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11 things…

Ok. I’ve been in a blog funk as of late (quite obviously…).  Tax season never seems to end, and when it did officially, there was a bunch of stuff with Mom to deal with.  It seems like I never get a break, and I just come home at night and stare at the TV and surf the net.  That’s not really exciting, so I don’t feel compelled to share it with everyone.

My friend Heather tagged me in her post to answer 11 questions… and since she so kindly geared one of them specifically for me, I figured I should probably respond.  So here goes:

If you could choose any profession other than your current one, what would it be?

Hmmm.  I’ve done a number of things in my life, and srsly, I’ve been the best at accounting.  But it would be kewl to be paid to be a singer or comedienne.

What craft or hobby would you try if money and time were no obstacle?

Interesting question.  I’d probably buy one of those huge, room filling looms and learn to weave.  Or, I’d indulge in a grand piano and see if all those lessons I had as a child actually took.

What is the first movie you remember seeing at the movie theater?

I am, in fact, older than dirt.  I remember going to see  The Sound of Music (1965) with my friend Lynne when it was first released at the First Avenue Theater in Rome, Georgia.  It was a very big deal.  You got dressed up to go to the movies and everything.  I also remember when you got dressed up to fly on airplanes, instead of the “bus with wings” they are today. Gak.

What was the last video game you played?

On what?  The computer, Wii, PS3, iPad or iPhone??  Probably Angry Birds.  Stupid pigs.  I hate it when they laugh.

What are you good at? In other words, what makes you unashamedly yell, “I can do that!”

I understand that this was meant as something other than what I do for a living…. but I’m a damned good accountant.  Plus, I don’t get why people think the needlework I do is so flippin hard.

What is your favorite vacation that you’ve ever taken?

 My honeymoon with my husband.  We went to Disney World. From the people at Delta who upgraded us to first class when they found out we were newlyweds, to the people at the hotel… everyone treated us really well and made sure we had a special, if short, trip.  We were just out of college and flat busted broke, but we had fun.

If you could have unlimited money to spend at one store, where would it be?

I’d hate to think of what I’d come home with at an Apple store with no budget…

What’s the best book you’ve read recently? (For Jean,nonfiction. =)

Recently? I just read Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970, by David Browne.  Long title, but an excellent book about the demise of the Beatles, the rise of the singer/songwriter as seen in the context of the turbulent times.  Next up?  Some political books that’ll probably offend half the people who read this. 🙂

Star Wars or Star Trek? Why? (NOTE: You must pick one. Flip a coin if you have to, and I will be appropriately dismayed. 😉

Dude.  That’s like asking Kirk or Picard (For the record… Picard as captain, Kirk in a bar fight.)

What’s the best Halloween costume you ever wore? Or, if nothing sticks out…the best one you ever saw.

This would be a toss up between the Blues Brothers costume my husband and I donned at the church fall festival a couple of years ago, and the pit lizard costume Teresa and I wore to A Stitchers’ Gathering when people I’ve known for years didn’t recognize me.  I’d post a picture here, but Teresa has paid me a significant amount of money not to.

If you had to leave your home quickly what 2 items (besides family, pets, and necessities) would you take with you?

The pictures of me and my husband as well as my parents that were taken at our wedding and which hang in what passes for our living room… along with my wedding ring.

I’m gonna answer one more… just because if you don’t know me well, I think it’ll tell you all you need to know.

What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

There have been two things.  One I’m not yet ready to talk about, and it happened just recently.

The other was when we had to say goodbye to our precious Oscar, our dachshund, at the age of 15 1/2.  I told him I would never leave him, and I didn’t. I stuck with him to the very end, and he passed to the Rainbow Bridge in my arms. I miss him to this very day.

Ah… now to tag victims  people…

Let’s see… how about….

Jen at The Magpie Knitter

Ria at Short Attentionspan Theater

Jackie at Jackie Casts On

Mel at Wooley Thoughts

…ok…. I don’t read a lot of blogs…  If you’d like for me to tag you, leave a note in the comments and I’ll make sure I get you.

Comments on: "11 things…" (5)

  1. Oooo, good for you. I didn’t even have to come over here and tag you. =) Minus one for not picking between Trek and Wars and minus one for not posting a pit lizard picture, but plus ONE BAJILLION for the Sound of Music. =) After visiting Salzburg, I now have a picture of me leaping in front of the gazebo. 😉

    • Upon advice of my lawyer, I have been advised not to post the pit lizard picture again. As for the Trek vs Wars question, you’ll note that my handle virtually everywhere is “doxietrek”. This alone should speak volumes.

  2. This is my first visit here via Heather’s blog, I really enjoyed your answeres to her questions

  3. Can I use the picture of you and T as pit lizards as my favorite costume I ever saw??

    And we are calling yarn a “necessity” right?

    I’ll do mine later when I get home

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