Uncle Joe: Comment vous-appelez vous?
Yes, but only with cinnamon and sugar, and the piecrust must be light and flaky.Tabasamu (TC): OK, as you know, I have a recipe blog (I'm home sick today, which is why I have the time to post!) I'll be you could have guessed that I want one of your favorite recipes!
I’ll share one which is almost an embarrassment, since I’m a gourmet cook and I grew up with gourmet cooks. But I also make allowances for wonderful shortcuts and this is a great
recipe to whip up when you’re feeling lazy but the kids want fresh-baked cookies. Note
that I really do not advocate using cake mix to make cakes
*shudder*. And don’t use margarine, whatever
you do! Ewwww!Cake Mix Cookies
1 pkg. cake mix, any flavor
½ C. butter, softened
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine all ingredients at low speed until thoroughly moistened. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto aluminum foil covered cookie sheets (cleanup is SO much easier). Bake for 9-13 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Makes roughly 30 cookies.Lazy Iguana: What flies faster, an African or a European swallow? NOTE - both swallows are unladen. Neither is carrying a coconut.
OK, the real
answer is “faster than the other ones carrying the bricks”. Don't let anyone else tell you differently.Mike Althouse: Why is the sky blue???
Because God didn’t like green as a refractive color. And it’s hard to let anyone predict the end of the world if the sky’s already blood-red.Susie & Anonymous: is the EX keeping his distance? or better yet, are YOU keeping your distance from the ex? oh, you knew that was coming didn't you. heehee
Define distance. I really am not
being a smart-aleck or avoiding the question, but to go into any detail takes more effort than I’d like to here. Suffice it to say that I know what I’m doing, I’m not dating him again and will not.
I wish him well in his recovery, but we’ve been broken up for 8 months now and he's been gone for over 2. Although our lives continue to intersect, and I wish him well, I keep my distance and have chosen to move on. I would make a rotten match for him now, anyway. For him, I think I make a better friend. That is all I have to give.Reverberate58: What part of Tampa Bay do you live in? Just curious as to which of the tri cities!
The Largo/Clearwater area. There are parts here that allow you to live a peaceful, quiet life although you can still take advantage of the busier cities nearby.Ellen: Do you ever plan on running for a political office someday?
I’ve always enjoyed running things from behind the scenes. I’m great at spin control and writing speeches, but I currently don’t have any desire to be in the limelight.
Perhaps I’ll change my mind some day, if I see a pressing need arise. But I can’t envision what would put me into that
rat race.Ted: What are your dreams like?
I don’t know if you mean this literally or as hopes/plans, but I’ll take it literally. I dream in TechniColor
. They’re very vivid, follow plot lines, and are almost always very exciting. Sometimes they’re nightmares, sometimes not. I usually conquer whatever monsters or demons that need to be conquered. I fly a lot.
When I’m stressed, I dream of the indoors and underground mazes I can’t escape from. When I’m happy (or at least at peace), I dream of the outdoors. Nowadays, I mostly dream of the outdoors, I fly a great deal, and it's incredibly detailed (as they always are).Snicksnack: What do you wish you could do better than you do? And are you starting to date again or are you considering it?
I would like to be able to paint consistently all the time. When I feel wildly artistically creative (which is very rarely) I can draw and paint like a master. And of course I'd like to get over my stage fright when it comes to singing.
As for dating, I certainly have considered it. Up until recently, it was simply finding the time and energy needed to do it!lou martonishi: I've read your blog a lot, and you have the ability to always make it interesting. What is your IQ? Have you ever been tested?
Thank you! It’s been tested, it’s genius level, but a number’s a number. The truth is, IQ can be “increased” despite the common belief that it’s set in stone. There are books that help (do a google for Mensa books)! So, if IQs are easy to manipulate, what is their true worth?
Let’s face it, most people who know they have high IQs think that this
makes them special. What makes each of us special is what’s in our hearts
as well as what’s in our heads.Jef : 1. Would you ever pose nude for money? 2. What would your last meal be and who would you dine with if you had to pick 3 people?
I would possibly post nude for a famous painter, I definitely wouldn’t pose nude for photographs. One is artistic, the other merely prurient
My parents and my son would be with me. If I were to pick anyone other
than they, I would probably want to surround myself with spiritual leaders. If I were allowed to throw a party
(and I felt
like partying) my guest list could be quite large!
As for food, it would depend on if I felt like partying or not. Comfort food is probably the best for last meals, which would mean poached eggs mixed with sliced, hot buttered toast and a glass of diet Coke. I realize this is a foodie's nightmare.Mr. Fabulous: This is timely. I was going to ask you this anyway, since you are very knowledgable about so much. I may, in a week or ten days, take my "dooced" story to the media. Any tips on where to begin? This weekend I will be compiling a list of email addresses so that when I get the go-ahead I can let fly.
Saur to Everyone:
I’ve already addressed this with Mr. Fabulous via email now. He has a very interesting story (having been dooced
) and I look forward to seeing what publicity comes from it!Senor Caiman:1. How big are your feet? 2. How long does it take you to fix your hair? 3. How often do get a pedicure? 4. What type of deoderant do you use? 5. Do you snore? 6. Can you make yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting? 7. Do you make your own coleslaw or buy it from the store? 8. How much flab do you have under your upper arm? 9. Have any of your boyfriends accused you of having bad breath? 10. Why are you frustrated with your hair?
Size 7 ½ - 8 most of the time.2.
15 minutes, tops! But then, I’m very used to doing it by now.3.
Every 2 weeks.4.
! I am a girl with a high metabolism who sweats
, not perspires.5.
I’m not awake when it happens, so I can’t verify it, but I’ve been told by some people (who undoubtedly have malicious agendas) that I do
I can! But I don’t. In fact, I never have!7.
I hate coleslaw. With a passion
None. But they’re very muscular.9.
Not that I recall (ah, the benefits of dental hygiene!)10.
What woman isn’t???
...and why is it that I think you could use these answers with a very different set of questions that would make Pamela Anderson blush...?Michelle: 1. Do you pick your nose while driving (men normally are guilty of this)? 2. Do you have a lucky charm? 3. What is your favorite drink and food? 4. What country would like to live in, other than the USA? 5. Do you speak another language? 6. What make-up item(s) do you carry in your purse? 7. What is your favorite color? 8. Name a pet peeve of yours.
Actually, I do – despite the fact that it’s superstitious claptrap. It’s a silver dollar.3.
Fave food and drink? I have so many! OK, let’s choose Diet Coke and sushi.4.
One that I rule over.5.
Only very little, very badly.6.
Blue. Most of the time. Except when it isn't.8.
People who misuse the word “myriad”. The word is simply a substitute for “many”. Do we say “There are a many of cars on the highway today, Julie, and traffic is at a standstill! Back to you!”
???I don't think so!Christine: OK, these are political. 1. I would like _________ to be the next Governor of Florida. 2. Out of all the potential (and viable) candidates known nationally, the best one for President in 2008 would be_____________________.
Saur:1. Hulk Hogan.
Hey! Jesse "The Body" Ventura could do it! All right, all right… If I have to choose from the current candidates, make it Tom Gallagher
. But I’m not thrilled with any
of the candidates. I actually think Hulk could do better. And if not, he’d be much
more entertaining.2. Elizabeth Dole.
But she won’t run. Actually I’d love to see Christine Todd Whitman
throw her hat in the ring. Otherwise, I’d back Lieberman
.TS: if you could rewrite US policy on Cuba, what would it be?
Tighten up the sanctions and do not allow travel between the countries. We are currently sending them some aid and allowing some limited trade. I believe that to be a huge
mistake. But then, I am one of the rare people who feels that America needs to be isolationistic, with a zero-tolerance policy for governments that abuse and repress their citizens (as Cuba and China do).Mindless Dribbler: Capital punishment or no?
Yes, but with swifter results and a limited appeals process. I'll even save them a little on their budget by volunteering to pull the switch.
To everyone who is gasping in shock at this revelation: Yeah, yeah. I know. How heartless. Next!Valerie: 1. Why do cats always want out when you are catching up on your blogs? 2. Why has blogger been eating all (ok, MOST) of my comments the last two weeks?
Because cats are secretly space aliens from the planet Ziburon. They have a hidden agenda; which is to suppress free speech, disrupt our lives, and make smelly messes. George Bush is also from the planet Ziburon.2.
The cats are interfering. Shhh!
one is having problems with Blogger. I'm hearing a lot about problems with posting pics. Many of us are going to a free hosting service and using our own code, because Blogger's become so unreliable. And, of course, there are
the cats.Aunt Josephina: 1. What is the one beauty product you absolutely cannot live without? 2. Will you come and visit us? (If no, can we come and visit you?)
:o) 3. What kind of car do you drive? 4. What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
chapstick / lipgloss.2.
Yes! And yes! I have room, this is Florida, and I’m near all sorts of places that people are dying to go to: Bush Gardens, Disney World, and the world-famous Chimp Farm
A new-ish Honda and I love
it. I never thought I would love a car. I beat the hell outta them and back, but this one keeps on chugging right along!4.
My white gold necklace with large matching princess-cut CZ pendant (remember, I won’t buy diamonds and I won’t wear them
). To be fair, this is only a current
favorite. You know how that
goes with me.Some Random Girl: What do you look like? When will you post a picture? Even a partial picture.
I actually look similar to this icon, but older (of course) since the icon looks like it’s in it’s early 30s and I just turned 40. My friends will tell you I look similar, but they could be lying to both of us, for all I know. However, I am pretty well-known in certain parts of the community and it’s much better (and I’m much more effective) if I stay anonymous. That means I’m stuck with the icon.Dave Away From Home: 1. Name your guiltiest pleasure. And no, not something like "chocolate, because I shouldnt eat it". I want true guilt, of the public embarrassment variety. 2. When you load a roll of toilet paper, does it hang down in front, or in back?
Well, because this is PG-13, I’ll simply have to go with a weird food quirk. Have you ever seen those carmel candies with the cream centers (called "bullseyes" by some)? I love
the centers, but the carmel could choke a horse! When I want a sugar rush, I’ll buy a bag, suck out the cream, and spit out the carmels. Ew. Not
a pretty sight, and one that only
my son has seen me do (he may need counseling for this later).
It’s not as bad as chewing tobacco, but I’d guess it’s a close second. My only defense is that I do this rarely... Which is the same thing that Clinton said about Monica.2.
positions it to hang down in back, so that you bark your knuckles reaching for it???Jenn: Do you believe in hell? Saur:
I would love to believe that there isn't
one, but I do believe in hell. Of course, that also means that I believe in heaven. As to what it takes to get to either place; follow directions. I'm a Christian; in some ways classically so, and in some ways I'm a non-conformist.OK, I ponied up the answers. Now it's your turn. Pick a question and give me your answer!