Friday, March 14, 2008

Friday's Feast

I haven't done a Friday's Feast for a long time, but this one caught my fancy:


On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how much do you like your own handwriting?

I would have to say a three. It is small, scratchy, often unreadable, and totally unworthy of a member of the teaching profession.


Do you prefer baths or showers?

Sad to say in these environmentally-charged times, I prefer baths -- especially in the winter.


What was the last bad movie you watched?

My movie-watching time is so precious that I really don't watch many bad ones -- or if I start a lousy flick, I don't finish it. So I honestly can't remember.

Main Course

Name something you are addicted to and describe how it affects your life.

Like many Pacific Northwest natives, I'm addicted to coffee. It controls my early morning routine, and I really need my hit of java during the morning break at work. Since I live in France, people (like my husband) tend to look askance at my dragging-a-mug-around habit.


Which instrument is your favorite to listen to?

I play the violin and the piano, so I feel like those should be my responses. But I think my real answer would have to be the human voice -- I just enjoy songs so much more than instrumental music.

Have a great weekend!


Marsha said...

Glad to have you back feasting with us!

I have friends from the Pacific Northwest area and they are all coffee addicts!

Nice feast... hope you play again soon!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the violin and coffee! I have to have my coffee!!

Happy Feasting!

Tinsie said...

This was really interesting to read, thanks for posting :-)

I agree the human voice is the best musical instrument. I'd rather listen to singing than instrumental music any day.

Randal Graves said...

It's hard to fathom the disdain the French have for having a cup of coffee glued to one's hand. ;-)

Instrumental or singing? Depends on the piece, at least for me.

Betty Carlson said...

Randal, what I've really noticed in France is that drinking about anything except a glass of water is considered a social activity. You don't roam around with a coffee mug "glued to your hand," as you put it, but you take coffee breaks with your colleagues, or go out to a café.

This is why the French are also highly suspicious of the North American habit of coming home from work and pouring a glass of wine ALONE. They don't seem to see anything wrong with downing as much alcohol as you want at a social event, but someone, especially a woman, who enjoys "un verre" on her own is quickly tagged as an alcoholic.

It is still safe to drink tap water on your own, at least for now!