper.

2. Favorite color?
Purple.  Though I also am quite partial to red.

3. Do you get nervous before a doctor's appointment?
Sometimes.  When I was pregnant, I was always a little nervous that something might be wrong.  But after about 15 visits with the doctor and my gestational diabetes nutritionist, I pretty much got over the nervousness.

4. What do you think of hot dogs?
Eh, I can take them or leave them.  I'm not a huge fan.  BUT!  If I do eat them, I like when they are a little crispy on the outside from being over cooked on a charcoal bbq.

5. Favorite Movie?
I honestly don't think I have one.  I do enjoy rewatching Strange Brew on occasion, and have watched a handful of vampire moves and TV shows more than I'd like to admit.

6. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Good, European style coffee.  I got a little spoiled after our visit to Europe and my husband bought me this for my birthday after we got back:


7. Do you do push-ups?
Um ... I'm a certified fitness instructor.  It kind of goes with the territory.

8. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
I should say my wedding ring, but I do love the secondary ring my husband gave me a few years ago for Christmas.  It's not fancy, and is just from Pandora, but I like it all the same.

9. Favorite hobby?
I think probably the best answer to this question is the reason why I do this blog - running and doing goofy things at races.

10. Do you have ADD?
No.  Though sometimes I feel like I do!

11. What's the one thing you dislike about yourself?
What?!  I'm not answering this.  We shouldn't focus on things we don't like about ourselves.

12. What's your middle name?

13. Name three thoughts at this moment:
What happened?
Where am I?
Who am I?


14. Name three drinks you regularly drink:
Water, water, and my morning coffee.  (See #6 above)

15. Current worry?
I'm a mom now.  I don't think anything worries me much besides my kid.

16. Current annoyance?
I suppose I can couple this with #15 above and go for the easy answer: poopy diapers.

17. Favorite place to be?
Relaxing at "home".  And "home" might be whatever location I'm based out of on vacation, not just the building my husband and I actually reside in legally.

18. How do you ring in the New Year?
With cheese fondue.  I'm not kidding.  That's a tradition almost 15 years in the making, now.  I guess this complements #1 above, LOL!

19. Where would you like to go?
I'd like to go back to Europe again and see more of it.  Our trip last year was such a whistle stop that we didn't really see much in each city.

20. Do you own slippers?
Yes, several pairs.  A girl has to co-or-din-ate!

Brownie points if you caught that reference.

21. What color shirt are you wearing right now?
Black and white.  Pretty tame based on my usual standards.

22. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Yuck, no.

23. Can you whistle?
Yep, though not super well.  Just enough to carry a tune.

24. Would you be a pirate?
Hm - I was just going to plug in a race photo here and I realized I've never run as a pirate.  Inspiration abounds!

25. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Anything gangsta.  Yo.  Word.

26. Favorite girl's name?

27. Favorite boy's name?

28. What's in your pocket right now?
Nothing, I try to keep them empty.  The feeling of sitting with stuff in my pockets grosses me out.

29. Last thing that made you laugh?
Something related to my little boy, I'm sure.  He's been starting to move around, so he's constantly getting himself tangled in things.

30. Best toy as a child?
Jem and the Holograms doll WITH blinking earrings.  I still have the doll.  Last I checked the earrings still lit up, too.

31. Worst injury you've ever had?
Childbirth.  And I was lucky to have an easy delivery.  Enough said.

32. Where would you love to live?
Somewhere near the ocean.  I'm not picky, within a reasonable driving distance would do.  I wouldn't need to be able to see it from my house ... though that would be nice.

33. How many TVs do you have?
Three that can be actively used - one in the living, one in the basement and one in our bedroom.  There is one in the guest bedroom that isn't plugged into TV service so it's basically useless right now, and I have an old tube TV with VCR built into it hidden in my basement storage (VHS is hard to find now - I might be glad I have that, right? *wink* Hoarding, buried alive.). 

Wow.  As I typed this I thought to myself ... why?!  I don't even have a TV show I watch on the regular.  LOL!

34. Who is your loudest friend?
Hm.  I don't think anyone stands out to me in this category.  Maybe that means I'm the loud one.  I hope not.

35. How many dogs do you have?
Since a few months prior to having my son, zero.  We had to make the difficult decision to have my old man beagle put down due to severe health issues, and I miss him a lot.

36. What book are you reading at the moment?
I actually just finished my nutritional CEC (continuing education credits) book for my group fitness instructor certification.  Now I'm on break!  Wahoo!

37. Favorite candy?
Lindt chocolate truffles.

38. Favorite flavor of ice cream?
I don't know the name, but it's made by Kemps and has Oreos and Salted Caramel in it.

39. Favorite sports team?
The Badgers, of course!

40. Favorite month?
April - the birth month of both me and my son!


  1. Yay!!! Thank you so much for the shoutout and for sharing your responses to these quizzes - I love reading the answers! LOL on writing the word cheese on a piece of paper and eating it because I totally relate. =) So cool about the potential pirate costume idea! And yikes on childbirth... that sounds terrifying!!!

    1. You know - child birth for me was more scary sounding beforehand than it actually was day of. Of course the physical recovery afterwards was a bit ... challenging. But women do this terrible thing to each other of hyping up how bad things can be. I'm here to tell you, it's not always SO bad! :-) Just bribe yourself with some cheese for afterwards. Or cheesecake. Or both. And a pizza.