02 December 2011

Random Friday Facts

1) I think that peanut butter and chocolate is the most amazing food combination ever.

2) I started running when I was 12 - my mother decided I needed an extracurricular activity and made me join the middle school x-country team. There is no arguing with my mother when she uses a certain tone of voice with you.

3) I'm working on my 2012 goals (both athletic and non-athletic) and I think I have most of them figured out. I've definitely put more thought into the 2012 goals than any other year so far.

4) We just moved office locations at work. My new office is now located just steps away from the Main Kitchen where the admin staff bring all leftovers from lunch meetings. I think the free food gods were smiling on me during office assignments.

5) My left arm has been a troublemaker at swim practices this week. Every single deck coach has stopped me to tell me something I am doing wrong with it during my swim stroke. Hopefully once I fix all the idiosyncrasies, my swim stroke will be much more efficient.

6) I haven't owned an alarm clock since college. I use my cell phone.

7) I used to be really good at getting to to work before 8:30am. Now, well, let's just say I am not.

8) Every time I visit my parents in New England (or they come down to see me), they bring me Maypo because you CANNOT find this amazing breakfast food in stores in the "South." It is a precious, precious commodity in my house (and thank goodness Mark doesn't like it, otherwise I would have to share).

9) The smell of oranges remind me of Christmas.

10) Tonight I am babysitting a friend's three kids (all age 9 and younger). I owe her because she watched our dog for us when we went away for a weekend. When we went to pick our dog up, she told me that "If I can handle my dog, I can handle multiple children." We will see after tonight :)

11) I spent last evening having a "Christmas Story" and "Christmas Vacation" quote war with my in-laws on FB. I haven't laughed so hard in ages.

12) I have a neighbor who is really good at finding food porn on the internet. And every time she finds something chocolatey and delicious, she tags me in a link on FB and I can't resist - I have to make whatever it is she found. One week it was chocolate chip cookie oreo brownie bars. Another week it was chocolate wasted cupcakes. And this weekend it is going to have to be this: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Torte with Mousse.


Catharine said...

I love your blog! I had do google Maypo, and I now I need to try it.

Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

I agree with 1 & 2 although it's been a while since I've heard #2 but I will forever keep my mouth closed when chewing and elbows off the table. Goals are good - did you meet yours from last year?
Are you really that young that you had cell phones in college? Wow... I feel old. Maypo rocks - thanks for the reminder :) Good luck tonight and if you need people to sample those delicious looking towers of chocolate.

Ed said...

Maypo>??? hmm i have some funny thoughts on that word....

Allie Lauver said...

Is your house on fire, Clark?
No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.

Caroline said...

@Catharine - thanks for reading! I've been keeping my fingers crossed for you and Oli!
@Amy - I can't wait to see you this weekend. I have two boxes of Maypo in my pantry - love it!
@Ed - Maypo is the best thing since sliced bread!
@Allie - "What's that sound? You hear it? It's a funny squeaky sound." "You couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant."

Katie said...

you are inviting me over for that delicious thing, yes? chocolate + peanut butter is the most amazing thing ever.