Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Turn

1. Would you rather host party or simply attend a party?

I would rather attend. Hosting puts me over the edge, stress-wise. The LOST party inspiration came in a flash. I think it was easier for me because we didn't do a sit-down meal; everyone just brought snacks. I probably won't do a party again until ... who knows when ... although I did think about the upcoming Indy 500. (What strange party-hosting force has possessed me?)

2. Tell us about the most memorable party you've been to.

Well, I'll probably remember Sunday's decorations the most because they were the most unusual I've seen, if I do say so myself. But other than that, it wasn't so memorable, except for my friends, of course. And since I don't get invited to many parties, I don't have a true "most memorable." Even my own wedding reception was ho-hum.

3. What is one thing you hope for in the after-life?

To be free of temptation.

4. What do you enjoy most about sunshine?

Its energizing effect. The older I get, the more I thrive on it. I literally feel like a plant that perks up and leans toward the sun when I'm outside. Sure, I get parched and withered, but a little drink perks me right back up.

5. When you attend a bridal/baby shower, do you prefer to bring your own gift or chip in with others to buy a larger gift?

Usually I prefer to bring my own.

6. Would you rather have a FREE week of having your house cleaned or all of your meals cooked for you and your family?

Hello, McFly! NO COOKING. Forget free; I'd pay to have someone else do it.

7. What song describes your mood today?

The one I can't get out of my head is Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride. But no worries; I'm not in the mood to do drugs or anything. Except maybe Benadryl. Did I mention it's 2:49 am as I type this?

8. What is something you received for your own bridal shower/wedding that you still own or use? (If you are not married, feel free to sub a gift you received a long time ago.)

I have some orange Pyrex bowls my best friend gave me, and I actually have a couple of dish towels that are now 25 years old. I can't bear to throw them away!

9. Your favorite flavor of ice cream is?

You know how I say every week that someone "complains" about the questions: "That's too haaaaard!"? Well, this question truly is too difficult. Tonight I would like any kind of sherbet. I'm in a citrus-y mood.

10. When was the last time you felt "tested?"

Today. Temptation. I passed the test. Who knows about tomorrow.

11. "[Fill in the blank] is a food that once I start eating I find really hard to stop."

M&Ms. At my party someone brought M&Ms mixed with peanuts. I was eating them like they were oxygen pills that I was depending on to survive until the next moment. Ridiculous! Also, no-bake chocolate/oatmeal/peanut butter cookies. They are "no brainers," not only in the sense that they are easy to make but also in the sense that my brain goes on vacation and my feel-good center rules when I bite into the first one. Come to think of it, now THAT is a party.

12. "-----" is the best motivation.

Success. I bought smaller-sized pants today. Insert large smiley face here.

Wow, that IS a big one.



I love those no bake peanut butter, chocolate oatmeal cookies too...and yes...I check out when they are present. My brain goes into la la land. Have a wonderful Thursday.

kathy said...

I love that you use your wedding gift from your best friend. Pulling out old, comfortable things, that remind us of those we care about is a simple joy. I have a bowl with birds on it from a bridal shower...always makes me feel young to use it! (21 years later)

Mocha with Linda said...

Congrats on your downsizing! And that smiley face is just a big ol' ray of sunshine!

Susanne said...

Congrats on the new pant size!

There was quite a few stuff I still have from wedding and shower gifts that I thought of after I published. And quite a few foods I couldn't stop eating too. That list could have gone on and on!

Cathy said...

Congrats on the smaller size pants!

These were great questions this week Linda. Thanks for doing this every week.

Kim said...

You would enjoy the sorbet here. Forget boring orange or lime, we have pink grapefruit, green apple AND just recently my favorite ice cream shop started carrying passion fruit sorbet! And it tastes like the real thing :-)

Amy said...

You mean you can eat all the m&ms and peanuts you want and still go down a size??? Wow, sign me up. Congrats and loved your answers.

SouthLakesMom said...

I seem to remember you and buckeyes in reference to #11 . . . but I'm glad that there will be no temptation in heaven too!

I thought of you today because I heard the radio dj talking about American Idol last night and that Hall & Oates were there and they did a medley with the finalists or something (we don't have TV so I just had to imagine)...I hope you got to see it or can find it on-line somewhere! At any rate, I smiled thinking about you and H&O!

Victor said...

If you really want to have that 2nd wind (aka 2nd cup) try KMO did

Anonymous said...

I think you're the first person I saw that chose for someone else to do cooking rather than cleaning. I'd love for someone else to cook except I really like the things I make. :-D

Amen to #3.

A lot of our answers were similar. Congrats on a smaller size!

Mama Zen said...

Definitely, pass that Benadryl over here!

Susan said...

Love that smiley face, and reading your blog. Thank you for letting me visit.

skoots1mom said...

congrats on the you run every day? My knees can't take it...brisk walking is where i am now. enjoy your weekend.

Pam said...

Cooking or house cleaning? Have someone clean my house would work as I love to cook. I received the Fanny Farmer cookbook as a shower gift many years ago and still use it. Great that you use the wedding gift from your friend. Any ice cream, except vanilla! Great fun post!

Shawna said...

You are so awesome! You have, quite literally, worked your butt off. :)