Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's BAAAAAACK! The Random Dozen

1. What is your favorite fair/carnival food?
There are SOOOOO many great carny foods...fresh dipped corndogs, vinegar fries, sausage sandwiches... but my favorite would be ELEPHANT EARS! Next year we'll be in the U.S. during our hometown's annual county fair and I can once again partake of some deep fried sugary goodness. [Here there is something similar called pastelitos but I'm wary of food sold by street vendors who cook in who knows what kind of conditions.]

2. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
About 20 lbs.

3. What is your favorite gift to receive?
I just plain like gifts (see #12 below) but favorites would have to include anything for the house, books, fabric or quilting tools -- anything to feed my addictions :)

4. When was the last time you tried something new?
Monday we had tea with a lovely older couple and one of the foods she served was a ham, cheese and pineapple sandwich. I liked that combination!

5. What is your favorite and least favorite book genre?
Memoir, Mystery, Political Intrigue, Romance, Humor, Historical Fiction, Historical nonfiction, Chick Lit, Self-Help, Other
Favorite: Mystery
Least Favorite: Science Fiction

6.Silver or Gold?
Used to be gold but am leaning toward silver these days.

7. What makes you sigh?
Oh, so many things. *sigh*

8. If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you claim you are?
This morning I would have to add some years because I have a cold with all the accompanying aches and pains, and a psoriasis breakout on my left foot that has me limping. Just call me Granny.

9. Would you break a law to save a loved one? To protect a loved one?
Hmmm, that's a tough one and would depend on whether I believed the law to be contrary to God's law.
10. If you had to teach something, what would it be?
Quilting/crafting things with fabric.

11. You're having lunch with 3 people whom you respect and admire. They begin to criticize a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. What do you do?
I don't have a lot of patience with that kind of thing. I'd probably indicate my displeasure and leave.

12. Which of the 5 Love Languages is your prominent means of experiencing love?
Quality Time
Physical Touch
Acts of Service
Words of Affirmation
I'm bi-lingual :) Words of Affirmation is probably a little stronger, especially as I have been trying to sublimate the whole gifts thing the past few years. That one can get you into trouble, both in terms of expectations and when the desire to give becomes too time consuming and/or expensive. I prefer to make the majority of the things I give, but it does take time. Which means I give fewer gifts and I'm becoming more comfortable with that reality.
Linda had this handy-dandy little button on her blog and I thought it would be fun to include it, too, in case any of you were interested in finding out which is YOUR primary love language. Just take this quiz!


Joyce said...

Its nice to have the Random back isn't it?

Most days I don't feel my age but when I do I really do : ) Feel better soon!

Jerralea said...

Your answer to #2 cracked me up - and convicted me. I'm holding on to some poundage, too!

Ham, cheese, and pineapple ... I bet I would like that because I love Ham on Hawaiian bread, which has a pineapple flavor to it.

Thena said...

Quilting seems like it would be fun. But I don't seem to have the patience to learn. My Grandmother taught me basic crocheting when I was a teen-ager. My regret now that I'm older and she has passed away that I had learned more from her.

The Bug said...

I often bought things from street vendors in Zambia with no ill effects (mmm - pasties!), but I wonder if I would do that now? Probably depends on how hungry I am LOL.

Kathy said...

Hi, I'm just stopping by from Random Dozen. I don't remember ever visiting you before.

I love all of your answers, and I find it so interesting that you are a "southern girl" transplanted to Argentina! What a mid-life adventure that must be!

I'm from the south myself--born and bred--I live in southeastern Georgia, in a small town near Savannah, GA.

Nice to "meet" you! (Kathy)from " Kathy"

rita said...

Mmmmm...Last Sat. at the fair we had spiral fries with vinegar prepared as we waited. Soooo good.
Uh oh...the Love Language quiz crashed. I won't know how to show love :(

2Thinks said...

Oh the elephant ears! and cholesterol! *sigh* Hey, I hope you feel better soon, like maybe even in a few minutes! Ham and cheese w/pineapple? Okay, that's my lunch for today- gonna try that.

Betty said...

You have another cold! Oh no! Hope you feel better soon.
I just took the test on the last question. I thought I knew my love language, but now I have to go back and change it. It´s words´of Affirmation for me.

Shannon said...

Just stopping by from Random Dozen.... I loved your answers!!! Oh and elephant ears are my absolut favorite too!!! I have to admit, I chuckled at your answer for number 2... I think I should have put that as my number 2 answer as well. LOL

I loved stopping by and hope to stop by again soon! :)

SusanD said...

Elephant ears....funnel cakes. They're all about the same. Pancake batter, deeeeeep fried, LOTS of powdered sugar. What's not to like? lol. Hope you're feeling better soon. Blessings, SusanD

Lea said...

A summer cold, that's the worse. Hope your feeling "chipper" very soon! Loved your answers and you are so right about gifts, they can become way too labor intensive and that can certainly take a lot of the joy out of giving. I've cut way back on my gift giving as a result and it was more of a habit and "have to" and spending time together over a cup of coffee can be just as good as any tangible gift. (I'm speaking of gifts to friends) A happy week is wished for you!

Just Breathe said...

One of my favorite days, answering the questions and then reading everyone else's. I always liked silver but bought gold, now I buy white gold!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Wouldn't it be great if we could really just let those extra pound go like we do with last season flip flops!

Bye...see ya later, it was nice to visit with ya but don't come bad it just doesn't work that way!


Lhoyt said...

I'm with you on #5. I used to read the Tom Swift books and Jules Verne, and much of that is now a reality. But today's science fiction is beyond the pale.