Friday, June 17, 2011

Five Question Friday

Remember, I don't make up these questions or this would be sort of weird. 

I don't want to be weird. 

You can find the questions here.

1. What is your favorite summer time activity?

Back in the day when I was cruising around in my 1991 Honda Preluede, singing Counting Crows and Dave Matthews Band I would have said hanging out with friends, going to the pool, outdoor concerts with friends, weekends at the lake, late night dinners and making out with my boyfriend.  Those were fun summer activities.

Now?  Post kids?

Eating.  I simply love all the fruit and vegetables. 


I've sort of lost all the summer excitement. It's a lot of time with my children without the relief of school and an extreme amount of sweat induced crankiness. 

I do go to Indiana for three weeks each summer to be with my parents and best friends and it is basically the highlight of my year.  That is a very good aspect of summer.

2. Do you have one laundry soap you stick to, or do you buy whatever's on sale?

During normal times I try to stick to Costco's Kirkland lightly scented detergent.  If I am buying at the grocery store though I usually get the Seventh Generation detergent. 

For some reason I choose to be very environmentally and family health concious at the grocery, but not when shopping in bulk. 

Everything is OK at Costco, even the environment.

3. What is your favorite dinner to make in the summer?

I knew my love of summer food would come in handy.

Lately I am infatuated with an eggplant parmesan with baked eggplant and then sliced tomatoes, fresh basil and cheese. I love how fresh everything tastes without the heaviness of a tomatoe sauce.  I'm making this tomorrow with homemade basil my neighbor made for my yesterday.  I can't wait.

See, I'm most excited about my food for tomorrow. 


4. Do you have any talents?

Where to begin?  Where to begin?

What...are we talking about actual talents or perceived talents?

Let's go with perceived talents.

I am extremely talented at dancing at weddings.  I can get a party started on the dancefloor. 

Speaking of...I am dying to get out and dance to JLo's new On the Floor featuring Pitbull so if you are getting married soon and are having a DJ that is willing to play that, I'd be willing to purchase a gift from your registry to attend AND make the party more fun. 

OR, if anyone just wants to go clubbing and dance to this song, please contact me. 

OR, if anyone wants to come over and drink wine while I play this on my iPhone, I could probably at some point drink enough so that I would be willing to dance. 

Lots of options.

What was the question again?
Oh yes, I also am talented at complicating the simplest of situations, being late regardless of how much extra time I give myself, and archery....I am an ace with a bow and arrow.*

5. If you could instantly be an expert in something, what would it be? Why?

This questions presumes that I am not already an expert in something.  Do you mean, if I could be an expert in something else, other than the long list of things I am clearly an expert in already, what would it be? 
I guess I would be an expert in food because it seems to be all I really have going for me these days anyway....other than the JLo song of course. 
I'm not sure what that means though to be a food expert. 
I guess I'd just know what every type of produce is, when it's in season, how long you could leave a jar of salsa open in the fridge before it goes bad, and how to make complicated and strange things like creme brulee. 
This is going to be conveient.  Where do we go to become instant experts? 
Happy Friday everyone!  Have a great weekend!
*This is simply a lie.  I know nothing about archery.


Leah said...

#4 - That is seriously one of my FAVORITE jams right now and if there were some easy way to shorten the distance between TX and well, where I'm at, I'd soooo be there!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Lol loved your post. Thank you for the smile today. Hope you have a great weekend and get to dance at a wedding soon :-)

Kimberlee said...

Way to funny, LOL! Love your blog design and 'colorful' charactor.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Great answers! I attempted eggplant parmesan once. It did not turn out so well.

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

I would totally drink some wine with you and laugh as you danced to Jlo's song (of course I would be laughing with you ;)

I was really impressed with the whole archery thing. You tricked me!

Leave it to you to make simple questions so entertaining!

Anonymous said...

LOL, I am so down for wine and an iPhone DJ. You're hilarious.

dosweatthesmallstuff said...

"an eggplant parmesan with baked eggplant and then sliced tomatoes, fresh basil and cheese" --- OMG, love you for that! Just hearing you said it really got my tastebuds going!!

And ditto on JLo's "On the Floor!" Maybe we can be wedding crashers/provocateurs together!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

#4 has me cracking up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

The Mommy Therapy said...

It's official, I have to organize some sort of dance party. The demand is too great.

Working on logistics now. I'm pretty sure Pitbull and JLo will want to perform live if I ask...right?

Rachel said...

I'm thinking I should get married just to have a party for you to start! Thanks for stopping by!