Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hungry Hodgepodge

I'm thinking that Joyce must have been hungry when she made up these questions; three of them involve food or eating!

1. George Washington-Abraham Lincoln-Thomas Jefferson...who would you most like to meet and why?

It would be a toss-up. Any of those would be interesting. I guess Abraham Lincoln just because he served in such a tumultuous time. (Not that the American Revolution wasn't, but the Civil War was from within, not with another country.)

2. What's your favorite chain restaurant?

It depends on what I'm in the mood for. For steak, I like Saltgrsss Steakhouse. (Oh, so sorry, that's just a Texas chain. In fact, one of its taglin)es is "Texas to the Bone." We do like our steak here!) But if I want Mexican food, it's Chuy's -- which is kinda sad that that is now a chain. That's a central Texas icon but now they're starting to branch out. Hope it doesn't ruin them. So far, they seem to be doing okay.

3. I spied this question on the Bears at Home blog last week and she gave me permission to steal borrow it.

When you look back on your life, do you imagine you'll think about the goals you failed to meet with regret? Or will you look at what you accomplished and say: it was good?

Hopefully, I'll look back and say, "Thank you, Lord."

4. Grapefruit-take 'em or leave 'em? Given the choice between an orange and a grapefruit which would you choose? Would you prefer it served as is or squeezed into juice?

If they're from the Texas valley, I'll take them, although I do slightly prefer oranges. I like grapefruit cut up so it doesn't squirt all over the place. Actually, one of our favorite winter dishes is a fruit salad that is a mixture of grapefruit, oranges, and chopped apple.

5. When was the last time you cleaned out a closet? Is there a closet in your home that currently needs cleaning? What are you waiting for?

Too long. Is there one that doesn't?! Mary Poppins.

6. You get to have lunch with three famous people...who would you like to see round your table?

Oh, I hate these kind of questions! (No offense, Joyce!) Partly because it's hard to choose and partly because my definition of famous is different than most. But I'll choose George & Laura Bush and George Beverly Shea.

7. On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your ability to parallel park?

Assuming 10 is the good end of the scale, I would say a 9. For some reason, that just clicked when I took driver's ed way back in high school. I don't do it often, but I generally don't have too much trouble. I was really proud of myself last summer when my kids were both with me and I pulled into a spot textbook-perfectly. I think they were even a bit impressed!

Disclaimer: This only applies to parking spaces on the right side of the street. If it's a one-way street and the spot is on the left, it's much harder. Kinda like trying to do something with my left hand. That side of my body just doesn't take directions well! LOL

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Favorite Valentine card seen this year, which I gave to my man:

I'd give up chocolate for you. That's love.

You'd never ask me to. Also love.

One more thing: Brace yourselves--the shelves at the stores will be filled with Easter candy by 9:00 am this morning!


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Susan said...

LOL... I had to laugh at the final sentence of your post. Believe me when I tell you that here in Montreal, the Easter chocolates were one aisle over from the Valentine hearts.


I love the chocolate card...that is so true...and you are right. Easter candy will be out before lunch.

Christine said...

Here I've already seen the beginnings of Easter Candy.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

You and I had virtually the same reasoning for choosing Abraham Lincoln.

I didn't choose George Bush because I just started reading Decision Points.

I didn't know that grapefruits were grown in Texas ... learn something new every day!


I haven't been to Chuy's in eons. Sounds good right now.

MY LINK: DOWNTOWN PARK [you'll need to scroll down below my photo shares to read if you chose to stop by to visit!!]

Cathy Kennedy said...

I noticed Easter candy at Walmart a couple of weeks ago. Retail can't wait to move one holiday in before another is done. It's crazy! I'd like to meet George & Laura Bush, too. That would be neat.

Cathy said...

We've had Easter candy around here for weeks! lol

I would love to sit at your table with your guests. Great list.

AuburnChick said...

Love that card! How funny and true at the same time!!