Monday, January 12, 2015

This is copied from my knitting blog, I wrote it June 10 2008.  It was a  Meme from Catbookmom.

What's the last book you read that you thought was really super, inspiring, you'd recommend it to most anyone?
Well, I don't read much anymore....there's a Reader's Digest and a Queen's Alumni magazine in the bathroom, LOL. I was really enthused with "Could it Be B12" much so that I wrote a long post about it here last year. Another book I recently 'read' was "Richistan" by Robert Frank, about 'new money' in the States. Okay, the only chapter I really read was the one on how wealth is affecting parenting, LOL. At the same time, I was also reading "The Simple Life" edited by Larry Roth. The funny thing---during this time, Oprah did her show on "Free-gans". I'm very big on voluntary frugalism. I hate seeing people live not only beyond their means, but beyond their needs. Sure, perhaps I don't need that whole yarn stash in the basement, LOL, but I've only bought a little yarn this year and some of that I've already used up! Another recent book was "The Children's Blizzard" (don't have the author info anymore). About a massive blizzard on Fri Jan 13, 1888 (or was it 1889?). The book went back in time and gave histories of the Nebraska/Dakota immigrants; their lives before emmigrating, their trips over, the years before the storm, and after. Also a lot of history on the US weather service.

What food totally grosses you out, you'd never be able to touch it? Ew. Gag. *hurl*
I don't do well with squishy. Or unusual. My family was always enthusiastic to try things like frogs, eels, small game.....I like fish pretty well, but don't like any seafood. Especially oyesters, clams, mussels, octopus.....that fleshy texture.....ick.

Is there a song that makes you dance every time you hear it? Would you tap you feet and sing along to it in public?
I'm definately a closet singer. And dance? Ha. However, Barbara listed Footloose. What's hilarious is that I was recently at Winner's (I think the US version is TJ Maxx), and Footloose came on the speakers. I saw two ladies, both older than me, dancing, and one of them was unabashedly singing! But then, in the purse section, were two younger ladies, and I overheard one say "I LOVE this song! It totally reminds me of "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion"! LOL.

Tattoos: yes or no? Do you have any? Tell us! Do you think they're gross? TELL US.
I do not have any tattoos. I cannot think of anything that I want permanently penned on me, to follow me through the rest of my life. If I could come up with something representing music, or knitting, or Canada, I would do something small. But I don't know where. I don't think I'd want it visible to the public. It's almost becoming too trendy to have tats, and I'm feeling a little rebellious NOT having any!

Go through a stack or box of your old music. Stuff that you may not have heard in years. Pick one and tell us about it. Is it as good (or as bad) as you remember?
I do tend to listen to most of my music fairly frequently. I've REALLY slacked off in buying CDs though. I have quite a few that I keep only for a song or two, and I have a really ecclectic collection. One of my long-time favourites is Nanci Griffith "Little Love Affairs" but I'm also a big Mary Chapin Carpenter and Jann Arden fan. So much so, that I tried to get Rob on board with naming Megan "Arden". LOL. I love almost all my CDs, and even if I'm not a big fan of most of the album, I just can't part with any. They almost all have some sort of emotional attachment; the ones that don't do get parted with.

There, I did more than 3 questions. I don't know who to tag, because I'm slow on this one, and we all read the same blogs, LOL. So, if you haven't answered some personal questions in awhile, go to it!

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