Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tag! I'm IT. Thanks, Mindy!

IT IS THANKS TO Mindy that I'm IT. She is such a sweet, fellow-Oregon blogging cyber-friend. How could I say no? If you haven't visited her blog, you should. Mindy is a talented and inspiring young woman. Exceedingly creative, she's a master at everything she touches, from pulling weeds to painting walls. And she's got adorable children too. And she blogs about it all. How cool is that?  

Being IT is fairly simple actually. I'm to answer the 11 questions she assigned to me (and 11 other bloggers of her choosing). Then come up with 11 more questions to pass on to 11 of my favorite bloggers. I'm not sure I'll be able to complete the latter part of the assignment for fear I'll be leaving out too many wonderful blogger-buddies, but I'll tackle the first. 

So here are Mindy's questions and my answers. 

1. If you could only listen to 1 CD for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
This question is pretty easy. I've been listening to Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" for, gosh I don't know how long. I don't know why but I just never get tired of it. So heck, what's a few more decades? 

2. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? 
This question is much, much harder. Although I'm not a good traveler, if I could get Scotty to set the coordinates, I'd have him beam me to New York City. Because publishing is a dream of mine, I would enjoy embracing the hub for a few minutes. 

3. How many siblings do you have and where do you fall? 
I have two older sisters and one younger brother. So I'm a middle kid which could explain a lot. 

4. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 
Probably a lot but I was absent the day the teacher went over this material. 

5. Beer or wine? 
If I were a drinker, definitely wine but I'm not and I don't, unless coffee counts and then you could say I'm a fairly heavy drinker. 

6. If you could have coffee with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? 
Speaking of coffee, right? Probably Jesus Christ. And I'd hope for free refills because there are lots of questions I'd have and probably keep him busy for quite awhile. 

7. What is your favorite veggie and how do you prefer it? 
This question is kind of difficult because I'm not a huge veggie fan. Fruit, yes. Veggie...not so much. I would have to say fresh sweet corn on the cob with a bit of butter and salt. Does this count? Sounds more like candy to me.  

8. If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? 
Speaking of fruit, how 'bout a huge platter of sliced, fresh fruit, including exotics like mango and papaya and guava. Yummo!  I would die happy. 

9. Do you wish on stars or anything else? 
I used to when I was younger. There were some difficult growing up years and I'd wish on stars or wishbones  or dandelions and this little ritual sort of helped me keep my sanity. Now, as an adult, I have no need to wish. But I do pray. :) 

10. What crowd were you a part of in high school? 
The stoners. No wait. The losers. Actually I was kind of all over the place, trying to fit in and form an identity. Thankfully I had a few good friends. I definitely wasn't popular or trendy. I stayed in the background. To be honest, I hated high school. 

11. What are you wearing? 
Sweat pants, a T shirt, sweater, and SLIPPERS! It's 9:15 PM as I write this.

So there you have a little peak at some of tidbits in my life. 

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Now, I'm going to pose 11 questions. Rather than assign 11 people, I think I'll just allow anyone to take these and run with them. If you want to post the answers on your blog, just leave a comment and link below. This way we'll all be able to go to your blog and read them. 

  1. Who was your (famous or not) teenage heart throb and why? 
  2. What's your all time favorite TV show and why? 
  3. What inspired you to star blogging? 
  4. What is your favorite holiday and why? 
  5. If you had a whole day to do exactly what you wanted, what would it be? 
  6. What's your favorite animal/pet? 
  7. What's the title of the last book you read? 
  8. You found a wallet and turned it in. The owner gave you a $500 reward for your honesty! How are you             going to spend it? 
  9.  Do you use an E-reader or prefer old-school, paper books? 
10.  What talent do you wish you had? 
11.  If you could relive one day in your life, which one would it be and why?

As always, 


  1. Love the glimpse Grace...we do have so much in common!!

  2. I too enjoy reading about fellow bloggers, but really don't participate in answering about myself. But question 3 is easy, it was he Buff10 fling that got me started in blogging. And I guess 10 too. I would love to know how to hack computers. Not sure why other than I think those folks are way cool. They know stuff the rest of us don't. Plus I always want to figure out how stuff works.

  3. I love it!

    I love Jack Johnson as well, but I only have one CD. I'll have to put this one on my wish list.

    I would have answered Jesus as well. Although, I would be torn between him and my Dad who passed when I was 14. Tough decision, eh?

    What?! No veggies?! Clearly we cannot be friends now. ha ha Yes, corn TOTALLY counts. I can't wait for summer corn!

    I was in the stoner group too. My high school boyfriend's parents grew it in their basement, so high school was kind of a blur for me. Sober was not in my vocabulary most of the time.

    I love how EVERYONE is in sweats. lol

    Can I answer your questions too?

    1. I was never really a heart throb person. I did have a picture of Kirk Cameron in my room, does that count?
    2. All time fave? Wow, Friends was a do not miss when it was on and I still laugh at reruns. Seinfeld too.
    3. My how I started blogging story is under my About Me tab on my blog.
    4. Christmas all the way. I love that the whole month has that warm and fuzzy feeling.
    5. I answered this one on my 11 question tag.
    6. Hmmm, I have a cat and a dog, so I can't play favorites.
    7. John's Story - a non-fiction look at how the book of John was written. I really enjoyed it
    8. A NEW COUCH!
    9. Old school for sure.
    10. I wish I could sing.
    11. I can't think of one day, but I'd go back to my 14-year old self and tell her that Dad's cancer was serious and he wouldn't be around very much longer. Then I'd tell her that she should spend every free moment she had with him instead of being a jerky teenage girl.

    Thanks for answering the questions and for the sweet words at the beginning of your post.

  4. I still wish on stars. I bet you suspected as much Gracie!

  5. Grace I loved reading this, you and I have some similarities that surprise me.
    I used to watch the night sky as a child when sleep wouldn't arrive easily, which was often. Wishing for a different life.
    It's almost 11 am and I sit in my pj's drinking my coffee trying to blog surf. It's rainy anyways, what else could I be doing!!!

  6. Grace, Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting.

    From your description of your memoir, I can understand the feelings about rituals!

    I loved reading your answers to the questions. I would talk to Jesus, too, and it would take a while, too. I have some SERIOUS questions to ask.

    I love the whole look of your blog (your gardening blog too). I'll answer your 10th question: I wish I had the talent of an artist!


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