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Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Bess... sigh... I think I must disagree with you for once...

ROTFLOL - I happen to love Les Miserables, but I completely understand what you mean by it - I also can't compare it from my childhood to adulthood, because I never read it until I was 19...

Trying to think of an answer for that question (the main one that interested me) Most of the books I've really taken the time to reread as an adult I still love, even if perhaps in a different way - Little House, A Little Princess, Little Women (whats up with all these "Little" titles)...The Love Comes Softly series (hate the Hallmark movies by the way - so not right) - all of these I've reread at least once if not multiple times as an adult and haven't really had a bad experience with it... but I'm sure there will be something eventually... I do know that I've re-read some things I read in highschool and gotten more out of them... I'm also sure that there are probably things I've read now in my 20s that I may feel differently about in another 20 years too...

By Anonymous Aria, at 11:28 PM  

Bess, you are so clever! I think I will copy your little quiz and pass it on to friends. Very cute questions. I love the story about the,so funny!

Miss you,

By Anonymous Patti, at 12:31 PM  

Bess, I loved your meme. May not post all of it on my blog though just because my grandfather reads on a regular basis.

Btw, don't know if you read the comments in previous posts but I left you a long comment about the "too many blogs" post on KR.

By Blogger erica, at 2:09 PM  

P.S. I've missed your comments and pick-me-ups on my blog but your slow connection explains it.

By Blogger erica, at 2:10 PM  

Just to let you know, that after posting my answer to the one question here in the comments, I did finally manage to make my internet connection like my blog today and updated and did the meme there... (I think I am going to have to start blogging before I come home in the afternoon until I get in my house with good internet...but I know you understand that one - at least mine IS fast - when it works!)

By Anonymous Aria, at 11:50 PM  

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Saturday, July 22, 2006  


I’ve gotten several memes in the past and they’ve mostly all been fun, so I thought I’d make up my own. Instead of e-mailing it out (just in case you are one who feels burdened by these things) I’m posting it here. Feel free to blog your response or leave it as a comment and put as few or as many answers as you want to share. Here’ goes.

What was the scariest thing (or one of them if you’ve had many adventures) you ever experienced?

Back in the olden days when we lived in a little cabin with no electricity or plumbing, BD worked a swing shift at a local factory. When he pulled the 11-7 shift he’d have breakfast around 10 and then leave for work about 10:30. We had a little battery operated radio that picked up CBS television out of Richmond and I often stayed up to listen to the 11 o’clock news. One night I fell asleep and was wakened by the sound of men walking up the path from the east woods, yelling at each other as they came nearer and nearer to the cabin. There I was, alone with a 1 year old -no phone - no neighbors - with at least three strange men walking through my woods at midnight, a mile from the nearest hard surface road.

I was out of bed, across the cabin, throwing the bar across the door and reaching for the shotgun before I heard those fateful words....

"Beam me up, Scotty."

Yep. It was StarTrek re-runs on the late night television.

Do you plan to retire where you are right now or move somewhere else?

Stay right here.

Three little gifts you’re always glad to get:

Real mail
Something hand made

4 careers you might have enjoyed:

Events planner at a large hotel
Elementary school teacher
Independently wealthy dilettante

A book you loved as a child but found disappointing as an adult:

Les Miserables - way too black and white to be realistic - but I sure was swept away at 12.

"Somebody ought to do (invent, make, write) that!

A magazine of hairstyles for women over 40

Where or on what could you easily drop $100? - up to 5

Gourmet/organic/specialty food

Name an adult, not a parent, who really had an impact on you before you were 18 and what made such an impression.

There were so many. They were nearly all teachers, adults I had to please to survive, but who made it easy to do so and in exchange, offered me new ways of seeing things, new ways of understanding things, new ways of making it, out there in the big world. I offer only one, among the many: Mrs. Keany, my 12th grade English teacher, who taught me the craft of writing and showed me, for the first time, what structure can do to free up artistic talent. It is knowledge that has helped me in many other areas of my life as well. Whenever I can’t find my way out of a sticky situation I know to surround it with a structure and use that to work out the answer. Thank you Mrs. Keany.

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Hope you enjoyed that. Hope you are as happy as I am that it is TheWeekend.

posted by Bess | 7:46 AM