Hmmm let’s see:
1.) I’ve been a runner since I was 12. I ran competitively from junior high through college. I just ran my first marathon in January. I’m registered for my first triathlon in August.
2.) I’m a total slob, and Fiance is a neat-freak. We like to say we have some sort of a stereotypical gender-role reversal. I leave clothes all over the place, leave dishes in the sink, and never seem to see dirt on the floor. He irons his clothes every morning, used to iron his sheets (yea…I put a stop to that one), and obsessively polishes our stainless steel appliances.
3.) I’ve never had a job where I’ve had to wear “business” clothes. I’ve been able to wear jeans and t-shirts to all 3 of my “adult” jobs. I didn’t plan it that way, but I love it, and I don’t know if I’d ever be able to work somewhere that I had to “dress up”!
4.) If I’m at home I’m either wearing PJs or workout clothes. It could be the middle of the day, but if I’m home, that’s what I’m wearing. I need to be comfortable. I also have a pet peeve about denim in the bed. Fiance, back when we were first dating, would sometimes try to go to bed in the clothes he’d worn that day if he was really tired and it freaked me out. Now he knows about the strict “NO DENIM IN BED!” policy. It’s just so uncomfortable.
5.) I love/am obsessed with dogs. All kinds of dogs. I have a miniature pinscher and I think I could just sit and stare at her for hours without getting bored. I talk to her like she’s a human being, and talk about her endlessly to others, even though I know people hate that. I’m normally super shy, but if someone has a dog, I’ll go charging right up to them and start talking about their dog. Fiance thinks I’m creepy like that.
6.) I hoard sneakers. I’ve worn out so many pairs of sneakers over the years through running, but I just can’t get rid of them. I rationalize it by saying I’ll use them for other things, like yard work, but who really needs 10 pair of beat-up sneakers? I’m so torn up about parting with them, that Fiance has to take them and get rid of them when I’m not looking. Also, I’ve been known to buy new sneakers and smuggle them into the house so he doesn’t see.
7.) I’m obsessed with all things WWII. I have no idea why. Movies, books (both fiction and non-fiction), TV shows, etc. It started in elementary school. I even watch German movies about WWII, with subtitles. I’m fascinated. Whoever met Major Winters, I’m soooooooooooo jealous.
8.) I truly think I am addicted to chocolate. I have to have some form of chocolate every single day or I get cranky. When I have PMS, this is true x 1,000.
9.) I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was 24, and that was when I started working super long hours and needed extra energy. I thought the taste was so disgusting that my mug would be half coffee/half milk with 3 sugars. Now I can easily drink it black without flinching.
10.) I’m an avid reader. I’m another one who reads so fast that people think I’m only “skimming” things. I have a stack of at least 4 books on the night stand at all times, which drives Fiance crazy. If it weren’t for the library, I’d go broke buying books in no time.