random friday facts

1. I am only able to wipe my nose on my right shoulder when running in cold weather.  If I tried to wipe it on my left shoulder I would probably trip and fall and break my neck.

2. I have been drinking "Sleepytime" tea before bed for the past two months.  It's probably one of those wacky mind games, but I feel like I sleep better after I drink it.

3. I don't wear boots.

4. I had never seen "It's a Wonderful Life" until I met my husband.  We watched it one Christmas as 38 different YouTube videos because we couldn't find it anywhere else online.

5. Anything less than 1500 yards just isn't worth getting my hair wet.

6. When I was a little kid I used to eat dinner a lot with a friend who didn't like carrots and I loved them.  She would pass them to me under the table.  

7. I finally have figured out what to do with my arms in a flip turn.

8. I did not discover until I moved in that my fireplace is bricked over.  So rude.

9. I still don't have a good grasp on the geography in the middle of the country.  Colorado I've got, but all those states to the left are just in a pile, according to me.

10. Salt water tastes disgusting and I'm terrified of jelly fish.  No ocean triathlon for me.

11. I am absolutely refusing to sign up for a single race after CDA until CDA has come and gone.  

12. There is one fancy pillow on our bed.

13. A bat flew into the side of my car in a parking garage this morning.

14. We sold my sexy little convertible last week.  I was sad.

15. When I was a little kid, my parents always made sure that we had a giant pile of presents to open on Christmas morning (even if some of them were turtlenecks and socks).  I still miss waking up to that giant pile.

16. I haven't purchased any new makeup in about two years, which is probably why my mascara makes my eyes itch.

17. I have a pair of fluffy pink slippers...with the Eagles logo on the side.

18. The only jewelry I wear is my rings.

19. I can't buy Christmas presents for anyone until the day before I gift them.  Otherwise I get too excited and just gift them early.

20. I just changed my twitter picture for the first time in almost a year.  Please don't freak out.

Happy Friday, everyone!  Let me know if you RFF'd and I'll link you up!


  1. My husband is really bad at pre-gifting as well. Sounds like you might need a Sephora gift card for Christmas.

    I did a short RFF today.

  2. I told you yesterday but I love the new twitter pic. Cracks me up every time you tweet and I see it.

    Now let's discuss this whole Eagles thing. Really? An Eagles fan living in DC? Not to mention I am a Giants fan. I guess you'll have to chat with @theladybaha since she is a birds fan.

    7. I finally have figured out what to do with my arms in a flip turn. What is the secret? I am getting all my swim lessons from you regarding flip turns (I don't do them) and the # of strokes to cross 25 yards......HELP!

  3. I'm just happy I got to ride on that little awesome car! Is it being replaced?

  4. Are you shaking your fist at 1500 m? I'm still trying to do that effortlessly!

  5. I drink Yogi "stress relief" tea every night. I love it.

    Dont do ocean swims- the clear water was cool but the jelly fish effing sucked.

    I live in Colorado and had no idea what states surround it. Actually, I still don't.

  6. #10 I am so with you on that one. the salt water will kill me and Im too scared of jelly fish, they hurt

    #11 Smart plan! I'm not registering for anything either until I know I can walk again after the IM.

  7. I RFF'd, and put a link on my blog :)

    I started drinking tea at night - at first I felt like an old lady. Now I'm addicted.

  8. Ditto on the middle of the country. I didn't even realize how far away Colorado was until we considered driving there for vacation this year. O_o

    RFF done- happy friday!

  9. Totally agree on the 1,500 yd. rule. And I wish I could be laid back and not buy gifts until late in the game like that. I'd get hives not having it done!

  10. Your post CDA race strategy and my Goofy strategy are the same. Except I keep getting tempted. Fortunately I only have to remain strong for a few more weeks - definitely wouldn't make it until June!

  11. I claimed to hate carrots because my mom would over feed us carrots just because it was my brother's favorite.

    Not sure why I seem to feel the need to share random facts back to you on your random friday posts! :-)

  12. You need new eye makeup. Pronto. Can't have you getting an eye infection!
    I am allergic to mums. Mums & chamomile apparently close cousins. I bought and drank sleepy time time (which is made with chamomile) and....nearly went into anaphylactic shock. The more you know!

  13. I am the SAME way with gifts!!! I get ridiculously excited! Like a child!

    I RFF'd today too :)

  14. Love your list, I think I'll make one of my own. I always think up random posts like this on my runs but then forget all but one by the time I go to type it. That teas sounds great, I'll bet it really works. What's it called? :) Jessica


  15. Uh...just so you know....you can really hurt your eyeballs with that mascara. You're supposed to replace every 3 months, for reasons like bacteria grows in the tube.

  16. Glad you got the flip turns figured out! Now why would you want to get rid of the convertible?

  17. #7 FTW! You're welcome.

    I've been mostly ignoring Twitter for the last week, so your new pic really threw me. But it includes the holiday swim attire, so I'm a big fan :)

  18. Good thing no one makes me eat carrots anymore. Gross! You were my savior!

  19. Totally agree on the ocean swims. The idea of the Potamac scares me too.

  20. 4. I still haven't see It's A Wonderful Life in its entirety

    5. 30 minutes in the pool is my minimum.

    13. It is better than a bat flying into your house (been there - http://www.ironmanbythirty.com/2010/08/01/feeling-batty - not fun)

    20. I am totally freaked out. This is going to take some relearning.

  21. #9. Reflects my exact feelings towards the East Coast / New England geography when I first arrived at Penn State. Those states are way too small and nondescript - impossible!

    Then my {honor's college} roommate couldn't pick out NM on a map, and I felt much better.

    I have pink slippers, too! NO Eagles logo, though.

    And, I'm sorry what? - a BAT?!Flew INTO your car?!

  22. You are KILLING ME! :-)

    #5 - I won't swim unless I can go 1500 either. And as long as I'm going that far, might as well make it a mile...

    #7 - I can't do a flip turn and am too embarrassed to practice when there's anyone else in the pool. This makes long swim practices very tedious.

    #9 - I grew up in Iowa and lived in Missouri/Kansas (KC) for 6 years after that. It's worth visiting. Look into riding RAGBRAI sometime.

    #10 - Salt water does taste disgusting... but so does chlorine, don't you think? I've done several ocean tris and never encountered a jellyfish. Never say never!! :-)

    Have a great weekend!

  23. I am amazed you can wipe your nose on your shoulder at all! I still haven't seen It's A Wonderful Life all the way through.

    Interesting-- 1500 is about the max I swim in the pool!

    Need to go check out that twitter photo....

  24. It's not Christmas without It's A Wonderful Life. I too wrap presents in as many different packages as possible.

  25. I love this post! I love sleepy time tea. I've never seen Its A Wonderful Life. All geography is confusing to me :)

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