twenty questions.

by Janetha on January 13, 2012

in questions answered

hello and welcome to my friday night.

marshall is at the tattoo shop.

i just got home from the gym. legs and abs. it was great.

dinner was scrambled eggs+goat cheese+a slice of deli ham+a leftover meatball+ketchup+hot sauce. i know. random. and now i am eating cereal and clementines.

i am debating if i want to go out with the ladies.. hang out with the dudes.. or sit on my ass with the dogs.

while i ponder this very serious decision, i think i will answer some questions. i flipping love surveys. stole this from errign.


1) What is one of your favorite ways to spend a Saturday?

  • in the summer: farmers market with marshall & the pups.
  • in the winter: snowboarding (when there is snow…)
  • any time of year: sleeping in until noon

2) List your top three favorite TV shows.

  • old school game shows–it’s a tie between the family feud with richard dawson or match game with gene rayburn. something about those creepy old men…
  • dexter.. but the last season was kinda meh. i think it’s going downhill.
  • ummm.. to be honest, i can’t think of anything else. not a big TV watcher. i guess seinfeld?

3) Would you rather be in pictures or take them?

  • take them! i love taking photos so much. always have.. back in the day i would typically take around 150 photos of people on the weekends. i have some seriously large photo bucket albums of those shenanigans.

4) Why do you blog?

  • i love to write. i used to write short stories when i was a kid. rambling is the best.. and blogging is the best rambling outlet.

5) Share five websites that you visit regularly…

  • facebook
  • pinterest
  • twitter
  • my banking website and the banking website for the company i work for.
  • my google reader to read hundreds of blogs. literally. hundreds.

ha. social media addicted, much?

6) If you could have lunch with one person from your Twitter list who would it be?

  • only one? probably jamie eason.

7) List a few of your favorite snacks.


  • string cheese + clementines
  • cereal
  • the miniature protein cheesecakes that i made up last night. i already ate all six…

8 ) Do you have a pet? If so, what kind?

  • randall bernard the basset hound
  • penelope jane the entlebucher cavalier


9) Which three material possessions would you struggle to live without?

  • iphone
  • laptop
  • car

10) What’s your favorite drink?

  • coffee


11) Do you enjoy cooking?

  • i flipping love cooking. i am debating staying home on a friday night to make more protein cheesecake…


12) Do you have children?

  • human ones? no. and i don’t want any.

13) What are your favorite hobbies?

  • snowboarding
  • being a gym rat


  • blogging
  • playing word games on my phone.. can that be a hobby? i am obsessed.

14) Would you consider yourself to be shy or outgoing?

  • i am not sure i know what shy is.

15) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would you change?

  • my FREAKING COLON. stupid guts.

16) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

  • actor: robert downey jr is a fave. i also really like edward norton.
  • actress: hmm.. nobody really stands out. maybe jane lynch? or julia louis-dreyfus.

17) What’s the coolest thing you’ve done this week?

  • to be honest, this week has been very uncool and stressful. but celebrating my best friend’s birthday on wednesday was definitely the highlight, because she is the coolest.

18) Do you live near your family or far from them?

  • super near. we are talking same town. except for my sister who insists on living in california. sigh.

19) List three of your talents.

  • i can blow bubbles off my tongue.
  • i can say the alphabet backwards.
  • not gonna lie.. i am a damn good cook.

20) What is your greatest attribute?

  • i don’t want to answer that.. so maybe that i am modest? ha. i dunno. you tell me.


that was exciting.


time to refill the cereal bowl.

i think i might stay here and bake…

such a wild child.

Qs pulled from above~

1. what is YOUR greatest attribute?

2. and.. since i am selfish and love foodie ideas.. name a few of your favorite snacks.

xo. janetha g.

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Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather January 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

So fun! I love reading peoples surveys, but don’t really answer them very often. And #12… I dunno I don’t believe you J, you’ll get the fever and you can’t fight the fever!

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

I dunno about that. The more I am around babies, the less I want one.

mary @ what's cookin with mary January 14, 2012 at 11:04 am

Again… ran to the living room to share this comment with B. We BOTH feel the same way.

Krista January 14, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I’m the same way…no human babies for me, thankyouverymuch. Through all of my 20s, lots of people didn’t believe me when I told them I’ve chosen to NOT have kids…I have no desire–none. Now that I’m almost 32 and still 100% certain I don’t want kids, people are *finally* starting to accept that I wasn’t lying all along. duh. :)

Heather @ Better With Veggies January 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I didn’t realize you guys didn’t want kids at all either – us too!! You definitely need to come snowboarding with us in March, so we can bond over our lack of children aspirations. =)

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Yes! Sounds like a plan :)

Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

You’re so cute!
Hmm greatest attribute would be that I am a good teacher- whether its for either of mythe jobs or for somethingthe small.
favorite snacks? Definitely cereal, smoothies, apples, nuts… this list could be long!

Betty January 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Recipe for your new protein cheesecake, please! :)

My greatest attribute, hmmm that’s hard. I think I’m modest too. Maybe my giving personality, which is also my biggest downfall.. I give too much.

All my snacks are boring right now, I wanna try mama peas Z bars and powercakes pumpkin protein log.. Cant wait to make them.. If I can ever find xathan and guar gum. IMPOSSIBLE to find in Richmond..

Oh anddddd I slept til 2.. And i don’t even feel bad about it either.. I’m not ready for human children yet!

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

It’s coming! I ate all of them so I have to make more so I can take photos haha

Kerryne January 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

That was going to be my question. I need, NEEED that recipe!

Sarah @ The Healthy Diva January 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Sounds like a chilled friday night my friend. My week has been fairly uneventful as well. It’s not the greatest day outside so I’m scoping and contemplating doing the livefit trainer!!! I really need to start holding myself accountable for working out…starting to slide in that department. I’d have to say my greatest attribute would be that I’m a good listener. Favourite snacks are celery with PB& raisins, my paleo banana bread or banana soft serve when the weather is hot (and I’m at home). Oh and PB&J sandwiches….pretty much anything with PB actually!

Melissa January 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Am I the only pervert that saw the clementines and string cheese and snickered because it is totes a penis?

Krystina (Organically Me) January 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm


Liz January 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Oh God, I’m so glad that I’m not the only one.

I readily admit that I totally have a juvenile sense of humor.

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

And I readily admit that it was on purpose.

glidingcalm January 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm

haha YES YES YES. # 49409348940383 why I love Janetha’s blog

Lauren @ Recipes for a Quarterlife January 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm

so glad someone else said something so i wasnt the only perv

Nicole G January 14, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Bwahaha! I was wondering if anyone else noticed that, because I did! So, nope, you’re not the only pervert ;)

Mary (A Merry Life) January 13, 2012 at 8:58 pm

We have the same hobbies! Let’s be friends, k? Oh wait we already are? AWESOME!

Cereal will always and forever be the greatest snack in the world.

Liz January 13, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Did you position the clementines and the string cheese like that on purpose, or do I just have the mind of a 12-year-old boy?

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm

yes. yes i did.

Christie January 13, 2012 at 9:05 pm

1- Maybe my mind is in the gutter, but that string cheese and clementines… an innuendo?
2- I was surprised to hear you don’t want kids at all. Given, I didn’t expect you to start popping em out soon, but I could see you being an amazing Mom someday. Are you & Marshall is agreement and, if so, always felt this way? Are all of your readers shock over this going to turn it into a blog post?! ;)
3- I used to love these random questionnaires. Probably the best thing to come out of Myspace.

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

1. yes
2. i have discussed it before.. can’t remember which post it was.. but kids just are not for me. marshall, either. if i got pregnant it’s not like we would have an abortion. but we aren’t tryin’ to make babies over here. there are enough kiddos in the world already.
3. YES!

Danielle @ D. Sells Seashells January 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I would also love to see the protein cheesecake recipe :)

I’ve made Jamie Eason’s lemon protein squares a bunch of times and they are a favourite of mine

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I will post it soon!

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 13, 2012 at 9:17 pm

As for you picking Jaime E, I could totally see the two of you chatting it up over protein-packed lunches.

And you not wanting kids?! Ok you are SO CLOSE with your family…and your nieces and nephews and bend over backwards for your fam and are so close with Momma B…I am actually shocked by this!

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Haha yeah.. kids.. I have mentioned it a few times that we don’t want them. I think it is partially because we do have so many nieces and nephews that we hang out with them, and are set for another couple weeks.. and go home to our dogs ;)

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

2. Have you seen The Santa Clause? There is a giant elf named Bernard.
3. Coffee lovers unite.
4. Do you play Words With Friends? Let’s duel.


1. The fact that I indulge in shameless self-promotion and don’t shut up.
2. If you saw this morning’s post…. that bowl of cereal gorp. Magic.

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

1. which episode?!
2. no
3. YES
4. yes! janetha g

and i did see your post!

Cat @ Breakfast to Bed January 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Best attribute? I can use the f word in the most non-chalant way, you won’t even be sure if you heard what you think you heard.

Fave snack? Seaweed rolled around rice. Addictive.

Janetha January 13, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I think you need to come to blend so I can hear :)

lindsay January 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

if you reply to this tonight, that means you are staying in and cooking. Which i think you should do! hehe.
I am sitting here, its saturday night and just ordered a GF pizza . We are watching the news. Yep, we’re cool.

Greatest attribute? Trying to figure that out. I think it changes daily. ;)

Nataliya @irunforicecream January 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I’m also having a wild Friday night- just woke you from a nap, so that I can do the dishes haha.
Favorite snack: non-fat greek yogurt mixed with coconut flakes, blueberries, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Delicious and it keeps me full for hours!

Sarah January 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

My greatest asset is my husband! Hah, how’s that for cheesy. True though, bless him.

Fave snacks defo PB&J on rice cakes/corn thins, dark chocolate, and nuts and raisins… and chips/nachos as a treat :)

Happy weekend! Hope you have a great one xxx

Sarah January 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Oops, that should be “attribute” not “asset… although I guess they kind of mean the same.

Sarah January 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Freudian slip perhaps… he is a great taxi driver to be fair! :)

Eden January 14, 2012 at 12:10 am

I love you :) I knew most of this about you!

I have one question: why do you like Jamie Eason so much? Is it cause she’s ripped? I don’t mean to be offensive with that question, but I just don’t know what else shes done aside from getting abs of steel.

Janetha @ meals & moves January 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

I’ve looked up to her for years! She was the first fitness professional I really “followed” (before twitter and Facebook) through reading her columns in oxygen and her fitness/food insight various places. She turned her life around and it inspires me and makes me want to be a better person. It would be rad to pick her brain over lunch! Some people like celebs or athletes. I like her.

Eden January 14, 2012 at 12:18 am

Oh I am sure shes way more legit than most celebs!
I’d like to pick your brain over lunch. You can pick my nose if youd like!

Janetha @ meals & moves January 14, 2012 at 12:20 am

I’ll pass on the nose picking but I’ll take you up on lunch:)

Erica January 14, 2012 at 2:04 am

This is such a fun survey!! I didnt want kids for a long time. Then i decided i want one. You are a hood cook! Whatd you end up doing tonight? Fav snacks? Apple or rice cakes and nut butter or popcorn

Elaine January 14, 2012 at 2:54 am

i always name this as a “talent” or something “weird” that i can do if i’m asked that question! how funny :)

favorite snacks: cheese and crackers, nuts, fruit, hummus+anything. i’ve tried to get into the greek yogurt thing, but it smells too much like baby spit up and i just can’t get over it…

Anna January 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

gosh, GREATest attribute?! I think my ability to connect with others?…

Hmm snacks, that is an easier question to answer!…I have been loving Jamie’s turkey muffins, cottage cheese with reduced sugar ketchup, and protein smoothies with banana and blueberries.

nicole@ makinggoodchoices January 14, 2012 at 5:54 am

oo I want this protein cheesecake too! My snacks of late have been hardboiled eggs, protein nut balls, apples. Boring!

Lauren January 14, 2012 at 6:10 am

My greatest attribute is that I think I’m a pretty a good public speaker and I don’t get nervous talking in front of hundreds of people and my favorite snacks are cereal and/or yogurt.

Have a great weekend darling!

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List January 14, 2012 at 6:48 am

You’re kicking my a$$ in Scramble! Every single time. I hate you.

PBJenny January 14, 2012 at 6:50 am

sorry – you distracted me with your mention of dexter. I’m addicted! though I have to agree, this past season was sub-par at best. Dex is just too obsessed with Harrison (rightfully so, I suppose, Harrison IS his son. But Dexter isn’t supposed to feel!) I miss Trinity! What was your favorite season?

julie January 14, 2012 at 7:50 am

1. i’m wondering what you choose.
2. i’m wondering what your protein cheesecake recipe is
3. i’m thinking i wouldn’t want to eat lunch with jamie e because she would judge my choices.

The Delicate Place January 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

i’m so behind but i’m reading :) first, my god i hope 2012 is the year of good health for you janetha! i really really hope they figure out the guts situation as it’s kinda hard to ignore when we have to eat everyday lol. maybe it’s something hormonal? have they mentioned an endocrinologist?

my greatest attribute is probably my determination. honestly, if i have to do something or do it for someone i love it will be completely post haste and to the best of my ability!

my favorite snacks include: hard boiled eggs, things topped with hummus or chunky salsa, raw nuts/seeds, raw fruit of the citrus or berry variety, juice pulp crackers with cayenne, curry & ground flax, half an avocado with some kosher salt, pepper and lime juice/olive oil drizzle. literally could eat bowls of the cado.

Heather (Heather's Dish) January 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

my greatest attribute? i’ve always been told i’m a really encouraging person…so maybe that? i think i’m cool and all but not THAT cool :)

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

i love surveys too – so fun. i might just have to steal this one and do it myself one of these days. i really want to see this protein cheesecake recipe you have up your sleeve! sounds amazing. have a great weekend girl!

Christin@purplebirdblog January 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

My greatest attribute… maybe my perpetual optimism?

Favorite snacks – peanut butter by the spoonful, rice crackers and Laughing Cow wedges, mothereffing Love Crunch granola. I just had two small bowls and am probably going back for a third. They started selling it at our Costco and I’m going to gain 30 pounds.

Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 14, 2012 at 9:39 am

I love all the pictures you post of your pups on instagram. Too freaking cute. My favorite snacks are yogurt, fruit, hummus & crackers or veggies, granola.

Pure2raw twins January 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

haha you wild child!! loved your answers, and yes you are a good cook! look forward to the day you can cook for me :)

favorite snacks, um anything from my bakery, LOL

mary @ what's cookin with mary January 14, 2012 at 11:02 am

When I read that you didn’t want kids I immediately went out to the living room to tell B. I seriously thought we were the only couple who I know of that doesn’t want kids. I honestly have felt so alone as far as those feelings go and have found it to be a very awkward subject to discuss with pretty much most women I know. When I say to people that I’ve never wanted them, they kind of cock their heads to the side, squint their eyes, wrinkle their noses and say ‘Really… awww… that’s too bad. You guys would make such beautiful babies.’ Too bad?? lol What would be too bad is having children when you really don’t want them. Anyway… feels good to know that I’m not the only one!

natasha January 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Attributes…hmmmm, non-judgmental and/or frugal

Snacks….ice cream, popcorn, cereal, fruits and veggies with mustard/ketchup and many more

Did you purposely place those clementines and string cheese to resemble a um….. well you know? (:

Annette@EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 16, 2012 at 11:25 am

pretty sure she did…..


I love snacks! Clementines–but you already knew that. Oranges! Smoothies! YUMM

Fun survey.

Melissa January 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I didn’t know you didn’t want kids. Us either.

Mary Legare Whaley January 14, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I love reading surveys posted by bloggers. It’s fun to learn random facts about people. I’m going to steal this and post it on my blog. My best attribute is probably my self-motivation. Whether it be my ability to visit the gym every day, even after a not-so-great day at work, or my refusal to ever miss a due date or deadline at work, I have a weird drive that I can’t fight. Maybe it’s also a guilty conscience (mainly feeling guilty of letting myself down) but if I set a goal, I have to accomplish it. Snacks? Hmmmm I don’t have anything creative (sorry), usually my go-to snacks are just Luna or Clif Bars. I’m a fan of either. I can get them at Trader Joe’s for $.99, so it’s an easy grab and go always tasty protein boost. Clif makes a few bars with caffeine which are great, natural energy boosters! I didn’t read through all the comments, but I’m assuming you strategically positioned your fruits and cheese intentionally. I “bahaaa-ed” when I saw that.

Krista C. January 14, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Don’t worry, I’m also someone that doesn’t want kids. I never did and I’m now 29 and I still don’t want any kids. I like kids a lot but do not want to have any of my own. I think there are plenty of people already on this overloaded planet and I don’t want to contribute an anklebiter of my own. My long time boyfriend doesn’t have any strong feelings either way. I’m glad to see so many other people that don’t want them as well.

Kristin @ STUFT Mama January 14, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Okay, I want the recipe for those protein cheesecakes. Actually, I need the recipe for those. And… Why am I so not surprised about the placement of the string cheese and clementines? You are funny. Nice vision right before I go to bed. Hey, next time you’re in San Diego want to babysit? Maybe it’ll change your mind about kids. Ha ha ha!

Allison January 15, 2012 at 6:38 am

My greatest attribute… No clue and it’s early in the morning, will have to think about that [or ask around haha]!

Fave snacks include cereal mixes, popcorn, turkey and cheese sticks, yogurt, and when on-the-go, a bar [Cliff Mojo or Luna]!

P.S. We got a pup a couple of weeks ago and totes agree that pups are just like children- require tons of attention, but love every moment of it :D

Tina @ Best Body Fitness January 15, 2012 at 6:39 am

And I am sooooo stealing this from you and her now. Love these things! I have a feeling a lot of my answers will be quite similar as a fellow social media and fitness junkie. :)

PS – SO happy I get to see you again in May!!!!!!!

BroccoliHut January 15, 2012 at 7:19 am

Fun questions!
I’m not really sure what my greatest attribute is…can I plead the fifth?
As for favorite snacks, I really love cottage cheese with sunflower butter and jam. Another fave is string cheese + pistachios.

kelsey January 15, 2012 at 11:23 am

can I get a ‘hell yes’ to your answer to #12! I thought I was all alone in this boat.

Heather Montgomery January 15, 2012 at 2:18 pm

your pups are so cute! I would def. die without my laptop.

Nicole, RD January 16, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Your furbabies are adorable! We want kids, but I am so okay with just my furbaby right now!

Mary January 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Nice! Actually my hubs just got the big snip last week, so really no kids ever over here! Just because we are in our 20’s doesn’t mean we don’t know what we want, or don’t want. We have been married for over 10 years, and the thought of having kids has not crossed our minds the whole time!

Sami January 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

HOLD UP. mini protein cheesecakes?! i hope you’ll be posting the recipe! (: mmm!

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