For tonight, I thought I would kick it and not do homework…not read…but instead do a survey I’ve been reading in a bunch of blogs I read.
A is for age: I am 23 going on 24 which my mother saw fit to bring up and get emotional about close to five times this past spring break. Her baby is all grown up.
B is for breakfast today: I took some of my big batch crockpot steel cut oats and mixed in some mustard once they were warm. I poached an egg and laid that on top of the oatmeal and shook on a whole bunch of nutritional yeast. Once in the shuttle on my way to class this morning I broke the yolk and stirred in its rich, creamy goodness. Delicious!
C is for currently craving: Cream soda…oh wait, my lovely boyfriend bought me a two case of Zevia. Problem solved!
D is for dinner tonight: Sautéed gnocchi with mushrooms, onions, spinach, and liquid smoke infused TVP all tossed in a sweet and sour sauce. It was pretty good. I went back to the kitchen and added some onion powder and pepper to tweak it just a bit. Yum.
E is for favorite type of exercise: I really like to run. Wow, I never thought I would say that but I seriously enjoy it. I love racing too. It’s great. Sadly though my shins have other ideas about this whole running thing. I really want them to get better, to get stronger, to get less sore…because I want to run.
F is for an irrational fear: Spiders, hands-down. It’s silly, yes. It’s debilitating, sometimes. It’s getting easier, maybe.
G is for gross food: I used to have a go-to answer for this questions: glazed carrots. However, now I am having serious trouble figuring out what to say. I think gross food at this point would probably be something crazy like pig’s feet or tongue. Yea, nasty.
H is for hometown: Mmmm, I’m not going to say but I will admit that it is located in a state that starts and ends with “O”. =D
I is for something important: My schoolwork to become a genetic counselor, my friends, my family, my love…take your pick.
J is for current favorite jam: Stonewall Kitchen’s raspberry peach champagne.
K is for kids: None though sometimes I called the students that I taught in my first grad program my “kids”.
L is for current location: Again, not something I’m cool disclosing. However, I am 100% where I need to be currently. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
M is for the most recent way you spent money: My local health food store because I stocked up on oat bran, rolled oats, steel cut oats, wheat germ, and TVP.
N is for something you need: A KitchenMaid mixer, in orange. Please. (Okay, so maybe that’s more of a want…)
O is for occupation: I am a genetic counseling student most of the time and a lab tech part of the time. I have a really cushy job actually. I come in when I can, zone out and precipitate DNA/spec samples/cleanse pellets, then leave when I need to do patient prep for school. Plus, they know I’m a student, in fact the PI of my lab is one of my professors, so they don’t care if I need to call off for exams and projects.
P is for pet peeve: Long nails. Ever since I went to Costa Rica in 2007 to work with a group doing turtle conservation I cannot keep them long. We had to dig turtle nests in the sand and if you had even a bit of nail, a bit of that white rim, sand would wedge itself underneath. It was unhappily painful. Therefore, long nails were a no-no and I have simply continued the tradition.
Q is for a quote: “You are the definition of beauty.” – Unknown
R is for random fact about you: My picture, and therefore my blog, were on page 2 of a Google image search for Zima tomatoes (my answer to the next prompt). Kind of cool, just sayin’.
S is for favorite healthy snack: Sweet grape tomatoes.
T is for favorite treat: Geeze, I can’t pick. Seriously, just look at the name of my blog. So, ummm, some of the top contenders would include froyo, brownies, cake, cookies… Though right now I could go for a spoon and a can of frosting. =D
U is for something that makes you unique: I will have three higher education degrees by age 24. P.R.O.U.D.
V is for favorite vegetable: Carrots. They taste great with ranch and hummus just as well as peanut butter and you can use them in cake (one of my favorite kinds!). They even make stellar oatmeal. I would say that’s pretty awesome.
W is for today’s workout: 18 minutes on the elliptical, 18 minutes on the stationary bike, and 20 minutes of Jillian Michael abs. I did this around 5p and I hadn’t eaten since 12:30 so I was not moving very quickly. Bad choice.
X is for X-rays you’ve had: Oh Lordie, let me count the films: all my chiropractic x-rays (things like cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine shots); multiple multiple renal and bladder X-rays because of my kidney stones; and then a ton of X-rays of my feet, hands, chest, and hips after my accident.
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: The absolutely gorgeous day. I walked home from class in the sunshine!
Z is for your time zone: Eastern standard time, thank you.
Now that you know a bit more about me I am heading to bed. I need some sleep before I tackle tomorrow. I think I’m going to have a beautiful walk to class in the morning and a hot one from class in the afternoon. It’s supposed to be 80 some degrees. Craziness!! Good news though: I have an hour long massage on the Wednesday schedule. Oh yes, sounds great. Speaking of sounds though, before I go, I want to share a song by Lifehouse that I listened on my walk home today. I love this band.
Question: I ask you to do this survey too!