My dear friend, Momma Bean of http://a-tale-of-three-beans.blogspot.com/, first buttered me up with a birthday poem, then tagged me with a get to know you better questionnaire. It’s a good way to make sure I do it, Momma. So here goes:
1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you aren’t anonymous, do you wish you started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?
I don’t really blog anonymously, I blog about my kids and post pics of them and my life for friends and relatives. I go by the name Almond Joycie, because sometimes I feel like a nut, and some people just call me The Limerick Lady. I don’t wish I started anonymously but I thought about writing another blog anonymously for creative writing under a pen name.
2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I try to be open minded and willing to see the other side of things for the most part. If ever there is something I have a hard time changing and give into stubbornness I would say it relates to housework. I always change the toilet paper roll, but that’s only because I would hate to be caught without any. I would say since I moved to Jordan it is refusing to do what I think is categorically thought as a man’s job, because my list is neverending and while I could probably do it myself, why not get some help.
The most recent incident was when the laundry room floor overflowed on my birthday. I could have investigated the matter but I went to my husband and said “All I know is there’s water all over the floor and it involves electricity” and walked away. I eventually pulled the plug while wearing sneakers, cleaned it up and found that the drain hose had become dislodged. I guess my husband is more stubborn than I so I ended up fixing it in the end.
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
The decision of wearing my hair down, or putting it up in a clip. I am certain I see someone 20 pounds lighter unless I am in the harsh lights of a clothing store dressing room when I get a reality check. I usually see a smile followed by a Stuart Smalley pep talk “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and, doggonit, people like me!”
4. What is your favourite summer cold drink?
Gramma’s Iced Tea.
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
Mostly read, play online games to unwind, write, play Scrabble by myself.
6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life?
Some thing, singular? Oh I have a list of things. My bucket list is long. At the top of the list is becoming published, learning to read and speak Arabic fluently, and jumping out of a moving plane.
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
Maybe a little bit of everything. I was never just one thing but I probably appeared to be a friendly introvert.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see ?
Two people dancing the polka to a Bose stereo on the hardwood floor of a big farmhouse. They might look like two people working up a sweat, but they are really two people holding each other up.
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog, or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people and events?
I think I give 90 percent of my true self.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
Oh, that’s easy. Read a book. I am so averse to the telephone. I would much rather write my thoughts down, I tend to stick my foot in my mouth otherwise.
My turn to tag. Three poets of many that I would love to know more about.