Because I love talking about myself

Reader Poll Monday arrives whenever Dawn Standard Time allows!

1. How many countries have you visited?
The good ol’ U S of A is all I’ve seen, although I’ve probably met people from at least 50 countries, just given where I live.

2. How many states?
I’m sure it exceeds the number of fingers I have. And that doesn’t include a handful of airport layovers.

3. What is your favorite ethnic cuisine?
Tandoori chicken (Thai).

4. What is one culinary “delight” you don’t think you could stomach?
The menu on an average episode of “Fear Factor.”

5. What is one foreign tradition you’d like to see Americans pick up?
We need midday naps. Seriously, we Americans work through lunch or maybe manage to hightail it to a local drive-thru only to get back and drop crumbs in our keyboards. We need to make lunch into an occasion and have a nice snooze afterward.

6. What is one American tradition you’d like to see pawned off on another culture?
Give them our velocity — seriously, maybe it’s because I live in Washington, D.C., but everything is so hyper-intense. We live and work and spend money at the speed of light, and we don’t “get” cultures that take their good old time to learn and accomplish things.

7. What is your favorite condiment?
Ranch dressing. Not fat-free ranch, not light ranch, but buttermilk freaking ranch dressing smothering everything. I’d drink it if I could get it through a straw.

8. What is your favorite way to prepare a potato?
I like to call it “Driving through Wendy’s and ordering a Biggie.” Unless I can find a place with sweet potato fries, because that would totally rock my frog socks.

9. Are you planning any fun vacations this year?
Nope. But I would like to haul myself out West soon to visit a friend.

10. What is your Inner European?
See below.

Your Inner European is French!

Smart and sophisticated.

You have the best of everything – at least, *you* think so.

5 Responses to Because I love talking about myself

  1. Anonymous :

    I would like to bring to your attention that Tandoori is an Idian dish-not Thai.



  2. Anonymous :


    I meant “anonymous”

    Jeff D’OH!!

  3. Anonymous :

    Thats Indian dish

    anonymous Jeff

  4. Dawn :

    In any event, I only had it once and apparently had no idea what kind of restaurant I had it in. 🙂

  5. Sherri :


    The phrase “rock my frog socks” is hilarious. I will now attempt to incorporate it into every conversation I have today. 🙂