Monday, January 30, 2012

Getting to know you...

This is a slightly different post but since one of my favorite #DirtyRunner tweeps #TheLogo (Jess) tagged me, it seemed like a fun post to write.  So here we go!

The Rules:
  • Post these rules
  • You must post 11 random things about yourself
  • Answer the questions set for you in their post
  • Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
  • Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them
  • No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people!
11 random things about Steph

  1. I began school a year earlier than most kids since I taught myself how to read before I was 4.
  2. I have a younger brother named Greg.  When my mom was pregnant, I really wanted a brother and told my parents if the baby was a girl, she would have to live with my grandparents. 
      JCU commencement 2011
  3. Before I die, I want to run a marathon in all 50 states (already have 2 down, Ohio and Florida)
  4. Until high school, I wanted to be a TV meteorologist
  5. I don't watch much TV, but I have an obsession with the show Castle
  6. I have gone to a Cleveland Indians game every year since I was 4, except in 1994 since MLB went on strike.  My family had tickets for the week after the strike began.
  7. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving
  8. I still have the same three best friends since high school 

  9. 9 is my lucky number!
  10. Despite being (somewhat) athletic and (very) klutzy, I have never broken a bone
  11. I will eat just about anything once so I can have a real opinion of it.  Yes, there are things I do not want to know what they are until after I eat them.
Moja's Questions for me
What are you wearing?
Green Notre Dame football shirt, black yoga pants, and my fuzzy pink slippers

What is your dream race to run?
NYC Marathon (fingers crossed for this year!!!)

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
As much as I love NYC and I am really excited for Denver this week, I am going to say New Orleans

What was your last dream about?
No's pretty rare I remember my dreams

Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
Too cold.  I can keep adding layers and drinking warm beverages until I am comfortable.  

If you had to listen to one song on repeat forever what would it be?
Tough question...but I guess I will go with one of my all time favs...."All You Need is Love" by The Beatles

What was your favorite school subject? (Do not say recess)
big surprise

If you could go back to school would you study the same things or pick a different major?
Yes and no...I do feel my career is finally progressing and making me happy, but I often wonder what it would be like if I went into sports journalism (either writing or broadcasting)

Are you an Apple fan or Android fan?
I have a "love to hate" relationship with my Droid Incredible.  

Any tattoos or piercing? Are they visible?
Just my ears only once.  I am the biggest baby when it comes to needles.  If I ever get over that, I would get 26.2 really tiny somewhere on my foot.

Favorite alcoholic beverage?
As much as I love craft beer and wine, I have to go with tequila (chilled Patron with a lime please)

My questions for you
  1. What is the most adventurous thing you have ever eaten?
  2. What would your last meal be if you had a say in it?
  3. What is your all time guilty pleasure food?
  4. What are you currently listening to?
  5. What is your favorite sport (to play, watch, or both)?
  6. One thing you are dying to try (this could be anything)
  7. Fill in the blank: Food makes me _________
  8. If you could have dinner with just one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
  9. What is your "go to" restaurant for taking out of towners?
  10. What quote sums up your life right now?
  11. What is your favorite holiday?
And GO: AmandaJoeAliciaKatrinaBradCrystalKatieHeatherBeccaKimberly, and Sarah.

Until next time...follow your heart, fulfill your hunger!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Meatless Mondays

Happy 2012!  I hope you all had a fun and enjoyable New Years filled with friends, family, food, and of course bubbly!  I mentioned in my 27 at 27 post, I am not the biggest New Year's resolution person.  Throughout the year, I am constantly setting goals and making lifestyle changes to become a better person and challenge myself.  However, my latest challenge/healthy lifestyle change just happens to coincide with a new calendar year.  I have decided to do "Meatless Mondays" in 2012.  (side note: while I hate making exceptions to things, I will be attending Dinner in the Dark on Monday January 16.  Therefore, January 17 will be Meatless Tuesday).  I am looking forward to trying new recipes and the potential challenges of dining at some of my favorite restaurants and having limited options.
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So I have to ask you, what are your food related New Year's resolutions?  Here's to a healthy, happy, and not so hungry 2012!

Until next time...follow your heart, fulfill your hunger!

**I am still raising money for the American Liver Foundation!  Donate here or purchase a cooking class from The Chubby Cook using the code ALF2012 and 40% of the cost of the class will be donated.  THANK YOU for your support**