Three Things Thursday

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 | Posted under About Me

Totally snatching this from Stephany and Lisa. They asked a couple questions at the end of their post which I’m including, and then I’m adding a few categories of my own:

Three famous people I want to meet:

1. Oprah

2. Tom Hanks

3. Barack Obama

Three books I love:

1. The Diary of Anne Frank (I’ve read it four times)

2. The Life of Pi

3. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Three U.S. cities I want to visit (to answer Stephany’s question):

1. Nashville

2. Sacramento

3. Pittsburgh

To be honest, I’ve been to most of the major US cities (at least, the ones I care to visit). I would certainly visit a few again… especially Austin, San Francisco, Boston and New York City (duh). But these are cities I want to visit that I have never been to before. The main reason is to see the people I know who live there, not because they are major tourist destinations. Although Nashville would be a little touristy for me because I love country music!

Three favorite ethnic cuisines (to answer Lisa’s question):

1. Indian

2. Thai

3. Ethiopian

Three words I would use to describe myself (also asked by Lisa):

1. Persistent

2. A dreamer

3. Caring

Three things you should know about diabetes:

1. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are different, but they both suck. There is no “worse” kind of diabetes.

2. I don’t just “take a shot” or “watch what I eat.” It’s an all-consuming, day-in-day-out process that will never stop.


Three things I wish I knew how to do:

1. Whistle

2. Ice skate (I’m planning on taking lessons next winter)

3. Drive a manual car (two friends tried to teach me in college and I failed miserably)

Three favorite apps:

1. Lumosity (the games are fun)

2. Period Tracker (I track my cycle because my hormones influence my diabetes management, so I like to know if I should be expecting my period)

3. OpenTable (a great way to find a local restaurant that you won’t have to wait in line for — plus you get points towards restaurant gift certificates!)

Three things I like about Minneapolis:

1. It’s easy to get around

2. Our family and friends

3. The outdoorsy, locavore culture — it definitely does remind me of Portland

Notice how I didn’t say the weather?!


What three things you wish you knew how to do? Do you have any favorite apps I should try?


Comments on this post

  1. Minnesota Nice says:

    Allison if you haven’t already been, you must go to Gandhi Mahal on east Lake Street (actually not too far from Birchwood). They have the absolute best Indian food in town!

    1. Lisa of Lisa's Yarns says:

      Ha, I would think you were delusional if you listed the weather as something you liked about MN. I LOVE Minneapolis but I do not like our weather in general, but I do love summer and fall in Minnesota so hopefully you get nice seasons to make up for the horrible winter!

      3 things I wish I knew how to do – speak French, take better photos, sew so I could do my own hemming. My all time favorite ap is a sleep ap as it’s super interesting to see my sleep quality over time. It’s totally tanked since my move to Charlotte but hopefully I’ll move back soonish so that trend can reverse itself.

      1. Stephany says:

        Woo! So glad you did this. It’s fun. :)

        Let’s see… three things I wish I knew how to do: make small talk effortlessly, run 3 miles without stopping (or wanting to kill myself), and sew.

        Favorite apps… Lisa mentioned Sleep Cycle which I LOVE and it’s the only alarm clock I use. I also use Period Tracker because I have irregular cycles and keeping a log will help me when I talk to my doctor about this, and the Calm app, which is helping me “learn” how to meditate.

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