Ask Me Anything! AKA Fun For Lime!

Hopefully fun for you too. I’ve been wanting to do this because it seems like a cop out post.. but it really isn’t! You know all those kooky author interviews I’ve had posted? Well I love those questions.

Also I feel like we have no idea who each of us is. So… today, you get to ask me any question you want. The kicker is though, that you have to answer it as well! Come on – what strange and silly things can you think of? I’m happy to give my opinion on say, sauerkraut to biscotti. Whatever. (I can’t think right now.)

Ready? Set? Go! [Oh and you see that tag? Yeah. Someone’s going to win something.]

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Oh bless you for a soft ball, Mary! ;D Favorite color? It varies, really… but I like things in the blue family. Blue and purples best I think. And colors I like, differ from colors I like to wear, if that makes sense.

      Yay! Keep the questions coming!

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Jane,
      Ohhh I’ve been into Henry Cavill since the Tudors… and possibly The Count of Monte Cristo and Tristan and Isolde. (I can’t believe James Franco was the hero over Henry. WTF, Hollywood?)
      I also really like Michael Fassbender. He’s finally stopped dying in every film he’s in! That’s how you know he’s a star. πŸ˜‰
      Oh and Matt Bomer. He’s crazy gorgeous. Sadly, gay. So… I can dream about somehow meeting Henry Cavill and him falling head over heels for me, right? πŸ˜›

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Jesi, sadly, in real life I’m job hunting. I haven’t had real job… well not a full time job in too long. Two years?
      Technically, though, I guess I’m a practicing attorney. So says that expensive license from the state supreme court. :X
      Hehehehe and I like how you put that. “Glamorous world of insurance.” πŸ˜€

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    1. Limecello Post author

      June, I’m… well not embarrassed exactly, but I always say this a bit wryly- I’m a total pop princess. My musical tastes are eclectic, but in my car I listen to top 40 stations. I’m too fickle to have favorites although I get nostalgic about stuff.
      I like Adele, and Adam Levine is strangely enough growing on me. I say the latter because Maroon 5 was SO overplayed. Also I had this bad experience in undergrad where some creepy old guy grabbed my butt at a concert – and we were right by a cop! Augh!
      For some reason Third Eye Blind keeps popping in my head – I “rediscovered” a few of their songs recently. Made me all nostalgic.

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  1. Liz

    If you could live anywhere, where would that be?

    I would live in Pismo Beach, CA. To still be close to my family but be able to look out my kitchen window and see the ocean – now that’s my little bit of heaven.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Liz! Wow – what a question. And I love how you’re specific in your answer! You know… I’m not really sure. I love DC, and NYC, and Seattle. DC I don’t know neighborhoods well enough. I’m assuming money is no object, otherwise I’d have to be living somewhere in Maryland or Virginia. In NYC though… I wouldn’t have to actually live in Manhattan. I’d be perfectly happy in Long Island City. I got to stay at a super swank apartment.
      For Seattle… it just seems nice. I’ve only been able to visit once. Also, I love the water – never thought about it, but I guess I chose cities close to it. Although I grew up closer to the great lakes, and fresh water is best, imho. Or not so humble opinion. πŸ˜›
      One thing I do know – and it’s a bit odd, if/when I ever get a house, I want it to face south.

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  2. JoAnne

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    Mine would be Italy and Hawaii. Been to both and would love a repeat.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      JoAnne,

      I’m so jealous!!! I’ve never been to Italy *or* Hawaii and I’d LOVE to go to both places! Also Australia and New Zealand… And… and and… Well, actually, Spain and Greece for sure. It’d also be super cool to go see the Forbidden City in China and the Great Wall although I hate crowds so, maybe not so much. I always say if I could go anywhere/do anything… I’d choose a world tour in style.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Ah! And here I become coy. My apologies, Regina. I’m not lying though because in my post I never said I’d answer every question – just that y’all can ask me anything. I’m in my 20s. πŸ™‚ I think I’m scared to give my actual age because then people will expect me to act it. And… well meh to that. Especially since I can still pass for a student. *angelface*

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Mary – Impossible question! Ah! Also :X Your avatar is freaky. Eek! What’s that from? Erm… favorite book as a child. How… child are we going? Although I was reading age-inappropriate things waaaaaaaay too early. I LOVED The Witch of Blackbird Pond and I think I’ll go with that because it’s the book I’ve read the most times. I want to say well over 40. So, here’s another “about me!” Heh – I’m a total re-reader.

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      1. Mary Kirkalnd

        LOL Ya like that Avatar, eh? I actually don’t know what it;s from. A few months ago I googled “Gothic avatars” and this was one that I kept along with some others in case I need an avatar picture i like to have them on hand. lol

        I didn’t start reading like that until I was 18 or so. lol

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      2. Limecello Post author

        Giiiiiiiiiirrrrrrlllll that avatar is FREAKY! She has no irises! Eek! I’ve always been a re-reader. I read really quickly so I exhausted all the books I was interested in at my library pretty early… so I’d re-read. Also sometimes I’d find things I’d forgotten or missed the first time around.
        I do re-read everything less now though, and only stick to a few keepers to re-read. And by “few” I mean a 6′ bookshelf that’s packed to the brim. πŸ˜›

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  3. Laurie G

    Who was/were the first romance author(s) that you fell in love with?
    Do you have a favorite reading genre?
    Do you feel like your tastes have changed over time?
    Are you a morning or an evening person?

    johnslake at usa dot com

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Laurie,

      Oh gosh. You know, I started reading historicals only. And… then I read only based on the not too clinch covers. I was embarrassed to check them out. The you know, supposed brain snob in me. I’d say Lisa Kleypas though. She’s still one of my favorite authors. Although one of the first books by her I remember reading is Stranger In My Arms and to be honest that’s like one of my least favorite by her. I’m so glad I continued reading her books though!
      As for favorite reading genre… well romance of course, but sub-genre… I go with historical, contemporary, and I guess paranormal and erotic romance as my first choices. I don’t know if my tastes have changed over time – I’ve always been a rather picky reader and demand as close to perfection for the story as possible. I’ve also always read categories, so it was a lot of hit or miss.
      As for morning or evening… I’m practically a vampire. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Patti W

    Do you have a current favorite author?
    Right now my fav is Shiloh Walker. I like the Grimm ans Veil series. I also recently read my first Lauren Dane. I have read her Brown siblings and loved all of them.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Patti – Shiloh would love to hear that! πŸ˜€ Oh my gosh – you have to read her upcoming romantic suspense series – If You Hear Her is AWESOME.
      And Lauren Dane… yes – I love her Brown siblings as well. And some of her Federation books. I’m a bit behind but I looooved the second – with Abbie and Roman, yes? I’m actually reading Never Enough for the first time right now!

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  5. Pat L.

    What a fun thing to blog about.

    Is there any book that you have read that you will never forget and why?

    For me Sarah’s Child by Linda Howard – the ending was so gutwrenching and touching.

    [email protected]

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Pat, now that is tough. A book that I’ll never forget? There are bits and pieces of stories that stay with me always… maybe Suddenly You by Lisa Kleypas? A favorite. And… here’s a kicker. Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros. I love it – and/but there’s this twist I almost always forget about until I get to it and I’m like OMG HOW COULD I FORGET THAT? But it’s because she tells the story so perfectly. Love it!
      Although another favorite is Shocking the Senator by Leanne Banks. I tear up each and every time.

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  6. Helen L.

    What authors are autobuys for you? Me – lots – lol – Robyn Carr, SEP, Susan Mallery to name a few.

    [email protected]
    P.S. Always love a surprise giveaway – especially of the print book variety. LOL.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Helen,
      Here is where I might have to hide from the pitchforks and angry mob. I… don’t auto-buy an author anymore. I just don’t. I’m too picky and there are too many hits or misses for me. Although there are authors that I buy most of their books – or eventually catch up on. I’d say… SEP yes. Leanne Banks. Sarah Mayberry, Lauren Dane, and Erin McCarthy. But if it’s a sub-genre totally not in my interest, I just won’t get it. I might get it from the library, or have it on a “buy later” list.

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  7. Elisa (what_ever_for)

    It’s funny you put this out there, since I was just wondering the same thing (e.g. “who is lime?”)

    What’s the most complicated word you’ve successfully said while drunk? Mine so far are antiestablishmentarianism and unconscionable. I don’t drink much though so not much room for study.

    My other questions are too nosey and I feel it’s impolite to ask. So enjoy the funny questions!

    Elisa
    what_ever_for at cox dot net

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Elisa,

      You know… I’m an odd duck. I don’t really get drunk. At least not with alcohol. With alcohol, I’ve got two stages. Sober… and dead. :X
      I don’t think I’ve ever tried to say antiestablishmentarianism while drinking – nor had any reason to generally. O_o What on earth prompted you to do that?

      Heh. And now I’m curious as to the other questions. You can always try asking them… πŸ˜‰

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      1. Limecello Post author

        lol Elisa – now I’m sad my friend who is getting married next doesn’t want a party or anything… she’s taking all our fun away! >:(
        And the other thing… the mentor? Yeah – assigned by… the state supreme court. : Boo. Cuz we’re all professionals, yanno?! :X

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  8. Tricia

    Do you like to cook? If so, what’s your favorite dish to make? If not, what’s your favorite restaurant?

    Most of the time, I like to cook. It’s the cleanup afterwards I could do without! I don’t really have a favorite dish to make, it’s really whatever most of the household will eat, like spaghetti or lasagna.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Tricia, I LOVE to cook! Love love love it. I consider myself something of a foodie. I’m with you though – hate the clean up. Loathe it. My ideal pairing is hanging out with someone who is willing to clean for a good home cooked meal.
      I don’t have a favorite dish to make either – it always depends on my mood. But I usually go to Italian, Chinese, or American food. I don’t know why. Greek, Mexican, Japanese etc, don’t really feature that heavily in my repertoire. I’d love to make curries – Thai or Indian, but don’t really cook it at home because the smells linger. Love how it tastes, don’t like smelling of it.

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  9. Eva / TXBookjunkie

    Favorite food dish in the following cuisines?

    Thai: I love Pad Sea-Ew, Tom Kha, and Panang Curry.

    Chinese: I love beef & broccoli and hot & sour soup.

    Tex-Mex: I could eat chips & salsa alone, but chicken enchiladas are always a favorite.

    Southern: Chicken fried steak with lots of white (brown if that’s all there is) gravy

    Indian: samosas and beef vindaloo, followed by kheer badami for dessert

    Darn it. Now I’m hungry.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Hi Eva!

      Let’s see – with Thai? CURRY CURRY CURRY! I’m such a curry monster. πŸ˜€ I love yellow curry – but really it’s usually because it comes with potatoes and bamboo. And green curry – but it’s a bit spicy for me. Don’t love red curry as much. Do love eggplant in it.

      For Chinese… I love hot and sour soup as well. And the way they make the baby clams with black bean sauce. Cantonese black bean sauce is so delicious. I also love spring rolls. The *actual* ones with the crispy thin fried skin. None of this egg roll thing, or the Vietnamese rice paper spring rolls.

      Tex-Mex- burritos! That counts right? Or carnitas… nom

      Southern food – will you believe it that I have never had chicken fried steak before? I do love soul food though. Although the last time I had it, it was at a vegan place in DC. No, I’m just as horrified as you are. OH! Barbecue! Salt Lick! *drools*… oh yum.

      Indian … CURRY! I like lamb or goat curry. Lentils too. I just… really love curry. It’s sad how I can’t take spicy things. Oh and naan. Mmmm naan. I’ve never had many Indian desserts. Not much appeals – or I’ve only had bad ones, and rarely have room for it anyway. I do love lassi’s though. The sweet ones.

      I’m hungry now too. Thanks a lot, not! πŸ˜›

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      1. Eva / TXBookjunkie

        I LOVE curry. Give me any type of curry and a huge bowl of rice and I’m content.

        I will go have some Salt Lick for you next time I go out for BBQ. Or County Line…they’re tasty too (and not as far of a drive).

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      2. Limecello Post author

        Eva – I ignored your comment until now πŸ˜‰
        I’ve NEVER had the chance to go to county line! Ahhh and I LOVE Salt Lick! You lucky lucky girl. My dad was actually considering ordering it this year for some special occasion… but it’s seriously pricy. :

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  10. Maureen

    Are you a morning person or a night person? I used to be a night person but raising kids and getting them off to school has turned me into a morning person.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Maureen,

      Oh gosh. I… kids… well thankfully I don’t have any and don’t see having any in the foreseeable future. Heh – otherwise it’d be afternoon kindergarten for sure! ;). I still wonder how I was able to do high school – wherein we had to be there by like 7 AM.

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  11. Karen C

    I didn’t see this question : What is your favorite movie? I really have two (I can’t pick just one!!). One is January Man with Kevin Kline and the other Is The Bone Collector with Denzil Washington – probably a little off the wall.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Karen, eek! Impossible question! I always hate when people say “I don’t know” but… in my case I don’t know that I have one. It changes a lot, and see – I would have said Gone with the Wind. But I recently ish-re-watched it, and found it rather lacking. I was so sad. Then, I’d say The Sound of Music… but I’ve never been able to love it as much after I learned Christopher Plummer called it the “Sound of Mucus” – although he did regret saying that later, I believe… well, like, 30 years later… πŸ˜›
      One that really threw me was Inception. I avoided it for-ever because I just do *not* like Leonardo DiCaprio – but I thought it was a fantastic film. Ummm… favorite movie. Gosh. I watch so few, as well, so it’s hard to say.
      Can I do a trilogy? Although the third isn’t out yet and I’m nervous… I love Christian Bale as Batman. So, those – with Christopher Nolan. He’s great.
      I’ve never seen January Man or The Bone Collector. :X

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  12. Mary Kirkalnd

    I have another question…If you could do something illegal with no chance of ever getting caught or any repercussions coming back on you from it…what illegal activity would you do? lol

    I would either rig the lottery in my favor or…yeah I’d totally rig the lottery in my favor. lol

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Oh, Mary… wow… now that I saw your answer I can’t really get it out of my head. My first thought was something like money – robbing the treasury? Fort Knox? I’m sure all the gold is numbered etc… but then if I’d never get caught I’d have some way to sell it right as part of the crime?
      My second immediate thought though, was robbing a museum. Then I could have amazingly lovely pieces, and sell some – the whole not getting caught/punished thing again… thus getting lots of money.
      Or, okay. I did think murder first, but there’s nobody I really want to kill and… well money is much more useful.
      I think I’d have to think about this more though – because… I’m not sure – lotteries are what, 125 m? Maybe I’d really want to knock off/run wild at say, Sotheby’s. Then I could auction it off again. So…. more a cyber crime? I could change everything so that I was the owner. And get myself some sweet foreign bank accounts the government couldn’t touch.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Lynn, for me this changes based on my mood. I like historicals, contemporaries, and paranormals equally. Although recently I’ve been reading more contemporaries – all those category romances… and actually some fantasy types – that are also erotic. Does erotic romance need to be split into a different category? I sometimes do, sometimes don’t separate it.

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  13. Natalie's Mama

    What book had you laughing hysterically that you thought you would pee your pants?

    Mine was Erin McCarthy – The Pregnancy Test.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Natalie, you know, I don’t really go out of my way for the humor books, but I’m with you on Erin McCarthy. I remember enjoying it but I don’t remember laughing that much. She always makes me chuckle with her lighter contemporaries though. Argh. I’m blanking on which one.

      Ohhhh this is going to bother me now! What the last book I read that made me laugh out loud is…

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  14. Limecello Post author

    I have a question for all of you… hopefully at least some of you see it. Who here prefers print over electronic books? And then… who reads historicals? It would be best/most helpful if you answered both. Thanks so much!

    [Oh and um, I read only e-books, and I definitely read historicals as well.] πŸ™‚ Almost forgot that part!

    *ETA: You guys are always too clever for me! Ok – and then as important – if you don’t read historicals, what genre DO you most like? THANKS!

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    1. Karen C

      I read both print and e-books; they both fill different needs (i.e.; e-books when they really cheap or free and when traveling). I read historicals, but they are lower on the TBR list.

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    2. Liz

      I prefer electronic books, but only because it’s faster to download a book then get in the car and go to the library.

      I don’t read historicals as a rule. But I will read a highland tale or an old west romance from time to time. As long as the time period details don’t get too much in the way of the romance, I’m on board. Like everything else I read, if the description intrigues me, then I’ll get it…regardless of the time period, concept, or sub-genre.

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      1. Limecello Post author

        Liz I’ve been finding a lot more Westerns recently – maybe it’s because older books are getting re-released in e? Because it seems that’s one genre that didn’t really get picked back up.

        May I ask what genre you do most prefer then? πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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        1. Liz

          Oh Lime that’s easy. I love paranormal romances the best. And that inculdes more than shifters and vamps, I like aliens and cyborgs and all that kind of fun, weird stuff. I love it when an author creates a whole world for their characters that’s unique and cool.

          I think you’re right about the westerns being re-released in e-edition. I’ve noticed the note on the descriptions about reprints into electronic forms.

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  15. ErynLockhart

    If you could go anywhere for an all expenses paid vacation, what would you choose?

    Mine would be a month on Lady Elliot Island during Humpback Whale migrations–just give me unlimited tank refills, fins, food, with the Great Barrier Reef as my backyard and I’m good πŸ™‚

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Eryn, you’re going to think this is a total cop out, but I’ve actually been saying the same thing on blogs for years. [Pinky swear!] Anyway on an all expenses paid vacation? WORLD TOUR!!! No – seriously. I’d do it up in style and luxury. Yes please.
      Otherwise… arrrgggh. If I HAVE to limit it to “one” location… Australia and New Zealand? Orrr…. Greece, and Italy? I mean – come on. They’re so close to each other! And a pop over to Spain as well… I’d have to say Italy would be tops though – and for that, I’d insist on going around the country.

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  16. Mary M.

    Hi Young Lime!

    Do you do any crafty things (other than this blog….. :)) such as sewing, knitting, painting etc, and if so, what are you working on?

    I do a little of everything, and am currently finishing a Queen of the Spiders costume for HS student.

    kaisquared

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Hehehe hi Mary!
      Hmmmm crafty things. Well. I’ve never done much sewing. I learned how to knit in college, but that was kinda a crazy time so I only ever really managed to make scarves, but I made quite a few for friends. Like… six in 10+ weeks?
      Um… I’ve done some beading. Metalwork. Oil pastels… and I really enjoy watercolors. However, my favorite would probably be silk painting. I want to do that again. Which in fact, reminds me. I need to order a kit…

      Eeee a costume! You should make me a costume, please! ;D

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  17. Laurie G

    I read only print books. I love historicals! So many great books too little time….

    Karen Hawkins, Sabrina Jeffries, Candace Camp, Gayle Callen, Lorraine Heath,Tiffany Clare, Pamela Clare, Sarah MacLean, Susan Wiggs, Julianne MacLean, Laura Lee Gurke, Lisa Kleypas, Kat Martin, Nicola Cornick, Julia London, Julia Quinn, Amanda Quick, Catherine Coulture,Mary Balogh, Julia JustissJillian Hunter, Madeline Hunter, Brenda Joyce, Stephanie James, Samantha James, Joan Johnston, Cathy Maxwell, Victoria Alexander, Jo Beverly, Karen Ranney, Meredith Duran, Sherry Thomas to name a few

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  18. Kiwi

    My question is
    What is the meaning behind the name “Limecello”?

    “Kiwi” was a nickname given to me by an early boyfriend, and has more to do with the fruit than Australia or it’s feathered population.

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    1. Limecello Post author

      Hi Kiwi πŸ˜€
      This one is easy! I love limes. I always ask for lime with my water, and love drinks with a splash or squeeze of lime. And have you ever had a coke with fresh squeezed lime? Although I’m off high fructose corn syrup as much as possible so I need to find Mexican coke…
      Anyway, so, we know I love lime. I also love sugar. And… who doesn’t like a good vodka? Anyway, limoncello was taken/common – and I love limes more than lemon… so there we have it. Limecello – cuz it’s a name. ;D

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