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The Not Superhuman Blogaversary Fiesta

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It’s a party animal. Get it?

I can’t believe this. It’s October 2010. Normally hitting Oct. 1 is anticlimactic for me, but this year it’s right up there with Oct. 31. And that’s saying a lot since I can’t excuse eating 41 mini candies today like I can on Halloween. (Not that I overdo it on Halloween. Psh.)

This year it’s special because I’ve officially been blogging for one year. That’s 365 days. I know.

This is particularly important since, when I started, I figured I’d quit some time around Thanksgiving. I mean, I quit Brownies and ballet growing up, why not blogging?

Well, I proved myself wrong. Take that 2009 Tracey.

Not only have I kept it up, but I’ve enjoyed it. And I enjoy you. And I enjoy knowing that someone somewhere out in this wild Internet world is reading my nonsense. I don’t get it, I just accept it.

So to celebrate (commemorate? memorialize?) this occasion, I thought I’d do a series I’ve cleverly name Blogaversary: The Series. (Seriously, the mind? It Never. Stops. Working.) Anyhow, here’s what you can expect during this edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding series:

1. A trip down Memory Lane. (My Memory Lane, that is. You can take your own trip with your own memories if you want, but I can’t help you with that.) I’ll recap the year without making you snooze (fingers crossed) and link to some of my most favoritest posts ever.

2. Secrets revealed. OK, not really secrets per se but more like some things about me you probably don’t know but might find interesting. Or not. And I promise not to include “I hate onions” on that list because I think most of you got that by now. And if you missed those posts? I HATE ONIONS. There.

3. You questions, answered. More on that later.

4. The contest. Did you seriously think I’d hold a birthday party without goodie bags? (You did? What kind of mother of the birthday blog do you think I am? Seriously people.) The winner will get a Prize Package of Totally Cool Things, which will include a batch of homemade cookies and some beauty product freebies. It may include other things, but you’ll just have to be surprised.

Entering the Blogaversary Contest is easy: Leave a comment here asking me anything you want. It can be about anything—healthy living, blogging, my laundry list of medical problems, the possibility of life on another planet, whatever. (But if you don’t ask a question, you’re not entered. Which is cool. I’ll still love you if you say, “Hi” in the comments.)

You can enter as many times as you like until Thursday, October 14. I’ll announce a winner on Friday.

And just to get us going, here’s how the Q&A might work…

Hey Tracey, now that your most favorite show of all time is over, what do you watch on TV?
First, a moment of silence for Lost.

So, it’s over and the networks are busy trying to serve us crap and call it Lost-like. Mm hm. The only thing that even comes close is Fringe. So I watch that …

… and, ya know, other shows that leave me disappointed. (I’m looking at you Bones. You should be ASHAMED of that pathetic storyline.)

If you were a secret agent, what would be your weapon of choice?
You know, I always go back and forth on this one. Nun chucks are obviously cool, fun, and useful—a triple threat. But then again, I’d hope I was the kind of agent who could take a guy out with her bare hands. So I’ll go with that.

Butter pecan or mint chocolate chip ice cream?
Neither. Chocolate chip cookies.

See? Not so hard. So go ahead and ask away…

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1 Alex @ IEatAsphalt { 10.12.10 at 7:58 am }

What was your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia? And which city has better food, Philly or DC?


2 Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) { 10.12.10 at 8:08 am }

Where do you work again? I should know this. Shame on me.


3 Estela @ Weekly Bite { 10.12.10 at 8:12 am }

Happy Blogaversary!!

Hmmmm, what question shall I ask….

If you could eat one food for every meal for the rest of your life, what would it be. (And it can’t be pizza) ;)


Tracey Reply:

You know me too well, because I was about to say: Of course, pizza.


4 charlotte { 10.12.10 at 8:28 am }

Happy Blogiversary! My q: Have you ever tried meditation? Has it helped at all with your pain management?


5 Wei-Wei { 10.12.10 at 8:33 am }

If you WERE superhuman, how would you help this world?


6 FoodFitnessFreshair { 10.12.10 at 9:00 am }


I’m going to ask you, what’s your favorite restaurant from Philly?


7 gio { 10.12.10 at 9:08 am }

My question is : what is your favorite cookbook and your favorite recipe in it?


8 Amy B @ Second City Randomness { 10.12.10 at 9:46 am }

If you could participate in any illegal activity you wanted, what would it be and why?


Tracey Reply:

Ha ha … love this.


9 Heather C { 10.12.10 at 10:17 am }

How do you find the time to blog everyday? Do you write several blogs over the weekend for during the week or do you really write one a day?


10 Ashley S { 10.12.10 at 10:21 am }

If you were on deathrow, what would your last meal be? :)


11 Heather (Heather's Dish) { 10.12.10 at 10:37 am }

happy blogiversary! if you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life what would it be?


12 The Man { 10.12.10 at 10:46 am }

In your opinion, who is the best looking man on earth?


13 Lauren { 10.12.10 at 10:49 am }

Happy blogaversary!

My question is: can I enter this contest from Canada?

I guess that’s cheating, since the question isn’t really about you, but I thought I should clarify before I ask my real question (aka the one that I haven’t thought of yet).


Tracey Reply:

Yes, my northern friends can enter, but you probably won’t get cookies. (Because I’m not entirely sure you can ship baked goods over the border.) If a Canadian wins, she’ll get something equally as awesome but not perishable.


Lauren Reply:

Awesome! Good call on the cookies. Sending perishables internationally probably wouldn’t end well.

My question for you is: what is your greatest fear and/or phobia?


14 Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana { 10.12.10 at 10:56 am }

If you were in a 20ft by 20ft room with 12 cobras, what would be your weapon of choice?

(My friend asks everyone idea why)


eatmovelove Reply:

LOL – what a creative (and crazy whuttt?!) question! :)


15 Jen { 10.12.10 at 11:52 am }

Happy blogaversary! What are you reading now? I just finished the Hunger Game Trilogy because you recommended it! I LOVED LOVED LOVED it! SO, thanks! Now, I need more books…


16 AlaskanAlison { 10.12.10 at 12:38 pm }

If you could go back to college and study something different, anything you want, without paying for it, what would you study?


17 Ameena { 10.12.10 at 12:57 pm }

Happy Anniversary! I thought you’ve been blogging much longer than 1 year!

My question is – if you could do anything career-wise what would you do?


18 jessica { 10.12.10 at 2:11 pm }

did i read that you live in DC? i used to live there and really miss it. what do you do there?

… or, if you dont’ live there, i recommend you visit. it seriously has so much more to offer than just monuments and museums.


19 Teri [a foodie stays fit] { 10.12.10 at 3:20 pm }

Happy Bloggy Anniversary!

Question: Which holiday has the best candy? Please settle this eternal, internal debate for me.


20 eatmovelove { 10.12.10 at 6:34 pm }

Oh oh oh I LOVE this!!

Happy Blog-aversary! I think mine passed without notice ;)

BUT – I want to know:

If you could be on any reality show (Dancing With The Stars, Survivor, Big Brother) – which would would it be?!!? …(and don’t say Jersey Shore – drinking with that Snooki ;) )


21 Kat { 10.12.10 at 10:37 pm }

Happy Blogaversary, lady! So much changes in a year!

If you could be a purse, what style/label would you be?


22 katie { 10.12.10 at 10:48 pm }

Hmmm..what was a time in your life when you felt the Lord working THE MOST!?!? thats a cool question for me to think about too!!!


23 Diane Fit to the Finish { 10.13.10 at 12:04 am }

Happy Blog Versary!! What’s the scariest thing that ever happened to you?


24 Thetreadmilldiaries { 10.13.10 at 6:42 am }

Happy Blogaversary! Good for you for sticking with it for a full year. Looking forward to reading more.

Question- what’s your favorite post from the last year and why?


25 Alex @ IEatAsphalt { 10.13.10 at 8:19 am }

What does the Man think about being on your blog? Is he okay with it, does he ever protest? Does he know we scheme about him throwing up?


26 Alex @ IEatAsphalt { 10.13.10 at 11:53 am }

Also, if you were given a million dollars but had to give it away, what would you do with it? Would you give it to a charity? To research? Your alma mater?


27 Jessica F { 10.13.10 at 12:44 pm }

Where is one place where you are utterly and completely happy and content with the world? (You know, that golden place that makes your soul smile?)


28 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) { 10.13.10 at 2:37 pm }

What’s your dream vacation destination?


29 Maren { 10.13.10 at 2:52 pm }

What an awesome post! And I love today’s too! I just started reading your blog not that long ago, so it’s nice to see some of your favorite posts!

I am wondering if it feels good to have your feet sit in ice water? That may seem like a dumb question, bc when I do that, it burns like crazy….but how does it feel for you? Happy One Year of Blogging!


30 Alex @ IEatAsphalt { 10.14.10 at 7:55 am }

Do you always wear black? I’ve noticed a lot of that lately.


31 jessica { 10.14.10 at 11:35 am }

COOOOKIES! did i hear COOKIES? count this is as an entry


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