Wednesday, January 9, 2008

You may not know...

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

I think I did this in my old blog, either way here it goes.

~ I am 1 of 5 girls. I'm the middle child.

~ I found out recently my name is Turkish
~ I have an irrational fear of the ocean. I get very anxious when I am near the ocean.
~ I love the mountains and would live near the mountains if I could.
~ Coffee is one of my favorite things. I like trying new blends, different roasts.
~ I love to cook
~ Growing up, I wanted to be an astronaut or a lawyer. I still do.
~ I love to dance
~ I hate mushrooms, peanut butter, and pickles.
~ I'm terrified of snakes.
~If money was not an issue, I would be a "professional" student. I love to learn.
~ I'm shy, stubborn, and bossy.
~ I want to move back to Panama one day.
~ I lived in Costa Rica for 2 yrs
~ I believe actions speak louder than words.
~ I have no tolerance for racism or bigotry
~ I don't care for people who believe their way is the only way. What works for someone else may not work for me. We were meant to be different.
~ I voted on my first election in 2000. I wish more people understood how important they are to the democracy in this country.
~ I'm a practicing Catholic, (even if I disagree with the church on some issues. ;) ), married to a Southern Baptist, and daughter of a Buddhist. Needless to say, I have a lot of respect for those who worship in a different way.

~ I like to debate on different issues (religion, politics, etc) in a civilized manner. Hence the reason I don't discuss religion or politics with people I don't know very well. I respect other people's opinions and expect the same. Unfortunately, when it comes to some topics, people can't agree to disagree.
~ I have "discovered" wheat beer and love it.

Don't you just love how I go from talking about politics/religion to beer? Randomness is my middle name.

New Year, New Blog! Welcoming 2008

I decided a new blog would help me keep in touch with the wonderful people I've met this past year, as well as family and friends. We all live busy lives, and I am not very good about picking up the phone and keeping in touch. So here it is, a brand new blog. I have to say I love Goggle, because it allows me to have this blog without losing the old blog from my MM 07.

Anyway, let's get started, shall we?
Title and quote at the top My favorite writer is Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He is Colombian, and winner of the Nobel Prize of Literature for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.
His latest work is his autobiography Vivir para Contarla (Living to tell the tale). I thought it fit this blog. Plus, I am going to be attempt to write a book this year, about my family, my life, emigrating to the US, finding a new home in a strange place, finding true love, starting a family, etc.

disclaimer Since this blog is about everything, not just running, I feel I should warn you, it could get boring.