Ten on Tuesday/End of NaBloPoMo/Thankful for Day 30

It's the end of November.  The day my timesheet(s) are due.  The end of NaBloPoMo (failed).  The final day of my "Thankful For".  And I'm doing another Ten For Tuesday.

Phew.  I'm exhausted just reading that.  You know, because my life is so rough.  And all those things took so much time.

This month was a good challenge for me as a blogger.  And even though I didn't quite manage to post everyday, partially due to some wintery weather, I feel like I did well.

I'm so thankful for this blog as a way to communicate with friends/family and the online community I've met through it.  I can't tell you how wonderful it's been to make all these new friends.  I've mentioned this already this week, but I really mean it.

I'm also thankful for only having 3 more days of work before the break.  That's part of the reason my job rocks.  To me, it's even worth the lack of paycheck that comes with it.

Finally, I'm thankful for some good music.  I got some great albums from Amazon over the past week for $1.99 and I just downloaded the newest Glee album today.  I'm addicted.  I can't help it.

Without further ado, here is my Ten on Tuesday: (check out everyone else's here.)

1. Where are you from? Have you lived there your whole life?
I'm from Bellingham, WA and went to school in a small town called Ferndale.  While I have been in the area off and on for over a decade, I definitely have not lived here my whole life.  I was born in Spokane, and have also lived in Tacoma, Sequim, Pullman, and Colorado Springs, CO.

2. How would you classify your clothing style?
I would say I have a pretty classic, clean style.  It can sometimes edge towards preppy.  More often than not, though, my style can be a little lazy.  I can pretty much wear jeans everyday at work, and I have to walk a lot, so I keep it casual.

3. What kind of car do you drive?
'05 Honda Civic Hybrid, baby.  I love my good gas mileage.   My complaints are that upkeep costs are a little high and it lacks power.  My hybrid is also, surprisingly, a manual.  I recently gave Gwenyth a bath (well, the car wash place did), because she was maybe the dirtiest car in existence.  You couldn't even read the license plate.

4. What would your dream home look like if you could have it?
My whims for a dream house change pretty much daily.  I'm a ways from home ownership at the moment.  A real career (not a job, I have that) has to come first.  And grad school might precede that as well.  I like houses that aren't just boxes, ones that have big porches to invite people in, light streaming through windows, open spaces for people to gather in, and cozy places to tuck in with a group.  Someday I might find that.  I hope.

5. Do you have kids, and if so, how many and how old were you when you had them?
None that I know of.

6. What is your favorite hobby?
Outside of watching ridiculously pathetic televisions for hours, probably reading.  I could go for hours.  Or watching sports, specifically basketball and football.  Do those even count as hobbies?  I also like long walks on the beach and underwater basket weaving.  And being serious all the time.

7. Are you going to have any New Year's resolution for 2011?
I actually just posted about this yesterday.  I'm thinking about budgeting a little better, not because I don't have enough money but because I want to be more responsible and less materialistic.

8. What is something, if anything, that you'd want to change about yourself?
I really wish I had a career or a career goal that I was really passionate about.  There are things I'm interested in or things I would like to do, but there's no driving force in me, or so it feels.  Unless a potential employer is reading this, in which case refer to the end of my answer for #6 (and read between the lines).

9. What is something you love about yourself?
My sense of humor and ability to make others laugh.  My ability to learn quickly and find efficient ways to do things.  My hair.  Sorry, that's about 4 things.  I'm not so good about really choosing.

10. Pick one of the following: someone to cook for you, someone to do your laundry, or someone to do your dishes.
Ooo, this is kind of hard.  I pick someone to do my laundry as long as it includes putting my clothes away.  True fact about me: I always put my dirty clothes in the hamper but often pile clean clothes on the floor.  I know, it doesn't make sense to me either.

And that's the end of today's essay and the challenge that has been November (in so many ways).


  1. What is underwater basket weaving? I'm so out of these Washingtonian hobbies.

  2. I'm right there with you about wishing I had a career I'm passionate about. It's at that point where I really need a kick in the butt to get me working on this...

  3. haha! I don't have kids I know of either....

  4. Congrats on NaBloPoMo ~ your winter weather is DEFinitely a good excuse.
    I loved reading your 10 for Tuesday!!