Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Quiz

1. Highlight of your Easter
2. Useful advice you've gotten from an unlikely source
3. Your favourite thing to cook
4. I really should get around to..
5. Do you prefer to drive or be the passenger?


Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Highlight of your Easter
2. Useful advice you've gotten from an unlikely source
3. Your favourite thing to cook
4. I really should get around to..
5. Do you prefer to drive or be the passenger?

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. Church services and the Easter Feaster at church.
2. Can't think of anything.
3. Depends what mood I'm in, If I just feel like cooking probably something sweet like Butterscotch Brownies(but I think there is something wrong with the recipe, as it never turns out like brownies)or cinnamon and almond crisps. If I am doing a meal I just like to use whatever is in the cupboard/fridge.
4. Cleaning up.
5. I can't drive, so passenger.

maso said...

1. Helped some friends renovate today. We installed a kitchen!
2. hmmm .... nup dunno.
3. A good steak. On the bar-be-cue.
4. There's any number of domestic chores... and a pesky tax office thing.
5. Drive. But being passenger occasionally is nice fersure.

Georgina said...

1. Mmm, not really sure Ben. I went to Hobart. I played hide and seek. I hurt my back hiding under the dining table. I didn't get to do half the things I wanted. But today I got to see a physio, and my back's a lot better. I think my highlight is coming home to see the ferrets from a weird Hobart trip (very long answer)!
2. Um.. my Dad has been very helpful lately with an issue that has been exceptionally hard. Which was unlikely because I barely know him. But good.
3. Probably pavlova. Quite easy, but everyone is amazed!
4. I haven't played the piano all year - longest time ever - I need to borrow someone's and play. I'm getting itchy fingers.
5. Depends. I love being the passenger when someone competent is driving. If they're a crap driver, or too scary, I'd much prefer to drive.

Ruth said...

1. Resurrection day party, and having the boys wake up singing 'Christ is Risen' on Sunday morning, and walking into our bedroom singing with excitement.

2. learning things from silly movies about families with lots of kids!

3. lamb roast

4. tidying my desk

5. Passenger - I find driving a little stressful, and parking a lot stressful!

Alistair Bain said...
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Alistair Bain said...

1. The apple pie I made tonight.
2. I saw a very small part of a dodgy SBS film about 20 years ago. And one of the characters said something like: "resolve is never greater than the morning after the night it was never weaker." Very true.
3. Sri Lankan Curries.
4. Finding a replacement for the front left wheel cover on the Camry that fell off 6 months ago.
5. Drive.

Laetitia :-) said...

1. Highlight of your Easter - Easterfest in general (always is) but getting flooded out and having to evacuate was an extra highlight! :-)
2. Useful advice you've gotten from an unlikely source - can I get back to you on this one?
3. Your favourite thing to cook - cake!
4. I really should get around to.. the things on my To Do list.
5. Do you prefer to drive or be the passenger? - I'm with Georgina on this one.

KIM said...

1. easter sunrise service
2. start a blog!
3. waaait, that's a loaded question!
4. cleaning.
5. depends who's driving. depends if i get shotgun or not. i do love to drive and haven't driven in months so would love to -- but i also don't mind the chauffeur treatment as well :)

Deb L said...

1. The conversations at morning tea after Easter Sunday service being so enthusiastic that you could barely make yourself heard over the happy chatter.
2. "Be yourself. Everyone else has already been taken." Said by a transvestite when being interviewed by Andrew Denton.
3. Pancakes and bacon.
4. The paper pile on my desk.
5. Passenger (almost always).

Pedro said...

1. Relaxing in Bathurst with a ouple of good mates, 3 newborns and some good food...
2. Silly ambiguous question.
3. Devilled Roo (portugese style)
4. Having my knees operated on.
5. Drive. All the time.

Dawn Merz said...

1. The baptism of a very dear friend in Canberra at the park near the lake.
2. "Maybe you should just sit down and read a book to me." -- two year old daughter when I was overwhelmed about all the things I neede to do.
3. Mexican fajita with homemade tortillas.
4. contacting some long lost friends.
5. either.

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Hearing Chappo speak Good Friday morning
2. Don't put your t-shirt on until your deoderant has dried. Queer eye for a straight guy a few years back. The advice stuck.
3. Indian(ish)curries
4. The dentist and the doctor and the skin cancer guy
5. Drive. I'm only a recent driver (got my blacks in January)so it's still novel. And it makes the trips go faster.

Laetitia :-) said...

Ben, I hear you on the dentist. Had the GP check me over for skin cancer a few visits (i.e. a few months) ago. I'll have lots of time (though lots less money) after this week to get to the dentist - my job finishes on Friday.

onlinesoph said...

1. Going to my first Anglican prayer book service.
2. From a random blog I recently read - Hold a piece of bread in your mouth when cutting onions will stop the eyes from watering. IT WORKS!
3. roast chicken, then using the bones to make homemade stock.
4. finishing my scarf.
5. passenger. I can't talk and drive at the same time so its always a boring car ride when I drive.

simone r said...

1. my grandfather's 100th.
2. staff meeting yesterday - 'busy time' (find-a-words etc) is wasted time. [normally get nothing at all out of a staff meeting.]
3. biscuit slice (like biscuits, but crammed into a tin)
4. doing a proper grocery shop.
5. be the passenger.

Alistair Bain said...

@Simone. Woe betide any teacher who gives any of our children 'busy work.' An appointment will be made.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Cjed- I'm a recent driver. I think the best thing about being a driver is not the convenience but finally being free of the ridicule of not being one!

Maso- Yep, a barbie steak is hard to beat, both for the cooking and the eating.

George-You probably wouldn't want to ride with me then.. I'm a pretty crap driver.

Ruth- My favourite part of cooking a roast is cutting it up. A LOT goes to my mouth efore making it to any plates.

Al- Good quote. Werry true.

Laetitia- Yikes sorry to hear you got flooded. Hope work ended amicably.

Kim- Sorry, I know you are not the biggest fan of cooking. But surely a girls' gotta eat..

Deb- Yeah, I like that little quote too. I have wasted too much energy trying to be someone else.

Pedro- that's an unusual piece of advice..

Dawn- Yeah, kids have a good way of putting priorities in perspective. Not fun to be rebuked by a 3 yr old though!

Soph- I'm glad to hear you can make stock from cooked bones. I thought you had to cook raw ones as stock. And who ever gets the urge to buy chicken bones? I'll try that now I know.

Simone- 100 is an impressive innings. Hope he enjoyed the day.

Deb L said...

Soph - That onion tricky is freaky! I've been trialling it with different onions on different days. And to my total surprise it works! Why was this amazing fact never mentioned before??