Ten on Tuesday! Volume 5

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Ten on Tuesday!  I think we know the drill: lovely Chelsea, go there to link up your blog with Mr. Linky!

1. Fill in the blank. Sometimes I wish my life was more ______.
like a musical.  Because what makes you happier than a musical?  I suspect singing and dancing out my problems would make them a bit more manageable.  Or, I could leave it as "my life was more musical."  Because I'd love to get my piano playing back, and sing a bit more, and get better at the guitar (if we can even say what I do as "playing" the guitar).

2. How do you cure the hiccups?
I try to regulate my breathing...and if that doesn't help, I just wait.  Or my brother will scare me in the hopes it goes away because I'm probably annoying him.

3. What are three of your favorite indulgences?
Nutella, the movie Center Stage (STOP JUDGING ME YOU A-HOLES), and writing fiction.

4. Where is the most exotic place you would like to travel to? The most mundane?
Bali, Indonesia.  It's somewhere I've always wanted to go, and it's just so interesting and unknown to me.  My brother's girlfriend is Indonesian and how her and her family describe it is just...it sounds so beautiful.

And the most mundane place I'd like to travel to?  Oh dear...I don't like hearing the word "mundane" because it sounds so harsh.  But I guess I'd have to say Wyoming.  Really random place to choose, right?  It's land locked, and what has ever come out of there?  It's part of my life's goals to go to all 50 US States (15 down!), but in general...I mean, no one wants to go there.  So of course I want to go.  I just want to see what it's all about and see the people that are there.  And really...I dare you to tell me this looks like it doesn't hold something special:

5. Does having your time planned out stress you or relax you?
I'm not sure "relax" is the word, but it definitely...reassures me.  I like seeing order.

6. What are your favourite fabrics to wear?
Am I the only one who doesn't pay attention to this kind of stuff?  I know most of my shirts are cotton.  That's about it.  If it doesn't stick to me or pull funny, I'm good.

7. Do you sleep through the night?
Yes, because I don't fall asleep until I'm utterly exhausted.

8. When you were younger, what did you think you would be doing at this age? How close is that to what you are doing?
Since I was 7 I wanted to be a writer.  I've since expanded and detailed that dream, but it's generally where I'm going.  I do have my degree in journalism, so at least I didn't fail my 7-year-old self too much!  I thought I'd be getting my Master's degree, too...which I'm not now, but still may in the future.  Before that, I wanted to be a ballet dancer.  I danced for 5 years (ballet/jazz) and miss it ever so much still.

9. What has surprised you most about growing up?
I feel like someone young would ask this question (is that rude to say?  Apologies if so!).  I have no idea.  I never had any expectations about growing up.  I had such a weird lifestyle growing up I came to the realization very early that nothing ever goes as I intend--and it's not necessarily a bad thing.  I think the only thing that occasionally catches me off guard is how cynical everyone can seem.  We're all our own harshest critics and I know we all internalize the bad to a much more serious effect, but I hope people see how beautiful and amazing something can be.  I refuse to believe the world is out to get us or is setting us up for failure, as it feels like so many people believe--because then why would we ever try?  There's a purpose, whether we see it or not.

10. Are you good at keeping secrets?
Again, I feel as though only a young person would ask this.  Is that weird?  I'm not sure how many secrets exist the older you get.  The secrets get more and more severe as your age increases--the ones that matter, anyway.  Somehow secrets turn the question from, "Should I tell someone" to "Is it my place to tell someone?"  We'll all eventually understand what needs to be kept, and what shouldn't be kept.  That said...yeah, I'm pretty good at keeping quiet.


Steph February 9, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

Hmm, I should try this on Tuesdays...especially with how pooped I've been lately.

Ashley February 10, 2010 at 5:53 AM  

I definitely don't have a clue on what fabric my clothes are. Also? Love your answer to keeping secrets. It's so true.

TheBigShowAtUD February 10, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

i'm great at keeping secrets.

and... i would decline to think of a mundane place to visit. i probably don't want to visit a place like that. O.o

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