I hope everyone had a good weekend! Anyone run a Turkey Trot?
I’ve been tagged in some surveys by some awesome bloggers lately and I thought tonight would be a good time post some randomness about the Slacker. I have to say I love reading these on other blogs, it’s fun reading what everyone shares, plus their nomination lists are great ways to find new blogs. So, here we go-
Thank you both! And if you have not checked them yet, they’re awesome- click on those links!!!
4 Names that people call me(other than my real name)-
Forrest- not in a while but way back when.
Slacker- does is count if I started it?
4 Jobs I have had-
Assistant Manager- Taco Bell- 10 years!!
skip tracer at a collection agency– longest month of my life
Currently- assistant manager in a different industry- 8 years
That’s it, what can I say, I stay in one place for a while. :)
4 Movies I’ve watched more than once-
Pride and Prejudice- all versions- even the Bollywood one
Harry Potter movies
Battleship- I have no idea what my fascination is with this movie
Most of the Marvel movies- yes, kind of cheating but true
4 books I’d recommend- *I have odd taste
Pride and Prejudice
Harry Potter Series
Hopeless- Colleen Hoover
The Fifth Wave- Rick Yancey
4 Places I have lived-
Same small California town pretty much always :)
4 Places I’ve been-
Lake Mead, Arizona
4 Places I’d rather be right now-
sleeping- wow I am aiming low tonight
4 Things I don’t eat-
seafood of any kind
Tomatoes- really this list could go on and on
4 Of my favorite foods-
pineapple- cold not hot
Beef Stroganoff- mom’s recipe
a really good hamburger
4 TV shows I watch-
Arrow- I’m sensing a theme
4 Things I’m looking forward to-
Mockingjay- It’s so odd that I haven’t seen it yet
Getting the Christmas tree up- then Christmas of course
Running! and a great year to come- fingers crossed
4 Things I’m always saying-
I don’t even know what to say to that– *my coworkers try to get this response out me 1x a week
Do***e- yeah, I talk like a sailor a lot
4 people I am tagging-
You thought you were done, right? Nope!! Thank you to Michael over at Running Around the Bend for nominating me for the Liebster, so here’s some more random. Make sure you check out his blog!
1. What is your current health related goal?
Get an answer from the doc about my stupid stomach and to get back to where I was this time last year.
2. What is your biggest irrational fear?
It changes on a moment by moment basis. I have a freaky vivid imagination and something always sparks it. For example- I drove to work one day behind a truck that had an unsecured lawn mower rolling around the truck bed. Cue irrational Final Destination fears.
3. Do you enjoy wrapping presents?
Yes I do like wrapping presents, I just wish I was better at it. I have had better luck finding wrapping paper I like than actual gifts for people this year. Oops.
4. What’s your favorite cross training activity?
Does watching Netflix count? No, then I haven’t found it yet, still looking. :)
5. If I came to visit you, what would we do?
There are a ton of hiking options followed by a trip to a burger place in SLO- Firestone. Best fries, ever! Oh, and there are a couple hundred wineries if that’s your thing. :)
6. You have 2 weeks off of work and 2 round trip plane tickets to ANYWHERE. Where would you go and who would you take?
I have 2 weeks off right now and I am going crazy!!!! But on someone else’s budget, I would take my mother back to Kauai. My grandparents used to live there and it’s been a long time since we were there and there are sentimental reasons to go back and visit.
7. What’s the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you during a run or race?
Does Tuesday’s treadmill run count? And I did fall off a treadmill once a few years ago. It was 5 in the morning and I was tired and not paying attention. Luckily a wall caught me.
8. Tell me the 3 best days of your life. Or at least the first 3 that pop into your mind.
Honestly- I don’t think I have had them. Good ones- yes, but nothing for here yet. Gives me something to look forward to right?
9. Okay, you HAVE to eat a fast food meal. What restaurant would you choose and what would you order?
Carl’s Jr. Western Bacon Cheeseburger- no cheese, no onion rings, lettuce wrapped. Little secret? I have had this before every race that I have PR’d.
10. Have you ever met a celebrity?
98º. I also didn’t really know who they were but meeting them was a perk for being a pageant contestant back in the 90′s. Man I feel old.
11. Share a picture of yourself in non workout clothes!
12. If you could choose to have a ‘do-over’ and switch careers, what would you choose and why?
I actually really like my current career despite my mother telling me I am wasting my brain. I suppose I would like to follow through with writing but I am my harshest critic and have troubles getting even a paragraph on a page. Except for this blog, somehow that’s different.
13. If you won the Olympic Gold Medal – how do you think you would react?
Did I get lost and stumble in at last moment? That’s the only way that would happen.
14. What do you want for Christmas?
I have no idea!!!!! Any suggestions?
15. What skill do you lack?
So many, it’s true, but I should probably focus on cooking. :)
And for my nominees-
There are so many more but my brain has had a total blonde moment!!! If you are still reading after all of that- you rock!!
So everyone, answer one of the above questions, or share something random?
Seriously, vacations make me nutty- any ideas to keep me occupied? Other than running of course? :)