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Out of the icebox! (& fun facts about me!)

I have arrived in Florida (finally!!!) and it’s AMAAAAZINGGGG!!!!  004

Remember my snow blog? Yeah, now I have a beach blog ;)

I arrived last night after a bit of a delay (obviously… stupid airports) and had a fun dinner out with my family at our favorite pizza place down the street. My parents, brother, aunt, uncle, and grandmother are all here, so we have a full house :)

This morning, my dad, brother and I all went for a lovely run along the water on the awesome used tire trail I blogged about last time I was down here. Running in shorts and a t-shirt on Christmas Eve? Yes, please!!

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So in fun news, I received a Beautiful Blogger Award from the lovely Jesse at Jesse Runs NYC! How exciting :) Jesse and I recently discovered our mutual love for all things South Pacific. She studied abroad in New Zealand, and I studied across the pond in Australia (in 2003). During my spring break from school in Australia, I traveled around New Zealand for two weeks with friends. Australia and New Zealand are my favorite places in the world… so beautiful! (Shout out to my Aussie friends reading!)

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So for this award, I’m supposed to share seven random facts about myself, and then nominate seven people who also deserve the award.

I hope you’re ready for this serious randomness.

Seven Random Facts about ME!

1) I am a serious adventure sports junkie. I’ve gone sky diving (twice), bungee jumping, white water sledging (when you go into rapids with essentially a kickboard… gotta love New Zealand), glacier hiking, hang gliding, jet boating, spelunking, scuba diving (got certified on the Great Barrier Reef!), and probably more things I can’t remember.

2) I once got out of a speeding ticket by telling the officer how badly I needed to pee. (I wasn’t lying!)

3) My hands are always cold. I may or may not be a vampire. Edward, give me a call.

4) I have a birth mark on the bottom of my left foot. Pretty sweet place to have a birthmark. I think it looks like another foot (see? like the little spot on the left is the big toe?). What do you think?

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5) I’m a military brat. I’ve probably moved over 15 times in my life (all around the US, and we also lived in Germany and Belgium), and I was born in Kansas. Now that’s random! Guess that’s why I like traveling so much!

6) I can move both my eyebrows independently of each other. This is a great party trick. I can also wiggle my ears. :)

7) I was the typical bossy older sister. I have one younger brother, and once I convinced him to give me all his money ($10… he was quite affluent) just to play my Nintendo for 30 minutes. What can I say? I’m a savvy business woman ;) (My parents found out, by the way, and made me not only give the money back, but then my dad went out and bought my brother a Super Nintendo. Fail.)

And now to pass this on! I don’t know who has already gotten it, but I’d like to give it to:

1) Evan — because you always comment on my posts and it makes me happy :)

2) Allyson — because I love reading about the beautiful things you knit!

3) Jenna — because we are going to have a HUGE dance party when I get there (5 days!!)

4) Jacquie — because you’re a sweetheart :)

5) Megan — because I heart running with you!

6) Kath — because you were my first “blog world” friend :)

7) Meghann — because I can’t wait to see you in two days! Universal or bust!

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Is it seriously Christmas Eve?!? The palm trees are throwing me off!

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Hope you’re all having a wonderful day with your loved ones :) I’m off to relax!

Comments

  1. 1

    Lol, I’ll have to comment here to keep up my reputation.
    My hands are always cold, too. And I get it from my mom. I think it makes the winter time that much less pleasant

  2. 2

    The weather looks gorgeous in FL! Enjoy your time away from DC :O)

  3. 3

    Aw thanks Anne! I loved reading your facts so I better make mine good!

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    Umm I obviously love this, because gah!!!! loooove adventure sports and I had no idea it was called water sledging, so cool!

    But Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Florida and California sunshine!

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    Fantastic work. You have gained a new reader. I hope you can keep up the good work and I look forward to more of the excellent posts.

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