Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Being a grouch, and my love of grilled cheese sandwiches

1. What's your favorite time of day? Why?
I get up during the week at 6am, and usually wake Tom for breakfast at 630 or 7. I love being able to hang out on the couch and watch the news together, while I wait for incoming phone calls. On the weekends, I love 10-11am. If I am up that early on a Saturday, I miss a lot of the crowds who wait until the afternoon to do any errands or shopping (making me feel super productive), and on Sunday I go to church and enjoy listening to the sermon and worshiping with friends.

2. Waffle iron, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, blender...which small appliance would you say most needs replacing in your house? 
Well.. I refuse to buy a toaster, waffle iron, or any small appliance I do not need. Our kitchen is tiny- so I toast our bread on a frying pan. But, I would love a Vitamix or high-powered blender. Ours doesn't need replacing though, unless you could a permanent "sofrito" odor that sticks in the plastic.

3. It's National Grouch Day (October 15)...what's something that makes you feel grouchy?
Arriving to work (my pm shift in the office) and having everyone bombard me with work immediately. Give me half an hour. Please back away.

4. Ever been to Canada? Is that a country you'd like to visit? According to Trip Advisor, the top ten best destinations in Canada are-Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Victoria, Calgary, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls, Whistler, and Halifax. Which city would you most like to see?
This past May, we actually took a cruise from LA to Vancouver, and loved Canada! I think Victoria was incredibly serene and beautiful, and the culture in Vancouver was almost like a big city grew, but the residents remained incredibly grounded and nice. Win-win!
5. What was your favorite food (or one of your favorites) when you were a child? Is that still a favorite?
Grilled cheese sandwiches. On wonderbread, with kraft cheese. And while that is all fine and good, I probably wouldn't ever make it again. However, we do go to The Melt Shop, where they make delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, Parmesan tater tots and tomato soup :) So I am just a complete hypocrite (or perhaps just lazy). Things always taste better when you don't have to make them, am i right?

6. Do you cry easily?
Since the pregnancies, I have definitely changed emotionally. No more scary or suspenseful shows, gore no more. And when I watch a sad movie (or read about anything heart-wrenching online) I can almost guarantee some tears will appear.

7. Have you started your (gasp!) Christmas shopping? If so when, and how much? If not, when will you even begin thinking about it?
I have! When I saw some sales in August, I jumped on the bandwagon and started squirreling items away. I love that all the women will be taken care of, I just need to figure out some manly gifts in the next few months.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I woke with an angry blister on my finger from burning myself while cooking yesterday. And it's right where I would hold a pen against my middle finger, so my penmanship looks like a 2 year old's might look. Any suggestions on how to get this thing to go away?

It's about that time again! Six months ago I wrote from A-Z, a different letter every day in April (except Sundays). This time around I'm going to write a post every day in October, hence Blogtober. Clever, huh?

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The Daily Tay


  1. Oh yes, food always tastes better when someone else makes it. I start my Christmas shopping early too. Whenever I see something that would be perfect for Christmas, I pick it up. My family laughs at me since I usually buy at least one gift before March.

    1. March! I'm sure that your December is substantially less hectic, because of it! I only have a handful of family and some secret santa gifts to grab, so it's easy in comparison.

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  3. Welcome to Hodgepodge! I love, love Grilled Cheese Sandwiches too:). The Meltshop is right up my alley. And the tomato soup/grilled cheese combo is paradise. As for your finger...I don't know of any remedies to make it go away but it sounds like work would really damage it, maybe rest ;-P ?

    1. It's better, but my penmanship still looks wonky. Well, it never was that great to being with!


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