Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another 11 Random Things Post

I have been tagged three times now for the 11 Random Things post so I had best get on it.  I love reading these posts when other people do them but have trouble with them myself.  I am always afraid you will be snoring part way through.

Here is how this one works....

1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them
6. No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people!

Here are my 11 Random Things:

1.  I am a cheese lover.  I eat all kinds of hard cheeses and soft cheeses and particularly love these little Laughing Cow wedges.  I am eating one as I type!

2.  I am a true GEMINI. I am a communicator. I used to get in trouble at school for talking too much!  I can pretty much always see both sides to an argument, and people have accused me of being fickle because I can barely wait to get finished doing one thing before going on to the next.  I always want to be in at least 2 places at once and can never find enough time to do all the things I want to do.

3. Which makes me want to believe in REINCARNATION so that I can do the things in my next life that there aren't time for in this one!

4. I love tea.  Pretty much anything but Peppermint or Darjeeling.  I drink tea all day long and all evening long, even in the summer when it is hot outside.  I particularly love the seasonal Fall and Winter spicy teas.

5.  I cannot watch horror movies. I just get too scared.  I went to a theatre to see the original Exorcist but ended up sitting in the theatre lobby waiting for my friends cause I had to leave early on into it.  I didn't even see the movie but could barely sleep for weeks afterward.

6.  I love language and grammar and words - the Communicator in me, I guess.  I used to write ad copy for a department store chain and loved it.  Spelling and grammar mistakes in the newspaper and on web sites jump right out at me, and I find them very distracting.  Having said that I would ask you to comment and point out any you find on my sites!

7.  I like our little Canadianisms... like the fact that we can spell some of our words with 're' at the end instead of 'er'... French vs. English ... words like fibre, theatre, centre, and litre.  I always use the French 're' version. 

8.  I used to be a clothes horse and totally wrapped up in fashion.  Now I find that hard to believe and so would anyone who has not known me for very long.  Living on a sailboat does nothing for your wardrobe!

9.  I love animals of all kinds.

10.  I drive too fast.  Enough said.

11. I love all sorts of puzzles such as crosswords, Soduku, logic (especially), cryptic crosswords and jigsaw puzzles too. The Captain likes wordsearch and jumble so we share the newspaper quite nicely.

I got tagged by Caroline,  Canadian Runner in Exile,  by Erica, Life as A Running Mom , and by Sara, Words to Run By.  These are blogs that I read regularly so will answer all three sets of questions.

Caroline's first:
1. What is your favorite brand of running shoes?
Nike or Saucony
2. Favorite book you have read recently?
V is for Vengeance
3. Letterman or Leno?
Leno but barely... not a fan of either
4. How are you today?
Much better than yesterday!
5. Who is someone you admire?
Sarah Burke, recently deceased Canadian athlete
6. Reality TV: yes? no? if yes...confess the worst...I won't tell anyone
The Biggest Loser
7. What makes you laugh?
Seeing someone else laugh
8. Why are the Kardashians famous again?
9. Favorite Olympic moment?
Last Olympics in Vancouver when Canadian Alexandre Bilodeau finished his gold medal winning run and his brother was waiting for him at the bottom... tearing up now recalling it!
10. What is something you cannot stand?
Poor sportsmanship, and injustice!
11. When is your next race?
May 13th, 2012

And now Erica's:
1.  What is your favorite time of day to blog and catch up on blogs?
In the evening
2.  What shampoo do you prefer?
Cannot pick just one as I change all the time.  When we are on the boat I usually use a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner to cut down on the amount of water I use
3.  What is your favorite detergent for keeping your running clothes clean?
I just use whatever we have but would like to try some of the special ones
4. If you were given some broccoli, eggplant, and tofu - what would you make?
A food bank donation!  Seriously, I might try a stirfry with lots of teriyaki sauce
5.  Gatorade, nuun, Ultima, or something else?
Don't care for Gatorade and just got some Nuun which I haven't tried yet.  Don't know about Ulitma
6.  Are you a running skirt fan? I can't wait to see how Erik answers this one though. Sorry dude. :-) Yes!
7.  Tell me about your worst running moment.
Would that be my aching hips at the end of 8 miles which is my longest run in a few years?
8,  Tell me about your best running moment.
Wednesday this past week when we finished our 5 miler and I was so elated!
9,  How many pairs of running shoes are in your closet?
10. What is your favorite place to buy running gear?
Other than winning it in giveaways?  I keep my eyes open wherever we go for bargains!
11.  Do you want to come to Maui and run in the Run and Walk for the Whales?
Yes, would love to but likely not a reality

And now Sara's:

1.  What is your favorite thing to cook? \
Very hard as I loooooove to cook.  I love homemade soups.
2.  What is your favorite book?
Trinity by Leon Uris 
3.  What is your favorite distance to run?
I think I haven't run it yet!  I am loving 5 miles right now though 
4.  What is your favorite season of the year?
Summer, absolutely
5.  What is your favorite holiday?
My birthday is Victoria Day in Canada
6.  Do you like to make lists?
Constantly and on anything I can find to write on!
7.  How many states (places) have you lived in?
I am a nomad. I have lived in many different places and we used to winter in the U.S. and summer in Canada
8.  How long have you been blogging?
Since the Spring of 2011 
9.  Who is your biggest inspiration?
Well, Sara, you are high on my list.  I think athletes and other people who work hard to reach their goals inspire me. 
10.  What is your favorite animal?
Can I have 2?  Sea otters and polar bears... okay 3.  Tigers.
11.  What is your favorite (non-running) outdoor activity?
Golf?  Sailing?  Biking? Nordic skiing?  I am so fickle I cannot commit!


So that was pretty fun for me... and now I will make up 11 questions for YOU!  I am not going to tag anyone though cause I know this has been going around and likely you have already been tagged.

But, if you read this, just leave me a comment and answer  at least one of my questions, okay?

1.  What was the last blog you read before this?

2.  Dogs or cats?

3.  Nadal or Federer?

4.  What is your favorite sport to watch on tv?

5.  Favorite breakfast?

6.  Movies at home or in the theatre?

7.  Turkey or ham at Christmas?

8.  Lipstick or lipgloss?

9.  Who is your favorite author?

10. What movie do you never tire of seeing?

11. What color is your favorite tee shirt?

I can hardly wait to read your answers!


    1. 1. What was the last blog you read before this?

      Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem:)

      2. Dogs or cats?


      3. Nadal or Federer?


      4. What is your favorite sport to watch on tv?


      5. Favorite breakfast?

      SoDelicious yogurt w/cacao nibs, chia seeds, mulberry, goji berries & if I have any left, gluten-free granola:)

      6. Movies at home or in the theatre?

      At home, for sure!

      7. Turkey or ham at Christmas?

      Neither now, but prior to we would have both!

      8. Lipstick or lipgloss?


      9. Who is your favorite author?

      Max Lucado right now:)

      10. What movie do you never tire of seeing?

      Titanic -- morbid, right?! There's tons more, but that is the first one I thought of. Oooh, Inception, too!

      11. What color is your favorite tee shirt?

      I'm not sure I have a favorite T-Shirt? Well.. I did steal one from my man -- it's super soft & has a funny saying on it -- it's gray


    2. . What was the last blog you read before this? rose runner

      2. Dogs or cats? dogs

      3. Nadal or Federer? neither: McEnroe

      4. What is your favorite sport to watch on tv? hockey

      5. Favorite breakfast? cappucino and cereal

      6. Movies at home or in the theatre? home

      7. Turkey or ham at Christmas? turkey

      8. Lipstick or lipgloss? lipstick

      9. Who is your favorite author? Marie Laberge

      10. What movie do you never tire of seeing? love actually

      11. What color is your favorite tee shirt? dark grey

    3. Yay! I love reading these post. And, by the way, I just tagged you too. :) It was hard to tag 11 people who had not been tagged (I like your way better)! We have a lot in common (duh I also like language and grammaer and tea (but not peppermint or darjeeling), but I am a Virgo.

      1. I honestly don't remember, I stopped to cook dinner!
      2. Does both count? Right now I have dogs!
      7. Turkey - I already miss my mom's!
      8. Lipgloss or chapstick in the winter.
      9. Emily Bronte

      Fun post! :)

    4. My best friend and Dad are both Geminis and they are the exact same way! Very talkative and always trying to do two (or a hundred) things at once!

    5. oooohhhh I totally love these types of posts! It's such a great way to get to know a blogger better.

    6. Re: number 7 on your list - interestingly, in the UK we use the 're' version of those words too. I assume that changing to 'er' was an Americanism, much like removing the 'u' from words like 'colour'...

    7. Dog person

      Ham at Christmas

      Auburn Wrestling T-shirt that's all broken in and soft


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