Tales From the Back of the Pack

Tales From the Back of the Pack

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Turn!

This is a first for me, I've been tagged. Not like with a spray can, although that was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw her blog header. I've been called out by KimPossible to answer some revealing questions about myself.  Here goes:

1.  What is your favorite holiday and why?  Any special traditions?  Favorite holiday food item? I love the 4th of July. My anal self totally relishes in all of the planning that goes into spending an entire day barbeque-ing at the beach or at the lake (dot you know how much STUFF his requires?). By the day after Memorial Day I'm already looking forward to the 4th. For me it's a day of playing hard and eating all the glorious food/fruit available at the peak of summer. I also make it a point to seek out and watch a professional fireworks display instead of lighting our own (I hate it that people light their own fireworks!). And cheesy as this sounds, on the 4th I do consiously make it a point to reflect on & thank God for the privelege of living in this great country.

2.  Have you read a great book lately that you would recommend?  Tell us about it! I don't get to read very much, so I would have to say that the last GREAT book I read was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I was one of the huge dorks that had to camp out at the book store to buy the book at midnight. I would love to find another book in the very near future that had me so hooked as the HP series did. I devoured each installment but by the time the last one came out, with every page I turned I knew I was getting closer and closer to being done and I was sad that it would soon be over.

3.  What is your dream vacation?  Money is not an issue.  Time off of work is not an issue.  Where do you go?  Why?  I've never been, but my dream vacation would be to spend a few weeks enjoying peace and tranquility in a world far removed from my own. Like Bora Bora. Reconnect with my primal self...not wear make up, minimal clothing, just lay around and do nothing, think about nothing, be completely disconnected to the outside world.
Someday. SOON.

4.  Looking back at 2010 so far...what are you most proud of? This one is tough! I'm not sure. Do I say I'm most proud of completing my first half marathon, and of all the miles my running shoes have taken me so far? Or should I say the obligatory something about my  four year old daughter who is already doing advanced calculous? (just kidding). Maybe I'm most proud of being too humble to answer this question adequately.  :)

Introspection is fun, thanks KimPossible! And now,  it's YOUR turn. I am tagging the following bloggers and can't wait to read all about it!

Trying to Live Like No One Else Sucks
Historiadora on the Run
This Mama's 26.2 Mile Journey

Here are your questions:

1.  What is your favorite holiday and why?  Any special traditions? 

2.  What songs are on your go-to playlist? Describe how or why the music motivates you.

3.  What is your dream vacation?  Money is not an issue. 

4.  Looking back at 2010 so far...what are you most proud of?

Have fun!


  1. I loved reading your answers and I'm so glad you participated!!! Being "TAGGED" was a first for both of us!!! =)

    I'm still 2 books behind in the HP series, but I must say it's a wonderful world J.K. Rowling created!

    Have an awesome weekend, girlie!!! =)

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  3. Not sure how I missed this post but I'm game. Thanks for tagging me :)

    And Harry Potter rules! I listened to books 1-6 while I was dropping my weight. It was great motivation to stay at the gym as I only allowed myself to listen to them when I was there. It took me a couple of books to get into it but once I did I was hooked.

  4. Irene,

    glad that you like my music list!

    I lived in Japan from 2003 to 2006 and worked as an English instructor . Hiroko and I met there. I really love music, and I like to find good stuff that you can't find on the radio. I listen to the radio too much in the car and get tired of hearing the same songs over and over. I am the type of person that will go up to the clerk a store and ask them about the music that they are listening to. I have even been known to ask people in other cars what song they are playing.