Ending the day with a little Spanglish and when in doubt, answer a survey. No, that is never the way that saying goes, I know, but I had nothing else to write about. Let’s just say the impact of Monday’s classes and the tease of Thanksgiving break is messing with my brain. I picked up this idea off of Hayley’s blog. So, here we go:
A is for age: 21, loud and proud. However, if you look at me or my ID, you would not believe it. I would be rich the amount of times people question my age, but that will definitely help me later on!
B is for breakfast today: Delicious and juicy plumot from the farmer’s market (thank goodness for samples or I wouldn’t have stumbled upon it!), Chobani Blood Orange yogurt, and some pumpkin spice granola I made yesterday
C is for currently craving: Dinner. Anything. A large pile of grilled vegetables. (Onion, squash, and eggplant in the oven)
D is for dinner tonight: Going off of above: grilled/broiled vegetables, remaining ravioli from my “Dinner Tonight/Dinner Tomorrow” selection from Olive Garden, along with some teriyaki tofu I picked up at the farmer’s market
E is for favorite type of exercise: Running. Since I started running in high school, I have found there is no turning back. I know biking and swimming is good cross-training, but I don’t get the same feeling or high from exercise. If only my body was a little more bionic 🙂
F is for irrational fear: I don’t really like to share fears, mostly because they are different than the ones that most people have. Things like not wanting to end up alone with a house full of dogs (not that dogs are a problem). But I like to think everything happens for a reason, so the only thing to do in life is to stay positive and make the most of your opportunities.
G is for gross food: Olives, calamari, and mushrooms. I can sort of deal with the last one, but anything slimy and chewy, or even looking back at me…get it away from me. Now.
H is for hometown: La Canada, California. Based on how well you know California, I have to alter my story (L.A., Pasadena, etc.)
I is for something important: Friends. I have found (and am still finding) that having 10-20 doesn’t matter but having at least three solid people who care about you, is all that matters.
J is for current favorite jam: Mmmmm, any sort of berry. I don’t think I have ever had huckleberry, but I sure do like raspberry and blackberry. My favorite is to put a dollop in my greek yogurt or celery dipped in peanut butter and jelly. A childhood favorite without the bread.
K is for kids: Love ’em, but not for awhile. Grew up with some excellent parents, grandparents, and aunts/uncles for role models so would love to take some of their parenting abilities into my own life some day.
L is for current location: Santa Clara, California
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Groceries and a heaping bag of vegetables at one of the local farmer’s markets. But I foresee myself spending some at the outlets in Gilroy next weekend. JCrew and Nike, here I come!
O is for occupation: Student, aspiring account executive, blogger, maybe food entrepreneur.
P is for pet peeve: People being exclusive or talking about their plans in front of you.
R is for random fact about you: I lived in the United Kingdom for almost three years when I was a baby. So I have essentially been to every place in the UK, but don’t recall any of it. Guess I’ll have to do it again.
S is for favorite healthy snack: Celery with sunflower seed butter (if it’s in the house), crisp grapes, or some Fuji apple slices
T is for favorite treat: The word “treat” always makes me think of dessert, so I’ll stick with a healthy scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or frozen yogurt. Otherwise, a nice run with a friend and a pumpkin smoothie or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf drink to refuel (ALMOST HOME TO CBTL!!!! 6 days, but who is counting?)
U is for something that makes you unique: I have a crazy ability to recall birthdays, likes/dislikes, etc. about people. I like to make people happy, because in the end, it makes me happy.
V is for favorite vegetable: Goodness, I used to not eat many vegetables, but now is a different story. I am addicted to the following (sorry, can’t pick just one): eggplant, sweet potato, brussel sprouts, asparagus, artichoke, squash
W is for today’s workout: Running in the beautiful Santa Clara/San Jose area (not…sarcasm) for about 4.75 miles, some elliptical time, core, weights. Usually I like to go to the gym in the morning when there is no one there, but since I decided to sleep in, it had to be an evening trip. It was indeed hilarious to see all the freshmen boys trying to beef up and out-lift each other.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Oh goodness, I have never broken any bones (knock on wood), but have had some for different things such as bronchitis and such. Does that count? It’s fun stuff, I know.
Y is for yesterday’s highlights: Well, I blogged about my weekend yesterday, but I went to Olive Garden for the first time and was a trooper about ordering pasta. Usually, I’m not such a fan of many pastas and let’s just say I can be pretty picky about it. But, I went in and was pleasantly surprised. The spaghetti was similar to our Fuelling mix up at Mammoth after a long day of skiing. But, it was a trip indeed. Thank you to Liz and Katie for the introduction.
Z is for your time zone: Pacific (for the win!) Got to love the West Coast 🙂
“Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it.…Success is shy — it won’t come out while you’re watching.”
– Tennessee Williams