Painting The Prompts

1 Aug

In an effort to regulate my blogging, I have designated Thursday as Answer WordPress Prompts Day.  Here’s today’s batch.

Bad Tastes

Bad Tastes (Photo credit: nicola.albertini)

If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be?

Cooking.  I can do it, sort of; but I hate it.  I cook because I love my family.  Maybe I should go back to school and master time travel instead!  I could then go back in time to August 17th, 1982 and not meet the Hub in a car park; not fall in love, not marry and not have children. Result: no cooking!

Nah.  It could never happen.  I’m even worse at physics than I am in a kitchen.

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If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it?

No and yes.  No, because I’m delicate and tire easily.  Yes, if I could move house regularly.  I like moving house: the perfect opportunity to declutter.  One of these moves, I might even accidentally leave the Hub behind (Spud leaves home next year for university so if I offload the Hub…no cooking!).

Do you need a home base?

Of course; how else could I recharge my batteries and have the perfect Malteser hidey-hole?

What makes a place “home” to you?

It’s the place where I cook.  Talk about your Catch-22.

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What’s your favorite part about visiting a new place — the food? The architecture? The people watching?

  • The food – yes.  Not having to cook will always find favour with me.
  • The architecture – yes.  There is nothing more beautiful than the bricks surrounding an affordable restaurant.
  • The people watching – no.  I don’t like to eat in company in case I get crumbs in my moustache; to have people watching me eat would make me too nervous.

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Finish this sentence: “My closest friend is…”

My closest friend is an excellent cook.  In fact, all of my friends are excellent cooks.  It must be like craving coal when you’re pregnant: the body steers you towards what it’s missing.

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After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?

Depends how good their food was.

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Is there a painting or sculpture you’re drawn to?

English: Public Domain version of DaVinci's La...

English: Public Domain version of DaVinci’s Last Supper. High-resolution JPEG image, with no watermarks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Leonardo’s The Last Supper.  Obviously.

What does it say to you?

“Tilly, you can love Jesus and food.  But hearing frescos speak is not a good sign…”

Describe the experience.

I typed ‘the last supper’* into Google Images and there it was.

*Not even I am anal enough to use capital letters in a search engine.

(Or, if art doesn’t speak to you, tell us why.)

Because I’m not crazy.  The question ‘What does it say to you?’ refers.

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21 Responses to “Painting The Prompts”

  1. Katharine Trauger August 1, 2013 at 12:57 #

    😉

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  2. Laurie Nichols August 1, 2013 at 13:21 #

    lol. So it was my cooking that drew you in, I’m really glad. 😀

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  3. sharechair August 1, 2013 at 13:27 #

    I promise… no kitchen duty for you. 🙂

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  4. slpmartin August 1, 2013 at 14:51 #

    Oh…just love you responses to these prompts…always makes me smile.

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  5. Grannymar August 1, 2013 at 16:41 #

    I love the way you connected all f the prompts with food. Surprised there was only one mention of Maltesers. Are you getting tired of them?

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  6. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com August 1, 2013 at 16:55 #

    I don’t want to cook today – too tired, too hot. There are two tins of baked beans with “supper” written all over them. And a cold shandy in my hand as I write. No Maltesers – they melt this weather.

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  7. Rorybore August 1, 2013 at 17:59 #

    I would BBQ everyday if I could. and everything. I have even grilled bananas; although the rum helped with that somewhat. So……basically I guess I would time travel back to cave dwelling days. I’d have to scratch my writings on the cave wall with charcoal from my fire. 🙂

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  8. benzeknees August 1, 2013 at 18:34 #

    It seems your world revolves around food & the preparation of said food – I say give them Maltesers!

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  9. lanceleuven August 1, 2013 at 19:28 #

    ““My closest friend is…””

    …one day going to forgive me and reconsider that restraining order.

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  10. Tom Merriman August 1, 2013 at 20:39 #

    A Malteser hidey-hole sounds good, Tilly. A cooking-free zone in nice surroundings.
    Have you tried the new Teaser bars yet?

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  11. colonialist August 1, 2013 at 21:49 #

    *deeply miffed* Hey, I use capitals in my Googling!
    ‘Wherefore ART thou, Romeo?’
    ‘Cooking.’
    Good, I can swipe your Malteasers.’

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  12. bluebee August 10, 2013 at 23:47 #

    Your WP prompt responses are worthy of a book.

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    • The Laughing Housewife August 11, 2013 at 17:02 #

      Thank you! I have thought of doing it but I probably need permission to use the prompts which I once tried to get – getting a response is like blood from a stone (or a sensible prompt) 🙂

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I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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