Playing Along

by tinareale on January 20, 2012

I get too easily sucked into things. Peter’s TV shows. Pinterest. Blog surveys. I have seen Errign, Janetha, and Lee post this survey and am officially playing along. What else could be more perfect for Fun Fact Friday? Hope you have a good one!

1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

  • a long run that would end in the biggest runner’s high because it was just that awesome
  • a relaxing day with no plans and just a bunch of play time with the kids and book reading during their naps
  • date night out with Peter with a delicious dinner and beer…gotta have the beer post-long-run
  • frozen yogurt – gotta have that too


2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

  • FRIENDS! – it seriously never gets old
  • Parenthood – I really think it’s the best show on TV right now.
  • Criminal Minds – I told you I get sucked into Peter’s TV shows.

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

  • take them – mainly because there are always too many good ones to nab of the kids!


4) Why do you blog?

  • Cheesy answer warning: It’s my passion. Sharing in a community that uplifts each other to healthier minds and bodies in pursuit of our best selves inside and out gives me such satisfaction.

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

  • Just go figure that this list would include all the major social media hot spots. That would be my top list.

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

  • Oh, geez! Ummmm??? Lisa because I miss her and want to catch up in person on all her exciting baby news!


7) List a few of your favorite snacks.

  • Chobani yogurt
  • Clif, Luna, or Lara bars
  • Love Grown granola
  • green smoothies
  • apple or banana
  • Love Grown granola with Chobani yogurt for a match made in heaven (especially the apple flavors together!)


8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

  • Yes! Although people think I don’t. Her name is Roxy. She wants nothing to do with us and runs from the camera. But I still love her!

9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

  • my netbook
  • a microwave
  • clothes – being naked all the time would be no fun!

10) What’s your favorite drink?

  • coffee, followed closely by water


11) Do you enjoy cooking?

  • nope…I do it out of necessity. Eating, on the other hand??? That I enjoy.

12) Do you have children?

  • Two. Makenzie and Braedon. So cute. So manipulative. So loved.


13) What are your favorite hobbies?

  • running
  • making up workout plans (although I guess that’s not just a hobby anymore!! and I love it!)
  • blogging
  • reading

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

  • outgoing for the most part

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

  • I honestly don’t know.

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

  • meh – I’m not big on having favorite actors/actresses. None really stand out to me.

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

  • 30 minutes from my parents-in-law, 30 seconds from  my brother-and-sister-in-law, 40 minutes from my parents and sister….lots of built in babysitters. Kidding!


19) List three of your talents.

  • I feel that I can empathize with people and offer support well.
  • Pushing myself towards my goals.
  • Being a loving mom.

20) What is your greatest attribute?

  • that my heart belongs to Christ which only helps me be a better person to others

Your turn to play along! What do you consider your greatest attribute or talents? Do you like to cook? Favorite actor/TVshow/drink/snack/etc? Answer any! I want to get to know you a little better. Smile


1 MizFit January 20, 2012 at 6:26 am

I love these posts as, for me, it fleshes out who the blogger BEHIND the blog is!

2 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 20, 2012 at 7:16 am

Fun! I’m actually going to do this for tomorrow – so I’m not answering any questions. ::sticks tongue out::

3 Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot January 20, 2012 at 7:31 am

This was fun!! And to answer one question, yes, I LOVE to cook! I wish sometimes it was my career… that or exercise ;)

4 Lee January 20, 2012 at 7:49 am

Believe it or not, Murphy runs from the camera too or rather he usually will charge at it. I usually hold a piece of food in my hand and he’ll sit for a picture.

5 Heather (Heather's Dish) January 20, 2012 at 7:54 am

i’m totally copying your greatest attribute…Jesus is the only thing that matters in me!

you know i love to cook, i’m obsessed with my dogs, and if calories/nutrients don’t count? my favorite snack is cold pizza…no shame!

6 Lindsay @ FuelMyFamily January 20, 2012 at 7:59 am

Your Saturday sounds heavenly although date nihts rately happen for me since my closest relative aka babysitter is a 7 hour drive. Hopefully after my husbands next orders it will be much closer!

7 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 20, 2012 at 8:05 am

so cute! Love all the pics :)

8 Lori Lynn January 20, 2012 at 8:19 am

I think I’ve seen every single Friend’s episode a gazillion times! It’s one of my favorite’s. I know how to cook (my mother made sure to teach me), but I just choose NOT to. I don’t enjoy it at all, and I know I should do it more often than I do!

9 Heather (Where's the Beach) January 20, 2012 at 8:24 am

Love this post – so fun. And I had no idea you had a pet! Sheesh, you think you really know someone ;-)

10 tinareale January 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm

She seriously runs from us. I think the kids made her scared of all human life form. Haha!

11 Cheryl @ eatplayluvblog January 20, 2012 at 8:44 am

Love this post. I’m going to do it myself this weekend…sneak peak:

4) Why do you blog?
it’s like therapy, I’d be writing it anyways, I’m a little into myself and love attention (jk jk), and I like to get feedback from people who can relate, and my Facebook friends were starting to complain about their news feed being filled up with pictures of my snacks and foods ;)

12 Erica January 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

Just did this survey too-love it! So crazy to me that you dont enjoy cooking!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend

13 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 20, 2012 at 8:48 am

Loved this. So cute! I actually do like to cook! It hasn’t always been that way but it’s fun for me now :D

14 Jamie @ Don't Forget the Cinnamon January 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

What kind of animal is Roxy?

15 tinareale January 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Guess I should have said that, huh? Whoops! She is a mutt that we rescued – mix of pit and lab my sister in law (who works with animals) thinks.

16 Khushboo January 20, 2012 at 9:02 am

Love these posts! My current face snack is soy milk warmed up with cinnamon, vanilla essence and honey with a side of crackers topped with peanut butter and mashed banana- yummy!

17 Sue @ Sue In Training January 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

I have six pet fishies (so cute!), I’m about 90% ambidextrous, and my favorite actor is Jackie Chan! Seriously! He reminds me a lot of my husband, both are funny, athletic, handsome, and Asian. ;)

18 Heather @ Better With Veggies January 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

I loved the Bodies exhibit!! I went a few years ago with my sister when she graduated from college and was really surprised with how interesting (and not gross) it was! We also did the dialogue in the dark – have you tried that?

I love this survey – it’s on my list for a future post. :)

19 tinareale January 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I wanted to do the dialogue in the dark too but we decided to just go for bodies. That one does seem so cool, though!

20 Alayna @ Thyme Bombe January 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

I love blogger surveys, I might have to do this one too!

21 jobo January 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

I love this! I might do this as well ;-) And FRIENDS NEVER EVER gets old ;-)

22 Diana January 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

This is so cute! And I have to agree about Friends – my roommate in New York had the entire series on DVD. Don’t even want to tell you how many times we watched every episode. So. Good.

23 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss January 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

1. you’re such a smartypants for mixing apple walnut LGF with apple cinnamon chobani. YUM.

2. can we have a Friends and Criminal Minds marathon? best. friday night. ever.

24 tinareale January 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm

If only we could devote one night at blend to that. With wine. And chocolate.

25 Parita @ myinnershakti January 20, 2012 at 9:52 am

Favorite TV shows: Friends (classic!), Modern Family, and The Middle. And I think I’m pretty good at building relationships with people…it helps that I need that skill to do my job well too!

26 Karolina January 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

This is a fun Friday post! Friends is one of my favorite TV shows as well, and it always makes me smile when I’m having a down day! Chobani is also one of my favorite snacks. YUMMM.

27 Katie January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

I love, love, LOVE Parenthood!

28 Caroline January 20, 2012 at 10:10 am

I love reading blogger surveys! It definitely helps you get to know another side of the blogger. I love friends and parenthood! I’m not a huge fan of cooking either, but do it out of necessity. Since working out more, I’ve enjoyed cooking a bit more because I want to fuel my body well. But it’s always a struggle for me.

29 Cat @Breakfast to Bed January 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

I have to bribe my akita, Brownie, with treats!!!! she’s soooo camera shy!

30 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries January 20, 2012 at 10:53 am

I LOVE Criminal Minds! It also scares the crap out of me every.single.time!

31 tinareale January 20, 2012 at 2:41 pm

did you see the one with the killer who used social media to find his victims? Freaked me the heck out!!!

32 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries January 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

AHH YESSS!! I actually turned it off half way through!

33 Lindsey @ Cardio Pizza January 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

I don’t really enjoy cooking all that much either…I would much prefer to have someone cook for me :)

Favorite TV actor/actress – hm, right now I like the show “homeland”…everyone on that show is pretty solid!

Have a great weekend, Tina!

34 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I love your answers to this survey! I have never tried Love Grown Foods granola- looks like I’ll have to find some!
I love Parenthood and definitely agree that it’s one of the best shows on tv right now. Some things are a BIT far-fetched, but I think that the interactions between the characters seem SO real. I looooove it! (and I LOVE Peter Krause!!!)

35 Carol @ Lucky Zucca January 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Aw I didn’t know you had a pet! I like your answers! I agree= these posts are always really fun for us readers :) Hope you have an awesome weekend!

36 Kiah January 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

The only actor-crush I have ever had is the main character from Prison Break. He is beautiful, and does cool stuff in real life, too ;-)

P.S. I’ve signed up to get my PT cert! woot! can’t wait to join the ranks ;-)

37 tinareale January 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Yay!!!! Congrats! :)

38 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List January 20, 2012 at 2:11 pm

I want to have lunch with you and Lisa!! Talking pregnancy is one of my favorites!

39 Lisa (I'm an Okie) January 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Looks like I need to talk pregnancy more so people know what the heck is going on!

40 Paula @ lipstick and lunges January 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I definitely agree that you know how to empathize and support others, that is why you are such an awesome blogger!
I’d have to say my biggest attribute is my confidence. If you love and believe in yourself it can get you very far! I think having a lot of confidence in myself helps me remain positive when things aren’t going great, and (hopefully) inspires those around me to see the best in themselves too.

41 Mindy @ clueless nut January 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I, too LOVE to eat so I chose number seven.
7) List a few of your favorite snacks.
*An apple and almond butter
*A banana and microwaved crunchy SunButter
*Plain greek yogurt with honey and nuts
*2 clementines
*Peanut butter Puffins with almond milk
*my weekend snack: Chocolate and PB chip oatmeal cookies ;-)

42 janetha January 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Can I come to the lunch with you and Lisa?! ;)

43 Lisa (I'm an Okie) January 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Yes, please, and of course!

44 Heather @ Run Eat Play January 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I dont mind cooking as long as the recipe isn’t too time consuming. My favorites tv shows are CSI and The Big Bang Theory.

45 Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun January 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

What a fun post…great to get to know you a little better. I used to watch Criminal Minds, but it was a little scary for me at times…I mean, so many serial killers?! AHHH. However, now I love a show about a serial killer…Dexter. Go figure.

46 Paige @ Running Around Normal January 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

Hehee I love that you listed a microwave;) Good call, though!
My “snack question” also had the longest answer. Have a great weekend, Tina!

47 Lisa (I'm an Okie) January 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Aw, thanks for the shootout. I miss you too. School started back up. Baby’s doing well. Want to have a phone or Skype date instead of a lunch date soon? Let me know a day you can! what about friday afternoon?

48 tinareale January 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm

This coming Friday afternoon should work for me. Or let me know another time. I definitely could use a Skype date or phone call. Miss you!

49 Sarah January 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

Parenthood is my favorite show, too! My other two choices would probably be Up All Night and Extreme Couponing.

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