Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ten on Tuesday, Vol. 14

1. If you could travel back in time, would you?  What decade would you visit?

I would. I would love to travel back to the time when Jesus lived here on earth. It had to have been such a special time for believers, knowing the Son of God was within reach. Sometimes, it feels that He is so far away and untouchable. What an honor it had to have been to sit in on His teachings, to watch His miracles from His hands, and to gaze upon His face. We see miracles now, but science tries to explain them away. When Jesus performed miracles, people knew it was Him. I would love to have been there for it. (But I will be spending eternity with my Lord and Savior, so that’s pretty cool as well.)

2. What was your best Halloween costume?  (fun to make? most creative?)

I’ve never been big on Halloween. I don’t like to dress up and I’m not really a creative person when it comes to things like this. I only remember a few Halloween costumes: being a clown when I was a toddler, being a witch in 2nd grade, being an angel in 5th grade. Most of the costumes we got were from Target or Wal-Mart.

I remember that I wanted to be a 50’s girl because the poodle skirt was fabulous.

The last time I dressed up for Halloween was 5th grade, because I went to a church Halloween party and I was the only 5th-grader dressed up. All the other girls just wore regular clothes. I felt so embarrassed!

3. Do you like your name?  If you weren’t called by your name, what would you want to be called?

It’s taken me a while to grow into it but I do like it. I like how it’s spelled differently and couldn’t imagine having another name. It’s uniquely my own.

When I was younger, I wanted to be called “Ruth” because my brother had a name from a book in the Bible and I wanted one, too. I had to choose between Esther and Ruth, and Ruth sounded less grandma-ish.

4. In the past year, what is the BEST recipe you made.  Please share it!

Honestly, I think I’ve made a handful of recipes this year. I don’t like to cook and my mom and I hate planning out our meals (BAD!), so we usually just venture to the store with no meal plan in mind and buy easy meals we’ve had in the past. We need to get better at this.

The only recipe I’ve made that I’ve really enjoyed is mustard pork chops. It’s a fairly simple recipe, which is the reason I like it. All you do is slather mustard on both sides of the pork chops, and then dip them into a Shake-N-Bake mix. (I think you also add some parsley flakes and pepper to the Shake-N-Bake, but don’t quote me on that.) Pop them in the oven at 350 and wait until they looked like they’re cooked. (Yep. I’m the next Rachael Ray. I can feel it!)

5. Look around – what is the nearest object or picture hanging on the wall?

It’s a picture of a waterfall, I think. Somebody gave it to my mom for free and it’s a pretty beautiful picture. I don’t think it really “fits” in our living room but we don’t really have any type of theme anyway. We have the most mismatched house of anyone.

6. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?  Would you recommend it?

Valentine’s Day, I believe. And I wouldn’t. I don’t the it was a good movie. It was cute and funny at times but the story line dragged on and on forever, and then 30 minutes before it finished, they seemed to scramble to wrap everything up nicely. I wasn’t a big fan of it but, hey, what do I know? I loved Leap Year!

7. Did you go to summer camp?  Will you/do you send your kids to camp?

The only summer camp I went to was “Joybelles Camp” with my church. We went for one week and stayed in cabins. The cabins had 2 bunk beds and one big bed for the counselor and her daughter. Mornings were filled with activities, afternoons with swimming, and nights with praise-and-worship. I really, really enjoyed these trips! I had so much fun!

8. What kind of ringtone do you have?

I don’t really have one. Since I lost my phone in November, I’ve been using my mom’s which is probably the crappiest BlackBerry you could ever get. I don’t know how to figure out ringtones or even change my ringtones to the ones that come with the phone. (You can’t even play music on this phone!) So I’m just sticking with the ones we have until I’m up for renewal. (May 25th!)

9. Where is the farthest away from home you have ever been?

Just Ohio. I’ve never ventured past the eastern part of the country, actually. Ohio was not a fun trip as my parents fought most of the time and the only places we visited was to visit my dad’s old chums from high school. I think the only “fun” my brother and I had was with a paddleboat. One of my dad’s friends had basically created a lake outside his house and had a paddleboat on the lake. So my brother and I spent hours on that.

10. Has anyone ever written a song or a poem for or about you?

No. Ah, who knows? Maybe Future Husband will be a songwriter and sing to me as I come down the aisle. (I’m such a romantic! Ick!)

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  1. Sweet! I loved this post:)
    Maybe someday I'll do it, hehe.
    Awww, Leap Year?? Can't wait to see it . . . we didn't get around to it soon enough when it was in theatres. Darnit. :)
    Cute blog. Can't wait to read more of it; lately though I've not been pleasure-reading quite as much as normal because of a backdoor virus thing I've been dealing with on my laptop. :P
    Have a lovely day! <3

  2. I love your time travel answer. And I also love how your name is spelled differently :)

  3. Oh my gosh. I JUST wrote a post about my name being spelled differently. Funny!

    Those of us with Y's in our names are awesome.

  4. I HATED summer camp when I was a kid and actually went home homesick!! I will probably still send my kids to summer camp just because it's a good experience and really it was only 1 out of the 3 years that I hated it.

    I still haven't lived that down by my family, btw.

  5. LOL-you ARE such a romantic! I'm lucky if Matt writes more than his name in a card, every now and then I'll get a word underlined.

  6. I like how your name is spelled. I can't say I'd ever seen it with a "y" before meeting you.

    Aw, number 10 made me smile! I hope your future husband DOES write a song or poem for you! My hubby first told me he loved me by writing me a poem, and I loooooved it. :)

  7. Those pork chops do sound good! Glad to know about Valentines Day...I was wanting to see that. I won't waste my money!

  8. I like how your name is spelled I love unique names unless it's just a dumb spelling like I heard about one that instead of Mercedes it was something really weird


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