Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ten on Tuesday!

from (title unknown) by RootsAndRings

1. If given the opportunity, would you choose a mediocre job that paid well or your dream job that paid poorly?
To be honest, I'd probably choose a mediocre job that paid well.  I'm not entirely sure what my dream job would actually be.  Do people honestly know these things? I tend to think that my dream job would be something that paid well, so perhaps my mediocre job would turn into my dream job at some point. 

2. What is your favorite thing about the 4th of July? (For the foreigners: What is your impression of the 4th of July?)
I love the food, I love relaxing, and I love spending time with friends and family.  Plus, the fact that the entire holiday revolves around the outdoors and the pool doesn't hurt. 

3. What's the most random fact you know about American history?
Wow, I don't work well under pressure.  I'll have to get back to you :)

4. What is the best fireworks display you've ever seen?
Probably the fireworks I used to watch when I lived on Marthas Vineyard (I lived/work there for four summers).  There's just something about watching fireworks on the beach (next to a lighthouse) that is incredibly appealing. 

5. Who taught you how to put on makeup?
No one.  My mom doesn't wear a stitch of make up unless I force her to.  I still wish that I could take lessons somewhere. 

6. Have you ever gone through a financial planning process? Tell us about it.
That's funny that this came up-- we have made a budget, but we need more help.  We just signed up and ordered Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class last night- which is a 13 week class on spending, saving and how to get out of debt.  Has anyone tried this-- if so, did you like it?

7. What was your favorite outfit as a kid? Bonus points for pictures.
I had a red oversized sweater that I would wear with leggings.  The leggings were covered in pictures of Marilyn Monroe.  My mom always found us the coolest, funkiest clothes when we were little.  I have a picture somewhere, but it's at my mom's house. 

8. Do you prefer a beach, lake, swimming pool, or no water?
I like to sit by the beach, but swim in a pool.  I'm slightly afraid of crabs snapping at my feet in the ocean and I'm terrified of lakes.  I don't like bodies of water where you cannot see the ground.  When I was little a fish swam by me and grazed my leg and life has never been the same since.  I don't want to swim anywhere where fish hang out, snapping turtles snap, and/or where water snakes live. 

9. Do you recycle? If not, why?
No, but I should.  I always did growing up, but my neighborhood does not make recycling convenient.  That's not a good excuse though. 

10. What are your thoughts and feelings about the Twilight Saga?
Obsessed.  If I didn't marry my husband, I would stalk out Edward in a second.