I see it's been almost two weeks since my last post. Without going into detail, let me just say: It's been a looong two weeks!
As a way of wrapping up the award my friend and fellow blogger Rachel gave me back on May 29th, I'm going to answer a select few of the questions my awardees posed for their own awardees. If you're reading this and wondering what I'm yammering on about, click here to read my original post and click here to read my follow-up post. (For those of you who are sick of this whole "blog award" situation and just want me to get back to blogging about fortunes and not-a-fortunes, rest assured that this is the last post related to the award Rachel gave me.)
Let's start with Pardon My Dust's Erin. Visit this page to see Erin's response to my award. I have chosen the following five questions (from her list of ten) to answer here:
1. Would you rather have a hook for a hand or a peg leg? Why?
I have to answer this question because, as Erin specified in her post, she wrote it for me. I cannot adequately explain why this is the case; it just is. And just so you know, in the "would you rather" game, "Neither" is never an option. My choice would be a hook for a hand. I would also equip myself with other useful accessories, such as an umbrella.
2. If you could travel to any place you wanted, in any time period you wanted, when and where would you go?
Since I love not camping and I consider anything without electricity and running water akin to camping, I'd stay firmly planted post-1900s. However, you might find me at Berkeley in the '60s (the whole loving not camping thing would keep me away from Woodstock), or New York City in the '20s.
3. If you could resurrect one canceled television show, which one would you choose and why?
Anyone who knows me at all knows I would resurrect F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Could there BE another option?
4. What is your favorite curse or insult to hurl at someone?
For the past several months my favorite curse has been "mother bitch!" but I realize now that this does not qualify as a "curse or insult to hurl at someone." In thinking about it, it seems I overuse "jackass" for this purpose, which isn't very creative but seems to get the job done.
5. What is the most valuable lesson you've learned so far in life?
The past few years have taught me that life is too short not to be happy.
Next we'll pop over to Single Blonde in the City. Click here to view SBITC's response to my award. Here are the five questions I selected from her list:
1. If money were not an object, what would you do with your life?
This one is easy for me: I would live on the beach and write. Lest you be confused given my "I love not camping" motto and all, let me explain that by "I would live on the beach" I mean that I would have a fantastic house worthy of Architectural Digest on a beautiful, white sand beach where I could walk barefoot along the shore while my dogs ran ahead or behind me (or, let's face it, straggled along beside me). I would eat locally grown food and, because I wouldn't have to worry about my income, I would be able to spend as much time as I wanted to preparing meals for myself and my loved ones. And I would write. I would write and write and write.
2. Describe the perfect sandwich.
The crab roll at Fish Cafe in Sausalito, California. It was $18 the first time I had one (in 2006) and was $25 on my last visit in 2009. But it is, hands down, the best sandwich I have ever had. I would pay that much and more to have it again (and I will as soon as I can get back!). Fish is dedicated to sustainable seafood; their cafe is located on the harbor in Sausalito with a gorgeous view of San Francisco. And as if the amazingly fresh crab roll with a glass of a Californian sauvignon blanc wasn't enough, that view along the harbor makes the entire experience, well, perfect.
3. When was the last time you tried something new? What was it?
I've been trying a lot of new things lately. I'm quite proud of this, actually. I've gone to concerts, I've tried new restaurants. Most recently, though, I've tried new cuisines. I had Ethiopian food for the first time on my last visit to Washington, D.C.
4. What makes you smile?
My father. He is the world's greatest joke-teller, even when he doesn't enunciate or when he tells a joke I've heard a hundred times before (I'm not exaggerating). His smile is infectious, pure and simple.
5. What is one of the best gifts that you have ever received?
The theme of my thirtieth birthday party was "breakfast-for-dinner and boardgames"- two of my favorite things. My Audriella got a Scrabble board and tiles and asked everyone to create a word for me. This is a personalized memory I will always treasure.
Please also visit Lisa Adams's response post as well as LT's response post. They didn't offer up questions of their own, but their answers to my questions are insightful and funny.