Friday, February 17, 2012

I wanna play, too!

Stephen got tagged with a meme.  He didn't wanna tag anyone else, but it looked like fun, so here goes:

1. If you could pick a super power, what would it be?

On a Japanese cartoon (Naruto, for those who are curious), one character has the ability to clone himself several times to get tasks done/outnumber enemies in a fight, then dispel the clones when he's done.  As a work from home mother and housewife, I would give several years' worth of paychecks for an ability like that--I could usually use about four or five more of me to get everything done.

2.  If you could spend the day with someone (famous or not, still alive or not) who would it be?

My granddad (Mom's dad).  He died when I was six months old.  I'd love to get to know him, so that I could say I knew a grandparent that wasn't abusive in any way.

3. Have you ever won a contest, award, or prize?

A couple for writing--one for fiction, one for a scholarly essay.  Other than that?  Not really. 

4. Tell us something about yourself that we don't already know.

I knit.  I make a lot of my own sweaters, and made my daughter's christening gown.  I hate knitting cables, though.  

5. Take a picture of your desk where you keep your computer and post it without cleaning the desk first.

How am I supposed to do that?  I don't have a desk.  Work from home mom, remember?  My work is all done on a laptop, and I don't really have much of a workspace beyond my lap and an end table that I use as an "off-limits" place to put stuff I don't want the kids touching.  Someday, I hope to have an office/library with a desk, but right now, I don't.

As for tagging others...nobody has to play, but if you do, leave a comment telling me who is.  I'd like to get to know my readers better.


  1. Good one. I just didn't want to force anyone else to play without warning. It is fun, though, and with my now busy schedule (laugh) what the heck else am I to do...

  2. I really hate those email forwards that try to guilt you into sending them onto X number of your friends, or else you're not a Christian/you aren't a patriot/an unspecified bad something will happen to you. I try not to do the same thing with either email or my blog.

    And I just got done with my second batch of papers. The comp II papers were mostly good with a few bad ones (first batch--thank God, since I was grading those with a migraine), but my comp I papers were just the opposite. I was feeling a bit fried, and this was a little light fun.

    (Let me know if you want a scarf or hat for Little Bit--my email attached to this blog is

  3. Please don't rattle my chain!

  4. Just went over and read it...will leave a comment after I'm done here, and done grading.