Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch: Flunking

The weather couldn't be nicer - at my house and at Patrice's. 
I'm going to take a break from all of my fun... and work.... 
to chat on the farmhouse porch with other friends!

Here are this week's questions:
  1. What's your favorite type of chair?
  2. What was the last play you saw?
  3. If you could spend an all expenses paid week in a cabin in the mountains, a cottage at the beach, or a townhouse in a city with lots of great attractions, which would you choose?
  4. What's your favorite condiment? 
  5. What's your favorite breed of dog?
I am gonna flunk this Chat on the Farmhouse Porch! I don't know the answers to some of the questions. Oh's been a long time since I flunked a test!

1. What's your favorite type of chair?
Oh, man.... I don't know. To watch TV I like an upholstered chair that isn't too deep. It's nice to have a chair large enough to curl up in, or to have one with an ottoman. I'm not particularly fond of recliners, however. In my kitchen I'm really enjoying my painted chairs. I have an antique child's rocking chair that I really like. I remember my mom remaking the rush seat. It's a chair that my brother, sister and I all used as kids, and may have been used by either of my parents. I'm not that certain of its history. I have two Adirondack chairs on my front porch. They're comfy after working in the yard. But, I just don't step out there to sit that often. However, the nice thing about that type of chair is that it rocks me back and 'cuddles' me... and it's not as easy to hop out of as a regular chair. So, sometimes I do stay sitting longer than I intended to... which is a nice thing!

2. What was the last play you saw?
At first I didn't think I knew the answer to this question. Then I realized the last plays I saw were when I helped out in a community theater a few years ago. The last production was a "twofer" with "Under Jekyll's Hyde and "Man of the House". I was in charge of the props, making sure that everything was where it needed to be each evening. The plays were cute and even after watching them almost a dozen times, I would still find myself laughing at some of the silly lines.

3. If you could spend an all expenses paid week in a cabin in the mountains, a cottage at the beach, or a townhouse in a city with lots of great attractions, which would you choose?
By nature I am the cabin in the mountains type of person. But, since I rarely get to 'do' cities, I think I might opt for that experience as it is so very different from my day-to-day life.

4. What's your favorite condiment?
Oh, here's another easy one. Maybe I won't flunk this chat after all! I love ketchup. I don't use it on everything... but I must have it on all but the goopiest hamburger or cheeseburger. And I like it with fries. I've never been a ketchup with egg type of person, but I have been introduced to, and enjoy, salsa with my eggs.... so ketchup isn't that far a stretch!

5. What's your favorite breed of dog?
Oh, dear. Maybe I will flunk! I don't know! I love so many different kinds of dogs that I'm not sure how to answer this. I can't even narrow it down to a group of dogs! I had Golden Retrievers for many years and still love them. They are the most wonderful dogs. I love Bernese Mountain dogs and Newfies. I think Corgi's are cute. Australian Shepherds are nuts! Well, then there are mutts. I've known and loved a few mutts; the last being a cross between Great Dane and hound....maybe?

I guess I would have to say that mutts win the prize. They win my heart!
Take me to a shelter and I'm in trouble as I want to take each and
every one him with me!

If you'd like to join us, 

click on the image below to see what others are talking about!


  1. The last play/musical I was was Wicked. Amazing!
    Ketchup is my favorite, too! I love it!
    And as for dog breeds, I can't pick, either! Mutts are what I have now, but I always wanted a Bernese Mountain dog or Huskie.

  2. I know what you mean about flunking! This was a hard one...but in the end you came through! Great answers.

  3. 1. Comfortable chair with leg rest of some sort, attached or not.
    2. Phantom of the Opera
    3. Cottage at the Beach
    4. Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce
    5. This is difficult...I've loved the moment, Australian Shepherd. Aussies have become one of my favorite breeds, but I don't know if I would have felt this way when my kids were little. I have the time now for this breed. But I agree with you on the mutts. I will whisper Liyla is a mutt and probably one of the BEST dogs we've ever shared our family with. She is amazing.

    I loved reading your comments. Of course, I LOVE your chairs as well! And the dog is gorgeous. Salsa on my scrambled eggs is in my Texan roots. Gotta keep REAL salsa on hand at all times around here. :-)


  4. What a handsome dog! Don't tell Tucker I said that.

  5. Fun reading this. You have lots of favorites. That's great. I like ketchup too, but lately, I've been mixing it with mayo to dip my fries in. Crud, no wonder I can't lose any weight.

  6. Your favorite chair is a saddle. No? I like mutts too. Great dog in the pix- what is he?
    Have a good week!

  7. Fun to read and I had to laugh at the favorite breed thing - it's pretty hard to pick isn't it? :)


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