If I’m out with friends and I feel that the conversation is hitting a lull, I’m always up for posing a collective group question that everyone can weigh in on. It’s been a while since we’ve done a Quick Q post, so we thought that we would give you some fun Monday conversation starters.
Which fast food restaurant has the best french fries?
This question was recently posed at a birthday party I attended because the fries from the restaurant were good not great. So we started talking about our favorite cut of french fry, then that morphed into the best fast food ones. My answer would be Zaxby’s. I love a crinkle cut. I love the seasoning. I love the Zax Sauce. It was a big day when the Zaxby’s opened up about 20 miles from our childhood home. Our oldest sister had a classmate who worked there and when she’d go through the drive thru she’d say, “Make it with love, Joe” which meant “give me extra seasoning.” Ah, to be young again.
Ugh. This is like Sophie’s Choice-fries are my weakness. There’s literally nothing better on God’s green earth. I have to go with McDonald’s though. I think they put some kind of drugs in them, and I also think they put some kind of drugs in their ketchup because there’s just something about it. I honestly can’t tell you when the last time I went to a McDonalds was, but if God told me tomorrow there would be no repercussions to eating those fries everyday, I’d be there with bells on. Fun fact: When I’m out of the US of A, McDonalds is my favorite place to go. So cultural of me.
If you could use magic to do a mundane task for you for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pump gas. I HATE pumping gas. If it’s raining or cold, forget about it. When I took Economics in high school, we had to do like that Saved by the Bell episode and come up with a product and a business plan and commercial. During our brainstorm I distinctly remember asking if we could come up with something that would stay in your trunk and pump gas for you, I got blank stares. One of my group members now has an Instagram account making dream catchers, so I guess I was aiming too high.
Gotta go with laundry. Who watched Newlyweds with Nick and Jessica?
I remember in one episode Nick was becoming more and more aware of Jessica’s lack of domestic skills, and she had someone come to help her, and she said she loved putting clothes in the washing machine and adding the detergent. That part was fun, but then she hated doing anything after that, and that’s where she struggled. That resonated with me, and I honestly think of her saying that quite often when I’m putting clothes in the washing machine. How great would it be to have clean clothes nicely folded and put away and you not have to do a thing?
What’s the worst decision you ever made in regards to fashion?
I love Barbara Bush, but as a teen, I should not have taken fashion inspiration from her. I wore an elastic string of pearls almost every. single. day. It didn’t matter if I was wearing a tshirt or an evening gown, I had my pearls. If they had had significant meaning like they belonged to my grandmother, that would have been one thing, but I probably got them from Claire’s.
How much time do you have? I could honestly make an entire post about bad haircuts I’ve had. Exhibit A
Since that’s not technically under the “fashion umbrella,” I’ll go with these capri things. What was I thinking? I’m barely 5 feet tall. They weren’t helping my situation. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one in the early 2000’s feeling like they looked good, but geez. This wasn’t my only pair. There were several in my college closet. Oof. While we are at it, why was I wearing Chacos? I am not a wilderness girl. I do not possess the skills of Phyllis Nefler.
If there could be one middle class sit down restaurant in heaven, what would you want it to be?
I heard this question posed on the podcast, “Annie and Eddie Keep Talking,” and I immediately started Marco Polo-ing people to ask. I’m torn between The Cheesecake Factory and Chili’s. I love that the Cheesecake Factory menu is like a textbook ergo I have a lot of options. It IS eternity after all, and I’m lusting just thinking about Adam’s Peanut Butter Ripple Cheesecake. BUT Chili’s has those mugs and those bottomless chips and salsa, and if loving those is wrong, I don’t want to be right. I went on a date one time and the chips and salsa at Chili’s got brought up because I am who I am, and the guy said that they were “Trash. Way too thin.” Deal breaker.
I echo everything Kat said. Coke in a mug. Bottomless chips and salsa. Bottomless, people! I think those chips also have some kind of drugs on them. I could put away 5 of those brown plastic baskets all by myself. Picture it: Me, Jesus, John the Baptist, Barbara Bush in her pearls, all sitting in a booth and just having a ball with an Awesome Blossom.
If your life was a sitcom, what would the theme song be?
Honky Cat by Elton John. “Get back, honky cat. Better get back to the woods. Well I’ve quit those days and my redneck ways.” If that isn’t the perfect bop for this honky Kat, I don’t know what is.
Honestly, the talents of Neil Diamond and Outkast could make this answer so easy for me. However, I’m going to pivot. The first song that came to mind was “Ob-la-di” by the Beatles…mainly the chorus though.It’s just fun, and you can’t not sing along. Can’t you picture a montage of me with pictures like the one of me with the bowl cut floating on your TV screen with that song playing? Can’t you?
By the way, who remembers this show from the 90’s? That was their theme song. Bring back the 90’s.
Ask these around your dinner table tonight. They’ll be a hit.
Life goes on, bra.