Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday Follies

It's time once again for our getting to know you game. And for those of you who played on Wednesday when Blogger and I were having a knock-down, drag-out fight...I apologize.

Rice or potatoes?

Right or left handed?

Are you and your spouse the same birth order? And what would that be?

Do you have a good set of china?

How long have you been married?

What kind of shampoo do you use?

Gadget that you use the most in your kitchen.

Book you are currently reading.

Favorite TV show as a child.

Does the toilet paper go over or under?

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Rosemary Q said...

Rice or potatoes? Both, but mainly rice. Pilaf is the best.

Right or left handed? Right, but I play pool with my left.

Are you and your spouse the same birth order? And what would that be? Yes, we are the third kid and the third of the same gender.

Do you have a good set of china? Yes.

How long have you been married?
26 years.

What kind of shampoo do you use?
Herbal Essence for colored hair.

Gadget that you use the most in your kitchen.
Kitchen Aid Mixer.

Book you are currently reading.
The one I am writing. No title yet.

Favorite TV show as a child.
Here Come the Brides and The Brady Bunch.

Does the toilet paper go over or under? Over because I am the only one who it appears knows how to replace it in my house.

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Potatoes. All kinds. Chips. Mashed. Cheesy. Garlicy. Twice baked. Yum. But I do like Chinese fried rice.

Right handed

We are both the same - both are oldest. My parents were the same birth order as well - my dad second of three; my mom second of four.

I do not. I had one - Autumn by Lenox. But I sold it on ebay when I needed money to start a business. Got more than it was worth :-)

We celebrated our 12th anniversary in March.

I use Herbal essence. Either for colored hair or for curly hair. Or a little of each.

The things I use the most in the kitchen is my Pampered Chef stoneware. It's the only thing I bake with in the oven. But, I suppose it's not really a gadget. I really like my Pampered Chef mini spatula. Can you tell I love Pampered Chef?!

I'm reading two. "Sin in the Second City" about two sisters who owned a brothel at the turn of the century - and their dealings with politicans, ministers, and playboys. Non-fiction - and really interesting. Other one is "Holy Cow" about a woman who moves to India to be with her boyfriend who is a reporter for an Australian network. It's her love/hate relationship with the country.

Brady Bunch and Little House on the Prarie.

It goes over. But my family seems to think it goes under when they bother to change the roll...

Firefly Mom said...

Definitely both!

Right handed.

Different. Hubby is the baby by a wide margin (siblings are 10 and 12 years older), I'm my mom's only child and my dad's oldest child by 16 years.

Yes. I used to have 2 sets, but gave 1 to my mom. The other one my dad gave me (and both sets were second hand).

We've been married 13 years!

I can't think of the name of it off the top of my head, but it's all organic with no parabens and the like.

Probably my cheese grader. We use shredded cheese on everything, and I hate the pre-shredded kind (we don't like the stuff they coat it with to keep it from sticking. Blech)

Which one?? "Living the Good Life" about an Aussie family who strives to spend no money for 6 months, "Hungry Planet" which chronicles the weekly eating habits of families all over the world, and "Book of the Lion" which is a novel about the Crusades that we're reading together as a family. There's actually about 4 others that I having going at the moment as well.

Hmm, you don't give an age range, but I'm going to guess 10 and under. Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Twighlight Zone, The Fugitive, and The Addams Family.

Either way is fine with me, but hubby prefers it over, so that's the way I put it on.

Jennifer P. said...

Hello! I'm from Idaho! Potatoes. But I do like rice too.


I'm the third born, he was the seventh---both have 10 year age gaps between us and the next sibling though.

Yes--and sadly it has never left its box.

Since my divorce still isn't final--I guess the clock's still running--13 1/2 years.

Alternate between Redken "all soft" and Bath and Body Works Lavander and Vanilla. Both smell amazing and keep my overly-colored hair super soft.

My kitchen aid mixer. And in the winter, my hot chocolate maker.

Fablehaven 2 (with my kids)

Punky Brewster---does any one else remember it?

Always over. And I will change yours around if I use your bathroom and it isn't that way. You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Rice or potatoes? Potatoes (Mashed!)

Right or left handed? Right

Are you and your spouse the same birth order? And what would that be? Yes. We are both firstborns.

Do you have a good set of china? Nope. Never wanted it--too accident prone! It's all Corelle and heavy-duty diner-type dishes around here.

How long have you been married? 16 1/2 years and still going strong!

What kind of shampoo do you use? Pert Plus

Gadget that you use the most in your kitchen. Potato masher

Book you are currently reading.
The Forsyte Saga and Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body

Favorite TV show as a child.
Brady Bunch, Facts of Life, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, HR Puf N Stuf
BTW, does anyone else remember Kimba the White Lion? Talk about a stressful show--too many animals in peril for me. Same goes for Lassie!

Does the toilet paper go over or under?
Over! Under is wrong on sooo many levels. Drives me batty!

Anonymous said...

Firefly Mom,

Have you read Material World: A Global Family Portrait yet? My son and I read it several years ago. It was one of the most important and memorable books we've ever read. Also, have you read any of the simple living books by Helen and Scott Nearing? Also very good reads.

The book you're reading about the Aussie family living the simple life sounds interesting. Will have to add that to my library queue.

PS: Son and I really enjoyed Hungry Planet.

Have a great weekend!


John Deere Mom said...

Okay, let's try this again...

Rice AND potatoes. Please and thank you.
Right handed.
I am oldest of 2. Hubby is middle of 3.
No good china. We have kids...we can't have anything nice. ;)
Married 8 years.
Pantene classic shampoo.
Spatula (is that a gadget?)
I am reading three (don't ask me how:) Blood Orange, The Dive from Clausen's Pier, and The Deep End of the Ocean.
Fav. show as a child...Fraggle Rock.
Toilet paper MUST GO OVER!

-Bridget said...

* Potatoes, in any form
* Left handed
* We are both the oldest
* I have a nice set of china, but we use it every day. I refuse to have dishes just for special occasions.
* Married five years
* Aveda
* My chef's knife
* None, atm
* Happy days
* Over, definitely over

Angie's Spot said...

Rice & potatoes!

Right handed

Hubby & I are both first-borns.

Yes, it's Lenox Eternal and only been used once. So sad.

We'll celebrate 12 years in November!

I've just discoverd Dove Cucumber & Green Tea. It smells glorious and doesn't make my hair frizz on end. Yay!

I'm a big pampered chef devotee also. The stoneware is used daily. I also love their garlic press.

I'm not currently reading anything. I have about 15 on the bedside table that I want to start!

Dukes or Hazzard or Little House on the Prairie.

T.P. goes over. It drives me crazy to see it under.

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Romi--You play pool? I have watched. I have attempted. It doesn't agree with me. What kind of a book are you writing?

FM--You and your husband are both practically onlies :-) That book sounds really interesting. Who is the author? I looked at the library for it - and found on with the same title about sixty years of self-sufficient living - which sounds interesting, too - but I don't think it's the same.

Jennifer--I do the same thing - if I am somewhere where the tp is not over, I am compelled to change it as well. And Fablehaven? I need to look that one up - sounds like a good one for Katie. And me.

I remember Punky...but I didn't watch it.

Evelyn--Welcome! I think you would be right at home here in my kitchen in heaven. You could use that potato masher :-) And I knew there was a good reason I put the book question in. The inner fish book sounds fascinating.

JDMom--Sorry you are doing this twice :-) I was having a power struggle with blogger at the time. 3 books - impressive! I usually have two going...mostly because I am lazy. Meaning one is by my bed and I am elsewhere so I pick up another. Do you like Blood orange?

Bridget--I love that you use your nice china everyday. I sold mine...but still have my nice silverware. And we use it every day.

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Angie--I always love to see what china pattern people pick. I'm nosy like that. And I am sure that you can tell I love Pampered Chef. Even having a party at the end of the month. Now I just have to convince my friends to come.

The Joye of Teaching said...

potatoes of any kind!
Right handed
you and your spouse the same birth order- yes oldest- but he is the only
a good set of china- a few pieces of Lynox - Vintage Jewel- working on it
been married- 2 yrs
shampoo- Walmart knock off of Panteen
Gadget- blender for shakes, cakes
Book - Mysterious Benedict Society
Favorite TV show as a child- anything on Nick at Night
toilet paper go over

KimmyJ said...

Rice or potatoes? Potatoes any way you slice, dice or cook 'em.

Right or left handed? Right

Are you and your spouse the same birth order? And what would that be? We are both the eldest of four siblings.

Do you have a good set of china?
Yep, it is a must have in the South for showers and holidays.

How long have you been married?
9 years 8 months (this time)

What kind of shampoo do you use?
Redken Gold Glam, Fabuloso!

Gadget that you use the most in your kitchen. Pampered Chef knife and PC plunger pitchers for sweet tea and lemonade.

Book you are currently reading.
Twilight, thanks to Lula and the SITS girls. Although my family ain't too happy about it! :)

Favorite TV show as a child.
Andy Griffith, Carol Burnett, Sonny and Cher, Donny and Marie.

Does the toilet paper go over or under? With a male only household,'cept me, I'm lucky if it ever gets put on the roll, but I like it under.

Elena said...


Right handed

I'm the oldest, he's the 2nd child.

No, not china, but I do have some prettier dishes that we use on Sunday's and holidays.

11 years

I alternate between Pantene and Treseme.

I too love my little spatula from pampered chef, and my scoop for making cookies.

Crack the Fat-Loss Code (not real fun at the moment, but I've been trying it and it seems to be working.)

Brady-Bunch and Smurfs


mary said...

This is fun!
Love them both but finding rice easier to prepare.
Right handed
No, I'm an only and he's the youngest of two
Yes, two sets from my Grandma but never use them.
19 years (5 living together first, my husband counts it all as marriage)
extra body shampoo bar from LUSH
probably the hand held grater, the processor is such a hassle to clean.
"Leap! What Will We do with the Rest of Our Lives" by Sara Davidson (it's not a real page-turner)
Brady Bunch! (I wanted to be part of their famiily)
under, one of the cats will play with it and pull it off if it goes over.

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mary said...

Evelyn: I remember Kimba the White Lion. I always got nervous watching Lassie, Flipper any of those animal shows.

Anonymous said...

15 years
ice cream scoop...hee hee
Sin in the Second City
Dukes of Hazzard and LoveBoat

taken any good pictures this week????

Rhea said...

Rice or potatoes? I find rice easier to cook but I like eating both rice and potatoes equally, I think. If that's what you're asking...

Right or left handed? Right handed, married to a lefty, mom to a righty and a lefty.

Are you and your spouse the same birth order? And what would that be? Kind of. We're both first borns. Except my dad had four other kids with his first wife, so technically I'm his fifth child...but I'm my mom's first born. hehe

Do you have a good set of china? Yes, but have NEVER used it. It was in storage for YEARS.

How long have you been married? 12 years next month!

What kind of shampoo do you use? Pantene. It just makes my hair smell great. I try better shampoos like Aveda or such but Pantene just works for me.

Gadget that you use the most in your kitchen. blender to make smoothies. I love my bread machine and crock pot. are those gadgets? Maybe you're talking about an apple slicer or that case, I don't know...

Book you are currently reading. I don't have one going currently! I need to read the e-book you sent me (can you believe I haven't read it yet?) and I want to start that tWilight series.

Favorite TV show as a child. I didn't watch TV growing up. Weird, I know.

Does the toilet paper go over or under? OVER, deefinitely.

Teri said...

Okay, my turn.

Like potatoes - especially easy to bake; just wash them, put them in a covered glass dish (or some other crock) and back at 350 for 1 hour (more is okay)


Same birth order - both oldest of 4

Yes, I have a set of good china. I didn't "lose it in the fire," if you catch my drift.

Married 6 years

Pantene shampoo, but I prefer Redkin

The gadget I use most - the dishwasher!

I have about 4 books going, I think. Two by Eckhart Tolle, one is Law of Attraction and YOU on a Diet by Dr. Oz. Oh, and something by the Dali Lama. Yes, eclectic.

I loved the Brady Bunch - Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

Toilet tissue must only go over!!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to Friday Follies every week!

Rice OR Potatoes? Can't I just have both?

Lefty! But not one of those bitter, jaded lefties who's tired of the world's cruel-hearted prejudice against lefties. Oh no, not me.

Nope - I'm the first, he's the last. Which works out nice because he wants to be babied, and I want to boss everyone around.

No good china. I break and/or lose anything expensive I own. So I opted for some really fun, colorful dinnerware.

Been married almost 6 years. Still lovin' it!

I bounce around - pantene, herbal essence, fructis - I change it up often enough that no crappy grocery-store brand in particular can trash my hair out for too long. I've been looking for a good salon-quality recommendation, if you have any!

Hand mixer. I bake cookies at least twice a week.

Three Weeks With My Brother, Cat's Cradle, 1968, The Tipping Point, A New Earth, and A Thousand Splendid Suns

Growing Pains. I still miss it.

Over, of course! You can't see it if it's under.

Anonymous said...

Ok Here goes for me:

Potatoes- any kind will do....

Right handed

we are both the oldest

I have 3 sets of china. I received one set from a friend, another from husbands grandmother (actually 2 sets) and then my Lenox when we got married.

21 years

I use Dove

I use all my gadgets from Pampered Chef. I love them all but I do not have one favorite..

I just finished The Wedding-does that count.

I have 2 favorite shows: I love Lucy and Hazel Wonder why I have all those hair brained ideas???

Definately over in this house.

Thanks for the fun. Hope you are enjoying the beach.

Anonymous said...

No, 2nd & 3rd
14 yrs.
Can opener (haha)
A New Earth (Eckhart Tolle)
Bugs Bunny
Such silly questions!

Heather said...

Both. Starch is my lover.
No. He's the youngest, I'm the oldest.
Whatever is on sale.
Kitchen scissors
Dark Lover (per your suggestion - LOVE it)
Star Trek

This is so fun, Kat. Great idea!!

Lula! said...

Yes, please. I heart carbs.



Yes--Lenox "Solitaire," which is also my mom's pattern.

8 years.

Biolage Normalizing, and WEN in the summer (to combat dryness and chlorine!)

Betrayed by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Little House on the Prairie and Lawrence Welk

OVER. I drives me crazy to see it under.

Madeline Rains said...

Rice or potatoes? Potatoes, by a landslide!

Right or left handed? right

Are you and your spouse the same birth order? And what would that be? No. I am the oldest. He is the third of four. But he is the oldest son in a family where that mattered so he acts like an eldest.

Do you have a good set of china? Yes.

How long have you been married? 13 years in October. So 12, like you!

What kind of shampoo do you use? I used to love Herbal Essence! The smell bring me back to by childhood and teen years. Now, I use Aveda.

Gadget that you use the most in your kitchen. I too adore anything pampered chef. I sold it for a bit in order to get everything I could.

Book you are currently reading. "Towards the Fullness of Life" by Arnuad Desjardin.

Favorite TV show as a child. "Carol Burnett" and "Mary Tyler Moore" and later - "Saturday Night Live"

Does the toilet paper go over or under? Over

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GBK Gwyneth said...

Rice or potatoes? both, depends on the meal

Right or left handed? right

Are you and your spouse the same birth order? And what would that be? yes, oldest, of course.

Do you have a good set of china? no. Crate and barrel, $16 for 6 settings (2 sets). Don't fuss if it breaks. Stick it in the dishwasher.

How long have you been married? 13 years this week. Got a DS for my anniversary present.

What kind of shampoo do you use? Pantene, not 2 in 1

Gadget that you use the most in your kitchen. coffee maker?

Book you are currently reading. Just finished Sisters Grimm.

Favorite TV show as a child. Sesame Street?

Does the toilet paper go over or under? Over, no question.

Insane Mama said...

I answered these on Wednesday when Blogger when being retarded, gonna try again. Cause that is what I do!

No, kinda, both in the middle
Yes, and it's smoking hot!
Not legally married yet
66 days adrift
Little house on the prairie
It goes on the roll?

Shannon said...

Hope its not too late to play along! :)


right handed

yes, we are both 1st borns


almost 11 years

Herbal Essences for colored hair

Pampered Chef food chopper

Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich

probably Little House on the Prairie


Unknown said...

I got a little confused on Wednesday. I logged on to your blog, this post was there. I clicked out to check that it was Wednesday and not Friday and when I came back it was gone!!

Rice or potatoes? - Potatoes

Right or left-handed - Ambidextorous, but I mainly use my right hand as the teachers at school used to smack my hand with a ruler, if I used my left.

Birth order - We are both the oldest.However, a little while ago, I found out that I have 5 older siblings via my birth father, I'm the oldest of 5 in my family that I grew up in.

Good set of china - yes

Length of marriage - This is a second marriage for both of us and we were married on July 21, 2008.

Shampoo - whatever is on sale.

Kitchen gadget. My cast iron cookware

Book - Hmmm..a vampire book 'Dark Lover' by J.R. Ward. I have a varied tase in reading..

Favourte TV show as a child - NZ didn't start broadcasting TV until the early 60's. As a child I read books, listened to the radio and played outside.:-)

TP over or under. - Ummmm....which ever way it gets put on the toilet roll holder. Currently it's under.

Unknown said...

Oh, that's funny. I was just reading thru the comments and saw that Heather was also reading 'Dark Lover' and you'd suggested it.

I was at the book sale that our local library hold every month and found the first 5 books in the series.

I'm enjoying DL.

Unknown said...

Oh, and I'm also reading the first book in the 'Twilight' series.

OK, I'll stop commenting now..:-)

Finding Normal said...

Potatoes. I have yet to meet one I didn't like. Rice? Eh. Doesn't do much for me unless I'm eating Mexican or Chinese.

Right handed, married to a leftie.

I'm the younger of 2 and Shawn's an only child. I could write a book about only children, I think. No offense to any onlies out there, but y'all are a difficult bunch!

Yes, my grandma gave me her mom's china after I was married. I have never used it, but it is beautiful.

Married 11 years.

I think it's Herbal Essences. Bottle is purple!

I love my Rachael Ray knives!

Currently reading I'm Not Julia Roberts. about divorce. It's okay, but there's a lot of jumping around between people and time, which drives me crazy.

I loved Growing Pains and Family Ties. Don't forget Cheers and Who's the Boss? The 80s had great shows!

Over only. Please don't be like my MIL and try to switch my TP when you're here. I will notice and switch it back.

Rosemary Q said...

I'm writing a romance novel set in Regency times. I love happy endings:-)

My grandfather had two pool tables at his house and when we were kids we used them for entertainment. I became pretty good at playing and had no idea I was a lefty until about 10 years ago when my hubby pointed it out.

Do you recommend the Sin in the second City book?

Gina said...

I like potatoes, but usually make rice. I have a rice cooker- not a potatoe cooker.

Right handed, which means I left my mind somewhere, right?

Yes, babies. That means we are in debt.

Yes, in a box somewhere. And I hate it. But it was a Christmas gift from an old friend of my husband's.

11 years.

Suave or Pantene. But my girls have long hair so we have to use a silicon based leave- in conditioner or they are impossible to comb out. Well, I just washed thier hair at my mom's with Garnier- I think I'm switching. No extra conditioner needed.

Magic Bullet- aka Coffee Grinder, Smoothie Maker

Just finished Same Kind Of Different As Me

Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Electric Company. In that order, every day. An hour and a half of peace for my mom.

Over. Do you even have to ask? I even go around changing it if someone does it wrong.

Unknown said...

Riced potatoes!!! But... rice.

Right - wish I were left though.

I'm #1 of 1 and ex is #1 of 3... as is Mr. B

No... no good China but my mom has 3 sets so if I ever find myself in a pinch....

I was married 9 years and 10.5 months.

I got this new herbal essences for curly hair stuff.. I rather like it.

Can opener


Oh jeez... lets go with Little House on the Prairie

I don't care as long as there IS toilet paper.