Last week I asked you guys for some questions since all of the fun stuff is cancelled and I’m struggling to find things to write about.
If and when baseball returns, will you:
1. Watch the Red Sox?
YES 100%. I miss them a lot.
2. Watch whatever game happens to be on?
Yes, if the Sox aren’t on right away. I’ll watch anything.
3. Watch until you collapse from exhaustion?
YES. Just give me all of the baseball and pump it into my veins.
If you could choose from players throughout the history of the game, who would be your dream nine on a baseball team? $50 follow up: What is the batting order of said dream team?
This is such a hard question. Like I think I spent a solid half hour doing research.
My team (and batting order) would be:
- Cal Ripken, Jr. (SS)
- Mike Trout (OF)
- Ken Griffey Jr. (OF)
- David Ortiz (DH)
- Carl Yastrzemski (OF)
- Jim Thome (1B)
- Chipper Jones (3B)
- Ivan Rodriguez (C)
- Jackie Robinson (2B)
- Nolan Ryan (SP)
(I know you said nine but since I’m a DH-gal, I included my starting pitcher. I’m also horrible with lineups, so I tried my best with this one. It’s just hard when you have so much talent in one lineup.)
Unrelated: What’s the first thing you plan to do when none of us are self-quarantining anymore?
Go to the library! My town library closed the middle of last month and I’m really sad about that. I just miss all of the books.
1. What are your running goals right now?
Since I don’t have any races at the moment, I’ve been thinking about creating a goal of being able to run 10 miles by the fall. I can run ~6 now, and I figure slowly making my way up to 10 miles by the fall is manageable. I just have to put together a plan but I’m keeping up with running 3 times a week.
2.Favorite song or podcast at the moment?
I haven’t been listening to too much music lately because I haven’t been driving. But one podcast I’ve always loved is Brunch with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn. (They’re two sports writers but they talk about pop culture, music, movies, etc.)
3. What does your ideal day look like?
Right now I’d say one where I can freely leave the house and go to places in public. I don’t mind being home because I’m just watching a lot of TV/Netflix, reading, and running, but I at least liked having the option to go places.
4. Favorite dessert?
I feel like I’m partial to ice cream haha. I’m not a big cake person, but I do like cookies. So I’d say either ice cream or cookies.
5. Favorite food to order in?
My parents and I normally go out every Friday night for dinner, but since we can’t right now, we’ve been ordering in from the place where we go. It’s a family Italian place, so we’ve been getting pizza/grinders/pasta. It’s not quite the same but at least the food is the same and we’re supporting a local business.
1. What do you talk to your dogs about?
I tell them how pretty they are and that they’re such good dogs. I tell them they’re lucky they’re dogs and don’t have to do human things, like have health insurance. I tell them that if they bark on the porch at people/other dogs, they lose their outdoor privileges and have to come back in the house.
2. What are the three best foods at your school’s cafeteria?
When I was a student, I loved the chicken parm, chicken nuggets (like they limited how many you could take at once), and perogies. The faculty/staff dining room that I sometimes eat in now (well, not like now-now since we’re home but like now that I’m a staff member) has the perogies and also the Reubens are really good.
The university also has these chocolate chip cookies that are famous on campus. I don’t know what’s in them, but they’re slightly under baked so they’re soft in the middle, and they’re amazing. Like people would go to events knowing those cookies were going to be there. And the Parents’ Association would put together care packages at finals time and one option was 2 dozen of the cookies. My mom would order that package for me so I could just bring them home because they were that good.
3. Do you have any superstitions?
Well I don’t have any with mirrors because I dropped and broke a hand mirror in early March. But I don’t think I do. I mean, I do avoid ladders, but that’s more of just a safety thing.
4. What goes through your head while running?
I actually try not to think while I’m running because then I’ll realize I’m running and then I’m like, why did I decide to do this for fun. I listen to a podcast when I run, specifically the morning show of a local classic rock radio station. I’m definitely not their key demographic, but I’ve been listening to the show since high school and the nonsense they talk about is enough to distract me.
But if I do have thoughts, it’s normally “wow I’m really hot/cold, why did I wear this?” I sometimes have trouble judging the weather and what I’m going to wear for a run.
5. What does your “List” on Netflix say about you?
That I started a bunch of shows and never finished them, like Royal Pains, Mad Men, How to Get Away with Murder, and Gossip Girl. There are also some movies in there that I added because they showed up in the preview section at the top of the home page, so that means I’m easily persuaded.
6. What Canadian things do you find weird?
Uh, you guys don’t have Targets? And the whole $2 coin thing called a “toonie”.
7. What is one thing you always see when you open the fridge or cupboard, but never eat?
Cottage cheese. My parents both eat it and I think it’s disgusting.
8. Do you prefer chairs with, or without, arm rests?
With arm rests. I don’t get why some chairs don’t have them? I always feel awkward sitting in a chair without arm rests because it’s like, what am I supposed to do with my arms? Keep them at my sides or put them on the table?