:: The Introduction ::
Gemma at helloitsgemma tagged me with this award. Isn’t that kind of her? The deal is that I answer the following questions. Then I tag some other bloggers who I appreciate for leaving comments on my blog. They then answer the questions on their blogs & tag some more bloggers. And the award goes on ad infinitum…
:: The Questions ::
Where do you do most of your writing/blogging?
In our home study using my desktop computer, Coraline.
What books were your childhood favourites?
From my mother: The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh + Charlotte’s Web + the Little House on the Prairie series. From my father: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer + Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Who is your favourite fictional character?
Tricky question. I’m going to stick with childhood books and say Cassandra Mortmain, the narrator in I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. Cassandra, a teenage girl, starts the novel as a detached observer who records events + her impressions of people in her journal. But eventually Cassandra becomes a participant in her own life and learns a few adult truths. She is, I believe, one of the most charming narrators ever.
What is your favourite time of day and why?
Morning, when it is quiet, is my favorite time of day because my mind isn’t overtaxed with the daily minutiae yet.
Have you ever Googled yourself and been surprised at what you’ve found?
Yes, I’ve Googled myself. No, I wasn’t surprised. This blog is all there is about me out there on the interwebs.
Who would play me in a movie of my life?
Let’s ask Christina Applegate first, shall we? I think she’d be a good choice.
One material possession I could not live without?
Our electric Cuisinart coffee maker with a timer.
Have you ever been naked in public?
Does skinny dipping, while in college, with friends, in a friend’s grandma’s pool count? If so, yes. If not, no.
What is your dream car?
Any car that I own. Right now it’s a 9-year-old Honda Accord coupe, Olivia.
What/who/where was your first proper kiss?
I’m going to interpret proper kiss to mean the first one with the man who I married. So the answer would be: long smooch/Zen-Den/college dorm room.
:: The Next Step ::
Here is a list of some wonderful bloggers who frequently comment on The Spectacled Bean. I’m choosing these bloggers for this meme because, like me, they are doing NaBloPoMo– and I figure that they might be looking for something to write about.
J at Thinking About…
Cheri at Naples Girl Blog
alejna at collecting tokens
Melisa at Suburban Scrawl
Relyn at Come Sit by My Fire
[There is, as always, no obligation to do this meme. You won’t hurt my feelings if you choose to ignore all of this. I realize that memes aren’t for everyone.]