Kevin Parish at What Words May Come gifted me The Sunshine Blogger Award. Thanks, Kevin!
Here are Kevin’s questions:
- What verbal graffiti do you use too much? (Examples: Like…Well anyway… I know, right… Huh… Umm…)
Ummm… Huh… I don’t really know.
I do know that I have detested “I know; right” since it first cropped up, so you shan’t hear me say that ever.
- What is your favorite color?
I’m rather fond of winter shades: dark burgundy, dark blue, dark green, dark black, etc.
- Do you love, hate or couldn’t care less about professional sports?
This may shoot me in the foot in terms of followers, but I am not a professional sports fan. I love to watch anyone who is a master of his craft, so I do enjoy the occasional match. Frankly, I find rooting for a team pointless since the members are not even native; they might very well be originally from the opponent’s home state or be traded there next season.
- What’s the name of your longest-time best friend?
My husband is my longest-time best friend, and his name is Kevin Owens.
- What’s the funniest nickname you have ever heard?
Like H.R.R. Gorman, I’ve a better story about a real name. My husband worked with a man who legally changed his name to something like Captain Yam*. The guy was a bit socially awkward as well, as in showing up to work every day in something like a bike helmet awkward**.
- Do you have a nickname that you can/will share?
My mother called me Munkey as a child. Word is that I looked like a monkey but she made it sound slightly cuter than that. I also liked monkeys. Darn sticking-out-ears…
- Have you ever started laughing really hard just by thinking about something? If so, and you can remember, what was it?
Oh, yes!! Occasionally I will engage in a comments conversation on WordPress and my friend or I will say something downright clever. I’ll think about it and laugh for days.
I think one of the latest ones was betwixt me and masercot (AKA Charles). He mentioned Dr. Suess in response to my blog post on picture books.
Me: “…Fish in a tree is hard to believe.”
Him: “The worst was when they hopped on pop, right after his kidney surgery…”
Me: “You must not hop post-op?”
Still laughing. Though, I laugh whenever I read one of Charles’ blog posts as well. He’s dangerously funny.
- What are three of your “bucket-list” to-do’s?
1. Write and traditionally publish a book.
2. Visit Europe.
3. Learn the violin.
- Would you rather have a lake house or a mountain chalet or something else?
I’m more of a mountain chalet type. We once stayed in a house in Montana for a family vacation, when I was a child. The whole thing perched right on a lake and gave me anxiety that it would simply tip in at any minute.
- What country would you live in if you couldn’t live in the one you live in now?
I like Gorman‘s answer for this, too, but I’d probably choose Canada.
- Do you believe that people can change? Why or why not?
I do believe people can change, and see that they do. Honestly, different life stages and circumstances force a lot of change on us whether we like it or not. It’s those who are able to initiate change that I admire, and those able to take surprises in healthy directions.
Mostly I use this next part to introduce any of my readers to any of my other readers whom I find excellent to read. The main snag is that I’ve already ‘nominated’ a fair number here, here, here, here, and here. If you’re looking for some great sites, scroll down to the bottom of those links and also check out these:
- Kat of The Lily Cafe. She writes, she mothers, she reads; she’s amazing.
- Frank Prem, the poet. I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned him before! Frank has the gift of capturing voices in the poems he pens.
- Robert C. Stroud of Mere Inkling. Primarily writing from observations of C.S. Lewis, Stroud expresses and expounds upon various interesting and informative topics.
- Almost Iowa. I can’t find his real name right now (if he gave it), but these all seem to be hilarious recounts of experiences in …well, almost Iowa.
- My Mindless Drivel. Another excellent writer, mostly sharing life stories and thoughts on how things ought to work.
- Charles of Legends of Windemere. He’s an author and all-around good guy. We also seem to share opinions on …Bad Boys?
If any of you whom I’ve named get the notification and wish to respond, here are my questions:
- If you could be a type of cheese, which would you be and why?
- What is the strangest fact you know?
- Who inspires you the most as a writer?
- If you were King of the World for one day, what change(s) would you make?
- What’s your favorite cheesy joke?
- Who would win in a mud wrestling match: broccoli or a potato?
- What is the first thing you think of when you see the word collywobbles?
- What is the best letter of the alphabet?
- When two roads meet in a yellow wood, are they dirt or paved?
- Could you live without your left thumb? What if you needed to give something a two thumbs-up rating?
- What’s your favorite salad dressing and whoever thought salad was a good idea in the first place?
1. Use the sunshine blogger award logo
2. Give thanks to the blogger that nominated you
3. Answer the 11 questions given to you
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 questions
* This is not his name, but is close.
** This is not what he wore, but is again close.
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