March 21st, 2004

serious Oracle

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Stolen from silwen... sorry I don't know how to embed your lj-ness here!

If you...

1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?

the things I like to cook. Comfort foods, mostly. Soups, stews. Chicken and dumplings. Lentil soup. Chicken and white bean stew. Homemade macaroni and cheese. Salmon chowder. Roasted garlic chicken. Great, lovely salads with made-from-scratch dressings to offset the aforementioned dishes. Fresh breads. Homey deserts, like apple crisp, huge chewy cinnamon-sugar cookies with homemade ice cream, marble cheesecake, pear galettes… fresh lemonade with mint…

2. ...owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?

books. Without question. I would also sell the work of friends and acquaintances, who are so amazingly skilled: leatherwork, pottery, blown glass, jewelry, carving, cast stoneware, paintings and other art, needlework, yarnwork, herbs, handmade soaps and lotions…

3. ...wrote a book, what genre would it be?

teen/genre fantasy. I wrote a Maid Marian story, and am in the process of first revision. Then it’s back to the publisher to see if it’s viable…*eep* . The one I need to/want to write is the one I tried to write this past NaNo. Mad Gen was born of a short story, and wants a novel but, frankly, I’m not good enough yet.

4. ...ran a school, what would you teach?

Jousting. No, really. My fellow jousters and I have talked about starting a joust school. We’d teach horsemanship, stage combat and basic joust skills. We’d also have a huge Adirondacks-type lodge, with kick-butt food (see question #1 to get an idea as to what we’d serve). We’d do corporate retreats, and ‘management building exercises.’ Summer camp for kids (a mini-Ren. Faire of sorts… costuming, page/squire training, as well as all the skills I mentioned above). Then there could be music, dance, medieval crafts/cooking…

5. ...recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?

I’ve recorded two, and am about to do the third… with the Crimson Pirates, though, so how much do you really get to hear me? Had I my druthers, I’d sing with Kelley, Karen and Robin.. the four of us, traditional tunes (and some of my original songs), with the option of drums (bodhran, tar, conga, djembe), pennywhistle, mandolin and guitar. And we would SO do Steeleye’s ‘Isabel.’
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