Thursday, April 19, 2007

You Will Be Amazed to Know All This

So Bre, in all her coolness, allowed me to pretty much tag myself with this looks like a meme but has all the emotion and feel of an interview, type thing.

She asks me five questions, I answer. You'll see more details at the end. It should also be noted that I worked twelve hours yesterday, ran five miles and then ate a ginormous dinner and had some homemade rum (stories and/or photos to come later but as a preview, there is a reason that stuff is sometimes called FIRE WATER). I have also not had enough sleep.


1. What do you wish everyone else knew about runners?
That we come in all shapes, sizes and abilities, that we don't mind stinking and that running is a part of who we are as much as our legs themselves. Also, a marathon is 26.2 miles. All marathons*.

2. Has having your nephew visit made your biological clock start to tick?
You know, I thought it might but then my sister turned into some kind of Colorado socialite where she'd go live it up like a rock star having high tea and going to see chick flicks and those nights I spent up babysitting pretty much made my eggs stop, go into a holding pattern and take a breather. They're on a chaise lounge somewhere, sitting still and waiting another five or so years, I think. Nonetheless, I would go to the moon and back for that kid, no question.

3. What is your shopping kryptonite - that is ... what can you never quite resist?
Good travel deals, just about everything in the running store, flip flops and chai tea. I don't know as any of that "counts" as shopping but my bank account probably thinks so.

4. Are you crafty/handy around the house? If so... how?
When I bought my place and moved in, I did a lot of work on it. I spent two months painting, flooring, hanging window coverings and putting $&%! together. I thought it was fun, then I got over it. Now, I'd probably either hire someone or just live with things the way they are. However, I can fix a toilet like nobodies business which probably has a lot more to do with genetics than actual skill.

5. What has blogging done for you?
Probably more than I can say. Which is a cheesy, cop out of an answer but it's true. There are so many things I've learned from this entire process, I don't know where to begin. On any given day, I rarely know what's going to come out here and yet, I always have something. I think I just have a lot of words in me. I don't think I'll ever be totally convinced they actually belong anywhere. And probably more than that, I like reading the words of others. Even if this blog ended, I'd still be wholeheartedly addicted to everyone else's.

Thanks, Bre. You rock.

And now, here's the rest of the deal, if you're so inclined to play along:

  • Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me!"
  • I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick them, and you have to answer them all. (Don't forget to leave me your email.)
  • You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
  • You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
  • When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


*Unless it's an ultra marathon, in which case it's more than 26.2 miles.


Runner Girl FL said...

Hurray for Bre's questions and your answers!! This is a fun game!

e.b. said...

Super cute, I really felt like it gave a glimpse of you.

Sizzle said...

these interviews are really telling. great questions and answers!

runliarun said...

Oh, but I mind stinking. Very much so. Can't wait for that moment after the run when I am showered and perfumed.

justacoolcat said...

Homemade rum?


Joe said...

Good questions, great answers. Now...tell me more about this rum!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well bravo for Bre! What a fabulous idea.

Great questions, great answers.
But do you have a still in your backyard?

Okay, I'll play along - interview me, kiddo!

Sister Buckle said...

Oooh! I'm afraid of what questions you'd give me! I'm terrible already with my details - imagine the stuff I'm NOT telling you! Aaargh!

Dawn said...

Homemade rum may have something to do with that lack of sleep you mentioned.

Backofpack said...

You done good, child, real good.

I've heard of homemade wine, beer and kahula, even homemade Baileys, but never homemade rum. Did it involve a still?

Bre said...

Hurray! You did it! Fabulous answers!! :)

egan said...

Hey, I'm not sure you answered number two. I think you kind of glossed over it.

I love the marathon question. I hear that all the time too. Half marathon are 13.1, funny how that works.

Anonymous said...

Although I LOVE my nephew and would also do anything for that kid I totally get the eggs taking a chill pill after babysitting. :)

Anonymous said...

That was way Fun! And I loved the answer to the first question.
Hope the rum was good - I'm banned from rum after one of my friend's weddings!

Celina said...

oooh! I know I'm a few days late, but Interview Me!! :) The image of "eggs on lawn chairs" made me smile!