Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Random Dozen

1. What is your favorite Mexican dish?
Chi Chi's had a seafood chimichanga that was TO DIE FOR delicious. Unfortunately, some people did die after eating at a Chi Chi's in Pennsylvania back in 2003. One of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in U.S. history was traced back to their green onions. *gulp* Also unfortunately, when Outback Steakhouses bought the bankrupt Chi Chi's properties, they didn't buy Chi Chi's recipes so those amazingly tasty seafood chimichangas live only in my memory now.
These days I'd have to go with any kind of chimichanga smothered in cheese sauce and sour cream with a good helping of guacamole on the side.

2. When you were a kid, did you get started on your homework right away after school, or did you procrastinate?
I usually had it done while still at school. I usually whipped through stuff and did any homework while waiting for the slowpokes to finish their classwork. We won't go into whether my work was well done or legible, but it was FAST.

3. What is your favorite store for home furnishings?
I haven't found a store here that really trips my trigger. In the U.S. I had a passion for Ethan Allen but not the budget. I just liked to go and "window shop" in their stores.

4. When you were young, did you like school lunches?
In grade school we walked home for lunch and could make what we felt like, so yes I liked my lunches then. In high school, when I lived over half hour drive from school, I ate in the cafeteria. Some items were okay, others almost inedible, and nothing stands out as being particularly good. 

5. Is religion a crutch?
Religion? possibly. A personal relationship with Jesus? No, and I'm not going to get into a theological debate about it either.

6. In your region, what is the "big" (most popular in the community or state) high school sport?
SOCCER. Or as we say here futbol. Argentines are FANATICAL about their futbol, during high school, elementary school, and forever-and-always-amen.

7. Do you consider yourself rich?
In money, no. In the ways that count: family and friends, YES.

8. Which of these would you have the best chance for success in administering:
B) Heimlich Maneuver
C) Changing a flat tire
Probably CPR because I'm not sure I'm strong enough to do an effective Heimlich Maneuver, and let's just hope it never falls on me to change a flat tire because it would "defeat me" as they say in Uganda :)

9. Which dance would you prefer to learn & why:
A) Salsa
B) Hip Hop
C) Waltz
D) Swing
SWING. We've taken classes and learned some steps but since we're both rhythmically challenged, we've never progressed very far.

10. What's the worst news you've ever delivered to someone?
That someone they loved has died. That's happened a few times and it doesn't get any easier.

11. Name something you learned in college that had nothing to do with classes or academics.
That college cafeterias don't have any better food than high school, but they DO have a soft serve ice cream machine. And sprinkles IF you get there early enough.

12. New variation on an old question: If there's a song in your head that just won't get out, what is your favorite (or most repeated) line in that song?
"Bellas palabras que cambian la vida llenan de goza mi ser" which is the last line in a favorite chorus:


I tried to find it on youtube to share, but all the ones they have are a translation of "Wonderful Words of Life" and not this chorus.

Be sure to stop by 2nd Cup to see how others responded. 


Mari said...

I like Chi chi's chicken Chimichanga. Good answer on #5 too!

SusanD said...

Your answer to homework cracks me up! I'm SO with you on Mexican food; cheese, sour cream, and guac. How can it be bad? lol. Enjoyed your answers. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, SusanD

The Bug said...

I used to eat the Chi-chi's seafood chimi - yummo! Loved it. I always order the chimi at any new Mexican restaurant - it's my barometer of how good they are.

Jen T said...

I'm always on a quest for the perfect tamale! Those were fun to read!

Betty said...

They have soft serve in colleges? I think I need to go after reading that! haha
Good answers!

Teresa Dawn said...

Enjoyed your answers :) I really should learn to change a flat myself.

Joyce said...

I was always a fast worker too...I hated having to wait for everyone to finish their work.

I'm a fan of Ethan Allen too : )

Kathy said...

I love what you learned in college! I never knew that their cafeterias had soft serve...and sprinkles! LOL

Lhoyt said...

#1 Sounds like "to die from, not to die for" Would that be a 'prepositional proposition'?.
#11 Things have changed, haven't they? We had a set menu for each daya of the week, and Thursday was "grilled grease sandwiches" Another day was thick sliced ham, which always tasted like soap--not sure why. Same college, different era...

Debby said...

I went home for lunch too! I also thought I would like to Swing Dance. Hope your having a great day.

Susanne said...

They used to have a Chi Chi's in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that was our favorite restaurant when we visited there. Yummy!

I used to like the college food here. They have a chef's degree here and that is where the students cooked and it was pretty good. Their french fries were to die for at that time.

wallymetts said...

There is a new, exceptionally good Mexican restaurant in Jackson. We'll look forward to taking you there.