Friday, July 8, 2011


It’s time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy…a couple of questions we answer to get to know each other better and to give our blogging brains a break! Copy and paste to your own blog and enjoy!

1. If you were asked to symbolize yourself as an animal – which animal would you be?

I will say, this is not something I have give a lot of thought.  My first thought was a ladybug because I like them.  But then I thought about it for a minute and said eff that.  Too easy to die!  I think I would choose to be an elephant.  Because then people would APPRECIATE my fat ass and if they didn't, I could stampede them!

[Wow, Beth Ann...feeling a little aggressive today?  Geeze.]

2. Did you ever play an organized sport – with coaches, rules and scoring? Tell us about it.

I started basketball and volleyball in elementary school.  I played through Junior High, but then everybody started telling me I was fat, so I quit.  That seems productive, huh?  I joined the swim team in high school because my SIL (future SIL at the time) told me too and I thought she was uber cool, so I did.  I wasn't so great, but it was a lot of fun. When SIL's mom stopped being the coach, I quit and joined the Flag Corp in the Band.  I was actually pretty good at that, even if I was fat.  (Hmmm...someone is feeling a little down on themselves today.)

A few months ago, I was looking for a hobby and thought about joining some sort of community team, but I just couldn't find anything that really grabbed me.  With my new CrossFit obssession, I'm getting the fitness and competition (with myself) that I crave, so that's good.

3. When did you start shaving your legs?

I honestly don't remember.  I feel quite sure it is because somebody made me.  I was quite the tomboy and didn't get into feminine hygeine or makeup or any of that without a good kick.  Times have changed though because even though I'm tough, I'm about as girlie as they come.

4. When you’re in a crabby – pissy – want to stab everyone you see kind of mood – what do you do to get out of it or do you revel in it?

I know I'm in a mood like that when I start creating arguments in my head with everyone.  I will imagine my boss saying something not nice, or BFF insulting me, or one of my consultants pissing me off....when they did not do one.  single.  thing.  I don't know where it comes from because often, I'm not even talking to that person.

It drives me crazy, but I have always been like that.  It used to control me, but now I'm able to recognize it and shift my thoughts.  Currently, I will acknowledge that the problem is ME and then start thinking about my new boyfriend Adam Levine (isn't he dreamy?) or my volleyball boyfriend.  :)  Seems to work 95% of the time.  If it doesn't, which is rare, I just really try to avoid everyone!

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blogland and in real life.

Blogland is super duper!  I'm getting really excited about Chicago.  I love that I asked for some grilling ideas and I got a TON!  I'm thankful every day to have this community.

Real life is also super.  I left off the duper because I am hella sore.  You know I'm loving my CrossFit and I'm looking forward to getting my grill!!



Dawnya said...

Swimming sounds like so much fun. I wish I had learned with I had the chance.

I have so printed out all the grilling ideas everyone left for you. I can't wait to try them.

Cat said...

Have I mentioned I adore you lately? :)

Read said...

Fantastic answers as always!! I love when your moods show through!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Ha - the elephant comment made me awesome!

Miss Mary said...

I argue in my head too. I always win. usually it is the most interesting of all my conversations that day :0