Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Here's another batch of question - courtesy of Chelsea of Roots and Rings! Do you have 10 questions you'd like to ask? Send them to her, I think she's always looking for sets of questions to post!

1. What was/is your favorite live action (meaning not animated) kids movie?
I had a hard time coming up with one.... I really don't have a favorite non-animated movie. If i had to choose, I'd say The Never Ending Story?

2. What is a bad habit you have? Are you working on breaking it?
Biting my nails. I tend to do it when I am tense/stressed. I've worked on breaking it, and do well, as long as I am not stressed out. If I am stressed, all bets are off.

3. Describe your father in 3 words.
- Humorous
- Hard-working
- Humble

4. Which character in the Breakfast Club were you most like in the ’80s?
Oh wow, I don't think I really related to any of the kids.... I enjoyed the movie, but I can't really say I am similar to any of them!

5. Name 5 songs you know ALL the lyrics to.
You Oughtta Know by Alanis Morisette
The Luckiest by Ben Folds
Fall Apart Again by Brandi Carlile
Sort Of by Ingrid Michaelson
Dusk and Summer by Dashboard Confessional

*song lyrics are kind of my thing. When I am in the car, I am usually alone and singing along to something off my iPod. So this is just a random assortment of some of the songs I like to sing!

6. Do you make pancakes from scratch or a box mix?
I use My mom uses Pamela's GF baking mix when she makes them for me. Which happens about twice a year because I'm not a huge breakfast person, so I don't like her to go to the trouble of making a special batter for me in addition to batter for the rest of the family.

7. What was your worst job ever? Why?
I am going to have to say my job at The Psych Experiment was pretty darn terrible. But that is as topic for another post that I have brewing in my head...

Runner up is the summer I spent waitressing at a restaurant by my parents' cabin. I had just gotten back from my semester in Australia so was kind of depressed and suffering from reverse culture shock. The man who owned the restaurant made me think, "If he's here, who's running hell?" He would scream and berate the wait staff, sometimes making people cry. The kicker was that I worked all of Labor Day weekend - working until 4 am 2 nights in a row, and then the owners of this restaurant skipped town and I never got paid.

8. What was your favorite class in high school?
Calculus. Yes, I am a total math nerd. I adored Calculus.

9. Favorite summer guilty pleasure?
Laying on the end of the dock at the cabin, reading a good book, sipping a fruity blended concoction made by my dear mom.

10. Please share your best money saving tip!
I honestly don't have a great tip.... I think the best tip for saving, which is not a tip and more so common sense, is to have part of your paycheck go directly to a savings account. I highly recommend an ING savings account because it takes around 3 days to get the money transfer back into your checking account, so it keeps you from making impulse transfers...


Charbelle said...

They skipped town and you never got paid, that is AWFUL!!!

Lisa-Marie said...

These are great questions! Not getting paid is terrible!

My favourite non-animated kids film is The Goonies!

Kyla Roma said...

I can't believe that you had a terrible job, while going through culture shock, and then they didn't even pay you! You definitely win.

Becky said...

UGH! I can't believe they skipped town, that totally stinks! I'm amazed that you love math and reading - usually it's one or the other (or maybe I'm just thinking that's how I am) :)

Abby said...

I totally forgot about the summer restaraunt. Wow. No wonder that place closed down. So effed up!!!

Oh, what I wouldn't give to sit at the end of the dock with a book sipping a fruity blended drink.....

Nora said...

I didn't see the Never Ending Story until a year ago. Nor have I seen Goonies. I think my favorite movie was the Three Musketeers, the one with Chris O'Donnell.

J said...

I love Calc too Lisa! It was my favorite! I ended up taking 8 courses in calculus for my major in college!

Leigh said...

My worst habit is drinking diet coke. It could be a lot worse, but I just can't kick the habit.

And that's terrible about your bosses skipping town...karma will come back around and get them! hah

Marlys said...

I've been thinking I should make a batch of rhubarb slush for the 4th of July weekend! Got the idea from niece Suzanne - thanks! The owner of "said restauran" did that to so many at the end of the summer - too bad we didn't hear that before you got the job there! He will end up paying, but maybe not you!

Mandy said...

The Goonies is definitely my favorite childhood movie. You have had some experiences working! Working all that time over a holiday and then never getting paid? Ugh. If I am upset or stressed I'm a nailbiter too. I try to combat this by just keeping them short.

Unknown said...

Sounds like that restaurant could have been featured on "Kitchen Nightmares". At least you were living at the lake? That had to have helped just a little. I, too, have had rhubarb slushes on my brain since Suzanne planted the idea. However, I don't have my own source of rhubarb like you Mom! I know you will be enjoying rhubarb slushes at the lake this weekend!!

Emily Jane said...

They skipped town?? TERRIBLE!!

I think it's awesome you love math and reading as well. I try to be well rounded... but I suck at math. I'm a total arts kid but I try and make up for it by loving science (even though I'm rubbish at actually DOING it) too :)

Amber said...

The best job I've ever had has been a waitressing job and the WORST job I've ever had was a different waitressing job.

With waitressing it REALLY is all about the people you work with!!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

Every time i hear you talk about the dock and the cabin I can totally picture myself there just lounging in the sun. It always sounds like heaven!

Shoshanah said...

I still bite my nails too. I tend to do it most when I'm bored, which means my nails were AWFUL back in college when I was always bored in class.

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

I cannot believe you didn't get paid!!! How TERRIBLE!!! :(