I do not plan to make a habit out of not posting on Thursdays but the past few weeks have been a little crazy but the to-do list is nearly done (at least as it stands now – I’m sure to add more to it).
1. Do you prefer cotton, silk, or flannel sheets?
I can tell you that I do NOT prefer silk – just doesn’t appeal to me. But I love flannel for winter – so nice and cozy, and cotton for warmer weather. Cotton sheets feel so decadent the first time you put them on your bed after winter. I also don’t really appreciate expensive sheets – we got a set for our wedding and I took them back and was able to purchase all of our Calphalon pots and pans, I’d much rather be cooking than sleeping anyway… well, that’s not true, but I doubt nice sheets would help me sleep that much better. But someone can feel free to prove me wrong.
2. What time zone are you in?
Eastern Standard Time. Can I tell you I had the hardest time remembering the name of the time zones in the U.S. until I ridiculously older age? For some reason that is just something that won’t stick in my head. Other things that won’t stick in my head, which item people mean when they use the terms “former” or “latter” and State capitals. There are many other things but they are gone from my brain at the moment.
3. What is your favorite part of the holiday season?
Christmas Eve at my parent’s house – we’ve had the tradition on my side of the family of getting together there every Christmas Eve (minus the one we went to Texas). We eat food, we open presents and we play games. All those memories are just so warm in my mind – full of happiness and joy – which is exactly what they should be for Christmas.
4. What is your favorite “wintry” drink? (It doesn’t have to be an “alcoholic” drink!)
My brother, Mike, makes some delicious mixed drinks – he’s been doing a signature one for the past few years. A mini-Guinness, a drink that tastes just like an oatmeal cookie and a martini made with cranberry-orange vodka that he made himself. Those have all been so very good. My old standby is eggnog – nothing says winter like eggnog (or maybe hot chocolate).
5. In your opinion, what is the worst job in the world?
Nothing specific, but any job that feels like a dead-end or that you just hate would be the worst job in the world. I’ve never had that kind of job but there are days I dread going in to work and I like my job so I can’t imagine if I hated it and how disheartening that would feel. [For the record, I’d really hate to be the person who empties out things at the hospital – cafeteria trays, bed pans, colonoscopy “things” – just ewww.]
I always have to think for a second about “former” and “latter” too- as well as fiction and non-fiction- weird, right? It just seems backwards! 🙂 Also- I NEVER learned the state capitals. When I lived in IL, they learned them in 6th grade and when I moved to GR, they had just learned them in 5th grade. And I admit I never bothered to learn them on my own time! 🙂
Fiction and non-fiction is another one of mine… drives me nuts that I can’t just know. But then, I sometimes take a minute to think which is right or left (I am smart).
Dead end jobs are the worst. I agree with you there!
And I’d LOVE to try one of Mike’s drinks.
I have the stuff for the oatmeal cookie – that could be done 😉
You brother’s drink sounds fantastic.
I can’t wait to see what this year holds…