Monday, June 11, 2007

From a Land Down Under

I had to steal this from tl.

A- Available or Single?
I'm available for weddings, birthday parties, and bar mitzvahs.

B- Best Friend?
The two who went with me to try prom gowns on when I was about a month postpartum and none of my regular clothes fit. I had to find a way to laugh about that. Stuffing 10 lbs of s*** into a 5 lb sequined and spangly bag fit the bill nicely. The same two who I am safe to cry with when I need to and who rejoice when I rejoice. The same two who tell me to wise up when that's what I most need to hear.

C- Cake or Pie?
I'm Pennsylvania Dutch. We bake cakes in pie crusts so you never have to choose between the two.

D- Drink of Choice?
Under what circumstances. You people really need to be more specific here. Am I having breakfast lunch or dinner? Is it a social situation or am I alone? Am I paying? What is in the fridge that isn't old? are being far too general here.

E- Essential Item?

F- Favorite Color?
Again, more specificity needed here. Am I wearing it or sitting in a room of it or eating some of it?

G- Gummi Bears or Worms?
Oh the worms are so much more fun for grossout factor, especially if you make dirt pudding and have the gummi worms poking out.

H- Hometown?
A lil blip on the map famous for making coffins.

I- Indulgence?
Are we talking Catholic practices from the Middle Ages or how to pamper oneself? Why oh why can you not be clear in your questioning?

K- Kids and Names?
They go together well. In fact I find names for kids to be quite indispensable. It's more efficient than calling them all by the generic label 'kid' and having countless heads whip around when you try to summon one of them.

L- Life is incomplete without…?
(feel free to read that as individual items in a list or as a declaration)

M- Marriage Date?

N- Number of Siblings?
One tormented younger brother

O- Oranges or Apples?

P- Phobias/Fears?
Ski masks, and that is no joke.

Q- Favorite Quote?
The world is full of suffering. The world is also full of the overcoming of suffering. ~Helen Keller

R- Reasons to smile?
(Ok, I used that already, sorry...add to that all the people I love and who love me)

S- Season?
Liberally with fresh herbs and spices

T- Tag 3 people?
You, with the uncombed hair
You, with the cat walking across your keyboard or desk
You, who sneezed within the last hour

U- Unknown Fact About Me?
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

V- Vegetable You Hate?
Canned peas. Why the hell would anyone do that to such a lovely thing as a fresh pea? It's so fundamentally wrong.

W- Worst Habit?

X- Xrays You’ve Had?
Gads, Janita alone has been xrayed a bazillion times in all angles. Then you have the annual smashing of the hooters, the chest xrays, the various sprained ankles that had to be checked to make sure there were no broken bones, the dental xrays, the full sets of spinal pictures from car accidents. Is that enough for you?

Y- Your Favorite Foods?
Chocolate, bread, pizza, summer fruits and veggies.

Z- Zodiac?
Libra in the west, Monkey in the east.


Anonymous said...

Great answers lime. I especially like the essential item answer..
canned peas..blech!

SignGurl said...

I'm with you and TC on the canned peas.

I've got to ask about the prom dress postpartum. That sounds like an interesting time.

G-Man said...

Yeah, what IS the story on that? That sounds like a post in itself!!
Thanks Trini xoxox

KFarmer said...

Your answers always make me smile- thanks :)

Jim said...

One of my grandmothers used to make something known as a "cake pie," which, as I recall, was basically a 2-layer cake, filled with jam of some kind, and then frosted, but only on the top.

In other pie-related news, I saw a couple of guys working the lines of traffic the other day in SE DC, selling bean pies, which I believe are a Muslim tradition. I've been kicking myself ever since for not buying one, since I've wanted to try one for years.

Love, chocolate and sex, hunh? Sounds like, with a little effort, Halloween and Easter could be pretty big around your house.


Charles said...

Since this this not documentation of an incident, I'll assume you had an uneventful weekend. YAY!
I hope things are going well for you and your's.

MyUtopia said...

You crack me up!

S said...

Oh crap, my hairs not combed, my cat is on the desk, I have sneezed about 30 times since I woke up 45 minutes ago.

Still not doing it.

The most enjoyable thing about this post is that I know you well enough to nod while reading this.

I know about those cakes in pie crusts, but, the dirt pudding with gummy worms comin gout....did you learn how to make that in Womans Day or something? You know how they always have those silly deserts on the front cover...

Another famous one that comes to mind....
the sheet cake that looks like a teddy bear beach swim party complete with marshmallow surfboards, and a clear blue frosting ocean with a giant white blob of frosting for the wave, and those cute lil Teddy Grahams starring as the bears.

Ok I just woke up, and you got the ramble!

Mel said...

You, with the uncombed hair

You, who sneezed within the last hour
you had me at hello

~Your answers as always were full of personality and humor. Love reading this!!

MONA said...

this is soooo interesting!!!

I like the X-rays :D

& the quote!

Its funny, how catechism leads to so much exposure!

Paul Champagne said...

My hat is off to a person that knows the old meaning of indulgence

jillie said...

WHEW! Safe again! Since I JUST combed my hair, the cat is outside and I haven't sneezed in a couple of days.

Great meme Lime ;o))

Moosekahl said...

Some of those were very very generic...good thing I'm at work and have no kitties trying to help answer these.

You are completely right about canned peas...canned asparagus and spinach should go in the same category. And a Libra? No wonder I like ya, me too :)

lime said...

ok, all. it seems i have caused a minor commotion with my comments on prom gowns and being postpartum. the story is not really that interesting but i will share it on wednesday ;)

Hypersonic said...

OK, in defence of canned peas. They're great for dumping in a vegetable curry when you want a little added texture. Also for making fake vomit for halloween parties when you want to do a little projectile vomiting with your megan character.

MONA said...

AH! One that I just can't wait to hear from YOU!!!

steve said...

Love Chocolate Sex..........yep!! hehehe:-}

Shari said...

lol!! I expected "season" to be spring, summer, autumn, and winter, but of course, seasoning on your foods. Love how you can take the lead into another meaning.

Whew. I combed my hair. I don't have a cat. And I didn't sneeze in the past hour (unless you count blowing my nose). A virtual umpire yelling "SAFE!"

Dorky Dad said...

So would your favorite food be watermelon and carrot pizza on a French bread crust and smothered in chocolate sauce?

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Ms Lime. Witty and insightful. And I love that you give the maker of this list hell for being so vague on some questions.

Loved the "B"est Friend one -- I'm a sap, I know.

It is a very nice alphabet you have there, Ms Lime.

chikken said...

I do however, like canned green beans!

This was great, Limey darlin'!


cathy said...

season - for blogs I like mine seasoned by the select few who can twist a word without strangling the goose, I'm going to miss you during the summer.