Last week, Pensitivity101 explored her archives and found some questions set by Teresa Grabs. Here is a selection of some more of her questions.
- What was the first thing you saw when you looked out the window?
I was awakened by the screech of tires. When I looked out the window, I saw a number of official-looking Cadillac Escalades delivering an alphabet to me. On the sides were printed – FBI, CIA, NSA, TSA, EPA, CSI, KPD, FEMA, SPCA…. and I think there were a couple more, UPS, DHL, even a KFC.
2. What is your favorite way to prepare hot dogs?
It’s a trick I learned, working with a friend one summer in a fast-food booth near the beach. Customers who wanted a hot-dog, often also wanted French fries. While I was crisping the fries, I would drop a wiener in the hot oil with them. The wiener sinks to the bottom. When it’s fully cooked, it rises to the surface. It’s ready in under a minute. Take it out. Pop it in a bun. It even has a nice, light, crispy skin. Customers loved them.
3. What is one thing you covet more than anything else?
Covet!! It says Covet. I thought it said cover. I was going to tell you about the 1959 movie, Cast A Long Shadow. It starred Audie Murphy, an actor who was so short that he cast a shadow about as long as a pencil stub. I’m on a rotation diet. Every time I turn around, I eat. My shadow is not only long, it’s very W..I…D...E. When I go out to pick up my mail, 5 or 6 neighbourhood kids can cool off in my shade.
4. You see the wishing star…what is your wish?
I know that he’s wishing that all these crazy fellow-fans hadn’t recognized him at the airport but…. please, Keanu Reeves, could I have a selfie and an autograph??!
5. You don’t want the leprechaun’s gold…what do you want?
I want that big cast-iron kettle/pot that he’s got it stored in. (Has Marie Kondo not showed you how to save space and store it in dresser drawers?) I could make a GIGANTIC batch of chili in it – maybe even enough to share with the rest of the family. 😉
6. What is the first thing you order at a vegan diner?
A taxi to get me to some place that serves real food. I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to eat salads. I eat things that eat salads. When I saw the name Greenleaf, I thought it might be a poetry bar tribute to John Greenleaf Whittier, full of hippie-types. Maybe I could even score some weed…. You know, green leaf. 😎
- Where would you like to visit next?
I would like to re-visit a tiny little hamlet in East-Central Ohio, where an online friend and his wife live – no lie. We managed to visit them for a few hours, ten years ago, and would gladly return for a day, a week, a month, but I’d soon need to return to civilization for the medical support.
It’s a (small) dot of nothing, in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by Amish. When I came to this city, almost 60 years ago, it advertised itself as The Biggest Small Town In Canada. It was not unusual to hear German /Pennsylvania Dutch spoken on the streets and in the shops, and see Mennonites – Canadian Amish-lite – and horses and buggies/wagons. Decades of hot air and job immigration infusion have ballooned it out for miles, driving many Mennonites away. I miss the feel of the countryside.
Any such trip is going to have to wait until some amount of financial sanity is regained. Available funds in retirement are thin enough. Years ago, I went to Florida with my brother, when the Canadian dollar was worth 75 cents/US – four of mine, to spend three of theirs. I thought that was about as bad as it could get. Between Trump and Putin, the Canadian dollar is currently trading at $.7256/US. 👿
8. What is actually in the Doomsday Seed Vault?
The seeds for the likes of kale, chard, watercress, radicchio, chia, and all the rest of the food plants that the Yuppity Vegans try to tell us are good for us, but are really out to kill us.
9. Who killed J.R.?
The LGBTQ2+ cabal. Either that, or the Alphabet Mafia who visited me this morning. 😳
10. What is yellow snow?
That’s an indication that I’ve got the cheapest, but most effective home security system. If any potential burglar manages to break in, even if I’m not home, the neighbours will call the cops with a noise complaint, to stop all that damned barking. I don’t know if my two Scottish Terriers are territorial enough to bite a stranger, but if you don’t know the steps of the dance they do, you could easily be tripped, and land on your klarn. 😳