Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Let's Get Tropical

Even though most of the snow in Boston melted yesterday because of the warm rain, I am still dreaming of tropical locations. I decided the best way to do that was to make mango part of my dinner tonight:

1 cup of rice/bulgar wheat mixture
1 1/2 cups of carrots, zucchini and summer squash
1/4 cup of black beans
1/2 cup of mango

Mix it all together and it's almost like you are in a warm and sunny place.

Since one of my FAVORITE bloggers Lisa wrote the 10 on Tuesday questions today and they are great, I am going to answer them:

1. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Probably getting "professional status" (tenure) at work this year. I have my bachelors and master's degree, but neither of those were as hard as my first three years of teaching, so therefore I am most proud of making it through that with my principal still liking me :)

2. How much did you weight when you were born?
5 pounds, 5 ounces. I was 3 1/2 weeks early so I was pretty tiny.

3. What is your favorite perfume?
Not really much of a perfume person...hopefully I don't smell bad.

4. How many siblings do you have?
I have a sister and a brother. They are the best.

5. How many children would you like to have?
Ooo...I think 2. I love having both a brother and a sister, but I could never handle 3 kids haha. Sometimes I wonder if I can even handle 2...

6. What's the best class you took in college?
Hmmm...I really actually liked my philosophy and theology classes and my history courses. Nothing particularly stands out though...I tend to dislike most classes, I know terrible...

7. What was your favorite game to play when you were a child?
Hmm, maybe Chutes and Ladders? I also loved playing the card game War. My cousins and I invented the "Cheating Game of War" where you got to look at what you were going to turn over...pointless, I know.

8. What character on Friends are you most like?
I love this question- Friends is my FAVORITE show. I actually did a paper on this show when I was in Australia (you can see I did some serious work there). Anyway, I can't decide which character I am most like and I asked my sister and she can't either. I am definitely not Monica I know that. But I am not particularly Rachel or Phoebe. Maybe I just love watching them because they are all nothing like me :)

9. Are you a phone person? (ie: Do you like talking on the phone?)
Like so many others have said, I definitely was in middle school/high school. Now I only talk to a couple of people on the phone. I am definitely more of an e-mail/facebook etc person. I also HATE calling people, hate hate hate- unless it's like one of my best friends. I'd rather show up and see someone than call them. Don't know what my problem is...

10. What was the best vacation you ever took?
That would be Eric and my Europe Trip in 2006- we did Athens, Santorini, Rome, Venice, Barcelona, Paris, London, and all around Scotland & Ireland. It was amazing and we discuss how we want to do it again all the time.
Other fabulous trips include studying abroad in Australia and all the trips that involved and spring break with my friends in Aruba!

Well now I am thinking about tropical vacations again. I'm off to go plan my workout for tomorrow morning. I am going to try to do a balanced muscle workout at home if I can do it. I'll post about it tomorrow!


  1. I love these questions. It's like a free ticket to get to know bloggers better! Oh how I want to travel abroad!

  2. I too love reading your answers to these questions. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I never would have thought to put mango in a dish like that. Looks yummy!

  4. There were so fun to read!! And I had to laugh about how you wrote a paper about Friends because when I was in Australia, I wrote a paper about Sex & the City!!!!! Too funny. It was for a class that studied pop culture, etc, so it kind of makes sense, but it's still kind of hilarious. I wish I could find a copy of that paper!

    So I was pretty much almost twice the size of you at birth!!!!

  5. I love learning new things about bloggers! I'm not a big perfume girl either, but I really like Victoria's Secret Love Spell.

    You were a tiny little thing! I weighted 8 pounds, 3 ounces, and was born in 83' haha

    Congrats on getting tenure. Seriously, that's fantastic. What a great accomplishment, and so early in your career!

  6. Loved reading your 10 things - so fun!

    Your dinner looks great - I love the idea of mango with black beans - what a great idea.

  7. Kelly you weighed 5 lbs 6oz you know how exact I am!

  8. Yay I really liked Lisa's questions!

    LOL - you being a teacher and not sure if you could handle 2 kids makes me laugh. I guess you'd know better than anyone though right!

    For your own enjoyment and memories (and for my trip research - see I have ulterior motives hehe) I think you should write some recaps of yours and Eric's trip :D

    PS: I have a special blog post planned tomorrow that I think you'll enjoy ;-) I'm excited for it!

  9. Its so much fun to read people's random facts. Thanks for sharing! I think making it through the first 3 years of teaching (kindergarten!!) is a definite accomplishment!

  10. I studied abroad in Australia as well and can't wait to go back some day!And I would have answered #'s 3,4,and 5 the same way :)

  11. OHH that was actually a really great set of questions. Does she do this weekly...I like!

  12. The cheating game of war is sooo not pointless! Serious strategy goes into that game. More than the regular game of war when its just luck. haha love that game.

  13. Love the list! I still watch Friends every time it is on lol.

  14. i would have never thought to mix fruits & rice! sounds yummy though.

    these questionnaires are fun :) i am the same on the phone-usage. used to looove being on the phone in the olden days, now i tend to avoid answering...