My Blogfather Frank Murphy posted a new meme on his site the other day with the invitation for other bloggers to voluntarily pick it up. I like that approach! There's no pressure like when one is officially tagged for a meme. Here are my answers and I invite those of you with a blog to keep it going.
Name one thing you do every day:
Lately, every day I look for my cow. He has been gone almost a month already but I still think I will see him if look fast enough or hard enough down by the barn. I still feel his presence but really wish I could see him again.
Name five things/people that make you feel good:
Sleep and food are the two best things in the world ever. They both make me so happy I can't believe it. I suspect I felt the same way when I was one minute old and it's nice to know some things never change.
A day without music is a sad day for me. I almost always have something playing, even if I only have two spare minutes to listen. I carry a radio with me on my errands and, no joke, I sometimes listen to music while I am watching TV. Hey, God gave me two ears but who says they have to be used to hear the same thing all the time?
Tater Tot, duh.
I could give my wife the #5 slot here but she would accuse me of just sucking up so I'll argue that she's a given as the blessing in my life and say our Mystery Daughter Melissa always makes me happy. We came very late and very circuitously to parenthood and it has revealed so many of the satisfactions others have described to me for years. I am very proud of her and consider her one of the best things in my life. Except when she is trying to drive a stick shift.
Name four things you love to eat but rarely do:
When Frank said Oreos in his meme he was preaching to the converted here. Best. Food. Ever. And that goes twice for Double Stuffs too. And even crazy Vanilla-cookie-outside and chocolate-creme-inside Bizarro World Oreos. (Shown: Oreos with strawberry creme inside which I must try next)
I love ground Turkey Burgers but it is almost impossible to find a restaurant that serves them. Their meat substitute is usually some hideous Garden Burger. Blech.
The whole family of Saturday morning cartoon cereals: Count Chocula, Lucky Charms, Cap'n Crunch, Frosted Flakes, etc. Love them all but eat them rarely.
And finally, how about holiday fare like eggnog and fruitcake? I sometimes will mail order a fruitcake in the summer because I just can't wait but I don't know anywhere to get eggnog outside of November/December.
Name three things that remind you of childhood:
I have to recuse myself on this question as I have virtually no childhood memories. :(
Name two things you wish you could learn:
Easily #1 would be to speak Spanish. I've tried but lose whatever I've learned when I don't use it. I swear they have a different word for everything! Maybe Sofia will help me with it.
I also wish I could better manage life's time clock. So many nights I look back and wonder where the whole day went. I've realized that I accomplish nearly nothing most days.
Okay, fellow bloggers. Your turn.