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Versatile Blogger

Hincks, half of the amazing duo that is Stinks and Hincks, nominated me for the Versatile Blogger award before Christmas. In all of the hullabaloo of the holidays, I completely forgot!

Thank you Hincks!!! The point of this award is to spread the blogging love and also share 7 random facts about yourself.Β  So here is my list. You must promise not to judge me for the things I am about to reveal.

1) I failed my drivers test the first time I took it.

So, in Oldham County, where I grew up and where my parents still live, you have to take your driver’s test in an actual town–no fake course. I was a nervous wreck the day of the test. And, I had to drive my grandma’s GIANT Bonneville because my car (a 1991 Volvo) did not have a working speedometer. Anyways, I did not even get to the parallel parking part of the test. It. Was. Bad. I officially failed for “scootching” at a Stop sign. There were about a million trees at an intersection and I HAD to scootch to see around the vegetation. It did not matter. I failed and sobbed many tears. Gosh, it was so humiliating and SUCH a big deal in my little 16-year-old life. However, 2 weeks later I successfully passed with flying colors–no worries.

I promise I am a good driver. Promise. πŸ™‚

2) Three years ago I won 2nd place in a 4H muffin contest.

(This is Chase posing with my Blueberry Sugar Doughnut Muffins and my ribbon)

While second place may sound all impressive, there were actually like 7 first place winners, 5 second place winners, and 4 third place winners. I lost points for unequal distribution of fruit. For real. As this was my very first contest, I had no idea that I was supposed to count and make sure there were 10 berries in each and every muffin. Whoops!

3) I have the most spectacularly awful and eclecticΒ  taste in music.

Honestly, my ipod has the most random collection of music EVER. Let me give you a little snippet of my playlist:

The highlighted selection includes:

1) The score from Pride and Prejudice.

2) Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” (Gotta love the 80s!).

3)Β  “Come on Elileen”Β  (Awesome).

4) Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” (A little something current).

5) Freak Nasty’s “Da Dip” (Yes, I know every single word).

6) Jay Z “Big Pimpin'” (I wish I was kidding).

7) Kellis’ “Milkshake” (As in “Brings the boy to the yard…”

Um, yeah, no judgment right?

4) I LOVE cheese plates with all of my heart.

I love love love cheese plates. Chase and I used to go on cheese plate dates out first two years of marriage because we could go to nice places, super early, and make the appetizer cheese plate our dinner = Frugal Frog! However, since becoming Paleo I have had nary a cheese plate. Golly geez, I miss them!

5)Β  The first time I ordered an alcoholic beverage was on my honeymoon:

I have ordered an alcoholic beverage thrice in my life. The first time, on my honeymoon, I decided to go for a mudslide–HA! Um, that was a mistake. I think I got through approximately 1/8 tsp and then my mouth started to burn from the liquor. I then decided I would much rather drink a delicious milkshake plain than ruin it with vodka. Literally, my tastebuds have an aversion to alcohol and I have now accepted it. Just iced tea for me, please!

6) I once had an eye patch.

Clearly, I do not have one in this picture, but I was the same age (5) when I got in the major Big Wheel Accident of 1990. Basically I was cruising down a hill in my big wheel and scratched my cornea on something. We had to go to the Emergency Room and I had to wear an eye patch (with a ducky band-aid) for a week.

7)Β  My most favorite show in the whole world used to be “Hey Dude.”

I grew my hair out expressly for the purpose of having a side braid like Melanie did in the credits. I wanted to BE her.

(She is now married to Ben Stiller, and she is still super cute!)

Now I get to tag all of my bloggy friends! Hincks did not mention a certain amount of tags, so I am going to go crazy!

Emmy from Wine&Butter

Colleen from Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill

Katie from KatekDid

Pam from Pamcakes&Coffee

Amy from Healthy, Hungry and Happy

Julie from Spinach and Sprinkles

Liz from Southern Charm

Kathryn from Flopoodle

Corrie Anne from Corrie Anne

Tessa from Amazing Asset

Marcella from Sweet Marcella

Kimmy from Eat, Live, and Blog

Adri from Foodie Be Fit

Erica from For The Sake of Cake

Brittany from Itty Bits of Balance

If I forgot anyone, please consider yourself tagged. I LOVE learning random things about people!


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

31 responses »

  1. I’m glad I now know that if I ever enter a muffin contest, I better evenly distribute my fruit. Crazy judges!!

    I love the picture of you on the porch swing–such a cute 5 year old!

    Thanks for the tag!! πŸ™‚

    • I know, isn’t it crazy to think of the judges counting the blueberries in each muffin–so strange!

      My mom was an excellent stylist! She was always meticulous at selecting our outfits. She still is!

  2. This post is amazing! Ahhhhhmazing! I learned so many great things about you! I can’t wait to school you all of the crazy things aboutm me πŸ˜‰ How fun!!

  3. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Aw! Thank you for the tag πŸ˜€
    Okay, every time you post I feel like we are even MORE similar! The first time I EVER drank alcohol in my life was on my 21st birthday, and I mean come on– we all know how many people don’t wait around for that haha.

    And I love that you have Katy Perry, LMFAO and Dashboard all in your iTunes. Touche’ 8)

  4. Thanks for the tag! I will have fun coming up with some random facts today! πŸ™‚ I also still need to write down my goals for this year!!

  5. Your music is just like mine. I get made fun of all the time for my mixed cds. But really, I like a little of everything πŸ™‚

    Congrats on the Versatile Blogger award!!

    And thanks for the tag … my wheels are turning πŸ™‚

    • My friends always made fun of my mixed CD’s too! However, I think they were quite splendid! You never know what kind of music mood will hit on a long trip and my cd’s account for anything and everything!

  6. OHMYGOD!!! Heeeey Duuude. I LOVED that show. Or Camp Anawana?

  7. So fun! I love learning random facts about people πŸ™‚ I also love cheese plates…and 80’s music πŸ˜€

  8. Unequal distribution of fruit??!?!? Haha. I love it. And I totally feel the same about alcoholic drinks. Overrated. Lol.

  9. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

    Thanks for tagging me! I love learning new facts about you!

    I feel the same about alcoholic drinks as well. I really don’t like it much unless it’s for a special occasion.

  10. I loved Hey Dude, too! And of course, Salute Your Shorts! haha

  11. You wouldn’t be talking about Oldham County, Kentucky, would you? I grew up in Trimble County, and just happened to stumble across your blog while looking for paleo runners. Small world! I can’t wait to try some of the yummy recipes you have posted!

    • YES!!!!! A fellow Kentuckian! My grandma actually lives in Milton, Kentucky (super close to Trimble County, right?!) Wow!!! Do you still live in KY? I am always thrilled to meet fellow Paleo runners!

      • I grew up in Milton, which is in Trimble County! I am now right across the river in Madison, Indiana. You’re right, it’s always exciting to find other Paleo runners! Not too much of that in this part of the world yet πŸ™‚

  12. Good ol’ 4H – I used to be involved in that, too. πŸ™‚ I hated wearing the awful white outfit and green hat! Did you have to wear that too??

    I wish I didn’t like the taste of wine but it is so dang good! We just started another whole30 so no vino for me and I think I’m going to be extra ambitious and shoot for 60 days instead of 30. I think you should join in on the fun! πŸ™‚

    • I never had to wear the outfit–phew! I dodged a bullet on that one!

      I think I am totally going to do the Whole30 challenge. I think I need to clean up my eating a bit and I think that will really help!

  13. I am so glad you filled this out.. it’s great getting to know you better, and learning some quirks πŸ™‚ That is too funny about the alcohol aversion! That is alright though, it’s not like it’s too good for you haha
    And congrats on a winning muffin πŸ˜‰

  14. Love this post! I am the same way with alcohol! Why ruin a good drink?!

  15. Unequal distribution of fruit…that is the funniest thing ever

  16. I like this post, enjoyed this one thanks for posting .


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