posts tagged "personal"

Best Things Ever: #1

When Brett serenades me :3

Road Trip 2013, Part 1

1. Mindy
2. Almost dying on the Jersey Turnpike
3. Philly, minus the cheese steak D:
4. Throwback night at Ned Devine’s in VA
5. Whirlwind walking tour of DC
6. Sweet face and chest sunburns
7. Discovering that Rob and I would make really bad Dunkin’ Donuts employees
8. South of the Border
9. Somehow making it to Charleston safely
10. Seashell hoarding at Folly Beach
11. Osarka >_>

New Fitness Routine!

Running: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Lifting: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

Going to try my best to stick to this. Seems reasonable enough. Gotta get ready for this upcoming summer of races, and build up my upper body strength (which is pretty pathetic at this point).

I just joined Fitocracy and going to try it out. It looks like a lot of fun! I’ll add links to that and my DailyMile account to the sidebar, if anyone’s interested in adding/following me!

Everything’s looking good! Just gotta hope that Saturn doesn’t destroy the roads of New England on Friday… >_>

Road Trip 2013!

Rob and I are leaving on our road trip in 3 days! :D

I’ve never been on a road trip this long before (the only other real road trip I’ve been on was to Cedar Point back in ‘09), and I’m so stoked to take on this adventure.

  • Saturday - Philly & DC
  • Sunday - Arrive in SC!
  • Monday - Beach day :D
  • Tuesday - University of South Carolina visit
  • Wednesday - Another beach day!
  • Thursday - Lindsey’s 25th birthday celebration :)
  • Friday - 12 hours (minimum) in the car (D:) to reunite with my NJ loves! (:D)
  • Saturday - Back to Dean

I’ll be posting here a lot throughout the trip, as well as on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine (all @rmfickfack) so be sure to follow! :)

Would you ever date rob?

@Anonymous

I’m assuming this is the same person that asked Rob this same question a few months ago. I’ll just reiterate - if you knew anything about us, you would not be asking this question. :P

had anyone ever told you that you are really inspirational?

@Anonymous

Awww! No one has told me that before. Thanks, anon! You just made my day. :)

Only 5 days…

until Rob (obez17) and I leave on a magical adventure to sunny and warm South Carolina to see my seester!

Oh man. I can’t wait.

I just want to play in the sunshine. And take beach naps. And day drink. And night drink. And eat BBQ. And take a million pictures. And do other spring break-y things because I never got to have spring break in college.

And now I get one.

I’m so excited! :D

Lifescouts: Parade Badge
I have so many memories of parades from my childhood.When I was younger, my family and I would always go camping with my dad’s side of the family for 4th of July weekend, and the highlight of the weekend was always seeing floats, waving mini American flags, and getting candy at the parade.

I’ve also been in a parade or two. In Girl Scouts and for dance, we were invited to a few Christmas parades. Even though it was always freezing (December in New England…), it was cool getting to be the one that everyone was watching and to wave to everyone!

Lifescouts: Parade Badge

I have so many memories of parades from my childhood.When I was younger, my family and I would always go camping with my dad’s side of the family for 4th of July weekend, and the highlight of the weekend was always seeing floats, waving mini American flags, and getting candy at the parade.

My sister, cousins and I waving flags and getting ready for the parade! I'm in the backseat on the right.

I’ve also been in a parade or two. In Girl Scouts and for dance, we were invited to a few Christmas parades. Even though it was always freezing (December in New England…), it was cool getting to be the one that everyone was watching and to wave to everyone!

Christmas parade with the Girl Scouts! I think I was about 7 or 8 here.

Lifescouts: Skateboarding Badge
Back in middle school, skateboarding was a favorite pastime of mine and my friends. Whenever I would go over a friend’s house, we would automatically take out our skateboards and find and empty street, parking lot, or even basement to ride around in.
I never really got the hang of many tricks. I could ollie and casper, but those were the only two items in my rick repitoire. I really just liked riding around one my World Industries board and watching my more skilled friends play SKATE and drop in on ramps.
I just did a quick Google search, and I can’t believe I found it, but this was the exact deck I had back in 2003!:

Once high school started and I had more homework and responsibilities, my skateboarding hobby got put on the back-burner. It’s still something I really enjoy watching, though, and something that I’m very impressed by!

Lifescouts: Skateboarding Badge

Back in middle school, skateboarding was a favorite pastime of mine and my friends. Whenever I would go over a friend’s house, we would automatically take out our skateboards and find and empty street, parking lot, or even basement to ride around in.

I never really got the hang of many tricks. I could ollie and casper, but those were the only two items in my rick repitoire. I really just liked riding around one my World Industries board and watching my more skilled friends play SKATE and drop in on ramps.

I just did a quick Google search, and I can’t believe I found it, but this was the exact deck I had back in 2003!:

Once high school started and I had more homework and responsibilities, my skateboarding hobby got put on the back-burner. It’s still something I really enjoy watching, though, and something that I’m very impressed by!

Avoiding the cafe at all costs. Lasagna roll ups for dinner! #yum #recipes #food #cooking

Avoiding the cafe at all costs. Lasagna roll ups for dinner! #yum #recipes #food #cooking

Alaska rolls and #gameofthrones - don’t mind if I do! #sushi #perfectsaturdaynight

Alaska rolls and #gameofthrones - don’t mind if I do! #sushi #perfectsaturdaynight

Running and finishing the 2013 Hyannis Half :)

Lifescouts: Mona Lisa Badge
I saw the Mona Lisa in the Louvre on my trip to France in 2010. This painting is a lot smaller than I’d imagined it, and I later learned that it was  once listed as the #1 Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction in the World.
It was cool to see the Mona Lisa in person, but it was impossible to get anywhere near it. It was really funny seeing a whole crowd of people around this small portrait, because if you turned around, there was this giant, beautiful mural on the adjacent wall.

Lifescouts: Mona Lisa Badge

I saw the Mona Lisa in the Louvre on my trip to France in 2010. This painting is a lot smaller than I’d imagined it, and I later learned that it was  once listed as the #1 Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction in the World.

It was cool to see the Mona Lisa in person, but it was impossible to get anywhere near it. It was really funny seeing a whole crowd of people around this small portrait, because if you turned around, there was this giant, beautiful mural on the adjacent wall.

Lifescouts: Driving Badge
Being from a small town, if you didn’t have your license, you were practically forced to stay home all the time. I couldn’t stand that thought, so I got my license as soon as I possibly could. I passed my test on the first try (although I almost failed the written exam!) and got my license on July 5, 2006 when I was 16 years old.
I’ve had 3 cars in my life time. My first car was a silver 1995 Ford T-Bird, which was a gift for my 17th birthday. It had a sunroof that my dog Mikey loved to stick his head out of with his feet on the center console. The T-Bird died in the summer of 2008 when water leaked into the engine and basically ruined everything.

My second car was a light blue 1998 Chevy Cavalier, which I named LeBron. LeBron was a gift for my 21st birthday, and was given to me because my parents thought they were going to be moving to Tennessee while I stayed up in New England to finish college. Unfortunately, LeBron didn’t make it even a year, and we had to sell it for parts.

My third car, and the car I have now, Dory, a blue 2011 Nissan Versa, was a graduation present that I bought for myself. It’s what I call my first “big girl” purchase, and I absolutely love it. I’ve only had it since the end of May, but I’ve already had many great memories in it, with many more to come!

I’ve had so many good memories of driving (even though I’m not the biggest fan of it) and am leaving on a road trip down to South Carolina next Saturday! Can’t wait :)

Lifescouts: Driving Badge

Being from a small town, if you didn’t have your license, you were practically forced to stay home all the time. I couldn’t stand that thought, so I got my license as soon as I possibly could. I passed my test on the first try (although I almost failed the written exam!) and got my license on July 5, 2006 when I was 16 years old.

I’ve had 3 cars in my life time. My first car was a silver 1995 Ford T-Bird, which was a gift for my 17th birthday. It had a sunroof that my dog Mikey loved to stick his head out of with his feet on the center console. The T-Bird died in the summer of 2008 when water leaked into the engine and basically ruined everything.

My second car was a light blue 1998 Chevy Cavalier, which I named LeBron. LeBron was a gift for my 21st birthday, and was given to me because my parents thought they were going to be moving to Tennessee while I stayed up in New England to finish college. Unfortunately, LeBron didn’t make it even a year, and we had to sell it for parts.

My third car, and the car I have now, Dory, a blue 2011 Nissan Versa, was a graduation present that I bought for myself. It’s what I call my first “big girl” purchase, and I absolutely love it. I’ve only had it since the end of May, but I’ve already had many great memories in it, with many more to come!

I’ve had so many good memories of driving (even though I’m not the biggest fan of it) and am leaving on a road trip down to South Carolina next Saturday! Can’t wait :)