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Since Mae arrived the cats have been fairly annoyed. They feel under appreciated and are irritated every time they see her! So, here’s their moment in the spotlight…..
Blueberry is a 4 yr old sweetie that my daughter got as a kitten from the local “crazy cat lady”. The “crazy cat lady” (does every neighborhood have one?) was actually a really wonderful elderly woman who fed the neighborhood strays, took care of their kittens and rounded up as many as she could to be spayed and neutered. She moved a couple of years ago and oddly, there are very few stray cats now! Maybe they followed her out of town, like the Pied Piper?
My ever faithful follower and fellow blogger Richard, at The Running Schlub, has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am flattered that he thinks enough of my blog to tag me on his list and I will do my best to play along and answer the questions! Besides, you all are probably thankful for a break from Mae posts!
About the Award:
The Versatile Blogger Award is for those blogs that bring something special to your life. In picking your nominees, you are to consider the quality of the writing, the uniqueness of the subjects covered, the level of love displayed in the words on the virtual page. Or, of course, the quality of the photographs and the level of love displayed in the taking of them.
“Rules” are as follows: Answer the questions you have been given, nominate 10(ish) other bloggers and give them their own set of questions to answer.
So there you have it. Now on to the questions…..
- What is something people might be surprised to learn about you?
Well, my husband gives me a hard time about this, rightly so! But I just love Axl Rose!
- What is your current go-to workout song?
I have all kinds of playlists but lately the one song that gets me going is:
J. Geils Band, Ain’t Nothing But a House Party.
- What is one place on your travel must-see bucket list?
Well, I’m not a bucket list type and the travel bug has yet to really bite me but I DO have a list of places I want to visit. It’s hard to pick just one… Maybe New Zealand, no I mean Iceland, or Ireland but maybe the easiest thing is to start close to home and see this: Arches National Park, Utah
- What is your favorite distance to run?
I like to keep things short so I’m basically a 5k runner bumping up to a nice 5 miler if I can.
- What would you do with a $1000 gift card?
Mother -Daughter shopping spree! (see #10)
- If you could choose to do anything for a day what would it be?
As lame as it sounds , I am SO chronically sleep deprived that if I had a day to do anything I would SLEEP!
- What would you sing at Karaoke night?
I have never sung at karaoke! But if I had the opportunity I would sing:
Two Pina Coladas I would need at least 2 pina coladas to do it!
This Van Halen song would be a good alternate! I’m always channeling Dave….
- If you could travel back in time what year would you travel back to?
Hmmm, I’m torn here. Either 1978, if I could be the age I was then, because it would be fun to see if it really was as awesome as I remember it! Or, the 1940’s , because I would love to know my mom as a young woman! She was so fabulous!
- Aside from necessities, what is the one thing you could not go a day without?
CHAPSTICK! I am a nut about lipstick and chapstick and have them stashed everywhere!
- How many pairs of shoes do you have?
If you mean running shoes, that’s easy, I have 4. 2 of which are retired….But all shoes? Oh my goodness. My husband would say, too many!” but that is just wrong because you can NEVER have too many shoes! Though admittedly I have a few pairs in my closet that are “new in box” so possibly I am a bit of a shoe hoarder? Though it’s ok to hoard running shoes because you never know when they will be discontinued. In fact there is a pair of Brooks “new in box” under the bed! And then there are all the other athletic shoes, snowshoes, snowboard boots, xc ski boots, surf booties and old smelly climbing shoes…. My closets are jammed pack. The ridiculous thing is that all I usually wear is a pair of flip flops! Or these if I feel “fancy”:
This has been fun and I hope you have learned a little more about me! I need to think about who I should tag to share this Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks Richard for including me!
Our trip to the Oregon coast was so much fun! We stay in Pacific City and have been there 4 or 5 times, but this was Mae’s first trip to the beach. She loved it! We were able to stay in a pet friendly house and the beach was loaded with happy people and happy dogs of all sizes. It was only 58 degrees when we arrived on Sunday. A 40 degree temperature difference from home, and boy did it feel great!! Monday it was nice enough to actually sit out in the sun on the beach, though the water temp there is only 58 as well. We may have to go again in late summer. It has become one of our favorite places~