Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Eleven Random Q/As.

Candice over at I Have Run tagged me for a few weeks ago about this 11 random things about me post.

This is SO running-related because a runner/blogger tagged me. :) Thanks Candice for lifting me out of a blogging rut.

First, we have the rules.

1. Post these rules.
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post.
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this." You legitimately have to tag 11 people.

Here are my 11 random things…

  1. I am beyond excited that my little brother is getting married in less than a month.
    My future SIL, Alicia, is a super sweet and beautiful girl. I am so glad they found each other.
Singaporeans get their bridal pictures done before their wedding day, in a wedding dress that is not THE actual wedding dress. I think those two will make some cute babies!
2. I live for power naps these days.
When I get home from work, I will, inadvertently, fall asleep either at my desk, on the couch, in bed.
Today, I had to pull over by the road and take a nap before I continue my drive back to the house.

3. I have been watching Ally Mcbeal episodes on Netflix. I used to watch it when I was in my early/mid teenage years but didn't quite comprehend all of it.
Now, I KNOW.
Like I really KNOW.
I really can connect and relate.

4. I have pretty much cried at every single episode.

5. In our household, our meals are multinational/multiethnical (Is that even a word?)
Today we had Indian food - curried potatoes, tilapia in marsala spice, saffron rice.
Yesterday, we had chicken fajitas. Last week, I made Chinese wantons/dumplings.
We also like basic spaghetti, Cajun pasta, chicken and dumplings and chicken pot pies.

6. I think I have figured out how to get clean clothes out of the laundry baskets and into their respective places. When I take the clothes out of the dryer, I take it to the room and fold it there.
As I fold the clothes, I put it in the drawers/hangers where it is supposed to be.
I love my system!

7.  I miss my dad. I mean, I miss my mom too.
But I particularly feel more for my dad these past few weeks.
Funny. I have never thought I would ever miss my dad. But I do.
8. Last night, I had craving for ramen noodles. So I made it. But that made me miss my dad even more.
My dad makes the best, most garlicky, peppery ramen noodles.
He used to make it for me at nights when I was younger. We would eat it together.
He never told me he loves me. But I know he does. He shows it all the time.

9. I have been on a cereal kick. I add a 1/3 cup of the right and 1/3 cup of the left. Pour in some skim milk. Breakfast for the champ!

10. I have grammar/spelling pet-peeves.
Example: "You are" is not "your" and you don't "loose weight" but "lose weight."  I don't like people/shops spelling things that should be a "c" with a "k" (such as Kool Smiles instead of Cool Smiles).

11. Lastly, I also have names pet-peeves.
Working with a bunch of kids over the past few years, I have been exposed (and traumatized!) by the names parents give their kids. Some of them have a super-multisyllabic names with spelling that is a mile-long. Some parents name their kids after cars/products. Some of them have names that look like it belong to a MySpace page... with extra "x" and "z".  Seriously, what is wrong with simply "John," "David," "Elizabeth," or "Jane?" 
Easy to spell. Gender-specific. Easy to pronounce.  

And here are Candice's 11 questions for me.
1. What was the last thing you ate?
Fish in marsala spice, saffron rice, and curried potatoes.

2. Where do you live?
In small-town Arkansas.

3. What is your guilty pleasure?
A can of frozen fruit cocktail / Sonic slush / Wendy's chocolate frosty.

4. What is your next race?
None on schedule now. Hopefully a 10K before 2012 is over.

5. What did you want to be when you grow up?
A journalist/writer. (I was a copy editor at a mid-size daily newspaper for 2 years).

6. What did you end up being when you grew up?
I am a speech-language pathologist now (which wasn't what I wanted to be when I grow up, but am loving it!) But when I really really grow up, I want to be a mother.  

7. Morning person or night owl?
Probably morning person.

8. What time do you get up in the morning?
6:45 a.m.

9. Baseball or football?
None. Running.

10. Where was your last vacation?
Singapore (for 2 weeks to visit family) and Japan (1 week of sightseeing).

11. What do you want to find in your Easter basket?
Easter is over. I didn't get a basket. :(

So here are your 11 questions.
1. Name something that surprised you this week.
2. What's the tastiest thing you have eaten this week?
3. Share a running tip you truly believe in.
4. What is the best race you have ever ran?
5. What's your dream/bucket-list race?
6. Do you skip breakfast?
7. How often do you have dessert each week (7 days)?
8. What do you like to read about (on blogs)?
9. Name a trait of yours.
10. Name a weakness of yours.
11. Name an item off your to-do list for tomorrow.

Here are my 11 people.
1. Mr. Determined
2. Aneta - My Running Bucket.
3. Christine - Dream Big Runner
4. Sabrina - Living in a Hayes
5. Megan - Little Daily Escape
6. Kristan - I will Tri
7. Vanessa - Gourmet Runner
8. Suz and Allen
9. Lisa - Chasing Bunnies

And I am stopping this tagging. I have to run (as in go).
But feel free to answer any of the above questions. :)
Peace out!


  1. I didn't get an Easter basket either but I bought myself white chocolate M+Ms - the best - so life was good.

  2. Thanks for tagging me! I just ate a small Frosty which was delicious!

  3. Thanks for the tag! I love reading those posts, you always find out new things! Writing this posts however is difficult! I need to start thinking... :)


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