So today's post is all about questions and getting to know each other better. The questions are a mix of ones from random blog surveys. I hope you'll also answer at least a few of the questions!
Where are you most happy?
I have a few: Lake Park because it's peaceful and if you run in the early morning or at dusk, you might come across bunnies, turkeys or even a cute red fox or two; Chicago in the summer because even though it's hot and sticky you can't beat the energy of a big city; and the sofa in my apt living room, curled up with Eddie.
Running in Lake Park
Eddie loves to tell me all about his day!
What is your biggest fear?
That I'll end up trapped in a boring, unsatisfying life thinking about all the coulda, woulda shoulda's.
If you could eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
For someone who loves food as much as I do, this is a very tough question! It would probably involve guacamole, tacos, mac & cheese and a gigantic Peanut Butter Cup Crumbs Cupcake.
I would love eating one of these every day. My waistline, not so much!
If money were no object, what would you do?
I would travel to a new place every week. And when at home, I would sleep in, run and try a new restaurant every day. Or maybe I'd just spend my days - the warm ones at least! - laying out at Bradford Beach with a stack of magazines. Really, I think it would be less about what I did and more about the freedom to do whatever, whenever, wherever!
What's your favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving - because stuffing your face and being lazy after is encouraged ;) Plus, it's the day before Black Friday, which brings me to the next question ...
What's your biggest guilty pleasure?
Right now, it feels like shopping on Black Friday. People love to hate on this day but I've been going Black Friday shopping with my mom since I was a little girl. For us, it's less about buying tons of stuff and more about the tradition of getting up super early (we never go earlier than 4am) and enjoying a day of browsing and making a few purchases here and there.
What was the last book you read?
Once a Runner. It was okay. I really wanted to love it since it's always touted as a classic running book but it was a slow read for me - I found it boring at times and the main character a tad annoying.
Are you a clean or messy person?
Both! I am a clean person in that I shower twice a day and am always washing my hands and slathering on hand sanitizer. I also always make my bed and can't go to sleep without doing the dishes first. BUT, there are stacks of magazines, shoe boxes, tennis rackets, etc. stacked around my apartment with small (sometimes large) dust bunnies scurrying around in between. When there's a choice between running a few extra miles or dusting, running always wins ;)
What is a pet peeve?
When others try to convince you that your path is wrong because it's not the same as the one they took. I say, live and let live!
What is the most interesting thing you can see from your kitchen window?
The view's not too interesting from my kitchen window but from my living room you can see the lake!
How would you describe your style?
Classic/preppy with a dash of boho - I will forever wear bellbottom and flare jeans!
Who knows you best?
My mom - I'm so fortunate to have a mother who understands me so well!
With Mom (also a UW-Madison alum) with Bucky cutouts in Chicago!
Join the conversation: Tell me more about you - answer one or more of the questions in the comments section!