Thank you to Lisa from Life of an El Paso Woman for nominating me for this blog challenge. Lisa’s blog is a fun mix of music, romance and topical subjects. I have a soft spot for Lisa because she is the only blogger friend I have met so far. I have been struggling to write anything so this challenge is a good distraction
Q1 What is your favorite cartoon
Minions and/or Despicable Me! What’s not to love? Phrases that I incorporate into regular life such as “It’s so fluffy I could die!” Everything about the film appeals to me from the forgotten orphans with retro names to their loving Despicable (but not really) Dad and their new mom. I particularly liked the bad Minions, “Bah,” and the evil Spanish chicken, ‘el pollo diablo’
As for old ‘toons’, my favorite was always Roadrunner and Wiley Coyote. Why do you think I live in Texas? When I see a roadrunner, I always look up for a giant anvil falling out of the sky.
Q2 What is your favorite song right now
Camila Cabello – Havana ft. Young Thug. I love the slow sexy Cuban vibe and her beautiful voice. Just imagine moving your hips to this slow salsa beat on the hot sands of somewhere, anywhere, in Latin America.
Q3 What could you do for hours that isn’t reading
Binge watching some new cable series that everyone has been raving about. There is a new British series called Liar that I sat and watched for 6 hours straight – hooked! Then I had nightmares all night.
Q4 What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised about
I make handmade soaps with unusual shapes and scents. One of my favorites is vanilla cupcake in a cupcake mold. Many years ago I started a business but after making endless soapy party favors for two baby showers, my sinuses and allergies waved a white flag of surrender. I am still allergic to the very expensive perfume oils but now just make them for grateful friends.
Q5 What is your favorite thing to learn about
Languages and real news. I am NOT a Trump supporter but I would like to hear more balanced news stories about global events and not just bloody politics. Working at an airport, I collect small phrases in different languages – for example, “Eet smakelijk” which means enjoy your meal in Dutch. My bad Spanish comes in very handy at times, especially with a Scottish accent.🏴
Q6 What is something unusual that you know how to do
Impersonations. One of my favorites is Donald Duck. Teddy says that the words are incomprehensible (my Donald Duck is a slow learner) but most others laugh. In a toy shop in Grand Junction, Colorado, I had a Donald Duck competition with a Dad. The poor child looked frightened…LOL! The next impersonation is R rated and certainly not politically correct. Sometimes, when I want to get Teddy in the mood, I impersonate a South East Asian sex worker. “Come on Big Boy. You pay money, I do trick! Maybe ping pong ball?” Occasionally it actually works but mostly it makes him laugh. Let’s just say I am fun in bed…
Q7 Name something you have made in the last year
Soaps! I also made a bison and sweet potato casserole, photographed above, in an attempt to get Teddy to eat well. My cooking skills are good but my desire is lacking.
Q8 What is your most recent personal project
Does the intro page of my memoir count? I keep starting stuff but can barely even manage to write on my blog which I love. Anxiety and boredom, a strange combination, has been my bug-a-boo this year.
Q9 Tell us something that’s your favorite (food?), that is oddly specific
I assumed from Lisa’s blog that this question referred to food. I like a sandwich of Dave’s Killer Organic Bread, buttered with salted chips or crisps inside it. Other favorites are a bowl of cooked peas with butter. My food choices reflect my Irish heritage – anything with butter on it.
And now I tag
Lana at Travelling Vegan Christian
Mohamad at Mohamad El Karbi
Evil at Evil Squirrel’s Nest
Lyn at Lynz Real Cooking
Please feel free to ignore this tag challenge 😁