What’s this? One of my new blogger friends, Erika Gardner, tagged me with a blogosphere chain letter type activity. The way it works is this, she blogged her answers to questions that someone else tagged her with, and posted the following 11 questions and tagged me (and 11 other bloggers) to answer them. The idea is that I write a new set of 11 questions and tag 11 other bloggers to continue the fun.
Hmm, well I’m going to change the rules a bit. I’ve answered the 11 questions that I was tagged with and I’ve written new questions for anyone who wants to play. But I’m not specifically tagging anyone. If you are a reader of my blog and would like to participate, if you have a blog, by all means, post your answers and tag new bloggers with new questions or continue this open-ended invitation to participate. If you don’t have a blog and you want to answer the questions, then email me privately and share your answers. It’s all in the spirit of fun and getting to know one another or learning something about a friend that you may not have known.
So here are the questions that were put to me by Erika…enjoy!
1.) What is your favorite quote?
Generally speaking I don’t like choosing favorites. But for the purposes of playing along, here are a two that seem to always be with me.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.
~ Tim McGraw
2.) What is your first memory?
Wow. I have no idea. I have a few memories that are so gray and fuzzy that at best I can say they are early memories for their lack of clarity.
Hmm…I can remember being so small that I looked up at the kitchen counter and I could not reach it with my hands. Not much of a story but a memory nonetheless.
For more of a story, when I was very young we lived in a two story house and I had a somewhat round toy box that looked like a pig. My older sister and I would dump all the toys out and stuff pillows inside for cushioning all around. I would crawl inside. She would put the lid on and roll me down the hall and down the stairs. I thought it was the greatest fun ever. I’m pretty sure she held on to the pig as she went down the stairs. I don’t think she just pushed me and let me go. 🙂
3.) If you could have any dish cooked by anyone in the world (living or dead), what would you have and who would prepare it for you?
4.) What languages do you speak? What language would you most like to learn?
Just my native English, and a little Spanish learned in high school. I don’t really have a desire to learn another specific language but I do think it is a valuable skill, most useful if you learn the language of an area where you are going to be traveling or living.
5.) Do you have any pet peeves? What are they?
Having to repeat myself is probably my greatest pet peeve.
6.) Name one thing you like about yourself.
My excitement and joy in experiencing new things.
7.) If I handed you $1000 (American) right now, how would you spend it? No fair saving it!
Well, given our current circumstances we would pay down the loan we just took out. But, if we had $1,000 to blow and no other obligations, we would put a bed liner in the truck and take photography classes together.
8.) What is your favorite song?
Damn. Favorites again. Well, not only are favorites hard for me to choose, but I’m notoriously bad at knowing titles and artists for music. Here are a few top faves…(I had to look them all up in my ipod.)
Anything But Mine, Kenny Chesney
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman, Bryan Adams
Don’t Follow, Alice In Chains
Not Over You, Gavin DeGraw
Song of the South, Alabama
9.) Do you play any musical instruments?
Not anymore. I played clarinet in 6th grade, played the flute in middle school, and played the piano for a couple of years around that time too. I’ve always wanted to learn the guitar or another stringed instrument like a banjo or violin. Maybe one day…
10.) What is your favorite piece of poetry?
Sorry, really don’t have a favorite or even an example of any poetry. Not to say I’ve never read any, but I’ve never saved any for recall.
11.) Name your favorite season and why.
I like to be able to be outside and enjoy the outdoors and fall seems like the best season for doing so more and more. Usually the weather is warm enough to be out, but not too hot to be unbearable.
Now, if you want to play, here are my new 11 questions that I put to you. Use them to write a blog post and tag others (see example how to tag here), or simply answer on your post with an open-ended invitation like this for others to play, or if you want to play but don’t want to share your answers with the world, you can email me here.
- Thinking of your most recent vacation, where did you go and what did you do that was most memorable?
- What celebrity are you most often told you look like?
- What is your greatest fear?
- Have you ever won a contest of any kind?
- Can you remember the first time you saved money/allowance as a child for something special and what you spent it on?
- What was the last movie you watched?
- What book are you reading now?
- What do you miss most about being a child?
- Tell a story that your family/in-laws/partner love to tease you about.
- If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
- What was your favorite sitcom growing up?
Friendship is like a prism through which the many variations of beauty are revealed in our lives.