Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. If you could trade lives with another blogger for a day, who would it be and why?
I actually can't think of anyone that I'd really want to trade lives with. I would more so want to trade lives with someone in their life so I could spend the day with the blogger!

2. Do you prefer receiving handmade or store bought gifts? Be honest!
I prefer a handmade gift. They could make it themselves or support someone on Etsy. I think some of the best gifts I've given have been things I've made - like scarves for my mom/sisters/sisters-in-law - and I'd like to think it's been one of their more memorable/favorite gifts from me...

3. Would you rather camp or stay in a hotel?
I'm going to have to say a hotel. I would like to try camping, though. I have never really gone camping where you actually stay in a tent and all!

4. What’s your favorite comfort food?
Mashed potatoes. They can not come from a box - ick. I can actually smell the difference. Seriously.

5. You’re having a really bad day at work. How do you unwind when you come home?
I go for a run and then maybe cry on the drive home from the run. Or maybe during the run. Depends on how epically bad the day was.

6. What’s your favorite chore? (Or, the chore you hate the least)
I actually enjoy ironing. It's really calming/soothing for me, and it's something I can do while watching tv or a movie.

7. What got you interested in blogging?
I got into blogging after I got hooked on Matt Logelin's blog. If you haven't read it, you should check it out. His story makes your worst day look like a walk in the park (most likely). He doesn't update his blog as often since he's busy writing a book/taking care of a 2 year old, but his posts are definitely worth chekcing out.

8. Are you currently reading a book? What is it?
Yes, I am reading "Good Things I Wish You" by A. Manette Ansay. I'll be doing a review of it on July 1st for a TLC Book Tour.

9. Do you have a favorite artist?
Yes, I love Monet. I loved seeing his art up close & personal when I went to Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

10. Have you ever met someone famous?
Does Hal Higdon count? If you aren't into running, you'll probably have no clue who he is, but he is sort of my running idol. So meeting him last fall was a very cool experience for me! Yes, I realize that this makes me a total dork.


Charbelle said...

You are not a total dork for being excited to meet Hal Higdon, that's very cool! I'm stealing this one today, it's too much fun not to!

Kyla Roma said...

I think Hal counts, all of our heros are kinda nichey I'm sure :)

And I'm with you- hotel over camping!! I thought I was a camper until we camped on our road trip. I can do one day, and after that I need my plumbing & conveniences!!

abbi said...

I'd say Hal Higdon counts too! I'm not a camping fan at all, anytime I've gone (other than all the times as a kid under 10) have been awful! I'll also give you all my ironing, that's the one thing I despise.

Emily Jane said...

I don't know who Hal Higdon is! LOL! But I'm with you on mashed potatoes - especially on a slice of crusty, warm, buttered French bread :)

Mandy said...

I've slept in a tent on an air matress several times and usually within walking distance of a bathroom type facility. You could totally do that!

I loathe ironing, I'm more of a throw it in the dryer to get the wrinkles out kinda gal. =)

I'maNolaGirl said...

We'll get to spend the day together soon, and I can't wait!

Becky said...

Mmm...mashed potatoes!

Nora said...

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who hasn't been real camping :)

Leigh said...

I love Matt's blog also..he's such a good writer and his daughter is adorable! One of the first blogs that I started reading was yours actually!

I've gone camping a few times, but definitely prefer the hotel!

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

Hehe this is funny because I LOVE mashed potatoes from a box!!! Hahahaha!

Also, we should totally tent it in Seattle!

Kidding... ;)

Oh, and Hal Higdon TOTALLY counts!

Abby said...

Hal Higdon DEFINITELY counts as a celebrity.

I definitely think your scarf was the most thoughtful heartfelt give I've received.


Chelsea said...

I honestly don't think I've ever had mashed potatoes from a box. Potatoes are dirt cheap, why would you go another route??

Marlys said...

Ditto on Abby's remark about the scarves! Handmade items are so thoughtful because of the time it takes to make them and that the giver went out of their way to do that! Love mine!

Sassy Molassy said...

Yes, Matt's blog is amazing...from the story to his photos to his writing.

Kelly said...

I would be excited to meet Hal too!!!

Definitely with you on hotel over camping, and I love when you do Ten on Tuesday :)

Debbie said...

I LOVE Matt's blog, too!! did you see him when he was on oprah??

Shoshanah said...

I used to go camping all the time growing up. I always had a lot of fun, and wound up spending most of the day just reading. Plus I just love the feel of being up in the mountains.

Carolina John said...

wow, you met hal higdon? sweet!

Lisa-Marie said...

I LIKE this one!

1. I don't think I would - I like my life.

2. Homemade (except from Dave - I can make him buy me expensive stuff) or at least handcrafted.

3. Hotel. I like camping at festivals though.

4. anything with lots of carbs and cheese. or cake!

5. I don't really have bad days. Yesterday was an exhausting day - I had pizza and wine with Dave, it worked!

6. Ironing!

7. Reading other blogs, and thinking, this is a good way to document my life as a wifey person!

8. Am I ever not? I'm reading 'The Secret Sharer and other stories' by Joseph Conrad

9. I Have lots. M. C. Escher, Bridget Riley, Goya, David, Turner. The list is alot longer than that, I love art!

10. I have met many, many very famous muscians, the most famous being Joe Strummer, and due to husband being a musician, we are freinds with quite a few quite famous British ones just now.