I guess I like telling people about myself because here are another 11 questions I’ve answered. Alecia over at Chicken Scratch tagged me, and I found her questions to be different and fun, so I’m gonna answer them. I’m not tagging anyone else, and this is just for fun, for me and for you. Read on, and see if you’re my long lost BFF!
Someday, I’ll do a series on my wedding, but until then, that’s me!
1. Could/would you live alone on mountain for a year (you can have a dog)?
Nope. Couldn’t do it. I can work a power tool, but really, I’m a girly girl. I wear gloves to garden so I don’t get TOO dirty. Silly me. One of my favorite children’s books is My Side of the Mountain, and I imagine how fun it would be to live on a mountain by myself, grubbing for fresh water mussels and making acorn pancakes, but the book doesn’t talk about the DIRT. Now, if by living on a mountain, you mean, living in a comfortable cabin with all amenities, and I’m really only concerned about loneliness…well then….nope, still couldn’t do it. I’d go crazy talking to myself, or the dog.
2. Do you still have a teddy bear/stuffed animal?
Why yes, I do. Even better, I got it when I was 22! Actually, I have a number of my old stuffies, including the big headed Korean doll from when I was young enough to be socially allowed to play with dolls, and the cat my grandmother gave me, and finally, my current favorite, the very large headed duck I bought in Taiwan. It hangs out in bed with me on occasion.
3. Would you rather swim in a lake, the ocean or a pool?
I’d rather lay out and look at the beautiful lake, ocean and pool! I guess I don’t really have a preference, since all 3 are fun to play in, and yet make you feel utterly disgusting when you get out (algae, sand, and pee?).
4. How do you feel about cruise ships?
Eh. I mean, it was awfully exciting to get on one, and to see the skyline of New York City pass you by, and to wave to all the suckers who weren’t going on vacation, but it ended up a bit anticlimatic! I felt like it was a huge money trap, since they make you walk through the casino every time you want to eat. I also only went with my husband, so we didn’t have a whole entourage of friends to play board games with. Not that I didn’t enjoy myself, but our trip to Paris was sooo much better! So, so far, it’s just eh, but I’m open to changing my mind!
5. What is your favorite vegetable and how do you like to eat it?
Yikes, I love vegetables, so this one is hard. I like the funky vegetables – bitter melon, and gourd squash, and winter melon, and okra, and baby bok choy, and chrysanthemum leaves for hot pot dinners. Or long beans, which I’m going to grow again this year. But in terms of eating it – stir fried in a bit of oil, with salt and garlic. Nothing fancy, so it really allows you to appreciate the taste and texture of the vegetable itself!
6. Do/would you let your dog sleep in your bed?
Nope and Nope. If Isabel were in our bed, she would own the bed, and I would have lost my one dog-hair free zone to the big furry one, and I don’t mean my husband. Plus, she makes weird noises at night licking herself and dreaming of chasing neighborhood cats. Imagine waking up in the dead of night and all you hear is a wet slurping sound, over and over and over. She doesn’t even sleep in our room, because when she does, I don’t sleep.
Wasn’t she a cutie? And weren’t my floors so shiny and unscratched? She’s a lot heftier now, at a chunky 72 lbs, and my floors are now dog-nail scratched and scuffed and not nearly so shiny.
7. How do you feel about spiders in the house?
I hate spiders so much I’m pretty much done talking about this question.
8. Do you still talk to people from high school/college?
Yessir, I do, and from middle school too. Not a lot, but I keep in touch with a few of my close friends, and have found several more over Facebook. It’s amazing to see how far we’ve come, having families of our own, and turning into contributing members of society. It’s also amazing to think I still talk to people I first met 20 years ago. Ooooold.
9. Are you like your SO’s mother? Is he like your father?
This is quite a delicate question, as you never know who is going to read this! I’ll keep it simple and say I don’t feel like I’m like my hubby’s mother, but Drew is a bit like my father, in that both of them are startlingly unromantic. Have I offended anyone?
10. In the car: windows down or AC?
AC, unless I’ve driving fairly slowly down beautiful country lanes. One of my colleagues told me that his hearing in his left ear is significantly worse than in his right ear, because he had spent years driving with the windows down in his old AC-less truck. Makes ya think. I like having the windows open in spring and fall, when the breeze is absolutely delicious, but once I get on the main road or highway, it’s AC for me. I love my creature comforts: it’s March, and we’ve already talked about turning on the AC in the house.
11. Do you eat seasonally?
Heck yeah! And that’s a new thing for us, ever since we joined the farm cooperative in our neighborhood. We pay for the season up front, and then pick up fresh farm veggies every Saturday, so we are very aware of what is in season. I still buy fruit and out-of-season vegetables for parties, but we really stick to our farm bounty in the summertime. Basically, this means that you’re craving green salad all spring, then you gorge on spinach and lettuce in June until you can’t stand another salad, and then you crave tomatoes, and then you make a ton of tomato sauce and pickle a peck of peppers, and then you’re back to living on squash and pumpkin, wishing for a green salad and some fresh asparagus. We just picked a couple new spring ramps from our secret stash! Yeah spring!
I know, I’m a little crazy, but it’s so much more fun! So, wanna be my new best friend?