Monday, October 28, 2013

FMM: What If?

Quiet weekend -- I blame my boss.  He recommended we watch House of Cards and on Friday night, we decided to give it a shot.  Well, way too many episodes later, the weekend is over and I have to go back to work.  We are going to California tomorrow for big vacation number 2 and I haven't even started to pack.  Didn't even get out my suitcase...  Oops.  Guess it's going to be a late night tonight, especially since I'm expecting today will be very busy at work.  The only other things I did this weekend were run 13 miles and have a friend over for breakfast and to see our Europe pictures.  The run was a mess.  The slowest 13 miles I've done in more years than I can count.  I rolled my ankle on Wed and therefore took several days off from exercise.  The ankle is still swollen and actually seems to be bruising.  Ugh.  But the good news is that there is no pain when I'm walking or running, as long as my foot is on a level surface.  It hurts like crazy if I touch it or if my ankle rolls outward at all.  Not good since I'm supposed to do my first trail race ever while we're in California -- a half marathon in Muir Woods.  Oh well, hopefully a couple more days will make it get better. 

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What If?
1. If you had something in your teeth would you want someone to tell you, or would you prefer to figure it out on your own?  I'd prefer to be told, but if for example, I were in my boss's office explaining what I want to do with a case and he said something, I have no idea what I'd do -- I guess excuse myself and go find a mirror?  That would be a waste of his time and I guess I can see why it would be easier not to say anything...  But I'd rather my secretary caught me in the hall before I even walked in there! 

2. If you had to listen to one song on repeat all day today, which song would you choose?  I like that song "Over and Over" by Nelly and Tim McGraw.  I'm not a huge music person, but for some reason, when I think of a song playing on repeat, playing over and over, that's the song that comes to mind of course, and I like it enough to hear it over and over today. 

3. If you could trade places with someone famous, with whom would you trade?  I don't particularly want to trade places with anyone.  Angelina Jolie?   Sure, she gets to travel a lot but she has all those kids and those funny looking lips.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg?  She's older and I can't imagine that would be fun, and she probably has a lot of pressure on her.  Hillary Clinton?  I couldn't handle the criticism.  Norah Jones I guess.  She has a pretty voice and while I have a general idea of what she looks like, she probably doesn't get recognized a ton in public. 

4. If you could speak another language fluently, which one would you speak?  Well, I am already fluent in Italian and French.  If I could pick another, I guess I'd go with Chinese or Arabic since either of those would be hard to learn, especially since I've worked on Chinese for about a year and I seem to be tone-deaf, which is most unfortunate with that language...

5. If you could read one person’s mind right now whose would you choose?  My boss!  I'd love to know what things I do bug him or could be done better.  He doesn't give a lot of criticism, which makes me feel good that I'm generally doing well, but I'd love to improve.  He's a VP, so it would also be interesting to see what the difference is to get one more step up the chain. 

6. If you were forced to go back in time, which period of your life would you choose?  It might be fun to go back to early elementary school?  I don't remember worrying about anything then!  I'm quite content where I am, but it would also be fun to go back to the semester that I studied in Italy in college and the summer I backpacked in Europe.  And going back to when I had first started dating and living with my husband would be nice -- maybe I could set some solid expectations early about dishwasher loading.  Haha! 

7. If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?  Amazing Race.  I've never actually watched the show, but people have recommended it and I think I'd like it. 

8. If you had to give up twitter or Facebook, which would you choose?  Easy, twitter, since I've never used it!  I also went off FB on 1-1-13 (new year's resolution to stop wasting time on crap like that), but my profile is still there so my pics are still there and I can look up contacts if necessary. 

9. If you could have a present today, what would you want?  A gift card to cover the check for dinner for four on Thursday night at The French Laundry, with a few hundred dollars to cover some great wine too preferably! 

10. If you had to choose between celebrating Halloween or Christmas, which would you choose?  Christmas for sure.  Can't believe it's coming so soon.  I've only shopped for one person so far! 

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments! Happy Monday!


  1. Hello, Stopping by from FMM. I too can't believe how fast Christmas is approaching... and I too have only shopped for one person. I love this time of year but always wind up shopping last minute which stresses me out. Hope ya have a good week! I enjoyed reading your answers.

  2. I would definitely choose the Amazing Race. It's the only show I watch right now. I think you would enjoy the travel aspect of it, though some of the petty reality TV show drama gets annoying.

    Christmas is coming way too quickly! Yesterday at the supermarket they had crammed all the remaining Halloween candy into a small section to make room for the Christmas goodies. I'm not ready yet!

    Have a wonderful vacation. I don't know which I'm more envious of your trail race or your dinner at French Laundry. Either way I hope you'll write about both. Enjoy!!

  3. OMG The French Laundry!!!! I was going to guess that on Friday's post, but I wasn't signed into google on that computer. SO AWESOME! I'm excited to hear about the vegetarian experience there. I hope you'll blog about it!

    Have fun and hope that ankle holds up for the race!

  4. It sounds like you're going to be in my neck of the woods! I hope you have an amazing time - French Laundry is awesome! I'm guessing you don't have any extra time, but if you have some, I'd love to meet up with you if you'll be anywhere near SF.

    1. And you'd be an amazing contestant on The Amazing Race!

  5. Oh man, House of Cards is AWESOME!! I can't wait for the next season to come out!! Sorry to hear about your ankle. Hopefully it will heal up fast. Have a safe trip!