I know it’s Christmas Eve and not that many people are sitting around reading blogs, but I thought I’d post anyway. Amanda from Pickles & Honey nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thanks Amanda!
Here’s how it works:
1. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer 11 questions given by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Create 11 new questions.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
Okay, I’m taking the lazy way out and not giving you 11 random facts about myself. I’m all kinds of random anyway. Here are Amanda’s questions:
1. Do you prefer the city or the suburbs?
Despite growing up and currently living in the suburbs, I really think I’m a city girl. Every time I visit a new city, I pretty much want to move there and I cannot stand how Atlanta is really just a big suburb. It’s hard to explain if you don’t live here, I guess, but it’s really, really spread out and not walkable at all. Plus, I don’t live in the city of Atlanta anyway.
See that city in the background? I could totally live there. That was Philadelphia, by the way.
2. What book are you currently reading?
I just finished Gone Girl. I really liked it but wasn’t happy with the ending at all.
3. Cardio or strength training?
I do both, but I prefer cardio.
4. What place would you most like to visit?
I went to college in Burlington, Vermont and haven’t been back since I graduated and I would really like to. Other US cities that I’d like to visit include San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and the state of Colorado in general. And then there’s the rest of the world too, obviously. Don’t make me choose.
5. Favorite kind of cookie?
I like a nice, warm chocolate chip cookie.
6. If money didn’t matter, how would you spend your days?
I can be really, really lazy so if I didn’t have to work, I’d probably take lots of naps. I know I’m supposed to say volunteering or something, but really, napping.
7. Do you prefer a more social setting or an intimate get-together?
I am actually pretty shy in real life, but I’m not introverted if that makes sense. I’m like a shy extrovert. I really like being around people and kind of hate being alone. But I’m quiet and sometimes don’t know what to say. And you can forget small talk; I am awful at it. So, it depends. If the intimate setting is with my good friends, then I prefer that, but if it’s like a dinner with two other people that I don’t really know, I’d probably prefer the larger social setting because more people would talk to me and I wouldn’t have to make extended small talk.
8. Coffee, tea or both?
Coffee, but I sometimes drink tea at work when I’m cold or bored.
9. What’s one of your goals for 2013?
I’d like to dress better. This is a constant goal for me and one that I’ve never been very good at. The problem is that I tend to shop at places like Target and Old Navy and the clothes I buy don’t always fit well.
10. Do you have a favorite blog post that you’ve written?
I like my marathon post. Unlike a lot of other bloggers, running a marathon kind of sucked for me. I did it once and had a bad experience and will probably never do it again (though, never say never, I guess). I’m not sure why writing about a crappy race would be my favorite post, but I guess I just feel like it’s a very un-sugar coated view of what running 26.2 miles can be like.
11. What’s the best part of a typical day for you?
I actually wake up about 20 minutes earlier than I need to each morning, so I can make a hot breakfast (usually eggs) and drink a cup of coffee and catch up on email, facebook, blogs etc. I guess the fact that checking my email is the best part of the day might say something about my wee internet addiction, but whatever. Candy Finnegan might show up at my house soon, I’m aware. (You know who that is, right?)
Okay, so since it’s Christmas Eve and you’re probably doing something cooler than me and not reading this (because of, you know, the Jewish thing, I don’t always go somewhere for Christmas, though sometimes I do.), I’m going to do the lazy thing and not nominate anyone. See question 6. But if you’d like, pick one of Amanda’s questions and answer it in the comments.