Tuesday, March 13, 2012

following the a to z trend

Have you entered my LARABAR giveaway yet?! You have until Friday to enter here!

Ok, I caved. When I saw Chelsey's and Cait's posts yesterday, I knew that I had to. Simply put. Let's also call this an intro to getting to know me since my blog is kind of new, after all.
There will be a quiz at the end, so pay attention.
A is for age: I hate to admit it, but I'm 25...and not on the low end. It's the 'almost turning 26' end of the scale.
B is for breakfast today: Toast...but that's a no-brainer because it's my 'go to' every morning. Unless it's Sunday morning and I have maple syrup, then it's pancakes. This is what my husband's pancake looked this past Sunday. 

He ate around the little heart and wanted to give it to me, but I was too stuff, so I gave him his heart back. He knows I still love him though lol!
C is for currently craving: Most recent craving was squashed...via roasted veggies. 

D is for dinner tonight: I want to try out this crispy, spicy tofu recipe I found so that could be accompanied by leftover roasted veggies, since I, for some reason, made enough to feed a small village.

E is for favorite type of exercise: I'd have to say running just because it's so damn addicting (PS survey, thanks for reminding me to charge my running watch!) *leaves the computer to plug her watch in*
F is for an irrational fear: Sometimes I wonder how safe elevators are when I'm in them (ie: the one in this old building that I take up to the 5th floor for stats help every week), and what is a safe floor level to be coming from in order to survive a fall.
G is for gross food: It'd have to say anything meat-based now. I just picture them as the animals vs. the name's the meat industry has given them...all the more reason why I need to have a pet pig. Yes, you read that right!
H is for hometown: I will tell you it's an hour outside of Toronto in the northern direction.
I is for something important: My relationship with my hubby. Sometimes I wonder how I got him/why he wanted me, and I really couldn't imagine if he wasn't in my life. It's gushy, but we get along really great and I just feel so lucky to have that!

J is for current favorite jam: Pretty much anything Jack's Mannequin. I can never get enough of them! But, if I had to pick one song by them, it's Release Me (at the moment):

K is for kids: Unless you count my husband (kidding!) we currently have no kids...not even an animal! But I guess it's good time to make an announcement...
Kidding! I'm in school so babies and quiet lecture halls don't quite go so well together ;)
L is for current location: The spare bedroom which I have invaded as my work area, complete with scattered papers and textbooks everywhere. Really encouraging for people to sleep over ;)
M is for the most recent way you spent money: I caved and went to the grocery store after school and bought Brussel sprouts. To better grasp the situation, here are 2 tweets:

Once I have an idea (or craving) in my head, I have to run with it!
N is for something you need: A shopping spree preeeeeetty badly, plus new make-up even more badly. I've been holding off on the make-up because I'm MAC crazed and I really don't know how animal friendly they are. I'd rather make do with what I have until I can save up some spare pennies to get some animal-cruelty free stuff!
O is for occupation: Does being a student count? I don't really do much besides that at the moment, but I would like to do more. Brainstorming some work situations that will go well with school...got any suggestions?! haha
P is for pet peeve: I'm sure the husband would have no trouble listing all mine here. I'm sure he'd even break the record for writing down the most in the shortest amount of time! You don't even want to know the extent of my pet peeves - it's really such a wide range. From people guessing vowel after vowel on Wheel of Fortune to not having the sheets tucked in on my side of the bed - yes, I know, I sound pretty ridiculous!
Q is for a quote: This is probably one of my favourite quotes:

R is for random fact about you: Sometimes my eye colour throws people off. I've gotten asked before if I'm wearing contacts. I mean, I wear contacts, but not coloured! I told you I'm all for greens!

S is for favorite healthy snack: I like me some almonds or huge apples that are cut up with a squeeze of lemon juice to keep them fresh, so I can enjoy them later while on campus

T is for favorite treat: Oh gosh, I'd have to say these cookies. They dominate my house almost every.single.week. They're that good...vegan or not!
U is for something that makes you unique: I think my name can do that sometimes. I don't know all that many Charmaine's.
V is for favorite vegetable: This one really is tough...probably tougher than it should be because well, duh, who has a hard time choosing their favourite vegetable. Normally you're suppose to have trouble choosing your favourite treat! I really do love kale, but I also love Brussel sprouts (you couldn't tell from the 2 tweets devoted to them above?!) and now rutabagas! I'll just pick one randomly out of a hat...that might help!
W is for today’s workout: Let's see here; nothing...yet! That could change. I'm hoping it's a run outside (hence the need to charge the running watch), and bust out one of these bad boys:

Ok, maybe not a 9-miler, but a 5 would be fantastic!
X is for X-rays you’ve had: My right wrist in 2007, when I broke it. That was a fun time! I'm a lefty fyi, so breaking the right wrist was actually a blessing!
Y is for yesterday’s highlight: One of my friend's at school brought me an Caffe Americano to class. She seriously is the best!
Z is for your time zone: Eastern Standard Time...representin' the east!

And that's me...from A to Z. Corny, I know, but that is my middle name, or is it? You'll never know because it wasn't one of the questions! haha

Choose one of the questions above and answer it about yourself!