When I Say Burpee, You Say…

Good morning!

I’m posting this a little later than usual because I was running around like a chicken all afternoon and evening yesterday. After getting back from a music trip with the chorus, I went out to support my school’s track team at their sectional meet. From there I headed to a scholarship dinner, where— guess who!— Bill Cosby was the keynote speaker!


More details on the dinner some other time. But that guy is one heck of a comedian. Man, I miss The Cosby Show.

Anyway, today is Thursday, which is usually when I love to think out loud with Amanda, but I’m gonna mix things up today with a Spill It Sunday survey thanks to Arman and this week’s question-asker, Jen @ Chase the Red Grape.


PS— I know it’s not Sunday (I’m not THAT out of my mind…yet), but Arman didn’t oppress us with strict rules for when we post our Spill It Sunday answers. He just oppresses me by posting endless pictures of fantastic gelato that I CAN’T HAVE.

1) I am coming to visit! Where would you take me and what would we do?

If you’ve gotten to know my mom through my blog, you would know that she is the QUEEN of hosting visitors, so I’ve learned from the best.

I would take you to NYC (unless you would rather go hiking…?), where we would go wherever the heck you want (Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, Central Park, SoHo, Chinatown, Grand Central, etc.), but then I would be in charge of places to eat. Not that my family has any experience with that or anything. The Halal Food Cart, Rice to Riches, Pure Thai Cookhouse, Eataly. We’ve got you covered.

2) What is the one thing you never leave the supermarket without buying?

Bananas. You can never have too many. NEVER.

3)When I say burpees, you say…

Let’s do some right now!!! I ♥ burpees.

4) What is the first website you check in the day?

On most days, it’s Gmail. If I’m feeling like I might be popular, I check Facebook or WordPress.

5) Tell me about one act of kindness you have done recently?

Yesterday, I was walking to my car from school, and I came across two of my guy friends from chorus, walking home in their collared shirts, ties and dress pants (since we had just come back from a performance). I gave them a ride instead of letting them make the trek home on such a warm day. I could have been all fitness-y and told them they were getting good exercise, but they might have beat me up for being so obnoxious.

Kinda kidding.

6) You have a carton of eggs, what would you make with them?

If this carton has a dozen eggs: 6 eggs for a frittata, 2 eggs for muffins, 2 eggs sunny side up for yolk-y awesomeness, and 2 eggs for more muffins.
I need muffins as vehicles for nut butter.

7) Tell me about a sight you have seen that took your breath away?

The picture of the muffin above. Seriously.

But if I wanted to be more profound, I would have to say the views at the summit of a hike or the waterfalls in Puerto Rico are the best.

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circa 2010

8) You’re an elephant, what would you never forget?

Right now, it would be great if I didn’t forget the whole AP Bio curriculum. But in the long run, I don’t want to forget all the conversations I’ve had with my family and friends that have made me laugh until I’ve cried.

9) Reveal to me a ‘slang’ word or term that you use where you are from, and what it means!

I’m not that hip with slang (I just learned what “clutch” means a couple days ago), but I say “guatever” a lot. That’s not a southern NY thing, it’s just a me-and-my-friend-Charli thing. It means whatever, life goes on, we’re alright. Hashtag it. #guatever

10) Tell me a corny joke!

I think I’ve told this joke on here before, but I’ll say it again since it’s the ultimate corny joke:

What did the baby corn say to the mama corn?

Where’s Pop corn?!

Did you laugh? Pretend that you did if you didn’t.

Have a great day, everyone!

So tell me:

What do you always buy at the supermarket?

When I say burpees, you say____.

What sight have you seen that has taken your breath away?