Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

Here are 13 things about me that you might not know:

1. I bought a sippy cup for myself and use it on the bedside table at night. I didn't like using an open glass and so I used bottled water for a while, but I didn't always drink all the water and it seemed wasteful. A sippy cup won't spill if I should knock it over in the night and it doesn't hold as much water.

2. I used to journal every single day, writing by hand in spiral bound notebooks. I stopped doing that in the last 10 years. Sometimes I miss it and will pick it up and do it again for a while.

3. My bones have been cracked or broken in many places over the years. I broke my wrist when I was in the 7th grade. I cracked my ankle in 1995. I've also broken a finger and a couple of toes.

4. I have a three-inch scar across my chest. The doctors cut out a huge mole when I was five years old.

5. My favorite colors are blue and purple, but the older I grow the more I like yellow.

6. My favorite poem is by Christopher Marlowe, The Passionate Shepherd to His Love. This is the first stanza:

Come live with me and be my Love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That hills and valleys, dale and field,
And all the craggy mountains yield.

7. My favorite poet is Sharon Olds, however. I have read most of her books of poetry and I once met her in person at poetry reading at Roanoke College.

8. I do not have a favorite book. I have read so many books that I cannot pick a favorite, though some are better liked than others. I enjoy mysteries, literature, science fiction, and fantasy but I read very little romance. I read young adult literature, particularly fantasy books. However, so long as the story is good and the characters well-written, I will read most anything.

9. The fantasy genre is among my favorites, but not all fantasies are equal. I am more of a Tolkien girl than anything. Unwarranted violence, zombies, and vampires are not my thing.

10. I have traveled over my area in a hot air balloon and in a single engine plane.

11. One of my secret desires is to find something old and interesting, like arrowheads or gold or diamonds or the site of some ancient human encampment.

12. I can recite The Night Before Christmas poem from memory.

13. I know the secrets to immortality.

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here. I've been playing for a while and this is my 195th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Please share more regarding #13 as I do believe the entire population of the world would like to know... LOL

  2. Great and VERY interesting TT! I enjoyed getting to "know" you a bit.

    I just recently got into the fantasy genre. CS Lewis "Chronicles of Narnia" has been a favorite since childhood, and I read the LOTR trilogy, but pretty much turned my nose up at anything else. That has definitely changed!

    Amazing that you traveled in a hot air balloon! And the sippy cup idea--WIN! I have to have water by my bed, and I've had the same misgivings as you've had. Sippy cup, here I come!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Have a great day!


    Cindy @ Notes in the Key of Life

  3. Thanks for the glimpse inside! If I prove I can do #12 too, will you tell me #13? *grin*

    Happy TT,

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  4. I would love to go up in a hot air balloon sometime. As you've probably noticed, I read across genres as well, though I am not that big on fantasy (despite rereading The Chronicles of Narnia this summer), sci-fi or horror.

  5. Tell us more about #13. I'm surprised by how alike we are. I am a Tolkien/LeGuin/Narnia type too who has fantasized about being an archeologist (and have dug up many old bottles) and loves blue and purple. Last year I decided I wanted to memorize Twas the Night Before Christmas, haven't done it yet but plan to.

  6. # 1 says a lot- You are practical yet not confined by boundaries : )

  7. What are the secrets?! Tell us Anita!

    My favorite color is yellow. It's so cheerful and happy.


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