Friday, November 30, 2012


I was nominated by Nichole S. for the Liebster award! Thanks lady!


- When you receive the award, thank the person who gave it to you, and include their link in your blog.

- Post 11 things about yourself.

- Answer the 11 questions of the person who nominated you.

- Choose up to 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.

- Create 11 questions for your nominees!

- Inform the nominees of their nomination.

Soooo.... 11 things about myself.... (I've been pretty secretive about my identity in case any one found this blog, but if any one finds it now, they will know for sure it's me after reading this)

I have dreadlocks

I can pick up just about any instrument in the world and learn to play it in a very short period of time

I am in my second year of chiropractic school (if any one was thinking Med school because I refer to myself as a soon-to-be doctor, chiropractors are doctors, we just practice differently. I say this coming from the position current research as well as having two close friends in Med school and let me tell you, they are more similar than you would believe.  This page has a little more insight into the differences in education, in case you are interested)

I'm super ambitious. I'm not happy at the end of the day unless I have gotten a lot done.

I used to be almost fluent in Russian, but I haven't spoken it in years so I can read it and translate some but I'm not as good as I used to be.

In school I have also taken 3 years of Latin, a year of Italian, two years of American Sign Language, a semester of Spanish, a semester of French and a semester of German. I dabble in languages.

Husband and I haven't smoked pot in a long long time. But we met and started spending time together when he sold me weed. That's going to be a great story for the grandkids.

I have had this blog for years. Whenever I felt like getting rid of my blog would magically "cure" my eating issues, I deleted it. I have deleted it three times. But I kind of wish I hadn't because sometimes I want to look back at things and those things are no longer there. So I think I will keep this around a while.

I don't like attention. I know a lot of you want people to notice your weight loss (and that's fine if you do, I don't criticize others' goals) but I do it for myself and I hate when people notice.

I had a very small wedding that upset some of my friends because it was family only, but that goes along with how much I don't like a lot of attention. I am happy to go to some one else's big wedding but I am really uncomfortable when all of that attention is on me.

I am obsessed with nail polish and painting my nails. I don't even care if my nails are painted or not. I just enjoy the process of painting them. 

Here are the 11 questions I have to answer
1. Tell the story of your most embarrassing moment.
Okay, so I have a LOT of embarrassing moments, but I will share this one because I was just telling it last night and it's fresh in my mind. It may not be my MOST embarrassing, but it's food related so you guys will enjoy it. 
When In lived in Pennsylvania, I used to travel up to Maine to visit my parents a lot. It was a ten hour drive and I would usually stop off this particular exit in Connecticut because it had a grocery store right off the highway with decent bathrooms and cheap snacks and drinks where I could get some good fruit or veggies instead of potato chips or what have you. Well, one time I decided that instead of eating fruit, I would a a container of frosting. Gross, I know, but I was in binge mode. So I walk up to the checkout with a tub of Rainbow Chip frosting and a package of plastic spoons (could it be any more obvious what I was doing?). The lady at the register noted the frosting and asked if I was making a cake? I panicked because I wasn't expecting any one to ask what the frosting was for (and come on lady, I'm buying frosting... and spoons) so I awkwardly made up a lie about making a cake for my nieces birthday.  And left. 
On my way back down to PA, I stopped there again, but this time I bought grapes. I didn't recognize the lady at the checkout, even when she asked me how the birthday party went. I looked at her, confused, and started to tell her I thought she had me confused with some one else. Until it clicked in my head what she was referring to. At which point, I quickly said "oh OH! Yeah, my niece, almost forgot about that. Ha, it's been such a crazy busy few days I almost forgot what I did!" She gave me kind of a weird look but then smiled and said "Yes, life does get busy!" so I guess I sort of played it off. But not really. Then I left, red-faced and awkward.  
2. Do you have any brothers or sisters? How many?
I have a sister who is one year older than I am and a brother who is two years older. Our birthdays are even within a few weeks of each other so we are each almost exactly a year apart. My sister has an eating disorder. She has a BMI of about 15.5 and I look like a whale next to her. She knows me better than any one. 

3. Talk about your hobbies/favorite activities.
I was a dancer most of my life. I took and taught classes for many years and was part of a small company for a while. I miss it. I also love snowboarding. And SCIENCE! I love science. I spend a lot of my free time reading Scientific American and other nerdy things. I am currently reading the book The Neurodynamics of the Vertebral Subluxation by A.E. Homewood and it is FASCINATING!

4. What's your dream job?
Chiropractor! My view of what chiropractic is since starting school has been radically changed and I am so excited to be a part of the field. I used to think chiropractic was all musculoskeletal diseases but it also successfully treats so many things from ear infections to behavioral disorders. I love it. 

5. What are some things you hope to accomplish before you die?
Have my own practice, live in Colorado, reach 112 lbs (which on my almost 5'10" frame is a bit underweight without raising too many eyebrows)

6. What was your favorite childhood TV show or movie?
Boy Meets World
7. If you could remove all the calories from any 1 food, what would it be?
Mac 'n' cheese! All varieties! I could eat it until I turn into it. 

8. If you were a super hero, what would your super power be, and what would your super hero name be?
I would like to be invisible. And I wouldn't need a super hero name because no one would know I had the power to become invisible.

9. What does your ideal vacation look like?
Snow! Lots of drinking and snowboarding and walking in the snow and mittens and scarves and a cozy fireplace and my husband with me and no work hanging over my head.

10. Describe the first time you ever drank alcohol or took drugs.
First time I ever smoked pot. I was at a friend's house and we were playing a smoking game (like a drinking game, but with bong hits) and we had my friend's bong collection scattered around the room and on the tables etc. Then, some of our friends had called and said they had just arrived and could we open the door for them. So a minute later, I hear a knock on the door. Thinking it was our friends, I open the door wide open, in clear view of all of the glasswear, and there are two cops. 
I froze.
Apparently one of the neighbors called in a noise complaint from our "party" (which wasn't even a party, there was no music or anything, it was just a few people hanging out), even though we weren't being loud, I don't think they liked the conversation they heard on the balcony. So, after the cops CLEARLY saw what was going on, my friend talked to them in the hall (even though we were all clearly baked out of our minds) I think the cops knew we weren't causing trouble so they just let it go. It was kind of a sketchy neighborhood. They had bigger fish to fry. But our friends who had called started to freak out because they were high too and walked right past the cops in the hall of the apartment building with a lot of weed on them. 
Scary situation, but fortunately, didn't lead to trouble. 

11. What's your favorite thing about your home town?
It's small, with warm summers and snowy winters, located about 40 minutes from a bunch of large mountains and ski resorts and an hour from the ocean. Pretty ideal. 

So now, some nominees and my questions for them....

1. Where would be your favorite place to live?
2. What (alcoholic beverage) do you typically drink?
3. Are you still friends with your childhood best friend?
4. What movie could you watch over and over and not get sick of?
5. Tell me about your first kiss.
6. What is your favorite pair of shoes?
7. Have you ever been out of your home country? If so, where?
8. Do you have any siblings?
9. Do you have a favorite low-cal food or recipe that you frequently eat?
10. Do you have any weird quirks?
11. Do you have any favorite holiday traditions?

As for the nominees, I know some of you have been nominated multiple times, so feel free to do any part or all or none of this, I just thought I would pass it on :)
Also, I know a few of these folks haven't posted in forever. Maybe they will come back. Maybe they won't. But I thought I would nominate them anyway :)

Nichole S.
Used for : glue


  1. Dreadlocks! I would never have guessed.

    That's such a traumatic thing to have happen to you the very first time you smoked pot. I'd probably be too scared to ever do drugs again if that happened to me.

    Thank you so much for nominating me. I have a lot of respect for you and your opinion because you're so intelligent. It made me really happy that I got a Liebster from you.

    1. Oh, and I did post my answers to your questions.