Monday, January 31, 2005

TAGS meme

Me me me

In the footsteps of M. and K.:
What time did you get up this morning? 6:40 a.m.
Diamonds or pearls? Pass.
What was the last film you saw at the cinema? A Series of Unfortunate Events
What is your favorite TV show? Family Guy
What did you have for breakfast? Two coffees, toast and eggs (would've done PB&J on toast, but we're low on J).
What is your middle name? Norton (after maternal gram's maiden name)
Favorite cuisine? Berbere sauce on injera. Where's my mail order of berbere powder? I placed it nearly two weeks ago!
What foods do you dislike? Eggplant
What is your favorite flavor? Vanilla.
What is your favorite CD at the moment? Velvet Underground and Nico.
What kind of car do you drive? Mostly hoofing it these days. Honda Element when it's available.
Favorite sandwich? French--aguacate, jamon, turkey, tomato, mayo, mustard on wheat. Hmm. Or ruebens. Ruebens are tasty. And bratwurst--if you'd call it "sandwich."
What characteristic do you despise? Bossiness and arrogance are tied.
Favorite item of clothing? Grey sweatshirt.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Ottawa?
What color is your bathroom? Caramel? Something tannish.
Favorite brand of clothing? If it fits, I'm thrilled.
Where would you retire to? Huatulco or Xalapa.
Favorite time of the day? Now.
What was your most memorable birthday? I can't remember.
Where were you born? Michigan. What, are you trying to find out my password?
Favorite sport to watch? Basketball.
What laundry detergent do you buy? Um, is that for washing clothes?
When is your birthday? Fifth of May, '74.
Are you a morning person or a night person? Switches around, depending on obligations.
What is your shoe size? 14
Do you have any pets? None. And it's very disheartening. Next question.
Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with your family & friends? Miss you much, and sorry I haven't called lately.
What did you want to be when you were little? A tomato farmer.
What are you doing today? Reading, tracing themes, contemplating a shower.
If there was one thing you could do right now, $ is no object, what would you do? Open a restaurant and declare myself head chef.
If you only had a few days left on earth, what would you do? Panic. What the hell happened?

Bookmark and Share Posted by at January 31, 2005 1:57 PM to Under a Bushel

Hey. You're a cinco de Mayo baby. :) Easy to remember.

Posted by: madeline at January 31, 2005 2:01 PM

Yep. And always a fiesta grande, no matter who's along (although I do only celebrate with tequila on the condition of knowing and appreciating a smidgin of what went down at Puebla).

Posted by: Derek at January 31, 2005 2:15 PM

Tomato farmer? Please to explain.

Posted by: Krista at January 31, 2005 3:22 PM

My oldest uncle was an environmental ecologist (maybe an ecological environmentalist?). When I was a kid, we would visit my granparents who lived near West Branch, Mich., on a sizable chunk of land (near the edge of Huron National Forest, I think). They were neighbors, my unlce and his family and my the beaten path, lots of quiet space surrounding them. Well, Uncle G., who did all sorts of work defending wetlands from development, got me hooked on the notion of farming tomatoes. It's all I wanted to do for probably a year or more. Other variations of farming took over at times (largely motivated by my other grandparents who kept a gigantic, incredibly well-kept garden on Drummond Island), but I'm most fond of this career(though I thought of being a veterinarian for a while, too, perhaps like many kids). Plus, when Uncle G., succumbed to cancer last summer, I thought--again--about tomato farming and also about the time he yanked out one of my teeth by looping a piece of nylon string around it. Popped the tooth out, and we couldn't find it. It had flipped into his shirt pocket (which was a relief, because the T. Fairy, not finding a tooth, wouldn't have understood).

Posted by: Derek at January 31, 2005 4:15 PM

Wow, we're the same age. For some reason I thought you were older.

Oh, and this post has made me very hungry.

Posted by: Clancy at January 31, 2005 4:28 PM

Must be all of the maturity and seriousness I've been investing in the blog lately, C. And yeah, now that I read it again, it makes me hungry, too. More food-themed than I realized when I was coming up with answers.

Posted by: Derek at January 31, 2005 5:26 PM

AND you're a year younger than my second child. Whoa. This is kind of like when C brightly informed me that I was his mother's age. Lordy.

Posted by: senioritis at January 31, 2005 7:44 PM

Well, sr-itis, at least you didn't say that you thought I was much older than I am, especially considering we've met in person. And now I'm watching Step Aside for the next iteration of this meme.

Posted by: Derek at January 31, 2005 7:52 PM

Ottawa?!? Because....? And hey, all the eggplant we've shared and now I find out you don' like? What gives? You do redeem yourself with the vanilla and the sandwiches....and C. is right...hungry now.

Nice being able to be in Now with you so often, office pal!

Posted by: di at February 2, 2005 9:13 AM

Ottawa: just curious, that's it. And that's why I qualified it with a question mark. All sorts of place are great, right? And, given proximity and cost, it's a trip I might just manage to take sometime this summer, so it's got a practical element, too.

And what are you doing at the office so early? Late and early? You're supposed to take breaks, you know.

Posted by: Derek at February 2, 2005 9:42 AM

Yes, I know...just making up for my transgressions, then I'll get the pace to include self-care.

Posted by: di at February 2, 2005 10:24 AM

mmmm, reubens ...
Haven't had one in a while! That'll change this weekend.

Posted by: sheri at February 4, 2005 12:48 AM

You're in KC, right, S.? Best Rueben for my money came from The Peanut (5000 Main). I remember that when the subject of Reubens surfaced, there wasn't a lot of disagreement about where to get a good one. The Peanut was always mentioned first, like it was a foregone conclusion among locals (granted, we only "talked" about Rueben sandwiches two or three times). Seems like there's a good spot (family owned) in the River Market area, too, but I can't remember the name.

Posted by: Derek at February 4, 2005 6:54 AM

(Yep, KC-ite)
I'll definitely have to check that out.
We ended up going to D'Bronx (my first time there) ... got my rueben fix (fantastic, the pizza's pretty damn good, too).

Posted by: sheri at February 7, 2005 12:51 AM