What’s Your Favorite App?

Hi there! I’ve got a funny story to share with you today… I’ve only told it in person previously, so I hope it transfers to text in a way that still makes it funny 😉

A few weeks ago, a new indoor cycling company reached out to me to say they are coming to Boston (I know, another new cycling studio?! I’ll take it!) and asked if I was interested in answering some questions so that they could do a spotlight on me on their blog. I thought this was a pretty cool opportunity, so I quickly said “yes, please! Send me the questions!”.

They sent me the questions as well as some examples from other cities they’ve opened in; what they do is each time they open in a new city, they reach out to various bloggers/fitness professionals in the city to do a spotlight on them, asking them all their favorite things about the city. I was so excited to answer the questions, although kind of nervous, too, because I wanted to make sure I had the “best” answers, which can be hard to come up with when you’re specifically asked them, right? Ask me my favorite place to grab a drink or dinner offhandedly in casual conversation and I’d answer with surety. But when I have time to think about the answer and know it will be published, I second guess myself. In order to make sure I had the “best” answers, I went over them with RM.

It was awesome because every response he suggested matched what I had put! Love that. So, we kept going. Here are some examples of the questions:

“Favorite date night spot” (Eastern Standard)
“Best drink spot” (DRINK or Eastern Standard)
“Best outdoor area” (Piers Park in East Boston)
“Where you frequent with your girlfriends” (Barcelona in the South End or Anthem near Quincy Market)
“Favorite workout song” (Pray to God by Calvin Harris, Ft. HAIM)

… and then this one came: “Favorite app”

So, I ask the question to RM, thinking in my head that he was DEFINITELY going to nail this one… and he goes “Ohh, Facebook or that Instagram thing or something”. My facial expression immediately dropped and RM asked what I put.

My response? Shrimp cocktail

I had though “app” was an abbreviation for appetizer not application… clearly I’m obsessed with food! But, it gets better. When I explained to him that I struggled with the response, we both lost it. My inner dialogue went something like this “hmm shrimp cocktail. But I really love oysters, too. Should I put that? But quesadilla’s are so good, too, but not very healthy. I guess I’ll put shrimp cocktail.” So not once was there EVER a thought in my head that APP meant application, not appetizer. To say we both got a kick out of it is an understatement… even as we were going to bed we were cracking up.

So, my question to you is:

  • What’s your favorite app?  😉
  • And, when you saw my title were you thinking application or appetizer?

I’m so happy we caught this misunderstanding BEFORE I sent in my responses… that would’ve been so embarrassing had I sent it in with shrimp cocktail listed!

Can’t wait to hear what came to mind first for you- I’m REALLY hoping I’m not alone here…

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13 thoughts on “What’s Your Favorite App?

  1. cindy says:

    I first thought “application” but I prefer your interpretation! My favorite app right now is TwoGrand and my favorite appetizer is the pretzel and beer cheese at Deep Ellum. Cheers!

  2. Fiona MacDonald says:

    I totally saw it both ways!!! ah ah love this story, it’s totally something I would do too!!!! Hard to say what my favourite ‘computer app ‘ is…I would probably say Instagram or FitnessBlender…my favourite appetizer would have to be Calamari..I’d be hard pressed to pass it up on the menu!

  3. Jen @nutcaseinpoint says:

    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH that’s hilarious!! I actually had to re-read it because I had no idea why you’d put shrimp cocktail. Ahaha, so funny! My current favorite app is the fitbit one (since I just got one for mothers day) OH and walmart photo centre has an app so you can wirelessly upload your photos from your smartphone and have them immediately printed in store. Game changer.

    • Burpees to Bubbly says:

      hahaha I’m glad I could shed some laughter your way 🙂 I love the Fitbit app! And that Walmart one sounds awesome- I always go online which can be painfully slow. thanks for the tip!

  4. Suzanne Gagnon says:

    Hi Nick, OF COURSE I was thinking “APP” in terms of appetizer–being the tech-challenged person that I am, and a lover of the food course, I naturally was thinking of something along the line of “starters”. You make me laugh! Mom

  5. Kim says:

    So funny!! When I saw your title I thought apps for my phone.
    However, I love apps to eat – many of them and it is hard to pick one (I would rather have apps than a main dish lots of times!!!).

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