Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Quiz About Me

Here's a fun blog hop hosted by Heather at Acting Balanced.  There are four questions to answer, plus the option to add a fifth question of your choosing.  Here we go!

1.  What was the toughest job you ever had?
When I was a kid, 13, 14 years old, I'd clean second hand stoves and refrigerators for my uncle.  He'd buy them used to replace broken ones in the apartments in the buildings he managed.  I got $5 for each stove or refrigerator I cleaned.  I had to scrub them with Brillo pads and them wipe them down clean.  They were down in the basement next to the boiler room, which was pretty hot.

2.  What one characteristic makes a good boss?

3.  How did you celebrate 'the end of summer'?
You mean summer can end? ;)  I live in South Florida.  "Winter", if you want to call it that, lasts about 2 weeks during a really cold spell, and the lowest the temps have gotten is to 35 degrees, which will usually get back up into the 50s or even 60s by midday.  So there is no "end of summer" celebration here.  Still, I like to observe the beginning of fall by putting out my fall decorations.  I have a wreath for the door, and some pumpkin centerpieces for the tables, that sort of thing.  I really do enjoy decorating for fall, it's my favorite season.

4.  Do you follow the fashion rules about Labour Day being the end of wearing white etc?
Nope.  I wear summer clothes all the time.  As a matter of fact, I'm in flip-flops pretty much all year round.  It's a beautiful thing.

And for my fifth question:

5.  What one thing brings autumn to mind?
There are lots of things that make me think of autumn, but one particular thing is the color orange.  Leaves, pumpkins, candles, gourds, all in a vibrant shade of orange.  I love putting splashes of orange throughout the house for fall!


jen @ grown in southern ground said...

falling leaves

Rebecca said...

I like it when the leaves change colors. I like the crispy air. I prefer cold weather to warm, so I love fall!

retired not tired said...

Fall makes me think of Thanksgiving which in Canada is the first Monday in October. We cook a turkey with mashed potatoes and turnip. The whole family gets together. We ahve met many Floridians in our travels since we are cruisers. We ship out of Tampa or Ft Lauderdale.

Marti said...

Sunflowers, pumpkins, and leaves changing colors scream autumn to me. I always look forward to autumn because it should bring cooler weather.

Anonymous said...

Halloween! Apple cider, orange, yellow, gold and brown. For me, once Halloween gets here, it's truly autumn.

Nani said...

Harvest flavors! I love pumpkin spice and wonderful vegetable soups.