A’in some Q’s

So. I’ve got some Q’s that need A’in’ so today, on this marvelous Thursday, I’m gonna do just that.

1. Where the hell have you been?
I’ve been barracading myself in my temporary office at LSU. Between studying, teaching, working, working out, and attempting to sleep every once in awhile, I actually have no idea what is going on ever. I found myself asleep on top of my dryer last night for a quick nap before I woke up and read more chapters for class. In case anyone’s interested, your laundry room is a fantastic place to nap.


Right you are.

2. You started running. How do you know when to run, how far to run, etc?
I started doing the Couch to 5K program which has a free app for iPhone (and Android, I believe). I’m very lucky that the developers of this app not only integrated a music component that uses my own music, but also a cheery lady  voice that reminds me when it’s time to jog and time to walk.
It also has an automatic status update available for you when you finish your workout for the day to let your facebook friends and twitter followers know when you finish your day. Because, you know, if you can’t tweet about it/facebook about it then it didn’t actually happen.

3. What classes do you teach?
I teach undergraduate jogging, weightlifting, and principles of conditioning. Those poor students.

4. I bet you’re the nicest teacher ever.
Most of my students would disagree.

5. How’s the nutrition thing going?
It’s going well. It’s been a little harder since school started since I spend so little time at home, but it’s still going. I’m hoping to have an awesome photo session in a month and a half to keep my motivation up.

6. After the CrossFit games, is Camille still your favorite girl athlete?
Uh, yes. I would never abandon Cammie. But it should also be noted that I met Jenn Jones at regionals, she trains at coaches in Houston, and she’s one of the nicest athletes ever. I was cheering her on so hard and I’m so happy that she placed as high as she did. Definitely one of my new favorites.

7. When do you go to the gym now?
Whenever I can. I recently started going back to 5 am class and loved it. I missed it so much. All of my RSCF family is so great, but there’s something about 5 am that’s unbeatable for me. Maybe it’s because we’re all nuts. Whatevs.



8. Are you really competing at Battle of the Fittest in Alexandria this weekend? RX or Scaled? Can I come talk to you?
Yes, I really am. I’m competing with my friend Nicole in the scaled division (Southern BarBELLEs, what’s up!) and I’m super excited/nervous about it. And OF COURSE you can come talk to me. Kidding me? You would make my day. Fo’ reals.

9. Did you find a boyfriend yet?
No. I am developing a questionable and potentially unhealthy relationship with my daily planner AND my Research Methods book.

10. What are you studying in school and when do you graduate? What the heck are you gonna do when you graduate?
I am a graduate student in the Department of Kinesiology at LSU. I focus on Sports Pedagogy and Psychology with an additional focus on strength and conditioning and integrated rehabilitation. This is a lot of words to say: I teach people to pick up heavy things and put them down in order to make their lives better (hopefully). My research focuses on the role of physical and nutritional education in low income neighborhoods. I graduate (God willing) in August of 2014. After graduation, I’m planning on moving back to Texas and securing a position as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. That’s all, of course, dependent on me actually–you know–graduating.

And I’m off to read for Methods and wait patiently until my class starts at 4:30…or maybe I’ll end up taking an involuntary nap.


Thanks for letting me know that my real face looks like a zombie

Who was the last person to kiss you on the cheek?
My mama before I left Texas last time. She left red kiss marks on my right cheek. So adorable.

What does your last outgoing text say?
“I just get cold! I start shivering and my teeth start chattering. I’m from Texas. I’m not used to this!”

How was your day, overall?
It just kinda started, so far so good. Although it’s state testing and my kids are going stir crazy. Rarely a good thing.

Have you kissed someone more than once in 2013?
Yes.

Where were you Friday night at 10 pm?
I can’t even remember last Friday night at 10 pm. Which gives you a good indication of what it was like and what I was doing.

If you married the last person you texted, what would your last name be?
Quartana

Who did you talk to before you fell asleep?
My adorable Mama!

How often do you hold back what you want to say?
Absolutely never. If I want to say something, I’m sayin’ it, dammit.

It’s 2 in the morning and you get a text message, who is it most likely?
These days? No one. I’m too old to be getting booty calls.

Ever cried while you were on the phone with someone?
Kidding me? Who cries? Not this girl.

Who did you last ride in a car with?
Jason.

When someone says, “we need to talk”, what runs through your head?
“We are already talking. How silly that you’d tell me we need to talk when it’s already happening.” Then, “aw shit, what did I do now?”

How do you know the last male you talked to?
He’s one of my seniors and today is his absolute last day of high school classes.

Remember the first time you kissed the last person you kissed?
Yes, I do.

Did your last kiss take place on a bed?
No, it didn’t.

Are any of your friends so close to you that you consider them family?
Absolutely. My family has grown exponentially with the addition of my friends.

Are you good at giving directions?
Moderately good at it. Assuming I know where I am and where the person asking me wants to go.

What does your mom call you?
Baby girl. Babycakes. Aislinn Alysse. Pendeja.

Are you wearing makeup right now?
Yes, unfortunately. I wasn’t, but then all my students were like, “Miss Herrera, what’s wrong? You look so tired.” so I put some on. Thanks, kiddos, for letting my know that my real face looks like a zombie.

Have you ever been nice to someone who treated you like crap?
No. For what? 

Can you recall the last time you liked someone a lot?
Yes.

Are you nice to everyone?
Initially. 

What does your last wall post on facebook say?
“Ok, because you are the only person I know that loves Nashville as much as I do…please tell me you watched it last night? So awesome. I woke the girls up for a split second at the end when I yelled out, ‘it’s about freakin’ time!’

Is it hard for you to be happy for someone else?
Not at all. If you like it, I love it.

How do you normally wear your hair?
These days? Down and straight. Unless I’m lazy. Then it’s up in a ponytail. Straight. Or curly. Or however I thought would take the least amount of effort.

Are you a righty or a lefty?
A righty. 

When was the last time you felt like you were unhappy?
Uh, when I realized there is still a month of school left?

Do you own a pair of handcuffs?
I don’t.

Do flying bugs creep you out?
Not at all. Unless they’re close to me. And then I stare at them, freak out, and run around the room/area flailing my arms to get away from them. Terrorists.

Would you ever be in a long-distance relationship?
I would.

Do lemons sound appealing to you at the moment?
Absolutely. I love lemons. I like to peel them and eat them whole. I also have no regard for the quality of the enamel on my teeth, obviously.

Sleep in total darkness?
I don’t know what the question is here.

What piercings do you have?
11. Mostly on my ears. One in my tummy.

Your glass is half empty or half full?
My glass is always full. Half air, half bourbon. Whatever gets me through the day, right?

Are frogs cute or gross?
Freakin’ adorable is what frogs are. In fact, one day, I hope to kiss a prince and wind up with a frog. Best day ever.

Do you wish you were born in a different century?
Yes. I also wish I was a Spartan. No, seriously.

So what you’re saying is…I can’t be a rapper when I grow up?

Remember back in the Myspace days when people used to complete surveys about themselves and post them on the “bulletin board” for their friends to fill out? No? Oh.

That’s okay. I’m pretty sure only me, Brittany, and our friend Ed ever used to do them.

But we loved them and they were a good way to get to know you friends and learn random things about them. So since that’s what y’all want, that’s what y’all get!

First and Middle Name?
Aislinn Alysse

What’s the wallpaper on your cell phone?
The GetRX’d logo, courtesy of Mike Lian and a drunken night at the bar.

Are you allergic to anything?
Fish. Or I was as a kid. I don’t know if I still am…mainly because I’m too afraid to test it. I mean, what kind of death is that?

Is there someone/something you want?
This is clearly a  loaded question. I would really love some beef jerky, though.

What’d you do yesterday?
Worked, took a new employment drug test, completed new hire paperwork, cleaned house, attempted (read: thought about it, but didn’t) to start packing.

Are you bipolar?
No. Well, maybe sometimes. Nah, no, I’m not.

Do you and your exes have a good relationship?
I generally don’t continue to have relationships with my exes. When it’s over, it’s over.

Where would you wanna go on a date?
Somewhere low key and relaxed. Also somewhere where they serve cheese fries.

Ever been kissed under fireworks?
Yes. Quite underwhelming, if you ask me.

What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Their hands, every time.

Do you have a nickname?
Yes, a lot of people call me Ace, even though it’s my least favorite. I am liking this new one that’s starting to stick: Tex. 

Say something totally random about yourself.
“Something totally random about yourself.”

First thing you’ll save in a fire?
At my house? My booksack. It’s got all my important things in it.

Are you comfortable with your height?
I have no choice but to be comfortable with it. I haven’t grown since 5th grade.

How tall are you?
5 feet tall. 

Do you speak any other language than English?
Spanish. Spanglish. Hebbronvillian. Whatever you call that.

Have you ever lost anyone really close to you?
Unfortunately, yes. Fortunately for me, I gained a wonderful guardian angel.

What’s something that really annoys you?
Everything on any given day. Mostly, when people don’t use correct English. Also, leggings as pants.

Do you have a celebrity crush?
Yes. Lucas Black. I love him. Seriously, IN LOVE with him. Anyone wanna do me a solid and hook me up? No?

What is behind you?
A super awesome drawing of a Dia de los Muertos skull that one of my students drew for me. My kiddos are talented!

Have you ever honestly thought you were gonna die?
A couple of times. Mainly anytime I disobeyed my parents and they found out.

What are you wearing?
Black slacks and a teal/lace shirt. Biz cas, yo.

What color is your hair?
I don’t know, actually. Dark brown? But I’m growing my real color out so it’s doing this weird natural ombre thing. So thankful that ombre is the thing right now.

What color are your eyes?
Brownish green. Like a swamp. But without the alligators…usually.

Favorite sport to watch?
College football. Naturally. I’m from Texas.

Favorite alcoholic drink?
Vodka tonic with lemon.
Bloody mary with extra tabasco and bacon.
Colorado bulldog if I’m feeling like a sweet drink.

Favorite non-alcoholic drink?
DIET COKE. But I’m mostly drinking water these days.

Have you ever been in love?
Yes. It was a moderately short trip and I went unwillingly. Thankfully, that vacation is over.

Favorite holiday?
Christmas. I love everything about it! Everything is more beautiful at Christmas time.

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