Posts Tagged ‘about me’

Thanks For Dropping By

I am extremely excited to be hosting Fitblog this week and, if you’re dropping by because you saw that I am the host and you are curious about what I’m all about, I thought I’d give you a little background.


My name is Maggie and I’ve had this little blog for more than three years now. I’ve taken breaks, I’ve neglected it, but I’ve always come back to it because I like having somewhere to document my life and write about things that interest me.

What are those things you ask? Well, for a long time I was all about running, when I first started the blog I was training for my first 5K and actually ended up training for a half marathon. But then I fell out of love with running and fell in love with kickboxing (with a lot of exercise trial and error between those two things).

I am also a voracious reader and huge TV-lover. I live in Brooklyn, which I love, and work in sales for a book publisher in NYC. It’s a job that has offered me a lot of really cool experiences including being a balloon handler in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010 and 2011.

I like to call myself a reformed picky eater. I wrote about my pickiness when I first started this blog and did an update earlier this year. I no longer think of myself as truly picky, but I like the blog name so it’s sticking around. I love cooking and baking, but I am completely useless when it comes to making up my own recipes so I depend on other people to be creative and interesting when it comes to making up recipes. You can find some of my favorite recipes here.

What else do you need to know? I am a huge sports fan. I love mindlessly watching ESPN (pretty much the only mindless TV I watch) and for a long time my favorite sport was tennis. I still love tennis, just not quite so much. I also love football, well, the culture around football, especially college football. I not-so-secretly wish I was from the south, so that whole Saturday culture plays perfectly into my southern fantasy life.

I guess I should also mention what I write about here. Basically everything I just mentioned! This is just a blog about my life, mainly for my own sake, but I’ve been lucky enough to find a few people who seem to enjoy what I write and leave me the occasional comment. I try to keep somewhat of an emphasis on healthy living and food and working out, but, just like in real life, the rest of my life creeps in. However, my most popular post ever is my driving tour of Friday Night Lights taping locations in Austin, TX.

So there I am. You can also check out my About page, but I actually like what I’ve written here more than I like my About page and I’ll probably go back and change my About page to this in the next few days. You can also check me out on TwitterPinterstFlickr, and GoodReads. And you can see some of my most important/favorite posts here.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you around again. If you’re reading this and have a blog please leave a comment so I can drop by and visit you, I always love finding new people to follow. And if you don’t have a blog feel free to say hi, too!


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My college roommate Laura is coming to visit this weekend. She’ll be here tomorrow morning through Sunday afternoon. I have some fun things planned, but I thought it would be fun to look back at our college years.

Here’s me with both of my first year roommates. Laura is on the right. This is Vegas Night, a big yearly party.

Laura came to visit me at my parents’ house before our sophomore year. We bought furniture for our living room, a very unusual thing to have in your dorm room at Mount Holyoke.

Alexis, Natalie, & Laura our first year.

Drunkenness sophomore year

We cheered for the Red Sox when they won the World Series in 2004.

This is one of my *favorite* memories. Laura left coffee sitting in a mug the entire semester, it spilled (milk and all) during reading days. Our room smelled AWFUL.

Watching the Junior Show our sophomore year.

Laura was an EMT, she’s center, which meant I got to take fun under-age drunk pictures with campus police like Kevin the Party Cop.

Here we are celebrating my 21st birthday. I have no idea why I look so miserable, it was a fun night.

Convocation our senior year. What I learned from looking at pictures of me totally drunk with other people is that they looked miserable.

We also did shots in the bathroom during convocation. I think that says enough about the experience.

Vegas night our senior year. Oh how things change.

My Super Bowl party senior year. Not clear why no one looks happy.

Strawberries and champagne our senior year.

Laurel Parade our senior year. (Isn’t crazy how we can delude ourselves about how we look? I would have told you I was basically the same size in the above picture as I was in the picture of my with the Spongebob hat.)

Standing outside our first year room when we were back visiting Mount Holyoke a year and a half after we graduated.

Laurel Parade at our two-year reunion.

There you have it. Some fun times in college and after. I’ll be back this weekend with an update of our fun times in NYC!

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Happy Birthday to Me!

May 5, 1985 is the day I was born. Happy 25th birthday to me! I’m half a century old!

I had a great time at my birthday dinner last night. Although I had a bit too much tequila and woke up feeling slightly unhappy.

It looks like I’m going to be forced to go out for drinks tonight. Which is obviously very nice, but I was kind of looking forward to doing nothing.

My roommate made me a cake

Very sweet (haha…) of her. I had a piece for breakfast (judge away) and it was very good. Reduced sugar icing doesn’t taste like much, in case you were wondering (but the cake part is really amazing).

I’ve already gotten 3 cards (checks enclosed :))

Thanks to both sets of my grandparents and my aunt Meg.

Finally, here’s a picture of a younger Maggie many, many years ago.

Yes, I realize the cat is massive. I was also under 2 years old, I think.

And happy Cinco De Mayo for everyone else!

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