Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ten on Tuesday (vol. 7)

Answer the questions in the comments, comment on any of my answers, do your own on your blog...whatever! Just check out Chelsea's blog...because she's very cool. And a billion times funnier than me.

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1. If you could change anything about your physical appearance, what would it be?

Definitely my weight! I wish it didn't take so much work for me to be thin, though! I keep trying and trying and failing and failing. Living a healthy lifestyle is so hard after living years and years of an unhealthy one. I'm changing my entire lifestyle and it's not easy at all. I feel like taking those "Eat anything, don't exercise, and lose 20 pounds in 3 months" type of pills. But I don't trust them.

2. Is there a habit in others that you find annoying?

Oh, so many! I don't like rude people, especially. People who don't say "thank you", let the door slam in your face, cut you off in traffic. It bugs me a lot.

3. What is your favorite recipe using ground beef?

A type of Shepherd's Pie. One thing you should know about me is that I don't cook. I'm not a big fan of cooking, although I wish I was. But this is a recipe my dad would make, using ground beef, mashed potatoes, yellow corn, and chicken gravy. Just cook it all up and then pile it all on starting with the potatoes at the bottom, beef on top of that, and then corn on top of that. Then drizzle the whole thing with gravy. So good, so filling! And it tastes a million times better as a leftover.

4. What was your favorite book as a kid?

I loved The Baby-Sitters Club series. I was never actually a baby-sitter, nor did I want to be. But I loved all of their stories and their close-knit friendships. In fourth grade, I even bought The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club that listed anything and everything that happened in the whole series - from the baby-sitter's family themselves to the kids they watched to their experiences. It also included a map of Stoneybrook, their neighborhood. It was probably 200+ pages of information and I read my first copy so much, my mom had to buy me a new one. But I loved this series so much.

5. Did you work as a teenager and if so, where?

I worked for 2 months at Panera Bread where I just washed dishes and cleaned up the restaurant. It was an awful job and I hated every second of it. Then, I got accepted at a charter high school where I took college classes that gave me high school credit as well. So I stopped working until the summer before I left for college. I worked at a movie theatre from May 2006-July 2006 and it was such a fun but hard job. I did get free movies, though!

6. Did you work while in college and if so, where?

Yes, I'm working now. During my first year, I worked for a few months at my school's bookstore where I worked in textbooks. I loved doing buybacks and had so much fun doing that. When I came back home in May 2007, I started working for a pre-school. I worked there until March 2008 when I had to quit due to a huge school workload.

The summer of 2008, I worked as an office assistant at a print shop. It was probably, hands down, the easiest job I ever had. Mainly, since my boss was also a teacher, he needed me to be there during office hours in case anyone called or came in. I miss that job but I was laid off when business slowed way down.

I started at my current job in February and I just hope my next semester doesn't overwhelm me too much, because it's going to be crazy.

7. When you go to sleep do you like total darkness or semi? When you go to sleep do you need quiet or is some noise OK?

If I'm tired enough, I can sleep in anything. I like the quiet, though, when I need to sleep. In sixth grade, I suffered from awful insomnia and the only way I could fall asleep was by having a CD playing and reading a book on the floor. Once I fell asleep, I would usually wake up in the middle of the night and transfer onto my bed.

8. When doing laundry, fabric softener or not?

We use Tide that already has the fabric softener included. I don't really know the benefits from using and not using, other than having softer clothes? (Does it really make that much of a difference? Inquiring minds want to know!)

9. Open-toed or closed-toed shoes?

Either. I don't really care. The problem I have with flats, though, is it hurts the arch of my foot a lot if I wear them too much. It feels as if the skin of my foot is stretched as thin as it can get and it's breaking apart. It hurts so much. I think I have a problem with my arch, although it hasn't bugged me too much to get it checked out. (Plus, no insurance, yo!)

10. Would you rather be blind or deaf?

Honestly, I hate this question. NEITHER!

11. Dangle or stud earrings?

Stud earrings, although I barely ever wear earrings. My ears are very sensitive so I can only wear real gold or silver in my ears, or else they get super irritated. Problem is, cubic zirconia is a lot cheaper than real gold earrings. So I don't wear earrings much. I might buy a pair for a fancy night out, wear them, and realize how much I hate wearing jewelry. Because I do.

(I swear, all those Christmas jewelry commercials upset me. I would not be happy if my boy got me a necklace for Christmas. It's not my style.)

12. Bottled water or tap?

Bottled, always. And I'm also very picky on my bottled water. I don't like the metallic taste of Dasani or Aquafina so I'm a big Zephyrhills drinker. I also love Evian but it's so expensive!

13. What do you put on pancakes?

Maple syrup, and if I'm being bad, butter. Oh, butter on pancakes is so delicious!

14. On a long trip, would you rather drive or fly?

I've actually never flown on an airplane. No lie. I've gone 22 years of my life and have never been on an airplane. I've taken many long road trips to places but I would love to fly on an airplane someday. (Plus, if Mom and I are going to be contestants on The Amazing Race, we have got to get familiar with flying!)

Anyway, my answer to this question would be flying, since I've never done it!

15. Do you prefer classic old movies or new?

I don't watch too many classic old movies. I like newer stuff, especially newer remakes. There's just so many better special effects and better acting. Then again, the simplicity of a classic movie can't be beat!
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