Monday, April 23, 2012

Hidden Talents Hodgepodge

1. William Shakespeare's birthday is celebrated on April 23rd...when did you last read Shakespeare? What's your favorite Shakespeare play? It's been about a year or so, longer than normal, but I would venture to guess more recently than the average person. My favorite, that's hard, I do love Much Ado... and Taming..... I can't pick between those two.

2. What food(s) would you recommend a foreign visitor try when they visit your home country? This is such a broad question, there are so many different foods that exemplify so many different regions of the United States. I would say that if there was any ONE food I think that someone visiting the US should experience it would be a pie... There is just something so very American about pie, it doesn't have to be apple, but pie is it.

3. What's a lie you often tell yourself? "I can eat this junk food in moderation." LOL. I am better off not eating the junk, I just can't eat one small serving of my favorite junk, it has to be so much that my stomach hurts and I hate myself.

4. What's something you're good at that might surprise us? Remember this is a family friendly blog! This is hard, mostly because I don't feel like I am a really secretive about things, I feel like I don't have huge secret talents. I have a really good color memory... I can look at something and then 6 months later go to a store and match the color almost exactly.

5. Who is your favorite animal character from a book? Wow, with all of the reading that I do this one has me stumped, I have skipped over it to come back, which I NEVER do when answering a hodgepodge question. So here we are and this is the only one I have left. I guess I will say Jack from the Little House series. He is everything that a dog should be.

6. April showers bring May you have a green thumb? As much as I would like to blame the fact that I have spent the majority of my life in a desert of some sort I think that I am just not someone to whom gardening comes naturally. But I believe that I can and will learn how. It's just a matter of applying myself.

7. Speaking of rainy days...which one of the following activities would you most want to spend time doing on a rainy day-

sort photos and create albums
bake cookies
read a good book
hold an all-day movie marathon
organize closets, cupboards, or bookshelves
try a new recipe
fix something that needs fixing
Well, off of that list, I would say that any of them but number 1 and number 4 sound like a good idea. I try to do number 3, 5 and 6 at least once a week so they aren't novelties, they are necessities each in their own way. And while I enjoy 2 and 7 those are the husbands rainy day activities.
8. Insert your own random thought here.  I am in the midst of making mop caps for a production of Oliver that my church is putting on. I haven't done anything like this in a while. Keep your fingers crossed for me that they all turn out ok.


  1. Pie is a good answer. I went with something regional but with all the diners in NJ pie kind of falls into the regional category too.

    Good luck with your project!

  2. That's a great skill ... matching a color 6 months later. I have trouble matching when I have the color with me. lol
    Good luck with you mop caps. Being involved with a play, especially Oliver, would be so much fun!

    1. My Mom has a hard time matching color, and I am pretty sure I baffle her. It does make shopping to furnisha house during PCS time nuch easier though. I don't have to wait for the stuff to get delivered before I start buying!

  3. Pie ... Brilliant answer! That really is very American :) I could not think. I was thinking of all my favorite foods like Pizza, Chinese and Tacos but they aren't very American at all :)

    1. Most of my favorite foods are most definitely not American, so I was trying to think of something that I haven't seen a lot of in other places. Pie was it. They have tarts in Europe which are kind of like pies, but they just aren't the same.

  4. Your #2 is so true! I thought the same thing, how to choose? One was weird, another was broad, and the last was Chicago style pizza because it is pretty unique--even though there are many kinds--so a different kind of pie.

    My husband has that color memory too. He calls them all the wrong names, but he matches them brilliantly!

  5. The color memory is amazing... I think I will be relying on Pinterest for all of my future colors! :-) The quote I mentioned in my blog was actually quoted in a study we are doing right now called "When Perfect Isn't Enough; How I Conquered My Fear of the Proverbs 31 Woman" by Nancy Kennedy. It is a very funny, light-hearted look at the perfection lies we all tell ourselves... I highly recommend it!

    1. LOL, I've done that study, twice I think, and somehow I still missed that. And that is why you need to read the Bible more than once.... you never know what is going to make an impression.

  6. I am with you on the junk stuff...just better to try to forget about it. I think the color talent is so cool. I remember LOVING Jack when I was younger and reading those books, really did seem like the perfect dog.


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