The order of business today comes courtesy of Jz and her inquiring mind...
- I still want to know about that magic basil.
I swear that my dad always said the secret to growing basil was verbal abuse, and pinching off the leaf segments before they flowered. I know that the pinching does pretty much double production and keep them growing longer. Now, the cussing at it...That just always seemed to work rather well...I honestly never tried growing it Not cussing at it, and it always does well. Ahem. Lol.
- You're given a gift certificate for any five books - what do you buy?
Omg...I dunno. There are unknown factors in this equation--how much is the gift certificate for? Is it for the vast and expansive magical land known as Amazon, or like the local bookstore that doesn't have any good fiction?
I can't decide!!
- No limit on resources or labor - describe your dream house.
Oh...Do you have several hours and a pencil? My dream house is, of course, designed around a three story library, and made entirely of stone. The house is an octagon with closed rooms around the outside and an open circular center complete with spiraling staircases and one big skylight ceiling. Each floor has a circular landing with wall to wall books.
There's a nice kitchen and a sun room (obviously not nearly as important as space for books).
The bedroom is huge. Seriously, I want vaulted ceilings, a closet of my very own, four poster bed, hidden doorways to the dungeon, a roaring fireplace, and a tub the size of my bed. Hey, money doesn't matter here, right? Fuck it, I want a moat and a drawbridge too.
- Your children each receive a highly distinguished award - what for?
Does chess count? Somehow it doesn't sound quite like it fits into the category of "distinguished"...
- I'm coming to visit. What kind of cake do you bake?
Well, I think that it's polite to give people options. But only the options I do well. Sounds fair, right?
So you would get to choose between chocolate, lemon, orange, and carrot.
If you didn't choose, I would panic and ask Alpha to choose, which means that it would be carrot cake. 'Cuz sensible is how I roll.
When should I expect you?