I only hug back select people who get all weird and decide to hug me first. And by select people I mean close family and possibly extended family and maybe a friend or two but at the moment nobody in particular comes to mind. Random stranger hugging makes me extremely uncomfortable. So I suppose that makes me a certified non hugger. I prefer to comfort you and tell you I love you from across the room.
What is your least favorite Candy?
My current sugar phobia has me sworn off all things sweet and empty-caloried. Most of it was pretty easy to give up, but perhaps especially toffee, or anything thick and chewy and capable of sucking the fillings out of your teeth. I do miss milk chocolate, but I found some gluten free fudge bars that satisfy that craving when I’m weak enough to give in to it. I won’t tell you how often that is because some things are private.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”?
Family get-togethers with minimal hugging. Sitting alone binge watching something on Netflix. Playing iPad games. Rearranging furniture. Creating something, even if it’s basically useless. Or maybe the useless part is what makes it fun. Reading a good book. Finding nothing but junk in the mail box, because junk is not bills. Well, I’m pretty easily entertained, hey?
It’s also fun to be kind in a random spontaneous way when you’re out and about with a smile or a polite gesture or a helping hand. Just don’t ruin it with hugging. Gah.
List of Favorite Smells: What smells do you love? Whether it’s vanilla scented candles or the smell of coffee in the morning or the smell of a fresh spring rain…make a list of all the things you love for a little aromatherapy.
1. Baby powder
2. Sun tan lotion
3. Cranberry Mandarin candles
4. Clean sheets and towels dried on a clothes line on a sunny windy day.
The urge to write “coffee brewing” five times was strong. I hope you appreciate this effort.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful to be breathing. I look forward to keeping that going for awhile. Oh! And Swiss Chalet!! W is going to pick up some of that later. Yay! Roasted chicken is a pretty decent smell too.
The game of “This or That” can be extremely frustrating with its limited choices, don’t you think? I find myself considering the two things and thinking ‘well, it depends…’ and wishing there were a third option. So I made up my own game with the addition of ‘other’.
Truth/Dare/Don’t Even Ask
Stripes/Polka Dots/The Family Tartan Plaid
White Wine/Red Wine/Double Harvey Wallbanger
Black Coffee/Coffee with Cream and Sugar/Triple Venti Half Sweet Non Fat Caramel Macchiato
Drive/Fly/Hot Air Balloon
Ferris Wheel/Roller Coaster/Drop of Doom
Gift Wrap/Gift Bag/Gift Card in a Plain White Envelope
Baby Doll/Teddy Bear/Voodoo Doll
Make a Plan/Be Spontaneous/Fly by the Seat of Your Pants
Roller Skates/Roller Blades/Roller Derby
Phone Call/Text/Hand Written Note on Expensive Stationery
Marathon/Sprint/Watching it all on TV
Cake/Pie/Brazilian Chocolate Brigadeiro
See the Future/Change the Past/Live in the Moment
The purpose of these questions is supposedly getting to know someone, so let’s take it a step further and conduct a scientific analysis, like they do in those quizzes on Facebook.
If you picked mostly first answers, you are pretty predictable and, let’s face it, rather boring. However, you are also calm, careful and charismatic. (It’s always best to say something nice in these conclusions so people won’t hate your quiz and call it garbage.)
If you picked mostly second answers it means you take the time to consider the options and don’t just grab on to the first thing that pops up. You are adventurous, warm-hearted and optimistic. Seriously, your answers did indicate all that, I didn’t just make it up.
If the majority of your answers were of the ‘other’ variety, holy moly, you are just plain weird. And by that I mean imaginative, mysterious and bordering on brilliant. But mostly just plain weird.
Well, this nonsense is making me want to go take some REAL Facebook quizzes and find out who I was in another life and what kind of chocolate I most resemble based on my zodiac sign. Important stuff.
Hope your Saturday is enlightening and fun. But mostly fun. With a little weird thrown in.
Love the idea of Thowback Thursday for so many reasons. Dredging up some bit of foolishness from my blogging past is easier than making my brain think of something new to say. And why go back three months when I can go back five years? There is no real answer to that question. It’s just what I did. After putting it off for a bit of course. It’s still Thursday, right? So we’re good.
March 10, 2011 If you were a professor, what subject would you teach?
Dalliance 101: Mastering the Fine Art of Procrastination
This course is offered to all first year students and is once again open to all returning students who failed to complete it the first time around. So basically everybody. Space is generally unlimited.
Please note that this is not yet an accredited course, due in part to the fact that no final marks have ever been issued, and indeed in most cases have not yet even been determined, for any of the previous participants. We will get around to that.
Class materials include any personal unfinished projects of any nature, but submission is not mandatory; last semester’s uncompleted works in progress are still available for study, and have proven themselves to be invaluable in the process of perfecting various techniques in such areas as dabbling, dawdling, indecisiveness and puttering. The great debate on the merits of shilly- shallying vs. dilly-dallying will continue, unless other random stalling topics should arise. If time permits – fumbling, faltering, lingering, loafing and time frittering will be touched upon, along with brief forays into the fascinating realms of hemming and hawing, and in depth discussion of the almighty pursuit of serious down time.
Extra credit will be given to those students who demonstrate perpetual tardiness, and bonus marks are awarded to students who do not show up at all.
Textbooks for this course are optional and completely up to the discretion of the individual pupil as we truly believe that it is
(to be continued…..)?
(Editor’s Note: We regret that a full course description was not available at time of publication. Class times, days, and locations will perhaps be announced at a future, as yet unspecified, date. Or not. If you are okay with waiting, you do not really need to take this course.)
Or maybe I should say “art du réveillon de Nouvel an,” which might mean New Year’s Eve art in French, but to be safe, don’t quote me. These are footprint pictures I did for one of K and C’s bathrooms for Christmas, because my son admired the ones hanging in mine that I did for myself. Don’t ever admire something in my house unless you really mean it.
The photo was taken at night in not very bright light, so the colours are a little weird, but there’s never a lot of natural light in bathrooms anyway so maybe this is what they’ll look like, except less blurry. Also I think they would look better hung side by side.
Okay! My year in review!
Ha ha, sorry to scare you, I’m just kidding. I survived it and that’s what counts. If I don’t feel like looking backwards at the things I lived through, I can’t imagine why anyone else would want to. My life is just not that damned interesting. Onward and upward to another new start on the road paved with good intentions. That doesn’t always lead to hell, does it?
Whatever. I have a plan. It may sound as if it’s made up of very vague resolutions. Because it is.
Try to blog something every day, even if it’s just a picture or a quote or a weather report. And once you are disciplined enough to do that, hopefully some of your posts will turn into something better.
Share your world fifty-two times!
Use your page-a-day calendars for inspiration!
Answer some WordPress prompts! Maybe lay off the exclamation marks!
Creating art every day is a pretty lofty goal, so try for twice a week. And if there’s more than that, well yay! I mean just yay, with less excitement.
Have you ever been so overwhelmed with all the things you want to do that you just sit down and don’t do anything? Wow, I hope it’s not just me who does that. And I hope I’ve gotten that bad habit out of my system for a while with such a slack assed December. Pardon my French.
January, my least favourite month ever, with 31 dreary days, is coming right up. I would like to fill it with fun. I have two half bottles of red wine in the fridge to finish up (in five ounce increments per day because that’s what diabetics are allowed) so I need to get right on that before it all goes bad. I have several art projects on the go, and several more in my head. Chapters had their calendars on for half price today so I walked down there and bought three of them.
PREPARED is what I am. Bring it on, 2016, I’m ready for you.
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