Ten on Tuesday: 90s Edition

ALL ABOUT THE 90′s!  Ten on Tuesday is hosted by Chelsea and this week’s questions were provided by her friend, Christine.

1. Which boy band was your favorite and your favorite song?
Jeeeez.  Favourite boy band of the 90s? Probably Hanson.  Stop judging.  My favourite song?  This one, hands down:

2. Your favorite spice girl?
This is a tough one… Ginger Spice?  Yeah.  She was a rebel.

Also, my bff and I had our first dance to Spice Girls’ Two Become One.  We were sooo in love for those 8 hours we dated.  Good times.

3. Did you ever try the orbit drink?
Yes.  Those were horrid.  The syrupy drink with the floating jelly bits in it?  Let’s not get into what drinking that was like.

4. What brand of clothing were you in to?
I had the coolest Guess jeans and an Adidas jacket…. Would get all my singlets at Au Cotton… that’s pretty much all I remember.

5. Did you watch TGIF?
I totally did!

6. What news story in the 90′s do you recall?
I really don’t know… The one that sticks out in my head is when my friend went missing.  It was weird to see the media talk about her and make assumptions.

7. List which you think had the best talent. Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Brittney Spears, and Christina Aguilera.
Wow… I don’t know.  I think there’s a bit more depth to Mandy Moore’s talent… her music has a little more soul.  If we’re talking sheer vocal talent… Christina?  Man, it feels wrong saying that.

8. Did Marilyn Manson creep you out?
A little bit.  But then I also liked some of his music.

9. Who was your BFF?
I had a few BFFs in the 90s.  Early on it was Rhe and Ashleigh, but by the end of the 90s in was my current BFF.  He’s been my BFF for 16 years now.

10. A picture of you in the 90′s.
I went digging around and couldn’t really find any.  They must be all at my parents’.  Then I came across this one.  It’s probably 1990, but may even ben 1989.  So… close enough?


Ten on Tuesday: Random

Ten on Tuesday is hosted by Chelsea and these random questions were provided by her.

1. Who is your favorite talk show host?
Stephen Colbert.  I have the hugest nerd crush on him, I can’t help it.  I love Rove McManus.  He retired from his talk show back in 2009, but he’s actually popped up on some American talk shows since.

2. How do you style your hair on a daily basis?
I like to wash and sleep on my wash, cuz that’s how it curls the nicest.  I start off wearing it loose, but inevitably, I’ve gt to catch it and twist it up before it takes over the world.

3. If you were stuck in your bedroom for a week, what would you need in order to not go crazy?
My mobile, laptop and a few books, I’d be good.  I broke my foot two years ago and ended up spending almost two weeks in my bedroom, I survived with DVDs and my laptop.

4. What are the best non-reality shows on television?
Castle, HIMYM, New Girl, Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, Community, 30 Rock.

5. Do you mow your own lawn and clean your own house?
Condo fees cover the cost of our lawn care, but have to clean the house like a sucker.  I’m okay with that, cuz I am particular about how things are cleaned.  But I do hope to have a cleaning person come in every other week in the future.  My parents have had a cleaning person on and off and I know it’s a big help.

6. As an adult, what is the best part of summer?
Drinks on the patio, BBQs in friends and family’s backyards, cottage weekends, longer days, more sun.

7. If you could ask one celebrity one question, who and what would you ask?
I don’t really know…

8. Post a picture.

9. How many books do you read a year?
It depends.  Sometimes I stumble across a series and can read ten books in two weeks.  Other years, I don’t find anything too interesting and I may only read four or five books.

10. Which national chain makes the best delivery pizza?
Hmmm, I do like the generic Pizza Pizza.  They do whole grain, thin crust pizza and they don’t make it taste like crap.  But it doesn’t compare to real pizza.

Ten on Tuesday

I should be doing a hundred million things.  Instead, I’m taking a ten minute brain break to blog.  Alliteration for the win.

Ten on Tuesday is hosted by the lovely Chelsea and this week’s questions were provided by former blogger, Ashley.

1. What TV commercial do you think is the most annoying?
ALL OF THEM.  Okay, that’s extreme.  But I will say cleaning, cooking and household product commercials really irritate me.  They’re so stereotypical and sexist in their portrayal of women’s roles it makes me sick.  There is this toilet paper ad that says ‘Women LOVE to touch’, and then shows all these close ups of a woman’s hands touching an elderly person, her kids, sweaters in a clothing store, rubbing the back of her husband’s neck.  The stereotypical portrayal makes me rage like you wouldn’t believe.  Or, maybe you would, seeing how passionate I am about that ad.

2. What is the weirdest gift you have ever received?
An opened box of cereal from a guy on the street. Oh, he also would draw us pictures.

3. What is a song you thought you knew the words and then later found out you were wrong?
Hmmmm, I don’t know if there are any.  I’ve trained myself to learn and memorize songs fairly quickly, cuz of my music background.

4. What are you most looking forward to this month?
Well… My birthday’s in a few days.  So I’m looking forward to going to my favourite pub and seeing friends and family and trying hard not to think about the stress that is everything else in my life right now.   My grandmother’s 80th birthday is also this month.  That’s kinda a big deal, I reckon.  There is a long weekend later this month and that also marks the start of my office’s summer hours.  Thank god.  I also get to go back to placement, but it’s also bittersweet, as I’ll be finishing placement this month, too.  Busy May ahead.

5. What is your favorite kitchen appliance? Explain.
My coffee maker.  It makes my life blood.  Need I explain further?

6. If you could have a gift card to anywhere right now, where would you choose? Why?
A giftcard for how much? Does Air Canada do giftcards?  That or Indigo (book store) or an electronics store…or Home Depot.

7. What are your favorite pizza toppings?
This is my favourite pizza: Pineapple, green olives, red onions and BBQ sauce.  It sounds weird, but it’s amazing.

8. Name something you’re thankful for aside from obvious answers (i.e. family, job, faith, etc.).
Coffee, wine, my blackberry.

9. What was your least favorite rule growing up?
Wow, I can’t think of one.  We didn’t really have a lot of rules out side of ‘be decent human beings’.  My parents expected us to watch out for ourselves and each other, lend a hand, be respectful to others… So I don’t think this applies.

10. If you could train your pet to do one thing, what would it be? Example, “Weego” from the Bud Light commercial.
I dunno.  My dog’s pretty smart.  Haha.  I would love to be able to teach her that other dogs are allowed to walk on our street without her barking at them.  And I wish she’d learn what ‘Stop squeaking that infernal toy, I have a migraine’ means.  She’s a fairly well-behaved dog.

…Oh, maybe I’d train her to stop eating my Blackberry.  That would be good.