Archive for June 15, 2010

Ten on Tuesday (34)

This week’s questions are from a variety of people. If you remember, I was a slacker a few weeks ago and didn’t do a ToT. Instead I asked for some questions. This is what we ended up with!

1. What would the title of your autobiography be?
Title: Why Are You Reading This?
Subtitle: My Blog Is So Much More Interesting

2. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard a child say or seen him/her do?
On the post where I asked for questions, I told a story about a little boy who said that his tummy was full of what was on his plate but he thought his tongue and molars could really want a brownie. I thought that was pretty funny.

3. What is your favorite kids game to play?
It says “is”… it doesn’t say “was.” So that’s assuming I still play kids’ games which I don’t really. I played  Skipbo about a year ago and I love that game. I can’t really think of any kids’ games that I play. I’m boring.

4. If you got invited to a potluck BBQ tomorrow, what would you bring?
Considering the fact that I don’t really want to go to the grocery store, I’d make the pasta and chicken salad that’s currently on our menu this week. It’s easy and delicious.

What you need (everything is optional except the pasta and some sort of dressing): spiral pasta, sliced carrots, cherry tomatoes, chicken, red peppers, dressing (something oil based dressing with parmesan or romano in it).

Boil your pasta. In a big bowl, mix your pasta with all your other ingredients. My mom adds olives but I don’t like olives so I don’t add that. Pour some dressing over the top and mix. We like to eat it cold.

5. If your ears are pierced, how old were you when you got your ears pierced?
Umm,  13 maybe? My parents’ rule was that we could get our ears pierced after we got confirmed. (I’m Lutheran, so that’s around the age 13.) I got second holes when I was like 16ish and then my cartilage when I was 17ish. Then I took them all out. I can’t wear earrings in my earlobes because my ears are too sensitive. I’ve repierced my cartilage several times but it’s currently closed.

I don’t understand babies and little kids with pierced ears. (If you pierced your child’s ears I don’t mean to offend you. It’s just my opinion on the matter.) I agree with my parents on this one. Getting your ears pierced is a privilege and something to earn. Plus, it’s jewelry! You don’t put necklaces and rings on toddlers, why earrings?

6. If you were celebrating your 30th anniversary, where would you want to go?
Assuming I had an abundance of time and money? Probably Greece. If I didn’t have time or money? A winery with a cute nearby B&B. Or if we are still in the same financial boat as we are now (ohpleaseGodIhopenot!) then we’ll be going to my parents’ beach house for the weekend like we currently do.

7. What one blogger would you love to meet and why? And what would you want to plan to do with them?
After my experience meeting PW at the book signing (<- link), the thought doesn’t thrill me anymore. I’d just get really excited and then be a fool and it would all be over. So I’m not going to pick a famous blogger. I think I’d choose Molly. (Her name is a link but her blog may be private, not sure.)

Here’s the story. Molly went to high school with my husband. They were semi-friends I suppose. I don’t know much about their friendship except that one time Stephen said something mean to Molly so she slapped him. Molly is also really good friends with a friend of mine from Austin, Christine. When Christine got married, Molly was IN the wedding and Stephen and I were AT the wedding. We met briefly but I don’t remember it well because 1) I had a migraine and 2) I didn’t know I would need to remember this quick greeting.

Then Christine started a blog. (Not sure if it’s public so I’m not leaving the link.) I’m a certified blog stalker so I visited everyone on her blogroll… which included Molly. I started stalking Molly and her husband, John, because they are funny. One day she wrote a post asking who the heck these readers were. She could see hits but wasn’t getting many comments and was curious. (I’m also always curious… I welcome you lurkers to show your face!) So I announced myself. She responded with her own confession – she’s been stalking my blog for months.

And now we are readers, not stalkers. And we email and send Christmas cards. And I got a birth announcement when she had her son, Jack. It is on our refrigerator and Stephen often says, “I cannot believe Molly MaidenName’s baby’s picture is on our fridge. So random!”

ALL THAT to say that I want to re-meet Molly! In fact, quoted from her email yesterday in which she dreams of meeting me, Lauren, and Taryn: “I am definitely going to come to Houston one day and we are going to have a blog get-together. Jansen and Jack can be playing in the yard while we chat about the hilarious things the Trumans did and how Lauren is enjoying Green Acres. Oh the fun that will be had!”

That was a long answer.

8. On a scale from 1-10, how good at you at home decor? (Pictures welcome.)
About a 5. Maybe even a 4. I’d show you pictures but I’m too lazy. Maybe I’ll devote an entire post to my subpar decorating skills. Because that would be thrilling.

9. Do you have good fingernails?
Yes I do. They are strong and grow like weeds. People often ask me if they are real and how I keep them all the same length.

10. Pickles: Dill or sweet? Baby, spears, or chips? Plain or on a burger?
Dill. I’m pregnant… so I like them any way. My favorite way to eat a pickle is a fried pickle chip dipped in ranch dressing. That’s just Heavenly! But I also love those little baby pickles straight out of the jar.

A nice hodge podge of questions, huh? Feel free to add another question or two below. If I have more than 5, I’ll do another group set in a couple weeks. If you want to submit a full set, email me at chelsea (at) rootsandrings (dot) com.

Here’s Mr. Linky, play along!

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