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Monday, February 16, 2015

Eleven things you didn't know you needed to know about me.

I am sure, by now, that you know waaaay more than you need to about me.  But, since I managed to totally forget that nice NancyPo had nominated me for a Liebster Award....

Here we go:

1.  When you were a child, what was your dream job? Do you have that job today?  I wanted to be a cowgirl.  I wanted to ride horses all day, rope cattle and roll my own cigarettes.  Of those three things, the only thing I accomplished (more or less) was to roll my own cigarettes.  Ahem.  No, today I am doing three things that I dislike intensely - commuting a long distance, working with lawyers, and having to deal with state legislators.

2.  What are your 3 favorite books?  This is a tough one.  I love so many books.  All time favs would be - Alice in Wonderland, A Confederacy of Dunces; The Beak of the Finch.
 
3.  If you have to move out of the country, where would you move to?  Did that - to the Netherlands.  If I had to move somewhere else, it would be Tuscany, but I would rather discover all the places I have not seen in this country first.
 
4.  Can you cook?  Why, yes, I can.  To my detriment, as I never bother cutting a recipe in half and then eat the whole thing by myself. 
 
5.  Is there any post you’ve been planning to do, but have been postponing for awhile now?  Something that would make me a living legend.  Obviously, it will take more than awhile.
 
6.  If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?  This always makes me think of my friend, Rosie.  When she would meet a fellow on a dating site, one of her first questions was, "What is your super power?"  I don't know what answers she got, but mine would have answered, "the power to pull the wool over your eyes".  I digress.  My super power would be the ability to fly like a bird.  I may have a fear of heights, but I also have a love of large vistas.  Plus, it would be a neato keeno way of escaping from the bad guys.
 
7.  Do you prefer the beach or the mountain? Why?  I am a mountain girl.  No beaches for me, as I am terrified of water (as in being in or on it).  Mountains make me feel that I am closer to the beginning of everything, even if we were supposed to have wiggled out of the water as some kind of legless blobs.  Mountains make me all weepy and, yet, feeling that I can do anything.
 
8.  What movie did you love to watch as a child?  The Wizard of Oz.  My sisters and I would get to watch it each year in my parent's bedroom.  We would be in their bed, under the covers, with lots of pillows at our backs.  The covers would be pulled up just below our noses - waiting for the appearance of the Wicked Witch.  We would haul those covers up and over our heads, screeching in terror!
 
9.  What is something that you learned recently?  I'm working on learning to drop spindle spin.  It's not going well, but I am determined.  I have also been learning to preserve by different means than by canning.  That has been interesting.
 
10.  What is your favorite season of the year and why?  Late Summer, into Fall.  Or Fallish.  The garden has reached its peak, the heat of Summer has died back, the leaves start to color, the air is rich with ozone.  I am looking forward to a Winter rest.  (That part nearly made my laugh so hard I choked.)
 
11.  What TV series do you watch?  I have not watched television for over ten years.  It has been very freeing.  I will admit that, every time I see a clip of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood on YouTube, it makes me cry with loss. 
 
Now you know even MORE about me.  If you have any complaints, go tell NancyPo.  Kidding. 
 
 
 
 

20 comments:

  1. I knew there was a reason or two that I like you.Hug B

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    1. Buttons - We need an Eleven things about Buttons post!

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  2. i am a mountain person too. when i lived in toronto, i so missed my hills. now i live right on top of a very high one. i am not a beach person either!

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    1. Jaz - that was my only complaint about Ohio - too flat!

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  3. I love learning all the things that make folks "tick".

    I knew I was NEVER a lake gal, I thought I liked mountains, but have discovered that I miss (to the point of tears sometimes!) the wide open fields I grew up with.

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    1. Sue - Wide open spaces let you breathe! I love the vistas here - lots of mountains, but then lots of hills and fields and rivers and streams. It's lovely.

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  4. I wouldn't have answered to half of those questions, ha ha! 10 years and no TV? Wow, you are brave.

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    1. Kristina - I did have some feelings of withdrawl for about a year, but then it was so nice to not be assailed by loud commericals and constant noise. Plus, I have a subscription to Netflix, so I can watch what I want, when I want.

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  5. I loved hearing those eleven things about you! Another little peek into the deep, dark depths of Susan! (Dark not necessarily meaning sinister or anything like that. Nope, not at all. Just maybe more like hidden.) Regarding #1, do you regularly buy lottery tickets? You need to quit your day job.

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    1. Mama Pea - Dark, indeed.... :) I do have to quit talking about winning the lottery and start actively TRYING to win...

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  6. Enjoyed reading more about you....especially your propensity (or maybe this was a one time incident) to choke, when you laugh too hard. You make me laugh, by the way. That's why I love your blog so much.

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    1. Laurie - Oh, you are such a sweetie! Thank you -- we have to laugh, don't we?

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    1. Nancy - Thank you (belatedly), Nancy! Great questions!

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  8. This was delicious, only wish there were more than eleven.

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    1. Susan - Be careful for what you wish.... heehee.

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  9. I LOVE when other people to do these "ten (or thirty) things about me"! Thanks for sharing. I now have to read the two books you mentioned that I haven't.

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    1. Carolyn - So, any reciprocal post in the works? I bet there are plenty of us (especially moi) who would love to know at LEAST 11 things about you....

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  10. I cannot believe that one of your favorite books is " A Confederacy of Dunces"!! I know maybe two people that have read it. I have read it probably five or six times through the years. I'm dating myself here, but I have had my copy 25, 30 years or maybe a little longer. Copyright 1980. Just pulled it off the shelf to check that. Paperback. Cover is cracked, pages are yellow but still holding together. Damn, I'm going to have to read it again now! Good ole Ignatius... one of the greatest characters ever in one of the best books ever. In my top three with " The World According To Garp" and my number one " The Catcher in The Rye". You put a smile on my face Susan. Thank you!

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    1. Spiderjohn - I think I have read that book at least six or seven times. It is such a classic - There is no one in the world, real or written like Ignatius! I had forgotten about Catcher in the Rye - one of my favorites as well. I think I will put it on my library list and give it a read -- thank you!

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