Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. Growing up, what was one favorite item that you had to have with you at all times?
I can not think of a single thing that I was attached to actually... I didn't have a blanket or a stuffed animal or anything like that.

2. Being an adult, what is one favorite item that you have to have with you at all times, and what happens if you do not have it with you? Do you lose your sanity or just go back home to get it?
My cell phone and my iPod. If I am close to home and realize I forgot one/both of these items, I will go back and get them. I feel naked without my phone! I can listen to my iPod at work and I find that it helps me really concentrate, which probably sounds odd, but the music kind of creates this sound barrier and I can really focus.

3. Where is your favorite place to be to just hide away from everything and breathe for a moment?
Running around one of the lakes in the Minneapolis area.

4. What is your favorite thing about your partner? (If you don’t have a partner, then someone who is very close and will always be in your life)
I'm not married... so my answer is about my younger sister. My favorite thing is how much she 'gets me'. Even though we have our differences, we are quite similar and there are things I can complain about to her that she totally gets.

5. What is your favorite thing about your job? (If you don’t have a job, then what is your favorite thing that you do during your day?)
I really like the people I work for/with; they make me laugh and my manager makes me feel very appreciated.

6. What is your favorite lesson that your parents taught you growing up? Looking back, is it something that you want to use to teach your children when they reach that age?
I am glad that my parents taught us how to work hard and work honestly. As a result, I think I have a great work ethic. I would definitely pass that onto my children.

7. What is your favorite song, that will always bring a smile to your face and make you think of something happy?
Like a Prayer will always make me think of Delta Gamma date parties and preferences. We would crowd the dance floor and sing that song at the top of our lungs!

8. What is your favorite things about being an American? (If you not American, what are you proud of in regards to your country)
All of the freedoms and privileges that we sometimes take for granted; basic things like clean drinking water and reliable electricity, and other rights such as freedom of speech.

9. What is your favorite meal that reminds you of being a child?
Spaghetti reminds me of being a child because it was one of my favorite things that my mom would make. When I was a kid, I wasn't a big fan of the sauce, though. The rule was that you had to have one helping with sauce and then you could have plain noodles if you finished your first helping. These days, I love the sauce, but I always think about those spaghetti meals with my family when I make it for myself!

10. Name 3 things that other people would say are their favorite thing about you.
That is kind of tough... I think they would say...

1. A lot of random things happen to me and I turn these experiences into pretty entertaining stories.
2. I am an honest and loyal friend.
3. I'm reliable and someone they can count on.


Gracie said...

That's cute that you could have plain spaghetti if you had one helping of sauce!

Charbelle said...

These are so fun!! I'm LOST without my cell phone!!

Mandy said...

I'm not sure I could eat spaghetti without sauces (I'm weird and am not a huge fan of spaghetti noodles).

One of my favorite things about you? You are such an amazing friend!

Nora said...

I loved the spaghetti story; too cute.

And yes, you are definitely loyal and reliable and you're great at turning your stories into funny ones, even if they weren't at the time :) I also love that you are always there for your friends, even if you have other, more serious things going on in your life!

Emily Jane said...

Funny spaghetti reminds you of childhood - you just triggered a childhood memory of mine involving the same thing. I remember lying in bed and my mum singing that "on top of spaghetti, all covered in cheese, I lost my poor meatball" song all the way through and I felt SO BAD for this little meatball I couldn't stop crying. LOL apparently some things don't change :)

abbi said...

I enjoyed the spaghetti story too. When I read it, it made me think back too because we had spaghetti often and I still love it to this day...with or without sauce!

Marlys said...

I always enjoy reading about your reflections on your childhood! They make my heart warm!

Abby said...

You kind of made my day on mentioning our relationship and how we totally *get* each other! Sooo true! I'm so glad I have you!!

I totally remember that about spaghetti - and had forgotten about that! Funny, because now....I will take more sauce and skimp on the noodles!

Leigh said...

Great questions this week! I too used to hate spaghetti sauce...I would only eat spaghetti with butter and parm cheese on it. I was such a picky eater when I was younger!

I also freak out if I leave my cell phone at home. Not many people call me during the day, but it makes me feel so weird without it!

Becky said...

Haha love the spagetthi story! And I have the same thing with my younger sister - there are things we talk/complain about that other people would think are crazy!

Stephany said...

Spaghetti was my favorite meal as a child but always, always, always with sauce! I know of so many kids who like the noodles without the sauce, but I needed my sauce. :) That rule is so cute!

Amber said...

I can't wait to hear some of your funny stories on our road trip :D

My mom used to make us sphagetti noodles with cheese whiz (so not healthy looking back now but whatever). We called them cheese noodles and OH MAN were they good. Me and my little brother used to beg for them :-)

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

This was a good one. When I was little I had a blankie and a dolly that I looooved. They became very worn. Now days it's probably my cell phone or access to email that I feel kind of lost without if I don't have them for a day or two.

Jess said...

I hated spaghetti sauce when I was a kid too, though I think it was because one time after eating spaghetti at my grandparents, I ended up getting car sick. For years after that, I couldn't eat it. The funny thing is - it's now one of my favourite meals and I love cooking up spaghetti sauce in the slow cooker some mornings because I go to work.

I really like the relationship you have with your sister - and I feel the same way about mine, despite being far away from her.

As always, I'm a fan of Ten on Tuesdays :)

Cherry Blossoms said...

Spaghetti also reminds me of being a kid and still to this day is one of my favorite dinners.

and yes, I would agree with everything you listed for #10

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love spaghetti, and it too reminds me of my childhood.