Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

1. What’s your favorite color to paint your nails?
Clear. It's the only sustainable color. My nails chip so easily (it seems) and I am too lazy to re-apply polish every couple of days.

But really, I maybe paint my nails twice a year? It's just not a priority for me.

2. Do you like to sneeze?
I don't mind it. It's the best feeling when you can feel a sneeze coming on and then you sneeze. Ah, sweet relief.

3. How often do you fill up your car with gas?
About once/week.

4. Were you named after anyone?
I don't think so.

5. Have you made any good recipes lately?
Yes. I made this bean and rice dish on a week night 2 week ago and it was awesome! And super simple. And then I made my favorite recipe ever, Beef in Pomegranate Sauce, which is SO easy and it's so good, you will want to lick your plate afterwards. Seriously, MAKE IT!

6. What’s an easy money-saving tip that you use regularly?
My newest one is parking at an off-site parking place instead of parking at the airport. Airport parking in Minneapolis ridiculously expensive. It's $18/day for our main terminal. It's $9.75 at this off-site place. I feel a bit sheepish about the fact that I have lived here for nearly 8 years and am just discovering this now.

I also save money by rarely buying coffee drinks. I used to drink 3-4 lattes a week. Oy vey, that adds up fast. Now I rarely buy a latte. It's so much cheaper to make it at home!

7. Would you rather have a sore throat or an ear ache?
A sore throat. I haven't had a bad ear ache ever, but I had a mild one once and oh my gosh, it was painful!

8. Do you have any scars? What are they from?
Yes. A small scar on my forehead from being accidentally catapulted into a tv set by my older sister.

9. What are you “known for” in your circle of friends/family?
I am known for my love of pickles in my family.

I am sort of known as the librarian in my group of friends because I own a lot of books, I like to make book recommendations, and I tend to dress like a librarian.

I am also known for being very punctual and being obsessed with all things French!

10. How do you like to eat your pancakes?
I like them with a little bit of maple syrup on them. Mmm... And I really like my pancakes with fresh blueberries IN them. Delicious.


Unknown said...

Both of those recipes are on my list. The beef one, obviously, I have wanted to make for some time. Did you put Earth Balance in the rice dish? That recipe looks so delicious, too!

Thanks for sharing them.

Nora said...

And now I'm craving pancakes ;-) I paint my nails clear maybe once a month but they do chip so easily. I blame it on all the typing that I have to do!

abbi said...

You are right, those coffee drinks add up quickly. Yum, pancakes with fresh blueberries are the only type of pancakes I like.

Marlys said...

I also love pancakes with fresh blueberries in them, and I love fresh strawberries & whipped cream on top of them, too! I am going to try that beef recipe someday - it sounds so delish! Glad you made it home safely! Have a great day at work!!!

Marlys said...

And your Dad picked your name! We were going to have your second name after my Mom's second name which was Suzanna, but then your initials would have been LSD and we just couldn't do that to you! So we chose Anne which is the Mother of our Blessed Mother, Mary! Pretty good person to be named after!

Amy --- Just A Titch said...

I'm the punctual librarian in my group of friends, too :)

I also made a rule about coffee, and that is no buying coffee unless I'm meeting a friend. Very occasionally, I'll stop on a Friday and get one but that's pretty unusual. It's saved me so much money it's a little crazy.

Amber said...

HAHAHAHA. I LOVE that you are known for a love of pickles :P Pickles are REALLY good though. Especially dill ones ;)

I like to have my nails painted but I just never get around to doing it. And the chipping drives me NUTS!

Abby said...

Funny about the pickles. I made sure we had some baby dills in the fridge for the weekend -- however they never got busted out!

Sad day!

I still can't get over how expensive the MNPLS airport parking is! That's just ridiculous!!

crystal said...

"I like to make book recommendations, and I tend to dress like a librarian" .....that made my day!!! :)

Anonymous said...

This is so funny! I'm a nail polish addict, but I chip mine all the time- I'm always reapplying more layer :)

Anonymous said...

This is so funny! I'm a nail polish addict, but I chip mine all the time- I'm always reapplying more layer :)

Stephany said...

At first, I read it like you *only* have 3-4 lattes a week and was like WHOA! How many did she have before?! ;) I rarely ever drink coffee and it's usually some sort of treat for me. I always get one when I have a night meeting at work, to make me feel better for having to go there. ;)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

I love pickles too :-)

I really like the look of nail polish, but it never lasts very long on me either.

Jeanie said...

I love these lists -- being somewhat new to your blog, it's a fun introduction! Maybe I can talk Rick into pancakes tomorrow!