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1. If you had a year off (with pay, to make it interesting), what would you do with it?
First thing that came to my mind was get in my car and travel the country, the most massive road trip ever. There are so many places I want to see that I never have, and I have friends all over the country so it wouldn't be a solitary trip. Of course, I'd want to travel overseas as well; I'm not nearly done with international travel. But I have neglected seeing the US and the number of places I still want to go is huge: the Grand Canyon (which I'll actually be seeing in the spring), Red Rocks, Big Sur, Devil's Tower, Mt. Rushmore, the Big 5 in Utah, Crater Lake, the Newseum in DC, Nantucket, Fenway Park, Ellis Island (yeah, typical New Yorker), Kennedy Space Center, the Everglades and on and on and on. . . .

2. What are two things you would do to improve the country if you were in complete charge?
Single payer medical insurance. Democratic president.

3. What three TV shows do you like watching?
Very different question than what are your favorite shows; interesting way to put it. I like watching Project Runway though I haven't in a while, Game of Thrones though I'm a season behind, and Downton Abbey.

4. What are your four favorite ethnic dishes?
Lasagna, chicken tikka masala, phad see eiw.

5. What are five words you love to use?
Hilarious, bananas, booby (as in blue-footed).
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1) What was the first recipe or food you learned how to cook?
I don't remember for certain, but I suspect that it may have been scrambled eggs. Or muffins from scratch.

2) What recipe or food did you cook most recently?
I think the last thing I actually cooked was a hardboiled egg for breakfast.

3) What recipe or food do you cook most often?
I tend to lean hard on pasta or on egg dishes. I'll have an egg-and-cheese omelette at least once a week.

4) What is your favorite recipe?
It's a toss-up between my mother's brisket and the Better Homes & Gardens lasagna.

5) What is the recipe you make that impresses other people the most?
The aforementioned brisket, though my friend Jeffrey wiped the floor with me with his recipe.

The Friday Five

Fri, Mar. 12th, 2004 11:19 am
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Not a terribly compelling Friday Five, I know. I just like lists.

1. What was the last song you heard?
"Someone's Looking At You" by the Boomtown Rats, off of the disc that [ profile] skidspoppe sent me.

2. What were the last two movies you saw?
In the theaters: Return of the King for the third time, and a double feature of Finbar Liebowitz and Shalom Ireland about, predictably, Jews in Ireland. Note: This is a correction. Somehow I totally spaced that I attended the showing of the Irish films at the Irish Film Festival this weekend. Bad me.
On DVD, The Lion in Winter and Aliens.

3. What were the last three things you purchased?
Lunch, shipping materials, postage. (Been doing a lot of business on eBay, what can I say?)

4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
  • Pay for my Nebs membership.
  • Send out my music challenge CDs.
  • Go to the Foolscap convention committee meeting.
  • Fill out what I hope will be the last of the car insurance paperwork and get it off in the mail.

    5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
    In reverse order: John, Phyllis, Matthew, Maig, Nick. This probably means nothing to any of you. Except, maybe, Nick.
  • The Friday Five

    Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004 11:25 am
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    Today's Friday Five:

    What was...

    1. ...your first grade teacher's name?

    Mrs. Alexander. She was a tall, willowy blonde with a short, chic haircut.

    2. ...your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?
    Kimba the White Lion. Also, Star Trek. Of the latter, mostly I remember two things: there was a crew member parts of whose body floated separately from eachother. I always thought it was a cool idea but ultimately silly because a body couldn't survive like that. Some little scientist I was. I also remember the episode that flashes back to Spock's childhood, written by D.C. Fontana. It's the one episode that diehard Trek fans consider canon of all the animated episodes made.

    3. ...the name of your very first best friend?
    Sheila Mann. She and her family moved to Nashville when we were still very young. I imagine she had a very different life in Tennessee than she would have had if she'd stayed on Long Island. I occasionally wonder what ever happened to her.

    4. ...your favorite breakfast cereal?
    When I was a kid? Frosted Flakes. Now? Honey Bunches of Oats.

    5. ...your favorite thing to do after school?
    In elementary school, it was going to dancing classes. I studied tap and ballet and wanted to be just like Cyd Charisse and Anne Miller. I was never quite tall enough or slim enough to do it, but I was always pretty good on stage. In high school, it was drama club, hands down.


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