Awards for me!

Heidi from run.around.aroo. must have sensed that I was traveling this weekend and am hopefully far away from the Internet for two days. She was kind enough to tag me with not one, but two blog awards! I’m so delighted that someone is actually reading my blog and likes it! For the sake of my ego, I try to remember that I am blogging because I like to do it, but let’s be honest, it is way more fun when there are readers involved. 🙂

With these two awards I have been tasked with coming up with ten interesting facts about me. I’m not all that interesting, so this may prove to be a challenging activity, but I’ll give it a shot.

  1. I am left-handed, except for scissors and knives. I couldn’t use scissors or knives left-handed to save my life. Scary, huh? Watch out for the lefty with the knife in her right hand. I seem to be right-footed, well, with snowboarding and waterskiing anyway.
  2. In theory, I like the beach. In practice, the thought of sand touching my feet makes my skin crawl in the same way that nails on a chalkboard does. I sometimes wonder if Chris would have married me if I had admitted that to him beforehand. He is such a beach guy. All I can think about is how I can get a piggyback to the edge of the water!
  3. At one point I was a reasonably good dancer, think ballet, jazz, tap kind of dancing. Today, I am probably the most awkward ‘social’ dancer that you have ever encountered. What gives? I seem to need choreography.
  4. I think that I am pretty well-rounded in terms of my quantitative and verbal abilities. I’ll let you surmise how strong my math abilities are. I will point out that I survived enough math classes to obtain an engineering degree. All indications point to mediocre all around.
  5. I often consider how much it would affect my career if I took a year off of work to sail around the world. I’m thinking it wouldn’t be ideal for my career progression, then again, never having the chance to sail around the world wouldn’t be ideal for my life.
  6. I spent the majority of my life being super afraid of dogs, especially big ones. Five years ago I would have wanted nothing to do with a giant beast like Duke. Today, I can’t imagine not having him. Good thing Tacia was so friendly when I met her! I thought she really liked me, but after watching how she operates for a few years, I have concluded that she is that friendly to anyone willing to pet her.
  7. I thought Chris was a weirdo when he insisted that we needed a mixer with a dough hook. Obviously my opinion on that has changed over the last few years. How do people survive without one? In fact, it was due to Chris’ influence that we got most of our ‘fancy’ kitchen gadgets. I wonder if it was all a ploy to get me to cook for him? Hmmm. He certainly doesn’t use them.
  8. If I had to pick just five foods to eat for the rest of my life, they would be spinach, blue cheese, balsamic vinegar, doughy bread, and oatmeal.
  9. After my first fall in a place without seasons, I can honestly say that I prefer to have them. Yes, even winter. It would be such a drag not to have the excitement of even just a few snowfalls and fall just isn’t the same without changing leaves and crisp, cool air.
  10. I got a new Trek Lexa road bike back in June and although Garmin says that I have pedaled 1632 miles since then, it has never seen a road. I got the bike when I was still fully in the morning sickness stage of pregnancy and I did not really feel up to testing it out outside. By the time I felt good enough to actually go for a ride outdoors, I decided that it was against better judgement to do so, just in case of falls. Maybe someday I’ll actually ride it on a road!
  1. Ken B. said:

    Well, Brit, as I sit here on the side of a Sierra Mountain road waiting for Christine to come pick me and my bike up because I forgot my roadside repair saddlebag and (of course) got a flat, I can say that there’s something to be said for riding on a trainer. Not a whole lot, but something. And as far as #4 goes, let’s just say that I’m really glad there was just one really easy calculus question on the PE exam…

    • Brit said:

      At least you are waiting because of a flat, not a crash! Although I AM avoiding both on the bike trainer. 🙂

  2. Jena said:

    Good stuff! I always love reading random facts about people, it’s the best way to really get to know someone.

  3. Lisa said:

    You’re one interesting gal! 🙂 Honestly though – fun post! You’re also well deserving of awards. I can also identify with sand on toes being like nails on a chalkboard. I like the beach, & sand is okay when it’s wet. But… When sand dries on my toenails it drives me a little crazy.

  4. I enjoy the fact that you mentioned balsamic vinegar. Vinegar really is a game changer and flavor VIP in so many meals. Sometimes I think I could swing apple cider vinegar out of the bottle, that’s how much I love it. Don’t tell anyone.

    • Brit said:

      Apple cider vinegar is pretty tasty also. Have you tried white balsamic? I think it has the best qualities of apple cider and regular balsamic. Best of all, it doesn’t stain my clothes when they inevitably get splashed.

  5. Blogging for “ourselves” is no fun at all. Sure, we’re broadcasting for ourselves, but we’re still broadcasting, so it’d be no fun without an audience.

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