Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. What would the title of your autobiography be?
Knit Happens. I love knitting and I feel like random things happen to me, so that's the best thing I can come up with.

2. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard a child say or seen him/her do?
When my nephew/Godson was 3, I tried working on reinforcing his use of manners one weekend at the cabin. I'd remind him to follow up each request with "please?", every granted request with "thank you", and the occasional burp with a prompt to say "excuse me."

On Saturday night, we were having a family dinner. He burped at the dinner table, and I said - "Now, what do you say, James?"

He looked at me with a pained expression & said - "When are you leaving?"

He had apparently had enough of Miss Manners.

I will say, he does have good manners now that he's almost 6!

3. What is your favorite kids game to play?
My recent favorite is Hi Ho! Cherrio. I also love memory and connect 4. I love playing these games as much as my nephews do. I am usually the one saying, "Do you want to play again?"

4. If you got invited to a potluck BBQ tomorrow, what would you bring?
I'd probably bring that Chinese Chicken Salad I made for the potluck on Friday. Despite the various snafus that occurred, it turned out really good - and people asked for the recipe, which is always a good sign!

5. If your ears are pierced, how old were you when you got your ears pierced?
I got mine pierced when I was in 3rd grade. Sometimes I wish I hadn't. Until recently, I never wore earrings, which used to drive my mom crazy!

6. If you were celebrating your 30th anniversary, where would you want to go?
Ok, um, since I'll be like 65 probably (yeesh), I am going to say Paris because that city is timeless; you could enjoy it at any age. And I'd love to go there for my honeymoon, so it'd be neat to return on our 30th. And before that as well. If the future husband likes France and all... And really, if he doesn't like France, he probably won't be my husband. ;)

7. What one blogger would you love to meet and why? And what would you want to plan to do with them?
I can't pick just one... That's just too tough. There are so many fabulous women I'd love to meet. We'd go for a run or grab coffee and talk about books or enjoy wine while sitting on a patio.

8. On a scale from 1-10, how good at you at home decor? (Pictures welcome.)
Maybe a 2? Or a 3? I actually don't do my own home decor. I call up my friend Brooke and she comes over. She even comes and decorates my Christmas tree.

9. Do you have good fingernails?
Right now, I do. You would think I was on pre-natals or something. They have been growing like crazy! It helps that I am not uber stressed out anymore. I am terrible about subconsciously biting my fingernails when I am stressed...

10. Pickles: Dill or sweet? Baby, spears, or chips? Plain or on a burger?
I love them all. I am a total pickle lover. They might be one of my favorite foods. My favorite these days are the baby jalapenos dill pickles. Mmm. I can eat them plain. I eat them on potato or tortilla chips. I might drink some of the pickle juice sometimes... I love pickles so much, I got them as a gift from the mom of my best friend when I graduated from high school!


pinkflipflops said...

i love pickles too.. hey i checked yesterday and i was 110 on the wait ilst still.. i happened to be driving by so i stopped in and ooh guess who had about 10 copies of the book sitting there ready to check out? yeap.. so i grabbed one.

Charbelle said...

Ok that is too funny about you and pickles!! The fact that you have a friend who decorates your Christmas tree, jealous!!

Emily Jane said...

I actually laughed out loud at "Knit happens" and the nephew story!! But EW EW EWWWW pickle juice!! LOL

Mandy said...

I pretty much love pickles too and I'm am absolutely in for wine drinking on the patio. The story about your nephew made me laugh, which is always a good thing on a Tuesday morning. =)

Ashley Gerner said...

Hey Lisa,
I heard a report on a study done the other day that said drinking pickle juice can help with leg cramps. I didn't catch all of it, but something like 85 seconds after drinking the juice the muscle cramp began to ease...i should really look it up to see if it's true, but i thought that would be good news for an avid runner and pickle lover! :)

Becky said...

Three reasons why I love you:

1) The name of your autobiography is awesome

2) I snorted I laughed so hard about your newphew asking when you were leaving

3) Hi Ho Cheerio is awesome

Nora said...

Your nephew's #2 comment cracked me up. Kids really say the funniest things sometimes =)

I do not like pickles. When we go out to eat in August you can have all of mine!

Oh, and Knit Happens? Great book title. I like it!

Leigh said...

Love the name of your autobiography! But I can't agree on the love of pickles....I can't stand them!

Abby said...

I love your "Knit Happens" idea! Absolutely perfect.

The love of pickles is one thing that we always have and always will share. I talked about the Baby jalepeno ones too! You got me hooked last summer at the lakes.

Stacie said...

My dad taught us to say "that felt good" after burps. My mother wasn't too pleased :)

I put pickle juice in my chicken salad and I'd have to say it gives it a little extra pizazz.

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

I'm pretty sure the story about your nephew is the best story I've ever heard. Ha! I love it! Kids say the darndest things ;)

I'm big into dill pickles! I've been having a couple with dinner every night for the last week or so!

Chelsea said...

Aren't aunts supposed to teach their neices and nephews to be naughty and then send them home? :)

If you want to go for a run, you'll need to choose another blogger for that. But once I pop this baby out, I'm up for some wine or coffee!

P.O.M. said...

Big pickle fan here too!
Knit Happens is awesome! Could be the name of your blog :)

I recently took up knitting on my own. I watched a couple online how-tos. I've made a couple scarves, but they look pretty creepy. Want to try a hat next. I'm not good holding the needles correctly and I suck at pearling for some reason. Plus I've been on too big of a reading kick to knit lately.

Debbie said...

i LOVE hi-ho cherrio!!!! ;)

Kelly said...

Yet again I am wanting to do this now after reading yours. Maybe I will :) Lol about the Ms. Manners thing- out of the mouthes of babes right?

Kyla Roma said...

Baby jalapenos dill pickles sound like my version of perfect! We always have them in the house- as long as they're crunchy. Soft pickles are where I draw the line.