Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tag -- I'm It!

Kristin at Kuppy Kakes by Kristin tagged me in a post, and has seen fit to divert me from my usual obsessive devotion to food by asking me some questions ... and some rather dishy ones, at that. Well, what are girlfriends for if not for chatting and gossiping???

So, here are my instructions: I get to answer the 8 questions that Kristin has asked me. Then I pick 8 unsuspecting friends and ambush them with 8 questions of my own ... heh, heh, heh.

To begin with, here are the questions that Kristin asked me:

1. If you could be a fruit, which would you be and why?

Dragon fruit. I don't particularly like the taste, but it is the most gorgeous shade of pink!!! And with those green accents, it matches the decor of my blog -- how could I resist??? Dragon fruit is vivid and feisty, with many tidbits of intrigue hidden within ....

2. Have you ever had a one night stand?

Youth and indiscretion go hand-in-hand, sadly.

3. If you could have plastic surgery, no matter what the cost, what would you get?

My personal opinion is that plastic surgery is only warranted for medical, rather than aesthetic, reasons. If you can't feel comfortable in your own body, then you need a psychiatrist to help you improve your self-esteem rather than a surgeon to cut into you. I cannot begin to comprehend how people can literally risk their lives or their health for the sake of vanity! I could scrutinize myself from my virtually non-existent lips down to my flabby thighs; pregnancy 20 years ago has recently teamed up with gravity to wreak some nasty havoc upon me. But I am what I am, and I'm loved; and I do my best to dress in a way that minimizes the flaws while maximizing the curves. (God gave us lip liner and push-up bras for a reason!) That having been said, if I had time, money, and a less vehement stance against it, I would do the Mommy Make-Over.

4. Cats or Dogs?

I have one of each, and love them dearly; each has -- shall we say? -- some eccentricities and oddities that makes them either particularly annoying or particularly endearing, depending upon your point of view. But the cat (Bummie, short for Boomerang) doesn't make me go out into the rain, the heat, the cold or the snow; and he doesn't require that I revolve my life around his bladder the way the dog (Fuzzybutt) does. Therefore, cats should win ... but the pooch does such a joyous "Happy Dance" when I come home, and smiles adoringly at me for no reason whatsoever ... that goes a long way vs. the senses of entitlement and superiority that are the very essence of "cat." So, each has benefits and each has detriments; I can't decide ... there's a shock!

5. What would be your last meal, if you knew you were going to die the next morning?

Hmmmm ... too many choices, too little ability to make decisions!!! Pasta, I think ... fettuccine Alfredo, perhaps? I try to limit refined carbs and yeast most of the time, so maybe I'd indulge in a huge ol' deli sandwich from New York City? Chocolate. Excuse me, I didn't make myself sufficiently clear when I uttered that statement -- CHOCOLATE!!! Chocolate cake specifically, I think. Layer cake. Lots of frosting. No ice cream necessary. Extra frosting.

6. What kind of car do you drive?

A big ol' 1999 Chevy Suburban. I love my car!!!

7. Would you ever bungee jump or base jump?

There are insufficient quantities of liquor, sedatives and anesthetic in the universe to calm me enough to do this. Never. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever. Ever.

8. What is your talent?

Hmmmm. I'm an excellent listener and empathizer and nurturer. I'm very good with languages. I may write overly verbose and convoluted sentences, but I like to think that my writing has a certain fluidity to it. And I can take almost any leftover tidbits and turn them into some semblance of a meal.

Okay, now it's MY turn to come up with questions:

1. What item of yours has the most sentimental value, and why?

2. What is the best compliment you've ever received?

3. What did you want to be when you grew up?

4. Do you love or loathe family get-togethers?

5. What is your favorite breakfast?

6. Where were you born?

7. What is your favorite holiday?

8. What are you going to do for yourself today to make yourself happy?

And now, the unsuspecting folks being invited to this interview:

Tag -- you're it!!!

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Robin said...

Well, tomorrow is Thursday, so this will have to wait until Friday. But I promise to put some thought into your questions and try to come up with some creative answers. The tough part looks like coming up with equally creative questions. I suppose I should thank you for thinking of me. Thanks. Seriously. Thanks. Obviously I have a migraine or I wouldn't still be up. It's the STRESS. I am also trying to figure out my Thursday footage and that is not coming along so well. Egads. I may have to try and get some sleep and hope tomorrow is better.

Jenn said...

Unsuspecting is right.. I came here looking for a glimpse at something tasty and I stumbled upon a test :) I've already gotten my post written for tomorrow, so this will wait a day or two, but I promise, I will answer your questions!! I have to think about some of these :)
By the way... I so love your attitude about who you's taken me a long time, and I'm not 100% there yet, but I try to be happy with who I am and what I look's a great feeling!!!

April said...

Interesting answers... Can you believe I've never seen or heard of a dragon fruit?

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

3. I wanted to be a sports caster...I was well on my way, but sadly a friend's tragedy changed my course. It was all for the best. Sometimes I miss it but I can't imagine my life being spent in arenas every night. I guess everything happens for a reason...

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Keri said...

YM.. thanks for including me here. I have answered your quesitons on my blog and you're invited to go and have a look-see. As for the Questions posed to you by Kristen, (I loved your answers) I couldn't resist.

1. Cumquat
2. Don't ask, Don't tell
3. Yes
4. Dogs
5. Pizza w/my choice of toppings
6. Town Car (yeah, I'm old)
7. Hell to the No
8. Stretching a dollar

Keri -

girlichef said...

LOL!! How fun =)

Chara Lynn said...

OOOH Great answers! Have to completely agree on the dragon fruit too, gorgeous! That last meal one, wow that is super hard. I LOVE food, can I just have one of everything? ;)

I have gotten way behind on everyones blogs, shame on me. I am attempting to get caught up, which is quite a task I might add.

Make sure you zoom over and check out all the new changes to my blog. I have tons of new giveaways too, new one posted all the time!!
Stay Fabulous

chocoholic said...

Thanks for tagging me! I'll get on this ASAP!

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