Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So, before I get to the questions, I'll update you on the latest health/life information.

Met with ENT and the CT showed that 4 sinuses on the right side are completely occluded with snot, but not infected snot (definitely didn't realize you could have that much uninfected snot...). Also there's a weird growth on the opposite side, which might effect (affect? gah.) my breathing and is from my rather seriously deviated septum. Whatever, it's staying put.

So I have a ten day pulse of steroids (hello insomnia, how I've missed thee), a recommendation for copious quantities of Mucinex and a personal facial steamer thing. And of course, a follow up appointment, because seriously, this is the medical tour that never ends. He doesn't expect it to be resolved in 2 weeks, but wants to see anyways. If it's not any better, I have to have a nasal endoscopy, which sounds about as fun as, well, a nasal endoscopy, (I mean, really? do I even need to go there?) to check for polyps. But most importantly, he's sending the (fired) neurologist a letter to indicate that my sinuses are not the cause of my headaches (duh).

Whew. Also had 2 tests in the past 24 hours, both of which went pretty well.

And my husband had coffee with a woman who is not me, his mother or his sister. I'm trying to balance making him feel guilty enough, but not so guilty that he resents me for it. It's delicate and complicated, but fun.

Okay, now, to the main event, the answers to your burning questions.

What is your favorite pizza topping?
I love love love fresh tomatoes baked on top of my pizza, though I like vegetarian pizzas too. I'm a carnivore, but I do not care for meat on pizza.

If money were no object, what would you have done differently (if anything) at your wedding?
I really can't think of anything I'd do differently except maybe spell my name right on the marriage certificate because that is blossoming into a huge pain in my ass.

And would you have changed your honeymoon location?
Nope. I loved Maui. It was one of the most relaxing weeks of my life, which was exactly what I needed. I wouldn't change the honeymoon location, I'd just change the luggage location.

What is your favorite casual restaurant in New Orleans?
Crabby Jack's. It's owned by the same guy that owns Jacques-Imo's and the onion rings are freaking to die for.

In L.A.?
Oh, tough question. I love me some In-and-Out Burger, but I used to live by a great restaurant called Fatty's Cafe and they had dark chocolate fondue that was beyond description kinds of good.

Are the K&B's still open in New Orleans?
I have no idea. If they are, they're not walking distance from my house.

What's your favorite part of Mardi Gras?
The fact that I don't have to work during it. It's great fun, but I really prefer the vacation aspect.

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Jeezum. Probably swinging with my grandma in her backyard. She used to sing a song when we swung and I still remember the way it went. I try to sing it to my cousins whenever I have the chance, that way, even though they won't remember her, a little bit of her lives on.

Do you celebrate Christmas and if so...what do you want?
Yep. I want (and am getting!) a weekend trip to New York with Slappy. It's going to be great. I'm asking my mom for plane tickets to go home to see my family, because that's better than anything you can wrap up. Oh, and I have a new cousin due to be born right after Christmas. I love nothing more than newborn babies (um, perhaps that sounded creepy, I'm not going to steal him or anything.)

What is the best thing that I could possibly say to my dauther-in-law to be?
That you are so glad that your son met her. And mean it.

Do you want me to check around here for your soup?
Ha. I appreciate it, but I probably should try to incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables anyway. Maybe it's a sign.

If you could visit ANY person (famous or not) in history (living or dead) who would it be and why?
I feel like I'm in a speech contest. Um, probably any one of our Founding Fathers. I want to know what they really meant in the constitution, how they planned this country to be. And I'd sure like to see my grandparents again.

What's your favorite local-to-New Orleans dish?
I love love love good red beans and rice and jambalaya. I had no idea such goodness existed in such simplicity

What's your least favorite local dish?
Boiled Crawfish

What's the one thing you can't live without?
Oxygen. And Diet Coke.

Pretend you have time, what's your guilty pleasure?
I could play the original Super Mario Brothers 1, 2 or 3 over and over again. It's a sickness.

What's your favorite thing to bake?
Desserts. I don't care for cooking all that much, but I love to bake anything sweet

What's your favourite book? favourite movie?
I'm not sure I have either. I love trashy murder mystery novels. And movies, basically, as long as it's not a horror movie or a porn flick I'm content. I like good dramas (a la Shawshank Redemption and Mystic River)

Have you ever been to Canada?
Nope. Sad, eh?

What's your dream vacation?
Any vacation involving time that I shouldn't be spending on work or school. And if my husband could come, that'd be nice too (as long as he's not having coffee dates with random women the whole time.)

What is the specialty that Slappy is interested in?
(I got permission to disclose this) Pediatric Neurology

How are grad school apps going?

What are you doing for Halloween?
Going out to dinner with my mom and probably eating all the candy that's lying around for the precisely zero trick-or-treaters we get.

If you could say anything to your mother-in-law (and not get in trouble) what would it be?
Nothing. If I could never speak to her again, I'm pretty sure that'd be better than any zinger or speech I could ever create and deliver.

How come you say LA has all of the good fast food restaurants? You've got Raising Canes, Jack n the Box and Sonic! What's in LA that's better than that?
Seriously, In-and-Out Burger will always win. And there are precisely zero Jack in the Boxes here. Or at least I haven't found any yet. Maybe it's next door to the K&B?

Thanks, that was fun!

And long.

But mostly fun.

For me anyways.


Anonymous said...

K&B's are now owned by one of those other big box chains of which I can't remember the name right now. If you look hard enough you may see the K&B purple inside an old store.
Katie must find Cane's and Sonic even if it takes a drive to Metairie or BR!

HOpe the headache thing gets better!
Claire in TX

Flea said...

I never heard of Jack in the Box till I left NO. And I'm pretty sure Sonic started in Oklahoma? Or maybe it was central Louisiana. I don't know.

So you don't like boiled crawfish? Say it ain't so! I miss it. And I LOVE red beans and rice. I made it for the Hunny when we were first married and he wouldn't eat it. It's only lately he'll enjoy it. Mmmm! Monday food!

joanne said...

Thanks for answering my questions! And by the way...that's exactly what I said to my daughter-in-law to be and I meant every single word.

p.s. I mean it about the soup lady ;)

Lanny said...

Rite Aid. Blah! Bring back K&B!!

Thanks for answering those! I know (now) that you don't like boiled crawfish, but have you ever had crawfish bread? So yummy!

Cranky Amy said...

'I love nothing more than newborn babies'

There's nothing creepy about that. Now, if you had said 'I love nothing more than newborn babies for dinner', now THAT would have been creepy!!

Daisy, Just Daisy said...

I LOVE Crabby Jack's. Mmm. Poboys. And fried chicken.

I also adore In-N-Out. Well. Adore isn't really a strong enough word, but I don't want to come off as being too weird.

Anonymous said...

One of my claims to fame is that I worked for K&B right out of HS. I learned a lot by working the pharmacy counter. For more information then you ever needed:

Anonymous said...

A weekend trip to NY??? Yeah, it'll probably be when I'm in Rome visiting my son, won't it?