Since I’m sitting here in a half-wet bathing suit munching on chocolate, cheese, cereal, yogurt, and a sweet potato with peanut butter (is that a meal? I’m rolling with it), I figured I’d pass some time before my work meeting playing around on the blog. It is Sunday, so for my own amusement, I’m going to try out this week’s Spill it, Sunday….#31, to be exact. Here’s my 5×5:
Five facts about….your family!
1.) My family is evenly split between the northern and southern U.S. While my mom is from Patetown, N.C., a tiny little town that is essentially a dirt road in the country, my dad is from Detroit, MI, a not so tiny little town that is slightly more populated. If I visit one side of the family, I come back with a midwestern accent, and if I visit the other, I can guarantee I’ll have a slight southern twang.
2.) My little sister is three and a half years younger than me, and she and I have nearly opposite personalities. I’m more quiet, reserved, quirky, sarcastic, low-maintenance, and nerdy, while she is very outgoing, a girly-girl all the way, and “cool” in ways that don’t make sense to me when I’m tripping all over myself as I walk down the street. She’s also a killer runner, and I am…well…not?
3.) My mom has met the band members of Earth, Wind, and Fire. She used to be a concert promoter, and she had the task of directing them to the venue. She didn’t know how to get there, but she winged it and somehow pulled it off.
4.) My grandpa dropped out of school after 8th grade to work on his family farm during the Depression. He ended up being successful nonetheless and founding his own construction company. Somehow, I don’t think that would work in modern times.
5.) My ancestors are French, British, Scots-Irish, and supposedly a tiny bit American Indian.
Five facts about…your childhood!
1.) I grew up in Orlando, FL, not far from all the beloved theme parks. Yes, we had annual passes back in the day before they were $900000, and it was awesome. I loved growing up there.
2.) I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was two years old. I used to drag around a giant leather doctor’s bag that was bigger than I was and offer free check-ups. I also used to bring my anatomy book to pre-school show-and-tell.
3.) I was on the TV show “Ask the Pediatrician” in 1997 thanks to my reading tutor. I said the names of the U.S. Presidents backwards, which sadly I can no longer do. I also had a really cute facial twitch that has been captured forever on video.
4.) I used to play The Sims so much that my parents had me on “Sims Restriction.” I slightly blame them, since whenever they wanted to occupy me as a child, they would buy me a computer game. Honestly, I am totally buying the Sims 4 when it comes out just in time for my 21st birthday…some things never change.
5.) If you asked me what my favorite food was, I would have said “filet mignon and a twice baked potato.” I was such a classy child; I’m not sure what happened. Filet mignon is still my favorite, though
This picture lies. I am not a legit runner. I was alright in 8th grade, but I don’t think I knew what a deadlift was then.
Five facts about…you + school!
1.) I went to the same private school for 13 years, so my friends were pretty much my siblings.
2.) I was between University of Michigan, Columbia University, and University of Florida for college, and I am so happy that I picked UF. I loved Michigan, and Columbia was very impressive, but I feel at home here. Good thing I’m staying for medical school!
3.) I used to get teased a TON growing up in school. It wasn’t fun at the time, but it gave me a great sense of humor.
4.) My original major in college was Applied Physiology and Kinesiology- Exercise Science, but for my medical program, I will graduate with a degree in Biomedical Sciences.
5.) My favorite subjects in college were anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. Surprise!
Five facts about...you + travel!
1.) I’ve been to Italy, Greece, France, Canada, and the Bahamas.
2.) My favorite city in the world is a tie…Florence and Paris.
3.) I want to go on an epic hiking trips in the Alps someday.
4.) I would love to hike across the Grand Canyon as well.
5.) My next big travel event will be a trip to Vegas to celebrate my 21st with my family. CRAPS TABLE HERE I COME!
Five facts about…your eating style!
1.) Lately I’ve been eating tons of random things together as “meals”…I’ve been getting too hungry by the time I get home to make real lunches/dinners. For instance, the “meal” I mentioned at the beginning of this post.
2.) I eat pretty much anything, but I’ve never had a hot dog. Yes, I am an American. No, I do not hate my country or some crap like that.
3.) I eat A LOT. Right around 3,000 calories a day lately.
4.) I am quite literally addicted to cheese, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and cereal. I try to throw some vegetables in with these staples in my diet…key word being try.
5.) Thankfully, I also have a strange affinity for tomatoes. I will eat them like apples.
Aaaaand that’s all I’ve got. Enjoy!
Thanks, Arman, for hosting!