Care to learn a little about Mariah?!

So it’s a Friday afternoon and it is BEAUTIFUL outside. It’s really the first super nice Friday we’ve had this year so far in central Pa. I was able to get outside for my daily dose of Vitamin D during lunch today, but I’m just pining to get out of the office and back outside today. It’s almost 60 degrees for goodness sake!

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Since I cannot get outside for another 3 ½ hours or so, I thought it might be fun to do one of those silly surveys to pass the time and share a little bit more about myself. I’ve realized recently that I haven’t really done that at all on this blog yet, so it might be a fun way to get that started 

 

Enjoy and by all means, tell me more about you!!

 

xoxo

50 QUESTIONS 

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? 
Nope… everyone asks if I was named after Mariah Carey, but I was not! She actually didn’t become popular until a few years after I was born (I realize I’m dating myself here). I DID, however, almost have a totally weird and embarrassing name… here goes nothing: Layote Sunflower. Yes, my parents were hippies. Yes, I am forever grateful they heard the name “Mariah” just in time to decide to name me that before I was actually born. It was a close call from what I understand! 

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? 
Ugh, I’m a crier. I cried the other night when my poor baby girl was crying her little face off because she had a double ear infection that hurt her so badly. I didn’t know what to do to help her and hearing her cry made me break down.  

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? 
Umm I don’t think it’s bad but I see a lot of other people’s handwriting that I like more! I feel like most everyone feels that way, though, probably.  

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? 
Ok… NOT a huge lunch meat fan. It’s sooooooo so so chalk full of sodium. If I do have to go for lunch meat (ie; if I go to Subway and want something other than the veggie sub which I just cannot get myself to order no matter how much I love veggies), I will get turkey… of the oven roasted variety.  

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 
I do! We just had our first baby last March… our sweet baby girl, Tenley. I never knew just how much I could love another person until she was brought into my life. My heart is so full! 

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? 
Well I would think so! I pride myself in being loyal to my friends and I fancy myself as a pretty compassionate person. 

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? 
I’ve learned that I tend to use sarcasm a little more than I think I realized! 

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? 
Yes I do even though I’ve had strep a million times

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? 
I honest to goodness do not believe I have the courage to do it.  

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? 
Hmmm ok I’ll answer this in 2 ways…. At least somewhat healthy: I like all of the kashi cereals…. Not at all, even in the slightest bit, healthy: Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Delish. 

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? 
I most certainly do! Though, high heels are my shoe of choice. No laces necessary!

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? 
I have certainly learned that I am a strong person, but I truly believe I’m stronger because of the people I have around me in life. My parents, siblings, husband, daughter and all of my friends make me stronger!  

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? 
Mint chocolate chip! I’m a mint-a-holic without a doubt. Make it taste like peppermint and I’m all about it  

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? 
Their eyes! The window to the soul, right? I really do feel you can tell a lot about a person from their eyes.  

15. RED OR PINK? 
Pink… 100% of the time…. Pastel….. Neon…. Barbie…. You name it. Pink. Pink of absolutely any shade.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? 
Hmm my least favorite… I really really try hard not to dwell on negativity or even allow it into my life. For that reason, I’m not even going to answer this one. No point! 

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? 
I miss all of my best best friends that I met in college and don’t get to see nearly as often as I wish that I could! We do get together as much as we can (including this Saturday night.. woooohooo!), but I wish I could see them way more often.  

18. WHAT IS THE PAUL MCKENNA TECHNIQUE THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST? 
I have no idea what this is at all…..  

WHAT IS THE NUTRITION OR FITNESS STRATEGY THAT YOU NEED TO WORK ON THE MOST? 
Snacking in the evenings! I do so well all day long and tend to crave snack foods at night when it’s most important NOT to eat that stuff 

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? 
Coral Jessica Simpson heels… loooooove love them for spring!  

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? 
¼ cup of grapes for my M2 on the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan!

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? 
My boss chatting with one of the other managers in our department… probably turning on my ipod soon to get this afternoon moving even faster :

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? 
Some fun named pink….. Fabulous Fuchsia maybe? Which gets me thinking about how fun it would be to name nail polishes… #dreamjob

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? 
My sense of smell is probably my keenest. I love the smell of laundry being done, babies, coffee beans, lavender…  

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? 
My husband! He called this morning on his way to work to remind me to do something and how silly that I can’t remember what it was now!  

25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE? 
Hmmm beach house… I love the mountains (I’m originally from Colorado!), but I feel like there are probably less bugs at the beach. I hate bugs. DESPISE bugs. 

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? 
Football! DIE HARD Denver Broncos fan right here. Die hard! We even have a Broncos cheerleader onesie for our daughter! Staring her off early

27. HAIR COLOR? 
Brown… #TeamBrunettes 

28. EYE COLOR? 
Green… I get the most compliments on my eyes 

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? 
Yes! I do.. I’ve worn them since 7th grade too. True story, my best childhood friend and I used to pinky promise to read in the dark at night so that we could get glasses. When I finally needed them, I was sure to get the fire engine red wire rimmed glasses that were so cool back then (hellloooooo early 90’s).  

30. FAVORITE FOOD? 
I’ll answer this similarly to how I answered the cereal
Unhealthy: Pasta and/or baked potatoes…. It’s a serious tie!! Dead heat!!

Healthy: Hummus! I love it as part of a hummus and veggie wrap the most. Whole wheat pita with hummus and a TON of veggies.. I could eat it every day! 

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? 
100% happy endings!! I’m a wuss but also an eternal optimist. I live for happy endings! 

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? 
I should tell you that I’m terrible at remembering movies. Once I watch them, they completely escape my memory bank. So I don’t even know!! Though, to my defense… with a 1 year old at home, you can believe it’s been a long time since I’ve watched a movie (especially without falling asleep half way through!) 

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? 
Black! I tend to wear a lot of black… I should really try harder at branching out. 95% of the shirts I own are either black or pink

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? 
Can I vote for spring and fall instead? It is a big benefit to living in the Northeast, though.. I get to experience all 4 seasons and I love that!

35. HUGS OR KISSES? 
Hugs are the best, but kisses are great too! I know that’s not a clear answer.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? 
Hmmm ice cream! Though, I do love pie too…. I actually didn’t have pie until I was 25! 

37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO? 
I tend to spend more time doing cardio than weight training, but I am trying to even that out a bit now!  

38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION? 
Computer… I really don’t watch much TV, but I am a huge sucker for the housewives franchise, survivor (still!), Modern Family and I might be the last person on the planet still watching Real World.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? 
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg ❤

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? 
The Intel logo… so not cool or inspiring, but I’m at work! 

42. FAVORITE SOUND? 
Babies giggling!

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? 
Ohhh definitely the Beatles!  

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? 
Hmm I think the farthest was Aruba! Loved it there…. Lucky enough to go twice (in one summer actually) and was pregnant both times. Bittersweet, right?

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? 
I don’t really think so actually! I wish I was double jointed or super flexible or something. I can snap with my pinkies, does that count? It’s actually the only way I can snap.  

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? 
 Colorado Springs, Colorado!

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW? 
South central Pennsylvania.. it’s beautiful here and I love being in the Northeast… BUT, I will move back to Colorado someday. 

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE? 
Beige and white

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR? 
Pacific Blue

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS? 
It was a fun way to move a Friday along when I feel little to no motivation to focus on work for a little bit.  

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