What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate, or other?
Coffee addict here. Start, spend and end my day with some form of it or another. I love the idea of a cup of tea, or afternoon tea, or a tea party, and I’ve tried to like tea itself, but I just can’t do it. Plain hot water would be preferable to any kind of tea, no matter what blend or flavour you try to tempt me with or whatever wonderful things you add to it. Hot chocolate is okay, but generally too sweet. I went through a stage at work once drinking nothing but mochas (half coffee and half hot chocolate) but I’m a coffee purist at heart. Whatever that is. Probably made it up.
What was your favorite toy as a child . . . and now?
One Christmas I asked for a black baby. This was in the early 1950’s when I was three or four. I don’t know where the idea came from, but there was nothing I wanted more and Santa must have known that because he delivered. Yay! She was the most beautiful doll I’d ever seen, with her black hair and chocolate face and little red and white checkered dress. I must have loved her to pieces, because I don’t know what became of her. All my Christmases have been pretty much down hill since that one.
Now my favourite toy is my I-Pad. I use it so much that sometimes I have to recharge it during the day if I want to watch NetFlix on it later. The corners of the cover are starting to fray and the rubbery stuff is peeling off at the edges and the screen is filthy most of the time. It’s like having a little mini computer permanently attached to my right arm. It is well-worn and much-loved. But not quite to pieces yet.
Candy factories of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?
Oh gawd, I don’t care. Something with vegetables in it that tastes disgusting so I won’t be tempted to eat it. But do you know how sad this world would be without Mars Bars? Pretty damned sad.
Would you want $100,000 right now or $120,000 in a year (tax Free)?
I’ll take it now, please. Who knows how many buses I could get run over by in the next 365 days?
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week was a rather lazy one for me, not unlike all the other weeks of my entire life. However, I am getting things ready and organized for Christmas this week. We will be travelling north and spending time with kids and grandkids and grand dogs. I’m grateful for the weather staying less than horrible. I can’t say it’s good, because it IS winter after all. It’s less than a week to go to the shortest day of the year. And before we know it, 2014 will be over and gone. Just like the remaining hours of this day. Those gifts are not going to wrap themselves. Guess what I’m doing next. If I had that hundred grand I bet I’d seriously consider paying somebody to do it for me.