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Ten on Tuesday – #11

Ten on Tuesday (on Wednesday. Again.)

Hosted by Chelsea, questions for this week were provided by Chelsea:

1. How do you take your coffee?
Getting ready in the morning at home – always hot coffee.
Buying coffee out somewhere – summer = iced, winter = hot.
Flavors = year round!! No plain coffee for this gal 😉

2. Do you prefer soft or crispy chocolate chip cookies?
Soft cookies, hands down! Don’t even have to think about this one.

3. Do you wear a belt everyday?
No. I usually wear one with jeans but for work, I only wear a belt occasionally.

4. What is your favorite color combination?
Shades of pink with navy is my favorite. Love pink but the navy gives it a more preppy look!

5. Do you like sour candy?
Absolutely. I love chocolate but most of my candy cravings are satisfied by sour/sweet things – sour patch kids/fruits, swedish fish, twizzlers.

6. How often do you do laundry?
Because I work ridiculous hours, I only do laundry on the weekend. I hardly have time to relax on weekends so the last thing I want to do is laundry. You can read all about my feelings on laundry in this post. To sum it up? Not a fan. At all. I cannot wait to move and have someone do all of my laundry for me!

7. Did you ever wear braces?
Oh yes. For about two years – from 7th grade to 9th grade. And then a retainer. Which I may or may not still wear at bedtime every Sunday night… (what?!)

8. Are you good at Roman Numerals?
This is probably not something most people brag about but I am. I love roman numerals. I could win a roman numeral competition, I’m that good. I love seeing them in crossword clues/answers too. LCDM helps me remember –> Live Cat Dead Mouse –> L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000

9. What is your favorite form of social media?
I was a big Facebook fan but I don’t know how I feel about it lately. I don’t have the new “timeline” feature yet but there are other changes that I’m kinda meh about. I’ve gotten more into Twitter this year but I don’t think I’d call it my favorite. So I guess Facebook still is?

10. How do you feel about chin dimples?
Take em or leave em. Don’t really have a preference either way. My husband calls them “butt chins”. It’s not like someone has a choice whether to have one or not. But I will say, some are more attractive than others.


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Ten on Tuesday – #10

Ten on Tuesday – I cannot get the formatting of this post right. I’ve tried a million different times to space it out evenly but it just isn’t happening. So I’m throwing the towel in.

Hosted by Chelsea, questions for this week were provided by Melissa at I’m Living in a Dream:

1. What is your dream vacation?
I don’t know, I’ve never really thought about it? There are SO many places I haven’t been that I want to see so in a way everything is a dream vacation!
2. What has been your favorite trip so far in your life?
Hands down, our honeymoon! We spent a glorious two weeks in Koh Samui, Thailand and Hong Kong. Despite the fact that it was our honeymoon, I don’t know when (or if!) I’ll ever be able to take 2 weeks off from work again. And who knows when I’ll be able to get to the Pacific either!
3. If you and one of your best friends could go anywhere in the world for one week, where would it be and why?
See #1 – J is my best friend (cue cheesiness) so any time I can get a week away from work with him, I’ll take it! Martha’s Vineyard is our special place so I’d love to have a week there together.

4. Have you ever booked a trip using an online deal? How did it go?
I have. J and my first vacation was about 6 months into dating. We went to Paradise Island, Bahamas and booked the trip through CheapCaribbean.com. I had better luck with the site back then… They have awesome deals but usually you find the perfect place and flight times suck or vice versa. We’re going through that right now for a Thanksgiving trip we’re looking to book.

5. What’s your favorite thing to do while you’re on vacation?
I like a mix of sight seeing and relaxing! Give me a beach day, give me a day walking around – anything out of the office and I love it 🙂

6. Have you ever missed an opportunity to take a trip that you regret?
I don’t know if this counts as a trip but I regret not studying abroad in Spain during college. Of all things/reasons, I didn’t want to leave my boyfriend at the time (who was long distance anyways) which is such a dumb reason and I kick myself now for it.
7. You travel far away from home and get stranded with no way to buy anything, what’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Chapstick! No hesitancy whatsoever. I cannot live without it. I have a stick on me at ALL times. If I don’t, I will go out and buy one. And that rarely happens. What’s interesting (at least to me), is that I’m not one of those people who has a stick for every room. I use just one and carry it everywhere – to work, to the gym, to the kitchen/living room, next to my bed, the bathroom. If I’m there, my chapstick is there. It’s not a healthy addiction!Well, I guess it could always be worse?
8. What’s one of your favorite traveling memories?
Hmm. Aside from my honeymoon, probably my first vacation away with J. It was also one of my first “big girl” vacations on my own and we had such an awesome time.
9. All included resort or backpacking? Why?
All included resort. Unless it’s glamping. I’m just not a pee in the woods, sleep on the ground, no showering type of girl. Sorry, can’t pretend I am!
10. Are you more of a lie on the beach kind of person on vacation, or do you prefer to see the sights?
See #5 – I’m a mix. I like to do a bit of both. Although J and I have been known to CRAM our vacations with anything and everything possible to do. Sometimes we have to remember to include some relaxing time.

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Ten on Tuesday – #9

Ten on Tuesday (on Wednesday – since that’s how this week is going!)

Hosted by Chelsea, questions for this week were provided by Chelsea:

1. What temperature do you keep your thermostat on during the day?
Well, first, I’d need to have a thermostat… Can’t remember the last time I lived in an apartment that had one? It was pre-J so 5 years ago? Our first apartment together in Boston had hot water radiator type heat. There was a valve we could close to limit how much steam (aka heat) was let out. But that was it. Every apartment we’ve lived in since moving to the NYC-area has had hotel-style heat/AC. Basically a wall unit that is either high heat, low heat, high AC, low AC, high fan, low fan or off. Those were the only options. Not exactly ideal either. Our current apartment is terribly insulated so most of the year it’s either really hot or freezing. Last winter I slept in long sleeves, sweatshirt, pants and at least one pair of socks. Sometimes two. And usually still froze in bed. You’re all just dying to come sleep over, aren’t you?! So truthfully, even if I had a thermostat, I don’t have the slightest clue what I’d set it at.

2. What temperature do you keep your thermostat on at night?
See above answer 😉

3. In a canister of mixed nuts, do you pick out certain varieties and leave the others?
I don’t choose mixed nuts for that very reason… And also for allergy reasons. (which luckily aren’t life threatening allergies). But if I had a canister of mixed nuts, and no one else to eat my least liked kinds, I’d probably eat them all so they wouldn’t go to waste.

4. What is your favorite kind of M&M?
Yum!! All of them?! Seriously, there are so many awesome kinds these days! Friends of ours work for Mars and use to be in the candy division (now they’re in pet food) so we’d get to try new M&Ms before they even hit the market which was cool. Not sure I can pick one favorite… Peanut butter, coconut, pretzel are all good!

5. How do you buy books? (Amazon, bookstore, new, used, electronic, etc)
I usually borrow them from the NY public library. If I buy, I try to find them used and cheap which is usually online. If I can’t wait then I’ll buy them new locally. No e-reader yet… Hopefully soon??

6. How do you like your eggs cooked?
Depends how I’m eating them. Alone for breakfast = scrambled or omelet. Breakfast sandwich = over hard/fried. Lunch sandwich (aka egg salad) or alone = hard boiled.

7. Can you whistle?
Kinda. I’m not very good at it though.

8. What common word do you always misspell?
Maintenance – not sure why but it’s a toughie for me! Awkward use to be another one – I always wanted to put a “c” in there (ackward).

9. Are you afraid of flying?
Not really. Doesn’t phase me.

10. How often do you go shopping?
Surprisingly not very. J and I are very controlled with our spending and hardly ever just “shop” without a purpose. My savings account appreciates it 🙂

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Ten on Tuesday – #8

Ten on Tuesday

Hosted by Chelsea, questions for this week were provided by Chelsea:

1. What is your favorite brand of shoes?
I’m not really too brand loyal. I have a lot of Nine West shoes though, likely because they’re almost always on sale at the outlets.

2. How old were you when you learned to tie your shoes?
I honestly have no idea! When does one even start learning to tie their shoes?!

3. How do you feel about freckles?
I don’t? I don’t really have any but I think they look cute on some people! Then again it’s not like you CHOOSE to have them…

4. I can count to ten in ___ languages.
Two – English and Spanish. Three if you count gibberish?

5. What is your favorite store-bought ice cream flavor?
We don’t keep ice cream in the house… But if we go out somewhere for ice cream, I usually go with little kid flavors – cotton candy, bubblegum, cake batter. My favorite blizzard from Dairy Queen growing up was nerds (so good!!). I love a lot of the limited flavors at the grocery store though… Red Sox themed flavors, Girl Scout cookies, etc. Also, anything coconut or caramel is usually a given. Not combined though 😉

6. Were you in ballet or gymnastics as a little girl?
Both. I took ballet/dance class from age 3 to 8 or so? However, I have never in my life had a “ballerina” figure, lol. And I have zero rhythm. I’m the furthest thing from graceful! I also took gymnastics when I was a little older – maybe 10 – 11?

7. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?
I loved Elmo growing up. Really, who didn’t?! I also liked Zoe – the girl with the orange hair. Sesame was popular in late elementary/middle school. I use to have a small tote, purse thing made out of this plastic-y material and it had Sesame Street characters printed all over it. I thought it was very badass at the time, LOL.

8. What’s your bedtime?
I’m an old lady… During the week, I usually get ready for bed around 10:00 p.m. and lights are out between 10:30 and 11:00 p.m. Sometimes later but that’s the norm. On the weekends, I’m usually in bed by midnight, at the latest. Often times before that.

9. Do you have any jewelry that you wear every single day?
My earrings rarely come out – little CZ hoops (hoping to replace with real ones soon!) and diamond studs. I wear my engagement and wedding rings and a Cape Cod bracelet 24/7. I also have a matching Cape Cod ring I wear almost every day. And, with the exception of casual Sundays when I don’t go outside, I’m almost always wearing my David Yurman bracelet that J gave me as a wedding present.

10. Who is the bug killer in your household?
Depends on the type and size of the bug. Or if I’m home alone and don’t have a choice. I usually hand that task off to J though 🙂

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Ten on Tuesday – #7

Ten on Tuesday

Hosted by Chelsea, questions for this week were provided by Katie at Living as Livingstons:

1. Do you listen to the radio in your car? If so, what type of station do you like?
All the time. If I’m home (NH), I listen to a lot of country stations since there aren’t any in the NYC area. Otherwise, it’s usually your basic pop/top 40 station. Or a CD.

2. What is the best concert you have ever attended?
Hmm, not sure? I’ve been to a lot of concerts though and each artist is different… An Eminem concert won’t be the same as a DMB concert or a Britney Spears or Kenny Chesney one.

3. What is the most embarrassing concert you have ever attended?
There have been a few… Rick Springfield? Yes, the “Jessie’s Girl” guy. I’ve seen him twice which might make it even worse lol.

4. If you could have the singing voice of anyone in the world, who would it be?
Maybe Carrie Underwood? I think she has an amazing voice.

5. You’re auditioning for American Idol. What song do you sing?
Well, first off, I’d never audition. Trust me, if you hear me sing, you’d agree!

6. If your previous weekend had its own soundtrack, what would be a few of the songs?
“She Works Hard for the Money” – Donna Summer – I spent part of my weekend working – boo.
“On My Way to Harlem” – Coolio ~ “Rollin in a G ride on my way to Harlem” – Went to Harlem…
“Something Like That” – Tim McGraw ~ “I had a barbeque stain on my white tee shirt” – … for a BBQ with friends.

7. Most annoying television show theme song ever:
My initial reaction is Lambchop or Barney (are either of those shows still on?!)

8. Are you and your significant other music-compatible?
Kinda. I lean towards country or rap (I know, polar opposites). He’s a HUGE DMB fan. We’ve grown to like and appreciate the others taste in music. I enjoy DMB concerts. He went to Eminem and Kenny Chesney with me.

9. A song that brings me back to middle school:
New Edition – “Hit Me Off”

10. A song that brings me back to high school:
Juvenile – “Back That Ass Up”

11. A guilty pleasure song (or three):
I will never get sick of the above songs. Also included: Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. I’m trying to think of others (because I know there are more!) and I can’t think of them right now.

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Ten on Tuesday – #6

Ten on Tuesday

Hosted by Chelsea, questions for this week were provided by Rachel at Rachel Heather:

Such appropriate questions as of lately… So be warned, there’s some “womp womp”-ness going on in these answers.

1. What do you do for a living?
As my former co-worker put so profoundly the other night, “I’m a boring attorney”.

2. What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Some Most days, I honestly don’t know… (You were warned about the “womp womp” part of this…) I wanted to be a criminal defense attorney for the longest time. I don’t know if I’d still like/want to or if it’s just something I gave up on. I don’t know if doing criminal law would mean I’d have a “favorite” thing about my job.

3. What’s your least favorite thing about your job?
Sadly, there are a lot of “least favorite” things – the salary in the beginning (for most), the long hours, the billable requirement. A lot of things suck.

4. If you weren’t a ____________, what would you be?
Hands down, a pharmacist. J thinks I missed my calling. Unfortunately it’s too late to redo it all now.

5. What is something that you would love to get paid for that you think no one would ever pay you for?
No clue…

6. If you could have any job for exactly one day, what would it be?
Anything else? No really, I don’t know…

7. If you had to do manual labor, what would you do?
Is babysitting considered manual labor? If so, I’d do that.

8. What is something you were forced to learn in high school that was supposed to be super important, but you never actually use?
Probably anything math/science related. But that’s likely only because I went into a profession where neither is really needed. But they’re definitely important in other professions.

9. Who was your favorite boss?  Why?
Any that didn’t make me cry? I wish I could say I was kidding but I’m not.

10. Where would you rather work: Dunder Mifflin Paper Company (The Office), Wernham Hogg Paper Company (The Office, UK), or Initech (Office Space)?
I only saw Office Space once – a long time ago. I’ve never watched either version of The Office. So can’t really answer this one…

Well wasn’t this a positive post, LOL.


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Ten on Tuesday – on Wednesday?

I was bummed, thinking I had missed this week’s “Ten on Tuesday”.  But after going to Chelsea’s blog “Roots and Rings” I saw that there were no questions from this week! So I didn’t miss them after all 🙂

I’m excited to tackle a couple items on my “30 Before 30” list in the next couple of months… Items 9, 13, 15, 22 and 29 are all possibilities… 😉

Stay tuned!


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