Thanks for all the comments on my last two entries! We had a great, albeit short, trip to New York. I got to see lots of family (and T-Man got to meet them ;-)), a few friends, and show T-Man some of my favorite sights in the city. In the two days we had in the city, we went to the Museum of Natural History and the Tenement Museum, saw a taping of the Daily Show, and went to the World Trade Center Memorial, Katz’s Deli, Times Square, and Rockefeller Center. I will likely post a more comprehensive entry about a couple of the things we saw (any requests?) with photos from my new camera…
But until then, because I am feeling lazy (and because I left no groceries in my home before we left….meaning there are still none there, AKA no fun meals to share), I have a survey that I spotted on both Kaitlyn and Emily’s blogs. This totally reminds me of back when I had a Xanga, or LiveJournal, and posted surveys all the time…mwuahaha. OK I’ll stop now.
A is for age: Newly 24
B is for breakfast today: Apples & Cinnamon Quaker oatmeal…pretty much my standard when I a) don’t have groceries or b) don’t have time/forget to pack breakfast. Costco-sized box of oatmeal in the breakroom to the rescue!
C is for currently craving: I would have rather had a toasted whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter, but alas. I prefer sleeping in to eating fancy breakfasts. Not that an english muffin is fancy…but it’s definitely fancier than instant oatmeal!
D is for dinner tonight: Depends on whether I can convince my loving boyfriend to take me to the grocery store tonight If so,
we’ll I’ll make something. If not, maybe we’ll go out to dinner! It has been so long since we’ve gone to a nice dinner since he had his campaign. (!!! Click the link! AP called the race for our guy last night! HOORAY!)
E is for favorite type of exercise: most of my exercise these days comes from jogging or walking to/from work.. However, I love me a good 8 Minute Abs workout and I try to lift weights when I get to the gym (lat pull downs are my fave!)
~side note~ remember how I asked you all if you thought I could run a 5K on Thanksgiving? I’m happy to report that, when I set out to increase from 2.5 to 2.75 miles on Friday, I caught a burst of energy and ended up logging a 3 mile run! I ran once on vacation, and we’ll see how I feel after a jog this weekend about being able to run the 5K on Thursday Thank you THANK YOU for all your support!
F is for fast food choice: I stay away from fast food…However, if I must go, I am happy to choose Chipotle. But I’m proud to say during almost 6 months of living one block away from Chipotle, I’ve only indulged once!
G is for gross food: I’ve never liked raisins, and I am still iffy on a lot of cooked fruit (sorry, pie lovers!)
H is for hometown: Born in San Francisco, but we lived there less than a year and a half before living in Federal Way, WA for a couple of years and eventually settling in Sacramento when I started Kindergarten! I have also called Santa Barbara, CA and Lyon, France my ~temporary~ homes
I is for something important: Listening to your body and getting regular checkups if you are on your own diet and exercise regimen. Self-diagnosing = no bueno. Learning that the hard way this year.
J is for current favorite jam: I can’t even remember the last song I bought/downloaded… Except my current alarm song- “You Make My Dreams Come True” by Hall & Oates… You know, the song in every single commercial and movie trailer ever?? It’s the perfect waking up song!
K is for kids: Funny story, I had an ultrasound yesterday to get to the bottom of my stomach issues (see “something important” answer)- the whole time I was like “please don’t hear a heartbeat, please don’t hear a heartbeat”…..Clearly I’m not in that mindset at the moment, but someday I hope to be!
L is for favorite legume: Black beans! Love them. T-Man
not liking hating beans is the worst thing ever.. I want to cook them in everything!
M is for the most recent way you spent money: Well, I bought an expensive camera and took a 5 day trip to New York. So…’nuff said.
N is for something you need: Haha, extra money to pay for the above things? I dunno. I am starting to think I need a big change in my life. I’ve been thinking about grad school, or a new job. But the thought of leaving my job is scary, because I do really like parts of it. And it’s a JOB!!!
O is for occupation: I am a receptionist and administrative assistant to 2 lobbyists who lobby at the CA State Capitol. The law firm I work for rules.
P is for pet peeve: You know, I used to have a lot. But I can’t seem to think of any right now. Normal things like leaving the faucet running when you’re not using it, toilet seat being left up, yadda yadda.
Q is for a quote: Most of my favorite (humorous) quotes come from NBC sitcoms. This one is no exception – “Guess who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and hasn’t cried once today?! This MOI!” Liz Lemon just gets me, y’all.
OK OK, you want a classic, meaningful one too? Another favorite – “There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
R is for random fact about you: I have all my family’s current and former license plates memorized, I’m addicted to filing and/or painting my nails, and I enjoy trivia. Jeopardy, crossword puzzles, pub trivia…I love it all.
S is for favorite healthy snack: any kind of nuts really. I forget that nuts in excess are actually not great for you (high fat content and whatnot) but I love em! Cashews, almonds, pecans, alsooo I recently toasted walnuts and omagawwww so good.
T is for favorite treat: Anything CHOCOLATE. This girl is a true chocoholic!
U is for something that makes you unique: I’m left handed. Holler. It is definitely one of my favorite traits!
V is for favorite vegetable: I really love vegetables, but I’d have to say bell peppers. They’re the one veggie I seem to always have on hand, year round.
W is for today’s workout: Probably not going to work out today (it’s raining and T-Man has my NY suitcase held hostage!), but I am wearing 3 inch heeled boots and will probably walk to and from lunch with my roommate, so…that counts, right?
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Where should I begin? My wrist in middle school (broken), my ankle in high school (badly sprained), my lungs in college (required by France to get a student Visa), and lets not forget the broken hand saga of the summer of 2012!
Y is for yesterday’s highlights: You know, it was kind of a bummer of a day…we drove back from the Bay Area (we flew in to SFO yesterday) and T-Man dropped me off at Kaiser, where I spent most of the morning. Then I returned to work for the first time since vacation, and in true Katie fashion, I felt sick most of the night. Womp womp.
Z is for hours of zzz’s you need: I always shoot for 8 hours (or more lol). I aim to lie (or is it lay? GAH) down by 11:30, and I wake up between 7:50-8am. I can usually function with 6-7 hours, but any fewer and I’m a wreck. I need my sleep!
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