FAQ (Part 1)!

FAQ’s… (part 1)

I do have an FAQ page, but here are some more questions that I get a lot.  I’m only going to tackle a few of these today, because I want to elaborate on #2 :)

1.  What is a kabocha?


Check out my two recent posts: “what is kabocha?” and “neon green oat bran“. I love kabocha.

2.  How did you and Bobby meet?


(Ithaca, NY – November 2005.  He’s going to kill me for posting this pic.  He needed a haircut.)

Bobby and I met in September of 2005. We were both sophomores and lived in the same dorm on the same floor. The first time I saw Bobby I thought he was ridiculously cute. Kind of exotic looking (he’s half Japanese), tall, and lanky. We were playing this terrible card game (Phase 10) and I was so bored that I left after 10 minutes. The only reason I stayed those 10 minutes was because I wanted to flirt with him.

A few weeks later, Bobby and a few friends were going around knocking on doors to see if people wanted to go to a party. So I went. We ended up drinking and partying together for a few weeks, and developed a close friendship.  We would stay up late in the lounge, just talking and hanging out, and we’d fall asleep out there and wake up the next day sprawled on the couches.

On December 3, 2005 we had our first kiss, and we’ve been together ever since.  What’s cool is that my younger brother, Rob, and Bobby’s younger sister, Tina, share that same birthday – December 3!

We lived in the same dorm again as juniors, and then senior year (I graduated early, in December of that year – 07) we shared a teeny 2-room suite in Collegetown.  I moved out to California in February of 2008, and he joined me in June.  We had a crappy apartment for the first year, but we just moved into a much nicer place last week.  Our 3.5 year mark is coming up in 1 month and 2 days!

3. How long have you been practicing yoga?


This is a tough question!  The first yoga class I ever took was at a summer camp I did back in high school (I was probably a freshman?  2001?). I did a few random classes over the next 6-7 years.  Sometime in fall 2007 I downloaded an hour-long yoga video that I started doing sporadically (1-2 times a week, then not for a few weeks, etc…).

It wasn’t until this past fall (2008) that I started doing yoga regularly (almost every day).  The video that got me into it was Tom Morley’s Cardio Yoga on Exercise TV.  Then I found yogadownload.com and it snowballed from there.  You can find more of my favorites on my yoga page.

Prior to being a yogi I was a ballerina (10 years) and I also dabbled in tap and jazz.  I’ve done pilates off and on since the beginning of high school as well.  I think all of these factors contributed to my flexibility and how I was easily able to jump into yoga.  If you’re not flexi yet – keep trying!  Yoga is really amazing and it does wonders (body and mind).

To actually answer the question – I have done yoga occasionally for 8 years (since 2001), but regularly for only about 7 months (since October 2008).

Keep the questions coming! I have a few more lined up, but I’m always game to answer more.

22 Comments on FAQ (Part 1)!

  1. Jen
    1 May, 2009 at 1:46 pm (7 years ago)

    I loveee knowing more about bloggies! You and Bobby are so, so cute! That’s a lot like how me and the BF met. Haha :)

    Can’t wait for more FAQ answers!

  2. FoodsThatFit
    1 May, 2009 at 1:47 pm (7 years ago)

    This post makes me want to get more into yoga. I really struggle with it, but seeing how flexible you are from it and realizing how unflexible I am has me thinking about it A LOT!! Lov the Faq’s…keep them coming!!!

  3. Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    1 May, 2009 at 1:49 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m so happy to know more about you…its hard to decide which is your bigger LOVE: Bobby or yoga? I guess you don’t have to choose, there’s room for both of them!

  4. Meg Wolff
    1 May, 2009 at 2:59 pm (7 years ago)

    I loved reading this!

  5. Jenny
    1 May, 2009 at 3:18 pm (7 years ago)

    Love the FAQs! I danced for 10 years as well (ballet) and I always feel so invigorated from yoga and pilates classes…I definitely being a dancer has something to do with it!

    Cute story about you and Bobby, I love hearing how people meet! :)

  6. K
    1 May, 2009 at 3:19 pm (7 years ago)

    I LOVE your FAQs!! You are yoga superwoman with that pose! Gotta love being flexible :)

  7. Run Sarah
    1 May, 2009 at 3:50 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, you are awesome at Dhanursana…I just learned that this week and I love it :) You and Bobby = cute couple!

  8. polly
    1 May, 2009 at 4:16 pm (7 years ago)

    hi lovely Maggie!!!

    Your bow pose is as beautiful as YOU!

    I actually love Bobby’s hair! 😉 Cute!

    So fun to catch up with you, you are always such an encouragement to me. Many hugs, my friend. XOXO

  9. coco
    1 May, 2009 at 6:42 pm (7 years ago)

    love to know more about you and your love story! oh…. I think i began to practice yoga at the same time than you! :) We should do yoga together sometime :)
    I have thousands of question I’d ask, can I?
    for example:
    1. best book you’ve ever read. why?
    2. best movie you’ve seen lately. why you liked it?
    3. Does Bobbie read your blog?
    I could go on!!! 😀

  10. Sharon
    1 May, 2009 at 9:32 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh wow, awesome!! Totally love this! And awwwh, you and Bobby!!1

  11. Alisa - Frugal Foodie
    1 May, 2009 at 9:45 pm (7 years ago)

    Aw, that is such a great story! And congratulations on the new place!

  12. clare
    1 May, 2009 at 10:34 pm (7 years ago)

    AWWWW! so cute so cute.

    i have a question. for a person who is terrified of raw fish, what would be the “safest” sashimi for that person to try first?

  13. annie
    1 May, 2009 at 10:37 pm (7 years ago)

    you and bobby are so cute together

  14. Sophia
    1 May, 2009 at 11:37 pm (7 years ago)

    what a sweet relationship you have with bobby! that’s LONG! you guys must really know each other!
    btw, you CAN come to Singapore, because they all speak English here! in fact, the first language is English! so get your butt down here girl!
    question: Which is your fav cuisine?

  15. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    2 May, 2009 at 7:51 am (7 years ago)

    Yes, I will totally try your neon green oats…kabocha can be my new food this week as part of Katie’s challenge.

    So fun to learn more about you. I think both you and Bobby are ridiculously cute. :)

  16. Lara (Thinspired)
    2 May, 2009 at 11:07 am (7 years ago)

    Hi Maggie! Fun FAQ’s. I’m interested to know a little more about your macrobiotic journey..what advice would you have for someone wanting to dab into it? What first steps might you advise them to take to get started incorporating more macrobiotic concepts?

  17. Pearl
    2 May, 2009 at 6:17 pm (7 years ago)

    yaaay love the FAQ! you and bobby are adorable :)

  18. Peggy (Mom)
    3 May, 2009 at 11:29 am (7 years ago)

    Brought home my first Kabocha yesterday! Can’t wait to try it.

  19. The Dainty Pig
    3 May, 2009 at 3:03 pm (7 years ago)

    great post maggie! you and bobby are just too cute :)

  20. auge
    12 March, 2010 at 4:16 pm (6 years ago)

    You are a great looking couple! Does Bobby work?

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