The 4 x 13 survey

Good morning! I am off for my long run in a bit, but I am slacking instead right now, waiting for the weather to warm up a little.
My friend Alicia over at In Healthy Habits We Trust tagged me in a 4×13 survey. I typically don’t participate in things like this, but this one was actually pretty interesting. You’ll find out a few fun things about me!

four names that people call me:
1. Amanda (my name)
2. Tiny Tot
3. Bo-Manda
4. Kess

four jobs i’ve had:
1. Associate Director in the Alumni Office at The University of Toledo – essentially I’m an event planner (current)
2. Development Specialist
3. Paid Intern with the Toledo City Parks Department (in college)
4. Hickory Farms seasonal employee (answered emails & phone calls)

four movies i’ve watched more than once:
1. All of the Lord of the Rings movies
2. All of the Twilight movies
3. All of the Star Wars movies
4. The Family Stone (I love this family)

four books i’d recommend:
1. Anything by Bill Bryson, he is brilliant and hilarious. My favorite book of his is A Walk in the Woods.
2. All of the Harry Potter books
3. The Legend trilogy and the Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu.
4. The Razorland trilogy by Anne Aguirre

four places i’ve lived:
1. Bangor, Maine
2. Chico, California
3. Perrysburg, Ohio (current)
4. Bainbridge Island, Washington

four places i’ve been:
1. Munich, Germany
2. Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
3. Oahu & Maui, Hawaii
4. Paris, France

Dominican Republic

four places i’d rather be right now:
1. Back at the Four Seasons in Maui, Hawaii – preferably pool side, but I would also accept watching the sea turtles as I snorkle
2. Back on the beach in Cancun, Mexico
3. Back at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany. It was soooo good.
4. At home cuddling with Bo

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Doesn’t Bo look extremely content?

four things i don’t eat:
1. Milk or soft serve ice cream (allergy)
2. Peanut butter – it is disgusting
3. Raw tomatoes or onions
4. Pickles

four of my favorite foods:
1. Florida’s Natural Fruit Snack Nuggets
2. Not a food so much as a candy, but any and all gumballs. Double Bubble brand preferably
3. Almost any baked good
4. The brown jug at Trotter’s Tavern in Bowling Green, Ohio. It is a salad, steak, french fry, roll combo that is so epic that I would gladly eat it every week if life allowed.

four tv shows i watch(ed):
1. I was in mad love with LOST
2. I have rewatched Battlestar Galactica a few times
3. The 100 – this show keeps getting better and better
4. Downton Abbey of course

four things i’m looking forward to this year:
1. Running my second marathon-My time from marathon #1 is horrible due to my knee issues, so I want a huge PR. I seriously want a 42 minute PR…ambitious of me, right? I am 40 pounds lighter this time around so my hopes are high!
2. A few blog surprises that I hope work out
3. Finding my own version of happy-however it needs to happen
4. Visiting with my mom and my brother who both abandoned me and moved away from Ohio


Glass City Marathon 2012

four things i’m saying:
1. It’s my jam/This isn’t my jam
2. I think that Bo, my favorite Boston Terrier on earth, loves me more than most people in my life do
3. Believe you can and you will
4. Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

four people i’m tagging to do this next:
1. Jenn at Runs With Pugs
2. Lisa at Tech Chick Adventures
3. Emily at I’m Not That Pregnant
4. Becca at Diary of a Slow Runner


  1. Hey, I just saw you tagged me! I will get on it this week!
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  2. Yay! I’m so glad you played along! Can you give me tips for visiting Hawaii? That’s my honeymoon destination!! I hope you do find your happy this year. I know it’s hard. I’m reading a book right now that is helping me work through my anxiety. Once I’m finished, I’ll let you know how it is. Might be something worth reading (if it’s insightful, anyway)!

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