Five Question Friday: November 11, 2011

Good Friday everyone! First of all, I would like to salute all United States veterans. I think that most of us in the US have had at least one family member serve in the armed forces. so on this day, I salute US veterans everywhere.

Today this will be short. I have THREE papers due before the end of the day, plus an appointment with my academic adviser. To be honest, I shouldn’t even be here, but I just couldn’t resist. πŸ˜‰ So, join me if you wish, but let’s get to the questions for today. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

1. What’s the last thing you spent too much money on?

I spent $100 on a pair of shoes that were not even attractive! but they purported to be good for exercising one’s legs. Weeks later, I found that I could have gotten the same pair at a discount store for less than half the price. 😦  Next time, I’ll shop around first!



2. What celeb chef would you want to make you dinner?

To be honest, I don’t know any celeb chefs; we don’t have a tv. But if I could have any chef cook for me, it would be Susie Fishbein, author of the Kosher by Design recipe book series. Her recipes are phenomenal! I have three of her many books and frequently refer to them. I can’t say enough good things about her dishes. If ever you get the chance, check out her blog at Kosher by Design Blog.


3. Where do you hide things when visitors pop over or do you let them see the real deal?

I don’t usually hide things when people pop over. They have to take me as they find me, however the Sabbath or festivals, I scoop up everything that hasn’t found a “home” yet and toss into the “catch-all” room (we’ve had one in every place we have lived) to be dealt with after the Sabbath or holidays are over.Β  No pictures for this one. Not much to see really, just a junked-up room.

4. Who is your oldest living family member?

Uncle David, Mom's brother

In my immediate family, Mom is the oldest at 82 years. But she has a surviving older brother who is 85 or 86. He looks good for being 86 years old, don’t you think?Β  I don’t know Dad’s extended family, so I can’t say if there are older folks or not on his side. His family has the genes for the age though! Many live into their 90’s. The photo to the left is Uncle David, Mom’s brother, who has lived in Louisiana as long as I have been alive. He and his wife have been married for over 60 years.



5. What is your favorite DQ treat and/or Sonic drink combo (ie: cherry vanilla dr. pepper)?

Oy . . . don’t do those either. We buy ice cream from the super market and bring it home to enjoy when we want. When the kids were growing up we often made homemade ice cream which was a treat. When I was growing up, coke floats, or Dr. Pepper floats were popular. Mmmm. . . maybe I’ll make one of those today. Sounds good!

There you have it. Have a great weekend, and we’ll do this again next week.

24 thoughts on “Five Question Friday: November 11, 2011

  1. Hello and a good friday to you!

    1. What’s the last thing you spent too much money on?
    What an easy question! Since I live in Norway, the answer is obvious: alcohol! I spend too much money every single time I go to the state-run (!!) monopoly (!!) shop – the only chain that is allowed to sell alcohol that contains more than 4.7% alcohol.
    As always when there is monopoly, the prices are ridiculous in this marxist kindergarten..

    2. What celeb chef would you want to make you dinner?
    I like Heston Blumenthals nerdy obsession with food, Gordon Ramsay is also successful in his field, but for company I believe his fellow countryman Jamie Oliver would get the honour of serving me a good meal. Mr. Oliver seems like such a friendly and easygoing guy.

    3. Where do you hide things when visitors pop over or do you let them see the real deal?
    I really don’t care, but my the wonderful person that I am so lucky to share my life with is always quite eager to hide our laundry (which has to dry in the living-room because our rented apartment is so small) in the bedroom whenever we get visitors.

    4. Who is your oldest living family member?
    That would be my 66-year-old uncle. My parents would have won the title, but unfortunately none of them got even close to the average life expectancy…

    5. What is your favorite DQ treat and/or Sonic drink combo (ie: cherry vanilla dr. pepper)?
    I had no idea what DQ means, so I had to google it. Luckily we don’t have those products here in Norway, and if we did I sure wouldn’t eat them.

    1. Hey CG!
      I am impressed that you jumped right in there with the questions. Hooray!
      1. Since we don’t live in Norway, I don’t have to worry about the liquor prices the say you do. We don’t drink a lot, and when we do it is mainly a glass of wine, or an occasional shot of bourbon (I am from KY after all.)
      2.I think Mr. Oliver would be a great guy to cook a meal and then sit down and chat with.
      3. I’m with you. I really don’t care . . . except for the Sabbath and holidays when I do want things to look nice.
      4. Sorry to hear that your parents are no longer here. May you live a very long, fulfilling life.
      5. Yes, there is nothing quite like Dairy Queen! πŸ™‚ You would be smart not to eat them; they are loaded with calories.

      Hope to see you back next week.


      1. I will definitely be back next week: I enjoy your 5 question fridays πŸ™‚
        We also keep the house clean and tidy for the holidays. We also clean every week, sometimes thoroughly and sometimes superficial – we try to keep it nice, because after all: this is the place where we spend most of our time.

  2. What fun questions for a fall Friday. I don’t know which celebrity chef I’d like to have cook for me, but I would like to meet Anthony Bourdain.

    Good luck with the papers today and have an especially inspired weekend.


    1. Thanks Kathy.

      Anthony Bourdain sounds good. Maybe we could have a banquet with many chefs and many admirers. What a feast for the body and the mind THAT would be!

      You, too, have a glorious weekend. πŸ™‚


  3. Your uncle looks terrific… great bones, eh? Did you read that NYTimes article on aging and the Ashkenazim Jews… They live very long lives. Very insightful and quite fascinating actually. Good luck with your papers and come back soon. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth. Yes, it is hard to believe that Uncle David is in his mid 80’s. I didn’t read the NYtimes article, but we were discussing the very issue (Jews and long lives) at Shabbat lunch today with friends. I’ll look up the article. Sounds interesting. Have a great week. πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, no television. I am impressed! And yes, you are so right about your Uncle looking so good for his age! Such an entertaining set of questions and answers, thank you both.

    1. Yes, we gave up tv a couple of years ago, and we have not missed it! Life is full and more interesting without the thing, and we have no problems keeping up with the news given the internet, radio and twitter (among a few sources) keeps us informed. Glad you like the questions. Click on the icon at the top of the post, and it will take you to the home of Five Question Friday, which is where I get the questions each week. Glad you enjoyed the post.

    1. Eeeek! I can’t believe I forgot Justin Wilson! Wouldn’t that be a hoot, to have him cook the meal, then join us at the table for some good cajun food, wine and talk! Ha! I would love it. But he passed away years ago. I think his cookbooks are still available, but I’m not sure. I’ll have to search. Thanks for the reminder, Kit. Of course, since I now keep kosher, I rather doubt that he has any recipe I could use, but he certainly was a colorful character.

    1. TWO decades is AWESOME! If my shoes had lasted one year I would have been happy. I will have to look up this Dr. Martens. I’ll gladly pay $100 for shoes that last half that long! πŸ™‚ Good to see you SIG. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Hope you finished your papers on time! I love Sonic’s Vanilla Dr. Pepper, but I only order one about once a year (it’s so good that it has to be bad for you). My oldest daughter worked at Sonic many years ago. Take care.

    1. Yes, I finished them. Now I’m on to the next projects. We have passed the mid-way point of the quarter so things are really picking up, and the work is steadily increasing. I am eagerly anticipating the end of this quarter! I’ve never had a Sonic anything, but they must be good for people to talk about them so much.

  6. Ahh, floats! There was a pharmacy where I grew up that had a lunch counter and they served the best club soda chocolate floats. Isn’t it about time that pharmacy lunch counters came back into style?

    1. Pharmacy lunch counters! Yes! Where have they gone? I remember when my daughters and I would meet the bus when my son came home from school, we would then walk across the street to an old, established pharmacy that still had a lunch counter, and there we would each order a nickle coke, yes, just $.05. For the sum of less than a quarter (20 + tax) we all got a treat. A sweet memory.

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