Five Question Friday and Ready for Fall!

Five Question FridayFive Question FridayHey guys! It’s time for Five Question Friday!

My amazing birthday weekend put me in a good mood and it’s lasted all week!. I’ve gotten a lot accomplished on our upcoming software release, got our monthly client e-mail newsletter out, worked out each day, volunteered with the track club, looked at vacation options for Clay and I around Christmas, taken a couple of breaks at work (*gasp* I even left for lunch one day!) and pretty much stayed sane and balanced- definitely a good thing :).

As far as this weekend goes, Clay and I are running the Camp RAE 5K Saturday morning, then watching the game around lunchtime. Hopefully, with our new quarterback, we can pull off a road win and maybe Clay and I can relax a bit afterwards since we’ve both been so busy with school and work.

1. Do you prefer your ice cream in a bowl or in a cone?

The best ice cream is a Baklava Sundae which comes in a bowl :).

I’m not a fan of cones at all- so much messier. I have had the chocolate dipped cones from Dairy Queen and they’re pretty good, but we don’t have Dairy Queen here, so I opt for cup if I get ice cream or froyo.

2. What do you love the smell of?

Right now, I really love the smell of my pumpkin spice cookies. It’s like they smell like Fall, seriously :). If it only felt like Fall outside; I’m so sick of 80 degree temps.

3. Giftcards or no? (In regards to gift giving…)

I actually like getting gift cards if it’s for a place I can use. The last one I got was for Dick’s Sporting Goods, which I can definitely use. Some gift cards, like the restaurant ones, I’m not really a big fan of those, but stores… that’s great!

I also like gift cards for massages, pedicures, things like that, because if I got cash, I probably wouldn’t spend it on treating myself.

4. What sports did you play in high school (if any) and do you still play them?

I didn’t play sports in high school (I didn’t have the right last name- it was one of those schools). I don’t ever intend to play team sports- I’d rather run long distances.

Speaking of distances, going easy on the running has made it hella hard to build my distance back! I spent months building my endurance, and it’s gone downhill fast in just three weeks! I’m hoping to get a nice 7-8 miler in soon

5. Were you in band in high school? What instrument did you play?

I was in band for four years! I played flute and piccolo and loved it, but I quit before my senior year. I guess I realized I wouldn’t be doing band in college (I wasn’t that good), that my musical career was limited to high school, and I wanted a change. After four years of nonstop band, it was getting old, so I spent senior year working at the grocery store, taking a college course and several honors courses, spending time with friends and family, and looking toward my future.

band on field

My high school no longer has a band program, and I will always have a soft spot for it.

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8 Responses to Five Question Friday and Ready for Fall!

  1. lindsay says:

    that’s crazy to me that your high school doesn’t have band anymore. so wrong! i played the flute too, i definitely wasn’t good at it (and i think i’ve already talked about this to you haha).

    i hope shaw steps up – on and off the field. these college players don’t realize how big of role models they are to little kids!

    • Amy Lauren says:

      I agree, they are big role models. Actually, I think any adult athlete is whether they realize it or not. I’ve thought about that since I started volunteering with the Track Club. I’m just a casual runner but those kids think I’m like a professional athlete. To them I may as well be. I can only imagine how kids look up to college football players.

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  3. Pumpkin, yum! I’m planning to bake a batch of my favorite fall cookies- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip– in the next week or two.

    My 5Q5 answers are posted HERE if you’d like to take a peek.

  4. ladycoop says:

    I am the same as you, if I am given cash I don’t treat myself. lol
    I do like gift cards! 🙂

  5. allieksmith says:

    It was fun to learn more about you 🙂 I love the smell of fall as well!!

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