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Thursday, January 5, 2012

reader's poll!!!!

Me and the wife are sitting around the breakfast table, talking about YOU, as we do....and I say
"Hey, time for a reader's poll, who are these freaks? I mean nice people who read this blog???"
and the wife is quick on her feet, even though it is barely 5:30 am:

(Go to comments and tell us all about yerself, please!!!! Below is a blank you can copy this and paste!!!!)

1) What is your favorite color??? I mean, you have to choose just one? I have, well, maybe 3 or 4: spring green or celadon would be first....tied with a pretty periwinkle blue, why do I have to choose one of those? BUT, when it comes to, like bikes, cars or that sort of thing, I love a nice bright tomato-cherry red, but then again, I totally looooove a nice buttery-lemony yellow. There. 4 favorite colors.
2) What is your favorite breakfast??? Oh gosh. Coffee. We have a lot of oats with applesauce, but scones are probably my favorite, although I like a bagel with pb and j....
3) Describe your favorite socks. I have at least 3 pairs of skull and cross bone socks...I like those a lot, but I really love striped socks most, especially the ones the wife has hidden away in her desk which are for my birthday later this spring....
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid???? Probably Peter rabbit. I never understood the last bit though: what on earth was chamomile tea? Also, who would put a rabbit in a pie, like Peter's father had been? Makes you think the English are weird (they are!), but anyway, still my favorite story because of the exquisite drawings....
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
Oh gosh. OK, 1990, the day before Christmas I adopted a fuzzy stray kitten named Sammy, my first adult pet. He was sooooo sick all that first weekend and almost died, but then suddenly he was eating chicken baby food and lived with me for 17 years. He was so wonderful :)

1) What is your favorite color???
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
3) Describe your favorite socks.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?

23 comments:

George and Maureen Johnson said...

1) What is your favorite color???
I have no preference for colors, I love them all!

2) What is your favorite breakfast??? Just coffee, I don't eat breakfast, ever. I will have oatmeal for lunch, or eggs, bacon, etc...for dinner.

3) Describe your favorite socks.
I just wear plain ole white ones. I do love to wear them with tons of holes in them because it really upsets George, and I flaunt the holes in front of him.
It's the only passive aggressive thing I do on purpose. George is passive, aggressive all the time, so this is how I get back at him. Payback, oh yeah!

4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
My Mother was a truly wonderful story teller, she would make up her own Beatrix Potter type stories every night to me. I loved them, and she could create such beautiful imagery in my mind....

5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
When my older sister Kathy insisted on carrying the Boston Baked Beans (they took 12 hours for Lynn to make) which was everyone's favorite. She thought she was the supreme one worthy of carrying them. Anyway, she dumped the whole thing on the kitchen floor, lol lol :) Every one screamed in horror, she ran away in shame, shame I tell ya. lol lol
To this day I always use the cliche' "Don't Spill The Beans" when I am around her, just to rub it in as much as I can. Wow, I guess I do two passive aggressive things after all...lol lol I call it payback...

Michèle Hastings said...

1) What is your favorite color??? depends on what it is on... i like black cars and clothes, a nice shade of purple sometimes... and brown
2) What is your favorite breakfast??? eggs benedict
3) Describe your favorite socks. red, blue, black striped smart wool socks
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid???? Madeline by Ludwig Von Behelman (sp?)
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster? since it is cold in NH my mom always put the pies & extra goodies out on the porch on holidays. sort of like having an extra fridge. one thanksgiving we had a new siberian husky puppy and with the house crowded with company he was underfoot. someone decided he would be better off on the porch. yep, thats right, he ate ALL the thanksgiving pies. he looked so cute with his face covered in pumpkin filling... my mom was furious.

Tonya Lynn said...

1) What is your favorite color???
Green - Kelly Green, Olivey Green, Lime Green - Love them all
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
Super crispy hashbrowns loaded with Dirt Water Dick's Hot Sauce with two steamed eggs on top and a side of Venison Breakfast Sausage.
3) Describe your favorite socks.
They are ankle hugging, grey socks with lime green and teal peacocks on them.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
Goodnight Moon
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
The time I started the oven on fire the day before Thanksgiving making Martha Stewart's Croissant Recipe. It was bad.

Wednesday said...

1. Purple, always and forever.
2. Fried eggs - sunny side up (or dippy eggs as they're called here in PA), toast, bacon, oj.
3. Black socks that are very warm.
4. The Lord of the Rings or Black Beauty
5. Not really a disaster but, when I was 4, my grandmother decided I MUST have a baby doll and crib (I'm female). I never liked dolls (still don't). My mother said I woke up Christmas morning, took one look at the doll and crib, chucked the doll to our dog to chew on, and promptly went to my bedroom and brought all of my stuffed animals out and put them in the crib. My grandmother gave up on the doll business.

Susan as Herself said...

Color: I love so many colors... but I usually can count on magenta, orange, and french blue to make me smile.

Breakfast: I love most breakfast foods EXCEPT for hot cereal of any kind (including the popular oatmeal everyone seems to love)---BLECH! I love NYC bagels with cream cheese and tomatoes, or an English muffin with an egg in between, or toast with peanut butter, fruit of all kinds, and LOTS of coffee!

Socks: a pair of angora and wool argyle socks in soft colors hand-kitten by my mom (RIP)

Story: Oh, there were WAY to may to count. I loved books so much that I wasn't very picky, but I especially liked anything that was a little SCARY.

Holiday Disaster: Well the worst Christmas was probably the one where my mother went to a party Christmas Eve where there was a lot of smoking, and it triggered an allergy attack which triggered her asthma, and she ended up spending all of Christmas in an oxygen tent in the hospital. As kids, we were not allowed in, so we could just wave to her from the parking lot. My father made us kids pose for photos where we pretended to be all happy and excited, but we were all bummed out. Worst Christmas ever.

smartcat said...

Color: Favorite changes with season...right now I seem to be enjoying bright pink and purple.

Breakfast: Homemade waffles with locally cured bacon...I eat this about once a year...I'm pretty fond of oatmeal with blueberries and Greek yogurt.....and tea lots of tea!

Socks: Mostly chosen for warmth, but I have some nice ones in shades of blue and green that I made.

Story: The Gingerbread Man. My mother had to change the end of it because I got so mad when the Gingerbread Man got eaten up. He ran away to the woods in my version. (It may say something about me that I always hated stories about making characters conform.)

Holiday Disaster: The year Proge's dad decided the fresh goose we had been given needed to age more. He left it in the truck for the warmest Christmas ever. We could not be in the yard with it, let alone the house. I invented a pretty cool meal with prociutto, pasta, fresh vegetables, but I was so glad I did not have to use the truck for anything that winter!

Knight said...

1) What is your favorite color???
Black. Not trying to be dramatic. I just like it.
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
Black Coffee. Eating too early makes me sick.
3) Describe your favorite socks.
Black knee highs. Or black ankle socks with the little ventilation netting.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
My mom always read Shel Silverstein poems to us before bed. We would giggle hysterically.
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
This year grandma said no to our traditional Mexican Christmas eve. I freaked but saved the day for everyone by making tons of Mexican h'orderves with my mom.

cookingwithgas said...

) What is your favorite color???
anything earth tone- not so much a blue person..

2) What is your favorite breakfast???
cereal and toast- I'm pretty dull in the eat before noon thing...
3) Describe your favorite socks.
Warm!

4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
anything from Grimm's love when the horror of those Kids stories!


5) What is your favorite holiday disaster? only one!?? I have to think about this one??


and Gary- what is this about you not liking collards!??? You have insulted my southern roots and we will have to have a duel- I say 50 feet with pig bacon up against your soy stuff!
Game on!

Corinne Tyo said...

1) What is your favorite color??? I'm going to cheat here. I love blue and green together. The combination is better than the two alone.
2) What is your favorite breakfast??? French Toast, bacon, scrambled eggs. Chai tea would go nicely with that, please.
3) Describe your favorite socks. Well, I had an awesome pair of sucks given to me by my Uncle Steve-O and Aunt Judy for graduation. They were "mismatched with care in Vermont." that phrase alone made them jump to the top of the list. Unfortunately, while abroad this semester, i lost one of the mismatched socks, so now I just have one lonely sock :/
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid???? Robin Hood. Can't say why, just love it.
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster? Still haven't suffered my own disasters quite yet, so I'm going to steal one of my families: one year, my mother decided that she was going to make the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, even though my grandmother makes AMAZING pumpkin pie. Well, the family let her, but she forgot something.....sugar. Oopsie!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

re; collards---I really don't know what they are, but there is NO WAY I am ever going near them :)

Stacey B said...

1) What is your favorite color???
Orange for sure!!
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
If I'm going out I love French Toast from a place called Tower Cafe in Sacramento. At home I seriously love Lucky Charms.
3) Describe your favorite socks.
Smart Wools of any kind!!!!
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
The Giving Tree or anything Shel Silverstein
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
I can't think of a single disaster! I've been lucky at the holidays apparently!

gz said...

1. black and red
2. granola or porridge
3. stripey!
4. anything told by my dad
5. doing all the shopping and cooking and washing whilst camping...and being told "You're on Holiday"...yeah, right. Disaster!!

Shortstuff said...

1) What is your favorite color???
Blue
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
Eggs benedict but I rarely have it. Mostly I stick to yogurt, fruit and sunflower seeds for a little crunch.
3) Describe your favorite socks.
Any socks will do. I did just buy a pair of crazy hand knit socks (In shades of blue and purple, natch) and although I like them I'm finding a lot of clothes are too warm for me these days, what with my being a lady of a certain age.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
Our mom used to read to us sometimes. I remember her reading, "No Time for Sergeants" once. It was a hoot.
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
Gosh I can't think of anything really disastrous that happened on any holiday. I must lead a charmed life.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How do you two even have a conversation at 5:30? amazing.
1) What is your favorite color??? Green
2) What is your favorite breakfast??? Leftover dinner
3) Describe your favorite socks. polka dots.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid???? No one read to me. I don't have one...sad, right?
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster? Oh, there has been too many to list. Lately, I've done good though...practice makes perfect.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

1) What is your favorite color???
Purple.
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
Coffee and pain au chocolat. WHAT?
3) Describe your favorite socks.
Fuzzy.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
Dr. Seuss.
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
When a candle set the biscuit on fire and Laura saved the day!

Pauline said...

1) What is your favorite color??? Blue

2) What is your favorite breakfast??? Toast with marmite on and a coffee.

3) Describe your favorite socks. Stripy socks

4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid???? Chicken Licken

5) What is your favorite holiday disaster? Our honeymoon! The place we booked was a dump, the bed was lopsided and the springs were poking out of the mattress! We left early and went home!

Pet Sitting Plano said...

1) What is your favorite color???
Green - White, Black, silver, blue.
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
chicken sandwich + diet coke.
3) Describe your favorite socks.
smelly ...
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
------- ???
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
When i learnt riding bike.
Pet Sitting Plano

Gary's third pottery blog said...

marmite......did I mention something about the English up there? I think I did :) thanks eveybody, you are awesome!

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

as usual...a day late...but here goes:
1) What is your favorite color??? green!
2) What is your favorite breakfast??? it used to be eggs benedict but now I'm weirdly allergic to eggs so I'd have to say loaded hash browns...lots of extra veggies and cheese.
3) Describe your favorite socks. new ones that are all still plush and puffy.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid???? I loved (and still do) the Frances books "A Bargain for Frances", "Bread & Jam for Frances".
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster? Well, a few years ago our oven died on Thanksgiving so the turkey went out to the grill. This year the stove died on Christmas. Now I have a new oven/stove.

thanks Gary, this is fun!

Alfred said...

1) What is your favorite color???

Medium indigo blue.


2) What is your favorite breakfast???

Coffee or beer, with hot corn tortillas.


3) Describe your favorite socks.

That'd be a toss-up between the amazingly comfortable socks I buy at Orchard Supply Hardware, or my Tintin socks from England...



4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????

The Greek myths. My father used to read these to me and my brother at bedtime. We loved them!


5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?

That would be the time shortly after graduating from Bennington, when I was stuck for nine hours in the Pittsfield, MA, Greyhound station during a Christmas Day blizzard. At some point during the long wait, the station attendant took off the lousy 'Muzack' that was playing on the loudspeakers in the station, and substituted Handel's Messiah, and before long almost everybody in the station was smiling and singing along. Then he ordered pizzas for us.

Reverend Awesome said...

1) What is your favorite color???
It's hard to decide. It changes, I think. I'm leaning towards orange. I love that mostly all of the time.

2) What is your favorite breakfast??? Orange juice and a donut.

3) Describe your favorite socks. I have lots of argyle socks. They are my favorite.

4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
The first year we decided to forgo Christmas Eve with one side of the family and stayed at a hotel instead. We were just in Des Moines, but didn't think to get food or anything and everything was closed so we had to go to my apartment and raid the cupboards and had sandwiches for dinner. It was very odd, but nice to get out of Christmas Eve. I forget where it was that year, but in years past I'd have to stand outside in the cold because my eyes would be burning out of my skull with all the smoke in the room and just oddness. So we were in a hotel, doing nothing really.

spokalulu said...

Late to the party...

1) What is your favorite color???
Periwinkle blue... or really just blue in its many forms
2) What is your favorite breakfast???
oatmeal with almonds and blueberries
3) Describe your favorite socks.
My mom had these great smart-wool socks with fun stripes... they're mine now. But I simply could not take her favorite blue ones that she wore in bed those last few months... they made me sad.
4) What was your favorite bedtime story when you were a kid????
I still love "Goodnight Moon" (and for daytime stories, I could recite all of "Green Eggs and Ham" from memory before I had kids. Babysitting gigs will do that for 'ya.
5) What is your favorite holiday disaster?
I have successfully deleted these from my mind...

kate and jim said...

Well, I'm late on this...and probably it doesn't matter, but I'll go ahead anyway.

Color - Green. Not some wimpy green, either. A pure green. (although periwinkle blue is another favorite).

Breakfast - Sunday mornings with our favorite pals. Doesn't matter what we eat, it's the company we keep that matters.

Socks - Hanes COTTON, ankle fit with arch support. Can't find them anymore. (They're made in China now and have a funky smell).

Bedtime Story - Hummm.

Disaster - Did I ever speak about the time my ex husband had my 10 year old son drive his truck into the driveway....

LOL

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