Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ten on Tuesday!

Thanks as usual to Chelsea at Roots and Rings for heading this up and Sarah at Simply Sarah for coming up with this week's questions!

1. Do you decorate for Valentine’s day?
Currently, I have up a big wooden damask printed thingymawhosit (technical term) that says LOVE. PB, ever the romantic, came home, saw it and said "Love and all that crap is great, but that thing is blocking my surround sound speaker." That's the kind of Valentine's we generally have here. But I don't let that deter me, I also have up my heart-shaped garden flag up, and my black and red "welcome" sign on the door with lovely little hearts. I just love any excuse for holiday decorations.

2. Does your desktop have a picture or computer graphic? Is it organized?
It's not organized, but it just doesn't have a lot of stuff on it. Much like a cluttered inbox, a cluttered desktop just...stresses me out. And I do have a picture - it's a foggy path with a Bible verse, Hebrews 11:1. "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

3. Do you use a paper planner, electric planner or no planner at all?
I have a paper planner, a calendar in my kitchen that I try to keep updated and I love love love the Cozi system. If you haven't tried it, get your butt over there. The best thing about it is that it allows you to keep other people updated (aka control their lives via text message.) When you put in an event, you can choose which members of your family it applies to, and then you can choose to send them text reminders about events. Plus, there's an iPhone app that syncs perfectly with it and is best of all, free right now!

4. Do you change purses or bags often or stick with a good thing?
I always think to myself "this thing is raggedy, this doesn't match my outfit, I really should switch purses." But then I don't. Until I get a new one like 6 months later. It's all related to the lazy.

5. What’s your favorite YouTube Video?
This one is just amazing. It never gets old.

6. Do you use Turbo Tax or a real person to pay your taxes?
Umm considering I haven't made any money in oh, three years of law school, I really haven't had to worry much about that. But when I used to make money, I just did it myself with one of those free interwebz services.

7. How many states have you set foot (or tire) in? Which ones?

Goodness, this one was hard. Had to look at a map!

North Carolina (obvs), South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, California, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, New York...and I think that's all?

8. How many countries have you been in? Which ones?
Nowhere super fancy or far away...just here, Mexico, Canada, the Bahamas, and Belize, I'm pretty sure.

9. How many pillows are in your house? (Sleeping or decorative)
Holy crap, I never realized how many pillows I had in my house until just now. Two on the couch, two on the loveseat, four on the guest bed, five on my bed, plus probably three extras in the closets? Oh and four throw pillows I don't use because I hate them and they came with the couches. So around 20?

10. How cold is too cold for flip flops?
I hate hate hate when my feet are cold. So definitely no flip flops below 65 degrees or so. And certainly not between October and March, barring some crazy situation like being in the tropics or something. Even if we have some kind of insane heat wave (which I really wish we were having), I really feel like wearing flip flops in the winter just makes you look like you're making fun of the weather.


Claire Kiefer said...

I'm gonna have to check out Cozi, cause I am horrible at scheduling. I kinda use my gmail calendar, and I pretty much never use the paper planner that I buy at the beginning of every year. And I'm the exact same way about purses--only when it gets so bad that I decide I need a new one do I actually change it.

Meredith said...

Cozi is amazing! I think the best thing is that it's so good about syncing between the iPhone app and the website, so when I'm on the computer (say, in class) and need to add something, I don't later have to add it to the iPhone calendar. Plus I love just making random events and having them texted to PB's phone. He's not such a fan, but it gives me a chuckle. :)