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More About Me

I’ve done two of these so far but I promised Melody so humor me if you will, by reading more about me. Okay? Oh, and be sure to stop by Melody’s blog so you can see the questions she answered.

Here’s what she asked:

Who is your idol? It can be anyone and doesn’t have to be a celebrity or a public figure. 

Um…a certain runner, writer, Japanese guy named Haruki Murakami. One day, he decided to write a novel and he had no idea that he would have the followers that he does today… or this weird, stalker girl named Ti, following him all over Facebook. Notice how I called myself a girl. I kill myself sometimes.

If you could be someone famous, who would you be?

I don’t think I would model myself after anyone out there now, but I would be a famous writer.

What are your favorite TV shows or movies?

I love The Big Bang Theory, Seinfeld, The Wonder Years and I hate to say it… sometimes I watch Roseanne. I know! You thought so much more of me. I am beginning to watch Downton, too. I have watched a couple of episodes and it’s really good. As for movies, I have several that I watch over and over again, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink (see a theme here?), Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Tootsie, Arthur (the original), The Goodbye Girl (original), Some Like it Hot, When Harry Met Sally, Jaws…and the list goes on.

Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? Why?

HP. I never got into the Rings. Never.

Popcorn: Sweet or Salty? Why?

Salty. I do not like sweets too much although since I have gone gluten-free, I crave sweets more than I used to.

Facebook or Twitter? Why?

Facebook. I feel as if I have real conversations there and that I am not just screaming into a room with a lot of people talking over me.

What are your pet peeves?

One big one is when people continue to use their phones at the movies once the movie has begun. This is such an issue with me, that I no longer go to the movies. Put your damn phone away or stay home!

Where do you like to go for vacation?

In my mind, I like beach vacations but when I actually get there, I get irritated with sand and it being everywhere. So I think the ideal place to vacation is a fun city, close to the beach so I can gaze at it from afar, and then do super fun things all day long.

What are the most wonderful memories that you had last year?

Oh, too many to list, but they are all simple things like my daughter helping me make pancakes or learning how to make scrambled eggs. My son growing as a basketball player and becoming a more aggressive player with every season. Stuff like that.

What’s your favorite holiday?

Thanksgiving. Sad, but I like the food part. Oh, and the togetherness.

Would you read a book that’s received lots of hype and positive reviews, even though the story line isn’t what you like to read?

Yes, I would. Yes, I have.

Thanks, Melody!

Tag! I’m It! 11 Questions for Me

I don’t participate in memes but these “11 Questions” posts are fun to read so here goes nothing.

1 You must post the rules.
2 Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the  people you’ve tagged.
3 Tag eleven people and link to them on your post. (won’t be tagging)
4 Let them know you’ve tagged them! (won’t be tagging)

These questions are from Care, and here are my answers:

1.  Tell me about any letters you’ve written lately to a friend just for the heck of it?
I haven’t written a letter to anyone in a really long time. I think it’s been at least 6 months if not longer. I send a lot of emails, but I assume you mean actual, hand-written letters. Nope. I think my hand has forgotten how to write!

2. Do you have a favorite beer?
I am not a beer drinker. The only time I ever craved it, was when I was pregnant with #2. Weird. I didn’t indulge (in case you were wondering). Plus, I am gluten-free now and some beers pose problems for me.  If I had to choose one, it would be some kind of honey ale.

3. If you ever write a book (or if you have), which genre would it be/is it?
I do have the workings of a book in my head and if it ever gets written, it will fall into the literary fiction category. It’s the one genre that consistently resonates with me. I could also see myself writing a book for Young Adults. Especially one geared towards boys, since my son (the non-reader) always complains about the lack of books for his age group.

4. What is your favorite dish to cook?
What I make, all the time, is pasta with some kind of sauce but my favorite to cook (and eat) is a huge tray of chicken enchiladas. Chicken, white cheese sauce, freshly made corn tortillas and roasted green chilies. Love!

5. Didn’t Trisha (the person who posted this meme prior to Care) ask some awesome questions?
Yes, she did! You can see them here.

6. What book would you absolutely hate to see get parodied?
Lolita. Can you imagine? In my worse dreams, it’s done as a musical.

7. Do you have a favorite number?
I do have a favorite number. It happens to be 5. I was born on the 5th of September and for whatever reason, 5 has always been good to me.

8. Tell me a nonfiction book idea subject that you think I should write a book on because there isn’t one already?
Is there a book on Curling yet? It’s a sport that always catches my attention, yet I know nothing about it.

9. Did you like my answers to No. 5 for book that should be H.S. curricula? (She answered, The Book Thief and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle)
Since I adore Haruki Murakami, I must say…yes!! However, I never finished The Book Thief. I found myself bored with it. I know I didn’t give it enough time to get into it though, so I plan to try it again at some point.

10. Red or white?
I hope you are talking wine here. If so, RED. Preferably a nice Pinot Noir.

11. Would you be embarrassed to receive a postcard with artwork by Dali? ya know – the erotic variety?  I have some if you want one. I’m kinda embarrassed to send.
I wouldn’t be embarrassed to get one, but with the kids in the house and the little one in charge of mail pick-up, I would have to pass on one. However, my favorite of his is Women Forming a Skull.

This is where I am shamefully bad. I don’t mind playing, but I don’t like to tag so I’m not tagging anyone in this post.  I figure if you want to answer one of the questions, you’ll do so in the comments, you know… to make it interesting.