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<b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">QUESTIONS</span></b><br><br>
1. Why do you run?<br>
I have to. The exertion and rhythm are good for me. Running clears my head and my soul. Yeah. That sounds like a bunch of mushy philosophical doo doo, but there it is.<br><br>
2. What is your greatest accomplishment?<br>
I don’t really measure my life this way… I really do just try to be the best Roo (such that I am) every day. That said, I’m glad I learned how to cook a little. That’s a pretty big deal since when I was 17 I almost set the house on fire by putting a Round Table pizza box in the oven to keep the pizza inside warm. So yeah. Learning how to work the oven was helpful.<br><br>
3. What is your motto/theme song?<br><b>Theme Song:</b> Depends on the day and the context, right? On a bad day, its <i>Mama said knock you out</i>. Recently, <i>Go Getta</i> and <i>Hate on Me</i> resonate (though I like to pretend its <i>Cyclone</i> when I lace up my running shoes. But who’re we kidding, right?)<br><b>Motto:</b> <i>You get two for trying</i>- My Mama<br><br>
4. How do you deal with bad runs?<br>
I hate them.<br><br>
5. Do you reward yourself for good runs? How?<br>
This Sunday, I had a wonderful run, a minute per mile faster than I typically run (which really, ain’t sayin’ much, folks). I just blabbered about it when I got home, holding up my Garmin like a trophy… However, after long runs, since I need to refuel <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> I love a nice coffee drink.<br><br>
6. Who do you admire most?<br>
My folks, hands down. They decided who they wanted to be and what life they wanted to have and made it happen. I’d be nowhere and nothing with out them. For real. As an adult, I seek people like this to spend my free time with.<br><br>
7. What is the greatest advice you have ever received?<br><i>Get as much education as you can, kid…</i>- My Daddy.<br><br>
8. What do wish you had learned younger?<br>
When the manual on hand held beaters says to unplug the unit before removing the beaters… that’s no joke, man.<br><br>
9. What do you wish you could do but can't?<br>
Fly. Not in an airplane. Like Superman or the dude on Heroes.<br><br>
10. How would your friends describe your personality?<br>
I’m shy when you first meet me. Then when I come out of my shell, I’m pretty sure they’d like to shove me back in.<br><br>
11. What do you wear running? favorite outfit?<br>
I was just thinking about this. I’ve just recently come to the end of a very expensive journey without borrowing money to do it. Running gear has suffered greatly. I’m pretty sure I usually look like a homeless person when I run. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
12. What has been your favorite race?<br>
Jingle bell 5K. I got to run right down the middle of High Street in Columbus without ending up on the evening news. Plus I got to have Panera with Bard73 after….<br><br>
13. Do you have a goal race right now?<br>
Yeah. Athens HM (I’m sweating that a bit) I’m registered for the Madison Half and then I’m talking to my running guy now about the full in Columbus this fall.<br><br>
14. What makes you happy?<br>
Wait. I happen to have this documented and saved on my computer. Clearly, I’m easily amused… Please feel free to ignore, skim, or worry about how my thought process works, because this is a peek at it….<br>
Stars. Soul Train. Cartoons. Lucky charms. Silk jammies, electric blankets, sitting in the sun….i adore the sun…the way the city smells when its really fucking hot and it smells like asphalt, traffic noise, it helps me sleep, going for a run at Dawes, red hair, the Columbus Arts Festival, the Columbus Jazz and Rib festival…even tho someone always grabs my butt, I love my butt…I think women should look like Jessica rabbit….i love Jessica rabbit…tofu, eggplant, tomatoes, veggies of all kinds, cinnamon gummy bears, cinnamon everything, hot food, hot tomato spicy food, hot peppers, hot sauce, hot weather, being outside, ocean air, the ocean and the beach, sand, my toes in sand, green eyes, dancing, singing, super hot steamy, soapy showers, soul music, bad ass drum beats, reruns of Melrose Place and 90210, too much make up, orange, jeans…good ass jeans, victorias secret underclothing, burts bees chapstick, red juice, good fair trade coffee, sailor jerry, old school tattoos, driving fast, muscle cars, not wound up Hondas that fast and the furious boys drive…rosi the riveter, flowers, flirting, real hugs…not the kind that are superficial, but hard, tight, and real up close…I love you hugs…my best hugging friends are, chuck, lita, Shelly, and chris. I love yoga, lifting weights, running, hiking, gardening, digging in the dirt, biking, green apples, ice tea with lemon and two splendas, soy, polenta, mullets, ha! Candy paint, ghetto hoops, spinners, low pros, bar hugs, friend kisses, slow kissing, kisses on the back of my neck, red walls, high heels, Italian shoes…Italian purses, I can’t help it. Dr.Martins, Birks (I did live in Ak after all) Taking care of people I love…Salsa, old man’s cave, high street, linnwood, the short north, the happy Greek, max and ermas, schmitts, parson’s avenue, schiller park, smith brother’s hardware, the wonder bread neon sign on 4th, nikes, dragonflies, butterflies. Arianna Michelle Stockard, Kelly and Al Stockard. Pike street in Seattle. Chicago. The Newport. Public transportation. Campus in the fall and spring. Hotdogs from a street vendor. Blues. Roscoe's on Government Hill. Buckeye Fried Chicken. Black Clothes. Flat irons. Playing cards. Big silver jewelry. Throwing rocks in the water. Looking for frogs. Freckles. Leather jackets. Timberlands. Motown. Love songs. Neon lights. The city lights in anchorage from hillside drive, skiing at night, ice crystals in the air. Brand new, white socks. Fuzzy sweaters. Badd ass girl wife beaters. Camo pants. Ninjas. Clean sheets. The Wizard of Oz. Baseball hats. Carolina blue. OSU basketball games. Eyeballs. Old furniture. My antique iron bed that cost 2 bucks. Roses. Getting roses, especially yellow ones. Ghetto highlights. Big smiles. People who love me. Music by jeff woodell. That Matty calls me firecracker. That Andy calls me princess. That my students though I was the best teacher ever. The smell of coffee houses. Gold teeth. New Edition glasses. Campfires....and on and on and on.......<br><br><br>
15. Tell us one interesting thing about you that you haven't said (at least not often) on this forum in the past.<br>
I have a horrible purse and shoe addiction… Its really bad. I should get help for it. Maybe medicine.<br><br>
16. Tell us one interesting thing about another user of this forum that has not been posted (at least not often) on this forum in the past (make sure the other person will not object to posting the info!).<br>
Spacedaisy makes excellent coffee.
 

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Mandy I am so looking forward to meeting you (and running with you?) in Madison!!! Thanks for sharing you here, and thanks for BEING you all the time!<br><br>
(PS...I'm shy but no one believes me too. We'll just have to be quiet together.)
 

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Hi Mandaroo! It's nice to get to know you better.<br><br>
This is the second thread today that has made me think we should have a Columbus PRT meetup... I would love to meet you and Bard and 4boysmom and hang out with crazyeye some more and with some arm twisting, I bet we can convince DanQ (maybe he can carpool with Jenna and roots) to come.
 

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Ah em. {foot tapping}<br><br>
Nice to meet you Roo! I, too, have a purse and shoe addiction. Let's go shopping! I like the tone of your writing BTW.
 

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And it would be the BEST gathering EVER if mrscoby managed to come?<br><br><i>Isn't it like a 3 hour drive from where you live?</i>
 

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<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Yabut, you snubbed me. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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I would have expected nothing less! Great answers! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I love you despite your fondness for mullets <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Really looking forward to getting more of the real Roo in Madison!
 

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You know, this kinda' posting is so...well, <b>roo-like</b>; I wouldn't have expected anything less <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Thanks for a really lovely & fun read to start the day - I hope we get to First Watch again real soon
 

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<b>Roo</b> is the coolest person evah.<br><br>
Oh, and she and <b>Joe/Moon</b> met at a massage parlor.
 

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good to get to know you!<br><br>
oh and we have the same IRL name!
 

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Nice POTD. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
I couldn't get past the <b>Round Table Pizza</b>. Now I'm hungry. Does it exist in Ohio?<br><br>
Dude, to the OH meet-up!
 

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<b>Roo</b> I had no idea we both have a shoe addiction. There isn't medicine or a group for us my hubby has checked <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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<b>Roo</b>.....I eagerly anticipate the next direction that your mind will go!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br><br>
ow and I found a great youtube video of Kool and the Gang from Soul Train the other night.<br><br>
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLTRA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Yeah, that's how I arrange all my first meetups <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I missed out then.
 
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