Friday, June 8, 2012

I'm Joining the Party!

Here are my answers to the questions:

1. Have you ever read Around the World in Eighty Days or any other books y Jules Verne?
    YES!  I loved the book Around the World in Eighty Days.  Not only have I read it, but my family also has it on Audio Book, so we can listen to it being read.  I have also read, and enjoyed, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth.

2. It's your turn to travel around the world!  But you can only visit one country on each continent (excluding Antarctica).  Which do you choose?
Asia: Israel, for sure!
Australia: Let me think...Australia!
Africa: South Africa.  It's a real country, not just a region.
North America: The USA, of course!!!
South America: Peru.  I've always wanted to see the llamas in the Andes Mountains.
Europe: One Hundred Percent Italy!!!!!  Epic Win for cioppino, Venice, and the Italian Alps!

3.What's your favorite foreign song?
   "Oh For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
    This is a British song, so, yes, it's foreign.

4. Do you know your heritage? From which contry(s) does your family originate?
   My mother is half Italian and half German, and my father is part Irish, part German, part French, part Swiss and half Puerto Rican.  I'm definitely a 'mutt.'

5. What is your preferred method of travel?
    Oh, my, this one is easy.  I have always wanted to ride on a flying horse, just like Digory and Polly in The Magician's Nephew.

6.  What is your favorite ethnic food?
   Definitely Italian.  And my favorite Italian food is cioppino (pronounced chioppinno)

7.  If you had to choose one literary character to travel around the world with, who would it be? 
     That is a hard one, because I have so many favorite literary characters, but I think that I would have to choose Phineas Fogg, only because he seems to know his way around, as well as having a lot of money to spend!

8.  From kilts to kimonos, most countries have some form of traditional dress- of which would you be most willing to wear?
     I've always been partial to the traditional Austrian clothes!

9.  If you could speak any foreign language, what would it be?
    Spanish.  I think it would please my Puerto Rican grandmother.

10. What is your opinion on the subject of hot air balloons?
     Well, I think I am a bit squeamish about riding in them, which is silly considering that I would ride on a flying horse!

11.Okay. Pick a country, any country. Now pick a piece of classic literature (fiction, please!). If that story took place in this other country, what would be different?
  Russia, I guess.  Anna of Green Gables.  Wow!  That could definitely be interesting.  Anne would probably be Anna and she probably wouldn't go to the schoolhouse, since in Russia at the time only boys went to school.  also, she might get Diana drunk on Marilla's homemade vodka, which is a disgusting thought, indeed!

12. Choose five of your favorite authors (or just as many as you can)...each from a different country!
    James Barry from Scotland
    L. M. Montgomery from Canada
    Charles Dickens from England
    Alexandre Dumas from France
   Louisa May Alcott from the United States

13. In Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg is accused of bank robbery. Of course, we know he didn't do it- but the book never explains who did. Who do you think robbed the bank?
    Uriah Heep is a worthy candidate.  Ha, ha!  He escaped from Australia and came back to England years later, where he became a famous and diabolical criminal.

14. Does your church support any foreign missionaries? If so, tell a little about what countries they are from!
   My church supports quite a few foreign missionaries, including the Weldons, who minister to orphans in Moldova, the Welches, who minister in Romania and Bulgaria to villages and the Turkish gypsies, the Farnhams, who minister in India, and the Gomez family, who are national missionaries to Mexico.

15. Time is running out! You only have a few days left to finish your journey! You're on the last leg of your trip, traveling through the American West by train, when suddenly Indians attack! What do you do?
    I take out my trusty sabre and my Colt pistols (the standard of every well-equipped Western traveler in those days) and shoot at the Indians until they are scared off by my courage and bravery!
(I love to dream.  In real life I would probably cower in the train coach until I was carried off captive.)  (Although, surprisingly, I am a really good shot with a gun.  I know, that's unbelievable, since I am such an inside girl.  But really, I am quite the family sharpshooter!)

Thanks for reading!


  1. Love this!! Number 11 really made me laugh out loud!! Kiri Liz :)

  2. I extremely enjoyed reading this post! Quite hilarious!


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