1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you.
Like most things in my life, that really depends upon the mood i am in. I have been known to enjoy a delicious pulled pork sandwich with a dab of coleslaw on top. Recently i tried out Subway's Cuban Pulled Pork Sand which - YUMMY! I have also been known to enjoy Dagwood styled sandwich from time to time... although i prefer yellow mustard to mayonnaise most of the time. Then there are times when a PB&J hit s the spot, or even just a Peanut Butter sandwich on toasted rye!
2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie?
For me songs do it best. There is something that is moved more easily by song than the written word or a movie which take longer to get to their points, and conversations tend to bore me. Too many nuances i don't get, too many lines to try and read in between. But a song, even those without lyrics stir my soul.
3. What is your favorite board game?
Board games are too confining to me. You have to follow the path, you have to move your token here or there. Well, most board games are like that. RISK and AXIS & ALLIES are a little different. But, if i have to pick one... i think i would choose SQUAD LEADER ~ a squad level (duh) World War II tactical board game that is incredibly detailed. LOVED that game.
4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children?
Not so much the children as their parents. Young children are incredibly pliable. They learn and soak things up, including courtesy and manners. I will have a lot more patience with children, and explain things than i am with their parents. If a child is misbehaving i will think less of the parent before i think less of the child. Having said that, and having one of my own, i have also found myself looking for signs of autism, etc. Some times no matter how hard the parents work, their child just acts out ~ but that does not lessen the responsibility of the parent to guide and instruct their child... it just makes it harder.
5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of.
Dr Pepper, duh! Seriously, was there something else you were thinking i might say? Really?
6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?"
I am aware of the common consensus that it is, but i disagree. For me personally, i would rather not have tasted it at all, than to have tasted it and then have it ripped away. The pain is unbearable and i don't really get it. It takes a lot for me to get to that point though.
7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited.
I remember visiting the Washington Monument once. The line was long, the visit too brief, and the window too small. But i was a child when i visited it so my sense of appreciation was not there. My aversion to crowded places makes me appreciate things like the National Zoo during a weekday a whole lot more.
8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself?
Depends on the person, but usually i am more disappointed in myself. Not because i am better then anyone else, but because i can 'control' my actions. I may influence others, but i do not control them, so if they disappoint me it is somewhat expected. It probably has something with keeping people at a distance thing.
9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours?
Um... the fact we keep the ice tea maker out all the time? I dunno. We do drink a LOT of Ice Tea as a family though.
10. Are you a crafty person?
Crafty... as in how? Nick knacks? No, not so much. I don't even like doing children's crafts. Crafty as in being skilled in deception? No. I have never once been able to surprise my beloved with anything. Even when she was 'surprised', she suspected something. OK... maybe a little bit, but... no... not so much.
11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or BBQ (cookout) food?
Hmm... this is a tough one. I would have to say that RAM's wife makes these chicken shishkabobs that are just incredible. Chicken, pineapple, bell peppers, tomatoes... YUMMY!
12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend.
It was a little too crazy for me this year. I tend to be too reactive so that my family is getting to do what they want to do. I did enjoy deep cleaning the "play room" this weekend though.