Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. When you were a senior in high school, what career did you think you’d choose? Did you? Why or why not? In high school I thought that I would either be the chief editor of Glamour magazine OR a child psychologist (nice mix, right)? This is going to sound totally tragic, but I actually learned about school psychologists via The Bachelor. Remember Aaron? He picked Helene, a school psychologist from New Jersey. I thought, Helene is cute, I love kids, I can't handle going to school for seven MORE years and I want to be a psychologist. The rest is history.............

2. What one thing about the “real world” did you find most surprising once you were on your own? How fast money goes. When I lived with my parents I scoffed at the idea of spending 15 dollars on a shirt at the local Contempo. Now, I swear-- one hundred dollar bills don't go very far at all.

3. Name 3 things you think your closest friends DON’T like about you? I'm not sure to be honest. Why would I be friends with people that don't like me and/or that don't like things about me? I think that my friends may be annoyed about the fact that I tell it like it is. However, I'd rather have someone be honest with me so I try to live by that rule with my friends. People that are all puppies and rainbows freak me out and it's just not me.

4. In order to sleep, do you need background noise or absolute quiet? I prefer quiet. I can't handle the noise of a humidifier or crickets, but the T.V. drives me batty.

5. Why do you choose to reside in your current city? Yes, you have a choice. The commute is better for my husband- who works in D.C., the houses are cheaper/nicer than where we used to live, there's a lot of bars/restaurants/shopping within minutes, we lucked out and some of our closest friends live about a mile away.

6. Are you close to your parents? I'd say so. We see them at least once a month and I talk to them at least a few times a week. My dad turns 52 today. Happy Birthday, Dad!

7. What is your favorite fiction book? My favorite book is Memoirs of a Geisha. Hands down.

8. Do you enjoy cooking or is it a chore? Now that we've started making menus I enjoy cooking so much more. I like to cook, I just hate deciding what to cook. Luckily for me, my husband loves to cook too and he's a fantastic chef-- so I have an out when I'm not in the mood.

9. Be honest. What one thing would (the majority of) your blog readers be shocked to find out about you? Hmm, I am not sure. I lay most stuff out there. Like I said, I tell it like it is and don't' hold a lot in.

10. If you were given your own national holiday, what would you require people to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Day of You? Would there be a parade? Greeting cards? Fo Sho! All of the above. I celebrate Birthday Month, so why the heck wouldn't I want a national holiday? I envision a BBQ in the summer with strawberry shortcake, crab, lobster, baked potatoes and corn on the cob. I love it.


Alissa said...

I loved this. Oh wow I remember Contempo from jr. high school out here on the west coast. Are they still around?

Anonymous said...

Completely agree- cooking isn't so bad when you know what the plan is. I do weekly plans every Sunday. If I skip a Sunday, it's eggs and pizza all week!