I have a few posts in my head but have yet to put…fingers to keyboard (? I can’t really say pen to paper, can I? Or do sayings like that just cross over even if it’s not literally true?), so here is another Ten on Tuesday. It’s hosted, as always by the fabulous Roots & Rings.
1. What was your high school superlative (if you didn’t have one- what would it have been)?
We didn’t do anything like this at my school. I think that people at the school I finished High School at had an inaccurate picture of me as I mostly was quiet and kept to myself there, so I’m not sure what I would have been. I was a big drama nerd so maybe something related to that, though I was very quiet and not very “jazz-hands” so I’m not sure that anybody really expected me to go into theatre long term. Hmmm. I truly have no idea!
2. What sports did you play in high school?
At my boarding school I played Netball and Field Hockey. I also ran the 75 metre sprint and did long jump. However I didn’t do any of these at what I would call a ‘real’ level. I didn’t get to be on the teams that played other schools, just intramural teams. I was very passionate and enthusiastic, I tried really hard, but I wasn’t all that good and the teacher disliked me so I never made a team. At the school I spent the last two years of school at I played Netball and I did make the team, but that’s because anyone who showed the slightest interest made the team, there were only 16 girls in my grade and a team has seven plus a few reserves so it wasn’t exactly highly competitive to make the team!
3. What was the best part about your wedding (if you’re not married yet, what are you looking forward to)?
I’m looking forward to having as many people I care about from different places in one place at the same time. I am excited to look around and see all the people I love there to share that moment with me. It’s very rare that anyone important from my life crosses paths with each other as they are so spread out across America and England.
4. It’s your last meal– what Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Entree and Dessert would you choose?
Appetizer: Spinach dip
Soup: Pumpkin bisque
Salad: Waldorf Chicken salad from CPK (with balsamic vinagrette)
Entree: Pear, gorgonzola and walnut pizza
Dessert: Vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries and blueberries
5. What song is your guilty pleasure?
I try to embrace my love of uncool music, so I am not so guilty about it. If it’s cheesy pop, chances are I will love it – from any decade but the 90’s holds a special place in my heart.
6. What is your favorite professional sports team, and why do you like them?
Liverpool FC (football of the ‘soccer’ variety). I grew up obsessed with them for no real reason (I picked them to be my team when I was six years old) and I am still obsessed. I have cried tears of both joy and pain for that team many times over the years. I love sports in general though and have a favorite team for most sports.
7. What is your favorite reality show and why do you like it?
Biggest Loser recently became my favorite. It’s so inspiring. I like many other reality TV shows, but this is the only one that I actually get anything more than entertainment from.
8. How would you classify your home decorating style (modern, classic, french country)?
Right now it is “work with what I have”. My apartment is pretty modern (or, my decorating is, not the apartment itself) because 99% of my furniture was bought at IKEA. I am excited to start from scratch one day on a house or condo (ideally with an unlimited budget, which is probably never going to happen) – I am interested to see where my style would go with a blank starting point and money to spend.
9. Pizza- deep dish or thin crust? White sauce or red sauce? What toppings?
THIN CRUST! My favorites are either pear, gorgonzola and walnut (if you live anywhere near Austin, CRU has a good one and so does Taverna) or Hawaiian with as much pineapple as they will put on.
10. Favorite weekend getaway within a two hour driving radius?
I don’t think I’ve ever been on a weekend getaway within two hours. I love going to Port Aransas but that’s a longer drive. To be honest, I would love to spend a weekend with nothing to do right here in Austin! I am always running around on some deadline or other, a “free” weekend here would be great.