a thursday meme (or desk day procrastination)

Linda at 2nd Cup posted this meme today and hers was fun to read and  interesting. No promises here, but I liked some of the questions, and I’d love to get to know you better, so let me know if you decide to do this.  Okay, here goes, the first question is enough to make me tired, but I’ll be uncommonly brief today.

What is your writing process?
Ideas seem to hit me when I am in a mindless and otherwise indisposed place to write such as the car, the shower, or at 4 a.m. waiting on sleep inspiration to hit me. Most of them generally don’t make it to paper (or computer), but I am always convinced that the ones that didn’t make it to paper were my greatest inspirations. My writing process involves an inordinate amount of revision and time to get something truly worth reading. I am an editor more than a writer. Unfortunately, you get raw, random ideas mostly on the blog due to time constraints.

What are your greatest creative inspirations?
Something that hits me as a moment only orchestrated by God, a strange but true story in the news, and children of all ages inspire me. Also intense dilemmas cause me to try to think them out on paper.

What are your greatest creative barriers?
Mostly my internal dialogue. I am either convinced the topic is nothing anyone else cares about, or the vastness of it precludes my capacity for words. The other thing that I fear is that I will write something profound, only to discover that I am just the last one to get it.

What is your favorite word? From my writing, you’d think it was “so”

What is your least favorite word? “so.”

What sound or noise do you love? Music, especially only voices singing.

What sound or noise do you hate? Sirens from police or ambulance, or the fire truck horns.

What is your favorite curse word? S—. I wished it weren’t but truth be told, that’s what comes out when I stub my toe. (Figuratively and literally.)

A song/band/type of music you’d risk wreck & injury to turn off when it comes on the radio? Acid rock.dorothy

Best show on television? House.

Favorite movie? The Wizard of Oz, Out of Africa. Sorry, nobody can pick just one.

Favorite room in your house? My kitchen, but not because of the obvious. I like food, but I rarely cook. I like sitting in my overstuffed chair by our breakfast table, reading with a blanket and some coffee, watching the birds through the window.  

Best concert? Selah. They pour out a sound that must rival heaven’s angels.

Brass or strings? Strings, particularly violin.  

If you could have anything put on a t-shirt what would it be? “Still mavericky”

The best part about being your age? A little more restraint with my reactions-sometimes. And having more time to do memes like this. I couldn’t have thought about this life-changing stuff years ago. Now, back to me…

Favorite Girl Scout cookie? Peanut butter sandwich cookies.

Poker or gin or bridge?  Bridge, if I don’t have to keep score.

Shower or bath? Morning or night? Morning showers, evening bubble baths.

Favorite pajamas? Boxer pants and t-shirt.

Nightmare job? Surgeon.

A talent you wish you had? I’d give anything to be able to sing beautifully.

Dream vacation? On a deserted island in the Pacific with good restaurants nearby. (Now you know why it’s a dream.)

What’s on your nightstand? A carafe of water, four books, and my iPod player.

Three weird things about you: Gee, it might be easier to write three normal things but, just three weird things-

1. I’m allergic to Christmas charlie20brown20treeI thought for years-later found out it was the tree.

2. I love walks in the rain.

3. I have a love-hate relationship with questions like this-“what is your favorite,” “if you could have just one of something…” or anything that asks “what is your best . . .” because nothing is the best-only things can approximate best. Best is an absolute. Best only theoretically exists for mere mortals.Best drives me crazy.

Okay, that’s all for now. Hope you take up this challenge and expose yourself we can get to know each other better. Blessed Thursday to you!pork


3 thoughts on “a thursday meme (or desk day procrastination)

  1. This was so fun to read…loved your answers and your cute visuals as well.

    I decided to post a version on my blog as well…

    I hope you have a blessed weekend…”see” you on Monday.


  2. I don’t think I could expose myself anymore than I have already in my writing I am the one with a very limted capacity for wrods to express what I am feeling. Now I see you are an editor ” what must you have thought of my blog. LOL!!

    Love your answers I wish we would have spend more time getting to know each other “)

    we are so close in age we have kids the same age however I have a 7 year old that keeps me really busy most of the time .

    you are so beauitful.


  3. Maybe I will have time to expose myself tomorrow. I will say every Christmas Eve I would become congested and throw up. Turns out I was allergic to the tree which was banished to the dining room which could be closed off from the rest of the house and I was rarely allowed to view the tree. Have a great evening amiga.

    Love, Annette

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