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About Me, Just For Fun

Random Friday Facts

1. I’m not big on expressing feelings, but the song “God Gave Me You” (the Dave Barnes original and the Blake Shelton cover) will always and forever be emotionally charged and probably make me cry.

2. I’ve gone back and forth on liking country music, but I think I’ve firmly settled in the LOVE camp. Not the super twangy annoying stuff, but most of everything else.

3. In high school, I wanted a white Ford F-150. Then it was a yellow Nissan XTerra. I ended up with a burgundy Toyota 4Runner, which I think was a smart compromise on my parents’ part.

4. I coached for Girls on the Run for three years in college. It was the most enjoyable — and maybe most challenging — extracurricular I’ve ever participated in.

5. My family lived in a three-bedroom apartment for nine months while we were waiting for our house to be renovated. Imagine being an angsty fifteen year-old and going back to sharing a room with bunk beds. Not awesome.

6. I’m 24 and I still have to wait at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning while my dad “warms up the video camera” (read: stalls).

7. I had a Jack Russell terrier named Duke when I was younger. He ran away to the neighbors’ house, presumably because he was outnumbered by women. Now both of our dogs are girls. My poor dad.

8. My sisters are my best friends. I know this because we can go weeks without talking and months without seeing each other and when we finally do it’s like no time has passed at all.

9. On a related note, we used to hate each others’ guts, and my mom promised us that one day we’d get along. I guess Mom is always right.

10. Our favorite outdoor game as kids was a form of capture the flag. It involved throwing a cup of water on someone to tag them out. In the summer we’d play until we absolutely had to go to bed.

11. I really dislike fruity candy. Give me chocolate or don’t bother.

12. I don’t handle jealousy very well. GET OVER IT.

13. I basically despise fast food. I’ll only eat at Chick-fil-a and Subway-type places. This always made the trip home from out-of-town swim meets on Sunday evenings very complicated.

14. I think I will be a very good parent (someday) because my own parents did a pretty good job. I really believe in how they raised us — we turned out alright, I think?

15. I have been to Starbucks more often than I probably should in the past two weeks. I blame the holiday drink menu — skim peppermint mocha, anyone?

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Discussion

7 thoughts on “Random Friday Facts

  1. Its not your dad’s fault, digital cameras take at least 15 minutes to put presents under the tree. I mean warm-up.

    Same thing happened with me and my 2 sisters growing up. We were always 2 against 1 (not always the same 2), but now we’re best friends.

    Posted by Beth | November 18, 2011, 9:05 AM
  2. I love that your sisters are your best friends! My sister is my best friend as well πŸ™‚

    I love fruity candy… chocolate i could live without.

    Posted by Sarah | November 18, 2011, 9:34 AM
  3. RE: #15 – Last year I became a HUGE fan of eggnog lattes, however I didn’t realize they had 500 calories in them! Needless to say, I gained a few pounds. I will not be making that mistake this year. :^)

    Posted by Emily (@TriRunner302) | November 18, 2011, 1:08 PM
  4. #6 all the way. Mom does it for birthdays, too, so we are all lucky enough to have at least two of our I-just-woke-up-is-that-a-camera? faces documented each year.

    Also re: the candy — I’m the same way, but recently sour patch kids have been growing on me. Not sure if that really counts as fruity, though, since the sour is pretty much a flavor.

    Posted by Isabel | November 18, 2011, 1:28 PM
  5. Peppermint mocha IS the very best holiday drink that exists. No argument.

    I had “Toyota Tacoma {truck}” on my wish-list in high school, totally love those trucks.

    Posted by Heather C | November 18, 2011, 2:12 PM
  6. #1 – I LOVE that song, and sometimes am guilty of listening to it on repeat…
    #4 – AMAZING experience! I coached for a year of undergrad and my first two years of grad school. I wish I could do it again this year 😦
    #15 – I always get their chai tea latte, but this looks like a must try!

    Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

    Posted by triathletestrials | November 18, 2011, 8:32 PM
  7. Another 4Runner triathlete?? I swear I know more triathletes with 4Runners than any other vehicle. Maybe I should consider one for our next vehicle so that I fit in.

    “I’m 24 and I still have to wait at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning” – I’m 28 and still stuck doing that. I feel your pain.

    I can’t stand fast food either. Subway if I must. And sometimes an Angus Deluxe Burger from McDonalds as a post race treat.

    Posted by Kevin | November 19, 2011, 11:29 PM

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