Well, I've separated out the rest of the questions into two categories: "Easy to Answer" and "Holy Cow, I've Never Thought About That Before." Today we will be tackling the easy to answer questions.
What is your favorite color? Why?
Blue has always been my favorite color. I think it harkens back to my dad making a big deal out of my blue eyes. Blue is a happy color - is there anything cheerier than gorgeous blue sky?
What's your favorite smell? Why?
This is harder than it seems like it would be. I like lots of smells - garlic sauteeing, apple pie baking, that fresh dirt smell in spring, fresh laundry, lilacs in bloom. I could go on and on, but there is one smell that stands out: Lagerfeld cologne for men. There is something about that cologne that can make me go all squishy inside. I've been known to follow men around in Macy's just so I can smell them (don't worry, I'm so subtle, they hardly ever notice, and nobody has ever called security on me!). The reason? It goes back to someone I knew a long long time ago, and it's a story for another day.
What's the craziest thing you've ever cooked?
I can't think of a single thing that would qualify as crazy. I stick to some fairly simple fare most of the time (except for some kick-ass desserts). I can turn a couple of boxes of macaroni and cheese into a deluxe mexican feast that will feed 6-8 teenagers - does that count?
What's the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
Alligator balls. Of course, by this I mean small bits of alligator meat FORMED into alligator balls, deep fried and dipped into some delectable horseradish dip. It was very good, but what deep-fried thing isn't?
Have you ever been water skiing?
Sure have - I used to be pretty good when I was a kid. I could start from the water or the dock, do a single turn and jump the wake. Of course, this was over 30 years ago. I bet now I'd make a great America's Funniest Home Video clip.
Have you ever been skydiving?
Nope. I agree with whoever said, "Why would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane?"
What's the longest you have gone without changing your underwear, lol?
I can't remember ever not changing it every day. I'm kinda a stickler on this one.
Thongs, bikini's, or Grannies...
Geez, why is everybody so interested in my underwear? I do not wear thongs. I have spent a lifetime trying to keep my underpants out of there. I do own some Spanx-like undies, which I guess qualify for grannies, but my everyday choice is bikini's.
If you were a ringtone - what song would you be?
I'd have to be a different one daily (maybe hourly), depending on my mood. My current cell phone ring tone is I'm Yours by Jason Mraz, if that says anything.
What is your favorite comfort food and why?
This is easy: CHOCOLATE. The darker the better. With a nice cup of coffee on the side. I feel better just TYPING it.
What's your favorite food to eat...to cook ... and of course why?
My favorite non-chocolate food is lobster, and I'm lucky enough to live where it's affordable. I cook, but my favorite thing to do is bake. I guess I sort of specialize in desserts. There are a few things that I get requests for: Bailey's cake, grasshopper pie, capuccino cheesecake, and the infamous peanut-scotch krisp, and I love to make stuff for people who really enjoy dessert.
Who is one actor you would have a torrid love affair with? BE HONEST, I won't tell.
Pierce Brosnan. I adore him. If he's not available, I'll take Shemar Moore. or Johnny Depp. or Jeffrey Donovan. Actually, I could make you a list...how much time do you have?
What is your favorite guilty pleasure? Bad tv, book, food, whatever.
Has to be reality television. I watch Survivor, The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Sometimes I even watch The Bachelor or Project Runway, but I'm real sneaky about it. Thank heaven for the DVR.
If you had $1000. that you had to spend on yourself (no paying bills!) in 1 hour, what would you buy and why?
Easy - a big flat screen HD TV. We have five television sets in this house, but no big-screen HD version. I dream of the day when I can see every rippley muscle of Shemar's in high definition...
If I wasn't allowed to spend it on the household, then it would have to be a trip. I want to take a vacation - a real one - more than anything.
Have you ever tried to find a word that rhymes with orange, or lick your elbow, or tie a cherry stem in a knot with your tongue?
No, No and Yes. I used to get quite a lot of attention back in my college days with that last trick.
What is your ideal number of dogs?
What would be your perfect night out (think big and you don’t need to keep it local)?
Dinner, theater, hotel (I hate going back to my real life after something really fun.) The ideal city for this evening out would be the Big Apple. Dinner someplace fancy, then a show on Broadway and back to some fancy Manhattan hotel. Glorious!!
Is it wrong for me to fertilize my coffee plant with organic fertilizer made from coffee beans?
I'm going to go with no, it's not wrong. Circle of life and all.
If you could be one celebrity for a week, which one would it be?
Bette Midler. She seems like somebody who knows how to have a good time. And the pipes on her? I'd kill to be able to sing like that. I already have the boobs.
And also the all important marry, screw, kill question. That one is always fun! Your three to choose from are Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and David Letterman (in honor of all the late show host switching going on lately)
I've never heard this one before, but I'm assuming I have to pick one for each activity? Okay, I guess I'd marry David Letterman, screw Conan O'Brien and kill Jay Leno. Although I have nothing against Jay, I just can't imagine doing either of the other things with him...maybe it's the jaw?
There. I'm exhausted. If anybody is still reading at this point, tune in tomorrow for a shorter list of much harder-to-answer questions!