Wednesday, May 27, 2009


distracted by shiny objects over at A Tidings of Magpies has tagged me with this meme. Here are the rules:

respond and rework

answer questions on your blog

replace one question

tag eight other people.


Paper Dreams and Other Things

Third Storey Window


Blissful Bohemian

A Walk in the Words

The Space Between Words

Gump and Gandhi Holding Hands

Athena Thoughts

If you've already been tagged with this, or if you're not interested, just ignore my tag. Otherwise, I look forward to your take on these questions!

Here are my answers!

1: What is your current obsession?

Poetry. I wrote a poem a day in April for National Poetry Month, and now am finding that the creative juices have slowed a bit. Perhaps I should challenge myself to write a poem a day, every day no matter what!

2: Which item of clothing do you wear most?Jeans. Definitely jeans. And in the winter, flannel pajamas.

3: What's for dinner?

I have yoga class tonight, so I'm not cooking. I have to go turn myself into a giant sweaty mess while surrounded by thin, impossibly graceful women. Believe it or not, it’s good for my self-esteem.

4: Last thing you bought?A green floral canvas bag/purse from Target. Only 9.99! It doesn’t match anything, but it’s so cheery!

5: What are you listening to? Allison Krauss. She has the voice of an angel. Gives me goose bumps.

6: If you were a god or goddess, who would you be? I’m not sure if I could handle being a goddess, but what about St. Erin, the patron saint of redheads? A few novenas to me will keep bullies on the kindergarten playground from calling you “carrot top” or telling you that your hair is on fire. Bury my statue upside down in your backyard, and huge shade trees will grow to protect your white, freckled skin from the sun. Lindsay Lohan could wear a medal with my image on it, and I would return her hair to its original red glory, restore her career, and put some healthy flesh back on those bones of hers.

7: Favourite guilty pleasure? General Hospital, and I will never be truly satisfied until they bring back Laura full time to the show and create a real story line for her. Luke’s allowed to get older, but the powers that be can’t write a storyline for a woman over 40? Yes, I’ve given this way too much thought…

8: Reading right now?
The Zero by Jess Walter and Trust Where You Are by Annie Coe.

9: Okay...what were you thinking about just then?How I am going to spoil my niece and nephew silly when they come visit me next week.

10: Who's your hero/heroine?distracted by shiny objects picked Dorothy Day, and I have to agree. I’ll add my husband, Rick, to the list (for very different reasons).
11: First spring thing?

12: Funniest thing you saw in your life? The Office. How is it possible that one sitcom can make me so very, very happy? Tied for second: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.

13: Favourite film? The Secret of Roan Inish

14: Share some wisdom?

What can you do with your days but work & hope

Let your dreams bind your work to your play

What can you do with each moment of your life

But love til you've loved it away

Love til you've loved it away—Bob Franke

15: If you were a tree, what tree would you be and why?

Ooooo..this is the closest I will ever come to being interviewed by Barbara Walters. I would be a maple tree. I would look green and gorgeous in the spring and summer, and flame out with glory in the fall. And in the winter, I would actually shed some pounds. Plus, I could bring happiness to the world by contributing to maple syrup and maple bars. What could be better?

16: Fictitious characters who made a lasting impression on you? Jane Eyre. The only positive and profound thing I experienced in 7th grade was reading Jane Eyre.

17: 4 words to describe you? Red hair. Freckled writer. (I definitely have red hair and am freckled. I’m trying to be a writer).


  1. I loved reading your answers. The last part about Lindsay Lohan in #6 made me laugh so hard I almost fell out of my chair! Thanks for tagging me in this...I can't wait to get to it!

  2. Wonderful questions. I love learning more about you, great answers! Thanks for the tag, I will be doing it soon, hopefully by Friday :-).

  3. Thanks, Erin, for tagging me!!

    I promise--I'll do it this weekend! One more week of school and then, computer-here-I- come!!! (well, maybe chair first, then computer...)

    Anyway...I loved your answers and the questions look like fun!!

    let's see now...


  4. You are trying to be a writer? It might interest you, then, to know that you are one of my favorites!
    That's so cute that you'd be a maple tree for the reasons you gave.

  5. I loved getting ot know you and your answers.

  6. Thanks for doing this!!! I love reading the responses from different folks. Let's you put more of the puzzle pieces together...and yours is a hoot!
    So happy you mentioned The Secret of Roan Inish--couldn't remember the name of it. Fabulous movie, but warmer to my heart, the little girl looks like a twin to my CollegeGrrrl at that age. It was eerie watching it at the time and looking over at my grrrrl to make sure she was still sitting next to me.
    PS. I found at the Goodwill Store a coffee mug that has written on it "I(Heart)General Hospital." I (Heart) that mug for other reasons since my first job was at The General Hospital:>)