Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tagged by Miss Nikki? Who could ask for anything more?

Guess what?  I was tagged.  I didn't even know what that meant but since I was tagged by one of my favorite bloggers ever, Miss Nikki at My Cyber House Rules, I went straight to work.  If you haven't been to her blog, GO!  What are you waiting for?  Can't you read?  Her Cyber House Rules!  What?  Did you think that was just a creative title?  I'll see you when you get back.

If I have this correct, I need to answer an extremely large number of questions and than proceed to tag four fellow bloggers and I guess let them know they're it.  So, in case you really don't want to go through every question with me (I'm not all that interesting, except to myself: I find myself fascinating but I don't really get out much) just to find out whose been tagged, here's a list of four fantastic and far more interesting bloggers than I:

SherilinR at laughing my abs off  (real life, only funnier and more entertaining)

Vinny at as vinny cs it (he is my blogging hero)

Tim Riley at life of riles  (I like his take on things)

Shopgirl at A Blessing A Day (her positive outlook balances my cynicism)

Anyway, here are the questions:

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals, or are they members of your family?
Pets?  Members of the family?  Those are my babies, well, except for my German Shepard who is so obviously my Baby, my Boyfriend (platonically speaking, I'm not that kind of blogger), and my Bodyguard.  Let's just call him Triple B.

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would it be?

Anything?  I wish Triple B were human (huh, maybe it I am that kind of blogger).  Honestly, I know most people are very socially responsible or ethereally pure with this question but what I want the most is to become an obscenely successful writer.

3. What is the one thing most hated by you?

People who are socially responsible and ethereally pure...not really, I think what I hate the most is stupidity, especially those who can't admit they're stupid.

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
Start my own publishing company, for the whole successful writer dream.  I would also spend a lot of time travelling...everywhere, with my entourage, including Triple B.

5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?

The truth?  Yummy food, a good book, a glass of wine, Triple B (duh), or a stupid joke delivered by my Hubby (can't have the Hubby feeling threatened by Triple B)

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being loved by someone?

It's definitely more blessed to love someone but it's easier to be loved by someone as long as it's not some kind of wierd stalker type love but that story's for another day...

7. What is your bedtime routine?

I let the dogs out, drink some water, pee, lock up the house, set the alarm, remind my oldest to feed the cats, turn up the heat or A/C, straighten out Triple B's bedding, brush my teeth and climb into bed.  Sometimes I read a little first but nothing too good or I will stay up all night.  I'm a book junkie and tend to read several books at once, going through five to seven books a week.

8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your partner?
I met my Hubby though my friend's boyfriend who was living with him but we didn't really get together until he was planning to move out of town and I was going to take over his lease.  I had with me, my two girls and their Nanny, Carl (he liked to refer to himself as their Nanny and the girls got a kick out of it).  We got to know each other while sharing the same living space, found out we had the same views on life and were headed in the same direction so we decided to travel it together.  He asked the girls for my hand in marriage and they helped him propose.  How could you say no to that?

9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of the creative process, who would it be?

If I could watch from inside their brain, it would have to be an author but if I have to watch them the conventional way, I guess it would have to be a sculptor.  A lump of clay...a work of art?  Certainly beyond my creative capability.

10. What kinds of books do you read?

I read everything:  romance, suspense, sci-fi, horror, biographies, self-help, historical, my girls diaries (just kidding, I do NOT want to know that stuff).  I read bumper stickers, clothing labels (although I rarely follow the handling instructions), the backs of shampoo bottles, it doesn't matter.  If you write it, I will read.

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?

I guess by looking in the mirror ten years from now? 
I don't know what will happen in the next ten years and I've learned to live with that.

12. What’s your fear?

Bugs...eeeeeewwwww!!!!  Other than that, it used to be failure, now it's the fear that my Girls are afraid of failure.  After all, they picked up my fear of bugs...eeeeeewwwww!!!!

13. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to visit outer space?

Why, do they have better junk food in outer space?

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married, but poor?
I've been married and poor and it's not so bad...but if I'm going to be single, I would much rather be rich.  Poor is more fun when you have someone to share it with.

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

Pee and take the dogs out to pee.  Peeing should be the first thing everyone does, shouldn't it?  If not, I wouldn't recommend  sharing a bed with that particular person.

16. If you could change one thing about your spouse/partner what would it be?
His family?  Just kidding, I would change his clothes but alas, 'tis not to be.  Of course, I'm not willing to walk around the house in hot pants or booty shorts either so I guess we're even.

17. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?

Halle Berry? Catherine Zeta Jones? Oh wait, would I still be myself?  Well, then I wouldn't really need to change my name unless I end up on the run or something.  (changing my middle name would be amusing so I could say things like, "Danger?  Please.  Danger is my middle name."

18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how horrible a thing that special someone has done?

I could probably forgive but since I don't currently have amnesia, I really don't think I could forget.  I mean, isn't that a little bit of an unrealistic expectation?

19. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?

Toast with honey and butter (but I would definitely need a cup of hot tea with milk and sugar added)

Whew!  Finally, I'm done.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.


  1. "Why, do they have better junk food in outer space?" haha, let's give up earthly junk food and go find out! You can bring the TripleB (I might steal him)

    Yayyyy, you played my game!

    ツ my cyber house rules

  2. Hero? Excellent! The testing phase of my cape is complete.

    Well answered & thanks for inviting me to play the 19 questions game. I think.

  3. lol....I liked the answer on the Outer space or Junk food question....:)

  4. @ Nikki...of course I played, you're my favorite vitual playmate and I'm packing up Triple B for rocket travel as we speak.

    @ Vinny...I can't wait to see the cape. I wonder why this was 19 questions instead of twenty?

    @ caterpillar...that was my favorite question so it seems apropos that it was your favorite answer. Clearly, we think alike.

  5. yay! you're funny w/ the triple B business! and do we really get to choose rich & single vs married & poor? does anyone really get to make that choice?

  6. I loved your answers but particularly the marriage proposal story, how sweet is that? I also love your answer about winning a billion dollar, please don't forget me as an aspiring writer when you do get into publishing. :)

    Thanks so much for the tag, I have been sick for a while and now I must get back to work. Answer post will be up soon.

  7. @ Sherilin...this was the first time anyone has given me that choice, my Hubby was relieved that I chose married and poor, especially since no one offered him the rich and single option :)

    @ Shopgirl...I can't wait to read your answers. I promise not to forget you if I ever "make it", please do the same for me.