Ten On Tuesday

23 Mar

It’s time for my lovely and fruitful sister-in-law Chelsea’s blog feature: Ten On Tuesday.  If you want to play along, just repost the questions to your blog, or answer in the comments!

1. When you were a senior in high school, what career did you think you’d choose? Did you? Why or why not?

I thought I would be a lawyer, because I am best at reading and writing, and I wanted to be rich.  I am not a lawyer, because I didn’t really excel at being a student.  I think I would be a much better “adult” student, but now I know actual lawyers who warn against going into debt and actually becoming a lawyer.  Perhaps a conniving maneuver to limit the competition?  Hmm.

2. What one thing about the “real world” did you find most surprising once you were on your own?

I’m surprised that I don’t feel any different than I when I was younger, and yet am still expected to be a responsible adult, who could potentially be someone’s parent one day.  Yikes!

3. Name 3 things you think your closest friends DON’T like about you.

– I am a know-it-all

– I am bossy

– I am chronically forgetful, to the point of thoughtlessness

4. In order to sleep, do you need background noise or absolute quiet?

I prefer background noise, but don’t NEED it.  Luckily, a train lives behind my house, so I get all the background noise I could ask for!

5. Why do you choose to reside in your current city? Yes, you have a choice

I chose to come here to be close to (most) of my family, and to have better prospects for a job.  What do you know, that worked out, and I now have the best job ever.

6. Are you close to your parents?

Yes.  We are Facebook friends, even.

7. What is your favorite fiction book? Poem? Blog?

Pride And Prejudice (I was an English major. So?)  Barbara, by Jacques Prevert. Instapundit.

8. Do you enjoy cooking or is it a chore?

Love it.  Cleaning up is a chore.  (And maybe eating what I make, too…Andrew is kind, though.)

9. Be honest. What one thing would (the majority of) your blog readers be shocked to find out about you?

People read my blog?!

10. If you were given your own national holiday, what would you require people to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Day of You? Would there be a parade? Greeting cards?

Being the libertarian that I am, there would be no mandatory meals.  That said, truffled macaroni and cheese would be the traditional way to celebrate, like black-eyed peas at New Year’s.  Costumes and gift giving would be encouraged as well!

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6 Responses to “Ten On Tuesday”

  1. RootsAndRings March 23, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    HA! Costumes for your holiday? That doesn’t surprise me.

  2. Carmen March 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Hellooooo! Remember me? I added you to my Google Reader, never took you off, thought the Junior League may have just swallowed you up, and, lo and behold, saw your blog pop up in my reader today!

    So happy you are back and looking forward to more posts.

    Whatever happened with the JLH anyway? I was just nominated as the Communications Director for the Toronto League. Um, can you say “tons of work”? 😉

  3. Courtney March 23, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    Woohoo, congrats Carmen! That’s a fancy title! What are your responsibilities? Are you going to have the JL dragged into this century with social media?

    Yes, I am now a provisional member of the JLH… looking forward to lots of work! I’m really going to try to make an effort to blog as much as I can, though. Blogging makes me happy – as does hearing from you!

    • Carmen March 30, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

      Yes, that’s *exactly* what I’m going to be doing — time for the JLT to tweet, Gowalla and all that other good stuff. I’m a social media whore (a term I use very lovingly) and am completely addicted to Twitter, Gowalla, Formspring, etc., etc., etc. I’ll also be responsible for trying to improve/increase the JLT brand in Toronto (we have 400 members here compared to 5,000+ in Houston. Ahem.) and managing our new grassroots marketing initiatives.

      Congratulations on the JLH!! That’s so exciting! When I move back to Houston, I will definitely be transferring back to the JLH, so maybe we will meet IRL one day!

      P.S. I *love* Gowalla, although I use FourSquare and Yelp, too — good choice, though!

  4. Sue @ Simon's Sista March 26, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    I also wanted to be a lawyer when I was younger but had changed my mind by final year. So glad I did! Any excuse for a costume is a good one

    • Courtney March 30, 2010 at 5:37 am #

      Yeah, it’s funny how we end up happier doing something we’d never imagined doing. It’s hard to be a lawyer these days!

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