Even More Sunshine

This is pretty old now, but awhile ago Molly nominated me for the Sunshine Award (as did Caitlin and Sarah, whose questions I’ve already answered). I liked Molly’s questions and decided to save them for a rainy day. And that rainy day (metaphorically speaking) is today! Once again, just answers, no nominations.


1. What’s your favorite back to school memory?
Hmm. I guess I kind of always enjoyed shopping for school supplies, debating the pros and cons of each pencil, backpack, lunch box, notebook, etc. I think I also enjoyed the anticipation that came along with waiting for school to start — “This year is going to be different! I’m going to be popular and get all my homework done early and get all As and have the best! year! ever!” Spoiler alert: all the years kind of looked a lot like each other.

2. Do you stalk your first crush on Facebook?
Well…officially, no. Officially, I’d say my first crush was Andrew from Vacation Bible School the summer before fourth grade, and he and I are certainly not Facebook friends, because we only knew each other for a week in 1999 (EXCEPT I JUST DID FACEBOOK STALK HIM AND HOLY SMOKES, YOU GUYS. He works in the Illinois House of Representatives now! He’s part of my state government, even though both of us grew up in Michigan! WEIRD). That crush was so short lived that I usually forget about it, though. If we want to talk about my other “first” crush, Corey, who I was more or less in love with from the time I was 10 to the time I was 17, then yes. Occasionally. Mostly just to see if he’s finally engaged to his girlfriend.

3. What’s your favorite way to get physical? (Keep it PG, I mean exercise)
Well, since I think I established quite solidly that I am no good at picking favorites, I’m going to say both dance and running. I really, really enjoy dancing, but I also really, really enjoy running. I think I get more personal fulfillment out of running than dance, but I get more fun out of dance than running (in general, that is).

4. If you had to pick one genre of music to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?
COUNTRY. For sure. I adore city life, but I’m a country girl at heart.


5. What’s one thing you’ll spend ridiculous amounts of money on BESIDES running/exercise gear?
Dance. One dance class is about the price of one pair of running shoes…and I take three dance classes…and instead of lasting 300-500 miles, they last 8-10 weeks. I’m confident by the time 2013 is over, I’ll have spent SIGNIFICANTLY more on dance than running. Honestly, I’ll probably have spent more on dance than just about everything other than food and rent.

6. ‘N SYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98*, or O-Town?
Dream Street.

Oh yes.

7. If your life were a soap opera, what would it be called?
This sounds like a job interview question. Haha. Umm…”On the Run.” *cut to dramatic picture of Bethany running along the lakefront* I feel like that overstates my dedication to running, but it sounds appropriate for a soap opera.

8. Name one small thing that brightens your day no matter what your mood is.
Unexpected communication that’s not about something mundane. Does that make sense? As in, not when I get a text/email/phone call/instant message that’s like, “Hey, the dishes in the dishwasher are clean,” or “What do you want for dinner when you come home this weekend?” Not that I don’t appreciate that kind of communication as well…I just probably wouldn’t file it under “day brightening” quite like someone who just wants to talk for the sake of talking.

9. Have you ever dyed your hair? Regret it or best choice ever?
I have not! Not even a little bit. Never had highlights, never had lowlights, never did a temporary thing…my hair has never been any color other than natural.

10. Do, date or dump – the men of Dawson’s Creek: Dawson, Pacey, Jack.
Soo…um…I’ve never watched Dawson’s Creek. Again, not even a little bit. I know absolutely nothing about the show, so I don’t think I’m qualified to answer this question :/

Ha. What an awful way to end it. But thanks for the nomination, Molly, and now you all know ten more random things about me!

Answer any question!

8 thoughts on “Even More Sunshine

  1. clearly you’re an incredibly sunshiney person with all those nominations! i loved your soap opera name/description, lol! and also i cannot believe you didn’t watch dawson’s creek. this is mildly disappointing but you made up for it with the extremely obscure dream street reference which i LOVED lol. have a great tuesday girl!

  2. Ha the crush question. Such a good one. I definitely still “stalk” my former crushes from time to time. I am a girl, after all. It’s pretty much what I’m expected to do. And yes, back to school shopping was THE BEST. My mom always made me wait until after school started though so I could know what I needed. Molly is a good question-maker and you’re a good question answerer so this entire post made me laugh.

  3. I’ve died my hair a few times but the last time I did it (2ish years ago) it came out so awful even though I paid a lot for it to be professionally done that I swore I wouldn’t die my hair again ever.

    I also loved back to school shopping!

  4. #2 is hilarious!
    I don’t know that any of my answers here are that interesting any more.. plus I’m still waiting for a post about cupcakes.

    I’ll answer 5:5. What’s one thing you’ll spend ridiculous amounts of money on BESIDES running/exercise gear?

    toys for my kid.. lol I better like them too!

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