Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A 25-point Introduction

When blogging, I feel like it is a good idea to reintroduce yourself every now and then so that people who just started following along can get a better sense of the person behind the blog.  

Some of you may already know the things below, but I tried to throw in a few new facts for some of you that have been following along for a while!

1. My name is Lisa and my hubby’s name is John (shocking, I know).

2. I will be 27 this weekend!

3. I live in Arizona, but grew up in Michigan (with a short tour de New Mexico).

4. When people ask if I’m a night owl, my response is always no, not really.  Then they ask if I’m a morning person, and my response is always definitely not.  I guess I’m just an afternoon kind of girl.

5. We have a pup named Scout and kitty named Winnie.

6. I have an older and younger brother, and my hubby says that I am a middle child through and through (whatever that means?).

7. I don’t drink coffee or tea, but I do enjoy a good froo-froo drink from Starbucks.

8. John asked to guest post on my blog about his wild quail recipes... hmm, let me think about that one... Does it include spiralized zucchini noodles? ;)

9. I prefer vanilla over chocolate (but I cannot resist a Butterfinger).

10. I love National Parks, and I love exploring them with my hubby!

11. I love to shop, but I don’t like to pay full price for items... I am a total sale shopper!

12. I am terribly obsessed with the Y2Kountry satellite radio station (who doesn’t love good ‘ole Shania Twain?!).

13. I work in regulatory affairs at a medical device company, and I am very thankful to enjoy what I do.

14. Other than my husband, I’m not much of a hugger... I'm so bad at them, and they are always so awkward!

15. John introduced me to mountain biking and hiking, and it turns out I quite enjoy those activities!

16. I’m pretty sure I could eat pizza every day of the week. And cheese.

17. My hubby proofreads the majority of my blog posts to make sure they are “career friendly” ...And I have been forced to remove something “edgy” (...?) every now and then...

18. Downton Abbey is my favorite TV Show.  It’s probably the only show where I could watch the same episode more than once.

19. Every year on my birthday John takes me to the Melting Pot... I’m not sure that he actually likes it, but he knows that I love it!

20. John and I will be celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary this year.

21. When in college, I was an exchange student in South Africa for six months.

22. John and I have immediate family in Michigan, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Virginia, and New Mexico... all over the country!

23. I took my driver’s ed test using a stick shift.  And passed (feuf....!). There was, however, minor panic around parallel parking.

24. I played volleyball competitively in high school, and I miss being part of a team. (God bless overly tan and overly blonde high schoolers.)

25. I’ve been in 2 small(ish) fender benders (both of which were my fault) and been pulled over twice... yet I have never gotten a ticket! Holler! Evading the law since ’88!


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  1. hoooray for birthdays :) :) !!! i love downton abbey too... and pizza annnd a good sale! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. I love learning some new things about you! How amazing that you were an exchange student...that is so neat! I played volleyball in highschool as well and lovedd it- really miss it! And pizza?? All day every day:)

  3. I'm obsessed with the Melting Pot! (hint, hint to my boyfriend) and I cracked up when you said you've had to remove "edgy" things :)
    Rachel | The Quirky Collegiate

  4. Loved getting to learn more about you! We have a lot in common! I prefer vanilla, I LOVE National Parks and I agree I could eat pizza or cheese every night and never get sick of it!

  5. Happy early birthday! I used to love going to the Melting Pot when I lived in PA...who could ever turn down that yummy fondue?!

  6. I'm a vanilla over chocolate fan as well! And yay for your birthday being this week!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  7. I love that John wants to do a Recipe Guest Post! So funny! I hope you let him! It is so great he reads your posts and looks over them before your publish! That is so sweet! Sounds like you have a visit to the Melting Pot soon! Yay for Birthdays!! :)

  8. I love reading all of these even though I have been following you for a while now. Happy early birthday, enjoy the melting pot- I'm jealous :)

  9. Happy birthday Lisa! That's one thing I've never done is visit the National Parks, but I really hope to some day soon:)
    Hmm wild quail recipes? I'll bet that post would get a lot of attention!

  10. Even though I've been following along for awhile, I definitely learned some new things about you! I love getting to know the girl behind the blog more, I'm with you on so many things. Pizza, vanilla over chocolate, hugs - I hear you! Love that your hubby proof reads your blog!

  11. Love it!!! So much! And happy early birthday, sweet one! xx

  12. Happy early birthday! Enjoy The Melting Pot this weekend! I'm totally with you on the hugging thing... they're awkward at best & outside of significant others/family, I usually avoid them haha

  13. Lolol oh sweet John wanting to guest post his quali recipes. Has he always hunted quail or is this a new obsession?
    Also, do you get your froo-froo drinks decaf?
    Ohhhh totally not a hugger either!!! It's a germ mental block for me. Plus it's just weird.
    Haha @ John proof-reading. My husband is my legal advisor too ;) I'm interested to know what post was too edgy?
    P.S. Happy early birthday soul Sista!

  14. I love the Melting Pot too!! Now I want to go soon. Do you know how to cook wild bird?! Or just your husband? I am trying to learn. Duck hunting is big here.

  15. Yay to your birthday being this weekend!! I think that I'm the oldest blogger of the bunch here haha. I would like to tour more national parks, your pictures are always so beautiful. That is funny and cute that John wants to do a guest post! Not sure that I could get Chris to do that! :-) I enjoyed learning more about you too!

  16. Loved this!! Nick always asks to do guests posts, too and they're always about the most ridiculous things - I just tell him to get his own blog! ;) Happy early Birthday!!

  17. This is such a great post. I loved learning more about you! My best friend doesn't really hug either -- perfectly fine! You non-huggers have to stand together.

    xo katie // a touch of teal

  18. Oooh I don't think I had seen any photos from your wedding before!! I loooove them and you and John look so happy! Almost 4 years - wow!! I love National Parks, too. I majored in history in college and that, combined with our love of adventures is just the perfect combination :) I love these types of posts :)

  19. Perfect post! Nice to learn more about you, sweet lady!

  20. YES to pizza and cheese all day, every day haha. You're such a youngin'. Yay for 27 and 4 years of marriage! So fun to read more about you :)

  21. Happy birthday week! I didn't realize we were the same age. I'll be 27 later this year :)

    This post is a great idea! I'll probably steal it and do something similar soon ;)

    Anyway, we have a ton in common! Downton, afternoons, sale shopping, husband proof reading, no hugging :p

  22. You are too cute for words! I've said this before, but I wish we lived closer because I just know we would be real-life friends, haha! And happy birthday, girl! I know you'll celebrate well!

  23. This is the cutest idea! Scout is adorable! :)

  24. Your furbabies are adorable!
    I work for a medical device company as well - it's a fascinating industry.

    Happy birthday!

  25. Love that the day I find your blog this is the post I found :)

  26. ugh! How come I find your blog when I am outside of Arizona. I have family in Michigan so next time you are back let me know.

  27. You are so funny! I love this post and getting to know more about you. Happy early Birthday girl!

  28. I'm a late afternoon kind of girl too! Country music is pretty much my jam & I have been dying to go to the Melting Pot!

  29. I love the career friendly part! Cory reads all mine but mostly for grammatical errors. If you ever see one {or ten} he hasn't read it yet. And hugs are awkward! You never know which way to go! Hope you had a great birthday!

  30. I think that you came up with lots of "new" things I didn't know about you! Unless it's just my preggo brain that makes me seem to forget everything! Haha! :)


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