Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Random Dozen: Fair and a bit unbalanced

1. What is your favorite fair/carnival food?

I haven't been to the fair since Daughter was a tiny baby.  It may or may not have something to do with Hubs' aversion to carnies.  Or it could have something to do with the fact that I can't even look at a ride without needing some Dramamine.  The only things left are the games (which are soooo rigged,)  food, and the animal exhibits. I will still play a few of the games in denial and I can see the animal exhibits by looking out my back door. Hello! SmallTown. 

That leaves us with the food.

My favorite fair foods growing up were the Jaycee's foot long hot dogs.  Local Albany non-profits had their own booths and they were always better than those little wagons the carnies brought to town. My second favorites were the freshly made pork rinds.  (Hey, it's the fair.  Cut me some slack.)

If I have to go with the typical fair food, I'd say funnel cakes.  Who doesn't love fried dough topped with powdered sugar?

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

My aversion to carnies?

3. What is your favorite gift to receive?

Something handmade or something that is simple, but shows someone remembered me mentioning it.  My close friends are the best at this.

4. When was the last time you tried something new?

This one made me think for a loooonnng time.  Can't think of a single thing.  Wow.  Guess it's been a while.  Maybe I should try something new, like daily posting to the blog. 

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

Least Favorite-  Historical Fiction in it's true sense. I like fiction set in different times with the historical setting as a minor component.  I don't care for fiction drowning in empire waists, Lords of The Manor, or prairie fires. 

Favorite- Good Southern Fiction in any time period (I realize this isn't really a category.  Please don't judge me.)

6.Silver or Gold?

To wear- Silver
To win- Gold

7. What makes you sigh?

People in car line who refuse to follow the rules but still want me to let them in/out, even though they are going the wrong direction, in the wrong lane, and making other people sigh. 

Sometimes I don't just sigh. Sometimes I talk to them from behind my windshield in a higher tone than my normal voice.  Ahem.


Note to self-  New thing to try:  Relaxation techniques

8. If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you claim you are?

I've always felt older in the mental sense, not necessarily in the physical sense.  I think it has something to do with growing up an only child and being around adults a lot.  You could say I have an old soul (not that I believe in that sort of thing.)  One of my best friends is the same way. 

I'd say 45. 

9. Would you break a law to save a loved one? To protect a loved one?

I am normally a rule follower (see number 7) unless it is a matter of life and death or goes against common sense.  SO, yes to this one.

10. If you had to teach something, what would it be?


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?

Take up for her.  This has happened to me regarding someone I barely knew and I spoke up.  When I tactfully (I hope!) said something, the women got really quiet.

I can't imagine what I would do or say if it were a close friend.  (Probably do more than sigh.)  I'd want someone to do the same for me.

12. Which of the 5 Love Languages is your prominent means of experiencing love?  (Check out Lid's blog for a link to the quiz.)

Quality Time

Physical Touch

Acts of Service


Words of Affirmation

My love lanugage is definitely Acts of Service, followed closely by Words of Affirmation

See Lid for more great Dozens!


Ashlee said...

I'm with you on the fair food and the reading faves. :)

Joyce said...

We went to the fair for the first time in years last weekend. I'm like you with the dramamine but besides the food the best thing about a fair is the people watching. Wow. That's all I can say. Wow.

I like 'southern fiction' too.

Anonymous said...

I am an acts of service person, too. And I love funnel cakes! Though I don't really care for carnivals. And I agree with #7, too.

Thena said...

LOL@ #7. I tell my husband all the time, they can't hear you. But it sure makes us feel better.

Jerralea said...

I'd like to read Southern fiction.

Teaching reading - great idea! And it's a necessary life skill.

skoots1mom said...

love southern fiction
we are affirming word girls
great post

Carpool Queen said...

Funnel cake is my love language, followed by words of affirmation and acts of service.

My favorite words to hear might be "Honey, I love that you love funnel cake. Can I get you some?"