I love my amazing friends and our get togethers. With everyone’s crazy schedules, we don’t have nearly enough of them.
On Sunday night, Kelli, Mike, Ashley, Neil, Julie, and I got together at Nick’s house to watch the finale of Once Upon a Time and eat snacks and hang out. Gotta love having friends who find out you ran 7 miles that day and still tell you the correct party location (I promise my insatiable distance runner appetite left some food. There was meat and I don’t eat meat).
This was my first time ever actually watching Once Upon a Time and I was a little lost, but I think I could really get into it once it comes out on Netflex. Apparently all the characters are alter egos of fairytale characters which is neat.
Hopefully once the craziness and busy-ness of May and June are over, I can find some good TV shows to get into. Is it just me or is May just as busy as the Christmas season? I have things going on every single weekend and almost every single night, and I can’t imagine how people with kids do it. It’s hard to even carve out a 2-3 hour chunk of time to work on a project.
For something completely different, here’s a fun survey courtesy of Tina at Best Body Fitness. I love reading Tina’s blog because it’s very positive, uplifting, and she offers great fitness tips and contests. Plus, she uses insight from her own life experiences in the blog and really opens up to others about her struggles :). It’s a great blog, so if you’re looking for a fitness and healthy living blog, check it out.
1. When a cashier in the checkout line at the grocery store is being a grump for no reason, how do you typically react?
I know most of the cashiers at my local grocery store, and I usually get great customer service (the store where I shop is known around town for this). Otherwise, I usually take it in stride, hope the person’s day gets better, and remain confident in our economy (after all, if people who are constantly grumpy are still employed, the job market can’t be THAT bad, right?).
2. Are you the type that likes going out with your girlfriends or staying in?
I’ve *never* been the type to “go out with girlfriends”. I go to lunch with my female coworkers/friends, but I always considered “going out with girlfriends” drinking martinis and acting crazy.
But… I’m *definitely* not one to stay in! I’d rather go to lunch or dinner with friends (or other couples), go running with a group, do road races, hang out after track practice or yoga class, things like that. Usually I hang out with girls and guys though- I can’t ever recall a time of my life when I didn’t do things with a coed group.
3. Do you sob and get emotional watching romance movies?
I don’t usually watch those types of movies (I like funny movies), but no, I don’t sob or get emotional at movies. If I watched a romance movie, I’d probably laugh even more…
4. What stresses you out the most?
Being completely unsure of the future. To cope, I do yoga, run, coach, and hang out with friends- basically whatever I can to get my mind off things. I’m fortunate to have so many great friends, family members, coworkers, and running buds in my life who listen to me and keep me grounded.
5. What do you think people think of you?
I guess people can tell me if I’m right or not, but I think people think I’m dependable and get the job done. I know at work, I have a reputation for being someone you can count on. I also think people perceive me as being passionate- I definitely throw myself into something 100% when I take it on. Hence, I have a reputation for being a perfectionist- I’m driven to succeed.
Clay says I’m a extroverted socially awkward penguin (from the online meme). But, I am who I am, and according to most personally tests, I’m an ENTJ.
6. When you overindulge, do you hit the gym to burn it all off, or just accept the indulgence and follow your same routine?
I hit the gym or run almost every day, so working out is not something I do to “make up” for eating poorly- it’s part of my life. In the past, I’ve run extra miles or added in extra workouts because of overindulging, but I try extremely hard not to do this because I never want running to be about working off food. It’s a big part of my life, not just some “calorie burning” activity.
Typically when I overindulge, I just feel very, very, guilty for several days.
7. Are you easily annoyed?
Only when I’m extremely sleep deprived or very anxious. I try to keep my cool and think about things in the big picture instead of focusing on annoying little details, but if you push my buttons too many times, I’ll get annoyed.
8. What do you think is your biggest personality flaw?
See #5- I’m a perfectionist. I try to be driven toward grace and not perfection, but it is so tough. I honestly never saw myself like this until my junior year of high school when, a few days into the semester, my English teacher pointed out to me. She was pretty quick at reading people (and right!).
9. What is one thing you don’t think people see enough of when it comes to your personality?
I’m pretty transparent, so if I’m having a good day, people see it, and people can tell I’m having a bad day too. I have some friends who don’t quite understand me, but it’s okay because I don’t always understand myself either. I also think I have to work super hard to prove myself because I’m young.
10. Can you feel relaxed in a busy crowd or messy room?
Busy crowd? Yes. Messy room? Yes, unless it’s my room, then it won’t be messy much longer. Messy desk on the other hand… yeah that’s me!
Q1.) Have you ever had or attended a party for a TV show finale? I think this might have been my first, actually.
Q2.) Which months of the year are busiest for you? Are you swamped too? I’m definitely super busy!
Q3.) Answer any of the above questions.