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Friday Feast

Appetizer
Make up a word and give us its definition.
Fantabulous – fantastic and fabulous.
My favorite made-up word came from a contest hosted by The Washington Post: sarchasm = the gulf between one’s sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.

Soup
What is currently your favorite song?
“Ooh La La” by Goldfrapp.

Salad
What’s at the top of your Christmas wish list this year?
I’d just like to have a nice Christmas with friends and family.

Main Course
Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.
I’m just not used to people wearing scents anymore – and I wouldn’t be able to name someone’s perfume or cologne if asked.

Dessert
Who is someone on television that you feel probably shouldn’t be, and why?
I do wonder how Jennifer Love Hewitt keeps getting work…

Friday Feast

Appetizer
What was your first “real” job?
I worked at The Second Cup for 3.5 years. I started when I was in high school.

Soup
Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
I’d visit some of the art gallieries in the neighborhood.

Salad
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
I catch myself taking out loud to myself when I’m out in public.

Main Course
What values did your parents instill in you?
Respect yourself and others. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Trust your instincts.

Dessert
Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
Neon, shoulder pads, cut-off jean shorts like the ones Jennifer Grey wears in Dirty Dancing.

Friday’s Feast #166

Appetizer
Name a great website you would recommend to others.
McSweeneys contains a collection of very interesting/smart/funny/neat/inspriring/amusing writing.

Soup
On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?
As I understood it, there’s a science to hwo much we dream – the amount of sleep and approximate amount of REM that we get every night. I think the question should be more along the lines of “How often do you remember dreaming?” which is just about every night for me. Hard to put that on a scale, sorry.

Salad
Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?
We had a cat named Purdy Cat until I was 4 and we moved to Montreal to a place where the landlord didn’t allow pets.

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?
I was in a beer commercial just over 10 years ago but that wouldn’t have been something that I’d choose to advertise. It’d be fun to be in a Mac commercial.

Dessert
What is your favorite kind of hard candy?
Wow – I actually don’t really enjoy hard candies. I guess if I had a choice, I’d go for one of those little maple syrup ones that they have at JavaMoose.

Friday Feast #163

Appetizer
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?
8 or 9. I like getting together with my family and using it was an ecuse to have a gathering with friends, although this year will probably be a quiet one, which is good too. :-)

Soup
What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?
Puss. Gross on all accounts.

Salad
Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?
If I have my contacts in and I’m not wearing regular glasses. I have a very fun pair of sunglasses that are kinda cheesy. They are lareg-ish (but not too large) and have rhinestones embedded in the lenses at the top outer edges and white arms. I feel like I should be hitting a ski slope somewhere when I’m wearing them – tehy are just plain fun! :-)

Main Course
If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?
My parents!

Dessert
Name a beverage that you enjoy.
Pink grapefruit juice. Yum!

Friday Feast #162

Appetizer
How are you today?
Good. Tired. It has been a busy and full week that has flown by.

Soup
Name 3 television shows you watch on a regular basis.
Heroes & Grey’s Anatomy are the only shows I actually am starting to tune into. I don’t normally watch TV, unless I rent a previous season of something and watch it at my leisure.

Salad
What’s the scariest weather situation you’ve experienced?
Been a little close for liking to some twisters on the prairies.

Main Course
If you could wake up tomorrow morning in another country, where would you want to be?
Scotland. Or England. Oooh – maybe France. Or Spain. Or Italy! Ooh! Or New Zealand. So many options….

Dessert
What do you usually wear to sleep?
Well, that seems like an awfully personal question. I think I’ll decline to answer.

Friday’s Feast #161

Appetizer
What is your favorite type of art?
I find that I’m quite fond of portraits, or at least images of people.

Soup
When was the last time you got a free lunch (or breakfast or dinner)? Who paid for it?
I’ll be getting one today. My old team that I used to work with is treating me to a farewell lunch at the Ale House.

Salad
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how emotional are you?
Maybe a 6 or 7.

Main Course
Approximately how long do you spend each day responding to emails?
That’s a pretty tough tihing to estimate since it’s an activity that’s scattered through my entire day between work and home. I guess it can range from 5 minutes to a couple of hours.

Dessert
To what temperature do you usually set your home’s thermostat?
I don’t have a thermostat – I just have hot water radiators.

Friday’s Feast #159

Appetizer
Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?
Impatient.

Soup
What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?
The smells.

Salad
Have you ever had any bad experiences online?
Not yet.

Main Course
Name three things that make you happy daily.
My home, my cats and my friends.

Dessert
What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?
Soap.

Friday Feast #158

Appetizer
Who is the easiest person for you to talk to?
Myself. Even if I disagree.  :-)

Soup
If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose?
Florence. No wait, Rome. Or Paris. Hmm. yeah I can’t decide.

Salad
What is the most exciting event you’ve ever witnessed?
Watched the twin towers go down live on TV. Not good exciting.

Main Course
If you were a celebrity, what would you do for a publicity stunt?
Some sort of promotion for a good cause.

Dessert
What do you consider the ideal age to have a first child?
I don’t think there’s an ideal age – it’s different for everyone.

Friday’s feast #157

Appetizer
Say there’s a book written about your life. Who would you want to narrate the audio version?
Either Morgan Freeman or Patrick Stewart. I could listen to either of them for hours!

Soup
Take the letters from your favorite kind of nut and write a sentence. (Example: Perhaps every avenue needs understanding today.)
Balancing respect and zen is lovely.

Salad
If you could go back in time and spend one week in another decade, which decade would you choose?
I love the style of the 1940′s.

Main Course
Name a song that brings back memories for you.
“No One Is To Blame” by Howard Jones reminds me of warm summer days living in Ontario.

Dessert
Do you prefer to wash your hands in cold water or warm water?
Warm.

Friday’s Feast #156

Appetizer
Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?
I save my clothes up (I have a fair amount) and once a month, I sort them into garbage bags and take them down the street to the laundromat. I drop them off and they clean them for about $5 per bag. The next day, I come back and pick up my fresh clean folded clothes and take them home and put them away.

Soup
In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?
Well, that’s certainly a relative question. there are timems that I can feel both old and young at the same time. But truely old? I can’t imagine ever feeling that way.

Salad
What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?
One of my goals is to see more of the world.

Main Course
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.
The movie “Stardust” – while it may not have been belevably realistic in real-life, it was a great film!

Dessert
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?
8 – I’m enjoying my new job and I’m looking forward to the weekend.