Andrea at Morning Runner Girl nominated me for the Sunshine Award! I know I've done this before, but her questions were just too fun not to answer.
(If you're looking for a blog that's honest, upbeat, and real...you need to go read hers. Immediately.)
1. What is the craziest thing you have done?
Okay, maybe not crazy, but definitely something that took a lot of guts...going on my Birthright trip to Israel two summers ago. It was something I had wanted to do but kept putting off, and it was the most rewarding, eye-opening, and moving experience. I'm so, so glad I took the leap and did it.
|Riding a camel in the Bedouin camp.|
|We hiked up Masada for sunrise.|
2. Hot weather or Cold weather?
Cold! Of course, it's all relative It's hot 90% of the year here, so "cold" to me is now anything below 70 degrees. If we're talking snow, I'd have to take hot weather!
3. Wine or Beer?
Wine, hands down. (Most beer isn't gluten free, so that's an easy answer.) I prefer Merlot these days.
|The winery in Malibu was one of the highlights of my CA trip this summer!|
4. What do you do when you first wake up in the morning?
Wash my face. I have mild OCD when it comes to bathroom activities and the order in which I have to accomplish them. I could be running an hour behind schedule and I'm still going to stop and wash my face.
5. What is your favorite thing about the city you live in?
We are really blessed to have so many track clubs nearby, so there are always races within a 30-minute drive.
6. What’s one thing that can immediately brighten your day?
When I genuinely make Matt laugh. I'm not really that funny, so when I do something that can cause a real belly-laugh, I'm in heaven. Also, receiving notes and letters from students. They make everything worth it.
|Just some of the notes I received at the end of last year. Seriously made my entire summer.|
7. What is one book that you can read over and over again?
I reread the Harry Potter series every summer...all 7 books. I always get something new from it. The story itself is beautifully written, and there's so much nuance and allegory...I could teach an entire year's curriculum with just that series!
8. Have you met anyone famous?
I've met Sugar Ray (the band, not the boxer) and O-Town (remember them? It was in an airport on my way to Alaska in 10th grade). I think there was one other, but I can't remember...
9. What is your worst habit?
I am a slob. I leave wrappers all over the place. (This was Matt's biggest gripe when we first moved in together. Eventually I moved on to wrapper-less gum, and that helped haha.)
10. What is the best Halloween costume you have ever worn?
|Isn't Steph the cutest clock ever?|
I think this needs no explanation. I was born to be obsessed with HP.
Answer any of the questions above!