10 on Tuesday: Changing it Up

The cherry blossoms across from my office.
The cherry blossoms across from my office.

Yesterday my weekly 10 on Tuesday email arrived with a surprise – for the first time since I subscribed, it said Carole, list prompt creator extraordinaire, was under the weather and taking today off. This left me with two thoughts: first, that I hope she’s feeling better soon, and second, what am I going to write about tomorrow?

Like any blogger in search of a topic, I hit Google with “10 on Tuesday” to see who else might be generating weekly lists. I ended up at Roots and Rings, where there’s a different spin on the meme – a 10-item questionnaire. I like answering questions almost as much as making lists, so I thought I’d give it a try this week. And who knows… Maybe I’ll alternate between the two in the future.

1. Should we keep doing Ten on Tuesday?

I’m new to this particular 10 on Tuesday, but would like to give it a try a few times, so I’m gonna go with yes.

2. How do you pick out your sunglasses?

I try on about 50 gazillion pairs, trying to determine if they look good using the little three-inch high mirror on the display. I’m usually wrong.

3. Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Not anymore. A couple of years of working in a hugely popular Irish bar will cure a girl of St. Patrick’s Day enthusiasm for life.

4. Name five movies that you will never get sick of.

“Before Sunrise,” “West Side Story,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Star Wars,” and “Dirty Dancing.”

5. Name one book that you will never get sick of.

“Anne of Green Gables;” I’ve loved it since I was about eight – no sense changing now.

(I feel like it would have been easier for me to do one movie and five books.)

6. Do you know any sign language?

I can say thank you. And clap. But that’s about it. (Not counting vulgar gestures, which I assume are probably not legit ASL.)

7. What is your favorite kind of Girl Scout cookie?

Samoas, no contest.

8. Are you handy? (Can you fix or build anything?)

Yeah, I’m fairly handy. I was a theater technician in college, and learned my way around a toolbox then. And I inherited mad skillz with crazy glue from my grandfather.

9. In what form do you prefer your potatoes? (Baked, mashed, au gratin, hashbrowns, twice baked, etc.)

I love potatoes pretty much all ways, and can’t figure out how to choose one, though I do like baked potatoes the least.

10. Do you believe the saying “actions speak louder than words”?

Yes, I think so. If someone treats people unkindly or with disrespect, there’s pretty much no chance that anything they say will change my opinion of them.

About Sarah Heffern

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2 thoughts on “10 on Tuesday: Changing it Up

  1. 1. Sure
    2. By prescription
    3. YES!!!
    4. It’s a Wonderful Life, Tombstone, The Princess Bride, Facing the Giants, Cars
    5. Anne of Green Gables
    6. Yes. Lots of random stuff (alphabet, more, dear, father, happy birthday, honor….) but I am by no means “conversational”
    7. Samoas…until I tried the Savannah Smiles and now I can’t decide
    8. DH says that “clever and creative” would be more appropriate, but maybe he’s still mad that I correctly diagnosed the blown fuse on a friend’s motorcycle and he didn’t (even if I have a few more similar stories, I don’t know if that would qualify me as handy?)
    9. Probably au gratin
    10. Yes

  2. 1. Yes
    2. Prescription. Still try on a lot of possibilities.
    3. No! I do like to go to the parade, tho, which is a couple of weeks early here so we can get the NYC & Philly pipers bands 🍀
    4. Gone With The Wind, White Christmas (I know, schmaltzy), Dirty Dancing (too), Big Fat Greek Wedding, etc.
    5. Read too many to zero in on this one.
    6. Not really. Just some gestures.
    7. Shortbread (boring, I know, but they are like potato chips to me!!)
    8. Quite “for a girl”!! Inherited talent from my Dad. I got into being a “handyman” by necessity. Dad (Jim) definitely was NOT and as a young Mom, “projects” we’re things that stayed done, unlike the laundry, dishes, etc etc.
    9. Pretty much like Sarah. No sense being Irish if you don’t like potatoes.
    10. Absolutely! The old Golden Rule thing.

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