Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Liebster Award ~ Round 2

Happy Wednesday, friends!

I'm still here, still sick, but still working. I'm not sure if I'm passing my germs to my coworkers or they're passing their germs to me, but it seems half of us spent all day Sunday in bed. Blah.

But life goes on! And the sweet Melissa Jo at Home Sweet Auburn nominated me for the Liebster Award! I just received this award last month and I'm all tapped out on "random" facts about me, but I still wanted to answer Melissa Jo's questions! Here we go....

1. What is your typical breakfast?

Breakfast! My favorite meal of the day by far. I don't see how some people are all, "Oh, I just had a granola bar at 6 am so I'm pretty much set for the day." Um no, I need a breakfast that's not going to have my stomach growling audibly by 9 am.

The 2 breakfasts in my rotation currently: two poached egg whites on toasted english muffin halves with a slice of white American cheese melted on top OR two whole grain waffles with crunchy peanut butter and sliced bananas.

2. Who was the first person you loved?

I'm assuming this means someone other than my family? In that case, I'd say my ex-boyfriend, Adam (I don't count my high school boyfriend, we were young).  Adam and I dated for 5 years (senior year of high school and all of college), when one day I woke up and realized he wasn't "The One." My friends and family thought I had lost my mind when I told them I was breaking up with Adam, but somewhere along the way I just knew I had to.

That quote, "We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us," has never been truer. And honestly, I never once regretted my decision.

3. Tell me about any past/current pets you have.

He hated this Santa hat, if you can't tell...
Aw, I've only had one pet my whole life, but he was certainly the best! When I was 5, my kindergarten teacher's cat had kittens, but the mom died giving birth. So each day, my teacher would bring in the 3 little kittens and let us feed them from tiny baby bottles. I immediately begged my mom and dad for one, and I guess they decided it was time we could have a pet.

He was all black, and I named him Oreo (apparently that made sense to 5 year-old me). He lived to be 18 years old, but we had to put him down almost 2 years ago. I still miss him all the time, but my mom probably misses him the most (he was her 3rd child)!

I'd love to get another pet some day, but for now, my schedule just doesn't allow it. I travel frequently and have long days at the office, and I'd hate to keep an animal couped up in my apartment all day. That still doesn't stop me from perusing the Humane Society's website from time to time, though...

4. You're having a burger for dinner. What's on it?

If I were making a burger at home, I'd probably put some bleu cheese and bacon on it and call it a day. But one of my favorites that I've had in a restaurant was a turkey burger with brie cheese and a granny smith apple slice. It was so yummy.

5. Who were you in high school? A cheerleader, nerd, etc.?

Ugh, high school. I'm so glad I never have to go back there. I wouldn't say I identified with any particular group. I didn't play sports nor was I a cheerleader. I took Honors classes and 2 AP classes my senior year, but I wasn't what I'd consider a "nerd" either. I guess I was just a little bit of everything.

6. What kind of cell phone do you have?

iPhone 5. I had an iPhone 4 before that (which surprisingly survived a swim in the toilet two weeks after I got it).

7. Favorite dessert?

I don't eat dessert frequently, but if I had to pick, I'd say banana pudding or molten chocolate cake (with a big glass of milk, of course).

8. Favorite thing to do to waste time?

I take a bath almost every single night when I get home from work or before I go to bed. It's my favorite way to decompress from the day and have "quiet time." I'll read a magazine, catch up on the day's news, flip through pinterest, or just lie there thinking about nothing in particular.

9. What time does your alarm go off on weekdays?

6:33 am (yes, I'm weird). I used to get up at 6:51 am, but with the craziness of busy season, I like having some extra time to myself in the mornings. I make a cup of coffee and then get back in bed and flip through Twitter, my Google Reader, and CNN. It makes me feel more awake. I finally drag myself out of bed around 7 am and start my morning routine.

10. What's your favorite season? Least favorite?

My favorite season is Fall, hands down. But I guess summer is a close second.

Pretty leaves are my favorite

But I do love dipping my toes in the water...
I hate winter. Work is busy all.the.time. and I detest being cold. Come on, April...

11. Are you a rule breaker or a rule follower?

Definitely a rule follower. I was always so afraid of getting in trouble growing up and in school. But I usually I got in trouble with my teachers for talking in class. Ha, what can I say? I was born a talker.

Thanks Melissa Jo for the fun questions!
In other news, I've finally contacted a realtor (whom I love) and we're starting the house hunt! My lease isn't up until July 31st, so I'm not in an extreme hurry, but I'm definitely keeping my eye on a few houses that I like! It's so exciting to go house hunting! 


Amy said...

I think that's awesome that you were able to recognize that your boyfriend wasn't "the one". It's soo hard to see clearly when there's so many emotions involved! Your breakfasts and burgers sound aaamazing, and so does your bath routine!

Melissa Jo said...

Oreo is such a cute name for a cat, thanks for posting! I'm super excited to see how your house hunt goes too - take lots of pics!