Late Saturday night I was reading some of my favorite blogs. I went to Susan’s blog, Achieving Creative Order, and read that she’d received the Liebster Award (more about that in a moment). I’m a really good terrible skimmer when I read. I skimmed her post, left Susan a congratulatory comment and then glanced up and noticed MY name as one of her nominees! I actually double checked it, hit refresh and checked again. I was so excited! Thank you for making my day week month, Susan.
Simple enough, Right!? So, here we go.
That I didn’t take advantage of more activities in college. I wish I’d gone to more plays, musical performances, poetry readings, sporting events, etc. When else in your life do you have the time and the access to so many different types of activities?
If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
Andy Garcia (go right now and watch him in Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead!)
What is your favorite midnight snack?
Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pies
Nope. I enjoy the peace and solitude.
What experience(s) have marked you the most?
Growing up in Hawaii, being raised by parents with a strong Midwest farm work ethic, serving in the military and my faith Are you a night owl or a morning person?
I used to be a night owl. But because of my beautiful, wonderful children, I’m now a reluctant morning person. I worked a job in college from 2 pm till 10 pm. I loved those hours. Wish my life could operate on those hours now.
How superstitious are you?
I could easily be very superstitious, but because of my faith, I purposefully don’t allow myself to be.
What is your one achievement that makes you most proud?
My first thought was “my children”, but it doesn’t seem right to claim a person as my achievement. But I will claim the close relationships I have with my parents, husband and children.
What was your worst dating experience?
I didn’t really have any terrible dating experiences. Disappointing, yes, but not terrible. I did have a terribly embarrassing dance experience. I was in tech school in the Air Force. All my buddies (all guys) and I went to the club after work. A Norwegian pilot asked me to dance. I just wanted to relax with my friends but I didn’t want to be rude so I accepted. This guy started dancing like something out of Flash Dance. He was flailing all around and pushing himself dramatically off the walls. My buddies thought it was hysterical. I was mortified. I assume that’s not how they dance in Norway, but I’m not sure I ever want to find out.
What three things would you take with you on an island?
My pillow (I never leave home without it)