Flipflops in the Rain


oh my gaw, it’s june…

ok. just seeing if you’re paying attention. it’s actually february. (you’re welcome.) and yes, i realize this is the second post in a month where i started off talking about the date. but seriously — where the heck is time going?!

in my head, though, it’s already june. i’ve already outlined a list of events that are going to get me to summer. sure, most of them are tentative, but they’re reminding me that the random five-feet-tall snow piles lining the d.c. streets will NOT be here forever. thank god.

so what’s coming up?

lots of housewarming/going-away parties.
an 8K race (which i should sign up for…).
a third annual kickass st. patty’s day party.
a 27th annual kickass b-day extravaganza (27?! bloody hell.).
a trip to vegas (no — not that one. sad face.)
road trips to and from north carolina —
and maybe up to new york.
many, many trips to the gym! (you had to have seen that one coming.)

that might not seem like a lot, but PEOPLE! it’s practically june already. 100 days till bikini/bbq/beer-drinking season. are you ready?



now i know my ABCs

i just noticed i was tagged to do this by lily’s pad. little does she know, i’ve always been obsessed with filling out surveys and talking about myself.

A. Attached or Single?

well, i’m pretty sure they don’t call attached people ‘crazy cat ladies.’

B. Best Friend?

i’m lucky to have quite a few spread around this country — in alphabetical order as is the nature of this post: al, amanda, anna, beth, brooke, crazy eyes, dead robin, elise, erika, jelena, jenn, kelli, lyd, mel, mike… i’m gonna stop there because i sound ridiculous. but seriously — i have several people i can count on when i need a shoulder to cry on.

C. Cake or pie?

cupcakes, ice cream cake, cheesecake, cake batter ice cream…

D. Day of choice?

lazy saturdays and sundays.

E. Essential item?

lately, my piece of mind on-the-spot relief lotion from origins. it soothes my restless mind and actually allows me to fall asleep at a decent hour.

F. Favorite color?

super-duper-happy pink. i’m also a fan of the blues and greens.

G. Gummy bears or worms?

i’m all about bears.

H. Hometown?

fall city/north bend, wash.

I. Favorite indulgence?

a massage and pedicure followed by a bubble bath with a bottle of red wine, scented candles and some “brand new’ playing in the background followed by a long nap.

J. January or July?

july, for sure. cold, gray weather makes me a whiny lil mess.

K. Kids?

none at the moment, but i have my fluffy pseudo-child to provide for… and my adorable lil nieces.

L. Life isn’t complete without?

friends and family and lots of sleep.

M. Marriage date?

i’m gonna go out on a limb and say sometime in the next century. maybe.

N. Number of brothers and sisters?

got the bro, the sis and the bro-in-law.

O. Oranges or Apples?

baby oranges — clementines.

P. Phobias?

everything, but mostly raccoons, fire, knives and bees.

Q. Quotes?

i actually have a book of quotes that i scribble in every time i hear something i like — but i always freeze when someone asks me offhand. i think i’ll go with one listed on my facebook:

“in reality, there’s nothing more damaging than a secure future. the very core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.” — into the wild.

R. Reasons to smile?

everything listed here — and pumpkin spice lattes. i can’t believe i didn’t include those before.

S. Season of choice?

spring.

T. Tag 5 people:

Meh… whoever wants to do it, but I wouldn’t mind seeing some answers from pithy, smug monkey, 20 something and both bendtheredonethat bloggistas.

U. Unknown fact about me?

i had to wear corrective shoes when i was a baby because my feet were pigeon toed. (Sorry, that doesn’t link to a picture of my alien feet.)

V. Vegetable?

celery — yummmmmy. sometimes i eat celery with cream cheese and steak seasoning salt for dinner. sounds weird, but it’s sooo good. seriously, try it.

W. Worst habit?

i don’t really do moderation — but i’m getting better! i also chomp on my nails when i’m stressed.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound?

neither — i hate going to the doctor. it creeps me out.

Y. Your favorite food?

crab, mashed potatoes, baked mac and cheese, almost all desserts

Z. Zodiac sign?

a stubborn, bossy, competitive aries.