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1. Are you rooting for the Patriots or Giants?
a. Go Giants!
b. Go Patriots!
c. No strong feelings either way, but should be a good game
d. The what?
d. Who, what, why, when, who cares?
2. Seven choices of vacation. Pick one:
You mean holiday, right?
a. Beach house, white sand, great waves
b. Condo in the mountains; view of snowy peaks
c. Nice hotel in New York City with tickets to the latest Broadway show
d. Tour of historic sites and museums in Greece and Italy
e. Bed and breakfast with time for antiquing
f. Home–sleeping in, hanging out, and doing stuff you don’t usually have time to do
g. I prefer not to take vacations.
Tricky. I like beaches, especially when it’s warm enough to swim but not too warm to sit and read my book afterwards. I’d love to visit Italy (Greece, not so much) but I can’t bear official ‘tours’. Bed and breakfast is my kind of thing, but ‘antiquing’ is not a verb I want to be associated with. Home is always good. Of recent years, it’s more been a question not of what I’d like but what I can afford or someone else will pay for.
3. Coffee drinker? If no, why? If yes, sugar, cream, or neither?
No. Yuck. I only became a tea drinker relatively recently (by which I mean hot tea, tea-flavoured tea, with milk and never cream), but coffee is just too bitter for me. I like coffee flavoured cakes, though.
4. What’s the last book you read (or are you in the middle of reading)?
The Uncommon Reader (see previous post).
5. You’re at the grocery store, waiting in the check-out line with a cart full of stuff. You glance over your shoulder for a moment, wondering whether you should have picked up an extra package of waffles. When you turn around, you notice that a lady has cut in line in front of you. Your eyes meet. She glowers and starts to put her items on the belt. You:
a. Grumble to yourself but don’t say anything out loud. You dislike scenes.
b. Say, “Excuse me, ma’am, but I was next in line.” That’s about as far as you’d take it, though.
c. March over to the belt, push her items onto the floor, and tell her that she and her cream of mushroom soup can go get in line like everybody else.
d. Grab your cell phone and snap a picture of the lady, thinking “Yes! I’ve got something good to blog about!”
a. I’m British. We don’t like to cause a fuss or make a scene. I might roll my eyes, or exchange glances with another customer who’d seen what had happened. And I certainly wouldn’t be calling her a ‘lady’.
6. Please share two or three links of things that made you laugh. Out loud. A blog post, a cartoon, a YouTube clip–whatever.
Posh Nosh: Arabella Weir and Richard E. Grant cooking ‘Architect’s Fish and Chips’. I loved this series so much and was very excited to find it on You Tube recently. Episode 3 (Paella) is one of my favourites. ‘We make our own stock, but by all means use a stock cube if you have no self-esteem.’ Not to mention the organic, free range, homeschooled chicken. ;) ‘Next week on Posh Nosh we’ll be taunting an aubergine.’ Hilarious.
And you’ve probably all seen this on David Field’s blog, but I love it. So much more fun than IKEA. If you haven’t seen it before, be a bit patient at the beginning – I promise it’s worth it.
Thanks, Angie! I’m not tagging anyone, but if you want to play that would be lovely.