Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting to Know Andrea A Bit Better

The other day, I was tagged with the Butterfly Award by Kristen, Swanky Dietitian. Thanks, Kristen! As her blog title says, Kristen is a dietitian. She lives in Las Vegas, and I very much enjoy following along her eating, exercising, and having fun adventures. On to the award and the questions/prompts I’m supposed to answer.

Butterfly Award
Name your favorite color: I love pink. But I’m realizing that I’m getting a bit too old to wear a lot of it, so I’m having fun accessorizing with it and making my blog and Twitter page pink! Smile

Name your favorite song: That’s tough. I love Queen, and “We are the champions” is one of my favorites.

Name your favorite dessert: Crème brulee. I almost always order it when it’s on the menu (and I want dessert)!

What wizzes you off? Insincerity.

When you’re upset you…. go for a walk or work out, and then talk about whatever upsets me with hubby until his ears fall off…

Black or white? I love both, but black is a bit more versatile I think.

Your biggest fear: Not slowing down enough to truly enjoy the gift of life every day.

Best feature: My smile (and I realize I don’t smile enough!).

Everyday attitude: Don’t sweat the small stuff. And don’t worry about the “big stuff” too much either. Ask yourself: Will this matter 5 years from now?

What is perfection? There is no such thing. We can only try to do our best. But don’t worry too much about getting it “perfect.”

Guilty pleasure: Wine and beer.

That was fun! Thanks for tagging me, Kristen!  I’m going to tag all my readers with this award! Answer as many as you’d like in the comments!

In other news:

If you missed the $100 American Express gift card giveaway post, there is still plenty of time to enter (until 9/30) or to get additional entries. You get one entry for posting your favorite 6 ingredient meal. There are up to four additional entries possible, one for each of the following: liking my Facebook page, following me on Twitter, tweeting about the giveaway, or blogging about it. Make sure to leave me a comment for each entry you do!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I used to post our weekly meals and my workouts every Monday. Sometimes that is a bit difficult to do, so I started my Facebook page, and I have been posting our meals and my workouts there on Sundays. It’s a lot easier. I plan to get back to posting a menu on this blog, but in the meantime, you know were to find our weekly meals and my workouts in case you are interested.

Finally, I recently became a San Jose Restaurant News Examiner. I am enjoying researching and writing about the restaurant scene in Silicon Valley. The link takes you to my bio page with links to the articles I have written so far. Check it out if you are interested.

It’s your turn to answer any or all of the above prompts and questions! Looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better!

Be well,


  1. Great getting to know you better, Andrea! Love your "everyday attitude"!

  2. I LOVE We Are the Champions!! Great song.
    My guilty pleasure is definitely beer, too, as you know.

    And I agree, you definitely have a beautiful smile Andrea :)

    Great post. Have a lovely weekend!

  3. That was a nice way to get to know you better! You are such a positive person and a true inspiration.

  4. I love to know more about you. You're a great person and I'm glad we've met in this big blogger community.

  5. Great to learn a littel bit more about you Andrea! I'm also not a fan of insincere people, and love your reminder to slow down and enjoy the gift of life everyday. I need to remind myself of that one too! Have a wonderful weekend :-)

  6. Thanks for visiting my turn got to know this lovely space! Just saw a Quinoa salad here..reading now :) Thanks again.

  7. Sounds like you have come pretty good philosophies when it comes to life. It's nice to get to know you better. :)

  8. Hey Andrea, great to know you better and I think I need to have bigger & lasting ears to be your pal. haha... Hope you're enjoying your day and have loads of fun, dear. :o)

  9. i love this post! thank you for sharing some of these things with us.....i love your guilty pleasures! met too...

  10. That was fun, I was tagged with that and didn't know what it entailed. I just have to say that your comment about your MIL's hard boiled eggs made me smile, thank you.

  11. Love these little quizzes!!

    I am determined to start meal planning again. I just have to niche out a few moments to sit down and coordinate what we have on hand with what the kids are up to for the night.

  12. I had no idea you liked Queen! Why does that surprise me for some reason?

    Congrats on your new gig! I can't wait to follow your columns. I've made the decision recently to try my hand at some freelance writing work. Any tips? Did you submit a portfolio, or did they approach you for the position? You are so perfect for it!

  13. It was fun to read little details about you. I was just talking to Brent about "We are the Champions". I was wondering if there is a historical reference to it, if it has a political message or possible it's meant to be satirical. Do you know?