Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

I hope everyone is having a lovely (and hopefully snow free?) Tuesday! I am currently in the Grand Canyon (which may not be snow free) with limited internet access so I probably will not be able to post pictures until Thursday. I will keep reading your blogs though :) Lisa always motivates me to do the Ten on Tuesday because some of her answers are always exactly the same as mine.

1. If you could open any type of store/place of business (money is no obstacle), what would you open?

I think I would definitely open a bookstore :) I love book stores- I have a problem where I can get lost in book stores for hours haha.

2. If all jobs paid equally, what occupation would you want? Why?
This is a tough one for me. I think truthfully it would be fun to have a combination of jobs- be maybe a part time writer and part time teacher. What can I say? I get bored easily. Well, actually teaching never bores me but it does exhaust me and make me lose patience.

3. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you pick? Why?
I would be fish I think. It would be fun to live in the ocean.

4. If offered one “service” free of charge, which would you choose? (chauffeur, maid, personal shopper, chef, etc.)
Definitely a cleaning person! And since it's going to be free, they would not be the type of cleaning person where you have to clean up before they come over. They would even get rid of clutter for me. Ah...dreams.

5. What is one habit, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to break?
I have a nerves habit of picking right around my nails. Terrible.

6. What is one thing that no matter how many you own, you still love to buy all the time?
Bags. I love bags. Seriously, I could own flip flops and sneakers and be fine with shoes but a new bag every week would be the ideal life for me.

7. Out of all the game shows (past and present), which would you want to be a participant on and play?
As a kid I always always wanted to be on "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" haha. I still kind of want to be...even though it's not on anymore. And it would be weird to have an adult on it haha.

8. If you could play the lead role in any movie that’s already been made, which movie would you pick?
Hmm...any movie that requires me traveling to a cool place to film it. Hey, a job has to have it's perks right?

9. Name 5 things on your bucket list (things you want to do before you die).
- Write a book
- Travel so many places, including Peru, Japan, Switzerland, Alaska, and back to Australia.
- Live somewhere warm for the winter at least one year...maybe more haha
- Get married :)
- If my knee ever allows, do another triathlon- if not do a 100 mile bike ride.

10. Which one of your birthdays was the best? What did you do that day?
Wow, hard question. I've had a lot of really amazing birthdays! One of my favorite birthday memories has to be in sixth grade. The background is that I had sort of an up and down elementary school experience, particularly in fifth grade. I just didn't have a lot of close friends and I was doing the typical "try to be friends with the cool kids" thing and it just wasn't providing me with any kind of supportive group of friends. Luckily in sixth grade I went to middle school and I made all new friends with girls who had been at the other elementary school that fed into my middle school. They were so supportive and amazing and my middle school experience was so wonderful because of them. Anyway, in middle school at my school we decorated each other's lockers for birthdays. I remember coming to school in 6th grade and my locker was decorated with cards from all my friends and I was so happy. Also, my birthday party that year was to a Red Sox game, so that was obviously fun too.
That's just one on a long list of great birthdays. Last year my friend Katie threw me a fun party the day before my birthday and the year before that I went to a Tim McGraw concert on my birthday. This year my birthday is on a Monday which is my worst day of the week, so I'll have to do something fun the weekend before.

Okay, I want to hear from you guys. Answer one of these questions for me in the comments section.


  1. I love all the answers and questions! What a sweet 6th grade birthday, too!

    If I could open my own shop it would be a cupcake shop because I love making them so much and I love watching people enjoy treats!

  2. oh my god -- "Carmen Sandieg"... classic!

    aw, I love your birthday memories. Whata special day!

  3. I would soooooo hire a cleaning person as well! TO be completely truthful, as soon as I make enough that I have some money to spare (maybe even before) I am hiring one! I'm not great at keeping the house sparkling clean, and when I read certain blogs (or hear from my OCD friends lol) I feel so bad that I don't scrub the floor every week!

  4. I am totally a bag person as well. Screw shoes! Give me a purse!

  5. Oh I loved in middle school when people would decorate our lockers! I miss middle school! I'd definitely open a book store, too.
    Twenty first may have been my favorite birthday : )

  6. I loved Where in The World is Carmen Sandiego! What ever happened to that show?! My dream is to one day open up a coffee/book store one day when I get bored with teaching.

  7. These were fun to read! Thanks for playing along! I agree, we are very similar!

    I also loved Where in the World is Carmen Sandiago. Used to watch it every day & we had the computer game!!

  8. Great Q&A! If I were to choose a profession and all pay was equal, I would still teach, but half time. Then I would do some freelance graphic design work, maybe. :)

  9. 3. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you pick? Why?
    I would be my dog - he lives the life and everybody LURVES him!

  10. If offered one “service” free of charge, which would you choose? (chauffeur, maid, personal shopper, chef, etc.)
    PERSONAL TRAINER! I would love someone to yell at me :D

  11. oooh I want to do ten on tuesday... where do you get the questions from?

    If offered one service free of charge I would choose a personal chef, they would cook exactly how I want them too and it would be super healthy - yumyum, i wish! :o)

  12. I hope you're having a great time! It certainly looks beautiful!

    I pick at my fingers too...it's a horrible habit. Right now, I have 3 bandaids on my fingers!

  13. oh so great to read - fun answers and I'm with you on getting lost in bookstores!

  14. Great list!

    I'm right there with you on the cleaning person... I could use one SO badly.

  15. Oh those were great! Thanks for sharing!!

  16. I love the idea of Ten on Tuesday! We had a cleaner and it was AMAZZZZZING until they gouged our hardwood floors and scratched our stainless sink. We are planning on getting another one, just need to get around to it. Seriously, walking into the stairwell of our condo and smelling a lemony fresh house after work was the best thing ever.

  17. love the list! I would for sure open a healthy cafe attached to an awesome gym! you cna workout and eat a post workout healthy lunch! i havent seen one of those in a long timeeee

    YESSS where in the world is carmen sandiego! whta great show! I always wanted to be a ghost writer haha

  18. Carmen Sandiego was one of my favorite shows too! I had the computer game.

    I would open a kitchen ware store - gadgets, plates, bowls, etc. I love that kind of stuff!

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