Friday, January 11, 2008

Friday's Feast #175

What is your middle name? Would you change any of your names if you could? If so, what would you like to be called?
My middle name is Marie. I used to hate my first name (Jane), but since I discovered Jane Austen and English literature I love it. And it suits me particularly well. If I wanted to change it I think I would want to be "Emma" or "Emily."

If you were a fashion designer, which fabrics, colors, and styles would you probably use the most?
I love traditional, classic styles like the empire waist, etc. I would probably use elegant colors like black, cream, navy, dark reds, greens, purples, etc. I love damasks, satins, silk, and other regular fabrics. I don't know that much about fabrics or fashion, so that's about all I'm going to write! :)

What is your least favorite chore, and why?
My least favorite chore is cleaning my bedroom! I have stacks of books everywhere (which I love) and my dresser is too small, so I lazily stack my clothes on pulled out drawers. If I manage to shove all my clothes in the dresser I am worn out from cleaning and never get to anything else!

Main Course
What is something that really frightens you, and can you trace it back to an event in your life?

Something that used to really frighten me is fireworks. When I was 6-7 we were across the state at a family friends' house for the 4th of July. We children were out in the street watching the men set fireworks off and we were all fine. They were going to light a big rocket and didn't want us to get hurt so they sent us into the yard. Well, the rocket hit a tree branch, bounced of the ground, and went up the back of my favorite little sundress, burning it to my back! Scary! To top it all off, we were driving home in our VW Camper and got in a car wreck. My mother was holding an ice pack on my back when we went down a big hill and the sun got in my dad's eyes and the camper rolled. My little sister and I were terrified of fireworks for years and years and thought they would fall on us. Happily, I'm quite over that now, but it was one of my biggest fears!

Where are you sitting right now? Name 3 things you can see at this moment.
I am sitting in the den. I can see:
1. My favorite cream-and-black toile teacup and saucer with Raspberry Earl Grey tea.
2. The Office Computer Game my dad gave my sister and me for Epiphany. Fun!
3. Christmas wrapping paper.

Enjoy other Friday's Feasts here!


**"Liza"** said...

Yummy feast here.I dont blame you to be scared of fireworks,that is pretty scary experience.I love your soup that is a lovely name..;)
Have a great weekend!
Mine is up too

Amanda said...

great feast!

Ladytink_534 said...

Great feast! The stack of books I was talking about are all the backed up posts I have yet to do on my other blog.

Cold as Ice by Anne Stuart
Hard Day's Knight by Katie MacAlister
Visitors from Oz by Martin Gardner
Poetry for Young People: William Butler Yeats
Ain't Myth-Behaving by Katie MacAlister

Smalltown RN said...

I found you via Peppylady...we are almost neighbours you and I...I live on Vancouver Island...I have been to Spokane on many occassions but not recently....

When I was at Peppylady's place and the meme you both did....her second name was Anne as is mine...your second name is first name is Mary....I really go by Mary Anne...that is what my mom meant but she didn't put a hyphen in people think my name is just Mary...and I don't like for Jane Austen....I just watch Masterpiece theater the other night.....oh how wonderfully expressive she was....I love your choice in materials and colours.....

Alicia said...

Great Feast Lady Jane!!! Jane Marie goes together beautifully!