Monday, March 11, 2013

Liebster Award 2013

A very kind and humble thank you to Amy over at  Run with Perseverence.  That girl nominated me, even emailed me, and I am a terrible person who always says they're going to respond to an email, but it always gets pushed to the side...sorry Amy!

Here are my 11 fun facts for the day:

This drives some people crazy, but I really like watching movies with the closed caption on.  You pick up on so much!
I love watching TV shows on Netflix.  I’m currently watching Doctor Who. I looooooove it.  I always think each Doctor is my favorite, then the next one becomes my favorite. 
I try not to read books or watch TV shows too fast.  I feel like if I rush through them, I don’t get the full impact of what the characters are feeling in a certain moment. 
Because of this, I often have late fees at the library…oops!
My favorite late night host is Craig Ferguson.  He’s flipping hilarious. But I never stay up late enough to watch his show.  I must read one of his books one of these days. 
I watched a clip of Matt Smith (current Doctor Who) on Craig Ferguson’s show and I almost peed myself.  Bonus points for Matt Smith saying he likes to swim!
I refuse to acknowledge the fact that movies/tv shows are shot in any other order that the start/finish of the movie.  Anyone else?
When I was 3, my family was at a hotel.  We were getting ready to go swimming.  My dad asked if I was ready to go swimming.  I said yes and jumped in the deep end (not knowing how to swim).  He calmly took off his shoes and socks and jumped in to get me.  I came up laughing. 
I worked at my hometown’s city pool for 6 summers in high school/college.  My aunts and uncle, as well as my brother and sister that are close in age all worked here too over the years.  I have pictures of myself as a toddler swimming there.  When TeenSwimSis was little, as in 4-6 years old, she would come along with myself and our other two siblings and spend all day at the pool. I hope she will work there too when she is old enough. 
Even though I love swimming, lakes freak me out a bit and I don’t really like going in the ocean very far!
I was born on the 11th, so 11 is my lucky number!  I like that the Liebster Award has 11 random facts.  And my amount at the store today was $11.11!

11 Questions for my nominees1. What do you enjoy most about blogging?  Getting to chronicle my story.  I love going back and reading old posts.

2. If you had to pick only one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?  I've said it before:  Garlic Bread.  It's not something I have a lot and it is not something I go out of my way to eat, but when I do...I KNOW it is the ONE food I would eat for the rest of my life!

3. What is a goal you currently have for yourself, and how are you progressing toward meeting that goal? One of my goals is to not be afraid of riding a bike.  So far, not so much progress, although I did join the triathlete club at my fave YMCA.

4. What is the last book you read that you would highly recommend to someone?  I read "A Daughter's Hope" and "A Mother's Dream" by Francine Rivers.  It's Christian fiction, which some people scoff at, but I emotionally identified with the characters on page 3, so I was hooked.

5. Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
My family has made me who I am - both good and bad!

6. Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
I really liked my health occupations teacher.  She was always very kinda and knowledgeable.  And she always caved whenever I debated whether or not my answer that she marked wrong was right!

7. Describe a "perfect day" for you.
Last Wednesday was pretty good.  2hr delay due to weather, so I got to sleep in AND go to the Y before work, score!

8. If you run, what's your next race coming up?  If you don't run, what event in your life are you preparing for right now? I haven't ran consistently in forever.  I'm hoping to to a 10K this year!

9. What's the best piece of advice you've received? I know this isn't grammatically correct, but it was said by middle schoolers.  "Be who you be, and love who you are".

10. What's your favorite Bible verse?  If you don't have one, what's your favorite quote?  I don't think I have a favorite, but yesterday Ephesians 3:14-19 was really rocking my world.

11. What is your dream vacation?
I think somewhere with water and a nice breeze! 
I am not a cool blogger and am not going to tag anyone, but thanks Amy for giving me the opportunity to gab about myself! :)
Last week's weight: 241.8
This week's weight: 242.4
3 words:  Clearance Valentine's Candy


  1. Woo hoo congratulations! I think it's so interesting that you love to swim but don't like lakes or going into the ocean because I am the exact same way. I've gotten better at lakes but there are still times when I just know something's going to swoop in and snatch me up and it freaks me out! As for oceans, I have one word my friend: JAWS! Uh-uh, no way, no how, not going in there. Keep on keeping on and don't let that clearance valentines day candy get you down, it could have been so much worse, but you're a strong woman and can brush off those chocolate crumbles and move forward. :D

  2. I love to swim too. It's the best form of exercise... because it doesn't feel like it! I sort of understand your reluctance to swim in lakes and oceans. The thing about lakes that freaks me out the most is the drop off. I don't know what it is. It just seems like a place that a sea monster would live. My parents are moving to a lake that has an actual legit sea monster in it... So now maybe my drop off fears won't be so unfounded. But that won't stop me from swimming in the lake whenever possible.