Monday, February 4, 2013

Do you want to know? {probably not}

Charley over at The Leaning Tower of Plot tagged me this week! I am excited because I haven't done a blog award in some time, and I always enjoy them...

  • Acknowledge the person who passed the award to you and provide their link.
  • Include the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions posted below.
  • Make up your own ten questions for the next people.
  • Nominate blogs and link those you have especially enjoyed reading. The number you can select is up to you.
  • Notify each individual that you have nominated them
1) As a child, what was your biggest fear? How did you overcome it, or does it still haunt you?

Perhaps I am weird, but I never really had any fears. Probably the biggest thing that scared me was when 9/11 struck and I was afraid an airplane was going to come crashing through my own roof. But I have a very wise Daddy who told me that God was bigger than my fear and He had a purpose for me. And even if that included being smashed by an airplane, it was ok. Yeah, at first I was like, "whaaa..." And then I got it. I think that is part of why I don't fear things. Because I know God is in control.
2) What is the first thing that springs to mind when I say "potato"?

The potato famine that happened in Ireland during the 1800's. Such a terrible, sad time. I read a book about it. Twas awful. I love potato's. And every time I eat one I think about that... Pretty weird? Yeah. But most of my life is linked to history somehow... ;) Besides, that was a lot cooler than the second thing that popped into my mind, which was soup. Eh he...
3) Take a trip to Australia, or win a million pounds?

You had to pick Australia, didn't you. But for the record, I would say the million pounds. And use it to go to Australia. {Ha, beat you on that one. ;)} One of my biggest dreams is to travel the world. I don't foresee it happening....but you never know. If I happened to win a million pounds.....
4) What was the first book that made you cry?

Cry? Me? Oh, yeah, I do have lacrimal glands... I'm going to admit that I hate it when people see me cry. So I physically weep very rarely. Now my heart....that is a different story. To be honest, the only book that has ever made me cry real tears is the Bible.
5) What is your opinion on pigeons?

They are cute and white. For some reason, I always think of The Mask of Zorro when I hear the word pigeon and that makes me sad because the pigeon becomes dinner. Besides, I like doves better.
6) Would YOU trust anyone who told you that you were destined to go on a great quest and save the world from destruction?

That would depend entirely on who this person was. A random stranger? You never know. My best friends? If they were at my side, I might just believe it. But I am way too game and conquer the world type. So yeah, I might just do it as a dare...and enjoy it at that...
7) If you're leaving home for a long period, what is the one item you ALWAYS take with you?

Believe it or not, but I have only "left home" for a "long period" of time once in the last seven years {not counting the time I moved 2000 miles cause all my stuff came along...well, almost all my stuff. We left my favorite desk behind and I am still sad about that...}. At that point, I did not own pretty much anything of value. So, if I were to imagine leaving home for a long period of time {not too hard to do for the girl who wants to travel the world} I would say two things {I know, I'm being rebellious...}. My laptop and my hairbrush.
8) Have you ever made a wish on a shooting star? What for? (Or, what would you wish for, should you spot one?)

Once. And only once. Because I felt utterly ridiculous. It was deep in the heart of Eastern Oregon. I was sunstone hunting with my Grandpa {who was co-owner of a mine} and Daddy. I would have been 11, I think. And I wished to find a really pretty stone {which I did, btw}.
And what would I wish for if I saw one right now? That is a secret. -_* {Hey, did anyone see the meteor shower December 14th? That was the night the Hobbit came out and we drove home at 4:00 am and it was amazing because there were "shooting stars" left and right. I didn't make any wishes though because pretty much most of my dreams had come true. lol...
9) Name the first character you ever considered your favourite in a book, film, or TV series.

Really? You want the honest answer?
Sheesh, this will be embarrassing.
For a book: I am thinking back as far as my mind can go. I started reading at three...really reading. I had many "favorite" characters. But I had this particular series that I loved about a girl who lived during the American Civil War called Felicity...{and then whatever that particular book was about}. There were six of them, and she was a tomboy, loved horses, and had a great imagination. I read those when I was six {I still remember because we were moving from one house to another and were living with my Grandma and Grandpa and they laughed at me for wanting to read my books instead of watch a movie... ;)}.
From a film: I am honestly going to have to say Larry the Cucumber from Veggitales. Yep, cute. :P I know. A character that would duel for favorite though would be Cyrus from Storykeepers. My movie watching spectra was very limited when I was a child. Very.
TV series: Does Elmo count? JK!! I actually did not watch many or any TV series until I was much older. But one of the first ones I can remember having as a favorite is Ellie from The Beverly Hillbillies. She is fun. And quite a bit like me. ;) {And for the record, I DO NOT like Elmo.}
10) Tell us a question you asked that you wished you'd never learned the answer to, but not the answer you received.

Oh dear.... Oh dear.... What if I say there has never been a question I have regretted asking? I like to learn knew things and I like honest answers, even if either or both are painful things. I cannot for the life of me think of something that was unreceived...

And a bonus one: What is the purpose of a rubber duck?
To sing adorable songs to, of course! And besides, we all need a buddy in the tub. I had two or three when I was little. They had a grand time racing around my bubble tracks. My favorite ducky always one.
So there are those. Awesome questions, Charley! Super fun. I like how original and imaginative they were.
Now for my own questions:
1. If you could pick a culture to come from other than our current one, what would it be?
2. What was the last book you read?
3. When you think of music, what is the first song that pops into your head. Can you explain why it is that one?
4. Do you remember the first time you met your best friend{s}.
5. What are rhetorical questions?
6. This is not a rhetorical question.
7.  When you think about the future, where do you imagine yourself being longterm?
8. Seriously, are you ticklish?
9. What comes to mind when you hear the word...pirates?
10. How {and when} did you give your life to Jesus?

Well, there is that. Now for the tagged peoples.
Cait and Mime, from Notebook Sisters {I know you were also tagged in Charley's post, but you haven't done it yet, so perhaps you can combine the two, eh?}


In other notes, yesterday was the super bowl! The only day of the year the whole world watches 22 men fight on a field over a brown piece of leather. It was pretty awesome. I used to be into football tons. When we moved from Oregon I lost interest, mostly because I no longer had friends interested or the ability to watch the games. Yesterday we went over to some friends and watched it with them. It was great! And I fulfilled a childhood dream. I had colorful goldfish. Oh yeah!

The end.



  1. Ah-ha! You like Elmo....(totally)...

    But you're travelling the world?! Aw, me too! We should meet up somewhere (apparently, Paris is a good scope for writing...a lot of famous writers lived there anyway). We could eat bonbons and croissants.

    And, unfortunately we're not taking tags at the moment. :( I feel like a real party crusher. (Thanks though. We DO feel special!)

    1. HEY! ;)

      Definitely! We can be traveling buddies! How fun would that be! :D Sounds like a plan to me! When we've both sold our books and made million and millions.......

      :( Dream killer...

      Fine, maybe I'll stay your friend. ;)

  2. :-D Yay! I haven't been tagged in forever! :-D I love the #hashtags picture, and the one right under it. :-) Made me smile. <3

    1. Hurrah! Tag's are so much fun!! LOL! Isn't it awesome. I can't stand hashtags. For real! I found that on pinterest a while back and I just HAD to put it up somewhere. I feel guilty adding it on fb since SO MANY of my friend #hashtag #away... ;)
      No seriously, I do wonder.... :D <3

  3. lol! love your answers, dear! <3 I'm totally traveling the world sometime. Maybe we'll bump into each other somewhere. <3 ^_^
    Thanks for the tag!! I'll get right on that. ;)

    1. Haha! Thanks! Oh, we can all go together. Because that would be ten times better than going is solo. Even if it WAS the world!
      Loved all you answers!!! :D <3 <3

  4. Oh, how sad to leave behind your favourite desk. That is a tragedy.

    Woot for Larry the Cucumber!! "Barb'ra MAN-A-teeeeeeeee! You are the ONE FOR Meeeeeeeee!"

    1. It was pretty devistating. ;) Nah, I survived. But I really did love that desk. Had a lot of love and care in it. LOL!
      Haha....yup!!!!! :D

  5. Oi! You sneaky critter, bending my rules. Awesome post, nevertheless. I shall permit you to survive my wrath this time, just for that ;)

    1. Hehe.... *snickers evilly* I know. ;)
      Thanks! Great questions. I also like tags with awesome unique questions. Good, because I'd had to have to fry you with my antiwrath. ;)

  6. I was tagged for nomination as well! I was going to tag you, but someone beat me to it : (



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