Ok, here goes. The long-awaited answers to all the other questions asked by you lovely and intelligent people. By the way, your hair looks especially nice today.
Lori asked "What is America's obsession with reality TV? Don't we get enough "reality" every day?"
This one is easy. We like to see that there are people who are dumber than we are.
Kristie asked "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?"
About a cord an hour.
Jeff A asked "What is the averagelifespan of an fruitfly?"
In the wild, 2 days. In my house, 2 minutes.
Amy asked : "Tell us all about your favorite handbag."
Oooohhh. tough one. I would have to go with my little red Coach bag, even though it isn't black and can't hold both my cell phone and my chapstick. However, it is entirely cute and can go to work or clubbing and goes with everything, at least in my own mind.
Groovebunny asked "When did the Brontosaurus, that I loved reading about as a child, become the Apatosaurus? And what about Duck Billed dinosaurs? Is it more Hadrosaurus (bulky lizardish)? Or ornithiscian (bird hippish)?"
Yes! And also, whatever happened to Fudge? Do you all remember Fudge?
Blue asked "If cows used cascade would they still have spots?"
Nope, they would all by jerseys which would be excellent as jerseys are clearly at the top of the entire cow species. (My dad grew up on an all-jersey dairy. Gotta be loyal.)
Kat asked "Favorite guilty pleasure or indulgence. And if you could provide us with a recipe of something you like to make...that would be great because I have no idea what I'm going to make for dinner tonight!"
My favorite indulgence is getting a facial. My favorite guilty pleasure is smoking. (Don't even start, I'm not smoking now.) One of my favorite recipes:
Get some pasta
Get some vegetables
Get an obscene amount of parmesan cheese
Cook as appropriate and combine
Serve with French bread and excellent white wine (once again, save it, I'm not drinking either)
Kelley asked "What kind of books do you like to read?"
Anything. Sorry for the cop-out answer, but it is the truth.
Etherian asked "Tell me a secret, even if it's a made up one, about something outrageous you did, but never told hubby about."
My first week of college, my roommate and I were a little too drunk for our own good and went streaking through the cafeteria. In the middle of lunch.
Nina asked "Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
If a dog barks in the woods and there is no human to scold him is he still bad?
If vegetarians eat vegetables, what do humanitarians eat?
Ever stop to think...and forget to start again?"
Wow, my head hurts. I think I need to go lie down.
Jon in Michigan asked "How about something terribly non-liberal and political? Free government assault weapons for the poor?"
How about just using the assault weapons to shoot the poor? Think of all the money we would save on welfare.
Wendy asked "When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?"
Coleen asked "Write about the best meal you ever cooked just for yourself."
See's Candy and a bottle of red wine.
B asked "We all agree that I'm rad. But my question to you is: just how rad am I?"
You are so rad that I have agreed to meet you in actual person and allow you to bask in my presence.
Jenorama asked "Describe one of your best, memorable meals-- the food, the company, the location, everything."
September 2003, near St. Malo, France. We were staying in a small, family owned hotel with a view across the bay to Mont-St-Michel. My husband, mother-in-law and I ate in the hotel restaurant (my father-in-law unfortunately was ill and asleep upstairs). I had soup, "little fish from the bay," mashed potatoes, cheese, and dessert. I can't describe the food in detail because I'm just not that kind of girl, but it was excellent with a beautiful setting and great company.