Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Simple Life

Sunday Stealing

What are five things you would like to do more often?

A. Write, read, travel, take pictures, practice drawing, and learning to cook healthily.

What is your quote to live by?

A. Not all those who wander are lost. - J. R. R. Tolkien

What was the best thing that happened this week?

A. The Democrats won big in the state elections, and the candidate I was pulling for in the local election also won.

What is something you are stressed about?

A. My health.

What book has influenced your life?

A. All of them, but I think it was Anne of Green Gables that made me want to be a writer.

Share a childhood memory.

A. When I was in second grade, in the first 6 weeks period, I received a B+ in reading. No one received an A, and I had the highest grade. I have always been one to want to know what the heck I did wrong, so I went to the teacher and I asked her why I didn't get an A. "You are the best reader and English student," said Mrs. Wright. She picked up a nearby book. "But when you read," she dropped her head down and looked into the book, "you just read." She then read off something in a monotone. "You don't give it any life." I stood there in a mix of panic and consternation. Nobody had told me I was supposed to offer inflection when I read, and so I was penalized for it. I didn't think that was fair and thought it would have been nice if she'd said something about three weeks prior to my asking. But I took the lesson to heart, and if you ever want to hear someone tell or read a story that includes real life dog-sounds or changing voices for people, I'm your girl.

What fictional character would you most like to be?

A. Gandalf the white, except as a girl. I'm tired of the patriarchy. Blah.

What is something you are proud of?

A. My marriage.

What was the last thing you celebrated?

A. My birthday.

What are weird things you like?

A. I'm a nerd so I like nerd stuff. I like tech toys, superheroines, video games, and staring out the window.

What is your favorite song to sing?

A. I don't really have a favorite, but I suppose American Pie might come close to being my favorite to sing. It is long and I know all the words.

Name three things you do well.

A. Eat, drink, and fart. (And surprise people. I seriously doubt many expected that answer.)

What are your priorities in life?

A. To be happy, to keep my husband happy, and to be kind.

What is something that scares you?

A. Heart palpitations.

Best book you read this year?

A. I reread Black Beauty, the children's classic, earlier in the year. It is a classic for a reason.


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  1. LOL. When you get to a certain age, we are all very good at farting! Few of us will admit it, tho. Good on ya!

    I liked your B+ story. I can just imagine your 2nd grade indignation!

  2. Well, the teacher made you a very animated story teller! But it's a bad way to have shocked you into expression. Such a Meanie!
    Your priorities are lovely.
    I want to travel, too. What keeps us here I cannot tell. We aren't getting any younger!

  3. . I liked your story from 2nd. Grade. Unfortunately I’m the same way. I want to get things right and it bothers me when I can’t quite get it, I have to fix it! I tend to surprise people once they see the real me and not the perception they have of me. Which is why you should never judge a book by it’s cover!


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