20 Questions

I saw this survey on Kelly’s blog and thought it was fun.

So, I thought I would share my answers today. . .

1. What’s your whole name?

Katie Elizabeth Thompson.

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My maiden name was Bushnell – yup like the binoculars, nope, not related to the guy that invented them.  .. or to Candace Bushnell who wrote Sex in the City. #fail. And the other thing I love is that my name is Katie – not Catherine or Kathleen. . .

2. Are you named after anyone?

I might be named after my Dad’s dog. Her name was Katy Dog. And while our names are spelled differently. . . my Grandparent’s still spell my name like the dogs. . . #fail Winking smile 

3. Do you have any siblings?

Yup – Jenny (on the left)  is 3 1/2 years older. She is a college professor at UWEC in the religion department and my little sister, Laura (in the middle), is 6 years younger and she is an RN in Labor and Delivery.


4. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in St. Paul, MN.

5. What activities did you do in high school?

Swim team, track, and band – flute #ftw.

6. Where did you go to college?

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Go Bluegolds. And yup, I have no idea what a “bluegold” is. . . maybe a bird?

7. What activities did you do in college?

Swim team. President of the chemistry club. #nerdalert

8. What did you study in college?

Double major in biochemistry and molecular biology with a minor in Spanish, which Scott thinks is hilarious because I can barely speak it now. . .

9. What was your first job out of college?

Right out of college, I went to medical school at Des Moines University.

From my first day of medical school with my good friend, Joe.


10. What kind of music do you like?

Country. Keith Urban or Brad Paisley or Carrie Underwood are my favs.


11. What’s one hobby that you’d like to take up?

I’d love to be good at tennis. I like to play but hate to lose.

12. What did you think you wanted to be when you grew up?

It’s totally boring, but I’ve wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember.


13. What’s the biggest project on your to-do list right now?

Selling our current house, moving into a new house, and getting our family back under one roof.

14. Do you have any irrational fears?

Snakes. And Canadian Geese – those suckers will try to peck out your knee caps. Seriously.

15. Have you ever traveled outside the country? If so, where and when?

Mexico for study abroad in college. Costa Rica for an exchange program in high school. St. Lucia for our honeymoon.


16. When’s your next vacation and where are you going?

Las Vegas in October for a medical conference but I am taking Laura and Scott with me so it will be part vacation too. . . Planning a big family trip to Key West next winter too.

17. Do you speak any other languages?

Spanish. Scott – stop laughing.. . . see above. Winking smile 

18. What’s one talent that you wish you had?

I wish I could sing. But I can’t. So I don’t. You’re welcome.

19. What’s something that you wish you did more of?

Cooking/trying new recipes. I just wish it didn’t take so much time or money sometimes..  .

20. If you weren’t in your current job, what would you want to be doing?


Hmmmm professional Abby snuggler. Does that count? Or cupcake taster? That would be pretty sweet. pun intended. . . I would probably want to be a full time fitness instructor/personal trainer. I teach BODYPUMP because I love it and it would be nice to do it full time and get paid good money for it. But, thankfully, I love being a doctor and I can teach BP on nights and weekends, so it all works out.

Your turn – pick your favorite question and tell me your answer!! Smile

Linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud!


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27 Responses to 20 Questions

  1. Nicole

    I totally agree with you on geese. I also hate turkeys. The are ugly and prehistoric looking and I am afraid they will fly up and peck out my eyes. There is a family of them that live on the grounds at work….so much scareds.

  2. Yay! Great minds think a like – I posted this same survey today too 🙂 Love getting to know other bloggers more!
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  3. Power to the flute!! I played in high school also. 🙂
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  4. I love the flute! I think it sounds so beautiful.
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  5. Ugh I hate geese! They’re everywhere in Pittsburgh (especially on running trails). Hate them! I’m also afraid of squirrels. They’re the worst.
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  6. I don’t think I knew your middle name was Elizabeth! But I do remember a convo between us about geese… Running through those things in Minneapolis was terrifying. I would literally scream out loud if I encountered those beasts. Scariest birds ever.
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    • KT

      Hmmmm I don’t know if I know your middle name? And geese are TERRIBLE here. You have an extra bedroom for me in Florida in the new house, right?

  7. Loved this survey! I would love to visit St. Lucia sometime, I’ve heard it’s beautiful! And yes to snakes being the WORST.
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  8. My name is just Katie too– my mom was very adamant about that! 🙂

  9. I love reading these and learning more about people! Las Vegas and
    Key West sound amazing right about now! 🙂
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  10. YAY for band!!!! Bahahaha Clarinet player right here!!! Whoop whoop go woodwinds!! hahaha
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  11. Haha I just did this survey the other day and I was named after a dog, too! 🙂 Glad to know that I’m not the only one. I also was a band geek and played the flute. I miss it sometimes!

  12. This was a fun post to read!
    We don’t have any vacations planned, unless we count flying back to MN for 10 days next month (which I’m SUPER excited about). I don’t think we’ll be going anywhere too fun for a while with this baby coming 😉
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  13. Ah! I didn’t know you went to DMU for med school! I’ve had lots of friends attend there. Love these surveys and the things we learn.
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  14. This was so much fun to read. The best part? Finding out you went to school in Eau Claire. My father grew up there and he and my mother met there at school. I have deep connection to that city. I love you. haha! We’re like sisters. haha!
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  15. Hi Katie! So fun! I created this survey a few weeks ago and I LOVE that it’s making the rounds around the blog world. I enjoy getting to know you more, and would like to let you know I was a fellow band nerd. Yay for the flute! I also played the piccolo and marimba and dabbled in the dance team and indoor guard. Basically full-service hahaha. And I think it’s awesome you have BODYPUMP teaching as a hobby, because it’s a great break from your role as a DOC. Happy Thursday!! (Here’s the original survey — http://aladygoeswest.com/2015/03/26/a-20-question-get-to-know-me-better-survey/)
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    • KT

      How did I miss that you made that survey? I totally read it on your blog too! It was super fun to do – thanks for thinking of it!!