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.)
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!