Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Morning Meme and More....

Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving. ~Martin Amis, Money

1. Do you prefer writing on paper or a keyboard? Why? Care to hand write a short letter to us, scan it, and then post it to your blog?

I write on a keyboard almost exclusively. I'll write notes to myself and brainstorm stuff in a notepad, but actually writing is always on the computer. Why? Because it's faster and I can edit as I go without scribbling. I don't have a scanner, so can't do the last part. I don't have an iPod, a gaming system, an eReader or a Blackberry either. Aside from my laptop (which is a couple years old), I am a technological dinosaur.

2. If the shoes make the man (or woman), what do your shoes say about you right now? (Assuming you’re wearing shoes. Although if you’re not, that certainly says something, too.) Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Now tell us how they make you feel when you wear them.

Right now, I'm not wearing any. I would go barefoot all day, every day if I could. I am NOT a shoe freak. In the summer I wear sandals (usually the flip-flop kind, but leather) or my gardening clogs or sneakers if I'm walking a lot. In the winter I wear hiking boots or snow boots. I have two pairs of dress shoes that I never wear, and two pairs of cowboy boots that I seldom wear. Aside from the cowboy boots, none of my shoes are name brand. It's one of the reasons I don't read much chick-lit or enjoy "Sex In the City" -- seriously, who CARES about shoes? They cover my feet. Beyond that? ::shrugs::

3. Who was your arch enemy in high school? Why were they your enemy? Do you think you could be friends today? Why or why not?

I didn't have one. Seriously. I can't think of one person I even disliked strongly. I did have one in fifth grade, Diane M., who even went as far as to call me out for a fight. I also had one in fourth grade, Mike V., who always tried to kiss me (ICK... I was so not into boys then). Once, as I was walking past him on the bus, he grabbed me and tried to kiss me... so I took my pile of books and smashed him on the head. I'm pretty sure that was his last attempt. I think about the way school is today and realize that HE would have been in trouble for "sexual harassment" and I would have been in trouble for assault. Times were much easier when I was little -- and we worked it out.

Mostly, though, I got along with pretty much everyone in school.

4. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one ability or quality, what would it be? How would this new-found ability or quality change your life?

To NEVER have to sleep. Oh yeah -- I'd gain TIME, Bay-bee!! What I wouldn't give for an extra two hours, never mind a solid EIGHT every day!!!!!



I have my first mosquito bite. Welcome to the season of bugs. Ugh. I've already picked of several ticks from Dakota, and both my DH and DD have had a tick each. I love the warmth, but hate the bugs.




Diane Craver said...

I'm like you - I prefer to write on the computer. I do jot notes and brainstorm on paper.

That's one thing I hate about warmer weather because I get so many mosquito bites.

Have a good day!

Keri Mikulski said...

Not having to sleep would be nice. I could add so much time to my day. :)

shopannies said...

I am barefoot as well and feel the same way I would like to never have to sleep but there are those lazy summer naps I would miss

groovyoldlady said...

#1. We are twins!!!!

#2. If I'm not sleeping I'm wearing sneakers with orthotics. Sometimes even with dresses.

#3. sixth grade through 8th grade were the battle years. I liked everyone is High School and if they didn't like me, I ignored them!

#4. Frankly, I enjoy sleeping. I read recently that sleep is one of the necessities of life that God uses to keep us humble. New ability? I can think of two I'd like and I could actually gain wither if I would apply myself:

A. to finish every project that I start.
B. To only eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full.

Just those two abilities would remove MUCH angst and guilt from my life!

gigidiaz said...

Technological dinosaur!?!?! LOL!

I feel that way sometimes. I need to get a new cell phone because mine no longer charges, stays on longer than two hours without dying, or receives texts correctly, and I have yet to find a phone that I like AND can work. Cell phones nowadays dont have keys!! What is that?!?!?

Happy Monday!
I played too!

Tori Lennox said...

Hah! I have you beat. I already have FOUR mosquito bites. *grumble* Stupid bugs.

Brandy said...

I received my first mosquito bite Saturday. *sigh* They think I'm an all you can eat buffet, so there goes being outside without bug stuff.
I go barefoot as much as I can and if I'm not I'm wearing sandals or tennies. *G*
You're not a technological dinosaur, look at the review site you maintain and you're teaching yourself code!

I hope you have a lovely day!

Dru said...

No mosquito bites yet and I hope to not get them.

When I write my reports for my job, I prefer to type on the keyboard. Easier to re-edit.

Vicki said...

More hours in the day?????? Oh... if it could only be so!!!!