10 Random Things About Me for the Month of July...


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 I can't believe it's actually July - where, oh where, has the year gone?  So to start the month off right - here are 10 random things about me, for the month of July!

1.  I have a 115 lb. German Shepherd named Ronin, who's ears I firmly believe, give me better cell phone reception. 

 I also have the Antichrist reincarnated into a cat with black fur and a bottle brush tail - her name is Chewbacca or Chewy for short.  Yeah, I dare you to pet her...try it.

And lastly, I have a black and white tuxedo cat named Tuck, who quite honestly, is one of the best cats I've ever known.

Oh, did I mention I'm allergic to cats?  Sadly, I haven't been able to breathe through my nose in almost 11 years.

2.  My very first job was working at Safeway, bagging groceries, at the age of 14.  I will forever be grateful for learning how to pack perfectly - and now I'm actually obsessed with finding the perfect home for everything, when I do pack.  It's a sickness...I know.

3.  I was in gymnastics for more than 12 years and firmly thought I was going to be the next Olga Korbut.  My favorite apparatus was the uneven bars.

Me on the uneven bars - I believe I was 3 years old (with my sister in the background staring at my cute instructor!):

Olga Korbut on the uneven bars circa 1976 Olympics:

I know, the resemblance is uncanny isn't it?  HA!

4.  I played the classical violin for 14 years - at first it was because my Mom made me...but now, I'm so glad she did.




 I love to travel!  I'm the daughter of a retired commercial airline pilot and my brother is both a Captain in the Air Force as well as a pilot for Alaska Airlines...but sadly, I am afraid to fly!  If I could click my heels together and just get there, I would - and let's just say that teleportation would be one of my all-time favorite super powers to have.  

Some of my favorite destinations, thus far:


(Clockwise from L to R) Pictures I took of Vatican City, Venice, the volcanic mountains of Pompei, and The Colosseum in Rome.
Machu Picchu, Peru:                                                                                                                                       
Chichen Itza, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico:



Antigua, Guatemala:                                                                                                  




 From the above, I think it's safe to say that I also have a huge passion for photography!
7.  I traveled all throughout Central and South America for over 10 years, yet I don't speak Spanish.  But I can order a mean quesadilla and dos cervezas por favor!  
8.   I have two cell phones - one for business and one for personal - and I work in the marketing department for a cell phone company...yet sadly, I probably know how to use maybe 10% of the cool functions that either of them can do:

9.  I am just getting back into training, so that I can run a Half Marathon next year.  Yes, I'm waaaay out of shape and have a long way to go - but that's the plan.

Paula Radcliffe better watch out...

10.  I miss my Mom, every single day

So there you have it!  10 more random things about me, covering the month of July!
Until next month...