Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Tuesday Ten

This week's Ten Random Things is brought to you by Jess Gambacurta from Curating Style...

  • I rarely wear a belt, though I like them on other people. They just seem so expensive and a little frivolous (though that makes no sense, since they help you keep your pants fitted!).
  • The only songs I know by heart are *NSYNC songs. (Sad, yet true.) Here we go...
  • Until I lived in Egypt, I was scared of lighting matches or being around fire. But when you have a stove without an automatic pilot, you get used to it quickly!
  • I have an unhealthy love for French fries. I like ‘em piping hot, a little salty, no ketchup.
  • Speaking of frivolous things, one of my “it’s on my wish list but I can’t justify ever buying it” items is a pair of Stubbs & Wootton slippers. (Especially the political themed ones, which fits my academic background.)
  • Though I love my iPhone and iMac, there’s nothing like pen and paper. Who else has too many notebooks? I just picked up a new one at Target this weekend, and I always have my all-purpose plain Moleskine with me.
  • When I’m feeling a little blue or stuck in a reading rut, I always pull out Harry Potter. I received a copy for my birthday one year, from my uncle’s girlfriend (now my aunt!). It doesn’t have a Book One stamp on the spine, so this cherished book fell into my hands back when there wasn’t any thought of a second book in the series.
  • Apparently I feel very hungry while writing this; all of a sudden I want some black coffee ice cream. This is the good stuff, steeped in organic cream, and made right here in my city.
  • A little-known tidbit (well, at least to the blog world) about my personal life is that my boyfriend and I met through OKCupid. It’s not all weirdos and downtrodden on there; we’ve been together for two years now! I moved to a new city and figured it would be a fun story to tell my grandkids someday.
  • My new favorite drink is the French 75. Made with gin, champagne, lemon juice, and simple syrup, it’s a perfect combination of refreshing and boozy!

  • Thanks for sharing, Jess! I'm eager to whip up a French 75 this weekend. Doesn't it sound divine?

    Be sure to bookmark Curating Style. Jess' blog is darling, and I just know you'll love it! In fact, my heart skipped a beat yesterday when I read her post about monograms. She's a girl after my own heart.

    Happy Tuesday!
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    1. Loved learning a little more about Jess and delighted to see my flamingo matches in the mix! :)

    2. Followed over from Curating Style- love your blog and count me as a new follower!

      Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

    3. love the maybooks -- I got one after reading about it on jess' blog!

    4. loved learning more about jess! thanks for sharing :]


    5. I loved reading this and learning more about Jess! That ice cream sounds delish as does a French 75! I just found your blog through Jess and love your stripes and fun header :)