Sunday, January 12, 2014

Leaps of Logic

From Sunday Stealing

The Fast Dozen Meme

1. What is the last book that you passed on to someone else to read?

A. I passed along a couple of writing books: The Tao of Writing and The Forest for the Trees, to my friend Deb at the Greener Pastures blog.

2. The one song you secretly or not so secretly want to sing at karaoke?

A. I don't do karaoke, but if I did, then any early Linda Rondstat song would suffice.

3. If you had to pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?

A. Susan Pumpernickel.

4. What do you wish your administrator or boss would notice?

A. I don't have a job, I am a freelancer. I wish my editor(s) would notice how loyal and trustworthy I am (and that I am not paid near enough). I care greatly about the work I produce. Too much so, I suppose.

5. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When stuff doesn't work like it is supposed to, including computers, browsers, software, cars, appliances, and husbands.

6. What holds you back in pursuing your biggest dream?

A. Fear and low self esteem.

7. Why do you think you are a lovable person?

A. Technically every human being is deserving of love. I, apparently, am not very loveable though I am not sure why not.  I think I am too intellectual and not touchy-feely enough. Maybe one day I will figure it out, but by then I will probably be too old and wrinkly for it to matter.

8. If every day had an extra hour in it, what would you do with it?

A. I would take a walk with my husband.

9. The last song you turned up in your car or house was?

A.  Baby, You Can Sleep While I Drive, by Melissa Etheridge

10. What is a secret talent you may have?

A. I give good advice when asked. I am able to make connections and leaps of logic that elude others sometimes. I can stand at the edge of a forest and leap all the way to other side, without ever having to meet up with the spiders in the Mirkwood.

11. Your favorite thing to do outside when it's not too cold out in the winter?

A. Take a walk.

12. How do you respond if someone asks you an inappropriate or nosy question? 

A. You mean like the ones I find sometimes in these memes? I either don't answer or ask politely, "Why do you need to know?"


  1. Message to Myself is another good one by Melissa Etheridge. And Mirkwood? Sounds intersting... lol

  2. I find it easy to avoid impertinent questions in memes easy to avoid....with humor or by ignoring it.

  3. Dear Susan'

    I also like Linda Ronstadt and had a bunch of her records, back when I had records! Not sure I could sing them today, but I used to belt them out, all alone in my little rented shotgun house.

  4. I happen to find intellectual people the most loveable especially when their intellect runs nerdy. How could I not love someone who answers a question on a silly meme with a Tolkien reference?

  5. Thinking of young Linda Ronstadt reminded me of young Carly Simon--those would be two fun karaoke singers.

  6. I am pretty touchy feely but don't really find myself to be that lovable!

  7. Happy New Year, Anita, and wishing you (and everyone)l wonderful things in 2014. Your honesty always impresses me in replies to these meme questions as I do not read or reply to any myself. It does help others learn more about a fellow blogger, so kudos to you for being so willing to share. And I am confident that you do give very good advice just from reading your posts.

  8. I like your name! And I had to giggle at your pet peeves comment. :)

  9. It's so sad that Linda Ronstadt can't even sing any more. She had a beautiful voice.

  10. I love your extra hour answer. So comforting. xo

  11. I am not a touchy feely person either. We can't all be.

  12. Susn Pumpernickel?? And now I can't get "Blue Bayou" out of my head...


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