Old School Bloggin’

About a week ago, I saw this survey pop up on Olive to Run’s blog; and, while I try to keep things like this (non-original posts) to a minimum, I’m actually such a sucker for a good survey and linkup opportunity (list-making is my weakness).  Also, it doesn’t involve much intensive creative thinking on my part when my current wells of inspiration have been siphoned dry by Camp NaNoWriMo!  Yay for easy posts!  I’m like that teacher in elementary school who just let you watch videos all day when they were hungover.  Except I’m not hungover.  Just tired.

Too strong?  Yeah…

Moving on.  Survey time!

5 things for which I have a passion  (reworded because I couldn’t stand the dangling preposition)

Oh hey, my About page covers this!  Sweetness!

  • Writing–fiction, poetry, blog
  • Running
  • All manner of scholarly endeavors
  • Photography
  • aand, Travel

+ cooking, occasionally.  I dunno.  Sometimes I just really want a personal gourmet chef.

5 things I would like to do before I die

  • Publish a novel!
  • Do an Ironman triathlon like those crazy folk (never mind the fact that I swim like a mortally wounded polar bear)
  • Go hanggliding off the Bighorn Mountains
  • Volunteer abroad
  • Find the love of my life

5 things I say a lot

  • “Fooberries”.  <–standard expletive
  • “GAAAH!”<–multipurpose exclamation; used to denote extreme frustration, confusion, giddiness or ecstasy–deduce interpretation based on amount of “a” ‘s and exclamation points.  Context is your friend.
  • “I’m making a smoothie.”
  • “Citrus!  BIRD BIRD!” <–usually screamed from across the house, used as a locating call.  He always responds.
  • “What if (insert insanely implausible/impossible random scenario)?”  I pride myself on obscure curiosity.

5 books or magazines I’ve recently read (also reworded)

(pssst–I’m on Goodreads!)  Books with reviews are linked thusly.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, Joanna Fluke


Story of a Girl, Sara Zarr

The Ocean At the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane





A Mango-Shaped Space, Wendy Mass

A Mango-shaped Space





Under the Dome, Stephen King (in progress)

5 favorite movies

Ehh.  I don’t really do the movies thing.


  • Despicable Me
  • The Sandlot
  • all the Star Wars movies (yes, even the prequels.  They hold an immense amount of nostalgic value for me.  Haters gon’ hate.)

I have this tacked to the bulletin board next to my desk.

  • all the Harry Potter movies (yes, this is a total cop-out.)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

5 places I where I would love to travel (also reworded)

  • Australia!
  • UK!
  • Singapore!
  • South America (I would love to someday study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country [currently fluent through my fingers, not so much through my mouth] ;P)
  • Wyoming!  (I’m actually headed back there to stay at a summer home for a week, in a week!  Excitement!)

5 people I cordially invite to take this survey

Well, that actually took more effort than I expected from my so-called “easy post”.  See you all tomorrow with a bright and spiffy Poemography post!  Right now sleep is sounding pretty desirable…

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7 thoughts on “Old School Bloggin’

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  2. Thank you very much for your cordial invitation–now I have a good excuse to fritter away my time blogging tomorrow! I love that expression “fooberries,” as it is quite a unique expletive–much more creative than all the normal four letter words. I have been meaning to tackle Stephen King’s novels for a while now, but haven’t gotten around to it. I guess that will have to be on my bucket list…Or is it too early to start my bucket list already?? Nope, I don’t think so.

    • Haha, I’ve had a running bucket list going since last year and I’m lots younger than you, so don’t worry. The sooner you identify what it is you want to do, the sooner you can do it! 😀 I’m already 500 pages into Under the Dome and I would definitely recommend it–really suspenseful and fun, though one has to overlook the gore, swearing, and satirical political commentary. Anyway, it’s intelligent, stunningly well-written, and worth a read.
      Somedays I dream of being a botanist just so I can discover a species of poisonous berry and name it “fooberry”, in the hopes that it will catch on, but I don’t think I’d like the job otherwise. 😉

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