Monday, June 3, 2013

Liebster Award

This is so fun!  I just love getting to know other bloggers and helping you get to know me.
The lovely Sarina from Nerd Craft Librarian nominated me for a Liebster Award.  It's less award and more opportunity.  Opportunity to spread the word on who I am and to help other bloggers do the same.

How it works:

1. Highlight the person who nominated you (Sarina of Nerd Craft Librarian) to help spread the word about their blog as well.

2. Tell 11 facts about yourself.

3. Answer the questions from the blog that nominated you (Sarina) 

4. List 11 blogs with less than 200 followers.

5. Post 11 questions for those blogs to answer.

6. Notify the blogs you nominate via email. 

11 Facts about me, Sally

  • I have a crazy sweet tooth.  I would eat sweets all day if given the chance and will never, ever turn down cake or cookies at a party.
  • I don't like to drink.  I used to enjoy a beer or glass of wine, or three, once a week or so.  But now drinking just stresses me out.  I get about 3/4 through and am totally done.  I don't like feeling tipsy in the least bit, so I stop sipping before that can even happen.
  • I was in marching band and LOVED it.  I played the flute, second bass drum and was drum major my senior year.  
  • I would drink unflavored, 2% lattes all day, every day, if I could.
  • I love running but hate how commercialized races have become.
  • I have a weakness for handbags, workout clothing and perfume.  Okay.  Everything.  I love to shop.
  • I love airplanes, airports, flying and traveling, but flying also causes me to become very anxious. It's the not knowing if we are going to land that freaks me out.
  • I love going to waterparks.  Waterslides are the
  • My first car was a Jeep Cherokee and I miss it every day.
  • When I first met JF I thought he was years older than me, married and a homeowner.  He is only 9 months older than me and was so far from being married and even further from being a homeowner back then that it is laughable.
  • I need a lot of positive feedback or else I think people hate me.
Questions from Sarina of Nerd Craft Librarian

1.  Pick one place on planet Earth you would like to go tell us why.
Santorini, Greece.  The way the architecture is built right into the mountainous landscape is beautiful and so intriguing.  I would love to see it in person.

2.  What is something you have done that is completely unexpected and out of character for you? 
Hmm...that is hard.  I am pretty boring and predictable.  I threw a sandwich from the back of the bus to the front in high school.  The look the teacher on the bus gave me was of completely shock and I have always felt bad about it.  See.  I am a super rebel.

3.  Name some weird exotic food you would like to try and tell us why. 
I would love to go to that Indian restaurant in NYC where the Man vs. Food guy went and try the dish that the chef has to prepare wearing a face mask because it is so hot.

4.  What do you want your wedding song to be? If married, what was your wedding song? 
We didn't have an actual wedding reception, but we did get married on a roof top and we had our friend playing guitar.  He sang "Up on the Roof," which was pretty perfect.  I guess that is our wedding song.  We never request it to be played or dance to it, though.  We should.

5.  Star Wars or Star Trek? 
Star.  Wars.  All the way.

6.  Doctor who fans: Who is your favorite doctor? (non who fans can skip this one) 
Sorry, gotta skip this one.

7.  If you were going to be sorted at Hogwarts, what house would you want to be in? 
I would want to be in Ravenclaw.  I am way too chicken to be in Gryffindor.  But, c'mon.  We all know I would be in Hufflepuff.  And I am totally fine with that.

8.  Why are you blogging? 
I started blogging so that I would have a place to direct my friends and students to for advice about fitness, Pilates, wellness...all of the things I get asked about on a regular basis.  I try to base a good portion of my posts on what to eat, sample workouts, things along those lines.  I also like to share a little about my daily life, too.

9. Do you use your public library? If not you should! If so, what do you use specifically?
I do!  I get books for myself to read.  A few years ago I made a pact with myself that I would never return a book without finishing it and so far it has worked well.  We also get books for the boys there and I get CD's to use for classes. 

10.  What is your one karaoke jam? That one song that comes on and you're like, "yes this is my ultimate theme song!
Well, it's not necessarily my theme song, but my favorite song to sing at karaoke is "Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road."  I used to listen to it on my Fisher Price record player on a little 45.  Not many people have heard it and I like to think I blow the crowd away.

11.  What did you eat for breakfast? (sorry I ran out of ideas) 
A bowl of blueberries and raspberries sprinkled with cinnamon.

And my nominees are...
Piecing It All Together

ps-if I nominated you and you have more than 200 followers, please don't be offended.  I can't tell unless GFC is posted on your blog.  If I nominated you, it means I like you!

Questions for the newly nominated

  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. What motivates you to blog?
  3. Sweet tooth or salty dog? (Do you like sweet treats or salty snacks?)
  4. Coffee or tea?
  5. What are your thoughts on carbs?
  6. Favorite type of exercise?
  7. What is your current fitness goal?
  8. Have you ever done Pilates?
  9. Favorite work out song?
  10. Are you going on vacation this summer?
  11. Real books or Kindle/e-Reader?
Thanks so much for taking the time to get to know me!  I hope you will go check out Sarina's blog and all of my nominees!  PS--if you are a blogger and want to play along, let me know and I will add you to my list!


  1. great post, Sally! thanks for nominating me. :)

  2. oh hi. I am comment-bombing today. Thanks for the nomination! and btw I tried explain where the comments box is on my blog. LEt me know if you still cannot find it! maybe I need to just revert to a non-dynamic layout :( seems to cause more trouble than it's worth. boo

    1. I went today and was able to comment. It is most definitely user error on my part!
      I love your dynamic layout :)


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