I haven’t responded to the few “tags” I have received nor do I intend to. However, many of the authors of the blogs I regularly read do. The reason I don’t respond is that it “feels” like a questionnaire and as such, is just a wee bit too mechanical for me to get excited about. No excitement equals no motivation, no motivation equals no writing – for me. This is by no means a judgment on those who do respond and enjoy them, and I do read the responses of others from time to time.
Having said all that – while cruising (or stalking) my regular blogs, I ran across a tag on Sadie Lou’s blog that I found amusing and interesting. Although she did not tag me, she did invite any who felt so inclined to join in. My interest peaked; excitement led to motivation and the writing follows:
Accent: We don’t have an accent in California, ask anyone.
Booze: Not for a long time. Zero, nada, zilch.
Chore I hate.: Cleaning my office. It usually isn’t until I can’t find anything!
Dogs/Cats: Not now. Had a dog. *&%#% HOA!
Essential electronics: iBook, Blackberry. That’s it.
Favorite perfume: Not a clue.
Gold or Silver: Only silver
Hometown: Small town in the Santa Clara (silicon) Valley.
Insomnia: Not unless there is something on my mind.
Job title: Journalism student, aspiring writer.
Kids: Three. Anthony – 22, Timothy – 18 & Matthew – 16.
Living arrangement: Ranch-style house, 3/2.5, pool, 2 car garage, ^&%#@ HOA.
Most admired trait: I can’t answer that. Ask my Mom.
Number of Sexual Partners: Not sure... is that a bad thing?
Overnight hospital stays: Four. Three months, ten days, three days and five days.
Phobia: Heights kinda freak me a little.
Q: Hey, there's no "Q!"
Religion: If I have one, I’m the only worshipper. I’m a flock of one!
Siblings: A sister and a brother – both younger.
Time I wake up: Between six and eight in the morning, depending on what day it is.
Unusual talent: Any talent I have is unusual!
Vegetable I refuse to eat: Brussels sprouts.
Worst Habit: Staying up too late - like tonight.
X-rays: Literally hundreds.
Yummy foods I make: Banana bread and chicken fried rice. Barbeque anything.
That was fun. I’ll extend the same invitation Sadie Lou did: Anyone who would like to participate please do so.