Saturday, May 19, 2012

Julie Andrews, Take Note

I was sent a questionnaire by a friend, I haven't done one of these for a long time. It was called, 'A Few of Your Favourite Things'. I thought I'd do it here just for fun. Please join in, link me if you do or just add things in the comment section.

1) Favourite Comfort Food:

Beans on toast. Bar none. We often have this when we get home from a road trip. It tastes of home. It's easy to make. It's never served in restaurants. We both love it. Joe prefers it made 'beans and wieners' style, using veggie dogs of course. I don't care ... either way.

2) Favourite Piece of Jewellery:

I don't wear much jewellery but after reading 'A Visible Darkness' by Michael Gregorio I became interested in Baltic Amber and bought myself a lovely pendant with amber surrounded by an abstract silver design. I really like it and wear it daily.

3) Favourite Movie of All Time:

This is a hard one for me, but I'd have to go to the classic 'Madame X' - it still makes me cry even though I've seen it over and over again. I used to take a day off work if I saw it playing on television during the day. Someone hunted down a DVD copy of it and I can watch it when I feel emotionally strong enough to do so.

4) Favourite Television Theme Song:

Sing along with me:

But they're cousins,
Identical cousins all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Cathy adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Our Patty loves to rock and roll,
A hot dog makes her lose control - What a wild duet!

Yep, the theme song from the Patty Duke show.

4) Favourite Hot Drink:

Green tea. That's it. I do like a hot chocolate from time to time but green tea is my drink. I tried Jasmine White Tea from David's Tea once and thought it amazing ... but I've only had it once, so without more experience with it, I'll stick with just plain old Green Tea as my drink of choice.

5) Favourite Piece of Clothing

I don't know if this counts, but I just was 'gifted' with a bright yellow scarf ... now I can't wait for winter to wear it. Yellow has come to mean a lot to me because of a Ruby moment a few years ago. And I know that this was considered when the scarf was purchased. It's hand made, it feels hand made, and it's wonderful. I want to wear it NOW!

6) Favourite Hot Dog Toppings:

That's easy, BBQ sauce, Hot Sauce and Onions. I just realized I capitalized those words. I don't know why, it just seemed important.

7) Favourite Accessory:

The Tesco Bag with Ladybugs that hangs on the back of my wheelchair. That or the Marmite Bag. They remind me of my trips to the UK and they are great bags. I get comments from UK tourists all the time when the spot Tecso's logo on the back of my chair.

8) Favourite Television Show:

Jeopardy. Still think it's terrific and Alex just gets better and better. I almost needed to go into therapy when he shaved his mustache off - but I'm coping now. In terms of regular television, I thought Deadwood was almost Shakespearean in it's reach. It amazed me.

9) Favourite Thing to Do With an Extra Half Hour:


10) Favourite Joke of All Time:

Well, my favourite will take too long to type ... if you meet me and have ten minutes, ask me. Here's a shorter one.

A new movie opened and the line ups were long. An usher rushing to seat people noticed someone lying across three seats. He rushed over and said, 'Sir you can only sit in one seat, you paid for one seat, you sit in one seat, you'll have to get up.' The man just lays there. After several times being told to move he doesn't move. The usher gets the manager who comes and says, 'Sir you can only sit in one seat, you paid for one seat, you sit in one seat, there are many wanting in, you'll have to get up. The man does not move, the manger tries several times to no avail. He gets a police officer who says, 'You've been told several times that you can only sit in one seat, you can't lay across three seats. The man doesn't move. The police officer says, 'OK, well, I'm going to arrest you, but first a few questions. First, where are you from.' The man says, painfully, 'The balcony.'

That struck me funny years ago when I first heard it, it still does.

Well there's a light hearted Saturday blog for you. 

Join in.


Tamara said...

I just have to say that I had never heard of beans on toast before I read your blog. I think you've mentioned it before. I finally had to google it. It really doesn't sound (or from google images,look) all that appetizing ... but I'll take your word for it ... :-)

Anonymous said...

Favourite joke: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson went on a camping trip. After sharing a good meal and a bottle of wine, they retire to their tent for the night.
At about 3 AM, Holmes nudges Watson and asks, "Watson, look up into the sky and tell me what you see?"
Watson said, "I see millions of stars."
Holmes asks, "And, what does that tell you?"
Watson replies, "Astronomically, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Theologically, it tells me that God is great and we are small and insignificant. Horologically, it tells me that it's about 3 AM. Meteorologically, it tells me that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you, Holmes?"
Holmes retorts, "Someone stole our tent.”


John R. said...

1) Favourite Comfort Food:
Shepard's Pie.....yummm

2) Favourite Piece of Jewellery:
My wedding ring...

3) Favourite Movie of All Time:
Don Juan DeMarco w/ Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway....a love story really, truly about love.

4) Favourite Television Theme Song:

4) Favourite Hot Drink:
The coffee I make myself every morning...I am very particular and use a Melita Filter and very fresh/organic coffee beans....

5) Favourite Piece of Clothing
Currently I have a pair of jeans that are really like friends...the color, fit and texture make me very happy

6) Favourite Hot Dog Toppings:
spicy brown mustard...

7) Favourite Accessory:
my is a red and black carrier of all of my professional life...I love it...

8) Favourite Television Show:
I do not watch TV currently...but in retrospect...The West Wing....we own the complete series and have watched it 5 times!

9) Favourite Thing to Do With an Extra Half Hour:

Sit on my deck, look at the mountains and drink really good wine...while listening to my daughter sing....

10) Favourite Joke of All Time:

What did the mother buffalo say to her son as he was leaving home for the first time?


Belinda said...

I posted my list on Whatever He Says, and linked to you! That was fun!

Shan said...

* Buttered toast.
* Ankle bells.
* Amelie
* Littlest Hobo
* Eggnog Latte
* Cotton gauze PJ pants
* Ballpark mustard - ONLY!
* red knitted shawl
* Suburgatory
* Pull some weeds
* A horse walks into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, "Hey, buddy...why the long face?"