Thursday, July 26, 2007

Friday's Feast #153

{Featured Flickr Feast by pengrin}


Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.

The toy I am about to describe is like no other of its kind. And it is very dear to my heart. My dad built a huge Barbie house for me when I was 11 years old. I know that in today's world 11 seems a bit old to (still) be playing with Barbies. But honestly, I didn't give up Barbies till I was almost 13, so I still had a couple of years to play with my Barbie house until I was "too old" to play with it.

After the Barbie house was built, my mom wallpapered and carpeted it. She also sewed little curtains for all the windows. The windows were made out of plexi-glass. The living room had a sliding patio door. And there was a huge staircase too!

I received the house a couple of weeks before Christmas. And on Christmas morning, I was the recipient of most of the furniture required for my house. Over the years I had accumulated a few choice items of furniture, but I tell you, that Christmas, my mom went all out!!! I will now list the items contained in my Barbie house (I didn't received this all at once . . . ): Kitchen sink and stove, fridge, china cabinet, table and chairs, a fireplace, wicker furniture for the living room, a piano, a complete bedroom ensemble
(a bed, night stand, vanity and closet) which had lights that actually worked , another bed (made out of Styrofoam--but hey, the Barbies didn't care!), a toilet, bathroom sink, bathtub, washer and dryer, plus some more furniture for the second bedroom, which was made out of boxes and the like. But it was so amazing!! I love that Barbie house, even today. It is currently kept at my parent's house and all of my nieces, some nephews and my very own boys have enjoyed playing with it! Yes, it's that cool.


On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?

I'll say a 9.5 out of 10. I am a "watcher" by nature. I like to take note of both trivial and not-so-trivial things in the world around me.


Where would you rather be at this very moment?

In my warm comfy bed next to my husband. But alas, I've got a cookbook to produce, for crying out loud! And I want my winner to be happy with it. A lot of my time has been consumed this week by creating my cookbook prize. But really . . . I'm loving every minute of it!

Main Course

When was the last time you learned something new?

Just today; I learned how to thin carrots in my garden.


Fill in the blank: I have a very catastrophic fridge at the moment but I haven’t made it a priority to clean it! (The recipe book, remember?)

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