Monday, October 27, 2008

What's the Frequency, Kenneth - part deux

What is that saying – “okay enough about me. Let’s talk about you. What do you think about me?”

I answered the first set of questions on Tuesday. You might have missed it. The cacophony of crickets chirping might have made it so you couldn’t concentrate on my bits of brilliance. Anyway…here are the rest of the questions posed by you. My loyal readers. My fan club. My personal quorum of stalkers…

My best friend Cindy Sue. My friend I visited in San Antonio. My co-conspirator. My partner in crime. Who doesn’t blog. But she should. Asks:
Do you like the edges, corner, or middle of a brownie batch?
Yes, please. But if you are going to force me to choose – I like the edge. I like that little bit of crunch.
Do you know anyone who has ever attended a bridesmaid's luncheon while wearing a hat?
So, I guess I have to come clean. A while ago, I did a post about things that I had never done. And one of those things was that I had never worn a hat. After I published, it was just a few hours before I got a call.
Cindy Sue: (With no preamble. No Hello. Nothing.) How much are you worth?
Me: Ummm…hardly anything.
Cindy Sue: Well…let me know when you are worth something. Because I am ready to bribe you.
Me: What?!
Cindy Sue: I just so happen to have a picture of a certain someone. At a bridal shower. Wearing a hat.
Me: Was I drunk? I have no memory of this at all.
Cindy Sue: I have the evidence. The proof. The beginning of your demise. Bwahhahahahahah…
Don’t you love best friends?

Insane Mama formerly of Help I have a Teenager. Now in hiding. Asks: What is your smuttiest book?
Oh, that’s an easy one. Colters’ Woman by Maya Banks. I think it’s illegal in 24 states.

The Sits girls want to know: If you had a son, what would you have named him?
When I was pregnant with Madalyn we were all convinced that she was a boy. I have no idea as to why. Perhaps because Katie insisted. And we just went with it. Until we had the ultra sound where it was quite obvious there was a girl in there. But if she was a boy, we were going to name him Jakob Dylan. I have this thing for spelling things a little off.

Lula asks:
Are you going to be super-psycho-involved when Lost returns in 134 days? Because I will be...and I need to gather my obsessive peeps around me at that time.
I am always super psycho involved in LOST. Are ya’ll watchin’ LOST? You have time. Netflix the first seasons and get caught up. Just over one hundred days before it starts again. I like to watch LOST a few days after it comes on. I know…it’s strange. But I like to wait. Because, if I wait, then all the theories and little details are posted on Lostpedia. And I hate to not know what I just saw! It’s a rare event that I’ll actually catch something.

Last year I managed to catch the stuff about Daniel Faraday – but only because we were actually studying about Faraday in Physics at the time. And I did catch that Charlotte was an homage to CS Lewis. But usually, I need to read to get all the little details. I don’t know how everyone catches those things! I love LOST!

Oh, I have another--but it's for Michael: What's your favorite imported beer? Domestic?
When Lula posted this query, Michael saw it in the comments section. Yes, my husband reads my blog and my comments. Yet he’s only commented twice. Once on the meme about googling your name plus the word needs. And secondly about euphemisms. But…when he saw this question…he wrote a dissertation. Just for Lula. All about his snobby beer favorites. I can’t recall what he said.

KimmyJ of the Cottage Cafe wants to know: What is your favortie book of all time?

I keep going on and on about this book. I read “Wicked” when it first came out in 1995 or was it 1996? And after I finished it…I just wasn’t sure as to what to think. I would pivot from loving it to hating it. And even five years after I read it…I still wavered. I read everything else that he wrote. (Do ya’ll do that? When you read a book that you like – do you go and read everything else that an author writes? Did you know that there is actually a word for that?? It’s called glomming.) But then on the 10th anniversary, my book club decided to read it…at the same time the sequel was released – “Son of a Witch.” On my second reading…the whole thing really clicked for me. And I LOVED it. There are so many levels to it. And I just love the way he takes a story we all know and then turns it on it’s head. And just a few weeks ago, the third book was released “A Lion Among Men.”

Lizzy from Journey to the Hot Tub asks: What are you doing Sunday afternoon?
Well…this was asked a month ago. As my first hint that Lizzy was coming to town. But for this week – Sunday I am hoping that I will have remembered to “fall back” on my clocks. Now, Saturday should be the day you are asking about. There is another blog summit. Wonder who I’ll be meeting this time??

Shannon from Welcome to the Nut House can't wait to find out: What are your favorite pizza toppings?
My mom loves pizza. She could eat it every day. Me…well, once a month is good for me. I like Pizza Hut. Pan pizza. With ham, beef, and mushrooms. Very little tomato sauce. Basically a glorified cheese toast. And I like the pizza I make, too. I make a white pizza. With alfredo sauce. Sauted garlic and mushrooms. Chicken. And mozzarella of course. Delish.

What do you think is your best feature?
My brain? Probably my hair. When Michael and were dating…I was the first one to say “I love you.” He wasn’t quite there yet. So he responded with “I love your hair.” Warmed the cockles of my heart. But…I do have good hair. Long. Thick. And curly. All thanks to pregnancy hormones. And then someone told me something awful. That when I hit menopause, my hair will go back to the way it was. Thin. Straight. And stringy. Getting old sucks.

Do you have any phobias? What are they?
No, I don’t think that I do. I asked my mom…and she says I must have a phobia about making my bed.

What is your favorite day of the week and why?
The days the housekeeper comes. Hands down. Amen.

I have two more questions to answer. And they are about Halloween - so I'll publish those on Thursday. Really. This Thursday. Without procrastination.

So…what about you? Pick one or two or three or ten of these questions – and tell me how you would have answered them.

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It's supposed to be REM - What's the Frequency, Kenneth - but playlist is down. So, you'll have to hum it to yourself. Or just go with Snow Patrol. That might be easier...


Rhea said...

I'm going to be majorly obsessed about LOST when it comes out. That show has so many layers. Like an onion...a complicated, multi-layered, mysterious, slightly scary, very sexy, awesome onion.

My favorite books have to be Harry Potter...I love so many books, but these are ones I can re-read and re-read over and over and never lose my love for them.

I think my best feature is probably my hair. It used to be my ta-tas but gravity and breastfeeding haven't been so kind.

Finally, I have boys, so I'm going to switch this up. If I had a girl, I would name her Katherine Rhea...for important reasons I'm keeping to myself.

Shannon said...

I love Lostpedia! I'd do the same thing... sort of. I'd watch Lost but also record it on the DVR. Then go check out Lostpedia and read all about the episode and watch it again. I can't wait for it to come back!

I like onions, black olives and green peppers on pizza. But only if its a thin crust. If its a thicker crust, I like bacon and black olives. YUM!

And yes... just who will you be meeting on Saturday? Hmmmm... who could it be??? ;)

Swirl Girl said...

I love this!

I've never gotten into Lost. (I have no imagination) It's the premise, I guess.

And I love all pizza - except those with fruit ..that's not a pizza, that's a doughnut.

Andrea said...

Lost: No, it's not my thing and as far as I know we don't get it over here. I do go for House in a very big obsessed way though. Thankfully we get that :)

Favorite Book: Harry Potter book 5 Order of the Phoenix. Just love it and have read it 47 million times. The rest of the series itself I've read about 45 million times.

Brownies: The edges, I too enjoy the crunch.

Sunday afternoon: We went to Drachenfels Castle, a slide show of the beautiful view of the trees is on my blog.

Favorite pizza toppings: Also a Pizza Hut girl but I love pepperoni and black olives. I do like the veggie pizza here too. Tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers.

I'm done, because now I'm hungry.

Susie said...

My best feature is my brain too:-) I have always been really proud that I am a smart person:-)

Jen said...

this was really great, it is such a good way to get to know you better.

Lula! said...

Oh, Lost...we all know how I feel about Lost, and dare I say it? I'm a bit more nutty over that show than I am Twilight.

People are gasping, I'm sure. But it's true. I can't help it. And I love my Lostpedia...and Dark UFO...and Long Live Locke...and, and, and...just read my special Lost links section.

And I want everyone to know that not only did Michael respond to my beer question, he also included pictures and a fabulous commentary about his beer choices. It was great reading y'all. And I will respond to him, once I get over my fear of admitting that I'd rather have a Land Shark than some snobby import. (But I do love me some Stella--especially on draft. I need cool points for that, Michael!)

sassy stephanie said...

I love your hair. That is damn funny!!

I love the crunchy brownie edges...mmm.

Brian and Staci said...

Oh man have I been missing out!!! I've GOT to come up with a question for you!!! Hmmm, which question to anwswer...I like the middle part of the brownie...I like ooey gooey! Yum! But I so want to try your DOES sound delish :) Have a GREAT Monday :)

texcindy said...

These were great! I had forgotten all about how we thought Madalyn would be a boy. I think it was because the pregnancy was different.
shucks. now I can't blackmail or bribe you with the hat picture. all has been revealed. dangit.

Elena said...

Mmmmm...A nice edge piece of brownie for me first, then lots of gooey middle ones. And I sure hope your story of hair freaking out at menopause is a myth. Ughhh..... And YAY for Lost! Can't wait. Best show ever.

One Wired Woman said...

These are great!!

I'm a middle "no crispy" edge brownie girl for sure.

My favorite feature of myself is my solar acrylic nails. They always look damn good. The only thing that looks damn good on my body. :)

~Jill :)

Mikey said...

This is 3 comments now from "Mr. Kat"

Since it has been pointed out I can't write about favorite beers without giving a dissertation, I'll write about my fave pizza. Basically Greek Pizza -- with feta cheese, Kalamata olives, onions, gyro meat (lamb), spinach, tomato pieces, and a little bit of garlic and oregano... and some olive oil rubbed on the crust.

I don't know what I would consider my best feature, but the only repeated comments I can recall over the years were for my eyes and butt (which I don't understand myself).

(...and OK Lula, you get cool points for the Stella -- but you gotta at least try the great stuff they brew now in Athens at Terrapin, too!)

JourneytoFamily said...

Ok, all you crazy "Lost" people. I will get into Lost. I will! I just want to wait until the show is over and all seasons are on DVD, so I can watch it from start to finish with no delays. Then I will officially be in the club.

Mama Dawg said...

I fell off the Lost bandwagon on season 4. But only because I couldn't get ABC. So I missed the entire season and I can't get caught up. It sucks. I have to catch up through DVD's. And I have no money.


As for the question, my favorite book of all times is The Chronicles of Narnia (all 7 books). They were the first books to actually evoke emotional responses. I've read them I don't know how many times. Even today, I still bawl like a baby when Aslan dies.

Brandy said...

I like the brownie edges best. In fact I like most things a bit crispier than most.

Pan pizza from Pizza Hut is a favorite but I'm don't hate thin crust either.

It's a toss up between my eyes and my hair - I guess. I have a love/hate thing with the hair.

And S reads my blog AND comments everyday but has only commented twice himself. He's such a lurker.

Brandy said...

I like the brownie edges best. In fact I like most things a bit crispier than most.

Pan pizza from Pizza Hut is a favorite but I'm don't hate thin crust either.

It's a toss up between my eyes and my hair - I guess. I have a love/hate thing with the hair.

And S reads my blog AND comments everyday but has only commented twice himself. He's such a lurker.

Gina said...

Beaches. Bette Midler is getting back together with the other character after YEARS and is rambling on and on. Suddenl she says, "But enough about me, let's talk about you. What do you think about me?"
The. Best. Line. Ever.

If I liked Steel Magnolias it would be when Dolly says to come sit by her if she has nothing nice to say.

Oh, and beer tastes like cat piss.

Gina said...

Beaches. Bette Midler is getting back together with the other character after YEARS and is rambling on and on. Suddenl she says, "But enough about me, let's talk about you. What do you think about me?"
The. Best. Line. Ever.

If I liked Steel Magnolias it would be when Dolly says to come sit by her if she has nothing nice to say.

Oh, and beer tastes like cat piss.

Shannon said...

I may have to steal this idea... I've hit a wall and cannot think of anything to post about...

Mama said...

Great fun! I have the books Wicked and Son of Witch sitting on my bookshelf...score from a yardsale. I have yet to start either...I may motivate myself! Thanks for entering my giveaway, we've got some great manly bags, have fun with it!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I read everyone's responses and forgot what the questions were. Hold on.

I like the edges. Have you seen the pans that make everything be edges. That's cool.

I'm guess I do know someone who wore a hat to a bridesmaid's luncheon?

Smuttiest Book? Are You There God It's Me Margaret... or the Bible. That old testament......

If I had a son his name would have been Kylar Aaron.

I refuse to answer Lost questions.

My favorite beer is Leinnies.

Sunday afternoon I'm not doing anything. Apparently Saturday afternoon I am... I'm just not sure with whom....

Favorite pizza toppings - Ham, Pepperoni, Onion & Green Pepper. But I like a good BBQ Chicken pizza too.

My best feature - sense of humor and eye crossing ability.

Phobias? I guess fear of something happening to my kids... but doesn't everyone have that?

Favorite Day - The R Days.

manic mariah said...

I'm totally out of hiding now! All danger is gone. Thanks for the smutty book review. Peraps I shall order it RIGHT NOW!

Manic Mariah formerly known as insane mama

Rhea said...

You are fourth now on my top commenter list!!

Rhea said...

It was a no shower kind of day for me too. :o)

Rhea said...

I love your new twitter skin. Darcy did a great job!

Angie's Spot said...

I prefer the middle of the brownie batch. Can't stand the edges. Just don't like crunchy.

We thought Big A was going to be a boy, so she was originally name Aidan Michael. And when we discovered "he" was a "she", we went with Ashlyn Michal. I was committed to the middle name since I was naming her after my brother. The ungrateful little punk. My brother, that is.

My fave book of all time is Catcher in the Rye. I'm actually going to read it again very soon.

That's all I got.

Carrie said...

Ohhhhhhh...Beaches! One of my fav movies!

I never got any pregnancy-induced thickness in my hair. booooooo And I so could have used it!