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11 Things

The amazing Erica tagged me in her “11 Things” Post! Thanks, darling!

Here are the Rules:

#1: You must post these rules.
#2: Each person must post 11 things about themselves on their blog.
#3: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.

Here are my 11 Things:

1)      My favorite (and somewhat odd) food combination is cold chicken or turkey with ketchup. Love it. Ketchup is my most favorite condiment ever.

2)      In shopping for a house, the most important thing to me is a sunroom—so stinking impractical, but true! I am going to have it look exactly like this:

3)      Tulips are my favorite flower. I love them with all of my heart.

4)      I have a mild celebrity gossip addiction. I can literally tell you everything about every current celebrity. I. don’t. know. Why. For some reason they just fascinate me.

5)      I really want to want to run another marathon. I love half marathons and I feel like I could love running marathons; however, my last one was so stinking painful and such a time commitment. I am trying to  talk myself into the Marine Corp…

6) I am obsessed with gingham. I love it! I really want gingham curtains or a gingham chair. Love it!

7) My first kiss was when I was 16 and it was SO awkward. I decided that I was going to be a hugger for life. Hugging was MUCH better.

8) Despite growing up in Kentucky, I do not have a Southern accent.  I very deliberately tried not to get an accent, but now I TOTALLY wish I had a Southern drawl a la Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama. Chase wishes it, too!

9) Whenever I get super stressed out I visit Tastespotting and go on a hunt for recipes. Baking soothes me so it is a pretty good system.

10) I have read almost every single book by L.M. Montgomery excepting a bunch of the Anne of Green Gable series. Strange, but true.  I watched the movies so often when I was little that I became uninterested in reading the same tales. However, the 20 other books and series written by L.M. Montgomery that I have read are delightful!

Did anyone else have a GIGANTIC crush on Gilbert Blythe? I was fully prepared to marry him.

11) I am scared of the dentist. I used to brush my teeth too often and too hard so now I have receding gums. I am always terrified that the dentist will be sad at me because of this. Yes, am one of those super guilty/conscientious people.

And here are the answers to Erica’s Questions:

#1: What is your dream vacation locale?

I hate this question. I want to go everywhere! My “dream dream” location would probably be England. I adore Victorian literature and given my literature background—I feel like a fraud! I am dying to go to Hilltop, where Beatrix Potter lived. If you have not seen the movie Miss Potter with Renee Zellweger, you MUST!

#2: What’s your favorite movie of all time?

Pride and Prejudice—the A&E version which is a deliciously long 6 hours of endless amazingness. I am totally smitten with Colin Firth.

#3: If you could have lunch with any person – dead or alive – who would it be?

I once had to create a 15 minute “Charla” (a conversation entirely in Spanish) about this topic. I believe Lil Bow Wow, Nick Carter, and Jesus were on the list…but that was high school.  Now,  I think I would have to pick Kimberly Williams Paisley. She has been a “Friend in my head” since I first saw Father of the Bride.  For some reason I feel like we could be BFF’s.  She is just so nice!

#4: If you weren’t working in the career field you’re in now, what other occupation would you enjoy?

Chase and I are dying to become Bed and Breakfast owners. He loves chatting with anyone and everyone and I LOVE baking fun breakfasts and “tea time” yummies. I think it would be a blast!

#5: Dog person or cat person?

Dog person. All. The. Way. It is not a coincidence that dog is God spelled backwards. I firmly believe that there will be many dogs in heaven.

#6: What’s one big change you foresee in your life in the next 5 years?

This is a tie between:



Babies (2…no more, no less):

#7: What’s your favorite way to get in a workout? (A long gym session, walking the dog, 3 15-minute sessions throughout the day, etc.)

A treadmill run…anywhere from 6-10 miles…watching ridiculous reality television.

#8: What’s the last good book you read?

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion. It was brilliant, breathtaking, and devastating.

#9: Are you a sports fanatic?

I am not; however, I really want to be! I do, however, memorize the St. Louis Cardinal line-up each season. It is my wifely duty.

#10: What’s your favorite “special” breakfast? (When you have extra time to prepare something or go out to eat.)

An omelet with caramelized onions and basil—yummmy!

#11: Did you play any sports growing up?

I tried to play basketball for 3 years, but it just wasn’t meant to be. I played soccer for 12 years. I also ran cross country. I rowed for 6 years in high school and college.  think running was my favorite, but I would do all of them again in a heartbeat!

Ok, and here are my questions:

1. What is your favorite meal?

2. How many times have you been in love?

3. What is your Starbuck’s order?

4. Action/Comedy/Drama/ or Romantic Comedy?

5. What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

6. Have you ever received an “F?”

7. If you could have three house in three different states, where would you pick?

8. What is your favorite phone app?

9. What TV show/movie/music are you a little embarrassed to admit that you like?

10. What four items are always on your grocery list?

11. What is your favorite dessert?

I am tagging EVERYONE and ANYONE! I love knowing more about people, so if you have a blog–please post! And if you don’t,  you can give your answers in the comments!


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!

34 responses »

  1. Ah that sunroom looks so beautiful. It’s nearly 3pm here and I’m having to contemplate putting the light on to be able to see my computer- grim! Oh, and I also had a crush on Gilbert Blythe…

  2. I just did 7 facts about myself today too in fact! Loved reading these! I’ve never been in love, I’m embarrassed to admit I like watching the Kardashians, and 4 items that are always on my grocery list are eggs, sweet potatoes, kale, and salsa. I run out every week of them all!

  3. 1) I love ketchup! The only way my parents would get me to eat vegetables when I was a kid was to put ketchup on them!
    4) Next time we hang out, we need to talk celebrity gossip!
    And some of my answers to your questions:
    -My Starbucks order is a Grande Soy Misto. 🙂
    -I love romantic comedies.
    -My favorite TV show growing up was Saved by the Bell! I wanted to be Kelly!

  4. Ketchup is the best. I love dipping Ruffles into it… yummm. And thanks for the link to TasteSpotting, I’ve never heard of it before and it sounds awesome!

  5. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

    I love tulips too! They’re my favorite along with daisy.

    -I love saved by the bell as a kid. I wished I had a group of friends like that. Haha.
    -I love romantic comedy.
    -My favorite dessert is nutella crepe with strawberry and blueberry cake that I made recently.

  6. I wanted tulips to be my wedding flower! It didn’t work out but I LOVE them! 🙂 …..I should have read those books growing up-so good! I was never been a fan of ketchup but recently I have been diggin the stuff!

  7. That sunroom looks beautiful!

    You’re a Cards fan? I’m from St. Louis but have never been a baseball fan. Did jump on board at the end of this season though ! 😉

  8. Tulips are so so pretty 🙂 And we would have an awesome dinner together because ketchup on cold baked/grilled chicken is basically my favorite thing ever. My gram cries inside when I put it on an already seasoned piece haha
    My favorite special breakfast would be a perfectly prepared parfait 🙂

  9. So funny that you mentioned that you DON’T have a Southern accent because my mom asked if you did! I still need to do my 11 things post…gotta get on that!

    My favorite meal might be French toast…I love breakfast foods! And yes, I have received a few too many failing grades before.

  10. EEEEK! Im so terrible at sorting out these on my blog – but here goes!

    1. What is your favorite meal? Eggs Royale on a white english muffin

    2. How many times have you been in love? Too many!

    3. What is your Starbuck’s order? My CHOICE order is short soy chai latte extra hot – but I KNOW thats no good for me…

    4. Action/Comedy/Drama/ or Romantic Comedy? uh drama or romantic comedy

    5. What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid? Full house!!!

    6. Have you ever received an “F?” um no.

    7. If you could have three house in three different states, where would you pick? California, Montana (never been but heard good things!) and New Mexico!

    8. What is your favorite phone app? um. Facebook?

    9. What TV show/movie/music are you a little embarrassed to admit that you like? all of it.

    10. What four items are always on your grocery list? Eggs, kale, chicken (almost always!) and peanut butter

    11. What is your favorite dessert? (but if you were going to bring me one right now I’d ask for lemon cheesecake!)

    Love love love!!! xoxox

  11. That sun room is AMAZING! My favorite flowers are also tulips 🙂

    If you want to run another marathon, DO IT! I’m all for it!

  12. People always love to talk about themselfs XD. So here we go:
    1)What is your favorite meal? I love food. My mother loves to cook, so every meal its a great one. I have some favorites. I really love a good pasta with lots of veggies and tomato sauce, though i think my all time favorite is mashed potatos!!! yummy!
    2)How many times have you been in love? For real 2 times.
    3)What is your Starbuck’s order?There’s no Starbucks in my contry (Portugal) and i hate coffe (yak!!)
    4)Action/Comedy/Drama/ or Romantic Comedy? It depends on my mood
    5) What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid? SailorMoon and Sakura: the card captor!!
    6) Have you ever received an “F?”
    7) If you could have three house in three different states, where would you pick? I’ll trade “states” for citys: Aveiro, Famalicão and Vila Real.
    8)What is your favorite phone app? I have a dinossaur’age phone… with NO apps!
    9)What TV show/movie/music are you a little embarrassed to admit that you like? Princess Diary’s movie! XD
    10)What four items are always on your grocery list? Fruit, cheese, veggies and yogurts
    11)What is your favorite dessert? i have too many!!!!! strawberries with honey, chocolat and croaissants!

  13. I love this! I just answered your questions on my own blog:

    I look forward to your posts each day!

  14. I loooooove Gilbert Blythe! I mean… LOVE!!! Okay. Loved. I love Kevin now. But he’s lucky. Haha. I hate ketchup so much. What’s wrong with you? Kidding. Excep that I do hate it. I love that dog picture though. That made up for it. I had to pin that so I can look at it and smile later. 🙂

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