Ten on Tuesday (37)

July 6, 2010 at 7:20 am 18 comments

This week’s questions are a random bunch that my parents, sister, Stephen, and I came up with on Sunday night after watching fireworks. Unless you want me coming up with the questions every week, I’m going to need to help!

1. If given the opportunity, would you choose a mediocre job that paid well or your dream job that paid poorly?
I don’t really have a dream job. Honestly, I think I’d choose a mediocre job and use the money to pay off our mortgage, car, and student loans. We’d save a bunch and then I’d quit and be a stay at home mom since that’s really what I want to do.

2. What is your favorite thing about the 4th of July? (For the foreigners: What is your impression of the 4th of July?)
I love that the entire day is centered around eating and being outside. Those are two of my favorite things in the world!

3. What’s the most random fact you know about American history?
There used to be a state called Franklin. It only existed for about 4 years and it was never recognized by Congress.

4. What is the best fireworks display you’ve ever seen?
It was this year. We were in Galveston and watched the show that the city put on. It was fantastic. I’m used to the one that my neighborhood/city does and we have a much smaller budget. I saw several types that I’d never seen before. Plus it was especially amazing because we were watching them over the water so there was a beautiful reflection.

5. Who taught you how to put on makeup?
I’m not sure. I assume my mom? And the ladies at the Clinique counter. I still don’t really know how to put on makeup, I just do a very simple face.

6. Have you ever gone through a financial planning process? Tell us about it.
Not really. We’ve made a budget but it isn’t very thorough. We’d like to do a better one and we are actually in the process of it. I’m looking forward to reading your tips.

7. What was your favorite outfit as a kid? Bonus points for pictures.
I had this pair of jorts that had watermelon slices painted on them so when I rolled up the bottom, the slices would show. Super cool, I know. I also loved to wear my mom’s Jazzercise shirt with hot pink leggings. I thought I was really spiffy.

8. Do you prefer a beach, lake, swimming pool, or no water?
The beach. I feel awkward in lakes and swimming pools… I don’t really know how to swim around to entertain myself. I enjoy being on boats but I think it gets old. I’d so much rather go to the beach and watch the ocean and swim in the waves. That’s my happy place.

9. Do you recycle? If not, why?
No I don’t. Because my neighborhood doesn’t make it convenient for us. If they’d pick things up, I’d do it in an instant but as it is now, we’d have to drive our items to a drop. Maybe one day we’ll stop being so lazy and do it anyways. My mom says I should do it for my children’s children. She’s probably right.

10. What are your thoughts and feelings about the Twilight Saga?
I really loved the books but I hate the movies. I wasn’t going to read the books because I thought they sounded really dumb. My sister convinced me to and I’m glad she did. I genuinely loved them. The movies however, were terrible. I haven’t seen the latest but I know it can’t be fantastic. Kristen Stewart is a terrible actress, I don’t like Edward’s makeup, they leave so much out of the story. Overall, it sucks and I’m disappointed because they had such a great story to work with.

Here’s Mr. Linky!

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  • 1. Angela  |  July 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Being outside and eating are two of my favorite things as well! You can never go wrong with that.

  • 2. jen  |  July 6, 2010 at 7:39 am

    i HATE the whole driving-the-recycling-to-the-place thing! another reason why i am not so diligent…

  • 3. Sarah  |  July 6, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I kind of agree with your #1. I answered the opposite way, but that was more of a theoretical answer – I’m not really sure what my dream job would be. I guess if there was something out there that was my dream job, I would take it, but otherwise, I agree with your answer.

  • 4. Southern Gal  |  July 6, 2010 at 8:24 am

    1. I’m with you. My life doesn’t revolve around work so mediocre with great pay would be great.

    2. We used to have a place at the lake. Every year we would pit cook a pig, ski eight behind our tiny 70HP Evinrude Glassmaster boat while holding flags in the air, sing along to patriotic songs at the top of our lungs and swim until we couldn’t move anymore. My daughter never experienced that, but she has red, white and blue running through her veins. I think it morphed into her genetically.

    3. Can’t think of a single one right now that no one would know.

    4. In person it’s the display at the lake. I love watching DC’s display. And my lucky ducky son got to witness those first hand this year.

    5. My mom, the beautician. She used to take 45 minutes to put on her liquid eyeliner, false eyelashes, etc. I never wanted to wear the stuff. She showed me basics and I went from there.

    6. No, but I read Dave Ramsey books and love his philosophy.

    7. Similar to yours. I had a pair of blue jeans that I painted daisies on at Arlene’s Art Shack. Wore them until they weren’t wearable anymore.

    8. BEACH baby!!

    9. I’m sorry to say I don’t for the same reasons as you. There are no easy places to carry the stuff

    10. I just think it’s sad so many married women are going gaga over it. It’s so not a picture of real love.

    Good job on the questions this week.

  • 5. Sue @ SimonsSistaSaw  |  July 6, 2010 at 8:44 am

    The thing is, if you keep coming up with fun easy to answer questions, there is no incentive for us to come up with some (well, other than to help out and be nice and all that).

    I’m with you – the beach is my happy place too.

  • 6. Kate  |  July 6, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Why don’t you people recycle? I don’t know how to get anyone to realize the extra effort to recycle is worth it, but maybe this will help you to consider it 🙂

    Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial fleet of airplanes every 3 months

    If we recycled all of the newspapers printed in the U.S. on a typical Sunday, we would save 550,000 trees–or about 26 million trees per year

    The U.S. is 5% of the world’s population but uses 25% of its natural resources


  • 7. Lisa from Lisa's Yarns  |  July 6, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Well done on the random fact about the US! I wish I had a good one to share. I wracked my brain for a good 2-3 minutes and could not come up with anything….. I was pretty disappointed in myself!

    I willl try my best to send you a list of questions this week!

  • 8. Taryn  |  July 6, 2010 at 10:06 am

    1. I think at this point, I’d do the mediocre job and get great pay. I’ve been doing something i love right now (for the past 8 years), but the pay stinks.

    2. 1-It’s my son’s birthday. 2-he gets to have fireworks on his birthday EVERY YEAR. 3-my parent’s come to visit. 4-we get to eat and have friends over and just have a fun time!!!

    3. I’m gonna take a pass on this one. I never paid attention in history class b/c Mr. Buchman was so borrrrring.

    4. I remember going to see one with my parents in Houston a long time ago.. they closed the freeway and everyone sat on I-45 and watched fireworks over downtown (and I think they were coordinated with Neil Diamond’s “America”)

    5. probably Teen magazine! 🙂 And my friend Casey.

    6. no. I just know how to budget and have an excel spreadsheet i follow for everything.

    7. I grew up in the 80s, so everything was neon and reebok hightops and scrunchy socks. UGH. And who could forget crimped hair?? why did we think that was soooo cool??

    8. My pool. I can lay out, there’s no sand geting in weird places, my fridge is just a short walk away, and yoda can run around and play.

    9. We weren’t very good about it til a few months ago. our city just gave out these huge trashcan-sized recycling bins. We can put everything in it, so we’ve been recycling A LOT.

    10. I’m with Chelsea on this one. I really like the books. There is just so much going on in the stories. But the movies are terrible. My imagination is so much better than what is up on the screen.

  • 9. Karen  |  July 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

    1.If I could afford to work my dream job I would rather have that, working with animals would be great.

    2. Being with family, we mud bog, cook out, just have an over all great time.

    3. In 1903 Maggie Lena Walker was the first black female to own a bank, she survived the great depression and that bank still exist today, it is known as “Consolidated Bank and Trust.”

    4. A random fireworks done in the subdivision I live in, it was New Years and they just let it rip, after the fireworks people through out the subdivision were yelling, “that was great”, “thank you” they were whistling and etc, it was really funny, and a great fireworks display.

    5.Me, why does it look that bad? LOL


    7.As long as it was not a dress, it was my favorite.

    8.River, you forgot river, I think it is the best.

    9.No, I live alone and don’t accumulate enough.

    10.I have only seen one movie, but I do want to see the others, I like The Vampire Diaries a lot and a lot of people who are in to Twilight say that VD is much better than Twilight.

  • 10. Rachel  |  July 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    7. My brother likes to say I was hit with the awkward stick early and often… My Sally Jesse Raphael glasses did not help matters. I picked them out myself, against my mother’s advice. Now, in my defense, my mother’s fashion choices for me did not give her a good track record… and I was trying to be trendy.

    8. Any of the above. I want a pool so much because the lake and the beach are not convenient options. I am counting down to next week… A week at my parents (with three pools in their neighborhood), then a week at the beach with them & Brad in Charleston.

    9. My mother in law says the same thing. We don’t recycle for the same reasons… multiplied by the fact that we have no free place to recycle. We would have to pay to take it to town, or sneak it in. The only thing we recycle is aluminum cans because we can drop them off at a local children’s cancer charity that turns them in to fund their projects. Also, something to consider, 2 people I know had their college partially paid for by their parents turning all aluminum cans into a scrap metal place. I thought that was amazing.

    10. I refused to read the books until a friend convinced me I would love them, and I felt like I owed it to my dedication to YA Lit. I loved the books but have been disappointed in the movies for many of the same reasons you said. That said, I still like them… and I’ve heard Stewart is a lot better in this last one… We’ll see.

  • 11. Mandy  |  July 6, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Franklin was my random history fact too. 🙂

  • 12. Lauren from Texas  |  July 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Jazzercise! & I like your use of the word “spiffy.”

  • 13. Katie  |  July 6, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Cool fact about Franklin!! I had no clue!

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  • 15. Big W-D  |  July 6, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I’m fine with saving the earth for the children, but not for our children’s children, because I don’t think children should be having sex.

  • 16. Fuegita  |  July 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    That’s a really interesting fact. I had no idea.

  • 17. mintyfresch  |  July 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I’m glad you don’t recycle either. I was feeling self-conscious about my non-recycling ways. I would do it if it were simpler!

  • 18. Courtney  |  July 7, 2010 at 12:53 am

    You should find out from your local waste management (or the city) if they have a recycle program where they pick the stuff up from your house. That’s the only way I do it. And to be honest, if I didn’t have that option I probably wouldn’t recycle either.

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