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06 September 2008 @ 10:35 am
in lieu of actual content…  

…that 50 question meme that’s going around:

1. Do you like blue cheese? I’ve never actually eaten it, but my gut reaction is no.

2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? No.

3. Do you own a gun? No.

4. What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? I don’t even know what Sonic is.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? No.

6. What do you think of hot dogs? That I really miss the disgusting cheese-covered ones you can get at 7/11.

7. Favorite Christmas Song? Do You Hear What I Hear?

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Water.

9. Can you do push ups? Yes.

10. What’s your favorite meal? Steak and potatoes.

11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? The diamond stud earring that was made from my husband’s former fianc&eeacute;e’s wedding ring. It’s petty, I know, and I didn’t even dislike her, but there you have it. :)

12. Favorite hobby? Swimming? I donno. Photography? Writing?

13. Do you work with people who idolize you? I rather don’t think so. :)

14. Do you have A.D.D? No.

15. What’s one trait that you dislike about yourself? …I pretty much like me.

16. Middle name? Eileen.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this moment. My cheek itches. It’s hard to type around a cat. My answer to #15 was probably pretty obnoxious.

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday. Slippers, soup and pizza.

20. Current worry right now? Finances.

21. Current hate right now? Finances. :)

22. Favorite place to be? Anywhere *sunshiney*. God.

23. How did you bring in New Years? I have no idea at all.

24. Where would you like to go? Anywhere sunshiney…

25. Name three people who will complete this? Oh, I’d say jens_fire, suricattus, and … I donno, somebody else. :)

37. Best bed sheets as a child? What an utterly bizarre question.

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had? Misaligning my spine.

39. Do you love where you live? Not especially.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? One.

41. Who is your loudest friend? *snort* Probably me.

42. How many dogs do you have? None.

43. Does someone have a crush on you? No idea.

45. What is your favorite book? Ted says it’s Tigana.

46. What is your favorite candy? They have these mint bars called Aero over here that are pretty good. They’re cheap, not nice chocolate, but I like them.

47. What is your favorite sports team? I don’t have one.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral? My family usually sings “The Parting Glass” at wakes.

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Probably drooling on my pillow.

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning? “Goddamned cat.”

(x-posted from the essential kit)

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miladyinsanity on September 6th, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
Not an Aero fan, but occasionally, cheap chocolate does do a damn good job of hitting the spot, doesn't it?

I have a thing for Mars Planets myself.
kitmizkit on September 6th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
Aww, heck, I'm partial to all the planets, even Pluto! :)
miladyinsanity on September 6th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
So what does Pluto taste like? *g*
kitmizkit on September 6th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Chalky and cold! :)
miladyinsanity on September 6th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
Sounds like really really bad chocolate left in the fridge for too long to me. LOL.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 6th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
Do you like blue cheese? I’ve never actually eaten it, but my gut reaction is no.

How can you not have tried blue cheese? What are you, an American?

(I'm convinced most of the world's problems are down to you guys thinking cheese is that stuff from Wisconsin. You guys need to learn cheese.)

Why not try some Cashel Blue, since you're in Ireland? You may love it, you may hate it, but if you never try it, you'll never know.

mint bars called Aero

I was never quite sure about the mint version, but they are quite nice in a funny sort of way.
kitmizkit on September 6th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
How can you not have tried blue cheese? What are you, an American?

I'm afraid so. *sad look*

I've expanded my repertoire of cheese since coming here, but I donno, food shouldn't be blue. :)

I like mint stuff, so the mint Aeros are nummy. I haven't even tried the plain chocolate ones on the assumption they're nasty.
Laura Anne Gilman: s.u.r.i.suricattus on September 6th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Oi! As a cheese-eating American, I take extreme exception to that! (there are lovely artisanal goat and sheep-cheese making farms all over the US, even if you don't like American cheddar).

Blue cheese is yummy. Definitely try some.

(okay, so I'm one of those who thinks that Epoisses is a treat, so I'm on the extreme side. But still. Blue=Good)

Also: you cheated, 'cause I've already DONE this me. You're supposed to pick someone who hasn't yet!
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 6th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Your task, should you choose to accept it, is ... to persuade Kit to try real cheese.

Cheddar comes from Cheddar, just like Champagne comes from Champagne and Chablis comes from Chablis. There's way too much 'cheddar' that may have much the same consistency, but really hasn't been matured, and is quite frankly plastic. Sadly, even in the UK, 'cheddar' is a much maligned name. It's possible that 'American Cheddar' is better, but I've not tried it.

(It seems that most English speaking countries seem to make some form of 'cheddar'.)

I'm glad there are proper cheese makers out there, just as there are proper beer makers these days, competing with the Bud, Coors and Miller stuff. In my visits, I've never encountered them.
Laura Anne Gilman: s.u.r.i.suricattus on September 6th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
(It seems that most English speaking countries seem to make some form of 'cheddar'.)

*takes a step back, draws a deep breath, lets it out, reconsiders what she was originally going to type*

Okay. Regional biases aside: 'cheddar" is a semi-hard cow's milk made in a particular style. You may scorn the use of the name, but it describes the process, not the place of origin. So if you want to stick with the champagne reference, call it "Methode Cheddaroise."

Personally, I don'tthink cheddar (or Cheddar) is the end-all and be-all of cheeses. And the original source of Cheddar isn't what it used to be, either.

In my visits, I've never encountered them.

If you can't make it ton any of the many farmers' markets or specialty cheese shops that are all over the country, you might try a grocery store. My local greenmarket has two full aisles of local cheeses as well as the imported stuff, all there to taste and buy....

The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 6th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
If I ever get over there again, I shall have to try to find them.

It seems to be the curse of the traveller that you don't get to find the stuff worth having very easily, just what's available through hotels and the like. I know where in some European cities to go, but I wouldn't know where to start in Charlotte, for example.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on September 6th, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
And oh, I've not tried Epoisses, but the description makes it sound as pungent as Stinking Bishop. I'll have to see if our local cheese counter has any.
cinnamonbitecinnamonbite on September 6th, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
As an American who's had bleu cheese since she was 5, I have to inform you that you've got the wrong stereotype. She's from ALASKA. You know how THEY are!

*laughs evilly in corner, knowing no one will discover that I once lived in Alaska or that I'm lactose intolerance! World domination is within my grasp!*
Beshterbeshter on September 6th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
OMGSONIC! Sonic is my favorite fast-food restaurant ever! And you only find it really in the South and Midwest, but I have discovered that they are rampant in Central California area. Sadly, there is only one in the entire Los Angeles Metro Area, it's in Orange County, and I'm not driving there unless I happen to be going to Disneyland. But I would drive there after Disneyland just to get my fix of coney dogs and cherry limeaids.

Every time I fly to Kansas City to see the friends or St. Louis to see the fam, I make a pit stop....gah, I now am craving it!
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Beshterbeshter on September 6th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, for whatever reason it just isn't out here, though Bakersfield has two or so. I'm not driving to Bakersfield for Sonic.
holmes44holmes44 on September 7th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
plain aero bar are very good but if you like mint chocolate you should try after eight mints, they are really good. i have never tried blue cheese either but i like the old cheese by crakle barrel and my daughters like the marble cheese.i don't think we have sonic in canada, at least i have never heard of them before now.
tdapenguintdapenguin on September 7th, 2008 06:20 pm (UTC)
17. Name 3 thoughts at this moment. ...My answer to #15 was probably pretty obnoxious.

Not at all! I rather like myself too, and it's nice to see that others do too! Oddly enough, when I see these sorts of memes and everyone always has an answer to the 'what do you dislike about yourself,' it makes me think 'uhhh, what's wrong with me that I don't think things are wrong?' Which is odd and strange. So it is nice to see that someone else likes themselves.