Normally I dislike these things, as I really don’t understand the whole purpose and I’m not much of a joiner, and I’m not a total link whore like some people. But Amy Güth asked so nicely (plus, she has an umlaut in her last name, is hot and wears glasses), and so I said yes. It’s like a mini-promotional tour for her book, Three Fallen Women, which I believe should be sent to me, free of charge, for my participation. Kidding! (Sort of.)
Anyway, in the spirit of the season, and of Chanukah miracles, here it is: a meme completed by yours, truly.
Drumroll . . .
1. Quick! You must turn a plate of latkes into an upscale gourmet delight
(as if they aren’t already?). What would you add to them to dress them up,
flavor and/or garnish them?
My latkes are already made with yukon gold and sweet potatoes. For me, that’s fancy. But I think that tonight I’ll serve them with a special dollop of sour cream and some green onion. You know, like at Taco Bell. Mmmmmm, E-coli.
2. What is the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard anyone say about Chanukah?
“It’s twelve days, right? And you eat matzah? And the candles represent the light of the star that guided the shepherds?” (I, by the way, nodded sagely and added, “And then we drink the blood of Christian babies.”)
3. What’s the best possible use for olive oil?
I think olive oil is latex-safe, right? Hang on, I’m calling Babeland.
4. Settle it once and for all. Latkes or hammentaschen? Which to you
prefer? What about pitting the winner of that contest against sufganiyot?
Savoury always beats sweet in my estimation. So, latkes it is.
5. What’s the best way to mix up a game of dreidel?
Add an expletive whenever calling out the result. Example: “Gimmel, Motherfucker!”
6. My novel, Three Fallen Women, shockingly enough, is about the lives of
three women. Which three women would you like to have over this year for
latkes and why?
My friends who are far from me: Karine, Ronit and Minxy. Because they are awesome blondes who live very far away. Also, they would have to bring their children, two apiece. Imagine a chorus of twelve shouting, “Gimmel, Motherfucker!”
7. Other than Three Fallen Women (har har), what book do you think would
make a great Chanukah gift this year? What book would you like to receive
as a gift this year?
I’ve got Dreams From My Father on my list so I seem like a smart and civic-minded gal, but really I’d like about a hundred copies of Naked on the Internet, so I can plaster the Midwest with Anna‘s ass and Audacia‘s awesomeness. Ahem.
8. What bloggers didn’t participate in Chanukah Blog Tour 5767 and you
think should have? (link to them)
I can’t hear you, these latkes are really crunchy. I’m like that dude in the cereal commercial who keeps getting insulted and goes on masticating, oblivious to the people talking in front of him.