RIP Ten on Tuesday

Chelsea, our wonderful host of Ten on Tuesday has decided that it’s time to retire the weekly meme.

I’m going to miss it, but I totally respect and understand her decision. It can’t be easy coming up with 10 questions every week!

So, in honour of ToT, I’ve written a farewell haiku:

Goodbye T-O-T.
I will miss your randomness.
What will I blog now? 

And thanks Chelsea for providing an easy blogging “out” once a week for us lazy bloggers! I certainly appreciated all your efforts :)

Ten on Tuesday

How stoked am I to be a 90’s child? Let me answer that question in today’s ToT:

1. Which boy band was your favorite and your favorite song?
It was most definitely the Backstreet Boys, but I could never pick a favourite song. I loved them all! I will say that I lost interest in them shortly after they put out their 4th album, “Black and Blue.” I liked the songs, but I never bought the CD.

2. Your favorite Spice Girl?
That’s a tough one. My friends and I would pretend we were the Spice Girls, and I’m pretty sure I was Sporty Spice. I’m not even sure that she was my favourite, but I was the most athletic out of our group, so that’s who I got.

3. Did you ever try the Orbit drink?
Was that the drink with the little gooey balls (yes, that sounds dirtier than it should) in it? I remember the drink itself being good, but the little orbs being gross.

4. What brand of clothing were you in to?
Tommy Hilfiger was pretty big back in the day, and you weren’t cool unless you shopped at Bootlegger.

5. Did you watch TGIF?
Most definitely! I remember watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Sister Sister … *sigh*

6. What news story in the 90′s do you recall?
Although I didn’t know the name of it at the time, I remember the Gulf War* being in the papers and being terrified that the world was going to blow up. I also remember the OJ Simpson trial (which my Grandma followed religiously).

*After I wrote this and was telling Kyle, he told me that when he was little he wanted to be a combat pilot and blow up Saddam Hussein.

7. List which you think had the best talent: Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Brittney Spears, and Christina Aguilera.
This list is hard … if I were to only base it off of their singing careers, I’d go Christina, Brittney, Jessica, Mandy. I only ever owned a couple of Christina’s CD’s.

8. Did Marilyn Manson creep you out?
He most certainly did, but I still listened to some of his songs. (Beautiful People, The Dope Show) Marilyn was a “listen but don’t look” kind of songster.

9. Who was your BFF?
In the 90’s my BFF”s were Sam, Deborah and Tamara. We were inseparable! We kind of all went our own way shortly after we got into high school, but I still keep in touch with them on Facebook; I even went to Sam’s wedding a couple years ago.

10. A picture of you in the 90′s.

I’m not sure what year this was taken exactly (it was the early 90’s), but this was for the annual figure skating showcase that the local skating club put on at the end of the year. I believe the theme was “Carnival/The Circus” because there’s also a photo of me dressed as a clown. Scary, I know.

What’s your memory of the 90’s??

Ten on Tuesday

1. What is your favorite Pixar movie? Have you seen all of them?
I definitely haven’t watched all of the, but I think one of my favourites has got to be the “original” – Toy Story! I’m pretty sure I have it on VHS somewhere in my basement, lol. Finding Nemo is also pretty awesome.

2. Do you enjoy soccer?
I enjoy  playing it, but I don’t find it all that entertaining to watch. Even notice how overly dramatic some of the players are? Especially when they get hurt? Yeah – bunch o’ babies. And the showboating when they score goals is a little ridiculous too.

3. Are you musical?
I can’t carry a tune to save my life but I can read music and play piano. That’s about the extent of it though.

4. How many push-ups can you do?
I have no idea. I’d try, but my pregnant tummy will just weigh me down. We’ll go with 10, because everyone can do at least 10, right?

5. Did you have braces when you were younger?
I did, and I could probably use them again. (Yuck). My bottom teeth have a permanent retainer stuck on them but my top teeth don’t. I had to wear one of those plastic ones on my top teeth when I slept, but I always pulled it out of my mouth in my sleep. Even though I told the orthodontist this, he didn’t give me a better solution to keep my teeth straight, so they’re going crooked again. *sigh* Our dental plan covers braces, but there’s no way I want them again.

6. Summer or winter? Coffee or tea? Wedges or flats?
Summer! Coffee! Flats!

7. Do you buy new or used cars?
Generally, we buy used, although when Kyle bought the Ranger it was brand new. (He got a screamin’ good deal on it!) But, I bought my Focus when it was 3  years old and our “new” truck is 4 years old. New doesn’t necessarily mean better, but it always means more expensive!

8. Are you afraid of needles?
In a way. I can’t look at them going into me, but I’m not afraid of them to the point where I won’t go near them.

9. Do you get cranky when you’re tired or hungry?
Oh yes. Just ask Kyle. I am UNRULY when I’m tired and have a pretty short temper when I’m hungry.

10. Write your newest favorite recipe.
Is bad that I don’t really have one? The newest one I used was for grilled balsamic chicken, but I can’t remember the exact recipe. Balsamic vinegar, EVOO, dijon mustard, lemon juice, rosemary, all whisked together and then the chicken marinates for about an hour. I like it, but Kyle doesn’t.