Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Toosdae ?'s

Hello my wonderful readers! I hope that this day finds each of you in good spirits and ready to answer these questions....for all of my American readers, have a safe and wonderful 4th of July tomorrow! For everyone else, you should take the day off anyway, just because it's summer.

1. What is the most exotic or rare food that you have ever eaten? Where were you and did you like it?

2. Did you have an imaginary friend when you were little? If so, what was their name and when did you realize they were truly imaginary?

3. Do you have any summertime traditions? If so, what are they and how long have you been doing it?

1. The most exotic or rare food that I have ever eaten would have to be sweetbreads-the thymus gland of a cow. It was sauteed with a butter sauce over it, and it was quite tasty. We had them in school.

2. I did have an imaginary friend when I was little. Her name was Mia. (Mee-a) I think I always knew she was imaginary, but she gave me comfort when I was lonely and pretending she was there made me feel better.

3. Yes. I do, and it's called my birthday. I've been celebrating it for 30 years and hope to have many more. ;)


C-Unit said...

1.Ummmm, I cant think of anything right now?
2.I dont think I ever had an imaginary friend but if I was playing by myself there would be imaginary people. If I were playing school, my students were imaginary...
3.Going to the beach & family cook-outs.

Danielle said...

1. I would say that the most exotic/rare food I've eaten is probably fois gras. I had no idea what it was, but Steve brought me to Picasso the first time we went to Vegas and it was part of my prix-fixe menu. It was pretty good... and it wasn't until I'd had a couple of bites that Steve told me that it was goose liver. :)

2. I did. Her name was Susan, and we "were very close". I knew that she was imaginary, but my first five years were pretty rough so she was kind of a security blanket. I would throw temper tantrums if my parents didn't recognize her and let her get in the car.

3. Yes. The DeCola Family Parties. My aunt has 4 kids whose birthdays are between June 4 and August 8, so I've been going to my cousins' birthday parties ever since they were each born (ages 22-15).

Asara said...

Darn, almost first! :)

1. Probably squid.. my friend Meredith was doing this thing where every week we'd all try something we'd never had before.. she bought a can of it one week, and we each had a piece.

2. Nope.. not that I can remember anyway. My brother and I played together pretty well.

3. We have a couple.. My company picnic at Michigan's Adventure, and camping with my brother-in-law and his wife. We don't always make it out camping though.. I usually have to fight for the vacation time with one of my coworkers who likes to take off every Friday in August.

Brian in Mpls said...

1.) I love eating different things. I don't know what the rarest is but here is tasting menu from last night it was my first time eating frog legs.

2.)I don't think I did.

3.)Friday nights at the Gate. Labor Day weekend about 10 of us rent a cabin up north and party. Pig Roast with my second family last weekend in June:)

Mags said...

C-Unit: Yeah, I was going to put going to the beach too, but my birthday out ranked it. ;)

Danielle: Fois Gras is yummy if it's done the right way. I didn't ever try it until school. The sweetbreads were more exotic though...

Asara: Almost first, but third is great too!! I hope you get to go camping this year.

Marilyn said...

1. Escargo. It was yummy but not as yummy as its price.

2. I did. It was a he... Do I have to tell you his name? Okay. Don't laugh. Magic Pants. I was very little and very lonely and I hated Kindergarten.

3. Well, Mom does the 4th at the lake but I'm going to miss it this year. Last year we all got drunk (something I almost never do anymore) and she set off a package of fireworks without taking the wrapper off and I have a teeny scar on my leg now.

Mags said...

Brian: I've actually never had frogs legs. I wouldn't be afraid to try them if I was presented with them, but I do think it's a little bit gross that they look the way they do. Like legs.

Marilyn: I'm surpressing a giggle right now. Magic Pants is a fabulous name for an imaginary friend. 8) And you are right about escargot-completely.

Crazy Working Mom said...

1. Would have to be truly southern quisine, vennison (deer), froglegs (eeeww), and squirrel.
I don't really care much for any of the above. Hubby make some concoction with deer meat that's pretty good, but usually I don't like it much otherwise.

2. Yes, her name was Jaleague. I don't know where in the world I came up with that name, or what really happened to her. But, my mom used to have to set an extra plate at the table for her!!

3. Our big summer tradition is a huge fireworks display at the inlaw's house. It's hubby's favorite time of the year!

Happy Tuesday, Mags!

Mags said...

I know it's not much different from Rabbit (which is good) but I can't fathom eating squirrel. I guess if I were starving out in the woods it would be my first choice, but still...they are just friendly little creature in the back yard!!!

empress bee (of the high sea) said...

hi mags, i DID have an imaginary friend. i was an only child and my friend's name was and is martharina. and she got blamed if anything went wrong!

smiles, bee

Asara said...

I just found out from my mom, they can take Em, so we get to go, YAY! :)

Travis said...

1. I don't think I've ever eaten anything rare or exotic. I'm not terribly adventurous.

2. I did not.

3. My biggest summertime tradition is to watch the MDA Telethon over Labor Day. I've been doing that since I was about 5 years old. When I was a teenager we would do various projects to help the local telethon. I contribute my age in dollars every year - $43 this time!

Mags said...

Yay for your Mom Asara!! I'm so happy you get to go!!!!!

Trav-this is yet another reason to start lying about your age. LOL. JK. 43 is nothing. 8)

Amazing Gracie said...

~~I've eaten fried grasshoppers (tasted like bacon); escargot (tasted like chewey "muscley" garlic; chocolate covered bees - blech...nasty stuff; and frogs' legs (like rancid chicken). I love frogs so this was really a hard thing for me to try!
~~No friends, just my pets and yes, I talked with them.
~~Since my folks owned a shop at a tourist attraction, we never got away during the summers. We always went on vacation "off-season." When the kids were little we always did the fireworks routine...nothing now.