Ten on Tuesday – Getting Back In the Game edition

1. Who is your favorite talk show host?
Probably Ellen.  I don’t watch talk shows, but all the clips that I’ve watched from her show are just so great.

2. How do you style your hair on a daily basis?
I just got my hair cut, so I’ve been blow drying it.  But when I’m lazy, I just brush it and let it air-dry.

3. If you were stuck in your bedroom for a week, what would you need in order to not go crazy?
Books.  Lots of books.

4. What are the best non-reality shows on television?
I hardly watch TV in real time.  I’m mostly stuck on DVDs from Netflix.  I do really enjoy the Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family.

5. Do you mow your own lawn and clean your own house?
Yes to the house, no to the lawn.

6. As an adult, what is the best part of summer?
Sitting on the porch, enjoying a beverage.  Staying out late with friends when the weather is nice.

7. If you could ask one celebrity one question, who and what would you ask?
Uh…probably The Situation.  Only to ask him what the hell is wrong with him.

8. Post a picture.


9. How many books do you read a year?
I’ve set a goal of reading 75 books this year.  I don’t know if I can make it.  I’m pacing like, 8 books behind.

10. Which national chain makes the best delivery pizza?
Honestly, I don’t eat pizza from places like that.  There are so many local places around here that we don’t eat Pizza Hut/Domino’s/Papa Johns.  I’m a snot, I know.


Ten On Tuesday – Back Again edition

1. What’s your variety of apple?
Granny Smith all the way.  Or empires.  We have apple trees at our house, so  sometimes I just go and pick one off of the tree and eat it.

2. Do you prefer Long-English or Field cucumbers?
I guess field cucumbers?  What’s the difference?  My mom grows cucumbers in the garden

3. Tomatoes – Delicious or disgusting?
I’m weird about tomatoes.  I only like garden grown ones and I like them on my sandwiches.  I’m not a fan of tomatoes in salads.  Unless it’s like a capri salad.  Then it’s okay.

4. What’s one fruit or vegetable that you can’t stand and why is that?
BANANAS.  I do not understand their existence.  I hate them.

5. What’s your favourite way to prepare veggies? (Grilled, boiled, roasted, sautéed, etc.)
I like most of mine sauteed with garlic.

6. Sweet potato pie: Love it or hate it?
I don’t think I’ve ever had sweet potato pie.  I’ve had sweet potato casserole – is that the same thing?

7. What’s your favourite “style” of French fry? Wedges, shoelace, curly, crinkle-cut or other?
Shoelace fries.  The crispier the better.

8. What’s your favourite fruit-pie filling?
It’s a tie between apple pie or peach blueberry.  I love pie.  It makes my day better.

9. When you were a kid did your parents make you sit at the table until all your veggies were eaten off your plate?
I don’t think they did.  My brothers were really fussy about what sort of things they ate, so we only had veggies they would eat.

10. Do you drink veggie & fruit juice blends (such as V8, etc.) or make them yourself?
Sometimes I’ll have V8 fruit blend whatever juice.  I don’t seek it out, but I’ll drink it if it’s there.

Ten On Tuesday – Distracting Me From Work edition

1. How do you eat your eggs?
Scrambled with cheese.  Or fried.  Depends on what sort of mood I’m in

2. Do you volunteer?
I do.  At the animal shelter.  Every weekend.  LOOK I’M A GOOD CITIZEN

3. What’s your favorite brand of jeans?
DKNY.  They come in long lengths, which is sort of awesome.  I love any sort of pant that does that

4. What was your child’s first word? Or what was your first word?
I have no idea.

5. Can you french braid?
Uh, no.  just regular braid though.  I can do that.

6. Do you prefer wide rule, college rule, or blank paper?
College rule paper.  Blank paper means that I can’t write in a straight line.  Wide rule makes me feel like i’m in 1st grade.

7. Is there a specific treat do you always make during the holidays?
All the cookies.  That’s about it

8. Do you have a KitchenAid mixer? Do you want one?
I do not.  I told my parents I want one for Christmas.  I’m so not waiting until I get married to get one.  I want one now.

9. What kind of computer do you use?
At work I have an HP compaq.  At home I have a dell desktop that I’ve had since college and every time it turns on, I’m shocked.

10. Favorite Christmas movie?
Probably Elf.

Ten On Tuesday – Back To the Grind Edition

1. Do you wear glasses, contacts, or are you one of those perfect eyed people?
I wear contacts mostly, but glasses in the early morning or at night.

2. What is the next item you are going to purchase?
Probably lunch.  because I did not bring my lunch to work today.

3. Have you ever watched Judge Judy or any other real court show?
I have when I’ve been home at 4 PM and someone else is watching it.  Otherwise, I have no interest in those shows.

4. How do you feel about fake nails?
I don’t like them.  I really don’t like having long nails as it is, but fake nails to me are always sort of ick.

5. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Probably football.  At least I can understand it.

6. If you could create your own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor, what would it be and what would it be named?
I love coffee ice cream with chocolate in it.  I think they make something like that already.

7. Do you have any scars?
I have a few…

– Scar on my face from when I was smacked with a golf club (JEALOUS?)

– Scar on my knee from having a mole removed

-Scar on my back from having a cyst removed (or alien pod baby, as I liked to call it)

– Scar under my chin that turns purple when I drink too much from a skating accident when I was a wee child

– “Hole” in my foot from a giant splinter

8. Does your pet’s name fit them? Is there a more appropriate name?
Jack is pretty okay.  Although when he misbehaves, we call him Jack Ass.  Then there’s Oliver – we mostly call him the Fat Baby, which fits because he’s a 17 pound cat.  And my mom loves him more than she loves anyone else in the family.  Duke is…well, we call him Damn It, Doodie.  Because mostly that’s what we say about him.

9. What is your favorite television show theme song?
The one to Clone High.  What?  You’ve never seen Clone High?

10. What was your favorite activity on the playground?
I still love the swings.  Seriously.  Get me to a playground right now and I’ll go on the swings.

Ten on Tuesday – Two Days Until Thanksgiving Edition

It’s time for Ten On Tuesday with Chelsea over at Roots and Rings

1. What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year?
My family is going to my grandma’s house in the next town over.  My aunts, uncles and cousins will be there.

2. What are you most thankful for this year?
That everyone is healthy and doing well.  Or as well as they can be.  And little Nugget.  I love him.

3. Do you have any traditions on Thanksgiving? The parade? Football? Long naps?
We eat a lot.  And my family goes for “wanderloos” – basically you put your drink in a solo cup and walk around the neighborhood.  Usually there’s a singalong as well.

4. Is it called stuffing or dressing? Is it in the bird or a separate dish?
It’s stuffing.  There’s some in the turkey and there’s some in another dish.  We eat a lot of stuffing.

5. Do you cook?
I usually bake.  This year I’m making some sort of bundt cake and maple corn bread.  YUM.

6. What is your favorite dish?
It’s hard to say.  Sweet potatoes and green beans are really good.

7. What is your dessert preference?
Pie.  Pick a pie.  Any pie.

8. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
That’s a good question.  There was one Thanksgiving where my aunt drank an entire mag of Penguin wine and we had a Jim Croce singalong at the table.  And this picture was taken and I think this is my favorite picture of my mom and myself.

9. Do you plan to shop on Black Friday?
I’ve done it before, but I don’t think I’m going to go this year.  It’s so draining and people are just crazy on Friday morning.  It’s okay, everyone.  IT IS OKAY.

10. What are you most dreading about Thanksgiving this year?
Overkill of family time.  I love my family and all, but sometimes being around them too much makes me want to murder them.  Also, my dad’s attitude of late has just been killing us.

Ten on Tuesday – Election Day edition

1. What’s your favorite television show for each day of the week?
I normally forget to watch normal TV during the week.  But I do like Modern Family (Wednesday) and The Walking Dead (Sunday).  Otherwise I just kind of cruise around the channels and see what’s on.

2. How many times do you wear your jeans before you watch them?
A few times.  Depends on what I’m doing when I’m wearing them.

3. What is your favorite pasta shape?
Penne.  Or the wagon wheels.  Those were good times.

4. Do you read newspapers?
Sometimes on the weekend I will, but not normally

5. Do you sleep in socks?
If I’m really cold when I go to sleep, I’ll put socks on.  They normally aren’t on when I wake up, so I have to dig around in my sheets to find them.

6. Favorite genre of movies?
Comedy probably.

7. How do you feel about wrestling?
I know a lot of people that worked for the WWE – not as wrestlers, but behind the scenes.  The stuff they did was kind of interesting.

8. Should men pluck their eyebrows?
If they are all out of control, then a pluck won’t hurt you.  If you’re doing it to be vain, then you’re just…vain.

9. Do you have dimples?

10. Do you like to camp?
I like camping.  I haven’t been camping a lot though.  The last time I went, I went with the guy I was dating at the time.  I wanted to murder him by the time we were done camping.  So…yeah.

Ten On Tuesday – November Already Edition

It’s time for Ten On Tuesday.  ALSO, this is my 100th post.  Isn’t that thrilling?

1. What is your favorite month?
Probably October.  The seasons are starting to change, but you still get little days of warm weather thrown in

2. What is the best candy to get while trick or treating?

3. What kind of pen do you use?
I used to have a fancy cross pen and I loved it.  But at work I use pilot G-2 pens.  Mostly blue ones

4. You go to a new Italian restaurant, what is your go-to order?
Penne ala vodka is always a good way to go.  Or gnocchi

5. If you could choose to have any celebrity’s hair, who’s would you choose?
I LOVE Reese Witherspoon’s hair.  It always looks so lovely and it’s almost the same color as mine at times.

6. What’s your favorite board game?
Would you count Apples to Apples as a board game, although there is no board involved?  Yes?  Then Apples to Apples

7. Do you know how to play poker?

8. What do you think about Old Navy commercials?
I loathe them.  The “don’t jiggle it while you wiggle it” one bothers me like no other ad can.

9. What hurts worse- a stubbed toe or a paper cut?
I stub my toes at least once a week.  My personal favorite thing is to catch my toe on the door frame.  Love doing that.

10. What’s your favorite kind of pie?
Pumpkin or apple.  Both with vanilla ice cream.  YUM

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