Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Answers

Thank you for everyone who has been so kind about my hosting.  Clearly, Lidna is the queen on this, but I do have a new appreciation for how much she does for us each week! No wonder she gets tired sometimes!  And trust me, this is harder than it appears!

1.  What is your favorite sign of Spring? This past weekend I could hear the kids in the neighborhood laughing and playing outside and I could actually hear the bicycle tires . . . and the dads who were out trying to get the youngest ones up on two wheels.  That was a great sign of spring.

2.  Did you remember to spring forward on March 14?  If not, how did it impact your day?  We did remember, but we were still really tired.

3.  If soil, time, talent and climate were no problem, what vegetable would you plant in a garden this year? My daughter is going through a colored bell pepper phase, so every color of bell pepper!

4.  If soil, time, talent and climate were no problem, what fruit would you plant? Mango

5.  What is your least favorite insect? One that is in the house.

6.  March 22 was World Water Day. To celebrate, here are some water questions. Do you drink bottled water? If so, what brand? I only grab bottled water if I've left my water bottle behind. So, then it is whatever is cheapest. At home we have filtered water.

7.  Have you ever been somewhere that it was not safe to drink the local water? If so, how did you handle that? When Hurricane Isabel came through here a couple of years ago we were boiling water for a couple of days just to be on the safe side.  My brother-in-law, the former Marine, has some pills you can add to water to make it safe, but I wonder whether the cure is worse than the pathogens.  My husband took them to Kenya with him though.

8.  How many glasses of water do you drink per day? 3-4

9.  March 24 is the birthday of Harry Houdini.  Have you ever watched a professional magic show? Share.  Yes, we saw Lance Burton in Las Vegas in 1989. He was amazing. 

10.  Have you ever been a participant in a professional magic show (up on stage!)? No.

11. March 24 is also the birthday of Steve McQueen and Clyde Barrow. Do you like Westerns or gangster movies?  If so, what is your favorite?  I like Westerns, but mostly for the music.  We watched Stagecoach as a family recently. I remembered having to watch it as part of a Film Appreciation class in college. It was still good.

12. (Really random)  What U.S. state that you've never visited would you like to visit someday?  

Washington State


quilly said...

I love all the colors of bell pepper. Amoeba just wants green. Pft.

I saw Lance Burton in Vegas and I loved the original version of Stagecoach (1939) and the remake by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, with Jessi Colter, June Carter and John Schneider was fun, too!

When you get to Washington State, look us up!

Mocha with Linda said...

LOL - loved your insect answer!

Thanks for pitch-hitting!

Mary said...

It is a sweet time of year when you hear kids out playing!

Melli said...

Children laughing IS definitely a great sign of spring. Unfortunately we no longer have children living in the neighborhood... *sigh* (we only have 5 houses in the neighborhood)

I JUST planted all colors of peppers TODAY! (it was a multicolor seed pack!) And I planted practically everything BUT asparagus - I couldn't find any asparagus seeds. *pout* I planted squash and lettuce and spinach and radishes and brussel sprouts and cabbage and green beans... Now we'll SEE what happens! It's all going to grow on my back deck - just like last summer! Cuz if I put it in the ground it's a gonner!

You got to see magic in VEGAS!? Wow!!!

Sweet Tea said...

Mango, huh?
I am the only one in my family who enjoys a good, juicy Mango. I would like to taste a really fresh one, as I'm sure the ones in our local store are probably pretty old by the time they reach us. They have a peppery taste, don't you think? Yum!

Nessa said...

I'm amazed at how little water people are drinking. I do 8 glasses easy, usually more.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...where do we link up?

Here's my link:

Thanks for hosting this week!

Susan at Stony River said...

Well if you really want to go to Washington State, I know a car that's leaving in June... LOL

Susan at Stony River said...

Oops, I meant to also agree with you about how surprisingly hard a meme is to please people. Choosing a picture every week for the Microfiction Monday one has really opened my eyes -- if I choose wisely, everyone seems to have a ball and the stories are a riot. If I choose poorly, it all just falls kind of flat and participation goes down. I keep learning, but so slowly... I didn't expect my own prompts to matter quite so much.

Thanks again for hosting! And my prayers are with Linda and her friend.

Cathy said...

Washington State...I'd like to visit there too.

I need to make myself drink more water.

Thanks for hosting this week.

Angie's Ad Lib said...

Loved your signs of spring. My girls and hubby have been out several days in a row. We're still trying to get one "up and running" (and it isn't the youngest one.)

Heehee to # 5! Best answer!

Have you seen Silverado? Love that movie.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

This was fun. Thanks for pinch hitting for Linda this week. I know she appreciated it.


The Bug said...

I have every color of bell pepper on my salad today! Red, orange, green, blue, indigo - oh wait - not THOSE colors LOL.