Not sure I've actually mastered anything...the art of napping?
2. What song most reminds you of your childhood?
Wow-how do I choose just one? I'm going with the first few things that came to mind, random as they may be... Lady Willpower by Gary Pucket and the Union Gap, Jimmy Mack by Martha and the Vandellas, and I'm into Something Good by the Herman's Hermits. My big sister would play these on her stereo, and let me and my little sister jump and dance on her canopy bed. Shhh...don't tell my mom.
Hymns also make me think of my childhood and Sunday night sing alongs in our pew on the left. Give Me That Old Time Religion because we loved singing this one in family devotions, and then kind of the antithesis of that-House of the Rising Sun because my brother played it end.less.ly on his guitar.
Really I could write paragraphs in answer to this one.
3. What do you think of single gender groups and/or events? Should every group/event be open to both genders? If not, what sort of exceptions do you think are appropriate?
I am a fan of single gender groups and events, particularly in the tween and teen years. I don't really understand this pc idiocy that says everything needs to be open to everybody. If we're talking about an employment situation that's one thing, but I think it's healthy for male and female alike to spend time with 'their own kind'.
4. What's your favorite spice? Your favorite dish containing your favorite spice?
This is a really tough one for me, since I love spice of every kind. The first thing that popped into my head was basil, and my favorite dish made with basil is a caprese salad. Wait-no it's not, it's Thai Green Curry. They're not made with the same variety of basil, but I like it all.
5. I saw this question on Marla's facebook page, and asked if I could
You know, back in the 70's we had chevron too...we called it zig zag-ha! I do have one summer dress with a chevron print, and that's enough for me. It's really cute, but I don't think I'd want a whole house or wardrobe filled with the pattern. A little bit goes a long way.
6. What's something you disliked as a child, but can fully appreciate now?
Hmmm...brussel sprouts, day trips to Longwood Gardens, my super skinny self, and looking younger than my age.
7. What can irritate you very quickly?
Slow drivers in the left hand lane...aka the passing lane. It's called the passing lane because it's meant for passing, not for lallygagging. In the UK they ticketed drivers for that!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I love surprises except when I don't. Monday night hubs came home from work and went down to the basement to work out. Surprise! The water heater was leaking-ugh. The plumber kindly came out that evening to see what he'd need to order, and by noon on Tuesday the new one was in.
Happy Birthday Hubs!
Ha-his birthday is still a couple weeks away, but I like to shop early.
A shiny, brand-spankin'-new water heater is an okay present, isn't it?