Okay, I asked for questions yesterday. I had a few takers on my offer. So, I'll get to that today.
First up is Johnnie Avocado, and he asked, "Aside from family, who is the person you most admire and why?"
This is a tough question, because I have many people I admire for many different reasons and I really can't place one above the other for the most part, and my answer might change daily. But, I'd have to say if I admired one person *right now* it would be RachelLucas. Her blog leaves me exhausted to tears with laughter because she simply states her opinion simply. Plus, I agree with her on everything.
Then, it was not so much a question for my blog, but I figured I'd answer it here. Rosemary mentioned that her husband wanted some pinto beans and wanted to know how to fix them.
That's an easy one. Buy a bag of the dried beans. If you want pinto beans on Tuesday evening, put beans in a pot with water that comes above the beans on Monday evening. Any beans that float, discard. Discard any other weird pieces you see a floatin'. Let them soak overnight. In the morning, rinse these beans at least three times. Make sure the water running off them is clear. You can put them in a stock pot, cover completely with water and simmer all day, but I prefer to use my crock pot. I put the soaked beans in the crock and cover with water. Then, I lay a couple of pieces of uncooked bacon on the top. Cover and set to high for 6 or 7 hours. You'll need to discard those bacon pieces before serving. Salt and pepper to taste. Best served with cornbread, which can be made by scratch with corn meal, but some people prefer it sweeter. Enter "Jiffy" brand cornbread mix. Frankly, I think when you introduce sugar, honey or molasses, it becomes more of a cornCAKE than cornbread, but whatever...
Gingermagnolia asked, "How you do keep your skin so pretty?" Well, first - thanks. And second, I cannot emphasize moisturizer enough. Every day. It doesn't even have to be an expensive name brand. The Mart of Wal equivalent is good enough. Slather that stuff on there every morning. Plus, I drink a metric assload of water each day. I think that helps.
Tiff asked, "What kind of razor do you use?" Back in my college days, I discovered that men's razors work much better than those marketed to ladies - and they're CHEAPER! WTF? So, I bought myself a Gillette Sensor Excel (the two blade type, I think) when they first came out. It's the disposable razor head type thing (as opposed to the disposable razor completely). The good thing is I can use one blade forever. After I met the Evil Twin,I bought him one for Christmas and now, we each have our own handle blade, but can use the same type of blades for them.
Ron asked, "Have you ever worked or considered working at a strip club?" Here's the truth: I have never even BEEN to a strip club! Not that I have some sort or moral objection or anything, but I heard that they charge a steep cover charge and then, the drinks are overpriced. So, I've just never been interested enough to even check one out. However, if I wasn't so shy and I was 20 years younger, I think I could work at one... maybe.... with enough drinks in me.
PS. if anyone wants to ask me something privately, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll answer here, but I won't say who asked... Just a thought.