Hi guys! Hope everyone is having a great week. This one is flying by for me.
I saw the ABC’s of PBF posted last week by Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers and really enjoyed reading it so we thought that it would be fun to give it a try here. That way you guys can learn a few random facts about both of us.
So, here goes…
The Alphabet of 2PeasinaBlog:
B. Bed size:
C. Chore you hate:
Katie: Cleaning the shower. I don’t know why, I can’t stand it though. Also ironing. I would rather wear wrinkled clothes than iron (or have my roommate iron for me…she loves to iron!)
Karen: Cleaning/organizing closets, cleaning bathrooms, well let’s just say cleaning in general
Katie: are my favorite animal! Someday!
Karen: Our last dog was exceptionally smart, I’m afraid to get another, don’t want the so dumb they run away kind.
E. Essential start to your day:
Katie: Book on tape from the library. Since I have an hour+ drive to work it keeps me from getting serious road rage on a daily basis
Karen: A cup of tea always. Even better, the New York Times with the tea
F. Favorite color.
Katie: White or black. Can that count?
Karen: Well, I’m not going to count black as a color, so hot pink it is!
G. Gold or silver:
Katie: Depends on the day, usually silver though
Karen: Silver 95% of the time
I. Instruments you play:
Katie: the recorder…along with everyone else I went to elementary school with. I also dabble in the piano, with my specialty song being ‘gummie bear boogie’. a classic.
Karen: After years of piano lessons as a child, unlike Katie, don’t feel I can play the piano!
J. Job title:
Katie: Clinical Research Assistant
Karen: Registered Nurse, Research Coordinator
Katie: not at the moment but I would like to have 2 or 3 eventually
Karen: 2 great ones, Katie and Andrew age 20
Katie: Chicago, IL
Karen: Grosse Pointe, MI
M: Mom’s name:
Katie: Karen. But since you guys already knew that I’ll do dad’s name: Craig
Karen: My Mom’s name was Peggy, I still miss her, she died in 1997
Katie: Kate, K, K Dubs, Dubs, Stubs (thanks kmac), KWhite, Soggy Buns, Michigan. I feel like I’m forgetting some
Karen: I always wanted to have a nickname when I was younger but never did, if I have a nickname now, it’s not anything people call me to my face?
O. Overnight hospital stays:
Katie: I was born 8 weeks premature, so I lived in the hospital for the first month or so of my life.
Karen: Just 2 overnight stays, one when Katie was born, the other when Andrew was born.
P. Pet peeve:
Katie: Slow walkers, walkers that swerve all over the sidewalk when I am trying to pass them (and if they are slow too it’s a double whammy), slow drivers for that matter
Karen: Gosh, maybe she got the slow walker pet peeve from me. I can’t stand that. Also can’t slow drivers, especially little men driving in big pickup trucks hogging the left lane on the freeway!
Q: Quote from a movie.
Katie: Anything from Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. (SJP circa early 90′s) I used to know the movie almost line for line.
Karen: Katie also knew Parent Trap line for line.
For me, same era, anything that Tyra Banks says in the Disney movie, Lifesize Tyra Banks plays Barbie)
Yes, I did do know Parent Trap too. What can I say, I pick the classics! Mom, prob this one because it is the only one you stayed awake for J
R. Right or lefty:
Karen: Right and I am always right!
Katie: One younger brother, Andrew
Karen: I am the oldest of 3 and the bossiest of 3 according to my sister, Sharon. My brother Dave has never mentioned that he finds me bossy.
T. Time you wake up.
Katie: If I’m working out in the morning: 5:30, if I’m not: 6:30, on the weekends whenever I wake up…usually 10 or 11
Karen: Tuesday and Thursday, I get up at 5:20am for Pilates class at 6am. The rest of the weekdays, 6:30am. I always hope I’ll get to sleep until 9am on the weekend.
Katie: not sure I want to share that
Karen: yes, I wear it, the dress code at my place of employment clearly states that underwear is required.
V. Vegetables you dislike:
Katie: None that I can think of, although I don’t like canned veggies very much and dislike some frozen ones too (brussel sprouts are nast)
Karen: I like all vegetables unless they are overcooked, just say no to soggy vegetables.
W. What makes you run late:
Katie: I generally am early/on time but if I am late it is probably due to traffic these days
Karen: Me, I always think a can fit just a little bit more into each hour of the day than I can and why not blame traffic too, there’s always traffic when I wish there wasn’t…
X. X-Ray’s you have had:
Katie: Hmm, wrist, ankle/foot, back are a few, I have had a lot!
Karen: Well, my middle fingers on two different occasions, when splinted it looking like I was giving the world the finger. Knees a few times, when I was having pain with running, had them checked out to make sure they weren’t worn out. Still good to go.
Y. Yummy food you make:
Karen: I haven’t had a lot of failures! Some of my recent favorites were Mediterranean shrimp, strawberry spinach salad, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto. I don’t make a lot of repeat meals, but one that I do repeat is from Epicurious, black bean tortilla cakes with tomato ginger vinaigrette served with a beef strip steak. The vinaigrette is what really makes the meal, I will post the recipe soon.
Z. Zoo Animal Favorite:
Katie: Kangaroos and koalas!
Hope you guys enjoyed learning a little bit about us. We will do more stuff like this now and again to keep the random info coming .