I really don’t have anything to blog about today and I don’t feel like being sad and negative, so I’m stealing an idea from Amber, who stole it from someone else. Because obviously fun ideas should be
What are you really good at? What are you really bad at?
I’m really good at: math, motivating people to run, being a loyal friend. I’m really bad at: talking on the phone (hate it), sales, forgiving myself (I’m trying), opening up when I really need to, cooking (sadly), figuring out what I want to be when I grow up!
Have you ever been in a car accident? What happened?
Two major ones within a month of each other…and neither was my fault! In Feb 2009 while on my way from Houston to New Orleans to visit my brother for Mardi Gras (and 7 weeks away from what was supposed to be my first half marathon), I was a passenger in a car that was sideswiped and run off the road and into the concrete median of the interstate. I broke my leg, my rental car was totaled. The semi driver never stopped and was never caught.
Then in March I was driving home from work (in a cast-I know that sounds ridiculous but it was a small town with minimal traffic and I had no choice but to drive since I lived alone) and several blocks from my house a car ran a stop sign and tried very hard to T-Bone me. I sped up and swerved to avoid the collision, but it was rainy and I skidded on the pavement into a parked truck, spun around, jumped the curb of the house across the street and stopped when my car hit the porch of that house. I wasn’t hurt, but my car was totaled. I was successful in avoiding the stop sign runner, but he didn’t stop and despite a very detailed description (you remember the car coming at you pretty well), like the semi driver, this one was never caught. The cast had nothing to do with it…if anything it should have slowed my reaction time and I would have been T-boned! Oh and the house had no damage-I had slowed down enough by then that I didn’t hit it very hard.
Needless to say I had some serious driving fears for a while after those incidents!
Why did you attend your college?
I started out at a small, liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, but after 1.5 years, I transferred to Texas A&M. The PA school just wasn’t right for me although I had a great group of friends and the traditions and atmosphere at A&M when I visited a friend won me over.
Describe your morning routine today.
I really don’t have much of a routine since I don’t have a job and my half-marathon training is over. Today I got up about 7:15, had coffee and checked email and then got on my bike for a 20 miler.
Have you ever snooped through someone else’s things? Did you find anything interesting?
I’m pretty sure I have at some point but since I can’t remember any specific time I guess I didn’t find anything interesting!
What do you think happens when you die?
I honestly don’t really know. I’m pretty sure something happens but what I’m not sure. I was raised Catholic, but I am not practicing and definitely don’t agree with all of catholicism. I’m more spiritual. And I really hope karma exists. *ahem drivers who don’t stop when they cause accidents*
Are you superstitious?
Somewhat. If I notice 11:11, I make a wish and I’ve also wished on stars but I don’t really care if a black cat crosses my path or anything (I’d probably just pet it).
Do people think you are younger or older than you actually are?
Younger. I actually got carded multiple times in January when I was in WI/IL and it was rather ridiculous since I had just gotten my Texas license after moving. Texas gives you a “temporary” paper license for about a month until you get the “real” one in the mail, so all I had was this piece of paper. So I had to show my passport to prove that I was indeed, old enough to drink because who believes a piece of paper license? But at 29, I was totally OK with that.
How did your parents’ relationship influence you?
Oh geez. More than I knew. My dad was rarely ever around and my mom raised my brother and me. They were married, he just lived in an apartment in another part of the city and he rarely came home. They finally divorced about a year and a half ago. Very strange, I know. But it was normal to me and I didn’t think much about it until recently when he became ill and I realized how much it hurt that my dad was never there and only really contacted us if he needed something. I’ve realized how important communication is in a relationship and I’ve realized that I have issues with fearing people (guys I date especially) are going to leave me. Lovely, isn’t it?
However I have also realized that despite our differences in personality, my mother is a living saint and an amazing, strong woman.
What were the three happiest moments of your life?
Finally finishing my first half-marathon, almost exactly a year after the wreck ended my previous attempt and feeling like I overcame something huge. My brother’s wedding. And I’m going to cheat on the third one and say any of the every other year family reunions with mom’s side of the family.
Well that was fun! Anyone else want to play?