Daily Archives: July 4, 2013

The ABCs on the Fourth of July

About Me

Happy Fourth of July, Loop Looks lovers! I’m taking the day off from posting an outfit since I’m not going into the office and my day consists of running a four mile race and then who knows what. So, instead, I’m posting the ABCs of me that Katie tagged me to do last week. I hope you enjoy your holiday (if you have one) or just enjoy your day (if you don’t have a holiday).  Now, onto 26 random facts about yours truly.

A. Attached or Single?

Attached! I’ve been married for 10 years as of May 2013.



B. Best Friend?

6 years ago the person I considered one of my best friends lived two states away and I only had one other friend in the town I was living in. Now I have more friends than I ever thought possible and many of them live near me! Near enough that I can coordinate with our other friends to do this to one of their kitchens.


And, yes, those are pictures of Nic Cage. Totally my best friend.

C. Cake or pie?

Pie, please. Preferably apple or pecan.

D. Day of choice?

Now that I’m not marathon or half marathon training I love Saturdays. When I wake up I know I have two whole days to do whatever I want!

E. Essential Item?

Hand lotion. I have so many bottles. And especially now that I do trapeze the chalk we use really dries out my hands. Right now the palms of my hands are sloughing dead skin! Lovely image, right?

F. Favorite color?

Most shades of purple.

G. Gummy bears or worms?

Bears, I guess. I don’t really go out of my way to eat either one.

H. Home town?

Champaign, IL

I. Favorite Indulgence?

Gelato from Mariano’s. I am trying to be good and not walk there every night after dinner!


J. January or July?

Well, my birthday is in January but it always feels so close to Christmas that I feel like people are partied out. But I’ve been throwing myself parties the past few years and enjoying them. Although, I much prefer the warmer weather in July. But, strangely, I’m gonna say January.

K. Kids?

Nope. None. Ever. We’re cool with that.

L. Life isn’t complete without?

At least one day a week to sleep in. I looooove sleep. So much.  I look forward to my “sleeping in” day(s) all week.

M. Marriage date?

May 25, 2003

N. Number of brothers/sisters?

I have no biological siblings but I have a stepbrother and a stepsister who lived with me 50% of the time starting when I was in sixth grade.

O. Oranges or Apples?

Apples, please. Oranges have that weird fuzzy stuff on them. The only time I will devour an orange is if someone hands me one during a marathon. Then they are like the nectar of the gods.

P. Phobias?

I hate snakes. I will scream at the top of my lungs if I come within feet of even a garter snake. Just ask Kim.

Q. Quotes?

I’m not really an inspirational quote kind of gal. Give me a Simpsons quote any day. My most used? “Hello? Mrs. Pommelhorse? I’d like to get down now.”



Strangely it works in a lot of situations.

R. Reasons to smile?

Someone says something funny. I get an email from a friend. I feel good in my outfit. I crushed a hard workout. I found the perfect gift for someone. My posts get a lot of comments (hint hint). Someone tells me something I did for them makes them feel good.

S. Season of choice?

Even though I said I like January earlier, I still prefer summer. Yes, it can be hot. But it can also be beautiful. Winter is rarely beautiful. It’s usually just gray and gross.

T. Tag 5 People

Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

Kelly @ Running Kellometers

Kelsey @ Ready, Set, Feast

Anne @ Anne Really Blogs

Molly @ A Foreign Land

U. Unknown fact about me?

I originally planned to major in microbiology in college. Ended up with psychology instead.

V. Vegetable?

Green beans. The first vegetable I willing chose to eat and still one of my favorites to this day.

W. Worst habit?

Going too long between washing my sheets and towels.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound?

An MRI is kind of like an x-ray, right? I actually like MRIs. Enforced nap time! (see letter L)

Y. Your favorite food?

Pizza. With veggies. But no artichokes or olives. Blech.

Z. Zodiac sign?

I’m a Capricorn.