Tuesday, March 6, 2012

10 Random Things About Me

I'm honored that Amber thought to tag me. I'm barely a blogger, but I can't say no to talking about myself. First, here I am Mother's Day, 2011
So, ten random things about me.
1. I had to search for how to make an active link. And what it was called. You know, to tag people.
2. My celebrity crush is Brandon Flowers. I'm totally going to see The Killers when they tour again.
3. I really, really miss having friends.
4. I ran 4 miles a few days ago. Slow, but awesome. My motivation? Not being a mom or housekeeper for a couple hours each week.
5. My latest pet peeve is 'green' snobs. Those 'unpaper towels' you use? Us regular people call them towels, or rags. You are not special for using them.
6. I love to complain. I think I complain even more when I have less to complain about.
7. I never would have picked Cleveland as the city to move to, but now I love where we live, and don't want to move.
8. I love the change of seasons. SO glad I live somewhere that gets the extremes of each season. Fall is my favorite, followed by spring (or mabye winter), with summer last.
9. My favorite cuisine is Indian. I really could eat it most days of the week. I had it for the first time in college. My husband and I have a sort of little Indian critique checklist and as we've moved around and we compare each little restaurant we find to the one in our college town.
10. I am terrified of the dark. If I sleep alone, it's with a light or TV on. If I sleep alone at my parents' house, I read until I pass out. I won't sleep at my grandmother's old house unless I'm quite intoxicated and surrouned by people. I won't say I believe in ghosts, but I don't not believe either.
Now for questions from Amber (Is it wrong to feel like I'm important and being interviewed for a magazine?)
1. What is your current favorite song/band?
Besides the Killers, I've loved Airborne Toxic Event for the last year. Most recent song of theirs would be All I Ever Wanted.
2. What's the best new product you've bought recently?
It was a couple years ago, but Downy Wrinkle Release is magical.
3. What's your favorite summer beverage?
Homemade lemonade/iced tea. Six to nine black tea bags, brewed, and mixed with 2 Qt. portion of sugar-free lemondae mix with enough water to fill gallon jug.
4. Share one thing on your bucket list.
Keep running regularly, and see how big a race I can eventually run. And try minimalist shoes.
5. What's the last thing you made, craft-wise.
A Christmas stocking. I haven't crafted in months.
6. What's your favorite holiday?
Halloween and Christmas. It's nice to feel like a kid (and re-live it through yours).
7. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I wouldn't. I would, however, change the names of all the little Madison's and Madeline's running around. Too many Maddi's.
8. Stripes or polka dots?
9. How much
would you pay for a gourmet peanut butter and jelly sandwich?
Not much, love them simple. I'd pay a lot for a meat and cheese one though.
10. What's the
last thing you read?
The Help. Good overall, but the end felt rushed.
Now I'll tag Billy and Skye . Your questions:
1. If you could spend a week in any city in the US, which would you pick?
2. In the world?
3. What is a movie you love, but are embarassed to admit?
4. Here is $50,000. What will you spend it on?
5. What is your peanut butter brand of choice?
6. If you could be on any reality TV show, which would it be?
7. Coke or Pepsi?
8. East or West Coast?
9. Favorite song of 2011?
10. What is your absolute least favorite chore?