Another Ten on Another Tuesday.

1. What does your car say about you? If you don’t have a car, what kind of car would be your daily driver?
I have a Ford Edge.   After telling myself I’d never buy a new car (and thinking I would never buy a Ford), I took one test drive of an Edge with my dad (major Ford lover), and I had to have it.  I have no idea what it says about me, but I like it and I get compliments on it a lot?

2. To this point, what has been your purpose on this planet?
This is a funny question to ask, because I am trying to refigure that out these days.  For the last two decades, I’ve been a student.  I suppose my purpose has been to do the best I can in school and get the education I need to do what I am meant to do later in life (this includes both traditional education in school, and education through other means such as church and life experiences).   Here I am, at “later in life.”  I feel like I’m back at 15 years old, with so many possibilities and not sure exactly what I want to/should do.

3. If you could trade places with any person for any amount of time, who would it be?
Sometimes I would really like to trade places with a celebrity.. maybe just for a week.  Not for the money and fame.  I’m just really, really curious to know how they really feel.  It’s easy for those of us who are “less fortunate” to think it would be ideal to have kajillions of dollars and not know the feeling of “want” (at least for material things).  But I’m curious what actually runs through their minds on a regular basis.  I guess I would need to trade places with their mind too, not just their daily activities.  Is that possible??

Otherwise, I would like to trade places with Pioneer Woman for just a little portion of her whirlwind romance.

(Sidenote:  I had heard a lot of random friends/blog friends mention this “Pioneer Woman” and the references were all in connection with cooking so I didn’t bother to go look because lets just be honest: I’m a busy single girl who lives alone.  Not really in need of to-die-for recipes at this time in my life.   My dinner is usually something along the lines of a PB&J with a glass of cheap wine ;-).   Anyway, so for some reason on Sunday I decided to bite the bullet and go check out Pioneer Woman.  And OMG.  I started reading her (4o-part!!) love story about how she met her current husband and was transformed from city girl to rancher’s wife, and all of a sudden my Sunday was GONE.  I have now jumped on the bandwagon of people obsessed with this woman!)

4. What is your favorite kind of cake? If you don’t like cake, what is it about it that you don’t like?
This is EASY.  I love CHOCOLATE cake.  If it’s not chocolate, I’d rather not waste my time.  Chocolate with chocolate frosting please.   And don’t you DARE put any pollutants in the cake such as raspberry filling or swirl anything fruity around on the plate.  Bleh.  Chocolate only please.  Chocolate chocolate chocolate.  I could eat it for every meal.  I HAVE eaten it for every meal.

5. Would you have wanted to live in your parents’, grandparents’ or great-grandparents’ generation or only your own?
I might be interested in visiting, time traveler style.  But I’d prefer to stay in my own generation please.  What would I do without google and wikipedia??

6. Do you have any home remedies for illnesses, cleaning or otherwise?
Um, sleep it off?  This works for the urge to clean too 😉

7. What is your ideal weather situation?
Mid to upper 70s, sunny with a slight breeze (aka Malibu’s weather most of the year)

8. What is your best attribute (physical or personal)?
Tallness of course!

9. Do you text or surf while driving?
Not while driving but I tend to do both while stuck in traffic or at stop lights.  “stuck in traffic” in L.A. is equivelant to being stuck at a reaaaallly long stop light in a regular city 😉

10. How long have you known your best friend?

I have 3 girls who I consider my best friends. 

Me & Melissa (Christmas 2007)

Melissa I’ve known since I was 10 or 11.  We met at church, and had our first great bonding experience at a winter junior high camp when she had a very embarrassing moment.  The running joke is “Let the river flow.”  You can make your own judgements about what that means. 

Me & Joni (Spring 2008ish?)

I met Joni in college, but also through church, not school.  Apparently I was the source for information on our non-existent college group at the time.  So she was new and came over and asked me about it.  We ended up slowly becoming friends and then turned practically into sisters.  People actually ask us if we’re sisters too.. even though she’s like 5’3″.   We really do look quite a bit alike.  

Me & Krissi (Hollywood, Spring 2008?)

And lastly, Krissi.  She was the spouse of a fellow law student who was on the same scholarship as me.  We became instant friends at a retreat before law school even started, and she was my instant best friend in California.

Now… these friends are all over the country.  Joni in Vancouver, WA.  Melissa in Phoenix, AZ.  And Krissi in Houston, TX 😦


3 thoughts on “Another Ten on Another Tuesday.

  1. I can’t believe you are JUST NOW on the PW bandwagon! You really should try a recipe or two of hers. Her chocolate ooey gooey cupcakes are delish. (That’s probably not the name of the recipe but it’s something close.)

    • Her dessert recipes have been making me want to bake like crazy. Maybe I can bake some goodies and bring them into the office so I don’t just sit at home eating 18 cinnamon rolls in one sitting by myself….. as I’ve been prone to do 😉

  2. I got sucked in via PW’s love story too. Now, I have made a few of her recipes, but I can’t do them too often. Because they’re so tasty, John and I are bound to eat them all, which isn’t a good thing for our waistlines.

    However, John just started a new job and is in a much bigger office. Now I actually have people with whom I can share my baking treats!

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