I don’t know if it’s summer or the excessive number of 24 episodes I watched over the holiday weekend, but I’m lacking in bloggy inspiration. Even the week of posts I usually have ready to go have dried up. There’s no lack of desire to blog, but I’m missing my muse. If you see him, let me know (you didn’t expect me to have a female muse, did you?).
So, now I’m up to no good again, stealing blog ideas. Actually, some of my best ideas come from others…I love that about blogging. While Amy Beth is off galavanting in the land of the pyramids, she left behind these questions (with her answers…obviously the below ones are mine):
1. What is your current obsession?
Could be getting back on track with my schedule after the holiday weekend. Other possible answers include SYTYCD and 24 (I had to stop in a good spot…actually, they’re all good spots. I hope I have a chance to watch more this weekend!).
2. What are you wearing today?
I’m wearing my favorite brown skirt (SO comfortable and cute), a bronze-colored lace pattern shirt (hard to describe, sorry), and brown flip flops.
3. What’s for dinner?
Probably soup, spaghettios, or pizza. It’ll be after water exercises, and I need something quick and effortless. And I haven’t gotten groceries (except for 24-watching junk from the grocery store in walking distance) in a couple of weeks.
4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Allergy medicine. I had run out, so I stopped taking it, but my throat got incredibly after a couple of days. I had been putting it off since Walmart sells the 30-day supply for $4, but the cheapest drug store sells the 20-day supply for $10. It was worth it though, to get my throat feeling better.
5. What are you listening to right now?
Nothing, music-wise. I only listen to music in the car. So I guess the correct response would be my fingers tapping the keyboard.
6. What is your favorite quote?
Favorite? This is hard. I love a good quote, which is why I regularly post them here. Reading through them makes me want to re-read all those books! Since I have to pick one, my favorite outside the Bible is this one from C. S. Lewis as I keep going back to it:
“He wondered for a moment if it was Mars he was looking at; then, as his eyes took in the markings better, he recognised what they were–Northern Europe and a piece of North America. They were upside down with the North Pole at the bottom of the picture and this somehow shocked him. But it was Earth he was seeing–even, perhaps, England, though the picture shook a little and his eyes were quickly getting tired, and he could not be certain that he was not imagining it. It was all there in that little disk–London, Athens, Jerusalem, Shakespeare. There everyone had lived and everything had happened; and there, presumably, his pack was still lying in the porch of an empty house near Sterk. ‘Yes,’ he said dully to the sorn. ‘That is my world.’ It was the bleakest moment in all his travels.”
You’ll have to check out “It’s a Small World” for the context. Gives me chills.
7. What language do you want to learn?
Turkish. I haven’t put much effort into it though, because I don’t know how useful it is except when I take trips there. I do think that this time around won’t be my last…I’d love to make a commitment to go every year, or at least every other.
8. What do you love most about where you currently live?
My church, hands down. When asked if I would be willing to move for work, I answered unhesitatingly that I want to stay in Raleigh, and it was for this reason.
9. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Right now, I’d love to just get in my car and drive down to Florida and spend a couple of days on a beach. Or I’d travel to Europe or Australia.
10. If you could do or be anything (career wise), what would you be?
A writer, almost more than a mother. (not that those are mutually exclusive)
11. What’s your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
My pj’s? Can that count? What does this say about me?? Mom, if you’re reading this, they’re getting awfully thin…
12. Describe your personal style?
Style? How about “ordered with a side of quirky.”
13. Do you collect anything?
Postcards. Comments. (hint hint)
14. What makes you follow a blog?
It has to be well written. Can be from any walk of life, but the writing needs to draw me in.
15. What makes you comment on a blog?
If I can relate. A post might be well done, but if there’s not a single point of connection, I don’t comment.
16. What is the most enjoyable thing you did today?
It’s still early, so my day’s been mostly business. Writing this post, though, has been enjoyable, so I’ll say that.
17. What’s your favorite thing to do when you have free time?
Usually I’d say reading, but I haven’t done a lot of that lately. I spent most of my free time lately watching 24, and can’t wait to get the opportunity to continue the adventure!