Okay I’m In!

Jenny from Procrastinating Donkey posted a questionnaire and I feel like participating today. As Jenny says, feel free to answer some or all of the questions yourself in the comments, or do a post of your own!

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
I’m drinking Vanilla Sleepytime Tea right now. It’s not working.

2. Pajamas or gown?
Pajamas all the way all day. Okay, not all day but if I could get away with that I probably would.

3. Worst physical pain you’ve ever been in?
That would be labor. Which labor, now, that should be the question. The first one, probably, because not knowing what to expect made it worse. But then again, with the ones that come after, you know what to expect, so that could be worse. Hmmm. Guess it’s best to focus on the result not the pain.

4. Favourite place you’ve ever been?
We go to Rockport, ME every summer. I think that’s my favorite-so many happy memories.

5. How late did you stay up last night?
I burned the midnight oil. Tonight, I won’t.

6. If you could move somewhere else, where would you move to?
So.Many.Places. Parisscotlandirelandlondonwalessandiegovermontcoloradomaine.

7. Christmas or New Year?
Neither. Saturdays.

8. When was the last time you cried? It’s been a long time. 

9. What’s the last photo on your phone?
It’s a photo of my youngest who just got his bottom braces put on today. They look good

10. Two of your favourite movies?
I’m going to date myself here, but Jaws…I also am fond of Practical Magic, Witches of Eastwick and The Love Letter. Apparently, I like movies that take place in quintessential New England seaside villages.

11. What’s your favourite season?
Summer followed by fall. I wish all year round could be summer and fall.

12. Which famous person would you like to meet?
You know what game we should play next? Who would you invite to your dinner party. Because it’s hard to pick just one famous person I’d like to meet. Mostly, they are artsy types, musicians, people from Ted Talks, people from history or made up characters in novels/movies. Ernest Hemingway comes to mind, also Annie Liebovitz, Alice Waters, Georgia O’Keefe, Springsteen, and the two aunts in Practical Magic.

13. If you could talk to ANYONE right now, who would it be?
My parents. They both died and I’d like to know where they are, what it’s like there.

14. Are you a good influence?
Depends on who is being influenced. I can go either way;-)

15. Does pineapple belong on a pizza?
Not on my pizza.

16. You have the remote; what show would you be watching right now?
Something vapid and trashy, which is why I try not to watch television. I’m drawn to bad TV like a Kardashian to social media.

17. Three people who you think will play along?
Pompeo, McConnell and Barr

18. First concert? Doobie Brothers. My siblings and my cousin were going so my mother offered to get me a ticket, as well. I was 14. This was in the days when tickets to concerts didn’t cost half your take home pay. I’d like to say I loved it but I was never a big Doobie Brothers fan. I wish it had been Springsteen before he was “Springsteen”…that would have been something. These days, I prefer less loud entertainment but there’s a few people I’d still like to see.

19. Favourite food?
Burrito bowl with quacamole and sour cream

20. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An artist, a musician, a restaurateur, and a writer

21. Bonus Question: What’s your favorite all time book? Can you pick just one?


  9 comments for “Okay I’m In!

  1. jenny_o
    January 21, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Excellent burns in #16 and #17! lol

    I liked the Doobie Brothers but I was university age then and pretty much anything associated with my first-ever-social-freedom was likeable. Heck, I still associate Disco Duck with university and love it because of that 🙂

    Love your bonus question. Until a few months ago, I could never have chosen a favourite book. Ever. Then I read Kate Atkinson’s “Time After Time”. And immediately re-read it. And have read it again. In fact, maybe it’s time to read it again. (Time warping plus WWII – both favourite topics of mine.)

    Do you have a favourite book?

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    • January 21, 2020 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Jenny, for many years, I’ve said that my favorite book is Ann Tyler’s Accidental Tourist but I haven’t read it in so many years, I’m not sure that’s still true. I tend to love memoirs now and one of my favorites was by a woman named Caroline Knapp who died before her time. It was called: Drinking: A Love Story. She also wrote another book called Alice K’s Guide to Life, which was based on a column she wrote about being young and in the city for a Boston newspaper. I started reading her because she went to Brown University and when I worked there, I looked up writers who graduated from there to read. I think she is another person behind her time. But to answer your question, I’m not sure I do have an outright favorite right now. I am going to read Time after Time, though, because you and I have similar tastes.

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      • jenny_o
        January 22, 2020 at 3:51 am

        I hope you like it even half as much as I did; that would make it worth your while 🙂 Let me know your thoughts after you read it? And it’s okay to disagree with my assessment, of course!

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  2. Doug in Sugar Pine
    January 21, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Yay! Chicken posted again!
    OK, I already answered the questions on Jenny’s blog, although since then I have gotten a phone with a camera in it, but I haven’t taken any pictures with it yet. The likely first picture will be of Zsuzs’ cat Squeaker, so I can send it in to the Professional Left Podcast as a candidate for Internet Kitty of the Week.
    Now, about your #12: My friend Matt worked at Chez Panisse for a few years in the eighties and met Alice Waters a few times.
    About #18, I’ve never seen the Doobie Brothers even though I’ve seen probably a couple hundred rock concerts and Tom Johnston was one of my heroes as a teenager..Luckily, they are still touring, so it’s possible I’ll see them before it’s over.
    #21: My Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn.

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    • January 21, 2020 at 12:14 pm

      Well hello Sugar Pine. I read your answers over on Jenny’s blog. I view Jenny’s blog as the place I go to check in on Jenny and Doug lol. Enjoy your new phone. My son’s phone is somehow tied in with my phone (parental controls) and we get each other’s photos and notes a lot. I saw a pic of him holding hands with a girl at the movies over the weekend. Here we go-teenagehood! It was sweet. I read The book about Alice Waters and Chez Panisse-it was sort of a biography. I just think she was so ahead of her time. In truth I haven’t seen many concerts. I tend to like single musicians/voices more than whole bands. I’ve seen Jimmy Buffet a couple times, which is always fun. I’ve seen John Hiatt a couple times, Cheryl Wheeler, Mark Knopfler, Colin Hay, Gordon Lightfoot, Robert Cray. I might be missing a couple but that’s about it. I’ve asked you that question before about books because I remember you telling me about Daniel Quinn.

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  3. former70schild
    January 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    I loooooooove Rockport, ME (and Rockport, MA). Must be something about Rockports. I like these kinds of questionnaires. Fun getting to know people.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

      Hi former70s-me too! Love both Rockport and getting to know people. Do you have a favorite book? Did you know there are 17 towns/places named Rockport in the US? We’ll have to see if we can visit the rest!

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  4. jenny_o
    January 22, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Chicken: I sure hope you get this – I gave you the wrong title for that book – It’s called Life After Life. Whoo boy. Can’t quite believe I was so wrong on that 🙂

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