Sunday, July 27, 2014

Give Me Something Chocolate

Me A to Z
From Sunday Stealing 

If you were an ANIMAL, what would you be?
A. I'd be a deer. The deer is my animal totem, and it is linked to the arts, specifically music and poetry. Deer are curious and tentative creatures, inquisitive yet shy. They blend in with the background and are unobtrusive. The link will take you to some animal symbolism about deer.

BOOKS: What's on your reading list?
A. Mrs. Darcy. The Book Thief. Too many others to list. Those are my upcoming book club selections so they are near the top of the pile.

COMPULSIVE about anything?
A. I bite my fingernails.

DREAMS - Do you dream in color? Remember your dreams? Keep a dream journal?
A. I do dream in color. I frequently remember my dreams, and I write about them in my regular journal. I don't keep a journal specifically for dreams.

EATING - what's your usual snack?
A. Give me something chocolate and I'm good to go.

A few of your FAVORITE Things:
A. Pilot G-2 05 pens. My Nikon Coolpix P500. My Kindle Fire. My binoculars. My computer.

GIGGLES! What (or who) makes you laugh? Do you have a good sense of humor?
A. My husband and I laugh together. I have a sharp, sarcastic and sardonic sense of humor. Most of my friends seem to find me amusing.

Major HOT Button:
A. Being told I can't do something because I am a woman.

I am ...
A. bad to the bone.

Also KNOWN As... Aliases? Screen names? A non de plume perhaps?
A. I go by CountryDew online. I have a family nickname that I refuse to use any longer, though it is hard to break family of the habit of calling me by that particular name.

I LOVE ...
A. My husband and my friends.

How do you feel about MEETING people? Do it all the time? Rarely? Parties or 1-on-1?
A. I have met many people over the course of my life, many of them dignitaries or other semi-famous folk through my work. I don't do it as much any more. I have never been a big fan of parties.

What's the story of your NAME? Were you named after anyone? Do you go by a nickname? Any aliases?
A. Isn't this like the "K" question? My first name, Anita, means "grace" in Spanish. My mother chose it though I don't know why. My middle name is Jeanne. My paternal grandfather always thought I was named after him (his name was Joseph Eugene) but my mother told me that wasn't so. So I don't know where the name came from other than my mother's head.

OBSERVANT - What's around you right now? What do you see?
A. I see an office that badly needs to be straightened and cleaned. Outside the window the grass is freshly mown, the sky is blue with puffy clouds, and a slight breeze is fluffing up the leaves on the trees.

Who are the special PEOPLE in your life?
A. My husband, my brother, other family members, my friends. I have several special online friends, too.

Any little QUIRKs about yourself:
A. I like to have something in my mouth all the time, like a Tic Tac or gum.

What do you like to do for RECREATION?
A. Read, play the guitar, and garden.

Do you SING in the shower? In the car? For your friends?
A. I sing in the shower and in the car, and sometimes with my friends but not often. I would like to do more of that.

What's at the top of your TO DO list?:
A. Clean up the aforesaid messy office.

Any UNUSUAL experiences:
A. I've seen ghosts.

VEGAS, Vienna, Venice, Vladivostok... How far have you traveled? What's your favorite City?
I have been to Vegas. I went to Paris, France to the east and to San Diego, CA to the west. To the south I've been to Florida and Texas and to the north I've been to Wyoming and New York.

WINTER, Spring, Summer, Fall... What's your favorite season? What makes it special?
A. I prefer Autumn, because it is cooler. The leaves bring about lots of color. It also reminds me of the start of school.

eXes - Things you don't do anymore (but did, once (would you, again?))
A. I used to work for lawyers. I don't anymore and never would again.

Any secret/deep YEARNINGS?
A. They are secret, and that is how they will stay.

ZERO to ZENITH - Where are you in your life? Still growing? On an upward (or downward) curve? Just skating along?
A. I seem to be on a downward spiral at the moment. I can't get some health issues under control.



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  2. I realized, answering this question, that I've been through more of Europe than the US. I should remedy that!

  3. I guess I could say nearly the same thing as a quirk. I always chew gum or suck on a lollipop when I'm driving the school bus because it helps keep me alert.

  4. My sister love deer as well!
    BTW, I didn't do this week sunday stealing because I just back from Tokyo! Gonna post some pics in next week Sunday Stealing : )

  5. I loved The Book Thief -- one of the best books I've read in recent years. I am usually a lucid dreamer, and go through cycles of active dreams that wear me out. As for animal totems, mine is the hawk.


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