My blogging friend Lillian, at It’s A Dome Life, tagged me with these questions. Usually, I put off awards and games of tags until I forget all about them, but I had just woken up from an unexpected nap (ie I fell asleep with my laptop still open on my lap), mind blank and groggy, and decided to just answer these and call a week of blogging done.
I don’t know if I mentioned it here, but Lillian is an artist, and she painted a portrait of Trixie. I love it! You can see it and read about her creative process here.
2. Were you named after someone?
Yes, online, I named myself Kay after my grandmother. In reality, my mother named me after an actress/role in a melodramatic and creepy movie she loved as a teen.
3. How many children do you have?
Three. Two sons, one daughter.
5. Your worst injury?
I am incredibly clumsy, but have not broken anything larger than a toe. I did trip, fall, and gash open my knee once, and still have a scar and wonky knee from that.
6. Do you have a special talent?
Yes, my super smell-ability.
7. Favorite thing to bake?
8. Favorite Fast Food?
No, I don’t like fast food. If I’m desperate, I’ll eat a bean burrito from Taco Bell or a baked potato from Wendy’s, but it would be an exaggeration to say I like either.
10. What is the first thing you notice about people?
It’s hard to put into words. I notice their demeanor. I notice how they speak to and about others, and the expression on their face when they do. I notice what people don’t say, and whether they seem happy or sad or something of both.
11. When was the last time you cried?
I don’t remember. It’s been a while.
12. Any current worries?
I do not worry obsessively, but I am concerned about genocides and the sexual exploitation of children. I’m also troubled by the poaching of animals for supposedly medicinal (usually aphrodisiac) body parts or for the ivory trade. I stopped buying quinoa after I read about how its popularity is hurting the indigenous peoples of the Andes.
13. Name 3 drinks you drink regularly.
I only drink water regularly.
14. What’s your favorite book?
This is almost as bad as being asked to name a favorite child.
15. Would you like to be a pirate?
No. I have no desire to live a life of crime and poor hygiene on land, much less at sea. If the rolling waves didn’t make me sick, the smell would.
17. Why do you blog?
I love connecting with people, hearing their stories, and encouraging them.
18. What song do you want played at your funeral?
I will be in heaven, so I won’t care.
19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I am lazy.
20. Favorite hobby?
21. Name something you’ve done, you never thought you would do?
I am not a planner, but I’m a daydreamer, so I imagine doing all sorts of things, even though I never plan to do any of them. Therefore, my life is a mix of unexpected turns of events that are also dreams come true. It’s quite thrilling.
23. Favorite Fun things to do?
I love sightseeing, visiting museums, touring gardens and houses; taking photos at zoos; doing nothing with good friends and family; riding my bike to the library; reading to children; rocking babies; and being with my husband.
24. Pet peeves?
Lack of self control. I think the world would be a much nicer place if people would hold their tongues and their tempers.
I am going to break the rules of the game and not tag anyone. However, if you’d like to take part, link me to your post in the comments. I promise to come and read it. Or just answer your favorite question or three right here.