Ten on Tuesday: The Random Edition

21 Sep


1. What’s the one thing you always do when you’re stressed?
Eat chocolate. Go running. (So counterproductive, eh?) Sometimes I totally shut down and/or get super grumpy.

2. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever done for a friend?
Well not weird, but maybe a little awkward? My best friend’s wedding was in St. Thomas and after the ceremony she was complaining that it felt like something was poking her rear-end. So what did I do? I dove under her skirt, while she bent over a couch in search of whatever was poking her.  Turns out there was a seamstress needle/pin in her dress that was about two inches long. We were just glad she didn’t sit on it. We also laughed (and still do!) about that little scene.

3. What cleaning supply could you not live without?
Ah! There is this new prodcut called “What-ever” that I bought at Whole Foods. It’s locally made. Organic. Reasonably priced. Works on every surface imaginable. I love it.

4. How long do you plan on living where you currently reside?
Until early 2011 at which point I will be moving into a condo/townhome (possibly one that I own, no less!)

5. Do you usually vote straight party, a mixture, or not at all?
I vote every election, even the small ones on the issues/seats that are open. Usually straight party but I’ve been known to mix it up here or there.

6. What’s something that you love to do, but seem to never make time for?
Scrapbooking/photo collaging. The last time I worked on my scrapbook I think the year was 2008? Maybe 2009. I have a stack of photos that need to be put in albums and tons of ideas just begging to be worked on. And sometimes when I’m crazy busy or crazy sad, hang out with friends.

7. What’s your favorite store to buy things for other people?
Tough one. We have a great place that is Fair Trade called Ploughshares and I love it. They have everything imaginable: tablecloths, jewelry, clothes, trinkets, wedding gifts, cards. I also love Target as you can almost always find something for your friends/family there.

8. What’s the weather like around you today?
Hot. Clear. I’d rather be a pool at the moment.

9. What’s the worst book you’ve ever bought and read?
Girls in Trucks. Hands down. I was so excited for it and it was super disappointing.

10. What’s the closest thing to you that is yellow?
mini post-it notes!

What was the worst book that you’ve ever read? I want to be sure to avoid any potential duds in the coming months.

** Also: I’m back to vlogging again, every Wednesday. Tomorrow’s theme is Question Wednesday so any questions you want me to answer in my vlog, leave below & I’ll be sure to do so!**

Lastly, just because this video is adorable with all sorts of cute dogs (not to mention a good song), I thought I’d share it and maybe brighten your day a bit!


18 Responses to “Ten on Tuesday: The Random Edition”

  1. terra September 21, 2010 at 7:16 am #

    Worst book? Paint it Black by Janet Fitch, the same woman who wrote White Oleander. Paint it Black was the only book I’ve hated so much that I stopped reading it.

  2. Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks September 21, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    Ha – that wedding dress story is priceless. Love it! We have this really cute store here called Enjoy: An Urban General Store. It’s got all sorts of cute, fun, hilarious gifts for adults and for kids. I love giving them my business when I can!

  3. Kyla Roma September 21, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    I’m all about the chocolate and being grumpy when I’m stressed too- I’m very classic that way ;)

  4. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair September 21, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    Ooooh I’m glad you found that needle before she sat on it!!

    The worst book I’ve read lately was Skinny Bitch – couldn’t get through it at all!

  5. phampants September 21, 2010 at 9:33 am #

    #1 is exactly like me, though replace chocolate w/ any junk food that is within reach

  6. liz September 21, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    I love the new OK Go video! They are always so creative!

    As for #1 I just eat chocolate, no running. It’s bad.

  7. Lisa from Lisa's Yarns September 21, 2010 at 10:46 am #

    I’ll be answering these questions on THurday since I had a book review post that was due today…

    Worst book is hands down “The Road”. It was horrible. Luckily I got it at a United Way book sale at work and only paid $.25 for it… but I still would like my quarter back (and the hours spent reading it). I should have just given up…

  8. AshleyD September 21, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    My questions for you: What’s your favorite Hanson song? :) And can you please make time go faster so it can be NYE already?!

  9. Maddy September 21, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    I have some pretty embarrasing friend stories to share, but I’m afraid it would be TMI for blog world :) As for stress coping rituals, sweets is a big one for me too! But at least you run some it off! I just cozy up in the couch with a box of bon bons :o/

  10. Stephany September 21, 2010 at 11:15 am #

    Chocolate is the BEST at making you feel better. Whenever I’m stressed out, I just need some chocolate and I’m pretty much golden. :)

    Lately, the worst book I’ve read was “Game for Seduction” by Lora Leigh. It was just soft porn, for real. I mean, every other scene was them just finding somewhere to have sex. There was no substance to the story at all so I had to stop reading because I was getting annoyed! LOL!

  11. Grace September 21, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    I laughed at the yellow question. My room is painted bright yellow. :)

    Bad books, I’ve successfully avoided most but one that I really did not like that most everyone else seemed to love is “Little Bee.” Have you read it? Did you like it?

  12. Liz September 21, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Worst book? Maybe Farewell to Arms. I couldn’t get through it. Was also severely disappointed by The Historian (about vampires).

  13. ria September 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    i have a whole dresser that is organized with all the *many* scrapbook projects i’ve started. like you, i think the last time i actually sat down with any of them was 2008…

  14. Elizabeth September 21, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Hmm…I’ll have to try that cleaning spray! Chocolate sounds good right about now too…

  15. jnyfritz September 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    Oh how i LOVE Target!!!! i had to re-evaulate my shopping habits there when i became responsible for raising a teenager!

  16. katelin September 21, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    i used to be so good at scrapbooking and making photo albums and i have been sucking royally at it lately.

  17. Becky September 21, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Someone who will dive under a skirt is a true friend indeed! Worst book – well definitely up there – Twilight! hahaha

  18. mandy September 21, 2010 at 10:27 pm #

    You’re such a good friend to go in search of a needle. Ha, thats a great story. Chocolate or some other baked good is usually my go too when I’m stressed. Worst book — Eat, Pray, Love.

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