Ten on Tuesday, spring has sprung

I have a confession to make.  I didn't go for a run yesterday, even though the afternoon ended up being absolutely gorgeous.  Instead I ate 4 cookies.  And watched TV.  And caught up on my blog reading.

I've found that all these hours at work are really interfering with the blog reading and email checking.  I probably won't even be able to do either until sometime tomorrow night.  The things I do for work.

I'm such a martyr.

It's Tuesday, in case you didn't know (although I cheated and wrote this Monday night).  That means it's time for me to answer ten questions someone else chose.  You should answer these questions to and link up over at Chelsea's blog.  It'll be fun.

1. If you work, do you drive to work or take public transportation?
I drive to work everyday.  I actually, I drive to the neighborhoods north of campus and then walk the rest of the way.  My commute is about three and a half miles round trip and my car is a hybrid, so I don't lose a lot of sleep over it.  A tank of gas often lasts over a month.

2. How often do you get your haircut? Do you go to the same person every time?
Recently I've been getting my hair cut about every 6 weeks or so, but that's partially because I've been getting it colored and my stylist (always the same one) makes me feel guilty otherwise.  I'm planning on switching back to my natural color, even though I love the red, so I'll probably also get it cut less often.  With grad school starting in the fall, I'm saving every penny I can.

3. Do you read the newspaper? If so, a hardcopy or the online version?
I read the paper online somewhat regularly.  I get the NY Times every day in my inbox and I check the local paper somewhat infrequently.

4. What is the best book you have read this year?
Oh man.  This is not an easy question at all.  Currently, I'm working my way slowly through the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  I'm really enjoying them so far, but just haven't had time to really dig in.  Reading is almost a competitive sport in our household, though my dad doesn't really take part, and I'm definitely losing this year.  My mom and brother go through books like people who read really fast (I tried to think of an actual metaphor and failed).

5. What is the best movie you have seen this year?
The King's Speech was fantastic.  It helps that I love Colin Firth and have since watching the BBC Pride and Prejudice.  I actually wanted him to win awards just so to hear his speeches.  Though, to be honest, I haven't seen that many movies.  I also really enjoyed Easy A, which is a completely different part of the movie spectrum.

6. Do you tend to crave sweet or salty foods?
I probably crave sweet more than salty.  I will admit to eating four cookies this afternoon.  In my defense, they were small cookies.  But I'm equal opportunity when it comes to food.  If it looks/smells/sounds good, I'll try consume it all.

7. Do you eat breakfast every day? If so, what do you have?
I hate missing breakfast.  I'm not a creature of habit though.  I eat toast, cereal, oatmeal, donuts, muffins, and whatever else is handy.

8. If you celebrate Easter, what Easter treat/candy are you most looking forward to?
When it comes to candy, any combination of chocolate and peanut butter is sure to get my vote.  I don't really like malted chocolate or jelly beans.

9. How late is "sleeping in" to you?
That depends on the night that preceded it.  I usually consider 10am or anything later, which rarely happens, actually sleeping in.  If I had a choice, I would get up around 8:30am every day.  That's my "sweet" spot.

10. Where are you going on your next vacation?
Europe!  In June!  Although, if we're being literal I'm headed to the east side of the state twice this spring for shenanigans related to my sister's graduation.  I'll be leaving Friday afternoon, in fact.  But Europe is my next real vacation.  And really, the only vacation I have planned.  But since it's kind of a big deal, I'm okay with it being the only one.


  1. I have a range of what's "acceptable" as sleeping in. Anything between 8 and 9 feels awesome. Anything after that seems excessive (considering when I normally get up).

  2. Ooo, I so wanna see Easy A! I'm a big fan of action/adventure and sci-fi/fantasy movies, but I like the more... Interesting... romance-y ones. Like American Pie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, etc.

  3. rad answers yo! i'd drive to work too i think. and i agree about kings speech.

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