Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's happened.

This is going to be a short one. (This may be a first).

But I thought I would share news that I had my first epiphany of truly being a nerdy, un-hip person. ....While attempted to be funny.

I was checking out a sprained ankle of a kid at the high school the other day. And when she took off her socks -- she had a BRIGHT teal and HOT pink sock on.

So to be "funny", I said "Oh jeez! Your socks aren't matching! Must be laundry day today??" (har...har...)

While her eyeballs were completely rolled to the back of her socket.... she looked at me and said:

"You sound like my Dad."

Ouch, zing!! Abby is taken DOWN by the 15 year old girl. I am offically "that weird lady".

Next thing you know....I will be carrying my life around in a fanny pack (purses are just too much hassle to carry around!).

God help me.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ten on Tuesday!

Another Community-Health 13 hour-day of clincal, class, running around like a beheaded chicken day DONE! Hurray!

And it's time for some Ten on Tuesday!

1. If you could open any type of store/place of business (money is no obstacle), what would you open?
-A fitness center.
-Not just your average fitness center. It would be big, beautiful, state of the art. Each person would have the ability to come to the gym and get whatever type of work out you want. Either private and absent of annoying meat-heads OR you can have your "group" environment.
-People would look forward to their work out and would feel excited to get into shape.

2. If all jobs paid equally, what occupation would you want? Why?
My first choice, since this is the realistic one -- would be a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. Maybe Monday through Thursday, 8-5.

But my DREAM job description would go like this:
"Opening for house wife in the Ryan Nastase household. Must wake at 5:30 am to cook breakfast, brew strong coffee, and pack healthy delicoius lunches for Mr. Nastase. Daily distance runs and weight training must be incorported into the workday. Must be able to operate state-of-the-art vacuum cleaners and scrub floors with PineSol daily. Must have expertice, or just a basic ability to garden and can. Proficient knowledge of sales at Target and Ann Taylor Loft to furnish life and wardrobe appreciated. No masters degree required, but experience with lounging by a pool and reading is preferred. Must be able to cook dinners and open bottles of wine."

Hey, I can dream - right?

3. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you pick? Why?
A flamingo. I don't really like animals. Flamingos are the only animals I don't hate. They're so pink! And they stand on one leg!!!!! How cool.

I originally was going to answer "dolphin"... but then realized that'd be a horrible life. They're about equal to a circus freak in human life. I mean, what if they don't want to do flips and jumps for a damn cheap scrappy piece of tuna?! What if they enjoyed their life in the ocean? What if they are having a bad day and don't want to be charming and cute? Jeesh! So much pressure in a dolphin's life!

4. 4. If offered one “service” free of charge, which would you choose? (chauffeur, maid, personal shopper, chef, etc.)
-Chauffeur! I haaate driving -- I'm such a bad driver. But -- my chauffer would have rules to follow:
*My chauffeur would not be allowed to talk.
*If he/she talked...they'd get a decrease in pay.
*I could talk though. I could talk their ear off. Car time is my thinking/unwinding time.
*They must listen to whatever music I decide upon.
*They are not allowed to make fun of my loud singing with music.

5. What is one habit, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to break?
-Fidgeting! I am SUCH a fidgeter. Constantly playing with my hair, messing with buttons on my shirt, playing with my phone, doing anything to keep my hands busy. My nervous habits are so annoying!! Sorry world and people who have to deal/talk to me. I am sure it is painful.

6. What is one thing that no matter how many you own, you still love to buy all the time?
-Work out clothes and swimming suits!! You can NEVER have too many race-back tanks, sports bras, and clearance-rank Target swimming suits!!

7. Out of all the game shows (past and present), which would you want to be a participant on and play?
-Ick. I hate game shows. Silly. Waste of money. The only ones that I have some respect for (Jeopardy) -- I'm not even smart enough to be on. I lack knowledge outside of my realm of practice.

8. If you could play the lead role in any movie that’s already been made, which movie would you pick?
-Don't even have to think about this one. It is my life-long secret dream (well, not secret anymore) to be Maria from The Sound of Music. I have that movie memorized. And I have a nun habit from a play I was in back in highschool!!

9. Name 5 things on your bucket list (things you want to do before you die).
-Grow a complete garden full of herbs, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, and the whole works!!
-See the cathedrals of Rome.
-Sky dive with my husband.
-Qualify for the Boston marathon.
-Get a book published.

10. Which one of your birthdays was the best? What did you do that day?
-Last year's birthday! So full of surprises:
*Ryan surprised me and took the day off
*I came home to a clean house, balloons, and a baked/frosted cake
*We biked 20 miles through our favorite national park
*My parents flew to AZ to surprise me!!!!!!
-My birthday will be amazing again this year because my sister Lisa will be in the area and I get to spend it with her!! Yay for family on birthdays! I could get used to this!!!