I’ve seen the Liebster Award on several blogs over the past few months, and I actually got nominated this go-round! Thanks, Glen, for giving me the push and encouraging me to have a little fun on the blog. Below, here are my answers to a few questions, and I’ll ask those I nominate a few questions as well.
1If you were to win the lottery, what would you buy first?
Confession: I’d pay off my house, and then spend a year traveling the world. 🙂 The order is significant to me because I hate the idea of debt hanging over my head… so a lottery win would immediately go to getting rid of the stress of a mortgage, THEN I could truly relax and have a blast exploring new and interesting places.
2What is your favourite dessert?
I have to pick just one? I love anything that puts fruit and chocolate together; if I can’t have that, I’ll take ’em separately. No custards or whipped cream, though…
3If you could have 3 celebrities over for a dinner party, who would you invite and why?
I’d want a cool celebrity jam session with Elton John, Garth Brooks and Adele (don’t ask, it would work!) Elton and Adele would probably call my upright piano “charming”, right? This is hypothetical, right?
4Who are your favourite bands/artists?
Pink Martini, Over the Rhine, Sara Groves and Flyleaf… for a wide variety of different reasons. It depends on the headspace I’m in at the moment.
5What are your favourite TV shows?
The original Law and Order (the spinoffs never did it for me), Corner Gas, and Air Farce. A piece of me feels like I’m 50 years old, lamenting the “good old days” of TV…
6If you could go back in time and give your teenage self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Nothing is permanent unless you make it so. What you decide today CAN effect your future, but you can always make other choices… so use your head and your heart, jointly, to forge your own path.
7Which is your favourite social media site?
I use Facebook and Twitter for different reasons entirely. I’d have to say I think I prefer Twitter, if I had to choose…
8Do you have any favourite jokes?
Not really. People who know me well will tell you… I cannot tell a joke, at all… My humor tends to be rather dry, occasionally witty or punny…
9Do you enjoy playing or watching any sports?
I used to play goalball, and this year I’ve seriously taken up running. As for watching sports, I enjoy hockey, though I’m not as into the game as many I know.
10Who would play you in a film of your life?
My life is waaaaay too boring to be made into a movie! And you’d think, being married to a movie buff, that I’d have tons of actresses to list off in response to this question. Nope! Sorry! 🙂
11What would be your dream job?
I’ve had a couple of jobs that might fit as my “dream job” over the years. But while I’m on the job hunt, I think of this often. Where do I go from here?
I’d want a job where my role is important, that it makes a difference in workplace culture and dynamics. I’d like to build on my pre-existing skills and learn new ones along the way. It would be great if it had a combination of people-time and alone-time, as I find the balance works well for me. The actual job title and duties are still up for debate, but so long as they’re legal and ethical and don’t bore me to death, any job can be a dream job…
I’ve got a few questions for some awesome bloggers. I have linked to some before, and some have linked to me… Let’s get to know them better as well!
I am asking Meagan at “Where’s your Dog?“, Beth at “Safe and Sound Blog” and Steph of “Bold Blind Beauty”:
- If you could go anywhere in the world for a month, where would you go?
- What’s the most unusual food you’ve ever eaten? Did you like it?
- Did you have any childhood heroes? If so, who were they?
- Do you still have a favoured childhood item such as a toy or blanket? Where do you keep it? Any stories about it?
- Do you have a favourite time of year or holiday? What is it and why?
- What is a quirk of yours that some have found endearing?
- What’s your “guilty pleasure”?
- What do you do on a gloomy, rainy day?
- What relaxes you when you’re stressed?
- What would a party at your house look like?
Looking forward to seeing some fun answers! 🙂
I’m so flattered to be nominated, blindbeader. Rather than answer your questions in a blog post, I prefer answering them here.
If you could go anywhere in the world for a month, where would you go?
Anywhere where they have an intensive language class so I could learn (or brush up on) the language of the country I was visiting.
What’s the most unusual food you’ve ever eaten? Did you like it?
Dog food – I’d put a small ziplock bag of it in my backpack and had forgotten all about it later — thought it was a bag of almonds. And no.
Did you have any childhood heroes? If so, who were they?
I liked Christopher Robin. He had a diverse set of friends.
Do you still have a favored childhood item such as a toy or blanket? Where do you keep it? Any stories about it?
I still have a pink circular metal pin declaring “I visited Bozo’s Circus.” Bozo’s Circus was a daily TV show for kids here in Chicago, and oh so special to go there. My sister is 20 years older than I am and has children my age, she took us. It’s in my jewelry box, and I always smile when I run across it while looking for a necklace or whatever. I never wear it, though -afraid I’ll lose it!
Do you have a favorite time of year or holiday? What is it and why?
September. . I have always liked school, and that’s when school starts.
What is a quirk of yours that some have found endearing?
Sometimes I snort when I laugh.
What’s your “guilty pleasure”?
I can’t tell you.
What do you do on a gloomy, rainy day?
What relaxes you when you’re stressed?
10) What would a party at your house look like?
All of them our different, but for our last big party we had the guy who works behind the desk where I swim come play the piano, a neighbor who is a sous-chef made appetizers that were so fancy I don’t know how to spell them, and I wore an elegant red dress and perched on a high stool in the hallway outside our apartment door to greet each and every friend who came. It was my birthday, and people danced to the piano music (our buddy plays jazz) and some of us sang, too.
Thanks for asking, blindbeader -I may “borrow” some of these questions to use as prompts for the memoir-writing classes I’m leading this summer.