I’m trying not to break out into song, but I’m just so glad it’s Friday! (Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! [Side note: How is it that I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard that whole song but I know the lyrics and the tune?])
1. What’s the one thing you buy every time you walk into the store?
Wouldn’t it be funny is someone said something like toilet bowl cleaner, anti-bacterial soap or bug spray so we could all think they were OCD? [P.S. If you buy a lot of soap, I think you are OCD. I’m not judging, just observing.] There isn’t one thing in particular that I get EVERY time I’m at the store but there are things I get pretty often: milk, bread, Eggland’s Best hard-cooked eggs, fruit and Diet Coke.
2. If you had a day all to yourself how would you spend it?
Let’s also say that the Internet wasn’t working. The perfect day (by myself) would look like this: I’d be well-rested so I wouldn’t have to sleep in and could get up at a decent time and not sleep in past 10 (which who am I kidding, would likely never happen because I’m too programmed to wake up earlier, thanks children). On a Saturday, I’d go to the farmer’s market (stopping first for coffee at Kava House), pick up some stuff to make salsa and grab breakfast from the food truck. I’d head home to chop up my salsa ingredients so I could snack on it all day. I’d pull out a good book and read the day away and maybe craft. In the evening, I’d mix up a batch of margaritas, fix some tacos and watch a chick flick. After the movie was done I’d spend more time reading until the wee hours and go happily to sleep. I’d maybe go for a walk at some point just to now feel so sloth-like, but maybe not. Clearly my perfect day wouldn’t be too hard to attain, it includes good food and good media, I’m easily made happy.
3. Are you a speed limit driver? If not, over or under?
I can hear my husband laughing now… heartily. He’s 100% a speed limit driver, though on the highway he might go a little bit faster to keep up with traffic but in Australia, he NEVER speeds because they are way more militant about pulling people over for going at all over the speed limit. I, on the other hand, did not grow up with such – shall we say – anal limitations so, while I am aware it is a limit feel more inclined to fudge the numbers a bit. I’m not the fastest person on the road (because I’m not stupid) but I’m never the slowest.
4. What’s your favorite dessert to make, homemade or from a mix??
Dessert in general is my favorite thing (unless there is Mexican food on the table, then I’ll go for the guac or pico over a slice of cake) so picking ONE is difficult. I love these Cheescake Bars with Chocolate Ganache from Bakerella or this Pineapple Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Tasty Kitchen and these Carmelitas are divine. You can’t go wrong with any of those, unless of course you are gluten free, in which case those are no good for you… but might I recommend a gluten-free version of this recipe: Green Dragon (use GF-Oreos) Sandy made it yesterday and it was oh-so-good.
5. Would you rather have a spider or a mouse scurry across your face (no copping out and saying “neither!!”)?
Oh ewww… either one would be horrible, but with a spider, I’d imagine I’d have a greater chance for not knowing it was happening (this assumes I’d be asleep when it happened, either way). I’d like to think I’d know it if (God forbid) a mouse ran across my face. If it were ever to happen, I hope I’d be dead asleep and be none the wiser. Yuck. Now I have to go squig out. I can for sure tell you I’d almost rather die than have a bat on my face – I woke up once to one flying around my apartment and decided I would rather stay under the covers until it went away then get up in deal with it. Then is swooping my bed and I felt it across my legs and I shrieked, pulled my covers off my bed and ran out into the hallway where I freaked out for a good bit and then decided to go wake the girl up who lived downstairs and have her get the bat out of my apartment. Bless her heart for doing that at 3 in the morning – I would not have been as pleasant about it if it were me being woken up (of course, I also wouldn’t voluntarily come within ten feet of a bat). I still shudder thinking about that.
Okay, just to leave you with a happy thought:
Linking up with Mama M for Five Question Friday.