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.