Ten on Tuesday

10 Nov

1. What gift are you most proud of giving?

This one is hard to narrow down, because I LOVE LOVE LOVE giving gifts, and I try really hard to find the “perfect” gift.  However, the one that springs to mind is a Christmas stocking I made for my mom while I was in college.  Mom made all of our stockings.  They are beautiful, and I remember how hard she worked on them and how much time it took to make 4 of them (and then one for Chelsea, when she joined our family, of course!)  All that time, Mom used a plain red velvet stocking.  I surprised her Christmas morning by replacing her plain stocking with the new one I had made from a kit (the same company she had used for all of ours).  I sort of forgot to check what size the stocking was when I ordered the kit, and so now my mom’s stocking is about 3 times bigger than all of ours, haha.

2. What’s the best gift you ever received?

Okay, so I read some of the other answers.  Everybody said something sweet, like love and salvation, etc, etc.  However, I’m clearly not sweet.  The best gift I ever got was this computer I’m using right now.  My parents got it for me, and it has saved my sanity.  Second place?  It goes to the dollhouse my dad made me when I was little.  It was huge, intricate, full of beautiful furniture, and I loved it.

3. In honor of my husband: What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?

I’ve never broken a bone (knock on wood), but one time I fell through an attic trapdoor headfirst and scraped my back all along the stairs.  I wasn’t terribly injured, but it was scary!

4. They say everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. Who’s 15 minutes has gone on far too long? (The Gosselins are not acceptable answers, be more creative.)

New York, that chick whose real name is Tiffany from reality television.  Ugh.

5. You have 20 minutes and $1000. What do you buy?

An art deco style vanity with a big mirror.  Or a shopping spree at Target – it would probably only take about 10 minutes.

6. Tell me three blogs that I need to read.

Hmm, I read a lot of political blogs, so I don’t usually recommend them to people unless I know they would appreciate them!  Here are some of the others I like:

a. Brooke Schwab’s Photography blog My friend from high school/pledge sister who also happens to be one of the most in-demand wedding and event photographers in Houston (and elsewhere!)  She shares some of the “stories” of the couples she works with, as well as the best photographs from their sessions.  I hope if I ever get married I can afford to hire her!

b. A Texas Girl’s Adventures in Canada A Houston girl moves to Canada, adventures ensue!   A blogfriend with many of the same interests, and a fun writer.

c. Instapundit Fine, I couldn’t help myself – a mostly political blog.  Glenn Reynolds is a law professor at the University of Tennessee (the other UT) who writes about libertarianism, politics, media, technology, and other interesting stuff.

7. Would you rather go without pizza or ice cream for the rest of your life?

Ice cream, hands down.  I pretty much already live without it.

8. Would you rather go to a beach or a snowy mountain?

Beach.  Snow is a good background through the window when you’re cozy next to the fire.

9. Are you a night owl or a morning person?

Total night owl.  I’m writing this at 11:21pm.  My brain doesn’t start to function until about 10am, after a Diet Coke.

10. What word do you always misspell?

I get “e” and “i” mixed up when I’m typing fast, but spell check usually corrects that before I even notice.  I’m a pretty decent speller.  I won the fourth grade spelling bee, even.  I got third place the year before by misspelling “fittness”.  [Yikes – don’t kill me!  The word “whose” is misspelled in Question 4.  :)]

Yay, I’m so glad I finally got to participate!  To read everyone else’s answers, including the originals at Chelsea’s blog, click the pic:

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3 Responses to “Ten on Tuesday”

  1. Chelsea Hurst November 11, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    Yeah I talked through the “who’s” “whose” issue with myself. I don’t know the difference. Learn me!

    The THOUGHT behind gifts is what’s important. The computer and dollhouse had a lot of thought. So yes, they are great answers!

  2. Courtney November 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    My trick for any “who’s/whose” or “it’s/its” situations is to sound out the contraction – i.e. “who’s” really means “who is”, with the apostrophe replacing the “i” in “is”. So if you say a sentence out loud, “Who is 15 minutes of fame…” and it doesn’t make sense, then that means it should be “whose”.

    Love, your nerd-alert sis-in-law 🙂

  3. Carmen November 11, 2009 at 10:39 pm #

    Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I get props on The Court Report?! Eleventy-thousand kinds of awesome!

    Also, #2: I am *totally* with you on the “not sweet” thing. Mine, for the record, happens to be a very, very, very nice watch I got when I turned 29+1. I mean, seriously, everyone knows it’s about what you have, not who you are. As if. 😉

    And, rounding out this already too- long comment is #4: Gosselins, hands down. I actually saw a header on Life & Style about two weeks ago that touted the issue as a “Gosselin-free issue”. Um, wow. I’m sure the people of the would be most appreciative if they could please crawl back under the rock from whence they came. That is all.

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