Monday, July 07, 2008

Monday Morning Meme

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. ~Carl Zwanzig

I think that guy was trying to be funny, but I heartily believe in duct tape. I love the stuff... Hey, even MacGyver worshipped at the altar of duct tape, right?

I'm exhausted. It's been a busy, busy, busy (not to mention VERY long) weekend and I'm thrilled it's Monday. No, really, I am!

I did get a bit of writing done, but mostly Judy and I worked on planning and executing our HUGE first anniversary bash for The Long and the Short of It. Yep... next month will have been ONE WHOLE YEAR that we've had the website up and running, and what a fun and crazy and interesting year it's been.

In any case, I'm a bit pooped, so, without further ado, I give you:

1. What is your blog about? How long have you been blogging? Why did you begin blogging? Is it the same reason that you continue to blog today? How has your blog changed over the time you’ve had it? In six words, sum up your blog.

I started blogging to promote my writing. When I started, I hadn't even been published yet. In fact, I don't think I'd even submitted anything for publication -- but, hey. I'm forward thinking, what can I say?

Since then, it's morphed a bit. Do I talk about my writing? Sure... but I also gab about anything that strikes me as, well, something to gab about! And, best of all, I've made some great online friends (::waves::).

Six words? Um, um, um... Writer, reader, butterfly raiser & vole catcher. (I didn't count the &, lol...)

I don't know. What six words would YOU use to describe this blog?

2. When you go for a haircut, do you do something drastic? Or are you more of a ‘just a trim’ sort of person? Do you color your hair? If so, how often? Tell us about your best, and worst, hairstyle. What sort of hairstyle do you think looks good on you now?

Drastic or a trim? Depends. Most recently, drastic -- 10" off. But usually, it's just a trim.

Color? Yep... I'm gonna wash that gray right outta my hair... and I do it whenever my DD mentions my gray is showing again.

Best and worst? Honestly I have no idea. I've never really had a horrible haircut, and I've mostly worn my hair (with the exception of the current short cut) long and not much different my entire life (except with I was desperate to have "feathers" in junior high, damn that Farrah Fawcett).

3. Tell us about your 4th of July celebration. Show us some pictures (if you have them). What did your family do? Did you go and see a big fireworks display? Or did you stay home and have a (semi) quiet family fireworks celebration? On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the best), how patriotic would you say you are? Do you routinely talk about our country’s issues within your family unit? Do you and your significant other see eye-to-eye on political issues? International friends: tell us how you celebrate your country’s birthday/new year/significant annual event.

The dog and I stayed home. It was wonderful. DD and DH took the boat out with my SILs and swam and ate bad food and watched fireworks. I don't like boating, I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible, and I can't stay up late... so their day sounded like pure torture to me.

Patriotic? Quite. Discussing politics? Regularly. It's actually something I'm quite passionate about -- but I don't discuss it here on the blog. It's forbidden (and BOY is it hard to bite my tongue sometimes, but so far, I've managed). My DH and I are pretty well aligned politically, so that's good.

4. If you only had enough time each day to read one section of the newspaper, which section would you read? Why this particular section?

Comics? LOL... either that or the editorials. Because they both make me laugh.


We hatched another butterfly yesterday. This one fell, too (stupid things!), but I happened to be there about two seconds after he hatched (and, yes, thus far they've ALL been males... how do you tell the difference? Go here to see.) and scooped him up. DD held him, dangling from her finger, for about 45 minuntes and then put him out on the echinacea. He flew off about an hour later. Phew. This butterfly wrangling is hard work!



Sarita Leone said...

Comics would be my choice, too. :)

Hard to believe a whole year has passed already! Wow. Congrats!

Tori Lennox said...

Hey, even MacGyver worshipped at the altar of duct tape, right?

So does Michael on Burn Notice. He'd rather have duct tape than a gun. :)

Dru said...

Two of my favorite TV guys.

I would read the comics too; more entertaining.

I hope your Monday is a good one.

Ceri said...

I think my blog is weird because I added the Amber Alert.

I stayed home too, to the kids displeasure. It was a long weekend and I couldn't deal with the crowd (and I use that term loosely).

I don't talk politics on my blog either (or at work) but I'm always curious about other peoples views. Hmmm.... but I'm not going to ask.

Brandy said...

Duct tape is a wonderful invention.
6 words to describe your blog: Fun, educational, interesting, enjoyable, warm, funny.
How's that? *G*

Comics are some of my favorites as well.

I don't talk politics on my blog either.

I hope you're having a delightful day!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Was the 10" a locks of love cut?

Diane Craver said...

I loved MacGyver!

You and Judy have done an outstanding job. I can't wait for the 1st year Anniversary of LASR - know it will be lots of fun!

Marianne Arkins said...

Hey Jen,

Yes, that 10" cut (and the one in 2006) were both for Locks of Love.

Thanks, Diane!

LOL, Ceri -- if we ever meet in person, I'll talk about politics all you like. *G*

Amy said...

DD the Butterfly Rescuer. I think there's a tv show in that....

When describing your blog, you forgot to talk about demon-spawn puppy raiser....

Yay for (almost) a year at LASR.