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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

21 Responses to “Painting The Prompts”

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



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

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


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

    I promise… no kitchen duty for you. 🙂


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

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


  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?


  6. 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.


  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. 🙂


  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!


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

    ““My closest friend is…””

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


  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?


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

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


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

    Your WP prompt responses are worthy of a book.


    • 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) 🙂


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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