10 on 10

Original image via Leo Reynolds.

Linking up with one of my wonderful sponsors, Amy of The Charming Blog, for this month’s 10 on 10.

  1. All time favorite band? This is tricky. My music tastes have changed a bit over the years. Um, for sheer longevity of fan-ness, I’d have to go with either Ben Folds (Five) or Duncan Sheik. Or Cake.
  2. Do you subscribe to any magazine? If so, what? Yup, two. Time, and Taste of Home.
  3. What state do you live in? Texas.
  4. Fashion: How do you feel about brown and black together? Generally a no-no for me. Particularly darker browns with black – ick. If it’s more of a tan/khaki kind of brown, that’s totally fine, though.
  5. What blog(s) do you absolutely love reading? Every Day is a New Adventure, I Pick Pretty, and Yes & Yes.
  6. What is the best movie you have seen lately? Luckily I have a handy list to refer to my recent viewings, aha! Probably the one I would consider the best is We Bought a Zoo. The Hunger Games was also up there. Both of those were a little bit ago, though. I wasn’t really impressed with the new Batman movie.
  7. Have you ever been on a cruise? Yup, three of them so far. Good times. I definitely recommend Caribbean ones.
  8. Are you an early bird or a night owl? Night owl, hands down. I am so not a morning person.
  9. Have you ever had a bad date? Oh man, yes. I did some rounds of online dating back in the days before Ian (who I also met through online dating) and let me just say there were some particular un-gems in that group. And actually my first date ever in 7th or 8th grade was pretty terrible.
  10. What is your favorite quote? All-time favorite? No idea. But here’s one I’m loving right now: β€œThere is always an element of risk in love, just as there is always a certain amount of effort required to pursue or maintain it. The important thing to remember is that it is always worth it.” – Leo Buscaglia

Happy Friday to everyone! I don’t have much planned this weekend other than a happy hour with friends tonight. What are you all up to?


  1. First of all, the last sentence in the first question reminded me of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNjcuZ-LiSY). If you’ve never seen Dress to Kill, get on it PRONTO. Next, the grammar nazi in me stared at question 3 for like ten straight seconds because I was mad that it didn’t read: “In what state do you live?” Lastly, I’m awful but I’ve only ever heard Ben Folds on that show The Sing Off (He’s a judge) but he seems hilarious. I’ve heard he has great music too. πŸ™‚

    1. I love that cake or death bit! Funny stuff.

      I guarantee you are familiar with a Ben Folds or Ben Folds Five song even if you didn’t know it was him/them. Kind of hard to escape, he’s so pervasive (in a good way). I might be biased, since I’m a sucker for awesome piano players. Personal favorites: The Luckiest (my absolute favorite, this song makes me cry in a good way more often than not:

      ), Brick (

      ), Magic (

      ), and Philosophy (

      ). Trying to compile this list made me realize how many of his songs I really love. I had to limit myself, or this would be a long reply. πŸ™‚ But here’s a list in case you want more.

  2. Thanks for linking up! Such a beautiful quote! And oh my, I remember Ben Folds Five, Duncan Sheik, and Cake! I loved them! Then my music listening fell off the edge of the planet. Haha. I hope you are having a great weekend! Xo, AMS