Wednesday, March 13, 2013

More things about me (lame title)

I get the sense that you guys are starting to either a) like me, or b) like hearing all of the crazy stories of my life, because y'all keep tagging me for things that require me to talk about myself!  I can't say that I really mind it too much, though, I mean, I'm self-absorbed enough to have a personal blog, right?  So anyway, Marianna tagged me in the 5 Random things about you game, and Nay nominated me for a Liebster award.  Do you all remember the ridiculous criteria of the Liebster?  11 facts about you.  Answer 11 questions asked by the nominator.  Nominate 11 more people, and ask them 11 questions.

Don't get me wrong; I get insanely happy anytime someone honors me with the Liebster.  I mean, it's fun, it's happy, and it's gratifying.  But we're gonna do the 5 version of the Liebster.  Nominate 5 people.  5 random facts about me.  5 questions to my nominees.  I'm going to answer all of Nay's questions though, because I flippin' love Nay that much, and I think you should too.

5 Random facts about me:

1)  I'm pretty OCD.  Like, we joke that I'm so OCD that I'm CDO... because I have to have everything alphabetized.  For instance, today we were labeling and checking in new lock boxes.  After we were done, I lined them up in numerical order, just like this:

I got really upset when my boss moved them and they were no longer perfect.

2)  I have a condition in my Right knee called Chondromalasia, which means that the cartilage has sustained pretty heavy damage.  My knee surgeon told me I feel arthritic because of this, and at 19 I was taking anti-arthritics for it.  I was also told I would never run more than a mile ever again without pain.  Just another example of me proving people wrong =)

Finishing the 5k at the Colorado Marathon!

3)  I have a lifelong dream of fostering or adopting special needs children.

4)  I have 3 aloe plants that sit in my window.  They are my favorite plants I have ever had.

5)  I have been at my current job longer than any job I have had since I was 16.

11 Questions from Nay:

1)  Favorite Quote:  "She couldn't have killed him.  Exercise gives you endorphins.  Endorphins make you happy.  And happy people just don't kill their husbands!"  --The great and powerful Elle

2)  What are you wearing right now?  Wow Nay... I feel like I should put on my "sexy voice" to answer this question ;-).  I'm wearing really old velour sweatpants with running shorts underneath, and a purple North Face pullover with my running shoes.  Just got done on the treadmill!

3)  Favorite M&M color/flavor:  I have a thing for the green ones!  And I love the dark chocolate M&Ms right now.  Peanut Butter are an all time fave.

4)  Biggest pet peeve:  Slurping hot beverages.  I can't handle it.  I will walk out of a room just to avoid screaming at you.

5)  Blog you read every day:  Oh golly... there are so many.  ShayTiffanyDustyMichelleAlissaWhitneyNayKimMariannaJenAlyx.  I could go on.  I won't.  Suffice it to say, I read a lot of words each day.

6)  My coffee order:  Lately it's super boring and it's a drip coffee with half and half and truvia.  But if Nay and I finally got to have our perfect, long awaited coffee date???  I would splurge and go with a sugar-free vanilla latte.

7)  Where would you shop if you had one day where everything there was free?  This is easy:  Harrods.  That place has everything!  Plus, you're in London, which is extra special.

Source: via Tammy on Pinterest

8)  Favorite blog post:  Since I read a lot, I have a hard time picking one that someone else has written.  Therefore, I am going to give my favorite post I have ever written.  That one is easy.  It is "You CAN do anything" and I read it anytime I stop believing in myself.

9)  Heels or flats?  Flats.  I have lots of them for work.  But I do love a good pair of heels for nights out.


My 4.5 inch platform heels.  They do great things for my calves.

10)  When you're not blogging, you...  try to live a life worth blogging about.

11)  Three people (alive or dead, famous or not) you would have brunch with:  My paternal grandmother, and Ammon's Grandmothers.  3 strong women with some incredible stories.

My 5 questions I'm asking:

1)  What was your motivation for starting a blog?

2)  What is your favorite song by Queen?

3)  What is the best brand of lip balm?

4)  If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you pick?

5)  Jillian Michaels:  Yes or No?

The 5 people I am nominating:

I have nominated a whole mess of people for Liebster awards, and I have nominated some people more than once.   This time I'm going to try to pick people I haven't picked before.  Spread the love around, if you will.  So if you have a blog with less than 200 followers and we're friends, but your name is not on the list, it's because of that.  I'm sorry. 


Go check these ladies out and show them all of the love, you hear me?!?!  They are incredible, and I love them all.  I know you will too!


  1. you are a doll!
    and your legs look uhmazing in heels. I can barely stand upright in heels. Being 6 feet tall, I haven't ever needed to added height... so I missed Walking in Heels 101.

    thank you so much for the nomination. I got this award a while back actually, but I will still answer your questions because I like them. :) and I like you.

  2. I'm OCD too about things... more like CDO just like you! =) And I love every song by queen, but my favorites are fat bottomed girls and that one they turned into a movie - flash (?). Wait, am I allowed to call it my favorite if I don't know the name of it? I like the Rhapsody too, of course, but it's over done.

    Have a super sparkly day!

  3. Remember how you said you read my blog everyday? That was sweet.

    Anyways, guess what? I knew a lot of this info about you already, chalk it up to reading about your life for a year now, right?


  4. I love that you are OCD, so am I! It drives Andre' INSANE.

  5. Thanks for nominating me! I wrote up my post already, so if you want to check out my responses here's the link :)


  6. I love that your fav quote is from Legally Blonde!! Do you think you will ever foster or adopt special needs children? I've told you before my sister fosters too little girls. She should be adopting them very soon!

  7. What do you do for your knees? I have chondromalasia in both and running is brutal.

    And... Feel honored because I'm reading blogs on my phone right now and had to switch windows three times to comment. :) lol

  8. Harrods does have everything. It's crazy.

  9. Thanks so much for nominating me, I truly appreciate it!

    So with you on the peanut butter M&M's too. I have been seeing some crazy flavors--mint, raspberry, cherry (eww) lately and I just can't do it.

  10. Hahaha love that Legally Blonde quote. One of the best movies ever!


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