Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Q&A answers part 2

My older son has been sick...missed a run on Tuesday...will try to make up for it during the week...mommy duties are more important of course.  Was supposed to rest Friday because I am racing on Saturday (10k) so we will see how it goes.

The answers to your questions part 2.

Here you can read the answers to part 1 if you missed it.

RockStarTri asked

Are your sons nicknames "Coach" and "K"? Do they speak "Quebecois" or "Socal dudeze?"
Yes I call them coach and K and they love it.  No no...nicknames: Will and Jojo.  They speak "American" that's how they say it.  A little French, not enough for me.  My older son told me when he was 4 that he will learn French when Daddy does!

Are your dreams in French or English? In French always.  I also always count and cuss in French.

Is your Garmin set to miles or kilometers (or kilometres)? In Miles but the temperature reader in my car is in Celsius.

Black Knight asked:

Have you ever raced outside USA and Canada? Not yet.

When will you race in Europe? When we have time and money to go!!!

Jenn asked

What is your favorite food item you can get in Canada but not the US. (I have MANY of these)  I used to have many as well now I cannot eat any of it but these were some of the things: Ketchup chips, poutine, Dare Cookies, Meli Melo snacks, Coffee Crisp chocolate bars, Smarties, Aero, Cretons, Fondue parmesan,  Joe Louis, Sugar Pie, Tourtiere.  Anne is the only one who will know some of those!!!!

Is French your first language or do you just speak it? It is my first language and I have the huge accent to prove it! :)

How long did you date your husband before you got married? 13 months.

Do you talk to your husband about your blog or your blog friends? I talk to him about my blog friends but not my blog.

What is your favorite brand of running gear? Shoes: Mizunos.  Clothes: Nike because they have racer tops that are long enough for me at 5'11" even in the smaller sizes.

Do you ever wish you had a girl? (I love boys, just curious)
No!  I always wanted to have boys only. I was so scared to have a girl and to raise a girl in Southern California.  I am not girlie and I thought she would have hated having me as her mother

XLMIC  asked:

I got into Duke... would I have liked it? Why or why not? I don't know the answer.  I did not go to Duke and I have never visited the campus.  I would love to go one day though.

Would you like for your kids to go to a French-American school? Ah good question.  I am not sure.  I would like them to go to a school that offers French classes. 

What did you like about basketball? Everything.  I like being a part of a team.  I liked shooting 3 pts shots right in front of the gal who would guard me.  I do love coaching more than playing.  I played all high School and College and I wasn't the star of my team but I was good enough to be on the starting 5.   I started coaching when I was 18.  I coached all levels; pee wee, all High School levels and College.  I think I was a good coach.  I had great success with my teams and I am still close to my players who are now mothers!

That is me on the right in the white shirt.
This was like the State Championship

Did you ever get hit in the face with the basketball? Ha! Ha!..No never.

 Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? Glasses to read and watch TV. 

Who is your celebrity crush? You mean crushES correct?

1. Keith Urban.  I just love him.  I have met him 3 times, he is the nicest guy and my kids adore him so he wins for me, plus well he is so NOT ugly.  I took that picture the day the kids met him in Pasadena.

2. Bradley Cooper. Look at that face.

3. Ryan Reynolds. What? I had to include a Canadian boy and he ran NYC and have you seen his abs?  The kind of abs the The manly runner will need to beat EMZ in the abs contest.

And.... who is your blog crush :P  It is BDD.  I think this is what he looks like and he does not want all the attention on him because of his good looks and that is why we never see a picture of him.

More to come.....


Laura said...

I married a Kingston boy from an Acadian family. Sugar pie, Tourtiere, Joe Louie are awesome treats/memories.
How about Rauppi pie? (or however you spell it?) True Acadian food.....

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I love reading stuff like this about people - great post! Okay, I have a seriuos question and something I have never understood. As a French-Canadien, do you feel more of an allegiance to France or Canada? For example, there are a ton of Irish families in the Boston area, but I think most of them would have an allegiance to the United States first, but with a fondness of thier Irish heritage. Is that similar to how French-Canadiens view Canada? I've just always been curious about that.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Ok I am blushing, thanks

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

You had me at Ryan Reynolds. love. Great post!

SupermomE12 said...

What a fun post! And we have the same crushes... Bradly Cooper and Ryan Reynolds are my favorite. Do you remember the show Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place that he was on? I think I am the only one who ever watched it. :)

I love learning more about you!

I took six years of French (high school and college) but I am RUSTY. :)

Becky said...

You should do a video on your blog! I would love to hear your French accent!

This has been super fun to read--somehow I never knew you were a French speaker!

Jill said...

Yep, I think BDD looks like Ryan Jake also!! :)

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Goodness, i never would have guessed you were so tall! You got me by a good three inches! I agree with the above you should do a video so we can hear your accent. i love hearing accents!

Chris K said...

How could you not have a crush on Kovas? I know that I do.

You are officially off probation.

Now be nice.

BTW, how many do we have for the Blogger meet up in Oct? You, me, XLMIC and ????

Coy Martinez said...

HAHAHAHA! That is so funny about BDD! Seriously! I just asked him the other day in his Q & A about what he looks like! Such a mystery.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Ha ha! So funny! I love your crushes esp BC and RR. Cannot go wrong there.

I wanna hear your accent!!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

We have very similar taste in men, at least when it comes to celebs =)

And I dipped potato chips in Ketchup when I was little so I was so excited when I saw Ketchup potato chips at the store a few months ago. Haven't seen them since though. I should have bought more than one bag!

Black Knight said...

I hope you will get a lot of money soon, so you can race in Italy!