As I wrote yesterday, my friend Donna of Beating Limitations tagged me for the 11 Things blog meme. Though I don’t generally join in with memes, I thought it would be a good way for my readers to learn a little about me, for me to learn a little about some of my other blogging buddies, and for me to learn a bit more about you. Go here for Completely Random: Part 1.
My Answers to Donna’s Questions
1. When was the last time you went to McDonalds and what did you order?
I don’t know and I don’t know. It hasn’t been very long ago, although I don’t go there very often. It was probably either the two baked apple pies for $2, or a regular hamburger and small fries. The last time I ATE McDonald’s was a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday – Mr. Andi picked up breakfast for all of us, and I had the hotcakes and sausage and a large Dr. Pepper, and complained that McD’s doesn’t use styrofoam cups.
2. When it comes to food, are you a sweet or savoury lover?
Savory, without a doubt! I can eat my body weight in Doritos but a cake or pie will sit on the counter for days. Even when eating candy, I’m more likely to go for something sour like Starburst or Skittles than chocolate.
3. Coffee or tea?
Both, but I drink a lot more tea – unsweet iced tea, that is. I am a “collector” of teas and also tea pots. I say “collector” because it isn’t a hobby – more like a distraction. 🙂 I’m bad about “saving” tea for a special occasion, which is kinda crazy.
4. What is your favourite “go to” “easy to make from scratch” meal?
King Ranch chicken if I want to be bad, and having Mr. Andi grill steaks and sauté asparagus if I’m trying to be a little better. Can’t get much easier than not doing the cooking myself. 🙂
5. What did you study at university and does it relate to your current job?
I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master of business administration (MBA). Neither are directly relevant to my current occupation of SAHM/blogger, but all education is valuable. Instead of thinking of it in terms of relevant or not relevant, I prefer to consider my two degrees waypoints on the path to where I am today.
6. What is one race (sporting event) that you want to do in your life – a bucket list race, so to speak?
Honestly, I can’t think of one that I really want to do that I haven’t done before. Maybe the New York Marathon? I have a nagging feeling that I just want to do it because I’m supposed to want to do it. I would like to run the Disneyland Half Marathon again – partly to avenge my miserable performance in 2007 when the heat reached record levels for SoCal, and partly because I’d like to get the Coast-to-Coast medal by running that and one of the Walt Disney World races.
7. Can you explain to me why Lululemon is considered controversial? I thought it was just a brand of (mostly yoga) clothing.
Um, you are asking the wrong woman. I had no clue it was controversial until I read this question. I did, however, Google it and the only thing I found was a story about a reference to John Galt printed on a tote bag.
8. What is your most favourite travel memory?
There’s no way I can narrow this one down to a single memory, so I’ll go with the first. My mom and I went to Walt Disney World with her best friend’s family when I was five; that trip spawned my lifelong love of Disney. I even wrote a guest post about my many Disney travels recently on DISTherapy.com. If you follow the link you’ll see some stylin’ photos of me in 1975, 1986, and 1998!
9. Airport security – a necessary evil, or just plain evil?
BOTH. I used to love flying; now I hate it. I’m glad I only have to do it a few times a year. And that Walt Disney World is within a reasonable driving distance. 🙂
10. Do internet and personal privacy matters ever worry you?
All the time. If someone chose to target my family, it would be very easy to do so, and that concerns me. However, I believe that the risk is low, and I also believe that what I’m doing with this blog is important. Yes, it’s small, but if I can positively impact a few people – particularly if the result is saving the life of a child with Down syndrome who would have been aborted – then I feel that I have a responsibility to take that small risk.
11. Would you rather have time or money?
Ideally, I’d have both. 🙂 Money is necessary to pay for therapy, fund a sizable trust for Nathan, and a myriad of other things that would alleviate some of my fears and concerns for my children. But if forced to choose, I’d pick time. I know it’s a cliché, but money can’t buy happiness. Spending more quality time with my family IS happiness.
My Questions for My Blogging Friends
1. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
2. Name the song that most motivates you and explain.
3. If you could start a new career easily, what would your dream job be?
4. What kind of car do you drive and how did you choose it?
5. What did you want to be when you grew up?
6. What is your favorite film from the past five years?
7. Coke or Pepsi (or “other”)?
8. What’s the most ambitious item on your bucket list?
9. What is your favorite quote?
10. Morning person or night owl?
11. What is the most difficult thing you’ve ever faced or done?
And just a reminder – here are the folks I’ve tagged:K of Where Love and Chaos Reign
Beth of Snaps of Our Life Sarah, the NapTimeMomTog –
Anna of The Chronicles of Ellie Bellie Bear
Hailey’s mom of The Hailey Herald
Shasta of Outrageous Fortune
Starrlife of Life Decanted
Sarah of Stand Tall Through Everything
Gretchen of Julian’s Journey Katie of K80K.com
Joan of Who Am I?