It Never Gets Old


Of course, after I posted The Last 11, I got tagged again!  This set of questions come from a blogger that inspires me so much with his travels, photography, and poetry.  There’s no way I could turn it down! My thanks to RedJim of notyethere for thinking of me and sending a very unique set of 11 Questions.  Once again, I’ll leave the game open to anyone who wants to play.  Leave a link or answers in the comments if you want to play along.  Have fun!

1. Sea or Mountains?

Mountains.  I live in a place surrounded by mountains and I never cease to be amazed at their beauty.  Besides, I’ve never been much of a beach person.

2. Sky blue or Fire red?

Sky blue, but can I have a few clouds?

 3. The Film or The Book?

The book. Always the book!  As much as I love movies, they can never tell a story quite like good old-fashioned printed words on paper.

4. Summer or Winter?

Winter.  I love snow, fireplaces, hot café mochas, and a cat snuggled in my lap.

5. Sounds, smells, pictures or touch?

Pictures.  I’ve always been a very visual person, both in reality and in my imagination.

6. Wild woods or Manicured park?

Wild woods.  I spent a huge part of my childhood in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, where the trees are thick and ferns grow tall.  I’ve never seen anything more beautiful.

7. Do you know where North is without a compass?

No.  I am directionally challenged to the degree of total embarrassment.

8. Paper map or GPS?

Paper map.  I’ve done a lot of traveling in my life and I can honestly say a paper map has guided my every move.  They are far more reliable and they never need a power source.

9. Notebook or Laptop/Ipad/Tablet?

Aside from GPS, I’m a total gadget geek.  I use both a laptop and a tablet.

10. SLR OR Automatic?

Automatic.  Though I wish I knew a bit more about how to use SLR.

11. Leap of Faith or Logical leap?

A little bit of both.  I’m a big believer in balance.  There are moments in life that require logic and moments where the only logical thing to do is take a leap of faith.

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c.b. 2012

Wreck This Journal: Random Fun


While most pages in Wreck This Journal flick the epiphany switch in my brain, there are some that are nothing more than a good bit of fun.  All too often, the word “fun” is shunned as being irresponsible or immature and that’s always bothered me.  Life is a one shot deal and I intend to have as much fun with it as possible.

In the beginning of the journal there is a page with instructions to poke holes.  I sharpened my pencil and punctured the page from top to bottom.  Even with multiple stab wounds the page still didn’t have enough personality, so I pulled out my box of crayons and got busy.

My first instinct was to turn the holes into sparkling stars in space.  All it took was a little glitter glue and midnight blue!  From there, my inner geek came out and added the opening sequence to Star Trek: The Next Generation.  I’ve always liked the idea of the Earth being a small speck in a very large universe.  There are so many possibilities out there and we are just one of those possibilities.  It’s very humbling, while also awe-inspiring.   Besides that, I spent most of my teenage years obsessed with the adventures of the Starship Enterprise NCC-1701 D.

On the flip side of the page, the holes took me in an entirely different direction.  For some inexplicable reason, I envisioned the flecks on a strawberry.  So I went with it and did my best to draw a strawberry around the holes.  While coloring, my train of thought took me to a television show called Qi.  My husband and I watched an episode in London back in 2005 and its always stuck with us.  It’s a quiz/comedy show that calls into question curious facts and trivia with tongue in cheek humor (we’ve since tracked down and watched every episode ever made).  Qi is where we learned a strawberry isn’t a berry, but a drupe.  I couldn’t resist noting that on my journal page.

I’m totally not kidding . . .

There’s nothing like a little random fun to rouse my muse from slumber.  Starships and strawberries could very well be the start of a great story!

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I know I’m a bit early with this week’s Wreck This Journal, but with Christmas rapidly approaching, the next few posts will be a bit more festive in nature.

For previous Wreck This Journal posts, please see my tag cloud and sidebar.

c.b. 2011