Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Award (times 2)

I went for my run this morning, a great 5 miles, my fastest since I have my Garmin so I am happy.

Julie at The Hot Legs Runner  nominated me for the Versatile Blogger & Stylish Blogger award a few days ago and today I got the same honor from Jen.
Thank you both, I think you are so sweet!

Ok so I have to share 7 random facts about me but since I got a double nomination just like  Jason and he suggested we both share 14 facts I am going with 14.

1.  I can solve the Rubik's cube in a couple minutes.

2. I have coached basketball for over 24 years all levels of High School and College and now I coach my sons.

3. When I was a kid I asked for a dog at every birthday and Christmas.  I would get for response either "NO" or from my mom "It is me or a dog!"  It took 32 years but I finally did get a dog! Her name is Maggie and she is the sweetest Golden Retriever.

4.  I got my driver's license when I was 25 yrs old.

5.  I am left handed and so are both my sons.

6.  French is my first language and in the 10 yrs that I have been living in California, only 1 person guessed where I am from after hearing my talk for the first time.  (I do have a strong accent)  It was a young guy working at Target.

7.  I have degree in Chemical Engineering and Food Science.

8. I have been 5"11" since I am 12 yrs old.  Now It is OK but back then it really sucked.

9. During March Madness, I become a mad woman different person.  I enter pools and I am serious about it.  I yell at the TV.  I pace the floor while I watch the games, it is not pretty.  My kids think I am crazy.  My favorite team is Duke.

10.  I don't understand American Football.  I tried to watch it many times, it is so not for me. Having to watch a game for so long for only 12 minutes of real play makes no sense to me.  Sorry to all of you NFL fans.

11.  My idols are Terry Fox and Dara Torres.

12.  I have met Keith Urban 3 times and he is a very nice guy. (I know I have said that before on my blog but I do like to brag about it.)

At UCLA.  Why is that cute girl between me and Keith?!

 In Pasadena, a magical day for my kids who worship Keith.

At Jimmel Kimmel show taping

13.  I have the same best friends since first day of High School so for 30 years now. (yes I am THAT old)

14.  On this special day 1-11-11,  I am turning a not so special 42 yrs old.

So this is it, now your turn Jason!  We are waiting for YOUR 14!!!

I am supposed to pass this to 15 people, I know a lot of people were already tagged for this so I will check first who was not hit!


middleagedrunner said...

I love this list! So fun to find out random facts about people. Happy birthday, and congrats on your award!!

Pam said...

I love the random lists!


(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Bon anniversare! Did I spell it right? Happy Birthday! So fun to learn more about you. I love that you coach basketball.

Julie @ Hotlegs Runner said...

Wow!!! Happy happy Birthday, dear Caroline!

So envious of your #1. I've never ever solved a rubik's cube! And Chemical Engineering?! You're a smart woman then!

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - what an awesome birthday :) Mine is 4/11/11 and I love the number 11 - so I think today is extra special because it too has two #11's in it :) BTW you were the winner of my GOLITE holiday hydration giveaway!! email me at milepostsbydorothybeal@gmail.com

Caroline said...

really ?!!!
thank you !!!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday!!

Thanks for doing the list, it was fun to read! :)

Amanda@runninghood said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Wonderful post. Loved learning about you. I had no clue that you speak french AND are 5'11! Love this.

Amanda@runninghood said...

oh, not to mention, you sound like a genius!! Chemical Engineer, Rubiks Cube! Amazing woman you!

Lucy said...

Bonne fête à toi,
Bonne fête à toi,
Bonne fête cher Caroline,
Bonne fête à toi!

I hope I got that right, it's been a long time since I've written anything in french. Happy Birthday!!!!

Tanya Patrice said...

Happy belated birthday!!! It was awesome reading the facts about you - I have never solved a rubik cube - grrr! I have a degree in Food Sci. too - and was 5'10" since 10 - lol!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love these post, fun to read

Rae said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

racing dawn said...

Happy Birthday yesterday!!! Hope you had a great day and did something super fun! I love this post and getting to know you better! :)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

AHHHH!!! Happy birthday gorgeous girl!! You are smart too....holy cow chemical engineering and you speak french. I am a lefty too:) I LOVE keith Urban, you are so lucky! GO DUKE:)

Christine said...

Great list! I'm VERY impressed you can solve the Rubik's cube in just a couple of minutes!! WOW