Good Morning fellow sentient beings! It’s Wednesday again and time for another totally random blog. This week’s topic is to conduct a self-interivew ala James Lipton. I decided to stick with his ten questions because I’ve never actually answered them before.
- What is your favorite word? – Scrumtrilescent (I had to do it, there’s too many to pick one of my own)
- What is your least favorite word? – Moist *shudders*
- What turns you on? – Ummmm…ummmm… It probably shouldn’t be so hard to answer this question. Something to do with glasses and curly hair, I think.
- What turns you off? – So many things. I have many little idiosyncrasies and things that annoy me, it doesn’t take much.
- What sound or noise do you love? – Waves crashing
- What sound or noise do you hate? – A dog left outside barking his fool head off. Or a baby crying. They both grate on my nerves. And a stapler. And people chewing. I could really go on and on with this one. No, seriously. I have sensory issues related ot noise.
- What is your favorite curse word? – The F word. Without a doubt. I can swear like a sailor when the mood strikes, but I like to try and keep it clean on my blog. J
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? – That’s an easy one. Writer.
- What profession would you not like to do? – Anything involving something gross, like cleaning out horse stalls or septic tanks. I have a really weak stomach.
- If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? – Uh, didn’t expect to see you here.
This week’s Wednesday Randomness blog is on a topic I seriously need help with.
See what I did there?
Guilt is also a big motivator, but I’ve yet to figure out how to guilt myself into writing. It’s usually other way I around. I feel guilty spening time writing and ignoring my family and the other things I need to be doing around the house.
The post has not gone at all like I intended, but there you have it. If anyone has any good ideas about self-motivation, lay ’em on me!
Check out the other Wednesay bloggers to see what motivates them:
Kellie St. James
But, I think it would come in most handy when I want to keep my annoying neighbor off my property. I would pelt her with mulch and small rocks and things while I stayed safely inside the house. She would never even know it was me. That would be awesome because that woman is a pain in my ass.
I’m sure I could come up with a million more uses, but those are the top three that come that come to mind. I have to add, if I couldn’t be telekinetic, I would totally want to be able to fly. Or somehow transport between to places instanteously. I’m tired of commuting to work.
Please tell me someone else thought of the Barenaked Ladies, too.
Anywho, today’s Wednesday Randomness blog topic is…The First Five Things I’d Buy if I Had a Million Dollars.
I could go all noble on this and help others, and I would do some of that for sure, but I’m going to focus on the material aspect here, people. Just assume I also do good for others. 🙂
First, a new house. I don’t need a huge, multi-million dollar house. Who would want to clean that? I would like more than one bathroom (preferable with a huge, free-standing, amazing tub), a fireplace, and a nice size kitchen with an island and an oven in the wall. I’ve always wanted an oven in the wall. I think I can get a house that has these things for a relatively reasonable price. Oh, and a two-stall attached garage. Especially if the house is still in Michigan.
A weeks long trip to Europe for two. I’d hit all the big places and make my waty from the U.K. to Eastern Europe.
Maybe a new car. My car isn’t old and I like it fine, but I gave up something with 4-wheel drive and I’d kind of like to have that back. And heated seats. I REALLY missed my heated seats this past winter.
A top of the line Mac. A nice desktop to go along with my laptop so I’m not always typing on a 13″ screen.
Okay, that’s four, but that’s all I can really come up with. I’m sure there are other, smaller things, but nothing significant, so I’m sticking with four.
So, that’s what I would do if I won a million dollars. Click below to see what the other Wednesday Ladies would buy.
Today’s Wednesday Randomness blog is about our dream yards. This blog was a lot fun because I got to search for pictures (and maybe I did some of that at work…shhhhhhhh), but I seriously had to reign myself in.
When I picture my backyard, I see an English garden. And let’s be honest, I see myself in the cottage, too. I love the wildness of an English garden.
And in that yard/garden, I would need to have an extremely comfortable place to relax, read, and drink tea. Something like the bench below, but full of big, squishy pillows.
Next to my arbor I would really like to have a fountain. The water sounds would just add to the relaxation aura of the whole space.
The last item of my dream yard would be a fantastic vegetable garden. Something where I could grow all my vegetables for the whole summer.
Of course, along with all this I would also need to have a gardener to tend to it, because while I have managed to grow tomatoes and impatiens in recent years, that’s the extent of my ability. And let’s be fair, those grow themselves, really.
Check the blogs of the ladies below to see their dream yards:
Kellie St. James
Time for Wednesday Randomness again and the topic this week is one dear to me. Books! It’s going to be tough to keep this from becoming a ten page blog, but I’m going to try to keep it to just my absolute faves.
Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) – This is probably my all time favorite book. I can’t count the number of times I’ve read it and I’m sure I will read it again and again in the years to come.
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen) – My AP English teacher in high school turned me on to this author. She was such a super fan, I remember she had an apron she would wear during class with Jane Austen’s picture on it. She wore it everyday during this unit.
The Mummy (Anne Rice) – This was a standalone book and is not like most of her other works (that I’ve read). That’s all I’m going to say, except READ IT.
The Eyes of the Dragon (Stephen King) – This was originally a fairytale type story he wrote for his kid(s). It has two princes, an evil magician, and a daring escape.
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) – Awesome in every way possible. Enough said.
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) – A large part of my family comes from the deep south so I always like to read books with that kind of setting, they feel familiar.
The Amelia Peabody Series (Elizabeth Peters) – This is a series that takes place from the late 1800’s up through the early 1920’s about an English family of Egyptologists. They are mysteries and are wonderfully written. The author actually studied Egyptology and the books include real people as minor characters (i.e. Howard Carter who discovered King Tut’s tomb), so they are loaded with tons of information about Egypt.
These are all a bit older, but I do read current stuff, too! Here are a couple of my new favorites.
Blackbirds (it’s a series, actually) (Chuck Wendig) – These books are edgy and intriguing. If you’re not familiar with Chuck Wendig, his language is colorful and inventive. It always makes me think of that quote from A Christmas Story. It’s something like, the Old Man worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium, a master. I mean this as a compliment to the author; his writing is original and turbulent.
The Vampire Academy Series (Richelle Mead) – Vampires, sure. Been there, done that. (Don’t get me wrong, I love vampires.) But this is a bit of a new twist with natural born vampires and made vampires and the world they inhabit. Richelle Mead’s writing is fantastic and the six book series is well paced all the way through. She has an additional series focusing on one of the somewhat minor characters introduced halfway through the first series. I haven’t read those yet but I’ve heard they are even better than the originals.
Okay, I’m going to stop there or this list would really get out of control.
Check out some of the favorite books of my fellow bloggers!
Abigail Barnette (Jenny Trout) is a writer, blogger, and funny person. She has written award winning and bestselling erotic romance as Abigail Barnette. Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to strangle her. Visit her on twitter (@Jenny_Trout) or at her blog, jennytrout.com.
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