Monday, February 9, 2009


Yay, I'm playing along with the blogging interview game. Marlene at Mission to a(nother)Marathon asked me these questions, enjoy!

1. What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
Hmm, 10 years from now I will be 39 years old and hopefully will still be happily married to Richard, and with a couple brilliant, beautiful, perfectly well-behaved kids. I hope to still be a runner, and to have graduated from half marathons and have some full marathons under my belt. I will probably be living in central Arkansas, and working as a pharmacist somewhere. I see myself being the same person I am now, just maybe a wiser, slightly botoxed version of myself:)

2.If you could make one totally crazy, unreasonable wish, what would it be?
I would wish that there would be no need for animal shelters or rescues, that every dog/cat/horse/rabbit/etc would have a loving home and that all pet owners would spay or neuter their pets so there would be no unwanted fur babies in the horrible situations that we see them in every day.

3. What is your favourite distance to race?
I would have to say the half-marathon. I am fairly new to running races, and have only done a handful of 5ks, 2 10Ks, 1 15K and 2 halfs. I like the challenge of the half, and proving to myself that I can do something I never in my wildest dreams thought I could do. I hope to tackle a full soon!

4. What would people be most surprised to learn about you?
I'm pretty open about myself (hence the blog) so I'm not sure. Maybe that I have zero sense of direction and am 100% guaranteed to go the wrong way if given a choice between left and right. I have an (unhealthy?) obsession with perfume and have way too many samples to count, stored in ziplock bags labled "Own" (as in I own a bottle), "FBW" (full bottle worthy), "Like" (like but not enough to buy a full bottle, "Meh" (don't love, don't hate, just meh) and "Yuck" (the ones I literally have to scrub off my arm when I sample them). I have no idea where this fragrance love came from, but it keeps me entertained.

5. What accomplishments are you most proud of?
Playing a part in saving the lives of at least 10 dogs in the past year and a half, having a happy marriage, liking myself (most of the time)

Alright friends, now it's your turn to let the world know more about you. If you'd like me to interview you, come on be self-centered for a know you want to....
here's how:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.


aron said...

love these :)

lol at the perfumes!! wow :) you are organized!

A Peaceful Place said...

okay i give! interview me! LOL!
hope all is well!! long time no talk!! i'm itching for some girl time!

Marlene said...

Great answers, Amanda. I loved getting to know a little more about you. :)

Alisa said...

Fun times! I love reading these too!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were a pharmacist! Very cool. Sounds like you do have a lot of perfume.

MCM Mama said...

LOL at your perfume obsession. I don't even own a single perfume any more.

Thanks for sharing!

Brian said...

My thoughts exactly on the Half, its one step closer to the big dance, the marathon!

Carolina John said...

hey good interview! but why arkansas? seems like a rather random place to choose after charleston.

See you in a few days! this will be our first full, and we've only done one half. so you gotta catch up. running a full will make you realize how much cooler the halfs can be.

and where did you find such a good lookin' lipstick model on the newer post? how pretty!

BeachRunner said...

Nice post. These are fun to read.

leslie said...

How fun to get to know you! I too LOVE fragrance and I know why. When I was a little girl, there was a lady in our church who always smelled like flowers. I decided when I was grown up, I would smell like flowers too! Well, mostly I buy citrus-ey scents, but it's the same concept.

One question -- why do you keep the testers you don't like?

Also I too have NO sense of direction.

lindsay said...

the perfume part is crazy. i love the dog part though!! i really hope emmy finds a home soon she is sooo cute.