Friday, September 12, 2014

Fun for Friday - 10 Things About Me

Well we made it to Friday! Of course around here (as in my blog) that means Fun for Friday. This week I'm "borrowing" an idea from Tara at Running 'n' Reading and sharing 10 Things About Me.

You should stop by Tara's blog and say hi. She happens to live in the same city (though we've not met yet), she's a runner who also is running the 3 Bridges Marathon in December as her first full as well (though this is her 2nd to train for as the Little Rock ended up being called this year because of weather), and if you like to read, you're in luck there too!

1. My mom chose my first name based on a soap opera character she liked. My middle name, Rosa, comes from my great-grandmother.

2. I hated having red hair as a child. One uncle called me Red, there was a boy in school who always called me Big Red (as in the gum). Now that I'm older, I wish the red showed through more.

You can sort of see the red here, it seems to change based on lighting these days
3. My favorite flower is the rose, and it probably has a lot to do with my middle name.


4. I'm terrible at parallel parking. I think it's mostly because I don't do it often. When I went through Driver's Ed, I was an amazing parallel parker. You would not know that now though.

5. The last meat that I ate was lobster. I gave up all other meat my senior year of high school (1993) but would occasionally have lobster or crab, like once in a blue moon because I certainly couldn't afford it. I think the last time I had it was 1995 or 1996.

6. I used to think I hated tofu because I had no idea how to prepare and cook it. No one ever told me to press it. Talk about a revolution in my life when I finally figured that one out.

7. I'm crazy stubborn. When I get something in my mind, it means it will be done someway or the other. Case in point was putting screws into shoes so that I could run outside when we had a random snow. The gym was closed but running was on "the plan."


8. I love to travel, but am not a good traveler. I get crazy anxiety, which makes me really testy. I hate riding in the car for any longer than an hour. I get car sick, air sick and sea sick. But gosh darnit I want to travel!

9. I really hate super cold weather. However, there's something so peaceful about snow. I guess I can say that since we don't have to contend with much of it here.


10. While I like to dress up, I've really started to embrace NOT dressing up. I think the turning point was when I had my blood clot and had to stay home for so long. PJs, house shoes, not doing hair or makeup? Fantastic idea. I used to be the girl who tucked in t-shirts for crying out loud. Now on the weekends I sometimes get annoyed at the mere idea of having to do hair or makeup and figuring out an outfit to wear.

Of course you know I'm going to now say, "Your Turn!" So let me have it. What's something about you I may not know?