Hi Peeps-today there are 4 questions. I know, I'm pushing the envelope here. Answer them all if you can, but you don't have to. Pick and choose and answer the ones you want. Either way, seeing your comments on Toosdae's always makes me smile. But you know that already, right?
1. What is your favorite shape of pasta?
2. Someone offers to give you $2 million, but says you can only have it if you will give half of it to charity. Which good cause would you donate the $1 million to?
3. Name a hobby that you've tried but eventually gave up for some reason. Why did you give up?
4. Name something clever or practical you have thought of that should be invented, but hasn't yet.
1. Fusilli (You're so silly!) I love how its spiral body holds sauce or how plain cooked pasta slithers in spirals on my tongue. Hey-I'm Italian, so I ate a lot of pasta growing up.
2. Last year I volunteered at a local farm which provides fresh produce to the CT food bank. There are acres and acres of land and only 6 people to run it! They survive off of shareholders and local volunteers. I love that this is a grassroots effort to end hunger in my state and also that it provides healthy food to the less fortunate instead of canned goods and boxed meals. I would spend the $1million on charities like this across New England (my home) helping to boost programs and farms that feed the poor. Also, I'd probably use my million to open that Non-Profit center I spoke of a couple of weeks ago.
3. Stamp Art. I used to do it avidly in college with a friend of mine, making cute little embossed cards and letters. It got to be very addicting and expensive and being that I lived in Florida at the time, it was difficult to keep the embossing powder dry in the humidity.
4. In elementary school I invented (OK, with the help of my Aunt Carol) something called the "Econo Cap". It actually had my last name in front of it which kind of rhymes with Econo. In any case, it was a plug at the bottom of shampoo bottles that you could pull out when you reached the end of the bottle so that you could get every last drop out. To construct it, we used a 1 liter soda bottle and a golf tee to show how it works. I never turned it in though because we filled it with sand instead of liquid and it clogged. Some days when I'm in the shower and I am running out of conditioner, I still wish I had invented it...