What is your favorite fruit?
Oh, I can’t pick just one. I love bananas, oranges, peaches, apricots, grapes, plums, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries . . .
Living here in California, we are blessed with many varieties of fresh fruit all year long. I grew up with peach, orange, lemon and apricot trees in the backyard. Plus, Lodi is wine country so we always enjoy luscious, delicious grapes.
Who is someone you consider as a great role model?
Sir James Galway. And I am extremely excited because I will be attending one of his Master Classes this weekend in Napa. His lovely wife, Lady Jeanne, will be there as well and I am confident that it will be the thrill of a lifetime.
If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose?
A bed and breakfast in the Gold Country.
Name something you do too often.
Stay up far later on weeknights than I should. I have trouble going to sleep — and I always want to see what Craig Ferguson has to say. His show comes on at midnight, right after Letterman.
Fill in the blank: I really like ___________ because ____________.
I really like BigBob’s new pick-up because I don’t mind having it parked in front of my house, unlike his old one.
I made him park the old one around the corner because I did not want anyone to think that it belonged to someone who lived in this house or knew someone who lived here.
BigBob wanted a silver pick-up. When we were at the dealership, he asked me, “Do you think I should get the silver one? What color do you think I should get?” I just laughed and responded, “Paint. I think you should get a pick-up with paint. Any color of paint.”
The salesman started laughing. He looked at BigBob and said, “Let me guess. Your old pick-up only has primer?” BigBob had to sheepishly admit it. Then the salesman looked at me and I reiterated, “PAINT will be a major improvement.”
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!