Okay, I kind of love being tagged with these random Blog Awards. I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s lovely to know that someone is actually reading this drivel.
Also, hello, easy blog post.
So, thanks, Lisa over at Cow Spots & Tales for saving you all from…that.
This award seems to have evolved as a hybrid of two awards.
But the bottom line is that I’m supposed to tell you ten things about me. I can do that!
1. Every day, I must Q-Tip my ears.
Must. I don’t care that the Q-Tip package says not to put it in your ear canal. IT FEELS SO GOOD.
And they have to be real Q-Tips, not the generic store-brand cotton swabs. The tips of the generic ones get all puffy and loose and threaten to dislodge themselves in my ear canal. (Which is probably why you’re not supposed to put them in your ear canal…)
2. I have lived in every major region of this fine country.
Except for Texas, which I do consider to be its own region. And in which I have absolutely no desire to live. Sorry, Texas. North Carolina is as far south as I go.
In many senses “home” will always be Washington state, where I was born and raised – but I feel fortunate to be able to associate that word with so many places and experiences.
3. I still don’t really know what I want to do with my life.
I really don’t. Any ideas?
4. I’m totally a cat person. And totally not ashamed of it.
You probably know this if you’ve been reading this blog for a while. I heart kittehs.
The art of food-dish stalking at its finest.
Because although dogs seem fun, as far as I can tell, their activities consist mostly of chewing on your personal belongings, urinating and/or threatening to urinate on your floor, barking, and whining. What a colossal pain.
I’m not ruling out the possibility of owning a dog someday, and in fact, I think it would be nice to have a canine running partner. But the part where you have to get up early in the morning so that someone else can go to the bathroom? Bitch, please. (Pun intended.) I don’t even get out of bed in the early morning for my own peeing needs. I consider it, then roll over and go back to sleep.
Also, my cats will never annoy everyone else in the apartment building by yapping all damn day, nor will they shit all over public spaces, inadvertently causing innocent strangers to step in their excrement with their brand new running shoes. (Guess what happened to me yesterday?)
5. Requisite random fact item consisting of things I will not eat:
Canned mushrooms, deviled eggs, sea urchin, banana peppers, olives, raw tomatoes, creamed spinach, black licorice, sauerkraut, blood sausage, Cinnamon Raisin bagels. And anything pickled.
6. Requisite random fact item consisting of things I have eaten (mostly abroad) that sound horrible but actually weren’t that bad:
Cow brains (best tacos I have EVER eaten), pigeon, goat, kangaroo, shark, snake, alligator, frog legs, fried crickets (they taste like potato chips), Durian fruit (smells much worse than it tastes).
Okay, that’s enough about food.
7. I’m afraid of the ball.
Any ball. It doesn’t matter. If it’s headed toward me, I’m diving in the opposite direction. I will never be a trendy kickball/flag-football hipster.
But on the plus side, this probably why I am sitting here writing this quasi-running blog today. Because the only reason I went out for the cross-country team as a freshman in high school was because all of the other sports involved flying balls. And I’ve been running ever since!
8. I love Chardonnay.
This summer, I went to the annual Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, VA. Even though I don’t blog exclusively about wine…it was a great time and there was OMG SO MUCH WINE. It was fantastic.
But being around people who are much more thoughtful/picky about wine than I am, I definitely got the sense that Chard is the new Merlot. Unfashionable. Too obvious. For amateurs.
Well, you know what? I love the stuff. I love it buttery and I love it oaky. I love it served young and fermented in steel barrels, and I love it a little older and earthier. I daresay it’s favorite type of wine. Even if that makes me unfashionable.
Be right back, pouring another glass….
9. I’d a million times rather have money to travel and do fun stuff than have a big fancy house and fancy car.
Renting is underrated. That is all.
10. Guess what? I’m running the CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON in Sacramento on December 3!
Good thing I’ll be able to put last weekend’s 20-miler to good use! I’m thrilled, and this race actually works out perfectly with my schedule. I’m beyond excited to see one of my best friends and former teammates, Newt (um…not her real name…and I’m sure she’s glad that her college nickname has stuck with her) who lives in the area. And hopefully run a strong race on a fast course.
(Also, we were planning to head westward for a wedding the following weekend anyway, so there are plane ticket synergies there, too.)
So. Still bummed about missing Greece, but now throwing myself in to training for CIM. Seven weeks to go!
I think I’m supposed to pass this meme-award-thingy on to some other people. I’ll go ahead and tag a handful of blogs that are perennial favorites…feel free to meme if you want to (and I know that some of you love a good meme…)
Cheaper Than Therapy
The Cookie Battle
Stylish, Stealthy & Healthy
Leftovers 4 Lunch
Meals for Miles Blog
110 Pounds and Counting
Braise the Roof
I know memes are fun, but perhaps these ones are done. So I won’t be offended if y’all pass, but just know that I tagged your ass.
(Oh yeah, I love to rhyme. How did that not make it in to my random facts?)
Until tomorrow, when we discuss serious topics like world financial markets….