The Last 11

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Who knew you could be tagged back on 11 Questions??  One of my favorite blogs, random acts of writing (+art) threw a curve ball and sent me these questions.  Seeing as I’ve already tagged 22 bloggers for this game, I’ll leave this set of questions open for anyone who wants to answer them.  Pick and choose what you’d like to do and leave answers or links in comments!  Have fun!

1. What was your favorite pastime when you were young?

Reading.  I always had my nose stuck in a book and I still do.

2. What do you do for play now?

I’m not one for sitting still.  I have a number of hobbies that range from arts/crafts, running, movies, baking, and reading.  However, most of my days are filled with writing when I’m done with my day job.

3. What is your favorite book of all time?

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

4. What’s the best movie you’ve watched lately and why?

The last movie I went and saw was Beauty & The Beast in 3D.  I loved it because it’s one of my all time favorites and it was nice to see cell animation back on the big screen.

5. If you could make one change to your life, right now, and have it stick, what would it be?

While I’m getting better, I wish I had a little more faith in my writing.  That inner critic is able to speak much more often than I’d like.

6. What is your most memorable meal?

When I was in Aberfoyle, Scotland, I stopped at a little deli and had the best sandwich ever!  It was stuffed with various lunchmeats, cucumbers, and some kind of “magic” sauce.  For dessert I had a peanut butter, chocolate, graham cracker square – I have yet to come up with a good enough adjective to describe how good it tasted!

7. What do you miss most about being a kid?

Nothing – everything I loved about my childhood is still part of my life today.  It’s important to me to stay young at heart!

8. If you could go back in time and tell yourself one thing, what would it be?

This too shall pass.  This would have been especially useful during my teenage years.

9. You find a $50 bill but you have to spend it right now—what do you buy?

A gift card to a bookstore.  That way I can decide what books to buy later!

10. What are you doing today?

Morning: Running the track with my students.

Mid-afternoon: Teaching classes

Evening: Writing up a storm.

11. What are you most grateful for, right now?

This morning the sun was out and it was absolutely beautiful outside.  The best part is I got to enjoy it.

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c.b. 2012

Tagged Again!

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Getting tagged once was fun, but twice is even more fun!  🙂  Many thanks to Jenna Cooper for including me in another round of 11 Questions.  Her blog is absolutely beautiful and one of my new favorites.  Give her a click!

1) Redvines or Twizzlers?

Twizzlers.  Providing there’s no chocolate available.

2) With your iPod/MP3 on shuffle, what’s the first song that comes up?

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

3) What’s your least favorite book you ever had to read for school?

The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain.  It’s blasphemy, I know, but I couldn’t get through it to save my life, (and I still can’t).

4) You’re the producer for turning any one book into a movie, which do you choose?

Everything Matters by Ron Currie, Jr.

5) What’s your favorite youtube video?

The Simon’s Cat Channel as a whole, but TV Dinner is my absolute favorite.

6) Who did you look up to when you were thirteen years old?

My grandpa.  For as long as I can remember he’s shown me the value of kindness and patience.

7) Which food do you wish you could rid the planet of?

Bean sprouts.  They are so gross.

8) Why did you decide to start blogging?

After finishing my first novel, I found myself with a lot of extra time.  I still had the passion to write, so I created a blog as a way fill the void.  Since then, blogging has come to mean much more than that as it has given my muse a tremendous jolt and I’ve enjoyed meeting so many new and wonderful people.

9) Do you cry over books/movies/TV shows?

All the time.  Especially if an animal is involved.

10) What’s the one thing you believe in with all your heart?

I believe deeply in the importance being yourself.  The moment you try to be like everyone else is the moment you lose your voice.

11) Flowers or chocolate?

Chocolate.

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Due to the fact that I’ve been tagged before, I’m going to use the same questions I posed before and tag 11 more bloggers.

My Questions:

1) What book have you always wanted to read, but still haven’t gotten around to it?

2) What classic book do you feel is overrated? Why?

3) What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?  Least favorite?

4) Where is your favorite place to write?

5) Pen or pencil?

6) What was your favorite toy as a child?

7) What is the greatest accomplishment of your life?

8) If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?

9) What are five songs you hate to admit you love?

10) Where is your dream destination, (or place you’ve always wanted to go)?

11) What are the top five things on your bucket list?

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Tag! You’re It!

If you choose to take on the challenge, please post a link leading to your answers to my questions. Have fun and pass it along to 11 more bloggers.

Michele Venne

Loving Arizona Living

Tattered Past

That’s Not My Table

random acts of writing (+art)

The Everyday Epic

Bonnie James

Leila Gaskin

Natalie Sharpston

Rough Water John

Sky Diaries

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c.b. 2012