Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. What keeps you up at night? (figuratively)
Worrying that my condo value is never going to rebound... I worry that I am never going to be able to sell this place without losing an arm and a leg. I worry that even if I wanted to rent it out instead of selling it, the rent I would receive wouldn't cover my mortgage + HOA dues.

I want to reach back in time and slap the face of my 24 year old self for buying this depreciating asset.

2. What keeps you up at night? (literally)
Ticking clocks, annoying white noise, a neighbor's dog barking.

3. Where do you want to go in life? (figuratively)
I want to have a happy marriage, a happy family, and a job that is challenging and rewarding.

4. Where do you want to go in life? (literally)
I want to go to Paris again (and I will in February). I want to spend a couple of weeks in Italy. I want to see more of the US.

5. Have you ever bit off more than you could chew? (figuratively)
Oh yes. I tried to balance working full time, getting my masters in the evening, group projects on the weekend, starting a relationship, and running. I failed epically and stopped running. Stupid decision. I should have dropped the boyfriend, not running. Life and learn.

6. Have you ever bit off more than you could chew? (literally)
Hmmm... nothing sticks out in my mind, but I am sure this has happened to me!

7. Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? (figuratively)
Life is all about perspective so there are times when I do think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But then the friends that reside on that side of the fence remind me that there are times that my life seems greener. So that keeps me from falling into a 'woe is me, everyone else has it easier' state of mind!

8. Is the grass really greener on the other side of the fence? (literally)
The grass is pretty much the same color on the other side of the fence where I live.

9. If you can’t stand the heat, do you get out of the kitchen? (figuratively)
Yes. There are times that I avoid certain situations because I don't want to engage in certain conversations or debates with people. I can't handle the discomfort of being around the heat. So I bail.

10. If you can’t stand the heat, do you get out of the kitchen? (literally)
Since I live alone, I don't really have the option of getting out the kitchen when it's hot because my meal would burn. So I stand there regardless of how hot it is unless whatever I am cooking is done.


Jess said...

These were great questions!!

When you go to Paris in the winter are you going to have enough time to also make it to Italy?

Emily Jane said...

I hope you get to go to Italy too!! It's one of my all time top places to visit... one day!!

My boss has a good saying about the grass being greener. That if the grass seems greener on the other side, maybe you should be doing a better job of taking care of your own grass. I think there's a lot of truth in that :)

Marlys said...

I loved Emily Jane's comment about the grass! So true! Great questions, and also challenging ones!
I, too, hope to go to Italy someday!

ShutUpandRun said...

Love the literal vs. figurative. Very clever! And great answers. I love Paris. Need to get back there someday. Have you read Lunch in Paris? It is a new memoir about living in Paris (and includes some great recipes).

Leigh said...

Great questions this week!

So excited for your recaps of your trip from Paris...I am going to live through your trip!

Nora said...

You answered these all very well =)

I'm coming to the same conclusions about the grass being greener on the other side (figuratively) lately. It really is all a matter of perspective.

Mandy said...

This is a very fun ToT.

I definitely think there are a lot of things that my older self would love to tell my younger self. Of course its entirely likely that my younger self would do them anyway.

It is all about perspective!

Stephany said...

Completely agree with #7. I feel the same way. :)

crystal said...

I love these questions, the literal/figurative dichotomy is really interesting. I think Im going to do this one!

Amber said...

Interesting set of questions this week!

Random take on it: I HAVE to get out of my kitchen and stand outside sometimes when I am cooking. I swear I am a hot-blooded person so I'm normally hot ANYWAYS and cooking pushes me over the edge. Especially in the summer.


Charbelle said...

Love this one, may have to borrow it!!! Your 24 year old self had no idea don't beat yourself up!!

Lauren @ Sassy Molassy said...

This was a pretty humorous one. I love all the literally vs figuratively juxtaposition. THe grass is often greener on the other side for me, although I try to remind myself when I'm getting too woe is me so that I can remember to truly appreciate where I am and what I do have.

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

Haha I liked this one- kind of funny. I wish I could do it but my computer is at the mac store getting fixed so no blogging for me for a bit :(

Hopefully the market is going to get WAYYYYYY better and you are going to be able to sell your condo for more than you paid- or at least break even?

I think you said this would be your last post til the marathon so I just wanted to say GOOD LUCK! I can't wait to follow you guys on Sunday virtually!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love these questions and answers!!

Do you make up the questions, or get them from somewhere else?

Becky said...

So excited for your Paris trip! February will be here before you know it!