I love the idea of coffee, but I can’t drink very much. I can only drink one cup of coffee each day. I’ve tried to drink more than one cup a day. I have tried to still function like a human being after that second – or third – cup of coffee. I have failed.
I once coached a KU basketball game. In third grade at a barnstorming game I struck up the nerve to sit on the team’s bench (the coach wasn’t there). I slowly inched my way closer to the team and eventually they embraced me into their circle. It’s likely that my halftime speech helped clinch the win.
I used to not like my name. Once when I was really young my mom asked if I liked my name. I told it was alright, but I really wish my name was Mary Poppins.
If I had to, I’d choose Seinfeld over Friends. I found Seinfeld earlier in life than Friends, and the preference seems to have been set early.
My first pets were two orange fish named Mack and Cheese. I brought these two fishies home – without asking – in 5th grade.
I met my husband playing kickball. We were on a coed evening kickball team organized by mutual friends. Our team produced three marriages, which is why I always tell people looking to meet someone that they’ve got to join a coed sports league!
Nora’s full name is Norbert. The night before we adopted Nora, we were having trouble deciding her name (her name at Wayside Waifs was Nicole…) I offered “Nora” and Vince liked it. To which I immediately said, “And her full name can be Norbert like the dragon!”
I learned how to ski when I was 4, then learned how to snowboard when I was 13. I really enjoyed skiing (and still miss it sometimes) but after doing it for almost 10 years I wanted a new challenge on the slopes.
If I don’t write something down, it’s not going to happen. Seriously, I am so into lists. I should have my own stock in Stickie Notes.
Similarly, I take color coding very seriously. I’m such a visual person that this helps me more quickly visualize a task and its context to all of my other tasks and lists around it.
If I could eat one food for the rest of my life, it’d be potatoes. Think about it – they’re so incredibly versatile! I could eat them baked, fried, scalloped, sliced, diced, mashed, boiled, roasted, whatever for years and probably never get bored.
When choosing between cake, cookies, or pie, I choose pie. That buttery flaky crust gets me every time!
My first job was at my neighborhood pool. For one sweet summer I was a snack bar attendant at my local pool.
I have never been to Las Vegas. I never consciously avoided visiting Las Vegas, it’s just never been high enough on my list.
I studied Spanish and Anthropology in undergrad. While I don’t directly use my undergrad degrees I know that they have helped shape me to be the person I am today.