Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ten on Tuesday (Vol. 18)

1. What is your current favorite television show?

Big Brother. It's total trash TV, but there's just something spectacular about this show. If you've never seen the show, the basic premise is that a bunch of strangers move into a house where they're secluded from the outside world - no TV's, no cell phones, no radio, no books. Every week, there's a competition for a new Head of Household, who then has to put up 2 people for eviction. There's a lot of gameplay involved, as well as some spectacular cat fights and yelling matches. There are people you absolutely hate, and people you just fall completely in love with. This season, my favorites are Ragan, Lane, and Britney.

The show is amazing. If you've never seen the show, you're definitely missing out!

2. Apple juice or orange juice?

Orange juice, no question. Apple juice is just plain nasty! Plus, OJ is good for your immune system!

3. It’s Shark Week on Discovery Channel. Do you watch? Why or why not?

No, I don't. I never understood the big deal, or why I want to watch a week full of shows centered around sharks. Sharks don't interest me that much.

4. What are the non-blog websites that you visit regularly?

Twitter. Facebook. Swagbucks. Good Reads. Gmail. My school's website. My bank.

5. What is your favorite way to prepare green beans? Asparagus? Potatoes? Carrots?

I don't cook asparagus or carrots so we can just throw those off.

I'll admit that I don't like fresh green beans. Canned green beans just taste so much better to me, and I like them with some squirts of butter & pepper, cooked in a pan on the stove.

I love potatoes. Mashed potatoes and new potatoes are my favorites. I make mashed potatoes just any old way, nothing special about it. With the new potatoes, I cut up the potato in large squares and put as much as I want in a bowl. Then, I pour in some olive oil and sprinkle some basil which I stir together until my hand gets tired. After that, I just arrange it all on a baking sheet, put it in the oven at 375, and wait until they're golden brown. So flippin' delicious. My favorite.

6. What is your favorite flower?


7. How do you feel about handkerchiefs?

Uh...two thumbs up? I don't really have an opinion. They have their uses.

8. If you could only shop at 3 stores for the rest of your life, what would they be? (You probably should include a grocery store.)

Target for all my clothing and household and personal care needs. Publix for my grocery needs (and because I can't go a week without getting one of their subs). And Ikea for my decorating needs. Perfect!

9. If you could only use wine for one purpose for the rest of your life, which would you choose? To cook with or to drink?

Hm...well, I don't cook with wine and I don't drink wine so this is hard for me. I guess I would choose to drink it, because I'm hoping my palate will become sophisticated enough to actually enjoy a glass of wine. So far, it's not happening.

10. What’s your bedtime?

Ideally, 9:30pm, but I usually never make it to bed before 11. I do need to get on a more normal sleeping schedule when I go back to school in 4 weeks. Right now, my afternoon naps take care of my sleep needs, but it'll be back to the grind soon!

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  1. Haha I would totally choose Target and Ikea too! And Wegmans!

  2. I heart Big Brother too...I wonder what's going to happen this week with the voting! Can't wait to watch POV this week.

  3. Shark Week sounds awesome, haha!! We were watching the Bachelorette finale last night and they kept saying "You won't BELIEVE what happens next" and "most controversial ending in Bachelor history!" and we were all... well maybe he's going to propose and then GET EATEN BY A SHARK, or maybe a shark will STEAL THE RING :) I've never seen Big Brother! It's big in the UK too (so much so Doctor Who even did an episode with a futuristic Big Brother, season 5,578 or something and when they got voted off, they got obliterated lol) :)

  4. I have never actually seen an episode of Big Brother!

    I didn't really LOVE wine until I was around 25-26, so you may develop a pallet for it....

  5. I LOVE Big Brother and I also like all the same people you do!

    I HATE BRACHEL! O M G. Hate. Hate. HATE! I actually feel kind of bad for Kristen this week too. I don't love her but Rachel totally attacked her and I feel bad. Rachel is on such a powertrip right now, I want her to get taken DOWN!

  6. I don't understand Shark Week either although I did watch some shows on Sunday and it was pretty interesting.

  7. For as long as its been on, I've never seen an episode of Big Brother!

    You sound a lot like me in regard to wine (and I know you've mentioned before that you don't really have a taste for alcohol...which is how I am). If you ever want to try a new drink, try Kyla's white wine sangria recipe! I think next time I would add a little less rum than the recipe calls for, because that's the only thing that was a little too strong for me. But it was SO good! I don't know if I'll ever be able to drink wine as is, though...

    I'm not going crazy over Shark Week either, but my hubby is! He's so fascinated by them. Our aquarium just got a bunch of new sharks this week, and he's been itching to go, lol!

  8. what is this shark week craze???? everyone is so excited about it!

  9. Tulips, excellent choice. They're my favorite flower, too.

  10. I tried watching Big Brother last week with my aunt (because she loves it), but since I don't normally watch I could NOT understand what was going on with all the pre-voting-people-off stuff (like the whole nomination/veto thing). I will admit that it was a show I could definitely find myself addicted to if I watched every week.

  11. Those mashed potatoes sound great :)

    Wine is a taste easily acquired...believe me!! Start with something sweeter like White Zinfandel then progress to a Pinot Grigio, then Cab. Sauvignon. You'll get the hang of it :)

  12. I LOVE BB!!! I can't figure out who my favorite is this yr though!!! They've all kind of annoyed me one time or another.

  13. I don't think I could watch anything for a whole week, even though sharks are interesting. Big Brother... I've never seen it.

    We share an opinion on handkerchiefs, but I might add that is just a funny word.


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