January 23, 2015

5 Things about me

The Friday link up this week asks for 5 Things about you.  Thanks to Mar, Cynthia and Courtney for their linkup and please be sure to visit their blogs and the others in the group.  It's always fun to see what other bloggers/athletes have for a back story!

1.  I attended Boston Conservatory for my first year of college!  Located in Boston near Fenway park and Kenmore square, my friends and I enjoyed living in the city. This school wasn't the right fit for me, but as a flute major I enjoyed the camaraderie with the other musicians.  The next year I transferred to a different college.


2.  Running was something I really hated and never would have done if Christine had not made a simple request back in September of 2010!  That day, when I ran 3 miles on a treadmill and thought I would die, started this crazy running obsession!  And here is a photo from that race!



3.  I love Lilly Pulitzer everything!  This has been around a very long time and I remember my mother wearing the classic shift dresses with lace when I was a child.  Just few pieces now live in my closet and dresser such as swimwear, shorts, skirts, capris, shirts, scarves......can you say addicted!



4.  I am one of four siblings, the third girl with a brother following me.  My mother named me after a character in a book she was reading, because clearly I was meant to be male! In April of 2011, the four of us and Tom rented a condo on the island of Kauai and had a wonderful vacation celebrating a big birthday for my sister Chris!



5.  Cooking is not my favorite thing to do.  That's right, if I had the choice between a chef or a house cleaner, I would choose the chef in a heartbeat.  Cleaning my house is simple compared to meal planning and executing.  It's great to have friends who like to cook!

It's your turn!  Tell me something we don't know about you and it can't be about running!


33 comments:

  1. OK... English is my second language. I learned it watching cable TV and going to the movies. No, I'm not kidding. Because of that, I'm a pop culture encyclopedia with a specialty in the 80's and 90's.

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    1. Congrats Frank. That's grewt you taught yourself English.

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  2. What do you play?

    I don't like cooking either, though between that and cleaning, I'd take the cleaner. I HAVE to cook to some degree to eat, but I don't have to clean until it gets way too nasty to deal with.

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    1. I used to play the flute! Now I play golf, tennis run.......

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  3. I also have three other siblings (I am the oldest, followed by a sister, brother and sister). Did you hear Lily is going to do a collaboration with Target?

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    1. Jenny, yes, my Lilly store told me about it! I can't wait to get my hands on a couple bathing suits. They only sell bikinis at Lilly now, but evidently target will have one piece! 😃

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  4. Wow Pam! I thought you had been running for a lot longer than that! One thing about me....I have 2 step sisters, 3 step brothers, and 1 half brother! Yep...crazy divorced family. But I wouldn't change it for the world! I love having all those siblings!

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    1. Wow, you have a huge family Mindy. So nice that you all get along!

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  5. I played the clarinet and piano. I thought I wanted to be a music major. I changed my mind!

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    1. It seems lots of runners played a musical instrument!

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  6. Wow you must be a very talented flutist! I played the clarinet in school....I really miss it sometimes! Your family trip looks like a blast!

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    1. Not sure about that Janelle, but I did well enough to get into college! Thanks, we did have a great time inHawaii!

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  7. I am not a fan of cooking either! But I also hate cleaning, so I'm not sure who I'd hire haha. Your family trip looks like it was so much fun!

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    1. Yes, I am lucky my family gets along so well!

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  8. When I first started teaching I left my job teaching Language Arts to teach a High school cooking class. The first lesson on the first day of school was kitchen safety. The day before, I cut my finger with a Cutco knife and had to get 3 stitches. I showed up on the first day of school with a big bandage on my hand. Of course I never told the student how it happened! -M

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    1. That's awful Meranda. Glad you kept that a secret from your class.

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  9. Its hard to believe that you've only been running since 2010. It seems like you've been running for much longer!

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    1. Some days it feels like much longer too!

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  10. Wow, that vacation in Hawaii with your siblings looks amazing! And I am definitely one of those people who would much rather cook than clean. In fact, we of pay for a service to clean the house once a month so I know it's getting at least one good deep cleaning monthly.

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    1. Smart to get in a house cleaner once in a while. I need to get a check once in while, but that won't be happening. Luckily, Tom loves to grill!

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  11. I can recite every word to every song played during Illuminations. I am SUCH a Disney Dork.

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    1. Of course you can. I'd be disappointed to here otherwise!

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  12. Pam, you are such an accomplished runner that I never imagined you didn't even start until 2010! That's amazing! Great post.

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    1. Thanks Jen. Some days it feels like a lot longer. I was a serious tennis play though and required lots of running!

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  13. A BQ and you've only been running since 2010!!

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    1. Yup, I always despised running. Thankfully I like it a lot now!

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  14. oh that trip sounds awesome. i would take the housecleaner without a second thought :)

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    1. Most people say the same Courtney. I wish I liked to cook!

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  15. I was also trained as a musician - though now I make my living as a ballet teacher. Given the choice between a house cleaner and a chef, though, I'd choose a house cleaner in a heartbeat!

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    1. I wanted to take ballet lessons as a child, but I had to take music instead. I've thought about an adult ballet class, but feel like I would look ridiculous!

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  16. I've never known anyone who could go three miles on their first run. That's amazing! Please tell me you did some other sport/exercise that translated to the running. 😳

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    1. Elaine, I played serious tennis for a few years and was always very athletic.

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  17. Love music and love playing, though I'm a brass player (Trumpet).

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