I was tagged by sweet Emily to play 11 Questions, and I thought that it would be the perfect
snow vacation day activity.
Let’s get into it!
1. Favorite body part to work out and exercise of choice?
Legs. Running. We all saw this coming.
2. Job you wish everyone had to do for an entire day in hopes they would gain some perspective?
Work at a food shelf or a Food Support office (where you go to apply for SNAP benefits).
3. Favorite Holiday and traditions that go with it – please! Elaborate!
I don’t know what my favorite holiday is, but since joining up with the Jews, Passover has inconveniently fallen on Easter, every single year. While my parents are saints for putting out a kosher Easter feast for Marcus and I, it would really be nice to be able to tear into my basket that morning or eat the Bunny cake my aunt is so fond of actioning. Green coconut just isn’t the same at any other time of year.
4. What topic are you really passionate about writing?
Writing about running is fun, because it’s hilarious to track my progress/development as a runner. I love the Friday Food Round-Up, because it really is cool to be able to go back and see what you made. But what I’m really passionate about? Politics. I try to stay away from it on The Blog unless we really need to have A Discussion, but when I do write on the topic, it all comes from the heart.
5. You wake up in the morning and get a mulligan. What do you use it on?
6. Which teacher motivated you the most or least?
We’ll go least-motivating, because I’m more likely to tell the motivating stories on the blog. So, who was The Chief Offender? Probably my 7th grade math teacher, Mr. Walz. He had awful BO, an alarming amount of body hair and was terrible at explaining math concepts. He took me from A math student to struggling C math student in the course of a year. That’s just criminal.
7. What lesson learned caught you off guard when you learned it?
Honestly? This is going to sound so stupid, but there are two of them and they were relatively recent revelations. (1) I’m paralyzed if I’m not working off of a clean desk. It makes me SO anxious. (2) The work I perform on a daily basis is not brain surgery and therefore does not warrant that amount of stress.
8. Finish this sentence: The world would be a better place if everyone…
I’m going to re-write this sentence to say, The world would be a better place if Nancy Grace had never descended upon us as an Old Testament-style plight.
9. Grammatical error that drives you batty?
The improper use of its/it’s. Period. There’s no excuse for struggling with it. If I see you blog it/tweet it/e-mail me it, I label you as an idiot. And if you’re a frequent offender, you will never shake it. Hell, I label myself as an idiot when I misuse it! Fair is fair, right?
10. Did you take a foreign language in high school/college? If so, what?
French. 7th – 11th grade and for three semesters in college. Retrospectively, I probably should have minored in it because language proficiency is a useful skill to have. C’est la vie. Hindsight is always 20/20.
11. What is something you think people misjudge you for?
Your turn. Answer ONE of the questions above in the comments!