Saturday, January 23, 2010

First List-

This is the first time I have done one of these but this one was entertaining to read so might be fun to include on my blog. Thanks for the idea Kim, from Fatty McButter Pants :)..I hope I see all of you who read this post the list on your blog too!!

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:00am (not normal but hubby and I had stats class to attend)

2. How do you like your steak? I used to eat it medium well (I like the charred bits) but these days a little closer to medium is easier to eat.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Up In The Air--George Clooney and traveling-ya gotta love both of those!

4. What is your favorite TV show? Chuck, and cooking programmes. Right now it is Julia and Jacques.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Somewhere in Holland. We visited Amsterdam one Winter and loved it. They seem a family friendly place

6. What did you have for breakfast? Cheese and a few Wheat Thins

7. What is your favorite cuisine? It used to be Italian....but now I have trouble deciding...I now like a little (key word little) bit of everything.

8. What foods do you dislike? I have taken all food off my do not like list until I try them post band. I hated seafood and now I love it. I tried a raw oyster in October and I do not like it.

9. Favorite place to eat? Home has become my favorite place. I do like McMeniman's they are all over the area and have great bars and hotels made in fun and exciting locations (

10. Favorite dressing? ranch

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Mazda 5.

12. What are your favorite clothes? My Everlast yoga pants and layered tank top with a thin t-shirt. For years I was jealous of my thin friends who wore layered shirts. I can now and I love it!!

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? I want to go all over. My husband's and my dream is to buy an around the world ticket. You get to travel in one direction with as many stops as you want until you get home again. We have a half-hatched plan to save our pennies and when David gets his 6 week sabbatical in a few years we will go and do it.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? It depends on the topic and the day.

15. Where would you want to retire? Somewhere warm in the Winter and Warm in the Summer. My husband wants the South of Spain. I want to travel more before I decide.

16. Favorite time of day? Just after dinner in the Summer-I go out and garden. The rest of the year I am a night owl and enjoy all of the hours after the kids are in bed.

17. Where were you born? San Antonio, Texas

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? I do not watch sports. I am trying to learn to like biking.

19. Bird watcher? We have a lot here. cranes, hawks, jays, herons, goldfinches and even the occasional bald eagle. We do not watch in a formal way but do pay attention.

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? night person

21. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I think I blab about everything on this thing everyday. I could, but am not sure I should, proclaim that I am quitting my job next year whether I find a new one or not. I might have to start a blog on budgeting for the crazy stay at home mom. I am also risking chickening out like I have for the past two years.

22. What did you want to be when you were little? I wanted to travel...I did not care how or why but I wanted to go on business trips like my dad.

23. What is your best childhood memory? Spending a few weeks every summer staying at my grandparents farm. My grandparents told me stories about their childhood. My grandpa did math with me. He taught me how to roll a cigarette, cut off a chicken's head, feed sheep, give sheep shots and jump off and on a trailer while it was moving. My grandma taught me to crochet, do word searches, cook, and let me read her trashy novels.

24. Are you a cat or dog person? Cat but hereafter I shall remain petless. I have given them up and will enjoy other peoples animals.

25. Are you married? yes twice. Once for 14 years and this time for 9 so far and still counting

26. Always wear your seat belt? YES-I have had my one chance at being safer without. At 18 i drove off an overpass piercing the driver's side of the car with the end of the guardrail. the rail came into the car and broke two of my ribs. I had stitches and bruised my spleen. I did not have my seat belt on and was pushed to the passenger side of the car. If i had been wearing my belt things would have been much worse. Although I know the math I look upon this event as my one in a million chance of being safer without my seat belt. I wear it always now.

27. Been in a car accident? hahah See above! There have been other minor fender benders.

28. Any pet peeves? Lot of things annoy me but I cannot think of anything specific right now.

29. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Margharita pizza-fresh basil and tomato with buffalo mozzarella.

30. Favorite Flower? Anything but roses-I like ones that last a long time in a vase. Mums, daises. In the dirt I love nasturtiums and geraniums.

31. Favorite ice cream? Lemon pie and Cherry Garcia.
32. Favorite fast food restaurant? Tastee Treat in Prineville Oregon. Thank goodness it is far away. I used to love cheeseburgers. Smelling them and watching others enjoy them is enough these days.

33. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Zero on the written, 3 times for the driving.

34. From whom did you get your last email? My mom.

35. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Never again will I max out my Credit card :)-but if I won the lottery it would be Crate and Barrel.

36. Do anything spontaneous lately? We rented Julie and Julia to watch again with Grace and I made Kettle Corn on the stove.

37. Broccoli? when cooked just right. Steamed gently with a little water at the bottom and the pan tossed with olive oil and spices

38. What was your favorite vacation? So many have been wonderful but I have to divide them into two categories: My favorite by myself trip was to Dresden and Prague. Experiencing a place by yourself or with work colleagues is exciting in a different way than it is with family. My favorite family trip was Christmas to Wales, Brussels and Cologne with David, Cinda and Grace.

39. Last person you went out to dinner with? I had lunch with some girlfriends last Thursday.

40. What are you listening to right now? Julie and Julia..

41. What is your favorite color? Green...summer new grass green.

42. How many tattoos do you have? One of a genie's lamp on my right foot. I got it to celebrate my PhD. It is a lamp of learning signifying teaching and learning. I have a second small one near the lamp planned.

43. Coffee drinker? yup-Starbucks Peppermint mocha no whip.


Kim said...

Glad you like the list idea Tina! Love the blog!

TheManInTheChair said...

> 29. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Margharita-fresh basil and tomato with buffalo mozzarella.

But is it my pizza, or are you talking about someone else's recipie?

Tina said...

Your pizza the first time-You have yet to recreate that full experience. California Pizza Kitchen does a good one as well.

THE DASH! said...

Hey, cool list - I like learning a little more about people. This one fits the bill nicely. Being born in San Antonio sounds exotic!!

Lonicera said...

Husband and wife communicating in comments - I like it!!!
Your accident made me wince - and I coincide exactly with favourite colour...
When I finish my present saga I'll have a go.