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Thursday

Becoming Acquainted – 50 Quick Questions

Becoming Acquainted – 50 Quick Questions


Several friends have tagged me (primarily on Twitter and Facebook), so it seems prudent to post these questions and answers here.


Want to try it? Copy the questions on your own blog or page, and add your own answers. Be sure to tag me, and 25 friends.


1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:45 a.m. Why?

2. How do you like your steak? Medium well. (CTRL-click here to read “Steakhouse Savvy: How to Order Steak Like a Bona Fide Beefeater.”)

3. What was the last movie you saw at the theater? I don’t even remember.


4. What is your favorite TV show? I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I like The Closer.


5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Gee, how about out west in wild horse country?


6. What did you have for breakfast? I haven’t eaten breakfast yet.


7. What is your favorite cuisine? Perhaps pizza. (CTRL-click here to read “Chicago’s Favorite Pizzas.”)

8. What foods do you dislike? I cannot abide shellfish. In fact, even the cooking fumes can throw me into anaphylactic distress. Simply breathless.


9. Favorite Place to Eat? I love picnics. (CTRL-click here to read “Green Living Guide: Picnics with Potential.”)

10. Favorite dressing? Ranch. (How appropriate is that?)

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Ancient SUV. (CTRL-click here to read “Jeopardy in a Jeep.”)

12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and barn tees. (I have to do daily laundry. Our family motto is this: "If you're not dirty, you haven't been to the barn." As a horse mom, I don't believe in signing kids up for riding lessons without expecting them to do some of the dirty work as well. After all, most of the equine experience occurs out of the saddle - not in it.)

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? I’ve always wanted to visit Australia. Also Hawaii.


14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Overflowing. The Lord is good.

15. Where would you want to retire? Maybe Kentucky – with its rolling hills filled with romping equines.

16. Favorite time of day? Evenings. Sometimes I stay up way-ay too late, just enjoying the quiet house.

17. Where were you born? New England.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Steeplechase. I have to admit that I enjoy a good rodeo too.

19. Who do you think will NOT tag you back? Not sure.


20. Person you expect to tag you back first? Not sure.


21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? What kind of a bass-ackward question is that?


22. Bird watcher? Today our yard is filled with pink flamingos, so I suppose we are all bird watchers.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Ha! Don’t catch me too early. Aaargh!

24. Do you have any pets? Do horses, dogs and a cat count?

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Hmmmm.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? Grown up.

27. What is your best childhood memory? Biking down the big hill by our house.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? How about both? Did someone mention horses?

29. Are you married? Yes.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.

31. Been in a car accident? Yes. Don’t ask. It was embarrassing. I’d had my license less than a month and was driving my dad’s little sports car. Crossing this icy railway bridge, I ran into the swim captain’s mom – quite literally. Wanted to dive under the dash.

32. Any pet peeves? Bad spelling.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? More cheese, please.

34. Favorite Flower? Lilies. (Duh.)

35. Favorite ice cream? Anything with chocolate chips in it.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Gotta love those Wendy’s salads.

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? Passed with flying colors. Still, you should have seen what happened to the lady in line in front of me. (CTRL-click here to read “Licensed to Drive – A True Story in Rhyme, But It Ought to Be a Crime.”)

38. From whom did you get your last email? Some guy in Nigeria, promising me millions.

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? The tack store?

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Does jumping in a Western saddle count? (Guys, don’t try that at home.)

41. Happy with your job? Self-employed. The boss is a slave driver.

42. Broccoli? Love it.

43. What was your favorite vacation? Gotta say Barbados. We had a big family fiesta there for my mom’s 65th birthday, a few years ago.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Family.

45. What are you listening to right now? My clicking keyboard keys.

46. What is your favorite color? Blue

47. How many tattoos do you have? None.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? Let’s see . . .

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 6:55 am.

50. Coffee Drinker? Nope, but I do like a little caffeine, now and then. (CTRL-click here to read “The Mean Bean – A Rhyming Spurt to Stay Alert.”)


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Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.


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Saturday

How many states?

How many U.S. states have you visited? In how many have you lived?

The average number of states visited is 8. How do your numbers match up?

Should you choose to play, here's what you do: Copy this note. Delete my Xs, and add your own.

Airport layovers don't count!


My totals: I have visited 42 U.S. states and resided in 6. How about you?

Alabama X
Alaska
Arizona X
Arkansas X
California X

Colorado X
Connecticut X
Delaware X
District of Columbia X
Florida X

Georgia X
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois X
Indiana X

Iowa X
Kansas X
Kentucky X
Louisiana X
Maine X

Maryland X
Massachusetts X
Michigan X
Minnesota X
Mississippi X

Missouri X
Montana X
Nebraska X
Nevada X
New Hampshire X

New Jersey X
New Mexico
New York X
North Carolina X
North Dakota

Ohio X
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania X
Rhode Island X

South Carolina X
South Dakota X
Tennessee X
Texas X
Utah X

Vermont X
Virginia X
Washington
West Virginia X
Wisconsin X
Wyoming

Friday

Ruminating and Communicating

Ruminating and Communicating

Friday Fill-In #132



Just for fun, here's my entry for this week's prompt. The prompts are in bold, and my answers are in italics.


1. The last thing I ate was
a cupful of Cheerios and some cut-up cantaloupe for breakfast. (CTRL-click here to read “Making Up Time: An Advisory Ode.”)

2.
A new digital camera is something I recently bought. (CTRL-click here to read” Choosing and Using a Digital Camera.”)

3. When it rained, it
flooded our entire basement. We now find ourselves in the middle of a complete reconstruction project. (CTRL-click here to read the story: “Soggy Stuff and Sure Enough.”)

4. The veterinarian was the first person I talked to today. My teen’s puppy, the contraband canine, will need a costly surgery. Aaaaargh! (CTRL-click here to read “Furry Flurry: On One Who Drools Against the Rules.”)

5. Hugs are
happy. Someone has said the average person needs a dozen hugs a day for overall health. Who knows where that came from? My favorite hugs come from my horse, of course. Hey, who said huggers have to be human? (CTRL-click here to read “Royalty Spoilty: Limericked Joy for a Favorite Boy.”)


Of course, the worst kind of hug is the M.S. hug. Does anyone know how that feels? It gives chest pains a whole new dimension. (CTRL-click here to read “No MiStake.”)

6.
P.J. pants offer extra comfort. ’Nuff said.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to grabbing some sunshine and losing a headache. (CTRL-click here to read “Headache Helpers.”)


Tomorrow my plans include gardening, horseback riding and a local fair. (CTRL-click here to read “Don’t Smile at Me That Way” on a trip to the county fair.)


Sunday, I want to go to a horse expo. (CTRL-click here to read “Copper Champion.”)


Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.

Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.


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Thursday

July 4th Fun

July 4th Fun


Happy Birthday, USA!


What are you doing to celebrate the 4th of July? Will you attend an all-American parade? How about a July 4th picnic or barbecue?


Enjoy the long holiday weekend, as you pursue the patriotic pastime of your choice with family and friends.


Related Items of Interest:


Easy, Quick Fourth of July Recipes for Fun

What quick and easy all-American Fourth of July recipes can you offer at your Independence Day barbecue, picnic or potluck? Here are a few of our favorite quick and easy Fourth of July recipes, sure to make guest march to the picnic table for heaping helpings.


Fourth of July Desserts and Treats


What quick and easy Fourth of July desserts and treats can you offer at your Independence Day barbecue, picnic or potluck? Here are a few of our favorite quick and easy Fourth of July recipes, sure to make guests march to the picnic table for heaping helpings.


Fourth of July Recipes for a Festive Feast

What Fourth of July recipes can you prepare and share at your Independence Day barbecue, picnic or potluck? Here are a few of our favorite Fourth of July recipes, certain to get guests gallantly streaming to the picnic table for seconds.


Games to Play at a Fun Fourth of July Barbecue

What fun Fourth of July patriotic games can you play at your party, barbecue, picnic or potluck? Here are a few of our favorites for your Independence Day entertainment.


Independence Day Delight

This movie is more than ten years old, but it still grabs me! OK, it's corny, and it has no deep message, but it's really entertaining. That's probably why this movie took in $100 million the first week (in 1996).


Top Ten Songs for Fourth of July Parties and Barbecues

What fun Fourth of July patriotic songs can you play at your barbecue, picnic or potluck? Here are our top ten favorite Fourth of July songs for your Independence Day listening pleasure.


Wave of Glory - a Poetic Manner on the American Banner

Hands upon our hearts, we stand, As you fly, so bold and grand, What a lovely sight, on view, America's red, white and blue.



Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts! Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.


Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.


Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.


Click here to subscribe to an RSS feed for this writer's helpful Helium content. If you wish, click here for a free subscription to this author's online AC content, so you won't miss a single post!


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