1. What brings you the most joy?
My little family. And this guy when he is more angelic than tantrum-er
2. What are your vices?
Trying to say no to that sweet tooth. This pregnancy I really don’t care too much for sweets, it is more so the salty stuff I want. I also tend to pick at my split ends.
3. What is on your nightstand?
Alarm clock, baby monitor, kobo, phone.
4. Do you have a secret talent?
I can play piano but I do not like to perform as I get major stage anxiety, so most people don’t know my musical talents.
5. What is your greatest indulgence?
Hmm. I think sometimes not caring about price – whether it would be groceries, toys, race fees. I’m pretty frugal for the most part so I don’t go crazy with spending anyways. I do like my savings.
6. What should every woman try at least once in her life?
Go to a movie all by yourself or even eat at a sit in/dine in restaurant. Usually everyone is so used to doing these activities with other people that even the servers look at you oddly.
7. What makes you laugh?
Grandpa age men wearing bunny hugs. If you know what a bunny hug is, you will know where I come from.
8. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Without sounding conceited, I’m fairly book smart. High school was a breeze (I had a 105% in Math…). So it’d be a big shocker for people to know that in undergrad I struggled quite a bit in the first two years almost failing a few courses –> one was ENGLISH which, yes, is my first language, and yes from my grammar here may seem awful, but when you are graded on stuff I did actually try to do my best. My english professor hated me essentially. I even got some of my friends who had stellar skills really help me out, proof read (not write stuff for me) and I still would get like 55%. It was awful.
9. What is on your bucket list?
I would like to train for an ultra (50K), do a few travel-to races, get back into the travel bug as there are a few places I would like to knock off the list before I ‘kick it’.
10. What’s on your feet right now?
My black work shoes that I actually should throw out as there is a little hole in the bottom of the right foot but then I don’t have any other black shoe to wear which means I probably should go buy one.
11. How did you make your first dollar?
I was stuffing envelopes for my dad.
12. What superstition do you believe in?
I don’t think I do believe in any.
13. What items in your closet do you wear the most?
Underwear. Just kidding, well sort of not, but I like to wear my workout pants all the time – that stretch with a growing belly is sublime.
14. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
A large sum of money from my family to pay off some work debt.
15. What is on your liquor shelf?
We don’t drink (pre/post baby) hardly at all. So surprisingly we have quite a bit in the liquor shelf. There is this Hot 100 stuff that when we were unpacking some boxes into our new house that this bottle was stuffed into, malibu, a few bottles of wine, some rum.
16. What is on your kitchen counter?
Which one? On the island, we have our dish rack and our organics bin. On the oven side one, we have a bowl of bananas. On the itty bitty one beside the fridge, is my water heater upper.
17. What would you never leave home without?
Wallet. Well, sometimes it is this guy as he can’t look after himself yet…
18. What movie has the greatest ending?
I think it is called Deep Blue Sea. It has LL Cool J in it and I remember this movie being the first one that the boy and girl do NOT survive, it is two men instead – so the love story couldn’t continue, which to me I was so surprised/happy that it didn’t fit the typical movie story line.
19. Who is on the guest list for your ideal dinner party?
Besides the regulars like family/friends, I feel like I am way removed from the celebrity area nowadays that I wouldn’t really care to invite anybody else.
20. What is one thing do you wish you had known when you were younger?
Things will change a lot over the years. Although it’s nice to get comfortable, don’t as when you do, everything will change. I also would have loved to know to treasure the time prior to babies arrival as you don’t realize how much free time you actually have and how much time I felt like I wasted!