Friday, November 24, 2006

Nine Weird Things

Nine Weird Things: After giving this tag a great deal of consideration, including some discussion with someone close to me, I've only come up with 4 weird things.
1. I'm devoted to large Thanksgiving Dinners, preferably in my own home. I made cranberry chutney and fresh cranberry orange relish, roasted a turkey with herbs and a grilled turkey with lime and oregano, two types of sweet potatoes in additon to mash potatoes, special green salad, roasted green beans with pine nuts, cornbread and chile stuffing, two types of rolls. Actually my kids make the mash potatoes and a jello concoction. The guests bring pies and wine. If we do end up going to someone else's house, the next day, Friday, I make my own at home, with only one turkey and one kind of sweet potatoes, and I make the pies too.
2. I think skirts are way more comfortable than pants. I hate any clothing that grabs my crotch.
3. It's fun for me when Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormon missionaries come to the door. I take it as an invitation to share MY point of view and on rare occasion make a convert.
4. I frequently give into the impulse to run or skip in public even at my age.
5. Oh! Another one is that I really don't care about drinking wine even though I live in "wine country".
6. Now I'm getting on a roll. I don't eat garlic or onions which makes going out to eat these days an interesting dialogue with the wait staff...
7. I have very wide feet. I was very happy to learn that the native women in Oaxaca had feet like mine and made beautiful sandals to fit them.

That's all I can come up with for now.

6 comments:

Joy said...

3. It's fun for me when Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormon missionaries come to the door. I take it as an invitation to share MY point of view and on rare occasion make a convert.

That's funny, years ago Eric pitched a fit because I invited the Mormons in for a lemonade. It was a REALLY hot day, and I thought the rejection must be exhausting. But then the phone rang and I started chatting of the phone and he was left with the Mormons, and I heard him express, "Really, I don't know why you are in here, or what is wrong with HER for inviting you in" another time when Tomtom was 6 the Jevovah's came and started explaining about how we would re-enter the Garden of Eden or something and be at peace with all living creatures or something, and Tomtom got so excited and said, "Really? I want to pet a BEAR!"

I like to tell them what GOD told me too, but alas am not as serious as you.

suz said...

lol. love it!

MaeDay said...

Jehovah Witnesses won't come to my door anymore (they have been warned at the Hall)because they know if I take thier Watchtower magazine they have to take a religious publication from me in return.

Your Thanksgiving dinner sounds awesome. I love to make pies. If invited to some else's home for Thanksgiving dinner, I always volunteer to make numerous pies.

I hate skirts because wearing nylons is required...if pushed I'll wear a skirt with high boots. ( I live in New England)

Kippa Herring said...

Our a-son used to invite Jehovah's Witnesses in just to harangue them. I think the novelty must have worn off because he doesn't do it any more.
My brother just tells them he has a degree in geology (true) and then they just run away.
I hide.

I like skirts too, but can no longer wear the funky shoes that look best with them (used have narrow feet, but now they are spatulate. So no skipping for me).
But I haven't given up entirely. I still buy ridiculous shoes to stagger around in.

And your Thanksgiving feast sounds GREAT.

Anonymous said...

3. It's fun for me when Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormon missionaries come to the door. I take it as an invitation to share MY point of view and on rare occasion make a convert.

A couple of years ago two very nice young men came by to tell me about the Mormon religion and I gave them rosaries. They were a little stunned, but it was kind of fun to turn the tables, especially since religion is an off-limits subject for me most of the time.

No garlic or onions, ai yi yi!!!!

Being Me said...

Joy - You can't really call me serious. I'll go with sincere though.
maeday- Oh my goodness NO nylons!! Thank god for mild winters here. When I lived in the midwest I suffered with tights and leggings in winter.

It's lovely to have all this attention. OXOXO