Friday, September 11, 2009

Look! A meme!

I found this meme at Lid's blog. And I have no idea why the text in this first part is underlined, but I can't get rid of it. Blogspot may be temporarily possessed. Or I may be technically illiterate. You decide.

1. What is something that you have changed your mind about either recently or over a number of years?

Brussels sprouts, steamed and then sauteed in olive oil with a little prosciutto, salt and pepper, and some toasted pignoli, are incredible.

2. Choose either subject, but does your a) church b) job feel more like a dental chair experience or an easy chair (recliner) experience?

It depends on what I'm editing, but there are days when my job is definitely like a dental-chair experience, complete with the sound of the drill and the smell of grinding tooth decay. On the other hand, some days it's a piece of cake. All in all, I'm not complaining.

3. Kisses or hugs? I actually typed "huts," which might have been a more interesting question.

Hugs, definitely. I am needy in the endorphin department.

4. What do you think is the biggest threat to families today?

School. How can you grow together when you spend most of your time apart?

5. A day after you grocery shop, you open a perishable item that is horribly spoiled. Do you take your receipt back to the store to be reimbursed or just throw it away and forget about it?

If I got it locally, I definitely take it back. If it came from the commissary (30 miles away), not a chance.

6. What personality trait (feel free to address good or bad or both) do you notice yourself adopting from your parents?

I've learned to enjoy the history behind little things. I have a crock that was made in Strasburg, Virginia, and I've been reading the history behind the all the stoneware that was made there. I have a rug beater that belonged to my great aunt. I have a sugar bowl that belonged to my grandmother, and a huge bread bowl that was my other grandmother's. Those things are becoming more important to me.

7. How many slices of bread do you leave in the bottom of the bag when you throw it away? Two? Three? Just the heel? None? (I really want to know if you eat the heel.)

The heel. I eat the first one, but by the time you get to the last one, it's dry and nasty.

8. What mispronunciation or usage error really irritates you?

I could write a book. 10 items or less, should of, and just today at Walmart, I saw a sign that said, "Watermelons: was $4.98, now $4." Really? Watermelons WAS? Somebody had to type that sign. Don't get me started.

9. In honor of the uniqueness of today's date, what does the numeral 9 mean to you? (Any special life moments attached to the 9th? Are you the 9th kid in your family? Can you count by 9s really fast? etc.)

The ninth of May was the day my youngest son was born. He was due on April 17th. Yes, that's three weeks and one day late. Be horrified.

10. Does the general color palette in your closet match the colors you chose to decorate your home with?

I don't choose home colors. The only time I did, we had a pukey-peachy colored bathroom. It was awful. I'm smart enough to know when to quit.

11. When you're hanging out with friends in the kitchen, do you automatically ask to help, or do you sit there and chat until the host asks if you'd like to help? I'm not implying that the 2nd choice stems from rudeness or laziness, just not a first-response like it is for some people.

I ask. I grew up in a kitchen full of women working together. Those were some of the most fun and memorable times of my life.

12. Let's end on a pleasant note: What do you enjoy about September the most?

Getting to sleep with the windows open.

So go visit Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee.

Be thankful ~


1 comment:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I believe you are the 2nd or 3rd person to talk about Brussels Sprouts.

Are you an editor?

My first child (23 today!) was about three weeks late. Cord around neck, meconium, etc. All bad. But she was not harmed.

Great answers. I hope you come back next week. Have a lovely weekend.