Friday’s Feast: 0710.05

Appetizer
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?
12. I revel in birthdayness.

Soup
What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?
The only word I really dislike – and I’m not going to apologize for putting it in my blog, but I am going to asterisk it out in order to keep everyone’s filters from freaking is “c*nt.” I don’t like it because it has negative connotations, because it is used more often to degrade, humiliate or insult, than anything else, and because it’s short and clipped and not warm and welcoming. I especially don’t like it when women use it to refer to other women.

Salad
Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?
I do in the car, shopping, going out, and at the beach. I don’t when walking the dogs. Not sure why. The pair of the moment is a cheap pair of silver wire frames…my favorite pair ever were Anne Klein’s that were sort of round, and black, and very chic. My most recent expensive pair was a set of Maui Jim’s I bought the day after my LASIK was done. They fell apart about six months ago, and weren’t in warranty any more, nor fixable anyway, and I haven’t been able to justify blowing $200 on sunglasses since then. I still have a special fondness for classic Ray-Bans, however.

Main Course
If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?
I am writing a book. Picking the dedication is premature. There are a whole group of people who will be receiving pages sometime in the next six weeks – it will be dedicated to them, probably, and to Fuzzy, and to the baristas at my local Starbucks.

Dessert
Name a beverage that you enjoy.
Well, I’ve just learned that a root beer float made with a can of Barqs and Breyers coffee ice cream (one scoop) has only 290 calories and 7 grams of fat, so I’m kind of in love with that just now. Otherwise, I’m a froufrou coffee drink kind of person. My standard is a venti nonfat almond latte these days, but those dulce de leche lattes are to die for, and when I’m feeling icky soy no-water chais are just magic.

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22 thoughts on “Friday’s Feast: 0710.05

  1. My Starbucks standards is a decaf nonfat latte with sugar-free hazelnut syrup (I know, it’s a mouthful!) but I’ve just tried the spiced pumpkin latte and I love it!

  2. Appetizer: 10 (I love the birthdays of everybody I love and I still get a kick out of my own…my goal is collect as many of ’em as I can…)

    Soup: I have distinct dislike for the same word (when I was in college I worked for a guy…a salty tongued former sailor…who used it all the time.)

    Salad: My glasses…gold wire frame, simple…have those photo-gradient thingees so they gradually turn dark in bright light and back again in normal light.

    Main Course: I’m finishing a book and I’ve dedicated it to the one person who has stood by me through thick and thin all of my life: My mother, of course.

    Dessert: I’ve got undying affection for Twinnings’ Irish Breakfast tea…hot or iced…and I drink it all during the day.

  3. I absolutely hate that word too.My dads name is Michael and my surname used to be Hunt…..you can guess what some nasty kids said when they found that out! It is just soooooo crude and offensive.
    All the best with the book :) HAppy Friday to you.

  4. I hate that word, too. It doesn’t spring from me very often and when it does, I find myself blushing! It’s possibly the ugliest word in the English language.

    Oh, and my Maui Jim’s broke after a few weeks, too!

  5. Love your appetizer!!! Love the description for the recipe to make the appetizer too —-birthdayness. clever

    My feast is served, won’t you come dine with me?

  6. Well someone beat me to it at Michele’s, but I decided to pop by anyway. :)

    I also hate that ugly word, I like Ray Bans, I haven’t dedicated my novel yet either, and love chai and raspberry mocha’s. :)

    ~S

  7. Thanks for visiting and commenting Melissa. I am pretty straightforward and Gautami is a close friend. If you have time to read more, please read the pages across the top of my blog as they explain who I am.

    Have a great weekend.

    Rose

    xo

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