I have absolutely zip to say to y’all today. That’s why I’m doing something random I’ve never done. That, and because my runner-writer-triathlete-wife-mommy friend Ann Brennan (of Ann’s Running Commentary and Beyond Limits Magazine ) asked me to in her piece, “Things You Didn’t Know.” That and because I didn’t have time to write an original post right now because work is kicking my butt.

Me, the queen of oversharing, will regale you today with eleven new and useless pieces of information about my favorite topic: ME.

Yes, you’re welcome.

Ann asked:


1. Who was your favorite teacher and why?

Gary Biggers, junior year English teacher. He didn’t take my crap and he pushed me. I became a writer in his class.


2. What were your sports of choice when you were younger?

Distance running and basketball. Does cheerleading count as a sport?


3. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Madonna. If not Madonna, I’d settle for training Shamu.


4. What profession did you ultimately end up in and why?

Attorney, which morphed into HR professional and consultant/business owner, and ultimately became coach/writer/public speaker. Because I didn’t want to wear a pointy bra and I get sea sick just looking at water.


5. What is the single most important thing you think parents should teach their children?



6. When you run, what is the one thing your mind turns to the most often?

The guy running one step behind me and to the right. No, he’s not a stalker. His name is Eric, and I married him six years ago.


7. What is your favorite book and how many times have you read it?

I don’t re-read (at least not on purpose). As a child, my favorites were Black Beauty, Heidi, Call of the Wild, Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Cheaper by the Dozen. Also, all the Little House on the Prairie Books. As an adult, I go through authors like water. My all time faves: Larry McMurtry, Elizabeth George, Robert Penn Warren, Pat Conroy, Patricia Cornwell, (I guess I should stop now?) . . .


8. If you could only pick one movie to watch for the rest of your life what would it be?

Love, Actually.


9. Are you more comfortable in the city or the country?

Nowheresville, USA, baby!


10. If you had the option of spending three months of the year in another place, where would you choose?

I think the correct answer is Oquossic, Maine, because that’s where my husband would choose, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere he wasn’t.


11. What is your all time favorite museum to visit?

National Art Gallery. It blisses me out.

There are apparently rules to this randomness, so I hereby tag 11 other blogger writers to join the fun, and I recommend you, dear readers, check them out, after you go read Ann:

My compatriot in vomit-inducing love, Nan and her Little Black Dress Diaries

Ethereal and practical by turns, but always spiritual, writer and poet Maryleigh and her Blue Cotton Memory

Crusader with a side of sass, Kim’s Inner Chick

Julie, a positive woman whose husband is a renal transplant survivor, writes as Just Jules

Heidi, a bookophile and home interior specialist, who has a Mind That Never Stops

My beloved Jenny Bean, who went to the “bank” to become a mommy, and suddenly lives in a testosterone-rich environment w/2 sons and her Papa

Sandy, who lost her husband and bravely shares her journey through widowhood and BEYOND

Everything from aging to zebras, that’s Terri’s Little Corner

A long lost soul sister? Ally of Two Normal Moms

I’ve just started reading the heart wrenching and funny Jennifer at Kvetch Mom

 Writer and re-creator of old houses, Rebecca Nolen


And why have I tagged my poor friends here? Because I am asking them to join in the over-revealing and answer these eleven questions (edit the questions as you see fit, my friends, and forgive for the tag, as I know not what I do) for the great unseen stalking masses on the internet. Thanks, ladies.


I’ll be back with original irreverence and TMI soon.






p.s. Madonna ROCKED the Super Bowl Half Time. I saw her concert in 1990 in Dallas at the now-dust Cowboy’s Stadium. It was an incredible show.

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