Ten on Tuesday (vol. 1)

November 3, 2009 at 3:56 PM 7 comments

I haven’t felt like I have anything original to say lately. We haven’t had anything interesting happen to us except that Beni has been kind of down lately. I guess that’s different, but not in a good way. So instead of lamenting our boring past few days, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and join my friend Chelsea with her Ten on Tuesday post. You can click here to see a list of everyone else’s answers.


1. What animal should cease to exist? (Not including bugs. That’s too obvious.)

Since we got Beni, I have become such an animal lover that I have a hard time answering this question. I don’t like snakes and most rat-like animals, nor am I a fan of jellyfish and eels, but I know they all have their purpose. If snakes didn’t have a purpose, however, I guess they should cease to exist.

2. What was your favorite part of elementary school?

Wow, too many things come to mind! I loved our library – it had a reading loft that was like a fort. I also thought the smell in the cafeteria on mexican food day was great (though now I’d probably gag). I also liked visits from King Antonio, watching Voyage of the Mimi, silent sustained reading (SSR), mad minutes, book fairs, sending my first email in 4th grade, playing Oregon Trail (and using actual floppy disks…not the hard kind). I also miss 4 square!

3. If scientists found a way to allow dogs to talk, do you think we should implement it? Or should we just keep them quiet?

I think it’d be hilarious, because I have this image from the movie Up of talking dogs. However, I do love interpreting Beni’s looks, whines and barks for myself.

4. How do you order your Starbucks?

Considering the only Starbucks in Heidelberg is downtown on the main street where there’s no parking so you have to pay to park in a garage and walk several blocks to get there, I rarely have Starbucks. I think I have been there twice in the 18 months we have been there. However, I do love pumpkin spice lattes and coffee frappucinos. I used to like mocha frappucinos but they’re too sweet for me now.

5. What’s worse? People who don’t know the difference between your and you’re OR people who smack their food?

The former is worse. I am pretty strict on grammar even though I frequently publish my posts with missing words and spelling errors. For that, I apologize. I should get better at proof reading.

6. What CD can you listen to over and over?

Garth Brooks – The Hits, Dave Matthews Band – Live at Luther College, Dave Matthews Band – Before These Crowded Streets

7. What was the most surprising thing about college?

I remember being completely stunned that I couldn’t turn into a morning person. Before starting college, I thought “ok, I’ll be an adult now, that means I can get up early.” I signed up for 8 AM classes MWF and 9:30 AM classes on TTH. Worst. idea. ever. Like Chelsea said, I, too, became a big time napper.

8. What’s the best deal you ever got? (Biggest sale item.)

I have no idea. I recently bought a Christmas gift for someone that ended up more than half off. I also just got my Kenneth Cole jacket that was probably 60%+ off. *shrug* 

9. Who is your role model? Why?

My parents are my roles models, because they have set such a great example for me of life and love.

10. What movie would you like to see that is in theaters right now?

Julie & Julia is FINALLY set to come out here this weekend, and I can’t wait to finally see it!



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  • 1. Chelsea Hurst  |  November 3, 2009 at 7:31 PM

    Oh I loved book fairs too!

    I can’t wait to hear what you think abotu Julie & Julia. I wish I could see it this weekend!

    • 2. osarah  |  November 5, 2009 at 2:18 PM

      FYI, after John read this post, he came in and said “do I HAVE to see Julie & Julia” with you. I was dumbfounded and a little upset since I have been talking about wanting to go see this movie for MONTHS. He was just joking, though, and he thought my reaction was hilarious.

      • 3. purejoy  |  November 5, 2009 at 7:34 PM

        just for the record, john. i went with my husband who LOVED it and was inspired enough to encourage me to buy her cookbook (but that’s another story). and another husband thought the movie was a delight. a true love story, those two!

  • 4. Janet in Toronto  |  November 3, 2009 at 10:15 PM

    Floppy disks and email? Elementary school? You youngster!

    Seriously, great answers. I feel so old.

    • 5. osarah  |  November 5, 2009 at 2:19 PM

      Thanks, but you shouldn’t feel old 🙂 Well…read my post today and let me know if it still makes you feel old. If it does, I’m sorry. I tried to make it better!

  • 6. purejoy  |  November 4, 2009 at 9:16 PM

    i too choked on my diet coke when i saw first email 4th grade. i feel like a grandmother!
    i laughed about the dog voice. i pretty much peed my pants when the dog spoke for the first time in up.
    and julie & julia??

    • 7. osarah  |  November 5, 2009 at 2:20 PM

      Pfft, you’re definitely not a grandmother. And even if you were, you’d be an incredible young grandma!

      Also, I had the same reaction to the “talking” dog in Up. 🙂


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