Where I answer Natalie’s eleven questions
So, Natalie of Mommy of a Monster (and Twins) fame (though I find the title of her blog amusing, because it really seems that Tater is a really great kid . . . while the twins are the actual monsters, but when you register a domain, you register it for life) put out 11 seemingly random questions . . . and since I’m stuck in meetings all day and can’t put out a real post, here goes . . .
- Wine, Red or White?
Red red red red red. Lately, I’ve been in an old-vine zinfandel kick, but I can always be talked into a shiraz, or a pinot noir, or a cabernet . . .
- What is your favorite wine or libation?
My favorite, or what do I drink the most of? Because those are very different and I’m very, very cheap. However, I can go through
glassesbottles of Pinot Evil’s Pinot Noir . . . and I do love my Scotch (McCallan).
- Have you been to any wineries or wine tasting?
Most certainly – most recently, through a tour of the wineries in northern Virginia (where I’m running a half marathon in just a little bit). My absolute favorite was driving through the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon, stopping at every winery we passed along the way.
- Favorite pair of shoes?
I have a pair of Chuck Taylor All Stars that I wear to work. I have a pair of black leather dress shoes that I wear when I’m “dressing up” (either for an important meeting at work or for church or for a wedding). I have Vibram FiveFinger KSO’s to run in. I wear Keen sandles (or am barefoot) most any other time.
- What is your morning drink?
Coffee. Lots of it, with a tiny bit of cream and, if I’ve worked out, a little bit of sugar. I know it’s not good for me, but I do use the fake sugar when I’m looking to maintain a calorie deficit.
- Tattoos, body piercings, or both, and where?
I have a single, but large tattoo on my lower leg, with plans for a tattoo sleeve in the near future. I do have four piercings, but my web hosting arrangement forbids me from giving more details than that.
- Favorite dessert?
Blueberry pie with whipped cream. Or a good, crumbly coffee cake. But, honestly, I’d be quite content, at the end of a meal, eating a large plate of fresh fruit.
- What is your dream vacation — money is no object!
While the idea of an all-inclusive stay in a lush tropical villa sounds truly divine . . . I’d love to cycle across Ireland or backpack across Europe. If there’s one thing about me, it’s that I love meeting people — and a slow pace through beautiful country side, with wineries & breweries along the way, sounds right up my alley.
- If you won the lottery…
I like to think that I wouldn’t change too much. I’d redo the kitchen and master bedroom in my house, hire a full-time gardener/maid so that I never had to mow the lawn, clean up, or do laundry again, put aside enough so that my kids didn’t have to worry about college. If there was still money left, I’d buy a simple vacation home at the beach. And I’d get whatever tattoos I wanted.
- Do you talk to yourself? If so, do you answer yourself too?
I guess I shouldn’t say that I’m reading these questions and answering them, as if I’m having a conversation in my head?
- Would you ever sneak a giant metal rooster into your house?
If only to ask people, when they come to visit, if they’d like to see m giant cock — yes. yes, I would.