Friday, May 11, 2012

do you know the homemaker man?

{La Petite and her Tonton co-chillin}

Oh yes I know the Homemaker Man but if you don't you should because he's capital F unny, a fellow Beastie Boy lover, and in his own words; Mr. Mom with two very young kids, one wife, three cats, a large dumb dog and a pink house so old the original title was held by a tyrannosaurus. That's right, Homemaker Man lives in a pink house which if it had purple shutters, would be my nine year old self's dream house.

Well Homemaker Man has tagged me to answer a bunch of questions and Friday seems like a good day to answer them so that's what I'm going to do.

1. Have you ever stolen anything in your life (don't answer this if it's a felony still under the stature of limitations. Disclaimed)? I refuse to answer on the grounds that this may incriminate me.

2. Can you read my mind? Maybe.

3. Coopon or Q-pon (there is a correct answer here)? Coupon. Although I swear when my Nana used to say it, it sounded like Q-pon, which is funny since she was from Massachusetts and Homemaker Man is from Massachusetts so maybe it's a Mass accent thing. Like pahk the cah (for those unfamiliar with the accent, that is actually, park the car). Wicked.

4. Medium rare or vegetarian? Medium rare or en français, saignant

5. How many angels fit on the head of a pin? Infinity.

6. What's the frequency, Kenneth? I don't know, ask Dan Rather.

7. What does it have in it's pockets? It doesn't have pockets.

8. If you were ever sent to prison, and you couldn't get your hands on a spoon or a toothbrush, out of what would you fashion your shiv? Everything can be used as a weapon if held correctly. True story.

9. If you could 100% ensure your children have one specific quality when they grow up, what would it be? That's a tough one. I want to say ambition but what if they are ruthless about it, so maybe confidence, but what if that makes them cocky, so I'm going to go with honesty. If it's good enough for Abe Lincoln, it's good enough for me.

10. In order to save the world, you have to do seven minutes in heaven in a broom closet with either Vladimir Putin, Newt Gingrich, or the corpse of Elizabeth Taylor. Who do you choose? If it wasn't the corpse of Liz, I'd flip a coin between her and Vlad but since it is, I'll have to go with Vladimir. Sorry Newt, I'd rather let the world end.

11. What is your desert island ice cream brand and flavor? Häagen-Dazs dulce de leche.

Now I'm supposed to come up with my own questions to ask but to be honest, I don't feel like it. So how about this... you answer this one question for me right now below in that space that's called, comments. OK? OK.

What's your favorite book ever? 

(and don't go getting all highfalutin on me 
and say something like War and Peace or Ulysses
if it's really something like The Italian Duke’s Virgin Mistress... 
no judgement.)



  1. hope you can read his mind, haha. i can let the world ends by Newt too

  2. Agh, but not Vlad! The corpse baby, otherwise you'll end up one too! (And it's anything by John Irving. Or maybe Nicholas Evans. But not Ulysses)

  3. I read this and had no clue who Newt Gingrich was so I looked him up and read about him and now I think I need to go take a shower.

  4. Liz's corpse would be pretty rank by now too. Bleugh. Be careful in the closet with Vladimir though, you never know where he'll try Putin his hands.
    Love your call on honesty. Can't go wrong with that one. If folks were honest (including with themselves) life would be easier for everyone!
    One book, how can I choose just one book? Too hard. BTW, do you want me to bring those zombie books I mentioned before, they're very good? (just not my favourite ever)

  5. Sooo funny! I just LOVE reading your posts Sara Louise! I say coupon but love the way you do the Mass accent! Honesty is a great answer - I love children to confident but yeah there's a fine line between confident and cocky (don't like cocky!!). My favouritest book in the whole world ever (can you tell I'm watching Peppa Pig ALOT with my 3 year old) is Pride & Prejudice!! What's yours??????


  6. My favorite book? Hands down "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon (actually every book in the series is my favorite and all I can say about them is omg, Omg, OMg, OMG!!!! Yes, they are better than the bestest ever :) I have turned every woman I know on to that book and series. I have even loaned them my books. The original Outlander book of mine is now all torn up and falling apart just cuz of spastic women and their sweaty palms all dying to read it one more time!!!
    Ashley (backyardprovence) OMG!

  7. These are hilarious! Oh I didn't know you could get dulche de leche ice cream - putting on my coat now!

  8. Grey ties will forever hold more meaning for me now....!

  9. Haha, these were the best questions I think I've seen in a round of this.
    Anyway.... I have no idea what my favorite book EVER is. That's such an unfair question to ask!!!

  10. I think honesty is a very good quality to hope for in your children although kind and loving would be good traits too. Hard to say what is my all time favorite book although I thoroughly enjoyed A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle and for a different twist a favorite cookbook is Bistro Cooking by Patricia Wells.

  11. You're hilarious! I'd totally go for Vlad as process of elimination, of course.
    My favorite book EVER is The Secret Garden, although most recently I really enjoyed 'A Discovery of Witches' by Deborah Harkness

  12. So, you want honesty in your children, huh? Well what if they grow up and call you a big fat whore? Are you still sticking to "Honesty"?
    p.s. I don't read so I can't answer your question.

  13. Funny questions, but you handled them well! Favorite book? I am fickle and it is usually the last one I read but I would have to say Suite Français and The Alchemist (two books, not one long title) -- Oh, I just forgot... The Elegance of the Hedgehog


  14. Why does Häagen have such a bad rap here in the States? Is it just not fattening enough? I remember when we were in England and they had the best cafe - for breakfast or otherwise. Jeez louse. Miss that stuff.

  15. Too many - The Zahir or Holy Cow were both some memorable reads. Or we could go back a few decades to Ramona the Pest. Enjoy the weekend, gorgeous!

  16. You just got a new number 1 fan with the Häagen-Dazs dulce de leche answer... that's one of the only things that makes my trips to Carrefour bearable ! Thank goodness they have it in France...

  17. You are such a witty gal! I would never have answered come up with these clever answers! Only you, Sara Louise, only you...

    And my favorite book is Women by Charles Bukowski.

  18. Hmmm....tough one on the book, probably To Kill a Mockingbird. Enjoyed your answers. My ice cream answer would have been Häagen- Dasz Mocha Doublenut....alas, they stopped making it many years ago and life has never been the same. Kindness in my children, that's the one. They're already too honest with me :-)

    1. Ahhh! I've got those honest ones. No fear of confrontion like yours truly.

  19. The q pom thing cracked me up...I am from Mass...and have always said Q pom...but there are a lot of people around here that say coupon as well....too funny

    1. How annoying when your computer thinks it's smarter than you are Q pon...not pom! I must pay attention!

  20. Haagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond. I'm trying to think of the books that I just cling to when I've finished and cry "don't be over yet!" So I'll do a series: the Marcus Didius Falco Novels by Lindsey Davis. We're at something like #20. Lindsey, please keep going, even without your beloved Richard at your side. I don't want it to end. (She gave me a fright in her Falco The Official Companion volume, where her nonfiction voice is as wry funny as her fiction voice.)

  21. Replies
    1. See Sara! Someone else is smart, like me :) Same answer as me, same wise person as me !
      Ashley (backyardprovence)

  22. LOL Your answers cracked me up!!

    Vegetarian :)

  23. Such a great blog you have here & I look forward to reading what all you have to share! I just found you via BlogHer - I signed up there with my blog & learned about your blog via the expat blogger discussion group. My favorite book right now is "The Happiest Refugee" by Anh Do - It's a must-read for anyone who moves to a foreign land! Hilarious and great book written by a Vietnamese immigrant (to Australia) who shares about his childhood and how grateful he & his family were/are to live in Australia.

  24. In Wisco I think I heard Q-pon more often. Buuuut isn't (or wasn't) there a show on TV in the U.S. about Extreme Couponing? Anyone know how they pronounced it? I feel like that would settle the argument. j

    For books I'm currently re-reading 'Ahab's Wife' by Sena Jeter Naslund and I am loving it all over again. She also wrote a fantastic book called 'Abundance,' about Marie Antoinette which is like the book version of the Sofia Coppola movie if you enjoyed that one.

  25. What great questions. And of course no one can give answers like you. Off to make friends with Homemaker Man, he sounds clever.
    a xo

  26. ok, those were some pretty funny answers to some totally oddball questions :)

    it's hard to choose my one favorite book ever, but i can narrow it down to four:
    1. abe lincoln vampire hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
    2. sloppy firsts by Megan McCafferty
    3. the hunger games by Suzanne Collins
    4. harry potter & the prisoner of azkaban

    oh, there are just so many more, but these are the ones that i happily read and re-read.



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