Four Fun Facts Blogging Survey

Happy Monday!

It’s a two-day work week and I am loving it!!!


To kick things off, I’m going to respond to the challenge set by Monica at Run,Eat,Repeat.

4 fun facts:

Four names that people call me other than my real name:

  • Rosie
  • Ferranda
  • Ms. Ferr-Ferr
  • Amanda Rose

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • English teacher
  • Weight Loss Consultant @ Jenny Craig
  • Sylvan tutor
  • Bagger at a grocery store

Four movies you’ve watched more than once:

  • The Princess Bride
  • Love, Actually
  • Hope Floats
  • 10 Things I Hate About You

Four books I’d recommend:


  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • 1984
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Eleanor & Park

Four places I’ve lived:

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Grand Ledge, MI
  • St. Paul Island, AK
  • Jacksonville, FL

Four Places you have visited:

  • Germany
  • Turkey
  • Alaska
  • Western Caribbean

Four places I’d rather be right now:

  • In Michigan with my family
  • A bookstore and/or library
  • A big cozy bed with a DVR full of Real Housewives of ______ episodes
  • My crafting room – I’ve got projects to work on!!

Four things I don’t eat:

  • Raw onions
  • Mayonaise
  • Oysters
  • Fried foods

Four of my favorite foods:

  • Sushi
  • Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad from Panera Bread (If they have baguettes, not dinner rolls)
  • Mochi frozen yogurt
  • fruit salad that someone else cut up – it just tastes better when someone else does it =)

Four TV shows I watch:


  • The Bravo Network – a guilty pleasure for sure!
  • Survivor
  • Christly Knows Best
  • The Walking Dead

Four things I’m looking forward to this year:

  • Working away on my MA in English
  • Celebrating our 5th year of marriage in June
  • The Diva’s Half Marathon – December 7th
  • Enjoying the reprioritized life that I’m creating with my friends and family (starting now!!)

Four things I can’t live without:

  • My husband, family, puppy Sophie
  • My bullet journal – it keeps me organized and on track
  • The Kindle app – books! books! books!
  • Coffeeeee!


A Girl’s Bucket List

Yesterday’s Mileage:  6 miles in 47:45

61.5/1,000 miles in 2012

Welcome to the weekend!  It’s 8:30am and I’ve only been awake for about twenty minutes.  That’s a MAJOR sleep-in for this Fancy Oatmeal.  Guess the ol’ body needed a few extra Zzz.

In my in-box this morning, I found an interesting email that I thought would make an interesting blog post.  It’s a Bucket List register, and after completing, I thought I would share with you a few of my highlights.

This is your life:

(X) Shot a gun

(X) Gone on a blind date

(X) Skipped School – Sorry you’re finding out this way, Mom

(X) Visited Canada

(X) Visited Europe

(X) Visited Alaska – We’re on an extended stay =)

(X) Traveled to the opposite side of the country – Dear Hubby and I drove from Lansing, MI to Seattle, WA

(X) Been camping in a tent

(X) Walked on a glacier

(X) Driven a motorcycle/been a passenger

(X) Gone to a drive-in movie

(X) Been in a car accident

(X) Have piercings – my ears currently, my tongue formerly!

(X) Tattoos

Ok, that’s fine and dandy, but then I thought I would create a “Girl’s Bucket List”  – You know, a list of all the things that girls think about doing, or have done but don’t want anyone to know about. Below is my Girl’s Bucket List; I challenge you to complete your own via blog or email.

A Girl’s Bucket List

(X) Planned  your wedding by the age of 5

(X) You and your best friend had secret nicknames for each other

(X) Sang a song at the top of your lungs while cruising down the highway, windows down

(X) Had a crush on the “It Guy” in school

( ) Dated the “It Guy” at school

( )Had a two “It Guys” make a bet that they could make you prom-ready in less than 4 months, but unexpectedly the hotter one fell in love with you?

(X) Watched “Party of Five” and cried when the series went off the air

(X) Hated Kelly Taylor for breaking up Brenda and Dylan

(X) Dreamed of a love like Ally and Preppy’s

(X) Had your heart broken

(X) Broke someone’s heart

(X) Have at least one or more of the following movies on DVD: Love Actually, The Notebook, Titanic, or Dirty Dancing

(X)Gone on a blind date

(X) Lip synced “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” in the mirror

(X) Ate an entire bucket of ice cream after rough day at work/bad date/fight with a friend/it was Wednesday

(X) Met “the One” more than once

( )Throw a drink in someone’s face

(X) Been picked up at a bar/club

( )Picked someone up at a bar/club

(X) Had a date/boyfriend make dinner for you

( ) Kissed him in the rain

(X) Cried at work

( )Paid more for a pair of shoes than your monthly grocery bill

(X) Took a girls-only vacation

(X) Gone to the movies alone

(X) Stayed home because you were having a “fat day”

(X) Have a “Skinny Goal” outfit

(X) Wear your “Skinny Goal” outfit regularly

Question of the day: What would you add to the Girls Bucket List?