It’s a day like any other except for the recall on our car and that Massachusetts is telling everyone they should get a booster — which we already got. So far, we’ve gotten four phone calls (two on each phone), two texts and an email. I’m hoping that’s it for the day, especially since we all got boosters already, including Owen.
I wanted to do a little more with this today, but I either do it now, or it would wait until we get back from the dealer and who knows how long THAT would take!
What are some red flags to watch out for in daily life?
I just watch out for the red lights. You know. The ones next to the green ones? I try not to go through them when the police are near. In Massachusetts, all traffic laws are really advisories. Stop if you like, don’t if the light seems too long or it’s just annoying — or you are in a hurry. We have a startlingly large number of terrible drivers in this state, but they are even worse in Rhode Island.
What obstacles would you include in the ‘world’s most amazing obstacle course”?
Climbing up six stories while hauling the groceries. I’d like to see a lot of athletes give THAT one a try!
Who is the best movie or book villain in your opinion? (‘book’ is included because some folks don’t watch movies)
Captain Hook and his merry band of miscreants. I think he got eaten by a crocodile, a most satisfying conclusion.
What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful or handsome part of your face?
Ah how times have changed. I would say my hair, but that’s on my head, not my face and I don’t (yet) have a beard. Collectively, I look okay — for someone my age (there’s that extra piece of sentence again). I don’t think I have a special outstanding feature. My eyes looked better before I got some strange puffiness that makes me look like I have two black eyes.
What are some foods you enjoy for your festive celebration dinners?
Lamb when we can afford it and really, the lamb curry I make from the leftovers the next day. I think we all like the curry better than the roast.
We are not fanciers of turkey. Turkey that has not been frozen tastes a LOT better than previously frozen turkey and smaller turkeys — less than 12 lbs. — are much better than the big one. The bigger the turkey, the more it is going to taste like turkey flavored dust. I do like the stuffing, the cranberry relish, baked potatoes, cheesy cauliflower and most desserts.
Actually, you could leave out the meat entirely and I’d be fine. I’m passionate about the side dishes, but wishy-washy about the main meat.