Here are some questions that I received from my anonymous question box. Feel free to ask more!
I know you’re a runner, but what’s your favorite form of exercise?
Umm, sitting on the couch and surfing the web? Does that count? Honestly, I don’t know that I have a favorite form of exercise. I do like to ski and snowboard but I’m not very good at either one and living in Georgia kind of makes it hard to get any practice in. I like hiking but for whatever reason, I don’t do it very often. I also sometimes take pilates classes at my gym.
I’m a really good example of how you can make exercise a habit without really liking it. Yes, I run around 20 miles a week, but I’m not one of those people who’s just dying to get outside for a run. I do it because it’s good for me, because I feel good afterward and because I like to set goals for myself and accomplish them. I run for those reasons rather than for the love of the sport. That’s not to say that I never love it, there certainly times when I do, but the majority of the time I’m just like, “Ugh, I have to run again?” I’ve often thought about whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. What do you think? Do you actually like to exercise? Are you enjoying yourself while you’re doing it?
What’s your favorite movie?
I like sort of romantic indie dramas. Think: Garden State, (500) Days of Summer, Reality Bites.
I also have always loved Dazed & Confused. It reminds me of high school. Not so much that my high school was like the one in the movie, but that my friends and I were obsessed with that movie in high school and watched it all the freakin’ time.
What’s one food you won’t eat?
The first thing that comes to mind is Bleu Cheese. I really don’t like any sort of stinky cheese. I have broadened my cheese horizons a little bit and in the past few years began to really like feta, goat cheese and very mild brie, but other than that, I like very basic cheeses – cheddar, mozzarella, jack.
I also hate French and Thousand Island salad dressing.
What’s your favorite food and drink?
I just couldn’t narrow my favorite food down to one. So here is a top ten in no particular order.
6. scrambled eggs
7. soft serve ice cream
9. Maryland blue crab
Unfortunately, my favorite non-alcoholic drink is diet coke. I’ve tried to quit it a million times, but I always keep coming back for more. Diet crack. Other than diet coke, I mainly drink water.
If we’re talking alcoholic drinks, I usually find myself ordering a glass of white wine although I like beer too. I don’t order mixed drinks very often. If I were to pick a favorite out of those three categories, it’d be:
wine – savignon blanc
beer – stella artois
liquor drink – vodka and soda with a splash of cranberry juice
One thing that you will never see me ordering is gin. I think it tastes like trees.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I’ve always had a fondness for London. One of my best friends moved there after ninth grade and I visited her three times during the rest of of high school. We used to write each other long letters and hers really romanticized the city and it’s something that I’ve never let go of. I studied there for a semester during my junior year of college and had the time of my life.