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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Stylish Blogger

Mary, at Tri Like Mary bestowed upon me the Stylish Blogger Award (you like that fancy wording don't you...)

First, thank you so much Mary (and please excuse the fact that it's taken me so freaking long to get to this. I'm a horrible blogger quite honestly...) But I feel the love. I love following her blog - she's such a sweetie! And 2011 is going to be a big year for her - lots of racing, a bike trip in Italy (which I'm so jealous of) and her first half Ironman. You go girl!

Alright, here are the rules of the award:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award (see above)
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 10 other bloggers. I told you, I'm a horrible blogger and I'm breaking this rule because so many people have gotten this.
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award.

Alright so 7 things...

1.) I was born in Queens, NY. I moved to Columbus when I was 10 months old. I don't remember any of New York. And I've only been back twice for day trips to the city. I'm hoping to go back sometime soon with the hubby and explore where I am from. From the sounds of it, I should keep the trip short and not look at strangers in the eye. I'm kidding... it probably isn't that bad. Boy would my life have been different though if I didn't move.

2.) I'm turning 31 in two weeks. It's funny because everyone asked me if turning 30 scared me at all. In all honesty, I didn't give it a second though. For some reason, I've thought a ton about turning 31. It sounds so old and grown up. But I know me. And I'm not old and grown up. Ugh... maybe I'll start celebrating the 2nd anniversary of my 29th birthday. That has such a better ring to it than 31. At least now I'm not the baby of my age group.

3.) I love french onion soup, but really it's only for the cheese that comes on top. And I eat all of the soup and the little piece of bread and save the cheese for last so that I get to eat the glob of cheese all at once. Today I had two cups of it at lunch (which I offset with a salad... yeah, sodium overload I know).

4.) I'm obsessed with reality tv. There was some talk on facebook the other day about the Bachelor. It started growing into what other shows do you want. Sadly, every show that was listed, I watch. And it's all the trashy ones that are the best. I know my hubby doesn't get it (but secretly watches some of them with me), but I never miss an episode of Real Housewives (of NYC, Beverly Hills and the OC), Jersey Shore, Millionaire Matchmaker, the Bachelor/Bachelorette, and Kendra. I've also been known to catch Bridalplasty, Say Yes to the Dress, Toddlers and Tiaras, and America's Next Top Model. And I'm so excited that a new Bethenny Frankel show is starting as well as Million Dollar Listing. Honestly what did we ever do without DVR?

5.) I'm going on a trip next week to a local ski resort that just happens to be 7 miles from a casino (score!). I haven't skied in a long time and that's fine, but what really gets me excited is that I get to play video slots. You know, the nickle ones with the fun "extra" games that you can play if you match things up just right.

6.) I often think about the fact that I can really live anywhere, as long as there's a post office. So why do I live in Ohio? It's funny though... I don't know where I'd move if I got the courage to up and change locations. I like the four seasons of Ohio, just wish that the longest wasn't winter. I'm jealous of people biking in shorts and tanks these days. Any place in the US have like two weeks of snow, maybe around Christmas and then it magically turns into 70's a sunny until the summer when it tops out at 85 with no humidity and then goes back to 70's in the fall with leaves that are the most amazing colors? Yeah, I didn't think so. I've been looking for that place forever and if I find it, I'M SO THERE!

7.) I love to grocery shop. Most people absolutely hate the task, but I actually look forward to it each week. I generally make a list on Sunday, cut coupons and then on Monday, when every one's at work, I head to the local store. I get a cart, and a drink (and sometimes a free cookie that are suppose to be for the children under 12 - but I always ask and the bakery ladies always smile and say "sure) and I just go up and down every aisle. It's me time I guess and I just do my thing. My phone doesn't work in the store so I am literally cut off for the 30 minutes or so that it takes me to shop.

28 comments:

Alex said...

Ahhh! I almost tagged you but I thought you had been tagged already.

Anyways-off to read your post! lol.

Christi said...

If you find that perfect place to live let me know and I will be there too!

misszippy said...

I think it's great that you love where you live, even with the winters! And I can be a bit of a reality TV freak myself...love Housewives NY. Bethenny is coming to town to speak in March and I think I'm going (really, should I admit this?). And you're SO young still. Trust me!

Kovas said...

In SoCAL you can have decent weather and drive to the snow when you want. I am trying like crazy to convince my wife to move but so far no dice (casino theme).

Rachelle said...

I'm obsessed with the E! reality shows like Kendra, Holly's World and anything Kardashian. *Sigh* Guilty pleasures.

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

love these. Casino...SCORE! And yes, I love grocery shopping too!
LC

Kelly said...

I LOVE grocery shopping, but only when I am by myself. WE have Wegmans here which is the greatest grocery store ever. As long as I'm not in a hurry and don't have my kids, I am in heaven!!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Would you be interested in being our personal grocery shopper? lol

Austin, TX. Great weather! And great places to train with an awesome amount of endurance peeps and no state income tax. If I could transfer to Austin i would in a heartbeat!

tri like mary said...

I went through the same thing when I turned 31. 30 was a breeze and I thought it would be smooth sailing but 31 was harder. 36 was even harder still. Funny enought I'm in WAY better shape at 38 than I ever was at 30 OR 31.

And yeah, cheese and reality tv. Heaven! ;-)

Kristin said...

I can make a meal of the free samples at my market! Cheese, olives, guacamole, pita chips, cookies, YUM!

Kristin said...

And NYC is harmless, we're so much friendlier than people give us credit for :) I'm in Brooklyn, but could be your tour guide!

DRog said...

Hi Colleen-
thanks for stopping by my blog!
I just looked at your race schedule, Im thinking of subbing in Chitown 26.2 instead of my trail marathon. Registration opens soon so I better make up my mind based on last year filled so fast.

31 is GREAT
and im also obsessed with Reality tv..thats a good thing:)

Derek

Caroline said...

thanks for following me!
you got a new follower as well~
love reality tv also!..too much!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Thank you for "bestowing" these great facts upon us. Best wishes with your training.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Great housing buys here in Florida and ability to ride year round and the added bonus..... heat training 6 months out of the year!!!!

Oh, we have 4 seasons also. Fall is 3 days, winter is 2, spring is around 6 days and summer is only 354.

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Kacie Darden said...

I would go to Austin too!!! But, I like being near family :-). Reality TV is such a guilty pleasure for me

She said I need a goal said...

Thank you for stopping by and following my blog! I have followed you back and look forward to following along.

I LOVE french onion soup too!! Now I want french onion soup..

Velma said...

What did we do without DVR!!!!

Kim said...

i love grocery shopping too! (except when it's super crowded and kids are screaming and im hungover). and reality tv is my thing too - unfort shaun HATES it!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love reality tv as well, only show on my list that is on yours is Jersey Shores

I live here because of my job

I hated turning 30

Thanks for sharing, these are fun to read

jessithompson said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Caratunk Girl said...

I totally LOVE grocery shopping!! It is one of my favorite things.

I love DVR.

You are young!! I am looking at 37 coming down the pike. I think really though, age is an attitude, you know?

oculartriathlete said...

Ok so we are so much alike. I LOVE french onion soup and now I want some, thanks. Plus I like to go to the grocery as well. I could spend hours there. I always thought I could be a personal grocery store shopper because there are so many people who hate it. I turn 31 too this year. Here's to all the 30 going to be 31 year olds this year!!!

Mark said...

You love French onion soup? That is no mystery. Every one loves french onion soup. It's a law I think, somewhere. Maybe in France.

Teamarcia said...

I am the same way with french onion soup!

Jennifer said...

I was born in Queens too! Cool. Shopping is an escape, I love food, so it's easy!

Wes said...

O.M.G.!! The things we learn on blogs. So the secret to a karmatic grocery shopping experience is a drink and a cookie?!? who knew? :-)

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