Secondly, I am thankful for Lisa and her quest to make me like Brussels sprouts. She sent me a bunch of recipes over a year ago, and I pinned some of them. I happen to have an overload of Brussels sprouts from the CSA so I dug back through my veggie recipes and gave this one a try. Let me tell you, it was delicious! And super-duper easy.
But I'm also thankful for Lisa's gift (sort of) of this Bloggy Sisterhood Award, and I'm gonna finish up this TToT with my answers. Thank you, Lisa! It always feels good to be liked!
1. What is one of your favorite habits you have?
I'm always working on some sort of creative project involving my hands. I like to sew, build, glue, cut, paint, bead, and more, but I don't like to do the same project more than once (if I can help it). Making something I've never made before is fun.2. Would you prefer to travel by plane, train, or automobile? Why?
Automobile. I love maps, and I like to choose the route. Being behind the wheel feeds my need to be in control.3. What's the first thing you notice about people?
Whether the person is male or female. Stole that from from Katherine Hepburn.
4. If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
If given a choice, I'm highly unlikely to throw any kind of party. I find hosting stressful. So let's say a low-maintenance party with only people who make me feel completely comfortable and alcohol to keep me relaxed. And good cheese...because cheese.5. What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
Probably a candy bar. I've always had a sweet tooth. My first major purchase with a real salary was a fabulous green couch that we still own but that has been relegated to the basement because it's showing its age. Still super comfortable, though.6. What was your favorite activity in gym class?
I always hated gym. I can't remember anything remotely positive about it. Except giant parachute day. I looked forward to that all year long.7. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
There's no one right way. Find your own right way.8. What's your favorite part about today so far?
My two year old is taking a nap for the first time in days.9. If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why?
I'd like to be a bird of prey. I want to be fierce, and I want to be able to fly.10. What story does your family always tell about you?
This is a good story when told orally. Not sure how it will translate, but it is the story that gets told about me the most often.
One summer when I was two-ish, my parents, older brother, and I took my three older cousins to visit their mother in Houston, TX. You may or may not have visited Houston in the summer, but I'm sure you can imagine the heat and humidity. Misery.
And then the car overheated.
According to my cousins, my father's mood was both visible and nearly tangible. Everyone in the car was miserably hot (I was fortunately asleep at the time), but no one was uttering a word because no one wanted to set of the ticking temper bomb in driver's seat. And then I woke up and said, "Ti-im, I'm ho-ot." (Try to picture the accent.)
And that's the story that gets told about me. Partly because I was the baby cousin for four years and kind of a whiny one; partly because even to this day I hate being hot and sweaty. Hate it.
The better line from that story came later (or before (I'm fuzzy on the details)). Aside from the car overheating and spewing steam and having to be pushed (I have a vague recollection of sitting in the shade of a pine tree watching others push), there was a tow truck whose business had taken it to same vicinity as we were in, and the driver, coming to the logical conclusion that we might be in need of his services, was slowly circling, disappearing and reappearing while he waited for my father to throw in the towel. Little did he know that each reappearance solidified my father's resolve. Finally, my father shook his fist at him and shouted, "I'm not dead yet, you buzzard!"
The tow truck left. And we somehow made it to our destination.
The story tells a lot about me aside from my hatred of sweat. I inherited from my father a short temper, great stubbornness, and a tendency to resist any kind of hint or advice (as well as many other positive traits, Dad). Don't tell me what to do because I'll do the opposite.
I'm sure you can find eight more thankfuls in those answers.
Since I'm incorporating these questions into my TToT (and Lizzi and Lisa have taken most of the bloggers in our circle already), I'll just award my questions (following) to the third, sixth, tenth, eleventh, fifteenth, and seventeenth people to link up this weekend. And those lucky recipients are: Erin, Lisa, Romi, Ivy, Clark, and Val. And here are your questions that you may choose to answer:
1. What do you think you could eat for the longest number of days without getting sick of it?
2. How often do you shower and wash your hair?
3. What actor or actress would you like to play you in a movie about your life?
4. Name something you wish you had never thrown away. Explain.
5. Are you a good dancer? What makes you good (or bad)?
6. What fictional character would you like to have dinner with tonight? Why?
7. What do you plan to purchase next? Why?
8. Look up at this very moment. What do you see?
9. Tell about a favorite childhood toy.
10. What is something you do every single day without fail?
*I swear I wrote this title before Ivy published hers. I'm sticking with it.
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