Friday, May 04, 2007

Fantastic Friday Feast


Appetizer
Name something you would not want to own.

Another Fiat automobile

Soup
Describe your hair (texture, color, length, etc.).

My hair is ash blonde, shoulder length, wavy, frizzy and fine, although there is a lot of it.

Salad
Finish this sentence: I’ll never forget my mother.

Main Course
Which famous person would you like to be for one day? Why?

I would have liked to be Eleanor of Aquitaine when she went to the Holy Land. She was an heiress, married young to Louis, King of France so he could get her lands. He divorced her because she gave birth to two daughters, no sons. While married to Louis, she went with him to the Holy Land on a Crusade. There are rumours that she had an affair with Saladin, the Arab leader. After the divorce, Eleanor went home to Aquitaine, which reverted back to her, and she soon married the much younger Henry II of England (right before he became king). They had 5 sons and a few daughters too. He then fell in love with someone else and put Eleanor in prison for years after she (perhaps) poisoned her rival. Eleanor went on a second Crusade with her son, Richard the Lionheart, when she was entitled to stay home and rest on her laurels. Richard sent her back to Aquitaine with his new bride Berengaria to govern there in his absence. He had left England in the hands of his brother John, and we all know how well that turned out.

Dessert
Write one sentence about yourself that includes one thing that is true and another thing that is not.

I like reading good historical novels (not bodice rippers) and I love to run marathons.

3 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

I would hate to run a marathon--I'm guessing this is your false statement? :) Have a great weekend.

jennyR said...

marathons? hmmm...maybe that's the false one...heheheh

Joseph C. Harris said...

Great Feast. I really liked your main course. very interesting. My feast is now up.