Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ten on Tuesday, a week late...

I've stopped doing these Ten on Tuesday posts, but last week's questions were thought up by Kyria, a blogger I love (and am hoping to do a 10 mile race with this fall here in Mpls!).  So I had to play along, belatedly!

1. When you are on a plane and the kid behind you is kicking your seat, what do you do?
I would probably give the parent(s) some time to reprimand the child.  If the child is still kicking, I would turn around and politely ask that he/she stop kicking my chair.  Hopefully that would work.  If it wouldn't, I would just ignore the situation because I am not very confrontational.  Luckily, I have never experienced this!

2. What food that you KNOW is bad for you and you shouldn’t have, but you love/eat it anyway?
French fries & potato chips.  I don't have them very often but I do indulge occasionally. 

3. What is your favorite book of all time?
Tuesdays with Morrie.  Have you read it yet?  You should!

4. If I came to visit you in your town, where would we eat?
Tough question - I pick restaurants based on the preferences of my guests.  So if you like mexican, I'd take you to Barrio or Masa.  For a fabulous meal  at a restaurant owned by a 2011 James Beard award winning chef, I'd take you to 112 Eatery.  If we were going to brunch, I'd take you to Spoon River

5. You have 500 dollars and 40 minutes to spend it at any store you want. Where do you go?
Right now I would go to Ikea probably because I need furniture and other home goods.  Except I would want to give someone else the $500 to spend for me because I despise going to that store. 

6. What blog do you read every day/the most often?
Quite a few, actually.  Or I try to! 

7. What’s the longest you’ve ever been stuck at an airport?
On my way back from Australia, I missed my connection at LAX so spent about, oh, 12 hours there I think?  Which doesn't sound like a lot but, but there was something like a 14 hour time difference and I had been traveling for over 20 hours at that point and was a puddle of tears as I just wanted to be home.  And I was traveling alone so I had no one to watch my stuff so I couldn't really sleep...  Not fun.  This was almost 10 years ago and I still vividly remember calling my mom BAWLING.

8. What’s your daily makeup/face/cleansing routine?
Face wash & eye make up remover for cleansing and a quick 5 minute application of bare minerals make up in the morning. 

9 . Where is your farthest away friend?
I have a lot of friends that are sort of far away...  I am not sure who is the furthest, maybe my sister in Tucson?  Or Amber in Kamploops?

10. Where is your favorite place to go hiking (or to enjoy nature)?
I loved hiking in Steamboat Springs, CO.  That is the only place I have really spent a considerable amount of time hiking.  I would really, really like to get back there for a summer vacation...  but my summers keep filling up with other commitments.  Maybe in 2013?


Maris(In Good Taste) said...

This is a great way for bloggers to get to know each other better!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Haha I'm the same way about confrontation, lets hope no little kids are kicking my seat :)

I also love french fries and potato chips...YUM.

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Oh my gosh when I went to MSP last time, I ate at 112!!! It was delicious!! I guess next time I'll have to have the Mexican!

Great answers! I think I need to go to CO for some hiking. Everybody loves it!

Raquelita said...

I just informed my husband that next time we go to brunch in the cities, we're going to Spoonriver. It looks soooo good!

Jess said...

I love how you said being stuck in an airport for 12 hours doesn't sound like that long...if I was stuck in any airport for that length of time, I would be going crazy!!

Leigh said...

Ice cream and chips! I had ice cream last night, but it was so hot out so it didn't count, haha.

If someone came to visit my town, I would take them to Noteable. It's a newer restaurant, but it's so delicious!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I am not a fan of IKEA either... remember that time on my home from Mlps and I randomly decided to check it out and about had a panic attack because I couldn't GET OUT? It was terrible. I will never visit that store on a weekend again!

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

Omg being stuck in an airport for 12 hours sounds BRUTAL. The longest I've ever been stuck in an airport is around 7 or 9 hours I think and even that was extremely brutal!

Nora said...

still haven't read Tuesdays with Morrie. Terrible I know. My to be read pile just keeps growing and growing and growing...!

Cat said...

Fun! I have been confronted with the "little kid kicking your seat on a plane ride" scenario before {unfortunately} ... I was too polite to say anything but I did send dagger-like thoughts to the parents the whole flight :)

♥ Cat brideblu

missris said...

Wow I had a five hour layover in Atlanta once and I thought that was the worst thing ever. Twelve hours is a whole DAY!

Mandy said...

I loved Spoon River. Such a great brunch place. I want to come back and go to the mexican place. I'm going to start a list...

Becky said...

I want to go to Spoon River! And I would totally go to Ikea for you. I rock that store.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I am with you about the potato chips and fries - I would never want to give them up for good!

B and B said...

IKEA gives me a headache.

Stephany said...

Ugh, IKEA. I love it and I hate it. It's such an amazing store but sooo overwhelming. And there are way too many people who act like they've never been in a store before.