Monday, February 20, 2012

Tagged for 11

For my post today, I'm doing something I've been dying to do since I first saw it on someone's blog back in 2009 when I “opened” Life is Good. I got tagged! I've seen, “This is an award-free, tag-free blog”. Never understood. Finally figured out how to get awards, and have gotten some nice ones. I hung them up for a while, but you know how it is when you clean, sometimes you take down a picture for a while and hang another one. We all have too much stuff, and so do our blogs. Well, can't speak for everyone, but my blog looks a lot like my house. Where you can see when you first step in, that part looks fairly tidy, and fairly coordinated. However, step one step to either side or tilt your head a teensy bit and you'll see. Clutter. Piles. So now with my spring cleaning (see previous post) I've got my place here looking pretty spiffy. Just in time to get tagged by a brand-new bloggy-friend, “Annalisa Crawford ~ Wake up, eat, write, sleep”. She answered someone's tag of 11 random questions, then sent out a different set of 11 questions, to 11 people, and I was one of them. I just met her, and already she's giving me a nice little shout-out! I appreciate that.

Now I know there are those out there who HATE these things. That's just fine with me. It's an equal opportunity place this wonderful community we run and play in. Think of it this way. Several people are in the park, playing a game they enjoy. One person in our group wanders over to you and says, “Wanna join us?” You can say, “No thanks, enjoying what I'm doing.” Or, you can say, “Wow! SO glad you asked. I was watching and it looks like such fun.”

Here are Annalisa's questions, in black. My answers are in turquoise, my favorite color.

  1. Which book, that you're supposed to love, do you actually hate?
    I cannot get through the LOTR books. Tried to read them as a 13 or 14 year old because everyone was and I was a joiner. Just too descripty for me. LOVE, love love the movies. Own them all.
  1. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    We don't usually pay the exorbitant prices of an actual theater anymore. The last movie I saw was Harry Potter #6, but that one I saw twice, in the same theater, two weeks in a row.
  1. Name four people (dead or alive) you would like to invite for dinner.
    Thanks, but I only eat dinner with people who are alive. Not into the whole zombie thing (no offense, ya' man, just not the undead) I'd invite Bruce Springsteen, and the E-Street Band. Make them eat a three-course fondue dinner (because that's a marathon meal and I so have enjoyed my marathon Bruce concerts over the years. And yes, I was a fan before “Born in the USA) (Yes, that's more than four. Who's the dinner police?)
  1. Can you remember your first teacher?
    Absolutely. Eva Hagberg. Swedish equivalent of kindergarden. You'll see a post about Swedish school during my April Swedish theme.
  1. In which order should Star Wars be watched: IV, V, VI, I, II, III or I, II, III, IV, V, VI?
    No question: 4, 5, 6. 1+ 2 should only have to be endured once each, and I guess you have to watch 3. Hayden Christensen's lack of acting ability ruined 2 and 3. The actor who I won't even bother to look up who played 10 year-old Anakin should have been replaced after the first day of shooting. Who cast these movies???
  1. Which fictional character would you like to be for a day?
    Eve Dallas from J.D Robb's ...In Death series. That woman can kick some serious ass and is married to Roarke who's on my top 5 list.
  1. Sweet or savory?
    Savory. Hypoglycemic.
  1. Do you have a tattoo? How many?
    Yes, sunflower around my ankle (outside) with a vine that incorporates my boys initials. 

  1. Do you still have your first teddy bear? (I do.)
    Yup. He's pretty worn out though. You might see him in April. I'll be doing at least one picture a day...
  1. Oggy, oggy, oggy... Does anyone know what comes next? (hehehe)
    Only if you're talking about olly-olly-ox-in-free! Otherwise, nope.
  1. What are you reading right now?
    Blogs. Lots of blogs. Have Stephen Tremp's newest book (number 2 in a trilogy) as the newest addition to my Kindle. However, I also have his first one. Which I should read first. Being a blogger, I use 99.9% of my reading time at blogs, not books.

Here are my eleven questions. Desert Island. What would you bring in each of these categories?
  1. book
  2. CD
  3. DVD
  4. meal
  5. companion
  6. ONE comfort sleeping item
  7. ONE personal hygiene product (not talking tampons, talking getting un-grubby)
  8. outfit
  9. technology item (since it's a game, it would work on the island. ON the island. As in if someone else chooses it also, you could technology each other)
  10. practical item for survival
  11. wild card – what other one thing would you bring
    Yes, I'm a Survivor fan. Have seen every episode of every season. I don't understand why people end up on the island in business suits this late in the series. Don't they realize that at any moment they're going to get dropped into the game? So wear something practical people. If they say, “Dress for a photo-shoot for the cover of People” WEAR YOUR BATHING SUIT, with a cover-up, all terrain, able to get wet and recover shoes, and pretend your toothbrush is your necklace. And for God's sake, learn how to start a damn fire.
    So I'm tagging the following people. In no particular order.  Who may play or not play...
1) Polly @ 5th Sister
2) Cheryl @ Deckside Thoughts
3)Jenn @ Quirky Pickings
4) Cheryl @ Parenting from the Stage (buy her CDs to bring on the island)
6) Julie @ My Good Babushka
10) Brian @ WaystationOne
11) Klahanie @ Klahanie (we just met, he rocks)

Guess what! You can play even if I didn't tag you! It's just for fun and to get to know each other.


Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

Very interesting! Let's see your tattoo!
As for me, I'll pass. My answers would be horribly boring.

Brian Miller said...

book - just one? yikes...robinson crusoe...ha...probably a bukowski
CD-30 seconds to mars
DVD-the postman
meal-key lime pie
companion-wife, duh...haha
ONE comfort sleeping item-a pillow?
ONE personal hygiene product-bath & body works revive body wash
outfit - jeans
technology item-laptop, to blog of course
practical item for survival-knife
wild card – lighter

fun fun...i have enjoyed survivor on and off...and actually wanted to be on it once...

Marta Szemik said...

Great to get to know some of the details about other bloggers. I answered around 50 questions this weekend for interviews so unfortunately I'm all questioned out:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laughed at your Star Wars answer - I agree whole heartedly!

Arlee Bird said...

Somebody sent me 11 questions but I didn't look at them yet. If they were the ones you got I could answer several of them.

Read Stephen Tremp's Breakthrough first since Opening continues where that one left off.

An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
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Tina said...

It's a pretty cool little meme. Well, by now it's probably viral, but what's cool is that you answer the 11 you got sent, but when you tag your 11 people, YOU write the 11 questions. Fits right in with what our "About Me" posts are all about, so I thought I'd play. Didn't tag any co-host for obvious reason...
Tina @ Life is Good

Co-Host of the April 2012 Blogging from A to Z Challenge


klahanie said...

Hey Tina,
Delighted to note you have been 'tagged'. And thanks for tagging me. However, I've been tagged before and the authorities got to monitor my every movement. Okay, slight exaggeration. What I'm trying to say is that I have done this before and due to a lot of commitments, I shall have to kindly say, no thank you :)
And speaking of LOTR, which I assume is a reference to Tolkien, I have a bit of trivia for you. Evidently, the town I live in, Leek, Staffordshire, England, was often visited by Tolkien and inspired his writing of "Middle-earth". Judging by the locals, I'm not surprised! :)
Thanks again and happy writing to you.

Heather Murphy said...

How fun! Can I come to dinner with you and Bruce? :)

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Tina life is good and so are you! I loved your answers but I love your tatto the best. I am happy not to answer any questions until AFTER the A-Z, thank you very much.

Tina said...

Absolutely. I'm that girl with the messy house, but come on in, have some wine, move that stack of magazines, sit down and let's chat ;-)

Tina said...

It's hard when they're monitoring every move...would love to visit your town, though. The closest I've come is that in December 1971, at the ripe age of 6, I passed through Heathrow during a baggage strike. My mother was pregnant with my little brother and puking on just about every surface (or floor...) available. NOT pleasant memories.

Nikki said...

Thank you for your comment Tina :)

I'm so excited for the challenge now, I'm so glad I emailed you about it! Your topic sounds great, I can't wait to read your posts!

Testing my signature..... :)

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