Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tag -- You're It!

Wow, I haven't played tag since 1962, But ouch Jan Rider Newman just punched me in the arm. 
I'm new at blog tag.

1.   What is the one book you couldn't live without?  ** The Bible -- it has it all - 
       adventure, romance, suspense, poetry, a great plot, and I love happy endings.
       The guy in white wins!  
2.  What can you see out the window at this moment?  ** Swift muddy water moving
       down stream. Leaves wearing the juvenile green of spring appear to laugh and
       shake the rain from their upturned selves. A feast of texture.
3.   What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?   **   I looked at a chocolate covered
        grasshopper once, but No.
4.   What fictional character would you most like to marry?   **  Batman
5.   If ever a fictional villain was going to win, who would you want it to be?  **
       "Off with their heads," said The Queen of Hearts. -- Carroll called her a blind
       aimless fury. I can relate.
6.   How many types of cheese can you name off the top of your head?    **
       I looked, there is no cheese on my head, but some smoked Gouda sounds good--in
       my mouth of course.
7.   If you didn't want to be a writer, what would you like to be? **   This one's easy,
       A carnie operator. Can you imagine having the power to turn the Ferris wheel
       off and on, and who would I leave at the top? Oh, what a tangled web...
8.   Can you play a musical instrument? **  I'm assuming this implies with some positive
        sound quality. No, but I am a great whistler, even on the inhale!
9.   Do you own a Kindle of Nook, or any kind of e-reader? If you do, how many books do 
      you have on it?   **   My kindle has maybe 10 or 12 books, not a big fan. I'm old, I
        like the page.
10. You just got published. In a glowing review someone calls you "the next [insert famous
      author name here.]" Which famous author has to watch her back. **  Margaret Atwood?
        Oh that's hilarious. "I'm sorry Margaret. Oh! Too early for first names? May I 
        just kneel back here, Ms. Atwood, and hold your robe? "

Ollie, Ollie, Oxen Free. The street lights are on, and I have to go home.


  1. You're funny. Maybe YOU should be the stand-up comedian and Jan should be the carni-operator. :)

    1. Funny? Is that Funny Strange, or funny humorous? Batman's funny strange. At least the one I'm fanticizing. And to think, I owe all this praise to Jan.

  2. The rule is once you turn the Ferris wheel off, you get to leave them up there, right? Otherwise, where would the fun in that be?

  3. No cheese on your head!! You are funny. And Batman? Hm. All right, Jess. Enough. I got the message. Geez. How some people love to rub it in.