One thing I never expected when I started blogging is the exercise I would get. It seems like the sort of couch-potato activity that would lead to bon-bon eating and fat bottoms. But let me banish those myths from your mind. Blogging burns a lot of calories, especially when you play TAG.
Just as I did as a child, when I get tagged IT, I must race after other bloggers and tag them. And just like when I was young, I’m slow and usually IT for a long time because everyone else is faster. Grrrrr! Not that I’m competitive or anything. (Actually I am. When Space Invaders was popular in the 80’s, I was the best in my family at it. One day, as a sibling started beating me, I yanked the cord from the controller and ended the game. Ooops!)
Anyway, we’re not in any danger of being overrun by Space Invaders in my household. Nor will those crazy shapes in Tetris pile up and annihilate me. No sireee! I refuse to try Angry Birds, because me and birds don’t get along. Seagulls pooped on me twice as a teen when I visited Sea World. And another one swooped from the sky and devoured my chocolate banana right out of my hand. Birds are evil.
So no Space Invaders, Tetris shapes, or Angry Birds. This post is NOT about those things. It is a workout of the hardest kind…a TAG to suck information out of me and leave me a dying corpse. Thanks, Brigitte, for helping me stay in shape (even though I’m still slow at tagging others; it’s the thought and effort that count). Here are my questions I must answer before I TAG someone else.
Would you rather drive or ride in a vehicle? I love being driven (it gives me that whole Driving Miss Daisy feeling)
Would your ideal evening be spent alone or with others? Alone with my husband
Are you a Day-person or a Night Owl? Day person
Talk radio or music in the car? Music
How much time do you spend at work, including traveling both ways? The office–17 hours a week; my home job–another 10 hours.
If you were to enroll in college today, what course of study would you choose? Creative Writing, definitely
Fiction or Non-fiction? Fiction
Live TV or On Demand? On Demand
Plane, train or automobile? Automobile
Black or brown shoes? Brown
Swimming, walking or jogging? Walking
What got you into blogging? My sisters.
What have you learned about yourself through your blog? I’m still slow at Tag
When you aren’t blogging what do you do? Write, read, cook, laundry, take Ginger for a walk
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Kauai
What’s your greatest vice? I bite my fingernails
Who is/was your greatest influence in your life? My paternal grandmother
Who is your favorite author? C. S. Lewis
What music do you prefer to listen to? Josh Groban, Michael Buble, IZ (and other things my husband and others find very uncool. Good thing I don’t care about being cool)
If you could, who would you like to have cook for you? Pioneer Woman; her food is hearty and simple, and not all artsy-fartsy
Imagine that you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be and what would you say? George Washington. “Do you have an idea on how to get both political parties to get along…or how to destroy both so we can do what’s good for America again?”
Are you happy? Oh yes!
I’m always a little scared to tag others, because some people hate being IT. So due to my shy streak, I’m wimping out and tagging the blogger out there who is like my little brother (who actually tried to get tapped when we played tag because he was fast and liked to chase). If you are like that…then for goodness sake, slow down and let me tap you. THERE! You’re IT. No tapbacks, either. You know I’m slow.
P.S. Watch out for seagulls overhead. (And Happy Birthday, Aunt Nette)