Hey there! Happy Tuesday. So we have a delayed opening at school today due to the huge amount of snow we got yesterday. But I won't be going in at all actually. I am going to the orthopedist to get my foot looked at and hopefully x-rayed. Yes, my foot/heel/ankle is still not healed and it still hurts like hell to walk. But I have not let that stop me from doing my normal everyday routine of walking in school, taking stairs, driving, and completely normal workouts. Sunday night my ankle was completely swollen after I got our of the shower. It was the first time I actually looked closely at my ankle, haha. But I wore my PRO Compression socks to bed and iced it and the swelling was down in the morning. I probably have a stress fracture...but we will find out later today hopefully. On a lighter note, Amanda posted this fun 39 questions survey last week and it looked fun to do! She always finds the best surveys 😉 Let's all sit back and enjoy the randomness that is about to follow.
1. Were you named after anyone?
Yes! My parents absolutely loved country music back in the day. One of their favorite artists was Reba McEntire. Thus, they named me Rebecca. I have to say, I love my name. I always hear people complain about their names, but I love mine. It isn't to common, but not crazy weird. It is perfect, just don't call me Becca, Bec, or Becky...ugh not cool! My mom told me that if I had been a boy, she would have named me Nichols/Nick! (Omg...that name I hate, haha!)
2. When was the last time you cried?
O, I cry all the time! I can't help it. Even the littlest thing will set me off. I always get choked up and have to fight back tears most of the time. I could just be talking about something that isn't even a really big deal, but alas the flood gates always open. I have no control.
3. Do you like your handwriting?
Eh, I don't know. My hand writing I feel still looks "not-adult". Like my signature, haha, forget it! It looks like a three year old's cursive. That is another thing. Cursive. No one writes that way anymore and there are debates on whether or not to complete faze it out. But I hate it and will only write in good old print. On the SAT and all that stuff they make you write a confidential statement...in cursive...and it always takes everyone like 15 minutes to write those 3 sentences! Haha, please phase it out!
4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Ew, that is a really gross phrase...lunch meat. Um, none for me, I don;t eat cold-cuts. But I guess if I really had to choose, a tuna fish sandwich would be okay...if that counts.
5. Do you have kids?
Nope, and I don't think I will ever want any when the time comes.
6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
I am a pretty interesting person, so of course!
7. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
I feel like I do hear on the blog a lot, but not much in real-person. I don;t really like it. It is annoying when you actually are talking to someone and just start spouting it off. It usually isn't funny.
8. Do you still have your tonsils?
I have all of my body parts, thank you very much 🙂
9. Would you bungee jump?
I think bungee jumping is scarier than sky-diving. I would sky-dive in a second! It would be so absolutely amazing to see the world that way...falling through the sky. (Even though heights sometimes creep me out). But bungee jumping just seems really dangerous. What if the cord just snaps and you fall on to a bunch of sharp rocks or rushing river? I would have to think about that one.
10 What is your favorite cereal?
What! I can't pick just one. Even though cereal isn't my favorite breakfast anymore (pancakes and waffles please!), I still have my favorites. But at this exact moment I love my Nature's Path's Mesa Sunshine (always and forever) and Barbara's Honey Rice Puffins!
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
I used to never since I always wore big bulky Nikes, but now I always wear my Reebok trainers and can't just slip them off. (I still tie bunny ears too...which is the best!) If I can avoid untieing my shoes though, that is what I will always do! That is just another reason why I love the summer! Flip-Flops all around!
12. Do you think you are strong?
Well considering the name of my blog is Strength and Sunshine, I like to think I am. But there is always room to get stronger both inside and out. Pumping iron and handling life, it is all about strength!
13. What is your favorite ice cream?
As you know, I am not a sweets person, so I haven't had any ice cream (vegan or not) in a very long time. But I did always have a thing for some Coffee ice cream with little marshmallows mixed in until they become a bit frozen 😉
14. What is the first thing you notice about other people?
How they hold themselves. For example: standing up straight and confident and can give a good handshake. Or unsure of themselves and scared to make eye contact.
15. Red or pink?
That depends on what it is. I used to be so anti-pink when I was younger, but now I like it. (My blog is even pink, haha!) Both colors can be beautiful.
16. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
The random stupid stress and anxiety I put on myself or let get to me.
17. Any tattoos?
No. I want my body to be clean and beautiful. No tattoos and random ink seeping into my skin, thank you.
18. Do you have any hobbies?
Blogging (duh!), cooking (duh!), yoga (duh!), strength training (duh!), reading (I wish this was still my number one).
19. What color shoes are you wearing?
I am not wearing shoes! I have warm fuzzy red and white stripped socks on 😉
20. What was the last thing you ate?
I am eating dinner as I type this! A dinner bowl consisting of spinach, broccoli, yellow grape tomatoes, celery, beets, cooked cheezy lentils with gallons of nutritional yeast, stoneground mustard, sauerkraut, turmeric, smoked paprika, and pumpkin seeds! Plus a brown rice tortilla microwaved and coated with cinnamon. Yum 🙂
21. What are you listening to right now?
22. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Sunset Orange 🙂 I have one of those 99 Crayon boxes. To bad I don't use it! Coloring can be pretty relaxing.
23. Favorite smells?
I am copying Amanda here with the cinnamon, coffee, and gasoline smells! I am also very fond of a baked PSP straight from the micro 😉
24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Wow, I have no idea, I never talk on the phone. But I believe it was with my interviewer for Duke University this weekend! (This call happened like 3 weeks ago haha!)
25. Mountain hideaway or beach house?
Um, beach house hands down. Not even up for debate.
26. Favorite sport to watch?
Really, none. I really hate watching things. Like I really don't ever "watch" TV. I only have, say, CNN on in the mornings and while I workout so I can just listen. I hate watching movies and find it just so boring. I get to restless just sitting there. So when it comes to sports...no, just no.
27. Hair color?
I am a brunette, baby! Even though I am totally against dying your hair, I have always wondered what I would look like blonde...hmmm 😉
28. Eye colors?
I love how this question is plural! My are blue, but can turn greenish depending on the environment and what I'm wearing.
29. Do you wear contacts?
No way! 20/20! At least I hope so 😛
30. Scary movies or happy endings?
Well if I do ever watch a movie, it has to be something horrifying to even semi keep my interest.
31. Last movie you watched?
Haha, these questions all relate. Well, I believe it was World War Z. My mom had it from Netflix and needed to watch it so she could sent it back. I decided I would watch and do some work on the computer. Well the computer won out there. That movie did not really keep my interest. Not scary what-so-ever.
32. What color shirt are you wearing?
I have a big night T-shirt on. It is my brown level YMCA Fitlinxx award shirt. Plus I have my cozy grey with white polka-dots robe on 🙂
33. Summer or winter?
Why even ask this question. if you don't know my answer by now, you must be a new reader, haha! SUMMMMER!!!!!!!
34. Hugs or kisses?
Hugs! I love getting hugs. Nothing beats a warm tight embrace from a loved one 🙂
35. Computer or television?
Computer...obviously. I need it every day all day. Blogging = computer. However I wish I didn't have to use (or wasn't addicted to) any technology. I want the old days. A real book, a handwritten letter, a good Polaroid photo...yea, the good ol' days.
37. What’s on your mouse pad?
Well I have a laptop, so no mouse pad here. Which, looking at my laptop reminds me I really need to clean this things. Food and smudges all over!
38. What color is your house?
It is like a tannish type color. It was white when we bought it, and then we got new crappy vinyl siding that totally sucks. The company who did it really dropped the ball on that project.
39. What color is your car?
O my car. Well the one I use is a 1995 green Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is so horrible too. No heat, no horn, the front flood light is hanging off (from school vandalism), the seat belt is always broken, in the summer it was over run with ants, the driver side mirror is broken (more vandalism). I hate that thing. The only redeeming quality is that it has a V-8 engine 😉
So tell me:
What is you favorite cereal?
Do you like watching movies and TV?
What book are you reading right now? Anything I should put on my list?
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