{the answers: round 1}

January 14, 2010 in about me,BF,job,Syracuse,workout

Wow I got so many great questions! It’s going to take two separate posts to answer all of them. Which is good, because tomorrow I will be in Ohio when BF is working, so I’ll be looking for something to do!

Analiese Marie asked “I would love to know more about you! I’m sorry if you’ve posted about this and I missed it, but I’m curious what kind of work you do.”

I work for a large telecommunications company and have since I was in college. I started out in residential sales when I lived in Syracuse back from 2005-2007.

When I moved to Ohio I took a job doing phone provisioning and technical support work. From there, I acquired a lot of knowledge on my own and fell in love with what I was doing. I moved into the Technical Support Subject Matter Expert and Trainer position for the Northeast Ohio division of this same large company.

The opportunity arose to take another sales job in Syracuse. This time it was a Commercial (business to business) sales position with the same company. I loved what I was doing, but the reality of making more money so that I can someday start a family was looming. So I took the position here.

Truthfully, I desperately miss training the techy geeks. I’m really passionate about it still.

Valerie asked “How did you and bf meet?

BF and I met a long while back. Actually, I went to high school with one of his younger sisters. So we knew of each other then. After high school he dated a friend of mine that I had also graduated with.

We officially met when we were both at a party together (he was attending with his then girlfriend/girl I was friends with and I was attending with a bunch of friends). He says he remembers the night VERY well. Apparently his then girlfriend got aggravated that he and I were talking so much and getting along so well. (Mind you, this was about 7 years ago). I went off to school. BF and the other girl went their separate ways.

Years and years later after many other relationships and my moving back to Ohio, we reconnected (via Facebook, weird I know). And we have pretty much been inseparable ever since.

Shell2Bell2 asked “What has been the most defining moment of your move back to NY?

This is by far the hardest question to answer. I’d have to say that it was realizing that I could make it on my own, without anyones help. However, at the same time I realized that I did not want to be alone for very long, nor would I have to, luckily.

Marissa asked “You tweet a lot about going to the gym. Have you ever been injured?

I have had an injury. In high school I found out that I have full break stress fractures in both of my legs. I have apparently had them since I was 5 years old, but I had been misdiagnosed with bad growing pains (which is interesting considering I was never really growing). They are still broken. They won’t ever heal, so I’m in pain often.

Jen asked “If you could live anywhere in the world right now (with your BF), where would you chose? You are in one of the coldest places right now. Do you like cold or would you opt for the South? Just curious ๐Ÿ™‚

Well if I didn’t have to worry about a job or money… if that issue was just “taken care of,” I think I would live in Portland, Oregon or Seattle, Washington. I know, I know, it’s not tropical or warm, but I think I would LOVE it there. And I hate the snow, but I hate super hot weather as well. I like it to be sweatshirt weather all the time. So Syracuse is definitely not my ideal climate. But oh well!

Simply Valorie asked “How is training for your half marathon going? ๐Ÿ™‚

Well… it’s not at this point. I know it’s on my 101 in 1001 list, but I haven’t had the time or energy (or a steady schedule) to actually continue the training. I am still working out a lot and part of my workouts include running, but my inconsistent schedule (with traveling and adjusting) is not allowing for that right now.

Hailey asked “what was the 1st thing that attracted you to your now wonderful, fabulous BF??

The first thing besides his gorgeous smile and eyes {as proof seen in our first picture together last year}?

Umm, his personality. I know, I know. How cheesy and typical. But seriously, before our first official date and before we started talking on the phone, we kept emailing back and forth. I was at work, reading an email he had sent me, and he we were talking about Scrabble (don’t judge, we’re kinda nerdy!). He said something so funny and I literally laughed out loud. I told one of my co-workers that I was in love with BF. I know we hadn’t had our first date yet, but I knew I was in love with him.

Ok, I’m done with the sappy, but true, story!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Valerie {Next to Heaven} January 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm

It's so fun to learn more about people! Thanks for answering my question!! I'm glad him and other girl went separate ways ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mrs. C. January 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm

What a cute picture of you two!!

oo oo oo I still wanna ask a question! If it's not too late…

1.You a phenomenal motivator for someone trying to keep up with a workout plan. Any advice to us lazy ones who wish they were as dedicated as you? (basically, what keeps you working out, day after day?)

2.You are blog about the fun activities you do: running, JL, book club,trying new foods. I wonder, what is your absolute favorite thing to do?

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Lil' Woman January 15, 2010 at 1:06 am

You guys are adorable…I love these Q&A's to learn more about people…can't wait to read more! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gwen January 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Can't wait to see the rest of your answers.:)

Have a fabulous weekend sweetie!!! XOXO

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Simply Valorie January 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Awesome! There's going to be a part 2 right?
And I'm right there with you on the “not going” part of 1/2 Marathon training. I'm supposedly training for one too, but I don't think I've gone for a run in weeks. :/

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Chelle January 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I love learning more about you! Great idea. Is it too late to add a question? Well, I'll ask and then you can decide.
1. What is the best thing that BF brings out in you and visa-versa?

And if you are ever in Seattle, a coffee date is a must! It's a great place to live!

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Llama January 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

So fun learning more about you! You are too cute!

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MODG January 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

you're one of those naturally skinnies who just hearts working out because it makes you feel good right?
that makes me way jealous.

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HRH January 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm

awe what sweet answers! i remember when matt and i first started talking. it was through email too and i would get SOOOO excited to see his name pop up in my inbox ๐Ÿ™‚ haha!

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Erica Leigh January 21, 2010 at 6:40 am

aww i loved hearing about you & your bf! interesting how you guys got together lol. and you guys are so cute together. <3

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