Friday, June 27, 2014

friday five: five things about me

Happy Friday, all! I am linking up with the DC Trifecta again for another Friday Five—Courtney at Eat Pray Run DCCynthia at You Signed up for What?, and Mar at Mar on the Run. This week's theme is "Five Things About Me". Now to try and figure out 5 things about myself that are (maybe?) interesting... haha. Let's just call them random facts, then I don't have to feel the pressure of trying to think of 'interesting' ones ;)


1. I like to read. A lot. I just finished The Book Thief on Wednesday, and started Gone Girl yesterday. I get very involved with books and their characters, and have trouble putting them down once I've started. I wish I had more time over this upcoming weekend so I could finish it!

2. I played soccer when I was a child. When I was younger, I played soccer. It was probably around age 8 or so that I had to choose between soccer and Irish Dancing, because they were on the same nights, and decided to keep up the Irish Dancing (which I did competitively for a little over 20 years, that's a bonus fact! You're welcome. Ha.).

3. The only coffee I will drink is the kind with ice and lots of sugar/caramel, and that's on rare occasions. I prefer tea—Earl Grey, Irish Breakfast, Chamomile, and Green Teas are my favorites. For Christmas, my husband got me a tea pot for steeping loose leaf tea – I love it! 

4. I'm not a fan of reality tv shows, but I do have 3 guilty pleasures: Dancing With the Stars, The Bachelor/Bachelorette (though I haven't watched Andi's season yet (and might not ever)), and The Biggest Loser. I pretty much hate all other reality shows. I know a lot of people enjoy others one, but I've never gotten into them.

5. I LOVE dogs. I didn't have any dogs growing up (my only pets were gold fish), though I had wanted one. As an adult, I didn't think I wanted one, but it was a deal breaker for my husband. Luckily for him (haha, just kidding! I'm the lucky one!) I liked him enough to agree, and now I have a bit of an obsession. Basically, any dog I see out on the street going for walks or playing in their yard, I have an 'awww' moment and just want to give them hugs. Don't worry, I don't. I understand personal space and that not all dogs are cool with strangers coming up to them and petting them. Doesn't mean I don't want to, though. I especially have a soft spot for larger dogs – any type of Pitbull mix, Mastiffs, German Shepards, Boxers, Huskies, etc.



Any book recommendations (I'm always keeping a running list)? Do you have any pets that you are obsessed with? Tell me one random thing about yourself :)

Thanks to CourtneyCynthia, and Mar for hosting! Make sure to check out their "Friday Five: How to Beat the Heat" posts (links to the specific posts are at the top of the page) and link up if you are joining in! There are always a lot of blogs linked up, and it's interesting to see everyone's takes on the theme. I always find some great tips/ideas. I suggest taking a look at a few (or all, if you have the time). 

Have a great weekend, everyone! If you have any runs or races, finish strong! If not, enjoy some relaxation, if you have some time (make time!) :)

12 comments:

  1. A fellow book lover:) I adore books. I actually just finished The Book Thief a few weeks ago. I haven't read Gone Girl, but it's on my "eventually" list. Right now I am trying out The Winter Witch and finishing the Fallen series:)

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    1. I'll have to add those to my list. I didn't have much of a chance to read over the weekend (which made me sad), but I'm about half way through Gone Girl and am loving it!

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  2. I just read gone girl in about one day lol. I understand getting sucked in! Now I'm on to Chelsea Handler's latest book, a little less serious :)

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    1. Oh my gosh – I can see why! It's so hard to put down. Her book is on my list, too :)

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  3. We would definitely be friends in real life! I love Emily Giffin books and most "chic lit". I don't read as nearly as I like now that i've discovered blogging! My labradors would just love you if you came up and started petting them. They love attention!

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    1. I think we would, too! Hopefully one day we'll get the chance :) I'm a fan of Emily Giffin as well. Awww, I love giving dogs attention! I just know some dogs are more weary of strangers or have social anxieties, so I never pet without consent of the dog parent.

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  4. I do love a good iced coffee! My coffee shop uses iced coffee cubes too - genius!

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    1. That's awesome! It's too bad that's not a standard practice haha.

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  5. Gone Girl is AMAZING! If you like it, read her other books- also phenomenal :-) Loved reading this and learning more about you- hope we meet in real life soon!! :-)

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    1. I'm really enjoying it so far (about half way in). I love twists and turns in plot lines. Thanks – I hope so, too! :)

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  6. If you love larger dogs, you'd love my Daisy! She's a Great Dane and is super sweet. Thanks for linking up with us, great list!

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    1. I love Great Danes! They are such beautiful dogs.

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