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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Questions from Profgrrrrl

I thought that doing a meme would be a good way to get back into blogging a bit more, so I was only too happy to take Profgrrrrl up on her offer to ask five me questions. If anyone else hasn't already done this and would like to play along, leave a comment and I'll email you five questions...

1. How often do you actually eat pink cupcakes?
I love cupcakes but haven't actually eaten a pink one for three years - I hope that doesn't mean I have to change my pseudonym! During my first year of grad school, I had a friend who would buy mini pink cupcakes for her three or four closest friends whenever something good or something bad happened to one of us. Being in grad school, something good or bad was always happening, so we ate a whole lot of pink cupcakes that year! The reason I gave myself the pseudonym was because my friend (who is very French and very theatrical!) would often write me notes that began 'My dear Pink Cupcake' (If you knew her, it wouldn't seem so odd!). However, as I almost never buy cakes myself (I've only had one cake in the last 7 months!), I've been letting my pseudonym down of late...

2. What is your favorite chocolate treat from your favorite chocolate shop?
I only eat chocolate very occasionally (yes, I realize the whole no cakes and no chocolate thing is making me sound like a boring health freak, but I'm interesting and fun honestly! :)) , but, because of that, I always treat myself to my favourite handmade chocolate. It's a really creamy white chocolate with raisins and tiny nut pieces in it and it makes my mouth water just thinking about it! They break it into rough bite sized chunks and serve it in traditional stripy paper bags. I also love the Vienna mints that they sell. They're awesome with espresso after dinner. Such dark chocolate and intense peppermint. Mmmm...

3. What do you most hope to do this weekend?
That's easy. I want to run! I only started running a couple of months ago, but I've really fallen for it, and have entered for quite a few 5K and 10K races this year. I don't just enjoy the fitness benefits it gives me, but I also find it a huge stress-reliever and a great way of getting myself to think clearly. The only problem is that although it's what I most hope to do this weekend, I'm not sure that I'll be able to, as I've injured a tendon in my right calf/foot area. I've rested it quite a bit (which is SO hard for me as I just want to keep running!) and done the whole RICE thing, but it's still not totally better, so I'm going to see a sports injury specialist tomorrow. Please keep your fingers crossed that I won't be out of action too long!

4. If you were given $100 (or should I say £100?) and told to spend it on the spot, what would you buy?
A few weeks ago I would have definitely said a pink ipod nano, as I'd been coveting them for ages, but now I have one! So, I'd spend it on clothes instead. I know that's not particularly interesting, but having lost 77 pounds, I literally have two pairs of trousers and couple of tops that fit me (except for workout type clothes). I desperately need to go on a shopping spree!

5. What holiday do you celebrate most enthusiastically?
Christmas! I'm not particularly religious and I dislike all the unnecessary spending, but I love Christmas carols, mulled wine, christmas trees, twinkly white lights, thoughtful gifts, good food, watching It's a Wonderful Life and hanging out with family and friends...


Blogger Seeking Solace said...

I love It's a Wonerful LIfe. Jimmy Stewart is from my hometown!

3:27 pm  
Blogger Pink Cupcake said...

Seeking Solace - I LOVE Jimmy Stewart and I love the way the film is just so uplifting. It's one of my all time favourites!

3:34 pm  
Blogger Lina said...

Ooh, can I have some questions?!

3:38 pm  
Blogger Pink Cupcake said...

Nimue - Of course! Will email you some in a bit.

4:08 pm  
Blogger Life&Times said...

I want questions!!!!

And I'd have to answer your holiday question the exact same way :) I love Christmas!

4:08 pm  
Blogger Pink Cupcake said...

Life&Times - Have emailed them to you!

4:38 pm  
Blogger Bella Sultane said...

I would LOVE to have some questions. I've been stumped for blogging topics lately.


7:35 pm  
Blogger Queen of West Procrastination said...

Pinky, I would love some questions. I'm looking for some lighter fare for my blog, after all the heavy stuff lately.

And now I'm feeling like spending the afternoon watching a Jimmy Stewart movie!

8:27 pm  
Blogger Pink Cupcake said...

Bella and QofWP - I'll put my thinking cap on and email you very soon! :)

8:49 pm  
Blogger Queen of West Procrastination said...

Thank you! I'll answer them right away.

10:06 pm  
Blogger Loralee Choate said...

You know all about how I feel about the Pink Cupcake thing. Drool.

I am SO with you on the running! I have really started to love it and it is awesome for pounding the crap out of frustration.

It is hurting my knees which I have been told is normal. It SUCKS though because I have to be careful.

I am going to be fitted for some much better shoes next week so hopefully that combined with more weight training for my legs will put less stress on my knees.

3:30 am  
Blogger Alice said...

77 pounds! Wow! Congratulations! Go shopping, definitely! :)

3:15 pm  
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