- Are you a good dancer?
I'm okay at home, but I have issues dancing in public.
- Are you a good singer?
I'm all right, but I'm no Streisand.
- Are you a good cook?
The James Beard Foundation isn't going to come knocking anytime soon, but the rest of Team Odette seems pretty happy with it. When I'm manic, I bake and cook enough for an army. It used to be great when Hubs had an appetite. Now I have to be careful not to be wasteful.
- Are you a good artist?
I'm just half-decent, and that's all. Sophia, my 10-year-old, is forever artsing and crafting, though. She does some pretty cool stuff.
- Are you a good listener?
It's not my finest attribute... :\
- What's your favorite clean word?
I couldn't think of anything in English, so I'm saying this instead: My husband loves to drink an Arnold Palmer (half-iced tea, half-lemonade). I can't say this man's name to save my life. It's the worst tongue-twister for me EVAHHHH. I can't even say it properly in my head. So when I run to the Racetrac or whatever, and I offer him one and say it right? Major cause for self-praise.
- What's your favorite swear word?
When I'm feeling really emphatic, I like to throw out a whole conglomeration of curse words. George Carlin would've adored me.
- What's your least favorite word?
Any kind of derogatory term for someone's culture, heritage, race, creed, you get the picture. I hate slurs.
- What was the last film you saw?
- What football team do you support?
Gotta support the alma mater!
- Have you ever been bobbing for apples?
Once. I was eight or nine years old, and my step-family's friends had a Halloween party. I had forgotten about that rare fun moment during that decade of my life.
- What's your most expensive piece of clothing?
Honestly, the name brands I wear are, like, Crocs and Old Navy. I do have a few designer items like Calvin Klein and DKNY or whatever, but I got them secondhand from thredUP. For what it's worth.
- What's the last thing you took a picture of?
Sophia begged me to turn her blond hair red. I didn't wanna! Hubs said she could. We discussed. End result: blondie is now a ginger. I ♥ it!
- What's the last thing you drew a picture of?
I don't do a lot of drawing these days, but mostly I doodle botanical things, like ferns and daisies, when I'm on the phone.
- Have you ever bought anything from eBay?
Oh, yes. Sophia (this is a Sophie-heavy post, huh?) is obsessed with all things Littlest Pet Shop lately, so my latest find was a "rare" (she says, and I did not verify, but awesomely inexpensive) LPS from either Taiwan or Hong Kong, I forget. It took 17 days to get here. She hounded the postal carrier daily for that package. Oh, the squeals, when it finally got here on Thursday!
- Have you ever invented a fairly unique meal or drink?
Hubs says I create great, unique meals all the time (drinks, not so much), but I didn't know what he was talking about. He specified the foil meals I mentioned in yesterday's Saturday 9 post! Cooking en papillote is fantastic. (Psst, Country Dew - They're great in the oven as well as the grill, and I swear to you, you can't mess 'em up. I generally use heavy duty foil instead of parchment paper, though.)
- Do you have any secret family recipes?
I don't think so. My grandmother was a great cook, but she died before I could get any recipes from her. I don't remember my mom's cooking at all, except for two things: Pumpkin pie, which I'm certain was the Libby's can recipe my home-ec teachin' mamacita-in-law swears is the only one to use, and Chicken a la King, which made my sister and I feign many an upset stomach. To this day, I have never eaten that.
I swear by the Nestlé Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe, incidentally.
Welp, that's all for the Smellyann Sophia and Cooking Show for today.
Enjoy your day, all ye dads!
Thanks for stopping by!