I enjoyed this post by Crazy Aunt Purl (Laurie Perry) from several years ago, and since she did tag “everyone on the planet,” here goes:
- I taught myself to eat with my left hand when I was a teenager and still find myself doing so sometimes.
- I never met a scone I didn’t like.
- I know how to give intramuscular injections to a horse.
- I no longer have a gall bladder. (Too much information?)
- I was very into acting in high school and was the president of the Thespian Club. (One of my specialties was imitating Lily Tomlin’s character, Edith Ann.)
- I learned to drive in my mom’s electric blue Camaro (much to the envy of my son, who learned to drive in a Honda Accord).
- I write poetry.
- I love flea markets and antique stores.
- I’m hopelessly un-athletic.
- But I try anyway. Sometimes. If I feel like it.
NINE places I’ve visited:
New Orleans France Greece Yellowstone National Park Israel England Italy Alaska Washington, D.C.
EIGHT ways to win my heart:
- Be kind.
- Feed me chocolate.
- Make me laugh.
- Be Hugh Jackman.
- Cook for me.
- Even better, clean for me!
- Talk to me, listen to me—connect with me.
- Did I mention chocolate?
SEVEN things I want to do before I die:
. Visit Prince Edward Island
- Read all the books on my to-be-read list. (I’d better live forever.)
- Learn another language.
- Write a book.
- Live for a few months in several different cities.
- Love my body.
- Find out where the moths in my pantry are coming from!
SIX things I’m afraid of:
- Losing the people I love.
- Wasting my opportunities.
- Contracting a debilitating disease.
sports fans. Pennsylvania
- That the Hokey-Pokey is what it’s all about.
- Uncomfortable shoes
- Bloviators (it’s a very descriptive word!)
- Talk radio (see “Bloviators”)
- White chocolate (come on, people, it’s not even chocolate!)
FOUR ways to turn me off:
- Be cruel to a person or to an animal.
- Try to convince me that your opinion is right and mine is wrong.
- Try to manipulate me or make me feel guilty.
- Fail to understand my absolute and uncontrollable need to browse in every used book store I see.
THREE things I do every day:
- Brush my teeth.
TWO things that make me happy (only two?!):
- Cuddling with my dog.
- Tablets vs. Netbooks vs. “Ultrabooks”—and do I really need any more technology!
Tag—you’re it! How are we the same? How are we different? What’s on your mind right now?