Okay, it’s time for a little fun. I read this tag on Amaan Khan’s blog. Here are my answers to his silly questions. This shouldn’t be too much information.
Q1. What are you wearing? I’m dressed in blue jeans, a pink sweatshirt with a design on the front, black socks and white tennis shoes.
Q2. Have you ever been in love? Yes, and I married him. Three months later, he suffered the first of two strokes that paralyzed his left side. I cared for him at home for six years before he passed. You can learn more about this by reading My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds.
Q3. Have you ever had a terrible break-up? No, but I did lose my man. Death is similar to a break-up, you know.
Q4. How much do you weigh? 132 pounds.
Q5. Do you have any piercings? Not now, but when I was in junior high school, I was crazy enough to have my ears pierced. Although it was done professionally in a jewelry store, my ears became infected, so I had to let them close over.
Q6. Do you have any tattoos? No, and I never will. I’m not that crazy.
Q7. How long does it take you to shower? That’s nobody’s business but mine.
Q8. Have you ever been in a physical fight? No, but I’ve been in plenty of verbal ones, mostly with my younger brother.
Q9. What turns you on? At my age, I don’t get turned on.
Q10. What turns you off? Incorrect grammar, too many adverbs, and too many descriptions of sex and other activities that aren’t relevant to a story.
Q11. Do you prefer loud or soft music? I mostly listen while I’m working, so for me, it’s better soft.
Q12. Do you have a favorite quote? Yes. “Sometimes I even amaze myself.” It’s what Han Solo says in Star Wars after Princess Leia marvels at her successful rescue. It’s what I say when someone tells me how amazing it is that I do what I do despite my lack of vision.
Q13. What’s your biggest fear? I’m terrified of fire. This stems from my younger brother’s fascination with it, resulting in his burning down an abandoned shack and starting a blaze in our basement when he was only five years old. He eventually outgrew this, and now he teaches physics at a private high school.
Q14. What’s the last thing that made you cry? Hearing a song that was included on a cassette that my late husband sent me on Valentine’s Day after proposing to me. You can listen to the song and read more about my experience with it here.
Q15. Who was the last person you spoke to? The gal who delivered my groceries.
Q16. What are the three qualities in a best friend? Honesty, empathy, and a sense of humor.
Q17. Do you like your name? I never gave this much thought. Besides, if I didn’t like it, changing it wouldn’t be worth the hassle.
Q18. If you could pick your own name, what would it be? I wouldn’t bother. I’m happy with the name I have.
Q19. What makes you happy? Writing, reading, eating.
Q20. What are five random facts about you? I live in Sheridan, Wyoming. I’m about five feet tall with short dark hair and brown eyes. I use a white cane when walking around town. I like dogs and cats but don’t want the responsibility associated with having pets of my own. I like most types of music except for heavy metal, hip hop, and rap.
Q21. Is there any religious persuasion? No, not anymore.
Q22. Have you ever given or received a hicky? No.
Q23. What do you think about the most? My writing projects and other obligations.
Q24. Is there someone you really hate right now? No.
Now it’s your turn. I triple dog dare you to answer any or all of the above questions, either on your own blog or in the comment field below. If you do this on your own blog, please be sure to include a link to this post. I look forward to reading your answers.
My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds
That’s Life: New and Selected Poems
How to Build a better Mousetrap: Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver
9 thoughts on “Let’s Talk: The TMI Questions Tag”
Thanks for the dare, Abbie, just can’t resist!
Q1. What are you wearing? Well, you caught me…still in my jammies and robe, getting ready to change for yoga practice.
Q2. Have you ever been in love? Oh yes…still am with the man I married 39 years ago.
Q3. Have you ever had a terrible break-up? Nothing I couldn’t get over.
Q4. How much do you weigh? Too much I’m afraid, but I’m working on it.
Q5. Do you have any piercings? Not any more I’m not much for jewelry.
Q6. Do you have any tattoos? No, but two of my grown children find tattoos a real means for expressing their artistic sides…and I’m okay with that.
Q7. How long does it take you to shower? Depends…
Q8. Have you ever been in a physical fight? No, not really.
Q9. What turns you on? The miracles of Life and Love evident all around us…sun breaking through misty clouds, a child’s embrace, kindness between people…so many things!
Q10. What turns you off? Prejudice and racism, greed and selfishness, and the little hurts people inflict on one another without even thinking, or attempting to heal them afterward.
Q11. Do you prefer loud or soft music? I like Classical music best, which is certainly a mixed bag.
Q12. Do you have a favorite quote? Yes, it’s a twist on Descarte’s “I think, therefore I am”, by a poet whose name I can’t recall right now: “Sometimes I think, and sometimes I am.” So remarkable to honor the brilliant reality of Being…without all the baggage of human ego.
Q13. What’s your biggest fear? Big water terrifies me…you know, the ocean, a river, the deep end of a pool. I don’t know where this came from, but someday I hope to conquer at least the swimming pool.
Q14. What’s the last thing that made you cry? Hard to pin down since I don’t shrink from shedding tears. Q15. Who was the last person you spoke to?
Q16. What are the three qualities in a best friend? The ability to laugh at oneself, kindness, loyalty…my husband in a nutshell.
Q17. Do you like your name? Most days.
Q18. If you could pick your own name, what would it be?Something like singing child…because that’s how I generally feel.
Q19. What makes you happy? Times with family, writing/reading good poetry, sharing a sunbeam with my retired guide dog, Ari.
Q20. What are five random facts about you?
I don’t like ice cream.
I love windy days, and on such days, you are likely to find me standing in our garden, my long hair flying, smiling up to the sky.
Cats make me a little nervous…they’re so superior.
I learned Braille at the age of 30 so I could read to my four kids.
Five is my favorite number.
Q21. Is there any religious persuasion? I believe in Life, and Love, and Divine Goodness which embraces all Creation, and continually invites us to join in blessing the world and its inhabitants…in a kind of Jewish framework.
Q22. Have you ever given or received a hicky?*blush* I was engaged.
Q23. What do you think about the most? How to spend each day in a meaningful way…whether writing, interacting with family members and friends, doing household tasks, teaching my remaining Hebrew students.
Q24. Is there someone you really hate right now? Oh, no…such a waste of time energy.
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I love your answers, Joan. I hope you’ll post them on your own blog.
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Fun post, not too much information. It’s a break from all the political talk.
That was my idea. Americans are getting enough election hype from the media as it is. Thanks.
Reblogged this on Campbells World.
Thank you, Patty.