Friday, January 20, 2012

You Asked For It

Marsial over at Eyes of the Sun asked some great questions.  Although it has taken me forever to answer, here it goes:

Q.  Describe how you met your spouse/significant other/love of your life (even if you are no longer with that person).
A.  I met my wife in our high school chemistry class.  We were lab partners.  I was teasing her and ended up slightly burning her with steam.  (OOPS!)  A funny way to start over 20 years of marriage.

Q. Describe anything from your childhood you still own -- a book, a toy, article of clothing, etc. -- that you hope to pass down to someone 
A.  I don't have anything from childhood.  However, from my youth, I bought a Gibson Les Paul guitar that I still have and would like to pass down someday.

Q.  Describe your billfold or wallet.  French purse?  Clutch?  Snap or zip closure?  Color? Leather or fabric?  Why did you choose this particular wallet?
A.  My wallet is a bright yellow fabric that velcros shut LOL.  I used to carry a leather wallet, but lost it one day mowing grass on my tractor.  My  wife bought me this thinking if it ever fell out, it would be easy to see.  I love it as it is so much softer to sit on.

Q.  Describe one extravagance you have for which you will never apologize.
A.  The time I spend on the internet.  I really enjoy my blog and making videos. I have 31 videos on weight loss, cooking, and RC cars at

Q.Which author do you admire so much that you have read more than one of his/her books.
A.  Michael Perry.  Two good ones are Population: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time and Coop:a Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting.  You can see more of him at

Q.  Who is your favorite newscaster and why?
A.  I don't watch the news.  I prefer to read the news.  I do watch CNBC for stocks.

Q.  Is there a movie you once loved but years later felt you outgrew or it didn't "speak to you" anymore?  Which one?
A.  No, its funny I still like preety much the same stuff from my younger days.  That either means I am young at heart or I need to grow up?

Q.  In as much detail as possible, describe your kitchen.  Tell me not just how it looks, but how it makes you feel when you are working in it.
A. Well you can see my kitchen in all my cooking videos.  I also talk about how it makes me feel at the end of this one.  

There are a few more questions, but this is as far as I have finished so far.  I would love your comments.


  1. Great idea about the bright yellow wallet!

    I must admit I laughed out loud after hearing how you burnt your wife when you were in school. Too funny!!

  2. Paul,
    Thanks so much for answering the questions. I love hearing more about my bloggie pals.
    My mother-in-law made the most wonderful cabbage rolls I've ever had, so I really enjoyed seeing you making them. I love your kitchen!

    1. Oh I enjoyed it! I think you asked some very good ones! It is really neat how the aroma of the cabbage rolls cooking instantly takes me back to my mom's kitchen.

  3. I rarely watch the news, too. I do listen to NPR, plus we subscribe to a good local newspaper. My hubby is a news junkie and reads all the papers in English and then reads his Dutch ones. Have a great weekend!

    1. You know it is funny. It must be a generational thing I suppose. My parents HAD to have a paper every night. I was a big deal if something happened and their paper wasn't delivered. In my 45 years, I have never subscribed to a paper. I do love to read the news online though...and usually for free!!! Thanks for the comment and have a great weekend also!

  4. Hey Paul... I checked your video about night time eating and it was a really good suggestion. I actually have some real low calorie soups that you heat up the water and stir them in. Thanks for reminding me about them. I think it could help alot.

  5. I thought it was cute of your wife to buy a yellow wallet so you could find it easier :D

  6. I find reading the news online so much easier :)
    Your wife must be a good sport if she still wanted to know you after that little incident :D