Haven’t given you a dose of 10-question randomness in a while, so here goes!
1. What is your favorite Pixar movie? Have you seen all of them?
Oh gosh, it’s so hard to pick ONE fave, but I think it has to be the one that started ‘em all, Toy Story. That whole series has my heart. I have grand hopes that Dean will take to Woody and Buzz Lightyear (and hopefully just pass over all the Cars merchandise), because they’re my favorite! I also have a soft spot for A Bug’s Life (which I think lots of people forget about), but I remember seeing that one in the theater and laughing until I cried at the “blooper” reel at the end. Also SUPER great? Up, of course. (And the only Pixar flicks we haven’t seen are Cars 2 (which I heard wasn’t great), Brave, and Monsters University (which I can’t wait to see when it comes out on DVD!)
2. Do you enjoy soccer?
Do I sit around and watch it? “N” to the “o”. But I remember we were in Europe during the World Cup and I loved the global fever for that game. It was crazy to see people literally standing outside of packed pubs, trying to watch from outside. I expect I’ll become more of a fan in years to come, as we’d much rather see Dean gravitate toward soccer (or preferably basketball, tennis or swimming) than football, given all the recent findings about the dangers of the sport. (Ask my husband about this documentary …. it’s been a real game changer for him on the topic).
3. Are you musical?
I’d like to think so! I started taking piano lessons in the fourth grade (at my sweet music teacher, Mr. Hambrock’s, urging) and kept them up until I was a sophomore in high school. I also played my brother’s hand-me-down trumpet for six years in the marching band. I LOVE music, however, I’m a sheet music kind of gal. I WISH I could sight read or come up with my own stuff, but that’s not in my range of talents!
4. How many push-ups can you do?
Ummm….if I have to ask if “girly” push-ups count, does that answer the question? Because it’s too pathetic an answer for me to divulge here.
5. Did you have braces when you were younger?
ACTUALLY, I got braces RIGHT before I started my freshman year in college. How crazy is that? My teeth weren’t all that bad, I just had a few minor gaps that I wanted to fix, so I helped pay for them with money I earned that summer working. Then I had them for the entire fall semester of my first year in college and got them off on my birthday (Feb. 20) later that winter. NO regrets about them at all! Everyone jokes about the Freshman 15 when you go to college. Oh gosh, I LOST the Freshman 15 because I couldn’t eat anything with those things in!
6. Summer or winter? Coffee or tea? Wedges or flats?
Summer (unless it’s 90 degrees or hotter), though I do love the first good snow of winter; coffee (hazelnut is my fave!) usually (just plain or with a little creamer) but lately I’ve been doing the green tea thing; and I love BOTH wedges and flats! I tend to wear wedges more in the summer (so many heel options in sandals) and flats come fall. Speaking of fall reminds me, BOOT season is right around the corner ladies!
7. Do you buy new or used cars?
Always used. Never new. I am so not a “big fancy shiny” car person.
8. Are you afraid of needles?
Yes. Which is why I hate to admit that I haven’t given blood since high school. I remember being SO nervous about getting (my first) IV put in when I had Dean because I knew they were going to put it in my hand and it was going to feel weird and I worried I’d be such a baby about it all. Then, the woman put it in my forearm (without me even asking) and I wanted to kiss her with relief!
9. Do you get cranky when you’re tired or hungry?
Absolutely. I call it “hangry”. Even-keeled 90 percent of the time, but you get me in that scenario and my Hulk can come out.
10. Write your newest favorite recipe.
Well, I made this spicy shrimp meal Friday night with some cilantro lime rice and beans and both Nick and I couldn’t stop talking about how good it was! SUPER simple to make too, you just need to invest in a few spices for your pantry if you don’t already have ‘em!