Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday 5: All About Me!

So the Friday Five with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia is growing.  In the past few months there have been a ton of incredible blogs linking up, so the wonderful leaders of the link up decided we should do a get to know ya post.  Not gonna lie, I love reading random facts about people.  I'll try to not talk about Maddux my entire post but ya know...


1. I LOVE coffee.  But I have cut back.  A lot.  While there are still times I drink multiple cups, I usually stick to just one in the mornings now.  I'm embarrassed to say that I have a new obsession with the newest line of Starbucks mugs.  The You Were Here series just speaks to me.  The size is perfect for my morning coffee.  While I can't say I'm on a mission to collect them all, if I happen to see one and it's cute, it's coming home.




2. Helping animals makes me a happy girl.  I'm a shelter dog girl all the way and as I've mentioned before, I'm so glad that Lucky Dog Animal Rescue makes it so simple to volunteer.  In college I actually interned as a marketing assistant for the local SPCA and I thought for a while that was the direction my career would go in.  Funny how life can work out ;-)



3. I'm obsessed with Mary Kay Andrews  books.  Annnnnd Joanne Fluke books.  Yes, they are both pretty "fluffy" as far as literature goes, but MKA writes a lot about places I used to live growing up, so it's fun knowing what street she is talking about and if you try any of the recipes from Joanne's books you won't be disappointed.  What can I say, I don't always appreciate having to search for deeper messages in my books.  Sometimes (most of the time) I just want a fun story.

New one just in time for summer!
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4. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  My dad and I used to try a new breakfast place after races and it's a tradition I try to keep up.  After Shamrock I made sure to go to one of our favorite pancake places!

Pocahontas Pancakes, you make a mean breakfast.


5. There is a new J&A race coming up.  They are announcing all of the details in a couple of weeks, but I am beyond excited because it's during my birthday weekend!  J&A is my FAVORITE and having my birthday race done by them makes me crazy happy!  Possibly PR for my birthday?  Yes, please!

Tell me a random fact about YOU!  Or link up to the Friday Five :-)  Happy weekend, friends!

36 comments:

  1. I'm newly into coffee too! i gave up diet soda and now I need caffeine even when it's hot I'm all over the coffee

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    1. There's something comforting about a cup of coffee in the morning no matter how hot it might be outside! :-)

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  2. The Cleveland mug has a cardinal on it! We'll have to go pick one up :)

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    1. Haha, I know I stalked the city mugs website and it's going to need to come home!

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  3. I love that you volunteer at a local animal shelter. J & A races are awesome and I can't wait to see what the new race will be!

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    2. I don't do it as often as I would like, but it's such a fun way to volunteer! We only have to wait a couple more weeks to find out about the race! Woo! :-)

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  4. I LOVE J and A races! I can't wait to her more about this! #Friday 5

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  5. Popping over form the link up! I love reading all of these posts, 5 randoms about bloggers is so much fun. I love breakfast foods but not necessarily at breakfast time!

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    1. Oh yes, I'm all about breakfast any time of day!

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  6. I often see big mugs for coffee. I love coffee too, but I like to drink mine in a small little cup on a saucer!

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  7. I don't really like breakfast. I'm more of a big dinner kind of girl. Though having a big breakfast is healthier!

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    1. I think it depends on what you have for that big breakfast haha! Your coffee drinking sounds a little classier than my big gulp :-)

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  8. I would have been disappointed if Maddux hadn't made it to this post! he's adorbs :) and since we both missed signing up for Boordy, I think we should do Pirates/Nationals that afternoon :) !!!

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    1. You know I try to fit my boy in no matter how far of a stretch it may be haha! Yes to the Pirates game! Let's figure out details soon! The only thing better than running and wine is baseball and beer :-)

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  9. Your Starbucks mugs made me laugh because I also love them, although I only have one (Hawaii, which I picked up this past January when we were in Kona). I don't even have the Canada one, which I could buy at any of the 2945 Starbucks that are around me! I know I can order them, but part of me feels like it's cheating if I haven't purchased it in the actual city!

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    1. Oh, I just got the DC one after like a year of wanting it :-) I feel the same way about having to earn it by going there!

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  10. pocahontas pancakes is a MUST in va beach! love that place :)

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    1. So good! Big Sams Inlet Cafe is also a winner :-)

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  11. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day too! I love it! Those Starbucks mugs are really cute :-)

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    1. Haha, I'm trying to only get the ones that are extra cute, but Starbucks is making it hard to choose!

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  12. Oh man I love coffee way too much too and am definitely a multiple cups kind of girl. Love breakfast too and agree that Pocahontas Pancakes is some of the best in VA beach!

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  13. I'm an English teacher so I read a lot of "serious" stuff at/for work. So for my own reading pleasure, I just like fun stories too. I love murder/mystery books that don't have a deep meaning at all lol

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    1. Yes! I love when you can just read for fun and not over think it. I did love Gone Girl though, and that one kept me on my toes!

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  14. I have never read a Mary Kay Andrews book before, but I have a PT job at a library and I do see them circulate quite a bit, maybe I will have to pick up one, one of these days!

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    1. They are really cute! Definitely Chick Lit :-)

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  15. Soooo excited for the new J&A race as well :) I'll have to check out the Mary Kay Andrews book...it looks cute (I am totally judging a book by its cover). I am signing up for the Shamrock Half tonight, I'll have to keep your pancake place in mind :)

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    1. I judge books by their covers all the time! Yay Shamrock! I LOVE that race!

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  16. Hooray for shelter volunteering! Before I descended into my study hibernation madness, I was volunteering at the two no-kill shelters in my town. :]! Hoping to get back to that once my exam is over.

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    1. Aw yay! Good luck with your exam!

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  17. Just #1 alone means we need to be friends ! I don't know how you only do it with just one cup in the morning. I would probably have withdraws. I love my coffee!! Those mugs are really cute.
    I love breakfast too!! I could eat it all day long!!

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    1. Hahah, well it's a pretty big mug :-) Once I found that I didn't feel completely miserable after cutting back I figured it was technically better for me. I'm not against occasionally relapsing though!

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  18. I love those city mugs too! I always think I should collect them with all my traveling...

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    1. Haha I know they are awesome! But a girl can only have so many mugs, ya know?

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