My little blog (at its new domain.. yay!) got its FIRST AWARD!
Thank you, thank you to Jamie and Courtney at Cupcake Dynamite for this baby.
So, without further ado, 7 Random Facts About Alyssa:
1. I was supposed to be on Rachael Ray.
I entered a giveaway on the show’s website, and to do so, I had to write a quick blurb about my cravings. I talked about how when I see my peanut butter in the pantry, I kinda hafta have some. I eat it with one of those little sample spoons you can get at ice cream places…don’t judge me.
My roommates always used to make so much fun of me, because every time they came out to the kitchen, there I was, snackin’ on pb in the corner. oh, hey, fat kid.
The producers at Rachel Ray thought this was hilarious, wanted pictures, and decided they wanted me on the show! I was BEYOND psyched. They called saying “Congrats! See you soon – we’re flying you out on Tuesday!”
One problem. My best friends and I were going on a cruise on MONDAY for our last Spring Break of college. They wanted to fly me out when I would be on a boat in the middle of the ocean. Womp, womp.
They did say they’d have this “cravings” expert back, and when they do, they’ll call me again. My fingers are crossed. Keep watch for my peanut buttah lovin’ fool self up there with RR.
2. I have so much love and admiration for the long-distance friendships I have that can pick up right were they left off.
Julie (“Jules” in my phone, or “Jewel,” as I like to call her) and I met in high school freshman year homeroom. We’ve been great friends ever since, and we even got to sit next to each other at graduation (thank YOOU, Gods of The Alphabet!). We’re both crazy busy and not the biggest phone fans, but every single time we reconnect, it’s as if no tame has passed. And I love it.
The same goes for my BFFSD (BFF Since Diapers), Kate. She was my first friend. Of my life. That’s an important title.
AND the “little sister I never had,” Jenna. Our moms are best friends, and we basically grew up together as sisters.
3. I became an Auntie for the FIFTH time this month!
My siblings are way head of me in the game of life, but I guess that’s bound to happen when you’re 13 years younger than everyone else, huh? Anyway, my sister has 3 girls (6 year old twins plus a 2 year old) and my brother has a 2 year old boy and a brand new baby girl, born at 1:23 a.m. (how cool) on February 9th.
4. I grew up hating tomatoes.
I’m still learning to really like them, but I am a fan of them intermittently sprinkled on a salad or (especially) in a sammie. It’s a travesty to feel this way about to-maters when you grow up in New Jersey. I’m lucky my family didn’t disown me. They probably just kept me around because it meant more tomatoes for them.
5. I’ve never tried spinning.
(GASP!) I KNOW! How dare I? I just don’t really have the drive to mosey on into the dark cardio theatre on my own having no idea what’s going on. Maybe I’ll bribe some rando to go in with me, but I still think I’d prefer sticking to Power Cut group exercise. Or maybe one of you will just have to grab me by the collar and drag me in.
6. I’ve just added the Disney Princess Half Marathon to my bucket list.
Because my dream was to be Cinderella one day, but you already know that.I wanna run it in full costume, too. So I end up on the programs for that next year’s race. See ya there.
7. I cracked my head open when I was three.
In my delirium, I told the ambulance attendant my name was Humphrey. Also, when the doctor told me to sing my favorite song while he stitched me up, I sang Garth Brooks’ Friends In Low Places at the top of my lungs.
The whole hospital wing could hear me.
I was such a good girl, I got to go to McDonald’s after.
I had the best big sister/babysitter ever!
So, the deal is, I tag 7 other great blogs to win this award. I’m gonna hit the following great girls with their great blogs:
The following girls are supposed to answer the 7 questions, tag me, the all-powerful award-giver, and then tag 7 other girls. Hip, hip!
and a Q for you:
Name one item on your bucket list.
Did you do anything hysterical when you hurt yourself?