quick dinner and taggings!

Today was just as hectic as I thought it would be, and it the day isn’t over yet!  My breakfast (pictured last post) held me over ’till about 11:30, but I didn’t get to eat until 12:15.  It took me about an hour to eat the lunch I packed (pictured last post) because I was so busy.  I was hungry again by about 5:00 and ate my yummy snack, pink lady apple slices dipped in Oikos plain yogurt.  The sweet/tartness of the apple perfectly balanced the yogurt…so good!


I left work at 6:00 and came straight home to do a Taebo workout dvd.  It had been FOREVER since I had done one of these, so I started with a basic workout.  It was way too short so I did another to get about 35 total minutes of fast-paced cardio and 20 minutes of stretching.

And now I am going to scarf down my dinner, a veggie salad (that’s lite ranch on top) and small helping of leftover mushroom barley risotto, while catching up on some blogs.  I brought some work home with me so that will probably take up the rest of my evening.  😦  


But first, I’ve been tagged by Amy at CoffeeTalk!  So, here’s the deal:


  • Link the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links.
  • Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
  1. I decided that I wanted to be an architect when I was in 6th grade.  I finished my undergrad degree in architecture, worked for 2+ years in an architect’s office, finished my graduate degree in architecture…and now work in a landscape architecture office and LOVE it.  Go figure.
  2. I’m part Finnish, and my maiden name had the classic double vowels of a Finnish last name (I kinda miss it…).
  3. I’ve had a love affair with peanut butter and bananas since I was a baby.  I called peanut butter banana sandwiches “p-bo nannas” when I was 2.
  4. I was a vegetarian for 9 months.  Now I’m just REALLY picky about the little bit of meat that I do eat. (I promise to write my food philosophy soon…)
  5. I went to Astronaut High School…no, they didn’t teach us to be Astronauts.
  6. My husband and I lived in the highest incorporated town east of the Mississippi for a year…anybody know what town that is?
  7. I’m addicted to looking at real estate listings online, even though we’re not in the market to buy a house.  I guess I could have worse addictions, right?!?
Tag-lings: (I’m sorry if you’ve been tagged before…I’m new and don’t have a big blog list yet!)

This was fun!  But I know this kind of thing isn’t for everybody, so absolutely no pressure to take part.   🙂

Have a lovely lovely evening!



12 responses to “quick dinner and taggings!

  1. i can’t believe your finnish!!! that’s so cool. i just went on a date with a finnish guy. now i can say i know 2 finnish people haha

    thanks for tagging me. i’ll put my answers in a post for tomorrow.

    i hope the rest of your week isn’t so bananas!!

  2. Haha.. I’m part Finnish too and I also went to Astronaut High School.. what are the odds? 🙂

  3. Thank you for tagging me!

    I totally puruse the real estate listings too, just to look. It’s fun to see what’s available and what I can look for when I decide to buy!

    What kind of camera do you use? I love your pictures, they are so clear!

  4. Thanks for tagging me. 🙂

    No idea what the town is! I majored in historic preservation, so I have very, very limited knowledge of landscape architecture. It’s so cool to “meet” someone who actually has a career in it!

  5. Thanks for the comments, ladies!

    Joanna – Does your date have the double vowels in his name? Thanks for wishing me well the rest of the week, but unfortunately I think its going to get worse before it gets better… 😦

    Meghann – Hehehe… 🙂

    Mel – I’m glad there’s another real estate junkie out there! I use a Canon 5D for all of my at home shots, and a Canon Powershot when I’m away from the house because the 5D is big and clunky. The powershot has issues these days though, so all of the good shots are definitely the 5D.

    Laura – Highlands, NC! 🙂 Teeny tiny mountain town. I thought about historic preservation, that was actually my original plan when I went to architecture school…

  6. I’m it! I’m splitting my factoids into two parts. Part I is up now!

  7. That risotto and salad look GORGEOUS! I just found your blog through Jenna’s. Love it. Your pictures are awesome. You’re going on my blogroll!

  8. Good luck with the hectic schedule!!!

    Great meme!! I’m like you with #3 🙂 And thanks for the tag!!

  9. Andrea, cool idea with the 7 questions! 😀
    Whereabouts in MS did you live? (my husband and I live here with all of his family)

  10. Ashley – Yay factoids!!!

    Monica – Thanks for your comment! I just checked out your blog too, and as soon as I put a blogroll up you’re going on it! 🙂

    VeggieGirl – Thank you! I hope your papers are going well!

    Jennifer – I’d love to take credit, but the 7 questions weren’t my idea. Not sure who started it, but its fun! I actually lived in Highlands, NC – its the highest incorporated town east of the Mississippi River….sorry, I wasn’t very clear about that! 🙂

  11. I’m 100% Finnish and a new reader to your blog. Like it a lot. Do you speak any finnish?

  12. Hi Johanna – thanks for reading and commenting! No, sadly I do not speak Finnish. I’m only 25%…several generations of my family have lived in the USA. The only give-away for me is the blonde hair and double-vowel last name!

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