Now that our lives are digitized I sometimes miss the days of honest to goodness human interaction. Sitting around with friends, having a real conversation, listening to stories of the days when, well, when people knew how to listen. Yesterday I drove downtown to Jimmy’s Italian Food Store to purchase ingredients for the Italian feast I am preparing tomorrow night for some IRL friends. I rarely drive to Dallas, it’s a freakin’ hassle to navigate construction and all of the gas-powered cell phones on the highways these days, but being a brave woman of the 21st Century I did it, for the love of food.
OMG! It’s true if you drive a Mercedes, BMW or big ass SUV there is no one more important than you on the road. I witnessed drivers in each of those vehicles run over into someone else’s lane in front of me. Luckily the other drivers swerved out of the way and avoided a collision. When I blew past to get the hell away from their crazy asses, I noticed each time the driver was holding a damn cell phone!
How timely it was that last night I received an email from my dad with this subject line:
The day has arrived – Einstein was right. Here’s a link to what followed.
I love my friends and family. I also love my cyber pals, and so, today when I read my friend Brigitte’s post, as her posts usually make me do, I smiled and decided to join in the fun and answer the questions that had been posed to her by two other bloggers.
Brigitte always adds worthwhile comments to the conversation here at HonieBriggs, and recently she commented on one of my posts about our trip to Italy asking, “where was the female representation?” Well, after going through more photos this morning, I finally found some.
Today’s pics are thanks to Brigitte! 😉 Here, just for fun, are my answers. Also included are links to some of my best kept secrets from the past year. Feel free to read them. Or not.
- Would you rather drive or ride in a vehicle?
I’m a driver. Definitely a good driver.
- Would your ideal evening be spent alone or with others?
It depends on who the “others” are.
- Are you a Day-person or a Night Owl?
I become a day person around noon.
- Talk radio or music in the car?
Sometimes music, but mostly silence. Oh, and yelling. Almost always some yelling.
- How much time do you spend at work, including traveling both ways?
Yeah, I’ve got nothing for this one.
- If you were to enroll in college today, what course of study would you choose?
Emergency Administration and Planning / Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Fiction or Non-fiction?
Fiction is just non-fiction funded by beautiful benevolent princesses who send it on a voyage in a rainbow colored rocket ship to discover new worlds where natural resources never end and the guardians of all life are wise and handsome princes.
- Live TV or On Demand?
For those times when there’s absolutely nothing else to do or when I need some serious down time, nothing beats the DVR.
- Plane, train or automobile?
D: All of the above, I wish I had my own plane though.
- Black or brown shoes?
No shoes required
- Swimming, walking or jogging?
What! Napping isn’t a choice? GAAAAHHHHH! Then I choose walking.
- What got you into blogging?
As if everyone isn’t already sick of hearing this. Self-love is pretty much my major motivation for blogging. I don’t want to lose what little sanity I have left. So, I write to give the voices an outlet.
- What have you learned about yourself through your blog?
I might be the only person who thinks I’m funny, but there are gracious people in the world who don’t mind humoring me.
- When you aren’t blogging what do you do?
Sword fight or sleep. Sometimes I sword fight in my sleep.
- If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
- What’s your greatest vice?
The greatest one is…keeping the rest of them from killing me.
- Who is/was your greatest influence in your life?
- Who is your favorite author?
- What music do you prefer to listen to?
Music swirls around my head almost all of the time, sometimes even when I’m sword fighting in my sleep. It’s probably easier to say what I don’t prefer. That’s easy, country music and death metal.
- If you could, who would you like to have cook for you?
- Imagine that you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be and what would you say?
Oppenheimer – Dude, what the hell?
- Are you happy?
Happiness is subjective. I prefer to think of myself as willing to accept graciousness with gratitude and assholes with attitude. That really makes me happy!
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein