More Sunshine

Who’s up for another round of “Let’s Learn About Bethany”?? Excellent! Sarah nominated me for the Sunshine Award as well, and since I liked her questions just as much as I liked Caitlin’s, here we go with round two. (Don’t worry, innocent bystanding commenters — there are no nominations this time).


The Rules:

1.  Include award logo in a post or on your blog.
2.  Link to the person who nominated you.  Sarah @ Picky Runner
3.  Answer 10 questions about yourself
4.  Nominate 10 bloggers to receive the award. (NEVER!! Just kidding. I already did that once).

Sarah’s Questions:

1. What was/is your favorite subject in school and why?
Hmm. I’d probably have to say English. Definitely NOT math or science, that’s for sure. I didn’t always like all the homework that came along with English classes, but I had the art of writing a paper down. I also, more or less, enjoyed the discussions we’d get into in my English classes, even if sometimes I thought we were discussing things that didn’t need discussing (“But what does the fact that his horse was black really mean?” It means his horse was black. That’s all. Let’s move on.). But I was an English major, and I was good at it, so there’s that. I also did really like most of my communications classes in college, which was also good, since I was a comm minor. Actually, you know what? One of my favorite classes of all time was Spanish Linguistics. That class was INSANE, but it was really interesting. I was also a Spanish minor in college, fun fact. I’m getting way off topic. Moving on…


2. Who is your role model?
Oh, come on, team. We’ve already been over this. No more hard questions!

3. What is your favorite animal?
Fuzzy ones. And penguins. And puffins. And pretty fishies. And turtles. Basically, if it’s cute in my opinion, I like it.

4. What toppings do you put on your ice cream/froyo?
ALL the toppings.


Or rather, all the unhealthy toppings. The only thing I always include is blueberries, because blueberries are the superest of super foods and counteract everything else I put on my frozen yogurt, thus making it a negative calorie health food. It’s a fact. But let’s see. Oreos, cookie dough, brownie bits, cheesecake, graham cracker crumbs, Heath bars, sprinkles, hot fudge, Reese peanut butter cups pieces (NOT to be confused with Reese’s Pieces, which I do not like. I like chopped up Reese peanut butter cups), M&Ms, chocolate chips, strawberries, pineapple…all of these things tend to find themselves on my frozen yogurt. Now you understand why I need the blueberries. Haha.

5. What’s your current favorite song?
First of all, thank you for including that key modifier, “current.” Because goodness knows I do not have one all-time favorite song, or favorite anything, as I think we established the last time I did this award. This is a VERY tough decision, but I think I’m going to go with “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons.

“Demons” by Imagine Dragons is definitely a runner-up, though. Or honestly just anything by Imagine Dragons in general. I’m totally out of touch with what’s cool these days since I never really listen to the radio, so I don’t even really know what’s actually popular.

6. Describe your perfect day.
Oh boy. Well, it starts with me having an empty to-do list, which means all my groceries have been purchased, my laundry is washed, my room and apartment are sparkling clean, and I’m all caught up on my personal finances. Also I don’t have to go to work (which is not to say that I don’t like my job…just that that’s not where I’d be spending my perfect day). I’d get up whenever I woke up (which would probably be somewhere around…8:00? I don’t know. That sounds reasonable), leisurely go through my getting ready process, and then go meet a friend for breakfast at an uncrowded brunch spot so we don’t have to wait to be seated or wait long for our food. Breakfast would consist of pancakes and/or waffles (whichever one I could get with the most chocolate, probably) and would be paid for by someone that’s not me. I’d go to the Shedd and do one of their penguin encounters where you get to meet the penguins (for free and with no line again, of course). Maybe after this I’d go on a coffee date with a friend, because coffee dates are one of my absolute favorite things in the world. It’d have to be at an independent-ish coffee shop, though. No Starbucks business for coffee dates for me. Then I’d go to the Museum of Science and Industry, because I really want to go there since I haven’t been probably in like 10 or so years but it’s so darn far away and not as CTA-friendly as other places in Chicago. I’d also go to the Sears Tower, because I’d really like to do that sometime, too. (My perfect day is probably longer than 24 hours haha). Then I’d go out to dinner at some fancy pants restaurant and get the best salmon of my life, which, along with everything else in this perfect day, is free. And then I’d go home, change, and go out for the night. So, in short: lots of activity, lots of time with friends, lots of fun. That sounds like my perfect day.

7. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
Ooh, good question! Probably the friends I’ve made through it. It’s nice to find likeminded people, and I think blogging has brought a lot of people into my life that understand where I’m coming from on a variety of things (marathon training, being Type A, general insecurities, etc.). It’s nice to have that! It also gives me something to do at work, so there’s that. Haha.

8. How many hours of sleep do you usually get a night?
I’d love to say 8. Usually it’s just under eight…7:45 or so is pretty standard for me. I really like getting closer to 8:30, though.

9. Describe your most embarrassing moment growing up.
Ha. All right, so some time in middle school, my grandma, grandpa, and aunt had come over to my house for dinner. We were just sitting down, and either right before we prayed or right after we prayed, there was this loud beeping noise. I took it to be the smoke detector, so I jumped up from the table, started running towards the door (which made my dog start barking, so I was all, “Come on, buddy! We gotta get out of the house!”) and I remember clearly thinking, “I can’t believe this is actually happening.” Meanwhile, my entire family is still sitting at the table, wondering what the heck I’m doing. As it turned out, that loud beeping noise was my aunt’s beeper, not the smoke detector. My aunt made fun of me about that one for quite some time. I was pretty humiliated, but my parents were all, “Well, at least you know what to do in case of an emergency!” Sighhhh.

10. What’s your favorite sport to watch?
Toss up between basketball and football. Probably basketball in person, football on TV if I had to choose.

Answer any question for yourself!

7 thoughts on “More Sunshine

  1. Hahai love all of the side commentary you provided and the extensive details for your perfect day. It isn’t perfect if it isn’t free. Obviously. Also, totally with you on the blueberries counteracting all of the most delicious toppings. I use the cherries. Which aren’t even healthy but they pretend to be so they are.

  2. Froyo toppings: I always used to get the animal crackers with icing (one white and one pink) and Ian would be all, “you know we can buy those so you can eat them at home” and I’d respond “no, I just want them on froyo so they can be special” because froyo toppings are the best.

    As far as favorite subject goes, I loved the homework that came along with English class but did not like the actual class. I usually liked science classes but I did take a bunch of really fun sociology classes in college (my major) like criminology and marriage and the family.

    • I adore those animal crackers. Whenever my parents would buy them when I was growing up it was like the greatest thing of my life. Haha. I’d buy them for myself, but I’d put good money on them not even making it all the way home if I did 😛 I think I’ve only put them on my frozen yogurt once, though! I should start doing that more often.

    • I mean, I’m just glad beepers aren’t a thing anymore, so I can avoid this in the future. Although I did once have a moment of serious panic in college when I was at a conference with some of the newspaper staff and one of the girls in my hotel room had the terrifying alarm of doom ringtone on her iPhone set as her alarm. That was fun. Hahaha.

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