Ten things

I think Amber started this list of ten things and then some other blog friends have picked it up as a post idea. And since I love reading random tidbits about other people, this is the perfect post to fill you in on some random facts about me.

1. Twitter or Facebook?

Mmh, both a little? I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I love the fact that you can share more than 140 characters, pictures and articles. I hate all the useless, unnecessary TMI-posts and stupid games.

On Twitter, I know my audience. I feel safer posting certain things, but I also get lost in the sheer volume of tweets that I can’t seem to stay on top of.  It’s hard to keep up with both, is what I am saying. Let’s go back to the good ol’ blogs!

2. Morning person or night owl?

Also, both. I sometimes like to stay up really late on the weekends, but I also generally really enjoy mornings (ok, not mornings that start before 7 a.m., because that is what I still consider “night”, but every time after that is fine). I used to work for the postal service in Germany during my semester breaks and even though I hated getting up at 4:45 am, I always loved the early morning commute (on my bike!)  when the world seemed to just slowly wake up. There is nothing better than an early sunrise, cool, crisp air and some birds chirping ‘good morning’ in the distance.

3. How do you drink coffee?

½ cup of (heated) milk, 2 tsp coffeemate (original). Done.

4. It’s 9pm and you’ve got the house to yourself, what do you do?

I probably curl up on the couch, watch some re-runs of Friends and knit or read a book.

5. What’s on your nightstand right now?

To Kill A Mocking Bird (by Harper Lee) and a stack of other books, a hair pin and elastic, a box of tissues, a table lamp.

6. What smell do you love?

Vanilla, lemon verbena, honeysuckle.

7. What smell do you hate?

Skunk. Lavender.

8. Other than your current home, where would you most like to live?

I’d either love to live close(r) to the ocean or in a more mountainous region. Or maybe near an alpine lake (then you kind of get both!). Or, you know, Germany. Close to family and friends.

9. If you could eat only one nationality of food for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Probably a mix of European foods. Fresh breads, delicious cheeses and meats, tasty salads and everything potato.

10. When you were six years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I am pretty sure I wanted to become a veterinarian when I was 6. I always wanted a pet, but my parents never allowed us to have one. Then I had a summer job at the vet’s office next door and my glamorous dreams of becoming a vet were forever crushed, because even though we were helping sick animals, it was heart-wrenching and I saw too many animals being put down. Not for the faint of heart.

Tell me something about you: Where would you most like to live? Morning person or night owl? How do you drink your coffee?

  1. You’re totally onto something with the whole morning before humans awake thing. There’s a quiet peacefulness, like the city has been untouched at that time of day (or night, as you put it). I used to grumble about having to wake up at 5am during the week, but I’ve grown to appreciate my morning walks with the dog, before the sun rises and before most people wake.

  2. All the things!!! The way you feel about mornings I feel about middle-of-the-nights, when everything is quiet and calm. :)

    Also, verbena. Mmmmmm, yes please!


  3. I have never smelled “skunk” before and I never, ever want to. I imagine it is horrible. Ew. Give me lavender and lemon any time!

    I am so not a morning person, but I definitely know what you mean about the calm and quiet during that time of day. I still wish I didn’t have to get up at 6am though. Even 7am is better!

  4. I also agree with early mornings being magical. That is how I feel when I walk/bike to work as it’s pretty quiet at that time of day and I feel like I have the city to myself!

    An impractical place I would like to live in Paris. ;) I really do love Minneapolis but I would like to retire somewhere warmer or somewhere by the mountains.

  5. There is honeysuckle blooming all over our neighborhood right now and it smells divine!

    I actually like the smell of skunk. Totally weird, I know, but it reminds me of hot, humid, summer nights. I don’t like it if it’s too strong, but I like just a hint of it in the air.

  6. I’ve never been a morning person but kids have made me become one out of necessity. If I want any time to myself during the day it has to be before they wake up, since I work in the evenings after they’ve gone to bed! I don’t drink coffee … I’ve never been a big fan. I’m all about hot chocolate :)

  7. Lemon verbena…mmh, love it! And you don’t like lavender? I love it! haha
    Great post – I love this types of posts, they help me get to know the people I care about better! Hugs xxx

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