Monday, January 16, 2012

silly bloggy thing.

I don't usually do this on here, since this isn't a personal blog, but I'm willing to try something new to humor my family.  I was tagged by Jacqueline.

The Rules:
1.  You must post the rules.
2.  Post 12 fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
3.  Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 5 new questions for the people you tagged.
4.  Tag 5 people and link them on your post.

12 Fun Facts About Me:
1.  I love the BBC.  I will watch anything they make, and enjoy most of it.
2.  Despite my English undergrad, MLS, and 3 years working in the library, I have never read Jane Austen.  I don't intend to.
3.  I have known my husband for more than half my life.
4.  I finish over 220 books every year, not including picture books.
5.  I am certified in both librarianship and foster care in two states.
6.  I am also certified in CPR, first aid, and AED operation by the Red Cross, and as a Notary Public by the State of Indiana.
7.  I can quit coffee, but caffeine-free-me has the worst vocabulary ever.
8.  But it's a delicate balance because too much coffee makes my eyelids twitch.
9. I can't fall asleep if I don't read in bed.
10. I have an apocalypse readiness plan (zombie or otherwise) and you want me on your team.
11. I would like to learn to spin.  I feel like this necessitates getting a llama.
12. I am surprisingly good at tennis.

My Answers to Jacqueline’s Questions:
1.  What is one of your most beloved childhood memories?
I remember almost nothing from before I was 14 (and I remember very little about my life after that, for that matter), so I can never answer this question.  But I do remember explaining this to my dad one time.  Our family was on vacation from California to Washington, and we were eating at a KFC somewhere in Oregon.  We had seen the sea lion caves earlier that day.  I promised my dad I would remember that day, so I always have, but I don't remember anything else from that vacation.

2.  When was the last time you tried something new and how did it play out?
I'm being trained on new procedures at my new library, but I don't think that's what this means.  I tried some new recipes at Christmas that turned out pretty well, but, quite honestly, I rather anticipated success.  I dunno, I generally don't try things that I think are too big of a gamble.  I stick with things I think I have a reasonable expectation to succeed at. 

3.  What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?
I can now knit on double-pointed needles.

4.  What is one thing you have not done yet that you really want to do?
I am really excited to take our son camping.  He loves being outside and exploring.  I think he will be ready this summer.

5.  Which one of your responsibilities do you wish you could get rid of?
I don't like the pressure of being the primary wage-earner and the sole insurance-provider for my family.  I kind of wish I could work part-time.

Tagged Blogs:
1.  Ted's 150 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
2.  Common Sense.
3.  The Crolian Progressive.
4.  Ms. Yingling Reads.
5.  [I don't actually follow any other single-person blogs.  I'm open to suggestions.]

Questions for Those I’ve Tagged:
1.  If you could bring a fictional character to life, who would you choose?
2.  If you could live anywhere care-free (ie, guaranteed job, apartment, no problems with cost of living, etc.), where would you choose?
3.  If you were able to pick a new first name that more accurately describes you, what would it be?
4.  Would you change your undergrad program or career path, knowing what you know now?
5.  If you could legalize or illegalize one thing, no questions asked, what would it be?


Ted Viveiros said...

I like your blog a lot. I don't think it will hurt to put this one personal little thing on it because I actually learned a couple of things about you I didn't know. I didn't know you are good at tennis. I was also initially surprised to learn that you wouldn't mind working part time, but when I thought about it, I could see why with that precious son of yours. I'm not sure if I can get to my part anytime soon. I'm falling behind but I will try. I don't have any other blogs I can forward it to though.

Ms. Yingling said...

Oh, Bluestocking, I don't know if I will get this up on my blog. I will, at the very least, answer your questions!
1. Hard one! I think I would have to make Anne Shirley my neighbor, when she is my age, of course!
2. Small town in Ireland or England. I would be THE town librarian!
3. When I was younger, I wanted to be Gretchen, but the older I get, the more I like people to call me Ms. Yingling!
4. I would change almost every single aspect of my life after 1979.I made a huge mess of career choices!
5. I would make it illegal to have children if you weren't going to take care of them properly. Comes from seeing the result of that action too many times!

Fun meme; just that kind of week/month/year!

jaejenkins said...

Good stuff here Sarah. And great questions to ask of others - I like them better than the ones I asked you!