Friday Five: You Didn’t Know?!

For today’s Friday Five Cynthia, Courtney and I went with a theme of “5 things about me”.  A tried and true topic and with 40+ bloggers linking up weekly – good timing to get to know our ever growing linkup crew!  Friday Five

Short (for me) weeks always seem to be the longest and slowest.  I worked last Thursday through Saturday morning, then was off to Chicago.  I traveled back to DC Monday from Chicago so had the day off.  By Tuesday I was feeling run down and worn out.  By Wednesday I was feeling sick.  By Thursday I was full blown sick.  Boo.

But the Friday Five party must go on:

Fun fact for me #1:  I’m a miserable SOB when I’m sick.  True Story.  I’m whiny, cranky, and just want it to be over with already.  All the Twinings Peppermint Tea in the world can’t fix my misery – though it helps 😉 .


Sick Day…

Annoying fun fact #2:  I developed food allergies as an adult.  P.S. and by the way, that sucks.  In many ways.  I am allergic to all tree nuts, coconut, and avocado.  No fresh guacamole with my chips and margarita’s for me!  No California Rolls!  And of all things I am also allergic to oranges (though I don’t like them so there’s that).  I told you I’m cranky when I’m sick…

Did you know fun fact #3:  I’m left handed. Yes folks, I am one of the 10% of the population who gets to live in a world of right handed scissors and those auto pens at the cash register that don’t tilt in my direction (annoying).  Huzzah!  Oddly enough, I do a lot of things right handed (except write, lol).  Wouldn’t call it being ambidextrous but supposedly we left-handers are more creative (and smarter!)  We also have our very own day.  Always knew I was “special” 🙂


Guilty pleasure fun fact #4:  I am a Big Brother fan (yep) and was excited that Season 16 was premiering Wednesday.  Of course, I came home from work that night, took some cold medicine and fell asleep.  I was devastated when I woke up and realized I missed it (damn germs). Luckily I was home all day Thursday and in between email, old episodes of Sex and the City and some hysterical judge shows, I caught up On Demand and was ready for part 2 Thursday night.  Summer has officially begun when this comes on for my mindless entertainment!!

Any excuse to bring this up fun fact #5:  When I lived in Boston I worked in the communications office at Harvard (that’s not the fun fact but consider it a bonus!)  I saw and met a handful of celebrities there (no big deal) but none better than Denzel Washington (hubba hubba). Denzel

He was filming the Great Debaters at the time (pre-selfies and smartphones) so came to our offices to scope out the aerial views of Harvard Yard.  I had NO idea he was going to be there (seriously, true story).  He walked down the hall with his entourage, past me and others, turned the corner, stopped, came back, looked straight at me, nodded and said “hi”.  Yes, I about died.  And my colleagues were insanely bitter that he acknowledged me out of the group.  I tell this story any chance I get and pretty much didn’t let my colleagues live it down for awhile 🙂

Alrighty, who’s got big plans for the weekend that don’t include drinking hot tea, downing cold medicine and sleeping any chance you get?  I need to live vicariously through you!  DC_linkup

78 Comments on Friday Five: You Didn’t Know?!

  1. Feel better!!!
    Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! recently posted…Lightning Strikes for a Brick WorkoutMy Profile

  2. Oh I am so jealous you got to meet Denzel! I love him! Fact #5 is super cool!
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  3. I’m left handed too! (insert corny joke about right minds) I’m not a fun companion when sick, and I developed food sensitivities later, so much in common. Harvard (Hah-vahd), wow, pretty cool! 🙂 Hope you are feeling better.
    M @ recently posted…Five Things About Me – Summer MoviesMy Profile

  4. Cool story about Denzel Washington! Sad you can’t enjoy avocados/guacamole with your margaritas!
    Pam recently posted…Friday Five: Five things about me you may not knowMy Profile

  5. Feel better! So jealous you met Denzel he is def a favorite. Ahhh no avocados? I love them so much! I am a righty but in some sports I use my left (lacrosse, snowboarding)
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  6. Aw I hope you feel better soon! Loved reading these. I’m an alum of University of Pennsylaniva and Denzell’s son was on the basketball team for awhile, so he and his wife were known to come to a few games! I was too excited to breathe the same air as Denzell, I can’t imagine him speaking to me!!
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  7. Great story! I’m a lefty too. I’m not sick but I am sleep deprived, so I hope my weekend includes a nap!
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  8. Ah I love your Denzel story! Feel better, Mar!
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  9. Ooh I don’t remember that movie but cool running into Denzel! Hope you feel better
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  10. Being sick is so awful and I’m a terrible sick person! I swear I feel like I’ll never be well again (read this in the whiniest voice ever)! I hope you’re feeling better soon!
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  11. I love peppermint tea. Hope it helps a bit. Feel better! Oh, and super cool about Denzel Washington!
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  12. Feel better. I love some guilty pleasure TV, I have become a big fan of binge watching TV shows on my ipad.
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  13. Our parent love Big Brother. I have never watched it!
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  14. Hope you feel better soon.
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  15. Sorry you’re feeling sick 🙁 I had that a couple weeks ago and it sucked. But I always love tea so at least it was an excuse for me to drink more tea. And I’m a horribly whiny sick person too 🙁 I can’t seem to control it.
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  16. left-handers also have a big advantage when it comes to playing guitar, if you ever get the urge to do that! makes me kinda jealous – i have SUCH a hard time getting my left hand to do what i want it to on guitar. i hope you feel better!
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  17. I’m sorry you’re sick! I drink a wacky concoction of hot water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, honey and cinnamon when I’m sick. There’s a recipe on my blog if it sounds good to you.
    I love your story of meeting Denzel Washington. I met Derek Jeter once in a similar situation. He was with Minka Kelly in front of my restaurant waiting on valet and I walked by casually looking at her (she’s stunning) and then my eyes made their way to his and he smiled and said good morning. I about melted at that moment. I’ll never forget it!
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    • wow! that’s kinda cool 😉 his 40th birthday was yesterday. I had a similar run in with Richard Gere when he was married to (forgetting her name) but she was all kinds of hot.

  18. Ahh, so you get a “man cold”? ;o) I’d be excited if Denzel Washington said hi to me. That man is HOT!
    MCM Mama recently posted…5 things you may not know about meMy Profile

  19. I hope you feel better soon! I always get irritated when I’m sick.
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  20. Hope you feel better soon! Being sick, especially in the summertime, is never any fun.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Friday Five – June 27th – Five Random Things About MeMy Profile

  21. This week was a sick week for me too. Boo. My 2 year old is also left handed (only one in our family). I think it’s pretty cool!
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  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE Big Brother! Who is your favorite so far?! I think I like Amber, Donny, and Derrick!
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  23. Noooo feel better!!! 🙁
    That’s so cool that you got to meet Denzel! And I love that you are a lefty! (I’m not but I think left handedness is awesome!)
    runsaltrun recently posted…Friday Five: Five things you will probably wish you didn’t know about me.My Profile

  24. I LOVEEEEEE Big Brother! So excited for a new year of crazy to start!
    No avocado? I’d be grumpy too.
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  25. awwww…being sick sucks! i hope you feel better REALLY soon, friend. you know, i’m a leftie as well — knew there was a reason we connected 🙂 and denzel…yes, please!
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run, DC recently posted…Friday Five: 5 Things about the Gal Behind Eat Pray Run DCMy Profile

  26. Oh being sick sucks and you’re so not alone being a miserable SOB when ill 🙂 I was such a Big Brother fan a couple years ago. It’s so addictive that my friends and I would get together and watch as a group.
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  27. Oh man hope you feel better soon! Just keep thinking of that Denzel moment to get you through 🙂
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  28. #5 IS a great story that you should tell all the time!

    I am such a baby when I am sick, too. Hope you feel better soon!

  29. I’m one of those left handed people too that does random things right handed as well 🙂
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  30. No guac? 🙁
    But heeey, Denzel!!!!
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  31. Oh man food allergies stink! No guac but hey meeting celebrities beats that!
    Samantha recently posted…Friday Five: Five Thing You Might Not Know About Me!My Profile

  32. DENZEL <3 <3 <3 oh my gosh, so gorgeous. There was a period of time when I was an undergrad where I would spend weekends hungover and watching Denzel movie marathons… #AintNoShame
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  33. Love love LOVE your Denzel story. If that had happened to me I wouldn’t let my friends live it down either.
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  34. I’m a baby when I am sick too, I hope you feel better soon!!!! Oh and very cool on the Denzel meeting!!!
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  35. I’m so jealous that you met Denzel! He’s such a beautiful man and he elevates even turkeys of a film (like Virtuosity, which, ahem, I maybe have a guilty pleasure with)
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  36. Hope you feel better soon!

    Love the topic this week, lets me get to know people a bit better in the linkup.

    Funny you should say that you do a lot of things with your right hand, because something I mentioned on mine was that I’m a right handed person but I do a lot of things with my left hands(I deffo can’t write with my left hand though)
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    • Thanks for linking up with us!!! We love all who join 🙂

      I was often forced to use left handed scissors and I never could! I stopped raising my hand when they asked who was left handed.

  37. Feel better soon!! Love your facts – although I can’t imagine being allergic to avocado…I love guacamole! A girl I went to high school with is on Big Brother this Season…and yes to lefties! 🙂
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  38. oh no, hope you feel better soon! #5 is super cool! He is one of my all-time favorite actors!!
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