Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ten on Tuesday (48)

1. Growing up, what was one favorite item that you had to have with you at all times?
Every night I slept with my teddy bear, Ozzy and my doll, Alicia.  I couldn't sleep without them. Ever. Until I was like married. Ha.

2. Being an adult, what is one favorite item that you have to have with you at all times, and what happens if you do not have it with you? Do you lose your sanity or just go back home to get it?
Chapstick. It is pathetic how addicted I am.  I am ONLY addicted to Bonne Bell and it's the ONLY kind that will work for me.  I'm going to be the 90 year old grandma with the sparkly bubble gum flavored chapstick.  God forbid Bonne Bell ever go out of business. I'd die.

3. Where is your favorite place to be to just hide away from everything and breathe for a moment?
My house.  Either the top floor or the middle floor. I'll banish the husband to the man cave if I need a moment.

4. What is your favorite thing about your partner? (If you don't have a partner, then someone who is very close and will always be in your life)
He's adorable. He's funny. He's thoughtful (i.e., brings random flowers, random swedish fish, has written a cute poem for me) and he is so damn hardworking. 

5. What is your favorite thing about your job? (If you don't have a job, then what is your favorite thing that you do during your day?)
MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY!

6. What is your favorite lesson that your parents taught you growing up? Looking back, is it something that you want to use to teach your children when they reach that age?
That life isn't always fair and that you have to work for what you have. We grew up in an upper middle class area most of our lives.  Our house was significantly bigger than 99% of my friends, but my parents NEVER-- I mean NEVER-- would give us more than 5 dollars for anything.  We all worked from the time that we were 14 (babysitting) on.  If we wanted to go to the movies and to the Eat n Park for dinner with our friends, my parents would give us 5 dollars.  We would have to use our own money for everything else (and lets face it-- even in 1998 movies weren't 5 dollars).  If we wanted new jeans or a new dress, we had to buy it.  It was so frustrating when we were kids because our friends would get 20 dollars at a time on top of their allowances.  That's just the way it was though, and it helped me to value money and helped me to realize that you have to work hard for what you get.
 
Our parents DID pay us for grades and I fully intend to do that as well.  We NEVER got an allowance but all three of us graduated with almost all A's and AT LEAST a 3.5 average.  If money will motivate you to study and do your homework, then I'm all for it.  My parents gave us 50 dollars for each A and 25 dollars for each B.  We had to pay them 15 dollars for a C, 25 Dollars for a D, and 35 dollars for an F.

7. What is your favorite song, that will always bring a smile to your face and make you think of something happy?
Most fun pop songs put a smile on my face. Plus, our wedding song always will as well.

8. What is your favorite things about being an American? (If you not American, what are you proud of in regards to your country)
I'm proud of what our nation stands for and for our freedom.  I would NEVER want to live anywhere else.

9. What is your favorite meal that reminds you of being a child?
Good question-- meatloaf and spaghetti for sure.  I still love spaghetti and I do enjoy my mom's meatloaf.

10. Name 3 things that other people would say are their favorite thing about you.
I'm a good problem solver, I smile a lot, I'm dependable and fiercely loyal

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I'm OBSESSED with chapstick too! I can only use Palmer's Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick. It looks like a glue stick, but it's fabulous and I would die without it.