Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. Of your current hobbies, which would you choose to spend more time, money, and effort on? Why?

Writing. I have always been a left brained person (i.e. anal retentive math major) but this blog has shown me how much I love writing. I would benefit from taking a creative writing lesson. And working more on writing what is in my heart. I do that to some extent in this little bloggity blog, but I have lots of half written posts, floating around in my head. I need to take the time to put them into the written word.

2. List the two other hobbies/habitual activies (not chores) besides the one listed above that you regularly do now and didn’t choose in question one.


3. Why are you spending time on the above two hobbies/habitual activies at all if you really wanted to spend your time on the first one you chose? …or to put it another way, what are these two hobbies/habitual activities fullfilling that the first one doesn’t if you don’t want to put all your effort into the first hobby?

They come easy. They come naturally. They are therapeutic in their own way. I love to lose myself in a book. Similarly, I love to lose myself in the repetitiveness of knitting. Plus, the best part of knitting is that I create fun gifts for friends/family.

4. Ready John 3:16 in the bible… In what way does this passage affect you? What are your feelings towards these words, positively or negatively?

It's the basis of my entire faith. It's the best example of love. God gave his ONLY son. For us. I don't spend as much time thinking about that or reflecting on that as I should.

5. M&M’s: nuts, no nuts, or peanut butter?

Hello - peanut butter. Obviously I have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with peanut butter.

6. Putting away the feeling of pride being a bad thing; what secretly/openly are you proud about yourself?

I'm proud of the fact that I am completely independent. I will go anywhere in the world by myself. Some people don't like the thought of going out to dinner by themselves - I'll gladly do it on the other side of the world. And enjoy every minute of it. I'm proud of the fact that I have reached the point where I am completely content on my own. I think I needed to get to this point before I could meet my Mister. Now if he would just hurry the heck up and waltz into my life, that'd be fabulous.

But if he doesn't, I know I can also be very happy on my own.

7. Given one room in the house to do with what you want, not changing the actual size of the room and with all the money you would need, what would you do, and be specific? (this can range from bouncy floor,walls & ceilings; to hard wood floor with wood paneling and purple ceiling with a chair; to nothing)

I would renovate my kitchen - I would completely gut it. It's circa 1985 so needs some TLC. I'd put in new cupboards, replace the counter tops with granate, and get state-of-the-art appliances!

8. What’s the next movie you’re going to see? Not what you’d LIKE to GO see, but the next movie you realistically are going to watch.

Everybody's Fine - it's the next movie in my Netflix queue.

9. Use the keyboard only and make your best smiley/funny/cool face –> like this! 8^)


10. What makes you cry? What makes you pray? What makes you laugh?

Cry - Sad movies, chopping onions, feeling like I am letting people down, snarky comments from people at work

Pray - Feeling lost, times of uncertainty, seeing ambulances, traffic coming to a very, very sudden stop

Laugh - Team telling stories with my sister, my nephews, How I Met Your Mother, my girlfriends


Erin said...

Hey, reading and knitting were my "other" two, too!

Charbelle said...

I have an addiction to peanut butter too, and I've shared it with my dog, he sees the peanut butter jar come out and gets all excited!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Oh my, peanut M&Ms are my favorite thing on Earth!

Mandy said...

Haha, your obsession with peanut butter makes me laugh. Love it! I am pretty sure the left side of my brain doesn't work at all. Writing and reading are two areas I need to focus more energy on.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Peanut butter and chocolate are the best two combinations ever. End of story there!

I should probably work on "left side" of my brain stuff more often. Although, I am having a lot of fun playing around with my finances lately. That's KIND OF left side of the brain.... I think...

Emily Jane said...

Am I the only person who doesn't like M&M's in any form? lol :)

I'd also like to write more if I had more time, and we cry at all the same things :)

Kyla Roma said...

I love your answers, and that traffic stopping suddenly prompts you to pray is so sweet! Having been in a scary number of rear end collisions (where I'm hit) I know exactly what you mean! And if you cry chopping onions, have some coffee grounds beside you, a big sniff of them will stop the crying =)

Becky said...

The traffic stopping suddenly gets me too! And I LOVE that you said you're good with going to dinner by yourself on the other side of the world - what great confidence!

Jess said...

I have an unhealthy addiction to peanut butter M&Ms as well!!

I always love your answers.

Nora said...

ooo... I need to add Everybody's Fine to my queue =)

I also need to write what's in my heart more but sometimes when I do (like today) people don't seem to know what to say. Kind of funny... but also makes me want to clame up and not share anything!

Abby and Ryan said...

Our stories and memories can always cheer me up and make me laugh! :)

That is so great that writing is becoming a new hobby! It's great b/c it's one of those therapeutic things you can do practically anytime/anywhere.

I also admire you're independence and bravery to go out and conquer anything! It's something I need to work on!

Lauren/Lo/Sassy said...

I love that you're so independent. I too as a single person got to the place where I could do anything on my own and absolutely loved it. On Wed nights, sometimes I'd go to a local bar for their hip hop vs regae music night and just have a drink at the bar. Some people thought I was crazy for that, but I was totally comfortable people watching and chatting with the bar tenders. Your mister will show up, it might just take longer than you wish. :)

Chelsea said...

Great answers! I love your cry answers! Those things make me cry too. :)

Kelly said...

Peanut M&Ms = heaven!

I think it's important to have more than one hobby :) I think running is also one of your hobbies!

Have you been to PT yet?

Marlys said...

You have many more reasons to be proud of yourself, Lisa! Being independent is just the tip of the iceberg, using an old cliche! And I agree with you about redoing your kitchen! I would love to tear mine apart and start over, too!

J said...

In regards to telling ppl my runs - i did this last night for this mornings run (wednesday) and i went to gmap-pedometer.com and mapped out my route, then saved the URl and sent it to my boyfriend ( you could send it to your brother). Then i said I would be back by this time and then sent him a text when I got back. its a little more work but since I am a woman and I am running alone its worth it just in case. I guess you can never be too safe!

Anais said...

Anything with peanut butter is a black hole for me. It will get eaten.

I think you should DEFINITELY be very proud of how independent you are! And you know, not everyone can do it. I think it really shows that you know yourself, but also that you love yourself, which is so very important :)

Anais said...

Anything with peanut butter is a black hole for me. It will get eaten.

I think you should DEFINITELY be very proud of how independent you are! And you know, not everyone can do it. I think it really shows that you know yourself, but also that you love yourself, which is so very important :)