Labor Day: How are you spending your weekend?
Today I am flying to Tampa where my friend Tessa lives. We will spend the weekend eating, drinking, shopping, getting pedicures, and going to the beach. Then on Monday we (along with her mom, my mom, my aunt, and our friend Kathryn) sail out on a cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman!
1. What do you enjoy doing the most with your spouse?
Well, I don’t have a spouse or even a boyfriend anymore. But I used to enjoy days where we did stuff all day long: lunch, then some kind of event/activity, some shopping or a movie, then dinner!
2. How do you eat your taco? From the top or from the side?
Who eats it from the top? Weirdos.
3. Have you ever shut off the basement light and ran like a fool because you knew someone was down there and would get you?
No, but I do not like going into the basement. Creepy.
4. If you could change one thing about you what would it be and why?
5. What age do you think is appropriate to have the “bird and the bees” talk with your children?
I don’t have children so I’m not sure. Whenever they get curious I guess.
1. I love to cook but I hate to cook with other people in the kitchen.
2. Good company makes a day better.
3. They didn’t think I could live abroad for a year, but I did! (Two years actually.)
4. Warning: I’m headed to Tampa this weekend to hang out with some crazy ladies!
1. What was in yesterday’s mail?
I don’t think I got anything… And I usually do! Today my Netflix and People magazine will be here though.
2. What are the most fun and least fun items on your to-do list for the weekend?
Most fun: Flying to Tampa to hang out with Tessa (eating, drinking, shopping, pedicures, going to the beach)!
Least fun: I still have some schoolwork to do before our cruise leaves Monday.
3. What are you running out of?
Money. I need those student loans to come!
4. What gives you peace?
Knowing that I’m on top of everything.
5. What are the best and worst things about YouTube?
Best: Movie trailers.
Worst: Videos that aren’t funny but people make you watch anyway.
Original post here.
The challenge will run from May 1 to September 1, 2012. I will earn points for reading books in the following categories:
Read a book chosen for the US 2012 World Book Night. (5 points) The Book Thief
Read a book you were supposed to read in school, but either bailed on or Cliff-Noted. (10 points)
Read a memoir or narrative nonfiction book. (10 points)
Read a book in one day. (15 points) Crash Into Me The Road
Read a book that you’ve always wanted to read but haven’t gotten around to yet. (15 points)
Read a pair of books that have antonyms in the titles. (20 points)
Read a book that is set in a place you’ve never been but want to visit. (20 points) Divergent
Find a book written the year you were born that was later made into a movie or a movie released the year you were born that was based on a book. Read the book and watch the movie; compare. (25 points)
Go into a bookstore or library. Pick any bookshelf. Read the third book from the left on the fourth shelf from the top. (25 points)
Read a book about which you’ve heard bad things. (25 points) World War Z
Read a trilogy. (30 points) Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings
Total Points: 80
***This challenge is over. I only got 80 out of a possible 200 points! But this summer was crazy for me (traveling, coming home after two years abroad) so I still think I did pretty well. I even read two of the three books for a trilogy, so really I think I had 100 points!
1. My second week at work. Sam is getting to know me a little better now and we’ve been having fun.
2. Crafts, crafts, crafts! I made a lot this week for my Youth Programming & Services class. (Remember, these are supposed to be for teens!)
fashion victim keychain
ribbon tank (my mom enjoyed being a model)
felt & ribbon bookmark
turkey place card for thanksgiving
travel themed origami star book
inside of star book with travel quotes
3. Wednesday I had an awesome day full of eating and drinking: lunch at Stone Bowl Korean Restaurant, froyo at Tutti Frutti, beer at Lexington Avenue Brewery, and dinner at Chai Pani. I also visited my alma mater, UNC-Asheville (a trip to the library for an assignment in one of my MLIS classes).
4. Dinner with my family last night (mom, stepdad, brother, and sister-in-law). I forgot to take pics but we had some awesome lasagna, garlic bread, and fried okra.
5. I’m flying to Tampa today! Staying with my friend Tessa this weekend then on Monday we (along with my mom, my aunt, Tessa’s mom, and our friend Kathryn) leave on our cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman!!
Would You Rather…
1. Never be able to look in the mirror again or always get dressed in total darkness?
Get dressed in total darkness. After I was dressed I could turn the light on and look in the mirror and fix anything I messed up.
2. Receive $50 a day for the rest of your life or $50,000 right here and now?
$50 a day adds up to WAY more money in the long run. Duh.
3. Have extreme narcolepsy or have a bad case of Tourette’s?
Narcolepsy. I like to sleep.
4. Be able to rewind 24 hours three times a year or consciously control your dreams?
Rewind! I could care less what I dream about.
5. Be fluent in every language around the world or be the best in the world in a category of your choosing?
Be fluent in every language. Imagine the possibilities!
1. Americans will celebrate Labor Day this coming weekend. Do you know what we’re actually celebrating? What’s a project you’re currently ‘laboring’ over?
Not really… Something to do with working? But Wikipedia did inform me that it “celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers”. Right now I am laboring over a lot of school work!
2. Labor Day also signals the unofficial end of summer for most of us… What summer food will you miss the most?
I already miss the wild raspberries that grow around my house for only a few weeks in July.
3. A well known proverb states, ‘It’s easier to seek forgiveness than ask permission’. Your thoughts?
Ugh. I do not like this proverb. Basically it encourages lying.
4. Food critic, film critic, book critic, art critic…. Which hat would you most like to wear?
I love food, films, and books… Art not so much. I think I would choose book critic as I am pretty picky about books. I like a lot of movies that I know are “bad”. And I am not adventurous enough to be a food critic and try things I don’t like.
5. When you were a kid, who (besides your parents) was your favorite adult?
Hmmmm I didn’t really hang out with any adults.
6. The astronaut, Neil Armstrong, passed away last week. He was regarded as a hero by many generations of people all around the world. Do we still have modern day heroes? What makes someone a hero?
There are definitely heroes out there. People who perform selfless acts.
7. I never get tired of __________________.
Indian food. I had a samosa and garlic naan today. Mmmmmm.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Had a really fun day today that included a lot of eating and drinking: Korean food, froyo, beer, and Indian food!
1. Physical pain. It’s why I still haven’t gotten any tattoos.
4. Certain kinds of heights, like rickety towers.
5. Public speaking.
7. Encountering a scary animal in the wilderness (bear, alligator).
8. As of today, that illegal downloading of TV shows is going to get me in trouble! (I got a notice in the mail from my internet service provider that says the copyright holder of True Blood reported that I downloaded it illegally.)
Most Worn Items
2. My brown purse with bright flowers.
With my stepsister Ruth on Coon Dog Day,
an annual event in our hometown of Saluda, NC.
Tubing down the Green River in Saluda, NC.
5. My favorite jean shorts.
On Beale Street in Memphis, TN.