Tuesday, November 29, 2011

21 Random Things about Me

I was tagged by Alisa at Ambitious Aspirations make great accomplishments to tell 21 random things about myself.  I'll give it a try.

1. I love desserts and have a real sweet tooth.  I particularly like pumpkin and chocolate.
2. I am a cat person but I have recently fallen in love with a puppy.
3.  I really don't like to cook much. I especially hate having to cook supper (yeah, that's what we say here in Vermont) night after night.
4. Friday night I don't cook supper because on Friday nights it is time to have popcorn for supper.
5. I taught school one year in Northern Canada (Chibougamau, Quebec) and LOVED it.
6. Summer is not my favorite season. It is a distant third.
7. I have taught school for more years than my children have been alive.
8. I like to read cheesy magazines.
9. I don't watch much tv but I love tv series DVDs.
10. I love coffee.  It has to be hot and flavored with hot being the most important attribute.
11. I love to organize things. I wish I could be paid for it.
12. I don't like public speaking at all.
13. If I travel somewhere, I want to have travel books about the place, I want to read books set there and find out as much as I can both before and after I go.
14. I didn't learn to swim until I was about 11 years old.  I never got good at  it (although I am working on it now!).
15. If there weren't such things as races I probably wouldn't run.
16. I have a very dry sense of humor and appreciate it in others.
17. Patrick Dempsey has a crush on me.
18. If I couldn't live near the mountains I would want to live near the ocean.
19. The state I most want to visit is Alaska.
20. The country I most want to visit is Ireland.
21. A place I have been I want to go back to is Italy. (And of course DC!)

This was fun to do.
If you haven't been tagged go ahead and do it. I love reading these about other people.


Kate Geisen said...

I wish you would come and organize things for me. If I had any money, I'd totally pay you to do it. :)

Popcorn for supper may well be the most brilliant thing I've ever heard of.

I'd love to go to Ireland.

This was really fun to read.

Char said...

You're so lucky that Patrick Dempsey has a crush on you. But I shouldn't be surprised. Who wouldn't?!

Cinthia said...

Come on up to Alaska this summer. Better yet, come up and run the Mayor's or the Moose's Tooth marathon or one of the grueling trail races. The midnight sun is sooooo awesome.
P.S. I often eat popcorn for supper. Doesn't everyone?

Anonymous said...

Would that be the current Patrick Dempsey or the 80's Patrick Dempsey?

Johann said...

Nice list, I might try doing this. i would love to visit Alaska and even better, run a race there. But first I need to race in Vermont...:)

Fran said...

First I forgot to comment on your previous post but want to say Jameson's puppy is so sweet.

I'm so jealous of you because Patrick has only eyes for you and I don't stand a chance at him.

Summer is my least favorite season :)

Nice to read these things about you Andrea, got to know you a little better again.

Christi said...

You are so lucky that Patrick Dempsey is in love with you! Jason Aldean is my next husband but he doesn't know it yet! :)

Marlene said...

Fun list! I love these also. Great way to learn little tidbits.

I'm with you on the sweet tooth (more chocolate than pumpkin!), summer is also NOT my favourite season (distant third - lol), don't like public speaking either (and yet I signed up to coach a clinic?! help!) and I would also love to visit Alaska & Ireland!

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

Love this list! I hate cooking too but luckily my husband loves it.

Darlene said...

That was fun. I am posting this on Friday. Jealous about Patrick. He obviously didn't tell you about me. Love your new header!!

Lindsay said...

Popcorn for dinner is genius! We say supper down south too. Or maybe that's only because my parents were transplants down here... I appreciate sarcasm as well. Seems like many of my co-workers don't get my jokes... C'mon people.

I think I will have to play along. Not like I have much else to talk about :)

RunToTheFinish said...

i would totally go back to Italy too!! so many more places there to see.

i want to work in another country that seems fun too!

Jill said...

These are great!! You and I have some of the same likes and dislikes...except for that summer thing!! :)

Jill said...

These are great!! You and I have some of the same likes and dislikes...except for that summer thing!! :)

Alisa said...

Alaska is quite the place however, be prepared for cold even in the summer. I went in June and was freezing.

Unlike you, summer is BY FAR my FAVORITE season! =)

Black Knight said...

Very nice list. We have some points in common.
I agree 100% the last one .... 21. Who knows why?