10 on Tuesday on Monday.

Questions from RootsAndRings.

I’m doing this a day early because I need a mental break.  Also, my pictures from my last post… Ahhhh.  I really need to get to writing about those adventures.  It’s nice to think about now that I’m back to my all-I-do-is-sleep-workout-and-work schedule.

1. What’s the recipe for your favorite drink? (Smoothie, alcoholic, coffee, whatever.)

I’ll go for all of them!

Smoothie- I just throw whatever I have in there (fruit, dairy, and ice only) and see how it turns out.  I like surprises 😉

Alcoholic at home I’m generally just a red wine girl.  Very easy recipe: buy 1 bottle of red wine, remove cork, pour glass, drink 🙂  I also like making cosmos at home (2 parts vodka, 1 part triple sec, splash of lime juice, splash of cranberry juice).  But that’s generally only for girls nights.

Coffee- at work I make a 12oz cup with 2 K-cups (2 6oz cups).  Then I put in two vanilla creamers.   At Dave’s house, he makes Trader Joes coffee and I put in one sugar and a splash of regular creamer.

But overall, my favorite drink is ice water with TONS of ice 🙂
2. What kind of razor do you use?

Currently I’ve been using disposable ones for awhile because I travel so much and I keep forgetting to bring a good razor, so I buy a pack of cheap ones on the road… going through my stash at the moment.

3. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?

Uh, people have called me Big Bird a lot growing up which is kind of annoying.  Not him.  I don’t know if I have a favorite.  I had a short-lived Elmo kick for awhile (in middle school), but as a kid I always thought Sesame Street was super boring.  However, when I brush my teeth I always remember this one segment where a kid left the sink on while brushing and it flashed to fish in the sea losing all of their water.  So I always make sure to keep the water off while I brush.  Thanks for that little gem, Sesame Street.
4. What makes the perfect salad? (Lettuce type, toppings, dressing, etc.)

I like spring mix or spinach salads.  If chicken and goat cheese are involved, I am almost definitely sold.  I have two favorite salads depending on my mood.  My mom’s bbq chicken salad (which involves spring mix, bbq chicken, boiled eggs, olives, cheese, and a little ranch dressing) or something resembling Taverna Tony’s California Greek Salad with Chicken  (Spring mix, grilled chicken, avocado, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, green peppers, walnuts?… I can’t remember what else but it is DELICIOUS! Overpriced party in my mouth)
5. What was your favorite subject in school?

Hmmm… I guess “English” … is that what it was called?  I was always a big fan of reading and riding… never a big fan of math, science, or whatever else we learned all those years ago 😉
6. What’s your favorite summer tradition?

I don’t really have summer traditions…. I suppose going to the Oregon Beaches… preferably getting a corn dog from that place in Seaside and getting ice cream from the Tillamook cheese factory on the way home 🙂
7. Do you suffer from season allergies? How do you combat them?

Usually I don’t have allergies but this year I did for some reason.  It was AWFUL.  My eyes kept swelling shut and I kept getting a killer sore throat. I had no combat plan because I had never experienced it before.
8. How often do you have to charge your cell phone?

Probably about every other night or so.  I love the iPhone 4’s much longer battery life (compared to the 3G) 🙂
9. Do you have a bucket list?

I’ve made lists from time to time, but I think I want to sit down and really make one one of these days.  Now that I’m allegedly getting a bit older and wiser.
10. Do you have any desire to go back to school?

I have had way too much school already, thanks to college and law school.  However, I would contemplate going back to school if (1) I wanted to ultimately teach or do something that required a degree from a more prestigious university; or (2) possibly for something counseling/bible related if later down the road I want to transition into a professional counseling type role.  It’s always been in the back of my mind, but not sure if it is something that will ever actually happen, at least in a formal way.


Five Recent Adventures.

I really, really hope I will get around to blogging about some of my recent adventures soon.  This was originally a travel blog and I have been travelling quite a bit, even if only in California.  For example:

1. Catalina

2.  Napa


3.  San Francisco



4. Temecula

5. San Diego


Torrey Pines Reserve

Ten on Tuesday

1. How do you pronounce the word aunt? Does your pronunciation rhyme with ‘haunt’ or ‘can’t’?
Just like ant.  Sometimes I bust out a slightly northeastern accent and really emphasize that a…. I don’t know how to type it phonetically to give you the picture, but it is due to the fact that I shared a hotel room with a girl from Pennsylvania for 3 weeks 4 years ago during my 1L summer internship.   Too much information?

2. Do most of the people in your life know you blog? Or are you partially or totally anonymous?
I’m not an avid blogger (as much as I’d like to be), so I don’t think a lot of people I know in real life nor a ton of strangers know about/read my blog.  

3. When you grocery shop, do you prefer to bag your own groceries or do you like it when the store bags them for you? Paper, plastic, or reusable bags?
I like them to bag them, and I prefer to use reusable bags but I often forget.  I HATE when baggers don’t know how to bag groceries.  It has never been my job and even I know that bread does not go on the bottom.  I also know that, wait for it… this is going to blow your mind… more than one item can fit in each bag.  Crazy… am I right?   (Can you tell I had a bad shopping experience yesterday?).

4. Do you have a green thumb?
Nope, just checked… both look white.   I also have no desire to go outside and do any sort of manual labor in a yard.  No thanks.

5. If you watch the Food Network, which chef/show host is your favorite?
 I watch the channel occasionally but never for a specific show.  I know that I do NOT like that semi-homemade lady who always changes her kitchen to match her outfit, and makes this big crazy dinner party table display for every meal.  No wonder you make your meals semi-homemade!  You need that extra time to completely redecorate the kitchen and set a big display every night.   The main reason I don’t like that show is because I think women feel enough pressure to be superwomen without Sarah whatshername telling you to redecorate your kitchen and set a fancy table every night.  (I realize that isn’t the actual point of her show.. but subliminal messages people ;-)).

6. Do you like to take baths? Do you take them very often?
Never been a huge fan.  First, I don’t really fit in bathtubs. Second, I can’t really get past the idea of sitting around soaking in my own filth.  And if I take a shower first, then I just feel like I’m being wasteful laying there in the bathtub.  These thoughts could also be my defense mechanism to make me not feel so bad about not fitting in bathtubs.  Haha.

7. What color are the walls in your kitchen?

8. Do you prefer to dine outdoors or indoors?
I like both.  Hard to choose one or the other!

9. Describe your ideal weather.
Sunny, 70s, breezy 🙂   If I don’t have to go anywhere, I’m also an occasional fan of rain.  It’s nice to sit inside consuming warm things and relaxing with the sound of rain outside… as long as I don’t have to go outside.  (And note the emphasis on occasional.  I don’t want that weather very frequently). 

10. If you could learn any foreign language, which would you choose to learn?
I already know some Spanish and French.  And if I could learn any language I’d prefer to become more fluent in one or both of those.  Probably Spanish first since it is significantly more practical.