Monday, April 30, 2012
Kenda Turner and Janette Dolores passed this eleven question meme to me. Thank you ladies!
1) Book or movie, and why?
First choice - a good book to curl up with, particularly on a cold or rainy day. I enjoy a good movie too, like Pride and Prejudice or Anne of Green Gables. If a movie is well done, I don't mind if it's a little different from the book.
2) Real book or E-book?
I think I will always prefer books; there's something about holding them in my hand and turning real pages. My husband has a Kindle, and one of these days I should hijack it and give it the old college try.
3) Funniest thing you've done in the last five years.
Around here, we are laughing all the time. So why am I drawing a blank on this? Hmm, well, the last time we cracked up as a family was while playing Telephone Pictionary. It's a game my daughter in law taught us, and it involves drawing pictures of interesting sentences, like, "The angry mouse ate a bacon cheeseburger while watching a movie." Long story short, it's a version of "Whisper Down the Lane", only with pictures. The results are hilarious.
4) How would your best friend describe you?
Is it cheating if you ask them? Loyal, smart, encouraging, a good listener, and definitely ready to get dollar menu at McD's or salads at Zaxby's at a moment's notice.
5) Do you put yourself into the books you read/write or movies you watch?
I put myself into the book I am writing, for I can relate to many of the main character's quirks and attributes. When books and movies make me cry, I guess I'm identifying there as well.
6) Favorite kind of car and why.
I drive a 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and since it gets me where I am going, it tops the list of favorites. But if someone gave me a new 2012 model, that would become my new favorite. Just sayin'.
I also love the Ford Mustang. Affection for that car may have begun when I was a kid; my Dad had a 65 Mustang. I used to sit in the driver's seat on top of Dad's school books (he taught high school math) and pretend I was driving. So if someone showed up at my house with a gift wrapped Mustang, I would not refuse that either.
7) What would your choice be - catered meal or barbeque out back?
As much as I love a barbeque with family and friends, I think a catered meal might be fun for a change. Filet Mignon would be nice. :) I also like Italian food, in case anyone is taking notes for birthday ideas.
8) What's your favorite season and why.
I love autumn. I enjoy the refreshing temperatures after the summer heat. The fall colors are a feast for the eyes, and I love walking and taking it all in. Several family members' birthdays and our wedding anniversary are in October too, so there are many reasons to celebrate this wonderful season.
9) What specific lesson have you learned - spiritual, educational, occupational?
"Don't ever give up." This is something I'm learning in each category.
10) Besides writing, what are your favorite things to do when you get extra time?
Spend time with my husband, kids, and grandson. Read. Call a friend.
11) What's one place you can be found at least once a week?
Do the grocery store and gas station count? :P
When it's not super cold or raining, I go to the park and walk. I walk 5 days a week when I can, either on our property (we have 5 acres) or at the park.
The original idea is to pass this tag on to eleven bloggers, but I decided to pass this on to all of you. If you have the time and interest, please feel free to share your answers on your blog. :)
P.S. Slightly Off Topic
Coffeehouse for Writers workshops begin today, April 30. Classes include writing basics, historical fiction, blogging, writing for children, and much more. Check them out, if you hurry, there's still time to sign up!
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