Eleven random things meme: a great way to meet health and fitness bloggers!

I have been tagged by Toni from Running, Loving, Living for the 11 Random Things post. So no food, fitness or family, today, but definitely a lot of fun!

As part of the post I must;

  • Post these rules
  • Post 11 random things about myself
  • Answer the questions set for you in your tagger’s post
  • Create 11 new questions to be answered by the people I tag
  • Go to those 11 people’s blogs and tell them I’ve tagged them

***No stuff in the tagging section about you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.***

Eleven random things about me;

  1. I have two sisters whose names also start with T. We still sign our emails T1, T2 and T3. Guess which one I am?
  2. I hate broccoli. I know, it’s good for me, but I can’t stand the taste.
  3. I’m an indoor cycling instructor and I don’t own a bike. Weird, I know.
  4. I am a list-a-holic. I once made a list of the lists I needed to make. I blame this hereditary condition on my father and hope that I don’t pass it on to any of my kids.
  5. Apparently, I’m the only one who knows where the keys/TV remote/flashlights/peanut butter/tax forms are. Cursed are they with photographic memories.
  6. I can’t whistle. But I can make a lovely screeching noise with a blade of grass!
  7. I despise telephone solicitors. Especially from companies that I already patronize.
  8. I can’t say no to children selling Girl Scout cookies. Probably because I was once a Girl Scout and selling cookies is hard work (but I can’t believe they now cost $4 a box!).
  9. My radio is set to a Top-40 station. My friends think that I should embarrassed by this. I’m not.
  10. I’m a terrible housekeeper. If you know me at all, this is not news, but it certainly is random!
  11. I once put a message in a bottle and threw it out to sea. Unfortunately, the tide was low and the beach was rocky. I spent a long evening picking up glass shards off the beach.

Toni asked me to answer the following questions;

1.  What is your biggest dream?

To go on an outing with my children in which no one complained about where we were going, whether or not there would be souvenirs there, running out of charge on their electronics, and whether their brother was humming too loud. What can I say, I’m in the thick of child rearing and my dreams are a bit limited!

2.  Where would you love to live?

Perth, Australia. Reminds me so much of Vancouver, except it’s warmer and sunnier all year round. Last time I visited I found a $50 bill on the street. In my mind, it’s a lucky place!

3.  Hot or Cold?

Cold, with the exception of occasional hot flashes.

4.  What is your biggest fear?

Running into a bear while taking out the garbage. It’s happened more than once and it never gets old.

5.  What is your favorite TV show?

I’m a total Glee-k. I think Blaine is dreamy.

6.  Dog or Cat?

Definitely cat. You don’t have to be afraid of running into bears when you walk them.

7.  What is your favorite food?

Oatmeal anything. Warm, cold, in muffins, cookies and breads. I’ve recently started grinding it to make oat flour.

8.  What is your favorite exercise?

Lifting weights, upper body way more than lower body. Push ups and pull ups make me feel tough!

9.  Sun or snow?

Sun, sun, sun with lots of SPF. I’m fair and burn very quickly.

10.  What is your dream vacation?

Someplace warm and sunny, with healthy meals and snacks prepared for me. A health-club-style all-inclusive (do they exist?)

11.  Would you ever consider plastic surgery?

Never for cosmetic reasons, but if my health was at stake, definitely.

Eleven questions for you to answer;

  1. The last dream you can remember?
  2. Manicure or pedicure?
  3. Worst date movie?
  4. Favorite place to workout?
  5. Jillian Michaels or Bob Harper?
  6. Last time you cheated on anything?
  7. Neutrals or bright colors?
  8. One person you’d love to be stuck in an elevator with?
  9. Favorite kind of cookie?
  10. iPhone or Blackberry?
  11. The last time you felt successful at something?

Tag, you’re it;

If I’ve tagged you and somebody else has already beaten me to it, please pay the tag forward! Find another blogger that you’re just dying to get to know and tag them!

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  1. Umm my radio is set to top 40s too! theyre the most fun to drive to, but usually I listen to audio books in the car anyways. I am surprised that you hate broc! I can understand though because its flavor is pretty strong – along with the smell. I don’t think it’s very weird that you don’t own a bike as a spin teacher! I love to take spin yet haven’t ridden a bike since last summer when I rented one – and I was awful! I’d nearly forgotten how!

  2. I thought I felt someone touching me! Thanks so much for the mention. As fate would have it, I have a featured post on WordPress and have watched my site stats go from a usual 30-70 per day to 952 so far today. Is very strange and has me answering a lot of comments (but is also wonderful!). So if there is no time limit on this game of tag, I will look forward to “playing” in a few days! Thanks so much!

  3. No time limit and congrats on being Freshly Pressed!
    I was FP’d last April and it was surreal watching the page visits soar. Severely skewed my stats for the month though!

  4. You’re T1 in my book girl! Your random thought number 11 made me laugh out loud. Oops! Darn that low tide and those rocks! As for your dream vacation, try Rancho la Puerta. My sis and I were tagged already by Tara Burner and need to get on this. You are inspiring me to go go go

  5. Good call! First born all the way. You may have surmised that the bottle with the message had previously contained wine. Impetus for the toss was a whole lot of broken heart… Thank goodness for maturity!

  6. I hear you on #10. We have a cleaning service, so at least once every two weeks my house is both neat and clean LOL.

  7. I love “get to know you” blog posts. I am totally with you when it comes to SUNSHINE. I am such a summer girl. However, I can’t believe you despise broccoli! *gasp* 🙂

  8. Aww Tamara. You are going to think Im such a slacker but I have done this kind of meme before and just don’t have the time or inclination to do it again. Sorry lovely but I do so appreciate the mention and I loved learning more about you.

    I am freaked by the fact that you may have bears lingering around your house, inspired by the fact that you have upper body strength that I sorely lack and wondering why your parents would choose to start all three girl names with the letter ‘T’!

  9. No worries, Kirri. The random things posts do take up quite a bit of time. I’ve done a couple lately and no more for awhile (there’s nothing left to tell!).

    I’ll take bears over venomous snakes any day of the week!