Ten On Tuesday

17 Nov

I am typing this up on my phone, so it will be short, to the point, and chock-full of typos!

1. What are some of your family traditions?
We always used to cut down a Christmas tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving, then ate lunch with everyone. Some of my happiest memories about Christmas begin with a story about doing that!
I think we are ripe for some new traditions…

2. Do you know how to change a flat tire?
Do I know how a tire is changed? Yes. There is a jack involved. You remove 5 lug nuts, take off the flat, pray that the spare isn’t flat, and then screw the new tire on. Do I change tires? No.

3. Do you subscribe to any magazines? What are your favorites?
Just Real Simple, but Glamour shows up at the house for some reason. I donate it every month to the Magazine Monday Program at work, which provides reading material for patients waiting (for many, many hours sometimes!) at the clinics at Ben Taub and other facilities.

4. What are your top three favorite office supply items?
I think planners should count – that would definitely be both my most needed and my favorite to shop for! Since I’m in charge of the bulletin board at work, I also get to shop for scrapbooking supplies! I have the BEST JOB EVER.

5. Are you a good public speaker?
Well, I’m not scared to speak in public. It’s hit or miss: sometimes I think I’ve done pretty well, other times I know I didn’t. (I thought my speech at my brother’s wedding was pretty good until I started crying, a rehearsal dinner speech for my friend Jenny bombed.)

6. How do you feel about acronyms?
There are some great ones: WTF is a nice way to express dismay. I work for the Harris County Hospital District Foundation, so the acronym HCHDF is my friend.

7. What’s the most creative things you’ve ever done? (Bloggers, feel free to include pictures!)
That is hard, because I love getting creative and I have a poor memory. So the most creative thing I did this month: a storyboard recounting Mayor Bob Lanier’s influence on the creation of HCHD (see above). I’ll try to add a picture, if I can! It involved researching the county archives, old newspapers, and lots of paper cutting!

8. I’d rather jam a pen in my eye than…
– be required to do math problems
– shop all day in a mall at Christmas
– fold and put away laundry
– share the same room with a cockroach, live or dead

9. What company has the best advertising?
the fun theory from vw

The piano stairs! I posted on this previously, but it’s so so good!

10. When is your birthday?
August 27th, I am the typical Virgo!


3 Responses to “Ten On Tuesday”

  1. Chelsea Hurst November 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    You did all of that from your phone??? You’re a genious!!

    You should see my 2010 planner, it’s super cute!

  2. Jenny Walker Jinks November 18, 2009 at 1:57 am #

    Your speech was great, and I thank you very much for giving it!
    However, it would have been nice if you could have said what you did at the wedding, instead…preferably after the roast given by Uncle Phillip. Oh well, maybe next time 😉

  3. Maureen Hurst aka Mom November 27, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    We are going to cut down a tree with Landon and all tomorrow. He found a place in Manvel, close to Grandma’s house. Afterwards, we are all going to lunch. Now it is with the newest generation. Wish you all were here to go with us. Taylor will cut it down for Mia’s house.

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