Monday, January 9, 2012

FMM: Getting to Know You

Since it's Monday and I am waiting for a phone call back (and why would I want to start a new project while I wait??), I thought I'd do this week's Friend Making Monday post, just for kicks.  A double post today for no good reason!

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules.  If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Getting To Know You

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?  This past Saturday was perfect -- a 10k race in the morning with hubby and my bestie.  Then lunch with 2 other couples and their kids (not sure kids are included in the ideal Saturday, but they were all relatively well-behaved for most of the time), then home for a nap (probably should have been cleaning, but that's what Sundays are for!), then yoga with hubby at our nearby Bikram studio, then a great dinner and early to bed so I can be well-rested to meet my Sunday running group dark and early.  Though lazy Saturdays where I do none of the above and just watch movies or read are good once in a while too! 

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.  Ugh -- the Bachelor (I hate to say it, and every year I say I won't watch again, but then I do).  Law & Order SVU (though I'm not loving this season, I still watch).  Southland (new season on TNT soon).  Not very exciting.  I don't love TV.  If I'm home alone, I'm likely to watch a Law & Order marathon, or put on movies all day (Lifetime or a regular movie channel) and just leave it. 

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them? Definitely take them.  I love taking pictures. 

4) Why do you blog?  I like sharing my thoughts and holding myself accountable to whoever may be reading.  It's also a good place for me to vent and to plan as needed.  And it's a fun way to look back on my life and see what has changed and what hasn't.  I was just looking back at last January and remembered how miserably sick I got several times last winter and just reminded my hubby to be glad we hadn't been hit with it this year.  A major difference from last winter's non-stop cold/infection. 

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly.  Facebook.  My local running store's page (for a race schedule and for training schedules).  That may be it other than work-related sites and blogs.  Wow, that's not exciting at all. 

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?  I'm not a Twitter person, so I'll just pick someone famous and living -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  I highly doubt she tweets though. 

7) List a few of your favorite snacks. Popcorn, grapes, apples, pretzels, granola bars, Pringles, wasabi peas.

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?  No.  Allergic to dander and to responsibility!  Haha. 

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?  My car, my phone, my running shoes.  I was going to say my house, but that's probably too broad.  Also in the running were my contact lenses and a sports bra. 

10) What’s your favorite drink?  I'm a water drinker.  Beyond water for non-alcoholic, I like diet root beer.  In terms of alcohol, I guess I'd go with red wine, though it completely depends on my mood and what the drink list looks like.  Just had a lite margarita last week that I loved so much, it turned into several lite margaritas, so it destroyed the "light" factor.

11) Do you enjoy cooking? Very much.  And I like baking too. 

12) Do you have children?  No, see above regarding allergy to responsibility.

13) What are your favorite hobbies? Running, yoga, working out, reading, traveling (and travel planning), jigsaw puzzles, board games. 

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing? For me it kind of depends on the day and the circumstances.  Generally I'm pretty outgoing.

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?  I guess I'd be more patient.  But maybe my impatience has led me to where I am now in my life and career, and I can't really complain about that.  Oh, I'd also like to make myself faster. 

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?  Don't really have one.  Matthew McConaughey (sp??? too lazy to look) is cute, but he's made some bad movies.  Guess I would pick Don Cheadle or Marlon Brando. 

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week? The week just started, but since this question comes on a Monday, I guess it means the coolest thing so far.  Either timing new runners at the track on Sunday morning, or going to a yoga class filled with newbies on Sunday night.  My day Sunday was all about being there to support people in new-to-them fitness endeavors! 

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?  Very close to my husband, but we're both far from our parents, siblings and extended family. 

19) List three of your talents. Proofreading, seeing/arguing the other side, being efficient.

20) What is your greatest attribute? I'm reliable and loyal.  I guess that's two.  So reliable. 

Now it’s your turn to share your answers. You can go back to and link up in the comments! Happy Monday!


  1. I love Law and Order SVU too. I haven't watched this season yet but I probably should try to catch up somehow. So jealous that you and your husband work out together! Have you watched Don Cheadle's new show "House of Lies"? It's hilarious and inappropriate and awesome. :)

  2. This season of SVU really isn't too good. New writers or something. Will check out House of Lies, hadn't heard of it. Thanks!