Ten On Tuesday

November 17, 2009

rr10tuesdayThank you to Chelsea for providing me with something to write about. It’s hard to get a post up on 12-hour shift days. I should probably schedule posts in advance, but I haven’t mastered that skill yet. So enjoy today’s Ten on Tuesday!

1. What are some of your family traditions?
We usually go to a movie on or near Thanksgiving, and on Christmas we make Lil’ Smokies for breakfast. That’s about the extent of it. (Any member of my family care to chime in?)

2. Do you know how to change a flat tire?
I do not. It would probably be a good thing to learn, though. I also need to learn how to fix a flat tire on a bike.

3. Do you subscribe to any magazines? What are your favorites?
A few. Real Simple is my favorite and the only one I pay full price for (even though I hate their recipes). I bought a subscription to Southern Living even though I had never read it before because it was $5. And now I get Town & Country because it was free online somehow. That magazine is just fascinating, because I am NOT the intended audience. I know this because their holiday gift guide goes up to $10,000.

4. What are your top three favorite office supply items? (If you don’t share the love of office supplies with me or if you are male, you may skip this question.)
Papermate mechanical pencils, rollerball pens, and fresh notebooks.

5. Are you a good public speaker?
Yes, I think so. I have had to give so many presentations in my life I’ve lost track. I also took a preaching class in college, and since then I have given several sermons. I’m not the funniest or most dynamic speaker by any stretch of the imagination, but I don’t get too nervous, am fairly articulate, and I don’t use distracting filler words like “um.” My director actually volunteered me to give a presentation THIS THURSDAY for the hospital. She gave me one week’s warning. Fun!

6. How do you feel about acronyms?
Oh, I think they’re fun. My husband and I like to speak to each other in acronyms to see if we can figure out what the other person is trying to say. However, I am usually the last to figure out what popular Internet acronyms mean, and I generally have to look them up on Urban Dictionary.

7. What’s the most creative things you’ve ever done? (Bloggers, feel free to include pictures!)
I made a scrapbook of my trips to Greece and Russia that is decent. I like to make cards, although I usually steal the design from someone else and adjust it to fit my needs or the supplies I have on hand. And, um, this blog? Yeah, I’m not a very creative person overall, but I really want to be.

8. I’d rather jam a pen in my eye than…
…get cancer, or have someone I love get cancer.

9. What company has the best advertising?
I don’t usually pay much attention to this, but the other day David and I were watching TV and a commercial came on and after it was over we both looked at each other and said, “That was really good.” It was for Macy’s, and you may have seen it. Just so classic.

10. When is your birthday?
February 5, and I’ll be 28. Most of the time I think I’m 28 already, but I just checked and I’m still 27. But happy birthday to Chelsea, who is halfway to 50 today!

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Comments on Ten On Tuesday

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    From Megan:

    Aw, that IS a good commercial. I haven’t seen it over here, but it makes me miss America. Also, I’m curious why you hate the recipes in Real Simple. It’s been a while since I got the magazine, but I remember really liking them. Then again, you and David are rather… how shall I say… particular… about what you eat. And finally, the Klines have a long tradition of going to movies on Thanksgiving, too. Funny!

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    From Scott:

    I have to agree with Kathleen on this one – the recipes in Real Simple are terrible. We tried to do their plan where you buy a week’s worth of groceries on Sunday and cook something different every night. Of the ten or so meals we made, only one of them was any good.

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    From Megan:

    Well, I’m going to assume that the quality plummeted once I stopped subscribing. :)

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    From Chelsea:

    Halfway to 50??? Ohhhh man. That’s not fun to hear!

    I’ve never loved a Real Simple recipe either. I honestly think that magazine is overrated.

    fresh notebooks… even the sound of it brings a smile to my face!

    Add your link to Mr Linky!!!

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    From David, The Rainmaker:

    We definitely see a movie ON Christmas day. Also, someone is always “Santa” whose job it is to pass out the presents to the people in the room.

    We used to have the tradition of everyone bringing their Christmas lists to Thanksgiving dinner so the parents could talk about them, but that’s since died off with the dwindling of numbers and age of participants.

    Also, as for recent advertising, the Levi’s Go Forth campaign is awesome.

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    From steph anne:

    Omg, I love lil’ smokies with honey bbq sauce – delicious! And you’re not the only one, I don’t know how to change a flat tire too especially when my tire blew out yesterday. I had to wait 30 minutes to be rescued because I didn’t know how to change it. Pathetic!

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    From Uncle David:

    We always have “little noddy”, a Christmas ornament from my childhood go on the tree last. I get to pick his spot. i buy the tree and set it up and Marchar decorates until that final ornament.

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    From Uncle David:

    Move up from Papermate mechanical pencils to Koh I Noor Rapidomatics – get them at art supply stores. You will thank me.

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