Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunshine that is Gorgeous!

Thanks to Lisa and Katie A. for giving me the sunshine award!  I need to tag 12 people who bring sunshine to my day.  So many of you do this and I know I already tagged some of you once on this. In fact Katie and I were tagging each other at the same time! I also got the Gorgeous Blogger Award from Molly. Thanks Lisa, Katie and Molly!  I love getting awards!  For the Gorgeous Blogger Award I'm supposed to list 6 things about myself.  I'll give it a try.  I'm going to try to write about 6 things that I haven't already written about. No promises.

1.  I am very competitive even if it is just with myself.  That is one of the things I like most about racing.  You can always do better.  You can have lifetime goals, race goals, yearly goals.  I love setting goals and trying to meet them.  I am a huge list maker and love crossing things off my list as I complete them. This so feeds into my love of goals: lists......crossing lists.

2. Skiing used to be my main sport of choice!  I loved it and spent most of my childhood winters skiing. I continued skiing a lot through college. In fact a large part of where to go was based on how close skiing was.  After college it got very expensive and I stopped skiing with any regularity. I was on my high school ski team but I was also a middle of the pack skiier  although I didn't call it that.

3. I like to eat popcorn for supper on Friday nights. Lots of it. Parmesan cheese on top with a good book in my hand.  I don't cook on Friday nights.

4. I love going to concerts.  My all time favorites are Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.  I have seen them in different groupings many times.  Some of the best concerts I have seen are Paul McCartney, Dixie Chicks, James Taylor and Maroon Five.  If I could see someone new I would choose Coldplay or R.E.M. I am NOT a classical music fan.  AT ALL.

5. I have been a teacher for more than 30 years.  My mother was a teacher and it's all I wanted to be. Good thing I liked it and it worked out.  8+9 year olds are the best to teach!

6. I love coats/jackets. I own a ridiculous amount.  I don't seem to feel you can have too many.  Some people like shoes.  Nope, it's coats for me.

Now  I am going to tag some people to win the Gorgeous Blogger Award.  I am not going to promise you haven't already been tagged.  I will tag 6 people for my 6 things.

Alicia at Alicia Runs
Alisa at Ambitious Aspirations Make Great Accomplishments
Anne at Asthma and the Gift of Running
Tina at Gotta Run Now
Jocelyn at Running with High Heels On
Moni at Wife, Mom, Teacher, Jogger



Super list! It's always so much fun learning more about bloggy friends. Personally, I like hot sauce on my popcorn. Yes, I realize this is strange.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I think 8-9 year olds would be a great age to teach! Thanks for the tag!

Rookie on the Run said...

I love that age group, too! I like coats but I rarely need one here. I'm a sock freak! You can't have too many socks. :)

Hmmm... popcorn with Parmesan cheese... sounds yummy!!

Anonymous said...

I love me some popcorn!

Michelle said...

Great list! I would love to ski, but I am somehow way too uncoordinated.

Anne said...

Love the's really fun to get to know you better (parmesan cheese popcorn, never tried that...sounds good). Thanks so much for the tag...I am touched...what a great way to start my day :)

Teamarcia said...

Love your list! I think I could eat popcorn every night! I'm no teacher but I do love my 8yo! :)

Pining for Pinterest said...

I am a teacher too! Also, I love the parmesean cheese on the popcorn!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Jocelyn said...

I like your 6 things! I love that you have so many coats. I always see a lot that i want to buy, but I somehow end up buying running things...weird. Thanks for the tag!

Monica said...

AAWWW! Thanks for the tag! It's my first ever!! Now if I can figure out how to add it. Do I just copy/past the picture?? Can you or someone help me with this.

Great list! Teachers ROCK!!

Julie said...

What a great list!! Thanks for sharing more information about yourself...I love getting to know more about fellow bloggers:) God bless you for being a hats off to you!! I also love the chicks:)

MCM Mama said...

LOL. I don't cook on Friday evenings either. I also have a ridiculous number of jackets (sadly, I also have a sick number of shoes LOL).

Thanks for sharing your list.

Alisa said...

Aww thanks chica! I haven't had time to do any blogging in the past few days. Maybe tomorrow. I'll definitely respond to the tag, haven't been tagged in awhile.

I used to have a ridiculous number of jackets but when I moved back to Cali from Boston I said never again am I going to live in a place where I need a coat--little did I know I'd end up in the PacNW---HAHA!

Molly said...

I love your list, as usual I focus on the food, popcorn for dinner, what a great idea!!

EB said...

Thanks so much for the notes! The other side of my family is actually from Vermont, so I agree with you on that too! Vermont City Marathon is definitely on my list.

I have 2 races planned for this spring, but there isn't really a good marathon option. I'm sure things will settle down in time for me to find a fall marathon. I was just trying to build on my excitement from finally enjoying a marathon! I'll check out the HIgdon plans! Thanks!

Johann said...

Nice list! We only have a proper meal on Fridays if I'm doing a long run or race the Saturday. If not it's help-yourself-night.

I run about 30 races a year now. I used to do more. I did 420 races in 3 years in the late 1980's! Different body than what I run in now!