Archive for November 24, 2009

Ten on Tuesday (7)

Today’s batch of questions comes from Molly from Considering the Campbells. Molly is mostly responsible for my decision to have y’all come up with the ToT questions. Her sister didn’t like it when she participated in Ten on Tuesday, she said that Molly wasn’t funny enough. I disagree. I always think Molly is funny. But I decided that I didn’t want to be held responsible for crappy questions. Plus, you guys are creative. I know, I read y’all’s blogs.
So anyways, go visit Molly and then go down to Mr. Linky and visit the other ToTers. It would be okay if you read my answers first. 
 
1. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? 
A teacher. Don’t most little girls want to be teachers at some point? I used to teach my sister. I don’t think she enjoyed it as much as I did. But I really did teach her real things. My favorite part was making her “take home folders” where I could write grades and letters to her parents. I’d make folders for my imaginary kids too. For some reason, paperwork is fun and exciting when you’re little. It makes you feel old and responsible. I wish I could show the little Chelsea how much “paperwork” big Chelsea has sitting on her kitchen counter.
 
2. Name 3 of your irrational fears.
-When other people use knives. Unless you are Iron Chef Morimoto, you probably don’t know how to use a knife properly. If I see any unsafe usage, I get nervous. If you jokingly “play” with a knife, I begin to sweat and turn red and cry. True story.
-Infertility. This is an irrational fear not because it’s not serious, but because it isn’t the end of the world. Remember, we’ve been through this. God’s plan is better than my plan.
-Never having enough money. I can’t imagine taking on anything else on right now. Kids, cars, and house drama are in our future and I have no idea how we’ll handle it. It’s irrational because we are doing okay. And because, once again, God has this covered.
 
3. If you had a $200 gift card to any store, what would you want it to be? (Nothing responsible allowed. Can’t be used for groceries or anything)
I would say Central Market. I know, I know. Molly said it couldn’t be for groceries. But what if I spend it on completely irrational groceries so I could cook fancy meals that I would never normally make? Steaks, tenderloins, fancy oils. No? Still doesn’t count? Okay fine, Old Navy, Kohls, or Target. Can’t go wrong with any of those!
 
4. What is your most (blog-friendly) embarrassing moment?
This is hard. I really don’t know. I get semi-embarrassed fairly easily but never anything major. I remember one time when I was in third grade, I was at softball practice and I split my shorts open. I don’t know if anyone noticed but it was terribly embarrassing to me. In college I split my jeans open when I was out to dinner. Same thing though. I have no idea if anyone saw but I was pretty embarrassed.
 
5. If you were only allowed to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Pizza. Because there are a bagillion kids of pizza.
 
6. What was your favorite toy growing up?
I loved art supplies. Boxes, scissors, markers, glitter, glue guns, pipe cleaners. I loved it all. I used to make gadgets from boxes. I knew how to make cardboard buttons. I was pretty cool. I had my very own time machine and computer.
 
7. Do you have a “go to” outfit? What is it?
I wear jeans every day. I almost always wear Old Navy tank tops or camisoles under my shirts because almost everything I own is too short. So this makes sure that I don’t show the men at work my tummy or back skin.
 
8. Who was the best teacher you ever had?
(Y’all something weird is going on my blog today and it’s not letting me put spaces between some of the lines. I’m aware that this is almost impossible to read because there aren’t spaces. Forgive me. It’s driving me CRAZY.)
I have had a lot of great teachers so this is a really hard question. In 8th grade my English and Literature teacher was fantastic. It was hard to appreciate her at the time because she was tough. But she was brilliant and genuinely cared about the progress of all of her students. I learned a lot from her. I can think of three exceptional teachers in high school.
-Mrs. Ward: I had her for multiple classes but the one that made a real impact was a class called Novel. We read 9 novels in one semester. Each day we gathered in class and talked about the book. I had never seen someone so passionate about reading, someone who got so excited and attached to stories. She literally danced around the room when she got excited about a story. It was contagious. Not the dancing part, but the excitement part.
-Mr. Baacke: He was my biology and biology 2 teacher. He quite possibly one of the smartest men I’ve ever met. I’m not sure how his head isn’t bigger. Anyone who has had him would agree – whether you like biology or not. He had a giant iguana named Morty. Sir Morticus really, but I think he found out at some point that he was a she. So now it’s Morty. I’m not a fan of Morty. But I’m a fan of Mr. Baacke. Oh and also whenever the chalk dust ran down the chalkboard, he’d stop class to for chalk racer contests. Ahhh high school… good times.
-Mrs. Hergenrader… Who I now call Tina. She was my journalism teacher. She’s extremely special to me for so many reasons and it would take a long time to explain it. I learned a lot from her. She was my teacher for a few years and then she left to pursue a writing career and have babies. She has three really cute babies and several awesome young adult, Christian books. (Christina Hergenrader – look her up on Amazon and buy her books. For real.)
 
9. If you could buy any car right now (something at least SORT OF within the realm of reality…so, you know, a Rolls Royce may not qualify), what would it be?
A very large truck. Four doors. Either a Ford or a Ram, whatever Stephen wants, it’ll be his.
 
10. How do you reckon that Chelsea comes up with 10 of these questions every week? It was hard! What’s your theory on how she’s so creative? Are you going to help her?
Seriously, it is hard. Are you going to help? Shoot me an email with your ten questions if you want to participate!
 
 
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