Ten On Tuesday

March 23, 2010

1. When you were a senior in high school, what career did you think you’d choose? Did you? Why or why not?
The thing I loved best was singing, so I thought I’d somehow find myself in music ministry. I went to a tiny Christian college (the first time around) and since there was no “music ministry” major instead I started on a double major of music and ministry. I ended up dropping the music part when I discovered that a) it was less church worship music and more classical training, and b) that I would have to take piano classes throughout school. Piano and I have a rough history.

2. What one thing about the “real world” did you find most surprising once you were on your own?
I don’t think I had a very shocking transition into adulthood, but I suppose the biggest change I had to adapt to was not being able to take time off anytime I needed to. Like, sometimes I have to go to work even when I’m sick because I’m not sick enough to warrant the day off.

3. Name 3 things you think your closest friends DON’T like about you.
Different friends would say different things. Some might not like that I don’t drink, party, or stay up late. Some might not like that I can get over-competitive if I let myself. Some might not like that I (unknowingly?) put out an air that makes me seem like a saint or a nun, and they are afraid to admit any failures to me. Some might not like that I am fairly set in my ways and don’t deal with change well. I think that was four, but oh well.

4. In order to sleep, do you need background noise or absolute quiet?
I prefer quiet, although I do enjoy white noise. I can’t deal with much more than that, and have a pair of earplugs on my bedside table just in case.

5. Why do you choose to reside in your current city? Yes, you have a choice.
I was born in Houston and have spent most of my life here. My entire family, plus my in-laws, live here. The climate is warm, it’s easy driving distance from the beach or the hill country, and there are a ton of amazing restaurants. It has the biggest medical center in the country, one of the best theatre districts, and the people are super friendly. It’s home, and I love it here.

6. Are you close to your parents?
Yes! They live only a few minutes away, and I get to see them at least once a week. One thing I love about adulthood is being friends with my parents.

7. What is your favorite fiction book? Poem? Blog?
My favorite fiction book is Lord of the Rings. I’m not much of a poetry person, although I have read some that I truly love. (I just can’t remember them right now.) As for my favorite blog, I adore all of my friends and enjoy everything they have to say. But I do have one huge blog crush on Holly from Nothing But Bonfires. I want to be her.

8. Do you enjoy cooking or is it a chore?
I really do enjoy it, but it stresses me out because I’m not experienced yet. I need a LOT of time to get a meal together which isn’t always feasible.

9. Be honest. What one thing would (the majority of) your blog readers be shocked to find out about you?
Y’all, my personal slogan is “There’s No Catch.” What you see is what you get. Of course there are personal things that I don’t blog about, but if you and I were to sit down and chat I don’t think any of those things would shock you.

10. If you were given your own national holiday, what would you require people to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Day of You? Would there be a parade? Greeting cards?
Breakfast would be eggs, bacon, and pancakes. Lunch would be baked potato soup and sandwiches. Dinner would be chicken and dumplings. Everyone would get the day off, even nurses. In this fantasy there would be a way to make that work.

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Comments on Ten On Tuesday

  1. 1

    From Amy --- Just A Titch:

    I have the BIGGEST blog crush on Holly, too. The most fun thing about her blog has been reading her friends’ blogs too…and becoming friends with them. She’s got a good crew.

  2. 2

    From Nora:

    Sign me up for the Day of Kapachino or Kapachino day. It sounds delightful.

    Confession: I haven’t read LOTR. I’m not sure if I will either. (Please don’t unfriend me?)

    Also, I love Texas. I was in Houston two summers ago for a week long conference and everyone was so nice. The city has a lot to offer, and I really did fall in love with it. i could see why you’d want to make it home!

  3. 3

    From Tabaitha:

    I like that everyone would get the day off on your holiday!

  4. 4

    From Megan:

    As for #3, the only thing that is difficult about you is that you are a picky eater. I know you say David is worse. But it makes choosing a restaurant difficult. Other than that, you are PERFECT, dahling. The other things you list are maybe all in your head. :)

    As for #9, I can vouch for your honesty. I don’t think you have any dirty little secrets. It’s rare and refreshing. Like a nice plate of sushi, which, by the way, you won’t eat.

    Remember when we went to the French restaurant and you ordered quail? Yup, that was a disaster.

    I love you!

  5. 5

    From kapachino:

    Oh Megan, you are too kind. But I promise you, I am not as picky as I used to be! That French restaurant just had really weird stuff. :)

  6. 6

    From Chelsea:

    I liked these questions, they were random but made for some good answers!

    And now I want baked potato soup.

  7. 7

    From Uncle David:

    Sweetheart – you know I love you. If I can get you onto a dock at the Whale Branch River down in Beaufort, we can shuck shrimp heads together and your life will be complete ;^D

  8. 8

    From kapachino:

    I’m looking forward to a grand ole time when we come visit you this summer! Although we can skip the shrimp head shucking, or I might just puke. :)

  9. 9

    From Stephany:

    I think I love the fact that you don’t drink, party, or stay up late. Everything I’m like as well! We would get along great! :)

  10. 10

    From Kyla Roma:

    Your use of y’all just makes my heart melt a little for your Texan ways lol

    And I also have a completely out of control crush on Holly, I’ve been reading her for…five years? Is that right? Her writing got me through my first really awful desk job and I have a special place in my heart for her blog.

  11. 11

    From kapachino:

    A long time ago I couldn’t bring myself to actually type “y’all.” But I say it all the time in real life, so I figured there was no reason not to write it! :)

  12. 12

    From Her:

    I love this list of questions! I feel like such a fuddy duddy sometimes for not being a drinker, and it was a shock to my system to go out for dinner at midnight last week with a friend who came into town late. I’d like that about you. =)

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